Lake County, IN – Highland Man Arrested, Charged with Attempted Murder and Arson


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Lake County, IN –  Authorities announced the arrest of Keith M. Peterson, a 36-year-old resident of Highland, IN, following an investigation into an arson that occurred on March 24, 2024, on the 3800 block of Alder Street, East Chicago. Peterson faces serious charges, including a Level 1 felony for attempted murder and a Level 4 felony for arson. 

Peterson was apprehended today by the High Crime Unit of the Lake County Sheriff Department and is currently detained at the Lake County Sheriff Department Jail. The arrest coincides with ongoing investigations into a separate arson incident this morning at 138th and Alder Street. 

The East Chicago Police Department encourages anyone with information to come forward and contact their anonymous tip line at 219-391-8500 or the Criminal Investigation Division at 219-391-8318. As the legal process unfolds, all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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