LaPorte City Police Department officers arrested Robert Reed, 33, of LaPorte, after a police pursuit. Reed is also suspected of being involved in a theft and pursuit incident in San Pierre on May 22nd.
According to Detective Andy Hynek of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department, Reed was spotted in the LaPorte City limits on Friday, May 27th in a suspected stolen vehicle from Starke County. LaPorte City officers initiated a traffic stop and Reed would not pull over. A pursuit began and he was eventually taken into custody. He was arrested on charges of Possession of Stolen Property, Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Habitual Traffic Violator. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department has also filed charges on Reed which include four counts of Theft and one count of Burglary. The LaPorte County charges stem from a two month investigation in which Reed was allegedly involved in the act of stealing trailers, vehicles, RVs and tools.
Reed is suspected of being involved in an incident in Starke County on May 22nd in which he fled from police on foot after a traffic stop. He was reportedly with Murriah Dailey when they were allegedly involved in a theft and pursuit incident in San Pierre. Reed is being held in the LaPorte County jail pending formal charges in Starke County. A probable cause affidavit and an arrest warrant have been filed by the Starke County Prosecutor’s office.