Police reports are not an indication of guilt. They are merely a record that an incident was reported to the authorities. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department
7/11/14 – Winamac Police take a report of a lost or stolen debit card.
7/12/14- Winamac Police respond when a woman reported that a door at her work was open and was supposed to be shut and locked overnight.
7/12/14 – A man contacted sheriff’s deputies in order to file a harassment report and obtain a protective order against someone he says is harassing his family.
7/12/14- Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to a fight.
7/12- Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to a domestic dispute.
Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Starke County Sheriff’s Department
7/7/14 – Deputies took a report of a break-in at the Starke substation at U.S. 421 and State Road 10.
7/7/14 – A resident in the 6900 block of Homette Ave. in Knox reported their vehicles and steps were egged sometime overnight or this morning.
7/7/14 – A resident in the 8900 block of South Main St. in Ora reported someone she does not know is texting her 13-year-old daughter’s phone and asking her to meet them.
7/7/14 – A man told deputies another man in a blue Grand Prix with the driver’s window busted out stopped him on on the bridge on SR 23 over Koontz Lake and threatened him. He said the man keeps driving by.
7/7/14 – Deputies were called to a store on U.S. 30 to remove a possibly intoxicated patron who has been inside the establishment for nearly three hours and is making the female clerk very nervous.
7/8/14 – A resident in the 10500 block of East 900 North in Walkerton filed a theft report.
7/8/14 – A Monterey resident reported receiving a telephone call from a man with an Asian accent who told her about paperwork she had received from the court. When she told him she had not gotten any paperwork, he demanded she call him back at 844-244-4492. When she did, she got a busy signal. A deputy advised her not to answer any more calls from that number, as it is probably some sort of scam.
7/8/14 – A resident in the 1700 block of north 1025 East in Grovertown reported the side door of the garage was kicked in last night and items are missing.
7/8/14 – A resident in the 1800 block of east 250 South in Knox said he was walking when his neighbor’s dog tried to attack him. He and the neighbor got into a verbal argument over the situation.
7/8/14 – A deputy responded to a home in the 5800 block of east 450 South in Knox to settle a dispute between neighbors that reportedly turned physical.
7/8/14 – Nicholus Benjamin Ingram, 19, of North Judson, hit a deer on State Road 10.
7/9/14 – A Knox resident reported a telephone scam.
7/9/14 – A resident in the 6600 block of east Old U.S. 30 in Hamlet reported the theft of a stove and washer from the home.
7/9/14 – A Knox resident reported receiving a scam telephone call stating he had won the Publisher’s Clearinghouse sweepstakes and needed to send $500 to claim his prize. He did not send anything or give them any information.
7/9/14 – A resident in the 5000 block of south 275 West in North Judson reported someone stole the plate from her vehicle.
7/9/14 – A resident in the 1900 block of south 300 East reported the theft of a lawn tractor out of the yard the previous evening.
7/10/14 – The owner of a property in the 1400 block of West 400 South called from out of town to report someone possibly staying at her home without her permission.
7/10/14 – A pilot who landed his plane at the Starke County Airport reported an intimidation incident involving another person at the airport. The FAA has also been contacted, and copies of the police report have been forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.
7/10/14 – Reckless driving was reported in the area of 400 South and 200 East in Knox. The vehicle’s two occupants are reportedly hitting things by the side of the road.
7/11/14 – The owner of a property in the Lomax Station area of San Pierre reported someone cutting down trees on his property and parking a truck there without permission.
7/11/14 – Kathleen Gayle Riley, 52, of Medaryville, and Olga A. Matzat, 86, of Culver, were involved in a traffic accident at an unspecified location in Knox. Police, EMS and Bass Lake First Responders were all called to the scene. It’s unclear whether anybody was injured.
7/11/14 – The Bass Lake Fire Department was dispatched to The Pocket at Bass Lake where a golf cart burst into flames in the road while a man was riding it. No injuries were reported.
7/12 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch in the 1400 block of State Road 10 in front of Konrad Cabinets.
7/12/14 – A Monterey resident reported receiving harassing telephone calls from people in Florida. She said the number is a Magic Jack number that cannot be blocked.
7/12/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department received a report of people on dirtbikes speeding, doing wheelies and burn outs on the slick pavement near the Koontz Lake Park.
7/12/14 – The owner of Russ’s Tire on State Road 10 in North Judson reported a white Ford Escort just went off the road into his parking lot and through his neighbor’s trees and yard before continuing south onto Range Road.
7/12/14 – Nicholas A. Radtke, 34, of North Judson hit a deer on State Road 39 at 500 South.
7/12/14 – A resident in the 1100 block of east 700 South in Knox reported a man came to her residence wanting to trim her trees.
7/13/14 – Guests at the Stay For Less Motel in Hamlet reported an intoxicated man is there trying to start fights with everyone.
7/13/14 – A Washington Township Volunteer Firefighter stopped at a home in the 400 block of south 800 East in Knox and extinguished a small fire under the home’s porch.
7/13/14 – The owner of a property in the 2500 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox reported someone spun around in his parking lot, flung rocks up, and they damaged his air conditioner. He will pull the tapes and try to get a vehicle description.
7/13/14 – Deputies were notified of a fight between two women in the 8800 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton.
7/13/14 – A North Judson resident reported quite a few marijuana plants growing across the road from his residence.
7/8/14 – Jason E. Bloomfield, 36, Knox: Resisting law enforcement, O.V.W.I. (felony), possession of paraphernalia.
7/9/14 – Skylar Anthony Dewayne Daniels, 22, North Liberty: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia.
7/12/14 – Haily Michelle Nickerson, 21, South Bend: Possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely
From the North Judson Police Department:
07/07/14 A resident in the 100 block of E. Talmer reported to North Judson Police that the two rear tires of her vehicle were cut or punctured.
07/07/14 Police issued several tall grass ordinance violations this week and three violations for no swimming pool permit. An additional four violation were issues for no animal tag[s]. The grass and animal violations are $50.00 each and the pool permit violations are $100.00 each.
“It’s very simple to avoid any fines,” said Town Marshall Doug Vessely. “Mow your lawn before the grass or weeds are eight inches tall, purchase animal tag[s] if you harbor a dog or a cat, and get any proper building, pool, or zoning permits. We don’t like writing ordinances violations, however it is necessary for those who refuse to follow the town’s rules.”
07/09/14 Several vandal calls were made to police. Several calls of vandalism, minor thefts, and destroyed property were made. A resident in the 600 block of Keller Avenue observed three to four juveniles running in the alley after hearing some noises. The calls ranged from a house number sign being taken and thrown into a neighbor’s yard, broken garage window, an American Flag taken down, an inflatable swimming pool being cut, small pool overturned, flower pots and solar lights being removed and relocated. Others included twigs in a mailbox, for sale signs being rearranged, a port-a-potty being overturned, and a bicycle being taken and located few blocks down the street. Most of the devious conduct was between 9:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. Almost all items were returned. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the North Judson Police at 574-896-5914. A cash reward leading to the arrest of any individuals will be offered.
07/09/14 Police responded to a call of trespassing and intimidation in the 600 block of Laurel. All parties were separated and criminal trespass warnings were issued.
07/09/14 An employee at the Dollar General Store informed officers of a shoplifter with Deputy Chief Joe Budner responding. After an initial investigation, Victoria Ann Goetz was arrested and charged with the new misdemeanor theft charge.
07/09/14 North Judson Police Officer Rico Simpson conducted a traffic stop on Talmer Avenue near George Street resulting in the arrest of the driver, Donald L. Peretti, for a Failure to Appear warrant through Pulaski County. He was also issued a uniform traffic ticket for no motorcycle endorsement.
07/09/14 A vehicle owner reported to police that her vehicle sustained a broken windshield while parked at the CVS parking lot.
07/09/14 A report of a family/domestic dispute was made in the 6100 block of Hubeny. No physical injures or touching was reported. The parties were separated for the evening.
07/09/14 Police responded to an unwanted guest in a family dispute on Woodlawn Drive. Officer Rico Simpson arrived and arrested Crystal Leeann Johnson-Coty on a preliminary charge of possession of a controlled substance.
07-10-14 Just before 8 a.m., a Gary, Indiana woman, driving a USPS-leased delivery truck was exiting the North Judson Post Office when she went east out of the old Farmer’s Bank and Trust drive-thru. The North Judson Police were summoned and considerable damage was sustained by the truck and the drive-thru structure. North Judson Deputy Chief, Joe Budner investigated the incident and estimated damages at over $15,000.
07/11/14 A report of a suspicious circumstance was made in the area of Keller and Central Avenues in reference to a lady throwing her shoes at passing vehicles. The woman was calmed down and returned home. No damages were reported.
07/12/14 An early morning dog walk upset a resident who called the North Judson Police in reference to a large pit bull running loose in the 200 block of Park Avenue. The animal was returned to his owner on Park Avenue. The owner was issued a $50.00 ticket for no dog tag, and a verbal warning for running at large. The caller was walking her dog and felt unsafe with the pit bull freely roaming. All animals must have a license, remain on your own property unless on a leash, and you must clean up after the animal.
07/12/14 A bicycle was reported damaged in the 200 block of Franklin Street. An unknown subject put a pitch fork prong through the front tire. The pitch fork was taken into evidence. It is older with a broken handle.
07/12/14 Another domestic/family dispute was reported in the 400 block of High Street. Police advised all parties to move along and a verbal criminal trespass warning was issued.
07/13/14 Officer Nick Vanni conducted a traffic stop in the early morning hours, and after an investigation arrested Joseph P. Danti of North Judson for operating a vehicle dangerously while intoxicated and for over .15 BAC.
06/30/14 Donald E. Husband, 32, 4315 S. 800 W, of San Pierre, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.
07/02/1 Denzil Fletcher, 62, 101 Main Street, #3, of North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of trespassing.
07/04/12 Mickey lee Loney, 25, 37 Colonial Ave., of Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of driving while suspended prior.
07/09/14 Victoria Ann Goetz, 18, of Hamlet, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of theft.
07/09/14 – Donald L. Peretti, 31, 5206 S. A Street, of North Judson, IN arrested for FTA warrant from Pulaski County reference to small claims.
07/10/14 Crystal Leeann Johnson-Coty, 28, 5875 W. Woodland Dr., of North Judson, IN, arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
07/13/14 Joseph P. Danti, 22, 3387 W. Tulip Ct., of North Judson, IN arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle dangerously while intoxicated and operating a vehicle while intoxicated over .15 BAC.