Hamlet Juvenile Charged in LaPorte County


A teenage boy from Hamlet was cited for a curfew violation early Wednesday morning by LaPorte Police.

They responded just after 3 a.m. to a report of suspicious activity at vacant home in the 1600 block of Stone Lake Drive. A witness told police a black vehicle with several young people in it had just left the area, but others were still nearby. Officers searched the adjacent wooded area, according to a news release, and found a bottle of cola and a bottle of alcohol. They also reportedly saw several juveniles walking nearby and found three 17-year-old boys and a 20-year-old woman hiding behind a shed in the back yard of a home in the 1500 block of Weller Avenue.

All three boys were taken to the LaPorte County Juvenile Services Center. They are all charged with curfew violations, and one of the two boys from LaPorte is also accused of violating ABC acts.  Abigail Metzinger, 20, of Wanatah, was arrested for violation of ABC acts and taken to the La Porte County Jail.