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Roberts/Michael 3-way stop to be studied

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The Chesterton Police Commission has authorized a traffic study with a view to making the three-way stop at the intersection of Roberts Road and Michael Drive a four-way.

Members voted unanimously at their meeting Thursday night to conduct such a study, after Town Council Member Emerson DeLaney, R-5th, said that residents have drawn his attention to the oddness of the three-way.

“It’s strange that it’s a three-way,” DeLaney said. “If you’re going south on Roberts Road, you don’t have to stop. But if you’re coming east on Michael Drive from the dead end, you do have to stop. If you could take a look at that intersection and see if there’s something you could do to make it safer.”

Police Chief Dave Cincoski did note that stop signs may only be installed if warranted by the Indiana Uniform Manual of Traffic Control Devices.

Take-Home Car

In other business, members voted unanimously to grant take-home car privileges to recently hired Officer Eric Lisoski, who previously served with the Trail Creek PD.

Lisoski has successfully completed his field training, Cincoski said--with “high marks and accolades” from his field training officers--and according to CPD Rules & Regulations he is now eligible for “limited use” of his squad car, that is to say, to and from work only.

Squad Purchase

Meanwhile, members voted unanimously to authorize Cincoski to seek the Town Council’s approval to purchase at least three new squad cars.

Street Closure

Members also voted unanimously to grant the request of the American Cancer Society for a road closure from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Coffee Creek Center, where a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event will be held.

Village Points by the pond will be closed as well as “three small adjacent roads.”

August in Review

In August the CPD responded to 797 calls (657 in July), filed 92 cases (83), issued 38 citations and 26 warnings (37 and 37), and investigated 34 accidents with three injuries (48 accidents with 11 injuries).

Calls for service in August included one reported shoplifting (zero in July), 125 suspicious vehicles or persons (100), 23 thefts (15), 46 alarms (37), four incidents of vandalism (two), one animal complaint (five), 155 traffic stops (97), 26 well-being checks (24), one report of battery (three), two burglaries (one), 35 disturbances (31), seven reports of fraud (five), one motor vehicle theft (one), and one runaway (zero).


Posted 9/13/2019





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