Law & Order: Porter County
Post-Tribune Staff Report December 27, 2013 6:56PM
Updated: January 29, 2014 6:09AM
Woman violates protective order for third time
A Michigan City woman is facing charges for the third time in as many months after she allegedly left 10 bottles of orange juice for a Jackson Township man she believes is Mick Jagger, despite an active protective order forbidding her from contacting or harassing the victim.
Sandra Carlson, 59, faces a misdemeanor charge of invasion of privacy after the Porter County Sheriff’s Department was called to the victim’s home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The victim — who told police the incidents stop when Carlson is in jail — reported that several folded towels also were placed on his porch on Nov. 23, and a neighbor reported Carlson apparently left them.
On Christmas Day, Carlson allegedly called the victim and left a message that the orange juice was underneath his mailbox.
Police arrested Carlson last month on a felony charge of criminal trespassing for a similar incident. She was convicted of criminal trespass on the same property in April 2011, and received a criminal trespass warning on Oct. 23.
Police previously have said that Carlson insists the victim is Mick Jagger and that God tells her to go to his residence.
Felony charge in drunk driving incident
A Kouts man was charged with felony operating while intoxicated after he drove his pickup truck in a ditch and told police he’d given a ride to homeless people, one of whom had been driving his truck.
Drew Sims, 21, also is charged with three related misdemeanors after Porter County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to the accident scene at 2:43 a.m. Friday at Division and Smoke roads.
Police did not find evidence of passengers in the truck at the time of the crash.
Valpo woman faces felony drug charge
A Valparaiso woman faces an assortment of charges, including one for felony drug possession, after a traffic accident at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday at U.S. 30 and Washington Street.
Officers with the Valparaiso Police Department arrested Kasey L. Koonce, 31, after the accident, in which Koonce struck another car.
Other charges include a misdemeanor for operating while intoxicated.