Law and Order Gary
February 25, 2013 6:24PM
Woman arrested in shooting incident
A Hammond man was shot in the thigh, cutting his femoral artery, during an incident late Sunday outside a house in Brunswick where a friend of his girlfriend lives.
Luis Santiago, 45, was in surgery at The Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus when police arrived to sort out the events leading to the shooting.
Santiago had apparently gone to the 800 block of Stevenson Street to retrieve his cell phone from his girlfriend. After she gave it to him, he wanted her to leave with him, but she had returned inside her friend’s house. He beat on windows, breaking some, until the resident, Dawn Pence, 43, came outside and shot him, Santiago told police.
Pence and the other woman said Santiago had cut himself on the window glass and an ambulance had taken him to the hospital.
An hour later, officers beginning their midnight shift learned of the gunshot victim at the hospital and returned to Stevenson Street, but could not locate a gun. Pence was arrested.
Detective Cpl. Edward Gonzalez is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information can call him at 881-4750.
Man escapes gunfire at ATM
A 58-year-old Gary man said he was shot at about 9 p.m. Sunday night moments after he obtained money from an automatic teller machine at 11th Avenue and Roosevelt Street.
The victim said he was getting back in the car when two men ran out from the side of the building and started shooting. The car was damaged by bullets, but no one was injured.
Detective Cpl. Edward Gonzalez is investigating the attempted robbery. Anyone with information can call him at 881-4750.
Woman claims she fell, wasn’t punched
The 49-year-old girlfriend stood in front of the courtroom with the father of her seven children and said he did not hit her.
Cpl. Brock Brnicky, Sgt. Timothy Tatum and Patrolmen Carlos Aleman and Jeff Frencher arrested George Martinez, 47, at his home in the 3600 block of Delaware Street about 3:45 a.m.
Officers noted the woman had a split lip, but Martinez claimed she fell.
Martinez appeared in Gary City Court Monday and pleaded not guilty to domestic violence. The victim told court referee Itsia Rivera, “He didn’t hit me.”
“Should we arrest you for filing a false report?” Rivera replied.
The couple have been together for 30 years and have two young children at home. Rivera asked the woman a series of questions, which Martinez attempted to answer until she told him to be quiet. Martinez has a $300 cash bond. His next court date is June 5.
Police find man passed out at drive-through
Police found Andre Harrison, 31, passed out behind the wheel of his SUV in the drive-through at White Castle, 1304 Broadway, about 4:45 a.m. Sunday.
Harrison, of 852 Delaware St., was charged with drunken driving, resisting law enforcement and being an unlicensed driver.
In court on Monday, he pleaded not guilty.
Police said he was uncooperative at the scene. He was being held on $300 cash bond.