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Updated: January 7, 2013 11:22PM



CHESTERTON

Chihuahua attack blamed for fall

A 56-year-old Chesterton woman called police to report she fell and hurt her hip when a neighbor’s dog attacked her golden retriever as she walked at about 9 a.m. Friday in the 1900 block of Jacob Lane. Neither dog was injured when the teacup Chihuahua crawled under its fence and came “running from the side of the house and attacked (the other dog),” as the woman told police. The Chihuahua’s owner told officers the victim never fell, but instead she sat down and petted her own dog for about 10 minutes before continuing on her walk.

VALPARAISO

Shoplifter stole U.S. Constitution

A Kouts man was arrested at 7:12 p.m. Saturday for allegedly stealing copies of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution from Lifestyles Gallery, at 122 E. Lincolnway. Michael Kretz, 44, is charged with felony theft for taking the documents, worth $13.90.

Teen not charged for role in dispute

Roseann Dye, 34, was arrested for domestic battery and invasion of privacy after allegedly battering her 32-year-old boyfriend at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday at their home, in the 2000 block of St. Joseph Lane. Police said Dye already had been issued a protective order to keep her away from the victim. According to the police report, a 14-year-old male relative of Dye intervened in the fight and may have contributed to the victim’s visible injuries. The battery charge is a felony because of the presence of the juvenile, who was released to a relative.

PORTER COUNTY

Teen head-butted security officer

A 16-year-old was arrested for felony battery for allegedly head-butting a Lakes of the Four Seasons security officer. At about 4:45 p.m. Friday according to the police report, officer Jacob Leavitt, 22, was questioning the teen, at his guardians’ request, about recent thefts, when the boy deliberately threw his head back to strike the officer in the chin. The incident happened in the 1600 block of Deer Valley Road.

Funeral notice may have drawn burglar

An unknown person attempted to break into a woman’s home while she was at the funeral home for her husband’s visitation. Between 2 and 4 p.m. Friday, the back door was pried open to the house in the 1400 north block of Veden Road, northeast of Chesterton. The woman felt she may have been targeted because the funeral services were publicized, and police planned extra patrols for during the funeral and suggested the woman get a security system.

Burglary attempt blocked owner out

An attempted break-in Sunday morning resulted in damage to the door of the home, in the 600 block of South County Road 225W, southeast of Boone Grove. The victim told police he found multiple pry marks on the frame when he returned from church at about 11:15 a.m., and he was unable to open the door. It did not appear the culprit got inside.

Man threw rocks at expensive windows

At about 5 p.m. Sunday, Donald Begley, 27, of South Haven, admittedly threw rocks at two custom-made windows of a business at 805 N. County Road 330W. The damages were estimated at $3,000, and police arrested Begley for felony criminal mischief. Shortly before, Begley was reported to have run away from his group home in South Haven.



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