Law and Order Porter County
October 1, 2012 2:56PM
Updated: October 1, 2012 11:24PM
Teens said they broke into home to play video games
Three teens reportedly climbed through a window into the home of a friend while they knew the family was away Saturday.
At about 6:40 p.m., however, the friend’s mother returned home to the 700 block of Dearborn Road and chased two of them out of the house. A woman baby-sitting at a nearby home caught a third teen hiding outside.
Police found the two male juveniles, ages 16 and 17, of South Haven, in the area. Jonathan Feliciano, 19 , also of South Haven, called 911 to turn himself in to police.
Feliciano said they went to the house to play videogames because they were in trouble at home and were not allowed to play games there, but he added that they “browsed” through a number of rooms and drawers, according to police.
All three are charged with felony residential entry. Nothing was stolen.
Drunken driver crashes in hospital parking lot
Hans Scheller, 52, of Chesterton, was arrested for drunken driving after crashing at about 3:35 p.m. Sunday into a light pole in the parking lot of Porter Regional Hospital, 85 E. U.S. 6.
As he was treated for his injuries, Scheller was found to have a blood-alcohol content of more than four times the legal limit, police said. He also wanted on a Porter County warrant for failure to appear.
Speeding stops lead police to make felony arrests
• Michael Daunora, 23, of Valparaiso, was arrested during a 7:05 a.m. Sunday traffic stop at Indiana 49 and U.S. 6. He faces three felony charges: possession of two hypodermic needles, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription — generic Xanax — and driving despite a suspension for being an habitual traffic violator. Daunora also was ticketed for speeding, police said.
• Sean Patrick, 27, of rural Valparaiso, was arrested for felony drunken driving, with a prior conviction, when stopped for speeding at about 3 a.m. Saturday at Indiana 130 and Indiana 149.
27-year-old pickup reported stolen
A 1985 Chevrolet pickup, with its top half painted blue and the bottom half red, was reported stolen between Thursday and Saturday from a driveway in the 2200 block of North Silhavy Road, where it had been advertised for sale.