Hebron home invasion sends suspect to hospital
By Kitty Conley email@example.com August 21, 2012 2:40PM
Peter Baloski, 28, of Lowell, was arrested in Hebron after breaking into a home. | Photo Provided~Sun-Times Media
Lake County Sheriff’s Police responded to a report of a home invasion in 15400 block of Clay Street in Hebron on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Patti Van Til, the homeowner arrived home around 4 p.m. and found a gold Buick parked near his barn.
The man inside the car got out and told the homeowner that a friend was looking for someone who lived in the house. The homeowner identified himself, then the man from the car grabbed him and attempted to punch him in the face.
That was a bad idea.
The homeowner defended himself and hit the man, later identified as Peter Baloski, 28, of Lowell. The homeowner knocked Baloski to the ground.
The homeowner then saw his back door standing open. Going inside, he confronted the second man, later identified as James R. Deweese, 29, of Crown Point. A physical altercation was initiated in the master bedroom and continued into the living room, then the kitchen, dining room and outside onto the deck.
Outside, the homeowner searched for Baloski, who had hopped into the car and fled the scene, according to police.
As a result of the fight with the homeowner, Deweese was unable to get up from the ground. He was transported to Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point’s emergency room.
The officers at the scene, according to Van Til, were working to find the man who had taken flight. Baloski was arrested at his own home.
On Aug. 16, the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges of burglary, a B felony, against both Deweese and Baloski. They are both in custody in the Lake County Jail, according to Van Til.