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Highway Police Chase Through Two Counties Brings in Wanted Man

(La Porte County, IN) - After a Saturday morning police chase, La Porte County police finished the day strong with another hot-pursuit arrest.


Just after 5:00 pm, La Porte City police officers tried to pull over a vehicle on Pine Lake Avenue.

The driver fled, and Sheriff’s deputies gave chase. 


The vehicle made it to I-94 and drove westbound before exiting at SR 249 near Bass Pro Shop. After hitting stop sticks deployed by Portage Police, the vehicle went a few more miles before stopping near Burns Harbor.  In all, the chase covered more than thirty miles.


The driver, 37-year-old Thomas Baskin of Chicago, was wanted for a parole violation.  He now faces an additional felony and five misdemeanors.


Baskin is being held at the La Porte County Jail without bond.

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