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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

Nikki Givens

Kristen Webb

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

Knox Man Arrested after Meth Lab Found in Residence

Lonzo Jackson, Jr.

Lonzo Jackson, Jr., 20, of Knox, was arrested on Saturday, November 26th, on drug charges after officers from the Knox City Police Department reportedly found a meth lab in his residence.

Police were called to 206 N. Cleveland Street and when they arrived they reportedly smelled a strong odor of ether. Officers attempted to get Jackson out of the house but were unsuccessful. Officers reportedly kicked in the north door and entered the residence. Officers announced their presence and found Jackson and two young children inside the house. The two children, who are Jackson’s brothers, were taken out of the residence and placed into the custody of the Department of Family and Children. Jackson was handcuffed and taken into custody.

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Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

11/27/11 A resident in the Bruce Lake area reported the theft of a chainsaw.

11/27/11 An employee at a Winamac gas station reported a drive-off. Contact was made with the driver who said her special needs son was supposed to go in and pay for the gas but the son reportedly only bought a soda. The driver was headed back to the station to pay for the gas.

11/27/11 A Star City resident called police to report a car vs. deer accident. No injuries were reported.

11/27/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported south of Winamac.

11/26/11 A Winamac resident told police that his friends saw a man in Winamac where he lifted up his coat and displayed several bottles of alcohol with the security caps still on them. The person got into a dark colored Chevy van and left. Police are investigating the theft.

11/26/11 A spill of oil or hydraulic fluid caused a motorcycle rider to lose control of his motorcycle and lay it down. The driver was not injured. The accident happened in the Denham area. The driver was unsure of what the chemical was but it was a slick substance and it went on for about a mile.

11/26/11 Residents in Pulaski called police to report a break-in in their garage. They hadn’t been at the home in two weeks and there were a lot of things stolen.

11/26/11 A resident in the Denham area called to report an attempted break-in into his pole barn.

11/25/11 A Denham resident called police to report that some unknown person(s) slashed all four of the tires on her son’s vehicle.

11/25/11 A Cass Township resident called police because the neighbor’s dog went onto his property and attacked his chickens.

11/25/11 A Winamac resident called to report that some unknown person(s) shot a window out. The complaintant told police that a window this same thing happened a few days ago. When police talked to a neighbor, he advised that he thinks someone has been shooting at his residence too.

11/25/11 Police responded to a personal injury accident southwest of Winamac. One person injured was a woman who was three months pregnant and a man was thrown from the vehicle, but only had cuts. They were transported to Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

11/25/11 A caller advised police that he hit a deer by Beardstown. The deer ran off but there was damage to his vehicle.

11/25/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Ripley area. No injuries were reported.

11/25/11 A caller told police that a car vs. deer accident just occurred on State Road 14 west of Winamac.

11/24/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Star City area. No injuries were reported.

11/23/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the area of Pulaski.

11/23/11 Caller said he just hit a huge turkey in the Bruce Lake area. He was driving a company vehicle at the time of the accident and believes the damage is over $1,700.

11/21/11 A woman in the Ora area called police to report that on November 3rd she removed a plastic bag from her purse that contained a mother’s ring with six stones, a wedding band, diamond ring, and a locket necklace with a picture of her grandchild inside and it says “Grandma” on it. She thought she placed the bag in the glove box in her car and then drove around doing some errands. On November 12th, she noticed the bag missing. She has been looking for it ever since and now she believes it must have been stolen.

11/21/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of tools.

11/21/11 A Winamac resident reported to police that his neighbor called him and said that he can hear a truck running and sounds of subjects loading up scrap metal from the property. The homeowner came home and advised nothing was stolen.

11/21/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported ½ mile east of County Road 1300 West in Winamac. The only damage to the vehicle was a crack to the frame on the front license plate.

Arrests:
11/27/11 Joseph Hohrun, 329 E. 13th Apt. 2, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

11/26/11 Paul L. Archer, 54, 1674 N. 155 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged on 11/27/11

11/26/11 Bradley R. Baker, 36, 211 Kirkwood Rd. NE Apt #8, Atlanta, GA, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 11/26/11

11/26/11 Zachary Clay Minix, 28, 865 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

11/25/11 Caleb Jay Weldon, 20, 702 W. St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery. Discharged 11/28/11

11/25/11 Miles J. Shidler, 18, 17th Cliff Dr., Logansport, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor Consumption, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Public Intoxication. Discharged 11/27/11

11/22/11 Henry Cortez, 32, P.O. Box 722 Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Sexual Battery. Discharged 11/23/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/26/11 North Judson Police responded to a domestic complaint and battery in the 200 Block of West Weninger. Neither party wanted to press charges and both were advised to stay away from each other.

11/26/11 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas investigated a traffic accident on Talmer Avenue near the intersection of Silver Street just before 6:00 p.m. A 2004 Honda, driven by Victoria Vanek of Fishers, IN ,was eastbound on Talmer and slowing in traffic to make a left turn when a 1992 Chevy Pickup, driven by Reddie J. Shepherd of North Judson, rear ended the Vanek vehicle. Shepherd said he slid on the wet pavement and could not avoid striking the vehicle in from of him. He was issued a citation for No Financial Responsibility by Officer Thomas. Damages were estimated over $3,000 and no injuries were reported. Chief Deputy Joe Budner assisted in the investigation.

11/25/11 The North Judson Police are investigating a theft from a storage unit in the 700 Block of Talmer Avenue, at the U-Locks.

11/23/11 A property damage fender bender occurred in the North Judson-San Pierre High School parking lot during the basketball game. North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer is investigating the accident. No injuries reported and damages set at over $1,000.

Arrests:
11/27/11 Clayton Conley, 39, 17149 W. Lincoln Highway, Plymouth, IN, arrested for Failure to Appear Starke Circuit Court for Child Support.

11/23/11 Dusten Wayne Clary, 28, 2540 W. Toto Road, North Judson, IN, arrested for Knox City Court Warrant, Public Intoxication, Battery, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/28/11 Police were called to Demotte State Bank on a report of counterfeit money. Two $20 bills were found to be counterfeit from two separate businesses. The FBI has also been notified of the incident.

11/27/11 Inez Crittendon reported her purse stolen.

11/25/11 A hit and run accident was reported in the parking lot at Walgreens.

11/23/11 Ioan Sirghi, of Grovertown, IN, was issued the following citations after a traffic stop: Driving While Suspended, Expired License Plates, Exceeding Posted Speed, and Operating a Vehicle Without Financial Responsibility.

11/23/11 Jeff Borg of the Knox City Street Department backed up in the parking lot at Demotte State Bank and accidentally hit the awning of the building with the leaf vac truck. The building sustained damage but no damage was done to the truck. The reporting officer noted that about $400 in damage was done.

11/23/11 Elizabeth Sallee reported her garbage can stolen.

11/23/11 Howard Bashore reported the theft of a Statue of Liberty yard ornament.

11/22/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store told police that she was just given a counterfeit $20 bill. The patron who gave her the money told police that she got it from a different store when cashing her paycheck and she has notified that store of the counterfeit bill.

Arrests:
11/28/11 James Langdon, 62, 306 Star Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

11/27/11 David Howard, 28, 3025 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Reckless Driving.

11/26/11 Ryan Jackson, 31, 708 E. Washington St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%.

11/26/11 Lonzo Jackson, Jr., 20, 206 N. Cleveland St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property (two counts), Illegal Drug Lab within 1,000 feet of School Property, and two counts of Neglect of a Dependent.

11/23/11 Joseph Givens, 26, 605 S. Portland St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of School Property (two counts)
Zachariah Whitfield, 24, 605 S. Portland St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Kristen Webb, 27, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of School Property (two counts)
Brooke Webb, 23, 411 S. East St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property (five counts)
Nikki Givens, 19, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
11/27/11 A resident in the 7700 block of E. 350 S. in Knox told police that her garage had been broken into.

11/27/11 A resident reported the theft of jewelry. The jewelry has been located, but the person still would like to speak to an officer.

11/27/11 A resident in the 7700 block of S. 300 W. Way in North Judson reported that a car was in the ditch directly across from her driveway and no one was in the vehicle.

11/27/11 A caller reported that a vehicle hit an electric pole and the electric is out at her house. The accident was on 650 W. South of English Lake North of 400 South.

11/26/11 Linda Howard told police that she wrecked her vehicle when she left the area of Cleveland Street but she is not injured.

11/26/11 A resident in the 3600 block of N. State Road 23 in Knox called police to report trespassers on his property.

11/26/11 A Monterey resident told police that her neighbor’s five pit bulls were running loose and they grabbed her cats.

11/26/11 A resident in the 6900 block of E. 25 N. in Knox reported a window broken.

11/26/11 A tire was reported stolen from a residence in the 1700 block of S. 350 E. in Knox.

11/25/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 800 South E. of U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/25/11 A resident called police to report an attempted carjacking by shotgun. The victim said he was on State Road 10 West of North Judson and he pulled over to adjust his daughter’s seatbelt. A dark colored vehicle was parked across the road with three males in their early to mid ’20s inside. He said that two males got out of the vehicle and ran towards his vehicle. One man had a shot gun. The victim said he left the area at a high rate of speed.

11/25/11 Sandra Jankosz called police to say she hit a deer with her vehicle but she is home now. No injuries were reported.

11/25/11 A resident in the 11100 block of E. 850 S. said that he owns a pole barn on the property and this morning he noticed that some unknown person(s) had ripped the corners of the metal back and crawled inside and unlocked the door. Christmas decorations, tools, and some copper wire were stolen.
11/25/11 A teenage driver was driving northbound on 900 East just south of 600 North when he hit some uneven spots in the road. He told police that the back end started to get loose and he over-corrected, went off the road and the truck rolled over. He was not injured.

11/24/11 Sandra Benesh reported that she was involved in a car vs. deer accident in the San Pierre area.

11/24/11 Ron Vendl called police to report that he hit a deer near the Bass Lake Pub and Ristorante.

11/24/11 A resident in the 5900 block of S. U Road East in North Judson told police that she returned home to find the windows in her home broken and someone has been inside the residence.

11/24/11 A trafficking incident was filed. A person dropped off a can of coffee for an inmate and officers found that the can had previously been opened and drugs were found in the can. Officers continue to investigate this case.

11/23/11 Robert Schlotzhauer told police that he hit a deer on State Road 39, a ½ mile north of State Road 10. Charlene Jackson reported hitting deer in that same location.

11/23/11 Lance Hendricks told police that he hit a deer on State Road 10 near 250 West.

11/23/11 Aaron Muffley was cited for Driving While Suspended.

11/22/11 Dennis Fornelli called police to report he hit a deer on U.S. 35 near Bowlaway Lanes.

11/22/11 A resident in the 6100 block of S. 250 W in North Judson reported the theft of tools and chain saws from his son’s residence.

Arrests:
11/29/11 James Thomas, of Knox, was arrested on an active arrest warrant.

11/27/11 Toby Benninghoff, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

11/26/11 Joshua Glade, 36, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

11/26/11 Shirley Golding, 52, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

11/25/11 Michael Allen, 22, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation, Harassment, and False Reporting.

Fornelli Lawsuit Against the City of Knox Dismissed

A suit that took almost four years to wind its way through the court system was dismissed this week in Starke Circuit Court. Dennis Fornelli had brought suit against the City of Knox and the Knox City Police Department for wrongful discharge of duty from the police force in 2006.

The suit was dismissed on Monday, November 21st. It was originally filed on December 31st, of 2007.

Father and Son Arrested on Drug Charges

Austin Bailey

Kenneth Bailey

Officers from the Knox City Police Department arrested a father and son on drug charges.

Officers were called to Advanced Auto Parts in reference to an intoxicated male. The caller reported that the suspect was trying to sell narcotics to the store employees and to the anonymous caller. Police arrived on scene and observed the suspect. He reportedly had come out of the store with a bag of items and put them in a car that was occupied by another passenger. Police questioned the suspect and reportedly found that Austin Bailey was intoxicated and that he had some items from the store in his pocket. More items from the store were located in the vehicle. Some of the items were paid for and others were reported stolen. The passenger in the car, Kenneth Bailey, Jr., was questioned and when officers patted him down for safety reasons, they found medication allegedly not prescribed to Bailey.

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Knox City Police Department Makes Arrests

Angela Staten

Angela Staten of Knox was arrested by Knox City Police on Thursday, November 17th, after she was found looking through the crash cart in the IU Health Starke Hospital’s Emergency Room. Staten had opened the drawer that was full of medication and she was reportedly seen with a box out looking at it. She told police and the ER staff that she opened the drawer because she was bored. She told police that she didn’t take anything. She was arrested and has preliminary charges of Attempted Theft and Criminal Mischief. Continue reading

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
11/20/11 A woods fire was reported to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department that was in the Denham area, but the call was transferred to Starke County to tone the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department.

11/20/11 Police were called to a residence in the Denham area for a complaint of two people fighting.

11/20/11 A Winamac resident told police that the lock on the storage unit was broken and items in the unit were stolen. An air compressor and jack stands were a couple of the items missing from the unit.

11/20/11 A resident in the Pulaski area reported to police that she needed a police report for trespassing and stolen property.

11/20/11 Two men in the Franklin Township area were fighting over a deer kill permit. One man found the deer on the side of the road and the other man insisted that it was the deer he just shot. The matter was given to the DNR.

11/20/11 A Jefferson Township resident called police to report that some unknown subject(s) shot a gun and the round hit his house.

11/20/11 A Medaryville resident told police that he was in the process of moving out of his home and had some things laying outside that he was going to pick up in a second load. He left and came back and now all of the things are gone.

11/20/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in Beardstown. No injuries were reported.

11/20/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported east of Medaryville at the curve past the Co-Op.

11/20/11 A car vs. deer accident was called into the police by a driver on State Road 14 traveling towards Remington. She said she can’t steer the vehicle right.

11/19/11 A car accident involving a deer was reported in the Star City area.

11/19/11 A caller reported a truck in the ditch in the Radioville area. The driver was outside the vehicle and no injuries were reported.

11/19/11 Caller notified police of a car vs. deer accident in the Medaryville area.

11/19/11 A Monterey resident called police to report that hunters were trespassing on his property.

11/19/11 An accident was reported in the McDonald’s parking lot. A vehicle was parked waiting to turn out of McDonald’s and another vehicle hit it. No injuries were reported.

11/19/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a Nintendo DXL.

11/19/11 A Beardstown resident told police that her husband was burning brush and got that fire put out, but a dead tree is on fire on the property. The Winamac Fire Department was called to the scene.

11/19/11 A Pulaski resident reported a break-in at a cottage. Some items were stolen. Some unknown subject(s) had broken into the residence just a few months ago.

11/19/11 A Buick Regal was reported stolen from a resident in Medaryville.

11/18/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 50 E. in the Winamac area.

11/18/11 A caller told police that he hit a deer in the Winamac area.

11/17/11 A break-in was reported at a warehouse in the Franklin Township area.

11/17/11 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) spray painted “I am a thief” in black paint down the side of her son’s new truck.

11/16/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Winamac area. The caller advised that the deer hit the whole side of his truck.

11/17/11 A Winamac resident reported trespassing on his property. Hunting violation tickets were given to hunters who were trespassing on the property.

11/15/11 A car vs. deer accident was called in to police that occurred on State Road 14 about 10 miles west of U.S. 35.

11/15/11 A woman called police saying that she was on the road from Kewanna to Winamac and slid off the roadway and into a fence. No injuries were reported.

11/15/11 A vehicle was rear-ended in the McDonald’s parking lot.

11/15/11 A Winamac resident reported that she was just sideswiped by another vehicle.

11/15/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Star City area.

11/14/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of a livestock trailer and steel from his woods.

11/14/11 A caller hit a deer on State Road 14 and 600 West. An ambulance was requested as the driver was 37 weeks pregnant.

11/14/11 A caller reported a car vs. deer accident in Winamac. The driver is waiting for police in a business parking lot. A wrecker was called to the scene.

11/14/11 A Medaryville man called police to report trespassers on his property.

11/14/11 An accident was reported in the Star City area. An elderly couple had slid off the road in their car due to slippery roads. Hail was all over the road causing slippery conditions.

11/14/11 The Star City Fire Department was called to a garage fire.

Arrests:
11/20/11 Paul Rausch, 50, 2988 E. 13th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement.

11/18/11 Alberto Quinto Fiscal, 34, 1078 Shadowview Way, Indianapolis, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed. Discharged 11/18/11

11/18/11 Amy Zorich, 26, 7580 S. 250 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on active arrest warrants. Discharged 11/21/11

11/17/11 Patricia R. Ziegler, 19, 2813 Longlois Dr., Lafayette, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Endangerment and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/19/11 A Leesberg, Indiana, man struck a deer on State Road #10 just east of North Judson around 10:40 a.m. causing an estimated $2,500 in damages to his 2009 Nissan and killing the deer. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated the accident and advised Charles Clemans was driving and not injured.

11/19/11 The North Judson Police responded to a report of a property damage accident in the parking lot of the U-locks on Oakwood Street. Michael Combs, of Knox, was backing out of the parking lot in his 2005 GMC Pickup and backed into a parked car, owner by Perry Lucas, North Judson. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated the incident and estimated the damages at over $1,000.

11/18/11 A custody dispute and a report of a battery, without injuries, was investigated by the North Judson Police. The incident occurred in the 300 Block of Schricker Avenue. A complete report was forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

11/17/11 North Judson Police responded to the North Judson-San Pierre High School for a report of an iPod being stolen from a locker during gym class. This remains under investigation.

11/14/11 Officials at the North Judson-San Pierre High School reported to police that a Kindle Reader was taken from the school. After a joint investigation, a 15-year-old juvenile boy was charged with theft of the reader and the Kindle was returned to the school. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely submitted a complete report to the Starke County Probation Department for formal charges.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/19/11 A physical altercation between father and son was reported to police.

11/17/11 Police were called to the Knox High School in regards to an unruly student.

11/17/11 A juvenile and her mother reported to police that obscene images were drawn on the side of the juvenile’s father’s vehicle. The vehicle had been parked at the Knox High School.

11/17/11 A harassment case was filed with the police department.

Arrests:
11/21/11 Kris Eskridge, 22, 2152 N. State Road 39, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Possession of Marijuana.

11/20/11 Barbara Perkins, 54, 4617 E. 73rd Ave. Merrillville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC of at least .15%.

11/20/11 Joshua L. Murphy, 29, 710 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%, Operator Never Licensed.

11/20/11 Michael H. Byer, Jr., 7520 E. 200 N., Grovertown, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

11/17/11 Angela Staten, 29, 2010 E. 34th Pl., Hobart, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Attempted Theft and Criminal Mischief.

11/16/11 Austin Bailey, 21, of 21, 201 Collins St., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Schedule I, II or III Controlled Substance, Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, and Theft.
Kenneth Bailey, 43, 2420 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
11/20/11 Bejan Syed, of Fort Wayne, reported that he hit a deer ¼ mile east of the Truck Stop north of Knox.

11/20/11 Sherry McDaniel, of North Judson, told police that when she got home, her front door was open and her dog was missing.

11/20/11 A resident in the 4300 block of E. 150 N. in Knox reported that someone was inside her residence and was hiding in a closet.

11/19/11 A resident in the 3900 block of E. Toto Rd. in Knox asked to speak to a police officer as she believes items were stolen from her apartment.

11/19/11 A caller reported hitting a deer at the intersection of State Road 10 and Highway 421 in San Pierre.

11/19/11 An employee at the Koontz Lake Market told police that a customer left a wallet in the store.

11/19/11 It was reported that two bucks that were killed were left alongside the road two blocks west of 6720 E 650 S.

11/19/11 A resident in the 11500 block of E. 50 N. in Knox called police to report trespassers on her property.

11/19/11 A resident in the 100 block of W. 625 S. in North Judson reported that someone broke a window in a vehicle.

11/19/11 A resident in the 10700 block of E. Hackberry in Walkerton told police that his gun was stolen.

11/17/11 Bonita Godsey, North Judson, reported that she hit a deer on State Road 10.

11/17/11 A resident in the 7000 block of N. Pine Tree Ln. in Walkerton called police to report that he just returned home and the front door was wide open. He’s afraid that someone was still in the residence.

11/17/11 A resident in the 5100 block of E. Toto Road in Knox told police that the vehicle in her garage started on its own and can not shut it off with the key. She had no idea how the vehicle started.

11/16/11 A resident in the 8800 block of E. 75 N. in Knox reported that his wife’s vehicle caught on fire inside their attached garage and the fire is out, but they are requested an officer for a report.

11/16/11 Monica Miller told police that she hit a deer and then she hit a tree. She said she was not injured.

11/16/11 Kori Glass of North Judson hit a deer with her vehicle on 600 West in North Judson.

11/16/11 Danny Patrick of Knox told police that he hit a deer with his vehicle on 900 South just east of 700 West.

11/16/11 An employee at Miller Auto Sales told police that there was a theft of a dealer plate.

11/16/11 Mark Combs of Knox reported the theft of a cell phone.

11/15/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 8, east of Yellow River Farms in the Knox area.

11/15/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 10 and 250 E.

11/15/11 Christopher Wyatt of Knox reported hitting a deer on U.S. 35 just north of State Road 10.

11/15/11 John Olshanski arrived at the Starke County Sheriff’s Department to file a theft report.

11/15/11 Brandon L. Taulbee, of Knox, reported a car vs. deer accident on 200 S. W. of Range Road in Knox.

From 11/14/11-11/21/11 there were 13 total car vs. deer accident reports. Luckily, no injuries were reported.

Arrests:
11/18/11 Mark Young, of Knox, was arrested on a Body attachment.

11/17/11 Richard Warner, 26, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine with the Intent to Deal, Possession of Precursors, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Traci Jacobs, 32, of Knox, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants and preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine with the Intent to Deal, Possession of Precursors, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

11/16/11 Heather Wilson, 23, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of False Reporting, Theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

11/16/11 James Miller of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Residential Entry.

Knox City Police Department Investigates Burglary in Downtown Knox

The Knox City Police Department continues to investigate a break-in at the Starke County Abstract building on 14 E. Washington Street in Knox.

Suzie Gerretson called police on Wednesday, November 9th, when she entered the office and noticed that the safe was open and there were numerous papers scattered around the outside of the safe. Her desk drawer was also open.

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Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
11/12/11 A Winamac farmer reported that he was trying to harvest and there were hunters in the field. The farmer said the hunters were not supposed to be there. The property owner and the hunter are attempting to figure out if they had permission to be there or not.

11/12/11 Two hunters were issued citations after police were called that two hunters were shooting deer from the roadway. The hunters were not wearing their hunter orange.

11/12/11 Police were called to a dog bite incident in Cass Township.

11/12/11 A caller from the town of Pulaski reported a car vs. deer accident. No injuries were reported.

11/12/11 A resident in Harris Township told police that he hit a deer with his vehicle.

11/11/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Monon area. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

11/11/11 A resident in the Cass Township area reported the theft of copper.

11/11/11 A Winamac resident called police to report the theft of a TV and DVD player. No forced entry was observed and the door had been unlocked.

11/11/11 A resident in the Monon area reported hearing gun shot on his property. The caller believed that hunters were hunting illegally.

11/11/11 A Winamac resident reported a car vs. deer accident.

11/11/11 A driver came on station to report a car/deer accident. The vehicle sustained damage to the headlight and an officer checked the vehicle to see if a report was necessary. The driver was told to contact the insurance company.

11/11/11 Two calls were received by the Sheriff’s Department of people shining lights into fields.

11/10/11 A Winamac resident told police that he hit an 8 point deer and it jumped up and took off. Damage was done to his side mirror and his windshield was shattered.

11/10/11 A car vs deer accident was reported in Jefferson Township. No injuries were reported.

11/10/11 A driver in the Bruce Lake area reported hitting a deer. There were no injuries and minimal damage was reported.

11/09/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that she received a receipt and notice that the storage unit she rented has been re-rented and that the lock had been cut off sometime in September and the property inside the unit was stolen or smashed.

11/09/11 Dispatch received a call that a school bus stalled in the middle of the road and kids were still on it. The bus was stalled approximately ½ mile north of State Road 14. The bus driver told police that some parents were coming to get the kids and another bus is coming to finish the route.

11/09/11 Officers were called to a property damage accident with no injuries. The accident occurred in the Winamac area and it involved a tractor and a passenger car.

11/09/11 A resident in the Bruce Lake area called police to report a car vs. deer accident. No injuries were reported.

11/09/11 A Star City resident notified police that her daughter hit a deer. She took her daughter and her and her friend home. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:
11/14/11 Heather Robbins, 25, 2635 W. 250 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of False Informing. Discharged 11/14/11

11/13/11 Loyal D. Bailey, 48, 7921 N. Adams, Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator. Discharged 11/13/11

11/13/11 Darrin E. Lambert, 43, 7310 N. 725 W. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 11/14/11

11/11/11 Raymond Risner, 41, 106 N. U.S. Highway 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

11/10/11 Chad Neeley, 38, 15288 W. 400 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 11/13/11

11/10/11 Michael Stofcik, 46, 5879 Creekview Ct. E. Apt. D, Portage, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 11/10/11

11/09/11 Robert Ruvaloaba, 47, 302 N. 1706 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 11/09/11

11/09/11 Jonathon D. Hook, 37, 8548 S. Base Rd., Monon, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/13/11 Around 8:15 a.m. CT, the North Judson Police were called to the Family Express in reference to a vehicle that had jumped the curb and struck the Propane Gas Tank holding cage and the building. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the incident. The driver, Marli Shepherd,, of Winamac stated that as she pulled into the lot, her brakes failed and she jumped the curb striking the propane tanks and the building with her 1997 Ford Taurus. Shepherd was issued two citations: one for False and Fictitious Registration and for Operating a Vehicle without Financial Responsibility. Budner estimated the total damages at over $2,500.

11/12/11 An iPod was reported stolen to the North Judson Police. It was reported to have been taken from the North Judson–San Pierre High School parking lot on Wednesday, November 9th.

11/10/11 Branden J. Williams, of North Judson, was traveling north on State Road 39 coming into the North Judson City Limits when he was distracted for a second, swerved to the right, and struck a cluster of 3 mailboxes and 3 newspaper holders in the area of 6400 South State Road 39. His 1998 Pontiac Grand Am sustained an estimated $2,500 in damages by North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely. Williams will repair the damage to the mailboxes.

11/09/11 North Judson Police responded to a report of a Battery in the 300 block of High Street during a family dispute. Neither party requested to file formal charges. The parties were separated.

11/07/11 Items were reported stolen from a gravesite in Highland Cemetery to the North Judson Police Department.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/14/11 Charlie Barnett and Lacey Barnett reported the theft of a Playstation 3 gaming system, seven games, two controllers and a DVD player.

11/14/11 Diane and Mike Kadlec reported the theft of a Wii gaming system, games, wireless controllers, battery packs and movies. The residence had been unlocked to allow their child into the home while they were out.

11/14/11 Knox police were called to ALCO for a call about stolen loading ramps from the building. According to the report, the Manager stated that the ramps are usually behind the store and secured by lock and chain. Three ramps were missing.

11/13/11 Jimmy Piper reported the theft of a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am from his residence.

11/13/11 Christine Armes reported damage to her vehicle while parked at the Woods Apartments. The damage was sustained by another vehicle in the parking lot. Police witnessed seeing a large dent on the passenger side of the quarter panel and a large scratch.

11/11/11 Danielle Lardino reported the theft of clothing items.

11/09/11 A burglary incident was reported at the Starke County Abstract Company in downtown Knox. After an investigation, it was determined that only a small amount of cash was stolen. Items were taken out of a safe and papers were thrown around the office. The office belonging to Attorney, LeRoy Gudeman was reportedly ransacked.

11/09/11 Knox High School Assistant Principal, Mike Bendicsen, reported the theft of a computer. The suspect, a student, had not been seen in school for the past month. Several attempts have been made to retrieve the computer, but those attempts have been unsuccessful.

11/08/11 Two cases of fraud were reported to police.

Arrests:
11/13/11 Dennis Goble, Jr., 31, 705 W. Pearl St., Hamlet, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC over .15%.

11/10/11 Jason T. Cope, 31, 1107 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

11/08/11 Timothy J. Curtis, 24, 4060 S. County Road 210, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
11/13/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported by Sandra Davis of Lakeville on Highway 30 between 800 East and 900 East in Grovertown.

11/13/11 A resident in the 3900 block of S. County Road 210 in Knox told police that she saw a male subject driving a vehicle that was hauling scrap in front of the Shore Club and the driver took the “Do Not Enter” sign from the business.

11/13/11 A resident in the 8600 block of E. Long Lane Dr. of Knox reported that a Pit Bull came into her yard and tried to attack her.

11/13/11 A resident in the 5700 block of S. 900 E. in Monterey reported the theft of items from a rental property.

11/13/11 George S. Turoci, 51, of Valparaiso, called police to report a car vs. deer accident on Toto Road and Pinewood Drive.

11/12/11 A resident on 600 W. in North Judson reported that a person in a gorilla suit was jumping out of the bushes.

11/12/11 Katherine Smutzer of Indianapolis reported a car vs. deer accident in front of Dooleys in San Pierre.

11/12/11 A resident in the 4700 block of S. County Road 210 of Knox reported that someone driving a Bobcat was tearing down trees.

11/12/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 23 south of U.S. 30 in Grovertown.

11/12/11 Elaine Ezra of North Judson reported a car vs. deer accident on State Road 10. No injuries were reported.

11/12/11 An employee from Tony’s Service Station reported a drive off of $61.60.

11/12/11 Rabion Frasure reported a car vs. deer accident on Highway 421 in San Pierre.

11/12/11 William Hatfield reported the theft of guns.

11/12/11 Krystalyn McKee of Grovertown reported a car vs. deer accident on U.S. 30 across from Knoll Brothers. She said the vehicle was not drivable.

11/11/11 Brett Byer of Knox reported a car vs. deer accident on State Road 23 just south of 250 North in Knox.

11/11/11 A resident in the 1100 block of E. 150 S. in Knox reported a theft.

11/10/11 Edward Leszek called to report that a deer ran out into the roadway and hit the deer. The accident happened in the 7300 block of S. 1075 W. in San Pierre.

11/10/11 Alicia McNally reported a car vs. deer accident on Highway 421 south of San Pierre.

11/10/11 Teri Hawkins with Chase Home Finance called police to request an officer to take a theft report from a mortgage foreclosure.

11/10/11 AT&T Mobility reported the theft of copper wire from the 6000 block of S. 500 W. in North Judson.

11/10/11 Donald Benoit of Culver, Indiana told police that he hit two deer on State Road 23 near the Washington Township Fire Station.

11/09/11 Frank Lynch from the Starke County Health Department called police to report the theft of $530 in checks and money stolen from the office.

11/08/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the 11200 block of E. 400 N. in Grovertown.

11/08/11 Teri Hawkins reported the theft of a central air system at a residence in the 2500 block of S. State Road 39 in North Judson.

11/08/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported south of Knox and east of Bass Lake.

Arrests:
11/11/11 Ronald Craft, Grovertown, IN, has a preliminary charge of Battery on a Police Officer with a Bodily Fluid and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident.

11/10/11 Matthew Salyer, 38, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement.
Michael Mann, 37, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Confinement and Resisting Law Enforcement.

11/08/11 Stephen Newcomer, 33, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

Starke County Safety Traffic Partnership to Conduct Traffic Blitz

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The Starke County Traffic Safety Partnership will be conducting a Safe Family Travel patrol beginning this Friday and it will continue through November 27th.

This blitz is a grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and will focus on impaired drivers and seat belt enforcement. This grant will allow additional officers to enforce these laws and they will not be giving out warnings. They will be issuing tickets to those who are in violation of these laws.

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Four Arrested after Meth Precursors Found

Four people were arrested in Knox on Friday after police responded to a call of possible drug activity.

Knox City Police Department officers were called to Smith Farm Store’s parking lot where police questioned four people reportedly involved in the incident. After a search into shopping bags and the vehicle, they were found to be in possession of fuel and decongestant tablets commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

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