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Police Investigating Residential Entry Incident

Valparaiso Police were called to the 300 block of Center St early this morning (12:40 a.m.) for an incident of a male subject entering the bedroom of a 5yr old.

Police arrived and learned that a male subject had removed a window screen and then entered an open window. A 5 yr old sleeping in the room awoke, observed a male subject standing near her and screamed to her parents. She then ran to her parent’s bedroom and informed them that someone was inside her room.  When the parents entered the room the male subject was no longer in the bedroom.

Police located signs that someone had entered the bedroom. Police and a K9 searched the area with negative results. The only description was that the subject was male. Police continue to investigate the incident.

Valparaiso Police Increasing DUI Patrols

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Law enforcement agencies from across Indiana are participating in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign which is now underway and lasts through Labor Day.

Valparaiso Officers will be working extra patrols during the blitz period searching for impaired and aggressive drivers. The extra patrols will be taking place throughout the work week and during the weekends.

In 2013, there were 114 fatal alcohol-impaired collisions in Indiana.  This accounted for 16 percent of all fatal crashes.  Those most likely to be involved in an alcohol-related crash are between the ages of 21 and 44.  There was a 24 percent decrease in fatal collisions between 2012 and 2013.  

“If you see someone driving in a manner you suspect of being impaired, there is a high probability you are right,” Police Chief Michael Brickner said.  “Call 911 immediately and report the location, description, and direction the vehicle is traveling.  This will help officers observe the activity of the suspect and take necessary action to prevent a possible tragedy.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides the funds for overtime enforcement and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute works with state and local law enforcement agencies to administer the program.