Author Archives: Chief Miller

Please slow down and mind your driving.

We have been responding to accidents all day long. Many are caused by the snow and ice, but a lot of these can be prevented by slowing down, and increasing following distance. The photo enclosed is from an accident we … Continue reading

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Crime Statistics

I have enclosed our 2013 crime statistics. In addition, I have crimes listed from 2003 to 2013 so you can compare. We are showing a decrease of 5% in overall crime from 2012 to 2013. While we acknowledge we still … Continue reading

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Weather is improving… Almost.

Today the temperature rose to 3 degrees above zero. I know it’s not much to cheer about, but it’s better than -15. With a favorable forecast for the remainder of the week I would like to remind residents to shovel … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! With the snow and cold our crime is down some. No complaints here. I worked New Year’s Eve and while we were busy at times, it seemed lighter than normal. We made eight arrests from 11pm on … Continue reading

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Wow! that’s cold!

I don’t pretend to be an expert at anything except ditching chores on college football Saturday afternoons. With that said, I do have some experience in cold, snowy, winter weather. My climbing hobby has taken me to Mount Washington N.H. … Continue reading

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Holiday fun!

Thanksgiving Eve (sometimes referred to as Black Wednesday or blackout Wednesday) has replaced New Year’s Eve as biggest drinking night of the year. Thanksgiving is also the most traveled holiday period and many of those travelers are in cars. This … Continue reading

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Missing Juvenile

Yadira Ramirez is a 15 year old missing juvenile. She was last seen at Gavit High school last week (Nov 13). We believe that she ran away to be with her 18 year old boyfriend. The two teens may be … Continue reading

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Stay the lines! The lines are your friends….

Lieutenant Patrick Vicari (Supervisor, Hammond Police Department Traffic Division) asked me to pass this news out on my blog. The Hammond Police Department recently was awarded a grant through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to reduce the number of pedestrian … Continue reading

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STOPS Team

I have worked with the STOPS team on several occasions now and can honestly say I’m very impressed. In August, we created a full-time task force with police officers from Gary, Hammond, East Chicago, Lake County, and part time officers … Continue reading

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Charged!

The three suspects responsible for Saturday’s armed robbery of two Hammond Sanitation workers have been charged by the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office. Alfonso Juan Calderon age 20, Rafael Calderon age 21, and Raymond Rivera age 23 have all been charged … Continue reading

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