In LaPorte, police announced today a male juvenile has been charged with battering a medical professional and violation of Alcoholic Beverage Control acts. LaPorte Police report that on Monday, May 19th, at 12:17pm, officers responded to Patton Cemetery to investigate a teen laying on the ground. Officers were led to the south portion of the cemetery, where they observed the 17 year old laying on the ground, in the fetal position, screaming in both English and Polish. Police report the teen was verbally abusive to officers, who stated they could smell the odor of alcohol coming from him.
The teen was transported to IU Health LaPorte where, during the course of treatment, he allegedly punched a nurse in the chest.