Porter County Law and Order
October 3, 2012 3:32PM
Updated: November 5, 2012 11:36AM
Teen knocked down
for his iPhone
At about 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, two males reportedly knocked down a teenager and stole the black iPhone 4 that fell out of his shirt pocket.
The male told police he was skateboarding in front of South Haven Elementary School, 395 Midway Drive, on his way home from a friend’s house, listening to music on his phone, when he saw two males he never had seen before. The two were walking toward him so he got off his skateboard to walk around them on the grass, when one suddenly punched him in the chest and pushed him to the ground, the victim told police.
He said he immediately covered his face with his hands, thinking he would be hit again, but the two ran south on Long Run Road. The $150 cell phone also was gone.
The person who reportedly punched the teen was described as a white male who appeared to be in his late teens, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, with a medium build, blond medium-length hair and wearing a red shirt. The other was a black male who appeared to be in his late teens, between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall, with a slim build, short black hair and a goatee, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.
Police classified the crime as a strong-arm robbery.
Man to serve 4 years for threat
An East Chicago man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of intimidation, according to the Lake County Prosecutor’s office.
Hollis Sharod Herron, 23, admitted that when he went to pick up a car he was buying on Oct. 21, 2011, he and someone else pulled guns on a victim, threatening him with death if he didn’t give them money.
Charges filed in neglect case
The mother of two children has been charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury, neglect of a dependent and battery involving an alleged assault on her two children, ages 12 and 14.
Kimberly N. Davis, 35, of 1942 Alabama St., allegedly bit her son, slammed her daughter’s head against the wall and threatened them both with a knife on Aug. 2.
Her children told Lake County police that Davis “drinks almost every day and when she does, she goes crazy and hits them,” the probable cause affidavit states.
Davis was assigned a public defender to represent her in Lake Superior Court where she is scheduled for an omnibus hearing Nov. 29.