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07/31/2021

Important Lane Closure Information

The northbound lane of Silhavy Rd. is closed from John Howell Dr. to Evans Ave. Southbound traffic will remain open at this time and allows for southbound turns off side streets as well. Please follow all road closure signage.

Police Seeking Identification of SubjectUPDATE - The subject has been identified - Thank You. Valparaiso Police are inve...
07/27/2021

Police Seeking Identification of Subject

UPDATE - The subject has been identified - Thank You.

Valparaiso Police are investigating the theft of merchandise from the Valparaiso Menards, located at 351 Silhavy Rd. The theft occurred on July 13, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m. The male subject in the photographs entered the store and selected over $1000.00 worth of merchandise and exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the items.

If you have information regarding the subjects or vehicle in the posted photos, please contact Detective Jason Hamilton at 219-462-2135. Information can also be texted to TIP411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” in the message field prior to sending the message. Please use the word “Menards” in the first line of your tip to identify which case you are providing information on. Thank you for your assistance and partnership with our agency.

Police Seeking Identification of SubjectValparaiso Police are investigating the fraudulent use of a credit card at a Val...
07/27/2021

Police Seeking Identification of Subject

Valparaiso Police are investigating the fraudulent use of a credit card at a Valparaiso Retailer. The fraud occurred on July 20, 2021, at approximately 8:30 p.m. The female subjects in the photographs utilized a lost credit card to make an unauthorized purchase.

If you have information regarding the subjects in the posted photos, please contact Detective Sergeant Andrew McIntyre at 219-462-2135. Information can also be texted to TIP411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” in the message field prior to sending the message. Please use the word “Card” in the first line of your tip to identify which case you are providing information on. Thank you for your assistance and partnership with our agency.

Valparaiso Police Swear-in New Officer The Valparaiso Police Department has added a new officer with the swearing-in of ...
07/26/2021

Valparaiso Police Swear-in New Officer

The Valparaiso Police Department has added a new officer with the swearing-in of Charles Hurt on July 23, 2021. Mayor Matt Murphy performed the ceremony within the council chambers of City Hall. Chief Balon, with numerous officers and civilian staff, joined the family of Charles, who were in attendance to witness the event. During the event, Chief Balon welcomed Charles to the Valparaiso Police family and congratulated him on his appointment.

Charles is a 2015 graduate of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana Institute of Technology in 2019, while majoring in Criminal Justice. Charles arrives to the Valparaiso Police Department, after having worked at the Lake County Juvenile Center since 2019. Charles is further set to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in August.

Congratulations to Patrolman Charles Hurt! Welcome to the Valparaiso Community.

Valparaiso Police Swear-in New Officer

The Valparaiso Police Department has added a new officer with the swearing-in of Charles Hurt on July 23, 2021. Mayor Matt Murphy performed the ceremony within the council chambers of City Hall. Chief Balon, with numerous officers and civilian staff, joined the family of Charles, who were in attendance to witness the event. During the event, Chief Balon welcomed Charles to the Valparaiso Police family and congratulated him on his appointment.

Charles is a 2015 graduate of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana Institute of Technology in 2019, while majoring in Criminal Justice. Charles arrives to the Valparaiso Police Department, after having worked at the Lake County Juvenile Center since 2019. Charles is further set to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in August.

Congratulations to Patrolman Charles Hurt! Welcome to the Valparaiso Community.

07/24/2021

Police Investigate Report of Suspicious Incident

The Valparaiso Police responded to Wal-Mart at 1:13p.m. today, located at 2400 Morthland Dr., in reference to the report of a male subject carrying a rifle when entering the store. Upon police arriving, the male was located and was cooperative with officers, and found to be carrying the weapon legally. The male also was also found to have additional weapons with him, in which he was allowed to legally own and carry on his person. The male maintained his cooperation and returned his weapons to his vehicle without incident. The incident was fully investigated by officers on scene and the male subject was soon released. There are currently no charges pending against the subject and no active or known threat to the community regarding what has been reported. The Valparaiso Police would like to thank our community, Wal-Mart, and all those with concern about what was observed today for their continued assistance and cooperation.

We are still accepting neighborhoods for the August 3rd National Night Out.  Registration closes this Friday at 4 p.m., ...
07/20/2021

We are still accepting neighborhoods for the August 3rd National Night Out. Registration closes this Friday at 4 p.m., join today!

We are still accepting neighborhoods for the August 3rd National Night Out. Registration closes this Friday at 4 p.m., join today!

UPDATE- Adele has been located and is safely back with family. Thank you for the assistance and community concern. Cloth...
07/11/2021

UPDATE- Adele has been located and is safely back with family. Thank you for the assistance and community concern.

Clothing Description Update - Last seen wearing:
Black/Tan shirt with black cardigan, black pants, gray shoes

The Valparaiso Police are currently searching for 87 year old Adele Danny. Adele was last seen at her north Valparaiso home last night at 9 p.m. and discovered missing this morning at 7 a.m. Police have received additional information that Adele may have made a purchase at the Family Express, located at 2605 Calumet this morning shortly after 7 a.m. Adele may be driving her 2018 Hyundai Sant Fe, which is light brown in color (may appear to be gray/silver) with Indiana license plate YGJ606. Adele has early signs of dementia and may be lost in the area. There is no current clothing description available and a photo is attached for identification reference. If you see or have contact with Adele, please contact the Valparaiso Police at 219-462-2135 or through a 911 emergency line. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation as we continue to search for Adele.

UPDATE- Adele has been located and is safely back with family. Thank you for the assistance and community concern.

Clothing Description Update - Last seen wearing:
Black/Tan shirt with black cardigan, black pants, gray shoes

The Valparaiso Police are currently searching for 87 year old Adele Danny. Adele was last seen at her north Valparaiso home last night at 9 p.m. and discovered missing this morning at 7 a.m. Police have received additional information that Adele may have made a purchase at the Family Express, located at 2605 Calumet this morning shortly after 7 a.m. Adele may be driving her 2018 Hyundai Sant Fe, which is light brown in color (may appear to be gray/silver) with Indiana license plate YGJ606. Adele has early signs of dementia and may be lost in the area. There is no current clothing description available and a photo is attached for identification reference. If you see or have contact with Adele, please contact the Valparaiso Police at 219-462-2135 or through a 911 emergency line. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation as we continue to search for Adele.

National Night Out 2021The Valparaiso Police Department is again participating in National Night Out, which is scheduled...
07/08/2021

National Night Out 2021

The Valparaiso Police Department is again participating in National Night Out, which is scheduled for August 3, 2021. National Night Out is a national event, bringing communities and police together under positive conditions, creating an exchange of ideas, and developing a partnership with citizens. The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. as we will once again be making stops within subdivisions and organized groups throughout the night. Start planning your activities and events today, as prior years have included games, ice cream socials, cook outs, and small block style parties.

The Valparaiso Police is inviting community members and neighborhood groups to organize events and activities as part of the national celebration. Captain of Support Services, Joe Hall, explained this is an opportunity to build relationships as we work together to provide safer communities. Valparaiso Police Officers and civilian staff will be visiting the planned activities in a variety neighborhoods throughout the city, to show their support of the citizens. Members of the department will include K9, Bike Patrol, support staff, Patrol Division, and Investigations. National Night Out has always been a great success and we look forward to meeting with our community and being a part of all the planned events in the neighborhoods, explained Chief Balon. This will be the 17th year of participation for the Valparaiso Police Department.

To be part of this years event, please contact Captain Hall at 219-462-2135 or at [email protected]. Registration closes July 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

National Night Out 2021

The Valparaiso Police Department is again participating in National Night Out, which is scheduled for August 3, 2021. National Night Out is a national event, bringing communities and police together under positive conditions, creating an exchange of ideas, and developing a partnership with citizens. The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. as we will once again be making stops within subdivisions and organized groups throughout the night. Start planning your activities and events today, as prior years have included games, ice cream socials, cook outs, and small block style parties.

The Valparaiso Police is inviting community members and neighborhood groups to organize events and activities as part of the national celebration. Captain of Support Services, Joe Hall, explained this is an opportunity to build relationships as we work together to provide safer communities. Valparaiso Police Officers and civilian staff will be visiting the planned activities in a variety neighborhoods throughout the city, to show their support of the citizens. Members of the department will include K9, Bike Patrol, support staff, Patrol Division, and Investigations. National Night Out has always been a great success and we look forward to meeting with our community and being a part of all the planned events in the neighborhoods, explained Chief Balon. This will be the 17th year of participation for the Valparaiso Police Department.

To be part of this years event, please contact Captain Hall at 219-462-2135 or at [email protected]. Registration closes July 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

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07/05/2021

Timeline Photos

07/01/2021

Valparaiso Police Investigating Death

The Valparaiso Police responded to Tower Park, located at 126 Evans Ave., this morning at 6:05 a.m. due to the report of an unconscious female. Upon arrival, officers discovered a female with fatal injuries. The preliminary investigation indicates the injuries are self-inflicted; however, a police investigation remains active and on-going. There is no known threat to the community as police believe the incident is isolated to the reported events.

Police Seeking Identification of SubjectValparaiso Police are investigating the theft of merchandise from the Valparaiso...
06/30/2021

Police Seeking Identification of Subject

Valparaiso Police are investigating the theft of merchandise from the Valparaiso Ulta Beauty, located at 91 Silhavy Rd #151. The theft occurred on June 23, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m. The male subject in the photographs entered the store and selected several thousand dollars’ worth of merchandise and exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. The male was seen leaving the area on foot and was not observed in connection with a vehicle.

If you have information regarding the subject in the posted photos, please contact the Valparaiso Police Department at 219-462-2135. Information can also be texted to TIP411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” in the message field prior to sending the message. Please use the word “Ulta” in the first line of your tip to identify which case you are providing information on. Thank you for your assistance and partnership with our agency.

Police Seeking Identification of Subject

Valparaiso Police are investigating the theft of merchandise from the Valparaiso Ulta Beauty, located at 91 Silhavy Rd #151. The theft occurred on June 23, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m. The male subject in the photographs entered the store and selected several thousand dollars’ worth of merchandise and exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. The male was seen leaving the area on foot and was not observed in connection with a vehicle.

If you have information regarding the subject in the posted photos, please contact the Valparaiso Police Department at 219-462-2135. Information can also be texted to TIP411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” in the message field prior to sending the message. Please use the word “Ulta” in the first line of your tip to identify which case you are providing information on. Thank you for your assistance and partnership with our agency.

Police Seeking Identification of SubjectValparaiso Police are investigating the theft of merchandise from the Valparaiso...
06/22/2021

Police Seeking Identification of Subject

Valparaiso Police are investigating the theft of merchandise from the Valparaiso Menards, located at 351 Silhavy Rd. The theft occurred on May 31, 2021 at approximately 3:00 p.m. The female subject in the photographs entered the store and selected several hundred dollars’ worth of merchandise and exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. The female was seen entering/exiting a gray or silver SUV.

If you have information regarding the subjects or vehicle in the posted photos, please contact Detective Sergeant mark LaMotte at 219-462-2135. Information can also be texted to TIP411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” in the message field prior to sending the message. Please use the word “Menards” in the first line of your tip to identify which case you are providing information on. Thank you for your assistance and partnership with our agency.

06/19/2021

Valparaiso Police Investigating Vehicle Crash

The Valparaiso Police are currently investigating a motor vehicle crash in the area of Lincolnway and Campbell St. The intersection will remain closed over the next few hours as the investigation is on-going. Several emergency vehicles will remain in the area during this time, and we would ask that traffic avoid the area or find an alternate route to access the immediate downtown area to the east of the crash site.

Police responded to the area at approximately 4:50 p.m., locating multiples vehicles involved. There has also been multiple injuries reported, with parties being transported from scene to medical flight locations. As the investigation remains active, no further information will be available at this time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Police Seeking Identification of SubjectValparaiso Police are investigating the theft of merchandise from the Valparaiso...
06/18/2021

Police Seeking Identification of Subject

Valparaiso Police are investigating the theft of merchandise from the Valparaiso Wal-Mart, located at 2400 Morthland Dr. The theft occurred on June 2, 2021, at approximately 10:40 p.m. The male subjects in the photographs entered the store and selected several hundred dollars’ worth of merchandise and exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. The males were seen leaving the area in a gray SUV (unknown make or model).

If you have information regarding the subjects in the posted photos, please contact Sgt. Jim Tobey at 219-462-2135. Information can also be texted to TIP411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” in the message field prior to sending the message. Please use the word “Males” in the first line of your tip to identify which case you are providing information on. Thank you for your assistance and partnership with our agency.

06/17/2021

Valparaiso Police Investigating Threatening Video

The Valparaiso Police Department is aware of the threatening and disturbing video that is circulating on social media. The video posted by Valparaiso resident, Brian Kelly (50), was reported to police upon being discovered after midnight on June 15, 2021. Kelly was taken into custody at this time on unrelated charges and remains incarcerated at the Lake County Jail. Valparaiso Police continue to work with Lake County authorities while the investigation into the threats is on-going. The Valparaiso Police Department would like to thank our community for bringing this to our attention and share in the concern.

06/16/2021

Police Seeking Identification of Subject

Update - identifying information received.

Valparaiso Police are investigating the theft of merchandise from Family Express, located at 204 N. Silhavy Rd. The theft occurred on May 31, 2021. The male subject in the photographs entered the store and selected several items and acquired to***co products from the clerk during their interaction. During the transaction, the male then removed the payment card prior to completing the purchase and exited, despite being advised the transaction had not been completed. The male was last seen walking east from the business.

If you have information regarding the subject in the posted photos, please contact Detective Sergeant Mark LaMotte at 219-462-2135. Information can also be texted to TIP411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” in the message field prior to sending the message. Please use the word “Express” in the first line of your tip to identify which case you are providing information on. Thank you for your assistance and partnership with our agency.

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Valparaiso, IN
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