A Loves Park, Ill., resident was arrested Thursday on charges of resisting
law enforcement following a pursuit which began in Starke County, passed
through Porter County, and ended in Lake County, the Indiana State Police
Charged with resisting and possession of paraphernalia was Michael J.
Ostrowski, 28, police said.
According to police, at 12:45 p.m. Ostrowski was stopped by a trooper on
U.S. Highway 30 in Starke County after being clocked at 90 miles per hour in
a zone posted at 60 mph. The trooper made contact with Ostrowski, who fled
the scene as the trooper was working to identify him, police said.
About a mile east of U.S. Highway 421 Ostrowski managed to avoid stop sticks
thrown in the roadway, then evaded another set of stop sticks as he entered
Porter County near C.R. 405E, by entering the median and then traveling
westbound in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 for about a mile, before
crossing back to the westbound lanes, police said.
By this time the Porter County Sheriff’s Police and Valparaiso Police had
shut down traffic in this area and as Ostrowski approached Ind. 49 he did
finally hit a set of stop sticks but continued westbound on U.S. 30, police
Pursuing officers kept sight of Ostrowski until his vehicle finally broke
down. He was taken into custody in the area of U.S. 30 and Ind. 51 in Lake
County and transported to Porter County Jail.
Charges against him in Starke, LaPorte, and Lake counties are pending,