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Updated: December 25, 2013 6:01PM



VALPARAISO

Thief sentenced

The second of three men who robbed a Chesterton home for its cache of electronics has been sentenced.

Victor Anthony Orta, 18, of Portage will serve one to two years in prison and four years probation. He had pleaded guilty Oct. 23 to Class C felony burglary.

Christian M. Izynski received a three-year sentence Dec. 3; all but 266 days were suspended. Izynski, 21, pleaded to Class D felony receiving stolen property for the May 31 crime. They stole a laptop, a Play Station, a Gamecube, two Xboxes, an Xbox Kinect, video games and three televisions, pawning most of them.

The third suspect, Shane Ed Parks, 18, of Chesterton, is being sought on a warrant.

VALPARAISO

Sold officer drugs

A Valparaiso man who sold heroin to Porter County Drug Task Force agents twice in one day may get a chance to avoid prison, despite pleading guilty to two Class B felony counts of narcotics dealing.

Eric Heinrichs, 44, is being considered for Porter County Drug Court for his Friday plea. If he qualifies and does not pass intensive therapy program, he could serve up to 20 years in prison on each count.

Heinrichs sold two brindles of heroin for $60 and $25 gas money in the men’s room of a business on U.S. 20 in Burns Harbor.

At the second sale later in the day at the same place, he then invited the informant buying the drugs to a party in a hotel.

SOUTH HAVEN

Woman sold heroin

Selling heroin to a Portage man who died shortly after taking it in April netted a South Haven woman a 10-year prison sentence Tuesday.

Nicole M. Paul, 30, will also serve five more years on probation after that for her Oct. 8 plea to Class B felony dealing in a narcotic drug.

Paul went to Chicago for heroin about 6 p.m. on April 28 and sold one of the four packs she bought to Michael A. Smith for $20.

She used the other three packs herself over a four-hour period, and they both fell asleep at his Portage home watching movies about 12:30 a.m. April 29.

When she awoke at noon, he was still on the sofa with his head back and unresponsive, so she called police and EMTs.

PORTAGE

Had sex with minor

A Portage man received a sentence of 151 days served and a year and 45 days on probation for having sex with a 14-year-old when he was 19.

Jordan Lively, 20, pleaded on Oct. 23 to Class D felony sexual misconduct with a minor, the lowest possible felony for having sex, but must still register as a sex offender.

He faced up to eight years in prison on the original Class C felony sexual misconduct with a minor for the June 2012 incident.

The victim had told her mother in May 2013 that she lost her virginity to Lively but told police she declined to be with him a second time.



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