Hammond Crime

Hammond Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Man found guilty of 1980 slaying of off-duty officer

    Saturday Sep 1 | via WANE-TV Fort Wayne 

    The Post Tribune reports that on Friday night, jurors in Lake County found 55-year-old James Hill guilty of murder while committing a robbery. During the trial, prosecutors contended that Hill was waiting outside in a getaway car while his two alleged accomplices went inside a Holiday Inn in Hammond, demanded money from a clerk and shot 33-year-old Lawrence Pucalik while Pucalik worked as a security guard.

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  • Opening arguments made in murder trial over 1980 sla...

    Tuesday Aug 28 | via The Tribune 

    A prosecutor says a Gary man charged with murder in the fatal 1980 shooting of an off-duty police officer confessed to driving the getaway car. Deputy Lake County Prosecutor Peter Villarreal said Tuesday in his opening argument in James Hill's trial that the defendant waited outside in the car while two accomplices went inside a Holiday Inn in Hammond, demanded money from a clerk and shot Hammond Officer Lawrence Pucalik while he worked a security job on Nov. 14, 1980.

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    Related Topix: Gary, IN, Lake County, IN, Hammond, IN