Law and Order Porter County
May 23, 2012 4:42PM
Updated: July 3, 2012 8:59AM
Teen arrested after using stolen pills
A 17-year-old was treated at about 9:30 p.m. Monday for possible poisoning after using marijuana and generic Valium pills stolen from a relative, police said.
Once released from the hospital, he was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, felony theft and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
The teen told police that while the relative stayed Sunday night at his family’s home, in the 700 block of Dodge Trail, across the county line from Westville, he stole approximately 200 pills from her vehicle after everyone else went to sleep. The arrested teen’s parents had asked the woman to lock her medication in her vehicle because of the teen’s history of drug abuse. Police recovered some of the pills.
Fleeing driver crashes into creek
Genille Richmond, 21, of the Aberdeen subdivision, crashed into a creek in another part of the subdivision while fleeing from police on Wednesday.
An officer tried to stop Richmond at 12:04 a.m. for speeding on Indiana 2. Police said Richmond sped up in response, running over the center median to turn onto Aberdeen Drive.
The pursuing officer struck the Aberdeen entrance sign and kept following the gray 2007 Toyota hatchback, seeing it run off the road, down an embankment and into a knee-deep creek.
Richmond was arrested for resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, a felony, and misdemeanor drunken driving.
She also was wanted on a Porter County warrant for failure to comply for an underage drinking charge.
Treats stolen from school concession stand
A burglar struck a concession stand at Liberty Intermediate School for a second time this month.
Police did not find signs of forced entry in either incident, so it is believed the culprit has a key.
Between 8 p.m. Monday and 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, a cheese dispensing machine and large quantities of candy and beverages were stolen from the stand, at 50 W. County Road 900N, for a loss of $750.
Money and other items were taken during the first burglary, between 8 p.m. May 11 and 5 p.m. May 12. This incident was not reported to police until after the second burglary. School officials added deadlocks after the first theft.
The school is expected to provide police with surveillance video of both burglaries later this week.
Woman threatens boyfriend’s female friend
Valarie Galindo, 38, of Valparaiso, was arrested at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion for allegedly threatening to kill a 36-year-old woman and her children earlier in the day.
The victim told police a male friend came to her apartment after he had a fight with Galindo, his live-in girlfriend. Between 4 and 4:20 p.m., Galindo left several mumbling messages at the woman’s phone number but when she finally answered, Galindo made the threat, according to the police report. In addition to felony intimidation, Galindo was arrested on two warrants, out of Porter and Lake counties.