A possible charge of criminal mischief is pending against a Gary man after
Porter Police said that he admitted slashing three tires on a vehicle parked
in the 200 block of East Beam Street on Monday.
According to police, at 4:55 p.m. an officer was dispatched to the scene
after the residents returned home to find their tires slashed. A witness,
however, gave the victims the license number of the vehicle involved in the
vandalism and as the officer was speaking to the victims they noted that the
suspect vehicle was at that moment passing their house, police said.
The officer gave chase and stopped the vehicle on Franklin Street near
Police said that the vehicle was being driven by a Westville woman, who
advised that the vehicle belongs to her boyfriend, a Gary man. The woman
then gave the officer permission to search the vehicle, which he did, to
find several knives, a BB gun, and a paintball gun, police said.
When the Gary man arrived on scene to claim his vehicle, he admitted that he
had, in fact slashed a tire, police said.
“Okay, I did all three tires,” the man added.
The man was released at the scene and the PPD has asked the Prosecuting
Attorney’s Office to charge him with criminal mischief.