Man arrested after falsely identifying as wanted brother

La Porte County Sheriff\'s Office: Mark L. Luzar and Joseph Miller

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. - The La Porte County Sheriff's Office reports on May 21, at 8:03 p.m., a deputy responded to the area of Lakeshore Drive and Hudson Boulevard regarding a disturbance.

After arriving in the area, the deputy located a vehicle similar to the provided description parked at Hudson Beach.

A man who was present verbally identified himself to the deputy as being 43-year-old Joseph Miller, not once, but twice, and provided a date of birth.

The deputy completed a computer check and determined Miller was a wanted man by Marion County authorities for felony theft and misdemeanor criminal trespass.

The man was then taken into custody and informed of the arrest warrant.

Authorities say it was then that the real identity of the subject was revealed.

The man was 44-year-old Mark L. Luzar of Flat Rock, IN.

Luzar was then arrested and taken to the La Porte County Jail for giving a False Identity Statement, a class A misdemeanor.

He was released from jail Wednesday following a cash bond posted on his behalf.

Authorities say as for Miller, if you know of his whereabouts you are encouraged to provide your tips to the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team at 219-608-9572 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 800-342-7867.

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