(Rolling Prairie, IN) - LaPorte County Sheriff’s deputies recovered a stolen car on State Road 2 last Thursday.
An observant officer ran a plate check on a car driving suspiciously east of Rolling Prairie. The 2015 Ford Taurus had been reported stolen out of Illinois. After stopping the vehicle and interviewing the occupants, police arrested 33-year-old Nelson Chaparro of Chicago for auto theft and driving without a license.
Two passengers, a man and a woman from Chicago denied any knowledge of the theft and were released. The car was impounded, pending the owner claiming it.