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FEDS Charge 20 in Gary Drug Conspiracy

Defendants age 66 to 23 swept up in conspiracy indictment June 28, 2017-Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced a sweeping indictment of 20 individuals on drug and gun charges. According to a statement, all were charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. “In addition to the conspiracy charges, some were charged with a… Read More »

Gary Man Shot to Death in EC Overnight

June 24, 2017-East Chicago Police are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 4800 block of Alexander last night. According to a report from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, investigators were summoned to 4806 Alexander at 11:00 p.m. on June 23, 2017. 25 year old Ashanti Walden of the 2100 block of Ellsworth Place,… Read More »

LC Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Rape, Criminal Confinement

June 22, 2017-A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was charged today with two counts of rape, two counts of criminal confinement, and one count each of sexual battery and attempted rape according to Indiana State Police. Nicholas “Nick” Medarno, a 10 1/2 year veteran of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, is expected to turn himself in… Read More »

3 Hammond Officers Recognized for Role in Bringing Down “Large Criminal Organization”

June 22, 2017-Three Hammond police officers were recently selected as officers of the month by their peers in the Hammond Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #51. According to Michael Elkmann of the FOP, Sgt. M. Darnell, Sgt. E. Gonzalez, and Cpl. S. Hinson “went above and beyond their call and honorably represented the Hammond Police… Read More »

Hammond Police Seek Assistance ID’ing Armed Robbery Suspect

June 21, 2017-Hammond Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery that took place today at Walgreens, 6510 Columbia Ave. According to Lt. Steven Kellogg of the Hammond Police Department, officers responded to the location at approximately 1:30 p.m. today. “According to an employee, a black male, approximately… Read More »

Gary Police Press Conference Regarding Shooting of Two 9 Year Old Children in the City

Police looking for help from the public in apprehending individuals involved in these tragic shootings. If you have any information you are urged to call 1-866-crime-gp. All tipsters may remain anonymous. June 20, 2017-Gary Police and elected officials confirm that two 9 year old children were shot in the City last night in separate incidents.… Read More »