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LaPorte Police Seeking Wanted Sex Offender

By: Anita Goodan
Published: April 10th, 2014
James Adams

James Adams

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is on the lookout for a wanted sex offender.

James W. Adams, 31, is wanted on a charge of Failure to Register, a Class D felony. Adams was convicted in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin of third degree Sexual Assault of a Child in 2001. He was identified as an Offender Against Children with lifetime requirement to register with law enforcement.

Adams first registered in LaPorte County in 2009 and in October 2013 he told the sheriff’s office he was homeless. Since October of 2013 he had been registering as homeless every seven days as required but he last registered in mid-February but has not been seen or heard of since. He was last seen in the Michigan City area.

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LaPorte Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 22nd, 2014
Wayne Cory, Jr.

Wayne Cory, Jr.

A LaPorte County man was arrested Wednesday on five counts of Child Exploitation.

Investigators from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation served a search warrant at the home of 42-year-old Wayne E. Cory, Jr. in the 7700 North block of Fail Road in rural LaPorte County.

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Two Arrested on Heroin-Related Charges

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 10th, 2014
Nicholas Albertson

Nicholas Albertson

Brian Wilkinson

Brian Wilkinson

Two LaPorte County men were arrested on heroin charges Friday after a traffic stop in LaPorte County.

During the traffic stop, a K9 conducted an “outer free air sniff” of the vehicle and the dog alerted that drugs were in the vehicle. A search was conducted of the vehicle where more than 29 grams of heroin were located. As a result, Nicholas Albertson and his passenger Brian Wilkinson were arrested.

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Police Seeking Identity of Second Driver Involved in Injury Crash

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 4th, 2014

Assistance is needed in helping to locate a semi and driver that were involved in an accident at the intersection of U.S 35 and U.S. 20 in LaPorte County on Feb. 28.

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a flatbed tractor-trailer involved in the accident. A woman driving a passenger car rear-ended the tractor- trailer and was trapped inside the car. Police believe that the driver of the tractor-trailer was unaware that the accident happened and left the scene.

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Operation Pull Over Blitz Begins Today

By: Anita Goodan
Published: February 28th, 2014

Today begins a three-week enforcement on impaired and dangerous driving by 250 law enforcement agencies across the state of Indiana.

Officers from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County Sheriff’s Department, as well as all local police departments, will be involved in this “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” blitz through March 23.

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Suspects Arrested in Dunes Inn Robbery Incident

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: February 26th, 2014
Angela Sheeler

Angela Sheeler

Demarcus Sharp

Demarcus Sharp

Two suspects believed to be involved in this month’s robbery of The Dunes Inn in La Porte County were arrested recently by officers with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. The Dunes Inn robbery occurred Feb. 23 and within hours, police released information regarding the incident and soon began to receive tips about potential suspects.

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LaPorte County Detectives Seeking Information in 27-Year-Old Murder Case

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: February 25th, 2014

Linda Weldy

Linda Weldy

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department continues to seek information into the disappearance of 10-year-old Linda Lynn Weldy.

It was Feb. 24, 1987 when Weldy exited the school bus in front of her residence and was never again seen alive. Her mother reported her missing later that evening and it wasn’t until March 17, 1987 when her body was found on an abandoned railroad right-of-way near County Road 500 South near Kingsbury. She had been murdered.

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Michigan City Man Dies in Two Vehicle Accident

By: Anita Goodan
Published: February 24th, 2014

A Michigan City man died in a two vehicle accident Monday morning in LaPorte County.

Deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the intersection of U.S. 20 and U.S. 35 at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning to find one driver dead at the scene of the accident. According to a preliminary investigation, 28-year-old Javier A. Florez of Michigan City pulled out into the intersection in his passenger car and 79-year-old Ivan Hickmott of Watervliet, Michigan struck with car with the semi tractor-trailer he was driving.

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22-Year-Old Charged With Possession of Heroin, Driver Never Licensed

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: January 28th, 2014

Cody Cappis-Woods

Cody Cappis-Woods

A 22-year-old Kingsford Heights man was arrested on Friday after he was allegedly found driving without a license and provided false information to police. According to the report, police were dispatched around 6:20 p.m. to investigate a reckless driver in a black truck that had just turned onto Boyd Boulevard from Highway 35.

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LaPorte Man Arrested Following Traffic Stop; $500 Confiscated

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: January 9th, 2014

A traffic stop in LaPorte resulted in an arrest and confiscation of more than $500 in cash. On Friday, Jan. 3 around 11:30 p.m., police stopped a silver Ford Escape for a speed violation and for traveling in the opposite lane of travel, according to the report. The driver was found to be Jeremy Klement, 21 of LaPorte, and a LaPorte County Sheriff K-9 reportedly alerted to the presence of drugs during a free air sniff of the vehicle during the course of the stop.

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Designate a Sober Driver as Part of Your New Year’s Plans

By: Anita Goodan
Published: December 31st, 2013

It’s time to celebrate the end of 2013 and the start of 2014. Police officers ask that you celebrate responsibly. They will be out patrolling the roadways to make sure all are safe from drunk drivers.

Major John Boyd from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department told WKVI that the county’s DUI Taskforce officers will be out doing saturation patrols. The DUI Taskforce includes officers from the LaPorte and Michigan City Police Departments. Deputies will also be out with New Year’s holiday celebrations in mind.

The Starke and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Departments will have deputies out on patrol and will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers.

Make sure you designate a sober driver if you plan on doing any alcohol-filled New Year’s celebrations.

Vehicle Found on RR Tracks in LaPorte County, Owner Denies Knowledge of Incident

By: Anita Goodan
Published: December 13th, 2013

Charges are being reviewed against a suspect who allegedly abandoned his vehicle on railroad tracks in the 300 block of Linwood Street in LaPorte County.

On Tuesday evening, Norfolk Southern railroad officials told police that a vehicle was stuck in the middle of the tracks, just east of the Detroit Street crossing. When police arrived at 8:19 p.m. CT, they observed a car sitting abandoned in the middle of the tracks. An Amtrak train was stopped on the south track, just inches from the vehicle that had bottomed out on four track rails on a center track.

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LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Asking Burglary Victims to Reclaim Items

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: December 5th, 2013

LaPorte County Sheriff's Department

La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

A string of residential burglaries in the LaPorte County area led police to conduct a raid that turned up a variety of electronics, including cellular telephones, handheld personal devices, laptops and even jewelry. Sgt. Andrew Hyneck with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office said they are still trying to identify the owners of the recovered property.

The propery was recovered on Nov. 26 at a residence in rural Coolspring Township through a search warrant. The investigation remains open and ongoing as a collaborative effort between the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan City Police Department. The goal remains to locate the victims and owners of the recovered property and return it to them.

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Gary Man Jailed Following Michigan City Shooting

Published: December 3rd, 2013

 

A Gary man faces a criminal recklessness charge following an early morning shooting in rural Michigan City Tuesday. Officers from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department were called to the Woodland Crossing Apartment Complex just before 1 a.m. for a report of shots fired. When they arrived they were told a man had been shot and had been taken to St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in a private vehicle. Witnesses gave the officers a description of the suspect’s vehicle, and within minutes it was located in a nearby housing complex. A short time later Daryle C. Anderson, Jr., 23, of Gary, was arrested without incident. Police have not released the victim’s name. He was released from the hospital after being treated for a bullet wound to his lower back. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Andrew Hynek at (219) 879-3530 ext. 2401.

 

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