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Police: Mom ditches kid in store to hide from cops

Police: Mom ditches kid in store to hide from cops

PORTAGE | A shoplifting suspect left her child alone in a Portage store aisle while trying to hide from police, authorities said.

September 22, 2014 6:00 pm Photos


Two arrested in Portage after shoplifting leads to chase

Two arrested in Portage after shoplifting leads to chase

PORTAGE | Two Lake County men were arrested Friday afternoon after a shoplifting incident led to a chase.

September 08, 2014 12:30 pm Photos


Porter County crime briefs

Man runs from police in shoplifting incident

August 13, 2014 12:00 am

Wheatfield man charged with theft, battery

PORTAGE | A Wheatfield man was charged with theft and battery Tuesday afternoon after he was caught shoplifting and pushed a store employee while trying to run, said police.

March 26, 2014 11:18 am

Cops: Woman caught stealing threatened officer with knife

HOBART | A Valparaiso woman caught shoplifting at Sears threatened a security officer with a knife and fled with two companions, police said.

July 25, 2013 8:15 pm

2 Winamac men charged with battery, theft at Hobart store

HOBART | Two Winamac men stole items from a Hobart sports store and knocked out a store manager trying to stop them, police said.

February 13, 2013 9:30 pm

Police: Shoplifter blames pills for theft

PORTAGE | An alleged shoplifter told police "my pills made me do it," when he was nabbed for attempting to steal from a local retailer Monday evening.

October 16, 2012 1:00 pm

Dollar Store manager reports robbery, battery by shoplifter

HOBART | A manager at the Dollar General, 7844 E. Ridge Road, was assaulted Saturday after confronting a shoplifter, police said.

October 16, 2012 12:00 am
Police: Shoplifters get creative, but still get caught

Police: Shoplifters get creative, but still get caught

PORTAGE | Two alleged shoplifters tried to get creative Wednesday in stealing goods from two local retailers. Despite their efforts, both were arrested.

October 04, 2012 1:54 pm Photos


Porter County crimeTimes

Woman arrested for shoplifting

October 04, 2012 9:58 am

Porter County Crime Briefs

Shoplifting for charity?

September 19, 2012 9:11 am

Former Kmart employee ends civil suit

HAMMOND | A former Kmart loss prevention officer agreed to dismiss his civil suit against the Valparaiso Police Department and four of its officers, Hammond federal court documents filed Friday show.

October 14, 2011 4:30 pm

Suit filed in Kmart shoplifting case

VALPARAISO | One year after a jury cleared Justin Remschneider of strangling and battering a juvenile shoplifter while working security at  Kmart, he faces a civil suit brought by the boy's family.

December 23, 2010 2:30 pm
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