Lake County courts report
Post-Tribune staff report August 19, 2013 11:06PM
Lowell man gets 18 months for theft
Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced a Lowell man to 18 months for theft.
Jonathan M. Heaviland, 25, will serve his time in Lake County Community Corrections, starting in the Kimbrough Work Program,.
Heaviland admitted he and another man went to a home in the 7500 block of West 140th Place in Cedar Lake, stole a large metal filing cabinet and sold it for scrap.
Heaviland had faced a maximum three-year sentence.
His plea agreement leaves open the option of having his felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor if he completes the terms of his sentence.
Cal City man gets prison term for drug possession
Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray sentenced a Calumet City, Ill., man to two years for possession of a controlled substance.
Nicholas Reid, 34, also paid $425 in restitution to a Munster man in a separate theft case from December 2012, which was dismissed under terms of his plea agreement.
Reid admitted he was driving a white Chevrolet Blazer on April 13, 2012, near State Line Road and Russell Street in Hammond when an officer pulled him over for a missing license plate light.
Reid, who was acting nervously and suspiciously, gave permission for his car to be searched. Police found heroin, hypodermic needles and a silver spoon with burnt residue, which Reid admitted were his.