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Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old Porter County Jail

Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old Porter County Jail

VALPARAISO | More than 11 years after the Porter County Jail was opened along Ind. 49, Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain announced Monday that efforts are wrapping up to open the third and final set of cells.

April 14, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Porter County Sheriff David Lain talks about plans to open the B wing of the Porter County Jail. This part of the jail never has been opened, mainly because of a lack of manpower, Lain said. The additional space won't allow the jail to accommodate additional inmates, a population that curren…

April 14, 2014 2:01 pm
Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Assistant Jail Cmdr. Jeremy Juliano, right, listens as Porter County Sheriff David Lain talks about expansion plans at the Porter County Jail during a tour of the B wing.

April 14, 2014 2:01 pm
Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Porter County Sheriff David Lain talks Monday about plans to open the B wing of the Porter County Jail during a tour of the wing.

April 14, 2014 2:01 pm
Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

The B pod satellite room at the Porter County Jail monitors activity in the jail.

April 14, 2014 2:01 pm
Police say child porn found on Portage man's computer

Police say child porn found on Portage man's computer

PORTAGE | A monthlong investigation led to the arrest of a Portage man on a count of child pornography, police said Saturday.

April 12, 2014 6:04 pm

EDITORIAL: Fighting substance abuse is team effort

Everyone in Porter County knows the drug problem needs to be addressed. The difficulty lies in determining how best to do it.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Police: Inmate to face battery charge after jail fight

Police: Inmate to face battery charge after jail fight

VALPARAISO | A man charged in February with attacking guards at the Porter County Jail faces another battery charge after being involved in a fight Thursday at the jail.

April 03, 2014 7:21 pm
Fleeing suspect surrenders to Argo without a bite

Fleeing suspect surrenders to Argo without a bite

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A man fleeing police early Sunday morning finally decided it was better to give up than have the bite put on him by Officer Argo.

March 31, 2014 2:15 pm

Gary man arrested for dealing pot

PORTAGE | A Gary man was arrested on charges he was dealing marijuana early Friday after he reportedly told a police officer who stopped him that he was lost.

March 10, 2014 12:30 pm
Fight at Porter County Jail sends jailers to hospital

Fight at Porter County Jail sends jailers to hospital

VALPARAISO | Two Porter County jailers were injured Wednesday in a fight with an inmate.

February 20, 2014 5:15 pm
Man arrested, charged with breaking into business near Valpo PD

Man arrested, charged with breaking into business near Valpo PD

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso man was arrested Thursday morning inside a business after breaking a window to gain entry, according to police.

February 20, 2014 12:55 pm

Man arrested, charged with stealing booze, cookies, condoms

PORTAGE | A 19-year-old Brownsburg, Ind., man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly stealing alcohol, munchies and condoms from the Portage Walmart.

January 20, 2014 2:17 pm

EDITORIAL: Keep improving conditions at county jails

The Lake County Jail is moving closer to getting out from under the federal consent decree that required changes at the jail.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
Long-time Porter County Jail warden retiring

Long-time Porter County Jail warden retiring

VALPARAISO | Joe Widup was surprised by friends, family and colleagues who gathered in a Porter County Sheriff's Department room and applauded as he stepped in -- there to celebrate his upcoming retirement.

December 20, 2013 5:35 pm Photos

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Portage man arrested, charged with hitting two others

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly hitting two men in separate incidents.

November 26, 2013 5:15 pm

Woman arrested after reported dancing in restaurant parking lot

PORTAGE | A Portage woman was arrested Tuesday after police received reports of her dancing in the parking lot of a local fast food restaurant.

November 05, 2013 9:50 am

Valpo approves Aldi, Pratt annexations

VALPARAISO | The first council district added a lot of territory and potential property tax value but not a lot of population on Monday.

October 29, 2013 2:27 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County Jail needs must be addressed

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County Jail needs must be addressed

The Porter County Jail was designed to house a total of 454 inmates, which according to the 2013 county government statistical report makes our county jail the seventh largest in the state. However, this same report advises that there are 22 counties which employ more jail staff to watch ove…

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Coroner releases ID of deceased Porter County Jail inmate

Coroner releases ID of deceased Porter County Jail inmate

VALPARAISO | Officials have identified the inmate who died Saturday at the county jail as 30-year-old Ogden Dunes resident Autumn McIlvain.

October 14, 2013 11:20 am
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