Law and Order Porter County
June 19, 2012 2:50PM
Updated: June 19, 2012 5:03PM
Force needed to crack plaza’s wall
Police do not know what cracked the exterior wall and interior drywall of a business in the Walnut Plaza, at 310 W. U.S. 6. According to the police report, the damage to the north wall of the space rented by Maxey and Associate Insurance Inc. would have been caused by a “large force impact,” but there was no evidence of tool marks or of a vehicle hitting the building. The damage occurred between noon Friday and 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Barber’s hair-cutting supplies stolen
Hair-cutting paraphernalia worth nearly $2,000, a 26-inch television and cash were among property stolen overnight from D&C Barber Shop, at 15 N. Roosevelt Road. The burglary happened between 6 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, and the culprit forced open the business’ back door, police said.
Theft from vehicle at repair shop
A credit card, a cell phone charger and a $1 bill reportedly were stolen from a vehicle between June 11 and 13 while it was worked on at Jiffy Lube, at 355 Morthland Drive. After discovering the credit card was used multiple times in Michigan City, the 74-year-old owner reported the theft to police Monday. The business provided information about the employees who worked on the victim’s vehicle, police said.
Items in home’s front yard taken
A window air conditioner, miscellaneous drywall tools and a jigsaw were reported stolen between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday from the front lawn of a home in the 600 block of North Washington Street. The loss is estimated at $550.
Wis. man causes trouble at hotel
Michael St. Ours Jr., 21, of Appleton, Wis., was arrested for felony theft and residential entry, and misdemeanor criminal mischief, after suspicious behavior at about 10:10 p.m. Monday at the Days Inn, 6161 U.S. 20.
St. Ours is accused of shattering the glass of two vending machines and stealing an assortment of candy. Another guest told police that when he left his room, an obviously drunken man, later identified as St. Ours, walked past him with a drill in his hand, saying he was a hotel employee and needed to drill holes in the walls and floor. He left after looking through the room’s refrigerator. St. Ours was arrested after passing out in his own room, police said.