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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Semi Driver Allegedly Drives Around Stopped Traffic, Crashes into Irrigation Equipment

LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office photo

A semi driver faces multiple citations, after police say he crashed into irrigation equipment that was being moved on State Road 2 Tuesday afternoon. LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputies say they had blocked traffic in both directions on State Road 2 at County Road 600 East, when an eastbound semi drove around the stopped traffic and into a turn lane, narrowly missing a marked police vehicle.

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Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Leading LaPorte County Police on Pursuit in Stolen Vehicle

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.

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Illinois Man Accused of Dealing Marijuana, Following LaPorte County Police Chase

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.

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New Prairie Middle School Student Arrested, Following Threat Investigation

LaPorte County Police say they’ve arrested a 13-year-old girl for intimidation, in connection with a threat that caused a “lockout” at New Prairie Middle School Friday. The sheriff’s office says Deputy Paul Adams, who serves as New Prairie’s school resource officer, continued to investigate the threatening text message over the weekend.

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