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Lake County Sheriff Requests Help for Demolition

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Lake County Sheriff John Buncich has sent a letter to Indiana Governor Mike Pence, asking for the state to deploy National Guard petsonnel to help tear down some ten-thousand abandoned homes and commercial buildings in Gary.  Buncich says vacant properties are often locales for illegal activity and pose a danger to neighborhoods. Gary has seen forty homicides this year. Earlier this year, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson sent a letter to Governor Pence requesting the state send help to fight an increase in violent crime.


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