The circumstances of the vehicle theft and the man's motives are under investigation.
A man threatened police, claiming he was an angel, after being arrested for a warrant and driving while under the influence, police said.
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With two enhanced bicycles, Portage officers will expand bicycle patrols this summer from just recreational trails in Portage to the city's downtown area.
The driver had crashed into a tree in a Portage neighborhood.
Police arrested a Wisconsin high school teacher after learning of an alleged inappropriate relationship with a juvenile male student.
The vehicle has a large dent in the passenger-side rear door, which should make it recognizable, police said.
School administration put the schools in the area into lockout, in which staff made sure all exterior doors were secure and guests coming into the building may have been delayed.
Three men in a newer white pickup truck with tool boxes attached to each side of the truck bed approached the victim's house, police said.
The suspect was arrested at 4 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of Ash Street without incident, said Portage Police Department Sgt. Rob Maynard.
Fire Chief Randy Wilkening said a garbage can that caught fire in a bedroom of a third-floor apartment appeared to cause the blaze, which was put out by a sprinkler system.
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The third instance happened early Sunday when a trooper's vehicle was hit while responding to a crash on Interstate 80/94 eastbound at the 1.7 mile-marker in Hammond.
Police searched the facility, but no suspicious items were found.
A Portage man told a woman, "You got what you wanted," before police found her battered and bloody.
Four Portage police officers are being recognized for their quick response this weekend to a witness' unexpected cardiac event.
The incident remains under investigation, further information wasn't immediately available.
Employees called officers after a woman reported that a man entered the women’s restroom and used a cellphone to record those using the facilities.
A pursuit ended with officers pulling the unconscious suspect out of a burning vehicle.
A resident reported that a suspected scammer claiming to be with the company contacted him or her and said there was a service issue in the resident's ZIP code, according to Portage police.
A man was arrested early Tuesday after nearly running over another person with his car, assaulting another person and striking other residents' vehicles, police said.
A handful of local police department are moving forward with National Night Out events in early October.
"(The alleged victim) stated Felicia (Williamson) only gets like this when she has been drinking 'fireball,' " according to the incident report.