News Sections
Audio
Teens Allegedly Steal LaPorte Fire Trucks
Updated May 5, 2013 12:04 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(LAPORTE) - Things just keep getting stranger in the Northern Indiana city of LaPorte.

Police say two people took a pair of LaPorte fire trucks on a joy ride, with the lights and sirens on.

A 17-year-old LaPorte boy was arrested wearing full firefighter gear. The second person is still being sought.

A sheriff's deputy saw the pumper truck and rescue truck pull out of the station early Monday morning. He began looking for the trucks when a dispatcher told him there wasn't any fire.

The trucks were found abandoned at a cemetery and the deputy caught the teen, who was attempting to run from the scene.

Earlier this week, a drunken LaPorte man allegedly stole an airplane to impress his girlfriend, and set one of its engines on fire, and last Wednesday, a LaPorte man rammed a snowman with his truck, sending the snowman's head through a nearby car window.

Network Indiana contributed to this story.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback