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CPD's newest officer Adam Alicea is sworn in

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The Chesterton Police Department’s newest hire was sworn in on Thursday, at the Police Commission’s monthly meeting.

Probationary Officer Adam Alicea was administered the oath of office by Clerk-Treasurer Stephanie Kuziela, with Alicea’s wife, Aneece, holding the Bible.

Alicea comes to the CPD from Porter County Juvenile Probation and is currently undergoing field training. He is scheduled to attend the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in January.

“I wish him Godspeed in his service to the town,” Member Pete Duda said.

“I’m glad he was able to obtain one of his goals in life,” Member Mike Orlich added.

Race the Region

In other business, members voted unanimously to approve a parade application for the Race the Region event on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The race will follow a route which will take runners as far west as South 15th Street and as far east as Thomas Centennial Park, along West Indiana Ave., West Morgan Ave., Lincoln Ave., West Porter Ave., and through Chesterton Park.

With Gratitude

Meanwhile, the commission took receipt of a thank-you note from Colleen Grimes, executive director of the Duneland Education Foundation, who expressed her gratitude to the CPD for performing traffic control during the Homecoming Hustle 5K.

“We appreciate all that you do for our community and our organization,” Grimes wrote.

October in Review

In October the CPD responded to 580 calls (610 in September), filed 70 cases (84), issued 48 citations and 31 warnings (58 and 23), and investigated 41 accidents with nine injuries (26 accidents with four injuries).

Calls for service in September included one report of a shoplifting (zero), 95 suspicious persons or vehicles (113), 13 thefts (17), one theft of a prescription drug (zero), three incidents of vandalism (six), one overdose (two), 22 alarms (25), six animal complaints (six), 118 traffic stops (120), 13 well-being checks (24), three reports of battery (two), one report of child abuse (zero), 29 disturbances (34), one report of a counterfeit bill (zero), six reports of fraud (five), and two motor vehicle thefts (two).



Posted 11/19/2018




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