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It is our hope that you will find this site interesting and informative. As an elected official, I view myself as a steward of this esteemed office, and I am committed to upholding the sacred trust the citizens of Lake County Indiana have placed in me. We are all fortunate to be a part of a community that is strengthened by strong values and enriched through natural and cultural diversity.

Our mission at the Lake County Sheriff's Department is to enhance the quality of life in Lake County by serving and protecting our community through excellent law enforcement services. We are proud of the services we provide and equally proud of the confidence the public has in us and our capabilities. Together we will make a difference, and in so doing preserve the quality of life we all enjoy, not only for ourselves, but for future generations as well.

 

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9/7/2018 - LAKE COUNTY POLICE SEEK INFORMATION ON HIT AND RUN OF 16 YEAR OLD JOGGER

CROWN POINT IN- on September 6, 2018 at approximately 8:00 PM Lake County Dispatch received a call from a 16 year old jogger who advised he was hit by an unknown vehicle while jogging. The vehicle did not stop and fled the scene.  The jogger was transported to St Anthony’s Hospital by Crown Point EMS.  Click for more info...
 

8/22/2018 - Crown Point IN- on August 21, 2018 at approximately 5:15 PM, Lake County Sheriff Department was dispatched to the boat launch area of the Kankakee River near West 241st and the Illinois State line, reference two unresponsive male juvenile’s pulled from the water. Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. stated that upon arrival the unit found Newton County Police on scene with Emergency Medical Services attempting to revive both juvenile’s pulled from the water.  Click for more info...

 

8/3/2018 - Lake County Sheriff’s Dept Issues Warning to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Lake County Sheriff’s Dept is joining about 230 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana and thousands nationwide in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization. From mid-August through Labor Day, police will be out in full force arresting impaired drivers. Expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols.  Click for more info...

 

6/12/2018 - On June 11, 2018 at approximately 8 AM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on a home on the 300 Block of N. Park St. in Crown Point. Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez stated that David Alderson of Crown Point, age 43 and his daughter Sara Alderson of Crown Point age 20, were arrested after the Lake County Sheriff Drug Task Force Officer’s discovered 267 gross grams of hallucinogenic mushroom, 14 mason jars of early and late growth stages of hallucinogenic mushroom, 3 handguns, 1 AR-15 assault rifle, 1 22 caliber long rifle, and 950.00 in US currency.  Click for more info....

 

5/22/2018On May 21, 2018 at approximately 12:27 PM the Lake County Sheriff High Crimes Unit received information of multiple gun shots being fired in the area of 13th and Broadway. Sheriff Oscar Martinez stated that Lake County Sheriff High Crimes Unit Uniformed Detectives proceeded into the area to assist Gary Police. During this time dispatch further advised multiple gunshot victims were involved, and the suspect may still be in the area.  Click for more info...

 

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