Nies to Appear for Initial Hearing

Luther Nies

Luther Nies

A Knox man accused of felony attempted child seduction and child solicitation is scheduled to appear in Starke Circuit Court today for an initial hearing.

Luther Nies, 25, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday morning on the charges that stem from alleged actions in Feb. 2013. According to court documents, Nies attempted to molest a five-year-old child. Knox City Police Department officers placed Nies into custody without incident and he remains in the Starke County Jail on a $35,000 surety bond.

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Knox Man Charged after Two Month Investigation

Luther Nies

Luther Nies

A Knox man was arrested on a bench warrant yesterday after a two-month investigation by the Knox City Police Department.

Luther J. Nies, 25, was arrested on charges of attempted child molestation as a Class C felony and child solicitation is a Class D felony. The alleged acts involved a small child in 2013. No other details are available at this time.

Nies is in the Starke County Jail on a $35,000 bond.

State Appeals Court Upholds Starke Circuit Court Conviction

 The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a Knox man’s conviction on a drug charge from 2013. A jury found Alfred Higdon guilty of possession of methamphetamine as a Class D felony. He was sentenced to three years in prison. Higdon’s appeal claims the trial court erroneously admitted evidence that was the product of an illegal search by law enforcement. Continue reading

Police Still Seeking Information Child Pornography Case

Robert Wisilinski

Robert Wisilinski

The investigation into the arrest of a Knox resident is ongoing with the Knox City Police Department.

Police have been able to identify victims from child pornography images allegedly found on Robert Wisilinski’s computer. The officers continue to work on leads and help victims in the wake of Wislinski’s alleged actions.  Continue reading

Police Reports

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Arrests:

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

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

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests

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

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

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

Knox City Council Meets New Officer, Approves Use of Community Center

Eric Vanderhoff

Eric Vanderhoff

The new officer at the Knox City Police Department introduced himself to the Knox City Council members Tuesday night. Eric Vanderhoff said he will be headed to the police academy on March 31 for 15 weeks of training. He’s been on the road for six months and getting to know the area. He will return to the Knox City Police Department when his training is complete. Vanderhoff was hired last spring.

The city council also approved the use of the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center on April 25 for an event hosted by Women Anchored in Hope. The council approved the use of half of the great room, but if there are more people than anticipated then they could use the entire room.

A contract was approved to have Anne Mannix complete all of the paperwork with the Blight Elimination Program grant. The contract is for $50 an hour, not to exceed $10,000. The city attorney will review the contract.

The city council members also recognized that George Byer was reappointed as the park superintendent. That action was completed this month.

Knox Police Chief Notes Building Issues

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem told the Board of Public Works members this week that some maintenance needs to be conducted at the building housing the police department.

Norem stated that fans are on in the garage to help evaporate the water from the floor in the garage. The drainage issue has been ongoing for some time, according to Norem. He hopes that the issues can be corrected in the spring.

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Knox Burglary Suspect Taken into Custody

Jason Cooke

Jason Cooke

A man who police say ran from the scene where a meth lab and stolen items were found was taken into custody.

Jason E. Cooke, 35, of Plymouth was located and taken into custody by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, Jan. 26. Cooke was later transported to the Starke County Jail and is being held on preliminary charges of burglary and theft, according to a Knox City Police Department press release.

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Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Reports

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

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

Arrests:

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

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

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

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

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

Police Reports

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

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

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

Arrest:

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

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

 

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

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

Knox Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

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

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

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

12/3/14 – Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 500 South east of 150 East in Knox.

12/4/14 – A Knox resident reported the theft of checks that were cashed on her account.

12/4/14 – Deputies took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 23 between 300 and 400 North in Knox.

12/4/14 – Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 750 East at State Road 10 in Knox.

12/5/14 – The Bass Lake Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a structure fire on 700 South west of 300 East in North Judson.

12/5/14 – A caller reported possible meth lab remnants in the area of 200 South east of 450 East in Knox on the south side of the road.

12/6/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a rollover wreck with no injuries on 25 North at 600 East in Knox.

12/6/14 – A Knox resident reported receiving numerous harassing telephone calls from someone claiming to be with Publisher’s Clearinghouse.

12/6/14 – A resident in the 3800 block of East Debby Drive in Knox reported trespassers on his property.

12/6/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 625 South east of 100 West in Knox.

12/7/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 421 at State Road 10 in San Pierre.

12/8/14 – A resident in the 5200 block of South Detroiter Lane in North Judson reported the theft of items from a vehicle.

12/8/14 – A resident in the 10300 block of East 840 South in Monterey reported his garage was broken into.

12/9/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on Range Road between 100 and 150 South in North Judson.

12/9/14 – A resident in the 1800 block of South 100 East in Knox reported a theft.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incident Reports:

12/3/14 – An iPhone was reported stolen from O’S Tap in Knox.

12/7/14 – A resident in the 300 block of West Riverside Drive in Knox reported the theft of a dog.

12/7/14 – Police respond to a hit-and-run incident on North Shield Street in Knox.

Arrests:

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

12/2/14 – Willie Ray Sturgeon Jr. 31, Knox – Operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator.

12/4/14 – Derek Andrew Allen, 27, , Knox – Disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

12/4/14 – Tracie Lee Clemons, 23, Knox – Theft.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

12/1/14 – A concerned citizen contacted the North Judson Police Department in reference to a dog being out on a leash in the cold. The dog had water, food and shelter.

12/3/14 – North Judson Police are investigating the theft of money from a student’s locker at North Judson-San Pierre High School. A parent notified North Judson Police that her child and money stolen from his locker at the high school. This incident is still being investigated.

12/3/14 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to a property damage accident in the Dollar General parking lot. He estimates damages are over $1,000.

12/3/14 – North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff Department on a battery complaint.

12/05/14 – North Judson Police are investigating the theft of unspecified items from a resident. A

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

11/24/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a property damage accident involving two trucks at the Grovertown Truck Stop.

11/24/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department First Responders responded to two-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 35 in Knox. No injuries were reported.

11/24/14 – A motorist reported he was westbound on U.S. 30 in front of the Grovertown Truck Stop in a truck pulling a horse trailer and was run off the road by a wrecker pulling a semi. Neither the driver nor the horse were injured.

11/24/14 – A resident in the 2000 block of East State Road 10 in Knox who filed a burglary report last week notified the sheriff’s department she’s discovered more items were stolen.

11/24/14 – A North Judson resident reported being battered by her boyfriend. Sheriff’s deputies and Starke County EMS responded.

11/24/14 – A Knox resident reported receiving strange telephone calls from someone purporting to be from a federal agency threatening to serve papers to someone at that address who does not even live there.

11/26/14 – Starke County Highway officials notified the sheriff’s department stop signs are being shot up on 100 East between 50 South and 250 South and on 600 and 700 East between Bass Lake and 250 North.

11/26/14 – The owner of property in the 5500 block of North 1200 East in Grovertown reported the theft of items from a building site on the property.

11/26/14 – The owner of property in the 8800 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton reported the theft of items from the residence by a renter who moved out.

11/26/14 – An official with U.S. Aggregates in Monticello called the sheriff’s department after receiving a telephone call stating someone has cut the lock on the gate at the gravel pit on 700 East and State Road 10 in Knox. He said the last time he was there it appeared someone had been back there cooking meth and had stolen copper wire.

11/26/14 – A resident in the 6700 block of South State Road 10 in Knox reported her license plates were either lost or stolen.

11/26/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 6000 block of South Range Road in North Judson.

11/27/14 – A driver lost control of his vehicle in the 5000 block of south State Road 10 in Knox and hit another vehicle and a fence.

11/27/14 – A property damage accident was reported on State Road 8 east of the Yellow River.

11/27/14 – A resident in the 3200 block of south 550 East in Knox reported the theft of firearms and money from a safe inside the residence.

11/27/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 10 and 100 East in North Judson.

11/27/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on English Lake Road at 400 South.

11/27/14 – Officers responded to a report of a pickup truck on its side in the 1300 block of East Washington St. in Knox. The owner, Earl Richard Leonard, 32, of Knox, was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

11/28/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department got a report of a car that knocked down a fence on State Road 10 between the Bass Lake Pub and the beach in front of the log cabin homes.

11/28/14 – Officers responded to a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 250 North east of U.S. 35.

11/29/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Walkerton Police Department, Starke County EMS and Koontz Lake Fire Department all responded to a single-vehicle accident with injuries on 850 East north of 800 North in Hamlet.

11/29/14 – A caller reported automatic gun shots have been occurring all day in the 7200 block of south State Road 1100 East in Culver.

11/29/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of property damage on 500 South at 750 West in San Pierre.

11/30/14 – A resident in the 7200 block of West 250 South in North Judson reported his residence was broken into and several guns were stolen.

11/30/14 – A resident in the 4100 block of east 150 North in Knox reported the theft of money and other items from his residence by a known suspect.

Arrests:

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

11/27/14 – Earl Richard Leonard, 32, Knox – Operating while intoxicated.

11/30/14 – Devin Richard Gast, no age listed, Culver – Intimidation, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement x 2.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

11/29/14 – A debit/credit card was reported stolen from the 1400 block of South Heaton Street in Knox.

12/2/14 – Officers responded to a report of vandalism in the 400 block of South Heaton Street in Knox.

Arrests:

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

11/29/14 – Curtis Allen Reutebuch, 38, Knox – Operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving with a controlled substance.

11/30/14 – Ryan Michael Perry, no age given, Valparaiso – Illegal possession of alcohol.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

11/17/14 – North Judson Police responded to a loud music complaint in the 200 block of West Talmer Avenue. The resident was advised to turn down the music.

11/18/14 – A driver of a vehicle reported that he struck a dog in the 200 block of Schricker Avenue. The dog was okay and the vehicle sustained minor damage.

11/19/14 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the area of Sate Road 39 North and State Road 10. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Rickie Clemons Jr., 19, of Leiters Ford, was arrested on a preliminary charge of never obtaining a Driver’s License. Clemons was transported to the Starke County Jail without incident.

11/20/14 – A resident reported that someone was breaking into her vehicle in the 300 block of Leslie Street. North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas responded to the call and located the suspect. After a brief investigation, Austin Dale Bailey, 24, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of theft, unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief. Bailey was transported to the Starke County Jail without incident.

11/21/14 – A resident reported to North Judson Police that her daughter was being harassed at school. The resident was advised to contact the school.

11/21/14 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident on West Talmer Avenue West of Garfield Street. A driver of a vehicle stopped to avoid hitting a dog and was rear-ended by another vehicle. Chief Deputy Joe Budner estimated the damage at over $5,000.00.

11/21/14 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident in the area of State Road 10 and County Road 250 West. A vehicle struck a deer. North Judson Officer Nick Vanni estimated the damage at over $2,500.00.

11/22/14 – A resident reported two suspicious people in the 400 block of Lane Street.

11/22/14 – A vehicle pulling into a parking lot turned in front of a eastbound vehicle on State Road 10, near Ono Drive, causing heavy damage and sending one driver to the hospital. Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the incident and estimated damages at over $12,000.00. The person transported to IU Health Starke Hospital was released.

11/22/14 – Officer Nick Vanni covered a car deer accident on State Road 10 just west of 500 West.

11/22/14 – A suspicious vehicle was reported by a resident on Grand Street. North Judson Police arrived and the vehicle was gone upon arrival.

11/22/14 – Extra patrols were requested in the CVS/Dollar Store parking lot due to a prior suspicious vehicle.

11/23/14 – A downtown business requested the assistance of the police to remove two unwanted guests. Police issued two criminal trespassing warnings if they return.

11/24/14 – A report of a mental subject was investigated in the area of Keller and Central Avenues.

11/24/14 – A dog was taken to the Humane Society after officers responded to an animal running at large in the area of Second Street and Walnut. The animal was returned after proper paperwork was secured.

11/24/14 – Another car vs. deer accident occurred on 500 West south of St. Jacob’s cemetery. Chief Doug Vessely investigated. The animal had to be put down.

11/25/14 – The North Judson Police conducted a welfare check on Hancock Street.

11/28/14 – Another car vs. deer accident between 500 and 600 West on State Road 10 was investigated by North Judson Officer Frank Thomas.

Arrests:
11/19/14 – Rickie Clemons Jr., 19, of Leiters Ford, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of never obtaining a Driver’s License.

11/20/14 – Austin Dale Bailey, 24, of Knox, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of theft, unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief.

North Judson Police Department November Monthly Report

Police Looking for Suspect in Stabbing Incident in Knox

Knox City police are looking for a suspect who stabbed Brandon Davidson in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 30.

According to police, Benton Christopher Howard and Davidson got into an argument at a residence in Knox. Davidson told Howard that he didn’t want to fight, but a fight ensued. During the scuffle, Howard allegedly unsheathed a knife from his hip and stabbed Davidson in the chest.

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Charges Anticipated in Stabbing Incident

A stabbing victim is now in serious condition at an area trauma center after an encounter early Sunday morning.

Knox City Police officers were called to IU Health Starke Hospital where 28-year-old Brandon Davidson was admitted after suffering a single stab wound, according to police. He was initially listed in critical condition.

Police have identified a suspect and formal charges are expected to be filed soon. Officers did not elaborate on the details of the incident as the investigation is ongoing.

Knox Police Investigating Stabbing

Officers from the Knox City Police Department are looking for information regarding an alleged stabbing that occurred early Sunday morning.

IU Health Starke Hospital officials called the police department after a man came into the facility with a single stab wound, according to police. The victim, whose name has not been released, was transferred to an area trauma center in critical condition.

There has not been an arrest in this case, but police are seeking information regarding this incident. Call (574) 772-4122 to report an anonymous tip.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

11/14/14 – A resident reported a generator and power washer stolen from a home. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department took the report.

11/14/14 – A purse, cell phone and cash card were reported stolen.

11/17/14 – A gas station attendant reported a drive-off.

11/20/14 – Firefighters responded to a brush fire just north of Star City on U.S. 35.

11/20/14 – A resident reported the theft of a mp3 player from inside a home.

11/20/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a drive-off. Fuel valued at $40.01 was stolen.

11/20/14 – A resident reported the theft of 10 to 12 unspecified items from a home.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

11/17/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 30 near the Grovertown Truck Stop.

11/17/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a residential burglary in the 2000 block of East State Road 10 in Knox.

11/17/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 35 near Wheeler Airport.

11/17/14 – A Knox man reported receiving harassing telephone calls and text messages.

11/17/14 – A Knox man notified the sheriff’s department he struck a deer on State Road 10 near 100 West in Knox.

11/17/14 – Deputies responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 421 north of State Road 10 caused when debris fell from a truck and damaged a car.

11/18/14 – A Knox resident reported a forcible rape of a minor.

11/18/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on 400 South near State Road 39 in North Judson.

11/19/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on 700 East near State Road 10.

11/19/14 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 8 west of 600 East in Knox.

11/20/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on 400 South at 100 East in Knox.

11/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Grovertown.

11/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took an accident report from a driver who hit debris in the roadway in the 8000 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton and damaged her vehicle.

11/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 35 north at 500 North in Hamlet.

11/22/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on 800 South east of 200 West in North Judson. No injuries were reported.

11/22/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a property damage accident in the 6300 block of South Rannells East Road in Knox.

11/22/14 – A Knox woman reported an adult male talking to her 13-year-old daughter on Facebook about inappropriate things.

11/22/14 – Dispatchers received a report of loud music coming from a residence at the corner of State Road 10 and Beach Street in Knox. The caller also advised they are shooting handguns in the air.

11/22/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at Rice’s Woods in the 6500 block of north 1100 East in Walkerton with headlights pointed into the woods. The caller advised a man went into the woods and possibly fired a gun. The vehicle was gone when the officer arrived.

11/22/14 – Dispatchers received another report of loud music coming from a residence at Bass Lake. The caller advised this is an ongoing problem.

11/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a multiple-vehicle accident at State Road 8 and 600 East in Knox. No injuries were reported.

11/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responding to a tractor-trailer versus utility pole property damage crash at the intersection of State Road 8 and State Road 23 in Knox.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

11/17/14 – A delivery driver reported the theft of two 25 pound cases of pepperoni from his truck, which was parked at the Pizza King restaurant on South Heaton Street.

11/24/14 – Officers took a report of a battery incident at the Knox Post Office.

Arrests:

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

11/24/14 – Mark Randall Duvall, 46, Knox – Warrant.

11/25/14 – Casey R. Anthony, 28, South Bend – Theft.