Law and Order Porter County
January 15, 2013 1:14PM
Updated: February 17, 2013 6:28AM
Woman crashed SUV into water
A driver fell asleep and went off the road into standing water and mud at about 4:20 a.m. Monday at County Roads 900S and 500W, in Boone Township. Police described the SUV as partially submerged and arrested Rebecca Crane, 22, of DeMotte, for misdemeanor drunken driving.
A home burglary was reported between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of East U.S. 20, in Pine Township. A portable DVD player, about 50 DVDs and a handheld video game system were missing, for a loss of approximately $675. Entry appeared to be through the sliding glass door, police said.
Passenger arrested on several warrants
Adrian Albisu, 31, of Hammond, who was wanted on several warrants, was arrested at about 2:55 p.m. Saturday after being discovered riding in the vehicle of a driver with a suspended license. In addition to the warrants — for dealing cocaine in Lake County, possession of marijuana in Hammond, and failure to appear on a contempt charge in Porter County — Albisu was arrested for false reporting for allegedly giving a fake name and birth date, police said.
Warrant for pills leads to more pills
When police went to Ryan Bazaldua’s home to arrest him on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance, they allege he had more illegally obtained prescription pills. Bazaldua, 22, of the 300 block of Stonehill Drive, was arrested at about 7:20 a.m. Monday on a repeat of the same charge, this time for eight Xanax.
Battery day after couple’s divorce
Kirby Cook, 28, of rural Valparaiso, was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery at about 5:20 p.m. Saturday despite her claim she was the victim and only hit the 28-year-old man in self defense.
The alleged attack happened the day after their divorce was finalized and at the man’s apartment, in the 700 block of Cyrus Street. He made an audio recording of it on his cell phone, police said. The man had visible injuries; Cook did not.