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Missouri man arrested during Portage SWAT raid

PORTAGE | A Missouri man wanted on three warrants for dealing cocaine by LaPorte County officials was arrested after a SWAT team raid on a local home early Sunday morning.

March 31, 2014 8:58 am

Security tight at LaPorte County Jail for Michigan escapee

Security is about as tight as it gets at the LaPorte County Jail  for a Michigan prison escapee, according to jail officials who are making sure he won't perform another vanishing act.

February 05, 2014 5:25 pm
Westville prison employee arrested on inmate trafficking charges

Westville prison employee arrested on inmate trafficking charges

WESTVILLE | A 30-year-old Gary woman working in food services at Westville Correctional Facility was arrested on trafficking charges there Saturday.

November 25, 2013 6:26 pm

Michigan City man charged with molesting three girls

MICHIGAN CITY  | A Michigan City man is accused of engaging in sexual contact with three girls.

November 04, 2013 6:30 pm

Police: Lighter source of LaPorte County Jail fire

LAPORTE | A cigarette lighter was used to set a fire July 4 at the LaPorte County Jail that resulted in the evacuation of two cell blocks.

July 18, 2013 11:42 am

Teen suspected in Michigan City shootings taken into custody

MICHIGAN CITY  | A 16-year-old suspect in the shootings of two Michigan City teens last month is now in custody.

July 09, 2013 4:45 pm
Fire in LaPorte County Jail cell investigated

Fire in LaPorte County Jail cell investigated

LAPORTE | A LaPorte County Jail inmate facing murder charges was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire started in his cell Thursday, deputies said.

July 04, 2013 7:15 pm Photos


Ex-firefighter will plead guilty in theft of department funds

LAPORTE | For several years, Donald Gambrel embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the Fire Department whose funds he was entrusted to guard.

June 20, 2013 6:23 pm

LaPorte County jailer charged with burglary

A LaPorte County Jail officer is accused of breaking into a home in the Michigan City area.

December 15, 2012 12:00 am

LaPorte County investigating Taser use on pregnant inmate

An investigation was still ongoing Tuesday into a miscarriage discovered after a pregnant LaPorte County Jail offender was shocked with a Taser.

December 04, 2012 3:21 pm
Woman's visit with husband in Westville prison ends in arrest

Woman's visit with husband in Westville prison ends in arrest

WESTVILLE | A 46-year-old Rochester, Ind., woman was arrested and charged with attempted trafficking while visiting her husband at the Westville Correctional Facility on Thanksgiving, officials said.

November 26, 2012 11:20 am

LaPorte County Jail floor reopened

LAPORTE | A partial shutdown of the LaPorte County Jail is over now that a heated squabble about money has been settled.

November 18, 2012 6:30 pm

LaPorte sheriff blames funding dispute for jail disruption

LAPORTE| LaPorte County Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer is pointing blame at the county council for a disruption among inmates at the jail that resulted in some offenders being shocked with an electric stun gun.

September 25, 2012 5:30 pm

Valpo woman gets time served for stabbing boyfriend

LAPORTE | A Valparaiso woman was given time served for stabbing her boyfriend in the arm.

July 27, 2012 7:15 pm

Inmate accidentally released from LaPorte County Jail

LAPORTE | A LaPorte County Jail officer has been fired after the third offender since late January was accidentally released.

March 08, 2012 8:30 pm

Michigan City man arrested after high-speed chase

MICHIGAN CITY | A 33-year-old man was arrested Sunday following a high-speed chase from Rolling Prairie to Michigan City.

February 21, 2012 12:00 am

Man re-arrested after sneaking out of LaPorte County Jail

LAPORTE | Disciplinary action against staff at the LaPorte County Jail could be taken because a man sneaked out of the facility Thursday, the sheriff said.

January 27, 2012 7:30 pm

Gary woman accused of trafficking at Westville prison

WESTVILLE | A Gary woman was arrested and charged with trafficking Monday while visiting an inmate at the Westville Correctional Facility, officials there said Wednesday.

January 18, 2012 3:45 pm

Man who wanted to shoot mother-in-law sentenced for gun theft

LAPORTE | Brian Whitaker admitted stealing a gun to shoot his mother-in-law but didn't follow through.

December 28, 2011 3:45 pm

Man sentenced for stealing from parents

LAPORTE | A Westville couple were away from home spending time together while their son stole money from their bank account and took other belongings.

December 24, 2011 12:30 am
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