Law and Order Gary
September 18, 2012 3:50PM
Updated: October 20, 2012 6:17AM
Tinted windows lead to gun arrest
A traffic stop for dark tinted windows led to the arrest of a convicted felon who had a handgun in the car.
Patrol Kevin Campbell stopped a tan Chevrolet SUV about 10:45 p.m. Monday at 49th Avenue and Georgia Street because the windows were tinted enough that Campbell couldn’t see inside the vehicle.
The driver, Julian Bond, 37, of Merrillville, told Campbell there were no weapons in the car, but Campbell saw the butt of a black handgun.
He arrested Bond after learning Bond had prior felony convictions for auto theft and carrying a gun without a license.
Sgt. Mark Salazar is handling the investigation.
Man points gun at NIPSCO worker
Police arrested a Tolleston man who allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at a NIPSCO worker Thursday afternoon.
NIPSCO investigators went to 1904 W. 19th Ave. about 2 p.m. to make sure the meter was disconnected.
One told Patrolman Andrew Cuevas he was met by Uhuru Sha Bazz Pompey, 39, who ordered him off his property and pointed a gun at him.
The victim called police, who arrested Pompey and confiscated the handgun.
Bulletproof vest attracts attention
A Miller resident seen walking in Aetna carrying a bulletproof vest was arrested on a warrant Monday afternoon.
Police were at 13th Avenue and State Street and saw a man carrying a vest.
Sgt. Mark Salazar, Cpl. Javier Garza and Patrolman Raymond Robinson stopped Cardell Walker, 21, who was wanted on a battery charge in Merrillville.
Walker was arrested and police seized the vest and a toy pistol he was wearing in his waistband.
Six years’ prison for handgun charge
Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced a Gary man to six years for carrying a handgun without a license.
Edward Lee Perry, 27, will serve four years in the Indiana Department of Correction, but Vasquez said Perry could be evaluated for the community transition court program in Lake County for the two years of his sentence that will be served on probation.
Perry, who has three prior felony convictions, had faced six to 20 years in a separate case charging him with stalking, which was dismissed under terms of his plea agreement.