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Law and Order: DeMotte man accused of trying to injure self, blame police

Updated: September 15, 2013 3:14PM



PORTER COUNTY

Man accused of trying to injure self, blame police

Police arrested Glen Peters, 40, of DeMotte, on felony drunken driving charges on Wednesday. He also was charged with resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.

Police said they had encountered Peters and told him to keep the noise level down earlier that evening, at about 8:20 p.m., during a disturbance at a home in the 700 block of Stratford Road, near U.S. 6 and Meridian Road. Soon after, the homeowner contacted police again, asking officers to remove Peters. When police arrived the second time, Peters allegedly was driving in reverse on Stratford Road, with a 29-year-old DeMotte woman hanging out the open passenger-side door.

When he got out of the vehicle, Peters denied being the driver and allegedly started screaming for help and that police were beating him. Police also accused Peters of deliberately hitting his head against the top of the squad car, slamming himself into a pillar while at the hospital, and multiple other attempts to hurt himself and blame his injuries on officers. Porter Regional Hospital security also made a report about Peters’ alleged attempts to hurt himself and make false accusations about police, according to the arrest report.

Boss accused of stealing employee’s identity

Police have requested a felony identity theft charge be filed against a rural Porter County business owner suspected of using an employee’s name, address and Social Security number to obtain NIPSCO service for his own home.

On Thursday, the 25-year-old victim told police that shortly before he left for another job, he found a NIPSCO bill with his name on it on his boss’s desk; he soon learned the boss had set up the account in February. In a phone call with police, the 46-year-old suspect reportedly admitted to using his employee’s identity but said he had the younger man’s permission. No money is past due on the illegitimate account.



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