Law and Order Gary
May 3, 2013 1:28PM
Updated: June 5, 2013 6:11AM
was in stolen car
A routine radar patrol in Glen Park Thursday led to the arrest of a 16-year-old boy who was driving a car that had been stolen at gunpoint on April 26.
Patrolman Kwata Osborne was near 43rd Avenue and Georgia Street shortly after noon when he saw a car speeding 25 miles per hour over the limit, police spokesperson Gabrielle King said.
Osborne signalled for the driver to stop, but he did not, committing several traffic violations while Osborne pursued the car until they reached the 4200 block of Maryland Street.
There the car slowed but was still moving when the driver and passengers in the front and back seats jumped out and ran. Osborne chased after the driver, who ran into a house in the 400 block of E. 41st Avenue. He was arrested and taken to the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center with charges of possession of stolen property, resisting law enforcement, reckless driving and operating while never receiving a license.
Police recovered the stolen 2013 Hyundai Accent, taken at gunpoint from a 61-year-old Glen Park man by six masked men who accosted him near his home late Friday night.
The Gary police Narcotics-Vice Unit arrested five woman who were charged with prostitution on Wednesday.
Four women were located between 17th and 19th avenues and Massachusetts and Delaware streets. They are Sandra Burks, 46, Melonise Chinn, 39, Jessica Griffin, 26, and Archatta Peoples, 40, who also faces a felony charge of possession of cocaine.
Near 40th Avenue and Madison Street, detectives arrested Desiree Oglesby-Schmidt, 49.