Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely
From the North Judson Police Department:
The North Judson Police covered two weather related accidents in the past week. A three vehicle property damage accident occurred on Talmer Avenue and the intersection of Garfield Avenue. A east bound vehicle driving on Talmer Avenue, turned North on Garfield in front of a westbound vehicle, which struck the vehicle, spinning it into another vehicle that was stopped at the stop sign on Garfield, waiting to turn onto Talmer Avenue. Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the incident on Tuesday, January 17. North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas covered another accident on Thursday, January 19, involving two vehicles, one of which was parked in the Maryland Street Apartments, and was struck by a pickup truck that was pulling into the parking lot and slid around into the parked car. Both accidents were influenced by the road surface conditions. Chief Vessely once again reminds drivers to be safe on the roads when snow and ice are present. “Give yourself a little extra time and drive with caution, especially when the roads are slick.”
From the Hamlet Police Department:
01/20/12 A Hamlet officer assisted with a slide off near 600 East and U.S. 30.
01/18/12 Shelly Fritz reported harassment.
01/18/12 Jessica Laughlin reported telephone harassment.
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer
From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:
01/22/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a house fire in Medaryville. House was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.
01/21/12 A Winamac resident called police to report a break in. The unknown suspect(s) had reportedly stolen pain medication. The caller said the same thing happened to his neighbor. The suspect was found in the basement and he was arrested on a valid arrest warrant out of Starke County.
01/20/12 A resident in Harris Township reported that her neighbor’s house was broken into two days ago. Officers told dispatch that it appeared that the residence is secure but it looks like something is missing from the rear of the residence. Police believe it was a 4-wheeler.
01/20/12 Several slide-offs and property damage accidents were reported due to the snow event. In one case in Medaryville, a car left the road, hit a fence and drove off. A woman showed up at the address and told the homeowner that it was her father that had just drove through her fence and there was a lot of damage. Her father has early dementia and is at home and scared. The homeowner is moving livestock from one field to another due to the damage. The homeowner said that the damage amount is approximately $1,000.
01/19/12 A Star City resident called police to report that some unknown person(s) took an ice pick to the radiator of his vehicle.
01/19/12 A Winamac resident said he was at the intersection of State Road 14 and State Road 39 where a vehicle hit a snow plow. While running information, police found that the snow plow had been involved in another accident with a car on January 12th. Police were planning to speak with the Highway Department Superintendent regarding this incident.
01/19/12 A Winamac resident told police that there are strange footprints leading up to the house.
01/18/12 A Winamac resident asked for police to report to a location in reference to some graffiti in the parking lot and a strange message left on the office answering machine. The receptionist had taken pictures and erased everything.
01/18/12 A Bruce Lake resident told police that his neighbor’s house has been broken into and it looks like it’s been ransacked. Police arrived on scene and found forced entry. The door frame was damaged but officers noted that the house is so dirty and unkept that it’s impossible to determine if anything was taken. Owner will need to tell police if anything was taken.
01/18/12 A Medaryville resident called police to report that she returned home and found her kitchen burned. Her cookbooks and the stove are burned and the house smells like smoke. The Medaryville Fire Department was called to investigate.
01/17/12 A Medaryville resident told police that his neighbor was outside shooting a .45 at his dog. The neighbor reportedly said that he would come back with something bigger to take care of the dog and the dog owner.
01/17/12 A property damage accident was reported in the Winamac area. The driver said that he wrecked his truck and his truck was on its side. The driver was out of the vehicle and said he was fine.
01/16/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Jefferson Township area.
01/16/12 A Medaryville resident requested the police to his residence to check damage to his wheat field.
01/16/12 A driver reported to police that he started to slide on the road, over corrected, went off the road, and hit a pole. No injuries were reported but the pole was damaged.
01/16/12 A Francesville resident called police to say that his wife hit a dog on 1400 West, one to two miles north of the White County line. She drove the vehicle home, but now the vehicle is not drivable.
01/23/12 Derek Keller, 39, 5152 E. 400 N., Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Criminal Confinement and Strangulation.
01/22/12 Alan F. Keiser, 109 S. Smith, Kewanna, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangerment, and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC over .15%.
01/22/12 Wesley Joseph Hurley, 31, 5575 W. 660 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Confinement, Domestic Battery and Intimidation.
01/21/12 Neal Yoder, 41, 14222 W. 400 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Violator, and No Proof of Financial Responsibility.
01/21/12 Paul Minix, 48, 216 ½ E. Spring St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active Starke County arrest warrant. Discharged 01/22/12
01/21/12 Jeremy M. Miller, 33, 110 S. Logan St., Apt. B, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Neglect of a Dependent. Discharged 01/22/12
01/20/12 Walter Williams, Jr., 39, 3418 W. 200 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active Starke County warrant. Discharged 01/21/12
01/17/12 Steven Fairchild, 40, 167 Circle Dr., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery. Discharged 01/18/12
01/17/12 Donald Fletcher, 43, 3275 S. Range Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Possession of Precursors.
01/17/12 Brennon Bickel, 21, 2334 W. U Rd. North, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Possession of Precursors. Discharged 01/17/12
01/17/12 Sharon Nielson, 46, 211 S. Jefferson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 01/18/12
01/16/12 Chelsi Cox, 20, 1100 Park Rd. Lot 31, Rochester, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 01/18/12
01/16/12 Erik Earle, 25, 324 N. College Ave., Rennselaer, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 01/16/12
01/15/12 Michelle Darlett, 41, 512 S. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Sheriff Oscar Cowen
From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:
01/21/12 A mailbox in the 3100 block of East 400 South in Knox was reportedly hit by a plow.
01/21/12 A resident of the 11200 block of East Division Road in Knox told police that someone had been driving through and tearing up their yard.
01/21/12 A break-in was reported in the 4300 block of East 150 North in Knox.
01/20/12 Brian Ball of Knox told police someone had stolen tools from his residence.
01/20/12 A resident of the 6900 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported someone had stolen game systems and a phone from their residence.
01/20/12 A caller from the 5200 block of South Detroiter in North Judson told police that while she was packing to move, someone came into her home and went through her closets and boxes.
01/19/12 Laureen Cooper of North Judson told police that she returned home from work and found her overhead garage door open.
01/19/12 Wes Cole with GBM Construction reported a residence in the 300 block of Webster Street in San Pierre was vandalized and the hot water heater and furnace were taken.
01/19/12 Jerry Gumz told police that copper material for a new irrigation system had been stolen.
01/19/12 Theresa Zellers of Walkerton told police that her daughter had found a strange man in their kitchen wearing a suit at 8 p.m., and when she asked who he was, the man fled through the front door.
01/19/12 A theft was reported in the 4300 block of East 150 North in Knox.
01/17/12 Laureen Manns of North Judson told police that her daughter was attacked by a vicious pit bull.
01/17/12 The theft of an ATV was reported in the 700 block of South 300 East in Knox.
01/17/12 An illegal street race was reported on Wild Rose Drive in Knox.
01/15/12 Melissa Hoober from the Oasis Bar in San Pierre reported a fight.
01/15/12 A resident of the 5000 block of East 200 South in Knox told police that his wife and a man had just pulled a gun on him and he was afraid for his life.
01/14/12 Delores Stone of North Judson told police her home had been broken into and money was taken.
01/14/12 Frank Guzeman called 911 requesting an officer, and said he was freezing and someone in a red pickup truck was trying to hurt him.
01/14/12 Two callers from the 4900 block of South 260 West in North Judson reported a snowplow had taken out their mailboxes.
01/14/12 Vandalism was reported in the 100 block of South 925 East in Knox.
01/14/12 A drive-off was reported at Good Oil in Winamac.
01/21/12 Jennifer Lee Czarnecki, 29, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Battery by Body Waste, Intimidation, Domestic Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Law Enforcement.
01/20/12 Tyler Adam Byers, 20, of Culver, following a call from a juvenile in Culver who reported that Byers had been walking outside in the cold for five hours trying to find a ride to Plymouth.
01/20/12 Michael R. Foster, 38, of Plymouth.
01/17/12 Mark A. Johnson, 42, of Knox, was arrested following a call regarding domestic abuse.
01/17/12 James Darren Daniel, 43, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery and Pointing a Firearm.
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
From the Knox City Police Department:
01/19/12 Two juveniles reported to police that they had been hit by a snow plow driver at the intersection of Washington and Main Street. A witness reportedly told police that the two juveniles were crossing the street and not paying attention. The snow plow driver was backing up slowly and the juveniles were bumped by the snow plow. After the accident, the boys allegedly started yelling profanities at the driver and left the area. They went to a residence and then went to the Starke County Sheriff’s Department to file a police report after one of the juveniles realized that he had received a scrape in the accident. The snow plow driver said he was backing up and saw two juveniles standing out in the roadway and he saw them move away. He said he wasn’t aware that he had backed into them. He said the boys then yelled profanities at him and walked away. The juvenile was medically cleared from the hospital.
01/20/12 Michael R. Foster, 18, 2403 Michigan Rd. Lot #70, Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Conversion and Resisting Law Enforcement after he allegedly tried stealing DVDs from Five Star in Knox. He resisted police when officers attempted to take him into custody.