Tag Archives: Private transport

State Trooper Hit on I-65, No Injuries, Car Totalled

19 Dec ISP Vehicle crash

Gazette Staff

Lake County-An Indiana State Trooper’s police car was hit while the trooper was standing outside his police car covering an earlier crash.

Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Taylor Bryant revealed that at approximately 4:35 a.m., this Thursday, December 19, 2013, morning, Trooper Brandon Henderson responded to a single vehicle crash on I-65 north bound at the 256 mile marker (this is one mile north of the 61st Avenue exit). That crash involved a 2002 Dodge Ram pick-up who had hit a “slick” spot in the left lane, causing the driver, Ryan P. Scheidt, 26 of Lake Village, to lose control, spin out and hit the guard rail on the outer shoulder head on. The Dodge Ram came to rest facing north straddling the guard rail. Henderson’s fully marked police car was parked behind the Ram pick-up with all of its emergency lights on and Henderson was outside of his 2012 Dodge Charger police car talking to Scheidt standing next to Scheidt’s driver’s window.

At approximately 4:45 a.m., a 1994 Toyota Camry, driven by Chris A. Bracamontes, 27 of Merrillville was north bound on I-65 in the center lane when he saw the crash up ahead. Bracamontes changed lanes to the left lane and lost control after hitting a “slick” spot. The Toyota spun out of control and hit Henderson’s Charger in the rear pushing it into the rear of Scheidt’s Ram pick-up.

Neither Henderson nor Scheidt were injured. Bracamontes was taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Hobart with non-life threatening injuries. Bracamontes was cited for Driving While Suspended.

The 2012 Dodge Charger police car was totaled.

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Family Asks for Indiana Residents to Share Flyer

16 Dec Teleka Patrick has been missing since dec. 5

The family of Dr. Teleka Patrick is asking anyone along the 80/94 corridor to share the attached flyer in their neighborhoods. Dr. Patrick went missing on December 5, 2013 and her 1997 Lexus ES300 was found on that date in Portage, IN just east of the Porter/Burns Harbor exit. Anyone who saw the vehicle on that date should contact Indiana State Police immediately.  You can view our coverage of the incident here: Teleka Patrick Still Missing, Vigil Planned for Tonight

If you have a local business, please post this flyer in your window.

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GM Recalls Vehicles for Sun Visor Warning

25 Nov

by Ken Davidson

General Motors will be recalling over 18,000 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Camaro vehicles due to a “safety defect.” The automaker notified the NHTSA in September 2013 that:

General Motors has decided that certain 2013-2014 model year Chevrolet
Camara Coupe vehicles may fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208
for Occupant Crash Protection. These vehicles were built with one or two sun visors that
may have air bag warning labels that were not properly adhered See the full recall letter here

The gist of the recall: Warning labels attached to sun visors may peel.

General Motors also stopped production of Chevrolet Camaro’s due to the defect.

2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Recalled

2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Recalled

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.

Crown Point Man Seriously Hurt in Roll Over

22 Oct

Lake County-A Crown Point was seriously injured this morning when he rolled his vehicle over numerous times on I-65.

Preliminary investigation by Senior Trooper Fred Trammel revealed that at
approximately 10:51 a.m., this Tuesday, October 22, 2013, morning, a 2007
Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven by Brett Novelli, 18 of Crown Point was south
bound on I-65 just north of the I-65 scales (one mile north of the Lowell exit)
in the left lane when he went off the road to the left for unknown reasons.
Novelli overcorrected, went back across south bound lanes, off the road to
the right and his PT Cruiser rolled over numerous times coming to rest in
the grassy ditch.

Novelli was taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with serious injuries.
The PT Cruiser was totaled.
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