From the Knox City Police Department:
01/03/11 Robert Stevenson reported a possible fraud to the City Police. A creditor claimed he owed on an electric bill in Forest Park, Illinois from 2007 until the early part of 2008 and he hasn’t lived in Illinois since 2006. If anyone else experiences this type of fraud, or any other non-approved financial discrepancies, call local law enforcement.
12/31/10 Whitney Minix reported the theft of her purse. The purse was reportedly taken from her vehicle. The purse was later found on the ground by the railroad tracks just east of Bower Street. Her debit card and nursing license were stolen from her purse.
12/31/10 The owner of 1st Choice Pawn and Loan Shop found a broken window on the north side of the business. Some unknown suspect(s) threw a railroad rock through the window.
12/29/10 Ricky Sanders reported that his Craftsman air compressor was stolen out of his garage. Jeff Nelson reported that his Mr. Heater forced air propane heater was stolen from his garage.
12/29/10 A Next Door Food Store employee reported the theft of gasoline in the amount of $56.03.
12/28/10 Don Harridon reported two windows broken out of a home at 410 E. New York Street in Knox.
01/01/11 Jonathan M. Kreischer, 30, no address given, arrested on two warrants through Starke Circuit Court.
01/01/11 Scottie Clark, 37, 3013 Gerry St., Gary, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of OVWI refusal, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended-Prior.
01/01/11 Brandon King, 19, 601 S. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Illegal Possession of Alcohol.
01/04/11 Lenny Danekas, 38, 305 E. John St. #1, Knox, IN, arrested on a Body Attachment warrant.
12/31/10 James Watts, 32, 1695 W. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana, Public Intoxication and Habitual Substance Offender.
12/28/10 Keith Brettin, 21, 407 S. Heaton St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.
From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:
01/02/11 A resident in the 3900 block of E. Mae Delano Dr. in Knox reported the theft of money and medication from his wife’s purse.
01/01/11 A resident reported that two males came to her residence, broke out windows and stole a freezer, microwave and TV. The incident was turned over to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.
01/02/11 Kenneth Kaemerer of North Judson reported his 2004 gold-colored F250 stolen. The vehicle had Best Choice Builders signs on it.
12/31/10 A resident in the 1900 block of W. 250 S. in North Judson reported that her children were walking their dog when a reckless driver drove by and hit the dog, killing it. The driver also reportedly hit the neighbor’s garage and left the scene.
12/31/10 A resident in the 1500 block of W. 450 S. in North Judson reported the theft of a guitar.
12/31/10 Josh Cook reported that rims, tires, a stereo and seats were stolen from a van parked behind the Grovertown Truck Stop.
12/29/10 David Stanley in the 11200 block of E. Circle Avenue in Walkerton reported hearing automatic weapons being fired in the area.
12/28/10 Mike Singleton reported that some unknown suspect(s) broke into his brother’s semi trailer.
01/02/11 Eric Lovely, 30, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Confinement, a Class D Felony; Domestic Battery, a Class A Misdemeanor and Strangulation, a Class D Felony.
12/31/10 Kevin Johnson, 53, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
From the North Judson Police Department:
12/31/10 North Judson Police were requested to assist the Starke County Community Corrections team on New Years Eve while they were conducting a home inspection. After checking on a detainee in the 5900 block of U-road, officers made a discovery of an active Methamphetamine Lab. North Judson Officer, Mat Anderson, requested the Indiana State Police Clandestine Team to assist in the investigation. Starke County Community Corrections Officers, North Judson Police, Starke County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana State Police conducted the investigation. Officer Anderson arrested Joseph Giselbach, 31, of Ora, Indiana and charged him with Possession of Methamphetamine and Manufacturing of Methamphetamine, both felonies. He also arrested Amber Rae Bottorff, 21, 5907 S. U-Road, for Manufacturing of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Community Corrections charged Cheyenne Tolson, 20, of the U-road address, with violation of terms with Community Corrections. All three were transported to the Starke County Jail pending formal charges through the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely stated this was the second meth lab taken down by our Department in the past five weeks and the fourth for the year. He commended the officers involved.
12/31/10 Cheyenne Tolson, 20, 5907 S. U-Road, North Judson arrested for Violation of Community Correction Terms.
12/31/10 Joseph E. Giselbach, 31, 8553 S. Main Street, Ora, arrested for Manufacturing of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine.
12/31/10 Amber Rae Bottorff, 21, 5907 S. U-Road, North Judson arrested Maintaining a Common Nusiance and Manufacturing of Methamphetamine.
12/28/10 Stephen L. Lorencz, 32, 10255 W. SR # 10, San Pierre, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of Controlled Substance.
From the Hamlet Police Department:
1/3/2011 Angelic Davis reported her cell phone taken out of he vehicle.
12/31/2010 Larry Catt arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended.
12/31/2010 Kevin Johnson arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:
01/02/11 A resident reported that a possible fire is smoldering south of Thornhope by the elevator in the fence row close to the walking trail. It could be a control burn.
01/02/11 An officer was called to a property in reference to a trespassing complaint. The person in question told police he was trying to retrieve his dog from the property.
01/01/11 A resident called police to complain that someone was shooting guns and it sounds like a shotgun. Police determined that fireworks were being discharged from the other end of Main Street.
12/31/10 A resident reported a stolen license plate from a semi trailer.
12/31/10 A resident reported an attempted break-in in a co-worker’s vehicle. Nothing was reported stolen. A window in the vehicle had been broken out and a piece of plastic was in its place. The suspect had torn the plastic to gain entry into the vehicle.
12/31/10 A resident reported that two subjects broke out the windows in her daughter’s trailer.
12/30/10 A resident called police to report a theft. The resident was in his vehicle and he had $1,500 in cash on his lap. The passenger grabbed the money and took off. The man ran into a field behind his house. He later reported that the man was threatening his life. The man was later apprehended in a corn field.
12/29/10 An officer investigated a possible break in at a residence in Harris Township.
12/29/10 A resident reported snowmobilers had damaged the flag pole in the park.
12/29/10 An officer was flagged down to report a suspicious person in a vehicle. Upon investigation, the man told police he is a private investigator and became irate that the officer was asking about his presence at that location.
12/28/10 A resident in Cass Township reported several mailboxes destroyed along her road.
01/04/11 Jamie Elkins, 34, 706 E. Milton St., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Dealing Methamphetamine, Theft, Possession of Precursors and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
01/04/11 Michael Watson, 44, 4076 S. Port Edward Division, Winamac, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Dealing in Methamphetamine and Theft.
01/03/11 Donald Fisher ,Jr., 57, 4721 W. 750 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a Court Warrant. Discharged on 01/04/11 and transported to Michigan.
01/03/11 Kurt Morrow, 42, 2622 N. Dearborn St., Indianapolis, IN, arrested on a Court Order.
01/03/11 Robert Greenboam, Jr., 24, 9438 N. 400 W., Monon, IN, arrested on a Court Order.
01/03/11 Ryan Watts, 32, 301 W. Jefferson, Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.
01/01/11 Joel Theiss, 24, 383 Rivera Ct., Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged on 01/02/11.
01/01/11 Daniel Troxel, 24, 10 Venetian Village, Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 01/02/11.
12/31/10 Adam Makowski, 23, 308 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charges of False Reporting and Operator Never Licensed.
12/31/10 Brittany Shepherd, 24, 3315 S. Range Road, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.
12/29/10 Taylor Joseph Fox, 20, 400 S. Burson St. Apt 2, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consuming. Discharged 12/30/10.