A 19-year-old Portage resident was apprehended by a K-9 unit early Wednesday
after he led police on a chase along U.S. Highway 6 in Liberty Township, the
Porter County Sheriff’s police said.
According to police, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers reported the
subject took off running through a wooded area north of U.S. 6 after a
traffic stop in the area of Tyson Road. Police said they saw the subject
jump over a large fence into the Area Tree Service business lot and with the
assistance of a K-9 unit found the suspect hiding behind a wood pile.
The subject took off running again and after giving several warnings, Police
said they released the K-9 unit.
Police said the subject entered the Whispering Sands Trailer Park where
officers located him hiding in a backyard garden at a residence in the 600
Block of Windsor Drive. The suspect started running east on Windsor Drive
and was subsequently stopped by the K-9 unit who bit the subject on his left
leg, police said.
Police said the subject shouted, “I give up. Get your dog off of me,” and
was transported by ambulance to Porter Valparaiso Campus for treatment.
The subject advised he fled police because he is on felony supervised
probation through Benton County.
Police said an arrest warrant has been requested.