Law and Order Gary
December 11, 2012 5:00PM
Chicago man shot near Midtown
A Chicago man told police he was shot Tuesday afternoon as he drove in Midtown.
Charlie B. Bailey Jr., 22, said he was driving near 24th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street about 1 p.m. when he saw two men and a woman standing near the curb.
He told police he saw one of the men point a gun and start shooting.
Bailey was shot in the chest and arm and suffered graze wounds to his face, police said.
Detective Michael Barnes is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information can call him at 881-7434.
Vice unit raids home, one arrested
The Narcotics-Vice Unit raided a residence early Tuesday, arresting one man and seizing drugs, paraphernalia, a handgun and materials to cook crack cocaine.
The SWAT team entered the house at 2332 Buchanan St. after obtaining a search warrant for the house.
Drug unit detectives conducted a lengthy investigation into illegal activity at the house, Lt. Del Stout said.
Police arrested Eric B. Ellis, 22, who is being held facing dealing cocaine charges.
Mother, daughter charged in stabbing
A mother and daughter have been charged with criminal confinement and battery in a stabbing in August that left a woman injured.
Adrienne Arlease Gorham, 39, and Desiree C. Tanner, 20, are charged in the assault which occurred between Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 at a home in the 1400 block of East 50th Place, Gary.
Porchae Hill, who has four children with the man by whom Desiree Tanner is currently pregnant, told police Tanner was at the home when an argument turned physical and Tanner struck her. Tanner and another woman left, but returned and another fight ensued.
Later, while Hill was babysitting a group of children, Tanner and her mother came to the house. Hill’s teenage niece answered the door, and Tanner told Hill to come outside. Hill refused, and Gorham ran inside, threw a punch at Hill and the two women began fighting. Two other woman Hill didn’t know then ran inside the house and began battering Hill. All three women tried to pull Hill out of the house and continued to punch and scratch her. Tanner grabbed Hill by the legs and tried to pull her outside, and then the women suddenly stopped pulling on Hill and left. It was then Hill discovered she had been stabbed in her right buttocks with an unknown object.
Hill received nine stitches for the wound. She also had bruises and scrapes on her face, chest, hand and neck.
The most serious of the charges is punishable by six to 20 years.
Salvation Army kettle thief caught
A store security guard who was alerted to the theft of a Salvation Army collection kettle by a bell-ringer detained the suspect until police arrived.
Tolin Louis Brown, 46, of 453 Marshall St., told the Walgreens guard and the bell ringer that he had a gun and would shoot them after grabbing the collection bucket at about 8 p.m. Dec. 6 from in front of Walgreens on 5th Avenue in Gary.
The Salvation Army worker came into the store yelling, “He is stealing the money,” the probable cause affidavit states. The guard took off after Brown and held him on the ground until Gary police arrived.
No gun was found on Brown, who has a 2006 conviction in Lake County for theft.
Steel thief gets two years probation
A Gary man was placed on probation for two years for theft.
Montray Pruitt, 34, admitted he and a co-defendant climbed a wall on Dec. 27 that enclosed property in the 7800 block of Melton Road, Gary, and removed several steel panels.
Pruitt, of 9404 Indian Boundary road, had faced two to eight years on the original charge of burglary, which was dismissed.
Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez imposed the sentence, which was outlined in the plea agreement.