Criminal Justice

K9 Catches Sex Crimes Suspect

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Department says a man is in custody after treatment for dog bites that occurred during his capture Wednesday. Department spokesperson Patti Van Til says Lake County Police Officers went to a residence in the 4300 block of Taft Street in Calumet Township, Gary, Indiana shortly after 9:30 a.m. to serve active warrants.
She says as officers were preparing to approach the home 34-year-old suspect Wayne Urbaszewski ran from the rear door into an adjacent wooded area to flee from officers.
Van Til says a foot pursuit followed, involving more police officers to assist in locating the suspect along with Lake County Police helicopter and K-9 units. The Sheriff’s reports says Sgt. Scott Bock’s K-9 partner, Gunner, found Urbaszewski in woods near 42nd and Rutledge Streets, detaining him as Sgt. Bock took Urbaszewski into custody as he continued to resist.
She says Urbaszewski went to Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus to be treated for injuries sustained during the course of the incident (dog bites) before transport to Lake County Jail on the following warrants:
• Failure to Appear
• Two counts of Incest
• Criminal Deviate Conduct
• Three counts of Child Molesting
• Two counts of Confinement
• Two counts of Intimidation
Van Til says additional charges of Resisting Law Enforcement by Fleeing and Battery on Law Enforcement are forthcoming as a result of the incident earlier described.


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