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Valparaiso Police Chief Mike Brickner

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Valparaiso Police Participating In Operation Pull Over

Holiday DUI and Seat Belt Patrols Begin on Friday

Valparaiso Police Officers will be joining other law enforcement agencies throughout the state to help keep roadways safer during the Thanksgiving holiday. Valparaiso Police will begin working the state wide blitz (Operation Pull Over) on Friday November 14th.

Officers working the blitz will be enforcing seatbelt and impaired driving violations.  Motorists are encouraged to utilize their cellular phones and dial 911 when they observer an impaired driver on the roadways. By reporting an impaired driver, the life you save may be your own!

During the holiday season drinking and driving greatly increases and the Valparaiso Police Department is committed to keeping Valparaiso’s roadways safe during the holiday season. 

Law enforcement agencies from across the state, including Indiana State Police are jointly participating in this holiday enforcement effort.


Police Investigating Armed Robbery at 7-11

Suspect White Male wearing Gray Hoodie and Sweat Pants with Gun

Valparaiso Police are investigating a reported armed robbery that occurred this morning at 10:50 a.m. at the 7-11 convenience store located at 708 Lincolnway.

A male subject entered the store and displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the clerk. The male subject was last observed running west bound on Lincolnway to Greenwich St. He then ran southbound on Greenwich St.

The male white subject was described as in his 20’s, approximately 5’8”-5’10”, wearing a gray hooded sweat-shirt and gray sweat pants. He was wearing sunglasses and displayed a handgun.

A police K9 was called to the scene to assist with searching/tracking the subject. Police continue to investigate the incident and anybody with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the police department at 462-2135 or text a tip to Tip411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” as the first word in the message field prior to sending your tip. All tips are 100% anonymous. 


Follow the Valparaiso Police on Twitter @ Valparaisopd

The Valparaiso Police starting today, Monday November 17th will be providing information through twitter for individuals wishing to sign-up and following the Valparaiso Police Department on Twitter. 

Information being tweeted out from the Valparaiso Police Department will typically be public safety or general information  regarding an ongoing situation/incident when immediate information is needed to be provided  to the general public, for example-road closures due to a crash or police incident scene. 

Twitter will be just another source of information available to the general public. The Valparaiso Police Department will continue to use their website, Facebook page, Tip411 Alerts, Youtube and through their email notification system to distribute community information.