Erratic behavior leads to arrest
PORTAGE — After behaving erratically at an acquaintance’s house, 18-year-old Travis Dane allegedly forced his way into her neighbor’s home and attacked the 62-year-old resident.
Dane, of Portage, was arrested on charges of felony residential entry and resisting law enforcement; plus misdemeanor domestic battery, public i ntoxication, disorderly conduct and underage drinking. Dane
About 20 minutes before the incident at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday, witnesses said, Dane was dropped off at a home in the 6800 block of Fox Tail Avenue, where a group of young people was outside.
A witness said Dane “started causing problems immediately,” according to the police report. Dane kicked at a car in the driveway and punched a dog in the face, witnesses said, before running across the street.
There, the 62-year-old victim was napping when he heard Dane banging on the front door “like a maniac,” he later told police.
When the man opened the door, Dane allegedly pushed him backward to force his way inside. The two men struggled before the victim and a 31-year-old Crown Point man, who saw the attack as he was driving past, held Dane down until police arrived.
When police arrived, Dane was handcuffed after a struggle that included him being shocked twice by a stun gun and also resulted in an officer reporting shoulder pain.