Porter County Sheriff's Department
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.
SOUTH HAVEN | Police are searching for a man who robbed at gunpoint the Family Express gas station Saturday night.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeremy Chavez’s life-saving actions were recently recognized by the American Red Cross, which presented him with the Lifesaving Award for the Professional Responder.
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday after threatening to harm himself and his son, Porter County deputies said.
HOBART | A Hobart firefighter who was critically injured after driving his van into his home earlier this month died late Saturday, officials said.
VALPARAISO | Between Nov. 1, 2012 and Oct. 31, 2013 there were a total of 1,184 DUI arrests in Porter County, only slightly less than the previous year’s total of 1,200.
HEBRON | A Hobart firefighter barred from his house rammed a van into the residence early Tuesday while police inside spoke to his wife about an earlier domestic incident, authorities said.
SOUTH HAVEN | Officials are searching for a man who robbed a South Haven Speedway gas station at gunpoint Tuesday night, the Porter County Sheriff's Department said.
BOONE TOWNSHIP | The decomposing body of an unidentified man was found Monday afternoon outside Hebron, officials said.
PORTAGE | Police from the Porter County Sheriff's Department said they arrested two men Wednesday after they found cocaine and heroin valued at $286,000 in their vehicle during a traffic stop.
Consumers beware. Thieves are on the prowl in Lake and Porter counties, stealing holiday packages from unsuspecting consumers’ doorsteps.
HAMMOND | A Porter County inmate is suing the sheriff and jail officials, claiming overcrowded and unsanitary jail conditions, federal court records show.
Region law enforcement seized more than $19 million in drugs and assets in 2011, according to a report by the Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
PINE TOWNSHIP | A Michigan City man died after being thrown from a motorcycle Monday near the Porter/LaPorte County line, police said.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | If untrained, most horses would want nothing to do with the amount of people, noises and excitement of a county fair.
VALPARAISO | Residents of the county's unincorporated areas wanting to report identity theft now will need to file their reports in person.
VALPARAISO | Presenting closing arguments Thursday, attorney John Kopack said Porter County Sheriff's Officer Paul Arnold is being treated differently when it comes to his driving record, and suggested the reason could be that his client is Asian-American.
VALPARAISO | A hearing to dismiss Officer Paul Arnold will continue Thursday, as his counsel continues to dispute allegations by the Porter County Sheriff's Department of unsatisfactory performance.
INDIANAPOLIS | Seven-month-old Keagan Fishel is a hero, his father said. The little boy died Saturday of blunt force trauma to the head, the Marion County coroner's office said. His organs were donated to four children in need.
VALPARAISO | With a $1,000 donation, the Porter County Sheriff's Department will be able to provide more monitoring bracelets for families fearful senior relatives may wander from home.
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