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Man denied access to women’s restroom

Updated: May 9, 2014 5:31PM



Police arrested a 27-year-old Gary man at Chops Lounge Saturday after he allegedly became loud and unruly when told he could not use the women’s restroom.

Thomas Holliday, of 525 Taft St., told Patrolman Anthony Boleware he was a female impersonator and didn’t want to use the men’s room. Boleware was flagged down at the bar, located at 5th Avenue and Chase Street, about midnight for help with the disturbance. Holliday refused to leave when asked by the owner and started shouting, “I know my rights,” the police report states.

Holliday appeared in Gary City Court Monday and pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement. His trial is set for March 31.

Underage drinking in Gary

A Westbrook apartment tenant was arrested early Monday at his home when police responded to reports of a loud party and found four underage drinkers there.

Jeremiah Smith, 23, of 2648 Waverly Drive, will remain in jail until Wednesday, when he can be seen by Gary City Court Judge Deidre Monroe, who ordered him held until then.

Cpl. Jeff Tatum and Cpl. Dante Colza arrived at the apartment about 1:30 a.m. and saw several open bottles of liquor. Four teens were at the home and appeared to be drinking. Smith was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Two teens were released to their parents. Two others, Samuel Williams, 17, and David Jones, 15, were taken to the Public Safety Facility and later released to guardians, the police report states.

GARY--An arrest warrant has been issued for Akeem Oliver, 27, of 4313 E. 20th Ave., charged with criminal recklessness.

Oliver’s sister told Sgt. Dan Callahan she was riding in a car with her boyfriend when they say Oliver leaving a house on Williams Street near 15th Avenue. “Akeem pulled out a handgun and began shooting at their vehicle,” the probable cause affidavit states. No one was injured, but the car was damaged by gunfire. Oliver’s sister said her brother dislikes her boyfriend and she previously obtained a restraining order against Oliver.

Oliver will be held without bail when he is arrested, court records state.

GARY--Cassithia Jacox, 23, was found guilty of conversion during a bench trial at Gary City Court Monday.

An employee at Family Dollar, 500 W. 5th Ave., testified she saw Jacox, of 128 W. 49th Ave., place several items in her purse Sept. 28. Police apprehended Jacox after she left the store and recovered $20.97 worth of merchandise, including body wash, hair pins and a toothbrush.

Court referee Itsia Rivera ordered Jacox to serve 20 hours of community service before May 5.



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