Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

7/28/15 – North Judson Police responded to a call of juveniles playing on and around boxcars near the tracks at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum. They were gone when officers arrived.

7/29/15 – A citizen reported people possibly going through parked cars in the 600 block of Keller Ave. Police arrived within minutes and did not find anyone. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely reminds all citizens to keep their vehicles locked when they are unattended.

7/30/15 – Officers interviewed three juveniles about a residential entry in the 200 block of McClellan Street and furnished a complete report to the prosecutor’s office.

8/2/15 – Officers received a call reporting shots fired near the north side of town. They located some target shooters outside of the city limits. Shooting was halted for the evening.

8/4/15 – North Judson Police took a harassment report from an employee in the 600 block of Talmer Ave. involving harassing text messages and telephone calls. NJ Police took an Harassment report from an employee in the 600 block of Talmer Avenue. This was an information report involving harassing texts and phone calls.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest was made and is not indicative of guilt. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

7/24/15 – Austin Dale Bailey, 25, Knox – driving while suspended prior.

7/28/15 – Nicholas J. Degarmo, 28, Westville – possession of a synthetic drug.

7/30/15 – Tammy Su Lovely, 43, San Pierre – false informing and obstruction of justice.

8/1/15 – Micah Jedidial Mitchell, 35, Hamlet – driving while suspended prior.

8/8/15 -Eric J. Sobiek, 39, North Judson/Knox – failure to register as a sex offender

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

7/20/15 – The North Judson Police responded to an animal complaint in the 300 block of Franklin Street. A dog owner had to purchase an animal tag.

7/20/15 – A North Judson resident was cited for no dog tags after police responded to an abandoned dog complaint in the 600 block of Keller Avenue

7/20/15 – A North Judson resident told police she was trying to buy a rare, endangered monkey online. Officers explained this is a scam and advised her not to send more money. Police Chief Doug Vessely reminds residents never to send cash, a money order or any type of Western Union, Green Dot or other prepaid cards to anyone you encounter online. Such requests for payment are red flags for a potential scam, as funds cannot be traced. Vessely adds animals like endangered monkeys cannot be sent via mail.

7/21/15 – A purse was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the Good to Go parking lot on West Talmer Avenue. North Judson Police checked the video and recovered the purse and its contents. A full report is pending with the Starke County prosecutor.

7/21/15 – Juvenile vandalism was reported in the North Judson Town Park.

7/23/15 – North Judson Little League officials reported the theft of items from their concession stand. The season is not over, but all items have been removed. North Judson Police are studying videotapes to determine the identity of the suspects as the investigation continues.

7/23/15 – North Judson Police are investigating the theft of a written prescription from a home.

7/24/15 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident in the Good to Go parking lot on West Talmer Avenue.

7/25/15 – A home in the 200 block of McCellan was recently broken into and vandalized was entered and vandalized. North Judson Police are investigating and have a few suspects.

7/25/15 – North Judson Police responded to an animal complaint. The dog was seized and taken to the Starke County Humane Society.

7/25/15 – North Judson Police found several juveniles running atop some boxcars on the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum property. The youngsters were returned to their parents.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not an indication of guilt. It is merely a record an arrest was made. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

7/21/15- Eric G Wireman, 26, Culver – Parole violation warrant

7/21/15 – Joshua P. Barcus, 30, North Judson – Interfering with reporting of a crime.

Knox Police Department

Incidents

722/15 – Police were called to the 300 block of W. Riverside Drive in Knox for a report of two stolen tablet devices.

7/22/15 – Police were called to Knox High School Bus Garage. An employee stated that the windshield on a school-owned vehicle had been shattered. A first aid kit had also been stolen from a bus. Another window on a rear emergency exit door had also been shattered.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents

7/20/15 – An employee at Toto Treasures in the 3100 block of South Range Road in North Judson reported an attempted break-in via the back door of the business.

7-20-15 – A resident in the 8700 block of South 50 West in North Judson reported the theft of a 2002 Red Yamaha 660 ATV from his residence.

7-21-15 – A man who is working on a home in the 8800 block of south 150 West in North Judson advised he woke up from a nap the previous day and found a man standing inside the house. He has also previously chased two other men away at gunpoint.

7/22/15 – A resident in the 7200 block of south 300 East in Knox reported someone has TP’d her residence and put silly string and post-it notes on several of the vehicles. She advised this is the fourth time this has happened.

7/22/15 – Officers responded to a report of a vehicle versus utility pole crash in the 200 block of south U.S. 35, knocking down wires. NIPSCO was advised.

7/22/15 – A garbage truck driver hit a NIPSCO pole in front of the bowling alley. The pole is broken.

7/22/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle accident on Donald Road in Knox.

7/22/15 – Officers took a report of unauthorized debit card use.

7/23/15 – A woman reported fraudulent activity on her bank account and said it occurred in San Pierre.

7/23/15 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus sign crash at the intersection of state roads 8 and 23.

7/23/15 – Officers responded to a vandalism report in the 5100 block of west State Road 10 in North Judson. The caller advised there are large scratches on a white GMC truck with a cap and said there is video of the suspect.

7/23/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS, Koontz Lake and Hamlet Fire Departments responded to an accident with injuries at the intersection of U.S. 30 and State Road 23 in Grovertown.

7/23/15 – A resident in the 7300 block of east 50 South in Knox reported a burglary.

7/23/15 – Starke County EMS, North Judson Police, The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Starke County EMS responded to an accident with injuries on 600 West south of State Road 10.

7/24/15 – A generator was reported stolen from a trailer at the storage lockers behind Bailey’s Furniture Store on U.S. 35 south in Knox.

7/24/15 – A man reported his truck was vandalized at Richard’s of Toto the previous day.

7/24/15 – A tantom trailer was reported stolen from the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

7/24/15 – A woman who was involved in a crash on Friday, July 17 at the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35 advised her car was towed and now a booster seat and $26 are missing from the vehicle.

7/24/15 – A carpet fire was reported at a residence at Kaney and Oak in Walkerton. Police and firefighters responded.

7/24/15 – Officers responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Range Road and 250 South in North Judson involving a vehicle and a dump truck. No injuries were reported.

7/24/15 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer crash at the intersection of 800 South and 700 East in Knox.

7/24/15 – A resident in the 3200 block of Rosewood Blvd. in Knox reported a man knocking on doors trying to get residents to let him show them a magic trick.

7/25/15 – A possible break-in was reported at the Big Bass Lake Gravel Pit in Knox. The caller advised the lock on the gate has been busted and said he thought he heard someone inside one of the buildings.

7/26/15 – An employee at the Koontz Lake Gas Station reported a man passed out in a red truck with his foot on the gas.

7/26/15 – A resident in the 8000 block of north Tonti Lane in Koontz Lake came home to find someone had broken into and ransacked the home.

7/26/15 – A resident in the 2600 block of south 200 East in Knox reported the neighbor’s dog has attacked his puppy and it is not going to make it.

7/26/15 – Officers took a property damage report at the Grovertown Truck Stop on U.S. 30 after a customer pumping gas drove off with the pump attached.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely an acknowledgement an arrest was made. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

7/23/15 – Bradon L. Smith, 29, North Judson – Sex offender residency offense.

7/25/15 – Ann Marie Patterson, 62, Romeoville, Ill. – Operating while intoxicated, O.V.W.I. endangering a person, operating a vehicle with a Schedule I or II controlled substance in the body, operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

7/23/15 – Aaron R. Bau, 39, Knox – Warrant.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents

7/2/15 – Starke County EMS, Knox Fire Department First Responders and a Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a traffic accident on State Road 8 east in near the new jail.

7/2/15 – Damage was reported to a pier in the 7700 block of North Tippecanoe Drive North in Walkerton.

7/3/15 – Starke County EMS, and sheriff’s deputies responded to traffic accident at the intersection of State Road 23 and U.S. 30.

7/3/15 – A resident in the 6500 block of South State Road 10 in Knox reported her wishing well was stolen from her yard last night and the cover was thrown into her residential well.

7/3/15 – A resident in the 8800 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton reported the theft of items.

7/3/15 – Officers took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash at State Road 8 and the Marshall County line in Knox.

7/4/15 – A resident in the 8900 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox reported damage to garbage cans, mailboxes and electrical boxes.

7/4/15 – A resident in the 3100 block of South 900 West advised someone used a chainsaw to cut her mailbox off and stole the box with mail in it.

7/4/15 – Items were reported stolen from a home in the 2500 block of south 100 West while the property owners were out of town.

7/4/15 – A resident in the 2600 block of east 250 South in Knox reported the theft of hay from his residence.

7/4/15 – A deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 20 two miles east of U.S. 421.

7/5/15 – Officers responded to the emergency room at IU Health Starke Hospital where staff reported a woman came in who had been beaten.

7/5/15 – A resident in the 2300 block of west 400 South in North Judson reported their mailbox was smashed.

7/5/15 – A business owner in the 3000 block of south Range Road reported an overnight break-in and several items stolen.

7/5/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a property damage accident on State Road 10 between 100 and 50 East.

7/5/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Hamlet Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a report of a pickup truck that ran off the road into a cornfield on U.S. 35 one mile north of U.S. 30.

7/5/15 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 150 East at 350 South in Knox. No injuries were reported.

7/5/15 – A resident in the 2100 block of west 800 South in North Judson reported someone blew up her mailbox.

7/6/15 – A resident in the 2400 block of west 400 South in North Judson reported damage to his mailbox and provided a description of a vehicle seen leaving the area.

7/6/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 700 East at 50 South in Knox.

7/6/15 – Starke County EMS, first responders and sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 800 East and U.S. 35 in Knox.

7/6/15 – A Koontz Lake resident reported his identity was stolen.

7/7/15 – A break-in was reported at a bank-owned house in the 10100 block of East Francis St. in Grovertown.

7/6/15 – A resident in the 9600 block of east State Road 8 in Knox reported someone killed 12 of her chickens.

7/7/15 – Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on 100 East south of 500 South in North Judson. No injuries were reported.

7/9/15 – An employee reported a break-in at Granny’s Market in the 3000 block of South Range Road in Toto.

7/9/15 – Officers responded to a property damage accident in the 11600 block of South Avenue in Walkerton.

7/10/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and first responders responded to an injury accident at the intersection of Howard Drive and Range Road in North Judson. The driver of one of the vehicles was cited for driving while suspended and false and fictitious registration.

7/10/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash that occurred at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 421.

7/10/15 – A resident in the 5300 block of East Woodland Drive in Knox reported someone is messing with her mailbox.

7/10/15 – The Hamlet Police Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to an injury accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35.

7/10/15 – Officers responded to a property damage accident in the 2300 block of West U Road in North Judson.

7/11/15 – A resident in the 11800 block of East South Avenue in Walkerton filed an identity theft report.

7/11/15 – A resident of the Boa Shores are at Bass Lake reported all security lights in the Boa Shores beach area have been shot out.

7/11/15 – A resident in the 2600 block of East Toto Road reported someone set her mailbox on fire.

7/11/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, first responders and Starke County EMS responded to an accident with injuries on 1150 East south of Toto Road.

7/11/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Knox Fire Department First Responders and Starke County EMS responded to a two-vehicle injury accident in the 1600 block of North U.S. 35 in Knox.

7/12/15 – A resident in the 800 block of west 400 South in North Judson reported the theft of a log splitter from a garage.

7/12/15 – The owner of a property in the 1200 block of north 1025 East in Knox reported damage.

7/13/15 – A resident in the 2200 block of east 150 South in Knox reported the theft of some change from his vehicle.

7/13/15 – Officers took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash that occurred on State Road 8 at 700 East in Knox.

7/14/15 – Officers took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 west of State Road 23 in Culver.

7/14/15 – Officers took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 5200 block of west State Road 10.

7/15/15 – A resident in the 5900 block of South U Road in North Judson reported the theft of money from his residence.

7/15/15 – A resident in the 6900 block of east 250 South in Knox reported an attempted break in at her home.

7/17/15 – A North Judson resident reported receiving a scam telephone call from someone claiming he was behind on his mortgage and threatening foreclosure unless he sent money.

7/17/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Hamlet Police, Hamlet Fire and Starke County EMS responded to a single-vehicle accident in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 at U.S. 35.

7/17/15 – Officers took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 300 block of north 500 East in Knox.

7/18/15 – A resident in the 100 block of Howard Drive in North Judson reported vandalism to a vehicle overnight.

7/18/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Hamlet Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 10100 block of East Francis St. in Grovertown.

7/18/2015 – A resident in the 6700 block of East Toto Road reported damage to a vehicle as a result of an apparent attempted theft.

7/18/15 – A resident in the 7000 block of West State Road 10 in North Judson reported the theft of two mailboxes overnight.

7/18/15 – A resident in the 2200 block of south 100 East in Knox reported the theft of a weeder and two gas cans from a building on the property and advised the window was broken.

7/18/15 – A resident in the 6800 block of Hickory Drive in Knox reported her car was spray painted the previous night.

7/18/15 – Officers responded to a single-vehicle rollver accidednt on 100 East between 100 and 150 South. No injuries were reported.

7/18/15 – Officers, North Judson Fire Department First Responders and Starke County EMS responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 6800 block of South State Road 39.

7/19/15 – A resident in the 2300 block of west 400 South in North Judson advised his mailbox was stolen.

7/19/15 – A resident in the 6800 block of south State Road 10 in Knox reported the theft of a golf cart, charger and air compressor.

7/19/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the entrance of Hickory Hills Campground on 550 East.

7/20/15 – Officers responded to Toto Treasures in the 3100 block of South Range Road for a report of an attempted break-in.

7/20/15 – A resident in the 8700 block of south 50 West in North Judson reported the theft of a red Yamaha 660 ATV from his residence sometime Sunday, July 19.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest was made and is not an indication of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

7/1/15 – David Lee Campbell, 31, Knox – Parole violation.

7/4/15 – Michael J. Wojewoda, 20, Orland Park, Ill. – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage.

7/9/15 – Cameron Michael Gardner, 21, Culver – Possession of marijuana.

7/11/15 – Corey D. Bailey, 43, Knox – Habitual traffic violator and O.V.W.I. endangering a person.

7/13/15 – Tyler D. Campbell, 26, Grovertown – LaPorte County warrant.

7/13/15 – Tianna Nicole White, 21, Wanatah – LaPorte County warrant.

7/13/15 – James L. Tobin, 26, Columbus – Warrant.

7/14/15 – James Childress, 31, Knox – Failure to register as a sex offender.

7/15/15 – Eiljah Efraim Zavala, 20, Fort Wayne – Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia.

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

7/06/15 – The North Judson Police found two dogs in the area of George and Vine Streets going in the garbage. After investigating the dogs were returned and the owner was issued three $50 fines.

7/06/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely handled a minor property damage accident in the Burger King drive thru. Vessely estimated the damage at under $1000 and issued the person at fault a ticket for no financial responsibility.

7/06/15 – North Judson Police conducted a traffic stop in town where and found some paraphernalia in the vehicle. Charges are being considered

7/09/15 – The North Judson police responded to a report of a women passed out in a vehicle parked at the gas pumps at the Good to Go Station. North Judson Officer Rico Simpson arrested Stefanie Cole, 31, of North Judson, on charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office assisted. Formal Charges are pending.

7/10/15 – North Judson Police took a report of damage to a door in the 100 block of Lane Street.

7/10/15 – North Judson Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the area of Oakwood and Arlington Streets and arrested the driver, Scott D. Helmcke, 51, of, North Judson for driving while suspended prior.

7/10/15 – Officers took a theft report for a cell phone that was reported stolen near the park. It was returned to its owner after some juveniles advised someone had sold them the phone.

7/12/15 – The North Judson Police responded to a report of an intoxicated person who had battered a female neighbor. Dan Williams, 80, allegedly tried to shove open a storm door, pushed against a 69-year-old woman and caused swelling to her arm. Williams was arrested on a battery charge.

7/12/15 – A cell phone was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle at the North Judson Town Park. It was found and returned to the owner after a brief investigation. Police Chief Doug Vessely stresses the importance of locking vehicles when they are not attended.

7/13/15 – The North Judson Police were advised of an elderly gentleman riding a bicycle in the rain on 300 West near 6200. He was returned home safe.

7/13/15 – A resident in the 200 Block of Schricker Avenue reported several holes and cuts into the back wall of her garage.

7/16/15 – Officers were notified of several children playing on the railroad tracks and in the depot area. Police spoke with the juveniles and their parents and told them to stop playing by the tracks.

7/18/15 – Officers investigated a property damage accident in the Wooden Nickel parking lot. Damage was less than $1,000, and the drivers exchanged information.

7/18/15 – A hit and run accident was reported in the parking lot of the apartments in the 300 block of Main Street. A brown pickup truck pulling out of the lot backed into a vehicle owned by another tenant. The crash remains under investigation.

7/19/15- North Judson Officer Brack Rowe was asked to back up a Starke County Community Corrections unit near 500 South and State Road 39. Earnest D. Wireman, 41, of Knox, was arrested for escape from the program.

7/19/15 – The North Judson Police are investigating the theft of several cases of candy bars and four cases of Mountain Dew from the North Judson Little League. Anyone with any information is asked to call the police at 574-772-5914, or Crime Stoppers. A reward is being offered.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest was made and is not an indication of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

7/09/15 – Stepanie R. Cole, 31, North Judson – Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement.

7/10/15 – Scott D. Helmcke, 51, North Judson – Driving While Suspended.

7/12/15 – Dan Williams Jr., 80, North Judson – Battery.

7/19/15 – Earnest Dale Wireman, 41, Knox – Escape from Starke County Community Corrections.

Knox Police Department

Incidents

7/14/15 – Police responded to the Smoke Shop at 1210 South Heaton St.. An off duty employee was there and advised she heard the alarm going off, noticed the entrance doors had been broken and called 911. Officers found two large stones near the doors. The incident remains under investigation.

7/19/15 – Police received reports of an individual passed out at a gas station pump at Zingo Express in Knox. Officers made contact with 28-year-old Christopher Karp who allegedly had a BAC of .14%.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest was made and is not an indication of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

7/6/15 – James Zieber, 49 – Marshall County warrant.

 

Scams Continue to Plague the Area

  A woman in North Judson recently reported to Police that she received some suspicious text messages from a place claiming to be the federal court asking for money to keep her out of jail. After looking into the legitimacy of the claims she deciphered it was a scam. Other scams have also been reported, one being a claim that the recipient had won a monetary prize but needed to send cash in order to obtain the money. The other was someone claiming to be from the IRS threatening to put the person in jail due to back taxes owed in the amount of over $5,000. Do not respond to these or any thing similar, they are scams! Continue reading

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

6/29/15 – North Judson Police Officer Kelly Fisher responded to a report of a shoplifter at the Dollar General store in North Judson and made an arrest.

6/29/15 – A woman reported her 2012 gray Subaru was hit while parked at the First Farmers Bank in North Judson. The unknown suspect left and did not report the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Judson Police at 574-772-5914.

6/30/15 – A North Judson woman reported receiving text messages claiming to be from the federal court and asking for money to keep her out of jail and also claiming to be from the IRS. She checked and discovered they are scams. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely reminds residents not to give any personal or bank account information to anyone over the telephone or via text message unless you know them or you called them.

6/30/15 – A resident in the 6200 block of south Luken Street filed a vandalism and mischief report after eggs were thrown against the home.

7/01/15 – An employee at Good to Go reported three juveniles took items from the store. North Judson Police contacted their parents, told them the children are banned from the store and advised restitution needs to be made.

7/1/15 – Police responded to a dog complaint in the 600 block of Lane Street and issued the owner two citations for town ordinance violations for no dog tags. Each carries a $50 fine.

7/02/15 – TA resident in the 400 block of Keller Avenue was given a verbal warning for a dog running at large. She retrieved the animal and put it inside the house before officers showed up in response toa complaint.

7/2/15 – North Judson Police responded to a dog complain in the 500 block of North George Street.

7/2/15 – A resident in the 100 block of Sycamore Street reported getting harassing text messages from his friend’s missing phone.

7/03/15 – The owners of a brown Chihuahua reported it missing the Woodrow Street area. Anyone with information is asked to call the North Judson Police at 574-772-5914. The dog’s owners live in the area.

7/3/15 – The drive thru ATM at First Farmers Bank in North Judson was damaged in the early morning hours of Friday, July 3.

7/4/15 – A fender bender occurred on private property in the 400 block of East Main Street. North Judson Police estimated the damages at less than $1,000, so the parties exchanged information.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest was made and is not an indication of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

6/29/15 – Travis D. Joseph, 31, North Judson – Disorderly conduct.

7/4/15 – James L. Blanton, 64, North Judson – Driving while suspended prior.

North Judson Police Department – June 2015

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

6/21/15 – Officers responded to a report of vehicle damage in the Brantwood parking lot. A short time later another vehicle was struck in the Route 10 parking lot. Both suspected vehicles fled the area.

6/21/15 – Deputy Joe Budner investigated a property damage accident in the Good to Go parking lot. Damage was estimated at less than $1,000. The drivers exchanged information.

6/21/15 – Officers responded to a loud music complaint in the 600 block of Cherry Street.

6/24/15 – A North Judson resident reported his mailbox was damaged.

6/24/15 – North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner is investigating a report of a disconnected CenturyLink telephone number being used in a fraudulent manner.

6/25/15 – North Judson Police responded to three different animal complaints and took two dogs to the Starke County Humane Society.

6/26/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas responded to a property damage accident on State Road 10 near Silver Street. Damages are estimated at more than $2,500, and one driver was ticketed for following two closely.

6/26/15 – North Judson Police took a report of a battery that took place in the town park. One man was injured, and a suspect was identified. He was arrested the next day by North Judson Police.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely an acknowledgement an arrest was made and is not indicative of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

6/22/15 – Shannon M. Rupert, 35, Knox – Driving while suspended prior

6/26/15 – Randall Pike, 58, Winamac – Driving while suspended prior

6/26/15 – Bradley White, 27, North Judson – Parole violation warrant battery.

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

6/18/15 – North Judson Police responded to a report of vandalism in the 3000 West block of Third Street and took a report.

6/19/15 – North Judson Police took a property damage report to a vehicle parked by the new firehouse on Luken.

6/19/15 – A found La Porte Savings Bank debit card was turned in to the North Judson Police. Anyone who may have lost it needs to bring proper identification matching the name on the card to the North Judson Police Department to claim it

6/19/15 – North Judson Police responded to a juvenile complaint in the carnival area of The Mint Festival.

6/20/15 – North Judson Police responded to a battery complaint and arrested Ashley Nicole McCarty, 18, of North Judson.

06/20/15 – Officer Scott Beishuizen conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Main and Luken Streets. A free air sniff of the vehicle was conducted by his K9 partner Gunner, who alerted to possible narcotics inside. After a search of the vehicle Eric Gene Wireman, 25, of Culver and Tiffany Lynn Woodard, 24, of Plymouth, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Melina Sallee, 44, of Knox, was arrested by North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely,for Disorderly Conduct.

6/20/15 – Steven D. Sierzputowski, 55, and Kathleen H.Sierzputowski, 50, of Knox were arrested for Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement at Norwayne Field.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not an indication of innocence or guilt. It is merely a record an arrest has been made. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

6/20/15 – Ashley Nicole McCarty, 18, North Judson: battery.

6/20/15 – Eric Gene Wireman, 25, Culver: Possession of a controlled substance.

6/2015 – Tiffany Lynn Woodard, 24, Plymouth: Possession of a controlled substance.

6/20/15 – Melina Sallee, 44, Knox: Disorderly conduct..

6/20/15 – Steven D. Sierzputowski, 55, Knox: Battery and resisting law enforcement.

6/20/15 – Kathleen H.Sierzputowski, 50, Knox: Battery and resisting law enforcement.

 

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents:

6/2/15 – North Judson Police were called to the N.J.-S.P. Middle School for a battery complaint and filed a report.

6/4/15 – A caller reported a vehicle in the area of 800 South and 700 West in North Judson. Police did not locate anyone around the vehicle.

6/5/15 – A North Judson resident reported he was battered by three men on his property. The incident is still under investigation.

6/7/15 – North Judson Police responded to a loud noise complaint in the 300 block of Franklin Street. Officers believe it was fireworks. Residents are reminded consumer fireworks can only be discharged on their own property with adult supervision on June 29 and 30 and July 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset and on July 4 from 10 a.m. until midnight. Fireworks can also be legally discharged within the town limits on New Year’s Eve. These are the only 12 days of the year fireworks may legally be discharged in the town limits. Chief Vessely says doing so at any other times will result in ordinance violations and fines.

6//7/15 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of Sycamore and Railroad Streets. Damages are estimated at more than $2,000. No injuries were reported or arrests made.

06/7/15 – North Judson Police responded to a report of a stray pitbull near the corner of Luken Street and Talmer Avenue

6/7/15 – North Judson Police investigated a report of a possible natural gas odor on Lane Street and determined it was sewer gas.

6/8/15 – A State Street resident was issued a mowing ordinance violation.

6/8/15 – North Judson Police investigated an open rear door in the 300 block of Lane Street. A search of the building determined nothing was missing. The owner advised the Realtor must have left it unlocked.

6/9/15 – A dog owner said her children were walking the animal on Ufkes Drive, and it was struck by a truck. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated and found the truck was owned by a tree service company. The driver was issued a $500 fine for not having a contractor’s permit. The animal was taken to the vet and is expected to recover.

6/10/15 – More than one North Judson resident reported receiving IRS scam telephone calls threatening prosecution unless money was sent. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely advises all residents who receive such calls to hang up, not give out any personal information or bank account numbers and call the police if in doubt.

6/12/15 – Workers at North Judson-San Pierre High School notified the police department the school was broken into. Surveillance video indicates a man entered the building through the far south ag doors around 11 p.m. and exited through the same doors about 30 minutes later.

06/12/15 – Around 8 a.m. workers at the North Judson San Pierre High School reported to the North Judson Police that the building was entered and some rooms and offices were broken into. A list of missing items is not complete at this time. The Indiana State Police Crime Lab is assisting the North Judson Police with the investigation. NJ Chief Doug Vessely stated that it appears only one male subject entered the building around 11:04 PM through the far south Ag doors. The same subjects exited the building through the same point of entry around 11:35 PM. The suspect appears to be between 5’7” and 5′ 11”, around 140 to 160 pounds. He was wearing Under Armor clothing, had a coon hunters light around his head, wore a mask or scarf. He has lighter colored hair wore a soft leather medium size 7 to 8 hiking boot. Anyone with information is asked to call the North Judson Police at 574-772-5914 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

6/13/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 39 north at 700 South. No injuries were reported. Damages were estimated at $1,800.

6/14/15 – A North Judson resident reported fraudulent use of Teachers Credit Union Debit Card in the Brookston area. Teachers Credit Union and the Credit Card Fraud Department will take over the investigation.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest was made and is not an indicator of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

6/6/15 – Loss Prater, 39, North Judson – Starke Circuit Court failure to appear bench warrant.

 

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

5/24/15 – Officers responded to a family dispute in the 300 block of Leslie Street.

5/24/15 – Officers responded to a loud noise complaint in the 300 block of Franklin Street. Officers believe the noise was fireworks and remind residents consumer fireworks can only be legally discharged on June 29 and 30 and July 1-3 from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset; July 4 from 10 a.m. until midnight and July 5-9 from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset. Fireworks may also be discharged on New Years Eve within the town limits. Discharging fireworks within the town limits on other dates and at other times will result in fines.

5/24/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated an accident in the Good to Go parking lot on West Talmer Ave. A vehicle jumped the curb and sidewalk and struck the building. No injuries were reported. Damage is estimated at more than $10,000.

5/25/15 – The owner of a vehicle parked overnight in the 200 block of east Talmer Avenue reported her brake lights were broken.

05/26/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated a second property damage accident in the Good to Go parking lot on west Talmer Avenue. This time a driver backed into another vehicle. No injuries were reported. Damages are estimated at close to $1,500.

05/27/15 – North Judson Police are investigating a simple fight and battery that was reported in the town park.

5/29/15 – North Judson Police took a fraud report.

5/29/15 – Officers responded t a dispute between neighbors in the 200 block of Central Avenue.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest was made and is not indicative of guilt. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

5/25/15 – Dalton Benesh, 22, Medaryville – Driving While Suspended Prior.

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

5/20/15 –The North Judson Police Department, Hobart Police Department K-9 Units, Town of Porter K-9, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department K-9 and North Judson Police Department K-9 officer Scott Beishuizen and his K-9 partner Gunner conducted a drug search of North Judson-San Pierre High School and Middle School and the parking lots. No drugs were located during the search.

5/20/15 – North Judson Police responded to a car vs. deer property damage accident just East of S.R.39 North. The vehicle left prior to the officer’s arrival.

5/22/15 – North Judson Police were notified of a loose horse on State Road 39 South. The animal went into the woods and was spotted north of town, where its owner picked it up.

5/22/15 – A resident in the 600 block of Simmons Street reported a pit bull attacked and killed their cat. The incident is still under investigation.

5/22/15 – North Judson Police Officer Scott Beishuizen stopped a vehicle in the area of State Road 39 North and State Road 10. His K-9 partner Gunner alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. The driver, Derek Jordan Singleton, 18, of Knox was arrested on charges of possession of synthetic marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. The passenger, Christian Samuel Everage, 22, of Grovertown, is charged with visiting a common nuisance.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely a record an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

5/22/15 – Derek Jordan Singleton, 18, Knox – Possession of synthetic marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.

5/22/15 – Christian Samuel Everage, 22, Grovertown, – Visiting a common nuisance.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents

5/19/15 – A caller in the 5000 block of East Grant St. in Knox reported someone busted out her vehicle window.

5/19/15 – A resident in the 700 block of North State Road 23 in Knox reported her grandson found numerous syringes under the bridge at 75 North and State Road 23.

5/20/15 – A resident in the 11800 block of East 300 North in Knox reported a known suspect took several items from her residence earlier that morning.

5/20/15 – A resident in the 3100 block of South 900 West in San Pierre reported vandalism to his house. He says this is an ongoing problem and gave officials the name of a suspect with whom he is having problems.

5/20/15 – A resident in the 3100 block of South 900 West in San Pierre reported a neighbor was trespassing on his property.

5/20/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 35 North of 500 South in Knox.

5/20/15 – A resident in the 600 block of east 250 South in Knox reported his identity was stolen.

5/20/15 – A resident in the 3000 block of east 350 South in Knox reported the theft of a Schwinn bicycle.

5/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson First Responders all responded to a rollover wreck on State Road 39 north of 400 South in North Judson.

5/21/15 – Starke County Highway Department employees found a meth lab about 100 feet north of Toto Road on 800 East.

5/21/15 – The caretaker of a property in the 5100 block of North State Road 23 in Grovertown reported a fence has been cut down.

5/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 500 North and 800 East in Grovertown.

5/22/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 8 at 700 East in Knox.

5/22/15 – A resident in the 11200 block of East Circle Ave. in Walkerton reported the theft of sod.

5/22/15 – A resident in the 2600 block of East 100 South in Knox reported damage to a fence caused by a semi.

5/22/15 – A resident in the 2900 block of South 200 East in Knox reported her home was broken into.

5/22/15 – A caller from Grovertown Truck Stop reported the theft of his 20 foot extension ladder from the back of his truck between 7:30 and 8 p.m. while he was eating dinner.

5/22/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 at 1150 East in Culver.

5/23/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 6000 block of south County Road 210 in Knox.

5/24/15 – A resident in the 100 block of south 925 East in Knox reported the theft of two handguns.

5/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a golf cart accident in the 2800 block of south County Road 210 in Knox.

5/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department responded to a vehicle versus telephone pole accident in the 4900 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson.

5/24/15 – A resident in the 7600 block of south 850 East in Monterey reported the theft of a lawn mower.

5/24/15 – A resident in the 6800 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported his garage was broken into.

5/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded toa vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 eastbound at County Road 750 East in Grovertown.

5/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 westbound at the Marshall County line in Grovertown.

5/25/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident in the 11300 block of East South St. in Walkerton.

5/25/15 – A caller reported a possible meth lab on DNR property on 1150 East north of 875 North.

5/25/15 – A realtor who has the listing for property in the 8800 block of east 400 North in Grovertown reported golf carts on the property and people going in and out of the residence. She advised nobody has permission to be there.

5/25/15 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 near Knoll Brothers in Hamlet.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely a record an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

5/24/15 – Brandon A. Wilson, 18, Burbank – Possession of a controlled substance.

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

05/11/15 – North Judson Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on Luken Street near Adair Street justa fter 11 p.m. and arrested the driver, Jerald I. Crider, 24, of Rensselaer, on O.V.W.I. and possession of marijuana charges.

05/13/15 – North Judson Police responded to a suspicious noise in the 600 block of Luken Street.

05/14/15 – North Judson Police were notified of a possible impaired driver coming into town on State Road 10. The vehicle was not located.

05/14/15 – The North Judson Police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked in the intersection of Walnut Street and Leslie Street. The vehicle was gone upon arrival.

05/15/15 – North Judson Police Department Chief Deputy Joe Budner cited the driver of a vehicle that reportedly passed a school bus with the arm down and red lights flashing. The incident occurred near the high school.

05/15/15 – North Judson Police received a complaint of a reckless driver in the area of the town park on Weninger Street. The vehicle fled before the officer arrived.

05/16/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas attempted to stop a speeding vehicle. It continued on and drove off the roadway. The driver, Randy D. Sibo, 33, of Chesterton, was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated dangerously.

05/16/15 – North Judson Police responded to a domestic dispute and arrested Michael Tauteris, 49, of North Judson, on a domestic battery charge.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest occurred and is not indicative of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

05/11/15 – Jerald Irvin Crider, 24, Rensselaer – Possession of marijuana and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

05/16/15 – Randy D. Sibo, 53, Chesterton, – O.V.W.I. Dangerously.

05/16/15 – Michael J. Tauteris, 49, 7North Judson – Domestic Battery.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

Starke County Sheriff's Department Badge5/11/15 – A resident in the 6300 block of South Rannells Road West in Knox reported the theft of personal checks from his residence.

5/12/15 – A resident in the 4000 block of East 216 South in Knox filed a theft report.

5/12/15 – A resident in the 2200 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported two men with backpacks trespassing on the edge of her property. Officers found Robert Donald Moe, 21, of Culver, and James Eric Messer, 34, of Knox. Both were arrested on felony warrants.

5/12/15 – A resident in the 600 block of South Main Street in Knox reportedly found a man trying to break into her residence.

5/12/15 – A resident in the 9800 block of East 100 North in Knox reported someone shot her dog.

5/13/15 – Deputies took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 1300 block of North 500 East in Knox.

5/13/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle property damage accident in the 5800 block of East Toto Road.

5/14/15 – An employee at the Stay for Less Motel in the 2300 block of East U.S. 30 in Hamlet reported a theft from the cash register.

5/14/15 – A deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on Range Road at 150 South in Knox.

5/14/15 – A deputy took a report of a two-vehicle property damage crash on U.S. 35 at State Road 8 in Knox.

5/14/15 – A resident in the 4000 block of East 200 South in Knox reported her bank account was hacked.

5/14/15 – A property damage accident was reported in the parking lot of Badell Dental Clinic on U.S. 35.

5/14/15 – A North Judson resident reportedly found several used needles/syringes on 500 South west of State Road 39 in an area where his kids play.

5/14/15 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 at the EZ Campground in Grovertown.

5/15/15 – Officers responded to a tractor/trailer versus deer crash on U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Grovertown.

5/15/15 – Officers took a report of a two-vehicle property damage crash at 800 South and 300 West in North Judson.

5/15/15 – Meth trash was reportedly found in the ditch on the east side of 900 East, north of 600 North.

5/15/15 – Officers took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash that occurred on State Road 39 south of the bridge.

5/15/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department responded to a moped crash at the intersection of 250 West and 500 South in North Judson.

5/15/15 – A resident in the 5100 block of East 150 North in Knox filed an identity theft report.

5/15/15 – Officers responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Plymouth.

5/15/15 – A resident at the Stay 4 Less Motel in Hamlet reported her vehicle was stolen.

5/16/15 – The owner at Hickory Hills Campground in the 5500 block of East Manor Drive in Knox reported hunters near Boa Shores are shooting directly towards her campground.

5/16/15 – A resident in the 2300 block of West U Road in North Judson filed a theft report.

5/16/15 – A resident in the 2800 block of North 300 East reported the theft of a mailbox.

5/17/15 – A resident in the 300 block of East Toto Road advised his car was vandalized the previous night. He said the windows were busted and tires were cut.

5/17/15 – An employee at Granny’s Market in Toto reported 20 flats of flowers were stolen sometime after 6 p.m. last night.

5/17/15 – A resident in the 6500 block of South State Road 10 in Knox reported he was walking his dog and it was attached by the neighbor’s dog.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest occurred and is not indicative of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

5/11/15 – Michael Barnett, 49, Knox – Warrant.

5/12/15 – Robert Donald Moe, 21, Culver – Warrant.

5/12/15 – James Eric Messer, 34, Knox – Warrant.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
04/20/15 – A former resident’s relative reported to police, that a debit card was used illegally in town. The incident is being investigated.

04/20/15 – Officers responded to an alarm call in the 3000 block of County Road 750 West. Everything was secure.

04/20/15 – A resident in the 200 block of Silver Street reported that a family member stole a check and wrote it to try to purchase items with it. A report will be sent to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.

04/21/15 – Police received a report of a loose pit bull in the area of Liberty Elementary School. The officer checked the area and was not able to locate the dog.

04/22/15 – A property owner located an open door on his vacant residence in the 400 block of High Street. Police checked the residence and everything was secure.

04/23/15 –Police responded to a parking complaint on Lane Street. The owner of the vehicle was issued a town ordinance citation for being illegally parked.

04/24/15 – A resident in the 200 block of High Street told police that he is afraid the neighbor’s dog might jump the fence and attack him. An officer spoke with the neighbor to rectify the situation.

04/24/15 – Police responded to a residence in the 400 block of Keller Avenue in reference to a welfare check. The officer checked on the resident and everything was okay.

04/24/15 – While on patrol, on officer saw some juveniles placing tree branches on the basketball court at the town park. The juveniles were advised to remove the branches.

04/24/15 – North Judson Police responded to a suspicious incident call in the 200 block of Wilson Street. The officer located three juvenile girls walking from house to house trying to collect money. The officer spoke with the parents and advised them the juveniles should not be going door to door asking for money.

04/24/15 – A resident in the 300 block of North George Street reported a suspicious male subject in the area. Officers located the subject and identified him as a nearby resident.

04/24/15 – Officers responded to a loud music complaint in the area of Luken and Leslie Streets. The officer checked the area and was unable to hear anything.

04/25/15 – The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the North Judson Police Department, with a domestic disturbance in the 7500 block of State Road 39. The outcome was just a verbal disagreement.

04/25/15 – The North Judson Police responded to a suspicious person complaint in the 400 block of State Road 39 North. The officer located a male subject walking home and provided a courtesy ride home.

Two Women Arrested on Drug Charges

A traffic stop in North Judson on Thursday led to the arrest of two Illinois residents on drug charges.

North Judson K9 officer Scott Beishuisen performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Luken and Sycamore Streets. K9 Gunner was deployed to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle and indicated the presence of narcotics, according to a news release. A search of the vehicle reportedly uncovered narcotics.

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Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/16/15 – The North Judson Police Department responded to the 600 block of Oakwood Avenue in reference to the possible theft of personal documents.

03/16/15 – A resident filed a report in reference to a lost or stolen license plate.

03/16/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely conducted a traffic stop on a speeding motorcycle. The stop was initiated on Luken Street but ended at County Roads 450 West and 400 South. Three citations were issued.

03/17/15 – A part-time volunteer at the Liberty School reported damage to her sometime on Tuesday, March 10. The vehicle appeared to have scratches made by some keys.

03/18/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely, with the help of a local customer, foiled a shoplifting theft from the Good to Go Convenience Store. Three juvenile males were detained, and close to $40.00 in merchandise was recovered and returned to the store. A complete report will be furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor and the Starke County Probation Department. The parents were notified of the incident.

03/19/15 –Police responded to the 300 block of Hancock Avenue in reference to a call of shots fired. After an investigation, it was learned a neighbor had shot a cat with a pellet gun. A complete report was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor for review of any possible charges.

03/19/15 – A report of two vehicles speeding and driving recklessly on 400 South was reported to police. The officer was unable to locate the vehicles.

03/20/15 – Police conducted a welfare check in the 200 block of Weninger Street.

03/20/15 In the 6300 South block of 375 West, officers, were called to a custody dispute. All parties were advised no children were being removed without a court order.

03/20/15 – Police were called to the 200 Block Weninger in reference to a dispute with a neighbor and landlord. The problem was resolved.

03/20/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the alley of the 300 Block of Schricker Avenue. After an investigation, the driver, Shannon Watts, 33, of North Judson was arrested for driving while suspended prior. Passenger Sarah R, Drabik, 23, of Knox was arrested for a Starke Circuit Court warrant. Charges are being requested for another passenger for Assisting a Criminal. They are pending at the Prosecutor’s Office. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department assisted on this call.

03/20/15 – Police conducted a welfare check in the 200 Block of Maryland Street. All was fine.

03/20/15 – Police investigated a complaint of a barking dog in the 700 block of Cherry.

03/21/15 – A North Judson officer took a report of a battery that occurred in the 600 Block of Talmer Avenue. All information will be forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.

03/21/15 – A criminal damage and vandalism report was filed in reference to a metal picnic bench being damaged at the Chester, INC. business on Mint Road. Unknown subject[s] had driven through the yard causing the damage.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

03/20/15 – Shannon L. Watts, 33, of 5246 S. Detroiter Lane, North Judson, IN arrested for driving while suspended-prior.

03/20/15 – Sarah R. Drabik, 23, 402 Star Court, Knox, IN arrested on a Starke Circuit Felony Warrant.

Winamac Man Arrested after Short Pursuit with North Judson Police

A Winamac man was arrested Friday after a short pursuit with a North Judson police officer.

An officer was called to the Route 10 Bar and Grill shortly after 11 p.m. CT after a call came in about a hit and run accident. A subject reportedly hit a parked vehicle in the parking lot and fled the scene. The responding officer noticed a vehicle traveling south of State Road 39 shortly after the call was made. The officer followed the vehicle that crossed the center line and the fog line, according to a news release.

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Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

02/09/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas investigated a suspicious incident in the 6100 block of South John Street. Howard Kenneth Webber Jr., 22, 2610 W. 700 S, North Judson, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

02/09/15 – A resident told police that there was a black and white pit bull walking east in the area of the 600 block of East Talmer Avenue. Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to the area and was not able to locate the dog.

02/09/15 – North Judson Police Officer Brack Rowe responded to a suspicious person complaint in the 5000 block of S. Woodland Drive. The female subject needed a ride to a location in English Lake and was transported there without incident.

02/10/15 – A resident reported to North Judson Police a property damage accident in the area of County Road 625 S. and County Road 250 W. Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the car vs. deer accident and estimated the damages over $1,000. No injuries were reported.

02/11/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to a vehicle slide-off, in the area of State Road 10 just East of State Road 39 North. There was no damage or injuries reported and the vehicle was pulled out without incident.

02/11/15 – North Judson-San Pierre High School officials reported to police, that a blue Chevy Blazer was doing donuts in the parking lot. The vehicle was never located.

02/12/15 – Residents in the 400 block of Keller Avenue reported an unwanted guest at their residence. The subject was advised to leave.

02/13/15 – North Judson Police responded to an unwanted guest at a residence in the 500 block of High Street. The subject was advised to leave and issued a verbal criminal trespass warning.

02/18/15 – Officers responded to an animal complaint near the entrance to the Highland Cemetery. Officer Joe Budner located two dogs. One was injured. They were returned to their owner.

02/18/15 – A report of a reckless driver was investigated by officers in the 400 Block of Vine Street. The vehicle was gone upon arrival.

02/19/15 – A report was generated of a theft of a Indiana State ID Card. The card was located.

02/19/15 – The intersection of Collins and Main Streets was the scene of a property damage accident that North Judson Officer Brack Rowe investigated. He set damages at over $2,000. No injuries were reported or tickets given.

02/20/14- A wallet was located near the high school that was later returned to the owner. Another wallet was lost along State Road 10, and a third female wallet was taken out of an unlocked vehicle in the Good to Go parking lot. Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Judson Police. The lost or stolen wallets did not have cash in them, however the owners would like to have personal papers, pictures, etc. returned.

02/20/15 – A minor property damage accident was reported. A car hit a dog on the road in the 600 East Block of Talmer Avenue.

02/21/15- North Judson Officer Frank Thomas conducted an early morning traffic stop that resulted in an arrest.

02/22/15 – Stephen R. Allen, 32, of North Judson was stopped by police on a traffic stop and had a suspended Driver’s License. He was arrested for the same by North Judson Officer Frank Thomas.

Arrests:
Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

02/09/15 – Howard Kenneth Webber Jr., 22, 2610 W. 700 S, of North Judson, IN was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

02/21/15 – Jessica E. Settle, 25, 2215 E. State Road 10, of Knox, IN arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

02/22/2015- Stephen R. Allen, 32. 5640 W. State Road 10, of North Judson, IN was arrested for driving while suspended prior.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents

2/13/15 – A resident in the 1000 block of West Pacific Ave. reported the theft of tools, including an air compressor, generator and hammer drill, from a work truck.

2/13/15 – Officers took a theft report at Wintersong Village. The victim advised more than $500 had been taken from a locked money box.

2/18/15 – A camera and an Android tablet were reported stolen in the 600 block of East Culver Road. The camera was recovered, but the tablet is still missing

2/21/15 – Officers took a report of a hit-and-run accident involving a vehicle parked at Knox Elementary School.

2/21/15 – The owner of a car parked on Lake Street notified police that the vehicle was swiped and filed a police report to make note of the damage.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

2/12/15 – Knox Officers responded to an incident involving two students at Knox High School. Teachers advised the students were allegedly smoking cannabis in the bathroom. A stainless steel pocket knife was found during a search of a backpack, and a 15-year-old was arrested.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents

2/9/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 550 East north of Hickory Cam in Knox.

2/10/15 – A North Judson resident filed a harassment report involving text messages and Facebook contact.

2/11/15 – Officers from the Hamlet Police Department, Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police found an inactive meth lab at 200 South Main St., Apt. 14 in Hamlet and arrested two people.

2/11/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer property damage accident on U.S. 35 at 850 South in Monterey.

2/12/15 – An employee at Kem-Co in Knox notified the Starke County Sheriff’s Department of a break-in at the business the previous night. Someone broke a window and stole money from the register.

2/12/15 0 The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Knox Fire Department responded to a rollover accident on State Road 8 at 550 East.

2/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle rollover on U.S. 35 north of U.S. 30 in Knox. The caller advised there was nobody in the vicinity.

2/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on 1100 East north of U.S. 30 in Grovertown.

2/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a rollover accident on U.S. 35 south of U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

2/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 421 in San Pierre.
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2/13/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 8300 block of South U.S. 421 in San Pierre.

2/13/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus fence property damage slide-off accident at the intersection of Toto Road and State Road 39.

2/13/15 – An employee at Knoll Brothers in Hamlet advised a semi driver is refusing to pay for fuel, saying he did not pump as much as the computer says he did.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on the U.S. 35 overpass just south of U.S. 30. The driver ran into the guardrail.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a rollover accident on State Road 10 near 100 East. Neither the driver nor the passenger were injured.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 30 westbound at 500 East in Hamlet.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 35 north of Toto Road.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 35 north of U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and San Pierre Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 421 south of 550 East in San Pierre.

2/14/15 – Officers responded to a three-vehicle property damage accident in the westbound lane of U.S. 30 east of U.S. 35 in Knox.

2/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to an accident on U.S. 35 south of 500 North in Knox.

2/14/15 – Officers responded to numerous slide-off accidents without property damage due to the ice and white-out conditions.

2/15/15 – Officers took a report of a two-vehicle property damage crash in the 6300 block of East 250 North in Grovertown.

2/16/15 – A resident in the 6500 block of South 250 West in North Judson notified the sheriff’s department of the theft of items from his garage. Rickie Clemons, Jr., 19, of Knox, was arrested.

2/16/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 800 South between 150 and 200 West in North Judson.

2/16/15 – A resident in the 3900 block of East Mae Delano Dr. in Knox reported a vehicle was egged the previous night.

2/16/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a property damage accident in the 6800 block of east 200 South in Knox.

2/17/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 at 100 East in Knox.

2/17/15 – A motorist traveling eastbound on State Road 8 at 1100 East in Knox found a small child, approximately 4 years old, walking down the road.

2/17/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 9500 block of east 750 S. in Monterey.

2/17/15 – A resident in the 7000 block of south 250 West in North Judson reported the theft of a chainsaw.

2/18/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 30 westbound east of State Road 23 in Grovertown.

2/19/15 – A maroon 1999 Grand Marquis was reported stolen from an address in the 300 block of South 1025 East in Knox by a known suspect.

2/19/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 8 at 600 East in Knox.

2/20/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 800 South at Range Road in North Judson.

2/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 200 block of east 250 South in Knox.

2/21/15 – A resident in the 7200 block of south 300 East in Knox reported someone spray painted the exterior of her building.

2/21/15 – A resident in the 11700 block of east South Avenue in Koontz Lake reported an attempted break-in. He advised there are pry marks on his outbuilding and on his neighbor’s outbuilding.

2/21/15 – A Starke County Humane Society donation box place at J&K Deli on U.S. 35 in Knox was reported stolen.

2/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 35 south of Toto Road.

2/22/15 – Three packs of cigarettes were reported stolen from an address in the 8600 block of Bryan Street in Ora.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

2/9/15 0 Raye Frazier, 35, Grovertown – Warrant.

2/10/15 – Derek Andrew Allen, 27, Knox – Driving while suspended prior.

2/11/15 – Jeffery Alan Dickson, 51, Hamlet – Dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.

2/11/15 – Tiffany M. Frazier, 25, Walkerton – Dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and trafficking with an inmate.

2/16/15 – Rickie Clemons, Jr., 19, Knox – Burglary and theft.

2/17/15 – Joseph A. Hensley, 34, Knox – Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, possession of marijuana with a prior conviction.

2/22/15 – Donnie Lloyd Keaton, 28, Knox – Suspended prior.

North Judson Police Department Adds New Officer

Officer Brack Rowe is the latest full-time addition to the North Judson Police Department

Officer Brack Rowe is the latest full-time addition to the North Judson Police Department

A Knox native is the latest full-time addition to the North Judson Police Department. The town council recently approved the hiring of Officer Brack Rowe. He’s a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and lives in Starke County with his wife and two children. Continue reading

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

1/19/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident in the Grovertown Truck Stop parking lot.

1/20/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 39 north of State Road 8.

1/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 3100 block of north 900 East in Grovertown.

1/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department First Responders all responded to a rollover accident on U.S. 30 eastbound east of Old School Road.

1/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 30 west of U.S. 35 involving a tractor-trailer.

1/21/15 – A resident reported the theft of tools from an unlocked shed in the 5100 block of east 500 South in Knox.

1/21/15 – The owner of a home in the 4800 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported it was broken into.

1/21/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a hit-and-run accident in the Grovertown Truck Stop parking lot.

1/22/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 10500 block of East Iroquois Road in Walkerton.

1/23/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to a single-vehicle wreck at the intersection of 600 East and 200 North in Knox.

1/24/15 – Officers took a battery report from a patron at the Country Roads Bar in Walkerton. She told them she was sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot and said a woman pulled her out and started to beat her up.

1/24/15 – Officers responded to a property damage accident in the 4900 block of south Cranberry Lane in Knox.

1/24/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident at the State Road 23 Marathon Station in Walkerton.

1/24/2015 – Officers and Starke County EMS responded to a property damage accident at the bowling alley on U.S. 35 in Knox.

1/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a vandalism report in the 800 block of east State Road 10 in Knox.

1/24/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a vandalism report in the 7200 block of south 300 East in Knox.

1/25/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS, North Judson Fire Department and North Judson Police Department responded to a rollover accident at State Road 10 and 300 West.

1/25/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident in the 4400 block of south U.S. 421 in San Pierre.

1/25/15- The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident in the eastbound lane of U.S. 30 east of 600 East.

1/25/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 421 south of State Road 10 in San Pierre.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

1/21/15 – David P. Howard, 31, Knox – Dealing in methamphetamine, illegal drug lab; possession or sale of precursors, maintaining a common nuisance.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

1/14/15 – A man came to the Knox City Police Station stating he got a letter from Verizon Wireless that his plan was successfully changed on his account and told officers he never had a Verizon Wireless account.

1/14/15 – The owner of a vacant lot at the corner of Ellis and East Streets reported the theft of metal signs. He says this is the second time they have been stolen.

1/16/15 – Officers responded to an alarm at Wallsmith Law Offices at 54 East Washington Street and found a window slightly open. An arrest was made.

1/19/15 – Hit-and-run charges were filed after a woman came to the police station to report her vehicle had been struck by another car in the Super Value Inn parking lot.

1/22/15 – A resident in the 1300 block of east Washington Street reported the theft of a refrigerator, table and grill from the garage.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt. It is merely an acknowledgment an arrest was made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

1/16/15 – Jack Balje, 57, no address listed – Attempted Theft, Burglary and Theft.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

01/19/15 – Police received a burn complaint in the 200 block of Leslie Street. The fire was distinguished.

01/21/15 – A report was taken about a telephone harassment complaint in the 200 Block of Maryland Street.

01/22/15 – A report of a scam was made to police involving a telephone caller posing as a Social Security Worker, looking for information and requesting account numbers. Luckily no information exchanged hands. Do not give any caller information over the phone. Other scams reported this week were calls with people posing as out-of-county police asking for bail money for a loved one, a police detective looking for information about a warrant for a loved one and than wanting the bail money up front as not to have the loved one arrested, and another involved a person acting as an IRS agent looking for account numbers and wanting money. Chief Doug Vessely urges you to not give out any information as the scams continue.

01/22/15 – Officers responded to an unwanted guest complaints in the 500 block of W. Talmer Avenue. The subject left and was given a no trespassing warning.

01/22/15 – Officer Brack Rowe conducted a traffic stop in the the area of Garden and Luken Streets. After a brief investigation the driver, Travis Jack Allen, 27, was arrested for driving while suspended-prior.

01/22/15 – A call of two females yelling in the area of the 400 Block of Keller Avenue was investigated. The women were disbursed as they arrived.

01/23/15 – A driver reported a car all over the road on 500 South near the 3000 West block. The caller obtained a plate number and followed the vehicle into the North Judson area. Police were unable to locate the suspect vehicle, however took a report from the victim.

01/23/15 – A woman in the apartments on Main Street reported harassing telephone calls, which is believed to be part of yet another scam. The resident was advised to get caller ID and not to answer the phone when that number or a blocked number calls.

01/23/15 – North Judson officers conducted a traffic stop in the Wilson and Weninger Street area and learned the driver was suspended prior. Kendra K. Kelly, 27, of North Judson was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court.

01/23/15 – North Judson Police Officer Scott Beishuizen made a traffic stop in the area of State Road 10 and 250 West which resulted in a passenger having a Knox City Court warrant. Ricky A. McAbee, 33, of Monterey was arrested and transported to the Starke County Jail.

01/24/15 – After a traffic stop, officers learned a wanted subject was staying at a local motel. North Judson police went to the motel and arrested Mary C. Gembara, 42, of North Judson on a Knox City Court Warrant for public intoxication and possession of marijuana. She was transported to the Starke County Jail.

Arrests:
01/22/15 – Travis Jack Allen, 27, of 5460 W. State Road 10, North Judson, IN was arrested for driving while suspended prior.

01/23/15 – Kendra K. Kelly, 27, of 6700 S. State Road 39, North Judson, IN was arrested for driving while suspended prior.

01/23/15 – Ricky A, McAbee, 33, of 10251 E. 775 S., of Monterey, IN was arrested on a Knox City Court warrant for failure to appear.

01/24/15 – Mary C. Gembara, 42, of 205 Leslie Street, of North Judson, IN was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.