A LaPorte man faces felony charges after an alleged meth lab in his apartment caught fire. The LaPorte Fire Department responded to the Country Acres apartment complex around 5 p.m. Wednesday evening, according to a sheriff’s department news release. Continue reading
LaPorte Police will be on the lookout for aggressive drivers during a special enforcement initiative that starts today. Through Jan. 24, officers will be working 30 hours of Operation Pull Over-funded patrols. They will be looking for behaviors such as running stop signs or automatic signals and failing to yield, following too closely, unsafe backing, speeding and driving too fast for conditions. Continue reading
A meth lab explosion is to blame for a Friday morning structure fire in LaPorte, according to authorities there. The LaPorte Police and Fire Departments responded just before 2 a.m. to a house fire at 1408 Scott Street and found the structure fully engulfed. Continue reading
Police in LaPorte are investigating reports of a woman who tried to fill several fraudulent written prescriptions for controlled substances at pharmacies around the city on Saturday. Continue reading
Authorities in LaPorte have made an arrest in connection with Sunday’s armed robbery at Mae’s Mart on Monroe Street. Continue reading
LaPorte Police are investigating an armed robbery. It occurred just before 10 p.m. Sunday at Mae’s Mart at 3204 Monroe Street. Continue reading
A LaPorte woman is out $1,000 after responding to a bogus Craigslist ad. The Oct. 1 posting advertised a Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale. The victim told LaPorte Police she contacted the seller, who said his name was Frank Carter and he told her he was listing the vehicle for his sister. Continue reading
Counterfeit $100 bills have been passed recently at several LaPorte businesses, according to police. A clerk at the Family Dollar on east Lincolnway told officers a black woman presented a $100 bill for a small purchase of items between 8:30 and 9 p.m. last Thursday night. The next day the bank notified the business the bill was counterfeit. Continue reading
A 17-year-old who was reportedly breaking into cars in downtown LaPorte may think twice before doing so again after being held at gunpoint by the owner of one of the vehicles. Continue reading
Officers from the LaPorte Police Department wrote 141 tickets for lack of seatbelt usage and 10 for lack of child restraint usage during a recent Click It or Ticket campaign. The 17-day enforcement period wrapped up over the weekend. LaPorte Police wrote a total of 197 citations and issued 118 warnings for things like texting, motorcycle license violations, driving while suspended, no driver’s license, speeding and other traffic violations. Officers also made two drunk driving arrests, according to a news release. Continue reading
Police officers across the country and close to home will be on the lookout for drivers and passengers who aren’t buckled up. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, LaPorte Police Department and Indiana State Police are among the agencies taking part in the Click It or Ticket enforcement blitz that starts today. Continue reading
A LaPorte man reportedly saw an alligator in a body of water there. He told police he was fishing of a pier at Kiwanis/Teledyne Park when he saw a head with two eyes sticking up above the water. Continue reading
A high-speed pursuit that started in LaPorte County just after 9 last night ended near New Buffalo, Mich. when the suspect rolled his SUV. A LaPorte City Police Officer tried to stop a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a suspected traffic violator on the downtown overpass. A LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputy joined the pursuit as the motorist fled north on Pine Lake Avenue and eventually north onto State Road 39 past the city limits. Continue reading
The LaPorte Police Department will participate in an effort to reduce aggressive and dangerous driving.
Officers will be working 80 hours in an Operation Pull Over event that begins today and ends March 28. The purpose of the added hours of patrols is to reduce crashes and injuries by encouraging safe driving behavior by motorists driving on the streets.
Click it or ticket. That’s the message LaPorte Police sent to motorists during a recent Operation Pull Over-funded enforcement blitz. They wrote 51 seat belt and three car seat violation citations during a mid-February campaign. During the past 11 days the LaPorte Police Department responded to 46 property damage and five personal injury crashes, affecting a total of nine people. Of the personal injury crashes, two occupants were not restrained, and two were injured. Continue reading
A counterfeit $10 bill was apparently passed at the LaPorte Walmart earlier this week. Continue reading
Authorities in LaPorte have arrested a man accused of robbing the Family Express on Pine Lake Road Thursday afternoon. Jacob Borders, 35, came into the store around 2:30 p.m., demanded money from the clerk and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t comply, according to a police department news release. She gave him money, and he fled in a tan Ford Explorer. Occupants of that vehicle flagged down officers en route to the call and told them they gave the suspect a ride to Family Express so he could use the ATM. They say Borders got back into the truck, told them he had just robbed the store and they needed to hurry. They told the police they ordered him out of the vehicle and said they believed he went into a home in the 400 block of Pine Lake Avenue. Continue reading
A teenage drug dealer has been released to the custody of his mother after being robbed and dropped off in a remote area. Continue reading
A LaPorte man now faces an attempted rape charge in connection with a Monday morning incident. Police there were called to a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue at 1:45 a.m. Witnesses told officers they heard a disturbance coming from a bedroom.
A Winamac man police say asked several Walmart patrons for gas money faces panhandling charges in LaPorte County. Officers responded to a report of suspicious behavior at the store on Boyd Boulevard in LaPorte around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3. Several patrons described the suspect as a tall, white man with tattoos on his hands. He was said to be with a teal Dodge Neon with a heavyset white woman with red hair in the passenger seat. Continue reading