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Schererville Daytime Burglary Results in Two Arrests

13 Dec

by Ken Davidson

Schererville police have confirmed that there was a burglary at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the 500 block of Gard Lane.  Police reported that they were called to the scene and found footprints in the snow.  The footprints were tracked to Govert Drive where the two suspects were found.  One fled on foot and was later apprehended in the 700 block of New Castle Drive.   A 16 year old juvenile and an 18 year old adult were arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail.  Charges are pending.

A citizen has reported to the Gazette that the door to the home was kicked in which resulted in the burglary call.  The Gazette is attempting to verify this report but has been unable to do so thus far.  We will update this article as information becomes available.

Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Schererville Animal Shelter Discussion

26 Nov Dogs waiting for homes at the schererville, indiana animal control facility

by Ken Davidson

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If you are not a fan of Schererville Crime Watch on Facebook, the Gazette highly recommends you check them out.  A recent report by the Watch, led to an interesting discussion regarding the Schererville Animal Control facility.

While on a traffic stop in the 5800 block of Phillips Road, a gray kitten jumped into my squad car and would not exit. I transported it to the shelter for safe keeping.

The simple elegance of the report is touching to me.  A police officer on routine patrol rescues a kitten.  It gets better however.  Like those who posted on the wall, I did not know that Schererville had a shelter facility. This led to the inevitable discussion of the many animals in need during the holiday season. Schererville Crime Watch quickly and appropriately pointed to the the needs of the animals by posting:  “Please take us home for the holiday. We’ve got no where to go. If you are interested, please call Jan or Justin down at the Schererville Animal Shelter at 865-6992.”  Great job Schererville PD and Schererville Crime Watch.

Cats at the Schererville Animal Control Facility.

Cats at the Schererville Animal Control Facility.

Libertarian Party of Lake County Meeting Thursday 11/21

20 Nov

Submitted by Beth Duensing, Lake County Libertarian Party Chair

Just a quick reminder that the LPLC meeting is tomorrow at 6:30 Pm. We
will meet in the back dining area of Amarillo Roadhouse in Schererville.

All are welcome to attend. If you’re not already a voting member consider
joining the National LP via this link. When you join the LP before the end
of the month you will receive a copy of Rex Bell’s book, Stinky Shorts. The
book is a very entertaining compilation of short stories with libertarian


The agenda will include determining when and where our county convention
will be held plus discussions regarding possible candidate training and
outreach opportunities. If you would like to be a candidate in 2014 now is
the time to start planning!

See you at the meeting.

Popular Mexican Restaurant Closes Suddenly

19 Nov

by Ken Davidson


They had the best margaritas . . . that was the comment I heard from three separate people when I told them about the closing of La Carreta mexican restaurant today.  Employees at a nearby store told of a “raid” by Indiana State Police officers prior to the sudden closing yesterday.  A sign on the door simply says “We are closed, sorry for the inconvenience.”

La Carreta has two locations in Lake County, one located in Merrillville and one in Schererville.  Ironically, the restaurant battled internet rumors of a health department closure earlier this year.  That rumor spread from Louisiana where a high school newspaper published a spoof article that the restaurant had been closed.

Speculation based on the involvement of the Indiana State Police revolves around a state tax or alcohol license issue.  A public record search revealed no apparent tax liens.  The Gazette has submitted a public records request and will follow up on this story. See the updates  State Police, Marion Prosecutor Confirm Restaurant Raids and Margaritas Flow Again at La Carreta
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A sign on the door indicates that La Caretta is closed


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Carretta mexican restaurant is closed, at least temporarily

St. John Man Charged with 10 Felonies in Schererville Case

7 Nov

Gazette Staff

On November 6th, 2013 Detective Patrick Rosado filed 10 Felony Counts against Terry Wayne Kilburn, age 31 of St. John, In.. The charges consist of Fraud, Forgery, Identity Deception and Theft.

The charges are a result of an investigation where Kilburn used the debit card of a person that had lost their wallet while at Low Bob’s Discount Tobacco in Schererville. Charges were made on the victims account at Speedway Gas in Dyer, IN. , Walmart in Schererville, IN, Best Buy in Highland, IN, and Speedway Gas in Schererville, IN..
Video surveillance of these locations positively identified Kilburn as the person using the debit card at these locations.

Terry Wayne Kilburn is currently at large and wanted through Lake County on warrants.

Brian Neyhart
Patrol Commander
Schererville Police Department
25 E. Joliet St.
Schererville, IN 46375

Schererville Police Charge Joel Hill With Armed Robbery

6 Nov

Gazette Staff


On November 6th, 2013 Schererville Detectives filed 5 Class B Felony counts against Joel B. Hill age 19, of Schererville, In..

The charges included: Armed Robbery
Attempted Armed Robbery
Criminal Confinement (3 Counts)

The charges are a result of the investigation into an Armed robbery that occurred on October 18th,2013 at the CHASE Bank located at 1801 Kennedy Avenue, in Schererville, In.. During the Robbery the suspect approached the victims vehicle as they were attempting to use the outside ATM at that location. The suspect approached the driver’s side of the vehicle, pointed a handgun at the driver and took the $40 in cash that she had just removed from the machine.   The suspect then ordered the driver to attempt to make another withdrawal using one of the passengers bank cards. After several unsuccessful attempts to get money from the machine, the suspect ordered them to leave. The three occupants of the vehicle came immediately to the police department to report the incident.
During the investigation of this Robbery, Detectives were able to develop a suspect through confidential information and believed that Joel B. Hill was responsible. The victims were able to positively identify Hill as the person whom robbed them at CHASE Bank, from a photo line-up.

Joel Hill is currently confined at Lake County Jail after being charged with Burglary on October 25th, 2013 in reference to a burglary that occurred on July19th, 2013 in the 100 block of Seville St. in Schererville, In..

Any questions or information please contact:

Brian Neyhart
Patrol Commander
Schererville Police Department
25 E. Joliet St.
Schererville, IN 46375

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Schererville Armed Home Invasion/Robbery

21 Oct

by Ken Davidson


Schererville Crime Watch is confirming that there was an armed home invasion/robbery in the 1200 block of Mackinaw Place last night.   The robbery occurred as the victim was returning home and his garage door was still open.    Police state that two subjects approached the victim as he attempted to exit his vehicle.  One subject blocked the driver’s side door and the other entered the vehicle on the passenger side according to police.  The perpetrator on the driver’s side of the vehicle pointed a silver handgun at the victim and demanded his cell phone and money.  After obtaining the items, the assailants fled. The victim was able to view the subjects get into  a  “dark Chevy Cavalier type vehicle” according to the report.

Anyone with information on any suspicious vehicles in the area last night is urged to contact the Schererville Police Department at 322-5000.

The Gazette is attempting to verify unconfirmed reports of a similar incident in Dyer last night.

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