Compiled from Michigan City Police Department reports

TUESDAY

Someone attempted to steal a vehicle in the 500 block of E. 9th Street, but only managed to break the steering column. Nothing of value was reported missing.

Michael S. Venice, 41, of Michigan City was arrested on an active warrant for theft out of Porter County.

MONDAY

Save-A-Lot reported an incident where a customer left a purse at the store, and someone else fraudulently retrieved it.

An interference with child custody case where the father failed to bring the child to a meet up at Walmart was reported to police.

Trent Eric Pruitt, 21, of Michigan City was arrested on an outstanding warrant through Indianapolis Metro Police Dept. for rape, a Level 3 felony, after a vehicle he was a passenger in was pulled over for having a stolen license plate.

A portable basketball system was stolen out of a driveway in the 1300 block of Tennessee Street.

Walmart reported a shoplifting theft totaling $35.91. The theft included a pair of jeans, leggings and pajama pants.

Springfield Petroleum/Phillips 66 Gas Station on U.S. 12 turned in a wallet to the police after it was left at the gas station by a customer.

A vehicle reported stolen in the 400 block of N. Carroll was later involved in a hit and run crash at the intersection of Michigan Boulevard and N. Woodland Avenue, and left abandoned by the intersection of Michigan Boulevard and Helen.

A missing adult was reported in the 2200 block of Maple.

Puncture holes were found in the front and rear driver's side tires of a vehicle in the 3600 block of Dorchester Road. The owner reported driving that morning when the vehicle started to shake. She discovered the punctures when she attempted to inflate the tires.

SUNDAY

Police are pursuing a case of false reporting where at 8:23 a.m. a woman told them her vehicle had been stolen prior to her needing to go to work. It was later learned the vehicle was involved in a crash in Illinois. Police then learned the alleged victim was not due into work that day and in fact told a co-worker she had been involved in a crash that morning.

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