Law and Order Porter County
June 22, 2012 1:34PM
Updated: June 25, 2012 6:09PM
Resident’s complaint leads to drug arrests
Responding to a resident’s complaint of drug deals possibly being conducted at about 12:45 a.m. Friday in a red 2000 Dodge Durango parked in the 700 block of Capitol Road, police made two arrests.
Driver Cory Espinoza, 18, of Crown Point, was charged with three felonies — possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle and maintaining a common nuisance — and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He admitted injecting heroin just before police arrived and also had pills he admitted stealing from a relative, police said. Heroin and an unidentified powder also were in the vehicle.
His passenger, Diamanda Montez, 19, of South Haven, was arrested for visiting a common nuisance, a misdemeanor.
Man damaged car when he couldn’t open door
Jesse Simons, 21, of Valparaiso, was arrested at about 4:30 a.m. Friday after screaming and kicking at a vehicle in the 400 block of Chicago Street. He was frustrated because he thought he could not get the door to his car open — but it turned out not to belong to him.
Simons was arrested for public intoxication and criminal mischief, since he dented the blue 2005 Pontiac Sunfire, police said.
Bonfire party attendees steal from cars
Several vehicles were broken into overnight Wednesday in the Williamsburg Manor subdivision.
A 17-year-old male was arrested at about 4:50 a.m. Thursday for theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and underage drinking; he told police he and several other juveniles from a bon fire party in the nearby woods had been “car hopping,” according to the arrest report.
Man on bond for drug charge arrested again
While out on bond for a charge of dealing marijuana, Edmond Andrews Jr., 20, of Valparaiso, was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia during a 7:23 p.m. Thursday traffic stop on Indiana 49 at County Road 600N.
Valuables taken during housesitter’s party
Jewelry worth more than $5,000 was missing from a home in the 200 block of Paul Revere Court, in Westchester Township, after a relative of the homeowner housesat from June 14 through Sunday. According to the police report, it is suspected that the thief was someone who attended a get-together there over the weekend.
A generator, tiller, cultivator and mower, worth $6,600 altogether, were reported stolen between 1 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Thursday from behind a camper in the 400 block of Greening Road, in Jackson Township.
Cash stolen from
A Pines Elementary School, 1660 N. County Line Road, teacher reported $457 cash was stolen from her first-grade classroom between 10 and 10:10 a.m. or noon to 12:15 p.m. Thursday.