WPD Crime Watch

Subjects Breaking Windows (3-28-15)

A resident in the 1700 block of Center Street reported that he believes that the teenagers who also live in the 1700 block of Center Street are breaking windows in his garage and it is causing the glass to land on his vehicle.  Sgt. Allard was detailed and attempted to speak with the neighbors about the issue and no one would answer the door.

Possible Shoplifters (3-28-15)

Whiting PD was detailed to Walgreens because the manager is reporting that she believes 2 white male subjects and one female are inside the store stealing.  Capt. McNinch and Sgt. Allard located the subject inside the store and requested a warrant check on all of the subjects.  One of male subjects came back wanted out of Cook County, IL.  Contact was made with Cook County and they will not extradite out of state.  All subjects were released without incident.

Hammond PD Requests Assistance (3-28-15)

Hammond PD requests assistance at 129th and Calumet Avenue in reference to an accident.  Sgt. Allard was detailed to stand by until Hammond PD arrives on the scene.  Sgt. Allard advised that he checked the area and located no accident in that area.

Hammond PD Requests Assistance (3-28-15)

Hammond PD requests assistance in the 2500 block of White Oak Avenue.  Officers were detailed and reported that Hammond PD were already on the scene.  Officers reported that Hammond PD handled.

Possible Intruder (3-24-15)

A resident in the 1200 block of 120th Street reported that she heard her gate open and believes that someone is in her yard.  Officers checked the area with negative results.

Arrest – Battery and Possession of a Handgun (3-24-15)

Lt. Abner and Sgt. Stelow arrested Nichalos Watkins of 1844 Pennsylvania Avenue, Whiting, IN on a warrant out of Whiting City Court for Battery and for Possession of a Handgun without a license within 500 feet of a school, a Level 5 Felony.  He was transported to Whiting PD booked and placed in lock up pending transport to the Lake County Jail.

Vehicle Theft (3-24-15)

A resident in the 1500 block of Steiber Street reported the theft of her Red 2002 Olds Alero from the area of White Oak and Steiber Street.

Vehicle Ransacked (3-24-15)

A resident in the 1500 block of Fred Street reported that at approx. 9 am on 3-24-15 the inside of her car had been ransacked.  Nothing was missing from the vehicle.

Attempted to Gain Entry (3-24-15)

A resident in the 2000 block of White Oak Avenue reported that someone attempted to gain entry to her residence.  Officers checked the residence with negative results.

Car Left Running (3-23-15)

A resident in the 1200 block of W. Fred Street reported that when he left for work a neighbors car was running in front of his house.  The complainant reported that when he returned home from work the car was still running.  Officers spoke with the owner who forgot that he left the keys in the car.

Vehicle Vandalism (3-23-15)

A resident in the 1400 block of Fischrupp Avenue reported that persons unknown slashed the driver's side rear tire on her 2002 Dodge Caravan while it was parked in front of her house.

Home Invasion (3-22-15)

A resident in the 1400 block of Fischrupp Avenue reported that persons unknown broke out the rear door glass to gain entry to her home.  Officers reported at least two TV's were taken.  The complainant will bring in a list of other items that were taken.

Catalytic Converter Stolen (3-22-15)

A resident from Roberts Avenue, Hammond, IN called Whiting PD to report that persons unknown had stolen the catalytic converter from her vehicle.  The complainant was advised by Hammond PD to contact Whiting PD about the theft.

Suspicious Teenagers (3-21-15)

A resident in the area of 117th Street and Central Avenue reported 2 suspicious teenagers that may be acting up in the area.  Only a description was one had blonde hair and the other had dark brown hair.  Officers checked the area with negative results.

Attempted Vehicle Entry (3-21-15)

A resident in the 2800 block of White Oak Avenue reported that persons unknown attempted to gain entry to her vehicle.  Officers reported that the seal around the window had been stripped off.  No entry was gained.

Vehicle Vandalism (3-21-15)

A resident in the 1800 block of Oliver Street reported that persons unknown broke out the rear window of his blue 2007 PT Cruiser while parked in front of his house.

Bike Theft (3-20-15)

A resident in the 2100 block of Schrage Avenue reported that her Black Mongoose with Purple Stripes was stolen from the side of the New Life Christian Church.  The complainant reported that she went to the 2000 block of Indianapolis Blvd to contact the Whiting PD about the theft.  Officers reported that the complainant was under the influence of some type of unknown substance and was not sure if the bike was stolen and possibly could have happened last year.

Vehicle Vandalism (3-20-15)

A resident in the 1800 block of Indianapolis Blvd. reported that his BMV was keyed and the window was broken out.  The vehicle was parked in front of his residence.

Vehicle Vandalism (3-20-15)

A resident in the 1500 block of John Street reported that persons unknown had broken out the side rear window of his company truck.  The complainant reported that the vehicle was parked in front of his residence.  The vehicle is a 2003 Ford SUV with Indiana plates.

Vehicle Mischief (3-18-15)

Hammond PD received a call from a subject from the 2100 block of New York Avenue reporting that someone loosened the lug nuts on his vehicle.  Officer Prevatte reported no answer at the door for a report.  The officer left a message on his answering machine.  The complainant called back advising that he lives in the 2700 block of New York Avenue.  Hammond PD was notified.

Shoplifter in Family Dollar (3-18-15)

An employee from Family Dollar reported a shoplifter in the store.  The employee reported a female with long dark hair with black pants and brown work boots walking with a little girl wearing pink pants and a black jacket.  The shoplifter paid for some mostaccioli and then walked out with other items in the stroller.  Officers located the female at the corner of 119th Street and Central Avenue.  The female who lives in the 1400 block of 119th Street was advised if she returns to the store she would be arrested for trespassing.

Catalytic Converter Stolen (3-16-15)

A resident from Ft. Wayne, IN reported that persons unknown stole the catalytic converter from off her 2004 Chevy Cavalier while it was parked in the 1200 block of W. Fred Street.

Arrest on Warrant (3-16-15)

Detective Sgt. Stelow arrested Juan Gutierrez of 4946 Walsh Avenue, East Chicago, IN on a warrant out of Whiting City Court for FTA for OWI and Reckless Auto Driving.  The arrestee was transported to the Whiting PD from Lake County Jail and placed in lock up pending court.

Hammond PD Requests Assistance (3-16-15)

Hammond PD requested assistance in the 1500 block of Indianapolis Blvd. with a civil disturbance at A & M Auto.  Officers reported that Hammond PD handled.

Dog Bite (3-16-15)

A resident in the 2000 block of Schrage Avenue reported that while she was walking her dog she got bit by a dog that was running loose.  Capt. McNinch and WFD personal reported that she had no injuries to herself or her dog.