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North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/19/12 While on patrol, North Judson Officer Darren Conley observed a male subject driving a vehicle in the 300 block of Franklin Street. Officer Conley was familiar with the driver of the vehicle and learned he was in violation of a valid Protection Order. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the driver, Ronald Dobson, 59, of San Pierre, was arrested for Invasion of Privacy due to the violation of the Protection Order.

07/18/12 North Judson Police responded to a vehicle fire in the CVS parking lot just before 1:00 pm. The 2004 Chevy van had smoke coming from the interior. The North Judson–Wayne Township Fire Department also responded and quickly extinguished the fire. Extensive damage was sustained to the van.

07/16/12 North Judson officers heard fireworks being discharged in the 300 Block of Leslie Street. A Town Ordinance violation was issued. North Judson Police Chief, Doug Vessely, wants to remind all citizens that the fireworks ordinance states consumer fireworks may be legally discharged in the corporate town limits five days before the 4th of July, on the Fourth of July and five days after the 4th of July. They can also be legally discharged on New Year’s Eve from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Anyone found discharging consumer fireworks in violation of the ordinance will be issued an Ordinance Violation Ticket.

Arrests:
07/22/12 Paul C. Pitts, 25, 103 Washington Street, San Pierre, IN, arrested on preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended Prior and Operating a Vehicle without Financial Responsibility.

07/19/12 Ronald L. Dobson, 59, 3680 S. 850 West, San Pierre, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy (two counts) and Resisting Law Enforcement.

07/18/12 Joshua Wayne Shepherd, 24, 306 S. Main Street, Knox, IN, was arrested on a Failure to Appear Warrant through Starke Circuit Court.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/22/12 A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy damaged a squad car on his way to an accident. The officer accidentally hit a semi tire in the road.

07/22/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a a large shed fire.

07/22/12 A Medaryville resident called police to report some items stolen from a home.

07/22/12 A Star City resident reported the theft of a pasture fence gate.

07/19/12 A caller advised power lines were on the ground and the line is sparking on the ground under his vehicle. NIPSCO and the fire department were called to the scene.

07/19/12 A Winamac Police officer was called to the CVS parking lot on a report of a dog locked in a hot car. When the officer arrived on scene, he was unable to locate the specific vehicle. The driver must have left before police arrived.

07/19/12 A Star City resident called the Sheriff’s Department to report two boys in the area playing with a pocket knife. The caller said the boys cut down some flowers with the knife and they have been seen throwing the open knife up in the air and watching it come down. A county officer spoke to the both children and the younger child reportedly didn’t know what the officer was talking about. The officer talked to the father didn’t know the child had the knife. He told the father that the children need to be supervised.

07/18/12 A pursuit incident was engaged by Pulaski County Police and it ended at 1050 West and 200 North. The two subjects in the vehicle were arrested. See arrests for more information.

07/18/12 A farmer reported the theft of a water pump.

07/18/12 Winamac police were notified of an attempted fraud. The caller reported that he sold something and received a fraudulent check in return.

07/18/12 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke into his car. The radio system was stolen.

07/18/12 The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department called the Medaryville Fire Department to assist in battling a grass fire.

07/18/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a grass fire south of State Road 14 on 500 E.

07/18/12 A Medaryville resident reported the stereo and speakers stolen from her vehicle.

07/17/12 A Winamac woman called police to report that she hit a pole with her vehicle and power lines are down. She was not injured in the accident. Century Link was notified of the outage.

07/17/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a boat motor.

07/17/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a grass and brush fire at the cemetery on Adams Street.

07/16/12 A Monterey resident told police that her brother reportedly stole some items from her.

Arrests:
07/22/12 Timothy Pugh, Sr., 59, 502 S. Logan Apt. 6, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 07/23/12

07/22/12 Jaret D. Griggs, 28, 4330 S. River Crest, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 07/22/12

07/21/12 Lawrence J. Minarik, 30, 117 Delaware St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

07/18/12 Kenneth Craft, 27, 2152 N. State Road 39, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/18/12

07/18/12 Kit Mattes, 25, 2979 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Habitual Traffic Violator and Criminal Recklessness. Discharged 07/17/12

07/17/12 Tyler Limberhand, 18, 1630 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/17/12

07/17/12 Ronald L. Dunn, 49, 13542 W. 800 S., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 07/17/12

07/16/12 David R. Turner, 54, 1215 W. Cleveland Ave., Hobart, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 07/16/12

07/16/12 Darrin Lambert, 44, 615 E. Pearl St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on three active warrants.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/18/12 Susan Kuskye reported the theft of a laptop.

07/18/12 David Hasbrouck filed a trespass report.

07/17/12 Josh Hansel reported the theft of a Playstation 3 game console along with two controllers and several games.

Arrests:
07/19/12 Susan Kuskye, 37, 227 Elliott Ave., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana.

07/18/12 Jacob Decker, 4255 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/17/12 Mary Back, 64, 333 Ruthie Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on an active LaPorte Circuit Court Warrant for Check Deception.

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