On Friday afternoon, the Valparaiso Police were responding to a report of a Robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 1805 Calumet Rd., as off-duty units were traveling in the area. Sgt. Mark LaMotte and Ptrl. Ryan Sobierajski were en route to the K9 event in Central Park when they overheard the dispatch, which included a physical description of the suspect. The suspect, 30 year old Ryan Nichols of Valparaiso, was then observed in the area and fled when he observed police. Nichols was soon detained and transported to the police station, where he was interviewed by detectives. The investigation revealed Nichols, who was wearing a partial mask when he approached the pharmacy counter, presented a note that requested several types of narcotics. Nichols further verbally asked for the same medication that was listed on the note. Nichols admitted his intentions to steal the medication when he entered the pharmacy, and further confessed to a prior unsolved robbery that occurred on September 7, 2018 at the same location. Nichols was charged with two counts of robbery and held at the Porter County Jail