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Feared manpower crisis in CPD averted

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The anticipated manpower crisis in the Chesterton Police Department has been averted.

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.

Two Recognized

In other business, Cincoski recognized Sgt. Randy Komisarcik for his 15 years of service with the CPD and Communications Clerk Cindy Radiger for her five years.

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 injuries).

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 (two).



Posted 8/12/2013