Trick-or-treat in the Town of Chesterton has been scheduled from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The Police Commission voted 2-0 to make it so at its meeting Thursday night.
Member Brandon Kroft was not in attendance.
Police Chief Dave Cincoski said that he recommended the day and time after
consulting with surrounding jurisdictions.
In other business, Cincoski honored Cpl. Fernando Dominguez for his five
years of service with the CPD. Dominguez was on patrol and not available to
accept his plaque, so Cincoski presented it instead to Dominguez’s son,
In addition, by votes of 2-0, members voted to release Officer Aaron Miersma,
Sgt. Dave Virijevich, and Cpls. Dominguez and Nick Christian from their
probationary status. Miersma is a new hire and Virijevich, Dominguez, and
Christian were all promoted earlier this year.
Finally, Cincoski introduced CPD Reserve Officer Jeff Ton to the commission.
Ton just joined the Reserves but he already has had his “baptism by fire,”
Cincoski joked, after being assigned to duties during last month’s Wizard of
Meanwhile, the commission took receipt of a note from the Duneland YMCA,
expressing its gratitude to the CPD for traffic control duty during its
third annual Emerald City Hustle 5K, during the Oz Fest.
In September the CPD responded to 1,798 calls (1,741 in August), filed 41
cases (87), filed 12 felony charges and 28 misdemeanor (14 and 25), issued
169 citations and 412 warnings (121 and 284), served six warrants (four),
and investigated 28 accidents with zero injuries (32 accidents with 10
Also in September, the CPD assigned 48 juvenile cases and closed all of
them. Numbers for August were not available.
Calls for service in September included 44 alarms (45 in August), 15 animal
complaints (15), three reports of battery (one), two burglaries (four), 24
disturbances (27), two domestic calls (eight), one fireworks complaint
(five), three reports of fraud (nine), 26 miscellaneous juvenile complaints
(17), one missing person (zero), 11 noise complaints (nine), 11 parking
violations (nine), one peddler complaint (one), two residence checks (four),
five runaways (one), two suicides (zero), 53 suspicious circumstances (60),
26 suspicious persons (36), 26 suspicious vehicles (27), 11 thefts (25), 560
traffic stops (444), three incidents of vandalism (29), and three vehicle