Tag Archives: Lake Station Indiana

FBI Visits LakeStation IN.

15 Nov

FBI agents arrived at the office of Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist on Friday. Federal investigators had subpoenaed documents from Lake Station’s Board of Works. Sources say the computers were removed from the building and at least Three FBI agents were seen going into City Hall and talking to the Mayor.
In February, the State Board of Accounts audit ordered Soderquist’s stepdaughter Miranda Brakley , former court employee, To repay the city $13,130, money she wrongly received after she was fired in 2012. Miranda Brakey was a deputy court clerk responsible for collecting bond payments for the Lake Station. In 39 cases she neglicted to deposit The Funds totaling $16,464. A week after she was fired, the Lake Station City Council, moved two deputy positions from City Court Judge Christopher Anderson’s budget to the Clerk-Treasurer’s purview and Brakley was rehired. She received $468 for seven days vacation and $12,661 for unused compensatory and sick time even thought she only had 30 minutes of vacation remaining . Two weeks later, Lake County Superior Court Judge Calvin Hawkins issued a temporary restraining order against the Brakley’s rehiring…. more to follow later.

Hobart Home Invasion, School on Lockdown

6 Nov

by Ken Davidson


Sources confirm that a suspect has been apprehended  in a Hobart Home invasion.  Nearby Evans Elementary School was placed on lockdown as a precaution.  The home invasion occurred in Hobart and police officers from Hobart, Lake Station and Lake County participated in the pursuit.  Sources say the Lake County Police Helicopter, Eagle 1, was used during the pursuit.

The Gazette is seeking additional details and will update this story.


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