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Police Reports

Published: March 31st, 2014

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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

3/24/14 – A resident in the 10000 block of East Tippecanoe Dr. in Koontz Lake reported vandalism to his company truck. March 24 – Susan G. Fields, 45, of Winamac, hit a deer on SR 39 about 3 miles south of SR 10.

3/24/14 – A resident in the 7700 block of North Tecumseh Road in Walkerton reported someone smashed the rear window of her vehicle.

3/24/14 – A resident in the 10000 block of East Ostego Lane in Walkerton reported someone smashed the rear window of his vehicle.

3/24/14 – A Walkerton man told a deputy he loaned his vehicle to someone on Jan. 16 so she could go to court, and she has not returned it. Someone else was supposed to bring the vehicle back, but he was told she got arrested in Marshall County. The deputy told him this is a civil matter since he gave permission for the person to use his vehicle.

3/24/14 – A Walkerton resident in the 8000 block of Tecumseh Road reported someone smashed one of his vehicle windows.

3/24/14 – ADT advised a residential burglary alarm had been activated in the living room of a home in the 1700 block of N. 1025 E. in Grovertown.

3/24/14 – A North Judson man reported several juveniles between the ages of 10 and 13 were trying to start a fire at a pole at the intersection of 500 S. and 100 W. There was no property damage to report. The responding officer talked to the mother, who said she would speak to the children about the incident.

3/24/14 – A caller in the 4000 block of 800 S. in North Judson reported a suspicious truck driving back and forth in front of her house and sitting in the road without lights on.

3/24/14 – Dispatchers were notified that a tree was on fire in the 3500 block of West 800 S. in North Judson. March 25 – A Walkerton resident in the 11000 block of East Circle Ave. reported a window on his vehicle was busted.

3/25/14– A resident in the 3400 block of West 400 S. in North Judson asked to speak to an officer because someone is reportedly sending people to her house and telling them to buy drugs.

3/25/14 – Officers conducting a methamphetamine lab investigation in the 3000 block of S. 100 W. in North Judson arrested Russell H. Hendron, 53, of North Judson.

3/25/14 – A resident in the 4300 block of East CR 210 in Knox called the police after walking into her home and hearing a loud noise upstairs. She went back outside and called from her vehicle.

3/25/14 – Officers were called to a home in the 8000 block of Tecumseh Road in Walkerton to take a report from a man whose windshield was just broken out of his vehicle.

3/26/14 – A resident in the 6400 block of East 200 N. in Grovertown called the police to report suspicious behavior from two men who came to the residence, stated they ran out of gas, went back to their truck, moved it forward and are now sitting inside it with the lights on.

3/26/14 – A resident in the 11000 block of Circle Ave. in Walkerton reported his truck windows were vandalized again.

3/26/14 – A resident in the 8000 block of N. Tecumseh Road in Walkerton reported a black Ford F150 drove by his house the previous night and threw a rock at his residence.

3/26/14– A resident in the 11000 block of Pottawotomie Trail in Walkerton advised her windshield was broken out of her car overnight.

3/26/14 – Officers were called to a residence in the 100 block of West Toto Road in North Judson regarding a protective order violation.

3/26/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Department deputy accompanied an official from the Starke County Health Department to a residence in the 3100 block of South Range Road to speak to him about living in a mobile home with no water or sewer.

3/26/14 – A resident in the 4100 block of East 175 N. came home and found the residence had been broken into.

3/26/14 – A woman in the 500 block of West 500 S. in North Judson called the police after she saw a man walking around outside with a flashlight. She says he was a younger man who came to her door and asked why she was looking at him funny. He then left westbound on 500 S. approaching 100 W.

3/26/14 – Officers were called to a home in the 2600 block of East 150 S. in Knox regarding domestic violence and criminal damage to a vehicle after a man reportedly refused to leave. He left before the officers arrived. A copy of their report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

3/26/14– A man in the 8000 block of North Bush St. in Walkerton called the police to report someone vandalizing his vehicle while he is inside it.

3/27/14 – Officers were called to a residence in the 7200 block of East 25 N. in Knox in response to a report of an unwanted man inside the home. Nathan Richie, 26, was held on criminal trespass charges.

3/27/14 – A resident in the 11000 block of east Pottawotomie Trail N. in Walkerton reported damage to his mailbox sometime between 2 and 4 p.m. the previous day.

3/27/14 – A resident in the 1100 block of Pottawotomie Trail N. in Koontz Lake reported his mailbox and vehicle were vandalized the previous night.

3/27/14 – Officers responded to the 11200 block of E. Circle Ave. in Koontz Lake for a report of a window broken out of a motor home the previous night.

3/27/14 – A resident in the 2700 block of West Elcona Dr. in North Judson reported a loose, brown boxer running around the area and becoming very aggressive. He believes the dog belongs to someone in the area.

3/27/14 – A resident in the 2000 block of S. State Road 23 in Ober called the police to report an unruly 11-year-old boy.

3/27/14 - A resident in the 2700 block of West Elcona Dr. in North Judson called again regarding the loose boxer in his neighborhood. He said the dog is back in his yard, and his wife is afraid to go outside to feed her cats because of it. An officer checked the area but was unable to find it.

3/27/14 – A resident in the 10100 block of E. 500 N. in Grovertown called to report a prowler on the property. Officers checked the area and didn’t find anybody.

03/28/14 – A motorist hit a deer at the intersection of State Road 23 and State Road 8 in Knox. He drove the vehicle to the Phillips 66 gas station.

03/28/14 – A caller advised cows in the middle of 500 S. just west of 50 E. in Knox and said she almost hit one.

03/28/14 – A white truck pumped $110.75 worth of gas at a station on U.S. 30 in Hamlet and drove off.

03/29/14 – Officers responded to a home in the 6000 block of East Toto Road for a battery complaint.

03/29/14 – Officers responded to the 2000 block of East 800 S. in Knox for a report of campaign signs around the county that are being damaged.

03/29/14 – Officers responded to a residence in the 1800 block of South 100 E. in Knox for a report of a suspicious vehicle that’s been sitting there since last night, owner unknown.

03/29/14 – Officers responded to a residence in the 6200 block of East 25 N. in Knox to take a report of someone in a black Dodge quad-cab pickup truck with tinted windows and a “aggressive tires” stealing campaign signs.

03/29/14 – Officers responded to a report of someone burning old wallpaper and shingles behind the old Weinberg store on Toto Road.

03/29/14 – A caller advised a very large dog is in the roadway at State Road 10 and Bailey’s in Knox and is causing a traffic hazard.

03/29/14 – Officers responded to a report of a suspicious man walking eastbound on 150 S. from 250 E. wearing orange shorts and a camo jacket. The caller said he looks like he’s carrying a rifle over his shoulder and is going through trash cans in the area.

03/29/14 – A resident in the 6900 block of South 700 W. in North Judson reported the theft of a set of moose antlers that were mounted to an archway in the driveway.

03/29/14 – Officers were called to a home in the 5100 block of South 275 W. in North Judson regarding a domestic situation involving a mother and a son.

03/29/14 – Officers were called to the area of 400 E. and 700 S. in Knox by a candidate who said several of his campaign signs have been thrown in a ditch along with Billy Bope and Greg Wireman signs.

03/30/14 – Deputies from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Knox Police Department responded to a residence in the 7500 block of East 50 S. in Knox for a report of a domestic disturbance between a husband and a wife.

03/30/14 – A resident in the 3400 block of West 400 S. in North Judson called the police after reportedly being battered by her neighbor.

03/30/14 – Officers responded to a report of vandalism in the 2400 block of East Toto Road in Knox.

03/30/14 – A resident in the 2400 block of West 700 S. in North Judson said a man on a 4-wheeler just brought his dog back after shooting it because it was getting into his chickens.

03/30/14 – Officers received a call from an alarm company regarding a back door alarm in the 4600 block of East State Road 10 in Knox. They advised a man who does not have the pass code was there.

03/30/14 – Hazel Manns, 45, of Knox, advised she hit a deer in the 11800 block of East 50 N. in Knox.

03/30/14 – Officers received a report of a man running west on Green Street in San Pierre with no pants on.

Arrests:

03/25/14 – Russell S. Hendron, 53, North Judson: Possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia.

03/27/14 – Nathan C. Richie, 26, Knox: Criminal trespass to residence.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

3/23/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies, Francesville and Winamac E.M.S. and the Francesville Fire Department responded to a head-on collision.

3/24/14 – Winamac police, Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies and Francesville EMS all responded to a domestic dispute between two male and female subjects.

3/24/14 – The Winamac Fire Dept. responded to two vehicle fires near a residence.

3/24/14 – A domestic dispute between a married couple ended with a Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy’s involvement.

3/24/14 – Francesville police responded when a dispute broke out between a mother and daughter.

3/24/14 – Winamac police and Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies got involved when a woman received threatening text messages.

3/26/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of stolen property from a local woman’s storage bin.

3/26/14 – Deputies responded to a possible battery incident within the Pulaski County Jail.

3/28/14 – A woman was arrested for allegedly trespassing in an unknown man’s bathroom.

3/28/14 – A woman armed herself with a baseball bat after allegedly getting beaten by her husband. Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies intervened.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/25/14 Police responded to a fraud and forgery complaint in the 300 W. block of Talmer Avenue. The complaint is still being investigated.

03/25/14 Officers responded to an animal complaint at Fingerhut Bakery. A loose dog was reported trying to get in the bakery. An officer checked the area but was unable to locate the dog.

03/25/14 The North Judson Police Department responded to a single vehicle property damage accident in the 700 block of E. Talmer Avenue. The driver of the vehicle told Officer Frank Thomas that he was turning into a business and took his eyes off of where he was going. He said he glanced at the vehicle behind him and struck a utility pole. The driver was not injured. Officer Thomas estimated the damages at over $2,500.

03/25/14 Officer Frank Thomas located a subject that had a warrant for Driving While Suspended from White County. Officer Thomas verified the warrant and arrested Taylor S. Patton, 27, of Winamac.

03/26/14 Police responded to an alarm call in the 600 block of W. Talmer Avenue. A delivery driver set off the alarm.

03/27/14 Two reckless driving complaints were investigated. Neither vehicle was located by the officer.

03/29/14 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas was on patrol and performed a traffic stop on a vehicle with a license plate belonging to another vehicle on it. During a brief investigation, officer Thomas arrested the passenger of the vehicle. Tiffany M. Witham, 31, of Winamac was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia. Officer Thomas was assisted by North Judson Reserve Police Officer Chris Butler.

Arrests:
03/25/14 Taylor S. Patton, 27, of Winamac, IN, was arrested on a warrant from White County for Driving While Suspended.

03/29/14 Tiffany M. Witham, 31, of Winamac, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Police Reports

Published: March 24th, 2014
North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

03/20/14 Officer Frank Thomas,was on patrol in the 400 block of East Talmer Ave. and located Edward A. Schroeder, 40, of San Pierre. Officer Thomas arrested Edward on an active warrant.

03/19/14 Officer Thomas responded to a call in reference to small children who were walking around in the 300 block of Lane Street. After a brief investigation, the officer turned the children over to the mother and completed a report that he forwarded to the Department of Child Services.

03/18/14 A resident contacted the North Judson Police in reference to her 13-year-old Yorkshire Terrier was attacked by a neighbor’s dog in the 500 block of Lane street. Chief Doug Vessely investigated and wrote the owner of the dog two Town of North Judson ordinance citations.

03/18/14 Police were dispatched to the North Judson-San Pierre Middle School in reference to a harassment complaint. After a brief investigation, Chief Doug Vessely filed a complete report with the Starke County Prosecutor’s office, the Juvenile Probation Department and both principals.

03/17/14 The North Judson Police Department responded to an alarm call in the 300 block of Keller Ave. After a brief investigation, it was found that an employee set off the alarm.

Arrests:

03/20/14 Edward A. Schroeder, 40, of San Pierre, IN, arrested on a warrant.

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

03/18/14 – A local man reported stolen property from his shed.

03/18/14 – Deputies responded when a family member allegedly broke into the family home and tried to take property that did not belong to them.

03/18/14 – A mother was allegedly punched in the face by her ex-husbands’ new wife while picking up her kids.

03/19/14 – Deputies responded to a report from a local woman who came home to find her front door wide open.

03/20/14 – Deputies delivered a protective order to a woman receiving harassing test messages.

Arrests:

03/21/14 – Michelle M. Riley, 29 of Culver, was arrested on charges of Aiding in an Armed Robbery.

03/21/14 – Stephen Lance Chaffins, 18 of Knox, was arrested on a probation violation.

03/23/14 – Manuel Cooper, 23 of Bauxite, Ariz., was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

03/23/14 – Chad Edward Neeley, 41 of Medaryville, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.

03/23/14 – Christene N. Shepherd, 22 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangerment.

03/24/14 – Ernest J. Westerhoff, 43 of Winamac, was arrested on charges of Possession of Paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Battery, and Intimidation.

Police Reports

Published: March 17th, 2014
Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/14/14 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas responded to a possible intoxicated driver call east of North Judson on State Road 10. Officer Thomas checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

03/13/14 A North Judson resident reported to North Judson Officer Nick Vanni, that she was contacted on Facebook by a subject claiming to be in the military stationed in Afghanistan. The subject requested the residents bank information so he could mail some money back home. The residents bank caught the transaction and was able to stop it before money could be taken out. This is one of the new scams out there.

The North Judson Police Department would like to warn residents to avoid giving out any bank, credit card or debit card and Social Security information over the phone or on the internet. If the resident does not know the person contacting them. Do not give anyone your account numbers and never send cash or money up front for anything. Scam artists use western union money gram, green dot money packs, and paid up money packs or gift cards, because these items are not traceable and you cannot stop payment and get your money back. North Judson Chief Vessely said call police first if you are not sure or call the Better Business Bureau.

03/12/14 – North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to a slide off on State Road 10 East of Oakwood Street. There was no damage to the vehicle.

03/11/14 A resident from San Pierre found an item belonging to a male subject that was arrested previously by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

03/11/14 North Judson Police Officer Nick Vanni responded to a slide off on State Road 10 East of U.S. Highway 421. There was no damage to the vehicle.

03/09/14 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely was dispatched to a welfare check in the 400 block of E. Talmer Avenue reference to a woman almost hit by a vehicle on the roadway. Chief Vessely did not locate the female subject. The officer was then dispatched to Dollar General in reference to a female subject matching the description from the previous call and the woman was acting suspicious and possibly shoplifting. Chief Vessely arrived and after a brief investigation arrested Lisa K. Fields, 44, of Rensselaer, for Public Intoxication and Conversion.

03/09/14 North Judson Police Officer Chris Kisela was dispatched to the 400 block of Keller Ave. After a brief investigation, Officer Kisela arrested Julie M. Serrano, 21, of 404 Keller Ave. for Battery, Battery on Law Enforcement, Battery by Bodily Waste, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief. Deputy Sheriff Skip Tomasko assisted with the arrest.

03/09/14 A citizen reported to North Judson police that a woman was walking in the highway on State Road 10. Chief Vessely responded and after an investigation the woman was located inside of the Dollar General store and arrested for Public Intoxication and Conversion. Arrested was 44-year-old Lisa Field of Rensselaer.

03/08/14 North Judson police were advised of an unwanted guest in the 400 block of Keller Avenue. When officers arrived, the subject had already fled the residence on foot. Nothing further was needed.

03/07/14 A mother told police she is concerned about her daughter’s Facebook account activity being text to another family member, from a non-related person.

03/07/14 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to a property damage accident at the Family Express parking lot. A vehicle pulling out of the lot traveling west through the lot was struck by another vehicle pulling away from the gas pump island. No injuries were reported and Vessely estimated damages at over $2,000.

03/06/14 North Judson Police and the Starke County Coroner continue to investigate a death in the 100 block of Sycamore Street. Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to a call along with Starke County EMS and discovered a deceased person. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely assisted in the investigation and stated, “At this time, we believe no foul play has been involved and are awaiting the final reports from the Coroner’s Office. It appears to be a natural death.”

03/05/14 Shortly after noon, police investigated a traffic accident at the intersection of Collins Street and Main Street. A 1997 Chevy pickup truck, being driven by Kaylee Lovas of North Judson, was heading north on Collins Street. The driver stated she went to apply her brakes and the truck started to slide on the snow-covered roadway. The truck slid into the intersection of Main Street and struck a 1995 Oldsmobile four-door sedan. The driver of the car, William Unruh also of North Judson, stated he observed the truck sliding into the intersection and accelerated to avoid being struck. His car was struck in the drivers side door area. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the accident and estimated damages at over $7,000. Two subjects were transported to IU Health Starke Hospital by Starke County EMS. The North Judson Wayne Township Fire Department firefighters assisted at the accident scene. It was snowing at the time of the accident.

03/05/14 Police were called in reference to a fraud case where a family member had cashed an insufficient fund check and the dollar amount was taken from their checking account. The parties involved were advised it is a civil claim and not a criminal complaint as long as both parties were on the same checking account.

03/04/13 Officers took a report of telephone harassment. Both parties admitted to calling and/or texting each other several times. Both were advised to stop responding to each other’s messages.

03/03/14 A minor property damage accident occurred in the North Judson-San Pierre High School parking lot after school. A vehicle was leaving the lot when they had to back up to go around another parked vehicle, and backed into the car behind them. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated damages at near $2,000 and no injuries were reported.

03/03/14 A damage only accident occurred in the North Judson-San Pierre High School parking lot around 6 p.m. when a vehicle pulled out of a parked space and struck another car that was going straight in the lot. North Judson Officer Nick Vanni estimated damage at over $2,500. No injuries were reported nor citations issued.

Drive Carefully:
Police responded to and have investigated four traffic accidents this past week, within a four day period making a total of 13 for the year-to-date in 2014. The total accidents reported to the Indiana State Police Crash Report site in 2013 for the North Judson Police was 58.

“The number of accidents puts us about average for the year, however four in four days is a little concerning,” North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely commented. “I think as the weather clears and it starts to warm up, we all have cabin fever, and might tend to drive somewhat faster. Just remember, we still have many slick spots and ice patches. This past week and throughout the year we cover many accidents from parking lots in town. Try to use extra caution when moving in and out of a lot, or in and out of a parking space and you may avoid an unnecessary fender bender. Be aware of your surroundings, slow down, watch, listen, and don’t try to guess what the other vehicle might do.”

Arrests:
03/09/14 Julie M. Serrano, 21, 404 Keller Ave., North Judson, IN, arrested for Battery, Battery on Law Enforcement, Battery by Bodily Waste, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.

03/09/14 Lisa K. Field, of Rensselaer, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Conversion.

North Judson Police Department Monthly Report – February

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

03/12/14 – A hit and run was reported near the intersection of U.S. 421 and State Road 10.

03/12/14 – A hit and run was reported on U.S. 30 near Grovertown.

03/14/14 – A resident of the 5400 block of South 250 West in North Judson reported two men broke into her residence, punched her and began battering her husband.

03/15/14 – A resident of the 8900 block of South Main Street in Ora reported items stolen from his shed.

Arrests:

03/13/14 – Eric Dwight Taylor, 36 of Walkerton, was arrested on charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of a Precursor by a Methamphetamine Offender, Common Nuisance, Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors, Possession of a Syringe, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

03/12/14 – Winamac Fire Dept. responds to smoke coming out of an air conditioner on a rooftop.

03/12/14 – Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department respond when two girls are caught allegedly stealing some items.

03/12/14 – Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department respond to a claim of someone stealing the gas out of their car and and lawn mower.

03/12/14 – Buffalo Fire Dept., Francesville Fire Dept., and Star City Fire Dept. were called out to assist with a fire in White County.

03/12/14 – Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department respond when a woman came to the station and requested to file assault charges against the suspect who allegedly attacked her.

03/12/14 – Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department get involved when $1,000 goes missing from a Superintendent’s office.

03/12/14 – Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department insisted a man leave a residence when he was no longer welcomed there.

Arrests:

03/10/14 – Caleb Andrew Neeley, 20 of Francesville, was arrested on charges of Minor Consumption.

03/10/14 – Marla Marie Freeman, 42 of Winamac, was arrested on a warrant for probation revocation.

03/18/14 – Kelcie Carlean Miller, 22 of Valparaiso, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

03/20/14 – Steven Craig Decker, 27 of Winamac, was arrested on charges of Neglect of a Dependent.

Police Reports

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: March 11th, 2014
Starke County Sheriff's Department

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

03/03/14 – A burglary was reported in the 3500 block of East 250 North in Knox.

03/03/14 – A resident of the 7200 block of East 50 South in Knox reported receiving fraudulent phone calls regarding refinancing her home.

03/03/14 – A prowler was reportedly spotted in the 5400 block of South 250 East in Knox.

03/04/14 – A resident of the 3700 block of East 400 North in Knox told police her daughter had been receiving threatening phone calls.

03/04/14 – A hit and run was reported near the intersection of Toto Road and U.S. 39.

03/05/14 – A theft was reported in the 4100 block of South Range Road in North Judson.

03/05/14 – A hit and run was reported near the Grovertown Truck Stop.

03/06/14 – A resident of the 2800 block of South 1150 East in Culver reported a possible phone scam.

03/07/14 – A resident of the 2400 block of South 100 West in North Judson told police that someone had stolen many items from her home over the last several months.

03/07/14 – A resident of the 2500 block of West 700 South in North Judson reported someone had been using his information to file their taxes.

03/08/14 – A vehicle was reportedly broken into in the 3200 block of East 200 South in Knox.

03/08/14 – A resident of the 1400 block of East 250 South in Knox reported a subject trespassing with a gun.

03/09/14 – A man reportedly drew a gun on a male subject in the 1900 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox.

03/09/14 – A vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in the 7200 block of South 250 West in North Judson.

Arrests:

03/09/14 – Jan M. Craig, 33 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Public Intoxication and Criminal Trespass.

Police Reports

Published: March 3rd, 2014
Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

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.

Arrests:

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:

Incidents:

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.

Arrests:

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.

Police Reports

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: February 24th, 2014
Starke County Sheriff's Department

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

02/17/14 – A theft was reported in the 4100 block of South Range Road near North Judson.

02/18/14 – Robert Jennings of Knox told police that someone had stolen his vehicle from the Koontz Lake Laundromat.

02/18/14 – A resident of the 1000 block of West 250 South in Knox reported a female subject was harassing and threatening her.

02/18/14 – A domestic complaint was filed in the 7200 block of North 50 East in Hamlet.

02/18/14 – A resident of the 3900 block of South 200 East in Knox reported receiving threatening calls and texts from two female subjects.

02/19/14 – A Plymouth business owner reported an employee had stolen $11,000 from an out-of-state customer by having the customer wire him money.

02/19/14 – A resident of the 3900 block of North 700 East reported someone had been going through mailboxes.

02/20/14 – Ben Osinski reported someone had purchased a vehicle at auction and wrote a fraudulent check.

02/20/14 – Andy Cornwall of North Judson reported a male subject trespassing on his property who appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

02/21/14 – Shots were reportedly fired near the intersection of 200 East and 350 South in Knox.

02/22/14 – A resident of the 1200 block of West 150 South in Knox reported a male subject had been calling her with a broken accent repeatedly, saying he was coming over and asking her to marry him.

02/23/14 – A resident of the 3100 block of West Toto Road in North Judson reported someone had broken into his garage and stolen several items.

Arrests:

02/21/14 – Curtis H. Debries, 25 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Burglary.

02/21/14 – Tracie Lee Clemons, 23 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Common Nuisance, Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

02/21/14 – Gary Grant Clemons, 30 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Common Nuisance, Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/22/14 After a report of an active warrant for a Dena Meyers at 502 Magnolia Street, officers responded to the address and made the arrest. Meyers was transported to the Starke County Jail for a Porter County Warrant for Failture to Appear on a theft charge. Later that day, a stolen truck report was made from the same residence. This remains under investigation.

02/21/14 Several slide-offs and stuck vehicle reports were investigated by North Judson police due to road conditions. No damage or injury reports were made.

02/21/14 Police were dispatched to a residence on Mulberry in reference to missing medications. The complainants were advised that the department does not make theft reports for medications. The nurse and doctor were notified about the situation.

02/20/14 An employee at Carpenter’s oil reported to police that two males drove off and did not pay for gasoline. A short time later a subject returned to pay for the fuel, stating they had forgot to pay. An incident last week report by Good to Go Oil in reference to a drive off was also settled. Each party thought the other had paid.

02/19/14 Theft of some money out of a wallet at the North Judson-San Pierre Schools was made to police.

02/19/14 While doing patrols, officers located a school bus with the head lamps on in the area of the bus garage. The lights were turned off and the vehicle was secured.

02/18/14 North Judson Police issued nearly a dozen tags for vehicles that needed to be moved due to the snow on the streets. Within the town limits, all vehicles must be moved every 72 hours when on the streets, every 18 hours if parked in a town lot, or within 12 hours in the event more than three inches of snow falls in the downtown area. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely stated that every vehicle responded to the tags and several streets were able to be cleaned up a little better.

02/18/14 A welfare check was conducted on an elderly lady who was later discovered to have been moved in a motel room. All was fine.

02/17/14 Officers assisted several motorists with slide-offs and other vehicle issues due to severe weather. No damage reports were taken.

02/17/14 The fraudulent use of a credit card was reported. The card was taken from a home in North Judson and used in the Knox area. After a complete investigation, a report was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor’s office for request of a warrant.

Arrests:
02/22/14 Dena M. Meyers, 30, 502 Magnolia Street, of North Judson, IN arrested on a Porter County warrant for Failure to Appear.

Police Reports

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: February 19th, 2014

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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

02/10/14 – Donald Selby of Knox reported the theft of a check book and insulin.

02/10/14 – A resident of the 8000 block of East 50 South in Knox reported she has been receiving calls from Jamaica threatening to “hunt her down.”

02/12/14 – A resident of the 2900 block of South 300 East reported her mailbox had been damaged.

02/13/14 – A man told police that his car had been missing from the laundromat in Koontz Lake for a couple weeks.

02/14/14 – A resident of the 10800 block of East Kanney Avenue told police that someone has been “taunting him,” beeping the horn as they drive past his house repeatedly.

02/14/14 – A resident of the 2900 block of West 625 South in North Judson reported the theft of silver coins from her home.

02/14/14 – A resident of the 4400 block of East Orchard Drive in Knox told police that people were stealing electricity from her home.

02/15/14 – A resident of the 4100 block of South Range Road reported her outbuilding had been broken into.

02/15/14 – A resident of the 1800 block of South 100 East in Knox reported his Emerald card missing.

02/16/14 – A criminal trespassing report was filed by a resident of the 6500 block of East Toto Road in Knox.

Arrests:

02/12/14 – Jackie Albert Minix, 28 of Westville and Ivan Sandlin, 30 of North Judson, were arrested on charges of Invasion of Privacy.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

02/12/14 – Deputies responded to a report of a woman receiving threatening texts from a relative of her husband.

02/12/14 – Deputies responded to a report of a Rensselaer woman who said she was the victim of the theft of some prescription medication.

02/12/14 – A trespasser reportedly received a verbal no-trespass order from deputies after the male subject refused to leave his mother’s residence.

02/12/14 – Winamac police responded to a report of a male subject who was allegedly drinking and threatening people at a local residence.

02/17/14 – Animal control called for deputy assistance when a dog owner was giving them a hard time and would not let them retrieve a dog that had allegedly attacked two other dogs.

02/17/14 – Winamac police responded to a report of a stolen fender and whole tailgate of a vehicles.

02/17/14 – The Medaryville Fire Department responded to an active smoke alarm.

02/17/14 – Police arrested a subject following a warrant check.

02/18/14 – Deputies responded to a protective order violation.

02/18/14 – Deputies responded to a man who was riding his moped and was allegedly run off the road on purpose by a subject in a truck.

02/18/14 – A Winamac woman was reportedly called by police after she allegedly harassed and stalked her ex-boyfriend.

02/18/14 – Police made an arrest following the execution of a search warrant.

Arrests:

02/15/14 – Jeffrey Jacobs, 26 of Winamac, was arrested on charges of Failure to Appear

02/17/14 – Randall Ray Pike, 57 of Winamac, was arrested on charges of Theft and Exploitation of a Dependent or Endangered Adult.

02/18/14 – James Penicaro, 30 of Winamac, was arrested on charges of Resisting Arrest and OVWI Causing Endangerment.

02/18/14 – Rex Allen Jr., 37 of Plymouth, was arrested on charges of Revocation of Probation.

02/18/14 – Howard Scott Stiltz, 30 of Monticello, was arrested on charges of Petition to Revoke Probation.

02/19/14 – Michelle M. Riley, 29 of Culver, was arrested on charges of Aiding in Armed Robbery.

02/19/14 – Ronald Lee Fisher, 41 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Probation Violation.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/15/14 Police responded to a property damage accident at Collision Auto Body. The accident occurred at the intersection of Wilson Street and Weninger Street. Deputy Chief Joe Budner investigated and estimated the damages at over $1,000. One of the drivers was cited for no insurance.

02/15/14 Officers assisted the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at the Oak View Motel.

02/14/14 A business owner turned over a wallet that was located in the business parking lot by a customer. The owner of the wallet was notified.

02/14/14 The North Judson Police Department assisted the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department by checking a residence in 2600 block of South Side Parkway for a runaway juvenile. The juvenile was not located.

02/13/14 Police responded to a 911 hang-up call in the 6000 block of Wilson Street. The officer investigated and there was no emergency and everything appeared okay.

02/12/14 Officers responded to a criminal trespass complaint in the 300 block of George Street. Officer Frank Thomas arrived and after a brief investigation arrested 21-year-old Julie Marie Serrano for criminal trespass.

02/12/14 A drive off complaint was investigated at Good To Go. The subject realized that she did not pay and came in the next day to pay for the gas.

02/12/14 The North Judson Police Department responded to an animal complaint in the area of the Oak View Motel. The officer did not locate the loose pit bull.

02/12/14 Police responded to a car vs. deer accident near the intersection of Talmer Avenue and Oakwood Street. Officer Nick Vanni stated, in his crash report, the vehicle had heavy front end damage and estimated the damages at over $2,500.

02/11/14 Officers responded to a property damage accident in the CVS parking lot. Two drivers told police that they were backing up at the same time and did not see each other. Deputy Chief Joe Budner investigated and estimated the damage at over $1,000.

02/11/14 A slide off was reported one mile south of State Road 10 on State Road 39. There was no damage to the vehicle.

02/10/14 The North Judson Police Department was dispatched to the North Judson-San Pierre Middle School for a theft complaint. A parent of a student reported that her daughter’s clarinet was stolen from the band room.

02/10/14 A property damage complaint was investigated by the North Judson Police Department in the 600 block of Cherry Street. The property damage occurred to the vehicle in a local parking lot. An incident report was completed.

02/10/14 Police were called to CVS for a complaint of an unwanted subject. The subject left prior to the officer’s arrival.

Arrests:
02/21/14 Julie Marie Serrano, 21, 404 Keller Avenue, North Judson, IN was arrested on a preliminary charge of Criminal Trespass.

Police Reports

Published: February 10th, 2014

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:

The North Judson Police Department has conducted several welfare checks due to the poor weather conditions. If you believe someone is stranded or possible hurt, hungry, or stuck inside their home, don’t hesitate to call police to do a welfare check on them. It’s always better safe, than sorry.

“We have also responded to many mental illness type complaints recently, maybe it’s cabin fever,” stated North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely. “However, you must remember that many times the hands of officers are tied with what they can and cannot do with a person dealing with a mental illness. It is always best for family members to attempt to get them help as a first choice.”

With many health facilities not accepting mental illness patients and the mental health intuitions throughout the county dwindling, the issue of what to do with patients is quickly becoming a national problem.

Incidents:
02/08/14 A call involving a report of domestic battery in the 500 Block of Magnolia was reported to the North Judson Police. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department assisted. An adult arrest was made and the case remains under investigation.

02/07/14 Police received several calls of a young woman running down the middle of Highway 10, not wearing a coat in below-zero weather. The person appeared to be intoxicated or upset. Officers made contact with the woman and she was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital by Starke County EMS. A complete investigation was initiated and a full report will be issued to the Starke County Prosecutor.

02/07/14 A report of a protective order violation was taken in the 500 Block of Laurel Street.

02/05/14 A report of an unwanted guest at a home in the Hubeny Subdivision resulted in the issuance of a criminal trespassing warning to the suspect. Any additional visits will result in arrest.

02/04/14 The Town of North Judson is dealing with snow removal problems. Officers want to remind you that if you park on a town street or parking lot your vehicle must be moved every 24 hours. Snowed-in or snow-covered vehicles need to be moved so the town may clean the street. You may still park there as long as the vehicles are operable, have the proper registration and moved every 24 hours. Police will begin enforcing this ordinance if the problem continues. The fine for the first offense is $50.00.

02/03/14 Police checked on a suspicious truck in the area of Leslie and Luken Streets. The vehicle was contacted through NIPSCO and all was fine.

02/03/14 An incident involving an Illinois man believed to be suffering from some type of mental issue was investigated. The situation was cared for by the North Judson Police at two separate businesses.

02/03/14 Officers responded to the 100 block of Talmer Avenue in regards to an unwanted house guest. The subject was gone upon arrival. A report was taken.

Police Reports

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: February 5th, 2014

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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

01/27/14 – A battery incident was reported in the 4400 block of East Orchard Drive in Knox.

01/28/14 – A resident of the 5500 block of West 500 South in North Judson reported subjects riding snowmobiles on his property.

01/29/14 – A theft was reported in the 100 block of North Pearl Street in Knox.

01/29/14 – A resident of the 7200 block of East 900 South reported a male subject on Facebook talking inappropriately to her 13-year-old daughter.

01/30/14 – A resident of the 6700 block of West 700 South in North Judson reported her daughter had been battered.

01/30/14 – A theft report was filed in the 11300 block of East State Road 8 in Knox.

02/01/14 – A resident of the 2400 block of West 500 South in Knox reported being threatened by a male subject.

02/02/14 – Craig McEndarfer of Knox told police someone had hit his mailbox and smashed it.

02/02/14 – Kimberly Fort of Knox reported her credit card stolen.

Arrests:

01/27/14 – Kenneth Smoot, 44 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Domestic Battery in Presence of a Child and Interference with Custody.

01/29/14 – Glenn A. Joseph, 56 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, Common Nuisance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

01/29/14 – Gavin Joseph, 19 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Common Nuisance and Possession of Marijuana.

02/02/14 – James A. Fleming, 33 of Michigan City, was arrested following a report of a black Escalade driving recklessly.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/31/14 A two vehicle property damage accident was investigated by North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas near the intersection of Lane and Sycamore Streets. As two trucks passed each other, their mirrors hit. Damages were set at under $1,000.

01/30/14 A vandalism/criminal damage report was taken in the 100 Block of Lane Street, where two small BB holes were located in two of the store front windows. Anyone with any knowledge of this action are asked to call North Judson Police at 574-772-5914.

01/29/14 Police Officer Frank McDaniels investigated a single vehicle property damage accident on State Road 10 near 700 west, where the vehicle slid off of the highway and struck a mailbox. Damages were estimated at over $2,500.

01/29/14 Officers stood by while personal property was retrieved at a residence in the 300 Block of Talmer Ave.

01/28/14 Police responded to a downtown business in reference to an unruly customer. The male and escorted out of the business and advised not to return or face trespassing charges.

Police Reports

Published: January 28th, 2014

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:
01/23/14 Several welfare checks were made throughout the North Judson Area by police due to the severe weather.

01/23/14 Police responded to the 600 Block of Arlington Avenue in reference to a fraud case. A parent stated her 13-year-old son had a $2,000 cell phone bill. Someone had gotten his personal information. A report was completed.

01/23/14 A small herd of deer caused havoc near the entrance to the North Judson Industrial Park. A southbound vehicle on Oakwood struck two deer near the intersection of Arlington Avenue. North Judson Police Officer Nick Vanni investigated and estimated damages at over $2,500. No injuries were reported.

01/21/14 An animal complaint in the 100 Block of Arlington Avenue was received by officers. The animal was secured when police arrived.

01/20/14 Officers responded to an ordinance violation in the 200 Block of Sheridan reference to a roofer not having a contractor’s permit. The situation was rectified.

Starke County Sheriff's Department

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

01/20/14 – Medication was reported stolen from a residence in the 4700 block of North 1200 East in Grovertown.

01/21/14 – A hit and run incident was reported on State Road 23, south of Walkerton.

01/23/14 – A resident of the 4000 block of East 175 North in Knox told police that her daughter opened credit cards in her name.

01/23/14 – A 16-year-old girl reported she had been battered by her older sister in the 4200 block of South Range Road in North Judson.

01/24/14 – A resident of the 3700 block of East Debby Drive in Knox reported a protective order violation.

01/24/14 – A resident of the 4700 block of South 100 West in North Judson told police she was being harassed and threatened.

01/25/14 – A resident of the 6300 block of South County Road 210 in Knox told police someone had broken into his garage and stolen items.

01/25/14 – A resident of the 6100 block of South 250 West in North Judson reported a dark-colored passenger car bashing mailboxes in the area.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

1/20- Medaryville Fire Dept. responded to a house fire while the owner was trying to rescue three dogs.

1/22- Medaryville Fire Dept. Responded to a possible gas leak.

1/22- Pulaski Deputies received a report of a stolen vehicle.

1/22- Star City Fire Dept., Royal Center Fire Dept., Buffalo Fire Dept., Kewanna Fire Dept., and Winamac Fire Dept. Responded to a attic fire.

1/23- A domestic dispute between a husband and wife ends in no charges filed.

1/27- Buffalo Fire Dept., Francesville Fire Dept., and Medaryville Fire respond to a house fire.

1/27- Winamac Police respond to a report of stolen tools from a a local residence.

1/28- Pulaski County Deputies respond to a break-in where electronics were allegedly taken.

Police Reports

Published: January 20th, 2014

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:
01/19/14 – Officer Frank McDaniels of the North Judson Police Department investigated a car vs. deer accident near the intersection of Railroad Street and Arlington Ave. Damages were estimated over $1,500.

01/18/14 Several calls were received from a residence in the 400 block of Keller Avenue in reference to 911 hang ups, medical assists, and family disputes.

01/16/14 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely assisted at a single vehicle slide-off near 100 west and State Road #10. No injuries or damages were reported.

01/16/14 Police responded to a single vehicle accident near 600 West and State Road #10. No injuries were reported and the vehicle slid into a ditch. North Judson Officer Nick Vanni estimated damages at near $1,000.

01/15/14 Officers received a report of a juvenile problem prior to going to school.

01/15/14 Good to Go Oil in North Judson reported to police that after reviewing videos, a shoplifter was identified from a recent visit. The case remains under investigation.

01/13/14 Police responded to an animal complaint in the 100 Block of Arlington Avenue.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/19/14 Officers responded to a landlord/renter dispute.

01/17/14 A fraud complaint was filed.

01/16/14 Officers investigated an alleged battery involving a six-year-old child.

01/10/14 Police responded to call pertaining to interference with visitation.

01/10/14 Knox officers were notified of a possible drug overdose.

01/08/14 Jim Hicks told officers that some unknown person(s) were riding snowmobiles across the property of his business. Some damage was reported.

01/05/14 A Christmas decoration reportedly flew off of a post on the Best Ford property and hit a vehicle in the lot. Heavy winds had forced the wooden decoration off the post. It damaged the right front fender and headlight on a Ford pickup.

01/01/14 Officers investigated a battery incident that reportedly occurred outside of O’s Tap.

Arrests:
01/18/14 Matthew Bradley, 27, 1520 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Heroin, Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Syringe.

01/13/14 Robin Shivley, 26, 311 Ruthie Dr. #B3, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

01/08/14 Kevin Fawley, 835 S. 250 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

12/31/13 Mary Lain, 29, 305 Ruthie Dr. #3, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Battery with a Deadly Weapon and two felony counts of Battery.

Knox City Police Monthly report-December 2013

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

1/17/14 – Pulaski County Deputies respond to a caller who was reporting a break-in of his shed. He was unsure of when it occurred.

1/18/14 – Pulaski County Deputies responded to a barn that had been reportedly broken into.

1/18/14 – Pulaski Deputies received a call from a Pulaski County resident who was out of town but neighbors advised the resident of possible trespassers.

1/18/14 – Deputies received a reported car theft. The caller was a resident of the Pulaski County Jail.

Police Reports

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: January 13th, 2014

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

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

01/06/14 – A possible scam was reported by a resident of the 6700 block of South Shewski Road in Knox.

01/06/14 – A resident of the 2200 block of South 200 East in Knox told police her mailbox had been damaged by a snowplow truck.

01/06/14 – A resident of the 8800 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton filed a domestic complaint.

01/06/14 – A mailbox was reportedly damaged in the 5400 block of South 250 East in Knox.

01/07/14 – Fred Komon of Knox reported someone had stolen his shotgun.

01/07/14 – A resident of the 9800 block of East 50 South in Knox told police that a man was verbally abusing her and throwing things at her.

01/07/14 – A resident of the 7300 block of North Dogwood Road in Walkerton told police that someone had threatened to blow up his vehicle.

01/08/14 – Shirley Spencer of Walkerton reported someone had stolen her vehicle.

01/09/14 – A resident of the 3200 block of East 400 South in Knox told police three subjects were trespassing on her property.

01/09/14 – A resident of the 8800 block of East 700 North in Walkerton reported someone had stolen her debit card and her vehicle.

01/10/14 – A man told police someone has been using his name and Social Security number as an employee at Sabre Manufacturing in Knox.

01/10/14 – A resident of the 10500 block of East State Road 23 in Walkerton reported a theft from a foreclosed home.

01/11/14 – An employee of the Grovertown Truck Stop told police that there were male subjects in the parking lot possibly smoking marijuana.

01/12/14 – Michael Garbas told police that someone had stolen his medication.

Arrests:

01/12/14 – Mark Anthony Deleon, 28 of LaPorte, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Driving While Suspended.

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/12/14 A report of a battery was made to police from a resident in the 5000 block of S. Luken Street. A complete report was made and the investigation continues. No major injuries were reported.

01/12/14 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to a shoplifting report at the Dollar General store. After an investigation, Victoria Belue, 20, North Judson was arrested for Conversion and transported to the Starke County Jail.

01/11/14 Officers responded to three calls of vehicles having been gone through, ransacked and items missing. North Judson Chief Vessely wants to remind all citizens to lock your vehicle when not attended.

01/11/14 A citizen called police to report a panhandler in the Family Express parking lot. Chief Doug Vessely responded and removed the individual. The suspect was given a warning.

01/11/14 North Judson Police located several vacuum salespersons in the area of Cherry and Laurel Streets during the evening hours. They were all followed out of town until such time they obtain a local peddler’s permit.

01/09/14 North Judson Officer Frank Thomas assisted a motorist in a slide-off accident in the area of Collins Street and Crystal Street. No damages were reported.

01/07/14 North Judson Police Officer Nick Vanni observed a female walking in the cold and checked on her, learning she had an arrest warrant through Pulaski County for Failure to Appear. Kimberly Mann, North Judson, was arrested and transported to the Pulaski County Line to meet with a Pulaski County Sheriff Unit.

Arrests:
01/12/14 Victoria E. Belue, 20, of 1520 W 450 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

01/07/14 Kimberly S. Mann, 29, 510 S. High Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a Pulaski County Warrant for Failure to Appear.

01/07/14 Mickey Richie, 35, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/0714 Police were called out to a domestic dispute between a couple. The boyfriend reportedly left with an infant child.

01/04/14 Officers respond to a call of a possible fight.

01/04/14 A man reported to the police of the theft of some items from his barn. He has yet to locate some of his tools.

01/04/14 Deputies responded to a call of a family dispute.

01/04/14 A fire in Pulaski County forced residence out of their house.

01/01/14 A domestic issue was reported and deputies responded.

01/01/14 A fight between a man and his girlfriend ended when she filed a report with the police.

01/01/14 A woman told police that her nine-week-old puppy was stolen.

01/01/14 Police were called out to a domestic dispute in Kewanna were injuries were sustained.

Arrests:
01/12/14 Joseph Shepperd, 28, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

01/12/14 Kenneth Henry, 37, of Rensselaer, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

01/12/14 Ashley Alexander, 25, of Rensselaer, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine and three warrants.

01/12/14 James Richie, Jr., 40, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

01/12/14 Emily Allen, 22, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

01/12/14 Carl Larkin, 51, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

01/12/14 Kalen Shepperd, 38, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine and two warrants.

01/02/14 Everett Miller, Jr., 37 of Knox, IN, arrested on a warrant.

Police Reports

Published: January 8th, 2014

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:
01/05/14 A slide-off accident occurred on Sheridan Avenue near Talmer Avenue. No injuries or damage were reported and no tickets were written.

01/03/14 North Judson Police responded to a domestic call in the 700 block of Main Street.

01/02/14 An employee at the North Judson Utility Department reported to police of the theft of services in the 300 Block of Franklin Street. The water department had turned off the meter prior to this date and when returned the meter was on and water usage had flowed through the meter. The meter was removed and an investigation started. The current tenants moved out of the home the same day.

01/01/14 An animal complainant was received by police. A dog was given away and the former owner wanted the dog back. After speaking with all interested parties, it was determined to be a civil matter.

12/31/13 Police investigated a report of a missing adult from the 500 Block of Main Street. She had traveled out of state and cellphone contacts were lost. After an investigation, the female was located and the case closed.

12/29/13 A resident called officers in reference to hearing someone out in the cold, sounding distressed or injured, in the 200 block of Park Avenue. An officer arrived and located a neighbor laying in his own back yard. Medics were summoned and checked the man. He was taken into his home. Alcohol was believed to be a factor.

12/28/13 Officers stood by for a custody exchange in the 200 block of Schricker Avenue. No problems occurred.

12/28/13 North Judson Police Officer Nick Vanni conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of Tiffany Wilson, 28, of San Pierre. She had a suspended drivers license and expired license plates. Officer Vanni transported her to the Starke County Jail.

12/27/13 Police were called in reference to a juvenile going through a mailbox in the 500 Block of High Street. Police responded and learned it was his own mailbox.

12/27/13 A report was made of a suspicious person, possibility intoxicated, in the Norwayne Park. Police located a mental female subject, not intoxicated, and did an Emergency Commitment to IU Health Starke Hospital.

Arrests:
12/29/13 Laura L. Hoffer , 27, 2357 W. U-Road, of North Judson, IN, was arrested on a Pulaski County Warrant for Small Claims.

12/28/13 Tiffany C. Wilson, 28, 7375 South US 421, of San Pierre, IN was arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended Prior.

North Judson Police Department Monthly Report- December 2013

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/30/13 – A resident of the 7700 block of East 50 South in Knox reported a case of insurance fraud.

12/30/13 – A resident of the 200 block of South Main Street in Hamlet told police that he has been receiving harassing phone calls.

12/31/13 – Tony Black of Knox reported someone had broken into his shed and stolen yard equipment.

12/31/13 – A resident of the 5500 block of East 800 South in Knox reported someone had battered her 10-year-old son and her as well.

12/31/13 – Ed Jernas of Knox reported people were on his property on four-wheelers.

12/31/13 – A resident of the 4000 block of West 800 South in North Judson told police that a caller claiming to be from the cable company attempted to gain access to her cable box.

01/01/14 – A resident of the 5500 block of East Manor Drive in Knox told police that someone was hunting near his property.

01/01/14 – A caller told police that someone shot his vehicle near the intersection of State Road 10 and State Road 23.

01/01/14 – A battery incident was reported in the 8100 block of South 600 East in Knox.

01/02/14 – A resident of the 3900 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported jewelry had been stolen from the residence.

01/03/14 – A resident of the 5100 block of East 200 South in Knox told police that he arrived home to find items missing and his house trashed.

01/04/14 – An employee of Save-A-Lot in Knox reported someone was switching prices on the meat.

Arrests:

12/30/13 – Raymundo Garcia, 26 of San Pierre, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Driving While Suspended.

01/04/14 – Ray Lewis Sexton, 42 of Knox, was arrested following a traffic stop near Walgreens in Knox.

01/04/14 – James Robert Royce, 43 of Bunker Hill, was arrested on charges of Battery, Residential Entry and Intimidation following a domestic complaint in the 3900 block of South 200 East in Knox.

01/05/14 – Christopher Lee Mustard, 33 of Grovertown, was arrested on charges of Domestic Battery.

Police Reports

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: December 30th, 2013

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

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/23/13 – A caller from the 4000 block of North 900 East in Knox reported a woman had come to her residence and began throwing Christmas presents in a fire before throwing herself in the fire.

12/23/13 – A resident of the 3100 block of West 900 South in North Judson reported a possible credit card scam.

12/23/13 – Medication was reported stolen from a residence in the 1400 block of West 400 South in North Judson.

12/23/13 – A domestic complaint was filed at a residence in the 11500 block of East Division Road in Knox.

12/24/13 – A resident of the 2900 block of West 800 South in North Judson reported her residence had been broken into on Dec. 15.

12/25/13 – A hit-and-run was reported near the intersection of 700 East and 25 North in Knox.

12/25/13 – Kevin Keen of Knox reported someone had stolen his cement mixer.

12/26/13 – Shots were reportedly fired in the 1500 block of East 500 North in Knox; the caller stated he believes the shooters were firing at coyotes.

12/26/13 – A resident of the 2700 block of East State Road 23 in Knox reported someone had stolen medication from her home.

12/27/13 – A resident of the 3100 block of West 900 South in North Judson reported his identity had been stolen.

12/27/13 – A resident of the 4800 block of East 150 North in Knox told police he believes someone is using the internet to take his money.

12/27/13 – A caller reported trespassers near the intersection of State Road 23 and 400 North in Knox.

12/28/13 – A resident of the 400 block of South 800 East in Knox reported his neighbor broke the glass in his front door.

Arrests:

12/23/13 – Adam Brandon Obomsawin, 35 of South Bend, was arrested on charges of Child Molestation after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.

12/27/13 – Randy E. Ketcham, 38 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Possession of Marijuana.

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/29/13 A resident called North Judson Police in reference to hearing someone out in the cold sounding distressed or injured in the 200 block of Park Avenue. An officer arrived and located a neighbor laying in his own back yard. Medics were summoned and checked the man. He was taken into his home. It is believed alcohol was a factor.

12/28/13 Police stood by for a custody exchange in the 200 block of Schricker Avenue. No problems occurred.

12/28/13 North Judson Police Officer Nick Vanni conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of Tiffany Wilson, 28, of San Pierre. She had a suspended driver’s license and expired license plates. Officer Vanni transported her to the Starke County Jail.

12/27/13 It was reported that a juvenile was going through a mailbox in the 500 Block of High Street. Police responded and learned it was his own mailbox.

12/26/13 North Judson Police located an open door in the 200 block of Lane Street. The building was checked and secured. All was fine.

12/25/13 Officers responded to an unwanted guest complaint at a home in the 300 Block of Keller Avenue.

12/25/13 A driver told police that he had bumped a pole in the parking lot of a local business. No report was made due to the small amount of damages.

12/24/13 In the 100 Block of Lane Street, officers responded to a custody dispute. After arrival, the caller was arrested for an outstanding Knox City Court arrest warrant for Check Deception. Plans were changed to exchange child custody early Christmas morning.

12/24/13 A man reported his relative was being pursued and threatened by unwanted guests in an area north of North Judson on English Lake Road. After several checks and searches by North Judson Police Officers, the call was unfounded.

12/23/13 Police responded to a domestic battery incident in the 300 Block of Dalhke Street. Minor injures were reported. A complete report was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor for review.

12/22/13 North Judson Police received a report of a reckless driver near the area of Oakwood and Main Streets. The vehicle was gone upon arrival.

Arrests:
12/29/13 Laura L. Hoffer, 27, 2357 W. U-Road, North Judson, IN, was arrested on a Pulaski County small claims warrant.

12/28/13 Tiffany C. Wilson, 28, 7375 South US 421, San Pierre, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended Prior.

12/24/13 Melisa Batey, 20, 404 Clark Street, Plymouth, arrested for Knox City Court FTA Check Deception Warrant.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/30/13 A fire was reported at a home in Monterey. The Monterey Fire Department responded.

12/30/13 A Winamac man reported the theft of irrigation wire.

12/28/13 Officers received a call from a person who heard gunshots. Four people were seen outside of caller’s house.

12/28/13 Police responded to a domestic dispute in Winamac.

12/27/13 Police were advised of the theft of scrap metal and copper wiring.

12/27/13 Officers were called to investigate a protective order violation.

12/26/13 Winamac police responded to a fight over someone retrieving their personal property.

12/26/13 A man hit a deer on the way home. He told police where the deer was last seen.

12/23/13 Scott Freeman and Michelle Riley were jailed after an alleged armed bank robbery in Pulaski County.

Arrests:
12/30/13 Joanna Timmons, 32, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle as an Habitual Traffic Violator.

12/25/13 Michael Campbell, 30, of Knox, IN, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of Visiting a Common Nuisance.

12/23/13 Scott Freeman, 34, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a charge of Robbery.

12/23/13 Michelle Riley, 29, Culver, IN, arrested in a charge of Aiding in a Robbery.