Hammond Police Release Video of Metro PCS Store Robbery

Police say a weapon was never shown but “the subject advised he would shoot the employee if they spoke” June 21, 2017-Hammond Police seek assistance from the public in identifying and locating the individuals in the video below. According to Lt. Steven Kellogg, “On 06/15/2017 at approximately 1:37pm, Hammond Policeresponded to a robbery at the… 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 »

Two 9 Year Old Children Shot in Two Incidents, One Day in Gary

June 19, 2017-The Gazette reported earlier that a 9 year old male was shot in the 4300 block of W. 19th Avenue at approximately 9:00 pm tonight. As soon as we issued that report, we began receiving unconfirmed reports of a 9 year old female being shot in the 2100 block of Chase Street.  According to… Read More »

BREAKING: 9 Yr Old Shot in Drive-By on Gary’s West Side

Sue Dahlen contributed to this report Click for full sized images June 19, 2017-At approximately 9:30 p.m. Gary Police were called to the 4300 block of West 19th Avenue on a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers discovered a 9 year old male victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Witnesses reported that… Read More »

Highland and Munster Police Warn of Natural Gas Odors

Source: Highland Police Department June 19, 2017-NIPSCO crews will be working to transfer natural gas from an existing underground line to a newly constructed natural gas line on Tuesday in Highland and Munster. Residents and businesses may experience natural gas odors in the air as a result of the routine procedure. The project is part… Read More »

Indiana State Police Arrest Gary Attorney

Ruth A. Batey was charged with Theft, a level 5 felony June 19, 2017-As previously reported by the Gazette, Gary Attorney Ruth A. Batey has been charged with felony theft. According to the Indiana State Police, she was taken into custody today and transported to the Lake County Jail. During the course of the arrest,… Read More »

Police Chase Wreaks Havoc on Region After Liquor Store Burglaries

Sue Dahlen contributed to this post June 19, 2017-After liquor stores in Griffith and Hobart both reported alarms, police from nearly every department in Lake County joined in a pursuit that wound its way through most of Lake County and into Chicago. Police have not yet issued a statement regarding the incident and the information… Read More »

Hammond Police Allege 3 Committed Two Armed Robberies

Charged with two counts of armed robbery: Kizzy Jones, Age 37, of Chicago: Donnelle Douglas age 25, of Chicago: Dareece Dunn, age 30 of Chicago June 17, 2017-Hammond Police Lt. Steven Kellogg says that “Hammond Indiana police department caught three robbery suspects involved in two different robberies overnight.” Early Saturday morning at 5:50 a.m. a… Read More »