Law and Order Porter County
June 1, 2012 1:12PM
Updated: July 6, 2012 10:45AM
of stealing liquor
Two brothers are charged with felony theft after one of them allegedly stole two bottles of liquor from the Sunset Lounge, at 5844 U.S. 6, when the lights went out in a power outage at about 11:45 p.m. Sunday.
Police believe Michael D’Angelo, 32, of Portage, took the alcohol but his brother, Vincent D’Angelo, 31, of Chicago, reportedly had the bar’s bottle top pourer in his pocket.
The men were arrested in a parking lot along nearby Swanson Road, but the bottles were not found.
Michael D’Angelo also was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement, all misdemeanors; and Vincent D’Angelo was charged with public intoxication.
involved in arrests
Jonathan Hurst, 19, of Lake Station, was charged with felony residential entry and strangulation and misdemeanor battery after allegedly attacking his uncle at about 2:30 p.m. Monday. The 37-year-old victim told police he was napping at his home, in the 2700 block of Willowcreek Road, when Hurst stormed into the house without knocking and repeatedly punched him in the face, then put him in a headlock.
Lawanda Redding-Perez, 47, was arrested at about 8:45 p.m. Monday on charges of felony strangulation and misdemeanor domestic battery stemming from a fight with her 38-year-old husband, police said.
Two laptop computers, two video game systems with assorted games and nearly $500 cash were among items reported stolen between 3 and 9:45 p.m. Wednesday from an unlocked home in the 700 block of Heritage Road. The police report estimated the loss at more than $4,000.
Ex accused of
The ex-girlfriend of a 30-year-old Chesterton man is suspected of opening a credit card in his name and charging $1,073, an amount now in collections for nonpayment. The victim told police Wednesday about the fraud after checking his credit report and finding a number of attempts to open credit cards were made without his knowledge. The credit card account with a balance due was opened in July 2011 and listed the suspect’s address, according to the police report.