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PORTER — A Valparaiso woman is facing charges of disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement after she allegedly was unable to pay her tab at a bar early Friday morning.

According to a police report, police were sent to Whistle Stop Bar, 206 Lincoln St., just before 3 a.m. on a report that a customer, Emily Smith, 33, had run up a tab of $17 and was unable to pay. Smith also allegedly threw a $38 bottle of Jim Beam whiskey from behind the bar.

When police arrived, Smith was allegedly shouting obscenities at the bartender and refused to step outside when asked by police. She also yelled obscenities at police.

Smith was transported to Porter County Jail where she allegedly continued to be confrontational with jail officers. The bar declined to press charges for the delinquent tab and broken bottle of whiskey.


Porter County reporter

Joyce has been a reporter for more than 38 years, including 23 years with The Times. She covers municipal and school government in Valparaiso and Portage.