The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the three-year-old boy run over by a tractor Wednesday. Edward Burek-Phillips, called “Bubby” by his family, was riding his bike on his family’s farm when it happened, according to police.
A three-year-old boy is critically injured, after police say he was run over by a tractor in LaPorte County. At around 1:45 Wednesday afternoon, emergency responders were called to a farm on County Road 400 South, east of U.S. 35.
Police are looking for a man who led officers on a high-speed chase through two counties Friday evening. Deputies with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office say it began around 8:15, when they spotted a speeding vehicle traveling east on U.S. 20 near State Road 39. A deputy pulled over the driver near Range Road.
A Pulaski County man and a Michigan City woman face felony battery charges in LaPorte County after an apparent injury accident aroused the suspicions of a sheriff’s patrolman. Continue reading
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is still putting the pieces together, after a series of crashes kept deputies busy over the weekend. On Sunday, police responded to County Road 950 West, after a vehicle apparently crashed into a barricade where the road dead ends at Interstate 94. A man with serious head injuries was found lying next to the car.
A South Bend man is dead following an early morning crash on U.S. 20 just west of 300 East in LaPorte County. Continue reading
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
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.
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a complaint of a possible police impersonator at the Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area in LaPorte County. Continue reading
An inmate at the Westville Correctional Facility who went missing Friday has been found inside the facility. Prison staff say Orville Morris, 35, apparently crawled up into some of the mechanical systems in the ceiling of the pallet shop where he worked. Continue reading
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
A rural LaPorte County man is dead, after reportedly crashing a vehicle into a tree early Monday morning. Officers with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office believe 34-year-old Bryan Meyer was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer southbound on Fail Road about a mile north of LaPorte around 3:00 a.m., when it left the east side of the roadway and struck a tree. Continue reading
A former Michigan City Police officer has been arrested on four counts of rape. Thomas K. Jackson, 51, of Trail Creek was taken into custody at a convenience store Tuesday morning, following a month-long investigation by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau. Continue reading
Two people were injured after a crash in LaPorte County Wednesday morning. Deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office were called to the intersection of U.S. 20 and Fail Road around 5:45 a.m. Continue reading
As prom season approaches, the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is offering some safety tips. Continue reading
Officials in LaPorte County are investigating a child sexual abuse video of a LaPorte High School student linked to numerous local accounts that’s been making the rounds on the internet. They believe it may be one of the worst cases of “sex extortion” to be investigated in this area. Continue reading
A family driving through LaPorte County ended up with a wild turkey stuck in the windshield of their rental vehicle Tuesday morning. Deputies with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office believe a black GMC Yukon was heading westbound on U.S. 20 near Wilhelm Road when it hit a large tom turkey that was flying across the road. Continue reading
A rural LaPorte County resident allegedly led police on a high-speed chase, before apparently crashing the car and suffering serious injuries. Shortly after 1:00 Friday morning, a LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted an orange Nissan 350 Z traveling north at a high rate of speed on U.S. 421. Continue reading
Officials with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a fatal accident. It happened around 7 a.m. on U.S. 20 at County Road 300 East, about a mile west of Rolling Prairie. Continue reading
Formal charges have been filed against the LaPorte County man who was captured after a multi-agency manhunt earlier this week. Continue reading