Law and Order Gary
August 24, 2012 5:14PM
Updated: September 26, 2012 6:06AM
Man shot in leg
near gas station
A 36-year-old man told police he was shot in the leg about 12:15 a.m. Friday as he walked near a gas station at U.S. 20 and Clay Street, police said.
James Drayton Jr., of the 2000 block of Kentucky Street, said he heard two men arguing and then heard gunshots.
He felt pain in lower right leg and realized he had been shot. Drayton said he called his cousin, who took him to The Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus for treatment.
Detective Alex Jones is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information can call him at 881-4744.
9-year-old gets help
for drunken mom
Nicole Rice’s 9-year-old son stopped Cpl. Donald Peter early Wednesday morning saying, “My mom is asleep and I can’t wake her up. I think she is dead,” court documents state.
Peter went inside Rice’s Oak Knoll Renaissance apartments and found Rice, 29, lying on the couch. She smelled of alcohol and police found empty beer cans in the kitchen.
Police and medics finally roused Rice, who has been charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent.
She admitted to Detective Cpl. Shauna Poirier-Peter she drank beer and rum and smoked marijuana that night.
A property owner who saw two men leaving one of his rental houses in April followed the men to Paul’s Auto Yard and saw them with items that were taken from the house, police said.
Roger O’Neal Fleming, 34, of 1525 Van Buren St. has been charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. A warrant has been issued for his arrest on the charges.
The victim told Detective Pete Baum he heard noises at his house in the 900 block of Ralston Street and saw two men in the back yard. He saw them taking items, including a water heater and copper pipe, to sell for scrap and contacted police.
Baum identified items sold by Fleming, who had presented his identification card at the scrap yard.
Man charged in
break-in with gun
The oldest of five siblings identified a man she saw standing outside her home when a second man forced his way in demanding money.
The victim told Sgt. Brian Farrow she was home with her younger sisters and brothers July 10 when she heard someone breaking in the back door.
Ivan D. McMillan, 20, of 2381 Monroe St., is charged with burglary, residential entry and carrying a gun without a permit.
Cpl. Michael Clark saw McMillan running from the scene carrying a gun and arrested him. McMillan said he was paid $200 to be a lookout, but claimed he didn’t know who actually broke into the house.