LaPorte Police Department Announces Enforcement Blitz

 
 

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

LaPorte Police Department Announces Click It or Ticket Results

Click it or TicketOfficers 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

LaPorte Pursuit Ends in Michigan With Rollover Wreck, Arrest

 
 

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

LaPorte Police to Conduct Patrols

 
 

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.

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LaPorte Police Crack Down on Seatbelt Use

Seatbelts are For EveryoneClick 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

LaPorte Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Jacob Borders
Jacob Borders

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

Winamac Man Faces Panhandling Charges in LaPorte County

 
 

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