Freedom was short lived for two of the three boys who escaped from the LaPorte County Juvenile Services Center Tuesday night. The boys were reported missing around 10 p.m. About three hours later police got a call from someone who spotted one of the boys in the 800 block of 3rd Street. The youngster was reportedly wearing all blue clothing and no shoes. Officers canvassed the area and found two boys hiding in a fenced-in area adjacent to Bethany Lutheran Church at 1st and H streets. Both boys, ages 13 and 17, were arrested on charges of escape and resisting law enforcement.
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.