Law and Order Gary
July 20, 2012 4:48PM
Updated: July 20, 2012 10:00PM
Police recognize, arrest suspect
A burglary suspect was arrested Friday afternoon outside a Merrillville clothing store when police recognized him.
Willie L. Williams, 19, is charged with burglary and resisting law enforcement for a July 5 break-in of a house in Glen Park.
A warrant was issued for Williams after he was charged. Lt. Samuel Roberts saw Williams at 53rd Avenue and Broadway. Sgt. Mark Salazar and patrolmen Joseph Gallagher and April Brown stopped Williams a few blocks north and took him into custody.
Charges filed in trespassing case
Daeshaun K. Felders, 19, shot by police Wednesday night, was charged Friday with resisting law enforcement, carrying a handgun without a license and trespassing.
Cpl. Reginald Woods wounded Felders in the arm as Felders ran from officers through Delaney Community Housing Development. Woods said Felders reached into his waistband then raised a handgun. Woods and reserve officer Tremell Williamson were working security and knew Felders was prohibited from being on housing property.
to battery charge
An argument with his “ex-girlfriend” landed Brian Toney, 20, in Gary City Court on Wednesday morning, charged with battery.
Patrolman Donte Manuel arrested Toney, of 924 N. County Line Road, after 20-year-old Felicia Day said he punched her, pulled her hair and kicked her in the head.
Toney pleaded not guilty. Judge Pro Tem Kenya Jones set his bail at $750 cash and agreed to assign a public defender to his case.
breaks car glass
Ricky Walker didn’t hesitate after hearing his charges.
Walker, 41, pleaded guilty to public intoxication and criminal mischief, admitting he had been drinking when he broke the windows, headlights and taillights out of his girlfriend’s neighbor’s car.
“I let my emotions get the best of me,” he said.
Walker said he returned home from Chicago on Tuesday evening and saw a car parked outside his girlfriend’s house. The car, he explained, looked like her old boyfriend’s car.
When he questioned her, she said the old boyfriend was in the house.
“I let my emotions get the best of me,” Walker said, adding, “it turns out that wasn’t his car.”
Gary City Court Judge Pro Tem Kenya Jones sentenced Walker to a one-year suspended sentence and ordered him to complete 50 hours of community service, an anger management course and pay the victim restitution for the broken glass.
‘Friend’ allegedly takes jewelry, coins
A Merrillville man who had been living with a friend in Gary for about six weeks is charged with theft for allegedly stealing jewelry and coins from the friend’s home.
Antoine Taylor, 18, was seen leaving the man’s bedroom by the homeowner’s daughter on July 11. When the man inspected the room, he discovered several rings, watches, a plastic bank and other items were gone.
Taylor told Detective Jervean Gates he stole the items and sold them at Cash for Gold for $150, the probable cause affidavit states.
Man wanted for taking truck parts
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Glen Park man who was seen loading truck parts from Andy’s Trucking, 8000 Clark Road on July 13.
A witness told Detective Richard McClelland he saw a red pickup at the business and watched a man take items from the property, the probable cause affidavit states.
The suspect was identified as LaPorte Ratliff, 27, who has been charged with burglary and theft.