Law and Order Porter County
October 24, 2012 2:48PM
Updated: November 26, 2012 7:13AM
Jonathan Williams, 52, of rural Porter County, was arrested after allegedly driving twice the speed limit and without headlights at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on County Road 600N in Union Township.
Police said he parked in a driveway and ran into his nearby house as the squad car, with lights and sirens on, parked behind his pickup. He eventually came outside but denied having been driving that night, although he was the only person at home, police said.
Williams would not comply with judge’s warrant for alcohol and drug tests, so Porter Regional Hospital personnel used a catheter to get a urine sample and an officer held a Taser at Williams’ neck so his blood could be drawn, according to the police report.
Williams was charged with drunken driving, resisting law enforcement and reckless driving, all misdemeanors, and was issued tickets for speeding — 78 mph in a 35-mph zone — and failure to use headlights and failure to indicate a turn, police said.
Wash. Twp. student reports battery
Police requested a warrant to arrest a 19-year-old Valparaiso man for allegedly battering a now 18-year-old Valparaiso woman on multiple occasions over the past two months.
The latest incident happened at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Washington Township School, 383 E. Indiana 2, where the woman reported the abuse after he squeezed her arm to try to keep her from walking away from him when he wanted to talk, police said.
The victim told police most of the incidents occurred at the ex-boyfriend’s apartment, in the 1700 block of Vale Park Road, and in front of a small child. Police said the victim had bruises on her arm, thigh and lower leg.
The man is expected to be charged with felony domestic battery.
Frozen steaks taken from garage freezer
Thirty pounds of frozen steaks were reported stolen from a garage freezer in the 300 block of Rickenbacker Court, in the Salt Creek Commons subdivision. The victim told police the theft happened between Oct. 15 and Tuesday, and that the overhead garage door is often left open.
At about 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, an unknown person kicked in the door of a home in the 300 block of South County Line Road, south of Lakes of the Four Seasons, setting off an alarm. No one was in the area when police arrived at the Porter Township home about 35 minutes after the initial alarm. Nothing was stolen.
Road rage draws police attention
One of two men yelling in a parking lot about each other’s driving was arrested for felony drunken driving with a prior conviction.
Police arrived at about 7:10 p.m. Tuesday at the Speedway gas station at 5011 Central Avenue to find Walter Sanders Jr., 38, of Portage, accusing another Portage man of driving too close behind him on northbound County Line Road.
The other man told police Sanders was driving unreasonably slow and repeatedly “brake-checking” him. Police said Sanders smelled of alcohol and failed sobriety tests.
Man encourages woman to hit him
Randall Thompson, 28, of Chesterton, was arrested at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday for allegedly pushing his shoulder into a woman during an argument, while urging her to hit him so he could call police.
The woman told police the incident, at a home in the 1800 block of Crocker Street, caused her back pain. Thompson is charged with domestic battery, a felony because of the presence of a child.