Sunday, June 10, 2007

Police arrest 3 people in pea-shake gambling raid | IndyStar.com

Police arrest 3 people in pea-shake gambling raid IndyStar.com:
"Indianapolis metropolitan police arrested three people in a Near-Northside gambling raid Wednesday.

It was the second time in over a month that the pea-shake house in 1500 block of Columbia Avenue has been raided. Four people who were at the house Wednesday had been present during the previous raid.
Michelle Tunstall, 46; Frank W. Long, 54; and Michael W. Patterson, 52, all of Indianapolis, were arrested on charges of promoting professional gambling. Nine other people were cited for visiting a common nuisance.
Police said pull tabs and baseball pool tickets were being sold at the house, the same items that were being sold during an April 12 raid.
Vice officers said that when they arrived about 10:30 a.m. to serve the search warrant, Long was acting as a lookout, using a two-way radio to warn the people inside. Long and Tunstall face additional preliminary charges of obstruction of justice for using the radios. Several radios were seized in the raid, along with $2,000 in cash."
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