Indiana State Trooper ArrestsMan Wanted by Homeland Security

9 Dec

Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM, Indiana State Police Trooper Yan Dravigne stopped a black Nissan SUV on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 45 mile marker for following vehicles too closely.
During the traffic stop, the front seat male passenger identified himself with an expired Guatemalan identification card. A routine computer check revealed the man was wanted on an active felony immigration warrant. Apparently the man had committed felony battery and felony DUI charges in the past and was deported from the United States. The man is alleged to have reentered the US illegally and found to be wanted during today’s traffic stop. He is currently held in the Putnam County Jail without bond on a Department of Homeland Security detention and removal order.
Arrested: Mario Arturo Lucas Ramos, age 42, of Douglasville, Georgia.
Any questions concerning the Department of Homeland Security detention and removal order, Ramos’s past criminal arrests or the expired Guatemalan ID should be directed to that agency, the DHS.
The driver was cited for following too closely and released.

Semi Loses Load of Lumber on Top of Car

24 Oct

user29390-1382654296-media1Lake County-A semi-flat bed loaded with lumber took the I-65 north bound to I-80/94 west bound ramp too fast losing his load of lumber on top of a passenger car traveling in the lane next to it.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Josh Roa revealed that at approximately 2:59 p.m., this Thursday, October 24, 2013, afternoon, a 2004 International semi pulling a flat bed loaded with lumber, driven by James Reynolds, 61 of Salem, Indiana was on the I-65 north bound to I-80/94 west bound ramp in the middle lane when he tookthe curve too fast. This caused his load of lumber to shift and his semi-flat bed to start to roll-over.

A 2009 Nissan, driven by Katrina Reillo, 31 of East Chicago, was in the right lane next to Reynolds’s semi when she realized the semi was losing its load and beginning to roll-over. Reillo was able to lie across her Nissan’s console toward the passenger side when part of the load of lumber landed on the driver’s side top crushing it. Reillo was taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Hobart with non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seat belt. The semi was owned by Stonebelt Freight Lines out of Bloomington, Indiana.
Reynolds was treated and released at the scene for complaint of pain. He was wearing a seat belt.
Reynolds was cited for Speed Too Fast to Avoid a Collision and an Unsecure Load.