Law and Order Porter County
January 28, 2013 3:44PM
Updated: January 28, 2013 11:46PM
Child welfare check led to drug arrests
A man called police to check on the welfare of his 9-year-old son, telling police he suspected his ex was using drugs around the boy. At about 7:15 p.m. Saturday, officers found marijuana and drug paraphernalia easily accessible in the living room of the ex’s home, in the 5707 McCasland, and another child playing in close proximity to them, although the child in question had gone to a friend’s home. Cherie Wolf, 30, was arrested for felony maintaining of a common nuisance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Brian Davenport, 34, was arrested on the same charges, plus felony possession of a controlled substance - Vicodin - without a prescription. Child Protective Services will be investigating.
Drunk at health center open house
Robert Hutton, 62, of Valparaiso, was arrested for public intoxication at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday during an open house at the new St. Mary Valparaiso Health Center, at 3800 St. Mary Drive.
No sleeping at the laundromat
A homeless man was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing at about 1:35 a.m. Sunday after being found sleeping inside Lady Bug Cleaners, at 1607 Calumet Avenue. Police said they had previously issued Thomas Cole, 55, a warning and reminded him not to return to the business, at the request of its owner.
Woman accused of battery with cup
A 24-year-old rural Portage woman is expected to be charged with battery for reportedly throwing a full beverage cup at a 48-year-old Speed Mart manager, during a dispute about a credit card charge. The incident was at about 3:45 p.m. Friday at the gas station at 288 Indiana 130, west of Valparaiso and just east of Indiana 149. The suspect fled but police tracked her through her license plate number.
Driver caught with help of icy roads
Tracey Hassell, 40, of Gary, was arrested for felony drunken driving with a prior after her vehicle slid into a ditch at about 1:55 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of U.S. 20 and County Road 1400N, northeast of Chesterton.