Law and Order: Juveniles let themselves into stranger’s house
August 1, 2013 11:14PM
Juveniles let themselves into stranger’s house
A 41-year-old woman moving out of a house in the 2200 block of Shallowford Drive, on the east side of the city, told police a number of items have been stolen over the past several weeks.
This was topped off when she returned at about 10:32 p.m. Wednesday and reported she found six or seven people, allegedly including a 15-year-old neighbor and Nathan Gamblin, 21, of Valparaiso, in the basement.
Police have information on several other juvenile suspects. It is believed the intruders entered through a door that did not lock properly.
Gamblin was charged with felony residential entry, and misdemeanor public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.
Man arrested for refusing to identify himself
A man refused either to stop smoking an e-cigarette inside or to leave a convenience store, even though an employee said she was calling police.
Paul Young, 26, of Salt Creek Commons, was arrested at about 10:44 a.m. Wednesday at the 7-Eleven at 708 Lincolnway, for false reporting and resisting law enforcement, misdemeanor charges.
When police asked for his identification so police could issue a trespass warning, Young allegedly refused to give his name or show ID, and tried to walk away.
Woman falls for phone scam
A 46-year-old rural Valparaiso woman is out $749.96 following a telephone scam.
The woman told police Wednesday that a caller, who identified himself as a deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service, repeatedly called her at home and at work, saying there was a warrant for her arrest and the only way to resolve it was to buy a Greendot MoneyPak prepaid card and give him the access number. He also directed her to fax him a letter of apology.
She followed his instructions before contacting police.
LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS
Teens shoot out window with slingshot
Two males, appearing around 16 to 18 years old, reportedly used a slingshot to shoot a ball bearing through the window of a vehicle at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday, in the 1200 block of Brandywine Road.
A neighbor saw the two drive by in a black Cadillac CTS with what appeared to be a slingshot pointed out of the passenger-side window, according to the police report.