Porter County Law and Order
January 2, 2013 1:58PM
Updated: January 2, 2013 2:48PM
Man pulled knife outside bar
At 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, Franklin House staff detained a man who allegedly pulled a knife in the parking lot of the bar, at 58 Campbell St. Christopher Adams, 26, of Crown Point, admitted following a group he had argued with to the parking lot and trying to start a fight, according to police. Adams was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication, both misdemeanors. One of the bar employees was cut on the hand but requested that Adams not be charged for that.
A police officer was injured while responding to a vehicle crash Wednesday morning.
Officer Cassidy Kenyon was traveling to the scene of a crash with injuries at U.S. 30 and Indiana 49 about 8:40 a.m. with her emergency lights and siren on. While approaching U.S. 30 southbound on Washington Street, she entered the intersection and was struck by a vehicle driven by Sarah Wood, 35, of LaPorte, who was westbound on U.S. 30.
Both Wood and Kenyon were transported to Porter Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Other officers responded to the first injury crash, in which a 52-year-old man from Plymouth was transported to Porter Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Partiers allegedly fled crashes
Stephanie Miller, 48, was arrested for misdemeanor leaving the scene of a crash and drunken driving after an 8:40 p.m. Monday collision at U.S. 6 and County Road 450W, police said. The other driver followed Miller to her Valparaiso home, where she was arrested at 9:37 p.m.
Christopher Mauck, 25, of Pine Township, was arrested for misdemeanor drunken driving and leaving the scene of a crash, after allegedly striking a pole at 6:12 a.m. Tuesday at Campbell Street and Ransom Road. While on the way to the scene, police found the suspect vehicle, a green Dodge Intrepid with a damaged headlight and flat tire, driving left of center on Sears Street.
Heirloom jewelry stolen in burglary
A Boone Township home was broken into, and four jewelry boxes and their contents taken, between 8 a.m. Monday and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said it appeared two burglars were involved, and one kicked in the front door of the home, in the 400 block of West County Road 900S. The victim did not have an estimate for her loss, as a number of the jewelry pieces were heirlooms, from her grandmother, that she did not wear.
Fourth call to home for domestic
Anthony Michalski, 35, of rural Valparaiso, was arrested for felony strangulation and misdemeanor domestic battery for allegedly attacking a 29-year-old woman, in front of witnesses at 3:41 a.m. Tuesday at their home, in the 100 block of west Division Road. Michalski fled in a pickup driven by a Chicago man. When police stopped the vehicle on Indiana 2, police said Michalski was too intoxicated to clearly explain what happened. Officers had been at the home three prior times that night for disturbances between Michalski, who was out on bond drunken driving charge, and the victim.
Drunken driver damaged pole
Martin Mrak Jr. 41, of Michigan City, was arrested for misdemeanor impaired driving and possession of drug paraphernalia after crashing at 7:35 p.m. Monday in the 1500 block of the North Porter/LaPorte County Line Road. Police said Mrak’s vehicle went off the road and landed on top of several landscaping boulders, after damaging about 30 feet of fencing and a NIPSCO pole. Mrak was ticketed for driving with a suspended license and for expired plates.
Two motorcycles, trailer, stolen
Two 1982 Suzuki motorcycles and their trailer were reported stolen Monday from Golfwood Drive, although the thefts may have happened any time in the previous four months, according to the police report. One of the motorcycles was described as black with a green gas tank and the other was green. The loss is estimated at $6,000.