Lake County, IN: Juvenile Linked to Multiple Auto Thefts Arrested in Schererville

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Lake County, IN – A series of attempted auto thefts in Lake County led to the arrest of a 15-year-old male from Gary, Indiana, on March 18th, 2024. 

According to Schererville Police Department reported the apprehension following a suspicious vehicle report in the 1600 block of Kuhn Drive, Schererville. Upon arrival, officers encountered the teenager in possession of a stolen vehicle. Investigations revealed the juvenile, initially identified as a runaway, had been involved in various auto theft attempts earlier in the day. After spending the night with a Schererville resident and finding nowhere to go the following morning, the youth engaged in vehicle theft.

Authorities have since charged the juvenile with auto theft, a level 6 felony, among other offenses. He was transported to the Lake County Juvenile Center. The case underscores the ongoing challenges Lake County faces with auto thefts and highlights the collaborative efforts between community members and law enforcement in addressing crime.

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