Porter County Law and Order
March 18, 2013 4:22PM
Updated: March 29, 2013 4:00PM
Truck wrecks property
Between 7:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, an unknown person drove a vehicle through four sections of fencing and a metal horse shed.
A gas pump tower also had been knocked over, spilling approximately 100 gallons. The damaged property is along County Road 750W, north of and in between Lake Eliza and Winfield.
Repairs are expected to cost approximately $4,500. Vehicle parts at the scene suggested it may have been a red Ford pickup, now with heavy damage to the front and rear bumpers and missing a bed rail cover; and police said the act seems intentional.
Man batters teen
Noel Zammarron Jr., 23, of Portage, was arrested for allegedly battering a 17-year-old at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the roadway in the 200 block of Valley Drive, east of Portage.
The teen supposedly had sexually harassed Zammarron’s girlfriend’s daughter. Zammarron fled before police arrived but turned himself in to the sheriff’s department at about 11:15 a.m.
Between 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Friday, a home was burglarized in the 200 block of North County Road 550W, north of Shorewood Forest. Two TVs, a video game system, a saw and jewelry were reported stolen. Someone had kicked in the back door to the attached garage, according to the police report.
Teen enters illegally
Tristan Woods, 19, of unincorporated Portage Township, was arrested for felony residential entry after a resident of the 500 block of Danlee Drive returned at about 5:15 p.m. Sunday to reportedly find him in a bedroom.
The woman told police Woods is friends with her children but has never been allowed in the residence without someone at home; and he jumped out the window when he saw her. His coat, with ID in the pocket, still was laying under the window.
Stolen plate found during man’s arrest
Jacob Parrish, 19, of Portage, was arrested for felony possession of stolen property during a 11:40 p.m. Saturday traffic stop at U.S. 6 and Willowcreek Road.
As police were impounding Parrish’s unregistered vehicle, a license plate — which had been reported stolen from a vehicle at a tow yard while Parrish was employed there last year - was seen in the trunk of the vehicle.
Parrish also was cited for driving with a suspended license.