Compiled from Michigan City Police Department reports


A man reported that someone entered his car without stealing anything in the 3200 block of Cleveland. The victim previously reported someone stole a gun from his car back in August.

A woman reported receiving a check in the mail for $3,200 after interviewing for a job online. She deposited the check without issue, but then received messages online to make money orders totaling $3,000 to a certain individual. The bank advised her it was a scam.

Appliances totaling more than $6,000 and including an air conditioner, dryer, washing machine and stove were reportedly stolen by a renter who was asked to leave an apartment in the 1700 block of Tennessee.

An inmate at the Westville Correctional Facility reportedly sent three emails to a woman who had a protective order against him.


A woman reported her niece used her bank card without permission for purchases totaling more than $800.

Cash totaling $250 was reportedly stolen from a car in the 300 block of N. Calumet Avenue.

A white dog was dropped off at the city kennel. A microchip was present, but attempts to contact the owner were unsuccessful.

Kabeline's Hardward reported that a man made a fraudulant return worth $147 on Friday, then attempted to make another fraudulant return for $110 on Saturday, but was recognized and fled.

First Methodist Church reported that someone entered the church's office and stole someone's purse when the room was empty.

Victoria Elizabeth Stella, 22, of Michigan City was arrested for theft, an A misdemeanor.


A woman reported being battered by another woman while trying to retrieve her homeless mother's dog in the 900 block of Washington Street. A pair of glasses was bent in the fight.

An 18-speed Huffy bike was reported stolen outside the Michigan City Salvation Army.

Walmart reported a shoplifter stole several bags and small electronics items.


Animal Control retrieved a brown boxer mixed dog in the 3500 block of Dorchester at 12:19 p.m. The dog, which had neither a collar or a microchip, was transported to the city kennel.

A woman surrendered her dog to animal control after being unable to provide proof of current rabies vaccination for nine days.


Animal Control apprehended a friendly male cat found wandering in the 200 block of Green Street. He had no tags or microchips and was eventually transported to Fried's Cat Shelter.

A white Persian cat was retrieved by Animal Control in the 700 block of Tremont Street at 4:31 p.m. The animal had neither a collar or microchip.

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