Hebron man arrested after pulling gun, fleeing police

2014-05-05T16:15:00Z 2014-05-05T19:46:30Z Hebron man arrested after pulling gun, fleeing policeJoyce Russell joyce.russell@nwi.com, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2222 nwitimes.com

HEBRON | A 21-year-old Hebron man was arrested early Sunday morning after threatening to harm himself with a gun during an argument at his home and then fleeing police.

John Bielak was charged with resisting law enforcement, operating while intoxicated, intimidation and multiple traffic violations.

Police received a call just after 1 a.m. Sunday that Bielak was holding a gun to his head and threatening suicide.

According to the report, Bielak began firing a gun and became confrontational with a woman at the home.

Hebron Sgt. Josh Noel said he arrived at the scene and parked at the end of the driveway. When Noel arrived, Bielak fled in a tan Toyota passenger car and Noel began the pursuit.

The chase continued at speeds between 95 mph and 100 mph, said Noel, adding at one point, along County Road 675 West Bielak slammed on his brakes, put his car in reverse and attempted to ram Noel's police car, before taking off again.

It was at that time Bielak displayed something outside of a window which Noel said he believed was a handgun. A handgun was not found in Bielak's car when he was arrested nor along a search of the roadway.

The chase stopped when Bielak pulled into a gas station at the corner of 109th Avenue and Randolph Street.

Noel said Bielak jumped from his car and he believed he was going to run into the gas station. Noel said he stopped Bielak at gunpoint and ordered him to the ground. Bielak complied.

Noel said a spent 9 mm casing was found at Bielak's home and neighbors reported hearing five or six shots fired at the residence before police arrived.

Bielak was taken to the Porter County Jail.

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