Beware of Caller ID Spoofing

Call spoofing telephone scamThe latest telephone scam reported in the area involves so-called “caller ID spoofing.” The LaPorte Police Department has received several reports of people getting calls from alleged IRS or police department representatives regarding IRS business. The caller ID shows the LaPorte Police Department number, and when residents call to verify information they get the same scam caller back. Continue reading

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