Traffic Stop Uncovers 24 Pounds of Marijuana and Missing Juvenile Female

July 19, 2017-Indiana State Police say that a traffic stop uncovered 24 lbs. of marijuana and a missing juvenile from California. According to the statement from Sgt. Ted Bohner of the Indiana State Police, “Indiana State Trooper Brandon Lankford stopped a black Buick for a traffic violation near the Portage Barrier around 9:30 a.m. on… Read More »

Hammond Woman Charged with Passing Counterfeit Bills in Valparaiso

Police allege Felicia A. Turton, age 32, of Hammond passed or attempted to pass ten counterfeit $100 bills at Valparaiso businesses. July 19, 2017-Valparaiso Police say a Hammond woman is in custody after she went on a shopping spree with counterfeit $100 bills. According to the statement, police were called to The Dress Barn, 91… Read More »

Armed Robbery at Family Dollar in Hammond

July 19, 2017-A string of armed robberies in the City of Hammond continued last night as police responded to the Family Dollar, 6933 Indianapolis Boulevard at approximately 9:00 p.m. The incident comes after Police Chief John Doughty urged residents to “stay alert and stay safe” after a pair of violent carjackings in the City. (See… Read More »

Hammond Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect

July 14, 2017-Hammond Police are asking for assistance from the public in identifying and locating the suspect in the above photos. According to a release, the suspect is believed to have “cut several wires on the alarm box, and after doing so used some type of rake to tear the alarm box off the wall”… Read More »

Hammond Police Issue “Safety Alert” After Armed Robberies

Police issue alert after multiple armed robberies earlier today. “These subjects are to be considered armed and dangerous . . .Stay alert and stay safe by immediately calling 911 if any suspicious behavior is observed” Hammond Police Chief John Doughty July 18, 2017-Hammond Police have issued a safety alert after multiple individuals were victims of… Read More »

House Appropriations Committee Puts a Halt to Visclosky’s $600M Train to Munster

July 17, 2017-The US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee tonight advanced a FY2018 budget that included zero dollars for Congressman Visclosky’s $600M train to Munster.  Congressman Visclosky is a member of the committee and he rose to speak in favor of the New Starts funding program.  Congressman Visclosky acknowledged that states had spent “millions of… Read More »

27 Year Old Lowell Man Shot to Death

July 15, 2017-A Lowell man is dead after what appears to be a domestic dispute early this morning.  Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has confirmed the death and stated that the case is being investigated as a homicide.  According to information derived from the scanner, police were called to the 17000 block of Mount Street just… Read More »

Aruba Conference Had Nothing to Do With Being Mayor or Township Trustee

“The conference motto “A Holistic Learning Experience with Culture as the Mediator” conveys the pivotal role of cultural beliefs and practices in health, treatment and prevention.”   Executive Summary, Conference for Treating and Counseling People of Color, an International Perspective July 14, 2017-Conference materials posted online by the organizers of the Aruba conference which was… Read More »

Thomas Kirsch of Schererville Name US Attorney for Northern District

Kirsch is currently representing Portage Mayor James Snyder and previously was part of the Sandi Jackson defense team July 14, 2017-Thomas L. Kirsch of Schererville will be the new United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana if confirmed by the United States Senate.  Senator Todd Young announced the selection today in a written… Read More »