UPDATE: 2 dead after at least 5 people overdose on heroin within 12 hours in LP County; police warn of extremely potent strain of drug

UPDATE FEB. 18, 2017, FROM LAPORTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE: The LaPorte County Drug Task Force is issuing an update regarding the community alert and following the release ... Continue Reading →

New pill drop-off box installed at sheriff’s office

A new prescription pill drop box has been installed at the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office, on the main floor of the LaPorte County Complex. The United States Postal Service donated ... Continue Reading →

Coroner: New Prairie student died of heart condition resulting in heart attack

Press release from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office was notified by LaPorte County Coroner Bob Cutler of the ... Continue Reading →

3 arrested for dealing heroin, other drugs in LP County

Press release from LaPorte County Drug Task Force The LaPorte County Drug Task Force announces the arrest of three individuals for dealing in illegal narcotics throughout LaPorte County. ... Continue Reading →

Alleged heroin dealer arrested in LaPorte

LaPorte Police arrested a local man Feb. 2, 2017, who was wanted on a charge of dealing heroin. Police received a tip that Bryan Lumpp, 31, was staying at a 13th Street residence in ... Continue Reading →

MC woman dies after car strikes house; driver injured

Press release from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in the ... Continue Reading →

2 LaPorte men charged with string of thefts/burglaries in LaPorte, St. Joe counties

Information from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Two LaPorte men have been apprehended and charged in connection with a string of thefts and burglaries in recent months: Vehicle ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte Police use Naloxone to revive man who OD’d on heroin

From LaPorte Police Department: “On Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at about 10:50 a.m., LaPorte Police responded to a home in the 500 block of Porter Street to investigate a male who was ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte County man wanted on child molesting charges is taken into custody

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department announces the arrest of James Ashcraft, 55, who had been wanted on multiple counts of child molesting. Ashcraft was taken into custody ... Continue Reading →

Update: Suspect charged, names released after woman, 28, shot in Michigan City

Update Jan. 26 (information from Michigan City Police): Adrien Rideout, 28, was officially charged today with felony counts of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery and Criminal Recklessness. ... Continue Reading →