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Porter County Sheriff Police investigating stabbing in Union Township

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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.

Michael Kaminsky, 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.

Investigators were 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.

The PCSP 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.”


Posted 1/4/2018




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