Porter County crime briefs

2013-11-11T13:44:00Z 2013-11-11T20:00:31Z Porter County crime briefsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
November 11, 2013 1:44 pm  • 

Brothers arrested following police chase

CHESTERTON | Two brothers ended up in Porter County Jail Friday night after separate arrests.

Scott D. Morton, 28, of 1963 Laura Lane, was first arrested about 4:30 p.m. Friday on charges of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.

Police spotted Morton walking a moped on Washington Avenue between 19th and 25th streets. The right side of his face was covered in blood.

According to the report, police stopped to check on him. He initially ignored police, then yelled a profanity at them and ran. Police tracked him to his home.

As police were banging on the door asking for entry, they heard a "thud," then silence, according to the report. Police broke down the door, believing Morton may have been injured.

When they entered, they were confronted by another brother, who argued with police and shouted profanities. That brother was not arrested.

They found Scott Morton hiding in a bedroom closet. He refused medical treatment and was taken into custody.

About two hours later, the second brother, Thomas D. Morton Jr., 29, of 723 S. 23rd St., came to the Chesterton Police Station, asking police what had happened to his brother.

Police ran a warrant check and found that Thomas D. Morton Jr., was wanted on a domestic battery charge. He was also taken into custody.

Signs reported stolen

CHESTERTON  | The Chesterton Street Department reported to police on Thursday that two signs were unbolted from their posts and stolen.

The two signs, one for Louis Lane and the other a parking sign, were valued at $300.

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