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Law and Order Lake County

Hammond Purse snatcher at casino gets 8 years Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced a Chicago man to 10 years in prison for robbery. Rashaan Miller, 37, admitted he approached two women who were leaving in their car from the parking garage of Horseshoe …

Law & Order: Portage man accused of trying to invade in-laws’ home

A city resident is charged with attempted residential entry, a felony, after trying to kick in the door of his in-laws’ apartment early Monday in the 3400 block of Peninsula, police said.

Crown Point woman gets community service sentence, probation for theft charge

A Crown Point woman accused of receiving more public assistance than she was entitled to was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and placed on probation for 18 months.

Lakesha Garcia, 35, of the 8100 block of Mount Court, admitted she failed to inform …

Michigan woman allegedly left 6-year-old alone in car

A Warren, Mich., woman has been charged in Lake Superior Court with neglect of a dependent and possession of marijuana after police found an unattended young child inside a car in the parking lot of a salon in Hobart.

Keneesha Donya-Lajuan Reeder, 27, admitted she …

Law and Order Gary

GARY Men arrested at burglary charged Three men arrested at the scene of a burglary on March 26 were released from custody, but then charged a month later with the incident. All three live near the victim’s home in the 2300 block of Ohio Street, …

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Accused robbers released for now

Two men arrested Tuesday morning after a victim accused them of robbery were released from custody later in the day while Detective Cpl. Michael Barnes delves into the victim’s story.

Michael Gregory and Keith Anthony were near 19th Avenue …

Two life sentences for Chicagoan convicted in biker club racketeering, slayings

A former Chicago man suspected in a deadly 2011 shootout at a South Side biker club was sentenced to two life sentences in prison without parole Tuesday after a nationwide racketeering investigation into an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Lake County Law & Order, April 24, 2013

CROWN POINT Tip Line call leads to pot bust A search warrant led to the arrests of two Crown Point men Tuesday. Lake County police said they served the search warrant in the 100 block of South Indiana Street and arrested Randy J. Szostek, 29, …

Griffith man killed in weekend Bishop Ford crash

A Dolton man was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail Tuesday for allegedly driving drunk and causing a deadly crash on the Bishop Ford Expressway over the weekend.

Charges dropped against former teacher who fathered student’s baby

KNOX — Former Knox Community Schools teacher and coach Todd Boldry has surrendered his teaching license and avoids jail time for having improper sexual relations with a high school student who eventually had a child from the relationship. Starke County Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall …

LaPorte man charged with child solicitation

LAPORTE — A LaPorte man was arrested Friday afternoon for having an online relationship with a 14-year-old girl in Florida. Indiana State Police arrested Christopher Albin, 23, without incident at his residence at 808 Virginia Ave. on a charge of child solicitation, a Class C …

Law and Order Gary

GARY 2 more chargedin NIPSCO copper theft scheme Two more people arrested in June with stolen NIPSCO wire have been charged with felony theft. Alicia Campbell, 35, of 2323 Polk St., and Terigno Johnson, 38, of 802 E. 36th Ave., were arrested with Trelonnie Wilson, …

Law and Order Gary

Gary On work release, another burglary Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced a Gary man to 12 years in prison for two burglaries. Edorney Coffey, 37, admitted he burglarized Luke Oil in August 2012, damaging doors and a cash register and stealing cigarettes. Coffey, …

Law and Order Gary

GARY Arguing teens  made up in jail Two Glen Park teens arrested Sunday when police broke up their fight for the second time appeared in Gary City Court on Monday. Laranda Jones, 18, said she and Bianca McCray, 18, argued over “he said, she said,” …

U.S. District Court, Hammond

HAMMOND Man accused of kidnapping A man already awaiting trial in federal court on charges of robbing a Hammond bank faces a new count of kidnapping someone for money. Ronald Parks, 60, was charged by indictment with the new count Thursday in the U.S. District …

State police dog sniffs out khat on I-65

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A traffic stop in Jasper County along Interstate 65 sent two people to jail Tuesday after state police found 40 pounds of khat worth about $20,000. Khat is a flowering plant that is mostly grown in Africa. It has a shelf life of about two weeks before it starts to lose its potency. Users usually chew it for the stimulant-euphoric effect it has, police said.