From the North Judson Police Department:
03/03/14 A North Judson resident reported to police that a cash advance company was being used over the internet that turned into a scam. The company requested funds up front in order to process the claim. At one point, company officials threatened action from the IRS.
Police officers remind you to never to pay money upfront for any type of services unless you know with what company you are dealing.
“A good indicator that the company is fraudulent or the deal is a scam is when they request you to pay with a instant money gram, Western Union, or Green Dot-type of payment,” said North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely stated. “These funds are sent instantly and are not traceable”
Be careful because these scams continue to occur everyday in the area. Callers are resorting to high pressure, threatening voice statements, and even threatening to come to your home. You are urged to never send money.
03/01/14 Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. After a brief investigation, the driver, Jacob Scott Dixon, 24, was arrested on a preliminary felony charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Dixon was transported to the Starke County Jail without incident.
02/27/14 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to an intimidation complaint at the North Judson-San Pierre High School. After a complete investigation, Chief Vessely detained the suspect and turned him over to the Juvenile Probation Department. A complete report was turned in to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.
02/25/14 Officers responded to a theft complaint at the North Judson-San Pierre High School. A complete report was filed with the Starke County Juvenile Probation Department.
02/25/14 Officer Frank Thomas observed a male subject that had a warrant for his arrest. Brad D. Allen, 32, was arrested on a Starke County felony warrant.
02/24/14 Police responded to a loose dog complaint in the 400 Block of Hancock Street. The two small dogs were taken to the Starke County Humane Society and the owner of the dogs was given a Town of North Judson ordinance citation.
03/01/14 Jacob Scott Dixon, 24, 2215 W. 700 S., of North Judson, IN, was arrested for on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
02/25/14 Brad D. Allen, 32, 5118 S. Driftwood Lane, of North Judson, IN, was arrested for on a warrant out of Starke County.
From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:
02/24/14 – A resident of the 2600 block of South 800 East in Knox told police that someone had stolen his snowblower.
02/25/14 – A resident of the 1100 block of East 150 South in Knox reported someone had broken the rear window of her vehicle.
02/25/14 – A break-in was reported in the 8100 block of South 800 West in North Judson.
02/25/14 – A caller told police that two subjects were in a vehicle in the 7800 block of North Tecumseh Road in Koontz Lake smoking a crack pipe.
02/26/14 – Tonya Workman told police that a man doing work at her rental property brought other people with him and “tore up the house.”
02/26/14 – A resident of the 8900 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox reported a possible scam.
02/26/14 – A resident of Borns Trailers in North Judson reported being threatened.
02/27/14 – A break-in was reported in the 6400 block of East Toto Road.
02/27/14 – A theft of medication was reported in the 4800 block of East 150 North in Knox.
02/28/14 – A residential burglary was reported in the 300 block of South 1100 East.
03/01/14 – A resident of the 5700 block of South 250 West in North Judson said a man stabbed her daughter with a knife.
03/01/14 – A resident of the 3100 block of Rosewood Boulevard in Knox told police that someone broke into a nearby home.
03/01/14 – A break-in was reported in the 3900 block of South 200 East in Knox.
02/24/14 – Douglas W. Cady, 26 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Driving While Suspended – Prior.
03/01/14 – Daniel Lee Brukett, 32 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Burglary.
From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:
02/24/14 – Caller advised the river near their house was flooding.
02/24/14 – A Pulaski County resident came home to find that it had been broken into. Deputies responded.
02/26/14 – Winamac Fire Dept., Winamac EMS, Medaryville Fire Dept. Francesville EMS, and Pulaski County Deputies respond to a trailer fire. The residents of the trailer all made it out.
02/26/14 – The sheriff’s department was notified of a controlled structure fire.
02/27/14 – Deputies responded to an account of identity theft
02/28/14 – Winamac Police responded to an alleged theft of a black leather jacket. The jacket was recovered.
03/01/14 – Deputies were called out to inform a banned customer that they had to leave and not come back.
03/02/14 – A concerned citizen notified Pulaski Deputies of gun fire at his neighbors. Deputies investigated.
03/03/14 – Winamac were called out to an incident involving a girl allegedly punching her sister. The girl who was supposedly punched wanted to file charges on her sister.
02/24/14 – Daniel R. Lewark, 30 of Medaryville, was arrested on charges of Domestic Battery.
02/24/14 – Charles Andrew Grigsby, 21 of Francesville, was arrested for failure to return to lawful detention.
02/26/14 – James Edward Lindahl, 21 of Medaryville, was arrested on charges of Criminal Mischief, Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, and Disorderly Conduct.
02/27/14 – Matthew Ryan Wheeler, 31 of Star City, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
03/03/14 – Jennifer Lynn Howard, 36 of Winamac, was arrested for a probation violation.
03/04/14 – Daniel Ryan Keith Zimmerman, 23 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Putting Refuse in the Waters.
03/03/14 – Ty Leon Willis, 36 of Logansport, was arrested on a probation violation.
03/04/14 – Bryan Troy Henke, 33 of Medaryville, was arrested on an active warrant.
03/04/14 – Jeffrey Lamont Jacobs, 26 of Winamac, was arrested on a probation violation.