This year’s keynote speaker is the superintendent of the Indiana State Police, Doug Carter. Carter was raised in LaPorte and graduated from LaPorte High School in 1980. He served 18 years with the Indiana State Police prior to being elected Sheriff of Hamilton County where he served two terms.
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Officers checked a vehicle that was parked in the Stone Lake Beach parking lot and an on-scene investigation resulted in the arrest of Christopher Miller of LaPorte. He was arrested on a preliminary charge of Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, heroin, as a Class A Felony. He was booked into the LaPorte County Jail and will appear in LaPorte County Circuit Court on Friday in an initial hearing.
Miller is being held on a $100,000 bond.
LaPorte County officers arrested three Gary teenagers after a burglary and pursuit incident in LaPorte.
Shortly before 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning, officers from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office were notified of a residential burglary in progress in the 1200 north block of Goldring Road. The vehicle was then observed fleeing the area. Officers from the Michigan City Police Department saw the vehicle driving erratically along County Road 400 north near U.S. 421. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and a pursuit began. The driver refused to stop and went onto Highway 94 and continued traveling at high speed.
Two men were apprehended at the Starke/LaPorte line yesterday afternoon after an alleged armed robbery at Will’s Service in LaCrosse.
The suspects had fled the scene shortly after the incident. Descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle were given to LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department deputies and surrounding police agencies. A short time later, a vehicle matching the suspect’s description was located traveling near the intersection of State Road 39 and State Road 8 and officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and the Knox City Police Department were able to stop the vehicle and assist the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department in arresting the pair.
LaPorte County police are asking for your help in locating a person who has committed a sex offender registry violation which is a Class D Felony.
Darell L. Eckwood last registered on March 28, 2013 per the requirement of the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry statutes, but during the course of the April 2013 “Operation Lost Innocence” investigation, officials learned that he was no longer at that residence. Read the rest of this entry »
Prom season is gearing up so the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department and the LaPorte County DUI Task Force will increase enforcement and patrols around prom and post-prom sites this spring.
Proms for Marquette, New Prairie, South Central and Westville schools in LaPorte County begin the weekend of April 27 and continue through May 18 and it’s the goal of law enforcement to deter alcohol use and eliminate alcohol related crashes among prom attendees.
Investigators from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene of a fatality accident Thursday afternoon.
The two-vehicle crash involved a passenger car and a garbage truck. Preliminary investigation at the scene found that the driver of the passenger car had apparently failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of 300 North and Johnson Road. The car entered the intersection and collided with a garbage truck.
As part of the change, effective today, the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department will no longer accept paper handgun permits and will no longer fingerprint applicants.
The 1981 unsolved homicide of Juanita Boyd is being re-examined. She was last seen at Snyder’s Corner Tavern, which at the time was at 1st and J streets in LaPorte. She was reported missing on Feb. 23, 1981 and discovered five days later in the trunk of her 1970 Pontiac Catalina in a field just off Forrester Road, approximately one-half mile north of the Indiana Toll Road. She was dead, having been strangled and stabbed.
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department arrested two people in connection with a residential burglary that took place earlier this week. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, police were called to a possible burglary in progress at a home that had been already been burglarized less than two weeks prior.
Around 12:03 p.m., dispatch received a call reporting the burglary at a home in the 1200 North block of Goldring Road. The homeowner called 911 after returning home and discovering items stacked outside the home. Sheriff’s deputies arrived a short while later and confirmed that a burglary had taken place, and a neighbor told police that they had seen two men run north from the victim’s home and disappear into a wooded area.
Three Illinois men have been charged in an armed robbery incident at the AT&T store in LaPorte on Monday.
Daniel J. Wright, Marcus Harris and Trebort L. Hardiman, wearing hoodies and masks, allegedly entered the store on J. Street in LaPorte and demanded phones and money. One of the suspects reportedly displayed a handgun.
Two men seriously wounded when shot by a retired police officer inside his LaPorte County home have been charged with Burglary, a Class B Felony.
Edward Flynn, 67, and his girlfriend returned to his home Friday night in Pottawattomie Park and reportedly discovered broken glass in the dining room. Flynn, a retired Chicago police officer, told police he pulled out his revolver and encountered Marshaun Wright, 24, and Ladell Hemsworth, 23. He then reportedly pointed the gun at the men who began coming toward him.
Two LaPorte men were arrested Wednesday after a traffic stop.
Investigators from the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit and deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department conducted the traffic stop and found Bruce Wakeman and Robert Ratz inside the vehicle.
LaPorte authorities arrested two after a search warrant was conducted at a home on Ohio Street in LaPorte on Thursday.
Case workers from the Indiana Department of Child Services and investigators from the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit were called to investigate the welfare of a three-year-old child and officers found that illegal activity may be occurring at the residence.
Eric Slayton, 32, and 20-year-old Aldo Zappitelli were arrested and taken to the LaPorte County Jail on preliminary charges of Dealing a Schedule I Controlled Substance (heroin), a Class B Felony, and Possession of Marijuana, a Class A Misdemeanor. Zappitelli was also booked on a warrant for Burglary in the state of Michigan and is being held without bond. He could be extradited from LaPorte County as a result of the warrant. Slayton’s bond was set at $3,505 cash.