On the morning of February 12th, there was a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian on Hamstrom Road.  The suspect fled the scene of the accident in a Dark Blue GMC Yukon.

On February 15th at approximately 2:30 p.m. Detective Captain Joe Reynolds and Detective Corporal Dave Czilli located the suspect vehicle at a motor vehicle body shop in Gary, Indiana.

A search warrant was obtained with the assistance of the Porter County Prosecutor’s office and the vehicle was brought back to the Portage Police Department.

On February 16th at approximately 12:30 p.m. the suspect came to the Portage Police Department with his attorney and provided a statement.

After conferring with the Prosecutor’s Office the suspect was allowed to leave. Once the Police Department’s investigation is completed they will forward it to their office for their review and possible charges.

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