A Portage resident and a Lake Station resident were arrested Sunday on a
charge of failure to aid police after Portage Police said that they did not
comply with an officer’s repeated requests to provide identification and
handgun carry permits.
According to police, at 5:07 p.m. an officer was dispatched to the area of
U.S. Highway 6 and Willowcreek Road after a passer-by reported two male
teens walking near the Walgreen’s and carrying exposed handguns. The officer
subsequently made contact with Cory Allen Mayberry II, 19, of 5129 Boulder
Ave., and Nicholas R. Alamo, 22, of Lake Station, who were each carrying
holstered sidearms on their right side.
“Both subjects refused to provide their identification and also refused to
provide their carry permits,” the investigating officer stated in his
report. “Mr. Mayberry advised that he had a permit but felt he did not have
to show it to me. Mr. Alamo advised the same. I advised them we received a
call from a citizen and that we were investigating the suspicious person
complaint. Mr. Mayberry then advised that ‘the citizens should mind their
The Porter County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office authorized the officer to
arrest Mayberry and Alamo on a charge of failure to aid a police officer,
Both were found, on being taken into custody, to be in possession of carry
permits, police said. Alamo was also found in possession of a “spring
assisted opening knife” and an additional charge of possession of an
automatic knife was filed against him, police said.
Mayberry and Alamo were transported to Porter County Jail.