Law and Order Porter County
August 31, 2012 1:30PM
Updated: October 2, 2012 6:07AM
Thief targets vehicles
at Lakefront Park
An unknown person stole items from the vehicles of Lakefront Park visitors Thursday evening.
Between 5 and 6:20 p.m., the culprit shattered the passenger-side window of a teal 1995 Chevrolet Silverado. A purse was stolen from inside, but a wallet was left alone.
Between 4 and 5:30 p.m., a purse and a global positioning unit were taken from a red 2000 Saturn. The owner told police she thought she locked the doors but left the windows slightly open.
Both vehicles had been in the Lakefront Park parking lot, at 6150 U.S. 12.
Drunken marijuana user found asleep at stoplight
Ezequiel Garza, 31, of Hobart, was arrested for drunken driving, a felony because of a prior conviction, after reportedly falling asleep in his vehicle on northbound County Line Road at the traffic light for U.S. 6.
Police came upon Garza’s vehicle at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, and he was over the legal limit for alcohol and also had marijuana in his system, police said.
Man injured in crash faces drug charges
One of two men involved in a crash at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, at 19th Street and Porter Avenue, was arrested after police found him injured several blocks away, on the Duneland bike trail.
Police said Jeremy Lawson, 19, of Chesterton, had facial wounds, was sweating and had difficulty staying still when directed. He was treated at the Franciscan St. Anthony emergency department in Chesterton and then arrested on two felony charges, possession of a narcotic drug and possession of a hypodermic syringe.
Police reported finding a syringe in Lawson’s pocket and two small plastic bags of suspected heroin in his wallet.
Counterfeit bill used at bar
Two men reportedly paid for two beers with a counterfeit $10 bill at about 4:15 p.m. Thursday at The Roadhouse Bar & Grill, 4 W. U.S. 6. An employee immediately called police but the men left before an officer arrived.