52 illegally possessed firearms seized in 2019

Information provided The La Porte County Drug Task Force announces the seizure of 52 illegally possessed handguns in 2019. These efforts were joint operations involving the task force, ... Continue Reading →

Sheriff’s association scholarships open to students studying criminal justice

La Porte County Sheriff John T. Boyd has announced that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students ... Continue Reading →

Motorist found to have $17,000 in illegal drugs in his car

Michigan City Police Department press release On Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, Edward Lee Sanders, 46, was arrested on drug and weapons possession charges. Shortly after 5 p.m. on Jan. 2, ... Continue Reading →

County deputy finds himself part of the crash

Sheriff’s office information and photo A La Porte County deputy’s squad car was hit with not a rock, not a box, but a farm irrigation system tower Jan. 7, 2020, on Ind. ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Body found in pond is ID’d, death ruled a homicide

UPDATE JAN. 6: The identity of the deceased man is Joseph Clopton, 47, of Chicago, according to authorities. Clopton went missing on December 12 and was reported missing on December ... Continue Reading →

Extrication needed for both drivers involved in Jan. 2 crash

WNLP story by Mike Kellems Emergency responders were called to the 8000 W. block of County Road 400 N. at approximately 10:35 a.m. Thursday morning, Jan. 2, 2020, for a two-vehicle ... Continue Reading →

Wind fuels garage fire that lit the sky Monday night, Dec. 30

Photos and info by Mike Kellems Firefighters battled strong winds and heavy flames while fighting a garage fire late Monday night, Dec. 30, 2019. Coolspring Township firefighters ... Continue Reading →

New EMS station goes up to replace new EMS station

WNLP photos and story by Bob Wellinski  A crew from Pavey Excavating has brought down the La Porte County EMS building, located on the northwest corner of Tyler and State streets, ... Continue Reading →

Deputy Argo lends a paw subduing bad guy (CHOMP)

La Porte County Sheriff’s Office press release: “On Dec. 21, 2019, at approximately 8 a.m., Deputy Bobby Greer was parked in the lot of the Shell gas station at 10505 ... Continue Reading →

Driver apparently flees after car-flattening accident; passenger airlifted

La Porte County Sheriff’s Office press release: On Dec. 21, 2019, at approximately 3:47 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash in the 3900 north block of ... Continue Reading →