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Police Investigating Death of Woman

Valparaiso Fire, EMS and police responded this morning, (7:30 a.m.), to the 2300 block of Beech Street for a female subject not breathing. When authorities arrived the Valparaiso female subject was deceased. 

The 40 yr old subject had no obvious signs of trauma and police have initiated a death investigation. 

K9 Rescued After Being Left in Hot Vehicle

Valparaiso Police were called to the Walmart parking lot, 2400 Morthland Dr (3:45 p.m.) for a K9 locked inside a vehicle. Police arrived and locate the K9 locked inside a vehicle and the windows slightly down. Witnesses informed police the dog had been inside the vehicle for approximately one hour.

The K9 was panting heavily and appeared to be in distress. Numerous attempts were made to locate the vehicle’s owner inside the store with negative results. Porter County Animal Control were called to the scene. Police and the Animal Control Officer were able to unlock the door and the K9 was rescued from the hot vehicle.

Once outside the vehicle the K9 was given water and Animal Control took possession of the dog. Police later located the K9’s owner and police/animal control continue to investigate the incident.

Important reminders during this time of the year--- Every year dogs die from being left in hot cars. Many studies show that an open window makes little difference. An outside temperature of 78 degrees reaches 120 degrees inside a vehicle in just 30 minutes. During this time of the year, leave your dog at home where it’s cool and safe!

National Night Out

Neighborhoods Wanted!!!!

The Valparaiso Police Department will be participating in the 31st  Annual National Night Out on Tuesday August 5th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. National Night Out is an national event designed to unite community members and police against neighborhood crimes.

Police Chief Michael Brickner is inviting community members to organize a activity for the event. “This is a great night for community members, neighborhoods and crime watch groups to organize special activities in their neighborhoods”, explained Chief Brickner. Valparaiso Police Officers will be visiting the special activities planned in each neighborhood to show their support. Officers from the K-9 team, Bicycle Unit, Patrol Division and Detective Division will be present in neighborhoods to show their support. Previous National Night Out events have been a great success and we always look forward to visiting all the events planned, explained Chief Brickner. This is the 10th year the Valparaiso Police Department has participated in National Night Out. 

Start planning your activities today and notify the police department of your involvement. In previous years neighborhoods have planned cook-outs, ice cream socials and live music.  Officers from the department would like to attend your event. For further assistance, questions or to notify the Valparaiso Police Department of your participation call Sgt. Michael Grennes at 462-2135 (ext: 2313) or email at .