CROWN POINT—A Hammond woman has allegedly threatened to burn her ex-boyfriend alive and kill a pregnant woman, court documents say.

Yadira Ramirez, 20, of Hammond, has been charged with intimidation and harassment, according to records from the Lake Superior Court.

A Crown Point couple alleges that Ramirez has been harassing them, making threats about the man, who is Ramirez's ex-boyfriend, and his pregnant girlfriend.

On March 2, a Lake County Sheriff's officer went to the couple's Crown Point home after the woman told police Ramirez has been sending her threatening messages.

The woman showed police a Facebook message Ramirez allegedly sent on Feb. 28, that said, “I'm gonna kill you and [name redacted],” the court documents state.

On March 3, Ramirez allegedly sent another message to the woman, saying, “Don't let me catch you in traffic on my kids,” according to the court documents. The woman said she believes Ramirez was swearing on her children that she would harm her if the two came in contact.

The woman also showed police messages from Ramirez saying she's going to ruin her life, that no one will believe Ramirez hacked her phone and “that she was going to burn [her ex-boyfriend] alive,” court reports state.

The woman alleged that Ramirez is angry because of some custody issues she is having with her ex, the woman's boyfriend, concerning the child the two previously had together.

When police spoke to Ramirez, she denied the woman's allegations, saying she had no recent contact with her. However, police confirmed that the phone number and the Facebook profile the threats were sent from belonged to Ramirez, court records state.

The woman had petitioned for a protection order against Ramirez, police said, out of fear for her and her unborn child's safety. The court hearing for the protection order is set for April 1, documents show.

Ramirez was placed on a probable cause hold for her charges and was taken to Lake County Jail, where she bonded out on March 8.


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