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Knox City Police Continue with Death Investigation

Published: September 20th, 2011

Knox City Police Department detectives continue to investigate the death of 59-year-old Bertha Clabaugh, of Knox. Police were called to the Oak Valley Apartments in Knox on Friday on a report that she was unresponsive. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy was conducted Friday and detectives are waiting on the pathology report and toxicology report to make a determination in the case. Starke County Coroner, Kris Rannells, said those results will probably not be available for 10 weeks. Detectives still indicate that no foul play is suspected.

Knox City Police Department Conducting Death Investigation

Published: September 16th, 2011

The Knox City Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a 59-year-old woman was found unresponsive in the Oak Valley Apartments.

Officers were called out Thursday evening to Bertha Clabaugh’s apartment and found her to be deceased. Detectives say that no foul play is suspected at this time, but an autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon to determine the exact cause of death. They are currently interviewing witnesses and following protocol in this type of case.

TV Stolen from Community Services of Starke County

Published: September 16th, 2011

Suspect(s) broke a window to gain entry into Community Services of Starke County

Knox City Police officers are investigating a break-in at the Community Services of Starke County building in Knox.

Police say that some unknown subject(s) broke a window on the south side of the building and gained entry. The subject(s) then removed a 42 inch flat screen TV from the building and that was the only item reported stolen. No other damage was reported. Police were called to the scene Thursday morning at 7:20 a.m. but it is believed the incident happened late Wednesday evening or in the early morning hours on Thursday. Evidence was secured at the scene.

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Knox Man Arrested on Residential Entry, Drug Charges

Published: September 16th, 2011

Jason Sims

Knox City Police Officers arrested a man after he was found to be in a residence he was kicked out of and in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Joseph Johnson told police that he and his girlfriend left the house and when they returned, they heard someone in the bathroom. They found out that is was Jason Sims, who was asked to leave the residence the evening prior to this incident. Sims reportedly locked himself in the bathroom and Johnson called the police department. When officers arrived, they were able to gain access into the bathroom and take Sims into custody. Sims reportedly told police that someone let him into the home, but no one else lives at the residence and nobody else was at the residence to let him in.

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Police Reports

Published: September 6th, 2011

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:
09/05/11 A resident in the Star City area reported that her garage door was accidentally left open and a 4-wheeler and other items were stolen.

09/05/11 A Monon resident reported that he has an older truck on his property and some unknown subject(s) beat out all of the windows and headlights and they slashed the tires. No trespassing signs had been posted.

09/03/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a bicycle. It is a navy blue Trek B12 mountain bike.

09/03/11 Winamac firefighters were called to a barn fire.

09/02/11 A Francesville resident called police to report that she pushed her vacuum cleaner outside to clean out her camper and left it outside while she walked her daughter from the area. When she returned, it was gone. Police spoke to the suspect who advised police that he thought she was throwing it out as it was sitting on the curb. It was returned to the owner.

09/02/11 A Beaver Township resident reported the theft of her daughter’s cell phone.

09/02/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a lawn mower, air compressor, power saw and other items from his garage.

09/01/11 A caller reported missing golf clubs in a pink girls golf bag.

09/01/11 A resident in the Denham area reported the theft of an irrigation system from behind his residence.

08/31/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a video system and phone charger from a vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the complaintant’s driveway.

08/31/11 A Cass Township resident reported the theft of a mailbox.

08/31/11 A Cass Township resident reported the theft of a lawn mower.

08/31/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report that he went to the gas station to get some gas and while he was gone, some unknown person(s) stole his lawn mower and weed trimmer.

08/31/11 A Medaryville resident told police that someone just stole her nine week old Pit Bull puppy mix. The animal was later returned.

Arrests:
09/05/11 Joseph Deinema, 35, 4355 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/04/11 Michael Watson, 45, 4076 S. Portedward Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 09/05/11

09/04/11 Pamela Larson, 48, 7080 E. 250 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated -Prior.

09/03/11 Joanna Timmons, 30, 2745 N. 1600 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession, Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 09/03/11

09/02/11 Jennifer Wireman, 28, 312 11th St., Logansport, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/02/11 Thomas Denham, 64, 702 N. Market, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 09/03/11

09/01/11 Samantha Deck, 24, 515 Dorothy St., Monon, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. 09/02/11

08/31/11 David D. Ercoli, 61, 4903 E. Melton Rd., Gary, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/31/11 Georgiha A. Hampton, 56, 13575 W. 400 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants. Discharged 08/31/11

08/31/11 John Rupert,28, 6655 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/31/11 Charlotte Rupert, 24, 6655 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/31/11 Cody M. Cobb, 18, 7044 N. 1225 W., Monticello, IN, arrested on a preliminary theft of Public Intoxication and Theft. Discharged 09/01/11

08/31/11 Joseph L. McNeiley, 41, 5807 W. 122nd Ave. Crown Point, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Prior, Driving While Suspended. Discharged 08/31/11

08/31/11 Tyler Reed, 19, 537 W. 11th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a body attachment. Discharged 08/31/11

08/29/11 David Davis, 39, 6558 S. 400 W., Kewanna, IN, arrested on a small claims warrant. Discharged 08/29/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
09/03/11 A vandalism report was taken by North Judson Police for two vehicles being scratched or keyed in the 300 block of Main Street.

09/03/11 North Judson Police were advised of a traffic accident at the curve of Main Street and N. Oakwood Avenue. North Judson Officer Bill Scheiderer investigated the incident and set damages at over $1,000.00. Timothy Rudd of North Judson was driving a 2005 Ford Taurus and stated an animal was in the roadway as he was making the turn onto Oakwood and he swerved and struck a wooden fence on the east side of the roadway. Rudd was ticketed for a Driving while Suspended infraction and the vehicle was impounded.

09/02/11 A report of theft of gasoline being siphoned from parked vehicles in the 100 East Block of Talmer Avenue in North Judson was taken by North Judson Police.

08/30/11 North Judson Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 400 block of High Street. After a complete investigation, it was determined the call was a self inflicted gunshot wound. A male subject was transported to the hospital.

Arrests:
08/24/11 Danny Manns Jr., 35, 3030 S. US #35, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Criminal Mischief over $250.00 and Trespassing.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
09/02/11 It was reported to police that some unknown person broke out the window to Terry Turner’s vehicle on Main Street. Turner told police that a camera was stolen and damage was done to the vehicle. Another vehicle parked on Main Street was broken into and it belonged to Eric Campbell. The driver’s side window was broken and the back window was hanging from its seal.

08/30/11 Kim Wilson reported that some unknown person(s) slashed the front passenger window (which was plastic) and the rear window to her Jeep. Below the window on the Jeep’s frame was a foot long scratch into the paint.

Arrests:
09/05/11 Timothy Armes, 34, 701 E. Danker St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement.

09/05/11 Chelsea Schuchardt, 21, 1255 E. 150 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of Methamphetamine. She was also taken to jail on an active arrest warrant.

09/04/11 Eric E. Amor, 33, 307 W. Bozarth, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery and Disorderly Conduct.

09/04/11 Cody Foust, 20, 3375 E. S. Country Lane, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

09/03/11 Jeffrey Osborne, 44, 504 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

09/03/11 Daniel S. Keller, 18, 5722 E. Division Rd., Logansport, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

09/02/11 Melinda S. Catt, 40, 7945 W. 700 S., Winamac, IN,arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Prior, Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%.

09/01/11 Cheryl Hughes, 42, 116 ½ Madison St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

08/30/11 Daniel B. Berg II, 20, 805 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%.
Jonathan Landrum, 21, 701 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor (two counts).
Howard Bailey III, 20, 1260 S. 250 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/05/11 A resident in the 1300 block of W. Toto Road in North Judson reported that the residence just west of her is abandoned and there are two subjects in the back burning something.

09/04/11 The Bass Lake Fire Department was called to a garage fire at 5200 S. S. of State Road 10 in Knox.

09/04/11 A resident in the 11500 block of E. Division Road in Knox reported that everything in his house has been taken.

09/03/11 Greg Powell called to report his neighbor’s grill is on fire and it tipped over into the grass.

09/03/11 A resident in the 8900 block of S. Sycamore in Monterey told police that his Playstation 3 was stolen from his residence and Fulton Countypolice has recovered it. An officer from Fulton County said that he needs to file a report in Starke County in order to release the Playstation back to him.

09/02/11 A resident in the 7000 block of S. US 35 in Knox said that his friend was accidentally shot in the leg.

09/01/11 A resident in the 11900 block of E. Pink Ridge Lane in Walkerton told police that someone dropped off a moped at his residence and doesn’t know who it belongs to.

09/01/11 Justin Skinner of Walkerton reported the theft of his motorcycle.

08/31/11 A car fire was called in at the intersection of Delaware and Fisher Streets in Knox. The Knox -Center Township Fire Department was called to the scene.

08/31/11 The Hamlet Fire Department was called to an equipment fire between 300 and 400 North in Knox.

08/31/11 A resident in the 200 block of E. 625 S. in Knox reported that someone broke into his shed and stole his son’s 4-wheeler and tools.

08/31/11 An employee at the Zingo Express reported the theft of $89.23 worth of gas.

Arrests:
09/05/11 Deborah Thompson, 26, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/05/11 Jerry Lee Sons, 50 of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/04/11 Dale Chlebek, 46, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/04/11 Joshua Michael Zazzara, 18, of Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

09/03/11 George L. Ono, 58, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/02/11 Dennis Eugene Koons, 49, of Greenwood, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Accidents:
09/01/11 Robert E. Rayburn of Knox was injured when he left the road on US 35 near 900 South and hit a tree and then a house. Rayburn told police that he felt dizzy and thought he was hitting the brakes but he was hitting the gas. He hit a house at 8920 S. US 35. There were no other injuries reported.

Knox Woman Arrested after Using False Identification to Purchase Pseudoephedrine

Published: August 30th, 2011

Shayna Howard

Knox City Police Department officers arrested a Knox woman, Thursday, after trying to purchase a pseudoephedrine product under a false name.

Police were called to Walgreens after Shayna Howard, 20, reportedly tried to buy a pseudoephedrine product after producing a false identification card. Pseudoephedrine is an ingredient found in the manufacture of methamphetamine. After she was arrested on a charge of Identity Deception, officers learned that drug activity may be occurring at Howard’s home on St. Louis Street. A search warrant was obtained and executed at the home where police reportedly found methamphetamine and a clear liquid in a prescription bottle. The liquid was sent to the Indiana State Police Lab for identification.

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Knox Woman Arrested on Probation Revocation

Published: August 30th, 2011

Ann Bradley

Knox City Police officers arrested a Knox woman Friday night on an active arrest warrant for probation revocation.

Officers were called to Dollar General in Knox where an employee reported a possible shoplifter.  When the suspect was identified by officers arrived, they found Ann Bradley, 33, of Knox, had an active arrest warrant and she was taken into custody.  She was in possession of store items, but proof was shown that she had paid for the items.  She was taken into custody for the warrant, which was issued earlier this month for a probation revocation.  She was originally charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class A Felony.  She is also being held for LaPorte County on a probation revocation warrant.

Police Reports

Published: August 29th, 2011

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:
08/27/11 A semi driver in Medaryville told police that another semi driver drove his semi too close to him and clipped off one of his side mirrors.

08/27/11 A caller advised that a woman holding a yard sale in Star City is causing traffic problems.

08/27/11 A Winamac resident notified the Sheriff’s Department that a younger looking male has been driving around looking around and looking into dumpsters. He will get into his vehicle and sit and then will get out and look into another dumpster.

08/27/11 Police were called in reference to two women in a fight where one woman slapped another in the face at the Town Park.

08/26/11 A Medaryville resident called to report a break-in.

08/26/11 A resident in Northwestern Pulaski County reported a break-in at her sister’s residence. The caller told police she caught the suspects “red-handed”.

08/26/11 Police are investigating an incident where a Winamac resident complained that his neighbor came onto his property, allegedly pulled a gun, shot it into the air and then pointed it at him. He told police that he hit the weapon with a stick and knocked it out of his hand, but the guy picked it up and pointed it at him again. The incident reportedly happened three weeks ago and the complaintant is now reporting the incident.

08/26/11 A caller in Winamac reported that the kids leaving the high school parking lot are driving very recklessly.

08/26/11 A Winamac business requested an officer. A subject drove off with a gas nozzle in their car.

08/24/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of two gold wedding bands out of the glove compartment in her car sometime in July or the beginning of August.

Arrests:
08/28/11 Roberto F. Sebastian, 44, 6551 N. 1500 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed. Discharged 08/28/11

08/28/11 Chad M. Furnivali, 20, 329 E. 13th St., Rochester, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Minor Consuming.

08/25/11 Ronald Lee Magers, 26, 515 W. Main St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on site. Charges are pending.

08/25/11 Joshua Lee Attinger, 28, 902 S. Burson, Winamac, IN, arrested on sit. Charges are pending. Discharged 08/26/11

08/24/11 Rachel A. Carr, 40, 2024 Vessmore Pk Apt. 1, Rochester, IN, arrested on an active bench warrant.

08/24/11 Ramon Santana, 43, 1530 Maple St., Niles, MI, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
08/27/11 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner is investigating a battery that occurred on Friday, August 26th at the North Judson Town park on Weninger Street. A 18-year-old male advised that he was battered by a 22-year-old male subject.

08/27/11 A resident in the 300 Block of Franklin Street reported to North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer that his mail box was vandalized. After viewing the mail box, Officer Scheiderer observed black smoke residue in the mail box and no damage to the outside of the box. Officer Scheiderer located a clear plastic bottle that was burnt and burnt aluminum foil on the ground near the mail box. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

08/26/11 A property damage accident occurred at State Road 10 and Walnut Street. North Judson Police Chief, Doug Vessely, investigated and set the damages at under $2,500. A white Ford Econoline van driven by Jeffery K. Houk, of Rolling Prairie backed into a Saturn sedan driven by Samantha L. Myer, of North Judson. Houk stated he was going to back up to take a side road to avoid traffic being backed up due to construction at the intersection of State Road 10 and State Road 39 South.

08/26/11 A property damage accident occurred at State Road10 and Lane Street. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely, investigated and set the damages at over $1,000. A silver Toyota Corolla driven by Carolyn Haskins was eastbound on State Road 10 and was slowing to turn left onto Lane Street. She saw a Chevy S-10, driven by Carolyn E. Adam, stopped waiting to turn left onto State Road 10. After traffic cleared, Haskins started to turn left and Adam started to turn left. Adam’s vehicle struck Haskin’s vehicle.

08/25/11 North Judson Police Officer Ken Tomasko was on patrol near the rest area on State Road 10 and observed a male subject laying by a tree and picnic table. Officer Tomasko checked to see if the male needed any assistance. The male subject, Robert G. Kozecar, 40, was arrested on two Starke County warrants for Failure to Appear and a Pulaski County warrant.

08/24/11 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely was driving by the Town Park on Weninger street and observed a male subject matching the description of a wanted male for Escape from Lawful Detention. Chief Vessely arrested 38-year-old Darwin Eugene Barnett for the warrant and transported him to the Starke County Jail.

08/24/11 A resident in the 300 block of Main Street reported damage to his vehicle. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely reported that an unknown subject(s) used an unknown item caused a small dent and scratch in the area by the rear passenger window.

08/22/11 Rays Super Foods requested an officer for two females trying to purchase $300 worth of groceries. The manager stated to North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely that both have written bad checks before. Both females admitted to writing the checks and did not know they were NSF. Charges were filed with the Starke County Prosecutors Office for check deception.

08/22/11 A resident in the 300 block of Main Street reported that an unknown subject(s) smeared cheese on her passenger side window of her vehicle at night over the weekend. North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer reported that there was no visible damage to the vehicle.

Arrests:
08/25/11 Robert G. Kozecar, 40, arrested for two Starke County Warrants for Failure to Appear and a Pulaski County Warrant.

08/24/11 Darwin Eugene Barnett, 38, Knox, IN, arrested for a Starke County Warrant for Escape from Lawful Detention.

08/22/11 Diane Clemons, 47, Culver, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Check Deception.

08/22/11 Leslie D. Carr, 35, Culver, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Check Deception.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
08/29/11 Jim Olson reported the theft of a chainsaw from a shed on his property.

08/28/11 David and Erica Shepherd reported a break-in at their apartment on Ruthie Drive. The door was found to be kicked in when they arrived home. An unknown suspect(s) removed a Fender amp, a DVD player and approximately 30 DVDs.

08/24/11 The owner of Clean Tech on Main Street in Knox reported an attempted break-in.

08/22/11 A NIPSCO worker reported the theft of his cell phone.

08/22/11 Eric Amore reported the theft of an Ipod Nano.

Arrests:
08/29/11 James Toney, 42, 515 E, Monroe St., South Bend, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

08/28/11 Anthony Tolson, 27, 726 Lovechio Dr. Mishawaka, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.
Jonathan Nenycz, 28, 10 ½ Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

08/27/11 Fred Didden, 36, 1003 E. Culver Road, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct,

08/26/11 Ann Bradley, 33, 1600 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/25/11 Shayna D. Howard, 20, 504 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Identity Deception, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug.

08/23/11 Cheyenne Allen, 34, 6077 N. 575 W. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Auto Theft.

08/23/11 Chad Osborne, 21, 304 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.
Kelly Robinson, 21, 701 E. Danker St. #18, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

08/23/11 Ryan Alan Furlano, 19, 319 W. LaPorte St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

08/22/11 Jerry Sons, 50, 308 S. Main St., #1 Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/28/11 A resident on Toto Road in Knox reported that the lock was broken off her storage unit and she is unsure if anything is taken.

08/28/11 A resident in the 7200 block of E. 150 S. in Knox called police to report that some unknown person(s) keep dropping off meth bottles at the edge of his property.

08/28/11 An officer told dispatch that he was off Shewski Road at Bass Lake and a suspect got off a golf cart and ran when he saw him approach the golf cart.

08/27/11 A resident called police to report that there is an open door at Sibo’s Grill on US 35 and it appeared that the door may have been kicked in.

08/27/11 Police were notified of two subjects riding four-wheelers recklessly up and down South U Road in North Judson.

08/27/11 A resident in the 4800 block of S. 750 E. in Knox told police that a contractor was paid to do a job and he never showed up to do the job.

08/27/11 Jim Coad with the Starke County Courthouse advised that there has been some property damage to the north side of the Courthouse lawn. It appeared as if someone drove a vehicle through the grass.

08/26/11 A resident in the 7800 block of E. 300 N. in Grovertown requested to speak with an officer in reference to a missing person and a stolen vehicle.

08/24/11 A resident in the 8800 block of Poplar St. in Monterey reported the theft of a gas tank from the property.

08/24/11 A resident in the 8100 block of S. 50 W. in North Judson reported that her husband’s unemployment card and other items have been stolen.

08/23/11 A resident in the 6500 block of E. 100 N. in Knox reported that someone blew up his mailbox.

Arrests:
08/29/11 Ryan Taylor, 35, 3320 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Arson.
Kenneth K. Wallace, 34, 2060 S. 350 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Arson.

08/29/11 Joseph F. Dillard, 44, 4680 E. 150 N., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Paraphernalia. He was also arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Melissa Ann Dillard, 32, 4680 E. 150 N., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia. She was also arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/25/11 Michael Fagin, 36, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana.

08/23/11 Austin Owens, 23, of Knox, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Accidents:
08/27/11 Lisa Dommer, 31, of Winamac, IN, backed up her vehicle on Main Street in Knox and hit a Knox City Police car. She told police that she did not see the car when he started backing up her vehicle. She struck the car with the passenger side front bumper causing damage to her vehicle as well as the driver’s side front bumper and headlight assembly on the squad car. There were no injuries reported at the scene. Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene. $2,501 to $5,000 in damage was caused by the accident.

Officers Recover Stolen Vehicle

Published: August 26th, 2011

Cheyenne Allen

Knox City Police Department officers recovered a vehicle, Tuesday, that had been reported stolen from the Cambe dealership in Knox.

The vehicle, a red 2010 Chevy Silverado, was reported stolen November 18th, 2010. It was parked in the south lot of the business and it was last seen on the property on November 17th. The truck was found to be in the possession of Cheyenne Allen, 34, at his Winamac residence. When asked about the truck, Allen said he allegedly purchased it from two subjects. He said he never got the title to the vehicle and suspected it to be stolen, but never reported it to police. He said he paid $3,500 and exchanged an older Dodge truck for the new vehicle. He had also reportedly purchased a trailer from the pair and found it to be stolen. The owner had confronted him and it was returned to the owner.

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Police Reports

Published: August 15th, 2011

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:
08/15/11 An employee from I.G.S. Plumbing reported that a piece of John Deere equipment was parked alongside the west curb of Riverside Drive on Friday and when workers arrived on Monday, a small hole had been punched out in the center of the windshield. Nothing was reported stolen. There was no evidence as to what caused the puncture. Later in the report, police noted that the windshield was completely shattered after the driver’s side door was slammed shut.

08/14/11 A caller in the Denham area reported that an unknown person just drove through the yard and ran into her vehicle. The driver was cited for disregarding a stop sign and no proof of financial responsibility.

08/14/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of her car. She had sold the vehicle to another person and doesn’t know how to get a hold of the new owner. The police asked that she get in contact with the new owner and see where to go from there.

08/13/11 An accident was reported in the Denham area. No one was in or around the vehicle when police arrived. Police are investigating the incident.

08/13/11 A resident in the Beardstown area called police to report that some unknown person(s) broke into her house and ransacked it.

08/13/11 A farmer in the Denham area reported the theft of items from a field.

08/13/11 A Medaryville resident told police that his daughter’s residence has been broken into.

08/12/11 ISP Clandestine Lab Team was called to a residence in northwestern Pulaski County to clean up a meth lab. The lab was in a residence that was being foreclosed and no one was living in the dwelling.

08/12/11 Stacey Brinkley of Francesville called police to report that she accidentally hit a little boy on his bicycle on South Street. The driver observed the bicyclist coming at a high rate of speed and tried to stop in time, but could not avoid a collision. The boy did not sustain major injuries and reportedly refused medical attention at the scene.

08/12/11 A Monterey resident reported a break-in at her summer home.

08/11/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of two bicycles off of her back porch.

08/10/11 A Medaryville resident reported that some unknown person(s) attempted to break into the shelter at the Town Park.

08/09/11 A Monon resident called the police to report that she loaned her nephew her car and he has failed to return the car per their agreement. She wants to report it stolen.

08/08/11 A Monon resident told police that her house has been broken into and ransacked. Some items were stolen.

Arrests:
08/13/11 John Schwartz, Jr., 40, 321 1/2 Riverside Drive, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Offender – Lifetime.

08/12/11 Jeffrey Jacobs, 5884 S. 600 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Precursors.

08/11/11 Michael Mills, 864 E. Chouinard Ln., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

08/11/11 Adam Hunt, 31, 5996 S. Judson, Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Driving While Suspended. Discharged 08/11/11

08/10/11 Rene Campos, 38, 112 Jefferson, LaPorte, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

08/10/11 Timothy Coggins, 51, 609 Oak St., Hopedale, IL, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/10/11 David Clemens, 45, 3651 E. 250 E., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

08/10/11 Crystal J. Fritz-Patton, 24, 808 N. Market St., Winamac, arrested on a Howard County Body Attachment. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Shonea Stonebraker, 24, 529 W. Jenkins, Winamac, arrested on a Body Attachment. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Andrew Sturgeon, 25, 621 N. 400 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Kenneth Smith, 32, 503 S. Jefferson, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant on Failure to Appear. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Ricky McAbee, 29, 2138 W. 49th Place, Gary, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Woodrow Fletcher, 29, 443 N. US 35 Apt C., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 08/10/11

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

08/08 /11 A resident in the 4300 block of East County Road 210 in Knox requested to speak with an officer concerning the theft of a paddle boat.

08/08 /11 A resident in the 7300 block of North 1200 East in Walkerton told police that his garbage can had been stolen two weeks prior.

08/08 /11 A resident of the 8100 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported his mailbox has been destroyed.

08/09/11 A resident in the 3900 block of South 700 East in Knox reported the theft of his lawnmower, weed-eater, leaf blower, and chainsaws.

08/10/11 A resident of the 3300 block of North 900 East in Grovertown reported a dirt bike had been stolen from a shed.

08/10/11 Tony Williams of Knox reported he had a canoe stolen from his yard.

08/11/11 A resident in the 5200 block of South 750 East in Knox reported his helmet had been stolen while he was at a friend’s house.

08/12/11 A resident of the 2700 block of East 150 South in Knox reported her dog had been stolen.

08/12/11 A resident of the 10000 block of East 100 North in Knox reported his go-kart had been stolen.

08/13/11 A resident in the 8800 block of East 750 North in Walkerton reported her mailbox had been knocked down.

08/13/11 A caller from Indianapolis reported his 2001 Silver Cavalier had been stolen in Knox, according to his girlfriend.

Arrests

08/09/11 Avery Austin Mullins, 29, from Winamac  arrested for Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors, Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Resisting Law Enforcement after an Indiana State Police unit served a warrant on Avery Mullins and Dennis Wireman.

08/09/11 Travis D. Joseph, 27, from North Judson by SCSD: Attempted Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Probation Violation after police received a call about someone outside yelling and screaming.

08/09/11 Daniel S. Burger, 21, from Knox arrested for Burglary and Theft after a resident in the 100 block of East 800 South in Knox returned home and saw a suspicious vehicle on her property. The resident recently filed a police report about missing items.

08/09/11 Dennis Gene Wireman, 42, from Knox arrested for Public Intoxication after police received a call informing them that Wireman had fallen in his yard and the caller was not sure of the injuries.

08/11/11 Richard L. Dennis, 28, from Knox arrested for Domestic Battery.

08/12/11 Christopher S. McNeece, 20, from Monterey arrested for Failure to Register as Sex Offender.

08/12/11 Bryan S. Dollahan, 37, from North Judson arrested following a warrant check in North Judson.

08/12/11 Jeffrey R. Singleton, 25, from Knox arrested for Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct.

08/13/11 James E. Miller, 30, from North Judson arrested for Public Intoxication after police received a call of a man walking around Bass Lake yelling at people about having just gotten out of prison and trying to start trouble.

08/14/11 Amanda Lynn Conway, 22, from Knox arrested following an accident in which her vehicle had hit a pole.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
08/15/11 Jose Hurtando told police that Allied Waste set a dumpster at his apartment building located in the alley and he did not authorize the dumpster to be there. He owns the apartments on 7 N. Main Street in Knox.

08/13/11 Gary Stacy reported the theft of his son’s bike. It is a 20” black/blue Mongoose.

08/13/11 Jerry Sons reported that the screen to the front of his apartment had been cut.

08/12/11 Barb McCurdy reported damage to her car after hitting chunks of concrete laying in the roadway.

08/11/11 Gladys Moore reported the theft of jewelry.

08/10/11 Ashliegh Brewer told police that her landlord allegedly entered her house through her bedroom window.

08/08/11 Police were called to McDonald’s to a small property damage accident. Michael Watts was backing up in the parking lot and ran into a vehicle driven by Lindsay Burns. No one was injured.

Arrests:
08/15/11 Jeffery R. Maynard, 35, 1013 S. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

08/12/11 Esterfinia Hernandez, 21, 4153 W. Rosecoe St., Chicago, IL, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

08/10/11 Paul Rodgers, 43, 906 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Interference with the Reporting of a Crime.

Police Reports

Published: August 8th, 2011

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

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 A San Pierre resident reported to North Judson Police that he had $56.00 cash and a prescription bottle of medicine taken from his vehicle while it was parked at a local business on Saturday afternoon. The owner advised the doors were unlocked and the windows were down.

08/5/11 A resident in the 300 Block of Jones Street reported to North Judson Police the theft of a Black 26” Huffy Bicycle.

08/05/11 North Judson Police responded to a report of a hit and run accident on Schricker Avenue in front of Subway around 10:00 p.m. The vehicle struck a utility pole. North Judson Officer Skip Tomasko later located the suspect and vehicle south on State Road 39 after it went into a ditch and drove through a yard in the 6800 South Block of State Road 39. Arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, was 21 year old Michael A. Brown II, of North Judson.

08/04/11 Several mailboxes were damaged in the North Judson area overnight. Patio furniture was also reported taken, a street sign was damaged, and a local business’ dumpster had items removed and scattered around the parking lot. North Judson Police believe the culprits to be juveniles. Police request you call (574) 772-5914 if you see kids out and about the area after curfew.

08/03/11 A Battery incident was reported to North Judson Police in reference to a juvenile male being battered by an 18 year old man. North Judson Officers Bill Scheiderer and Kelly Fisher are investigating and a complete report was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor for charges.

08/01/11 North Judson Police were called to the 300 Block of Main Street in reference to a missing 9mm handgun. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner is investigating the incident.

08/01/11 In the early morning hours, North Judson Police interrupted an attempted theft of a pop machine in the 300 Block of Lane Street. A smaller maroon pickup was reported to have fled the scene. The incident remains under investigation

Arrests:
08/05/11 Michael A. Brown II, 21, 8880 S. State Road 39, North Judson arrested for Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and O.V.W.I.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 Officers investigated a roll-over accident outside of Francesville involving two vehicles. One vehicle was rolled on its top. No injuries were reported.

08/07/11 A Winamac resident called police to report a house fire. A power line fell on the neighbor’s residence. The Winamac Fire Department was called to the scene.

08/07/11 An employee at a Winamac business reported a drive-off $20 in gas.

08/06/11 Police were notified of a strong smell believed to be meth in the Monterey area.

08/06/11 A Cass Township resident reported the theft of a “junk truck” from his property.

08/05/11 A caller south of San Pierre called police to report that some unknown person(s) went through his pasture and fences. The person(s) broke off eight fence posts. The subject did replace some of the fence so his animals would not leave the area. Car pieces were found laying on the ground.

08/05/11 A Francesville resident reported a fight involving 15 juveniles. Police investigated and found that some were residents of Francesville and others were from Medaryville. They were all ordered to return to their homes.

08/04/11 The Sheriff’s Department was called to an accident in the Francesville area where a gravel truck rolled over in a ditch. The driver was trapped in the vehicle. Poles were hit and lines were down.

08/04/11 A Winamac reported the theft of items from a residence that is being rented.

08/04/11 An employee at a Winamac gas station reported that a semi drove off from the gas pumps without paying. The theft was $336 in diesel fuel.

08/04/11 A resident in the Beardstown area reported that a young boy was stopping vehicles asking for money.

08/03/11 A Winamac business reported the theft of items.

08/02/11 A Monterey resident reported a break-in.

08/01/11 A resident in the Beardstown area reported the theft of scrap metal.

08/01/11 Police were called to an accident in which the driver hit the caller’s garage. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:
08/06/11 Cody Hendrickson, 19, 5880 Attucks Circle, Plainfield, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Discharges 08/06/11

08/05/11 Daryl Gilbert, 47, 763 Govomer Rd. Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 08/06/11

08/05/11 Clay Daniel Lovely, 30, 202 E. Weninger St., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Burglary and Driving While Suspended.

08/05/11 Bryan Henke, 30, 109 S. Prebo St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Burglary.

08/05/11 Randall Grigsby, 21, 8965 S. 1200 W. Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/04/11 Lorenzo Lopez, 41, 2233 N. Michigan Rd., Lafayette, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

08/04/11 William Spenser, 22, 214 Franklin St., Apt. B., Winamac, IN, arrested on a bench warrant. 08/05/11

08/03/11 Benjamin Fitch, 30, 3073 N. 1300 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a bench warrant. Discharged 08/04/11

08/02/11 Jeffrey Taylor, 24, 201 Jefferson, Crawfordsville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Accidents:
08/03/11 The Winamac Police Department was called to an accident at the corner of US 35 and Pearl Street. According to the report, Lola Pletka of Winamac was turning onto US 35 off Pearl Street when she hit Joan Drach who was crossing the street. Drach told police she was trying to rush to cross the street and was hit by Pletka. Drach was injured and was transported to Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 Alisha Bradney reported the theft of an iPod.

08/04/11 A employee from M&M Auto reported that some unknown person(s) attempted to gain entry into a Pepsi pop machine that sits out front of the business.

08/04/11 Doug Cassel reported the theft of two steel doors and 75 feet of copper wire from a job site.

08/02/11 Roger Fisher of Knox reported the theft of items from a rental property.

Arrests:
08/08/11 Clayton Charles Reiss, 31, 1645 S. 300 E., Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended (Prior).

08/07/11 Joel Solis, 19, 2811 Applewood Ave., Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
Rachel Agee, 18, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
Ricahrd Emanuel Clark, Jr., 20, 6035 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
Destiny Hamm, 20, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

08/05/11 Cheyenne N. Tolson, 20, 5907 S. U Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear in Knox City Court.

08/04/11 Erica Lee Abraham, 23, 712 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.
James Allen Mueller, 25, 712 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Assisting a Criminal.

08/03/11 Monica Shively, 1360 S. 250 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Conversion.

08/02/11 James R. Klein, 25, 3520 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on charges of False Reporting, Operator Never Licensed and Resisting Law Enforcement.

08/02/11 William Prater, 29, 5412 S. 250 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Conversion and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

08/01/11 Stacy Krout, 40, 503 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 A Walkerton resident reported the theft of his daughter’s vehicle. He suspects her boyfriend took it.

08/06/11 A resident in the Bass Lake area called police to report that some unknown person(s) threw something at his vehicle while he was driving on State Road 10 East of Bass Lake. The object shattered his windshield.

08/06/11 A resident in the 1800 block of N. 300 E. in Knox reported that someone just hit his mailbox.

08/05/11 A Starke County unit advised that he is on his way to assist Pulaski County officers in the Monterey area. They received a call of a strong odor of ether and requested assistance.

08/05/11 A resident in the 1700 block of S. 300 E. in Knox reported the theft of a dirt bike.

08/05/11 A resident in the 10400 block of E. State Road 23 in Walkerton told police that someone took money out of his wallet.

08/04/11 A resident in the 800 block of N. 1025 E. in Knox reported that his mailbox was blown apart.

08/03/11 A North Judson resident reported that a female subject stole two yellow parking bumpers from the Knox park and she knows where the bumpers are.

08/03/11 A Walkerton resident reported the theft of his garbage can.

Arrests:
08/05/11 Renee Craig, 35, of Grovertown, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/03/11 Eric B. Richardson, 32, 3030 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant.

Accidents:
08/07/11 Three people were injured after a two vehicle accident in front of the Grovertown Truck Stop. The report states that Patrick Nelson 47, of Crown Point, Indiana was traveling west on US 30 when Wayne L. Patton, 81, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota pulled out of the truck stop and into his path of travel. He told police that he tried to brake and steer away from the impact but couldn’t because of the wet pavement. Patton was trapped in the vehicle and told police that he could only remember pulling out of the truck stop and did not know what happened after that. A passenger in Patton’s vehicle, Betty Halverson, 80, was also injured.

Police, Fire Statistics for July

Published: August 4th, 2011

The Knox City Police Department had 483 calls in the month of July, responded to six accidents and officers completed 31 incident reports.

There were 4 Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated arrests, 3 Public Intoxication arrests, 3 Battery arrests, 2 warrant arrests, 16 people arrested on 18 traffic charges, 25 people arrested on 36 criminal charges and 2 juveniles arrested on 2 charges. Read the rest of this entry »

Police Reports

Published: August 1st, 2011

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/31/11 A Medaryville resident reported that some unknown person(s) broke into his shop buildings. Officers said that the foot prints looked identical to the culprits that had broken into the buildings before.

07/31/11 A man on his bike crashed and EMS was called to the scene. The Good Samaritan helicopter was called to pick up the victim.

07/31/11 A Winamac resident called police to report a break-in to his enclosed trailer and stole items from that location.

07/30/11 An alleged battery occurred in Winamac.

07/30/11 Caller advised that a Town Officer is needed to pick up a stolen item that a subject dropped off just before he got arrested.

07/30/11 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a structure fire. Neighbor reportedly told police that he heard a loud explosion and now half his neighbor’s house is gone.

07/29/11 A Winamac resident reported that some unknown person has broke into his house and that is was all messed up.

07/29/11 A Monterey resident reported vandalism. He saw two subjects go by and throw cans and bottles that hit his signs and road signs.

07/28/11 Vandalism was reported at the Monterey Elementary Building.

07/28/11 A Radioville resident reported the theft of various drills, two ladders, refrigerators, a stove, a couch, loveseat and other items.

07/28/11 A Star City resident reported a barn fire at her residence. The Star City Fire Department was called to the scene.

07/27/11 A Winamac business called the police to report some drug paraphernalia found at their plant. Police received 4-5 aluminum Coke cans that appear to have marijuana residue.

07/27/11 A Winamac resident called police to report a break-in at his residence and it’s the third time it’s happened.

07/26/11 A Medaryville resident called to report that some unknown subject(s) stole two tires off his car the previous night. The suspect(s) took off the tires and put the vehicle up on cinder blocks.

07/25/11 A Francesville resident told police that she saw a friend of hers with her friend’s wallet and now money is missing from the wallet.

07/25/11 A Winamac resident reported a motorcycle stolen.

Arrests:
07/30/11 Christopher Foulks, 40, of 205 E. Marian St., Monticello, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 07/31/11

07/30/11 Troy Moses, 28, 2611 W. Julia Dr., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest for Failure to Appear for Theft and Receiving Stolen Property.

07/29/11 Brandon D. Williams, 27, 6582 S. 1400 W. Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/28/11 Jonnie Mullins, 25, 401 W. Main St. Apt. B, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. 07/29/11

07/28/11 William Wagner, 23, 10621 W. 500 S. Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

07/26/11 Jeffrey L. Jacobs, 24, 5884 S. 600 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Michael Mills, 34, 864 E. Chouinard Ln., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/29/11 Doyle Fisher reported the theft of one of his dogs from his vehicle. He had two dogs in the vehicle and two unknown subjects walked by the vehicle and the dogs started barking and Fisher told them to get away from his vehicle and one of the subjects took a one-year-old Cockapoodle.

07/29/11 Mike Risner at Standard Pellet reported the theft of LP gas tanks. An unknown person(s) cut the pad lock and it was laying on the ground in front of the storage unit.

07/27/11 Police were called to a fight a Wythogan Park in Knox.

07/27/11 Knox Police were dispatched to a harassment call.

07/27/11 Laura Kidder reported a hit and run accident. Some unknown person(s) pushed the driver door mirror in on her car and there was a dent in the middle of her driver door just below the mirror on the door.

07/27/11 James Young reported his Xbox 360 and his 22” TV was stolen from his house.

07/26/11 Knox officers were called to a vandalism call on Prettyman Street. Robert Fultz reported that someone entered an empty apartment and spray painted the walls with graffiti.

07/25/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported the theft of $63.00 in gas.

Arrests:
07/29/11 Phillip Haug, 254 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

07/28/11 John Charles Kern, 43, 22 Kenworthy St. Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/31/11 A resident in the 100 block of E. Talmer Ave. reported that someone threw a rock at their window. Officer William Scheiderer investigated and did not locate the item or any suspects.

07/31/11 Officer William Sheiderer conducted a traffic stop where the registered owner of the vehicle was arrested for a warrant out of Porter County. Arrested was Marie G. Kendall.

07/31/11 A resident requested an officer in the 300 block of Main Street for a fight in front of her residence. Her friend was allegedly battered by Nicholas Rudd. Officer William Scheiderer investigated and arrested Nicholas Rudd on a preliminary charge of Battery. In a related incident, a 16-year-old male was battered by an 18-year-old male. The 18-year-old male was not located. Charges were sent to the Starke County Prosecutor’s office charging the 18-year-old with battery. The name of the subject will not be released until he is charged by the Prosecutor’s office. Both victims refused any medical attention.

07/27/11 Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated a property damage accident at the intersection of Talmer and Sheridan. A vehicle driven by Etha L. Kalin pulled out in front of a vehicle driven by Darryl R. Minix. Etha stated she looked both ways and did not see the vehicle.

07/26/11 A resident in the 500 block of Lane Street reported that her unlocked vehicle was gone through. Items that were taken were $15.00 in cash and two bottles of blood pressure medication. Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the theft.

07/25/11 A business in the 100 block of Lane Street reported to North Judson Police that a double window’s outer glass was cut in an oval. The inside glass was intact. No entry was made and no other damage was reported. Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated the incident.

07/25/11 A resident in the 500 block of Cherry Street reported that they were out of town. When they came back they noticed her wedding ring and a jar of coins missing. Also recovered in the residence was a pair of cowboy boots that were reported stolen from a neighbors vehicle on 07/21/11. The room that the boots were located in was the room a family friend stayed in. Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the theft.

07/25/11 Officer William Scheiderer was investigating a family problem at the gazebo at Norwayne Field. A passerby not involved in the investigation approached and caused a disturbance. After being asked to leave numerous times, Mathew C. Salyer was arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

07/21/11 The North Judson Police Department is investigating an incident at the U-Lock Storage on Talmer Avenue in North Judson. The management reported four locks were cut off of four storage units. Two owners of the units reported some items missing, with one reporting two pop-up tents and sleeping bags having been taken. The other owner reported that a kid’s 2003 Honda mini bike that was red and white in color was stolen. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the theft. Anyone with information is asked to call Police at (574) 772-5914 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP.

07/21/11 North Judson Police took a report from a resident in the 500 block of Cherry Street who reported a pair of black size 11-12 Cowboy Boots being stolen from his vehicle overnight.

07/19/11 A resident in the 600 block of Arlington reported to North Judson Police that a men’s 26”, 18 speed blue Trail Blaster Bicycle was missing from where the child had last put it.

TALL GRASS AND GOLF CARTS:
The North Judson Police Department has been issuing ordinance violations and warning ticket for tall grass and weeds in the Incorporated Town Limits.

“We have an ordinance that states your grass is to be no longer than 4 inches in the Town of North Judson,” Chief Doug Vessely said.

Citizens are asked to keep their property clean and the grass mowed, including empty lots. Vessely reminded property owners that the grass is to be mowed up to the alley and all sides of the property, including behind fences and outbuildings.

The Town Board reconfirmed that golf carts are not legal on town streets or alleys. The Board instructed the Police Department to issue ordinance tickets to violators. Chief Vessely added that no motorized vehicle over 50CC is allowed on the roadways without a Bureau of Motor Vehicle license plate and insurance.

“With modifications some of these vehicle can be licensed, which would make it legal to drive, otherwise they cannot be on the roads,” said Vessely.

The under 50CC requirement refers to Mopeds. A quick review of the law concerning the operation of a motorized bicycle includes that no driver can be less than 15 years old and the driver must have a Driver’s License or an identification card issued by the BMV. Drivers under the age of 18 must wear safety goggles or other eye protection and wear protective head gear or a helmet. Also note that a passenger may not ride on a moped unless it is made with a seat for two and an extra set of foot pegs. Keep Safe.

Arrests:
07/31/11 Nicholas T. Rudd, 18, 301 Dalkhe Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

07/31/11 Marie G. Kendall, 40, 5348 S. Holiday Street, North Judson. IN arrested on a warrant out of Porter County for Over Purchase of Pseudoephedrine.

07/25/11 Mathew C. Salyer, 37, 308 Franklin Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/01/11 A resident in the 1300 block of W. State Road 10 in North Judson reported the theft of a four wheeler.

08/01/11 A resident in the 800 block of N. 600 E. in Knox reported the theft of jewelry.

08/01/11 Sam who lives in the 300 block of N. State Road 23 in Knox requested to speak to an officer. A person in a white dump truck dumped mattresses and other items on his property.

08/01/11 Michael Conn reported the theft of items from a storage unit on U.S. 30.

08/01/11 An employee from Hicks Gas requested to speak to an officer in reference to an irate customer.

08/01/11 A resident in the 6100 block of S. Oakwood St., in North Judson reported that the tires on his vehicle were slashed.

08/01/11 An attempted theft of the pop machine outside Ray’s Super Food was reported to police.

07/31/11 Mike Baler told police that his residence has been broken into.

07/31/11 Jen Czarnecki told police that she went to her mom’s home to feed the dog and found that the house has been broken into and the dog is gone.

07/31/11 A resident in the 6300 block of W. State Road 10 in North Judson reported the theft of a log splitter.

07/30/11 A resident in the 3100 block of S. State Road 39 in North Judson advised that someone put sugar in his gas tank and scratched his car.

07/30/11 The owner of the Bass Lake Beach called police to report damage to the PA system at the Beach.

07/30/11 A resident in the 5200 block of S. State Road 10 in Knox reported the theft of a yellow rowboat.

07/29/11 A resident in the 1800 block of S. 200 E. in Knox reported the theft of items from his home.

07/29/11 Billy from Global Harvest Church called police to report that the church’s sound system was loaned out and it has not been returned.

07/27/11 A resident in the 1900 block of E. 250 S. in Knox reported the theft of his solar lights.

07/27/11 Bruce Stamper called to report that some unknown subject(s) threw a telephone box cover at his mailbox and smashed it.

07/26/11 A resident in the 4600 block of S. 1000 E. in Knox told police that someone in a small dark colored vehicle drove through his yard and hit the telephone box and did damage to his yard.

07/26/11 A resident in the 100 block of E. 800 S. in North Judson reported the theft of old fashioned fuel pumps.

Arrests:
07/27/11 Richard Selva, 33, of Knox, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Possession of a Syringe.

07/27/11 James Campbell, 43, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Stolen Property, Carrying a Handgun without a Permit, Intimidation and Resisting Law Enforcement.

07/26/11 Daniel Ryan Zimmerman, 21, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Reckless Driving.

Two Knox Residents Arrested on Burglary, Theft Charges

Published: July 27th, 2011

Rhonda Gayheart

Charles Barnett

Two Knox residents were arrested Friday on charges of Burglary and Theft.

Knox Police Department officers were called to the Woods Apartments for a report of burglary. Christopher Acevedo and Amanda Hamilton told police that when they returned home, a computer, an XBox system and games were missing from their residence. Police later went to the Pawn Shop and found that their XBox system was recently pawned. One suspect, Charles Barnett, allegedly pawned the XBox and tried to pawn the computer but didn’t know the password so the pawn shop would not accept that item. The other suspect, Rhonda Gayheart, then came into the store and stated that they were pawning the computer for a friend and didn’t know the password. After a while, Gayheart, who reportedly lives in the same apartment complex as the victims in the burglary incident, reported an attempted break-in at her apartment. She didn’t report anything stolen.

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