The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has concluded their investigation into the death of an 8-week-old infant and an arrest has been made.Continue reading
The death of an infant is under investigation by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department.Continue reading
La Porte County Sheriff’s Department officers are investigating an armed robbery incident at the Family Express at 7687 W. U.S. 20 Wednesday night.Continue reading
A Walkerton man lost his life in a La Porte County accident on Thursday afternoon.Continue reading
LaPorte County Police have released the name of the man killed in a single-vehicle crash on County Road 1000 North Tuesday afternoon. Brandon Michael Biolette, 18, of New Buffalo, Michigan, died of blunt force trauma, according to LaPorte County Coroner Bob Cutler.
One person has died in a single vehicle accident in La Porte County.
A Valparaiso man died in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night at the intersection of U.S. 6 and County Road 400 W. in rural Noble Township.
A teenager lost her life in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of State Road 8 and County Road 875 W. in La Porte County Sunday morning.
Officers from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Sheriff’s Office Fatal Alcohol Crash Team, are investigating a two-vehicle accident that resulted in a fatality.
Two people were injured in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 6 and U.S. 421 at the south junction in La Porte County Saturday morning.
An armed robbery incident is under investigation with the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department.
A driver led police on a pursuit Sunday night after a Hamlet Police officer attempted a traffic stop.
A LaPorte woman is missing.
A Silver Alert was issued Thursday in an investigation into the disappearance of MaryAnn Elizabeth Llewellyn. She is 50 years old, Caucasian, 5’4” tall, 98 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
A nurse employed by Advanced Correctional Healthcare has been arrested for the Level 5 Felony of trafficking with an inmate after she allegedly snuck a cell phone into La Porte County Jail with the intention of delivering it.
A press release issued by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office indicates that on Friday, March 16th, Jail administrative staff received information that an inmate within the jail was potentially in possession of a cellular telephone.
Upon receiving the information, an investigation was immediately launched and Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division of the La Porte County Sheriff’s office were called to assist. Continue reading
Officers from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a crash that claimed the life of the driver Friday morning.
Police say a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 64-year-old George W. Johnson, Jr. was traveling east on County Road 400 North, east of County Road 50 West, when it left the south side of the roadway, struck small trees, flipped end-over-end, and landed upright approximately 200 feet from where the Jeep initially left the roadway. As a result, the driver was ejected from the vehicle and was found lying next to the rear passenger side of the vehicle in a corn field.
La Porte County officers have arrested a New Carlisle man following a double fatality crash on Friday, Oct. 6.
According to police, 40-year-old Tron Gorbonosenko drove his Ford Mustang head-on into a Honda Odyssey occupied by Don and Angie Kaczmarek. They died as a result of the collision, according to the report. Gorbonosenko was critically injured and was flown from the scene to Memorial Hospital in South Bend where he remained for a week. Continue reading
An armed robbery suspect is in custody after an Wednesday morning incident at a LaCrosse business.
According to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department, a black male entered the BP gas station in LaCrosse at 11:15 a.m. CT and demanded that the cashier open the register. Police say the suspect told the cashier that he had a weapon in his possession, but it was not displayed. The suspect fled the area south on Washington Street.
The La Porte County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a scam that falsely uses a police officer’s identity to scam people out of money.
A significant number of vehicle thefts have been reported to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department and police are asking for help in identifying suspects allegedly involved in the thefts.
Investigators have approximately 50 open cases of theft from vehicles and another 50 are open with other agencies in La Porte County and surrounding departments. Several cases involve forced entry. The items reported stolen were left in plain sight. Electronics, money and firearms have been taken from vehicles.
A 53-year-old Hammond man died after he reportedly rode his bicycle into the path of an oncoming semi truck.
On Monday evening, La Porte City Police say witnesses saw the semi turning north on J Street at the intersection of 6th Street in La Porte and had a green light. A bicyclist, Glen Byrley, disregarded the signal and drove his bicycle into the path of the semi, according to the press release. The driver of the semi, 63-year-old Jeffrey Smith from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, reportedly could not stop in time to avoid a collision.