Tech-Driven Arrest: How A License Plate Reader Led Indiana Police Straight to a Wanted Man


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CHESTERTON, Ind. — The Chesterton Police Department made a significant arrest on Tuesday utilizing advanced technology. 

According to Chesterton Police a 27-year-old from Lake Station was arrested on an active warrant after an alert after a license plate reader indicated he was a wanted man.

It began at 7:22 p.m., when an Officer received a Flock Safety alert about a blue Mazda on U.S. 6. The registered owner was wanted for operating under the influence. Traffic delays prevented the officer from directly pursuing, instead headed to the Northwest Health-Porter parking lot where he found the flagged car.

Around 8:16 p.m., the officer spotted a man and woman approaching the car, blocking it with the patrol car. After identifying the man as the car’s owner and informing him of the active warrant, the man was detained and transported to Porter County.


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