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Updated: December 4, 2012 5:19PM



GARY

Neighbors help cops nab burglars

Two neighbors helped police apprehend an alleged burglar in Miller last month.

Devonte Zanders, 18, of 4124 E. 11th Place, is charged with burglary and faces up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted.

On Nov. 14, a resident of the 700 block of North. Randolph Street called police after seeing a man knocking on her neighbor’s door for several minutes, then hearing glass break.

Patrolman Lucius Mayes arrived and saw the basement door to the victim’s house was open. Another neighbor shouted to Mayes and showed him where the suspect was hiding under a car.

The victim told Sgt. Brian Farrow he returned home after learning of the break-in and found several household items moved from where they belong, the probable cause affidavit states.

Man attacked pregnant ex-girlfriend

A pregnant woman told police her ex-boyfriend attacked her and tore out her hair at her apartment last month.

Dajanabah Ezell, 36, of 2200 W. 5th Ave., is charged with battery resulting in bodily injury to a pregnant woman, criminal trespass and carrying a gun without a license.

Cpl. Donald Peter arrested Ezell standing outside the woman’s house in the 1700 block of Clinton Street after seeing him drop a handgun, the probable cause affidavit states. Peter found the victim’s hair on the living room floor, the affidavit states.

The 27-year-old victim told Detective Cpl. Shauna Poirier-Peter she was five months pregnant and Ezell knew it when the incident occurred.

Four arrested in drug home raid

Four people were arrested at 401 Porter St. Tuesday morning during a raid conducted by the Narcotics-Vice Unit.

The SWAT team stormed the house about 6:30 a.m.

All four live at the address and all four have the last name Johnson, but police said they do not know how they are related, except Don Johnson, 39, and his wife, Lavita Johnson, 30, both facing charges of dealing cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance. Others in custody are Lawrence Johnson, 50, and Leonard Johnson, 55, expected to be charged with maintaining a common nuisance.

Police seized marijuana, cash and paraphernalia during a search of the house.



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