Law & Order, Gary
October 10, 2013 4:36PM
Updated: November 12, 2013 6:27AM
One of two men suspected of breaking into a vacant hardware store was arrested at the scene Monday and charged with burglary and resisting law enforcement.
Emmanuel Bailey, 40, 1954 Vermont St., is being held on $35,000 bail at Lake County Jail in Crown Point, court records show.
Patrolmen Tommie Tatum and Emilio Guajardo went to 1750 Carolina St. Monday afternoon because the property owner found signs of a break-in and saw items including metal racks and shovels stacked near the door. Police located Bailey and ordered him to come out, the probable cause affidavit states. He balked for several minutes before he said “I surrender,” and stepped out. Tatum fired his stun gun at the second suspect as they both ran through the building, but police did not find him.
The property owner told Detective Richard McClelland he stayed outside his building until it was dark, waiting to see if the second man appeared, but he did not. When he returned the next day, the barricade he installed over the door had been moved from inside the building, the affidavit states.
Students accused in assault of girl
Four students at West Side High School were arrested on Wednesday after a 14-year-old student reported being assaulted a day earlier.
The victim’s mother told police her daughter was walking home from school when the four girls attacked. One of them told her, “I told you we was going to get you,” Gary police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said. The victim was hit in the back of the head, knocked down and kicked.
A resident who saw the beating ordered the girls to stop and called police. The four suspects were taken to the juvenile division.