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Law and Order Porter County

Updated: March 8, 2013 5:21PM



PORTAGE

Co-worker’s wave triggers jealousy

Demetria McCline, 32, arrested for felony intimidation with a knife, told police the confrontation began when she saw her 28-year-old husband wave to a female co-worker who drove past.

The man was returning home from work at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday when the wife witnessed the wave from inside the home. As soon as he walked in the door, he said, she accused him of being unfaithful. They argued, McCline grabbed an approximately 12-inch kitchen, and the man locked himself in a bedroom as McCline allegedly stabbed at the door.

When she stopped, he opened the door and was able to get the knife away by pinning her arm between the door and the jamb. Then he threw the knife under the bed, left the apartment and called police to the home, in the 3000 block of Futura.

Man kicks woman holding toddler

Dominique Richards, 26, was arrested around 2 p.m. Thursday for felony domestic battery, for allegedly kicking a 20-year-old woman in the back. The woman told police she was carrying their 14-month-old child at the time. Richards admitted to pushing and kicking the woman, who had a mark on her back according to police, but said the kick was because she had just slammed the door on his foot during an argument at their home, in the 6500 block of Lighthouse.

VALPARAISO

Man found sleeping in stolen van

At about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, while checking on a man sleeping in a van in the 2000 block of Yorktowne Drive, police found the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Hammond.

The occupant, John Resunenko, 20, of Hammond, told police he had just bought the gold 2005 Dodge Caravan for $750 cash the night before from the friend of a friend, but he had no paperwork on the sale. Resunenko was arrested for felony possession of stolen property.

PORTER COUNTY

Woman uses ex’s info for credit card

The ex-girlfriend of a 51-year-old Jackson Township man is accused of using his Cabela’s Visa credit card without his permission and fraudulently using his name to open a Victoria’s Secret charge account. The victim contacted police Wednesday after working with the suspect for some time but only receiving a $25 payment from her, according to the report. The victim said he paid off the $216.09 balance on the Victoria’s Secret account and closed it, and the amount due on the Cabela’s card — which he believes the suspect took from his home sometime in the fall — is near $1,000.

New homeowner reports break-in

Sometime over the previous month, an unknown person pried open a window and entered a house in the 300 block of County Road West 875N, southeast of Portage. The owner, who is in the process of moving in, told police on Thursday that a video game system, a log splitter, a bottle of Jack Daniels and part of a daybed frame were stolen from the house and detached garage. The loss was estimated at $570.



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