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A LaPorte man was arrested Tuesday after a brief vehicle pursuit with police in downtown LaPorte.
LaPorte officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Stephen Murphy as he nearly collided head-on with a marked police vehicle by going the wrong way on a one-way street.
Authorities in LaPorte County have made an arrest in homicide that occurred more than 20 years ago. Jason L. Tibbs, 38, of LaPorte, was arrested this morning by officers from the Indiana State Police and LaPorte Police Department. He ‘s charged with murdering Rayna Rison, who was 16 at the time of her death. She was last seen alive on March 26,1993. Her father reported her missing when she didn’t come home from work at the Pine Lake Animal Hospital. “America’s Most Wanted” aired a story about her disappearance on April 2nd of that year, and her body was recovered on April 27, 1993 from a pond near Range Road in LaPorte County. An autopsy confirmed she was murdered.
LaPorte police officers received numerous complaints from residents about unlawful entry into their vehicles. One victim gave police a description of a suspect and the suspect was located with a case in his hand that matched the description of one of the stolen items. The suspect reportedly told police that he found the case lying abandoned and did not know what was inside it. The case contained various cell phones, iPods and car chargers.
A Hamlet man faces a felony drunk driving charge after an early morning traffic stop in LaPorte Saturday morning. Police there pulled a Ford Ranger driven by William Conner, 39, at the corner of Jackson and State Streets over at 2:36 a.m. because a headlight wasn’t working and the registration belonged to another vehicle. He was arrested on felony and misdemeanor drunk driving charges as well as driving while suspended and having a false or fictitious registration.
A Miami, Fla. man’s erratic driving got the attention of police in LaPorte Friday afternoon and ultimately led to his arrest for possession of stolen property when they discovered the Chevrolet Blazer he was driving was stolen. Officers stopped Oscar Elias-Ramirez, 47, stopped in the 600 block of Jackson Street after he reportedly cut off two separate vehicles while changing lanes. The New York license plates on the Blazer were expired and came back registered to another vehicle, according to the police report. Officers checked the Blazer’s VIN and confirmed it had been stolen in Miami. Elias-Ramirez was also found to never have been licensed. Drug dogs were brought in to search the vehicle. They indicated the presence of drug odors, but no narcotics were found inside the vehicle. Officers did reportedly discover several hidden compartments where drugs and money are often concealed.
A LaPorte man is facing two counts of Domestic Battery after an alleged incident with his wife on Sunday.
Robert Larue stood up and placed his hands behind his back when he saw LaPorte City Police arrive at his apartment complex. Police were baffled and questioned Larue of his actions.
A LaPorte man police say threatened to stab and kill his neighbors with a knife and a barbecue fork faces multiple felony charges following the Tuesday afternoon incident. It happened around 4:30 in the 600 block of Tipton Street. Neighbors told the police they heard Mark Roberts, Jr., 26, arguing with his girlfriend inside their residence and saw him grab and slap her. The neighbor yelled at him to stop, and says Roberts barged into his apartment to confront him. A scuffle ensued, and the witness told the police he punched Roberts in the face. Roberts got up and went back to his apartment. He came out a few minutes later armed with the knife and fork and reportedly threatened to kill the witnesses, who told him the police had been called. They told him the police had been called, and he returned to his apartment. Roberts was sitting outside when the police arrived. He was arrested on charges of residential entry, intimidation and criminal recklessness. Roberts’ girlfriend told the police they argued but said he did not strike her.
LaPorte police investigated a battery incident at the Commons Apartments in LaPorte early Saturday morning. According to the report, at around 12:49 a.m. police were summoned to the apartment complex to investigate a battery complaint.
Upon their arrival, the victim told police that she had been outside visiting with a neighbor who inappropriately grabbed her buttocks several times after she had told him to stop. She told police that she then confronted the suspect’s girlfriend about his actions; his girlfriend then allegedly said that is how he behaves when he’s been drinking.
Police soon made contact with the suspect, Rodney Wahl, 33, of La Porte, who did not comment on the incident. He was taken into custody and charged with Sexual Battery, a Class D felony.
LaPorte police are investigating a burglary at 1507 Ohio Street that is said to have occurred sometime between Wednesday, June 19 and Friday, June 21, when a Rossi shotgun, .380 handgun, coins and jewelry were stolen. The home was locked at the time of the burglary but police found no indications of forced entry.
If you have information regarding this crime, or any other criminal/ suspicious activity, please contact the La Porte Police Department at 362-9446, or at www.lpcitypd.com to submit a crime tip. You can remain anonymous while providing important information to help make your community safer. Please be as specific as you can about the activity you are reporting.
A LaPorte man told police Wednesday that he received an email from a subject claiming to be with the U.S. Military. The person was requesting assistance in smuggling $780 million allegedly confiscated by Saddam Hussein into the United States. The email requested the victim’s personal banking information so that the money could be wired into his account.
An 85-year-old woman was a victim of a telephone scam this week.
The woman’s daughter contacted LaPorte police after she heard her mother on the phone telling the person certain card numbers and saying she was unsure of how much money was in the account.
A LaPorte woman was arrested late Tuesday evening after an alleged assault.
A witness and one of the victims reportedly told LaPorte police that Kristina Yacconi, 34, came home intoxicated. Yacconi allegedly went into the kitchen and proceeded to assault one adult and the victim’s 10-year-old daughter. The witness pulled Yacconi off the victims and sat on her until the victims could leave the room. Yacconi left the residence.
Police in LaPorte are investigating an early morning stabbing that sent a 20-year-old man to the hospital. It happened in the 600 Block of Maple Avenue. Police responded at 2:43 a.m. and found the victim lying on the ground holding his abdomen. He told the police he had been stabbed several times by someone he knew. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The investigation is continuing.