The anticipated manpower crisis in the Chesterton Police Department has been
At Thursday’s meeting of the Police Commission, Police Chief Dave Cincoski
announced that an officer who he believed would be leaving the CPD for
another department has opted not to leave after all.
The CPD is still one officer light in its muster, with the retirement early
this spring of Det. Lt. Dave Adkins.
But Cincoski said that the commission will not revisit the issue of manpower
until the New Year.
An executive session scheduled for Thursday evening after the meeting--for
the purpose of shortlisting applicants--was accordingly canceled.
In other business, Cincoski recognized Sgt. Randy Komisarcik for his 15
years of service with the CPD and Communications Clerk Cindy Radiger for her
Komisarcik is the CPD’s school resource officer.
Both were presented with plaques.
RIP, Mike Celebucki
Cincoski and members expressed their condolences to the family of former CPD
officer Mike Celebucki, who served with the department from 1987 to 1998.
Celebucki died on July 19.
Cincoski also thanked family and friends for the $350 donated to the K-9
unit in Celebucki’s memory.
The Celebucki family, for its part, expressed its gratitude to the CPD,
which provided an honor guard at Celebucki’s services.
July in Review
In July the CPD responded to 2,003 calls (1,924 in June), filed 47 cases
(39), filed 10 felony charges and 19 misdemeanor (14 and 33), issued 198
citations and 387 warnings (136 and 344), served five warrants (eight), and
investigated 27 accidents with five injuries (28 accidents with 10
No information was available about juvenile investigations in July.
Calls for service in July included 42 alarms (57 in June), 10 animal
complaints (15), three reports of battery (one), one death investigation
(zero), 33 disturbances (18), seven domestic calls (eight), 22 fireworks
complaints (10), three reports of fraud (four), 16 miscellaneous juvenile
complaints (26), two missing persons (two), eight noise complaints (nine),
nine parking violations (seven), one peddler complaint (three), nine
residence checks (11), two runaways (one), one sex offense (zero), 53
suspicious circumstances (60), 16 suspicious persons (26), 27 suspicious
vehicles (41), 29 thefts (22), 516 traffic stops (462), one train complaint
(one), seven incidents of vandalism (four), and three vehicle repossessions