Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

6/29/15 – North Judson Police Officer Kelly Fisher responded to a report of a shoplifter at the Dollar General store in North Judson and made an arrest.

6/29/15 – A woman reported her 2012 gray Subaru was hit while parked at the First Farmers Bank in North Judson. The unknown suspect left and did not report the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Judson Police at 574-772-5914.

6/30/15 – A North Judson woman reported receiving text messages claiming to be from the federal court and asking for money to keep her out of jail and also claiming to be from the IRS. She checked and discovered they are scams. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely reminds residents not to give any personal or bank account information to anyone over the telephone or via text message unless you know them or you called them.

6/30/15 – A resident in the 6200 block of south Luken Street filed a vandalism and mischief report after eggs were thrown against the home.

7/01/15 – An employee at Good to Go reported three juveniles took items from the store. North Judson Police contacted their parents, told them the children are banned from the store and advised restitution needs to be made.

7/1/15 – Police responded to a dog complaint in the 600 block of Lane Street and issued the owner two citations for town ordinance violations for no dog tags. Each carries a $50 fine.

7/02/15 – TA resident in the 400 block of Keller Avenue was given a verbal warning for a dog running at large. She retrieved the animal and put it inside the house before officers showed up in response toa complaint.

7/2/15 – North Judson Police responded to a dog complain in the 500 block of North George Street.

7/2/15 – A resident in the 100 block of Sycamore Street reported getting harassing text messages from his friend’s missing phone.

7/03/15 – The owners of a brown Chihuahua reported it missing the Woodrow Street area. Anyone with information is asked to call the North Judson Police at 574-772-5914. The dog’s owners live in the area.

7/3/15 – The drive thru ATM at First Farmers Bank in North Judson was damaged in the early morning hours of Friday, July 3.

7/4/15 – A fender bender occurred on private property in the 400 block of East Main Street. North Judson Police estimated the damages at less than $1,000, so the parties exchanged information.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest was made and is not an indication of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

6/29/15 – Travis D. Joseph, 31, North Judson – Disorderly conduct.

7/4/15 – James L. Blanton, 64, North Judson – Driving while suspended prior.

North Judson Police Department – June 2015

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North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

6/21/15 – Officers responded to a report of vehicle damage in the Brantwood parking lot. A short time later another vehicle was struck in the Route 10 parking lot. Both suspected vehicles fled the area.

6/21/15 – Deputy Joe Budner investigated a property damage accident in the Good to Go parking lot. Damage was estimated at less than $1,000. The drivers exchanged information.

6/21/15 – Officers responded to a loud music complaint in the 600 block of Cherry Street.

6/24/15 – A North Judson resident reported his mailbox was damaged.

6/24/15 – North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner is investigating a report of a disconnected CenturyLink telephone number being used in a fraudulent manner.

6/25/15 – North Judson Police responded to three different animal complaints and took two dogs to the Starke County Humane Society.

6/26/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas responded to a property damage accident on State Road 10 near Silver Street. Damages are estimated at more than $2,500, and one driver was ticketed for following two closely.

6/26/15 – North Judson Police took a report of a battery that took place in the town park. One man was injured, and a suspect was identified. He was arrested the next day by North Judson Police.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely an acknowledgement an arrest was made and is not indicative of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

6/22/15 – Shannon M. Rupert, 35, Knox – Driving while suspended prior

6/26/15 – Randall Pike, 58, Winamac – Driving while suspended prior

6/26/15 – Bradley White, 27, North Judson – Parole violation warrant battery.

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North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

6/18/15 – North Judson Police responded to a report of vandalism in the 3000 West block of Third Street and took a report.

6/19/15 – North Judson Police took a property damage report to a vehicle parked by the new firehouse on Luken.

6/19/15 – A found La Porte Savings Bank debit card was turned in to the North Judson Police. Anyone who may have lost it needs to bring proper identification matching the name on the card to the North Judson Police Department to claim it

6/19/15 – North Judson Police responded to a juvenile complaint in the carnival area of The Mint Festival.

6/20/15 – North Judson Police responded to a battery complaint and arrested Ashley Nicole McCarty, 18, of North Judson.

06/20/15 – Officer Scott Beishuizen conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Main and Luken Streets. A free air sniff of the vehicle was conducted by his K9 partner Gunner, who alerted to possible narcotics inside. After a search of the vehicle Eric Gene Wireman, 25, of Culver and Tiffany Lynn Woodard, 24, of Plymouth, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Melina Sallee, 44, of Knox, was arrested by North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely,for Disorderly Conduct.

6/20/15 – Steven D. Sierzputowski, 55, and Kathleen H.Sierzputowski, 50, of Knox were arrested for Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement at Norwayne Field.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not an indication of innocence or guilt. It is merely a record an arrest has been made. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

6/20/15 – Ashley Nicole McCarty, 18, North Judson: battery.

6/20/15 – Eric Gene Wireman, 25, Culver: Possession of a controlled substance.

6/2015 – Tiffany Lynn Woodard, 24, Plymouth: Possession of a controlled substance.

6/20/15 – Melina Sallee, 44, Knox: Disorderly conduct..

6/20/15 – Steven D. Sierzputowski, 55, Knox: Battery and resisting law enforcement.

6/20/15 – Kathleen H.Sierzputowski, 50, Knox: Battery and resisting law enforcement.

 

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents:

6/2/15 – North Judson Police were called to the N.J.-S.P. Middle School for a battery complaint and filed a report.

6/4/15 – A caller reported a vehicle in the area of 800 South and 700 West in North Judson. Police did not locate anyone around the vehicle.

6/5/15 – A North Judson resident reported he was battered by three men on his property. The incident is still under investigation.

6/7/15 – North Judson Police responded to a loud noise complaint in the 300 block of Franklin Street. Officers believe it was fireworks. Residents are reminded consumer fireworks can only be discharged on their own property with adult supervision on June 29 and 30 and July 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset and on July 4 from 10 a.m. until midnight. Fireworks can also be legally discharged within the town limits on New Year’s Eve. These are the only 12 days of the year fireworks may legally be discharged in the town limits. Chief Vessely says doing so at any other times will result in ordinance violations and fines.

6//7/15 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of Sycamore and Railroad Streets. Damages are estimated at more than $2,000. No injuries were reported or arrests made.

06/7/15 – North Judson Police responded to a report of a stray pitbull near the corner of Luken Street and Talmer Avenue

6/7/15 – North Judson Police investigated a report of a possible natural gas odor on Lane Street and determined it was sewer gas.

6/8/15 – A State Street resident was issued a mowing ordinance violation.

6/8/15 – North Judson Police investigated an open rear door in the 300 block of Lane Street. A search of the building determined nothing was missing. The owner advised the Realtor must have left it unlocked.

6/9/15 – A dog owner said her children were walking the animal on Ufkes Drive, and it was struck by a truck. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated and found the truck was owned by a tree service company. The driver was issued a $500 fine for not having a contractor’s permit. The animal was taken to the vet and is expected to recover.

6/10/15 – More than one North Judson resident reported receiving IRS scam telephone calls threatening prosecution unless money was sent. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely advises all residents who receive such calls to hang up, not give out any personal information or bank account numbers and call the police if in doubt.

6/12/15 – Workers at North Judson-San Pierre High School notified the police department the school was broken into. Surveillance video indicates a man entered the building through the far south ag doors around 11 p.m. and exited through the same doors about 30 minutes later.

06/12/15 – Around 8 a.m. workers at the North Judson San Pierre High School reported to the North Judson Police that the building was entered and some rooms and offices were broken into. A list of missing items is not complete at this time. The Indiana State Police Crime Lab is assisting the North Judson Police with the investigation. NJ Chief Doug Vessely stated that it appears only one male subject entered the building around 11:04 PM through the far south Ag doors. The same subjects exited the building through the same point of entry around 11:35 PM. The suspect appears to be between 5’7” and 5′ 11”, around 140 to 160 pounds. He was wearing Under Armor clothing, had a coon hunters light around his head, wore a mask or scarf. He has lighter colored hair wore a soft leather medium size 7 to 8 hiking boot. Anyone with information is asked to call the North Judson Police at 574-772-5914 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

6/13/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 39 north at 700 South. No injuries were reported. Damages were estimated at $1,800.

6/14/15 – A North Judson resident reported fraudulent use of Teachers Credit Union Debit Card in the Brookston area. Teachers Credit Union and the Credit Card Fraud Department will take over the investigation.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest was made and is not an indicator of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

6/6/15 – Loss Prater, 39, North Judson – Starke Circuit Court failure to appear bench warrant.

 

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

5/24/15 – Officers responded to a family dispute in the 300 block of Leslie Street.

5/24/15 – Officers responded to a loud noise complaint in the 300 block of Franklin Street. Officers believe the noise was fireworks and remind residents consumer fireworks can only be legally discharged on June 29 and 30 and July 1-3 from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset; July 4 from 10 a.m. until midnight and July 5-9 from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset. Fireworks may also be discharged on New Years Eve within the town limits. Discharging fireworks within the town limits on other dates and at other times will result in fines.

5/24/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated an accident in the Good to Go parking lot on West Talmer Ave. A vehicle jumped the curb and sidewalk and struck the building. No injuries were reported. Damage is estimated at more than $10,000.

5/25/15 – The owner of a vehicle parked overnight in the 200 block of east Talmer Avenue reported her brake lights were broken.

05/26/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated a second property damage accident in the Good to Go parking lot on west Talmer Avenue. This time a driver backed into another vehicle. No injuries were reported. Damages are estimated at close to $1,500.

05/27/15 – North Judson Police are investigating a simple fight and battery that was reported in the town park.

5/29/15 – North Judson Police took a fraud report.

5/29/15 – Officers responded t a dispute between neighbors in the 200 block of Central Avenue.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest was made and is not indicative of guilt. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

5/25/15 – Dalton Benesh, 22, Medaryville – Driving While Suspended Prior.

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

5/20/15 –The North Judson Police Department, Hobart Police Department K-9 Units, Town of Porter K-9, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department K-9 and North Judson Police Department K-9 officer Scott Beishuizen and his K-9 partner Gunner conducted a drug search of North Judson-San Pierre High School and Middle School and the parking lots. No drugs were located during the search.

5/20/15 – North Judson Police responded to a car vs. deer property damage accident just East of S.R.39 North. The vehicle left prior to the officer’s arrival.

5/22/15 – North Judson Police were notified of a loose horse on State Road 39 South. The animal went into the woods and was spotted north of town, where its owner picked it up.

5/22/15 – A resident in the 600 block of Simmons Street reported a pit bull attacked and killed their cat. The incident is still under investigation.

5/22/15 – North Judson Police Officer Scott Beishuizen stopped a vehicle in the area of State Road 39 North and State Road 10. His K-9 partner Gunner alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. The driver, Derek Jordan Singleton, 18, of Knox was arrested on charges of possession of synthetic marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. The passenger, Christian Samuel Everage, 22, of Grovertown, is charged with visiting a common nuisance.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely a record an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

5/22/15 – Derek Jordan Singleton, 18, Knox – Possession of synthetic marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.

5/22/15 – Christian Samuel Everage, 22, Grovertown, – Visiting a common nuisance.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

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5/19/15 – A caller in the 5000 block of East Grant St. in Knox reported someone busted out her vehicle window.

5/19/15 – A resident in the 700 block of North State Road 23 in Knox reported her grandson found numerous syringes under the bridge at 75 North and State Road 23.

5/20/15 – A resident in the 11800 block of East 300 North in Knox reported a known suspect took several items from her residence earlier that morning.

5/20/15 – A resident in the 3100 block of South 900 West in San Pierre reported vandalism to his house. He says this is an ongoing problem and gave officials the name of a suspect with whom he is having problems.

5/20/15 – A resident in the 3100 block of South 900 West in San Pierre reported a neighbor was trespassing on his property.

5/20/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 35 North of 500 South in Knox.

5/20/15 – A resident in the 600 block of east 250 South in Knox reported his identity was stolen.

5/20/15 – A resident in the 3000 block of east 350 South in Knox reported the theft of a Schwinn bicycle.

5/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson First Responders all responded to a rollover wreck on State Road 39 north of 400 South in North Judson.

5/21/15 – Starke County Highway Department employees found a meth lab about 100 feet north of Toto Road on 800 East.

5/21/15 – The caretaker of a property in the 5100 block of North State Road 23 in Grovertown reported a fence has been cut down.

5/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 500 North and 800 East in Grovertown.

5/22/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 8 at 700 East in Knox.

5/22/15 – A resident in the 11200 block of East Circle Ave. in Walkerton reported the theft of sod.

5/22/15 – A resident in the 2600 block of East 100 South in Knox reported damage to a fence caused by a semi.

5/22/15 – A resident in the 2900 block of South 200 East in Knox reported her home was broken into.

5/22/15 – A caller from Grovertown Truck Stop reported the theft of his 20 foot extension ladder from the back of his truck between 7:30 and 8 p.m. while he was eating dinner.

5/22/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 at 1150 East in Culver.

5/23/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 6000 block of south County Road 210 in Knox.

5/24/15 – A resident in the 100 block of south 925 East in Knox reported the theft of two handguns.

5/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a golf cart accident in the 2800 block of south County Road 210 in Knox.

5/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department responded to a vehicle versus telephone pole accident in the 4900 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson.

5/24/15 – A resident in the 7600 block of south 850 East in Monterey reported the theft of a lawn mower.

5/24/15 – A resident in the 6800 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported his garage was broken into.

5/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded toa vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 eastbound at County Road 750 East in Grovertown.

5/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 westbound at the Marshall County line in Grovertown.

5/25/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident in the 11300 block of East South St. in Walkerton.

5/25/15 – A caller reported a possible meth lab on DNR property on 1150 East north of 875 North.

5/25/15 – A realtor who has the listing for property in the 8800 block of east 400 North in Grovertown reported golf carts on the property and people going in and out of the residence. She advised nobody has permission to be there.

5/25/15 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 near Knoll Brothers in Hamlet.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely a record an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

5/24/15 – Brandon A. Wilson, 18, Burbank – Possession of a controlled substance.

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

05/11/15 – North Judson Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on Luken Street near Adair Street justa fter 11 p.m. and arrested the driver, Jerald I. Crider, 24, of Rensselaer, on O.V.W.I. and possession of marijuana charges.

05/13/15 – North Judson Police responded to a suspicious noise in the 600 block of Luken Street.

05/14/15 – North Judson Police were notified of a possible impaired driver coming into town on State Road 10. The vehicle was not located.

05/14/15 – The North Judson Police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked in the intersection of Walnut Street and Leslie Street. The vehicle was gone upon arrival.

05/15/15 – North Judson Police Department Chief Deputy Joe Budner cited the driver of a vehicle that reportedly passed a school bus with the arm down and red lights flashing. The incident occurred near the high school.

05/15/15 – North Judson Police received a complaint of a reckless driver in the area of the town park on Weninger Street. The vehicle fled before the officer arrived.

05/16/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas attempted to stop a speeding vehicle. It continued on and drove off the roadway. The driver, Randy D. Sibo, 33, of Chesterton, was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated dangerously.

05/16/15 – North Judson Police responded to a domestic dispute and arrested Michael Tauteris, 49, of North Judson, on a domestic battery charge.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest occurred and is not indicative of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

05/11/15 – Jerald Irvin Crider, 24, Rensselaer – Possession of marijuana and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

05/16/15 – Randy D. Sibo, 53, Chesterton, – O.V.W.I. Dangerously.

05/16/15 – Michael J. Tauteris, 49, 7North Judson – Domestic Battery.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

Starke County Sheriff's Department Badge5/11/15 – A resident in the 6300 block of South Rannells Road West in Knox reported the theft of personal checks from his residence.

5/12/15 – A resident in the 4000 block of East 216 South in Knox filed a theft report.

5/12/15 – A resident in the 2200 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported two men with backpacks trespassing on the edge of her property. Officers found Robert Donald Moe, 21, of Culver, and James Eric Messer, 34, of Knox. Both were arrested on felony warrants.

5/12/15 – A resident in the 600 block of South Main Street in Knox reportedly found a man trying to break into her residence.

5/12/15 – A resident in the 9800 block of East 100 North in Knox reported someone shot her dog.

5/13/15 – Deputies took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 1300 block of North 500 East in Knox.

5/13/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle property damage accident in the 5800 block of East Toto Road.

5/14/15 – An employee at the Stay for Less Motel in the 2300 block of East U.S. 30 in Hamlet reported a theft from the cash register.

5/14/15 – A deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on Range Road at 150 South in Knox.

5/14/15 – A deputy took a report of a two-vehicle property damage crash on U.S. 35 at State Road 8 in Knox.

5/14/15 – A resident in the 4000 block of East 200 South in Knox reported her bank account was hacked.

5/14/15 – A property damage accident was reported in the parking lot of Badell Dental Clinic on U.S. 35.

5/14/15 – A North Judson resident reportedly found several used needles/syringes on 500 South west of State Road 39 in an area where his kids play.

5/14/15 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 at the EZ Campground in Grovertown.

5/15/15 – Officers responded to a tractor/trailer versus deer crash on U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Grovertown.

5/15/15 – Officers took a report of a two-vehicle property damage crash at 800 South and 300 West in North Judson.

5/15/15 – Meth trash was reportedly found in the ditch on the east side of 900 East, north of 600 North.

5/15/15 – Officers took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash that occurred on State Road 39 south of the bridge.

5/15/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department responded to a moped crash at the intersection of 250 West and 500 South in North Judson.

5/15/15 – A resident in the 5100 block of East 150 North in Knox filed an identity theft report.

5/15/15 – Officers responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Plymouth.

5/15/15 – A resident at the Stay 4 Less Motel in Hamlet reported her vehicle was stolen.

5/16/15 – The owner at Hickory Hills Campground in the 5500 block of East Manor Drive in Knox reported hunters near Boa Shores are shooting directly towards her campground.

5/16/15 – A resident in the 2300 block of West U Road in North Judson filed a theft report.

5/16/15 – A resident in the 2800 block of North 300 East reported the theft of a mailbox.

5/17/15 – A resident in the 300 block of East Toto Road advised his car was vandalized the previous night. He said the windows were busted and tires were cut.

5/17/15 – An employee at Granny’s Market in Toto reported 20 flats of flowers were stolen sometime after 6 p.m. last night.

5/17/15 – A resident in the 6500 block of South State Road 10 in Knox reported he was walking his dog and it was attached by the neighbor’s dog.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest occurred and is not indicative of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

5/11/15 – Michael Barnett, 49, Knox – Warrant.

5/12/15 – Robert Donald Moe, 21, Culver – Warrant.

5/12/15 – James Eric Messer, 34, Knox – Warrant.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
04/20/15 – A former resident’s relative reported to police, that a debit card was used illegally in town. The incident is being investigated.

04/20/15 – Officers responded to an alarm call in the 3000 block of County Road 750 West. Everything was secure.

04/20/15 – A resident in the 200 block of Silver Street reported that a family member stole a check and wrote it to try to purchase items with it. A report will be sent to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.

04/21/15 – Police received a report of a loose pit bull in the area of Liberty Elementary School. The officer checked the area and was not able to locate the dog.

04/22/15 – A property owner located an open door on his vacant residence in the 400 block of High Street. Police checked the residence and everything was secure.

04/23/15 –Police responded to a parking complaint on Lane Street. The owner of the vehicle was issued a town ordinance citation for being illegally parked.

04/24/15 – A resident in the 200 block of High Street told police that he is afraid the neighbor’s dog might jump the fence and attack him. An officer spoke with the neighbor to rectify the situation.

04/24/15 – Police responded to a residence in the 400 block of Keller Avenue in reference to a welfare check. The officer checked on the resident and everything was okay.

04/24/15 – While on patrol, on officer saw some juveniles placing tree branches on the basketball court at the town park. The juveniles were advised to remove the branches.

04/24/15 – North Judson Police responded to a suspicious incident call in the 200 block of Wilson Street. The officer located three juvenile girls walking from house to house trying to collect money. The officer spoke with the parents and advised them the juveniles should not be going door to door asking for money.

04/24/15 – A resident in the 300 block of North George Street reported a suspicious male subject in the area. Officers located the subject and identified him as a nearby resident.

04/24/15 – Officers responded to a loud music complaint in the area of Luken and Leslie Streets. The officer checked the area and was unable to hear anything.

04/25/15 – The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the North Judson Police Department, with a domestic disturbance in the 7500 block of State Road 39. The outcome was just a verbal disagreement.

04/25/15 – The North Judson Police responded to a suspicious person complaint in the 400 block of State Road 39 North. The officer located a male subject walking home and provided a courtesy ride home.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/16/15 – The North Judson Police Department responded to the 600 block of Oakwood Avenue in reference to the possible theft of personal documents.

03/16/15 – A resident filed a report in reference to a lost or stolen license plate.

03/16/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely conducted a traffic stop on a speeding motorcycle. The stop was initiated on Luken Street but ended at County Roads 450 West and 400 South. Three citations were issued.

03/17/15 – A part-time volunteer at the Liberty School reported damage to her sometime on Tuesday, March 10. The vehicle appeared to have scratches made by some keys.

03/18/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely, with the help of a local customer, foiled a shoplifting theft from the Good to Go Convenience Store. Three juvenile males were detained, and close to $40.00 in merchandise was recovered and returned to the store. A complete report will be furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor and the Starke County Probation Department. The parents were notified of the incident.

03/19/15 –Police responded to the 300 block of Hancock Avenue in reference to a call of shots fired. After an investigation, it was learned a neighbor had shot a cat with a pellet gun. A complete report was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor for review of any possible charges.

03/19/15 – A report of two vehicles speeding and driving recklessly on 400 South was reported to police. The officer was unable to locate the vehicles.

03/20/15 – Police conducted a welfare check in the 200 block of Weninger Street.

03/20/15 In the 6300 South block of 375 West, officers, were called to a custody dispute. All parties were advised no children were being removed without a court order.

03/20/15 – Police were called to the 200 Block Weninger in reference to a dispute with a neighbor and landlord. The problem was resolved.

03/20/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the alley of the 300 Block of Schricker Avenue. After an investigation, the driver, Shannon Watts, 33, of North Judson was arrested for driving while suspended prior. Passenger Sarah R, Drabik, 23, of Knox was arrested for a Starke Circuit Court warrant. Charges are being requested for another passenger for Assisting a Criminal. They are pending at the Prosecutor’s Office. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department assisted on this call.

03/20/15 – Police conducted a welfare check in the 200 Block of Maryland Street. All was fine.

03/20/15 – Police investigated a complaint of a barking dog in the 700 block of Cherry.

03/21/15 – A North Judson officer took a report of a battery that occurred in the 600 Block of Talmer Avenue. All information will be forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.

03/21/15 – A criminal damage and vandalism report was filed in reference to a metal picnic bench being damaged at the Chester, INC. business on Mint Road. Unknown subject[s] had driven through the yard causing the damage.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

03/20/15 – Shannon L. Watts, 33, of 5246 S. Detroiter Lane, North Judson, IN arrested for driving while suspended-prior.

03/20/15 – Sarah R. Drabik, 23, 402 Star Court, Knox, IN arrested on a Starke Circuit Felony Warrant.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

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2/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 500 South east of 600 West.

2/26/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 700 North and 500 East in Grovertown.

2/26/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and first responders all responded to a crash on State Road 10 between 50 and 100 East in Knox.

2/26/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a battery report at a residence in the 2700 block of east 400 North in Knox.

2/27/15 – A resident in the 8900 block of east 150 South in Knox reported a man with salt-and-pepper hair wearing a blue jean jacket tried to break into her residence, but her dogs scared him off. He left heading south on State Road 23 in a red newer extended cab pickup truck with a cab on the back.

2/27/15 – A San Pierre resident notified police her brother-in-law has had a vehicle since July and refuses to give it back.

2/28/15 – A property damage accident was reported in the 2100 block of east 150 South in Knox.

2/28/15 – A Walkerton man reported a vehicle versus deer property damage crash in the 8500 block of east 750 North in Knox.

3/1/15 – A North Judson resident hit a deer in the 4400 block of 800 West in North Judson.

3/1/15 – Dispatchers took a report of a vehicle off the road and in a ditch at 421 and 500 South in San Pierre.

3/1/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus utility pole crash in the 9800 block of east State Road 8 in Knox. No injuries were reported, but utility lines were across the roadway. The Washington Township Fire Department was notified so the can close the room.

3/1/15 – A resident in the 3700 block of East Toto Road reported a man driving a white SUV with a rack on top left the scene of an accident in her front yard. She advised the vehicle will have heavy front-end damage.

Knox Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents

2/25/15 – Knox Police took a report on station from a man who said his ex-wife took tools from his parents’ house without permission. Wrench sockets were reportedly taken.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

02/24/15 – A resident told officers about a harassment incident on a social media account. A complete report was made of the incident.

02/25/15 – Police responded to a criminal damage to property complaint at the NJ-SP Middle School. A report was made of the incident.

02/25/15 – A resident reported three loose dogs running through her yard in the area of Second Street.

02/25/15 – North Judson Police wrote a Town Ordinance Citation to a resident in the 200 block of Leslie Street for no town dog tags and for dogs running at large.

02/26/15 – A North Judson business reported to police of a loose dog running in the area of Lane Street and Main Street.

02/27/15 – An intimidation complaint was reported. The incident is still being investigated.

03/01/15 – North Judson Police responded to a vehicle slide-off in the area of State Road 10 and County Road 350 W.

North Judson Police Department Monthly Report-February

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

02/09/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas investigated a suspicious incident in the 6100 block of South John Street. Howard Kenneth Webber Jr., 22, 2610 W. 700 S, North Judson, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

02/09/15 – A resident told police that there was a black and white pit bull walking east in the area of the 600 block of East Talmer Avenue. Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to the area and was not able to locate the dog.

02/09/15 – North Judson Police Officer Brack Rowe responded to a suspicious person complaint in the 5000 block of S. Woodland Drive. The female subject needed a ride to a location in English Lake and was transported there without incident.

02/10/15 – A resident reported to North Judson Police a property damage accident in the area of County Road 625 S. and County Road 250 W. Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the car vs. deer accident and estimated the damages over $1,000. No injuries were reported.

02/11/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to a vehicle slide-off, in the area of State Road 10 just East of State Road 39 North. There was no damage or injuries reported and the vehicle was pulled out without incident.

02/11/15 – North Judson-San Pierre High School officials reported to police, that a blue Chevy Blazer was doing donuts in the parking lot. The vehicle was never located.

02/12/15 – Residents in the 400 block of Keller Avenue reported an unwanted guest at their residence. The subject was advised to leave.

02/13/15 – North Judson Police responded to an unwanted guest at a residence in the 500 block of High Street. The subject was advised to leave and issued a verbal criminal trespass warning.

02/18/15 – Officers responded to an animal complaint near the entrance to the Highland Cemetery. Officer Joe Budner located two dogs. One was injured. They were returned to their owner.

02/18/15 – A report of a reckless driver was investigated by officers in the 400 Block of Vine Street. The vehicle was gone upon arrival.

02/19/15 – A report was generated of a theft of a Indiana State ID Card. The card was located.

02/19/15 – The intersection of Collins and Main Streets was the scene of a property damage accident that North Judson Officer Brack Rowe investigated. He set damages at over $2,000. No injuries were reported or tickets given.

02/20/14- A wallet was located near the high school that was later returned to the owner. Another wallet was lost along State Road 10, and a third female wallet was taken out of an unlocked vehicle in the Good to Go parking lot. Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Judson Police. The lost or stolen wallets did not have cash in them, however the owners would like to have personal papers, pictures, etc. returned.

02/20/15 – A minor property damage accident was reported. A car hit a dog on the road in the 600 East Block of Talmer Avenue.

02/21/15- North Judson Officer Frank Thomas conducted an early morning traffic stop that resulted in an arrest.

02/22/15 – Stephen R. Allen, 32, of North Judson was stopped by police on a traffic stop and had a suspended Driver’s License. He was arrested for the same by North Judson Officer Frank Thomas.

Arrests:
Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

02/09/15 – Howard Kenneth Webber Jr., 22, 2610 W. 700 S, of North Judson, IN was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

02/21/15 – Jessica E. Settle, 25, 2215 E. State Road 10, of Knox, IN arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

02/22/2015- Stephen R. Allen, 32. 5640 W. State Road 10, of North Judson, IN was arrested for driving while suspended prior.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents

2/13/15 – A resident in the 1000 block of West Pacific Ave. reported the theft of tools, including an air compressor, generator and hammer drill, from a work truck.

2/13/15 – Officers took a theft report at Wintersong Village. The victim advised more than $500 had been taken from a locked money box.

2/18/15 – A camera and an Android tablet were reported stolen in the 600 block of East Culver Road. The camera was recovered, but the tablet is still missing

2/21/15 – Officers took a report of a hit-and-run accident involving a vehicle parked at Knox Elementary School.

2/21/15 – The owner of a car parked on Lake Street notified police that the vehicle was swiped and filed a police report to make note of the damage.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

2/12/15 – Knox Officers responded to an incident involving two students at Knox High School. Teachers advised the students were allegedly smoking cannabis in the bathroom. A stainless steel pocket knife was found during a search of a backpack, and a 15-year-old was arrested.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents

2/9/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 550 East north of Hickory Cam in Knox.

2/10/15 – A North Judson resident filed a harassment report involving text messages and Facebook contact.

2/11/15 – Officers from the Hamlet Police Department, Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police found an inactive meth lab at 200 South Main St., Apt. 14 in Hamlet and arrested two people.

2/11/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer property damage accident on U.S. 35 at 850 South in Monterey.

2/12/15 – An employee at Kem-Co in Knox notified the Starke County Sheriff’s Department of a break-in at the business the previous night. Someone broke a window and stole money from the register.

2/12/15 0 The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Knox Fire Department responded to a rollover accident on State Road 8 at 550 East.

2/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle rollover on U.S. 35 north of U.S. 30 in Knox. The caller advised there was nobody in the vicinity.

2/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on 1100 East north of U.S. 30 in Grovertown.

2/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a rollover accident on U.S. 35 south of U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

2/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 421 in San Pierre.
SR 10 DOES HAVE DAMAGE TO VEHICLE 75-10 ADVD

2/13/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 8300 block of South U.S. 421 in San Pierre.

2/13/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus fence property damage slide-off accident at the intersection of Toto Road and State Road 39.

2/13/15 – An employee at Knoll Brothers in Hamlet advised a semi driver is refusing to pay for fuel, saying he did not pump as much as the computer says he did.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on the U.S. 35 overpass just south of U.S. 30. The driver ran into the guardrail.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a rollover accident on State Road 10 near 100 East. Neither the driver nor the passenger were injured.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 30 westbound at 500 East in Hamlet.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 35 north of Toto Road.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 35 north of U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and San Pierre Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 421 south of 550 East in San Pierre.

2/14/15 – Officers responded to a three-vehicle property damage accident in the westbound lane of U.S. 30 east of U.S. 35 in Knox.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to an accident on U.S. 35 south of 500 North in Knox.

2/14/15 – Officers responded to numerous slide-off accidents without property damage due to the ice and white-out conditions.

2/15/15 – Officers took a report of a two-vehicle property damage crash in the 6300 block of East 250 North in Grovertown.

2/16/15 – A resident in the 6500 block of South 250 West in North Judson notified the sheriff’s department of the theft of items from his garage. Rickie Clemons, Jr., 19, of Knox, was arrested.

2/16/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 800 South between 150 and 200 West in North Judson.

2/16/15 – A resident in the 3900 block of East Mae Delano Dr. in Knox reported a vehicle was egged the previous night.

2/16/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a property damage accident in the 6800 block of east 200 South in Knox.

2/17/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 at 100 East in Knox.

2/17/15 – A motorist traveling eastbound on State Road 8 at 1100 East in Knox found a small child, approximately 4 years old, walking down the road.

2/17/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 9500 block of east 750 S. in Monterey.

2/17/15 – A resident in the 7000 block of south 250 West in North Judson reported the theft of a chainsaw.

2/18/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 30 westbound east of State Road 23 in Grovertown.

2/19/15 – A maroon 1999 Grand Marquis was reported stolen from an address in the 300 block of South 1025 East in Knox by a known suspect.

2/19/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 8 at 600 East in Knox.

2/20/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 800 South at Range Road in North Judson.

2/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 200 block of east 250 South in Knox.

2/21/15 – A resident in the 7200 block of south 300 East in Knox reported someone spray painted the exterior of her building.

2/21/15 – A resident in the 11700 block of east South Avenue in Koontz Lake reported an attempted break-in. He advised there are pry marks on his outbuilding and on his neighbor’s outbuilding.

2/21/15 – A Starke County Humane Society donation box place at J&K Deli on U.S. 35 in Knox was reported stolen.

2/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 35 south of Toto Road.

2/22/15 – Three packs of cigarettes were reported stolen from an address in the 8600 block of Bryan Street in Ora.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

2/9/15 0 Raye Frazier, 35, Grovertown – Warrant.

2/10/15 – Derek Andrew Allen, 27, Knox – Driving while suspended prior.

2/11/15 – Jeffery Alan Dickson, 51, Hamlet – Dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.

2/11/15 – Tiffany M. Frazier, 25, Walkerton – Dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and trafficking with an inmate.

2/16/15 – Rickie Clemons, Jr., 19, Knox – Burglary and theft.

2/17/15 – Joseph A. Hensley, 34, Knox – Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, possession of marijuana with a prior conviction.

2/22/15 – Donnie Lloyd Keaton, 28, Knox – Suspended prior.

Police Reports

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

2/4/15 – Sierra Starkey, 20, address not listed – Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Incidents:

2/3/15 – Victim complained that phone was stolen from Knox High School boys’ locker room and stated there had been other incidents.

2/4/15 – Victim reported that son’s iPhone was stolen from men’s locker room of Knox high school.

2/6/15 – Officers responded to Knox Middle School, where a student is accused of bringing pot brownies to class. Officers interviewed a teacher who overheard the discussion and are conducting an investigation.

2/7/15 – Officers responded to IU Health Starke Hospital for a report of a male with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He told officers the weapon was in the car when it went off. He was taken to the hospital right away and transported to South Bend for surgery.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

2/2/15 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of 350 South and 700 East in Knox.

2/2/15 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 30 east of U.S. 35.

2/2/15 – A resident in the 3100 block of east 900 North in Hamlet reported the theft of a PS3 from his residence and advised it was taken Wednesday or Thursday.

2/2/15 – A resident in the 4700 block of north 1200 East in Grovertown filed a theft report and gave officers the name of a suspect.

2/2/15 – Officers responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 10 and 100 West in North Judson.

2/2/15 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a property damage accident on 100 North near 500 East in Knox.

2/3/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department and North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Range Road and 400 South in North Judson.

2/3/15 – A cell phone was reported stolen from a home in the 5000 block of east 200 South in Knox.

2/3/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 at 700 East.

2/4/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 700 East north of 25 North in Knox.

2/4/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 8 and 300 East in Knox.

2/4/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 421 south of 400 South in San Pierre.

2/4/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 35 in front of Badell Dental Clinic in Knox.

2/4/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 35 at 25 North in Knox.

2/4/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus pole accident on State Road 8 at 800 East in Knox.

2/5/15 – A resident in the 5900 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported the theft of a log splitter.

2/5/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and First responders responded to an accident with possible injuries in the 1400 block of west Toto Road.

2/5/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on 800 South west of State Road 39 in North Judson.

2/5/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on State Road 10 west of U.S. 35 in Knox.

2/5/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle property damage accident in the 2500 block of West Southside Parkway in North Judson.

2/6/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus mailbox property damage accident in the 5700 block of east 800 South in Knox.

2/6/15 – A man filed a battery report stemming from an incident with another motorist the previous afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 35 and U.S. 30. He stated he was following a tractor-trailer driver who was driving recklessly, they both pulled over, and the truck driver punched him in the nose.

2/7/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 150 South and 700 East in Knox.

2/7/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on Range Road south of Toto Road.

2/7/15 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 west of Bailey’s.

2/8/15 – A resident in the 4300 block of south 650 West in North Judson advised his garage was broken into the previous night and items were taken.

2/8/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported near 1000 East and State Road 8 in Knox.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

2/2/15 – Edward Duane Smith, 35, North Judson – Habitual traffic violator.

2/7/15 – Connie S. Snyder, 45, Knox – Possession of a controlled substance, operating a vehicle while intoxicated (misdemeanor).

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents

1/26/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on 600 East just south of 400 North in Hamlet.

1/26/15 – Jason Cooke was placed on lock-down in an isolation cell at the Starke County Jail after he allegedly became combative with jail personnel and Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies, who used a taser on him twice. The incident is under investigation.

1/26/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 600 North east of 800 East in Knox.

1/26/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash that occurred on English Lake Road.

1/27/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on Division Road east of State Road 23 in Knox.

1/28/15 – A Monterey resident reported receiving a scam telephone call from 281-791-0111 advising his loan for $1,500 was approved and said he did not apply for a loan.

1/28/15 – A Knox resident reported beings scammed out of $285 and an additional $310 from a company in North Carolina.

1/28/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Toto and Range Roads. One person complained of back and neck pain but did not want an ambulance.

1/28/15 – A resident in the 8800 block of North 1175 East in Walkerton reported the theft of his son’s Adderall medication.

1/28/15 – Officers responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on State Road 23 in front of the Koontz Lake Grocery Store.

1/29/15 – An official from Wells Fargo Bank reported the theft of items from a foreclosed home in the 1800 block of east 250 South in Knox.

1/29/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 600 North at 750 East in Knox.

1/29/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department First Responders responded to a traffic accident in the 11400 block of East State Road 8 in Knox.

1/30/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a single-vehicle property damage accident on 1000 East at State Road 8.

1/31/15 – A North Judson resident reported a vehicle theft.

1/31/15 – A resident in the 1900 block of west 200 South Sq. in North Judson caught two men trying to steal a 4-wheeler and said they took off westbound on 200 South in a red 1993 Chevrolet truck.

1/31/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 35 near Economy Auto in Knox.

2/1/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle slide off on State Road 10 two miles west of North Judson.

2/1/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a slide off on State Road 39 south of County Road 50 South.

2/1/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 35 north of Stelrema.

2/1/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a slide off on U.S. 35 south of 350 South in Knox.

2/1/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 35 at 500 South.

2/1/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident in the westbound lanes of of U.S. 30 at U.S. 35.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department January 2015 Statistics

Knox Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents

1/20/15 – Several items were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of South Heaton Street in Knox, including a television, Xbox One, handgun, magazines and ammunition.

1/20/15 – A Knox woman reported her 1995 Ford Mustang was stolen and sold to a man in Hamlet. She advised her name was forged on the title before the car was sold for $300.

1/26/15 – A Knox woman reported criminal trespass and damage to her property and told officers she has video of a known suspect damaging her vehicle on Jan. 22.

1/29/15 – A man reported the security light on shelter 6 at Wythogan Park in Knox was broken. The officer who took the report noted this damage is in addition to incidents where suspects broke a plexiglass display located on the south side of the concession stand.

1/29/15 – A television, laptop computer and a pool stick bag are among the items reported missing from a residence in the 100 block of North East Street.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

1/19/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident in the Grovertown Truck Stop parking lot.

1/20/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 39 north of State Road 8.

1/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 3100 block of north 900 East in Grovertown.

1/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department First Responders all responded to a rollover accident on U.S. 30 eastbound east of Old School Road.

1/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 30 west of U.S. 35 involving a tractor-trailer.

1/21/15 – A resident reported the theft of tools from an unlocked shed in the 5100 block of east 500 South in Knox.

1/21/15 – The owner of a home in the 4800 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported it was broken into.

1/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a hit-and-run accident in the Grovertown Truck Stop parking lot.

1/22/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 10500 block of East Iroquois Road in Walkerton.

1/23/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to a single-vehicle wreck at the intersection of 600 East and 200 North in Knox.

1/24/15 – Officers took a battery report from a patron at the Country Roads Bar in Walkerton. She told them she was sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot and said a woman pulled her out and started to beat her up.

1/24/15 – Officers responded to a property damage accident in the 4900 block of south Cranberry Lane in Knox.

1/24/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident at the State Road 23 Marathon Station in Walkerton.

1/24/2015 – Officers and Starke County EMS responded to a property damage accident at the bowling alley on U.S. 35 in Knox.

1/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a vandalism report in the 800 block of east State Road 10 in Knox.

1/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a vandalism report in the 7200 block of south 300 East in Knox.

1/25/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS, North Judson Fire Department and North Judson Police Department responded to a rollover accident at State Road 10 and 300 West.

1/25/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident in the 4400 block of south U.S. 421 in San Pierre.

1/25/15- The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident in the eastbound lane of U.S. 30 east of 600 East.

1/25/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 421 south of State Road 10 in San Pierre.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

1/21/15 – David P. Howard, 31, Knox – Dealing in methamphetamine, illegal drug lab; possession or sale of precursors, maintaining a common nuisance.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

1/14/15 – A man came to the Knox City Police Station stating he got a letter from Verizon Wireless that his plan was successfully changed on his account and told officers he never had a Verizon Wireless account.

1/14/15 – The owner of a vacant lot at the corner of Ellis and East Streets reported the theft of metal signs. He says this is the second time they have been stolen.

1/16/15 – Officers responded to an alarm at Wallsmith Law Offices at 54 East Washington Street and found a window slightly open. An arrest was made.

1/19/15 – Hit-and-run charges were filed after a woman came to the police station to report her vehicle had been struck by another car in the Super Value Inn parking lot.

1/22/15 – A resident in the 1300 block of east Washington Street reported the theft of a refrigerator, table and grill from the garage.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

1/16/15 – Jack Balje, 57, no address listed – Attempted Theft, Burglary and Theft.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

01/19/15 – Police received a burn complaint in the 200 block of Leslie Street. The fire was distinguished.

01/21/15 – A report was taken about a telephone harassment complaint in the 200 Block of Maryland Street.

01/22/15 – A report of a scam was made to police involving a telephone caller posing as a Social Security Worker, looking for information and requesting account numbers. Luckily no information exchanged hands. Do not give any caller information over the phone. Other scams reported this week were calls with people posing as out-of-county police asking for bail money for a loved one, a police detective looking for information about a warrant for a loved one and than wanting the bail money up front as not to have the loved one arrested, and another involved a person acting as an IRS agent looking for account numbers and wanting money. Chief Doug Vessely urges you to not give out any information as the scams continue.

01/22/15 – Officers responded to an unwanted guest complaints in the 500 block of W. Talmer Avenue. The subject left and was given a no trespassing warning.

01/22/15 – Officer Brack Rowe conducted a traffic stop in the the area of Garden and Luken Streets. After a brief investigation the driver, Travis Jack Allen, 27, was arrested for driving while suspended-prior.

01/22/15 – A call of two females yelling in the area of the 400 Block of Keller Avenue was investigated. The women were disbursed as they arrived.

01/23/15 – A driver reported a car all over the road on 500 South near the 3000 West block. The caller obtained a plate number and followed the vehicle into the North Judson area. Police were unable to locate the suspect vehicle, however took a report from the victim.

01/23/15 – A woman in the apartments on Main Street reported harassing telephone calls, which is believed to be part of yet another scam. The resident was advised to get caller ID and not to answer the phone when that number or a blocked number calls.

01/23/15 – North Judson officers conducted a traffic stop in the Wilson and Weninger Street area and learned the driver was suspended prior. Kendra K. Kelly, 27, of North Judson was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court.

01/23/15 – North Judson Police Officer Scott Beishuizen made a traffic stop in the area of State Road 10 and 250 West which resulted in a passenger having a Knox City Court warrant. Ricky A. McAbee, 33, of Monterey was arrested and transported to the Starke County Jail.

01/24/15 – After a traffic stop, officers learned a wanted subject was staying at a local motel. North Judson police went to the motel and arrested Mary C. Gembara, 42, of North Judson on a Knox City Court Warrant for public intoxication and possession of marijuana. She was transported to the Starke County Jail.

Arrests:
01/22/15 – Travis Jack Allen, 27, of 5460 W. State Road 10, North Judson, IN was arrested for driving while suspended prior.

01/23/15 – Kendra K. Kelly, 27, of 6700 S. State Road 39, North Judson, IN was arrested for driving while suspended prior.

01/23/15 – Ricky A, McAbee, 33, of 10251 E. 775 S., of Monterey, IN was arrested on a Knox City Court warrant for failure to appear.

01/24/15 – Mary C. Gembara, 42, of 205 Leslie Street, of North Judson, IN was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

01/12/15 – Police responded to numerous slide-offs in the county. There was no damage done to any of the vehicles and the drivers were not injured.

01/12/15 – A resident contacted officers in reference to a child custody matter. The resident was advised that it was a civil matter.

01/12/15 – Police responded to an alarm call in the area of 5000 block of West State Road 10.

01/13/15 – A resident in the 300 block of East Weninger Street told police that their vehicle windows were shot out by a BB gun. This incident is still under investigation.

01/13/15 – Police responded to a vandalism complaint in the 3900 block of West Third Street. The front windows on a rental house were shot out by a BB gun. This incident is still under investigation.

01/14/15 – A resident reported to officers of a dog running loose in the 6500 block of South Walnut Street.

01/14/15 – Officers responded to an animal complaint in the 6100 block of South John Street.

01/15/15 – An unwanted guest was reported to North Judson Police. The subject was advised not to be on the property unless he is asked to come there.

01/15/15 – A property owner reported to police that his tenant forged his name on some documents.

01/15/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of Oakwood Street. After a brief investigation, the passenger of the vehicle, Bradley Alan White, 26, of LaCrosse was arrested for outstanding warrants.

01/16/15 – A resident in the 700 block Laurel Street told police that the hood of her vehicle was damaged.

01/17/15 – Police responded to the 5800 block of U Road West to a burglary complaint with the assistance of the Indiana State Police. A resident locked his keys in the house and he was trying to gain entry through a window.

Arrests:

01/15/15 – Bradley Alan White, 26, of La Crosse, IN, was arrested for outstanding warrants.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

IncidentsStarke County Sheriff's Department Badge:

1/12/15 – A resident in the 11000 block of East Mohawk Road, Koontz Lake reported the theft of a go-kart.

1/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at the intersection of U.S. 421 and State Road 10 in San Pierre.

1/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on 700 East between Toto Road and 200 South.

1/12/15 – A resident in the 4000 block of south 700 South in Knox reported a tool box was stolen from a vehicle and the windows were broken.

1/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a slide off in the 1900 block of north 300 East in Knox.

1/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a possible residential break-in in the 8800 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox.

1/13/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a slide off in the 3000 block of south 100 Way in North Judson.

1/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, North Judson Police Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to an accident on State Road 10 at 100 West.

1/15/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 at 700 East in Knox.

1/16/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 6700 block of North State Road 23 in Knox.

1/17/15 – A resident in the 10600 block of west State Road 10 in San Pierre reported the theft of his 2015 burgundy Ford Focus from his residence.

1/17/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 421 south of State Road 10 in San Pierre.

1/17/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 500 South at Elm Street in Bass Lake.

10/18/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was asked to assist the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department with a vehicle versus house crash in the 7800 block of north 625 East in Monterey.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

  Incidents:

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported on 50 South east of Range Road in Knox.

1/7/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department First Responders all responded to a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 39 north of Toto Road.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported on State Road 39 north of State Road 8. The owner arranged to have the truck pulled out of a ditch.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported on 600 East between 100 and 200 North in Knox.

1/7/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a crash on U.S. 30 at 750 East in Hamlet.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported at the intersection of State Road 39 and 200 South.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported at the intersection of U.S. 30 and 1100 East in Grovertown.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported on U.S. 35 and 400 South in Knox.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported on the eastbound ramp from U.S. 35 to U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

1/7/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a jackknifed semi in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 at U.S. 35.

1/7/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 39 north of State Road 8 in North Judson.

1/8/2015 0 The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 421 south of the Kankakee River bridge.

1/8/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 700 South and 1100 East in Knox.

1/8/2015 – Kankakee Valley REMC filed a report of an electrical pole in the 1300 block of south 100 West in Knox that was broken by a snow plow the previous night.

1/8/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 8 and Range Road in Knox.

1/8/2015 – A tow truck driver with Collision Auto reported he pulled a female driver in a SUV out of a snow bank at the intersection of 800 South and 800 West, and she left without paying him. He has her telephone number and knows she is from Lake County.

1/8/2015 – A tractor-trailer slide-off was reported on U.S. 30 east of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

1/9/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department First Responders responded to a vehicle versus pole accident on 200 South east of 550 East in Knox.

1/9/2015 – A slide-off was reported on 500 North west of State Road 23 in Knox.

1/9/2015 – A resident in the 8600 block of north State Road 23 in Walkerton advised a black SUV went through her fence and is driving through the property in an attempt to get out.

1/9/2015 – A resident in the 3100 block of east 200 South in Knox reported finding possible meth trash next to her mailbox.

1/9/2015 – A Knox resident reported receiving a scam telephone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and threatening to arrest her unless she sends them money via Green Dot card.

1/9/2015 – 1/9/2015 – A slide-off was reported in the 2000 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox near Kemco.

1/9/2015 – A slide-off was reported at the intersection of 250 West and 250 South in Knox.

1/10/2015 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and 100 West in North Judson.

1/10/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a rollover accident on U.S. 35 just south of the LaPorte County line.

1/10/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department First Responders all responded to a report of a dog that bit a child in the 5200 block of South A Street in North Judson. The victim was taken to the hospital via private vehicle.

1/11/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Knox Police Department, Starke County EMS and first responders all responded to a single-vehicle accident on 250 South at 300 East in Knox.

1/11/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township First Responders all responded to a medical call in the 8800 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox. The property owner consented to a search of the premises, and Starke County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Terror detected the presence of drugs.

1/11/15 – Starke County EMS, Bass Lake Fire Department First Responders and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a snowmobile accident in the 4100 block of south CR 210 in Knox.

1/11/2015 – A resident in the 2900 block of south 200 East in Knox reported her outbuilding has been broken into twice in the last three days and says the suspects have damaged her overhead door in the process.

1/11/2015 – A Valparaiso man reported someone broke out the windows of his truck while it was parked at Bass Lake Marina and went through his vehicle. He advised other vehicles were damaged also.

1/11/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 1100 East at the curve in Walkerton.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

1/8/2015 – Matthew B. Barber, 43, Hamlet – Failure to appear.

1/11/2015 – Anthony Esparza, 26, Knox – Maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance.

1/11/2015 – Justin Jack Olds, 26, Knox – Possession of methamphetamine, visiting a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance.

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
1/05/15 – A resident reported to North Judson police that a suspicious Nebraska vehicle was parked in the street on Leslie Street. It was a visitor to the neighboring residents. The vehicle was removed from the roadway.

01/06/15 – Police responded to the 500 block of Magnolia Street in reference to a welfare check.

01/06/15 – North Judson police were notified of a reckless driver in the area of the walking trails on 250 West. Police were unable to locate the vehicle as it was gone upon arrival.

01/07/15 – Police assisted in a one vehicle slid-off on State Road #10 near the 5500 block.

PHONE SCAMS AGAIN GOING AROUND NORTH JUDSON!

01/07/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely reminds citizens of a variety of phone scams going on in the area. Do not give anyone any information and hang up on the caller. If you have caller ID, do not answer unknown calls. One of the scams includes telling the person who answers the phone that the IRS has problems with them, their payments, and that they may have a possible warrant for their arrest. For a set amount of money, they can help make everything go away. It’s a scam. Another scam caller included using a police case number where you either owe money or are going to be arrested, or have a warrant. These are scams. Do not give them any information. Tell them nothing, hang up, and don’t answer continuing calls. Never send anyone who you don’t know money, credit card numbers, green dots, prepaid cards, or anything of any value including Western Union.

The IRS deals by mail for any original contacts. Other police departments do not call and offer you a way out of trouble. Be careful, smart, and save time and embarrassment.

01/09/15 – North Judson Police assisted in the recovery of a vehicle from a resident’s ex-girlfriend.

01/09/15 – A neighbor in the 200 block of Talmer Avenue called police. North Judson Officer Brack Rowe responded and after an investigation arrested a husband and wife for Battery. CPS was called for a minor child. Rowe transported Michelle Bryner, 37, and John C. Bryner, 36, to the Starke County Jail. They were booked into the jail on preliminary charges of battery.

01/09/15 – A beagle dog was impounded in the area of Vine and George Streets. It was running at large and had no collar nor local dog tags. It was taken to the Starke County Humane Society.

01/09/15 – Officers responded and met with a caller in the area of Cherry and Sheridan Streets. The subject originally stated he was suicidal. After police spoke with him and got him home, everything was fine.

Arrests:
01/09/15 – Michelle N. Bryner, 37, of 201 W. Talmer Avenue Apt. 2E, North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of battery.

01/09/15 – John C. Bryner Jr. 36, of 201 W. Talmer Avenue Apt. 2E, North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of battery.

North Judson Monthly Report – December

Police Reports

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

01/04/2015 – A property damage incident was reported in the 400 block of south Portland Street after beer bottles were allegedly used to break a car window and puncture tires.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

01/02/2015 – Tayia Chesterman, 21, no address listed – Huntington County Warrant and harassment.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/29/14 – A resident reported to police the smell of natural gas in the area of Mulberry and Lincoln. NIPSCO was at the scene when the officer arrived.

12/29/14 – The North Judson Police Department assisted Department of Natural Resource Conservation Officers in serving a search warrant in the 4700 block of C.R. 450 West.

12/29/14 – A driver reported a possible intoxicated driver in the 400 block of East Talmer Avenue. The officer checked the area and was not able to locate the vehicle.

12/29/14 – North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department in a domestic complaint in the 5200 block of South A Street.

12/30/14 – The Dyer Police Department requested assistance from the North Judson Police Department in reference to a robbery suspect. The subject was not located.

12/30/14 – Police responded to a property damage accident at the corner of Keller Avenue and Main Street. Officer Brack Rowe investigated and estimated the damages at over $1,000.

01/01/15 – An owner of a local business reported topolice of an intoxicated male subject that was causing problems. Officer Frank Thomas conducted a brief investigation and arrested Damian Alexander Clark, 21, of Peru for intimidation, public intoxication and public nudity.

01/01/15 – North Judson Police responded to an injured deer call in the 6100 block of Division Street. The deer had what appeared to be a broken front leg disappeared behind some houses.

01/02/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the area of County Road 275 West and County Road 500 South. After a brief investigation, Julia Ann Joseph, 42, of North Judson was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

01/02/15 – A resident reported two loose German Shepherds in Norwayne Field. One of the dogs had an injured rear leg and was placed in the squad car. The other dog followed the squad car and was not able to be captured until it arrived at the Starke County Humane Society.

01/02/15 – North Judson Police responded to a loud noise complaint in the 7000 block of C.R. 590 West. A resident lit off a firework. They advised the officer that they were done for the evening.

Arrests:
12/29/14 – Christopher M. Gross, 29, of Knox, arrested on a Starke Circuit Court Warrant.

01/01/15 – Damian Alexander Clark, 21, of Peru, arrested on preliminary charges of intimidation, public intoxication and public nudity.

01/02/15 – Julia Ann Joseph, 42, of North Judson, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

12/31/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehcile property damage accident on U.S. 35 at 200 South in Knox. No injuries were reported.

01/01/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 700 block of south 1200 East in Knox.

01/01/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 east of 200 East.

01/02/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 39 and State Road 8 in Knox. The driver hit a large animal, possibly a raccoon, and his vehicle sustained significant front-end damage.

01/02/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a break-in at Dragon Industries in the 2011 block of East State Road 10 in Knox.

01/02/15 – The Stakre County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a traffic accident on U.S. 35 at 500 North in Hamlet.

01/02/15 – A Knox man filed a theft report for a vehicle taken from the 2300 block of south 100 East in Knox. a vehicle stolen.

01/02/15 – A resident in the 100 block of north Webster Street in San Pierre reported her trash can was stolen.

01/02/15 – A resident in the 7200 block of west 700 South in North Judson reported trash was dumped on his property.

01/02/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 35 at 400 North in Hamlet.

01/02/15 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies and Knox City Police officers were involved in a low-speed pursuit on U.S. 35 at the overpass in Hamlet.

01/03/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident in the 7100 block of east 25 North.

01/03/15 – A resident in the 7600 block of south 700 East in Knox reported someone did burn outs in his front yard.

01/03/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of 700 East and 50 South in Knox.

01/04/15 – A resident in the 7100 block of east 900 South in Knox reported the windows were busted out of his car the previous night while it was parked in front of his house.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle accident on 900 East south of Yellowstone and found a vehicle in a ditch. The driver was not injured.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 10 west of State Road 39 North.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 39 at 50 South in Knox. The driver was not injured.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch in the 8600 block of South 600 East in Monterey.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 8800 block of south 1100 East in Monterey.

01/05/15 – Damage to a mailbox as a result of a slide-off was reported in the 8200 block of east 850 South in Monterey.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and San Pierre Fire Department responded to an accident at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 421.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle crash on Toto Road at State Road 23 in Knox.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 650 West and 400 South in North Judson.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Range and Toto Roads.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a car versus deer crash.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident in the 4300 block of east County Road 210 in Knox. A Mediacom van got rear-ended.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residential break-in at a home in the 3200 block of 400 North in Knox.

01/06/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of State Roads 39 and 8 with a vehicle in the ditch.

01/06/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus pole accident on State Road 8 near 11180 East.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/31/14 – Derrick Brett Little, 28, Michigan City – Warrant.

01/02/15 – Jeffery A. Dickson, 51, Knox – Possession of paraphernalia, driving while suspended.

01/02/15 – Geoffrey L. Fulton, 62, Rochester – Resisting law enforcement – uses vehicle of draws or uses deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/20/14 – A citizen reported a couple fighting in a vehicle driving around North Judson. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

12/21/14 – A domestic dispute and family argument was reported in the 6100 block of Hubeny Street. North Judson Police responded and the parties were separated for the evening.

12/21/14 – Parts of a stolen motorcycle were recovered in the 6100 block of Hubeny Street after the North Judson Police received a tip. The cycle was stolen out of Pulaski County and the investigation continues.

12/22/14 – North Judson police responded to a report of a dog bite in the 200 block of Garden Street. The animal involved has all of the proper shots and has been quarantined for the 10-day period. The neighbor boy who was bitten is recovering.

12/23/14 – A drunken shoving match in the 100 block of Sycamore Street started around 1:00 a.m. with one of the males being put on the street. He made it back to Plymouth and some of his personal property was returned the next evening.

12/23/14 – A report was made involving extra trash being thrown out on Leslie Street just east of Luken Street.

12/24/14 – Officers stood by for a custody exchange in the Burger King parking lot.

12/25/14 – The two parties involving in a Christmas Eve dispute have been calling and texting each other and are both reporting harassment. Police advised the parties to stop answering each other’s calls.

12/25/14 – Unknown subject[s] entered the D&K Elevator on Keller Avenue sometime during the night and took some loose cash. Police are investigating this incidents. Police are asking anyone with information concerning this break-in to call 574-772-5914 or Crime Stoppers.

12/25/14 – Forced entry was made into the Garage Sale Store in the 400 Block of Lane Street. The back door was compromised. The only item reported stolen was cash which was recovered.

12/25/14 – North Judson Police responded to a battery incident reported in the 100 block of Maryland Street. No injuries were reported.

12/25/14 – A domestic dispute that resulted in a battery was reported to police in the 6000 block of Mint Road.

12/25/14 – A resident in the 300 Block of Franklin Street called police in reference to an unknown and unwanted guest who had just walked into the home and sat down. After a brief investigation, the male subject was found to have a medical condition and was returned home.

12/26/14 – Police responded to 6100 S. John Street in reference to an unwanted guest. The male was removed and issued a no trespass warning.

12/27/14 An early morning alarm from the North Judson CVS summed Police to the facility. Officers found that entry had been made by way of the back storage room area. North Judson police arrived within one minute of the alarm notification, however any or all suspect[s] had fled the area. The building was cleared and after a complete inventory nothing was reported missing. Anyone with information concerning this break-in and/or knowledge of someone in the woods behind the property and between Luken, Leslie and Oakwood Streets are asked to call the North Judson Police immediately at 574-772-5914. Anyone with information resulting in an arrest may get an award by calling Crime Stoppers at 219-288-STOP.

Arrests:

12/27/14 – Dena M. Myers, 31, 502 Magnolia Street, North Judson, IN arrested on a aarrant for possession of a syringe.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

12/22/14 – A resident in the 9800 block of East Yellowstone Trail in Grovertown reported a theft from a building.

12/22/14 – A resident in the 8800 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox reported he was awakened by someone beating on his door. He says the person tried to get in through his windows before he locked them.

12/22/14 – A contractor reported the theft of a welder from the new jail site in the 5400 block of East State Road 8 in Knox.

12/22/14 – The North Judson Police Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department First Responders responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 5100 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson.

12/22/14 – Officers responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on 200 South west of 100 East in Knox.

12/23/14 – A resident in the 4000 block of south 700 East in Knox reported a residential break-in.

12/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Hamlet Fire Department, Koontz Lake Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a traffic accident involving a semi on U.S. 30 east of 600 East.

12/23/14 – A person taking pictures in the area of 1100 East and 750 South in Knox found a meth lab and notified the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

12/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35 in the westbound lanes.

12/24/14 – A North Judson resident reportedly received a check in the mail, cashed it and was told by the bank it was a bad check.

12/24/14 – A residential break-in was reported in the 6400 block of South Rannells East Road in Knox.

12/25/14 – A resident in the 1800 block of east 350 South in Knox called the Starke County Sheriff’s Department to report a battery.

12/25/14 – The owners of the property at the ead of Oak Avenue in the Koontz Lake area reported finding meth lab trash in the area.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 35 at 700 North in Hamlet.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 10 at Beach Street in Knox. The driver said he hit a patch of black ice and slid off the road into a yard.

12/26/14 – A realtor reported an active meth lab on a property at the end of Oak Street in Walkerton.

12/26/14 – The owner of the shooting range on 200 South just east of State Road 39 in North Judson reported graffiti on the range after someone gained entry through the locked gates.
12/26/14 – A resident in the 3100 block of south 350 East in Knox reported graffiti on the garage wall. She discovered it on Christmas Eve but waited until after the holiday to report it.

12/26/14 – The owner of a hunting property in the 400 block of north State Road 23 in Knox reported someone has stolen the bottom portion of his deer stands.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department to a report of a car versus deer crash on Range Road near Joey’s Wallpaper.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Knox Police responded to a report of a fight on 250 East and 100 South in Knox.

12/27/14 – A resident in the 7500 block of east 25 North in Knox came home and found items missing.

12/27/14 – A man called from the bowling alley in Knox and advised someone flattened his and his friend’s tires in the parking lot.

12/27/14 – A caller reported a driver in a tan Buick pulled up to the highway department gravel pile on U.S. 30 and 900 East in Grovertown and began loading gravel into the trunk.

12/28/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a bar fight in the 300 block of South Broadway Street in San Pierre.

12/28/14 – A resident in the 11000 block of East Cherokee Road in Koontz Lake reported the theft of railroad ties from his property.

12/28/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch in the area of State Road 8 and 700 East in Knox.

12/28/14 – A resident in the 3300 block of south 750 Way in North Judson came home and found items missing from the residence.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/28/14 – John M. Tincau, 58, Knox – Public intoxication.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

12/27/14 – A resident in the 300 block of Ruthie Drive found a window broken and called the police. The incident follows a previous slashing of tires.

Arrest:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/19/14 – Kelly Galloway, 49, no address listed – Theft.

 

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

12/17/14 – A license plate was reported stolen.

12/17/14 – Winamac Police took a report of a theft of food stamps.

12/20/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen UPS shipment.

12/27/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of money stolen from a store.

12/27/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residential battery report.

12/28/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a drive-off from a gas station.

12/29/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a residential burglary.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

12/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 750 East south of State Road 10 in Knox.

12/15/14 – A resident in the 1100 block of east 100 South in Knox reported property damage.

12/15/14 – An employee at Mark Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson reported the theft of an air compressor and a power impact driver.

12/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at Range Road and State Road 10 in Knox. A crash report was not taken since total damage was less than $1,000.

12/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 500 North at the EZ Campground in Grovertown.

12/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 35 north of 900 South in Knox.

12/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 2200 block of East 350 South in Knox.

12/16/14 – A resident in the 9900 block of east 750 North in Walkerton reported the theft of Christmas lights from his fence.

12/16/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy and a North Judson Police Officer responded to a domestic abuse complaint in the 3700 block of South 800 West in San Pierre and made an arrest.

12/17/14 – A resident in the 3700 block of South 800 West in San Pierre contacted the sheriff’s department when the person accused of beating her the previous night returned to her residence. A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded and made an arrest.

12/17/14 – A Walkerton resident reported a single-vehicle property damage accident on the bridge at Koontz Lake Dam. The vehicle was able to be driven home.

12/17/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a wrecked semi on U.S. 30 one mile west of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

12/19/14 – A resident in the 5400 block of south 250 East in Knox reported a storage trailer parked outside the residence was broken into.

12/19/14 – A resident in the 8700 block of east 150 South in Knox reported someone shot the patio doors out of the home.

12/19/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 700 East at State Road 10.

12/19/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 2200 block of South 450 East in Knox.

12/20/14 – The North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a structure fire in the 2600 block of West First Street in North Judson. The resident advised the fire started in the furnace.

12/20/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a tractor-trailer versus deer crash on U.S. 35 at U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

12/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 700 block of east U.S. 421 in San Pierre.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/16/14 – Michael T. Knapp, 57, San Pierre – Batterty.

12/17/14 – Michael T. Knapp, 57, San Pierre – Invasion of privacy.

Knox Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

12/14/14 – An Xbox and games were reported stolen from a residence in the 700 block of East Danker Street.

12/17/14 – A resident in the 100 block of Binkley Drive in Knox reported the theft of a gas cap for the third time in the past week.

12/19/14 – A called in the 600 block of South Pearl Street in Knox reported her vehicle was egged.

12/19/14 – A resident at the Super Value Inn in Knox reported the theft of his grill from outside his room.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/10/14 – Rudolpho A. Sandoval, age not given, Knox, – Battery.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

12/18/14 – A Sycamore Street resident reported the theft of her ATM card.

12/19/14 – A resident in the 3900 block of West Third Ave. reported someone shot a window out at his residence with a BB gun.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

12/10/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 39 north of Toto Road.

12/10/14 – A resident in the 10000 block of East State Road 8 reported his residence was broken into and ransacked. Items taken include a television, several video gaming systems and games and guns.

12/10/14 – A resident in the 5600 block of east 650 South in Knox reported his Playstation 3 missing from his residence and said it appeared the door may have been kicked in.

12/11/14 – A North Judson resident reported receiving several telephone calls from 874-454-4386 claiming to be “Mr. Johnson with Publisher’s Clearinghouse” and believes it is a scam.

12/11/14 – A resident in the 2100 block of Garba Drive North in Grovertown reported his house was broken into.

12/11/14 – A resident in the 6700 block of north 1100 East in Walkerton reported a garbage can stolen.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies and Starke County EMS responded to a vehicle versus tree crash at 500 North and 900 East in Grovertown.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two-vehicle, property damage accident on U.S. 30 eastbound at 1150 East in Knox.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 11700 BLK OF SR 10 in Culver.

12/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a man inside the car lot in the 300 block of north U.S. 35 in Knox trying to take wipers off vehicles.

12/14/14 – The owner of a vacant house in the 5700 block of south 250 West in North Judson filed a vandalism report.

12/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to a pickup truck versus utility pole crash in the 500 block of north State Road 23 in Knox.

12/14/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash that occurred on U.S. 35 in front of the Bass Lake Fire Department station in Knox.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

12/2/14 – A brown Buick Century is reported stolen from a gas station.

12/3/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fire-related incident in the middle of a road.

12/4/14 – A gas station employee reports the theft of fuel.

12/5/14 – Winamac Police take a report of a soda pop machine break-in.

12/9/14 – A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy takes a theft report. An iPad and some change were reported stolen.

12/9/14 – Winamac Police are called to a store in connection with a shoplifting incident.

12/11/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies and Winamac Police respond to a failure to pay incident. The amount of money in question is $47.59.

12/12/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies take a report of a television stolen from a vehicle.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/07/14 – A citizen in the 300 block of Garden Street reported a subject was selling him a stolen CD game from Netflix. The case was referred to Jasper County where the item was reportedly taken.

12/08/14 – A citizen reported a loose dog in the 3500 block of 635 South.

12/08/14 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of Stephen Wood, 24, of North Judson on a warrant for violation of a Starke Circuit Court Order. The stop was made near 250 west and State Road 10.

12/11/14 – Police and medics were called to 100 Block of Vine Street in reference to a possible drug overdose. A 45-year-old male was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital by Starke County EMS. This remains under investigation.

12/12/14 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident near 100 West and State Road 10. Officer Frank Thomas located an intoxicated driver. William Goff, 40, of North Judson was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was transported to the Starke County Jail.

12/13/14 – An intoxicated person was asked to leave a residence in the 100 block Arlington Avenue. North Judson Police assisted in removing the subject.

Arrests:

12/08/14 – Stephen M. Wood, 24, 1970 West 450 South, North Judson, IN was arrested on a Violation of a Court Order through the Starke Circuit Court.

12/12/14 – William L. Goff, 40, 1019 West 800 South, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle dangerously while intoxicated.