Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/29/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a garage fire near a house. A large propane tank was located in between the garage and the house. The Medaryville Fire Department, along with the San Pierre Fire Department and the Francesville Fire Department arrived on scene to put out the blaze. A rekindle occurred several hours later.

01/28/12 A rollover accident was reported in the Star City area. The driver said he was not injured.

01/28/12 A slide off occurred in the Star City area behind Central Co-Op. The caller said he left his truck in the ditch with the vehicle’s flashers on. He was not injured.

01/27/12 A Star City resident reported a car vs. deer accident.

01/27/12 A two vehicle accident was reported in the Winamac area. No injuries were reported.

01/26/12 A Winamac resident reported a theft incident.

01/25/12 A Winamac resident told police that an intruder was trying to get into her house. The caller went into the house and asked the person what he was doing there and called the person by name. The intruder reportedly told police that he had come from a friend’s house and is headed back there now.

01/25/12 A Francesville business called police to report that a patron had come in and left without paying for her prescription. They are unable to get a hold of her.

01/25/12 A Winamac resident told police that she was at the bar and she went to the bathroom. When she came back, her phone was gone.

01/24/12 A Winamac resident called police to report a fire. He said that he dropped something in his living room and now it is on fire. The Winamac Fire Department was called to the scene and the fire was put out. The area was sealed off and fire crews were waiting for a representative from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office to show up.

01/24/12 A Winamac resident said that he hit a car and there is considerable damage. No injuries were reported.

01/24/12 A Medaryville resident reported a break-in. An eviction notice was served and a couple of kids were found it the house. The locks had been changed so they had to have broken into the residence.

01/23/12 A resident told police that an irrigation system had been struck and damaged severely. The caller said that car parts were all over the place, but the vehicle has left the scene.

01/23/12 A two vehicle accident was reported with minor injuries.

Arrests:
01/30/12 Jason Vanthournout, 40, 617 S. Darling Ave., Rensselaer, IN , arrested on an active warrant. Discharged 01/30/12

01/29/12 Todd A. Fischer, 44, 104 Maple Ave, Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior. Discharged 01/29/12

01/29/12 Larry D. Shidler, 50, 2977 W. 314 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior. Discharged 01/29/12

01/27/12 Ty Leon Willis, 34, 1951 Eric Ave., Logansport, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 01/28/12

01/27/12 Dakota J. Pinkerman, 19, 130 E. 700 N., Wheatfield, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/26/12 Glen Sewell, 53, 13367 W. 55 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 01/26/12

01/25/12 Charles A. Weaver, Jr., 25, 631 N. Riverside Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 01/25/12

01/25/12 Larry E. Samons, 37, Highway 24, Reynolds, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/27/12 Police were notified of two juveniles who broke into the Knox High School during a dance.

01/26/12 Denise Gaines reported her laptop, camera and jewelry were stolen. Her son’s wireless Xbox controllers were also missing.

Arrests:
01/24/12 A juvenile was arrested for Battery.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/29/12 A theft was reported in the 1500 block of East 400 South in Knox.

01/28/12 A resident of the 1100 block of East 150 South in Knox told police that someone was in her home and stole a leather coat and food.

01/27/12 Robert Gonzales of Knox told police that his ex-wife has been forging letters in his name.

01/26/12 David Miller of North Judson told police that he believes someone stole his cell phone from from his vehicle.

01/26/12 Marie Kendall of North Judson reported someone had stolen her Pontiac Grand Prix from her yard.

01/25/12 Calvin Napier of North Judson reported four envelopes had been stolen from his mailbox.

01/25/12 Rick Bobo told police he was being attacked in the 6300 block of South Rannells Road in Knox.

01/24/12 Samuel Barnett of North Judson told police that someone had broken into his garage.

01/24/12 A resident of the 4900 block of South 260 West in North Judson requested to file a phone harassment complaint.

01/23/12 A telephone harassment charge was filed by Pamela Balchunas against Craig James Coad, 30, of Knox.

01/22/12 A resident of the 5100 block of North U.S. 35 in Hamlet told police that his garage had been broken into and a dirt bike and another vehicle were stolen.

Arrests:
01/29/12 John I. Lenig, 21, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/28/12 Joseph R. Wooldridge, 27, of Valparaiso, was arrested after a female caller from the Sandbar advised police she had been punched in the face by an unknown male.

01/27/12 Anthony Daniel Thews, 31, of South Bend, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

01/27/12 Danny J. Salyer, 43, of North Judson, was arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/26/12 David S. Zachary, 40, of Hamlet, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator.

01/25/12 Heather Renee VanDusen, 26, of Plymouth arrested on possession charges following a search warrant execution in the 10100 block of East Francis in Grovertown.

01/25/12 Anissa Cruz Beem, 34, of LaPorte, arrested on a Probation Violation.

01/25/12 Stephen M. Wood, 21, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary, Residential Entry, and False Reporting.

01/25/12 David S. Miller, 44, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of False Reporting and Conspiracy.

01/25/12 James Edward Keller, 20, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary, Residential Entry, Theft, and 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:
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:

Incidents:
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:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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.

Knox City Police Department Statistics for 2011

The Knox City Police Department had 4,931 calls in 2011.

98 accident reports and 345 incident reports were completed. 39 people were arrested on Public Intoxication charges, 179 people were arrested on 226 traffic charges, 401 people were arrested on 698 criminal charges and 8 people were found to be in violation of ordinances.

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Knox Woman Arrested on Possession Charges

Dawn Wilson

A Knox woman was arrested on Thursday on drug possession charges.

Knox City Police officers were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle on Delaware Street.  An officer found the suspect vehicle driving in the area of New York and East Street and conducted a traffic stop after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign.

The officer identified the occupants of the vehicle and asked to search the woman’s purse. Dawn Wilson reportedly consented and the officer found controlled substances, some legally prescribed to Wilson.  One medication was not prescribed to her and she was taken into custody on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/07/12 Officers were called to Denham with a report of a truck in the ditch. One person was seen walking around the area, but he was not injured.

01/07/12 A truck was in the ditch in the Monon area, but no injuries were reported.

01/07/12 A Pulaski resident said that she has been out of state for a couple of months with her son and her friends have been watching her residence. She noticed that her electric bill has more than doubled since her friends have been staying there. Her friends have notified her that there is an orange extension cord going from her house to the residence just west of her. She thinks her neighbors are stealing electric from her residence.

01/07/12 A two vehicle accident was reported in the Francesville area, but no injuries were reported.

01/07/12 A call came into the Sheriff’s Department where a resident in Winamac received a package at her residence but she didn’t order anything. The resident had heard about a scam where a person orders something and puts a different address on the package and it is delivered to that address. The person then picks up the package at that address before the homeowner comes home or notices that a package is there. The caller didn’t want to file a report, but wanted the Sheriff’s Department to know this was happening.

01/07/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Harris Township area. No injuries were reported.

01/06/12 A caller in the Star City area reported that some unknown person(s) threw a brick through her window while she and her husband were watching TV.

01/06/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported to the Winamac area. The driver was reportedly six months pregnant, but does not need medical attention. She was not otherwise injured.

01/06/12 A state highway department worker called to report that he was in a car vs. deer accident. No injuries were reported.

01/06/12 A semi was stopped by the airport as liquid oxygen was spilling from the tank on the truck.

01/05/12 A Winamac resident reported a hit and run accident. A delivery truck just hit her car and minor damage was done.

01/05/11 A resident in the Pulaski area told police that a man in a truck has been coming around the area, parking and sleeping. The person went up to the car and saw the man laying across the seat. The person in the truck told police that he stopped there to rest and he fell asleep. He is leaving the area.

01/05/12 A resident in the Star City area called and said a man approached her claiming to be with a construction company but she couldn’t understand him very well. It seemed suspicious. Several other calls came into the Sheriff’s Department about this same type of incident.

01/04/12 A Winamac resident called police to report that someone took her medications off her TV stand.

01/04/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Harris Township area.

01/04/12 A Denham resident reported a theft from his property. Some unknown person(s) drug an old pop-up camper with flat tires down the lane and left big marks. He said the suspect(s) stole a lot of scrap from the property.

01/04/12 A Francesville resident called police to report a reckless 4-wheeler.

Arrests:
01/07/12 Pamela Craft, 42, 18700 12th Rd. Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 07/07/12

01/04/12 Jeremy Mason, 34, 2547 Eldridge, Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior. Discharged 01/05/12

01/04/12 Michelle Hanson, 40, 408 S. Franklin, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Syringe and Public Intoxication. Discharged 01/06/12

01/03/12 John Potter, 29, 6555 N. Hazel Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on an active Marshall County warrant. Discharged 01/04/12

01/03/12 Leah Bollenbacker, 23, 1109 E. 9th St. Apt. 31, Rochester, IN, arrested on an active Marshall County warrant. Discharged 01/03/12

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/05/12 Todd Wallsmith from the law office of Nichols and Wallsmith called police to report that some unknown person(s) threw a rock through his office window. His office is located on Washington Street. Police observed that the window screen had been cut but no access into the building was made.

01/05/12 An employee at the Next Door Food store reported a drive off of $20.01 in gas.

01/04/12 A surveyor with Stephenson Land Surveying reported finding a meth lab in the woods behind the First Pentecostal Church.

Arrests:
01/07/12 Robert Peddycord, 18, 401 Wilson St., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
Ethan Bailey, 18, 511 Magnolia St. North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
Cody Barnette, 18, 201 E. Talmer Ave., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
James Manns, 18, 5350 S. Detroiter Ln., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
One juvenile was also arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

01/04/12 Michael P. Smith, 31, 635 N. 1025 E., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

01/04/11 Kenneth C. Greer, 27, 902 S. Main Street, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant through Lake County.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/05/12 A resident f the 8200 block of South U.S. 35 told police that he had been threatened.

01/05/12 A caller told police that a male subject in the roadway was pointing a flashlight into vehicles near the rest park on Ind. 10.

01/04/12 An employee of Welcome Mat Real Estate told police that she saw a flashlight inside a foreclosed residence in the 7600 block of East 25 North in Knox.

01/03/12 Kyle Nissen of North Judson advised police that someone had stolen his 2002 Volkswagon Beetle.

01/03/12 An employee of Economy Auto in Knox told police that someone had stolen four of their advertising flags and poles, and had broken into his shed as well.

01/03/12 Bill Haney of K&B Storage in Walkerton told police that someone had been cutting the locks off of their storage units.

01/02/12 Bob Troike told police that he had found a plastic bag containing syringes and other paraphernalia near the Kline Arm Bridge on Ind. 39.

01/02/12 Terry Chmiel of Knox told police that there were two brand new golf carts parked at his neighbor’s residence that he believed may have been taken from the golf course.

01/02/12 Ernie Hickey of Knox told police that a male subject was at his residence in the 2200 block of East 150 South trying to kick the door in and demanding to be let in or he would shoot them.

01/02/12 David Vermilyer, Jr. told police that someone had stolen his pain medication.

01/02/12 Tim Prater told police that while he was at a party the night before, he and his wife were battered by a male subject.

01/01/12 A caller advised police that there were three or four males walking on Ind. 23 towards Ind. 8 and shooting guns in the air.

01/01/12 Vicki Richey of North Judson reported a male subject tried to get into her home, first through the front door, then the back door, and then walked into her garage.

01/01/12 A caller told police that she had been shot at while near a residence in the 2200 block of East 150 South in Knox.

Arrests:
01/05/12 Vernon D. Chessor, 41, of Knox by SCSD: Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Meth.

01/03/12 Christopher Fields of Knox was arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Marijuana with a Prior Conviction, Possession of Marijuana Over 30 Grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance X 2, Possession of a Syringe, Habitual Offender.

01/01/12 Graham Michael Richie, 23, of North Judson.

01/01/12 Angela Marie Ellison, 21, of Plymouth, arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation and Battery.

Meth Lab Found Behind Church in Knox

An officer from the Knox City Police Department was called to a meth lab dump site behind the Pentecostal Church on Wednesday.

Police arrived at the church at 509 S. Roosevelt Road in Knox were they met with a surveyor from Stephenson Land Surveying. The lab was not on the church grounds, but the surveyor said that he found a large tarp on the ground in the woods behind the church and saw footprints that led up to the tarp. The man thought a person was underneath the tarp and called out but received no answer. The surveyor then lifted up the tarp and saw items that are used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. He told police that another lab was found about 80 feet away under another tarp.

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Knox Man Arrested after Argument and Damaging Rental Home

A Knox man was arrested Friday after he reportedly caused damage to a rental home.

Police were called to 405 E. Danker Street where Jessica Skorup stated that she had an argument with David Howard and wanted him to leave the residence. She entered the home she was going to rent with Howard and allegedly found him making holes in the closet walls with a pole. Howard was told to leave and he continued the destruction.

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Initial Hearing Held in Starke Circuit Court for Timothy Howard, Jr.

Tim Howard, Jr.

After he was arrested when police found him breaking into a home, Timothy Howard made his initial appearance in the Starke Circuit Court last week. Facing charges of Possession of a Legend Drug as a Class D felony, Attempted Residential entry as a Class D felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance as a class D felony, two counts of Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A misdemeanor, Public Intoxication as a Class B misdemeanor, and Criminal Mischief as a Class B misdemeanor.

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Police Reports

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/01/12 A resident in the 100 block of Vine St. reported that she woke up and her friends that were over had left. She noticed $94.00 was missing from her wallet, a Kindle Reader and a friend’s iPod Touch was also missing. Both items and most of the cash have been recovered or located. This incident remains under investigation.

12/31/11 North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 200 block of Luken St. The driver Casey Jo White, 19, of Wanatah was arrested for Minor Consuming Alcohol.

12/30/11 A resident in the 100 block of Vine St. reported that some male friends were over at her house. When they left, she noticed some items missing. This incident is still being investigated.

12/27/11 North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 600 block of W. Talmer Ave. The driver of the vehicle Maria D. Paulson, 27, of North Judson was found to be driving with a suspended Driver License. Maria was issued a citation for the infraction.

12/27/11 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated a property damage accident in the Dollar General parking lot. A vehicle driven by Willard M. Tharpe, Jr., of North Judson, stated that he was turning to park in a parking spot. Willard stated his vehicle slid due to the snow and slush and into a vehicle owned by Margaret and Samuel Whittington, also of North Judson. Samuel was sitting in the the passenger side seat. There were no injuries and Chief Vessely estimated the damage at $1,000.00.

Arrests:
12/31/11 Casey Jo White, 19, of Wanatah, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consuming Alcohol.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/31/11 Kyle Wright, of Knox, told police that someone has been hammering on his windows at night.

12/30/11 A resident of the 3200 block of East 400 North in Hamlet told police that her grandson, Wade Berg, had been robbed and beaten.

12/30/11 A resident of the 8900 block of South Main Street in Ora told police that her father stole her Social Security Card and has been fraudulently using her benefits.

12/30/11 Pamela Smythe told police that her son, Ricky Macabee, had failed to return her vehicle after she had lent it to him.

12/29/11 A resident of the 800 block of South 200 East in Knox told police that someone had stolen items from his home and he believes most of the items are at the Pawn Shop in Knox.

12/29/11 A resident of the 8500 block of South 1100 West in San Pierre told police that a suspicious van had been driving by her residence with a video camera.

12/29/11 A resident of the 600 block of South Pearl Street in Knox told police that a male subject wearing all camouflage walked by his residence with a camera around his neck and a handgun in his hand.

12/29/11 A resident of the 3800 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported her purse had been stolen while she was at her brother’s home.

12/28/11 Timothy Knepp requested to file a report for battery while at his girlfriend’s residence in the Hamlet Apartments and advised he is wanted through Marshall County.

12/28/11 Jeffery Dixon of North Judson told police that several items including firearms had been stolen from his friend Joe’s residence.

12/28/11 A resident of the 800 block of South 200 East in Knox told police he came home to find several items missing from his home.

12/27/11 A resident of the 10300 block of West Ind. 10 in San Pierre reported someone has been calling him from an unknown number and threatening him.

12/26/11 A resident of the 9700 block of East 50 South in Knox told police that his neighbors have been out of town and he has seen people with flashlights coming from the home.

12/25/11 A resident of the 6100 block of South 600 East in Knox told police that he has been watching over his friend’s summer home at Bass Lake and he found the kitchen window of the home had been busted out.

12/25/11 Lois Baker of Knox told police that someone had stolen her Dyson vacuum cleaner from her home.

12/25/11 Shayla Howard of Grovertown reported that several subjects have been going inside the vacant house next door at night with flashlights.

Arrests:
12/31/11 Donald R. Benton, 42, of North Judson and Donald Ray Benton, 21, of North Judson by SCSD on charges of Intimidation.

12/30/11 Jason Alan Johnson, 39, of Grovertown.

12/30/11 Jeremy Adam Rowe, 33, of Hamlet and Randall Lee Rowe, 35, of Hamlet by SCSD.

12/29/11 Kurtis W. Singleton, 20, of Knox by SCSD: Receiving Stolen Property.

12/27/11 Ray Lewis Sexton, 40, of North Judson by SCSD following a report of several people lying on the floor of a man’s residence who had no idea why they were there or who they were.

12/27/11 Jason Clark Joseph, 36, of Knox by SCSD: Driving While Suspended, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors.

12/25/11 Steven S. Benke, 32, of Rochester by SCSD following a call from Mark Little who advised that his sister, Amy Tharpe, had been battered by Benke.

12/25/11 Matthew P. Shively, 38, of Walkerton by SCSD following a call from Marlene Shively who reported that Matthew failed to return her child following visitation.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/31/11 A caller in the Radioville area reported shots fired and she noticed holes in her house.

12/31/11 A caller in the Denham area told police that some unknown person(s) just attempted to open his back door and he saw flashlights in his barn.

12/31/11 A Winamac woman told police that there were trespassers hunting on his property and they have been told to leave and now her son has taken off after them to leave.

12/31/11 A minor property damage car accident was reported in the town of Winamac. No injuries were reported.

12/31/11 Good Oil in Winamac reported a drive-off in gas. Police found the subject who said he thought he paid for the gas with credit card – it must not have gone through. He returned to the business to pay for the fuel.

12/30/11 A Winamac man called police to report that he and his wife were sleeping and some unknown man was banging on the door asking to come inside. Police came out to the residence and found an intoxicated male at the residence and the man was taken to his sister’s house for the night.

12/30/11 A slide-off was reported on 125 S. just west of 200 West in Winamac. The driver was cited for not having a valid driver’s license. The vehicle was removed from the ditch and a licensed driver was notified to retrieve the vehicle.

12/30/11 A Denham resident called police to report that 12 guns have been stolen from his residence.

12/30/11 A caller advised police of a trailer fire and did not know if anyone was inside the trailer. The call came from a 9-1-1 transfer from Starke County, but the North Judson Fire Department was called to the scene.

12/28/11 A Beardstown resident told police that some unknown person just ran through the fence on his father’s property and someone has stolen things from the back of the residence.

12/28/11 A caller in the Radioville area told police that he has been watching his neighbor’s trailer for them and he noticed that someone has broke into it, cut the gas line and vandalized it.

12/27/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report a rollover accident. The car rolled into a ditch and a woman and two children are out of the vehicle and have minor injuries. They were taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital for treatment.

12/27/11 A two car accident was reported in the Beardstown area. No injuries were reported but one of the drivers noticed that someone has broken through the fence on the property and the car isn’t there now.

12/27/11 Two vehicles slid in the ditch in the Medaryville area. The vehicles did not hit each other, but slid into the same ditch.

12/27/11 A caller in the Monterey area told police that his son rolled his truck into the ditch. The son is out of the vehicle and is not injured.

12/27/11 An SUV was reported to be in the ditch in the Medaryville area. No injuries or damage were reported.

12/27/11 The Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Fire Department was called to a small structure fire.

12/27/11 A one vehicle accident was reported with two people seriously hurt and one with minor injuries. The vehicle reportedly hit a tree.

12/26/11 A Radioville resident called police to report that the new lock he placed on his shed may be tampered with. The lock has been locked in an upside-down position.

12/26/11 A Star City woman told police that she had her dog on a leash on her property in the back yard and she was with the dog while she was in her wheelchair. Two dogs ran from the park and charged toward her dog and her dog lunged at the two dogs, causing her to flip out of her wheelchair. She was not seriously injured, but she told police that the dogs that ran from the park are always loose.

12/26/11 A Beardstown resident called police to report a break-in at their camper.

12/26/11 A Monterey resident said a Fed-Ex package was stolen from outside the residence. The complaintant’s Christmas gifts for the kids were in that package and Fed-Ex confirmed that the package was delivered on Thursday.

12/26/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Francesville area. No injuries were reported.

12/26/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of her car. The vehicle was later found and somethings were missing from the interior of the vehicle.

Arrests:
01/12/12 Sarah Manns, 27, 437 Decker, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/30/11 Clarissa Canbu, 20, 1212 15th St., Belle Plaine, IA, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consumption. Discharged 12/31/11

12/30/11 Andrew Wireman, 25, 211 E. Oak St., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor. Discharged 12/30/11

12/29/11 Steven Casey, 32, 314 W. Angelica Blvd., South Bend, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. Discharged 12/30/11

12/29/11 Kirk Ingram, 50, 3702 E. State Road 14, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear – Child Support.

12/28/11 David Considine, 4455 S. 300 W., San Pierre, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator. Discharged 01/01/12

12/28/11 Darrin Lambert, 43, 7310 W. 725 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/29/11

12/27/11 John Grigsby, 20, 611 E. 2nd St., Reynolds, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/27/11

12/27/11 Joseph Shepperd, 26, 15763 W. 200 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 12/27/11

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/27/11 Dave Schuster told police that a vehicle property damage accident was reported in the area of Pacific Avenue and Bender Street. The vehicle, driven by a 17-year-old Knox resident, was taken without permission and he had wrecked the vehicle. He had driven into a NIPSCO pole. The driver’s sister, Jessenia Delapaz, 19, initially told police that she drove the vehicle, but as the police investigated the scene, police learned that her brother actually drove the vehicle. The driver was given a citation for Operator Never Licensed.

Arrests:
12/30/11 David Paul Howard, 28, 3025 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Trespass and Criminal Mischief.

12/30/11 Robert Wisilinski, 64, 603 S. Heaton St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation and two counts of Possession of a Throwing Star.

12/28/11 A juvenile was arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

Two Arrested on Battery Charges

Two people were arrested in Knox on Christmas Day on Battery charges.

Austin Pike told Knox City police officers that he and Walter Smith got into an argument and a fight ensued. The argument started as a verbal disagreement and it escalated to a fist fight. Pike told police that he hit Smith in the face. Smith became very angry and allegedly grabbed a knife and tried to stab Pike with it. Pike said Smith then left the residence.

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Knox CVS Robbery Suspect Still at Large

Knox CVS

Knox City Police continue to investigate the robbery at CVS in Knox.

On Tuesday, December 20th, Nathan Hummel and Jonathan Hummel reportedly went into the Knox CVS and stole prescription medication from the pharmacy. They held the pharmacist and store clerk at knifepoint at the time of the incident. They fled from the scene and after a pursuit, fled their vehicle on Upas Road in Marshall County. Nathan Hummel was found hiding in a closet in Raymond Hummel’s residence and was taken into custody. Jonathan Hummel escaped. Continue reading

Knox Man Found Breaking into Home

Timothy Howard, Jr.

A Knox man was found breaking into a home and then ran from police.

On Friday, December 23rd, Knox City Police received a complaint of a person breaking into a home on Pearl Street. The officer arrived at the residence and got out of the car and announced his presence. The suspect, Timothy Howard, Jr., ran from the scene. The officer got back into his car and pursued the suspect. The officer went into the alley from Washington Street and Howard ran in front of the car.

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Hobart Woman Arrested for False Informing, Reckless Driving

Stephanie Berg

A Hobart woman was arrested Friday after she reportedly told police her name and it wasn’t her correct identification.

Police saw a vehicle traveling around Henry Street and saw that the driver disregarded stop signs. The officer engaged his emergency lights and the driver didn’t stop. He continued to follow her at a slow pace. He eventually pulled over the car at the intersection of Bower Street and Culver Road. Police asked the driver for her name and she said her name was “Tracey Rowe”. Police ran her information and found that “Tracey Rowe” was not on file. Police took her to jail on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Reckless Driving.

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Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/25/11 A caller told police of an accident in Franklin Township with one female in the car. The vehicle had gone into a ditch. The driver was not injured in the accident. The accident happened just west of 1175 West. The driver said she swerved to miss a deer and went off the road.

12/24/11 A resident in the Bruce Lake area told police that some unknown person(s) kicked the door in at his mother’s property, but he doesn’t see anything missing.

12/24/11 A caller in the Denham area said that a car driven by female went through his front yard and said part of her fender is in the yard and there is damage to some trees.

12/24/11 A car vs. deer accident occurred in the Denham area. The caller advised that the accident “messed up” the plastic molding and there are some scratches on his vehicle.

12/23/11 Police were called to a residence in the area of 700 South and 700 West in reference to an accidental shooting. Two brothers were playing video games, got to horsing around and the kids thought a BB gun in the house was not loaded. One brother shot his 11-year-old brother in the arm with a BB gun. Reportedly, there was no malicious intent.

12/23/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Monon area. No injuries were reported and no report was needed.

12/23/11 A caller told police that a truck hit a pole and there are lines hanging in the Francesville area. The driver refused medical treatment. The accident caused half the pole to break. The driver was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

12/22/11 A vehicle was towed after police were called about subjects pushing grocery carts up and down the street. Police arrived and found a stolen shopping cart in the back of the suspect vehicle. Several juveniles were involved in the incident.

12/22/11 NIPSCO was called after a gas leak was detected in one of the manholes across the street from Family Express in Winamac. NIPSCO crews located the leak and fixed it.

12/22/11 A caller advised of a car vs. deer accident that occurred right in front of her in the Beardstown area. No injuries and minimal damage were reported.

12/22/11 A Star City resident called to report that she was bitten by an animal. Officer advised that her own cat bit her while it was eating out of the trash can.

12/22/11 A caller advised that someone has hit her vehicle in the parking lot next to the nursing home in Winamac.

12/22/11 A caller told police that the car in front of him just spun out, hit a pole and is out in a field north of Francesville. No serious injuries were reported. Two juveniles were involved in the accident.

12/22/11 A caller told police that a person driving southbound on U.S. 35, just north of the Tippecanoe River State Park, was driving recklessly. The caller said that the driver was driving fast and was all over the road, running people off the road. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was cited for excessive speed and failure to carry a license on person.

12/22/11 The Sheriff’s Department was notified that a person was taking apart a bullet and it exploded. The subject was in the ER in White County if the deputy needed a report. The victim said the incident happened around 1:00 p.m. ET and tried to tough it out before he went to the hospital.

12/21/11 A semi that was being escorted through the area snipped a NIPSCO pole in Medaryville. The light pole kept exploding and NIPSCO was contacted to fix the problem.

12/21/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Winamac area. No injuries were reported.

12/21/11 A Winamac business employee reported catching a shoplifter.

12/21/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Star City area. No injuries were reported.

12/20/11 A Monterey resident called police to report that her neighbors were shooting and she just heard something hit her house. She believes it was a bullet. The neighbor told police that he was shooting, but at a target.

12/20/11 A resident in Franklin Township told police that he and his wife’s wedding rings were stolen from their friend’s house. The incident actually happened over Thanksgiving and the caller said that he has been checking pawn shops for the rings and found his at the pawn shop in Knox.

12/19/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Monterey area. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:

12/26/11 Joseph J. Shepperd, 26, 15763 W. 200 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

12/25/11 Charles Cole, Salyersville, KY, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Law Enforcement.

12/24/11 Stephen Sutterfield, 29, 5886 W. 750 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 12/24/11

12/23/11 Blake Dulin, 22, 115 N. Salem St., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 12/24/11

12/23/11 Robert A. Schmidt II, 38, 5570 S. Main St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 12/23/11

12/23/11 Shana Bailey, Royalton, KY, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

12/23/11 Tammy Wright, 47, HC77 P.O. Box 125, Royalton, KY, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Legend Drug.

12/23/11 Michael Wright, 44, HC77 P.O. Box 125, Royalton, KY, arrested on a preliminary charge of Visiting a Common Nuisance.

12/22/11 Frederick Mathes, 22, 2979 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/22/11

12/19/11 Ryan Clouse, 39, 7994 S. 475 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

12/19/11 Donna M. Stiltz, 36, 809 Bluebird Dr., Brussell Springs, KY, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/19/11 Heidi Gault, 40, 144 E. Washington, Hobart, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/20/11

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

12/23/11 A resident in the 300 block of Franklin Street requested an officer in reference to a male subject on her porch with a pool stick. North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer responded to the call. After a brief investigation Officer Scheiderer found out that Brian K. Lovins, of Knox, was there to fight a male that resides at that residence. Brian was then arrested for Intimidation and Public Intoxication.

12/23/11 A female came to the North Judson Police department to report that her husband’s wallet was stolen out of their vehicle. The vehicle was parked at a residence in the 300 block of High Street. This incident is still under investigation.

12/23/11 Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to a property damage accident that occurred at Talmer Avenue and Division Street. A vehicle that was driven by Robert A. Allen of North Judson rear-ended a minivan driven by Heidi M. Stoller of Lowell, Michigan. The damages were estimated at over $5,000. The North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department and Starke County EMS assisted at the scene. No injuries were reported.

12/23/11 A resident in the 500 block of Laurel Street reported the theft of a laptop computer out of his vehicle. The computer was recovered on Christmas Day, however this incident remains under investigation.

The North Judson Police Department would like to remind residents to make sure they keep their doors locked to both, their homes and vehicles. Chief Doug Vessely added that especially keeping the doors locked in your vehicle helps to deter crime and keeps your valuables safe. Criminals are always checking for unlocked cars to try and find cash and other valuables. The North Judson Police would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Arrests:

12/23/11 Brian K. Lovins, 46, 1925 S. 200 E., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation and Public Intoxication.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/24/11 A resident of the 11500 block of East 400 North in Plymouth told police that while he was at the Down and Under Bar, someone broke into his truck and stolen his satellite radio and house key and said that they are trying to break into his home as well.

12/24/11 Terry McDaniel told police that someone had stolen a large inflatable Santa Claus from his yard.

12/24/11 Robert Raginis of North Judson told police that when he went to deliver a newspaper to a resident of the 7300 block of South 600 West, he noticed someone had vandalized a gray telephone box and left phone cables laying all over the place.

12/24/11 Allen McBride of Knox told police that his 17-year-old son moved out and stole his bicycle.

12/24/11 Bob Tiljak of Knox reported someone had broken into the pole barn of the home directly behind him.

12/23/11 A resident of the 5600 block of South 100 East in Knox reported someone had been setting his trees on fire.

12/23/11 A resident of the 9600 block of East 50 South in Knox reported a break-in.

12/22/11 A caller reported the presence of a garbage bag on Ind. 39 by the Kline Arm Bridge, and he told police that when he investigated it he found syringes inside.

12/21/11 Patricia Camp of Knox told police that someone had siphoned gas from her vehicles.

12/21/11 Vicki Richey of North Judson reported a bench was taken from her brother’s grave in Highland Cemetery.

12/20/11 A resident of the 4400 block of South 350 West in North Judson reported someone had tore up his yard with a vehicle.

12/19/11 Mark Budka of North Judson told police that someone had broken into buildings on his farm and stolen items.

12/19/11 Judy Lenig told police that someone had broken the knobs off the door to the Golden Horseshoe Saddle Club on 600 East in Knox. Lenig also reported several briefcases missing.

12/19/11 Carl Baisben of San Pierre told police that someone had stolen a muzzleloader and bag of powder from a small campground near the tri-county line.

12/18/11 Tiffany Eskridge told police that while she was at a friend’s house in Ora, someone stole her wallet from her car and attempted to lift her backseat to steal her car speakers.

12/18/11 William Bunkowfst of Knox reported a man had been stopping at his house and opening his mailbox.

12/18/11 A patient in the Intensive Care Unit at I.U. Health Starke Hospital told police that he had been assaulted with a bat at a residence in Ora.

12/18/11 A resident of the 6800 block of South Ind. 10 in Knox told police that someone had broken into his garage and stolen a gun and two bows.

12/18/11 Tiffany Frazier of Walkerton reported someone had broken into her home.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/20/11 Josh and Savannah Garbison called police to report a robbery. They entered their home on South Pearl Street and saw that it had been ransacked. Christmas presents had been tossed around and unwrapped around their Christmas tree and a flat screen television was stolen. Several bottles of liquor were also stolen. Cabinets and dresser drawers were also found open and items were laying on the floor. The officer noted that the west door to the home had been forced open. The locks were broken and the door frame was damaged.

Arrests:
12/25/11 Austin Pike, 19, 304 E. St. Louis #3, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery
Walter Lee Smith, Jr., 44, Hamlet, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

12/24/11 Stephanie Berg, 37, 3129 Pulaski St., Hobart, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of False Informing, Resisting Law Enforcement, Driving While Suspended-Prior and Reckless Driving. She also had a valid arrest warrant through Starke Circuit Court.

12/23/11 Timothy Howard, 35, 2595 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Attempted Burglary, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Public Intoxication, Possession of a Legend Drug, Resisting Law Enforcement by Fleeing and Resisting Law Enforcement.

12/20/11 Nathan Hummel, 24, 504 N. Starke St. Lt. 5, Hamlet, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Armed Robbery, Dealing a Controlled Substance, Resisting Law Enforcement, Disarming an Officer and Criminal Mischief.

Nathan Hummel Arrested in CVS Armed Robbery; Jonathan Hummel Remains at Large

Nathan Hummel

Jonathan Hummel

One suspect remains at large in the Knox CVS armed robbery incident. The other suspect, Nathan Hummel, of Culver, was arrested at the Raymond Hummel residence on Union Road in Marshall County after the incident occurred.

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Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/18/11 A car fire was reported in the Winamac area. The Indiana State Police was called as fire department personnel smelled a strong aroma of anhydrous ammonia and there are containers in the vehicle. The ISP told police that whatever was left was diluted by the fire department and there is nothing to clean up.

12/18/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Cass Township area.

12/18/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 14 and 400 East in Winamac. No injuries were reported. The caller said that the deer eventually got up and allowed him to pet it before it ran off

12/18/11 A caller advised that her father crashed his vehicle in front of her residence in Monterey and an ambulance is needed. A pole was hit and was laying in the driveway. Electric crews were called to the scene.

12/18/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported at a location on Highway 421 in Cass Township.

12/18/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Medaryville area. No injuries.

12/17/11 A report of a car stuck in a field in the Medaryville area was called into the Sheriff’s Department

12/17/11 A report of a vehicle spinning and crashing was called into the Sheriff’s Department and it occurred in the Winamac area. A family member opened the door on their vehicle and smashed it into the squad car. The action caused a big dent.

12/17/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report a stolen vehicle. The caller said he bought a truck from his brother-in-law and now it is missing. Police told him that it had been in an accident the night before.

12/17/11 A caller told police that she saw a vehicle in the Indian Creek at 1100 South and Base Road and the vehicle is wedged under a tree. The top and rear are sticking out and it is too dangerous to recover at this time. It has been marked with police tape for safety reasons.

12/17/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Star City area.

12/17/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a debit card.

12/17/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Star City area. There were no injuries reported and a wrecker was called to the scene.

12/16/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported. The crash occurred south of 800 South on U.S. 35.

12/16/11 A slide off was reported in the Pulaski area. The caller told police that he slid off the road and into a ditch. He had to swim to get out of the ditch. He was not injured, just cold and wet.

12/16/11 The Star City Fire Department was called to a small brush fire.

12/16/11 Police were called to a property damage accident in the West Central Elementary School Corporation parking lot.

12/16/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Denham area. No injuries were reported.

12/15/11 A Franklin Township resident called police to report that his neighbor ran to his house and said he hit a deer.

12/13/11 Winamac EMS got a call about a hunter who fell from the top of a tree. He was flown to Fort Wayne due to his injuries.

12/13/11 A theft was reported in the Cass Township area.

12/13/11 The Star City Fire Department was called to a grain dryer fire.

12/13/11 A caller in the Monterey area reported the theft of an old flatbed.

12/13/11 A UPS driver called in a car vs. deer accident but the accident did not involve him. The driver of the vehicle was shook up but not injured.

12/13/11 A Winamac resident reported a possible breakin in Winamac.

12/13/11 Caller told police that a semi just hit a passenger vehicle in Winamac. The semi left the scene, but returned. The semi driver was arrested for leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

12/12/11 A theft was reported from a storage unit in the Winamac area.

12/12/11 A caller told police that a vehicle hit a stop sign in the Winamac area. No injuries were reported but there was property damage.

12/12/11 A car vs. deer accident occurred just south of Beardstown on U.S. 35. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:
12/19/11 Heidi Gault, 40, 144 E. Washington, Hobart, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/18/11 Michael A. Hurlburt, 26, 1438 E. 1900 S., Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/18/11 Tanya Fitch, 6970 N. U. S. 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Assisting a Criminal. Discharged 12/19/11

12/18/11 Joshua Hopper, 31, 6970 N. U.S. 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and an active arrest warrant.

12/18/11 William Daily, 33, 3814 Strawberry Ln, Rochester, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle without Receiving a License. Discharged 12/18/11

12/18/11 Christopher Standefer, 35, 1140 Milwaukee Ct, Indianapolis, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxiated, OVWI with BAC between .08 and .14, OVWI Endangerment, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Discharged 12/18/11

12/17/11 Robert Whited, 26, 12561 N. 400 E., Wheatfield, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 12/18/11

12/16/11 Gregory Dallas, 35, 805 Azalea St. SE., Demotte, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 12/17/11

12/16/11 James Larvick, 44, 310 E. St. Lot 17, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior.

12/16/11 April Starr, 43, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 12/16/11

12/15/11 Matthew Nolte, 39, 5509 State Road 119, Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Possession of an Illegal Drug Lab.

12/15/11 Billy G. Anthony, Jr., 26, 306 E. Maple St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of aggressive Driving and Reckless Driving. Discharged 12/15/11

12/13/11 Wyatt Hagerman, 34, 222 S. Franklin Apt. 1, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Syringe and Public Intoxication.

12/13/11 Arthur R. Perry, Jr., 3824 Marydale Dr., Nashville, TN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident. Discharged 12/13/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/16/11 A local business reported to North Judson police that a counterfeit $20.00 bill was taken at their establishment. The investigation continues.

12/14/11 A neighbor requested the North Judson police conduct a welfare check after they heard a call for help in the 100 block of Silver Street. Police located a senior gentlemen in need of assistance, when medics were summoned.

12/12/11 The North Judson Police responded to a call in the 200 block of Garden Street in reference to unknown subject[s] have been clipping or pruning small trees in the backyard without permission.

Arrests:

12/18/11 Quentin A. Lenig, 23, 2857 E. 100 South, Knox, IN, arrested for a warrant through Fulton County.

12/13/11 Charity L. McDaniel, 33, 6370 W. 575 North, Winamac, IN arrested for Driving While Suspended Prior and a Traffic ticket for Expired License Plate.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/19/11 Police were alerted to possible drug activity at a residence on Locust Drive. When police arrived on scene, they noticed that someone may have been living in the residence when no one was to be in the residence. A pill bottle was found that contained drugs. Police took the bottle and its contents into evidence.

12/17/11 David Wallsmith told police that his vehicle was sideswiped in front of his office on Washington Street. There is a possible suspect in this case.

12/17/11 A resident reported that her son’s laptop was stolen from school.

12/15/11 Dawn Wilson reported a forgery incident to Knox police.

12/11/11 Methamphetamine precursors were reportedly found on a piece of property on Culver Road, west of Roosevelt Road. It was an actual meth lab and it was removed from the property by officers from the Indiana State Police Clandestine Lav Team.

Arrests:
12/19/11 Steven Gott, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

12/17/11 Christian Everage, 18, 1990 N. 700 E., Grovertown, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle and Reckless Driving.

12/17/11 Anthony Esparza, 23, 8810 E. Long Lane Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

12/13/11 Stacy Krout, 41, 503 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/19/11 Knatasha Justice, of Walkerton, was traveling northbound on U.S. 35 just south of 500 South when for some unknown reason she lost control of the vehicle, traveled across the northbound lane of traffic, striking the ditch and then flipping upside down into a utility pole. She was checked for injuries at the scene and refused treatment at the scene.

12/18/11 A caller reported a slide off around 875 N. and State Road 23.

12/18/11 Tiffany Frazier told police that she came home from work and found that her house has been broken into.

12/18/11 A caller in the 6800 block of S. State Road 10 in Knox reported that someone went into his garage and discovered that items were stolen including a gun and two bows.

12/18/11 Thomas Fletcher, of LaPorte, told police that he hit a deer in Starke County on U.S. 421 south of the Kankakee River and took the vehicle home. He may need a report after looking at the vehicle.

12/18/11 A patient in IU Health Starke Hospital called police to report that he was assaulted with a bat.

12/18/11 Randi Kegley, of Montery, told police that a Pit Bull just ran onto her property and tried to attack her puppy and then charged at her husband. Randi said her husband did shoot the dog and it ran into the woods

12/18/11 Christina Lawson told police that she swerved to miss another car and ran off the road and hit a tree. She said her hands are a little messed up but she does not need an ambulance.

12/18/11 Tiffany Eskridge reported the theft of her wallet with her Driver’s License in it had been stolen from her car and the unknown subject(s) attempted to lift her back seat to steal her speakers.

12/17/11 Amy Peters called police to report that he hit a deer on U.S. 35 near Toto Road.

12/17/11 A resident called police to report a rollover on U.S. 35 just north of State Road 10. Christopher Clark, of Plainfield, IN, told police that he was traveling northbound on U.S. 35 just north of State Road 10 when his juvenile passenger grabbed the wheel and caused the vehicle to go off the roadway and strike several trees and then roll onto its side. He said he attempted to hit the brakes during the accident however the accident happened without warning. Both Clark and the passenger, his son, were injured. The son was trapped in the vehicle and was not restrained in the vehicle.

12/17/11 Cathy Wilcox reported the theft of her laptop from her residence.

12/17/11 Leslie Baker advised her husband was eastbound on State Road 8 near the Yellow River and slid off the road and hit the guardrail. Another vehicle tried to avoid hitting her husband but slid into the guardrail as well.

12/17/11 Debbie Ecker told police that a female subject lost control of her vehicle and slid off the raod into their driveway and struck their vehicle. No injuries were reported.

12/17/11 Arthur Borelli reported that he was just involved in an accident on State Road 23 just north of U.S. 30.

12/17/11 An accident was reported on State Road 23 south of County Ln in Walkerton. The vehicle slid off the road and struck a sign.

12/16/11 An accident was reported on Range Road by the Little Dove Church in Toto.

12/16/11 A break-in was reported at the Hunt Club on 100 West just north of the Yellow River. The property manager is there now taking inventory of what was taken.

12/15/11 Jason Appleton told police that he hit a deer on U.S. 35 and 200 North in Knox.

12/15/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported on Toto Road and 625 E. in Knox.

12/15/11 Abraham Combs told police that he hydroplaned his vehicle and rolled it into the ditch. He was not injured.

12/14/11 A resident in the 3200 block of E. 400 S. in Knox told police that someone blew up his mailbox.

12/13/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported at 600 East and State Road 23 in the Grovertown area.

12/13/11 A resident told police of a car vs. deer accident on U.S. 35 just south of 850 South.

12/13/11 Michael Bailey reported the theft of metal from his property on State Road 10 in Knox.

Arrests:
12/16/11 Dale Hite, of Plymouth, IN, arrested two counts of Resisting Law Enforcement Resulting in Death, two counts of Reckless Homicide, and one count each of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Methamphetamine, Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and Failure to use Headlights from Sunset to Sunrise.

Two Arrested in Knox on Several Counts of Possession of Controlled Substances

Two people were arrested on Saturday on several counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance after pills were found in the vehicle without a prescription.

A Knox City Police officer noticed a van parked at Zingo Express and noticed two people sitting in the car. The officer went on about his patrolling duties and when he came back by the gas station, the driver had moved the vehicle to the front of the building. The officer looked at the cashier and she reportedly pointed at the vehicle. The officer got out and questioned the two about their business at the gas station. Vergie Smith, of Walton, told police that she had been chased to Knox by her husband. She stated that they were allegedly having problems and she and Jason Record were sitting at the gas station waiting to go back to Walton. Record said that he was with her to help her.

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Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/11/11 A Star City resident called police to say that she gave someone permission to come and get personal belongings off her porch but now her laptop is missing.

12/11/11 A car vs deer accident was reported in Winamac.

12/10/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of two large cement urns from her grandparents’ gravesite.

12/10/11 A rollover accident was reported at Highway 421 and 550 N. Four people were injured in the accident.

12/10/11 An accident was reported at 500 South with a woman injured. Witnesses told police that they saw her in the vehicle and stayed with the vehicle until emergency responders arrived on scene. The roads were slick at the time of the accident.

12/09/11 A two vehicle accident was reported in front of Braun’s south of Winamac.

12/09/11 A car vs deer accident was reported in the Beardstown area.

12/09/11 A car vs deer accident was reported in the Pulaski area. No injuries were reported.

12/09/11 A Denham area resident called police to report that there were hunters on his property that did not have permission to be there.

12/09/11 A Francesville resident called police to report the electricity was out and a car was in the ditch outside of her residence. She said that her husband went outside to look to see if anyone was hurt and the vehicle had left the scene. No other description was available to give to police. Wires were down and the electric company was called to repair the pole and wires.

12/09/11 A chimney fire was called in from a resident in the Monon area.

12/08/11 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a vehicle fire in the Bruce Lake area.

12/08/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of $1,000 and a CD.

12/07/11 A car vs deer accident was reported on State Road 14, a half mile west of Highway 421 in Winamac. No injuries were reported.

12/07/11 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated a two semi head-on collision in Winamac with entrapment. One driver was trapped and could not feel his legs and had a cut on his head. NIPSCO was called as a pole snapped and wires were hanging from the pole.

12/07/11 A Winamac resident told police that she noticed her door had been kicked in after she returned to her residence after she had taken her children to school. Nothing was reported stolen.

12/07/11 A Francesville resident reported that someone had tried to open her dining room window as the screen was taken off the window and there were fingerprints visible where the suspect tried to open the window. Entry was not gained into the house and nothing was stolen.

Arrests:
12/11/11 Craig A. Cranmer, 49, 107 Dewey St., Morocco, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended and Operating without Financial Responsibility.

12/11/11 Richard Neeley, 49, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/12/11

12/11/11 Elliott D. Hicks, 41, Lot 1 Royal Oaks Est, Lafayette, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 12/11/11

12/10/11 Jason D. Martin, 18, 530 W. 11th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 12/11/11

12/10/11 Felix Martin Ramos Gomez, 38, 3519 N. 215 E. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 12/11/11

12/10.11 Robert J. Wesolowski 58, 4093 E. Craig St., DeMotte, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/10/11

12/09/11 Jeremy R. Diltis, 35, 1416 E. 225 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/09/11 Robert E. Parish, 50, 909 S. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/09/11 Eddy H. Harris, Jr., 2104 W. 125 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

12/07/11 Zachary A. Kopka, 26, 521 S. St. Rd. 39, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangering and Reckless Driving.

12/05/11 Brent E. Hughes, 24, 101 S. Monon St. Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and OWI Refusal. Discharged 12/06/11

12/05/11 Dustin A. Hughes, 21, 14816 W. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Visiting a Common Nuisance. Discharged 12/07/11

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/10/11 The North Judson Police were informed of two vandalism calls in the same neighborhood involving two vehicles that had been egged. One truck in the 700 block of Magnolia and another vehicle in the 300 block of George Street were involved. One incident occurred just before midnight and the other was sometime after midnight. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely asked that anyone with information is asked to call police at 574-772-5914. He also added “If you see or hear anything suspicious in your neighborhood, no matter what time of day, to please call police and let us know what’s going on”.

12/09/11 Two adult women made statements to the North Judson Police Department involving harassment toward each other and their family.

12/07/11 North Judson Police responded to a report of intimidation when an adult male was threatened in the 300 block of Main Street. A complete report was furnished to the Starke County Prosecutors Officer requesting formal charges.

12/07/11 A one vehicle property damage only accident took out a stop sign at the intersection of Talmer and Schricker Avenues and slighly damaged a 2009 Mercury being driven by Marcella Hoffman of San Pierre. North Judson Police Officer William Scheiderer estimated damages at near $750.

12/07/11 A criminal mischief report was made to the North Judson Police by a resident in the 700 Block of Laurel Street in reference to a slashed tire. This is same vehicle that was involved in an earlier hit and run.

12/06/11 North Judson Police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred in the Brantwood parking lot at 407 Talmer Avenue. A 2004 Cadilac belonging to Kelly Jackson of Hamlet was parked in the lot overnight by Candice Wilson, her daughter. The next morning she returned to get the vehicle and when she got home noticed some damages. Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated and estimated damages at over $1,000. Anyone with any information concerning this accident is asked to please call the North Judson Police at 574-772-5914.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Arrests:
12/11/11 Brandon Reiss, 26, 5815 E. State Road 8, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.
James Blumke, 50, 1715 N. Delaware Ave. Mason City, IA, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.
William Reiss, 32, 875 N. 1025 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Jason Blumke, 27, 4337 33rd St., Hockery, NC, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.
All four suspects were involved in a fight outside of the USA Cafe in Knox.

12/10/11 Katelin Allen, 24, 103 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.
Allen reportedly stole a sweatshirt from Dollar General in Knox.

12/10/11 Anthony Davies, 30, 2540 E. 100 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.
Jennifer Miller, 27, 2540 E. 100 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

12/10/11 Justin Record, 23, 409 E. Washington St., Galveston, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (six counts), Possession of Paraphernalia, and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Vergie Smith, 46, P.O. Box 440, Walton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (three counts) and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

12/07/11 Jeremiah Johnson, 24, 344 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Battery.
Betty Rupert, 30, 344 Spruce Dr., #1, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Intimidation.

12/03/11 Robert Vincent Noble, 41, 1168 N. 1025 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, Indecent Exposure and Resisting Law Enforcement.

12/02/11 Clayton Reiss, 31, 507 S. Heaton St,. #3, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Schedule I, II or III Controlled Substance (two counts), Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance (three counts), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Geoffry Madison, 22, P.O. Box 44, Onward, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/12/11 A teenage driver was injured after she went off the road on State Road 8, struck a tree and went into the ditch.

12/11/11 A car vs deer accident was reported on State Road 39 and Toto Road in North Judson.

12/11/11 Ryan Hawkins of LaPorte called to report that he was involved in a car vs deer report on State Road 10 between State Road 23 and the Marshall County line.

12/11/11 Ashley Hardel called police to report that some unknown subject(s) stole her car while it was parked at the Bass Lake Marina.

12/10/11 A resident called police to report that people at the corner of State Road 23 and 200 South are playing loud music.

12/10/11 A North Judson resident called police to report that her wallet was stolen and her credit card has been fraudulently used.

12/10/11 Jan Ogle told police that her dog bit her the previous evening but it is not a serious bite. She can no longer take care of the dog and she contacted the Starke County Humane Society and they told her that a bite report was needed. The Sheriff’s Department called the Humane Society and they stated that if the dog was brought to the shelter they will put down the dog.

12/10/11 Tonja Workman told police that she was outside and her neighbor’s pit bulls were running loose and chased her up to her porch and nearly attacked her.

12/10/11 A caller reported that a vehicle flipped over in the median and a male driver is out walking around. The driver was identified as Brandon Quinby and he reportedly refused any medical treatment to be dispatched to the scene.

12/09/11 Dan Ard reported to police that he hit a deer on State Road 10 just west of North Judson. He advised that he was not injured but does need a report.

12/09/11 A resident in the 8800 block of E. 700 North in Grovertown reported a lawnmower was stolen.

12/09/11 Heather Gehrke of LaPorte was northbound on U.S. 35 and due to road conditions, she lost control of her vehicle. She told police that as she lost contol, her vehicle began to spin and was then struck by another vehicle. No injuries were reported.

12/09/11 Mohammad Fazal of Glendale Heights, IL, was southbound on U.S. 35 and lost control of his vehicle due to ice on the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway and flipped onto its top. No injuries were reported.

12/09/11 Christopher Hamand, of Hamlet was injured in a single vehicle accident. He was eastbound on County Road 25 North and upon entering the curve, his gas pedal became stuck. He was unable to control the vehicle and it left the roadway.

12/08/11 David Jefferies of Culver reported a car vs. deer accident.

12/08/11 A resident in the 2500 block of W. Third Avenue in North Judson reported that some unknown person(s) attempted to break into her home. There is damage to the door, the dead bolt and the door jamb. Nothing was reported missing.

12/08/11 A resident in the 9400 block of E. 500 N. in Grovertown called to tell police that her husband was digging at the house and hit a gas line. NIPSCO was contacted.

12/07/11 A resident in the 7700 block of N. 925 E. in Walkerton called to report a theft report. Some World War II memorabilia was stolen from the residence.

12/07/11 A resident in the 6000 block of County Road 500 West in North Judson reported his tires being slashed.

12/07/11 Russell Hochstedler of Winamac told police that he was involved in a car vs deer accident on 100 West approximately a half mile south of State Road 10.

12/07/11 A resident in the 7800 block of N. Meadow Lane in Walkerton reported she was bitten by a dog.

12/07/11 A resident in the 7600 block of E. 300 N. in Knox told police that someone took down their mailbox sometime last night.

12/07/11 A resident in the 11600 block of W. 750 S. in San Pierre reported that his house was broken into.

12/06/11 A resident in the 3600 block of E. Debby Dr., in Knox reported the theft of a ladder.

12/06/11 Adam Kuehn of North Judson told police that he was in a car vs deer accident in the 500 block southwest of 600 W. in Starke County.

12/06/11 A resident in the 10100 block of E. State Road 10 in Knox told police that he is having problems with a hunter on the property that he is hunting on.

12/05/11 Police were called to an accident where Beatrice Zahn went off the roadway. Police observed evidence that showed that Zahn was traveling at a high rate of speed and drove straight through a curve in the road, accelerated and struck a tree shearing it off at the ground level and dragging the root cluster approximately 80 ft. She then went off the roadway and into a ditch. She was reportedly attempting to avoid hitting several deer in the roadway.

Arrests:
12/06/11 Frank Solberg, 42 of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

Knox Man Arrested after Stealing TV from Neighbor

A Knox man was arrested Saturday, November 26th, after he allegedly broke into a home and stole a TV.

Knox City Police officers spoke to the victim who said that Erik Draper reportedly entered her home through an open kitchen window. Draper woke her when she heard noises coming from the living room area. She told police that she got up and saw that her front door was open. She then said she saw Draper running toward his house carrying her flat screen TV. She yelled at Draper to bring back the TV and he allegedly threw the TV over a fence and jumped the fence and took off running.

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Five Arrested after Officers Execute Search Warrant

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Brooke Webb

Zachariah Whitfield

Officers from the Knox City Police Department executed a search warrant at 605 South Portland Street.  Police learned of possible drug activity at the residence and executed a search warrant on Wednesday, November 23rd. Officers reportedly found methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled substances and paraphernalia at the residence. Five people were arrested as a result of the search warrant. Continue reading