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Teen arrested for shooting at car

Two teens were arrested Thursday morning after the Gary police SWAT team entered a house because the occupants refused to open the door.

The incident began when residents near 47th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street heard gunfire and discovered damage on their car. A witness called police and described the man she saw with a gun.

When Sgt. Marlin Gray arrived, he saw someone matching the description standing outside 4640 Delaware St. with several people. They went inside the house when officers approached.

The occupants refused to answer the door, so the SWAT team broke in.

Myles S. Thomas Jr., 18, was identified as the man who fired shots in the neighborhood. He was arrested facing several felony charges.

Police also arrested Anthony Robinson, 19, who allegedly released his dog on officers at the door. Police killed the dog. No officers were injured.

Man hides from cops in tall weeds

Gary and Lake County police joined forces Wednesday night to track down an alleged car thief they found hiding in tall weeds near 24th Avenue and Adams Street.

About 8:30 p.m., a Gary man called police to say someone stole his car while it was parked at a gas station at 45th Avenue and Broadway.

The victim told police he left the engine running while he walked from the car.

Lake County Detective James Stahl saw the car driving north and signalled for the driver to stop.

The driver, however, jumped out and ran.

Stahl removed the keys from the stolen car and started chasing the thief. Lake County Sgt. Brian Camadeca, Gary Cpl. John Artibey and his K-9 partner Loki and Gary Patrolman Demonte Yanders searched the area.

Loki found Joshua Kirklen 29, of 122 E. 39th Ave.

Kirklen pleaded guilty to burglary last year. He was arrested after blue stains on his shoes matched prints left inside a victim’s house. The stains were from berries that grew in the victim’s yard.

Man admits removing copper tubing

Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell sentenced a Gary man to four years for burglary.

Michael J. Cannon, 43, will serve two years in Lake County Community Corrections Kimbrough Work Program, and the remaining two years of his sentence will be suspended and served on probation.

Cannon admitted he went inside a building at 603 E. 39th Ave., Gary and removed copper tubing. The crime occurred April 14.

Cannon had faced two to eight years on the charge. His plea agreement outlined the sentence.

Plea deal for man who had cocaine

A Gary man was sentenced to 18 months in Lake County Community Corrections for possession of cocaine.

Chauncey J. Prude Jr., 25, who was charged following his arrest on April 19 in Gary, pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to the class D felony. He had faced six months to three years, but his plea agreement, which was accepted by Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez, outlined the sentence.



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