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Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

11/27/11 A resident in the Bruce Lake area reported the theft of a chainsaw.

11/27/11 An employee at a Winamac gas station reported a drive-off. Contact was made with the driver who said her special needs son was supposed to go in and pay for the gas but the son reportedly only bought a soda. The driver was headed back to the station to pay for the gas.

11/27/11 A Star City resident called police to report a car vs. deer accident. No injuries were reported.

11/27/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported south of Winamac.

11/26/11 A Winamac resident told police that his friends saw a man in Winamac where he lifted up his coat and displayed several bottles of alcohol with the security caps still on them. The person got into a dark colored Chevy van and left. Police are investigating the theft.

11/26/11 A spill of oil or hydraulic fluid caused a motorcycle rider to lose control of his motorcycle and lay it down. The driver was not injured. The accident happened in the Denham area. The driver was unsure of what the chemical was but it was a slick substance and it went on for about a mile.

11/26/11 Residents in Pulaski called police to report a break-in in their garage. They hadn’t been at the home in two weeks and there were a lot of things stolen.

11/26/11 A resident in the Denham area called to report an attempted break-in into his pole barn.

11/25/11 A Denham resident called police to report that some unknown person(s) slashed all four of the tires on her son’s vehicle.

11/25/11 A Cass Township resident called police because the neighbor’s dog went onto his property and attacked his chickens.

11/25/11 A Winamac resident called to report that some unknown person(s) shot a window out. The complaintant told police that a window this same thing happened a few days ago. When police talked to a neighbor, he advised that he thinks someone has been shooting at his residence too.

11/25/11 Police responded to a personal injury accident southwest of Winamac. One person injured was a woman who was three months pregnant and a man was thrown from the vehicle, but only had cuts. They were transported to Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

11/25/11 A caller advised police that he hit a deer by Beardstown. The deer ran off but there was damage to his vehicle.

11/25/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Ripley area. No injuries were reported.

11/25/11 A caller told police that a car vs. deer accident just occurred on State Road 14 west of Winamac.

11/24/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Star City area. No injuries were reported.

11/23/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the area of Pulaski.

11/23/11 Caller said he just hit a huge turkey in the Bruce Lake area. He was driving a company vehicle at the time of the accident and believes the damage is over $1,700.

11/21/11 A woman in the Ora area called police to report that on November 3rd she removed a plastic bag from her purse that contained a mother’s ring with six stones, a wedding band, diamond ring, and a locket necklace with a picture of her grandchild inside and it says “Grandma” on it. She thought she placed the bag in the glove box in her car and then drove around doing some errands. On November 12th, she noticed the bag missing. She has been looking for it ever since and now she believes it must have been stolen.

11/21/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of tools.

11/21/11 A Winamac resident reported to police that his neighbor called him and said that he can hear a truck running and sounds of subjects loading up scrap metal from the property. The homeowner came home and advised nothing was stolen.

11/21/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported ½ mile east of County Road 1300 West in Winamac. The only damage to the vehicle was a crack to the frame on the front license plate.

Arrests:
11/27/11 Joseph Hohrun, 329 E. 13th Apt. 2, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

11/26/11 Paul L. Archer, 54, 1674 N. 155 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged on 11/27/11

11/26/11 Bradley R. Baker, 36, 211 Kirkwood Rd. NE Apt #8, Atlanta, GA, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 11/26/11

11/26/11 Zachary Clay Minix, 28, 865 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

11/25/11 Caleb Jay Weldon, 20, 702 W. St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery. Discharged 11/28/11

11/25/11 Miles J. Shidler, 18, 17th Cliff Dr., Logansport, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor Consumption, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Public Intoxication. Discharged 11/27/11

11/22/11 Henry Cortez, 32, P.O. Box 722 Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Sexual Battery. Discharged 11/23/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/26/11 North Judson Police responded to a domestic complaint and battery in the 200 Block of West Weninger. Neither party wanted to press charges and both were advised to stay away from each other.

11/26/11 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas investigated a traffic accident on Talmer Avenue near the intersection of Silver Street just before 6:00 p.m. A 2004 Honda, driven by Victoria Vanek of Fishers, IN ,was eastbound on Talmer and slowing in traffic to make a left turn when a 1992 Chevy Pickup, driven by Reddie J. Shepherd of North Judson, rear ended the Vanek vehicle. Shepherd said he slid on the wet pavement and could not avoid striking the vehicle in from of him. He was issued a citation for No Financial Responsibility by Officer Thomas. Damages were estimated over $3,000 and no injuries were reported. Chief Deputy Joe Budner assisted in the investigation.

11/25/11 The North Judson Police are investigating a theft from a storage unit in the 700 Block of Talmer Avenue, at the U-Locks.

11/23/11 A property damage fender bender occurred in the North Judson-San Pierre High School parking lot during the basketball game. North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer is investigating the accident. No injuries reported and damages set at over $1,000.

Arrests:
11/27/11 Clayton Conley, 39, 17149 W. Lincoln Highway, Plymouth, IN, arrested for Failure to Appear Starke Circuit Court for Child Support.

11/23/11 Dusten Wayne Clary, 28, 2540 W. Toto Road, North Judson, IN, arrested for Knox City Court Warrant, Public Intoxication, Battery, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/28/11 Police were called to Demotte State Bank on a report of counterfeit money. Two $20 bills were found to be counterfeit from two separate businesses. The FBI has also been notified of the incident.

11/27/11 Inez Crittendon reported her purse stolen.

11/25/11 A hit and run accident was reported in the parking lot at Walgreens.

11/23/11 Ioan Sirghi, of Grovertown, IN, was issued the following citations after a traffic stop: Driving While Suspended, Expired License Plates, Exceeding Posted Speed, and Operating a Vehicle Without Financial Responsibility.

11/23/11 Jeff Borg of the Knox City Street Department backed up in the parking lot at Demotte State Bank and accidentally hit the awning of the building with the leaf vac truck. The building sustained damage but no damage was done to the truck. The reporting officer noted that about $400 in damage was done.

11/23/11 Elizabeth Sallee reported her garbage can stolen.

11/23/11 Howard Bashore reported the theft of a Statue of Liberty yard ornament.

11/22/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store told police that she was just given a counterfeit $20 bill. The patron who gave her the money told police that she got it from a different store when cashing her paycheck and she has notified that store of the counterfeit bill.

Arrests:
11/28/11 James Langdon, 62, 306 Star Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

11/27/11 David Howard, 28, 3025 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Reckless Driving.

11/26/11 Ryan Jackson, 31, 708 E. Washington St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%.

11/26/11 Lonzo Jackson, Jr., 20, 206 N. Cleveland St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property (two counts), Illegal Drug Lab within 1,000 feet of School Property, and two counts of Neglect of a Dependent.

11/23/11 Joseph Givens, 26, 605 S. Portland St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of School Property (two counts)
Zachariah Whitfield, 24, 605 S. Portland St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Kristen Webb, 27, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of School Property (two counts)
Brooke Webb, 23, 411 S. East St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property (five counts)
Nikki Givens, 19, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
11/27/11 A resident in the 7700 block of E. 350 S. in Knox told police that her garage had been broken into.

11/27/11 A resident reported the theft of jewelry. The jewelry has been located, but the person still would like to speak to an officer.

11/27/11 A resident in the 7700 block of S. 300 W. Way in North Judson reported that a car was in the ditch directly across from her driveway and no one was in the vehicle.

11/27/11 A caller reported that a vehicle hit an electric pole and the electric is out at her house. The accident was on 650 W. South of English Lake North of 400 South.

11/26/11 Linda Howard told police that she wrecked her vehicle when she left the area of Cleveland Street but she is not injured.

11/26/11 A resident in the 3600 block of N. State Road 23 in Knox called police to report trespassers on his property.

11/26/11 A Monterey resident told police that her neighbor’s five pit bulls were running loose and they grabbed her cats.

11/26/11 A resident in the 6900 block of E. 25 N. in Knox reported a window broken.

11/26/11 A tire was reported stolen from a residence in the 1700 block of S. 350 E. in Knox.

11/25/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 800 South E. of U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/25/11 A resident called police to report an attempted carjacking by shotgun. The victim said he was on State Road 10 West of North Judson and he pulled over to adjust his daughter’s seatbelt. A dark colored vehicle was parked across the road with three males in their early to mid ’20s inside. He said that two males got out of the vehicle and ran towards his vehicle. One man had a shot gun. The victim said he left the area at a high rate of speed.

11/25/11 Sandra Jankosz called police to say she hit a deer with her vehicle but she is home now. No injuries were reported.

11/25/11 A resident in the 11100 block of E. 850 S. said that he owns a pole barn on the property and this morning he noticed that some unknown person(s) had ripped the corners of the metal back and crawled inside and unlocked the door. Christmas decorations, tools, and some copper wire were stolen.
11/25/11 A teenage driver was driving northbound on 900 East just south of 600 North when he hit some uneven spots in the road. He told police that the back end started to get loose and he over-corrected, went off the road and the truck rolled over. He was not injured.

11/24/11 Sandra Benesh reported that she was involved in a car vs. deer accident in the San Pierre area.

11/24/11 Ron Vendl called police to report that he hit a deer near the Bass Lake Pub and Ristorante.

11/24/11 A resident in the 5900 block of S. U Road East in North Judson told police that she returned home to find the windows in her home broken and someone has been inside the residence.

11/24/11 A trafficking incident was filed. A person dropped off a can of coffee for an inmate and officers found that the can had previously been opened and drugs were found in the can. Officers continue to investigate this case.

11/23/11 Robert Schlotzhauer told police that he hit a deer on State Road 39, a ½ mile north of State Road 10. Charlene Jackson reported hitting deer in that same location.

11/23/11 Lance Hendricks told police that he hit a deer on State Road 10 near 250 West.

11/23/11 Aaron Muffley was cited for Driving While Suspended.

11/22/11 Dennis Fornelli called police to report he hit a deer on U.S. 35 near Bowlaway Lanes.

11/22/11 A resident in the 6100 block of S. 250 W in North Judson reported the theft of tools and chain saws from his son’s residence.

Arrests:
11/29/11 James Thomas, of Knox, was arrested on an active arrest warrant.

11/27/11 Toby Benninghoff, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

11/26/11 Joshua Glade, 36, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

11/26/11 Shirley Golding, 52, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

11/25/11 Michael Allen, 22, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation, Harassment, and False Reporting.