Law and Order Gary
August 29, 2012 5:04PM
Woman allegedly spits at officer arresting her
A Glen Park woman arrested at her daughter’s home allegedly spat on Patrolman Kwata Osborne several times as he drove her to the police station Tuesday morning.
Dana Altpeter, 50, was being held facing charges of battery by bodily waste, resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.
Osborne went to 5083 Tennessee St. about 10:15 a.m. where Altpeter’s daughter said she was arguing with her mother and wanted her removed.
Altpeter was uncooperative with police and began yelling as Osborne arrested her and placed her in the squad car.
Osborne’s report states Altpeter tried to climb into the front seat and spit on him several times until he stopped his squad and deployed his chemical spray.
Sgt. Brian Farrow is preparing a case to take to the prosecutor.
2 men argue over same woman
Two men involved with the same woman were both arrested in Black Oak about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday when police found them outside, both bloody and apparently intoxicated.
Cpl. Charles Lucas was stopped by Robert Stover, 37, who had a head wound and said he had been struck by a bat during an argument with Scott Stewart, 43.
Stover told Patrolman Felipe Fontanez he looked inside a house in the 2500 block of Calhoun Street and saw Stewart having sex with Stover’s girlfriend.
Stewart said he was inside with the woman when Stover started breaking windows at his house.
Stewart had cuts on his hand and elbow, which he said he received from broken glass.
Pot-smoking men appear in Gary City Court
Two men arrested Tuesday night in the Ambridge-Mann neighborhood both admitted they smoked marijuana.
But when Gary City Court Judge Pro Tem David Masse told Bruce Jackson, 34, he would be tested for drugs, Jackson began shaking his head and saying no.
“I don’t (expletive) in a cup for nobody,” Jackson, of 201 Roosevelt St., said.
Lake County deputy prosecutor Rosemary Lynch then asked the judge to set a $1,500 cash bond for Jackson, who had already agreed to plead guilty to disorderly conduct.
He was led from the courtroom still muttering about the proposed drug test.
His companion, David Macon, 40, of 245 Arthur St., was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement and battery on law enforcement. He told Masse he was working on his GED and has pending felony cases in Lake County.
Police went to the area to check reports of a fight in progress and arrested the two men.
Macon was referred to drug court.
Loiterer charged with pot possession
Police arrested Dantay Butler, 34, 452 Pierce St., after finding he had nine plastic bags of marijuana in a pocket.
Butler said he used to receive disability payments for a learning disability but it had lapsed.
“I was working on that yesterday when they arrested me,” he said.
Patrolmen Damon Bradshaw and Isiah Price went to check on five men loitering about 7 p.m. Tuesday night and located the marijuana in Butler’s pocket.