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Charges filed in LaPorte County jailer attack

LAPORTE | Charges have been filed against a LaPorte County Jail inmate who seriously injured a jail officer with a punch.

October 15, 2014 5:28 pm

LaPorte County inmate charged with possession of cocaine in the jail

LAPORTE | LaPorte County Jail authorities were still not sure Thursday how an inmate apparently got his hands on a large amount of crack cocaine.

August 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Man convicted in killing jailed for going to Cubs game

LAPORTE | A man convicted of killing a teenager during a July Fourth party last year in Long Beach is going back to jail for attending a Chicago Cubs game.

July 25, 2014 2:58 pm

Man runs to LaPorte hospital after beating

LAPORTE | A man rode his bicycle from Starke County to LaPorte only to be beaten outside a bar and chased while escaping to the hospital.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
Woman charged with trafficking in Westville prison incident

Woman charged with trafficking in Westville prison incident

LANSING | An Indianapolis woman was arrested and charged with trafficking with an offender Tuesday after allegedly attempting to pass contraband to an inmate at the Westville Correctional Center.

June 12, 2014 9:07 am

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
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