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