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Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 26th, 2012
Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/25/12 North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department at an underage drinking party in the 6000 block of 250 west. Reports will be forwarded to the Starke County Probation for review of juvenile charges.

03/23/12 North Judson Police were called to the 200 block of State Street in reference to a custody dispute. Both parties were provided information and told to consult their respective attorneys.

03/23/12 A report was made to the North Judson Police of the theft of gasoline being siphoned from a vehicle in the 300 block of West Weninger. Last week police received a similar report in the 200 Block of Garden Street. Neighbors need to report suspicious activity in the area to local police.

03/23/12 North Judson Police investigated and conducted a traffic stop on a report of road rage involving two vehicles coming into North Judson on State Road 10 from the west.

03/21/12 Another incident at the U-Locks on Talmer Ave was reported to North Judson Police. The complaintant stated that the pad lock was cut off of the door, however no items were missing.

03/21/12 North Judson Police located a juvenile male that is on house arrest walking near Norwayne Park. Starke County Probation was notified and a full report provided to them for review.

03/21/12 An underage drinking complaint was investigated by the North Judson Police in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue. Reports were forwarded to the Starke County Probation Department for review of four juveniles for a charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol, and to the Starke County Prosecutor for a Contributing to a Minor warrant for one adult male.

03/20/12 An employee from the North Judson-San Pierre High School reported to North Judson Police they received an harassing test message. Police determined the identity of the caller and the incident was taken care of.

03/20/12 North Judson Police investigated a custody dispute involving two head start school children. All reports were furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

03/20/12 The North Judson Police responded to a call involving Robert Allen, 23, North Judson, in the 6000 block of 400 South. The Starke and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department sent officers as well. Allen was arrested and transported by Pulaski Sheriff Deputy to the Pulaski County Jail on a Battery charge from an incident occurring in their county.

03/20/12 A woman reported to North Judson Police in the 500 block of Lane Street that she was receiving harassing phone and text messages. She was advised to request a Protection Order through the Starke Circuit Court.

03/19/12 The North Judson Police took a report involving a domestic dispute and theft of items in the 6000 block of State Road 39. The items were returned.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/24/12 A number of telephone pedestals were reportedly destroyed near the intersection of 550 East and 200 South in Knox.

03/24/12 A caller from the 2200 block of East 150 South in Knox told police his mailbox had been shot.

03/23/12 A mailbox was reported to have been vandalized in the 5200 block of West 700 South in North Judson.

03/22/12 A green truck was reportedly driving near the 9300 block of East 600 North in Grovertown taking pictures of houses and other buildings while the owners are at work.

03/22/12 A caller told police that someone caused property damage to her rental near the intersection of 300 East and U.S. 30.

03/22/12 A battery was reported in the 8800 block of East 200 North in Knox.

03/21/12 A fight was reported in the 300 block of Ruthie Drive in Knox.

03/20/12 A tire was reportedly slashed in the 5000 block of East 200 South in Knox.

03/20/12 Several four-wheelers were reportedly causing a nuisance and property damage in the 11200 block of East Nicole Road in Culver.

03/19/12 A theft was reported in the 800 block of North 600 East in Knox.

03/19/12 A wallet was reportedly stolen from the 4300 block of East 190 North in Knox.

03/19/12 An officer was requested to the 7200 block of South 250 West in North Judson regarding a theft.

03/19/12 A drive-off was reported at Osborn’s Mini Mart in the amount of $71 for diesel.

03/19/12 A battery was reported near the intersection of 350 South and 350 East in Knox.

03/18/12 A caller from the 5600 block of East Shady Lane in Knox told police that someone stole a cooler of beer and hard liquor from his property.

03/18/12 A battery was reported in the 300 block of Ind. 23 in Knox.

03/8/12 Several teenagers were reportedly throwing glass bottles on the road in the 8900 block of South Beech Street in Monterey.

Arrests:
03/23/12 Albert Benjamin Hendon, 19, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor Entering Tavern, Illegal Possession/Consumption of Alcohol and Public Intoxication.

03/21/12 Joshua T. Wolfe, 27, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Sex Offender Violation.

03/19/12 David S. Zachary, 40, of Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Confinement, Interference with the Reporting of a Crime and Strangulation.

03/18/12 Robert M. Sobieck, 43, of Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Failure to Appear.

Hamlet Town Marshal Frank Lonigro III

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
03/23/12 A minor vehicle accident was reported at the Hamlet Feed Mill.

03/22/12 David Fritz reported an unwanted subject at his residence on Indiana Ave.

03/21/12 A wellness check was performed at the Hamlet Apartments.

03/20/12 Police responded to a harassment complaint at 214 Jefferson St.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/25/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a yard fire. No injuries were reported.

03/25/12 A Monterey resident, who is a truck driver and is gone for weeks at a time, reported that sometime between this date and three weeks ago, some people, who he possibly knows, stole several items from his home, garage and car. He requested police to file possible charges on the suspects.

03/25/12 A Medaryville resident reported a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 100 South and 1200 West. A woman driving a vehicle came around the corner too wide and clipped the car. No injuries were reported.

03/25/12 A Monon resident called police to report the theft of a zero-turn mower and a welder. The caller believes she knows who the suspect is.

03/25/12 A resident in Franklin Township reported that his neighbor is on his property wanting to cut down trees. The resident was given a no trespassing warning.

03/24/12 A store manager at a Medaryville business reported the theft of a money bag, but it was later returned with all of the money accounted for. Charges will be filed.

03/24/12 A Winamac police officer was called to a residence after a complaintant said he let his ex collect some of her property when she broke his phone and then took his keys and work boots. The issue was later resolved.

03/23/12 A Monterey resident was arrested after police found him sleeping inside his car with the vehicle still running. The caller tried to wake him up but couldn’t.

03/23/12 The Winamac Police Department received a call from a person who is keeping an eye on their neighbor’s house who discovered three windows broken out of the garage.

03/23/12 A caller in the Medaryville area called in an accident. The caller was driving along U.S. 421 and the next thing he knew, there was a trailer that had apparently come loose from another vehicle going the other direction and it came right at him. The person driving the other vehicle did not stop. The trailer went under the truck’s fuel tank and the tank was punctured. Diesel fuel was all over both lanes.

03/23/12 A Medaryville resident called police to report that 25 dogs or more are at a residence and they constantly chase after his granddaughter. The dogs have been known to attack his dogs as well.

03/23/12 A Winamac resident called police to report that a sign hit her vehicle and put a scratch down the passenger side. The wind reportedly knocked over the sign into her car.

03/20/12 Police received a call from a person who found a red and black motorboat on a trailer with a motor, no seats and no plate on the trailer. When police checked out the boat, anything that would show an identity has been stripped from the boat.

03/20/12 A caller told police that he saw a woman trying to dump a couple of dogs. She was pulling away after dropping them off and they started running after her. She then saw the caller, stopped and backed up. She got them both back in the car and sat there watching the caller. After a while she left the area. A license plate number of the vehicle was given to police.

03/20/12 A woman came to the lobby at the Pulaski County Justice Center and asked for an officer so a young child can deliver a thank you note.

Arrests:
03/25/12 Charles Weaver, 26, 631 N. Riverside Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on a valid Starke County warrant. Discharged 03/25/12

03/23/12 Thomas Weaver, 41, 5234 E. 300 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/23/12

03/21/12 Dan Ard, 21, 515 Lane St. North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery with Bodily Injury.

03/21/12 Richard Carter, 28, 7071 E. 250 N., Logansport, IN, arrested on a valid Starke County warrant. Discharged 03/21/12

03/20/12 Robert Allen, 23, 6345 W. 400 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery with Bodily Injury. Discharged 03/24/12

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/26/12 Lisa Sexton told police that she was in her car and in such a hurry to leave a potential physical altercation, she lost control of her vehicle and ran into a yard and into a guide wire.

03/22/12 Crystal Johnson reported the theft of a wallet. She told police that she dropped her wallet in the Five Star parking lot.

03/20/12 Angie Banks and Jamie Howard reported the theft of their cell phones from their place of business.

Arrests:
03/21/12 Heather Settle, 25, 2215 E. State Road 10, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of False Informing and Driving While Suspended-Prior.
Jessica Manson, 26, 6829 W. 550 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Daniel Ard, Jr., 22, 515 Lane St., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Richard Carter, 28, 504 Mulberry, North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/21/12 Phillip Centers, 28, 508 S. Shield St. Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

03/20/12 Lenvil Davenport, 54, 752 S. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespass.

Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 19th, 2012

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/17/12 A caller told police that someone had stolen scrap metal from 7195 W. 400 S. in Knox.

03/17/12 A man was reportedly found unconscious but breathing near the dam on Ind. 23 in Koontz Lake.

03/17/12 A fight was reported in the 9800 block of East Ind. 8 in Knox.

03/16/12 Tiffany Shelby of North Judson told police she had been battered by a male subject.

03/16/12 A caller from the 10400 block of East Ind. 8 in Knox told police she had been battered by two subjects in her home.

03/16/12 Kent Danford of San Pierre told police his 1998 green Ford Explorer had been stolen from a residence in North Judson.

03/16/12 A fight was reported in the 800 block of North 600 East in Knox.

03/16/12 A group of juveniles were reportedly walking along Ind. 23, breaking glass in the street.

03/16/12 A resident of the 600 block of East Ind. 10 in Knox told police that her neighbor’s yard had tire marks through it, and her phone box had been hit.

03/15/12 Karen Ball of Plymouth told police that she had been threatened while at work by a male subject who threw a hammer at her.

03/15/12 Susona Sanders of Monterey told police someone stole a scrap trailer frame from their residence.

03/15/12 Several locks were reportedly broken off of storage units located south of the Bass Lake Fire Department.

03/15/12 A caller from 1000 E North of Ind. 23 in Knox told police that his pickup truck tires had been deflated.

03/15/12 A caller from the Bass Lake Sand Bar told police items had been stolen from her vehicle.

03/14/12 Squatters were reported in an old farmhouse in the 4200 block of East 500 South in Knox.

03/14/12 Alyssa Wireman of Monterey told police her driver’s license and title were mailed to an address and the people at that location are refusing to give them to her.

03/14/12 A battery was reported in the 7000 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox.

03/13/12 A resident of the 2700 block of West Toto Road in North Judson told police that she returned home and found her back door had been opened.

03/12/12 A caller told police that she received a fraudulent phone call from a man wanting her Medicare information.

03/12/12 A stereo was reported stolen from a Chevy pickup truck parked in the 11300 block of East Ind. 8 in Knox.

03/12/12 A caller told police that a man had flattened the tire of his vehicle in the 10000 block of East 700 North in Walkerton.

03/11/12 A theft was reported from the storage units in the 8200 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox.

Arrests:
03/16/12 Tomasz Nowak, 22, of Argos, IN, was arrested following a traffic stop at the intersection of 700 East and 400 South.

03/15/12 Mary Ann Fort, 37, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

03/15/12 Randall Lee Appleton, 32, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

03/15/12 Kenneth Ray Craft, 27, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

03/14/12 Jessica Marie Boyd, 24, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Possession of Precursors, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Paraphernalia.

03/14/12 Shawn Ryan Heck, 25 of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Possession of Precursors, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Paraphernalia.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/18/12 A report of access being made to a shed in the 800 block of Beech Street was reported to the North Judson Police. Several bags of aluminum cans were taken from the shed. The incident remains under investigation.

03/17/12 A report was filed with the North Judson Police of two male juveniles fighting in town. One of the boys needed medical attention and after a complete investigation the incident reports will be turned over to the Starke County Probation Department.

03/17/12 Another female juvenile delinquent in the 500 block of Keller Avenue took her parent’s vehicle for a joyride. A complete report was sent to the Probation Department of Starke County.

03/16/12 Unknown subject(s) gained entry to an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Arlington and took a female’s wallet with her identification in it. The items were later recovered and returned to the owner. Just another reminded to keep your vehicle locked at all times.

03/16/12 Several juveniles were arguing in the street in the 500 block of Laurel Street when the North Judson Police were summoned and the subjects were disbursed.

03/15/12 A senior citizen in the 100 Block of Maryland reported to North Judson police that she received a phone call from out of the area. The called identified himself as her grandson and told the woman he was in trouble and in jail and needed her to wire him cash as soon as possible. She stated the caller used his name and grandmother’s name as well. The woman was told to go to Western Union and wire the money. She did not go and then she made contact with her daughter who stated the grandson was fine and was at work. “This is a scam that has been in the area for awhile now.” stated North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely. “Never send cash, give out bank account numbers, or other vital information to anyone over the telephone.” This lady was smart enough to know better and avoided being scammed.

03/14/12 A resident reported a woman needing assistance in the 500 block of Franklin Street. The report stated the woman was not feeling well and was hearing voices. North Judson Police and Starke County EMS responded and the female was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital.

03/14/12 A male juvenile was observed by North Judson police of jumping out into the street and then punching a parked vehicle in the 200 block of Central Ave. The juvenile was taken home to his parent.

03/14/12 The North Judson Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the Street in the 500 block of Laurel Street. Police responded and located an adult couple who were having a verbal argument, which was defused.

03/12/12 The North Judson Police investigated the report of prescription drugs being missing from a home in North Judson and taken to school by child in the home. After an investigation, no drugs were located.

Arrests:
03/18/12 – Keith E. Ziaja, 24, 5020 S. 750 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and for Public Intoxication.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/17/12 A Denham resident called police to report that his neighbor was firing a gun southwest of his property.

03/17/12 A Pulaski resident told police that she just got her mother home from the nursing home and some unknown subject(s) stole everything out of her garage.

03/17/12 A Winamac resident reported finding a crack pipe in the yard and wants a police officer to dispose of it.

03/17/12 A Winamac man called police to report that he bought his home from a Sheriff’s sale and some articles have been taken from the residence. A man approached him and offered to sell the articles back to him.

03/16/12 A Winamac resident called police and reported seeing two or three animals, possibly goats, wrapped up in plastic wrap and dead.

03/16/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a vehicle on fire in the Cass Township area.

03/16/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a Sony camera and cell phone from her vehicle.

03/16/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to assist a Jasper County unit in battling a barn fire.

03/15/12 A Pulaski County resident advised police of a dump truck that rolled over in a field. The driver was slow to get out of the vehicle but appeared to be “ok”.

03/14/12 The Francesville Fire Department was called to assist the Buffalo Fire Department in White County with a large field fire.

03/14/12 A resident in Harris Township called police to report the theft of a bow from its case and a go-kart from a shed.

03/14/12 A gas leak was detected in Medaryville and the Fire Department and the Response Team were called to help evacuate residents from the area.

03/14/12 The Wheatfield Fire Department requested the assistance of the Francesville Fire Department for help in containing a woods fire.

03/14/12 A Winamac woman called police to report a theft from her bank account.

03/14/12 The Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Fire Department was called to a large grass fire. Starke County units were also called to the scene.

Arrests:
03/18/12 Oscar Orlando Ayala, 24, 3519 N. 215 E. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

03/18/12 Felix Martin Ramos Gomez, 38, 3519 N. 215 E. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangering and an active arrest warrant.

03/18/12 Michael Vasa, 53, 333 E. Main St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangering. Discharged 03/18/12

03/17/12 Tammy Haunn, 38, 2994 E. 200 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/18/12

03/17/12 Rusty Steele, 19, 5883 S. Prairie St., Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Reckless Driving and Criminal Recklessness. Discharged 03/18/12

03/17/12 Dennis Howard, 21, 7479 W. 750 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

03/17/12 Shane A. Born, 38, 14311 W. 550 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator – Life. Discharged 03/18/12

03/17/12 Sharon L. Nine, 50, 16996 W. 75 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/17/12

03/16/12 Daniel P. Vierke, 38, 7230 N.800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/14/12 Anthony Young, 37, 342 Cristwood Dr., Michigan City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
03/13/12 Howard Stiltz, 28, 443 N. U.S. 35 Apt. D., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 03/14/12

03/13/12 Steven Decker, 25, 3066 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/13/12 Darrin Lambert, 43, 615 E. Pearl St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of LaPorte County and a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

03/12/12 Tammy Grigsby, 39, 12339 W. 400 N., Wheatfield, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.

03/12/12 Tony R. Grigsby, Jr., 19, 14657 N. 1300 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/20/12 James Moriarity of Chicago, IL reported building materials stolen from a home he is remodeling in Knox.

03/17/12 Sue Blind reported damage to the south side of her garage. The officer noticed the siding had been hit with an unknown object denting five areas of siding and one area had a small hole in the siding.

03/17/12 Police were called to the Medic Three base by the Knox Elementary School. An ambulance driver told police that the rear bumper to the vehicle parked in front of the ambulance was very close to the front bumper of the ambulance. There was damage to the plastic of the ambulance bumper. The officer noted in his report that he didn’t see any dents or scratches on the black plastic bumper strip on the ambulance that would indicate that it was hit by another vehicle.

03/16/12 Kraig Branham reported the theft of his wallet.

03/13/12 Christine Fisher reported damage to her vehicle while traveling on Bender Street. A wire was down in the roadway and she hit it. The spoiler on her vehicle was ripped off by the wire when she drove past it. She told police she didn’t see the wire.

Arrests:
03/19/12 Adrianne Dillard, 38, 6975 E. Hommette Ave., Knox, IN, arrested on two valid arrest warrants.

03/18/12 Scott Helmcke, 47, 2683 W. First Ave., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated, and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC over .15%.

03/18/12 Janda L. Glasson, 20, 6034 Cedar Ln, Rochester, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, Illegal Possession and Public Intoxication.

03/18/12 Tiffany Woodard, 21, 153 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

03/16/12 Richard Kozecar, 22, 2255 S. 650 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.
Paige A. Justice, 20, 8560 N. 925 E., Walkerton, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

03/16/12 Dean Hamilton, 49, 311 Ruthie Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Trespass.

03/16/12 William Baugh, 20, 403 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

03/16/12 Benton C. Howard, 39, Lake Cicott, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of Paraphernalia.

03/14/12 Chase Miller, 18, 7120 E. State Road 8, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Possession of Alcohol.
Zachary Tomerlin, 18, 908 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Possession of Alcohol.
A juvenile was also arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

03/13/12 Randy Freet Jr., 27, 909 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Habitual Traffic Violator.

03/13/12 Damien Hoffman, 28, 203 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

03/12/12 Travis Blankenship, 304 N. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief, Trespass and four counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
03/19/12 Hamlet police responded to a domestic complaint at 409 Pearl Street for a domestic complaint around 7:00 p.m. When officers arrived, a male subject identified as David Pauslen, 54, of Hamlet, was standing on the front porch yelling at officers. David was highly intoxicated. David reportedly held a 15-year-old down on the couch and threw a beer can at her, hitting her in the face. David was arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Confinement, Disorderly Conduct and Battery.

03/18/12 Donna Erhart reported a harassment incident.

03/17/12 Hamlet Police responded to Koontz lake to assist the Starke County Sheriff’s Department for a physical fight at the Time Out bar in Koontz Lake.

Two Arrested after Search Warrant

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 16th, 2012

Jessica Boyd

Shawn Heck

Two Knox residents were arrested on drug charges on Wednesday.

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department received information regarding a possible methamphetamine operation at 2135 S. Rhea Street in Knox. After an investigation, detectives applied for a search warrant for the residence, which was granted. Starke County and Knox City police officers executed the search warrant and reportedly found an active one-pot method methamphetamine lab, precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, the finished product, and drug paraphernalia.

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Plymouth Police Department Busy with Theft Investigations

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 14th, 2012

The Plymouth Police Department has investigated several theft cases recently from Walmart. There is usually one or two arrests a week about that involve shoplifters in the chain store.

Plymouth police officers received a call Monday night concerning a shoplifter from a different location – Martin’s Supermarket in Plymouth. Sean McNab, 19, of Plymouth, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft. He was taken to the Marshall County Jail.

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Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 12th, 2012
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/10/12 A caller from the 5300 block of North 1100 East in Plymouth requested assistance removing squatters from a residence.

03/10/12 A theft was reported in the 3000 block of South U.S. 35.

03/09/12 A caller from the 5800 block of South U Road West in North Judson told police that someone was trying to break into his garage.

03/09/12 A resident of the 11600 block of East Ind. 8 in Knox told police someone had broken into his van and pole barn.

03/09/12 A theft was reported in the 2900 block of East Toto Road in Knox.

03/07/12 Sheila Fischer of North Judson told police that someone had stolen a gun from her vehicle.

03/07/12 A theft of a garbage can was reported stolen in the 2700 block of East Toto Road in Knox.

03/07/12 Cindy Miller of Grovertown told police that someone fired a gun into their home.

03/07/12 Stephanie Peverelle of Knox told police someone had stolen her camera.

03/06/12 Crystal Pakrajac of Knox told police that someone had shattered her car window.

03/06/12 A man was reportedly found sleeping in his vehicle on 700 East, north of Ind. 8 in Knox.

03/05/12 Donna Weber of Knox told police that she was being harassed over the telephone by people telling her she has won money and a car.

03/05/12 Vandalism was reported in the 11600 block of East 400 North in Grovertown.

03/04/12 A caller from the Point Drive Inn in North Judson told police that a red semi with at trailer took out the telephone pole and booth.

03/03/12 A hit and run was reported in the 4100 block of South Range Road in North Judson.

03/03/12 A fight was reported in the 11600 block of East 400 North in Grovertown.

03/03/12 A home was reportedly broken into in the 6200 block of South 200 East.

Arrests:
03/08/12 Daniel Joseph Bradley, 20, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

03/08/12 Zachary Allen Tomerlin, 18, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

03/08/12 John James Schacht, 50, of San Pierre, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

03/08/12 Zachary Allen Tomerlin, 18, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

03/07/12 John J. Schacht, 50, of San Pierre, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Intimidation, and Possession of a Syringe.

03/06/12 Eric Gene Wireman, 22, of Knox, IN, arrested on a home detention violation.

03/06/12 Steven P. Pastorcik, 29, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Marijuana.

03/03/12 Emily Alaine Colage, 21, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Furnishing Alcohol to Minors.

03/03/12 Jonathan Wagner, 22, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Furnishing Alcohol to Minors.

03/03/12 Rafael Pacheco, 19, of San Pierre, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consumption.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/10/12 A resident in the 100 Block of George Street reported to the North Judson police that he has been receiving harassing telephone calls for the past three to four weeks. It appears to be a foreign telemarketer. This remains under investigation.

03/09/12 North Judson Police responded to assist the Starke County Sheriff’s Department in the 5800 block of U-Road in reference to a breaking and entering in progress into a garage. No subjects were located.

03/07/12 A tree fell during a wind storm in the 300 Block of Garden Street causing some damage to a parked vehicle.

Arrests:
03/06/12 Carl D. Dust, 51, 14911 W. 700 North, San Pierre, IN, arrested for a misdemeanor charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and a felony charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Prior.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/11/12 A resident in the Beaver Township area reported the theft of a tool box and a rifle from an unlocked shed on his hog farm.

03/11/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a field fire and requested the assistance from the Bass Lake Fire Department as it was getting near the woods.

03/11/12 A resident in the North Judson area called to report that he was burning a trash pile and the sparks caught the grass on fire. The Medaryville Fire Department was called to the scene.

03/11/12 A Francesville business owner called police to report a shoplifter and the action was reportedly caught on tape.

03/11/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to an out-of-control field fire. No injuries were reported.

03/11/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to back up Jasper County fire units on a controlled burn that got out of hand.

03/11/12 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was called to a Star City home in reference to animal abuse. The caller said that the owners have 20 dogs in cages in the kitchen with skin sores and there are puppies in crates with urine and feces in the crates in the living room. The caller said there are flies everywhere and the home stinks. There is concern for the children that live at the residence.

03/10/12 A Medaryville resident called police to report the theft of money.

03/10/12 A Medaryville man told police that the Medaryville Fire Department was at his residence earlier burning down a barn for him and now the fire has spread into his field and it’s getting out of hand.

03/09/12 A Winamac resident called police to report that a truck has been stolen and a gun is missing from the garage. Police learned that the suspect had been arrested in a different county on a charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and the gun in question was recovered.

03/09/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Winamac area.

03/09/12 A Pulaski resident called police to file an identity theft report. The suspect used her children’s identities.

03/09/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a field fire.

03/09/12 A Monterey resident called police to report the theft of copper.

03/09/12 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke out both of the headlights on her vehicle.

03/07/12 A Denham resident called police to report a stolen Monte Carlo.

03/07/12 A Winamac resident told police that a plastic bag blew next to his house and there is white powder and a scale in it.

03/07/12 A person from the Denham area called police to report the theft of two antique wagon wheels from the front porch.

03/07/12 Two guns were reported stolen in the Cass Township area.

03/06/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a brush fire along a ditch.

03/05/12 A Cass Township resident called police to report a break-in. The kitchen cabinet doors and the closet doors are missing. A regulator was taken off the Hicks Gas tank.

Arrests:
03/11/12 Dalton J. Benesh, 19, 310 Maple St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion. Discharged 03/11/12

03/10/12 Heather L. Rowe, 23, 11791 W. 275 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/10/12

03/10/12 Raven Diane Ried, 18, 309 E. Main St, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Unlawful Sale of Precursors.

03/09/12 Zebulon Fagner, 24, 1331 E. 50 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary and Theft.

03/09/12 Tanya Fitch, 41, 6970 N. U.S. 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Theft. Discharged 03/10/12

03/09/12 Dennis K. Murphy Jr., 35, 3659 N. 250 E., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/09/12

03/07/12 Charles Grigsby, 19, 8965 S. 1200 W., Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/07/12 William Brettin, 61, 574 S. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

03/06/12 Curt Luedtke, 37, 6255 W. 400 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substances and Conspiracy to Commit Battery.

03/06/12 Clifford Cole, 29, 2340 S. 250 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges on Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Battery with a Deadly Weapon.

03/06/12 Edward A. Schroeder, 38, 7250 S. 1075 W., San Pierre, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Battery with a Deadly Weapon. 03/08/12

03/06/12 Jessica M. Sturgell, 33, 12588 W. 300 S., Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Conspiracy to Commit Battery. Discharged 03/09/12

03/06/12 Tiffany C. Woodard, 21, 153 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 03/06/12

03/06/12 Dalton Williams, 19, 4248 N. 1225 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Unlawful Sale of Precursors. Discharged 03/06/12

03/06/12 Emily J. Allen, 20, 4248 N. 1225 W. Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Unlawful Sale of Precursors. Discharged 03/05/12

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
3/12/12 Diana Foust reported a stereo stolen from her vehicle.

3/12/12 Connie Bailey reported the theft of tools from her residence. Hamlet Police have a suspect and the incident remains under investigation.

3/10/12 David Fritz requested that an unwanted subject be removed from his residence.

3/10/12 Brenda Patrick requested an officer for a seven-year-old out of control.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/09/12 A resident called Knox police to report a possible shoplifting incident from the Dollar General Store. Police questioned a possible suspect, searched his person and reviewed receipts and found no evidence that a theft occurred.

03/07/12 Crystal Pokrajac of Knox told police that between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Her windshield was broken while parked on the south side of the courthouse on Washington Street.

03/06/12 Tammie Taulbee of Knox reported damage to her vehicle. The vehicle was parked on Main Street in front of 10 N. Main Street. The driver exited the truck and the wind caught the door and forced it open. The door hit the bed of Taulbee’s truck.

03/06/12 Keith Dollahan reported that the saddlebags on his 2003 Honda motorcycle were nearly removed from the motorcycle and an attempt to start the motorcycle was made due to damage to the key slot. The items in the saddlebags were thrown to the ground, but Dollahan didn’t believe anything was missing.

Arrests:
03/12/12 Zachary Puckett, 27, 1000 W. Culver Road, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespass.

03/08/12 Danny Manns, 35, 2515 E. Toto Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a valid arrest warrant.

03/06/12 Jessica Boyd, 24, 501 W. Ellis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

03/06/12 Johnny P. Whitt, Jr., 41, 423 S. Plum St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab-Precursors, and Possession of Marijuana.

03/04/12 Tony Clemons, Jr., 53, 1620 W. 450 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.
Deborah Clemons, 44, 342 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine.
Linda Sweet, 49, 328 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Plymouth Man Arrested after Knox Police Find Meth Lab

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 7th, 2012

A Plymouth man was arrested after Knox City Police conducted a search warrant at the Super Value Inn in Knox.

Officers obtained information yesterday morning that 41-year-old Johnny Whitt, Jr. was purchasing items used to make methamphetamine at a local store. Later that morning, officers conducted a traffic stop where Whitt was found to be in possession of items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. They learned that Whitt had been staying at the Super Value Inn and requested a search warrant at that location which was granted.

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Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 5th, 2012

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/05/12 North Judson Police and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department teamed up to track down a semi tractor and trailer that cut through the Point Drive Inn parking lot, striking and destroying a Centurylink telephone booth and phone box. Between local witnesses and a good Samaritan that followed the semi, Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy, Adam Gray, conducted a traffic stop on the semi near 400 South and US # 35. North Judson Police did the property damage report.

03/05/12 An early morning slight snow accumulation resulted in two property damage accidents in North Judson. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely witnessed and investigated an accident at the intersection of Talmer and Schricker at 6:52 a.m. A Ram 2500 pickup truck was coming down the hill on Talmer and unable to stop, striking another vehicle which was stopped at the intersection, waiting to continue through the intersection. The packed snow and ice contributed to the accident. Damages were set at over $5,000. Then around 7:40 a.m. another fender bender occurred at the intersection of George Street and Talmer Avenue. A vehicle was stopped on Talmer waiting to turn left onto George Street when it was rear-ended by a Ford Ranger pickup truck. The driver of the truck stated he could not stop in time due to the snow and ice on the roadway. Damages were set at over $2,500.

03/04/12 A resident in the 6100 Block of South Oakwood reported to North Judson Police that a four-door white vehicle hit and damaged their fence. The vehicle fled the scene. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner continues the investigation.

03/01/12 U-lock storage in the 700 Block of Talmer Avenue reported to North Judson Police that three units had the pad locks removed from the doors. As of this time, no items have been reported missing. The owners were notified to check the units and advise police if anything was taken.

02/29/12 An improperly latched pickup truck door swung open in the wind while parked in the North Judson–San Pierre High School parking lot causing damage to the vehicle parked next to it. North Judson Police made a written report.

02/28/12 A Domestic Dispute was covered by North Judson Police in the 400 Block of Lane Street. The parties were separated for the evening.

02/27/12 North Judson Police responded to the 300 Block of Franklin Street in reference to a disturbance late Monday night and noticed an injured female subject in the street. After an investigation, North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely and Officer Frank Thomas with assistance from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department Officers Upsall and Gray, arrested Bradley A. White for two counts of Battery. Police noticed some possible stolen items in the home and obtained a search warrant, which was served Tuesday morning. As a result of the search warrant, additional charges of Theft and possession of Stolen Property charges were added to White.

Arrests:
02/27/12 Bradley A. White, 23, 304 B Franklin Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery (two counts), Strangulation, Theft and Possession of Stolen Property.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
03/04/12 At approximately 12:30a.m., the Hamlet Town Marshal was awoken to someone beating on his door and yelling loudly. When Marshal Lonigro answered his door, he found suspect, Justin Boyle, bleeding from his hand and cursing very loudly because he was upset he could not get an officer to his house for a theft report. Justin was arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, Trespassing and Public intoxication.

03/03/12 Kelly Arbuckle, of Hamlet, reported harassment.

03/03/12 A resident at 316 Jefferson reported his neighbor was stealing his electric.

02/28/12 A Hamlet police officer was called to 500 Starke Street for a loud music complaint.

02/27/12 Officers were called to the corner of Hamlet & Pearl Streets for a fight in progress. Officers arrived and parties were separated and left the scene.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/04/12 Pulaski County police found a pickup in a field. Police learned from the driver that he slid off the road when he hit a patch of ice on the road in Franklin Township. The officer advised the driver that he would need to see him before he can retrieve the vehicle.

03/04/12 A Star City resident called police crying stating that her house and yard were toilet papered the night before. Someone had gotten into her car and took $85 out of her wallet that was in her purse.

03/04/12 Police were contacted by a victim of a battery who was in the ER. He told police that a person hit him over the head with a shovel. The parents of the victim called police later to report several life threatening phone calls.

03/01/12 The Rochester Walmart called Pulaski County Police to report prescription fraud. Two subjects are calling in refills for narcotics that are in question.

03/01/12 A Medaryvile resident reported the theft of a license plate.

03/01/12 A Winamac resident called police to report the theft of a license plate.

03/01/12 A Franklin Township resident called police to report damage to her mailbox. Someone had run into it with his vehicle.

02/29/12 A Franklin Township resident told police that someone dumped a bunch of bags of garbage in their field. Paperwork was found with a person’s name on it.

02/29/12 An employee at a business reported a hit-and-run accident in the Winamac area.

02/28/12 A Winamac resident called police to report $30,000 worth of C-13 carbite taken from the tool foundry in Winamac. A description of the suspects was given to police.

02/28/12 A Winamac resident requested an officer to file a report for a theft from his storage unit.

02/28/12 A resident in Star City reported the theft of a license plate.

02/27/12 A Winamac resident called to report a stolen license plate.

02/27/12 A Francesville resident called police to investigate a kicked-in garage door.

Arrests:
03/05/12 Guy Harlan, 21, 5570 S. Main St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Probation Violation.

03/04/12 Douglas Mason, 46, 509 N. Spruce St., Monon, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 03/05/12

03/04/12 Tammy Mason, 50, 509 N. Spruce St., Monon, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC of .15% or Greater and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangering. Discharged 03/05/12

03/03/12 Cody Hopkins, 114 S. State St., Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Auto Theft and Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident. Discharged 03/03/12

03/02/12 Sonya Terry, 33, 14842 W. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended-Prior, Possession of Marijuana and Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 03/02/12

03/02/12 Quintin C. Ellison, 18, 1006 N. Hathaway St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 03/02/12

03/01/12 Nathen Winter, 18, 411 N. 200 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Knox County.

03/01/12 John Grigsby, 43, 1905 W. 900 N., Monon, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/29/12 Matthew Sizemore, 31, 5246 E. County Road 300 N., arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 03/01/12

02/29/12 Lisa Wilson, 25, 1100 N. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/01/12

02/28/12 Craig Madsen, 25, 3756 S. 850 W., San Pierre, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Public Intoxication.

02/27/12 Jason Grisby, 35, 15328 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Theft. Discharged 02/27/12

02/26/12 Tracy Lee Manns, 38, 7676 N. 575 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/26/12

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/01/12 Ronald Webb of North Judson was given a no trespass warning after an alleged incident with his sister.

02/29/12 Brent Clemons reported items were stolen from his mother’s vehicle including clothes, personal hygiene items, a 13” color flat screen TV, and a jewelry box. The car’s stereo was also stolen.

Arrests:
03/04/12 Tony Clemons, 53, 1620 W. 450 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.
Deborah Clemons, 44, 342 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.
Linda Sweet, 49, 328 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

03/01/12 Steven Reinholt, 31, 2687 S. 800 E., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Driving While Suspended-Prior (x2).

Accidents:
02/26/12 Marie Helzer of Wheatfield told police that she was northbound on U.S. 35 approaching the intersection with Culver Road and she proceeded through the intersection due to her traffic signal being green. She said a vehicle traveling westbound on Culver Road in her lane of travel and she could not avoid a collision. The driver of the second vehicle, driven by Karen Baker of Knox, told police that she proceeded through the intersection because she had the green light and she was struck on the driver’s side door by Helzer. Witnesses told police that Baker had the right of way as Helzer had a red light. Both drivers were injured and taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/02/12 A mailbox and pole were reported stolen in the 10800 block of Kanney Avenue in Walkerton.

03/02/12 A resident of the 1500 block of West 250 South in Knox told police that she received a call from a male subject with a foreign accent telling her to get on her computer and follow his instructions to fix computer problems.

03/01/12 A resident of the 4500 block of South 750 West in North Judson told police that someone stolen his garbage can.

03/01/12 Max Milo told police that a male subject pointed a gun at him in the 2700 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox.

02/29/12 Kelly Roseman of North Judson told police that an unauthorized check was cashed from his checking account.

02/29/12 Larry Garrison of North Judson advised that he had received a form in the mail from the BMV informing him that his wife’s driver’s license needed renewed and gave him a website to go to. He was charged $24, and later found out that it was a scam and not affiliated with the BMV.

02/28/12 A caller informed police that a semi “exploded” on U.S. 421 in front of Dooley’s Bar and Grill in San Pierre.

02/27/12 A resident of the 1800 block of South Fernwood Drive in Knox reported an unknown subject was in her home.

02/27/12 Jayne Ritenour told police that her son, James Ritenour, attacked her with a knife.

02/27/12 Extra patrol was requested in the 5200 block of East Old U.S. 30 in response to “window peekers” in the area.

02/26/12 Adela Napier of North Judson told police that someone stole several construction tools from her garage.

02/26/12 Larry Troike reported a break-in at a residence in the 7100 block of South Range Road in Knox.

02/26/12 A bicycle was reported stolen in the 5700 block of South 250 West in Knox.

Arrests:
03/01/12 Robert G. Ellison, 62, of Knox, IN, by SCSD: Animal Running at Large.

03/01/12 Jason C. Land, 34, of Wanatah, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and False Reporting.

Knox City Police Investigates School Bus Accident

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 5th, 2012

The Knox City Police Department was called to an accident Friday afternoon involving a school bus.

A school bus driver was waiting to pull into the Osborne’s Mini Mart gas station at the corner of U.S. 35 and Culver Road. There reportedly was some confusion about the timing of the traffic light and a woman pulled out of the gas station and into the path of the school bus. There weren’t any children on the bus and no other injuries were reported. Both vehicles were damaged due to the accident.

Knox Man Arrested after Alleged Shoplifting Incident

By: Anita Goodan
Published: March 5th, 2012

Knox City Police arrested a Knox man last week after he reportedly stole items from Dollar General.

An employee from the store called police and said that a man and woman were in the store and it appeared that they were stealing items. She reportedly saw the pair place items underneath their clothes. The officer saw the man, identified as William King, pushing a stroller with shopping bags in it, and asked to talk with him. He asked King what he bought from the store. The woman, Linda King, exited the store with a child and reportedly told police that they didn’t steal anything from the store. After being asked several times, William King reportedly removed packaged headphones from his right pocket. When the officer patted him down, he reportedly found several more items in his pants.

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Knox City Police Arrest Two after Alleged Battery Incident

By: Anita Goodan
Published: February 28th, 2012

Knox City police arrested two men after an alleged battery incident.

Police were called to 266 W. Locust Drive in Knox in reference to a battery. The victim told police that he and Brandon Davidson have some history and don’t get along. He said that Davidson had been driving by his house and calling him names and intimidating him.

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Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: February 27th, 2012
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/25/12 Several mailboxes were damaged in the 3300 block of South 250 West in North Judson.

02/25/12 A mailbox was damaged in the 7300 block of South 600 West in North Judson.

02/25/12 A fight was reported at the Koontz Lake Dam in Grovertown.

02/24/12 A caller reported a suspicious person walking around his property and his daughters property in the 4200 block of South 100 West in North Judson.

02/23/12 An attempted burglary was reported in the 5100 block of West Ind. 10 in North Judson.

02/23/12 A resident of the 4200 block of South 300 East in Knox told police that someone had tried messing with his door handle while he was at work but was deterred by his dog.

02/23/12 A theft was reported in the 3100 block of East County Road 200 South in Knox.

02/23/12 An explosion was reported near the 4700 block of North 700 East in Knox.

02/22/12 A vehicle theft was reported in the 7800 block of North Topinabee in Walkerton.

02/22/12 Two trash cans were reported stolen in the 7500 block of South 200 West in North Judson.

02/22/12 Tabatha Bunkowfst of Knox told police that she had loaned her vehicle to a male subject but he has failed to return it.

02/22/12 A fight was reported at 6735 E. Toto Rd. in Knox.

02/21/12 Tara Heisler told police that someone broke the glass in their doors and went through the entire building, but nothing appeared to be missing.

02/21/12 A caller told police that while he was traveling south on U.S. 35, another vehicle traveling north threw a bottle and shattered his windshield.

02/21/12 A resident of the 5600 block of East Shady Lane in Bass Lake told police that someone TP’d her house and damaged her mailbox.

02/20/12 A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 7300 block of South 600 West in Knox driving slowly up and down the road and parking in front of a residence.

02/20/12 Lee Nagai of Knox told police that someone cut the side curtains of his hog barn.

02/20/12 Kenneth Kozecar reported the theft of battery-powered Craftsman tools and a bicycle from his garage.

02/19/12 A house was egged in the 6500 block of South Ind. 10 in Knox.

Arrests:
02/25/12 David Michael Ores, 29, of Dyer, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/25/12 Joel B. Odette, 27, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/25/12 Mel A. Odette, 28, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/23/12 James Watts, of Knox, IN arrested on an active arrest warrant for Intimidation.

02/19/12 Jeffrey R. Singleton, 25, of Knox, IN, arrested following a warrant check in the 190 block of North Range Road in Knox.

02/19/12 Jack I. Royce, 26, of Grovertown, IN was arrested following his surrender at the Sheriff’s Department.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/24/12 A resident in the 400 block of S. Garfield street reported that someone is possibly outside their residence. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas checked the area and was not able to locate anyone. The resident requested extra patrols.

02/22/12 A resident in the 300 block of Franklin street reported that gas was stolen out of her vehicle twice in the last few weeks. The resident requested extra patrols on Franklin street.

02/21/12 A male subject working on tearing down the old milk station reported that someone filled their dumpsters with trash. The subject that dumped the trash was located and offered to pay for the dumpster.

02/21/12 A resident in the 6100 block of Oakwood Street reported an open door at a vacant residence. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated. Chief Vessely found water running in the upstairs bathroom. There was water damage to the floor and ceiling. There was approximately three to six inches of water in the basement of the residence. Chief Vessely contacted the North Judson water department to shut off the water. Chief Vessely estimated the damages over $10,000.00. It is believed vandals entered the home.

02/21/12 A resident in the 500 block of Mulberry street reported that the light fixture on her garage was hanging from the wall. It was unknown if the fixture slipped off (naturally) or was pulled off. There was no damage to the fixture or the light bulbs.

02/20/12 A female resident in the 600 block of Keller Avenue contacted the North Judson Police Department wanting to leave the residence, but her husband would not give her the cell phone. Later in the evening, the same female requested assistance in retrieving her belongings from the residence.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/26/12 Police were called to a bar in reference to a fight outside the bar. Victim told police that he didn’t want to press charges.

02/26/12 A rollover accident was reported in the Monon area. The vehicle flipped over and the back window fell out. A young girl was in the vehicle. The subject reportedly left the scene of the accident and was found in White County. The subject was planning to return to the scene of the accident.

02/26/12 A Winamac resident called police to report that someone was trying to break into his house. The caller said the would-be burglar was attempting to break into his house and the burglar saw the homeowner and took off. The suspect reportedly opened the first door with a credit card but couldn’t open the second door. The burglar then went around to the back of the residence and broke the door. He saw the homeowner and fled in a vehicle.

02/26/12 A Jefferson Township resident reported that someone broke into his storage building. The suspect(s) broke a window and lock. Steel and other items were stolen.

02/25/12 A Medaryville resident told police that he tried to help an injured dog and the dog bit him.

02/25/12 A Winamac resident called police to report subjects with lights on his property. The subjects ran into the woods.

02/25/12 The theft of a two-wheel Honda bike and two ladders were reported missing from a Winamac residence.

02/24/12 Vandalism was reported to a vehicle in Winamac. Police indicate that the damage was done by a rock or hammer. The windshield was broken.

02/24/12 A Medaryville woman reported the theft of a trailer.

02/23/12 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) tore up the inside of her van.

02/23/12 Pulaski County police were called to a hit and run accident. Someone ran through the fence at a business on U.S. 35. In a separate incident, a pick-up truck hit a car and took off.

02/23/12 The theft of a jar of change, a piggy bank and an X-Box were reported stolen from a Winamac residence.

02/23/12 A Pulaski County resident called police to report a break-in. A Crime Scene Technician was called to lift fingerprints from the scene.

Arrests:
02/26/12 Tracy Lee Manns, 38, 7676 N. 575 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Theft and Possession of a Legend Drug. Discharged 02/26/12

02/23/12 Angela Miller, 32, 321 W. LaPorte/Plymouth Trail, Plymouth, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant on Failure to Appear.

02/21/12 Randall L. Grigsby, 21, 8965 S. 1200 W., Francesville, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants and a charge of Invasion of Privacy.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/25/12 Robert Bell reported the theft of his laptop computer.

02/25/12 Christine Lewis told police that several juveniles were breaking out windows in the vacant residence across the street from her on Giles Ct.

02/22/12 An officer was called to Walgreens for a hit-and-run accident. Esther Maciejack stated that her vehicle was struck by a burgundy truck. Damage was done to the back rear passenger side of the car and the passenger side rear bumper.

02/21/12 A battery incident was reported on Bower Street.

Arrests:
02/25/12 Brandon Davidson, 266 W. Spruce St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Criminal Recklessness.
Kenneth Barnett, 21, 9515 E. 700 N., Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Criminal Recklessness.

02/25/12 James Haluck, 24, 1492 N. 700 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Carrying a Handgun without a Permit.

02/23/12 Charles Wallace, 33, 309 Ruthie Dr. Apt. B4, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespass.

02/21/12 Heath Minix, 24,1440 S. 250 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: February 20th, 2012

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/18/12 Pam Cockerell of Valparaiso reported someone stole her cart with her coat and car keys from Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson.

02/16/12 Erna Eckert of San Pierre told police she received a check that was reported stolen in the mail.

02/15/12 Squatters were reported at the Shorter Estate in the 4600 block of West 400 South in North Judson.

02/13/12 Michael Krick of Knox told police that someone broke into his barn and stole two motorcycles and an ATV.

02/12/12 Wayne Benson of North Judson told police that someone pulled the door off of his mailbox, ripped the flag off of it, and left a silver telephone box lying in his driveway.

02/12/12 Two male subjects reportedly entered a home in the 6900 block of East Old U.S. 30 in Hamlet, sat on the couch, and would not leave or speak to the property owner.

Arrests:
02/17/12 Matthew D. Baker, 34, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Common Nuisance, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Resisting Law Enforcement. Robert P. Singleton, 52, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Samuel Wade Singleton, 37, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of Common Nuisance and Possession of Controlled Substance x3. Amber Lynn Rose, 30, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Common Nuisance, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drugs.

02/16/12 Tenneil Eryn Selner, 32, of South Bend, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Assisting a Criminal. Jeffrey Robert Knoebel, 40, of Grovertown, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement.

02/15/12 Howard Wyckoff Reed, Sr., 54, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/13/12 Kelly Marie Carey, 23, of Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/12/12 Tammy F. Chmielewski, 47, of Monticello, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/19/12 A report of a garage being broken into in the 300 block of Franklin Street was made with the North Judson Police. The homeowner was gone for three months and noticed the garage was ransacked when he returned home. The incident remains under investigation.

02/19/12 North Judson police responded to a call of a prowler in the 400 block of Garfield Avenue. No one was located at the time and extra patrols were requested.

02/16/12 A report of a runaway was taken by the North Judson Police Department of a young girl not returning home from school. She was later located and returned home when she left her home again. The next day she was located again and taken home.

02/16/12 The North Judson Dollar General reported to North Judson Police that they had two shoplifters in the store. North Judson Officer James Upsall responded and arrested two females.

02/15/12 A two vehicle mishap occurred on Leslie Street around 6:35 p.m. near the intersection of Luken Street. A vehicle driven by James Grezenko crossed the center line to park on the south side of Leslie, when another passenger car, driven by Meghan Holt, was east bound on Leslie and struck the Grezenko vehicle. Officer James Upsall estimated damages at over $5,000. No injuries were reported.

02/14/12 The North Judson Police Department responded to a house fire at 3942 W. Third Street along with the North Judson Wayne Township Fire Department around 10:13 a.m. The top part of the split level was engulfed in flames. Starke County EMS Technician, Jarrod Boyd, entered the burning structure and located a two-year-old female in an upper floor room. The child was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital and later admitted to Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, IL. The cause of the fire remains under investigation with the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office in conjunction with the North Judson Police and the Indiana State Police. A family of ten people lived in the home up until the fire, with only three people home at the time the fire started.

02/14/12 A family member reported the theft of a handgun from a home in the 100 block of Main Street sometime between December 2011 until today.

Arrests:
02/16/12 Anais E. Wilhelm, 21, of 102 W. Ohio Street, LaCrosse, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft from an incident at Dollar General in North Judson.

02/16/12 Nicole R. Willford Stroobantt, 19, 304 Franklin Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft from an incident at Dollar General in North Judson.

Pulaski County SHeriff'

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/18/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Cass Township area. No injuries were reported and the driver drove the car home.

02/18/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Jefferson Township area. No injuries were reported.

02/17/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a woods fire in the Franklin Township area. Fire Chief, Bill Weaver, told dispatch that this is dug-out area and there is nowhere the fire can spread.

02/17/12 A Winamac resident told police that her red binder with confidential papers is missing.

02/17/12 An employee with at the Medaryville Town Hall called police to report that the garbage man came into the office after being hit with something. The man got dizzy while cleaning it up and he got light-headed and started sweating. EMS arrived on scene and discovered that he may have been shot in the neck with a pellet or BB gun. The man was taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital to have a metal projectile removed from his neck.

02/17/12 A Monterey resident called police to report that she got a letter stating that someone was using her Social Security number to file a report.

02/17/12 A Winamac resident told police that someone shot a hole in the front window.

02/16/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a house fire. The resident said he smelled smoke in the house.

02/16/12 A resident called police to report a fraudulent incident. Information came to the complaintant’s home where someone had started to apply for a credit card in the person’s name.

02/16/12 A resident in Jefferson Township reported the theft of an air conditioner and other miscellaneous items.

02/15/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Winamac area. No injuries were reported.

02/15/12 A car vs. deer accident occurred in the Franklin Township area. No injuries were reported.

02/15/12 A Denham resident called police to report that her son hit a deer in a DirecTV van. The driver was not injured.

02/15/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a house fire. The caller advised that the fire is in the walls. The caller was told to get everyone out of the house immediately. All units were clear from the scene in one hour.

02/15/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a Shih-Tzu puppy.

Arrests:
02/19/12 Rebecca Henderson, 31, 612 S. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

02/19/12 Michael Niehaus, 39, 14487 W. 400 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery. Discharged 02/20/12

02/19/12 Seth Kasten, 28, 272 N. 1050 W. Kewanna, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangerment. Discharged 02/19/12

02/18/12 Jeffery Manns, 27, 437 Decker Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/17/12 Jose Manuel Perez, 19, 4827 N. 400 E., Monterey, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed. Discharged 02/17/12

02/17/12 Ricky Allen McAbee, 29, 2138 W. 49th Place, Gary, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/14/12 Kyle M. Tetrault, 28, 11500 Briarhill Dr., Demotte, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Prior.

02/14/12 Terry L. Iverson, 25, 5921 S. State Road 119, Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended – Prior. Discharged 02/141/2

02/14/12 Jayson D. Shaffer, 26, 4520 Brown St., Leitersford, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/20/12 Frank Kennedy reported a break-in at a residence his real estate agent was showing. The back door at 413 W. Lewis Street was reportedly kicked in, but nothing was reported stolen.

02/16/12 Tiffany Shively reported that a male subject was at her residence and caused damage to the door when he slammed it shut. This case is still under investigation.

02/15/12 Ashley Bradney told police that her apartment had been broken into and some unknown person(s) had thrown a reddish colored liquid on the walls and her newly cleaned carpets. She was moving out of the apartment at the time of the incident.

Arrests:
02/16/12 Shaun S. Shepherd, 40, of 210 W. Cass St., Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle with a Controlled Substance in the Body.

Four Arrested for Methampetamine Lab in Knox

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: February 20th, 2012

While serving three arrest warrants on Robert Singleton and Matthew Baker, officers found the suspects Friday at 415 N. State Road 23 in Knox—along with an active methamphetamine lab and a slew of drugs in the presence of two young children.

When they arrived at the residence, officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Knox Police Department found Baker entering a vehicle and moved to detain him before finding an active one-pot methamphetamine lab in his hand. A brief altercation ended with a handcuffed Baker in the back of a squad car.

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Knox City Council Commends Officer, Fireman in Rescue

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: February 16th, 2012

Mayor Rick Chambers passed out praise at the Knox City Council meeting this week. Chambers thanked Knox City Police Officer, Chad Dulin, and Knox-Center Township fireman, Wayne Noah, for quick action in saving the life of a child in an accident that occurred Saturday at 200 East and State Road 8. The car went into the ditch and began filling with water. The pair arrived on scene and helped get the child out of the car. The fire department then arrived on the scene and extricated the driver out of the car.

The Mayor also praised the Knox High School Girls basketball team who brought home the first Sectional crown since 1995.