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Updated: November 19, 2012 11:06PM



GARY

Woman aims for people, hits tree

Police arrested a 29-year-old woman who allegedly tried to run over several people standing outside early Monday.

Kennette J. Dabney, a resident of Dorie Miller Housing Development, was found despite her attempt to hide from Cpl. Brock Brnicky.

She was being held pending charged of criminal recklessness, mischief and driving while suspended.

Police said Dabney was in the 3800 block of Tennessee Street about 3:15 a.m. and tried used her car to strike pedestrians. Instead, she hit two cars and a tree, police said.

Dabney ran from the scene, but Brnicky arrested her.

People shot at while in cars

Brian Campbell, 22, said he was stopped at 17th Avenue and Taft Street about 8 a.m. Saturday when a dark red car stopped next to him and someone shot in his direction, wounding him.

On Friday afternoon, Robert Plumb, 41, was in the 300 block of S. Hamilton Street, sitting in a car with his boss, when a man walked up and said something to them. The victim’s boss saw the man with something in his hand and batted it away, causing the gun he was holding to fire, striking Plumb.

Detective Cpl. James Nielsen is investigating the shooting, Anyone with information can call him at 881-4754.

Cops blocks erratically driven Jeep

A Gary police officer on his way to work Friday afternoon saw a dark Jeep weaving through traffic on 5th Avenue and began to follow the SUV west toward downtown.

Eventually, Patrolman Mark Birkett used his own car to block the path of the driver, who had already driven through the Adam Benjamin Metro Center parking lot once, turning east into oncoming one-way traffic, the arrest report states.

The driver, Michael DeArce, 46, of Chicago, had turned back into the Metro lot and appeared to be heading toward a group of people waiting for the bus when Birkett blocked him.

DeArce pleaded not guilty to operating while intoxicated and operating while intoxicated to endanger a person in Gary City Court on Monday.

He was being held on $400 cash bond. His trial is set for March 25.



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