High-Speed Chase: Sheriff’s Department Uses Technology to Arrest Stolen Car Driver

Sheriff in Lake County attributes arrest to technology following pursuit

Recently, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest involving a stolen car and a high-speed chase. Thanks to technology, this was possible. 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 led officers through Gary and Lake Station before continuing into Porter County via Indiana Highway 49. When officers executed a maneuver to stop the vehicle, they apprehended the driver without any further incident. It was later confirmed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Broadview, Illinois.

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 investing in new technology that can help officers in their duties.

Michelle L. Quinn, a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune, contributed to this report.

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