The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is warning and alerting citizens of a ruse by subjects purporting to be NIPSCO employees.

Last Friday, an elderly homeowner who resides in the 100 block of Longwood Drive, La Porte, had a white male subject show up at his residence.

The subject told the homeowner he was a NIPSCO employee and needed to trim some trees away from wires located on the property. The homeowner and subject walked through the residence to the backyard to view the trees. As this was
occurring, a black male subject entered the residence and committed a burglary.

The homeowner described the first subject to be approximately 5’7” to 5’8” tall, wearing an orange or yellow shirt and a hat. The second subject was described
to be of medium height and having a slender build. A black passenger vehicle, either a Chevrolet or Nissan, with tinted windows and chrome rims is associatedwith these subjects.
If anyone has information in reference to the above burglary investigation, please email Deputy Austin Wells ( Captain Derek J. Allen stated, “Homeowners are encouraged to never allow subjects inside their residence unless they have made prior arrangements for a meeting with a company representative or contractor. Additionally, homeowners are asked to report all suspicious unidentifiable subjects and activity to the Sheriff’s Office by calling 911.”