A work release escapee was arrested for theft late Wednesday night.
LaPorte police were called to 711 Tipton St. on a report of theft. The victim said 20-year-old Scott Skinner had just left the residence reportedly carrying a tin box with approximately $50 in change.
During the course of the investigation, officers learned that Skinner was currently wanted as an escapee from LaPorte County Work Release.
Skinner was located at his residence in the 100 block of Ridge Street and arrested. He was booked into the LaPorte County Jail on preliminary charges of Theft, a Class D Felony, and Escape, a Class C Felony.