Police Beat

PORTER COUNTY: Arrests, property crimes
2004-08-25T00:00:00Z Police Beat nwitimes.com
August 25, 2004 12:00 am



Vandalism. Paul Saylor Elementary reported $60 damage to a window screen.



Theft. Jessica Cotton of South Haven reported her purse, which contained a $100 cellular phone, was stolen from her vehicle at Applebee's in Portage. Her credit cards were used for $657 in purchases.

Vandalism. Portage police said a suspect abandoned a truck at M&R Trucking on U.S. 20 and may have caused $2,000 damage to five tires. The suspect, whose name was not released, is wanted in Wisconsin for a similar act.


Theft. Kenneth Mattie of Akron, Ohio reported the theft of tools and an industrial vacuum from a vehicle outside Days Inn in Portage.

Theft. Judi Jozwiak of Stone Avenue reported the theft of a $50 gargoyle from in front of her home.

Theft. Connie Walker of Jellystone Park reported the theft of a $100 bicycle.

Vandalism. Christine Trinidad of Juniper Road reported apples were thrown at her siding, causing $300 damage.


Theft. Brandie Thiel of Buckeye Street reported the theft of a stereo and compact discs from her vehicle. The loss is $100.

Theft. A juvenile was arrested for stealing a $201 bicycle from a Portage juvenile at Mulberry and Irving in Portage.


Theft. Shawn Deanecelli, 23, of 5310 Concord, Portage, was arrested on a theft charge after he was accused of stealing $1,000 worth of cigarettes over several days from Speedway on Central Avenue.

Theft. Jeff Smith of Boulder Avenue reported the theft of stereo equipment from his vehicle. The loss is $1,200.

Theft. James Oliver of Robbins Road reported the theft of a $100 car stereo.

Vandalism. Ruth Collazo of Swanson Road reported $50 damage to her apartment.



Theft. Michael Murray of County Road 500 West reported the theft of a vehicle license plate.



Theft. Cassandra Thomas of west U.S. 6 reported the theft of a Playstation, games and jewelry from her home, a $500 loss.



Burglary. Sue Swelfer reported the theft of a $500 water softener from a burned out home on County Road 50 South.



Theft. Darcy Orzech of Coolwood Drive reported the theft of a $200 television from her garage.



Burglary. Albert and Barbara Myers of County Road 400 East reported the theft of $1,400 worth of cash and coins from their home.



Vandalism. Jeremy Parris of Park Avenue in Wheeler reported $300 damage to his windshield.



Theft. Geckler and Sons of Michigan City reported the theft of a fireplace and construction material from a home under construction at Louisiana and Pinney in Pine Township. The loss is $1,854.



Theft. Ryan Kirkwood of Dunewood Drive reported the theft of $460 worth of compact discs from his vehicle.

Counterfeit bill. Chesterton police said Fifth Third Bank found a counterfeit $20 bill in a deposit from Porter Kwik Mart.


Attempted theft. Commercial Audio Systems of north Calumet Road reported $500 damage during vehicle break-ins at the business.

Theft. MC Tours of Missoula, Mont. reported the theft of three duffel bags and a stereo from a vehicle outside Econo Lodge in Chesterton. MC Tours travels the country doing shows for children. The loss is $730.


Burglary. Midwest Builders of Chesterton reported the theft of $2,130 worth of items from a home under construction on Putter Parkway in Chesterton.


Aug. 20-22

Battery -- Roland Jonas, 62, 361 S. Ind. 49, Valparaiso.

Burglary -- Steven Lynn, 28, 414 E. Indiana St., Chesterton; Mark Ruthrauff, 43, 1114 Winter Park Dr., Valparaiso.

Check deception -- Dana Howard, 34, Gary.

Child molestation -- James Voyles, 18, 331 W. 2nd St., Boone Grove.

Domestic battery -- Brian Maslyk, 61, 465 Roxbury Road, Valparaiso; Glenn Friday, 39, Burns Harbor.

Driving while suspended -- Collene Hastie, 27, Hobart; Krystal Maddox, 19, Michigan City; Megan Blatsioris, 18, 2885 Parker St., Portage; Richard Kasper, 26, 108 Falawater, Hebron; David Schultz, 26, 422 Saginaw Dr., Valparaiso.

Drunken driving -- Adam Popa, 25, 296 Mander Road, Valparaiso; Michael Moores, 26, Fruitport, Mich.; Craig Stephens, 54, 129 S. 9th St., Chesterton; Steven Houseman, 43, 1601 S. 5th St., Chesterton; Gerald Jasinski, 51, 2601 Spy Glass Dr., Valparaiso; Lonnie Clark, 56, 944 N. Meridian Road, Chesterton.

Drunken driving, criminal mischief -- Andrew Rossi, 39, 607 Washington St., Valparaiso.

Drunken driving, resisting law enforcement, leaving scene of accident -- Roberta Verboon, 37, 6035 Canden Ave., Portage.

Drunken driving, alcohol charge -- Darrell Dominic, 20, 2086 Bluebird Ct., Portage.

Drunken driving, failure to appear -- Anthony Banks, 25, 2416 Doretta, Portage.

Failure to appear -- Garbriel Washington, 20, 161 Camelot Estates, Portage; Gregory Dallas, 28, Hobart; Christopher Fulkerson, 26, Lake Station; Melvin Buchanan, 31, Hobart; Misael Rodriguez, 25, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Nestaly Campos, 24, Gary; Jack Spear, 36, 2833 Monnier St., Portage.

Invasion of privacy -- Mark Reid, 32, Hobart.

Invasion of privacy, reckless driving, never obtaining a license -- Timothy Bradley, 27, Gary.

Leaving scene of accident, drunken driving -- Michael Wozniak, 48, 380 E. 1050 N., Chesterton.

Possession of cocaine, resisting law enforcement, visiting a common nuisance -- Garrett Greven, 19, 296 Deepwood Dr., Chesterton.

Prescription fraud, failure to comply -- Vicki Rock, 42, 71 U.S. Hwy. 6, Valparaiso.

Public intoxication -- Joseph Chval, 58, 605 Freeman St., Valparaiso.

Public intoxication, criminal mischief, failure to appear -- Jason Dewees, 22, 1043 Scarborough, Chesterton.

Public intoxication, resisting law enforcement -- Douglas Smith, 45, 369 Salt Creek, Valparaiso.

Resisting law enforcement, public intoxication -- James Williams, 47, 455 Sturdy Road, Valparaiso.

Theft, possession of marijuana -- Kathleen Kupiec, 31, Lake Station.

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