Juveniles arrested for smashing mailboxes
UNION TOWNSHIP | Two 13-year-old boys and one 12-year-old girl were arrested late Wednesday night after they smashed four mailboxes in the Salt Creek subdivision here.
Porter County Sheriff's police were called to the area at 11:44 p.m. by a resident of the 400 block of Sable Drive who told police he heard a loud noise, looked out his window and saw three children running down the street and two others walking down the street. He also saw his neighbor's mailbox had been damaged.
The youngsters told police they were walking around the neighborhood when one suggested he was "bored" and wanted to start smashing mailboxes. The two youngsters not arrested told police they had nothing to do with the acts and distanced themselves from the others.
Mailboxes were damaged in the 400 blocks of Salt Creek Parkway, Sable and Sequoia. Damage was estimated at $200.
Boy arrested for battering mother
SOUTH HAVEN | A 14-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday evening for battering his mother when she found and took away a baggie of synthetic marijuana.
When police arrived about 8 p.m. to the home in the 700 block of Acadia, the mother told police she found the synthetic marijuana, took it from her son and he became upset and began battering her.
The boy began to run when police arrived. Police chased him, yelling at him to stop and, while the boy stopped, continued to resist police.
He complained his shoulder was injured in the arrest and wast taken to Porter Regional Hospital, medically cleared and transported to the juvenile detention center. The boy was charged with resisting law enforcement, possession of synthetic marijuana and battery causing injury.
Car vandalized at fair
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A Kouts woman reported to police Wednesday evening that someone vandalized her truck while it was parked at the Porter County Fair.
The truck had long scratch marks running down the driver's side. The damage was estimated at $1,000.
Teen girls arrested for fighting
VALPARAISO | Two teen girls were arrested for battery and disorderly conduct Wednesday afternoon following a fight in the 1200 block of East Chicago Street.
When police arrived, the fight had broken up, but a witness told police that the two girls had been fighting outside and a group of seven others were video taping the incident.
The 14-year-old girl arrested told police that the 16-year-old had been messaging her on Facebook that she was coming to the 14-year-old's home in the 1200 block of East Chicago Street to fight. The two exchanged several messages.
When the 16-year-old arrived, with her friends, the two girls began to fight. Both received minor injuries. The 14-year-old's aunt refused medical treatment for her. The mother of the 16-year-old said she was taking her daughter to the hospital for a medical evaluation.
Both girls were charged and released.