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Fugitive and Work Release Escapee Arrested in Michigan City

Joseph Ukonga

Joseph Ukonga

Jordan Mauk

Jordan Mauk

Two people were arrested on Wednesday after a search warrant was executed by the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit, Michigan City Street Crimes Unit, and the Michigan City Fugitive Apprehension Street Team in the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Michigan City.

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Wanted Drug Suspect Surrenders to LaPorte Authorities

Sable Connor

Sable Connor

An Illinois woman was arrested Wednesday after surrendering herself to LaPorte County police.

Sable E. Conner, 28, had an outstanding warrant for dealing in a schedule II controlled substance (cocaine), a Level 4 felony. Conner has posted a $20,000 bond and was released from the jail and is scheduled to appear in circuit court.

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Two Arrested after Drug Investigation

Anthony Santolino

Anthony Santolino

Devonte Stevens

Devonte Stevens

Two men were arrested in LaPorte County on Wednesday after a drug investigation by the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit.

A search warrant was executed by LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department Warrants Division officers in the 1200 block of Jackson Street in LaPorte where drug evidence was seized.

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Two Extradited to LaPorte County

Richard Maynard

Richard Maynard

Christina Stultz

Christina Stultz

Two wanted offenders were recently extradited to LaPorte from Tennessee by deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division and booked into the LaPorte County Jail.

Richard Maynard, 50, and Christine Stultz (aka Christine Riegle), 40, were detained in Coffee County, Tennessee after law enforcement officers there found the pair were wanted on drug charges in an investigation by the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit.

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LaPorte Man Turns Himself in on Drug Charge

Kyle Shumate

Kyle Shumate

A LaPorte man turned himself into the LaPorte County Jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest on a charge of dealing in a schedule III controlled substance (suboxone) which is a Class B felony.

Kyle Shumate, 24, surrendered himself on Monday. He was released from jail after posting a $2,500 bond. Shumate will appear soon for an initial hearing in LaPorte County Circuit Court.

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Anthony Aldana Arrested on Drug Charge

Anthony Aldana

Anthony Aldana

A wanted LaPorte man is in jail on a drug charge.

Members of the Michigan City Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Street Team took Anthony Aldana, 20, into custody on Monday. Aldana was wanted on a charge of dealing a schedule III controlled substance (suboxone), a Class A felony.

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Pointon Surrenders Himself to LaPorte County Jail

Brandon Pointon

Brandon Pointon

A LaPorte man turned himself into the custody of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday after a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Brandon Pointon, 21, was wanted on a charge of dealing a schedule III controlled substance (suboxone) which is a Class A felony.

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LaPorte Woman Charged with Dealing Heroin

Jillian Townsel

Jillian Townsel

A LaPorte woman will be facing an additional charge after information received in a recent drug investigation.

Jillian A. Townsel, 22, was being held in the LaPorte County Jail for revocation of a suspended sentence for theft. She was placed into custody on this charge on May 16. On Friday, May 30, she was charged while being held in the LaPorte County Jail on a preliminary count of Dealing a Schedule I Controlled Substance (heroin), a Class B felony.

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LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit Arrests Several on Drug Charges

Jennie Searing

Jennie Searing

The LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit had a big week of arrests this week.

On Monday, officers from the Metro Operations Unit and the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at a home in the 600 block of Pulaski Street in LaPorte. That search resulted in the arrest of Jennie Searing, 24, on an outstanding warrant for three counts of dealing a schedule II controlled substance (cocaine) plus preliminary charges of possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug as a Class A Felony and possession of a controlled substance as a Class D felony. She is being held in the LaPorte County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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Three Arrested for Drug Charges in LaPorte

Brett Curry

Brett Curry

Justin Jarrett

Justin Jarrett

Jillian Townsel

Jillian Townsel

Three LaPorte County residents were arrested Monday after police from the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit and LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department found drugs in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

At 6:14 p.m., a passenger car driven by Justin R. Jarrett of Rolling Prairie, was pulled over for a traffic violation in the 1300 block of Pine Lake Ave. The police service dog, Rambo, indicated the presence of drugs. Officers searched the vehicle and allegedly found heroin in Jarrett’s possession.

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Kingsbury Woman in LaPorte County Jail on Drug Charges

LaPorte County Sheriff's Department

La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

A Kingsbury woman surrendered herself at the LaPorte County Jail on Saturday after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Alisha Lukac, 24, was arrested for two counts of Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Morphine), both of which are Class B felonies. She is being held in the LaPorte County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

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LaPorte Man In Custody on Dealing Heroin Charges

Jeremy Klement

Jeremy Klement

A LaPorte man was arrested Thursday after a warrant had been issued for his arrest for Dealing Heroin.

Investigators from the Metro Operations Unit arrested Jeremy Klement at his home in the 400 block of Washington Street in LaPorte. Klement was wanted on three counts of Dealing of Schedule I Controlled Substance (heroin), a Class A felony.

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LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit Makes Three Arrests

Officers from the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit Recently made three arrests on felony drug charges. Curtis Maupin, 25, of LaPorte, is free on bond on the C felony offense of dealing in marijuana.Phillip A. Strieter, 35, of LaPorte, remains jailed on a $25,000 bond on a charge of dealing in heroin. He was arrested without incident Tuesday at his home on David Court. Officers also arrested Kristin Arnett, 29, without incident at her home on Wardner Street in LaPorte on Tuesday. She’s charged with dealing in prescription medication and is jailed in lieu of a $25,000 bond. Continue reading

LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit Announces Two Drug Arrests

A pair of LaPorte County residents are free on bond following their recent arrests on drug charges. Jason Kazen, 41, and Jenny Kazen, 38, both of Hudson Lake, surrendered themselves at the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office last Thursday after criminal arrest warrants were issued. Both are charged with possession of marijuana as a class D felony. Jenny is also charged with the felony offense of possession of hydrocodone, which is a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Both are free on bond. Their arrests are a result of an investigation by officers from the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit. The public is encouraged to report potential drug activity to the La Porte County Metro Operations Unit by calling (219) 325-9022.

LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit Investigations Result in Three Arrests

Investigators from the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit recently arrested three people on drug-related charges. Dayle R. Pace, 27, of LaPorte, is charged with the A felony offense of dealing heroin. She’s being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond and is due to appear in court on Friday. Shane Ransom, 33, of LaPorte, is free on bond after being charged with the felony offense of dealing marijuana. So is Rebecca Johnson, 27, of LaPorte, who also faces a felony charge of dealing in marijuana.

The LaPorte County Metro Operations Task Force is comprised of investigators from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office and LaPorte Police Department. They are charged with investigating drug activity. Anybody with information about drug activity within their jurisdiction is urged to call them at (219) 325-9022.

LaPorte Inmate Served Arrest Warrant

The LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit on Wednesday served a criminal arrest warrant to a man already in prison on charges of Revocation of Suspended Sentence for Dealing Methamphetamine. The warrant now charges the inmate, 39-year-old Carl Ulrich, with two counts of Possession of a Precursor by a Methamphetamine Offender as a Class D felony.

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Westville Correctional Center Employee Arrested On Warrant

Joseph Altemus

Joseph Altemus

A Westville Correctional Center employee was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Dealing a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone) as a Class B felony. Officers with the LaPorte City Police Department arrested 26-year-old Joseph Altemus of LaPorte on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and transported him to the LaPorte County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

The warrant had been issued as a result of an LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit investigation with the assistance of the Indiana Department of Corrections.

The public is encouraged to report potential drug activity to the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit by calling (219) 325-9022.

Three Wanted Criminals Arrested in LaPorte County

Officers with the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit arrested three people Friday on outstanding criminal warrants.

Officers served an arrest warrant to a suspect in the LaPorte County Jail. Shalovis Robinson, 22, was being held in the jail for violating probation at the time she was served the warrant. She is now being charged with three counts of Dealing a Schedule I Controlled Substance (heroin), a Class B felony.

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Two Arrested on Dealing Cocaine Warrants

Two people were arrested after LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit officers executed arrest warrants.

Ahna C. Heidt, 24, was taken into custody without incident at her home in LaPorte. She was wanted on two counts of Dealing a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Cocaine), a Class A felony. She is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.

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