Law and Order Lake County
September 10, 2012 4:10PM
Updated: September 10, 2012 10:40PM
Dolton, Ill. man dies from shooting
A Dolton, Ill. man shot in the chest at his home Sunday night died shortly before midnight at Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hammond’s emergency room, a news release from the Lake County coroner’s office states.
Antoinee Sanders,36, was shot while he was at 15621 Drexel in Dolton and was taken to the hospital where he died.
Man caught with cocaine, marijuana
Police found drugs on an intoxicated Cedar Lake man who was trying to bike home early Monday morning.
Tony Dittrich, 29, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, resisting law enforcement and public intoxication.
Around 1:30 a.m., police saw Dittrich pushing his bicycle east on 131st Place and Morse Street. The officer asked where he was going and Dittrich said he was out drinking and now trying to get home. Dittrich’s speech was slurred, he was unsteady on his feet and he appeared to be intoxicated. The officer started to get out of his car, so Dittrich said “you’re not stopping me” and fled on his bike.
After a short pursuit, Dittrich was found hiding in the woods near the 6900 block of 131st Place. He had a cigarette box containing a white, rocklike substance consistent with cocaine. Police found another plastic bag with a green substance confirmed to be marijuana. Dittrich was arrested.
Starke in top 10 for meth labs found
Through July, the Starke County was tied for the tenth most methamphetamine labs discovered and dismantled — 20 — in the state of Indiana.
It is the first time any county in the Lowell District — which includes Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Pulaski and Starke counties — has made it into the top ten. The Lowell District total last year was 60 labs, but the district is already at 46 for 2012.
Signs of meth manufacturing include a strong ammonia or solvent smell, airline-type rubber tubing, ether or camp fuel cans, plastic bottles, Pseudoephedrine packages, lithium battery casings, and propane tanks with a blue or green discoloration around the valve. The chemicals are highly explosive and fumes are toxic to breath and will damage internal organs.
Many meth labs are found as a result of an anonymous tip from a neighbor or friend. Anyone with information about illegal drug use may call the Pendleton Post at (800) 527-4752, or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at (800) 453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous. The Indiana Meth Investigation System, or IMIS, can also take tips on meth labs. Just go to www.meth.in.gov and click on the “Report Suspected Meth Activity” link.