A Michigan City boy who had been consuming alcohol was transported to Porter
hospital on Saturday after he entered a stranger’s home in the 1200 block of
Park Ave., Chesterton Police said.
According to police, at 1:15 a.m. the Park Ave. resident called 911 to
report that there were five to six subjects outside his home, one of them
trying to make entry at his back door and the others yelling in his rear
That subject—a 13-year-old Michigan City boy—did succeed in entering the
man’s home, prompting the resident to strike him “out of fear,” police said.
The subject fell to the floor and on officer’s arrival was taken into
custody and determined to be intoxicated, although “too intoxicated” to
provide a sample for a portable breath test, police said.
Meanwhile, the other subjects were seen to run into a neighboring residence,
where officers subsequently made contact with a 14-year-old Valparaiso boy
who registered a blood alcohol content of .04 percent on a PBT and an
11-year-old Chesterton boy who registered a B.A.C. of .036 percent, police
The Michigan City boy was transported to Porter hospital for evaluation at
his father’s request, police said, while the two other boys were released to
the custody of their parents or guardians. Four other local juveniles,
between the ages of 11 and 14, were found not to have been drinking and they
too were released to their parents’ custody, police said.
The CPD has referred the matter to the Porter County Juvenile Probation
Department and Child Protective Services.