Updated: February 24, 2013 6:27AM
Girlfriend shows signs of abuse
Curtis Glancy Jr., 19, was arrested for allegedly battering his 17-year-old girlfriend shortly after noon Monday, at his home in the 3600 block of Henry Avenue.
The Michigan City teen told police that Glancy got angry when she asked to use his phone to get a ride home, and then kicked her when she tried to grab the phone. She also accused him of dragging her by the hair from one room to another, pinning her to the ground and threatening to kill her before his father pulled him off her.
Both Glancy and his father told police the girl was the one who attacked, and they then asked her to leave.
The victim’s mother told police Glancy has battered the girl in the past, but her daughter refuses to testify against him.
Police said she had old and new bruises on her face, neck and arms.
fur coat stolen
A $12,000 Rolex watch, eight guns, a fur coat and cash were reported taken during a burglary between 11 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. Monday at a home in the 300 block of West Division Road, just southwest of the Aberdeen subdivision.
According to the police report, the culprit appears to have parked behind a nearby vacant house before forcing open the door to a sunroom, where the guns were stored in an unlocked cabinet.
The person then broke into the door between the sunroom and main house. The total loss and damages are estimated at $19,250.
Man arrested for punching stepson
Martin Baker, 46, of the Sylvan Manor subdivision west of Valparaiso, was arrested for misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching his 22-year-old stepson repeatedly in the head, face and torso until the victim’s friend and brother intervened.
According to the police report, Baker admitted to yelling at the three younger men for wrestling and “tearing up the house” and to hitting his stepson for being disrespectful. “And it’s going to happen again if you don’t get him out of here,” he said, according to police.
The victim had symptoms of a concussion and visible injuries, while Baker complained of his hand hurting from delivering the blows. The attack happened at about 8:35 p.m. Sunday at the family’s home, in the 100 block of Sylvan Drive.
Someone rerouted IRS refund check
A 72-year-old rural Valparaiso man learned this month why he never received his 2011 IRS refund: An unknown person used his Social Security number to change the address the IRS used for it.
An identity theft report was filed with local police Friday.
Generator stolen from barn
A generator was reported stolen between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday from a barn in the 300 block of North County 475W, north of the Shorewood Forest subdivision. The padlock on the barn was broken, and a rear window was broken on the house on the same property. The loss and damages are estimated at $2,260.
Owner of missing diamond rings knows suspect
A theft victim told police she believes a relative stole two diamond rings on Jan. 12 or 13 from her home in the 100 block of Compton Court, east of Valparaiso.
The victim told police the 23-year-old suspect denied taking the rings, purchased for more than $19,000, and claimed her 2-year-old daughter had hidden them.
ATV reported stolen
A green 2002 Honda Fourtrax Rancher ATV was reported stolen Friday morning from the 700 block of West County Road 50N, northeast of Winfield. The culprit also unsuccessfully attempted to hotwire a second ATV, police said. The loss is approximately $5,000.
Habitual traffic violator arrested
Jim Dereamer, 50, of rural Valparaiso, was arrested at 8:30 a.m. Sunday for driving despite being a habitual traffic violator, a felony charge. Police stopped Dereamer on U.S. 30, at County Road 725W, for driving a minivan with an invalid license plate.
Repeat drunken driver stopped
Theodore Dlouhy, 24, of Portage, was arrested for felony drunken driving with a prior conviction at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday at U.S. 20 and Verplank Drive. He was ticketed for unsafe lane movement.