Tag Archives: Schererville Police Department

Schererville Chief Dowling Announces Women's Self Defense Class

22 Nov

Gazette Staff

Chief David Dowling and the Schererville Board of Safety are pleased to announce that the Schererville Police Department will host a Women’s Self Defense class on Monday November 25th, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

For the first hour, participants will be in a classroom setting. For the latter part of the class, participants will be asked to perform defensive movements on a wrestling mat in the police department’s exercise room, so please dress appropriately.

Participants must be 18 years of age. Those interested can pick up an application from the records department between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday. Deadline for applications will be November 25th, 2013.

For further information contact Cpl. Timothy Arvanitis at the Schererville Police Department at (219) 322-5000 ext. 324.

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
219-322-5000

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