Compiled from Michigan City Police Department reports


Joshua James Wozniak, 26, of Michigan City was booked on charges of possession of cocaine, a Level 6 felony, possession of heroin, a Level 6 felony, unlawful possession of a syringe, a Level 6 felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a C misdemeanor, after officers responded to reports of a domestic disturbance in a trailer park in the 1-100 block of Kingsway Drive and found him passed out in a pickup truck in 9 degree weather in the 1-100 block of Alpine Drive.

Amelia Mary McCullough, 28, of Michigan City was arrested on two active warrants, one out of St. Joseph County for FTA and another out of Lake County for obstructing police. She was also preliminarily charged with making a false identity statement, an A misdemeanor, and possessing a hypodermic syringe, a Level 6 felony, after police reponded to a domestic disturbance in the 1-100 block of Kingsway Drive and were notified about the past warrants by the suspect's husband.

Burglary was reported in the 4300 block of Franklin Street.


Police assisted the fire department and EMS in conducting a welfare check for an adult woman in the 1800 block of E. Barker Avenue who reported falling in her apartment and being unable to get back up. However, when firefighters pried open her front door with an axe, they found her sitting on a sofa. She told rescue workers she only called them because she was thirsty and wanted someone to get her water. She claimed she haden't eaten or drank anything for two days. She had an amputated leg and had apparently been urinating on the sofa where she sat. Officers did not think she was capable of taking care of herself, and convinced her to let them take her to the hospital.

A man misplaced his wallet at one of the many businesses he visited in Michigan City that day. It contained his Indiana Drivers License, Social Security Card, and his U.S. Army Reserve Identification Card.

A woman reported her car keyed in a driveway in the 200 block of Superior. She suspected a woman who had illegally parked in the driveway earlier that day and had been made to move her vehicle.

Residents turned in a bag that included a black and yellow canvas case containing 6 syringes, a 12-inch section of rubber strip commonly used in the medical field as a tourniquet when giving injections or taking blood, an iPhone 6, a set of chrome "brass" knuckles, and a 10-inch Verizon tablet computer. Also found in the case was an Indiana Drivers License, two Visa debit cards, and one Visa debit card belonging to a different person. Lastly, there were three pawn slips from Cash Indiana Pawn with a value of over $1,500.00 in jewelry pawned. The residents said the items came from their son, who they believed stole items to support a drug habit.

Tristan Michael Bailey, 35, of Michigan City was preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator, a Level 6 felony.

Brittney Lee Kleine, 24, of Michigan City was preliminarily charged with operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license, a C misdemeanor.


Police are investigating a case of criminal mischief involving damage to a religious structure, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, where a glass door was shattered by shots from a BB gun.

A woman reported that the father of her children hit her on the top of her head with a closed fist in front of her children and left the residence before police arrived.

A hit and run accident was reported in the 2400 block of E. Michigan Blvd. The victim said someone swiped his Ford Flex. But after they stopped to exchange information, the suspect just got into his car and drove away when he was supposed to provide vehicle and driver information.

A woman reported losing her wallet at Dollar Tree

An unknown man reportedly dropped a cellular phone in the 2700 block of Franklin, where it was later found and turned in to police.

Shots were fired at a window in the 900 block of W. 8th Street, causing damage. A plastic BB pellet was later found.

A 2004 white Honda Pilot was reported stolen in the 800 block of Ind. 212.

JAN. 18

Animal Control reported a brown female dog was brought to the City Kennels the night before. The animal had no identification.

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