Law and Order Gary
September 21, 2012 4:18PM
Updated: September 22, 2012 11:52PM
Victim of abuse will also be charged
The apparent victim in a domestic assault was arrested and faces more serious charges than her boyfriend who is accused of striking her with a pistol.
Police went to 2287 Connecticut St. about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday where a woman said her sister was being beaten by a man with a gun.
Evangelina Anderson, 27, saw officers and started yelling at them, saying she didn’t need their help.
But police caught sight of the suspect and searched for him in the house.
Anderson continued to shout and curse, prompting police to arrest her for disorderly conduct.
Then they arrested her boyfriend, Damien Lewis, 30, on charges of resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and battery.
On the way to the police station, police said Anderson climbed out of the squad car and ran. She was being held pending charges of resisting law enforcement and escape.
Arrest warrant for accused burglar
A west side man charged with burglary is wanted on an arrest warrant.
Carlos M. Clay Jr., 33, of 1321 Lane St., allegedly used keys stolen from the victim’s mother to get into the victim’s apartment and take furniture, a television and a video game system.
The stolen keys were recovered by Gary police during a traffic stop. Clay fled from the car before he could be arrested, but admitted to Detective Richard McClelland he took a television from his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, the probable cause affidavit states.
Michigan CIty man admits thefts
TreLonnie M. Wilson, 18, is charged with theft after he admitted to police he and two accomplices have stolen NIPSCO wire from more than 20 locations.
Wilson, of Michigan City, was seen with the others in a white van that had been in the area of wire thefts in June.
Truck stop worker gave away parts
A former employee of Truck City, 2333 W. 25th Ave., is charged with theft for allegedly “selling” more than $7,000 worth of parts without collecting payment.
The parts manager for the business told Detective JerVean Gates video surveillance tapes show Shane M. Vanderwoude, 22, of Hammond appear to process a sale.
Felon dropped gun during chase
A convicted felon arrested by Gary police after a foot pursuit through Dorie Miller Housing Development has been charged in a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court.
Deron Moten, 23, of Gary, was standing in a group of men Wednesday as police approached the area in response to reports of a fight. Moten was the only person to run.
Crime Suppression Unity Cpl. Javier Garza and Patrolmen Justin Clark apprehended Moten, who dropped a semiautomatic handgun during the pursuit. Garza recovered the weapon in a nearby garbage can.
Moten is scheduled to appear in federal court at 3 p.m. Tuesday for a detention hearing. Moten has a prior felony conviction for possession of cocaine.
Police dog locates man who ran away
Cpl. John Artibey and his K-9 partner Loki arrested a 20-year-old Glen Park man who ran from officers as they investigated a burglary.
Melvin Thomas, of 4005 Martin Luther King Drive, said later he ran because he thought he had a warrant.
Sgt. Michael Lentner and Patrolman James Sheets were questioning four men near 43rd Avenue and Georgia Street Wednesday night when one man ran.
Artibey and Loki arrived, apprehending Thomas who suffered minor bite injuries.
Loki also located a red sweatshirt and a BB gun Thomas tossed during the case. Thomas was charged with resisting law enforcement. He did not have a warrant, police said.