Authorities found the man, who was cooperative with officers and was found to be legally carrying his firearm. No threats of any kind were made.
“There is no doubt that a working smoke alarm helped prevent a terrible incident from becoming a tragic loss of life," said Valparaiso Fire Department Chief Chad Dutz.
Police asked that drivers avoid Lincolnway and Campbell Street.
Michael Jason Ray was recently sworn in during a ceremony in the council chambers at Valparaiso City Hall.
Matthew Puskac, 37, of Valparaiso, faces charges of arson and criminal mischief, according to the Valparaiso Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Valparaiso Police Department at 219-462-2135.
The 14th installment of "Riding Shotgun with NWI Cops" follows Patston, a shift commander, as he looks to keep his city safe, while leading fellow officers to do the same.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Melanie Sheets at 219-462-2135. Tipsters can also text the number 847-411 and type “Valpo” in the message field.
Police are seeking help identifying a man and woman suspected in stealing nearly $800 worth of merchandise last month from the Valparaiso Walmart.
Investigators are looking to speak with the owner of a gray or silver pickup truck that was caught on camera in the area where one of the thefts occurred.
"To those who knew him, he will always be held close in their hearts as a valued friend, who had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh," Valparaiso Police Chief Jeffrey Balon said, in announcing the death of retired Lt. John Ross.
Dejon Walker, 22, of Valparaiso, died on Monday at IU Health in Indianapolis after battling lifelong health challenges.
A Valparaiso police K-9 will soon dawn a new protective vest while on duty, thanks to a recent donation to the department.
Valparaiso police say they are just one of several police agencies scammers and other official groups that scammers have posed as in order to solicit money.
Police have released photos of two suspects wanted in connection with the theft and are asking anyone with more information to come forward.
Witnesses told Valparaiso police the man was seen spinning around and yelling in the school parking lot.
The teen was found safe as of Wednesday after he was reported missing from home since January, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information on either theft to come forward.
A handful of local police department are moving forward with National Night Out events in early October.
Police say the 17-year-old was last seen at home in January.
The alleged shooter, who was apprehended on scene when police arrived, "indicated he was responsible for the actions," police said.
The woman was home at the time of the invasion, but was not injured, Valparaiso police said.
A semitrailer collision left a Region roadway closed while crews worked to clean up spilled soap on Sunday afternoon.