Patrol deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office say sleepy drivers were to blame for a pair of single-vehicle crashes this morning. The first happened around 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 35 and Johnson Road. Continue reading
A multi-vehicle crash on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County had the highway closed again Saturday morning. Continue reading
A one-year-old child was airlifted to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis today after the vehicle in which he was riding was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County. Continue reading
LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan has released the name of the man killed this morning in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 20. Continue reading
One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash this morning in LaPorte County. It happened on U.S. 20 just west of Fail Road shortly after 8 a.m., according to sheriff’s department officials. Continue reading
An investigation by the LaPorte County Metro Operations Task Force resulted in the arrest of a LaPorte man on drug charges. Continue reading
Alcohol, speed and slick roads were factors in a single-vehicle crash near LaCrosse that claimed life and sent another person to a South Bend hospital.
It happened just after 11 p.m. Tuesday on State Road 8 just east of 600 West, according to officials with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies found a black 1999 Dodge Ram truck on its side and say a man and woman had been thrown from the vehicle. Neither were wearing seatbelts, according to investigators. Continue reading
A mobile home fire in LaPorte County claims a life. It occurred thismorning at 7701 South U.S. 6 and 35, according to officials with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. That’s just outside of Kingsford Heights. The Kingsford-Union and Kingsbury Fire Departments were dispatched to a medical alarm call at 9:19 a.m. They arrived five minutes later and found smoke coming from inside the trailer. Continue reading
One person is dead and another is hospitalized in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash near LaCrossee late last night. Patrol deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department responded at 11:17 p.m. to State Road 8 just east of 600 West. They found a black 1999 Dodge Ram truck on its side. Continue reading
One person is dead following a head-on collision on U.S. 421 between Wanatah and LaCrosse Thursday afternoon. Continue reading
Cooperation between the Indiana State Police and LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department led to the safe return of a Gary woman to her home after a family member reported her missing. Continue reading
Air bags and seatbelts are credited with saving a Valparaiso man from serious injury when his Toyota Prius rear-ended a garbage truck this morning in LaPorte. Continue reading
A LaPorte man faces intimidation charges in Starke County after he reportedly threatened several people with a gun at a Knox residence yesterday. Continue reading
A recent vehicle theft in Hammond results in the discovery of a possible automotive chop shop in Michigan City.
Federal, state and LaPorte County authorities served a search warrant at a property in the 7900 block of West Country Road 350 North yesterday and arrested the owner, 48-year-old Thomas Lambert, on a felony theft warrant. It was issued after sheriff’s deputies reportedly found parts from a stolen vehicle on the property during a Nov. 23rd investigation. Continue reading
A Gary man faces a felony charge after a LaPorte County Seriff’s Dputy reportedly clocked him driving twice the posted speed limit this morning west of Rolling Prairie. Continue reading
A pair of Hammond men face felony burglary charges in LaPorte County after sheriff’s deputies reportedly caught them trying to flee from a Wanatah business early Monday morning. Continue reading
67-year-old Richard Dobeski was let out of an Indiana Department of Corrections Facility in New Castle this month. He was convicted on two counts of murder dating back to 1965.
The LaPorte Coujnty Metro Operations Unit is investigating an active meth lab in Kingsford Heights. The sheriff’s department got a call just before 5 a.m. today about people “cooking” methamphetamine at a home in the 300 block of Evanston Road. So far six adults have been detained for questioning in connection with the ongoing investigation. Continue reading
The investigation into a Tuesday morning crash on U.S. 421 in LaPorte County that injured five people is continuing. Investigators with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department say a Ford Expedition driven by 44-year-old Patrick Michaels of Wanatah was northbound near Alida Road around 5:30 a.m. and collided with a southbound GMC Sierra pickup truck driven by 43-year-old Vincent Fischer of Valparaiso. Officers say four passengers, 40-year-old Logan Fischer, 17-year-old Cheyenne Fischer and 10-year-old Duncan Fischer, all of Valparaiso, were passengers in the truck. Vincent, Logan and Duncan were the most critically injured and were flown to an area hospital. The other two were taken by ambulance for treatment. Continue reading
It’s summer vacation, do you know where your children are? Now that school is out, deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office will be cracking down on curfew violations. The county follows the state law, but some communities may have more stringent requirements. Continue reading