Law and Order Gary
September 24, 2012 5:36PM
Updated: September 25, 2012 12:22AM
Man accused of battery with deadly weapon
A Gary man has been charged in Lake Superior Court with criminal confinement, battery with a deadly weapon, strangulation and domestic battery involving his girlfriend.
Phillip Davis Jr., 29, is charged with assaulting the woman with a broomstick, belt, a piece of wood and his fists during an argument at their home at 4042 Monroe St.
The woman told police she and Davis got into an argument on Sept. 3. At about 2 or 2:30 the following morning, Davis turned on a light in the bedroom and told her, “Did you think this was over?” then began striking her with a broomstick and belt. The woman, who told police Davis also choked her, had bruises on her arms, thighs and back.
The charges are punishable by a maximum 20-year sentence.
Tinted windows lead to pot arrests
Checking a car with dark tinted windows led to the arrest of two people charged with possession of marijuana.
Patrolmen Joseph Gallagher and April Brown were in the mobile home park in the 3700 block of Williams Street about 10:30 a.m. Sunday and saw the car parked at lot 109, the arrest report states.
Officers noted a strong smell of marijuana as they approached the car and searched the driver, Jasmine Berry, 22, of 4347 W. 29th Ave., and Lawrence Anderson, 21, of 7910 Indian Boundary.
Police found Anderson had a digital scale and marijuana in his pocket and found several bags of marijuana under the car seat. They also recovered more than $250.
Anderson appeared in Gary City Court on Monday and pleaded not guilty. He was released without having to post a bond. However, he has a warrant in Lake Superior Court for failing to pay his fees on a conviction for carrying a gun without a permit.
Man arrested after second visit to woman’s apartment
After reading the entire arrest report out loud, Gary City Court Judge Pro Tem Itsia Rivera commented, “I don’t know how something that started out as a courtesy ride ended up with (charges of) public intoxication, resisting law enforcement and criminal trespass.”
Mark Rembert, 28, of 1936 Madison St., was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors, the result of an incident that started with police responding to a disturbance at the Lancaster apartments, 400 E. 21st Ave.
The woman involved told police she wanted Rembert to leave and Patrolmen Gerald Richardson and Ryan Cain offered to drive him home.
Before they could leave, Cain responded to another disturbance in the area and Richardson stopped to help. But when Rembert left the squad car, Richardson told him to sit on the curb and stay out of the way, the arrest report states.
Instead, Rembert allegedly returned to the woman’s home where he had been asked to leave.
When police found him the second time, he was bleeding and told medics he cut himself climbing over the fence to get to the woman’s home.
The second apprehension was tumultuous, police said, requiring them to use chemical spray on Rembert, who appeared in court Monday with a thick bandage on his left arm.
His trial is set for Jan. 7. Rivera assigned a public defender for the case.