Law and Order Lake County
December 12, 2012 3:50PM
Updated: December 12, 2012 5:07PM
Elkhart man had meth by park
Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray sentenced an Elkhart man to five years in an alternative program for possession of a controlled substance.
Spencer Daugherty, 29, admitted he possessed methamphetamine on Jan. 21, 2011, within 1,000 feet of a public park while children were present. The crime occurred in Hobart.
Murray ordered the sentence served in Lake County Community Corrections.
Daugherty had faced six to 20 years on the original charge of dealing in methamphetamine, which was dismissed.
Two years for home entry and theft
Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced a Lowell man to two years for residential entry and theft.
Adam Dean Sutton, 29, will serve one year in Lake County Community Corrections Kimbrough Work Program, and the remaining year of his sentence will be suspended and served on probation. During his sentence, Sutton must pay $124 in restitution. He also must be assessed for drug abuse and complete a treatment program or counseling throughout his sentence.
Sutton admitted he broke a window on the home of in the 12000 block of West 181st Avenue in Lowell, stole money from the 69-year-old woman’s piggy bank and took bed sheets and clothing.
Sutton had faced six to 20 years on the original burglary charge, which was dismissed.
Apartment ransacked, items taken
Police are investigating an apartment burglary in the 1400 block of North Argobast Street.
Between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday, someone stole a 47-inch TV, home theater system, five or six Christmas gifts, an game system, several pieces of jewelry and perfumes and $600. The apartment was completely ransacked, and the resident discovered the apartment door ajar when she returned home.