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Subjects Arrested after Stealing from Vehicles and Running from Police

Valparaiso Police were called to the 1800 block of Cedar St for suspicious individuals rummaging through vehicles parked in the area.

Officers arrived in the area and immediately located one subject. Police approached the subjects and the male subject began to flee from police, running from the area. During the foot pursuit, police attempted to apprehend one subject who physically began to resist police and was eventually tased by police. That subject identified as Jonathan Racine 20 yrs old from Valparaiso was held at the Porter County Jail on the charges of resisting police and theft.

Additional investigation led officers to a second suspect identified as Tristan Landrum, 18 yrs old of Valparaiso. Landrum had earlier been identified near the scene by police and released before additional information was obtained and he was re-located a short time later and arrested. Landrum was arrested for theft and false informing he was held at the Porter County Jail.

Police believe these individuals are responsible for multiple thefts from vehicles throughout the area. Police have recovered property believed to have been stolen. The investigation continues with additional charges possible.