31 Tires Slashed at LaPorte Tow Yard


LaPorte Police are investigating after several vehicles saw their tires slashed on Friday evening.

According to information provided by the police department, officers were called to the 200 block of Lincolnway around 8:20 p.m. on Friday. Investigators found that 31 tires were slashed on 12 different cars.

Witnesses at the scene told police they heard noises coming from the fenced-in area and provided a description of the suspect. The business said the description matched a person they recently experienced problems with.

Officers located the suspect, described as being 43-years-old, at his home. According to the Police Department, the suspect was wearing the same clothes witnesses described and appeared to be intoxicated.

The charges have been sent to the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s office for review.

About $3,500 in damages was reported.