Portage man arrested after 'off roading' while drinking
PORTAGE | A 23-year-old Portage man was arrested early Thursday morning when he decided to take a newly purchased truck "off roading."
Dylan Jackson, of 6517 Lighthouse No. 203, was charged with three counts of operating while intoxicated.
Police received a report just after midnight that a truck was stuck in a field near Coca Cola Drive. Police found Jackson inside. He told the police he had just purchased the 1991 Chevrolet S10.
Jackson registered an 0.167 blood alcohol concentration, more than twice the legal limit, on a breath test. He was transported to Porter County Jail.
Windows vandalized by ball bearings, residents say
CHESTERTON | Two residents reported to police Tuesday evening that someone had damaged their windows by shooting ball bearings at them.
Residents in the 1500 block of Colonial Drive and the 1000 block of Laurel Creek Drive made the vandalism reports less than a half hour apart Tuesday night.
Police discovered holes in windows of both residences and a one-quarter inch ball bearings, one still lodged in a window and the other had gone completely through the double panes of glass.
Planter stolen from antiques business in Chesterton
CHESTERTON | The owner of Katie's Antiques, 219 S. Calumet Road, reported to police Tuesday afternoon that someone had stolen a multicolored Chinese goldfish planter from outside of his business. The planter was valued at $90.
Portage Twp. home burglar stole copper pipe, cops say
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Police were called Wednesday morning to a home in the 700 block of Imperial Road where a resident reported seeing a man leaving an unoccupied home.
Porter County police said the resident saw a man standing near the back door of a nearby home where no one is currently living. He told police he later saw the man exiting the home from a patio door.
Police said the resident asked the man if he was there to see the house, and reportedly the man became upset and walked away to the north along Imperial Road.
Police said copper pipe had been removed from the home.