08/06/14 On Monday, August 5th at 11:41 A.M. Bremen Police were called to the 100 block of North Center Street on a report of a suspicious subject. As officers arrived they were informed that the suspect, 67 year old Lester Chupp of Nappanee was acting weird. He was requesting pornography, asked for hugs and was trying to block the complainant in a corner of a store. Officers later located Mr. Chupp and during the investigation a second complainant claimed to have been harassed by Mr. Chupp. The suspect was arrested and incarcerated at the Marshall County Jail on charges of harassment by telephone. He was held on a $755 bond. Chupp was later released after posting bond and was issued a September 9th Superior Court II date for his initial hearing.
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