Electrical cord stolen from crane business
Someone broke into Imperial Crane Services Inc., 1349 E. Main St., between 5 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday and stole 600 feet of heavy-gauge 600-volt electrical cord valued at about $12,000.
The manager discovered the fence to the storage yard had been cut and entry was forced into the garages where the wire was kept.
Lake County Courts
Burglar avoids additional jail time
Lake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. sentenced a 23-year-old Gary man to time served, probation and community service for residential entry.
Michael Record admitted he and a co-defendant entered a home at about 6 p.m. on July 4 in the 500 block of Michigan Street, Hammond, and searched for money.
Record had been charged with burglary and criminal confinement, class B felony counts that are punishable by six to 20 years. Court records indicate a 9-year-old girl was there with her 13-year-old cousin and a baby while the girl’s mother went to the store to buy fireworks. Record and the co-defendant wore masks on their faces, and Record told the girl not to move while the accomplice searched the back bedrooms, according to the probable cause affidavit.
“I know I made a mistake,” Record told the judge, wiping away tears. “I just want to be better.”
Stefaniak imposed a 30-month sentence, which was suspended except for time served. Record must perform 30 hours of community service.
Burglar ordered behind bars to receive drug treatment
Lake Superior Court Magistrate Kathleen Sullivan sentenced a 21-year-old Griffith man to four years in prison for burglary.
When Andrew Mysliwiec is released from prison, he will serve three years on probation for two separate theft cases.
Mysliwiec admitted he went into a building in October 2011 in the 300 block of 41st Street, Highland and stole a computer and keyboard. He tried to remove a television, but was caught and dropped it in the yard before he fled.
He also admitted he stole two game systems, games, a laptop and cell phone belonging to a friend with whom he was staying in Highland.
Sullivan ordered the sentenced served in the Indiana Department of Correction therapeutic community where Mysliwiec can receive drug treatment.
Several other felony charges were dismissed as a result of the plea agreement.
8 years added to robber’s 10-year jail term
A 23-year-old man serving a 10-year sentence for robbery has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a 2010 holdup of a Hobart gas station.
Deiago Lamar Cain, who lists addresses in Lake Station and Gary, admitted that on Nov. 13, 2010, he and three others went into the Speedway station at 3990 W. U.S. 30 with a gun and took money from the cash register.
In May, Cain was sentenced to 10 years for a robbery that left one man shot in the back in the 2000 block of Kentucky Street, Gary. He is to serve eight years in prison that case, followed by two years on probation.
He also was sentenced last year to four years in prison on a probation revocation for a 2009 robbery in Gary.