LaPorte County Fugitive in Custody

This booking photo of David Lane was taken in November of 2015

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

LaPorte County Authorities Searching for Man Believed to be Armed and Dangerous

This booking photo of David Lane was taken in November of 2015

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

New Prairie School Corp. Officials Initiate Crisis Plan Following Student’s Death

 

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

Conservation Officers Identify Hudson Lake Drowning Victim

New Carlisle Officer Josh Szuba in kayak) and members of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Dive Team search for drowning victim in Hudson Lake
New Carlisle Officer Josh Szuba in kayak) and members of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Dive Team search for drowning victim in Hudson Lake

Indiana Conservation Officers have released the name of the man who drowned in Hudson Lake Sunday morning. Howard Fetterer, 71, of New Carlisle was recovered from eight feet of water about 100 feet from shore, after a one-hour search. Continue reading

Conservation Officers Investigating Hudson Lake Drowning

New Carlisle Officer Josh Szuba in kayak) and members of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Dive Team search for drowning victim in Hudson Lake
New Carlisle Officer Josh Szuba (in kayak) and members of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Dive Team search for drowning victim in Hudson Lake (Photo provided by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department)

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a weekend drowning at Hudson Lake in LaPorte County. Emergency responders received reports shortly after 7:00 Sunday morning that someone had fallen out of a boat near the 8100 block of East Lakeshore Drive, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading

Sleepy Drivers Blamed for Morning Crashes

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The driver of this Chevrolet Tahoe was taken to LaPorte Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Photos provided by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department.

Patrol deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office say sleepy drivers were to blame for a pair of single-vehicle crashes this morning. The first happened around 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 35 and Johnson Road. Continue reading

Child Airlifted After Rear-End Wreck

Firefighters had to cut the passenger from the wreckage of this SUV. Photo courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Department.
Firefighters had to cut the passenger from the wreckage of this SUV. Photo courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department.

A one-year-old child was airlifted to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis today after the vehicle in which he was riding was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County. Continue reading