4 from East Chicago charged in thefts from Hobart motel

2013-10-14T00:05:00Z 4 from East Chicago charged in thefts from Hobart motelTimes Staff nwitimes.com
October 14, 2013 12:05 am  • 

HOBART | Three women and a man from East Chicago stole televisions, microwaves and linens from a Hobart motel room they occupied, police said.

Charged with theft in Lake Criminal court were Minerva Najera, 33; Nina D. Rivera, 30; Josue Alvarez, 28; and Melinda I. Milton, 33.

Police on Sept. 9 were called to Comfort Inn, 1915 Mississippi St. on a report of several items missing from one of the motel rooms, court documents state.

The manager told police he had seen a Chevrolet Suburban parked in the motel parking lot with the stolen items.

Police questioned Milton, who answered the door of the motel room, where the four had been staying. Milton said Alvarez had borrowed her vehicle to go to the gas station.

Later, after being shown a surveillance video of the removal of the items to her vehicle, Milton admitted she had taken part along with two other women and a man.

Total value of the items taken came to $994, police said.

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