A New Carlisle
resident was arrested Saturday on a charge of criminal trespass, after the
Porter County Sheriff’s Police said that he ignored “No Trespassing” signs
in restricted areas of the Porter County Jail.
police, at 7:30 p.m. officers confronted Kiel R. Stone, 35, and a
36-year-old Chesterton man after the two demanded--and were
refused--after-hours and unscheduled tours of the jail. The two then “began
walking in restricted areas, attempting to gain access to the inside of the
facility,” and “allegedly videotaping those areas,” police said.
Those areas were
“clearly marked ‘No Trespassing, Violators Will Be Arrested,” police said.
to explain to (Stone) that he clearly entered the side of the facility that
was labeled ‘Employee Parking Only” and that he had passed and videotaped
the door which read ‘Visitors Must Use Front Entrance, Authorized Personnel
uncooperative, refused to provide his name, and refused to leave the
property, stating ‘Take me to jail,’” police said.
So he was.
the Chesterton man, did provide his name, “was relatively cooperative, and
left willingly after being provided a criminal trespass warning,” police
however, would provide officers with the motive behind videotaping the
facility,” police said.