A Jackson Township
resident was arrested at the Hilton Garden Inn on Tuesday on charges of
criminal confinement, intimidation, strangulation, battery, and interfering
with the reporting of a crime, Chesterton Police said.
police, at 4:51 a.m. officers were dispatched to the Hilton at 501 Gateway
Blvd. in response to a disturbance in a guest room, after another guest
reported that “the couple in Room 215 sounded like they were killing each
On their arrival,
officers knocked repeatedly at the door but were met with no response. They
then used a pass key to open the door and discovered a man identified as
David Theodore Olszewski, 22, of 797 Old Suman Road, and a woman hiding
under the bed, police said.
police said had a cut on her lip and on her chin--gave officers this
account. She and Olszewski checked into the Hilton on Monday evening and
that around 8 p.m. she sent a Snap Chat message to around 20 people, one of
them her ex-boyfriend. At that point Olszewski “became upset,” they started
to argue, and Olszewski grabbed the woman’s face in both hands, covering her
nose and mouth, until she was unable to breathe and “started to pass out,”
the woman advised.
The woman was able
to extricate herself and run into the hallway but Olszewski “used his charm
to sweet-talk her and when he got close to her he grabbed her right arm and
pulled her back into the room,” she advised.
The woman then
threatened to call 911, prompting Olszewski to throw her cell phone against
the wall, “causing the battery pack to fall out and break the screen,” she
Tuesday morning Olszewski “shoved her into the wall” and threatened to kill
her, the woman advised. “This statement made (her) fear for her life,”
Then, when the
officers arrived at the scene, Olszewski “grabbed her by the right arm and
pulled her under the bed with him against her will,” the woman advised.
The woman had a red
mark on the side of her forehead and a “baseball-sized bruise” on her thigh,
Olszewski, for his
part, denied all of the woman’s allegations.
registered an alcohol blood content of .257 percent on a portable breath