The LaPorte Police Department will be stepping up patrols during the Thanksgiving travel period.
42-year-old Shonda Shropshire was taken into custody on October 16th. She is accused of starting four separate fires that occurred in the 800 block of Clay Street in September of this year.
A LaPorte man is facing a couple of charges after allegedly threatening a family member with a knife.
Officers were called to the 300 block of Maple Avenue in LaPorte on Wednesday for a domestic incident. Officers arrived on scene around 11:40 a.m.
LaPorte Police are searching for a suspect after an armed robbery over the weekend.
According to information provided by the police department, the incident occurred in the 100 block of East Lincolnway on Saturday morning. Officers arrived on scene several minutes before 3:00 a.m. to the gas station.
LaPorte Police are investigating after several vehicles saw their tires slashed on Friday evening.
According to information provided by the police department, officers were called to the 200 block of Lincolnway around 8:20 p.m. on Friday. Investigators found that 31 tires were slashed on 12 different cars.
Thursday marked the end of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department says a crash on U.S. 421 at County Road 1800 South near LaCrosse closed the road for about an hour on Friday.
The LaPorte Police Department responded to a domestic incident, but located heroin and a marijuana grow operation in the process.
A Union Mills man was arrested on Sunday when police allegedly located cocaine during a search of his person.
LaPorte Police officers were patrolling the area of 800 Clay Street when they spotted 25-year-old Stephen Murphy. He was said to be sitting on the front steps of the residence around 5:00 p.m. that afternoon.
A rural LaPorte County fire station is missing some equipment following a burglary.
The incident occurred at Coolspring Township Station #2 – that’s located on Shebel Road near County Road 100 North. LaPorte County Sheriff’s investigators say the fire station is unmanned and in a remote location.
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department says they have found further evidence in the case of a mysterious phone call received on Friday.
That phone call was thought to be a woman claiming she needed help at a LaPorte County Harley-Davidson store. Investigators believe they heard a male voice in the background in what they called a “disturbance” at the time.
LaPorte Sheriff’s Deputies took a man into custody after a standoff where the subject was allegedly making suicidal threats.
According to information released by the department, the 31-year-old suspect became upset following a custody battle with his wife over their 2-year-old son. The mother was given custody of the child earlier in the day.
An armed robbery near the LaPorte/Porter county line is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Department.
According to a news release, the incident happened this morning around 5:30 a.m. at Gallop’s Marathon. A 59-year-old truck driver told authorities he was sitting in the cab of his semi-truck when the suspect opened the door and pointed a gun at the victim.
The death of an inmate at the LaPorte County Jail is prompting an investigation.
The female inmate was found unresponsive by authorities around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. CPR was applied, but was unable to resuscitate the victim. Her name has now been released by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department. 33-year-old Rachel Barnes was described as the victim.
More information is being sought by LaPorte Police for an incident that occurred last Thursday.
Officers say a 9-year-old boy was in the area of D Street and West 11th Street around 7:30 p.m. when two men in a van approached him.
A LaPorte man is being described as the victim of an Internal Revenue Service scam according to police.
The 53-year-old says he received a phone call from a man claiming to be an IRS agent, and that he needed to pay nearly $1-thousand or be subject to arrest. Following the suspect’s advice, the victim sent pre-paid credit cards through Western Union.
LaPorte Police say they have made an arrest in the case of a man accused of viewing child pornography on his laptop.
42-year-old Adrian Williams was sentenced this week on charges stemming from an incident occurring in 2013. Law enforcement responded in September of that year to a building Williams owned in LaPorte County.