A suspect in a
stabbing in Union Township early Wednesday morning was apprehended later in
the day in Lake County, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
22, of Hammond, was being held at the Lake County Jail.
According to the
PCSP, at 3:43 a.m. officers responded to an anonymous 911 call reporting a
possible stabbing in the 400 block of Roxbury Road, in the Shorewood Forest
subdivision. Initial investigation indicated that Kaminsky stabbed a
36-year-old man multiple times, then fled the scene on foot, police said.
The victim was
transported by family to Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus with non-life
threatening wounds, police said.
attempting to ping Kaminsky’s cell phone, in an effort to locate him, when
they were advised at 5:37 a.m. that Kaminsky had been taken into custody by
Hobart Police, after he “reportedly shoplifted in their jurisdiction and
fled the scene in a vehicle, leading officers on a pursuit and striking
several Hobart squad cars,” police said.
subsequently determined that the vehicle which Kaminsky was driving during
the pursuit, a 2006 GMC pickup truck, had been stolen from a residence less
than a mile from the stabbing scene, police said.
The PCSP also
determined that Kaminsky was already wanted in Porter County on a warrant
charging him with criminal mischief and in Lake County on a warrant charging
him with an unspecified drug offense, police said. Kaminsky was being held
in Lake County on the original charge in that jurisdiction as well as on new
charges, with a hold for Porter County on its original warrant, police said.
“Upon completion of
the investigation, all reports will be forwarded to the Valparaiso
Prosecutor’s Office for review and subsequent charges,” police said.
“Charges will be pending in Porter County.”