Tag Archives: Porter County

Secretary of State suspends securities broker license for failure to pay child support

11 Dec

Today in Indianapolis, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is suspending the license of Indiana securities broker Ronald Stuppy for delinquent child support payments in Porter County. Effective immediately, Stuppy is no longer licensed in Indiana to sell securities. He is the third securities professionals to have his license suspended for delinquent child support since the law enacting this suspension procedure went into effect in July of 2012.
“He can’t skirt his child support payments and continue using his professional license to make money in Indiana,” said Secretary Lawson. “Hopefully the loss of his livelihood will motivate him to start making payments.
“This also provides investors with some additional security. Investors don’t want a financial professional who can’t meet their own obligations telling them how to invest their hard earned money.”
Ronald Stuppy owes almost $20,000 in child support payments in Porter County. The suspension occurred after Secretary Lawson confirmed Stuppy owed a significant amount in child support payments. Stuppy is currently residing in Riverside, California.
The Secretary of State’s office works with the Department of Child Services to identify financial professionals who are registered with the Securities Division of the Secretary of State’s office and who are behind in child support and not making payments. Individuals who do not make arrangements for payment with county prosecutors will receive a warning that payment is required and that a suspension is possible. If the individual does not respond, then the Securities Division may suspend their license.

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Traffic Stops Yield 82 Pounds of Marijuana!

8 Nov

Portage, Porter County-A traffic stop yesterday, morning, on the Indiana Toll Road yielded eighty-two (82) pounds of marijuana hidden in a car. Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Trooper Nedal Nabhan was east bound on the Indiana Toll Road, at approximately 10:29 a.m., yesterday, Thursday, November 7th, morning, when he stopped a gold 2005 Chevrolet Impala at the 26 mile marker (this is near the McCool Road overpass) for going 60 mph in a well posted 40 mph zone.
The driver, Armando M. Bautista, 23 of South Bend, Indiana, was very nervous and had inconsistencies in his answers. A canine with the Drug Enforcement Agency alerted on the Impala and a subsequent search of the Chevrolet revealed two large compressed bundles of marijuana in the trunk.
**Field weight of the marijuana was 82 pounds. **
Bautista was taken to Porter County Jail where he was charged with: Possession of Marijuana over 30 grams, Class D Felony and Dealing in Marijuana over 10 pounds, Class C Felony.

Appraiser Joe Wszolek Honored by Porter County Republicans

7 Nov

by Ken Davidson

Government runs efficiently when it has people who go above and beyond in serving their communities. Joe Wszolek, “Appraiser Joe”, is one of those people. Wednesday night he was honored for that service by the Porter County Republican Party. Appraiser Joe was presented the Highlands Award by Portage Mayor Jim Snyder. Congratulations Appraiser Joe!

Joe Wzolek receives Highlands Award

Appraiser Joe Wzolek holds the Highlands Award he received from the Porter County Republican Party.


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Porter County Trick or Treat 5:30-7:30 pm, Oct. 31

28 Oct

Gazette Staff

 

Trick or treat times in most Porter County communities will be from 5:30-730 pm on October 31, 2013.   The towns of Kouts, LaCrosse and Wanatah will have trick or treating from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The Gazette was unable to contact officials from the Town of Pines for verification of times.  If anyone has verified information on Pines, Indiana, please feel free to post it in the comments.

Thank you.

The Indiana State Police would like to remind parents of a few safety tips to observe during the Halloween holiday. Parents and children will be out in full force next week trick-or-treating and the Indiana State Police would like to remind parents that observing just a few rules will help can make the evening both fun and safe.
Costume Tips-
•Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
•Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child’s vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.
•Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.Trick or Treating-
•Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be.
•Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on.
•Encourage children to trick-or-treat while it’s still light out. If children are out after dark, make sure they have flashlights and travel on well lighted streets.
•Remind children not to enter the homes or cars of strangers.
•Follow your communities trick-or-treating hours.

Treats-
•Remind children not to eat any of their treats until they get home.
•Check out all treats at home in a well-lighted place.
•Only eat unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Remember to inspect fruits

Additionally, many communities, schools and churches offer children safe alternatives to trick-or-treating designed to keep children safely within parents’ view. Some hospitals and schools allow children to trick-or-treat by going from room to room virtually eliminating the dangers associated with being out walking on the street after dark.

Former Candidate Alleges Criminal Dirty Politics

25 Oct

By Ken Davidson

 

ralph levi make shocking allegations

Ralph Levi, former Sheriff candidate in Porter County makes some shocking allegations.

Former Porter County Sheriff candidate Ralph Levi has publicly claimed that his opponent’s supporters shot at his home and that his car was vandalized.  On Facebook today Ralph Levi posted the following statement:

 I will not run for Sheriff again in this election. Last Monday (21st) I spoke with Chairman Mike Simpson and Chief Mike Brickner and informed them of my decision. I have been involved with Republican politics for 47 years in Porter County and worked with many of you on various campaigns. I recieved nearly 20,000 votes in the last election but fell far short in a strange year. There are a few things you need to know about the opposition and I hope you tell your friends and push even harder for a Republican win in any office here.  .  .The Lain/Reynolds group of supporters shot my house twice during the campaign. I called the Indiana State Police since I could not trust the County at that point. My car was damaged 3 seperate times including being keyed, hood dented and outside mirror broken off. My wife was followed so closely on State Road 49 when she came home she couldnt see the grill of the marked or unmarked cars behind her. About 100 of my campaign signs were stolen or damaged beyond repair. If that wasnt enough, a Republican North County Councilman urged a lady to file a false police report against me just prior to the election. She personally told me about it and appologized to me months later. He even showed up in a front page newspaper photo while attending the Democratic election celebration for Lain. . .

The Gazette is following up on these allegations and will bring you further details early next week.  We wanted to share these shocking allegations.  The Gazette wishes to make clear that we have not verified the details of these allegations and they are made solely by Ralph Levi.