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Several fire departments converged on the scene of a house fire Friday evening.



At 5:58 p.m. Friday crews were called to a residential fire in the 18300 block of Bock Avenue in Lansing. 



LANSING — Several fire departments converged on the scene of a Lansing house fire Friday evening.

At 5:58 p.m. Friday crews were called to a residential fire in the 18300 block of Bock Avenue, said Lansing Fire Department Deputy Chief John Grady.

Within six minutes firefighters arrived to find an active fire in a single-family home. Crews worked to contain the flames and within 20 minutes the fire was under control, Grady said.

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All of the residents escaped the fire and there were no injuries reported.

The Lansing Fire Department Origin and Cause Team assisted by the MABAS 24 Investigators are investigating the cause of the fire.

Firefighters from Calumet City, South Holland, Munster, Thornton, Lynwood, Homewood, and Glenwood assisted the Lansing Fire Department.

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Alexandria Sierra

Alexandria Sierra

Age: 21

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102262

Arrest Date: March 21, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of marijuana

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Amber Rae Bottorff

Amber Rae Bottorff

Age: 31

Residence: North Judson

Booking Number(s): 2102312

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of a controlled substance

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Anthony Rice

Anthony Rice

Age: 51

Residence: Valparaiso

Booking Number(s): 2102193

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Antoine Bush

Antoine Bush

Age: 47

Residence: Crown Point

Booking Number(s): 2102298

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Antoine Monroe

Antoine Monroe

Age: 24

Residence: Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102180

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic battery

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Antonio Amick

Antonio Amick

Age: 25

Residence: Alsip, Ill.

Booking Number(s): 2102255

Arrest Date: March 21, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Antonio Collier

Antonio Collier

Age: 23

Residence: Merrillville

Booking Number(s): 2102196

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of methamphetamine

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Antonio Miguel Moreno

Antonio Miguel Moreno

Age: 26

Residence: Hobart

Booking Number(s): 2102343

Arrest Date: March 24, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of syringe

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Antonio Rogers

Antonio Rogers

Age: 28

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102176

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Resisting

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Arcadio Rodriguez

Arcadio Rodriguez

Age: 48

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102300

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: OWI, Operating a vehicle after being a habitual traffic offender

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Arron Allen

Arron Allen

Age: 40

Residence: Hammond

Booking Number(s): 2102205

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Austin Bell

Austin Bell

Age: 25

Residence: Beecher, Ill.

Booking Number(s): 2102305

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic battery

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Brennan Pugh

Brennan Pugh

Age: 28

Residence: Chesterton

Booking Number(s): 2102285

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: Resisting

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Brian Alan Carlin

Brian Alan Carlin

Age: 38

Residence: Goshen

Booking Number(s): 2102311

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of a controlled substance

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Britney N. Terry

Britney N. Terry

Age: 28

Residence: Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102320

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: Battery against a public safety official

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Buster Thrasher

Buster Thrasher

Age: 40

Residence: Hobart

Booking Number(s): 2102243

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic battery, Battery

Highest Offense Class: Felony, Misdemeanor

Carlos Hardy

Carlos Hardy

Age: 21

Residence: East Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102225

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Resisting

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Christine Devine

Christine Devine

Age: 56

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102266

Arrest Date: March 21, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Corey Frank Rangel

Corey Frank Rangel

Age: 34

Residence: Dowagiac

Booking Number(s): 2102337

Arrest Date: March 24, 2021

Offense Description: OWI with prior conviction, possession of hypodermic needle, reckless driving 

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Daniel Drozd

Daniel Drozd

Age: 20

Residence: Cedar Lake

Booking Number(s): 2102222

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Danilo Cvetkovic

Danilo Cvetkovic

Age: 38

Residence: Merrillville

Booking Number(s): 2102201

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Merrillville

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Darien Gornick

Darien Gornick

Age: 28

Residence: Merrillville

Booking Number(s): 2102290

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic battery

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Darion Clay

Darion Clay

Age: 26

Residence: OWI

Booking Number(s): 2102218

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of a controlled substance, OWI

Highest Offense Class: Felony, Misdemeanor

Darion Hood

Darion Hood

Age: 26

Residence: Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102303

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: Resisting, Battery against a public safety official

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Darrell McGee

Darrell McGee

Age: 53

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102279

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Darren Fillmore

Darren Fillmore

Age: 55

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102189

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Sex offender registration violation

Highest Offense Class: Felony

David Brtos

David Brtos

Age: 52

Residence: Highland

Booking Number(s): 2102179

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Deon Riddle

Deon Riddle

Age: 36

Residence: East Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102235

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic battery

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Dequan Jones

Dequan Jones

Age: 19

Residence: Griffith

Booking Number(s): 2102240

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Criminal recklessness

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Dillan Gomez

Dillan Gomez

Age: 19

Residence: Lake Station

Booking Number(s): 2102353

Arrest Date: March 24, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of controlled substance

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Donald Comanse

Donald Comanse

Age: 60

Residence: Crown Point

Booking Number(s): 2102197

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Donald Tarry

Donald Tarry

Age: 50

Residence: Valparaiso

Booking Number(s): 2102181

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic battery

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Donte Paulk

Donte Paulk

Age: 39

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102268

Arrest Date: March 21, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug, Resisting

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Edward Wingard

Edward Wingard

Age: 28

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102185

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of methamphetamine

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Frederick Lewis

Frederick Lewis

Age: 40

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102260

Arrest Date: March 21, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Frederick Milsap

Frederick Milsap

Age: 51

Residence: Crown Point

Booking Number(s): 2102288

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: Sexual battery

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson

Age: 31

Residence: Merrillville

Booking Number(s): 2102190

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Intimidation

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Gregory Cox

Gregory Cox

Age: 43

Residence: Griffith

Booking Number(s): 2101799

Arrest Date: March 5, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Gregory Cox

Gregory Cox

Age: 43

Residence: Griffith

Booking Number(s): 2101799

Arrest Date: March 5, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Hershel Phillips

Hershel Phillips

Age: 24

Residence: Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102246

Arrest Date: March 21, 2021

Offense Description: Theft

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Jamond Williams

Jamond Williams

Age: 38

Residence: Hammond

Booking Number(s): 2102187

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Confinement

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Jasmine Knight

Jasmine Knight

Age: 26

Residence: Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102301

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: Resisting, Battery against a public safety official

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Javonni Avila

Javonni Avila

Age: 26

Residence: Burnham, Ill.

Booking Number(s): 2102227

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Intimidation

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper

Age: 41

Residence: Hobart

Booking Number(s): 2102239

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith

Age: 24

Residence: Portage

Booking Number(s): 2102226

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Kendell Ransom

Kendell Ransom

Age: 21

Residence: Hobart

Booking Number(s): 2102183

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Aggravated battery

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Kimberly Deanna Brown

Kimberly Deanna Brown

Age: 33

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102350

Arrest Date: March 24, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic battery against someone less than 14 years old

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Larry Dukes

Larry Dukes

Age: 43

Residence: Hammond

Booking Number(s): 2102257

Arrest Date: March 21, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Lasheanna Cooper

Lasheanna Cooper

Age: 24

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102272

Arrest Date: March 21, 2021

Offense Description: Fraud

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Lauro Guadalupe Vasquez

Lauro Guadalupe Vasquez

Age: 26

Residence: Hammond

Booking Number(s): 2102339

Arrest Date: March 24, 2021

Offense Description: OWI, intimidation, reckless driving

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Matthew Oiler

Matthew Oiler

Age: 34

Residence: Valparaiso

Booking Number(s): 2102242

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

Age: 25

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102286

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Michael Schaeffer

Michael Schaeffer

Age: 23

Residence: Portage

Booking Number(s): 2102228

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Michael Stockman

Michael Stockman

Age: 58

Residence: Lowell

Booking Number(s): 2102200

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Michael Zaragoza

Michael Zaragoza

Age: 52

Residence: Portage

Booking Number(s): 2102229

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Morgan Lara

Morgan Lara

Age: 26

Residence: Hammond

Booking Number(s): 2102244

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Reckless driving, OWI

Highest Offense Class: Felony, Misdemeanor

Nathan Marshall

Nathan Marshall

Age: 22

Residence: Hobart

Booking Number(s): 2102302

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: Resisting

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Nicole Gulich

Nicole Gulich

Age: 31

Residence: Merrillville

Booking Number(s): 2102207

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Nicole Lynn Bernard

Nicole Lynn Bernard

Age: 28

Residence: Lowell

Booking Number(s): 2102354

Arrest Date: March 24, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic battery

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Oscar Garza

Oscar Garza

Age: 37

Residence: Stickney, Ill.

Booking Number(s): 2102178

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Theft

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Phillip Melcic

Phillip Melcic

Age: 65

Residence: Hobart

Booking Number(s): 2102236

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Intimidation

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Richard Sprague

Richard Sprague

Age: 52

Residence: Merrillville

Booking Number(s): 2102202

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Robert Gahier

Robert Gahier

Age: 33

Residence: Wanatah, Ind.

Booking Number(s): 2102195

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Roberto Miranda

Roberto Miranda

Age: 25

Residence: East Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102186

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Intimidation

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Ronnie Adams

Ronnie Adams

Age: 29

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102284

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: Aggravated battery, Robbery

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Ryan James Lehmann

Ryan James Lehmann

Age: 22

Residence: Hammond

Booking Number(s): 2102328

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: Attempted murder

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Ryan King

Ryan King

Age: 32

Residence: Lowell

Booking Number(s): 2102349

Arrest Date: March 25, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Samuel Lee Clark

Samuel Lee Clark

Age: 32

Residence: Lynwood

Booking Number(s): 2102317

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: Counterfeiting

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Scott Williams

Scott Williams

Age: 44

Residence: Hobart

Booking Number(s): 2102289

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Stanley Baker

Stanley Baker

Age: 42

Residence: Merrillville

Booking Number(s): 2102295

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic battery

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Stanley Bradford

Stanley Bradford

Age: 27

Residence: Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102223

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Theft

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Tameka Straughter

Tameka Straughter

Age: 34

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102293

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Terry Jackson

Terry Jackson

Age: 21

Residence: Montgomery, Texas

Booking Number(s): 2102296

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: Public indecency

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Terry Truitt

Terry Truitt

Age: 23

Residence: Hammond

Booking Number(s): 2102192

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Confinement

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Tiara Paul

Tiara Paul

Age: 27

Residence: Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102281

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Tyrone Lavell Funchess

Tyrone Lavell Funchess

Age: 48

Residence: Munster

Booking Number(s): 2102314

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic battery causing moderate injury

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Victor Becerra

Victor Becerra

Age: 23

Residence: Hammond

Booking Number(s): 2102194

Arrest Date: March 19, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic Battery

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Wayne R. Weber III

Wayne R. Weber III

Age: 33

Residence: Hammond

Booking Number(s): 2102318

Arrest Date: March 23, 2021

Offense Description: Domestic battery in presence of a child

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Wiley Hill

Wiley Hill

Age: 55

Residence: East Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102233

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Intimidation

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Xavier Rhys Jones

Xavier Rhys Jones

Age: 29

Residence: Gary

Booking Number(s): 2102344

Arrest Date: March 24, 2021

Offense Description: Murder

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Xavier Rich

Xavier Rich

Age: 32

Residence: Chicago

Booking Number(s): 2102234

Arrest Date: March 20, 2021

Offense Description: Confinement

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Young Franzen

Young Franzen

Age: 69

Residence: Valparaiso

Booking Number(s): 2102291

Arrest Date: March 22, 2021

Offense Description: Unlawful gambling

Highest Offense Class: Felony

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