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From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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:

Incidents:
1/3/2011 Angelic Davis reported her cell phone taken out of he vehicle.

Arrests:
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.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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.

Knox City Police Department Statistics for December and for 2010

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief, Clint Norem, has released the Department’s December statistics. The Department had 370 calls, 11 accident reports and 18 incident reports. There were 7 Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated reports and 1 Public Intoxication report. 12 people were arrested on 15 traffic charges, 29 people were arrested on 55 criminal charges, 5 juveniles were arrested on 6 charges, and 3 people were cited for ordinance violations.

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New Starke County Prosecutor Talks about Upcoming Cases

Nicholas Bourff

Nicholas Bourff is the new Starke County Prosecutor, taking over from Julianne Havens. Ted Hayes sat down with Bourff last week and talked to him about a number of topics. In the interview, Bourff announced his staff including his First Deputy, Todd Wallsmith.

One of the questions Ted asked Bourff was what he will do with cases that are active, been filed by the former prosecutor, but have not been adjudicated.

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Police Officers to Patrol Indiana Roadways for Impaired Drivers during the New Year’s Day Holiday

Police officers will be out during the New Year’s Day holiday weekend and they will be on the lookout for drunk drivers. Jeremiah Patrick, Coordinator of the Starke County Traffic Safety Partnership, reports that officers from the organization will be out in force this weekend. The Starke County Traffic Safety Partnership includes officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Knox City Police Department and the North Judson Police Department. Officers from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department will also be out in force to help detect drunk drivers.

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Police Reports

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/28/10 Police were called to the Family Dollar parking lot in reference to a minor vehicle accident. Witnesses told police that Glenna Smith of Knox was attempting to enter a parking space. The right side of Smith’s vehicle reportedly struck the rear bumper of a parked vehicle on the left side and damaged the vehicle. Witnesses stated that Smith backed from the space and drove to the north end of the parking lot and parked. She then exited the vehicle and walked into the store. Smith has pending charges of Driving While Suspended and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

12/27/10 Police were called to Wythogan Park. Two people were walking on the walking path in Wythogan Park and when they stopped under the walking bridge, they discovered several pinkish colored pills over the wall and near the water. The officer investigated and found approximately 400 to 500 pink colored pills laying in the snow and ice near the river. The officer secured the medication, which was classified as a Schedule 4 Drug.

Arrests:
12/27/10 Michael Greenfield, 51, 312 S. Main St., Apt. A, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft. He allegedly drove away from the Marathon Gas Station in without paying for gas worth $38.50.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

12/26/10 A resident in the 8000 block of S. 50 W in North Judson reported to police that automatic gunfire is coming from the north of her residence. She knows hunters are in the area but she said it didn’t sound like a rifle.

12/23/10 A resident in the 7500 block of S. 200 W. in North Judson reported a possible break in.

12/23/10 A resident in the 8800 block of E. 850 S. in Knox reported wiring was stolen from his irrigation system.

12/22/10 A resident in the 200 block of N. Broadway Street in San Pierre reported the theft of a washer and a 4-wheeler.

Arrests:
12/23/10 Aimee Zimmerman, 37, 6342 E. Bass Ave., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/23/10 – North Judson Police responded to a welfare check in the 200 Block of West Weninger Street around 9:30 am. Police located the estranged wife of Stephen Lewis, 36, of 206 W. Weninger Street. The woman had been battered by her husband and after a short investigation Stephen B. Lewis was arrested and taken to the Starke County Jail and charges with Domestic Battery, Battery wife serious Bodily Injury, and Invasion of Privacy for Violation of a Protective Order. North Judson Officer, Mathew Anderson, and Starke County Sheriff Deputy, Don Ferguson, responded to the incident as well as North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely.

12/27/10 – Shortly after 2:00 a.m., North Judson Police were called to the 600 Block of Arlington Avenue to investigate a Battery. It is believed a stepson came to the residence and battered his stepfather. North Judson Officer Joe Budner investigated and provided a complete report to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office requesting Battery charges on the stepson.

Arrests:
12/23/10 Stephen B. Lewis, 36, 206 W. Weninger Street, North Judson arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Battery with serious Bodily Injury, and Invasion of Privacy.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
12/27 Jim Hudgens reported a traffic accident at the intersection of Old US 30 and US 30. No injuries involved.

12/26 Dawn Wilson of Hamlet reported an unwanted subject in her home. Officers arrived and Jody Spicer voluntarily left.

12/25/10 Jamin Keeton of Hamlet reported his wife’s ex-husband, Randy Rowe, had pulled a han gun on his wife and him in LaPorte County and attempted to fire the weapon several times but the weapon would not fire. Jamin stated that he was on his way home to Hamlet and he believed Randy may come there. Hamlet Officers waited for Randy at Jamin’s residence but Randy did not show up. Laporte County was also looking for Randy.

12/23/10 Bruce Johnson reported a reckless driver westbound from Starke Street.

Arrests:
12/28 Virgil Noble of Knox was arrested at his home on a Starke County Circuit Court warrant. The warrant included Count 1: Rape, Count 2: Rape, Count 3: Sexual Battery, Count 4: Sexual Battery.

Knox City Police Department Receives New Cameras and Thermal Imagers

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

The Knox City Police Department recently received new cameras and thermal imagers for the squad cars. Three cameras were received and two have been installed. The third camera will be installed in the last squad car in the near future.

“The cameras are activated on traffic stops,” explained Knox City Chief, Clint Norem. “We have ours hooked into the light system so once an officer activates his overhead lights, the camera system will start recording. The interesting feature with this system is it actually records between 30 and 60 seconds prior to the lights being activated. You may be able to catch the actual incident that occurred that led up to the traffic stop. In accident situations, there is a setting the camera that should the vehicle be involved in an accident, it will actually record 60 seconds prior to the accident. It’s a great benefit for not only the officers, but also the public.”

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Police Reports

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

12/12/10 Angela Spiller, 54, 10095 E. State Road 8, Knox, IN cited for Driving While Suspended-Prior.

12/18/10 Virginia Clemons told police that when she arrived home that day, she noticed the front door open and she knew she locked the door before she left for the day. Nothing was found missing until the day after the incident. She told police money was stolen from her wallet.

12/16/10 Cody Foust reported his bank card was stolen and charges were made to his account.

Arrests:
12/18/10 Donald Humphrey, 46, 407 S. Pearl St. Knox, IN, arrested on an active Starke Circuit Court warrant for Intimidation (x2) and Harassment (Class B Misdemeanor).

From the Starke County Department:

Arrests:
12/15/10 Jeffrey Price, 49, 6135 E. 100 N., Knox, IN, arrested on an active warrant arrest through Marshall County and a preliminary charge of Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors.
Edward A. Dudek III, 29, 6135 E. 100 N., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors.
Police pulled over Dudek III after police found he was driving his vehicle at a slow rate of speed and he was turning his flashers on and off. Police searched the vehicle and found several containers of cold medicine that contain pseudoephedrine and a red gas can with a hose clamped to it.

Accidents:
12/15/10 Corey Stacy was driving on State Road 39 and entered the northbound traffic lane when his vehicle began to slide on the ice. He was in the path of travel of a vehicle driven by Brandi Pitts and could not avoid a collision. Pitts was transported to Starke Memorial Hospital with leg and chest pains.

12/17/10 Elena Daneska advised police she was driving her car on State Road 39, south of State Road 8, when her car began to slide. She lost control and went into a ditch filled with water. Her car was filling with water and she was unable to get either door open in order for her to exit the vehicle. She said she finally got the window open and got out onto the top of the vehicle. She was taken to Starke Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. When police talked to Daneska, they reportedly smelled alcohol on her breath. Her blood was drawn at the hospital where her blood alcohol content registered at .71%.

Several vehicle slide-off reports were taken by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department during the recent snow events, and luckily, there were no serious injuries reported.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
12/15/2010 Miller residence request lift assist for elderly female who fell outside at 108 S. Starke Street.

12/18/2010 An employee at the Hamlet gas station reported that a male subject was out of control. He was detained and transported for mental evaluation.

Starke County Commissioners Discuss Prosecutor’s Claims

Julianne Havens discusses claims with the Starke County Commissioners

The discussion between the Starke County Commissioners and outgoing Prosecutor Julianne Havens came to an amicable agreement Monday night. Havens had earlier submitted claims for law enforcement needs and the Commissioners questioned whether the funding was appropriate for the funding source. Havens, herself, eliminated some of the items from questionable categories.

“It gets complicated because I can use the IV-D fund for child support enforcement and for five years I’ve been using it to support child support,” explained Prosecutor Havens. “This year, I was going to try and focus on the enforcement aspect of it which, to me, means police. They agreed with my argument. However, they indicated that if an audit were to happen, the way they look at it is a proportional nexus. They are going to look at it whether or not the police are out supporting child support, making arrests, picking up people on body attachments and things of that nature. Their fear is that the proportionate nexus is not going to be enough for them to say that these funds that were spent were reasonable.”

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Week in Review for December 13th-17th, 2010

Here is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

IHS Board of Trustees Chair Thomas Hoback and Marvin Allen

Marvin Allen of Knox is this year’s recipient of the Indiana Historical Society’s Hubert Hawkins History Award. The award is made annually to a local historian for his or her distinguished service and career in local history.

Picture provided by Hensler Nursery

Two trees from Hensler Nursery were delivered to the Statehouse this week.

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Extensive Damage Done at Knox Community Center

Knox Community Center

The Knox City Police are investigating damage done to the Knox Community Center after a Saturday event at the facility. During Tuesday night’s Knox City Council meeting, Clerk-Treasurer, Jeff Houston, told the Council that 112 chairs were damaged, the dance floor was ruined and 25 of the 32 tables were damaged. The carpets were stained and the walls had marks on them.

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Police Reports

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

12/11/10  David Griffith reported his 200 pound steel anvil stolen from his front porch.

12/11/10  Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston requested an officer at the Knox Community Center to make a police report about damage done to the Community Center after a Saturday event.  Approximately 25 tables were damaged, and 112 chairs were damaged.  The chairs were bent with the covers torn.  Several areas of carpeting were observed to have stains or a strong odor of alcoholic beverages.  The door leading to the storage area had a large dent and a black scuff mark.

12/10/10  An employee at the Marathon gas station reported a drive-off of $19.48.

12/09/10  Estella Perez, 29, 4895 E. 150 N., Knox, IN, cited for Operator Never Licensed.

Arrests:
12/11/10 Danny B. Traylor, 50, 9800 E. Toto Road, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of .15% or greater, Operating a Vehicle with Controlled Substances in the Body, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Legend Drug.

12/09/10  Michael Greenfield, 51, 312 S. Main St. Apt. A, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft (x2) and Trespassing.  He allegedly stole an item from Walgreens and an item from Advanced Auto Parts.  He was also reportedly harassing customers for a ride home from Walgreens.  He was told before to not be at that store.

12/08/10 Matthew Blount, 23, 12501 N. State Road 49, Wheatfield, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Illegal Drug Lab-Possession of Precursors.

Erica Bailey, 21, 2420 E. 400, Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Dumping Controlled Substance Waste and Illegal Drug Lab-Possession of Precursors.

12/08/10 Terri Hamilton, 301 E. Danker St. #101, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/09/10 Penny Wagers told police that when a renter, Steven Meeks, left the residence she and her husband was renting to him, he allegedly took items that belonged to them.  He also reportedly did damage inside the residence.

Arrests:

12/11/10 Joseph McKeehan, 23, 3700 E Debbie Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Trespassing and Possession of Marijuana under 30 grams.

12/05/10 Allen Krock, 37, 107 Garden St., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

12/06/10 The Hamlet Police responded to a Domestic at the Main St apartments. No arrest was made.

12/08/10 Don Wringer of Hamlet reported a fraud.

12/13/10 Vicki Boyle of Hamlet reported a water main brake.

12/13/10 The Hamlet Police responded to 3 Vehicle accidents that were all weather related.

Two Arrested in Knox on Methamphetamine Charges

Matthew Blount

Knox City Police Department officers arrested Matthew Blount, 23, of Wheatfield and Erica Bailey, 21, of Knox on methamphetamine related charges Wednesday night.

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Knox City Police Department Statistics for November

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief, Clint Norem, has released the Department’s statistics for the month of November.

The Department had 443 calls, 11 accident reports and 44 incident reports. There were 5 Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Reports, 18 people arrested on 21 traffic charges, 36 people arrested on 58 criminal charges, 8 juveniles arrested on various charges and 4 people cited for 4 ordinance violations. 5 battery arrests and 4 warrant arrests were made and 17 drug charges were filed.

Two Knox Residents Arrested on Methamphetamine Charges

Carl Daughtery

Carl Daughtery

Knox City Police officers arrested two Knox residents on methamphetamine related charges.

On Friday, November 26th, Knox City Police were notified of possible methamphetamine activity at 424 W. Maple Drive in Knox. Police arrived at that location and asked the homeowner, Robert James, if they could search the residence. Police then asked a resident in the home, Carl Daughtery, if they could search the residence. Both consented to a search. Knox City Police Officers reportedly found items in Daughtery’s room that are commonly used with the manufacture of methamphetamine and remnants of the finished product. Receipts for the items were also found in Daughtery’s room.

Stephanie Daughtery

Stephanie Daughtery

Carl Daughtery was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of an Illegal drug Lab and Possession of Methamphetamine. Daughtery’s wife, Stephanie Daughtery, was also arrested and has preliminary charges of Possession of Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine and Resisting Law Enforcement. Stephanie had gone to another location after police arrived at the home.

Knox City K9 Officer Introduces new K9 to City Council

Chad Keen and Marco #2

Officer Chad Keen speaks to the Knox City Council

Greg Matt and Marco

Marco greets Knox City Councilman, Greg Matt

K9 Officer Chad Keen and K9 Marco appeared at the recent Knox City Council meeting. Officer Keen recently finished training with K9 Marco at the Von Liche Kennels in Denver, Indiana. Marco detects all types of narcotics and can trackpeople as well. Marco is a two-year-old Belgian Tervuren and met the Knox City Council for the first time at the Council’s meeting on November 23rd. This is the third K9 to be part of the Knox City Police Department.

The final walk-through was done at the Wastewater Treatment Facility to close out the City’s grant for that rehabilitation project. A curb needs to be replaced and then the project will be complete.

The Council also got a tonnage report on the refuse and recycling service from the garbage contractors. In July, 137 tons was the highest amount of refuse collected in 2010. The lowest amount of refuse collected was in January at 83.6 tons. 27.2 tons of recyclable material was collected in July, the most collected in 2010.

Starke County Traffic Safety Partnership honored at Recent OPO Awards Banquet

Over the Limit, Under Arrest

The Starke County Traffic Safety Partnership was among several law enforcement agencies who were recently honored during the 16th Annual Operation Pull Over Awards Banquet in Carmel, Indiana.

The Starke County Traffic Safety Partnership received an award for Outstanding OPO Partnership. The organization also received a $2,500 Equipment Award to be used for the purchase of law enforcement equipment of their choice. The TSP members include the Knox City Police Department, North Judson Police Department, and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.