Law and Order Lake County
September 14, 2012 3:58PM
Police are asking for the public's help to identify this woman, suspected of using a stolen credit card at Target on U.S. 30 Sept. 30. | Provided photo~Sun-Times Media
Police ask for help with woman’s I.D.
Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a woman who used a stolen debit/credit card about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.
The victim told police she ate lunch at Cracker Barrel after attending church that morning. As she left the restaurant, she received a call from her bank inquiring about recent transaction.
Police obtained surveillance video of the suspect who used the woman’s car at Target. She is described as a light-skinned black woman, possibly pregnant, with dark hair that wrapped around the right side of her head. She was wearing a multi-colored shirt, white shoes and a light brown jacket.
Anyone with information can call Detective James Gonzales at 942-3406, Ext. 1114.
Man sentenced for more burglaries
A 20-year-old Hobart man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for two burglaries in Hobart.
“You put yourself in a very difficult position,” Lake Superior Court Judge pro tem William Enslen told Cody Joseph Davis.
Deputy prosecutor Michael Woods argued for a 12-year sentence and noted that Davis was on probation for a similar crime when he burglarized two homes.
Davis admitted he and another individual broke into a home in the 300 block of North Liberty Street in Hobart by forcing their way in through a rear door and stole electronics, several firearms, jewelry and other items That break-in occurred between Nov. 23 and Nov. 25, 2011.
Davis also admitted he and another person burglarized a home ion Jan. 3 in the 200 block of North Liberty Street, Hobart by kicking in a side door.
Defense attorney Steven Davies said his client has struggled with an addiction since he was 16 years old and has completed a 12-step program while in the Lake County Jail.
Enslen revoked Davis’ probation on the earlier burglary case and ordered the three-year sentence served concurrently to the eight-year sentence.
Davis had faced six to 20 years on the original charges.
Man charged with domestic battery
Battery and domestic battery charges have been filed in Lake Superior Court against a Hammond man who allegedly pushed his children’s mother down a flight of stairs.
Christopher Michael Hallman, 19, of the 600 block of Kane Street, faces a maximum eight-year sentence if convicted in connection with the incident reported to police in July.
The woman told officers she got into an argument with Hallman after seeing him emerge from the bedroom with another woman with what appeared to be a hickey on his neck. She went downstairs to her mother’s apartment, and Hallman followed, where the argument continued. Hallman allegedly broke the window in her mother’s car, the probable cause affidavit states. The woman said she went upstairs to her apartment and Hallman was gone, but he and the other woman came back, went into a bedroom and Hallman came out looking sweaty and out of breath. The woman told police she became angry and returned to her mother’s apartment, but then decided to go back upstairs to get her children. She pounded on the door, Hallman opened it, and she tried to push her way into the apartment to get her children, but Hallman shoved her back out the door and to the edge of the stairs, then shoved her again, causing her to fall. During the fall, the woman said she struck her head on a bicycle that was handing on a side failing and thinks she lost consciousness briefly. She suffered a bruise on the brain, and bruises to her the left side of her rib cage, left leg, tailbone and armpit.