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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 Casino in Hammond. Miller opened the passenger door of the car on Nov. 27 and reached over one of the women to grab a purse in the center console area. While he struggled with the woman, Miller jabbed the passenger in the ribs. Both women are in their 60s, deputy prosecutor Christine Parry said. Parry … ]]> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:03:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 the Family and Social Services Administration that her husband, Francisco Garcia, was living with her and her children between May 2007 and February 2012 and that he worked at four or five different places in that span. Had she informed the agency of her living situation, Garcia might not have been eligible for some of … ]]> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 06:27:51 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 left her 6-year-old alone at about 4:20 p.m. March 17 in the parking lot of the Hair Cuttery, 1617 E. 37th Ave. When an officer went to check on the child, he noticed the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the car. Reeder admitted the two small plastic bags containing 6 grams of marijuana were … ]]> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 06:27:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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, where Patrolmen Jamal Milton and Isiah Price saw two suspects moving a washing machine away from the building. A neighbor had called police to report seeing three men and a gray car at the house and said they had already taken a water heater. Milton and Price arrested Lironte Biggs, 19, of 2007 Ohio St., … ]]> Fri, 09 May 2014 17:32:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Law and Order Gary ]]>

GARY 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 and Connecticut Street when the man said he was robbed of $10 at 2 a.m. Man was stabbed over name used A 60-year-old Ambridge area man told police he was stabbed in the neck late Tuesday night by a man he knows. Jimmy Jude told police he was in the 1500 block of Fillmore Street … ]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:34:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:36:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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, and Michael Kominski, 18. Szostek was arrested on dealing a controlled substance charge and Kominski for visiting a common nuisance. Marijuana and cash were confiscated from the residence. The arrests were a result of citizens contacting the Lake County Sheriff’s Department anonymous Tip Line, 1-800-750-2746, with information. … ]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:22:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Sat, 04 May 2013 06:30:35 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 last week approved a motion by Starke County Prosecutor Nathan Boruff to drop criminal felony charges of official misconduct and child seduction against Boldry. The court action came from the request of the victim that the veteran teacher and Knox Redskins boys basketball coach not receive prison time if he would permanently surrender his teaching … ]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 06:53:14 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 felony. The arrest, headed by Indiana State Police Detective Jennifer Richmond of the Crimes Against Children unit, resulted from a joint investigation with Citrus County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Albin was incarcerated at LaPorte County Jail. … ]]> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 23:16:17 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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, who was charged in September. Wilson told Detective Pete Baum that Campbell would drive a van while Wilson would climb the poles and cut bare copper wire down from NIPSCO utility sites. Wilson described Johnson as “the mastermind behind the operations,” the probable cause affidavit states. Stolen items recovered in garage Police recovered items stolen … ]]> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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, who has five prior felony convictions, had been sentenced in 2011 for a prior burglary case and had spent about three weeks in the Lake County Community Corrections Kimbrough Work Program when he committed the burglaries while on a pass for work. Deputy prosecutor Jose Vega argued for six year terms for each burglary, while … ]]> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Law and Order Gary ]]> Lead story image

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,” but couldn’t give court referee Itsia Rivera any specifics about the disagreement. Jones said she and McCray had talked while locked in adjacent jail cells and agreed they could be friends. Rivera released Jones on her own recognizance. McCray’s mother told Rivera her daughter had left her baby with a stranger and that she was … ]]> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 06:21:36 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 Court in Hammond. Parks was originally arrested in April after he was accused of robbing the Citizens Bank at 5311 Hohman Ave. on April 2. He pleaded not guilty in that case and is scheduled to go on trial April 15. However, federal attorneys now say that about a month before the robbery, he kidnapped … ]]> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ State police dog sniffs out khat on I-65 ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 02:18:00 -0500