Law and Order Porter County
July 9, 2012 1:44PM
Updated: July 9, 2012 4:38PM
Officer got minor injuries from arrest
Carl Blount, 23, of Portage, reportedly waited until his arresting officer was distracted with clearing off a seat of his squad car to run away, already handcuffed. He was apprehended again when he fell not far from his home, in the 3300 block of Brown Street, but he allegedly kicked at and used his elbow on Portage Police officer Brian Graves, 36, injuring him.
At about 6:40 a.m. Saturday, a 26-year-old Chesterton woman with visible injuries called police to the Speedway at 5011 Central Avenue, saying Blount repeatedly hit her in the face and head while at his home. Blount, who was on house arrest with an ankle monitor, faces four new felony charges: battery to law enforcement, resisting law enforcement, intimidation and battery; plus misdemeanor charges of fleeing and disorderly conduct, police said.
Woman gave fake name to police
Cherry Daley, 29, of Portage, was arrested, at about 4:40 p.m. Sunday, on felony charges of identity deception and possession of a hypodermic needle, and on a Porter County warrant for failure to appear and a Lake County warrant for theft, when police responded to an argument at a guest room at Dollar Inn, 6142 U.S. 20.
Son broke into mother’s house
Nicholas McCorkle, 29, who is homeless, was arrested for felony residential entry for allegedly breaking into his mother’s home, in the 1700 block of Greenview Avenue in the Crestview subdivision. The 62-year-old woman told police McCorkle repeatedly called her Friday asking to stay at her house and she always told him no, but he was sleeping in one of her bedrooms when she returned home from work at about 11:30 p.m. McCorkle had been arrested in April for allegedly battering the woman, police said.
Drunk teen sleeps in stranger’s SUV
An 18-year-old intoxicated man was found sleeping at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday in another man’s SUV, parked in the 400 block of West Division Road, in Porter Township. The vehicle had been left unlocked, but the owner did not know the suspect. Eduardo Rodriguez, of Hebron, was arrested for unlawful entry of a motor vehicle and underage drinking, both misdemeanors, police said.
Workers had access to stolen jewelry
Three religious necklaces worth $5,000 were reported stolen between July 1 and Sunday from a home in the 200 block of West County Road 750S, in Boone Township. Workers had been in the house several times during that time span, police said.
Injured motorcyclist ran from crash
Elliot McCullough, 29, of Valparaiso, was injured in a motorcycle crash at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday in the 2800 block of Cumberland Avenue. Witnesses saw the black 2003 Honda motorcycle lying in the grass with no one around and searched for the driver, but McCullough ran when they found him, despite an obvious need for medical care for a head injury. He was taken to Porter hospital and is expected to be charged with drunken driving.
Teen arrested for drugs, 2 got away
When a bike patrol officer attempted to talk to two females and a male walking along Valparaiso Street at about 4 a.m., the females ran between nearby homes and escaped. The 17-year-old Valparaiso male was arrested after police found pills — a narcotic and epilepsy medication he admitted he had not been prescribed — in his pockets. He was taken to the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center on two felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor charges of resisting law enforcement and possession of drug paraphernalia.