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Charged with trespass at the Porter County Jail

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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.

According to 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.

Officers “attempted 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 Only.’”

“Stone was uncooperative, refused to provide his name, and refused to leave the property, stating ‘Take me to jail,’” police said.

So he was.

Stone’s companion, the Chesterton man, did provide his name, “was relatively cooperative, and left willingly after being provided a criminal trespass warning,” police said.

“Neither subject, however, would provide officers with the motive behind videotaping the facility,” police said.



Posted 7/23/2018




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