Dyer Man Arrested following Head-On U.S. 20 Crash that Left Two Injured

Two people were hurt and a man was arrested after a head-on crash on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County. Sheriff’s deputies say it happened around 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Investigators believe a passenger vehicle was stopped in a westbound lane waiting to turn left on County Road 250 East. A pickup truck apparently tried to go around it by going left of center and crashed head-on into an eastbound passenger vehicle.

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LaPorte County Traffic Stop Reportedly Turns Up Guns, Drugs

Two South Bend residents face drug- and gun-related charges following a LaPorte County traffic stop. A LaPorte County sheriff’s deputy says he was driving westbound on U.S. 20 near Range Road just after 6:30 Wednesday, when he saw a Ford passenger vehicle brake suddenly and pull onto the shoulder without signaling. The deputy reportedly tried to run a computer check on the license plate, but discovered that the registration was false.

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Cedar Lake Man Airlifted to Hospital after LaPorte County Motorcycle Crash

A motorcycle rider was airlifted to a hospital Thursday, after a crash on State Road 2. LaPorte County sheriff’s deputies say they were called to the 7800 block of West State Road 2 at about 3:15 Thursday morning, after getting a report of an unresponsive man lying along the roadway. When police arrived, they reportedly found a crash scene nearby.

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Wanted LaPorte County Man Arrested following Police Chase Sunday

A LaPorte County man wanted on suspicion of dealing in a controlled substance was taken into custody Sunday, but not before police say he tried to get away on a motorcycle and then checked into a Michigan City motel. LaPorte County sheriff’s deputies say they went to a home in the 3700 block of East County Road 100 South at about 6:15 p.m. to try to locate Tyler T. Lukac, 26.

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LaPorte County Man Accused of Child Exploitation, Possession of Child Pornography

A LaPorte County man was arrested on suspicion of child exploitation, possession of child pornography, and voyeurism, following two weeks of investigation. LaPorte County sheriff’s deputies say they were called to a home in the 2800 block of North Abraham Court on April 1 to help the Indiana Department of Child Services with a welfare check.

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LaPorte County Police to Conduct Overtime Patrols, Sobriety Checkpoints in March

LaPorte County Police will be cracking down on drunk driving in March. Sheriff’s deputies will be conducting overtime patrols and sobriety checkpoints. It’s part of a statewide enforcement campaign with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

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LaPorte County Police Arrest Man on Suspicion of Child Molesting

A man has been charged with multiple counts of child molesting, following an investigation in LaPorte County. Sheriff’s deputies say they were called to a home in rural Noble Township on February 7, regarding an unwanted guest. When the deputy got there, he was told that a sex offense had just occurred. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division began assisting.

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Two Arrested after Separate Traffic Stops Tuesday on Indiana Toll Road

LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Bosco and Deputy Wade Wallace (LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office photo)

LaPorte County Police made two separate arrests for drug-related offenses Tuesday on the Indiana Toll Road. Officers say Amanda J. Salmons, 34, of Cortland, Ohio is accused of the Level 5 felony of dealing in marijuana, after a traffic stop allegedly turned up a large quantity of the drug.

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