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Law and Order Lake County

Updated: January 9, 2013 5:26PM



SCHERERVILLE

Police file theft, drug charges

Police have filed charges on five people in the past month, but four remain at-large.

Two of them, Joseph James Trembinski, 26, of Gary; and Ronnie S. Uylaki, 32, of Demotte, were charged with Class D felony theft after a traffic stop early Christmas Eve. Officer D. Jacob Parker stopped the suspects’ white Chrysler on 213th Street, near Eagle Ridge Drive. Parker discovered catalytic converters, transmissions, a car battery, tires, and rims from vehicles parked at MJ Auto, 700 U.S. 41.

A second pair, Eric A. Ferguson, 39 , and Rosanna A. Gardner (aka Rosanna A. Harris) 44, both of Chicago, have also been charged with Class D felony theft in connection with a Sept. 28 incident at the TJ Maxx Store in Schererville. Detective Patrick Rosado identified the suspects through the in-store video after a Palatine, Ill., detective forwarded a license plate of a vehicle used in a theft at a TJ Maxx there. Rosado filed those charges.

In the third case, Aaron M. Duvall, 22 of Griffith, was charged by the Schererville Police Department Task Force Dec. 20 with three Class B felony counts of dealing in cocaine in connection with an ongoing investigation. Duvall is currently in custody.

GRIFFITH

Delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

Police are investigating an armed robbery of a delivery driver at about 10 p.m. Tuesday at 1733 Mansard Blvd.

Police were called to the China Koon restaurant, 905 N. Broad Street, where the owner told police a delivery person was robbed about 30 minutes earlier. The owner said the driver indicated there were four young-looking males in front of the building. One of them pointed a gun at the driver and demanded the food. The suspects got half of the $28 order and ran. The driver then returned to the restaurant, but had already gone home when the officer arrived.



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