On August 24, 2016 at approximately 06:54 am a resident in the 1900 block of Clark Street reported an alleged armed robbery. The suspect entered his backyard, pointed a handgun at the victim and stole $17 USC and an IPhone. The matter is under investigation. Anyone with information please contact the detective bureau at 219-659-2131.
Dispatched received a call of drug activity use and sales in the 2000 block of Indianapolis Blvd. second floor. Officers were detailed to the residence and reported that no one would answer the door.
A resident in the 1400 block of 119th Street reported damage to his garage door. Officers spoke with the complainant who advised that the damage was possibly done by the next door neighbors.
An employee from Family Dollar reported that a B/F wearing a sweat suit and carrying a blue shoulder bag left down the alley after shoplifting. WPD was detailed and reported negative results on the female. Officers reported that the employee advised it is unknown what items were taken.
An employee from Walgreens reported that in the parking lot a H/M in an Ocean Blue Chevy is doing a drug exchange with an H/F wearing a Hello striped Hello Kitty Shirt. The caller reported that the vehicle is heading south on Indianapolis Blvd. and the female is walking towards the YMCA. Officers checked the area with negative results.
Lt. Abner and Sgt. Greer arrested Seth R Springstein of 3928 Oak Street, East Chicago, IN on a warrant out of Whiting City Court for FTA for Conversion. He was transported tot he WPD from East Chicago PD. He was placed in lock up pending court and will be held on a warrant out of Crown Point for FTA on Conversion charges.
Capt. J. Sotello reported that persons unknown stole the police radio out of PD Unit 3. The vehicle was parked on White Oak Avenue in the rear of the police station. Unknown when the theft had occurred.
Hammond PD requests assistance in the area of 119th Street and Calumet Avenue in reference to a fight in progress. The fight involved approx. 6 subjects and Hammond had two cars on the way. Sgt. Hale checked the area and reports negative results. Subjects were GOA upon his arrival.
Hammond PD requests assistance with a reckless driver in a black vehicle with Indiana Plates possibly at 5 points. Officers reported checking the area with negative results.
Whiting PD was detailed to an accident in the front of the Whiting Care Clinic to a report that a vehicle hit a pole. Officers dispatched and requested registration check on the vehicle. The vehicle came back registered to a subject from the 1500 block of Calumet Avenue. Officers reported no injuries and Nipsco to be notified to check the pole. Officers arrested Rito Maciel Jr. of 1517 Calumet Avenue for Driving While Suspended (prior) and Expired License. Air One was notified for the tow and Whiting PD arrested the subject and he was transported to the Whiting PD pending bond.