Look Out for an Impersonator in Your Neighborhood

A man believed to be impersonating an employee with the LaPorte County Animal Shelter is being sought by police.

The man, described as 5’9” and about 180 pounds with dark hair and a mustache, stopped at a home in the 800 East block of County Road 700 North. The homeowner told police that a white van pulled into her driveway and the man stated that he was from the LaPorte County Animal Shelter. He explained that he needed to speak to her about her animals. The man discussed the size of the enclosure for her livestock and warned her that she had 48 hours to make improvements or risk having the animals removed.

A representative with the LaPorte County Animal Shelter reportedly told LaPorte County police that no employee was involved in this incident and all of their vehicles are clearly marked with “LaPorte County Animal Control” on the doors. Employees also have photo identification and is visible on the outside of the clothing.

Similar reports have been made to police in the Porter and Allen County areas.

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department urges you to immediately call 911 if you experience a similar incident. If you are in doubt about the legitimacy of any employee that visits your home, ask for photo identification.