Law and Order Lake County
October 30, 2012 5:06PM
Hammond man admits battering baby
Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced a Hammond man to six years for battery and failure to return to lawful detention.
Carlos Nicholas Silva, 23, pleaded guilty to battery involving a 2-year-old for whom he and his girlfriend were baby-sitting in Whiting. In April 2011, Silva brought the child home to his mother with bruises and swelling on the boy’s head and body. Silva’s girlfriend had been at work on the days the child was staying with the couple.
On Feb. 14, Hammond police arrested Silva on warrants. Silva became ill and was taken to a hospital, where he left after being treated.
Police departments join for sweep
A joint sweep by 10 law enforcement agencies resulted in 23 arrests, including 10 apprehended at a house in the Miller section of Gary.
Police from Lake County, Hammond, East Chicago, Gary, Whiting, Indiana University Northwest, Portage, Ogden Dunes, Indiana State Police and U.S. Marshals Service conducted the sweep Friday night, Lake County police spokeswoman Patti Van Til said Monday.
Arrested on warrants were Blanca Goss, 22, for failing to appear; Kianta Brown, 32, for failing to appear; Earl Byrd on a Gary warrant for resisting law enforcement; Jeannette DeJesus, 26, on a small claims warrant; Phillip Lunday and Clarence Lowe on Gary warrants; Darel Roland on a Porter County warrant; Kenney Kimble on a Gary warrant and possession of controlled substance; and Henry Williams, on a Merrillville warrant.
Other arrests were: Luisa Ocasio, 29, charged with driving without ever receiving a license; Larry Galtney 31, possession of marijuana; Daurel Thomas, 26, resisting law enforcement; Jerome Moore, 25, carrying a gun without a permit; Yasmine Irrin, 27, and Eugene Hills, 29, possession of marijuana; Willie H. Smith, 63, operating while intoxicated; Antwine Grace, 42, weapons offense; Robert Lafayette, operating while intoxicated refusal; Taron Griffien and Raymond Johnson, resisting law enforcement and criminal trespass; Jaquale Green, maintaining a common nuisance and carrying a gun without a permit and Tarvan Price and Lavin Ramer, visiting a common nuisance.