Compiled from Michigan City Police Department reports


Jeffrey Allan Harris, 56, of Michigan City was preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement, an A misdemeanor, after allegedly fleeing from law enforcement officer after being told to stop. The incident allegedly followed a response by officers to an unwanted guest call in the 100 block of Edwards Street.

Notre Dame School reported damage to two windows and two doors at the main school building, located on the southwest corner of the property. One window had the window frame panel pried off. An attempt was apparently also made to pry off the panel of an additional window. This followed the theft of a safe from the church over the weekend.

A woman reported someone entered her vehicle in the 200 block of W. Fulton and scattered several items outside the car.


A wallet with no identification was found at Virk's Marathon, 1301 Franklin St., at 7:35 a.m.

Richard Michael Topalski, 69, of Michigan City was preliminary charged with invasion of privacy, an A misdemeanor, for allegedly violating a no contact order with a woman, who told to police Topalski hit her when they were sleeping together in bed. The no contact order was discovered when police responded to her complaint.

Checks for Cash reported a case of check deception where a customer cashed a $450 check on an account that was later determined to be closed.

A woman reported that her boyfriend broke her cell phone, the glass on the door of the GE brand oven in the kitchen, the thermostat on the wall, and other miscellaneous items in the home before throwing the cell phone at her, successfully striking her in the back of the head and causing a bloody wound in the 1500 block of Tennessee Street.

Walmart reported its successful attempt to stop a pair of shoplifters, who were trying to exit the store with $260 worth of unpaid merchandise.

Someone reportedly entered a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of W. 7th Street and dismantled the steering wheel column.

A man reported that his neighbor claimed to have a pistol and threatened his house with it after police responded to a potentially dangerous fire set by the neighbor in the 600 block of Willard Avenue. According to the report, the neighbor was also a registered sex offender who had previously impregnated the 15-year-old sister of someone living in the complainant's home.

India House reported the theft of keys that the owners believed were later used by the thief to gain access to the restaurant after hours to steal $200 from the cash register.

Police are investigating a case of multiple shots fired in the area of Tennessee and W. Barker Avenue. A suspect vehicle was impounded.


Walmart reported a case of shoplifting, involving the theft of $179 worth of merchandise at 12:44 p.m.

FEB. 13

Animal Control apprehended a large pitbull found wandering in the 1000 block of E. Michigan Boulevard. The dog had been apprehended by Animal Control several times before, so officers knew who the owners were. Citations were eventually sent to the owners.

JAN. 7

Animal Control apprehended a black Chihuahua found wandering in the 1000 block of Salem Street after police officer attempts to apprehend the dog were unsuccessful due to its aggression. The dog was taken to the City Kennels and scanned for a microchip and checked for tags. Neither were present. 

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