Police officer’s guns, uniform and vest stolen from Chesterton home
By Erin Guerra Post-Tribune correspondent February 27, 2013 12:46PM
Updated: April 1, 2013 11:46AM
CHESTERTON — A home intruder got his hands on an Ogden Dunes Police uniform, bullet-proof-vest and police-issued handgun, as well as a number of other firearms.
The unknown person got into the Ogden Dunes’ officer’s home, in the 200 south block of Seventh Street, by breaking a window out of a rear door between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The burglary was discovered before the 61-year-old victim returned home because his dog was found running loose and was turned in to an animal hospital. The victim called someone to get a leash from his home and go pick up the dog, and the woman discovered the break-in.
In addition to the police equipment — which also included a duty belt and the victim’s father’s Lake County Sheriff’s Department badge — a shotgun, two safes containing firearms, a third safe with $300 cash and a jewelry box also were stolen, according to the police report.