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Parking bans, road closures to be put in effect for Hooked on Art September 27 and 28

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By KEVIN NEVERS

The event is two weeks away but the Chesterton Police Commission has approved a number of temporary parking bans and road closures to be put into effect during the Hooked on Art festival, running from Friday, Sept. 27, to Saturday, Sept. 28.

The commission voted 2-0 at its meeting Thursday night to approve the bans and closures, at the recommendation of Police Chief Dave Cincoski. Member Craig Stafford was not in attendance.

The parking bans:

¥From 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, there will be no parking on the west side of South Calumet Road from the Norfolk-Southern grade-crossing to Broadway; no parking along Broadway between South Calumet Road and Second Street; and no parking along Second Street between Broadway and the beginning of the alley just south of Broadway.

¥From 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, there will be no parking along Broadway between Second Street and Third Street; and no parking in the Duneland Chamber of Commerce parking lot.

The road closures:

¥From 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Broadway will be closed between South Calumet Road and Second Street; and Second Street will be closed between Broadway and the alley just south of Broadway.

¥From 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Broadway will be closed between Second Street and Fourth Street; and Third Street will be closed to the alley between Broadway and West Indiana Ave.

In addition to Hooked on Art, the final edition of Chesterton Cruise Night will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, and the European Market will hold its normal Saturday session.

A Good Word for Virijevich

In other business, the commission took receipt of a e-mail from Bob Allison, in praise of Sgt. Dave Virijevich’s professionalism and dedication to the community.

Cincoski said that the communication would be placed in Virijevich’s permanent personnel file.

Released from Probation

Meanwhile, members voted 2-0 to release Officer Michael Manion from probationary status, effective Sept. 22.

Manion was hired earlier this year and served--as all new hires serve--six months on probation.

“I have received numerous positive remarks about Officer Manion and about his professionalism,” Cincoski said.

August in Review

In August the CPD responded to 1,764 calls (2,003 calls in July), filed 56 cases (47), filed eight felony charges and 42 misdemeanor (10 and 19), issued 130 citations and 348 warnings (198 and 387), served 10 warrants (five), and investigated 31 accidents with seven injuries (27 accidents with five injuries).

No information was available about juvenile investigations in August.

Calls for service in August included 47 alarms (42 in July), 23 animal complaints (10), two reports of battery, seven burglaries (zero), one burning complaint (zero), 20 disturbances (33), six domestic calls (seven), two fireworks complaints (22), three reports of fraud (three), one report of identity theft (zero), 15 miscellaneous juvenile complaints (16), two motor vehicle thefts (zero), nine noise complaints (eight), nine parking violations (nine), three peddler complaints (one), three residence checks (nine), one suicide (zero), 38 suspicious circumstances (53), 28 suspicious persons (16), 34 suspicious vehicles (27), 18 thefts (29), 460 traffic stops (516), two train complaints (one), 11 incidents of vandalism (seven), and four vehicle repossessions (three).

 

 

Posted 9/16/2013