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Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/04/12 Gunshots were reported in the 2500 block of Southside Parkway in North Judson.

02/04/12 Justin Egger of Grovertown told police that someone stole his
girlfriend’s car.

02/03/12 Jamie Schouten of Knox reported she had left her wallet in a cart at Save a Lot but someone found it and she has been unsuccessfully trying to get it back from them.

02/03/12 A female caller told police that she found four-wheeler tracks and a strong chemical smell on 700 East between 150 N and Ind. 2 in Grovertown.

02/03/12 A resident of the 2000 block of South Ind. 23 in Knox reported someone
keeps knocking over his birdbath.

02/02/12 Ed Schroeder of North Judson told police he was being battered by a female who had slashed the tires on his vehicle.

02/02/12 Jaime Bradley of Knox told police that a male subject with a ski mask pulled into her driveway on a scooter and knocked on her door.

02/01/12 A caller from the 5100 block of North US 35 in Knox told police that a male subject claiming to be with the DEA has been making contact with them, but when they called the department they were told he no longer works there.

02/01/12 Helen Reiss of Knox told police that she was being threatened by a male subject.

02/01/12 A theft of prescription medication was reported in the 1100 block of East 150 South.

02/01/12 Colleen Richardson of Monterey told police that she was being harassed
over the phone by a male subject.

01/31/12 Jarod Boyd of Knox told police that he was out of town and someone was
taking things from his truck.

01/30/12 A storage unit at S&N Storage in Knox was broken into.

01/31/12 An employee of IU Health Starke Hospital told police that a male subject arrived with an accidental gunshot wound from the 800 block of East 500 North.

01/31/12 Amanda Esparza of Knox reported fraud on her checking account.

Arrests:
02/04/12 Jerome Uskert, 62, of Valparaiso, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Habitual Traffic Violator.

02/03/12 Phillip Mullins, 36, of Grovertown, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of
Paraphernalia.

02/03/12 Angela McDougal, 34, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession Controlled Substance, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of
Marijuana.

02/03/12 Ronald Cavinder, 48, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Domestic Battery.

02/02/12 Steven Crabtree, 54, of LaPorte, IN, arrested following a traffic stop on New York Street in Knox.

01/30/12 Jacob Hanselman, 29, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Burglary.

01/29/12 John Lenig, 21, of Knox by SCSD: Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/04/11 Another two vehicle parking lot mishap occurred at the CVS parking lot in North Judson. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner estimated damages near $1,000 as a 2009 Ford pickup truck with a hitch backed into a 2002 four-door Ford sedan. The hitch caused most of the damage.

02/02/11 A former American Oak Employee reported to North Judson Police that her final paycheck had been lost or stolen. The check was cashed in Kentland, Indiana. The investigation continues.

02/01/11 The North Judson Police investigated a two vehicle mishap in the North Judson–San Pierre High School parking lot around 5:00 p.m. A student backed her 2004 Ford Expedition into a parked 2009 Mitsubishi Galant. Chief Doug Vessely investigated estimating damages at over $1,000. No injuries were reported.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/05/12 A Denham resident told police that a woman was tearing up his yard again. The person was doing donuts in his yard with her vehicle.

02/04/12 A Monterey resident reported the theft of her laptop.

02/04/12 A Star City resident flagged down a police officer so the officer could check her house because it was open.

02/04/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of several items from his storage unit.

02/04/12 A resident in Jefferson Township called police to report that three kids in their underwear drove ¼ mile up his lane, knocked on his door and said they were lost and were looking for Francesville. One of the subjects had on a pink bathrobe with bears on it.

02/04/12 A minor property damage accident occurred between two vehicles in the Winamac area.

02/04/12 A resident in Winamac told police someone just shot a pop gun at his window.

02/01/12 A Medaryville woman called police to report that her security light just came on and it went off.. It came on again and she saw a man running through her yard.

02/01/12 A resident in the Monon area reported the theft of nine guns.

02/01/12 A resident in the Radioville area told police that kids in a really loud vehicle are beating up traffic signs and mailboxes with a metal pipe.

01/31/12 A Winamac resident told police that his vehicle broke down at a friend’s house and he went there yesterday and some unknown subject(s) broke into the truck and took a CD player, iPod, money, his daughter’s car seat, and a bookbag with his daughter’s clothes in it.

01/31/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a brush fire.

01/31/12 The Winamac Police Department responded to a call of found drugs.

01/31/12 A Monterey resident called police to report a break-in.

01/31/12 A Winamac resident called to report a hit and run. Some unknown subject(s) hit her parked car.

01/30/12 A one vehicle accident was reported and a female driver was injured. The victim was airlifted from the scene.

01/30/12 A two vehicle accident in Jefferson Township injured two people. A woman complained of shoulder pain and the other victim sustained cuts on legs and face. One victim was airlifted from the scene.

Arrests:
02/06/12 Doralee Rose Wright, 28, of 512 S. Burson St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

02/05/12 Robert Allen, 23, 345 W. 400 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Intimidation, Criminal Mischief, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.

02/05/12 Sylvia Burns, 26, 134 Brooks, Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 02/05/12

02/05/12 Chelsey N. Adam, 18, 518 Lane St., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consumption. Discharged 02/06/12

02/04/12 David. A. Reid, 45, 2493 W. 135 S. Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment. Discharged 02/04/12

02/03/12 Sherry M. Clemans, 26, 6680 N. US 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

02/03/12 Joseph Faler, 22, 2258 N. 1550 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 02/04/12

02/02/12 Heidi Stinemetz/Stout, 29, 5436 S. 250 E., Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

02/01/12 Jeffery Stout, 6169 S. 250 E. Star City, IN, arrested on a small claims warrant. Discharged 02/01/12

02/01/12 Charles A. Grigsby, 19, 8965 S. 1200 W., Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor Consumption and Resisting Law Enforcement.

01/31/12 Travis Owens, 23, 15811 W. 200 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator. Discharged 01/31/12

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/04/12 Leann Wallace reported a burglary. She told police that medication and money were stolen from her residence.

02/04/12 Bobbie Barnett reported her car stolen but it was later recovered. Her ex-boyfriend reportedly sold the van without her knowledge. She retained ownership of the vehicle.

02/02/12 Police were called to Dollar General in Knox. The suspect left on a bicycle in an unknown direction of travel. The employee said that the suspect showed her that he had nothing in his coat pockets but when he walked away she could see candy hanging out of the rear of his pants.

Arrests:
02/05/12 Roy McCarty, 49, 404 Giles Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/02/12 Bruce Williams, 28, 805 E. New York St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operator Never Licensed and Possession of Marijuana.
Jennifer Williams, 25, 1 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Accidents:
02/03/12 Officers from the Knox City Police Department were called to a two vehicle accident on U.S. 35. Cara Arnett, 32, of Knox told police that she was traveling north on U.S. 35 near John Street and turned on her signal to turn west onto John Street. She said she saw a vehicle traveling south on U.S. 35 also with a turn signal on to turn the opposite direction onto John Street. Arnett said the driver waved her to proceed and another car, driven by a juvenile, was driving south in the outside lane and Arnett didn’t see that vehicle. A collision could not be avoided. The juvenile told police that Arnett pulled into her lane of travel. Arnett’s vehicle topped on its side as a result of the collision. All of the victims suffered minor injuries.

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