Chesterton Tribune

Police Commission to hold candidate interviews

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In a short meeting last week, the Chesterton Police Commission agreed to schedule interviews of short-listed candidates for an open patrolman’s position on July 11.

That position was opened by last year’s retirement of Sgt. Fred Shivalec.

With Gratitude

In other business, the commission took receipt of a note from Brownie Troop 490, thanking Lt. Dave Lohse and Officer Fernando Dominguez for giving the girls a tour of the CPD station.

“The Brownies learned a lot and really enjoyed the police car the most,” troop leaders Christine Napier and Jody Klein wrote.

May in Review

In May the CPD responded to 1,375 calls (1,303 in April), filed 47 cases (69), filed 26 felony charges and 23 misdemeanor (10 and 31), issued 75 citations and 76 warnings (78 and 99), and investigated 30 accidents with five injuries (45 accidents with 13 injuries and one fatality).

The CPD also assigned 26 juvenile cases and closed four of them (35 and 31 in April).

Calls for service last month included 44 alarms (41 in April), 25 animal complaints (21), six reports of battery (nine), one report of check deception (zero), 17 disturbances (20), 11 domestic calls (five), four reports of fraud (seven), 16 miscellaneous juvenile complaints (18), two motor vehicle thefts (one), nine noise complaints (eight), 11 parking violations (seven), three peddler complaints (zero), two residence checks (six), one suicide (zero), 55 suspicious circumstances (52), 20 suspicious persons (26), 34 suspicious vehicles (23), 23 thefts (42), 272 traffic stops (212), two train complaints (zero), 17 incidents of vandalism (10), and five vehicle repossessions (three).


Posted 6/24/2011




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