Man requests no arrest at college
A Hammond man who said he was “fresh from California” claimed he’d been in jail from Saturday to Wednesday and hadn’t seen a judge.
But court records show Darius Thompson, 21, appeared in Lake Superior Court County Division for a misdemeanor warrant on Monday.
He also has warrants in Merrillville.
Cpl. Greg Fayson and Cpl. Daniel Quasney went to a Glen Park woman’s house Saturday after she called police to report damage to her car.
Thompson told the officers, “All I wanted was a ride and when she told me no, yeah, I became upset,” the arrest report states.
He told Gary City Court referee he broke the “ears” off the woman’s car, describing the side mirrors.
Thompson had cuts on his hands when police arrived.
Rivera said she would release him because the court file was incomplete, but warned him he could be arrested after the charges are filed.
“Could you please not have them come to my school and arrest me? That’s very unprofessional,” Thompson, a student at Purdue University Calumet, told the judge.
She didn’t answer him, instead asking bailiffs to return him to jail.
Miller man led police on foot chase
Police arrested a Miller man who ran several blocks from officers in Tarrytown Tuesday afternoon.
Leroy Blackwell, 23, of 723 N. Henry St., was charged with two counts of resisting law enforcement. He also has warrants in Lake County and Minnesota.
Patrolmen Donald Briggs, Damon Bradshaw and Kevin Campbell chased Blackwell from a traffic stop at 21st Avenue and Wright Street to 4545 W. 23rd Ave., where officers kicked in the door and found Blackwell hiding in an upstairs bedroom.
He said the Minnesota warrant is for a probation violation on a burglary charge.
Gary City Court referee set his bail at $300 cash and scheduled a trial for April 10.
Man beat woman for taking food
When police responded to a disturbance at Kenneth Givens’ home early Wednesday, the second time in two days, they found Givens home and a woman there with scratches, bruises and other signs of assault.
Givens, 49, of 4069 Van Buren Street, was charged with battery and resisting law enforcement.
The 50-year-old victim said Givens, “tossed me all around this room,” and had made a report a day earlier.
Givens told police he took the woman in because she was homeless.
“She threw away my food and I handled it,” he said in the arrest report.
Gary City Court referee Itsia Rivera set his bail at $750 and said she would consider a reduction in two weeks. He is ordered to avoid contact with the victim.