Law and Order Porter County
August 8, 2012 2:46PM
Updated: September 10, 2012 1:39PM
Ex threatens to
hurt man, police
When Donald Ottenstroer, 34, arrived at about 10:10 p.m. Tuesday to pick up the last of his belongings from his ex-girlfriend’s home, in the 700 block of Devonshire Road, he got into an argument with the woman’s brother. Ottenstroer then called 911 and said “there would be serious injuries” if police did not arrive soon, according to the police report.
The brother, 41, of a different South Haven address, told police Ottenstroer implied he had a weapon in his pocket and tried to punch him. The brother then struck Ottenstroer several times in the face, and he and a friend pinned Ottenstroer to the floor.
When paramedics told him he needed to go to the hospital for his head injuries, Ottenstroer reportedly threatened an officer by saying “You’re gonna need more than that Taser … I’ve fought and beat the police before,” but he did not physically resist as he was moved to a gurney. Once released from the hospital, he was arrested for felony intimidation to a police officer and misdemeanor intimidation against the 41-year-old man.
Man says he did not make knife threat
Anthony Hatley, 51, was using a butcher knife to cut meat for his dog when he and a 51-year-old woman got into an argument at about 4 p.m. Tuesday, at his home in the 6500 block of Lakewood. The woman accused Hatley of pointing the knife to threaten to harm her and himself, pushing her into a table, throwing her cell phone out of her reach, and blocking her from the door, with the knife still in hand, according to the police report. Hatley, who was packing his clothes to leave when police arrived, denied threatening or touching the woman, who was not injured. He was arrested on felony charges of criminal confinement and intimidation, and misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of a crime.
After striking a light pole at the Silhavy and Vale Park Road roundabout just after 5 a.m. Wednesday, Alexandra Schaefer, 29, of Valparaiso, was arrested for misdemeanor drunken driving and leaving the scene of crash. The crash was witnessed by a U.S. marshal, police said.
was left near curb
A yellow Cub Cadet lawn tractor worth $2,200 was reported stolen between midnight and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday from the 1200 block of North County Road 575E, where the owner told police he parked it next to his mailbox when he left for a family emergency. It was trash collection day, but the owner told police the riding mower was in near mint condition and should not have been confused as trash.