Porter County crime briefs

2013-03-05T00:00:00Z Porter County crime briefsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Portage, state police to conduct sobriety check point on Friday

The Lowell District of the Indiana State Police in conjunction with the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership and Portage Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint during the evening hours in Porter County on Friday.

This checkpoint is in conjunction with the Operation Pull Over Blitz No. 74 "Aggressive Driving and Driving Under the Influence," March 8 through March 24.

Drivers that encounter a check point will be required to produce a valid license and registration. Motorists who are not impaired can expect delays of two to three minutes. If all information is correct and there is no other reason to be detained, they will be released.

After the check point, troopers will conduct roving saturation patrols, seeking impaired drivers throughout the district.


Portage resident tells authorities ATV stolen

PORTAGE | A resident of the 5400 block of Fitz Avenue reported to police Sunday morning that someone entered his garage and stole his ATV overnight.

The resident told police the $10,000 ATV was in his garage hidden behind some drywall. It was there Saturday night, but when he woke Sunday morning, he saw his garage door was partially opened and the ATV missing.

The ATV is described as a 2008 Honda TRX racing quad-style with a distinctive front and rear after market bumpers and nerf bars.

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