Cases in Lake County, IN

There are 41 cases in Lake, IN. Click on a case title to view the case details and any available updates.

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IN-Gary
Jul 7, 2011
Dog-fighting - 20 dogs seized
Fighting
ALLEGED
Willie L. Hargrove
Clifton Harris
Sammie E. Jones
 
IN-Lowell
Mar 4, 2011
18 dead, 17 living dogs found in feces-filled home
Hoarding
ALLEGED
Vicki Moon  
IN-Crown Point
Feb 24, 2011
Two dogs found in locked storage unit
Neglect / Abandonment
ALLEGED
Elliot D. Aiken  
IN-Gary
Jan 16, 2009
Dog found emaciated, frozen to death
Neglect / Abandonment
ALLEGED
Tella Bush  
IN-Hammond
Jul 26, 2008
Dog beaten, shot to death with pellet gun
Beating, Shooting
ALLEGED
Paul James Krizo  
IN-Hobart
Jun 1, 2008
Transportation of bestiality pornography
Bestiality
CONVICTED
Michael Bessigano  
IN-Gary
Mar 14, 2008
Two people, one dog shot to death
Shooting
OPEN
 
IN-East Chicago
Dec 20, 2007
Hoarding - 46 mice, 15 cats and kittens
Hoarding
ALLEGED
Celeste A. Siurek  
IN-Schererville
Oct 17, 2007
Backyard breeder - dogs muzzled in crates
Neglect / Abandonment
CONVICTED
Leonardo Feliciano  
IN-Hobart
Aug 15, 2007
Dog shot in the head, dies
Shooting
CONVICTED
Robert A. Predaina  
IN-Gary
Apr 3, 2007
Dogs abandoned in home, one found dead
Neglect / Abandonment
NOT CHARGED
 
IN-Calumet
Jan 5, 2007
Cockfighting - over 180 birds
Fighting
DISMISSED
Randall Todd Martin  
IN-Crown Point
Oct 21, 2006
Dog beaten, teeth filed down to pulp
Mutilation/Torture, Beating
ALLEGED
Allen R. Eichelberger  
IN-Merrillville
Jul 19, 2006
Man held while stabbed, dog kicked
Kicking/Stomping
CONVICTED
Antonio Martinez  
IN-Gary
Jun 26, 2006
Dog stolen from shelter
Theft
OPEN
 
IN-Calumet
Jun 10, 2006
Attempted pit bull theft from shelter
Theft
OPEN
 
IN-Gary
May 29, 2006
Dog-fighting, neglect - 14 dogs seized, 6 dead
Neglect / Abandonment, Fighting
CONVICTED
Carlton Davis Jr. 
IN-Lake Station
May 1, 2006
Approximately 62 animals neglected, two found dead
Hoarding
ALLEGED
Robert Allen Zubik  
IN-Crown Point
Apr 7, 2006
Dog beaten, pistol-whipped
Beating, Shooting
ALLEGED
Eric L. Hecker Jr 
IN-Lowell
Mar 1, 2006
Hoarding - 8 dogs, 1 cat living in filth
Hoarding
CONVICTED
Celeste A. Siurek  
IN-Crown Point
Aug 2005
Cropping dogs’ ears without anesthesia
Mutilation/Torture
ALLEGED
Kimberly Lashenik  
IN-Hobart
Oct 20, 2004
Arson resulting in dog’s death
Burning - Fire or Fireworks
CONVICTED
Richard P. Lewis  
IN-Merrillville
Apr 1, 2002
Intentional abandonment and neglect of horses
Neglect / Abandonment
ALLEGED
Arnold Dewell  
IN-Hammond
Mar 18, 2002
Dog and owner stabbed
Stabbing
ALLEGED
David Lapradd  
IN-Merrillvile
Nov 26, 2001
Undernourishment of a horse
Neglect / Abandonment
ALLEGED
Dr. Simon Trueblood  
IN-Highland
Jul 20, 2001
Hoarding - 66 animals seized
Neglect / Abandonment, Hoarding
ALLEGED
Celeste A. Siurek  
IN-Highland
Oct 25, 2000
Dog kicked repeatedly
Beating
ALLEGED
Sterling Smith  
IN-Gary
Aug 15, 2000
Hoarding - 30 cats, 7 dogs seized, landlord cited
Hoarding
ALLEGED
William M. Wilson  
IN-Crown Point
Jun 2000
Throwing firecrackers at horses
Burning - Fire or Fireworks
ALLEGED
Michael Estes
Unknown Male
Unknown Male
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IN-Highland
Apr 1998
Using a chainsaw to kill a mother raccoon
Mutilation/Torture
ALLEGED
Robert Johns  
IN-Highland
Jul 1997
Hoarding - 250 animals seized, 41 found dead
Hoarding
CONVICTED
Celeste A. Siurek  
IN-Hammond
Nov 5, 1995
Abandoning 5 children and 3 dogs
Neglect / Abandonment
ALLEGED
Karen Dowhen  
IN-Schererville
Oct 2, 1995
Knowingly selling sick animals
Neglect / Abandonment
ALLEGED
Joseph Dettloff  
IN-Dyer
Jul 13, 1995
Leaving 7 dogs in a van in 100 degree weather
Neglect / Abandonment
ALLEGED
Albert Linker  
IN-Highland
Mar 22, 1994
4 dogs neglected
Neglect / Abandonment
ALLEGED
Camille M. Jarchow  
IN-Saint John
Feb 18, 1994
Assaulting a neighbors dog
Theft
CONVICTED
Michael Bessigano  
IN-Griffith
Dec 29, 1993
Dog abandoned in freezing weather
Neglect / Abandonment
OPEN
 
IN-Crown Point
Jul 9, 1992
Killing a Rottweiler dog
Mutilation/Torture
CONVICTED
Michael Bessigano  
IN-Gary
May 6, 1992
Shooting and beating a stray dog
Beating, Shooting
ALLEGED
John Akers  
IN-Crown Point
Nov 10, 1991
Stabbing a 6-month-old horse
Mutilation/Torture
CONVICTED
Unknown Male
Mark Edward Ommart  
IN-Crown Point
Apr 13, 1990
Improper care of 2 horses
Neglect / Abandonment
ALLEGED
Pete Engelhardt
Julie Pappas  

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