Sunday, August 12, 2007


Man Charged With Stealing Urine Samples

‘A man confessed to breaking into a Porter County probation office and stealing two urine samples, including his own, police said.

Joseph Klinkman, 23, of Valparaiso faces a burglary charge for Tuesday night’s break-in. The theft was discovered Wednesday morning at the Porter County PACT office, which operates programs for prisoners, ex-offenders, victims and witnesses.

A judge had ordered Klinkman to undergo programs through PACT because of an earlier drug possession charge. [..]

“He’d been in a few hours before and gave a urine sample,” Balon said. “He saw they were testing for a drug he didn’t think they were testing for. He panicked.”‘

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