Children in Home During Home Invasion on Northcote

12 Dec

by Ken Davidson

What would you do if two men with guns broke into your home while you were watching prime-time television with your family? That is exactly the unthinkable scenario one Hammond woman faced recently. On December 10,at approximately 8:00 pm, a Northcote Avenue woman ran out the back door of her home leaving her children inside when two armed men broke into the home. The woman ran to a neighbors home to call police. The children were not left alone as there were other adults in the home, but neighbors described the woman as visibly shaken after the incident. Hammond police responded quickly and acted decisively preventing injury in the situation. Occupants of the home described the suspects as two black males and the weapon as a “revolver.”

The suspects fled on foot when police arrived and were seen running west on 173rd st. Police canvassed the area but did not find the subjects. It is not known if anything was taken in the burglary.

Hammond police respond to home invasion on northcote

hammond police car stock photo


36 Responses to “Children in Home During Home Invasion on Northcote”

  1. Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    The reason not found? At least one of them live in the area.

    • Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 9:49 am #

      Truuue had to live in the area.. Hammond police will b on u for some BULLSHIT tough

    • Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

      I lived in Hammond in the sixties at 701 Kane street and nothing bad ever happened that I knew of. Best years of my teenage life. Never stopped missing my friends. Times have really changed.

  2. Diane December 12, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    Seems like there is a whole lot of black crime going on in our area these days. This is what fuels “White Flight”, in case there are people out there that don’t understand why that happens. It happened to Gary, it will happen and is happening in all of Gary’s neighboring towns now. Sad to sit back and watch it happen.

    • Shawn Cobb December 12, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      White flight happens when ANY blacks move into your neighborhood. Property values drop, and then the real thugs can now afford to move in. It’s too bad, but both this article and your response is exactly why I moved away….

  3. Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Very true the same is happening in Hobart and Portage ! Seems like crime lately is like a cancer and is spreading everywhere like wildfire with burglarys in Highland, Armed Robberies in Schererville and Dyer in peoples driveways and atm at gunpoint , St. John Home invasions , Shooting a while back in Southlake Mall and Merrillville car jackings ! seems like all of lake county is way different these days and you don’t know what area to move into to be safe !

  4. Manny December 12, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    The same is Happening in Hobart and Portage ! It seems like lately it is just spreading everywhere in Lake County ! Home Burglary in Highland that the Police Department has to put a Burglary alert, A couple of Months ago Armed Robberies in Schererville and Dyer by armed Robbers in peoples Driveways and at the atm , Merrillville Car Jackings , Dyer Burglary and St.John Home invasions .Makes you wander what area these days are really safe to move in !

  5. Alicia Sanders via Facebook December 12, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    That is terrifying! So glad nobody was hurt, especially the children!

  6. George December 12, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Lol so if some type of crime happened to me as a black man, from a caucasian assailant, then i should think, oh man, these white folks are ruining the neighborhood?! As if white people dont commit burglaries? My bike was stolen by a young punk who was white, but i dont hate my white neighbors for it. Damn shame. I figure adults would have more sense, but then again, what do i know, i am a black man. lol Lock your door folks, and get a decent security system thats a start. I hope none of you carry any animosity toward your black neighbors, because I am one of them; but clearly you probably do. I too wish to make our neighborhoods safer, but all black, or all white, there will always be crime. Lets end racism and help each other so people in desperate situations dont have to risk their lives and others for a few bucks.

    • Jessica December 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

      Very well put George!!!Crime is an issue for everyone of all different races and ethnicity. Outside of describing the perpetrator for identification purposes for POLICE I don’t feel like this should even be a part of these “news stories” a burglar is a burglar.

    • Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

      Amen brother…I swear thats all they say on these forums, that’s y I hardly ever comment….But you spoke nothing but the truth in a orderly fashion.

    • Shawn Cobb December 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      Don’t take it personal, man, people just need to feel they know the exact nature of the ills of the world. Until we realize that we are all in this together, it will only continue to deteriorate

      • Anonymous December 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

        Right on brotha!!! 😉

    • Andria December 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

      I agree George! Ignorance can be contagious as we can see from some of these posts.

    • Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

      Very well said.

    • Debi Stout December 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

      Nicely put!!

    • Anonymous December 15, 2013 at 2:32 am #

      @George that’s Bullshit! Let’s call it like it is! Blacks are being Killed way past an Alarming rate! And it ain’t the Whiteman killing us! Blacks never want to accept Accountability! JOBS! This Country needs a Job overhaul something new has to be invented cuz the whole hood Unemployed!

    • Anonymous December 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

      I don’t hold any animosity towards the good people of any race. However, it is apparent to me, and obviously to others, that the black community has a very serious problem among their own…. as I am sure you are aware of. Sticking your head in the sand, and accommodating this type of behavior; as in installing security systems, is not the answer to the problem in the black community. There was a reason, I am sure, that you chose this area to move to. And until the good black people stand up, and stand strong and get the problems amongst their own rectified, it will only get worse for all. I have lost one of my black girlfriends to murder over greed (black on black crime), and my other girlfriends has to take the bus home with her children and sit on the floor of their apartment, with the curtains closed in order to try to keep her family safe from drive by shootings; which are very common in her black community. No one, black or white should ever have to live this way. But, again, proof is in the pudding. Read the papers, talk to the police, your family, your friends. It is a problem, period. and until the black community realizes and strongly teaches their children that you have to work for everything you have, and it is not within their right to take other peoples things that they have worked hard for themselves, nothing will ever change.

  7. Nita Gann Yack December 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    It is crime. It is not black crime, hispanic crime or white crime. It is crime by thugs of whatever color. I am white and I hate that our area is having more and more crime. But I have three young adults who come to my house all the time. One is hispanic, one is white and one is black. They are all young adults trying to better our society. Why don’t we try to solve crime and quit pointing fingers at one race!

    • ken December 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

      Amen!! It is not about race, it is about criminals vs. law abiding citizens.

  8. unknown December 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    For one Hammond is always on bullshit ! ! ! They always wanna go after the people who try and make money off of scrap metal by collecting it themselfs , maybe if they let people make their lil hustle off scrappin maybe they won’t have to go around robbing people nomatter what race they are ! And then wanna make it an even bigger deal because the robbers were black . Get real hammond and get off that bullshit cuz all y’all fat azz copz r white and wanna get at the black folkz !

    • Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

      Your ignorant as hell.. are you seriously blaming the city of hammond banning scrapping for this?!?!? What the hell is wrong with you ?!?!? For one… Saying banning scrapping is what is causing people to rob is ignorant as hell… There is no reason to attempt to rob someone… its a sign of pure laziness to try to take what SOMEONE else worked hard to achieve and squire… Two.. they woulda never banned scrapping if ignorant people wouldnt of started taking stuff that wasnt scrap… Like siding on peoples houses and stuff like that… For two… get a dam job like the people they robbed have and aquire the shit the old fashioned way.. HARD WORK !!! Nothing in life comes easy … you have to earn it and work for it… Just cause you cant make a quick easy dollar scrapping doesnt give you the right to rob people for what they work hard for… Its logic like that is what’s wrong with society… Noone wants to earn there own anymore… People want stuff handed to then in a silver platter… Life dont work like that… Get used to it

    • Anonymous December 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

      Obvious you are a black man. Just the way you talk is proof enough for me. Did you pay attention at all in school?? Learn proper English and get a real job.

  9. razacla December 12, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Why is there no coverage of this anywhere else but here? And what happened within the time frame of the woman being at the neighbors and the police being called? Were the robbers just hanging out with the people in the home?

  10. Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    I used to live in Hammond, IN and for those of you that have made racist comments should be ashamed of yourselves! I live in Tampa Florida now and guess what it is the number one state for sexual predators and most of them are white. So if black people are supposedly robbing us of everything materialistic, then I guess it’s safe to say that white people are raping our children… It really doesn’t matter what The color of your skin is! A crime is a crime.

  11. Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Who invades a home in Hammond? Its not like there is anything worth value in them.

    • Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

      So, if u live in Hammond, your broke huh?? Well, tell that to my BMW, jet skis, Harley, 69 Mustang and my 6 figure checking account. Born and raised. 40 years now. What a dumbass!! And I haven’t had any trouble with my white and black neighbors.

      • Anonymous December 14, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

        Love your response

  12. Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    I lived in Hammond for 27 yrs. when I was a child, through my teen years I felt safe in my neighborhood. As I got older and the area became more ethnic, crime started to increase in the area. The news reported crimes of hispanic and black race increasing in the area, and gang related activity. My relative works for the school city of Hammond, and has seen first hand the increasing violence in the area, related to the increase of blacks and hispanics in the area! Caucasian is the minority in Hammond now, so the numbers don’t lie! How can you deny what is right in front of you!

    • Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

      Agree!! Numbers don’t lie.

    • Anonymous December 14, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      Amen to that. Numbers don’t lie. Name one mostly white communtiy where there is a lot of crime. Now lets look at the black communities. Hmm. Too many to list. Now lets look at communties that were mostly white and had no problems in the past. Gary, Merrillville, Hammond, Now the population there is mostly black and look at these neighborhoods now.Turning into crimes of the century.Bars on windows, multiple locks on doors. When a white person murders a black person its all over the news media.Then the race card is thrown out there.But when a black person murders a white person you hear nothing. Now who’s really racist here?

  13. Vicky Black December 13, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    as the economy get worse so does crime it’s a isnt about race but about people losing hope and realizing the american dream is a myth.

  14. Anonymous December 13, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    i hate when people try and make it a black or white thing. Trust me , i grew up in hammond and have done some of the same things you people are saying is caused by COLOR , and im white , honky , caucasion or what ever you racists want to call it. It is a choice each of us have to not get caught up in the gangs and stay out of trouble , i grew up and realized that i was terribly wrong for the choices i made and i did my time in prison for them. NOT a race thing its a bad choice thing…

    • Anonymous December 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

      Some see and learn the errors of their ways, but, all too many don’t. Hence, the population in our jail systems. Primarily, black and Hispanic. Don’t you agree?? As long as the white community continues to be PC, we as a whole can not help the problem. We have to call it the way it is in order to get any resolution to the problem. Sugar coating does not fix anything.

  15. Anonymous December 13, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Crime is crime, it doesn’t matter your color, its your upbringing. I am so glad that my sons were grown before the law told me I could not spank my kids. I did not have to beat them like I got my ass beat when I was young but if one of my kids spoke to me the way I hear some of these kids today, they wouldn’t walk for a month. The law needs to stay out of parents business and let them discipline their kids. Otherwise, the donut shops wil be totally empty and the police department can babysit.

  16. Anonymous December 15, 2013 at 2:33 am #


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