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Sheriff in Lake County attributes arrest to technology following pursuit

On March 26, at approximately noon, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest involving a stolen car and a high-speed chase, thanks to the help of technology. According to Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Pam Jones, an officer received an alert from the department’s license plate reader network about a stolen vehicle heading eastbound on the Borman expressway.

When the officer located the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop, the driver chose to flee at high speeds. The driver led officers through Gary and Lake Station before continuing into Porter County via Indiana Highway 49. Following the pursuit, officers executed a maneuver to stop the vehicle and apprehended the driver without any further incident. It was later confirmed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Broadview, Illinois, Jones explained.

Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. emphasized the importance of technology in aiding officers in solving crimes such as stolen vehicle cases quickly and making arrests before individuals have the opportunity to commit more offenses. He expressed a commitment to continuing to invest in new technology that can assist officers in their duties.

Michelle L. Quinn is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune who contributed to this report by gathering information about this incident.

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