In a story WIMS has been following, Indiana State Police have confirmed that the traffic stop on the female on I-65 south bound at the 249 mile marker was in fact a police officer with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.  The officer verified he made the traffic stop on I-65 on July 8th. The officer did stress he did not make a traffic stop in Portage on July 17th, and has no knowledge of that contact. The officer saw the article in the newspaper and realized it was a traffic stop he had made and contacted the department. Police have stated that any information/witness on the female from Portage’s traffic stop should be directed to the Portage Police Department.