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Updated: December 3, 2013 6:09AM



GARY

3 arrested, another sought in burglary

Three men arrested at the scene of a break-in Tuesday have been charged with burglary, along with a fourth suspect who fled the scene as police arrived.

Patrolman Jamal Milton was the first to reach the house in the 700 block of Rhode Island Street about 1 p.m. where the homeowner’s pastor had seen signs of a burglary and said someone was still inside the home, court records state. Milton saw a man running from the house, but didn’t chase him because he chose to stay and assist the other officer with the remaining suspects, the probable cause affidavit states. Milton later identified the suspect as Milton Daniels, 26, of 2055 Roosevelt Place, who is wanted on a warrant for the charges of burglary and residential entry. He will be held without bail when he is arrested. The other three are charged with the same offenses.

Milton and Cpl. Anthony Hawkins located two men upstairs who were rifling through jewelry and other items. A third was located in the basement. Lawrence Johnson, 25, of 1009 E. 32nd Ave., and Dion Clayton, 20, of 2753 Jefferson St., were found upstairs and Maurice Donelson, 20, of 3951 Jefferson St., who first gave the name Earl Windham Jr., was apprehended in the basement.

Detective Richard McClelland learned the homeowner had recently suffered a stroke and was living with relatives.

The suspects claimed they worked for a company that cleaned out houses to be rehabilitated, but could not provide any paperwork or permits for the victim’s home.

Clayton is being held on $30,000 bail; Johnson in jail without bail when it will be $40,000 and Donelson has $30,000 bail.

Ex-girlfriend charged with stalking man

A Tolleston woman is wanted on a warrant for felony charges of stalking and theft after her ex-boyfriend complained to police about several incidents since they broke up in July.

Ashana Heath, 36, of 2101 Roosevelt Place, will be held on $20,000 bail when she is apprehended, court records state.

The victim told Detective JerVean Gates he and Heath dated about four months before breaking up. Since then, she has sent numerous messages to him and one told him to check on his truck, which was parked in a U.S. Steel lot while he was working. When he arrived, he found all four tires flattened. Video surveillance showed Heath was in the parking lot, the probable cause affidavit states.

Masked gunmen rob liquor store

Two gunmen robbed Economy Package Liquors, 465 Clark Road, shortly after it opened Thursday morning, police said.

An employee told Patrolman Laria Crews the suspects were wearing masks when they entered the story about 10:05 a.m. and demanded cash from the register. They also stole cigarettes before they ran from the store with an undetermined amount of money, police said.

Man accused of pointing gun at security guards

A Merrillville man was arrested and charged with intimidation, pointing a firearm and carrying a gun without a license after two security guards said he pointed a handgun at them while they were working at a Mann area apartment complex last month.

Lazarius S. Allison, 27, of 5306 Pierce St., allegedly stopped outside 1508 W. 5th Ave. early Oct. 15 and motioned for one of the unarmed guards to come to the car. Allison was driving a white Chevrolet Impala, which is also used by the security firm, so both guards started to walk to the car when they noticed a red laser beam bouncing at their chests, the probable cause affidavit states.

The driver then told them they weren’t who he was looking for and told the guards to leave, court records state. The guards called police. Patrolmen Daniel Perryman and Jeffrey Frencher stopped the car at 14th Avenue and Grant Street and found a loaded semi-automatic in the car. Allison also had four warrants for driving offenses, the charging affidavit states.



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