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Man Arrested for Entering Home, Leaving Accident Scene

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In LaPorte, a 35 year old man was arrested early Saturday morning for entering a home uninvited and for leaving the scene of an accident. LaPorte Police report they responded to the 13-hundred block of Federal Avenue at 1:45am to investigate a hit-and-run. A female victim told officers she was asleep on her couch when she was awaken by the suspect, later identified as Joseph Kopf, who was allegedly fondling her. The victim reported that she pushed the suspect off her and ran to a neighbor's home. The suspect then left the scene in his vehicle, after striking the woman's parked vehicle. The suspect vehicle, with fresh front end damage and transfer paint from the crash, was later located at Bosserman and Oberreich Street, and the driver, who matched the victim's description, was taken into custody. Kopf is charged with residential entry, resisting law enforcement, operating while intoxicated, battery and failure to stop for property damage accident.


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