Porter County crime briefs

2013-02-05T00:00:00Z Porter County crime briefsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Burglary reported as woman moves into apartment

PORTAGE | A woman, just moving into an apartment in the 3500 block of Ash Street, reported someone broke in and stole a television and new living room furniture Saturday evening.

The woman told police she had begun to move in about 8 a.m. Saturday morning. She left an hour an a half later and returned to her new home about 5:30 p.m. to see the front door slightly open and her television and new couch, love seat and reclining chair missing.

Police found pry marks on the home's door. The items missing were valued at $2,000.


Thieves hit second house in Lake Eliza area

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Police on Friday investigated a home burglary in which thieves took copper wire and copper pipe from an unoccupied home.

Porter County police were called about 3:15 p.m. Friday to a home on Gerlad Street after a property manager found the house had been entered.

Police noted insulation from the ceiling was found throughout the house as it was removed to gain access to electrical wire. Copper pipes were noted missing from the kitchen and bathroom and from a utility room.

Police investigated a similar incident Thursday just two blocks away on Quinn Street.

Also on Friday, police said a home on Starr Street had pry marks on the doorway, but no entry was gained.


Police: Teens damaged mailboxes along U.S. 6

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Police arrested two teens who were charged with damaging mailboxes along U.S. 6.

Police were called to the area of U.S. 6 and Ind. 49 at 2:18 a.m. Sunday. An officer saw two teens walking along U.S. 6. When asked about damage to nearby mailboxes, one of the teens said he and his friend were moving the damaged mailboxes off the road "out of the kindness of their hearts."

When the officer said he didn't believe that, one of the teens told officers that they had damaged the mailboxes saying, "We were just being stupid."

Both will face seven counts of criminal mischief.


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