Law and Order Gary
February 12, 2013 5:16PM
Mom stabs daughter’s boyfriend
The teenage boyfriend of a Glen Park girl told police he was stabbed in the shoulder when the girl’s mother found him asleep and not fully clothed.
Keshawn Mayo, who will be 18 years old on Valentine’s Day, told Cpl. Mario Gonzalez he had permission from his mother to visit the girl at her home in the 4400 block of Delaware Street on Saturday night.
About 2:15 a.m. Sunday, the girl’s mother woke him and was yelling, “Who are you and what are you doing here?” then came at him with a kitchen knife, police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said. As he was driving away, he realized he was bleeding and went to The Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus for treatment.
Detective Cpl. Michael Bares is investigating the stabbing incident.
Valpo man shot man at party
A 48-year-old Valparaiso man is charged with aggravated battery and battery by means of a deadly weapon in the Friday morning shooting of a 34-year-old Midtown man.
Jimmie Lee Sanders,of 421 Shorewood Court, was arrested and held at Lake County Jail on $40,000 bond after charges were filed Monday, court records show.
The victim, Joshua Bachleitner, 34, told Detective Cpl. Michael Barnes that Sanders attended a party at the house he shares with his girlfriend. Early Friday, Bachleitner found Sanders in a bedroom watching the victim’s girlfriend sleep. He confronted Sanders and the two men fought. Later, the men met again outside the couple’s home in the 2700 block of Jackson Street and the argument resumed. Sanders, known as “Tojo,” then “stopped and pointed the gun and began firing, striking Bachleitner in the hands and arm, and lodging a bullet in his hip, which required surgery,” the probable cause affidavit states.
Sanders and his girlfriend fled the scene, but crashed her van because they were intoxicated, court records state.
Cedar Lake visitor took food, money
After agreeing to let a friend in need stay at his home for a few days, a Glen Park man discovered food, money and tools missing from his home when the man left, police said.
Victor J. Castellanos, 49, of Cedar Lake, is charged with residential entry and theft.
The victim told Sgt. Freddie Cook he saw Castellanos in mid-January walking in the street carrying four bags of personal items. Castellanos said his girlfriend kicked him out, and the victim agreed to let the man stay, providing he bought his own food. But the homeowner discovered Castellanos violated the agreement and ordered him to leave. He returned home Jan. 22 and found his back door kicked in and his property taken, including food from the refrigerator, the probable cause affidavit states.
Teen sentenced for home burglary
Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced a Gary man to three years for burglary and resisting law enforcement.
Brian McCoy, 19, admitted he and a co-defendant broke a window May 2 and went inside a home the 2500 block of Fillmore Street, Gary. They went into the owner’s bedroom kitchen and living room and moved a TV from the living room to the kitchen but were unable to get it outside. The two defendants worked together to take a Nintendo DS, a DVD and a TV remote belonging to the victim.
McCoy and the co-defendant left through the front door and ignored commands from Gary police to stop. Instead, they ran. A second officer, Joseph Gallagher, joined Officer Kevin Campbell in pursuing McCoy, who threw his red hooded sweatshirt and book bag as he fled down two alleys and over a fence.
Gallagher injured his left hand while climbing a fence and needed six stitches to close the wound.
McCoy was captured under a set of stairs in the 2400 block between Pierce and Buchanan streets.
Inside the book bag was the Nintendo DS. The TV remote was in McCoy’s pocket.
Vasquez ordered McCoy to serve two years in Lake County Community Corrections Kimbrough Work Program, followed by one year on probation.