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Charges dropped against mentally disabled Portage woman

Charges dropped against mentally disabled Portage woman

VALPARAISO | Porter County prosecutors have dismissed charges against a developmentally disabled woman with a history of run-ins with police. Officials said those run-ins include a May 31 incident of her taking beer from a refrigerator on a man's outdoor deck and resisting Portage officers, …

September 05, 2013 2:30 pm
Autistic woman ordered released from jail

Autistic woman ordered released from jail

VALPARAISO | A developmentally disabled woman was ordered released from jail Monday after spending a month behind bars on accusations of taking beer from a refrigerator on a man's outdoor deck and resisting police — who used a Taser on her twice.

July 01, 2013 2:15 pm
Efforts underway to release autistic woman from jail

Efforts underway to release autistic woman from jail

VALPARAISO | A judge said Friday he would be willing to release a developmentally disabled woman from jail and place her back at home if guarantees can be made for proper supervision.

June 14, 2013 11:30 am

Advocate calls for more training to deal with those with disabilities

The number of people diagnosed with autism is on the rise.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
Developmentally disabled woman to remain in jail

Developmentally disabled woman to remain in jail

VALPARAISO | A developmentally disabled woman from Portage and her mother broke down in tears Thursday after a judge told them the disabled woman would not be allowed to leave jail to return home while her theft case proceeds.

June 06, 2013 11:06 pm

Portage chief defends actions in arrest of autistic woman

PORTAGE | Portage Police Chief Troy Williams said officers involved in the Tasering and arrest of a developmentally disabled woman Friday morning acted appropriately.

June 04, 2013 11:49 pm
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