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Woman faces prostitution charges

A Chicago woman has been charged with prostitution for propositioning an agent of the Porter County Drug Task Force during a sting operation.

Jacqlyn E. Schlueter, 22, faces up to three years in prison on the only felony charge against her, Class D felony possession of a syringe, although she is also charged with three misdemeanors: prostitution, possession or paraphernalia and driving while never received a license.

The misdemeanors each carry a sentence of up to a year each, and Schlueter has a trial date of April 24, a public defender and a bail bond of $1,000.

The incident happened Dec. 4 when she allegedly drove from East Chicago to a Portage hotel, and police found the syringe under the driver’s seat after she propositioned the agent.

Valpo man faces burglary charges

A Valparaiso man has been charged with three felonies in two separate filings.

Michael E. Oelling, 34, faces up to 20 years in prison each for Class B felony burglary and Class B felony attempted burglary for incidents on Dec. 3 and faces up to three years in prison for Class D felony theft for a Nov. 22 incident.

On Dec. 3, he allegedly burglarized a house in Fallen Timbers in Portage for jewelry in the morning, then was caught a few hours later in the driveway of a house on Joseph Street in Portage.

The owner had come home to see Oelling’s car in his driveway. He took note of the license number, reporting it to police after it looked like someone tried to break into a back sliding door.

On Nov. 22, Oelling allegedly took jewelry from an acquaintances bedroom and pawned some of it.

He was not listed as a Porter County Jail inmate Thursday night.

Man accused of selling heroin

A Valparaiso man is accused of selling heroin to Porter County Drug Task Force operatives twice in April.

Zachery T. Kutz, 19, faces 20 to 50 years in prison on Class A felony dealing in a narcotic drug and up to 20 years in prison on Class B felony dealing in a narcotic drug.

He is accused of taking $120 from the Task Force agent in a Lincolnway convenience store lot on April 3 and driving to Michigan City to get 0.40 grams of heroin, then meeting later outside a gasoline station on U.S. 30 to deliver it.

On April 5, he took $60 for 0.20 grams of heroin in Rogers Lakewood Park.

He was not listed as a Porter County Jail inmate Thursday night.



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