Law and Order Porter County
September 11, 2012 2:40PM
Updated: September 11, 2012 8:54PM
Prison pen pal turned into batterer
Police are seeking to charge a 58-year-old rural Porter County man for a domestic battery that left bruises and cuts all over a 58-year-old woman’s body.
The victim told police she and the suspect were friends in high school but lost touch until about four months ago, when he started writing to her from prison. He moved in to her home when he was released.
At about 1 a.m. Monday, the Portage Township woman told police, the man repeatedly punched and shoved her, striking her head against a wall, while intoxicated. She fled but returned at about 11 a.m. and the man battered her again, until a friend she had called arrived to take her to Portage Hospital.
ATV stolen from pickup bed
A green 2003 Kawasaki four-wheeler, worth $5,500, was reported stolen off a pickup between midnight and 9 a.m. Monday, in the 700 block of West County Road 700N, in Portage Township.
A key to the four-wheeler had been left in the unlocked truck. The same vehicle had been stolen in July but soon was recovered.
Burglar takes nearly $3,000 worth of electronics
A $1,000 television and an assortment of other electronics, worth another $1,900, were reported stolen between 6 and 10 a.m. Monday from a mobile home in the 400 block of Friendship Street, southeast of Portage.
Police said fresh tire tracks led into the front yard, and the front door appeared to have been forced open. Police have information on a possible suspect.
Drunken man wraps car around pole
William Flores, 33, of Portage, is expected to face a felony drunken driving charge after crashing into a pole at about 11:45 p.m. Friday, at Franklin Street and Waverly Road.
Police said the driver’s side of the green 1994 Lincoln Continental two-door coupe was wrapped around the NIPSCO pole.
Flores, the car’s only occupant, had multiple lacerations and his legs were pinned in the vehicle. After extrication, he was admitted to Porter Regional Hospital. The charge is a felony because of a prior conviction.