Man wanted for firing shotgun at neighbors’ baby birth celebration
By Erin Guerra Post-Tribune correspondent November 26, 2012 1:48PM
Anthony Jaroszewski. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media ptmet
Updated: December 28, 2012 6:15AM
LAKE ELIZA — Porter County Sheriff’s police are looking for Anthony Jaroszewski, 50, of Lake Eliza, for allegedly firing a shotgun toward a group of people at a backyard bonfire.
No one was hit, but one witness told police he heard about 18 gunshots.
The incident happened a few minutes after 9 p.m. Saturday.
While hearing gunshots and the sound of pellets hitting the house on McCurahan Street, multiple neighbors attending the gathering told police they saw muzzle flashes coming from the back of Jaroszewki’s home on Frame Street.
One of the party attendees said he confronted Jaroszewski as he stood on his back porch with a shotgun. He replied, “Next time I’ll hit you,” according to the police report.
The suspect’s ex-girlfriend was at the gathering, which was to celebrate the birth of the homeowners’ baby. She told police she believes Jaroszewski was angry at her for being there.
Police waited outside Jaroszewski’s home for an hour and a half, trying to make contact, but there was no sign of movement in the house, according to the police report.
Police are requesting prosecutors issue a warrant for felony criminal recklessness.