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Updated: May 15, 2012 8:05AM



Law & Order

GARY

Man accused of theft from friend

A Glen Park man is charged with theft for allegedly stealing items from his friend’s home while she was asleep.

The victim, who lives in the St. John Homes, told Detective Richard McClelland she and Lester R. Collins, 22, were at her home March 21 waiting for someone to pick him up.

She fell asleep, and when she awoke she discovered her video games systems and cell phone were gone. She called him and he claimed he “came upon” her stolen items. “Since then he has admitted and denied several times that he stole her property,” the probable cause affidavit states.

A clerk at a downtown convenience store told police Collins tried to sell the woman’s cell phone there, court records state.

Collins is also facing a probation revocation on a felony case filed last year.

Man charged in
assault on relative

Jason D. Prentice, 26, is charged with felony battery for the alleged assault on his brother-in-law at the victim’s home in Dorie Miller Housing Development.

The victim said Prentice and his wife were visiting when the couple began to argue. Prentice grabbed “a handful of knives” and cut the victim’s thumb, the probable cause affidavit states.

At the hospital, the victim received five stitches on his left hand.

Bad spelling gives away forgery

A traffic stop led to felony forgery charges against Keven D. Owens Jr., 29, of 2736 Waverly Drive.

Sgt. Derrick Cannon saw Owens drive across a concrete median near 5th Avenue and Bridge Street Feb. 27 and stopped him for the traffic violation.

Owens presented an insurance card with two words misspelled, the probable cause affidavit states.

Cannon called a State Farm Insurance agent who said Owens does not have a policy with the company.



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