La Porte Police Department Participates in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign resulted in 18 citations and 7 arrests by the La Porte Police Department over a 25-day-period. Approximately 220 law-enforcement agencies across the state had overtime patrols supported through federal highway safety funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

La Porte Police Captain Pat Hemphill said these extra enforcement efforts help save the lives of impaired drivers, their passengers and others out on the road. He stated that officers in the La Porte Police Department are committed year-round to keeping roads as safe as possible. Continue reading

La Porte County Police Bust Three For Dealing Cocaine, Heroin

Three people were arrested in La Porte County as the result of an investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics within the city of La Porte. Police arrested the three suspects in a home in the 100 block of Jefferson Avenue. The suspects have been identified as 21-year-old Vandaze Buchanan of Chicago, 23-year-old Brittany Chapman of Chicago, and 26-year-old Brett Tanksley of La Porte.

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Operation Pullover Blitz Results In More Than 250 Write-Ups

The La Porte City Police Department wrote 144 citations and 109 warnings during the recent Operation Pull Over Blitz #71, which focused on seat belt patrols.

Officers dedicated 35 hours during the day and 34.5 hours at night conducting seat belt patrols. One hundred and fifteen citations were given for seat belt violations, 12 citations were given for child restraint violations, four citations were given for drivers operating a vehicle with a suspended license and two arrests were made for drivers operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The La Porte Police Department has scheduled 30 hours of seat belt patrols and 25 hours of aggressive driving patrols funded under its Big City/Big County grant for this month. The department will also have impaired driving patrols out on most weekends this month that are funded under La Porte County’s DUI Taskforce Indiana grant.