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VALPARAISO — Five people were arrested Saturday night at the Kankakee Valley High School prom held at the Porter County Expo Center.

According to a Porter County Sheriff's department report, police were called by a Jasper County deputy sheriff who was working the prom. He reported several students and non-students had been consuming alcohol.

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A search of a car also turned up two bottles of vodka, a baggie of marijuana and smoking pipes.

In addition to a DeMotte juvenile arrested for minor consuming, Cole Rentschler, 20, of DeMotte, was charged with possession or consumption of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and minor consumption of alcohol. Brea Bennes, 18, of Fair Oaks; Kaylynn Ritz, 18, of Wheatfield, and Jacob Campbell, 18, of Wheatfield, were all charged with minor consumption of alcohol. The juvenile was released to the custody of her father, and the others were transported to Porter County Jail.

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