Law and Order Gary
August 7, 2012 5:04PM
Updated: September 9, 2012 6:16AM
Mother, son face burglary charge
A Glen Park mother and her 24-year-old son have been charged with burglary, theft and attempted theft for allegedly taking her neighbor’s safe and trying to sell his car.
The victim told Sgt. Freddie Cook he saw someone trying to tow his car and learned his neighbor’s son arranged for the tow and had the title to sell his Toyota Camry for scrap, the probable cause affidavit states.
The tow truck driver and victim approached Terry Eiland at the place where he agreed to meet the driver to obtain cash for the car. He fled when he saw the two men together.
Sherry Eland, 46, returned some of the items to the victim, but not the cash. When she moved out of her apartment, an employee at the complex found the victim’s opened safe.
Police find car
stolen in Merrillville
Police recovered a car stolen in Merrillville one day after the owner reported it missing from in front of his house.
Cpl. Troy Campbell and Cpl. Nina Evans went to the 300 block of East 49th Avenue to check reports of a suspicious car with three people inside it.
They located the car and questioned the driver, Jeremy McKinzie, 18, of 2215 Ohio St., who didn’t have a driver’s license and couldn’t remember the name of his uncle, who he said owned the car.
Detective Cpl. William Clouse learned the car had been stolen from a man who lives in the 5800 block of Roosevelt Street.
McKinzie is charged with auto theft.
Man charged for
assault on woman
Gilbert Washington, 30, of 5923 Juniper St., is charged with felony battery and misdemeanor battery in an assault on a 28-year-old woman he knows.
The victim told Sgt. Daniel Callahan she was at Washington’s apartment when he lived in Concord Commons in late May, when she and Washington argued.
“Washington struck her several times and as a result of the incident she suffered two black eyes, six stitches above her left eye, a stitch on her forehead, four loose teeth, a cut on the inside top and bottom of her mouth and banged up knees,” the probable cause affidavit states.
Distraction sends driver to hospital
A driver crashed into a minivan while he was adjusting his radio Tuesday morning on the Borman Expressway.
Around 9:51 a.m., Crown Point resident Matthew S. Manoski, 32, was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer about a mile west of the Grant Street exit. He told police that he was looking down to adjust his radio, but when he looked back up traffic had slowed/stopped. He hit the rear bumper of a 2004 SPNR Van, driven by John Patrick Nadolski, 48 from Portage.
The van, which is owned by Crown Point business LGS Plumbing Inc. was loaded with plumbing equipment. Nadolski was transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake with non-life-threatening injuries.