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Porter County Sheriff's Department

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

Police searching for Family Express armed robbery suspect

SOUTH HAVEN | Police are searching for a man who robbed at gunpoint the Family Express gas station Saturday night.

March 30, 2014 6:20 pm
Life-saving actions honored by American Red Cross

Life-saving actions honored by American Red Cross

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.

March 11, 2014 1:36 pm

Valpo man arrested after domestic battery

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday after threatening to harm himself and his son, Porter County deputies said. 

January 30, 2014 9:30 pm
Hobart firefighter involved in domestic incident dies

Hobart firefighter involved in domestic incident dies

HOBART | A Hobart firefighter who was critically injured after driving his van into his home earlier this month died late Saturday, officials said.

December 29, 2013 8:45 pm
State trooper honored for making DUI arrests

State trooper honored for making DUI arrests

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.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
Cops: Firefighter drives van into home, sparks blaze

Cops: Firefighter drives van into home, sparks blaze

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.

December 10, 2013 3:15 pm Photos

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Cops investigate armed robbery at South Haven gas station

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.

April 16, 2013 10:28 pm

Officials investigating after passer-by finds body near Hebron

BOONE TOWNSHIP | The decomposing body of an unidentified man was found Monday afternoon outside Hebron, officials said.

April 15, 2013 9:30 pm
Porter County cops arrest 2, net $286K in drug bust

Porter County cops arrest 2, net $286K in drug bust

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.

January 23, 2013 8:43 pm Photos

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Thieves grab holiday packages from consumers' doorsteps

Consumers beware. Thieves are on the prowl in Lake and Porter counties, stealing holiday packages from unsuspecting consumers’ doorsteps.

December 10, 2012 7:00 pm

Porter County inmate sues over jail conditions

HAMMOND | A Porter County inmate is suing the sheriff and jail officials, claiming overcrowded and unsanitary jail conditions, federal court records show.

December 04, 2012 1:57 pm

Region law enforcement combine forces to combat illegal drugs

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.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am

Michigan City man killed in motorcycle wreck

PINE TOWNSHIP | A Michigan City man died after being thrown from a motorcycle Monday near the Porter/LaPorte County line, police said.

August 20, 2012 9:15 pm
In stride: Mounted posse still a part of Porter County Fair

In stride: Mounted posse still a part of Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | If untrained, most horses would want nothing to do with the amount of people, noises and excitement of a county fair.

July 25, 2012 9:09 pm Photos

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ID theft spike sparks change in reporting policy

VALPARAISO | Residents of the county's unincorporated areas wanting to report identity theft now will need to file their reports in person.

April 02, 2012 8:00 am
Sheriff's Department denies race a factor in dismissal inquiry

Sheriff's Department denies race a factor in dismissal inquiry

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.

March 22, 2012 8:00 pm

Porter County sheriff's officer fights firing over crashes

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.

March 21, 2012 9:15 pm
Father: Infant son a hero for giving others life

Father: Infant son a hero for giving others life

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.

March 13, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Donation will help project at keep seniors safe

Donation will help project at keep seniors safe

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.

March 13, 2012 2:46 pm
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