High-Speed Pursuit Leads to Arrest Thanks to Advanced Technology

Sheriff in Lake County attributes arrest to technology following pursuit

In a recent incident, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department was able to make an arrest 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 shortly before noon on March 26. The driver, fearing being caught, chose to flee at high speeds.

The chase led officers through Gary and Lake Station before continuing into Porter County via Indiana Highway 49. After 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 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, a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune, contributed to this report.

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