Law and Order Gary
January 29, 2013 5:18PM
Student charged with shooting
An 18-year-old student at Lincoln Achievement School was arrested Monday and charged with attempted murder, attempted battery by means of a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness.
Lorenzo D. Campbell, who turned 18 years old this month, is accused of firing several shots into a parked car where a 23-year-old man sat Saturday. The victim, who was not wounded, is the brother of a girl who argued on the school bus Friday with Campbell’s girlfriend, the probable cause affidavit states.
Campbell, his girlfriend and the victim’s sister all attend Lincoln Achievement. The bus argument involved Campbell’s girlfriend.
The intended victim of the gunfire told Detective Sgt. Darlene Breitenstein he was sitting in the car in the 4100 block of Madison Street when Campbell’s girlfriend jumped out of a car, pointed at him and said, “That’s their older brother,” the probable cause affidavit states. Then the car moved closer and a man started shooting at him, breaking several windows, court records state.
Breitenstein arrested Campbell at school Monday.
Felon who ran, had gun, is charged
A Glen Park man arrested after he ran from police in September has been charged with carrying a handgun without a license and resisting law enforcement, police said.
The weapons charge is a felony with a maximum prison term of eight years. Latroy M. Jones, 35, of 4860 Jefferson St., has a prior felony conviction, which elevated the charge from a misdemeanor.
Patrolman Justin Clark saw Jones walking in the street Sept. 24 and stopped him to tell him that the law requires him to use the sidewalk. Jones had his hand in his pocket and when Clark questioned him, Jones ran, the probable cause affidavit states. Clark caught him and recovered a Walther P99 .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun loaded with 12 bullets. Sgt. Freddie Cook learned later the gun had been reported stolen in Hobart in July 2011.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Jones, who will be held without bail when apprehended, court records state.
Evicted tenant took stove, radiators
A former tenant of a Midtown apartment is charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing six cast iron radiators, one antique gas stove, a set of metal steps and a gas burner from the landlord.
Christopher Comer, 35, was seen carrying a radiator from the apartment on 20th Avenue one-half block west of Broadway shortly after the landlord evicted him for failing to pay raid in the summer of 2012.
A warrant has been issued for Comer.