53-year-old man caught after break-in, foot chase, cops say

2013-04-05T18:45:00Z 2013-04-06T00:06:06Z 53-year-old man caught after break-in, foot chase, cops saySteve Ross Johnson Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 05, 2013 6:45 pm  • 

GARY | A man was arrested Thursday in connection with a break-in at a residence in the 4000 block of Massachusetts Street, Gary police said.

Officers were called to the scene at 4:10 p.m. after receiving a call about two subjects removing items from an abandoned garage, police said.

When officers approached the men both fled, prompting a foot chase. Police said one of the men, identified as 53-year-old Jeffrey Howard, was apprehended and taken into custody.

A criminal check showed Howard had an active warrant from LaPorte County, according to police.

Howard faces several charges, including possession of stolen property, criminal trespassing and resisting law enforcement.

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