Law and Order Gary
July 23, 2012 4:24PM
Jah'Rome Fogle. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 23, 2012 11:22PM
Three charged with having pot
Three men arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in two separate weekend incidents pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in drug court.
Gary Housing Authority security officers saw Tristan Macon, 26, of 2054 Carolina St., rolling a “blunt” while sitting outside a home in Delaney Community Housing Development about 8 p.m. Sunday.
The reserves found marijuana in his pockets. Edward Bond, 30, of 3871 Fillmore St., who was with Macon, also had small bags of marijuana in his pocket.
Macon said they were celebrating his sister’s birthday.
Earlier Sunday, police stopped Antoine Watkins, 27, of Valley Village, Calif., for speeding in the 3000 block of Harrison Street.
Police found four small bags of marijuana in his pocket.
“Oh, I forgot I had the weed,” Watkins said.
Merrillville men found in stolen car
Lake County police arrested three Merrillville men in a stolen car Sunday night.
Patrolman Chris Poe saw a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Harrison Street about 6:25 p.m. and recognized it as the car reported stolen in Merrillville earlier. He stopped the car at 47th Avenue and Broadway and arrested Tremaine Moore, 21, Antwoine Amiker, 18, and Jah’Rome Fogle, 18, who all face felony auto theft charges.
Woman arrested for domestic battery
Police arrested a 41-year-old woman who pleaded not guilty to domestic battery in Gary City Court on Monday.
The victim, Erik Manuel, 27, told Patrolman Lucius Mayes that Tracie Purdimon punched and kicked him. Mayes saw bruises on his leg and shoulder and arrested Purdimon, of 1514 W. 5th Ave.
Judge Pro Tem Itsia Rivera ordered Purdimon to have no contact with the victim while the case is pending.
Teen shot walking with friends
A Gary teen was shot in the abdomen late Saturday night as he walked in the 1000 block of Taft Street, police said.
Jaylyn David, 17, was with friends when an unknown man walked past them. He said he heard shot and was struck. A friend took him to the hospital.
Detective James Bond is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information can call him at 881-4751.
Traffic stop yields 50 bundles of pot
The police department K-9 units arrested the driver of a white cargo van stopped for traffic violations after they found a large amount of marijuana.
Omar Salvador Gonalez-Gomez, 37, faces felony charges of possession of marijuana.
Patrolman Andrew Cuevas stopped the van Friday night on Cline Avenue when the driver failed to signal and appeared to be driving erratically.
Cuevas and Cpl. John Artibey smelled marijuana coming from the van and obtained permission to search it.
With help from Artibey’s K-9 partner Loki, police located and seized 50 large bundles.
Man cut in face with box cutters
A 51-year-old Gary man suffered cuts to his face Friday night while outside his home with friends.
John Sims told police a man he didn’t know joined the group and grabbed Sims’ girlfriend inappropriately, police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said.
Sims told the man to leave her alone and the man cut Sims with a box cutter.
Detective Cpl. James Nielsen is investigating the battery. Anyone with information can call him at 881-4754.