By: Jeff Mayes, heraldargus.com
MICHIGAN CITY – A Porter County man suspected of numerous gas station burglaries in Porter and Lake counties was arrested Saturday after a lengthy police pursuit – that reached speeds of 100 mph – ended near the Walmart store in Michigan City.
Michael Ray Vysinka, 45, of Hebron, remained in the Porter County Jail on Tuesday, charged with felony counts of burglary, theft with a prior conviction, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, and resisting law enforcement with a deadly weapon, according to court records. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of theft and resisting law enforcement.
Porter Police said that about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, an officer was dispatched to assist Chesterton Police with an alarm at the Speedway station at 752 Indian Boundary Road. The report noted there have been multiple gas stations burglarized in the past several weeks – in Chesterton, Burns Harbor, Porter County and Lake County – and all involved the theft of a large quantities of Newport cigarettes.