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Updated: February 2, 2013 10:21PM



PORTAGE

Alleged shoplifter struck employee

At about 11:35 a.m. Thursday at Menards, 6220 U.S. 6, Leamon Holmes, 50, of Gary, reportedly got into a struggle with a loss prevention officer who confronted him about shoplifting. Holmes was charged with felony theft and misdemeanor battery.

LAKE ELIZA

Burglars rip wires out of walls

Burglars cut and pulled out the wires of every outlet and the junction box during a home break-in. It is unknown when the burglary occurred, although a neighbor said he may have seen one or two people with flashlights near the house the night before. The copper electrical wire appeared to be the only thing taken.

PORTER COUNTY

Mobile home dryer, washer missing

Unknown culprits stole a washing machine and clothes dryer between 10 a.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Thursday from a mobile home on Rushingwater Drive, in Portage Township. The home’s front door was left unlocked. The loss was estimated at $650.

VALPARAISO

VPD records office closed for training

The records division of the Valparaiso Police Department will be closed Monday for training. Business hours will be shortened to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, as the training continues, with normal office hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. resuming Wednesday.



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