Law and Order Lake County
April 25, 2013 2:48PM
Provided mugs shots of missing Cedar Lake teen. | Provided photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 25, 2013 4:31PM
A 16-year-old Cedar Lake teen disappeared a month ago and has not been seen or heard from since then, Lake County police spokeswoman Patti VanTil said Thursday.
Skylar Burgess is a white girl, about 5-ft., 8-in., tall weighing 120 pounds. She was last seen at the Cedar Lake Branch of the Lake County Public Library on March 21. She had no money or extra clothing with her when she disappeared. Van Til said the girl has some ties out of the area, including South Jordan Utah.
Anyone with information about her disappearance or current location should call Lake County Detective Jeremy Kalvaitis at 755-3355 or call the Lake County police anonymous hotline at 800-750-2746.
Teen gets 4 years for purse snatching
Lake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr., sentenced an 18-year-old Schererville man to four years for robbery.
John Ronald Mullins III admitted he and a co-defendant shoved a woman to the ground on Jan. 25 as she was loading groceries into her vehicle in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 1828 165th St., Hammond. Mullins then yanked on the woman’s purse and ran with it and also broke her glasses.
Mullins will serve two years in Lake County Community Corrections, followed by two years on probation. He must pay about $1,225 in restitution to the woman.
Woman’s scream stopped burglary
Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray sentenced a Lowell man to seven years in prison for burglary and attempted burglary.
Nicholas M. Drugan, 28, was captured by police on Dec. 19 in the 16000 block of Harrison Street, Crown Point, where moments earlier Drugan and his co-defendant had attempted to burglarize a building and were scared away when the homeowner screamed. The woman was able to provide police a description of the car and the man.
When police searched the car, they found items stolen from an earlier burglary in the 20000 block of Chase Street, Lowell. The owner saw two men walk to the door and later saw it slightly open. The man called police that a burglary was in process. Missing was a flat screen TV, a Lowell High School class ring, woman’s class ring and Movado watch.
Drugan had faced six to 20 years on the original charges.
Co-defendant Brian Haskins, 28, of Lowell, has pleaded not guilty. His omnibus hearing is May 1.