Reports of shots fired at semi truck unfounded
PORTAGE | An initial report that someone fire shots at a semi truck on U.S. 20 early Tuesday are unfounded, according to police, who are seeking charges against the man who filed the report.
A 26-year-old Portage man told police he had been fired upon about 2 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. 20 and Clem Road as he drove through the city. Police did find several bullet holes on the outside and inside of the truck.
However, police said Tuesday afternoon the man admitted his semi was not shot at within the city.
The man, according to a news release issued by Police Chief Troy Williams, admitted he lied to cover up an illegal drug deal he was involved in that went bad in Gary.
The report has been forwarded to the Porter County Prosecutor's Office for review of charges against the man.
Stolen Volkswagen ends up in field near Furnessville
CHESTERTON | A resident reported Saturday his $30,000 Volkswagen Passat had been stolen from his driveway in the 1900 block of Catkin Circle.
While the Chesterton officer was completing the paperwork, he learned the Porter County Sheriff's Department had a pending call with a car matching the description of the stolen Passat.
The vehicle was found in a field off Venden Road, south of Furnessville Road. The vehicle had struck an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore sign, then was driven into the wood, striking several small trees. The car was found without the keys. A $350 radar detector was also missing from the car.
Camera taken from vehicle parked in Chesterton garage
CHESTERTON | A resident of the 1800 block of Catkin Circle reported to police Saturday someone entered a vehicle while parked in a garage and stole items.
The resident told police she had left the garage door open overnight and the car was unlocked. Missing was a camera valued at $1,500 and a set of keys for that car and and two others.
Truck, personal items stolen from alley in town Saturday
CHESTERTON | A resident of the 500 block of West Indiana Avenue reported to police Saturday his truck, tools and personal belongings within had been stolen overnight.
The man told police he parked the 1989 Chevrolet pick-up in the back of the residence near the alley. The truck was unlocked and the keys had been left under the floor mat.
Police observed a "peel-out" mark in the grass on the side of the yard and on the sidewalk.
He valued his loss at $6,000, including the vehicles, tools and personal items.