A Chesterton resident was booked into the Porter County Jail on March 26 on
a charge of burglary, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
Robert Avante Edward Lewis, 19, of 2200 Annabelle Court, Apt. D, was
arrested on that charge by the PCSP.
According to the probable cause affidavit filed by the Chesterton Police
Department, in December 2013 Lewis was taken into custody on a traffic
charge and asked to speak with a detective about a burglary committed on
Richter Street in December 2012, in which a big-screen television was stolen
from a home.
Lewis admitted participating in that burglary, said that he’d been in the
home previously because he was friends with the owner’s grandson, and called
the burglary “attractive” because the owner “was an old man and was usually
alone in the house,” the affidavit stated.
Lewis denied ever going into the residence himself, however, said that he’d
acted only as a lookout, and put the burglary itself on two others, one of
them a juvenile, who forcibly entered the home and removed the TV, the
Lewis told the CPD detective “that he was sorry about his criminal past
behavior and that he was trying to change for his girlfriend and baby,” the
Burglary is a Class B felony punishable by a term of six to 20 years.