The LaPorte Police Department is investigating an early morning armed robbery. They were called to the 200 block of East Lincolnway around 12:30 a.m. The victim and witnesses were sitting outside and saw two people dressed in all dark clothing run between the American Legion and the Falcons. When the victim went to check it out, the suspects confronted him, assaulted him and robbed him at gunpoint. A police department news release indicates the suspects were last seen running toward Scott Field. The victim was transported by ambulance to IU Health Starke Hospital. Anyone with information is asked to call the LaPorte Police Department at 219-362-9446 or visit www.lpcitypd.com.
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.