Police arrest suspect in scrap metal theft

If you’re trying to raise money to pay your bond, you may not want to break the law to do it. A Michigan City man learned that the hard way early just after midnight Thursday when LaPorte Police spotted his truck leaving New York Blower and pulled him over nearby. Officials say the truck bed was half full of metal scrap. The driver, 33-year-old Jonathan Granacki of Michigan City,  reportedly told the police he was sorry and said he was trying to raise bond money. He offered to return the scrap and never come back to LaPorte again. Granacki was free on bond from a Feb. 16 arrest for theft. He faces a felony charge in connection with this incident.