A search warrant issued on a Porter County man resulted in his arrest today.
A warrant was issued by the Porter County Prosecutor on Donald Furscik, 41 of Valparaiso, for violation of a protective order.
Indiana State Police detectives went to Furscik’s residence located at 398 Greendale Drive, Valparaiso, at approximately 9:00 a.m., this Friday, September 22, 2017, morning to serve the warrant.
A condition of the protective order was that Furscik (who is a licensed federal firearms dealer) was not allowed to possess or purchase firearms. It was alleged that Furscik may not have been in compliance with that order.
Furscik was taken into custody without incident on a traffic stop at US 6 and McCool in Valparaiso. A search of the above residence resulted in firearms, ammunition and blasting ordinances being discovered. Porter County Sheriff Department’s Bomb Squad were called to the scene. It was later found these blasting ordinances were inert. There was no danger to the public at any time.
Furscik was taken and is incarcerated at the Porter County Jail in Valparaiso.
Assisting agencies were Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Porter County Sheriff Department, Porter County Bob Squad and Grissom USAF EOD
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.