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Westchester Township

Police: Credit cards stolen from unlocked vehicles

CENTER TOWNSHIP | Thieves stole electronic equipment, a Coach backpack, a Kate Spade purse, money and credit cards from two unlocked cars at a residence in the 200 block of County Road 150 North. The victims believe the thefts occurred between 9:15 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. Friday. 

August 04, 2014 1:12 pm
Duneland during the Civil War

Duneland during the Civil War

CHESTERTON | A small room in the basement of the Westchester Township History Museum holds snippets about the Duneland area during the Civil War. 

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm Photos


Chesterton police seek charges in road rage incident

CHESTERTON | Police here are seeking charges against a Westchester Township man after an incident of road rage last week.

July 15, 2014 10:55 am

National Lakeshore plans prescribed burn Thursday

WESTCHESTERT TOWNSHIP | A prescribed fire will be conducted Thursday in the area of U.S. 12 and Furnessville Road.

May 07, 2014 5:00 pm

Christmas Eve home invader informs resident: 'I'm Jesus'

WESTCHESTER TOWNSHIP | An 80-year-old local man awoke to a double surprise Tuesday morning when he found a stranger in his house and the uninvited guest claiming he was Jesus, police said.

December 26, 2013 5:41 pm

Two hurt, one seriously, in crash on U.S. 20

WESTCHESTER TOWNSHIP | Two people were injured, one seriously, in a head-on collision Sunday night.

June 17, 2013 12:00 pm

County Road 250 East in Westchester Twp. closed for railroad crossing repair

WESTCHESTER TWP. | The Porter County Highway Department and Norfolk Southern Railroad will close County Road 250 East (Brummitt Road) in Westchester Township Monday through Friday from Porter Avenue to County Road 1225 North for railroad crossing repair.

September 09, 2012 12:00 am

Driver who hit cars in Porter County facing DUI count

WESTCHESTER TOWNSHIP | A Kentucky man reportedly crashed into two cars in Porter County en route to his drunken driving arrest east of Michigan City.

August 10, 2012 6:06 pm

Porter County crimeTimes


July 09, 2012 11:37 am

Valpo tattoo shop owner charged in another burglary

WESTCHESTER TOWNSHIP | Authorities believe a Valparaiso tattoo parlor owner charged in January with breaking into businesses in Valparaiso and Portage may also responsible for the burglary of a Westchester Township home.

June 26, 2012 1:42 pm

Porter County crimeTimes


June 22, 2012 10:14 am
Police: Drunk man removed from train following disturbance

Police: Drunk man removed from train following disturbance

WESTCHESTER TOWNSHIP | Police said a South Bend man was removed from a train car Wednesday after creating a disturbance along the South Shore Line.

May 31, 2012 5:35 pm
Aljernon Fluker

Aljernon Fluker

Aljernon Fluker, 40, of South Bend

May 31, 2012 3:32 pm

Porter Co. schools chip in to save truancy diversion program

VALPARAISO | School districts across Porter County have pitched in to keep a 10-year-old truancy diversion program alive.

May 28, 2012 8:00 pm
Duneland officials to call on public panel to help budget new tax money

Duneland officials to call on public panel to help budget new tax money

CHESTERTON | In the wake of last week's tax referendum victory, Duneland School Corp. officials want to find three to five community members to help them decide how to spend the additional revenue.

May 12, 2012 5:15 pm

Porter County crimeTimes


May 01, 2012 12:00 am
Duneland schools looking to voters for tax increase

Duneland schools looking to voters for tax increase

CHESTERTON | Twelve years after helping lead a successful petition drive to build a new high school, Jim Jeselnick is promoting the call for a tax increase to support school district operations.

April 21, 2012 8:00 pm

Duneland summer school funding cuts unveiled

CHESTERTON | The Duneland School Corp. board heard how the state's cuts to financial reimbursement for summer school will affect the district's offerings this year.

March 05, 2012 9:00 pm

Correction: No parvo dogs found during warrant search

A story in Wednesday's edition about a Westchester Township animal hoarding case should have stated some dogs taken from the home prior to a warrant search were found infected with parvovirus.

February 17, 2012 2:32 pm
Woman with 105 dogs charged with animal neglect

Woman with 105 dogs charged with animal neglect

WESTCHESTER TOWNSHIP | A woman found with more than 100 dogs in her home was arrested Wednesday on animal cruelty charges.

February 15, 2012 12:07 pm Photos


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