Law and Order Porter County
October 30, 2012 1:20PM
Updated: October 30, 2012 2:38PM
Halloween patrols target offenders
Extra Porter County Sheriff’s Department officers will be patrolling during trick-or-treating hours. The additional officers will check that registered sex offenders are living at the addresses they have reported and are not dispensing candy, and they will make sure motorists are obeying traffic laws, especially in areas with an abundance of children walking door-to-door.
Speeder had 10-year suspension
Christina Hill, 32, of Chesterton, was arrested on a felony charge of driving as a habitual traffic offender when stopped for speeding — allegedly going 57 mph in a 35-mph zone — at about 7:05 a.m. Monday on Meridian Road, near Chesterton High School. Her driver’s license had been suspended through 2021.
Hunting equipment, cash taken
Nearly $3,000 worth of property was reported stolen overnight Sunday from three vehicles parked within just over a mile of each other in a residential neighborhood, south of County Road 900N and on both sides of Meridian Road.
Hunting equipment, including a compound bow, arrows and a knife, were taken on Stonegate Drive, by someone who pried open the lock of the truck, according to the police report. A Coach purse, an iPad and cash were stolen from a vehicle on Browning Lane. Cash also was reported taken from a vehicle in the 800 block of Dickens Lane.
Gun, ammo stolen from home
A .38-caliber handgun and a box of ammunition were reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of West County Road 600S. It is unknown when the gun was taken, but the owner told police he noticed it was missing Friday. There were no signs of forced entry.