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High-Speed Chase Leads to Arrest Thanks to Technology: Lake County Sheriff’s Department

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
LC Sheriff Attributes Arrest Following Pursuit to Technology

An arrest was made on Tuesday by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department following a high-speed chase involving a stolen car. Thanks to technology, an officer received an alert from the department’s license plate reader network just before noon on March 26, warning them to be on the lookout for a stolen vehicle traveling eastbound on the Borman expressway.

When the officer located the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop, the driver chose to flee instead. The fleeing driver led officers through Gary and Lake Station before eventually entering Porter County while heading south on Indiana Highway 49. In order to stop the vehicle, officers performed a maneuver and were able to arrest the driver without incident. Following the arrest, it was confirmed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Broadview, Illinois.

Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. praised technology as a critical tool for law enforcement officials in quickly resolving crimes such as stolen vehicle cases and taking individuals into custody before they can commit further crimes. He expressed his commitment to investing in new technology to support officers in their duties. Michelle L. Quinn, a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune, contributed to this report.

By Samantha Nguyen

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