Compiled from Michigan City Police Department reports


A man located a wallet in the Meijer parking lot and turned it into the police station.

The pastor of High Praise Ministries in Michigan City reported a threat on Facebook from a former congregant who was removed from the church. The threat read, "Imma walk in high praise ministries church Michigan city, IN and shoot pastor and first lady." Police are looking into the matter.

An 11-year-old student at Lake Hills Elementary is suspected of stealing more than $200 from the purses of four teachers at the school. When confronted by police, he said he already spent the money, and claims there was less than reported by the women. Police requested surveillance footage of where the thefts took place.

Major D. Couzan, 55, of Gary was preliminarily charged with driving while suspended, an A misdemeanor, after being pulled over for driving 11 miles over the speed limit.

Two juvenile girls, one 16 and the other 17, were arrested for getting into a fight in the 100 block of Dewey at around 10 p.m.

Police are investigating a hit and run incident where an unidentified silver vehicle backed into a pickup truck in the Matey's parking lot, damaging the passenger side door and leaving it unable to open.

Loretta Chapman, 47, of Rockford, Illinois, was arrested on an active Level 6 felony warrant for theft after a vehicle she was a passenger in was pulled over for twice driving left of the center traffic lane on U.S. 20 near Woodland Avenue.

Darwin LaMont Van, 63, of Michigan City was preliminarily charged for driving while suspended, an A misdemeanor, after police pulled him over for twice driving left of the center traffic lane on U.S. 20 near Woodland Avenue.

Kriston Renai Black, 18, of Michigan City was arrested on a La Porte County warrant for leaving the scene of an accident, an A misdemeanor.

East Side Liquors reported a case of shoplifting where someone stole a pack of cigarettes and possibly some cans of beer at around 4 p.m.

Ralphael Maurice Hudson, 31, of Michigan City was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license, a C misdemeanor.

Police are investigating a case of attempted auto theft where an unidentified suspect reportedly broke into a vehicle parked in the 600 block of E. 10th Street, and crashed it into a brick wall. The owner told officers he suspects someone attempted to steal his vehicle by rolling it down in the parking lot (which was on an incline) in order to "pop" the clutch, due to the vehicle being a manual 5-speed. He suspects whoever had attempted the theft was unable to control the vehicle before it struck the wall.

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