Law and Order Gary
February 5, 2013 5:24PM
Updated: February 6, 2013 12:26AM
Man charges with stalking ex-girlfriend
A Hazelcrest, Ill., man is charged with stalking and intimidation after a former girlfriend accused him of violating a protective order and sending her threatening texts.
Maurice V. Brown, 30, is wanted on an arrest warrant issued when felony charges were filed after the victim complained about “several hundred” text messages she received.
The 33-year-old Miller resident told Detective JerVean Gates that she dated Brown for several months and when he persisted in contacting her she obtained the restraining order. After that, he sent her a photo of her deceased grandmother, a handgun and his penis, among other texts. She changed her phone number and he began calling on her new number, the probable cause affidavit states.
Suspected house looter in custody
Police arrested an Aetna man after residents reported suspicious activity at a house in the 600 block of Vermont Street.
Patrolmen Lucius Mayes and Anita Adamson stopped the white van seen leaving the house and found aluminum siding, a kitchen sink and tools in the back. They took Frank Beamon, 51, into custody on a pending charge of felony theft. Crime Scene Investigator Thomas Aguilar processed the evidence.
Tire tracks lead to suspected thieves
Tire tracks left in Saturday morning’s snowfall led police from the scene of a house stripped of all its metal to a truck carrying a hot water tank, air conditioning unit and appliances.
Cpl. Brock Brnicky and Patrolman Donald Evans went to the 4100 block Martin Luther King Drive regarding a suspicious purple truck. They saw tracks in the snow and followed them from Glen Park into Midtown, where Patrolman Arthur Lemme located the truck on 23rd Avenue. He stopped the truck carrying stolen items and arrested the driver, Ulysses Green, 37, and Robert Knox, 28.