Police ask for public’s help in finding noncompliant sex offender

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a wanted noncompliant sex offender.  In 2011, Darell L. Eckwood (aka Darrell), 25, was ... Continue Reading →

Police looking for shooter after Michigan City Man, 21, injured

Michigan City Police are looking for the person or people responsible after a 21-year-old man was shot and injured at or near 1013 W. 8th St. on May 13, 2018. Police were called to ... Continue Reading →

Child molesting suspect kills himself as police close in

Press release from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Late last month, the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office began a child pornography investigation. A suspect, Rusty D. Reuille, ... Continue Reading →

7 arrested on drug-related charges at State Street house in LaPorte

Press release from LaPorte County Drug Task Force The LaPorte County Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department ERT Team, executed a search warrant ... Continue Reading →

Fisherman, 61, drowns in private pond off Joliet Road

Information from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office A Westville area man drowned in a private pond after his fishing boat capsized Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2018. Glenn F. Zeman, 61, ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte Police looking for man who told resident he was an officer  

Press release from LPPD: “The LaPorte Police Department would like to make the public aware of an incident in which a man falsely identified himself as an undercover police officer ... Continue Reading →

Center Township firefighters rescue 2 dogs, 2 cats from burning Crestview home

WNLP photos and information from Bob Wellinski Let’s hear it for our county’s volunteer firefighters. On a hot, dry and windy Tuesday, May 1, 2018, squads responded ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Man, 81, dies in house fire Tuesday on CR 300 North

Photos and information from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office A resident identified as Charles Putchaven, 81, died in a fire at the house in which he lived in the 5600 West ... Continue Reading →

Police report reveals dramatic story behind rescue of 7 children, 2 women from overturned car in creek

Seven children, including an infant, and two women were injured in a one-vehicle accident on I-94 in LaPorte County Sunday morning, April 29, 2018. LaPorte County Deputy Neil Lachmund’s ... Continue Reading →

Police ask for help in identifying armed robber

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying this man who robbed Next Door Foods, 10201 N. U.S. 12, on Saturday night, April 28, 2018. The man ... Continue Reading →