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Updated: April 21, 2013 6:36AM



SOUTH HAVEN

Cell phone, vehicle window broken

A man bumping into a woman in Pepe’s bar, at 809 McCool Road, broke a cell phone and escalated to a vehicle window being shattered.

The 39-year-old South Haven woman told police she was walking to the bathroom at last call, at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, when the unknown man bumped into her, knocking her phone out of her hand. Its screen cracked on the floor, and the woman demanded the man apologize. Instead, they argued and pushed each other until a bouncer stopped them.

Later in the parking lot, the woman was in the passenger seat of her cousin’s vehicle when the same man ran up and punched the passenger side window. The shattering glass cut the woman nose, according to the police report.

PORTER COUNTY

Breaking rules
led to battery

Candase Morgan, 30, reportedly admitted to battering her 30-year-old boyfriend after she returned to their home on Rushingwater Drive, east of Portage, and saw through the window that he was with another woman. Although both allowed the other to date other people, they had agreed not to bring them home. Morgan immediately went to a bar and had a few drinks, then returned home and confronted the man, who called police at about 4 a.m. Tuesday, saying Morgan hit him repeatedly with her hand and the bedroom door, which was ripped off its hinges in the process. Both told police the man never hit her.

The battery charge is a felony because three children were in the trailer.

VALPARAISO

Teen arrested for stealing mom’s SUV

A 17-year-old male was arrested early Monday for allegedly stealing his mother’s SUV while she slept. The teen was taken to the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center for felony auto theft and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, after returning home at about 3:30 a.m. to the 400 block of East Glendale Boulevard.

PORTAGE

Child saw man slam woman’s head

Mikhail Baker, 27, of Portage, was arrested at about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday for allegedly slamming a 26-year-old ex-girlfriend’s head into a stove, with a crying child in the same room. The woman told police she and her son woke to find Baker pouring a cup of pop over them, and he attacked as she grabbed a phone from the kitchen. Soon after Baker left the home, in the 3200 block of Ashland, police found his vehicle in the driveway of a home in the 5300 block of Aspen. Baker reportedly said he did not put his hands on the woman and she must have caused her injury herself, according to the police report. He was arrested for felony domestic battery.

Alleged batterer broke off 911 call

Benjamin Wright, 23, was arrested for felony domestic battery in the presence of a child and misdemeanor interfering with the reporting of a crime. At about 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, 911 received a call from Wright’s 22-year-old girlfriend and, as the dispatcher heard the woman telling a man to get off her, the phone disconnected and repeated callback attempts went unanswered. Wright told police they argued but the fight at their home, in the 2400 block of Ontario, never turned physical; and he did not try to stop her from calling for help. The woman, however said Wright repeatedly knocked her to the ground, accidentally hitting her eye in the process. He allegedly took two cell phones away from her when she said she was going to call police.



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