A juvenile boy was
assaulted during a drug-related home invasion last week, by subjects who
forcibly entered his residence on Woodlawn Ave. in the mistaken belief it
belonged to a marijuana dealer, Chesterton Police said.
were being detained this morning and charges are pending, Police Chief Dave
Cincoski told the Chesterton Tribune today.
occurred late Thursday night into early Friday morning, Cincoski said, after
a “known subject”--“disgruntled” over a previous marijuana
purchase--enlisted the assistance of four other men to visit the dealer and
“make things right.”
They went, however,
to the wrong residence on Woodlawn Ave., Cincoski said, and when an occupant
answered their knock they entered the home. Two of them, armed with
handguns, then escorted the boy’s parents to rooms upstairs, confining them
there at gunpoint, Cincoski said. In the meantime, two others punched the
boy while questioning him about the marijuana purchase, Cincoski said. A
fifth man remained with their vehicle.
The suspects then
fled the scene and on returning downstairs the boy’s parents found that
their son had sustained injuries for which he was subsequently treated
medically, Cincoski said.
that the boy had no idea what the suspects wanted and is not involved in
drug dealing or use.
identified the suspects and detained several of them and charges against
them are pending, Cincoski said.