Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Leading LaPorte County Police on Pursuit in Stolen Vehicle

A Florida man was taken to jail, after allegedly leading LaPorte County Police on a pursuit Saturday morning. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office says that around 8:00 a.m., a vehicle that had been reported stolen pulled into a gas station on U.S. 12 near the Michigan state line, where a sheriff’s deputy happened to be parked.

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Westville Correctional Facility Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Trafficking

An officer at the Westville Correctional Facility has been arrested on suspicion of trying to traffic drugs. The Indiana Department of Correction says Correctional Officer Dennis Cousins, 27, of Hammond, is accused of trying to bring drugs into the facility when coming on shift Friday. The investigation reportedly turned up what officers suspect to be Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat people who are dependent on opioids.

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Illinois Man Accused of Dealing Marijuana, Following LaPorte County Police Chase

An Illinois man was arrested on suspicion of dealing marijuana after allegedly leading LaPorte County Police on a pursuit early Saturday morning. Sheriff’s deputies say they pulled over a vehicle driven by Nikko J. Shack, 23, of Dolton, Illinois, after seeing it commit two traffic infractions on southbound U.S. 35 a few minutes after midnight.

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LaPorte Woman Accused of Trying to Traffic Synthetic Marijuana into Westville Correctional Facility

A LaPorte woman was arrested Monday, after she allegedly tried to bring suspected synthetic marijuana into the Westville Correctional Facility during visitation. The Indiana Department of Correction says Ashlee Bowman, 27, was taken to the LaPorte County Jail, pending a Level 5 felony charge of trafficking with an offender.

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Woman Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Bring Drugs into Westville Correctional Facility

A Kosciusko County woman was arrested for allegedly trying to bring drugs into the Westville Correctional Facility over the weekend. Investigators with the Indiana Department of Correction believe Rita Sellers, 46, of Silver Lake, was attempting to traffic drugs while visiting an offender on Saturday. The investigation turned up what officers suspect to be Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat people who are dependent on opioids.

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Security Deputies at Michigan City Courthouse

Two LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputies were injured Friday morning, after a man reportedly walked into the Michigan City Courthouse and started attacking them. The Sheriff’s Office says Joshua Duncan, 37, of Michigan City, was entering the security checkpoint and without warning, “sucker punched” Courthouse Security Deputy Jon Keene in the nose.

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Wisconsin Man Arrested After Allegedly Driving 160 Miles Per Hour on Indiana Toll Road

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Driving 160 miles per hour on the Indiana Toll Road landed a Wisconsin man in the LaPorte County Jail Tuesday evening, according to Indiana State Police. Trooper Dustin Eggert says he saw a Dodge Challenger Hellcat pass him at a high rate of speed heading east and then weave through traffic without using turn signals.

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Two Arrested During Crackdown on Snowmobile Violations in Southern LaPorte County

 

A crackdown on snowmobile violations in southern LaPorte County led to two arrests Friday night. Indiana Conservation Officers, LaPorte County Police, and Westville Police saturated the area of U.S. 421 and County Road 375 South, after a group of snowmobile riders allegedly went there after fleeing from Conservation Officers around 10:30 p.m.

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Drugs, Tattooing Equipment Reportedly Found by New LaPorte County Jail Body Scanner

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The LaPorte County Jail’s investment in a body scanner is already starting to pay off. The $199,000 SecurPASS scanner was put into service on November 20, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Less than 48 hours later, the scanner reportedly revealed six Flexeril pills hidden in the brassiere of a female inmate being admitted to the jail.

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Three Charged with Trafficking, Following LaPorte County Jail Contraband Investigation

 

A two-month investigation into contraband at the LaPorte County Jail has resulted in three arrests. Police with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office say they first got information about possible contraband in September. A search of the cell block housing inmate workers reportedly turned up tobacco, marijuana, and a cell phone.

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Arrest Made in LaPorte Homicide

Jose A. Guido
Jose A. Guido

An arrest has been made in the stabbing death incident in LaPorte.

Jose Guido is being held in the LaPorte County Jail on a charge of murder. He is suspected of stabbing a man outside of a residence at 119 John Street in LaPorte.

Dispatchers received a phone call from a resident who had heard a woman screaming outside. The caller said blood was on the ground, according to a news release. When police arrived at the scene, officers found an adult Hispanic man laying on the ground at the location. The victim, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaPorte County Coroner.

Guido was taken in for questioning and was later charged with murder.

Inmate Arrested After Failing to Return From Work Release

Jesus Termores-Casillas
Jesus Termores-Casillas

A LaPorte County Jail inmate faces new charges after police there say he did not return from work release. They found Jesus Temores-Casillas, 33, of LaPorte, at a home in the 400 block of Lawrence Street there and say he refused to leave. He was arrested on a warrant for the Level 6 felony offense of escape. Temores-Casillas also faces a misdemeanor charge of invasion of privacy for violating an active protective order keeping him from being at the residence and having contact with his wife.