The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call around 4 a.m. on March 3 regarding a burglary that had occurred at a residence on CR 100N. The caller advised he had come home to find a male subject was at his home and had thrown his large screen TV outside.
Officers arrived at the residence around 4:20 a.m. and made contact with the caller, Ricardo Nevarez. According to the police report, Nevarez told officers that when he returned home a male subject by the name of Victor Ortega was at his house. Ortega had removed the TV from the house and had it sitting next to his vehicle in the drive. Nevarez said he could positively identify Ortega from a long-term acquaintance. Ortega and Nevarez allegedly had a short verbal argument about the TV prior to Ortega getting in his vehicle and leaving.
At 4:34 a.m., the sheriff’s department received another 911 call advising that a vehicle had gone off the road at the intersection of CR 925E and CR 100N. Officers responded to the scene and found a tan van that had missed the stop sign and traveled off the roadway into a field. As officers arrived, a male subject fled from the van on foot westbound through the field. LaGrange County Sheriff’s Dept. K9 Tyson was used to track the individual. A steady track of the individual took officers across several fields and woodlines. The track was terminated after reaching a river where the track was lost.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department at 463-7491.