New Mexico man found behind gas station
BURNS HARBOR | An Albuquerque, New Mexico man was charged with resisting law enforcement and public intoxication after being found Wednesday laying in grass behind a gas station on Old Porter Road, east of Ind. 149.
Police were called about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and found Mitchell C. Garcia, 47, lying down in the grass. Police learned Garcia was also wanted on a warrant through Porter County. When they attempted to take him into custody, according to a report from the Burns Harbor Police Department. Garcia allegedly started fighting with the officer and was finally handcuffed.
He was transported to Porter County Jail where he allegedly refused to comply with orders and was restrained.
Truck stolen from apartment complex
PORTAGE | A resident of the 5900 block of Sundance Trail reported to police Wednesday morning that someone stole his pickup truck overnight.
The man said the truck was parked outside of his apartment and was gone the next morning. The vehicle, a 1996 Chevrolet pickup, was valued at $4,000.
Pipe stolen from industry
PORTAGE | A 15-foot section of stainless steel pipe, valued at $4,000, was reported stolen from Pyro Industrial Services, 6610 Shepherd, Wednesday afternoon.
An employee told police the 180-pound pipe was last seen Friday afternoon. It was discovered missing on Monday and the employee said he contacted scrap yards to see if someone had tried to sell the pipe. One company told him the pipe had come into their business on Saturday, but they had refused to take it because it was new.
Woman reports theft from shed
PORTAGE | A resident of the 300 block of Camelot Estates reported to police Wednesday evening that someone had entered a shed at her home and removed several items. The shed had not been locked.
Missing was two bicycles, a 20-gallon fish tank and a tote filled with 90 to 100 wooden and ceramic dolphin figurines. The items were valued at $1,570.