Porter County crime briefs

2013-02-26T14:42:00Z 2013-02-26T19:39:18Z Porter County crime briefsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 26, 2013 2:42 pm  • 

Gun stolen from unlocked vehicle in Union Township

UNION TOWNSHIP | A handgun was reported stolen from an unsecured vehicle.

Authorities were called Monday to a home in the 100 block on Main Street where the owner of vehicle reported his Glock G36 semi-automatic .45-caliber handgun was stolen.

The owner told police it was in the center console of his vehicle, which was unlocked. The value was listed at $625.

Copper wire stolen from Verizon cellphone tower

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A Verizon employee reported Monday that approximately $3,000 worth of copper wire was taken from a cellphone tower in the 500 East block of Division Road.

Teens arrested, charged with taking scrap metal

VALPARAISO | Two teens were arrested Monday after police said they were trying to take scrap metal from a relative’s yard.

Police were called to a home in the 650 block of Chicago Street where the homeowner said he was alerted that two people were loading a pickup truck with scrap metal, which was in his yard. He came home and found his relative and a friend had loaded about $400 worth of metal into a truck.

Police arrested Jeremy Howard, 18, of Rensselaer and a 17-year-old Wheatfield boy on theft charges.

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