An 18-year-old Portage woman was arrested Thursday on a charge of false
informing after Portage Police said that she reported herself to be a
juvenile to expedite removal of a compromising photograph of herself from an
acquaintance’s Facebook page.
According to police, at 9:42 a.m. Angelica E. Nicholson, 18, of 2180
Freedom, advised that a nude—though non-explicit—photo which she had taken
of herself and then allowed a male acquaintance known only as William to
send from her phone to his was subsequently posted to a Facebook page
maintained by a female acquaintance.
Nicholson told the officer at the time of the report that she was 17. “Ms.
Nicholson stated she had also informed Facebook she was minor, as she told
me, and requested I contact Facebook on her behalf,” the investigating
officer stated in his report.
The officer later determined, however, that Nicholson is in fact 18. When
confronted, police said, “Ms. Nicholson advised she only lied to police to
expedite the process of having Facebook remove the photograph.” Nicholson
did advise that she took the photo of herself when he was still a juvenile.
Nicholson was transported to Porter County Jail.
At 10:03 p.m. Saturday, Portage Police said, officers were dispatched to the
Beautiful Hair & Skin Day Spa after an alarm there was activated.
Police said that
a rock was thrown through the front window of the business and a cash
register containing an undisclosed amount of currency stolen. Police valued
the cash register itself at $120 and estimated total damage to the window
and blinds at $4,300.