A dispatcher for the Chesterton Police Department has been honored for her
service to the CPD.
At the Police Commissionís meeting Thursday evening, Communications Clerk
Ashley Taylor was recognized for her 10 years of service.
Police Chief Dave Cincoski presented Taylor with a handsome plaque and
members expressed their gratitude for her long and faithful service both to
the CPD and to the community.
In other business, Cincoski updated the commission on the CPD Reserves.
In the year to date, Lt. John Schnadenberg has logged 132.5 hours with the
Reserves (8,022.5 career); Sgt. Dale Pflughaupt, 154.5 hours (9,968.9
career); Officer Pete Duda, 140 hours (567.3 career); Officer Greg Duda, 89
hours (995.5 career); Officer Ron Kelley, 111.5 hours (705 career); Officer
Tony Emanuele, 409 hours (717.5 career); Officer Michael Manion, 4.0 hours
(8.0 career); and Officer Jeff Ton, 51.7 hours (51.7 career).
CPD Reserve officers have logged so far this year a total of 877.5 hours.
In October the CPD responded to 1,809 calls (1,798 in September), filed 57
cases (41), filed 20 felony charges and 47 misdemeanor (12 and 28), issued
115 citations and 382 warnings (169 and 412), served eight warrants (six),
and investigated 31 accidents with 10 injuries (28 accidents with zero
No information was available on juvenile activity in October.
Calls for service in October included 53 alarms (44 in September), 12 animal
complaints (15), five reports of battery (three), two burglaries (two),
three burning complaints (zero), one report of a counterfeit bill (zero), 19
disturbances (24), one domestic call (two), one report of forgery (zero),
two reports of fraud (three), three reports of identity theft (zero), 11
miscellaneous juvenile complaints (26), one missing person (one), two motor
vehicle thefts (zero), two noise complaints (11), three parking violations
(11), two peddler complaints (one), five residence checks (two), four
runaways (five), three suicides (two), 51 suspicious circumstances (53), 21
suspicious persons (26), 21 suspicious vehicles (26), 18 thefts (11), 537
traffic stops (560), 21 incidents of vandalism (three), and five vehicle