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Eagle 1, Schererville Police Team to Find Local Man

11 Nov

by Ken Davidson


The Gazette received several reports from readers about Eagle 1 flying over schererville yesterday.  The Gazette has now confirmed that this situation did not involve commission of a crime.  The police department had received a credible report that an individual might harm himself and responded. The manhunt was in response to that situation.

While we do not wish to report on this story in particular, the topic of suicide and depression is a serious issue.  We thank the Schererville Police and the office of Lake County Sheriff John Buncich for acting decisively and appropriately in this situation.  Our prayers go out to this individual and anyone who is suffering from depression.  If you feel that someone you know is in imminent danger from a mental health issue, please call 9-1-1.

Regional Mental Health also has a hotline for less imminent emergency situations.  That number is 219.769.4005.  You can get more information on how to get help for yourself or a loved one on the at Regional Mental Health website.

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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Police to Serve for Special Olympics at Red Robin Sat. 10/12

12 Oct

Gazette Staff



To Serve and Protect will take on a new meaning Saturday as local police officers serve burgers and more in local Red Robin restaurants.  The officers will donate all tips to help Special Olympics as a part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign.  Red Robin locations in Schererville, Merrillville, Valparaiso and Mishawaka will be participating in the event.  The event runs from 11 am to 3 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm this Saturday October 12.

Michael Teem, executive director, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics stated “Our annual Red Robin Tip-A-Cop events are always a good time for a great cause,  the tremendous level of law enforcement and community support, and the unparalleled generosity from Red Robin and Coca-Cola, are what will make this event so successful this year. The money raised will be used to support both Special Olympics events and the mission of inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities.  Throughout the United States, such funding will support year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports.”

Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) campaign in support of Special Olympics. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop, is supported by more than 100,000 law enforcement officers worldwide who help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. As the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, LETR funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

For more information about the Tip-A-Cop events and to see a list of participating restaurants, please visit www.redrobin.com/specialolympics.