Charges sought in incident with gun
LAKE ELIZA | Police are requesting charges be filed against a Lake Eliza man accused of pointing a gun at a friend during a disturbance the Lake Eliza man’s home.
Police said the friend went to the man’s house to see a car the man had recently purchased. When the man wouldn’t show him the car, the friend wanted to leave.
The friend told police the man struck him in the chest, pulled a gun and pointed it at him, and then pulled out a pair of brass knuckles and threatened to hit the friend.
The friend told police he ran for the door, and after a brief struggle, was able to get out of the man’s house. He ran to a home a couple blocks away where the homeowner called police.
Police went to the man’s home, but he did not answer the door.
Police are requesting the man be charged with felony intimidation and misdemeanor weapons and battery charges.
Chesterton home burglarized
CHESTERTON | A resident of the 5300 block of Elgin Street reported to police Friday afternoon that his home had been burglarized and more than $4,300 in cash and items missing.
The man told police he left at 11:15 a.m. Friday and returned just before 1:30 p.m. When he got home, he saw the house had been ransacked.
Missing was $500 in cash, a $50 cell phone, a $100 digital camera and $3,670 in jewelry.
The man told police the home was locked when he left, however the sliding glass door was open and a window was unlocked. Police also saw dirty shoe prints in the house that that had not previously been there.
Work identification cards stolen from vehicles
PORTAGE | Two residents of the 6400 block of Mulberry Avenue reported to police Friday that their vehicles had been entered and their ArcelorMittal employee identification cards missing.
The first theft was called in at 5:47 a.m. A woman told police her identification card was missing and her car appeared to have been ransacked. Her husband's car was also entered. Missing from it was some change and a lighter.
The second theft was reported at 11:35 a.m. The resident told police his truck was unlocked over night and while numerous items were scattered about the truck, the only thing missing was his employee identification card.
Radio antenna tower stolen
PORTAGE | A resident of the 3300 block of Ashland reported to police Friday morning that someone had stolen a radio antenna tower from his backyard.
The approximate 15 steel tower sections, valued at $2,000, weight between 50 and 60 pounds each and are between five and 10 feet in length. The man told police he last saw them about noon the day before.
Car vandalized in high school parking lot
PORTAGE | A Portage High School student reported to police Friday afternoon that someone had vandalized her vehicle while it was parked in the lot.
Someone had drawn several penises on the vehicle's windows and wrote several penis-related phrases on the car in blue marker.
The damage was estimated at $300.
House vandalized, tools missing
PORTAGE | A resident reported to police Saturday afternoon that a house he owns in the 2900 block of Winterberry had been entered and vandalized and some $900 in tools stolen.
The man said he saw a large amount of primer on the sub-floor of the kitchen and dining room area. A window in the home was also broken and more than a dozen lightbulbs were shattered on the floor.
The tools had been stored in a bedroom.
Fuel stolen from vehicle
PORTAGE | A resident of the 3100 block of Swanson Road reported to police Sunday afternoon that someone stole diesel fuel from his truck while it was parked in his driveway. The fuel was valued at $80.