Police in LaPorte are looking into a weekend break-in at Applied Industrial Technologies. Business representatives called the police Monday morning and advised someone entered the office sometime between 5:15 Friday night and 7:30 Monday morning. Various Makita power hand tools, a cash drawer and an envelope were all taken. The total value of the lost items is estimated at $6,900. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the LaPorte Police Department at (219) 362-9446 or visit www.lpcitypd.com to submit a crime tip.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.