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December 13, 2012

Armed robbery reported at Logansport home

Money, electronics, personal belongings taken

A Logansport woman was reportedly hit in the mouth and pushed to the ground after police say an individual pulled a gun on her and demanded money and property.

Logansport police were called to the woman’s house around 10:30 Tuesday night in the 1200 block of Glenwick Drive, according to the Logansport Police Department. An individual or individuals “brandished a handgun” and demanded money and other property from the victim, according to a press release from the police department. The person or people took an undisclosed amount of money, electronics and personal belongings from the victim, the release states. After a struggle, the woman was then struck in the mouth and pushed to the ground after a struggle.

The victim did not need medical treatment, according to police.

The press release was sent to the Pharos-Tribune after a Freedom of Information Act request was filed earlier Tuesday, asking to see the police report from the incident.

Assistant Chief Bryan Hillis responded to the paper’s request for information via email and said he did not have all the facts when he was approached for more information.

“Our office will not release information to the public that is incomplete and or may cause harm to victims, undue stress and panic in the community,” said Hillis, who is also the department’s public information officer. “If ever our office believes the public is at risk and needs to be aware of serial crimes that have the potential to be harmful to members of our community, our agency will be the first one in line to educate and arm them with the information they need to keep their families and properties safe.”

The newspaper has had to file Freedom of Information Act requests for crimes beginning this summer when the department changed its policy on information it releases to the public. The change came shortly after Mike Clark became police chief.

“Our office will continue to be in full cooperation with the Indiana Public Access Codes,” Hillis wrote. “However, our office will not be able to release a copy of this particular incident as it contains operational information, and investigative tools and techniques that could be harmful to the investigation and compromise a conviction in our local courts.”

Hillis went on to tell the Pharos-Tribune not to contact him during off hours.

“On another note, do not contact my cell phone on the weekend and or after business hours,” he said. “I can assure you that if and when a critical incident takes place we will make every effort to reach out to all members of the media and provide them with the information they require.”

The Logansport Police Department has asked that anyone with information on the robbery contact the department at (574) 753-8110 ext. 210.

Caitlin Huston is a staff reporter of the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5148 or caitlin.huston@pharostribune.com.

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