Law and Order Lake County
November 8, 2012 2:48PM
Updated: December 10, 2012 6:25AM
for drunken driving
Lindsay Littlefield, 24, of Portage, was arrested on numerous drunken driving charges after being stopped driving without headlights, with a suspended license and with a child sitting on the front seat of the vehicle at about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, on U.S. 6 near Indiana 49.
Police had been looking for the black 2003 Cadillac because Littlefield’s ex-boyfriend reported she stole his car, but she is not charged with auto theft. Officers, who have a history with the man, believe the ex-boyfriend was lying about the theft of the vehicle, which actually belongs to his mother and which Littlefield often is allowed to drive.
Charges against Littlefield, who was on probation at the time of the arrest, include felony drunken driving with a prior conviction, felony drunken driving with a child present and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Relative charged with hurting girl
Michael Hall, 41, of Valparaiso, was arrested for felony battery after the cord of a CD player he threw hit a 10-year-old female relative in the chest, hard enough that there was a mark hours later.
Police said Hall admitted the cord may have struck the girl but denied throwing the device at her. The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Traffic stop results in drug charges
An officer who stopped two teens for not wearing seat belts on their way to Portage High School, at about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at Robbins and Samuelson, reportedly was met with an overwhelming smell of burnt marijuana.
He found marijuana, a narcotic painkiller, an unidentified pill and an unidentified white powder, which tested negative for cocaine and heroin, in a fake pop can, police said.
The driver, Timothy Murray, 18, of Portage Township, was arrested on two felony charges, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a controlled substance; and three misdemeanors, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The juvenile male was arrested for visiting a common nuisance, also a misdemeanor.