Porter County crime briefs

2013-04-10T00:00:00Z Porter County crime briefsTimes staff nwitimes.com
April 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Thefts reported from vehicles in Portage during weekend

PORTAGE | Two people reported to police Monday their vehicles had been entered and items stolen while they were parked in a drive way in the 6900 block of Prairie Run sometime overnight between April 6 and April 7.

One victim reported it appeared someone forced entry to the driver side door of his vehicle and stole his wallet containing identification and banking cards from the center console.

The second victim said a garage door opener and a "grenade-shaped" air freshener were removed from his vehicle. He was unsure if his vehicle was left locked overnight.

In an unrelated incident, a man reported to police Monday morning that his semi-truck had been broken into while parked overnight at the Best Western, 6200 U.S. 20. The victim told police the driver's side window had been shattered and his GPS was missing.


Brook woman arrested on multiple charges in Portage

PORTAGE | A Brook woman was arrested on multiple charges early Tuesday morning following a traffic stop on U.S. 20.

Kelly Tebo, 28, of the Newton County town, was stopped by police just after 1 a.m. initially for disregarding a traffic light at U.S. 20 and Ind. 249.

When stopped, Tebo appeared to be impaired. With Tebo's consent, police searched her vehicle and found prescription medication for which she did not have a valid prescription. She was transported to Porter Portage Hospital Campus for a drug test and allegedly tested positive for opiates and benzodiazephines in her system. She was initially charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence.

Tebo was transported to Porter County Jail where officers there found a knife with a spring-assisted opening blade in her purse. Officials also found a pill bottle containing illegal prescription medication and marijuana hidden on her person.

Tebo was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of a switchblade knife.


Items stolen from diner

Furniture reported taken from 'Peggy Sue's' in Chesterton

CHESTERTON | The owner of Peggy Sue's Diner, 117 S. Calumet Road, reported to police that several items were taken from in front of her business something between 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6 and 5 a.m. Sunday, April 7.

Missing was a wooden black bench, two red aluminum chairs and a red aluminum table. The items were attached together by three bike locks, which were also missing.


Catalytic converters reported stolen from two businesses

CHESTERTON | The owner of U-Haul Co., 921 Broadway, reported to police April 5 that sometime during the previous overnight hours some had sawed catalytic converts from underneath two of his vehicles.  The loss was estimated at $1,000.

A catalytic converter was also reported stolen Monday from a truck parked at Furniture Werks, 4980 E. U.S. 20 in Pine Township. Porter County Sheriff's Department said they have no suspects.


Thefts from unlocked vehicles reported to Chesterton police

CHESTERTON | Chesterton police received three reports of thefts from vehicles since Friday.

On Friday morning, police received a complaint from a resident of the 1700 block of Snead that someone had entered her unlocked vehicle overnight and stole a Pandora jewelry box with a set of pearl earrings inside. The earrings were valued at $175.

On Saturday afternoon, a man reported his unlocked truck was entered sometime within the last three days while parked in his driveway in the 1800 block of Kilarney Road. Missing was an iPhone charger and $100 in cash.

On Sunday morning, a man reported to police that someone stole his wallet with various identification and bank cards and cash, a car stereo and acoustic guitar while it was parked overnight behind a business in the 100 block of South Calumet Road. The loss was valued at $640.


Michigan City man arrested for possession, dealing pot

CHESTERTON | A Michigan City man was arrested Tuesday morning following a traffic stop on Ind. 49 near the entrance to Interstate 94.

Gemayle CJ Robinson, 24, was charged with possession of marijuana and dealing marijuana.

Police stopped Robinson about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after they allegedly clocked him driving 43 mph in a 20 mph zone on Calumet Avenue and then followed him to Ind. 49.

Police said they found small bags of marijuana in the car Robinson was driving and in his pockets. A passenger in Robinson's car told police the marijuana belonged to Robinson and he had been selling the drug earlier in the day in Michigan City. The passenger was released and Robinson was transported to the Porter County Jail.

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