Sgt. Dave Virijevich has served with the Chesterton Police Department for 10
At last week’s meeting of the Police Commission, Police Chief Dave Cincoski
presented Virijevich with a handsome plaque marking his decade of serving
and protecting the folks of Chesterton.
“It’s much appreciated,” Virijevich said. “Thank you very much.”
In other business, the commission also took receipt of a note from
Westchester Intermediate School Principal Shaun Longacre, who expressed his
gratitude to the CPD officers who participated in a recent honor-roll
The officers played basketball and dodge ball and sang karaoke.
April in Review
In April the CPD responded to 1,617 calls (1,677 in March), filed 34 cases
(39), filed six felony charges and 23 misdemeanor (10 and 32), issued 65
citations and 271 warnings (59 and 243), served four warrants (five), and
investigated 42 accidents with three injuries (22 accidents with two
Also in April, the CPD assigned three juvenile cases and closed one of them
(one and one in March).
Calls for service in April included 31 alarms (34 in March), 20 animal
complaints (10), five reports of battery (four), two burglaries (one), two
burning complaints (one), one report of a counterfeit bill (zero), nine
disturbances (26), one domestic call (seven), five reports of fraud (four),
one report of identity theft (two), 20 miscellaneous juvenile complaints
(15), one missing person (zero), three noise complaints (six), one parking
violation (11), one peddler complaint (zero), four residence checks (seven),
one robbery (zero), two runaways (zero), one sex offense (zero), one report
of shoplifting (zero), 36 suspicious circumstances (50), 27 suspicious
persons (30), 28 suspicious vehicles (24), 22 thefts (nine), 424 traffic
stops (447), and five incidents of vandalism (eight).