(Chesterton, IN) - Recent arrests for guns, drugs and money could help explain the increase in gunfire in Michigan City. According to Indiana State Police, a vehicle crashed this week on the Indiana Toll Road near Chesterton.
Police said three people in the vehicle all from the Chicago area fled on foot but were captured. One of the suspects is wanted for auto theft in Michigan, police said. Police said a handgun, two bags of marijuana and a large amount of cash were seized.
At least one of the suspects has at least one prior felony conviction. Charged were Akwasi Brentu, 24, Isaiah Randolph, 18, and Niolano West, police said.
According to police, a factor in crime locally is La Porte County sitting between Chicago and Detroit where drugs are frequently transported back and forth on major highways and sometime end up on the streets here.