Portage police conduct warrants sweep

2013-04-04T11:45:00Z 2013-04-05T01:12:02Z Portage police conduct warrants sweepJoyce Russell joyce.russell@nwi.com, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2222 nwitimes.com

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department conducted a warrant sweep throughout the city Wednesday netting in 14 people being arrested.

According to a press release issued by the department, police had wanted to serve about 120 felony, misdemeanor and civil warrants, with a goal of arresting 30 people. The department, with assistance from the reserve unit, made the sweeps from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In addition to the 12 warrant arrests made, an additional two people were arrested on other charges.

During the sweep, police were unable to serve many of the warrants because those wanted had moved. However, information was gained on those subjects and their new locations and police will follow up on those leads in the upcoming days, according to the release.

"We would like to remind anyone that may currently have an active warrant to take care of it on their own before we appear at your door and take you into custody at a time that may not be convenient," states the release.

Arrested for active warrants were:

Alicia Garcia, 39, 2066 Steven St.; Carlos Diaz, 33, 6935 Medora; Earl Hennings, 36, 501 Camelot Manor; Brad Flores, 35, 6401 Monument; Holly Beth Waters, 32, 2733 Vivian; Anita M. Todd, 41, 500 5th St.; Nicole Lynn Harris, 22, 366 Camelot Estates; Benjamin Simon, 30, 5933 Marbella; Jamie Marcotte, 42, 5335 Rose; Eric J. Rideout, 40, 5940 Sundance Apt. 204; Ryan Maleckas, 41, 3033 Anderson and John Thomas Steele Jr., 53, 5985 Welcome Way.

Also arrested were Ashley L. Suda, 20, and Malorie J. Apolon, 20, both of 5807 Creekview. While police were conducting the warrant search they went to the women's home looking for another person. The officer detected a smell of burnt marijuana when Apolon answered the door.

The women consented to a search of the apartment where police found paraphernalia, illegal prescription drugs, two bottles of alcohol and marijuana.

Suda was charged with possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance and Apolon was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a legend drug, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and minor in possession of alcohol.

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