Second count of burglary filed
A Tolleston man who admitted taking jewelry from a woman’s house while she was hospitalized was arrested months later in the commission of a burglary at a vacant school, police said.
Broady Temple, 22, of 1529 Roosevelt Place, is charged with two counts of burglary in the November and February incidents. A second suspect, Lorenzo L. Sturgis, 22, of 2317 Grant St., is also charged in the Feb. 15 break-in at Beckman Middle School.
On Nov. 19, a Gary woman called for an ambulance and went to the hospital. Temple arrived later to take her home and had her house keys and a credit card and claimed he saw someone breaking into her home. The victim told Detective Richard McClelland she has a guard dog and was suspicious of Temple’s story. Temple performed odd jobs at her home previously, the probable cause affidavit states.
When the woman returned home, she discovered about $20,000 in jewelry was missing. One of her rings was purchased by Cash Indiana in Lake Station, which had records showing Temple brought in the ring.
Cpl. Michael Clark and Patrolman Phil Cook arrested Sturgis and Temple at Beckman after finding them with a car loaded with metal lockers.
Sturgis was charged with a Hammond burglary and pleaded guilty last year, court records show.
Man charged for spitting on cop
Kevin Over Jr., 28, of Gary, is charged with battery by bodily waste, a felony, in connection with his arrest Dec. 22 in the 500 block of Buchanan Street.
Patrolmen Isiah Price and Shanisha Emmons went to that area after receiving reports of gunfire. They saw a man matching the description provided by a witness and approached Over, whose speech was slurred, but admitted he had a weapon. When Price took the handgun, Over became irate and started to “yell and curse” at officers, the probable cause affidavit states. “Kevin Over then spit in Price’s direction and the spit landed on Officer Price’s right shoulder of his uniform,” the affidavit states.
Price said the act was obviously intentional.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Over. Court records show his home address is 3526 1/2 W. Michigan St., Gary, but that address does not exist in the city.