Law and Order Gary
February 18, 2013 3:00PM
Updated: February 18, 2013 10:11PM
K-9 locates old school burglar
Two men were arrested inside the shuttered Beckman School Friday afternoon after police responded to reports of scrappers stealing items from the building.
Cpl. John Artibey and his K-9 partner Loki located Broady Temple, 22, of 1529 Roosevelt St., hiding behind storage cabinets about 2 p.m.
“I have the suspect at dog point,” Artibey said when he found Temple.
Police learned a blue car had been seen near the school and arrived to find a Chevrolet Cavalier driving out from an open overhead door. The car returned inside as police arrived.
Cpl. Michael Clark and Patrolman Phil Cook searched the building and found Lorenzo Sturgis, 21, of 2317 Grant St., almost immediately.
Several metal lockers had been loaded into the car, which was parked in the gym, police said.
Charges are pending against the pair.
Sturgis was charged with a Hammond burglary in 2011 and pleaded to a reduced charge of theft.
KFC robbed; police arrest two
Two men were arrested minutes after an attempted armed robbery at Kentucky Fried Chicken, 900 Broadway Saturday afternoon.
Patrolman Andrew Cuevas and his K-9 partner Dutch followed the would-be robbers trail from the scene to the backyard of a house in the 800 block of Adams Street.
Dutch located the black hooded sweatshirts possibly shed by suspects as they fled, and police also later found a handgun on the path from the restaurant to the site where the two men were found shivering and wearing T-shirts and pants.
Arrested were Untonise Harper, 20, of 2721 W. 21st Ave., and William Sandifer, 21, of 2001 Harrison St.
Witnesses said the two men, wearing all black clothing, entered the restaurant bout 2 p.m. One man pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money.
Theft charge for accused burglar
A Marshalltown woman charged last year with burglary will be held without bail when she is arrested on a new theft charge, court records show.
Kimberly R. Moore, 32, of 1908 Central Drive, is accused of taking items from a friend’s home Jan. 31.
The victim told Detective JerVean Gates he and Moore watched a movie on his laptop, but after she left he discovered a laptop, handgun and other items missing.
A friend of Moore’s returned the laptop, but not the other items, the probable cause affidavit states.