One arrested in West Side HS brawl
One West Side High School student was arrested Tuesday afternoon as police responded to a large fight about 2 p.m.
As school security and Gary police arrived, the brawl involving about 30 students was already breaking up, police spokesperson Cpl. Gabrielle King said.
Officers noticed students running in and out of one classroom and found another fight occurring there, King said.
As they separated the fighting teens, Eural Findley, 18, struck reserve officer Joseph Franklin, who was working at the school.
Franklin was not injured. Findley was arrested and charged with battery on law enforcement, resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.
One arrested for apartment entry
Police arrested 30-year-old Warren Hunter, of 232 Tyler St., after he was identified as one of several suspects who forced their want into an apartment in the 1500 block of W. 5th Avenue Jan. 1.
Hunter is charged with residential entry, a felony.
The victim told Detective Cpl. Roberto Figueroa that her sister opened the door to several people who asked to see someone who wasn’t there. They forced their way into the apartment and her sister was attacked, the probable cause affidavit states.
Man stole from vending machines
A Merrillville man admitted he was taking money from vending machines on his route because he needed cash to make his mortgage payments, court records state
Bradley Horvath, 32, of 860 W. 72nd Drive, wrote a confession stating he was falsifying refunds from vending machines at U.S. Steel Gary Works beginning in October.
The vending company estimated about $1,000 from machined during that time.
Horvath is charged with felony theft. An arrest warrant has been issued.