A strong odor from a white van during the Tour de LaPorte reportedly led to the arrest of a 34-year-old man over the weekend. LaPorte County Police were providing traffic control for the event at various locations Saturday morning.Continue reading
A woman has been arrested, after LaPorte County Police responded to an alleged stabbing early Monday. Around 2:20 a.m., sheriff’s deputies got a report of a man bleeding at the Marathon gas station at U.S. 20 and State Road 39.Continue reading
Four suspected drug dealers were arrested as part of a warrant sweep Monday. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department says the Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team served Level 2 felony warrants in multiple counties, with help from Marshall, Starke, and LaPorte county sheriff’s deputies.Continue reading
A mother and son and a father and son were all arrested this week, in a pair of investigations by the LaPorte County Drug Task Force. Police say Michelle Burgess, 46, of LaPorte, and Kolin Burgess, 20, of Kouts, were taken into custody, following an investigation on the distribution of heroin and meth in the City of LaPorte. Both face Level 5 felony charges of dealing in methamphetamine, while Michelle Burgess is also accused of the Level 5 felony of dealing in a narcotic drug.Continue reading
A Michigan City man has been arrested in connection with the death of his father. LaPorte County Police say Larry Wozniak died at a home in rural Springfield Township on January 24. A week later, family members reportedly contacted the LaPorte County Drug Task Force saying that he died under suspicious circumstances.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.
With trick-or-treating coming up, police in LaPorte County teamed up Wednesday for a compliance check on the county’s sex offenders. Of the 102 people registered as sexually violent predators or offenders against children, three of them were found to be non-complaint, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.
The baby box located at the Coolspring Township Fire Station was used again on Sunday night.
A LaPorte County man was seriously injured in a snowmobile crash early Monday morning. Indiana Conservation Officers say it happened around midnight in a field near Hanna. Investigators believe Charles Zbuka, 38, was riding across the field at about 40 miles per hour, when he crashed into a large ditch.
A crash on U.S. 6 west of Walkerton claimed the life of a South Bend man Thursday. LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with fire and EMS crews, responded to the intersection of U.S. 6 and 875 East around 12:15 p.m. Continue reading
Suspicious activity in a Wanatah church parking lot led to a Gary man being arrested on drug charges Wednesday morning. A LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted two vehicles parked at the Christian Church of Wanatah around 7:45 a.m., with one person outside. Continue reading
A Kingsford Heights man faces a felony trespassing charge in LaPorte County after reportedly boarding a school bus with drug paraphernalia. Continue reading
LaPorte County officials have released the names of the three people killed in a crash this morning on U.S. 20. It happened around 7 a.m. about a mile west of Rolling Prairie. Continue reading
The suspect in a LaPorte County burglary and battery case has been taken into custody, thanks to the help of a Porter County Sheriff’s K-9. David Lane, 46, was found hiding in a wooded area in the 4500 block of East Scholl Road and taken into custody around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a man considered to be armed and dangerous. They say 46-year-old David Lane forced his way into his estranged wife’s residence in the 4800 East block of County Road 200 North Monday night, threatened her with a firearm, battered her and threatened to harm himself and to commit “suicide by cop.” Continue reading
LaPorte County officials believe a heart attack is what killed a 17-year-old New Prairie High School student last month. Mark Mayfield died suddenly on January 23, after taking part in an intramural basketball game at the school. Continue reading
Students at New Prairie High School have planned a vigil tonight for a classmate who died Monday after playing basketball in the gym. Continue reading
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating at least one burglary in Fish Lake and cautions more may have occurred. Continue reading
A LaPorte County community is mourning the sudden death of a high school student. The 17-year-old boy was taking part in an intramural basketball game at New Prairie High School Monday evening, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department. They were dispatched along with LaPorte County EMS and Kankakee Township Fire Department First Responders to the school around 7:25 p.m. Continue reading
A Westville man was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Continue reading