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.
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
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).