Man Charged With Robbing Auto Parts Store In GaryFour people, including 21-year-old Richard D. Smith, robbed the Advance Auto Parts store in the 2200 block of Grant Street in Gary, Ind., at gunpoint on Dec. 22, according to a statement from Gary police. They took the drawers from the cash registers and ran away.
Additional Charges Filed Against Gary Armed Robbery SuspectA man charged with shooting a security guard during an attempted robbery last month in northwest Indiana has been charged with two other holdups from December.
Sheriff Asks Indiana Lawmakers To Remove Accused Killer Councilman From OfficeLake County Sheriff John Buncich has been trying to convince state lawmakers to remove an East Chicago city councilman who was re-elected last year, even though he has been in jail for murder since October.
Police Release Photos Of Armed Robber In GaryPolice are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in an armed robbery at a restaurant last month in Gary, Indiana.
Chicago FBI Employee Charged With Sexual AssaultJames Luttinen, 33, faces a level 3 felony count of rape, according to the Porter County sheriff’s office.
2 Joggers Struck — 1 Fatally — By Corvette In NW IndianaThe two women were jogging east on County Road 1200 North near 370 East about 2 p.m. in unincorporated Jackson Township when the Corvette came over a hill from the west and the driver lost control when he saw them in his path.
Husband Killed, Wife Injured In Rollover Crash On I-65James A. Wagner was driving the Ford Explorer southbound on I-65 at mile marker 244.5 in Crown Point about 1 p.m. when the vehicle veered between lanes three times, went onto the inner shoulder and then started rolling, according to Indiana State Police.
Man Arrested After Mother, Daughter Found Strangled In Northwest IndianaThe Lake County Coroner's office said 63-year-old Lana Taneff was found dead at her home in the 2300 block of West 44th Avenue; and her mother, 86-year-old Velia Taneff was found on a neighboring property in the 2300 block of West 44th Avenue. Both victims had ligature marks on their necks, an indication they might have been strangled.
Indiana To Use Cameras To Crack Down On Overweight TrucksThe state of Indiana has come up with a new way to try to get a handle on overweight trucks that roll along Interstate highways and cost taxpayers more money in road repairs.
Indiana Man Suspected Of Killing His Ex-Wife Has Been Found Dead: PoliceRichard James Kalecki, Jr. was found dead in a Calumet City cemetery. The exact cause of his death is under investigation, but preliminary reports from the Cook County medical examiner’s office state that he killed himself, according to a statement from the Schererville Police Department released Sunday night.
Man Killed In Portage ShootingJoshua Smith, of the 2400 block of Wells Street in Lake Station, was pronounced dead at 1:22 a.m. Dec. 25 at Methodist Northlake Hospital in Gary, according to a statement from the Lake County coroner’s office.
Portage Woman Killed In Borman Expressway CrashRebecca Navarro, 56, was driving a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser east in the right lane of I-80/94 just west of Burr Street when her vehicle collided with the back of a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu at 10:08 p.m., according to Indiana State Police.