Updated: December 3, 2012 7:10PM
Suspect not sending son to school
While arresting Donald Young, 44, for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend, police found Young had a 16-year-old son who could not remember the last time he went to school. The teen told police he had not been enrolled for at least two years. He was given into his mother’s custody, and Child Protective Services will be investigating.
Around 9 a.m. Friday, police were called to the home in the 200 west block of Morgan Avenue to stop Young from allegedly choking his ex-girlfriend, whom he reportedly was holding to the ground. He also allegedly made several threats, including, “I told you … we won’t be splitting up. I will kill you first!” The victim, who had visible injuries, told police she had come to the home to remove her belongings. She brought her mother, who called 911. Police said Young had been drinking alcohol and denied having physical contact with the woman.
Smash-and-grab at lumber yard
An unknown person reportedly broke out a showroom window at Pioneer Lumber, 1550 Pioneer Trail, and stole several tools, mostly finishing nailers, hanging on a display just inside the window. The burglary happened between noon Saturday and 7:15 a.m. Sunday, and the loss is approximately $2,650, police said.
Man accused of choking girlfriend
Terry Bailey-Mangruem, 23, was arrested at about 9:10 p.m. Saturday at his home, in the 200 block of Ryan, on two felony charges - domestic battery in the presence of a child and strangulation. He allegedly choked a 14-year-old boy for not wanting to eat his dinner, then the boy’s 34-year-old mother for intervening, according to the police report. A 10-year-old boy called 911. The 14-year-old was not injured.
Public urination led to charges
Steven Wingard, 24, of Gary, was arrested at about 11:15 a.m. Friday after a passing police officer witnessed him urinating in the parking lot of Portage Liquors, 6643 U.S. 20, police said. Wingard is charged with public nudity and public intoxication, both misdemeanors.
Tattoo with name gives man away
Shawn Hegwood, 24, of Portage, was arrested for felony identity deception and on a Porter County civil warrant during a traffic stop at about 5 p.m. Sunday at Joliet Road and the Lake County Line Road. Hegwood handed police his identical twin’s driver’s license, but a tattoo on his forearm — of his own name — gave him away.
Vehicles damaged in foggy crash
Randall Roy, 41, of Kentucky, was arrested for misdemeanor drunken driving following a 10:30 p.m. Sunday crash in the 500 block of South Indiana 49. A southbound driver and his passenger told police Roy’s northbound vehicle crossed the center line in heavy fog; the driver swerved, turning a potential head-on into a sideswipe collision. A third vehicle was damaged by the debris.
Woman arrested for fleeing crash
Barbara Woldt, 30, of Schererville, was arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of a crash, a misdemeanor, that happened at about 10:10 p.m. Saturday at Indiana 2 and U.S. 30. A witness followed the suspect vehicle until police stopped it at Indiana 2 at Thornappple Way, in Valparaiso. Woldt’s passenger, Aaron Sullivan, 33, of rural Valparaiso, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Roommate turned in woman for theft
Rebecca Saliek, 32, of the 600 block of Valparaiso Street, was arrested for felony theft, felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Her roommate called police at about noon Sunday to report Saliek for allegedly stealing checks, a diamond ring and costume jewelry from her. Police found some of the missing items in Saliek’s possession, along with 38 pills - prescription anti-anxiety and sleeping medications - she admitted did not belong to her.