A California man is accused of dealing or delivering marijuana, following a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road Tuesday afternoon. LaPorte County Police say they pulled over an eastbound passenger vehicle for several traffic violations.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.
A LaPorte County Councilman has been charged with the Level 6 felony of Residential Entry. Indiana State Police say John Sullivan, 57, of Wanatah “was seen entering a residence that was not his own in the town of Wanatah.”
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.
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.
LaPorte County Police have arrested a Gary man, following a suspected burglary at a gas station. Shortly before midnight Tuesday night, officers were called to the Family Express station at the intersection of State Road 2 and County Road 500 West. Police say someone had gotten in and taken numerous cigarette cartons.
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.
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.
A Valparaiso man has been arrested after allegedly impersonating a police officer at the Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area in LaPorte County. Austin Shultz, 20, was arrested Thursday by Indiana Conservation Officers.
A man was arrested Friday morning after allegedly crashing a Chevrolet Trailblazer into a LaPorte County home. Officers with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 4000 block of North U.S. 35, north of LaPorte, shortly after 6:00 a.m. Continue reading
An alleged scheme to bond inmates out of the LaPorte County Jail using stolen credit card accounts has resulted in federal charges against three people, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Continue reading
LaPorte County police say they’ve arrested five people who they believe traveled from Fort Wayne to sell illicit drugs. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office says an investigation over the last few days culminated in the planned arrests in the parking lot of the LaPorte Walmart at around 4:45 Thursday afternoon. Continue reading
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.
A man wanted for failure to register as a sex offender is now in custody.
According to LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd, Sir Moore was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Moore has a lifetime requirement to register his residence as he was previously convicted of child molesting. Continue reading
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.