Dollar General Robbery Suspect In Custody

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In this surveillance footage from the Plymouth Dollar General robbery, the suspect can be seen walking into the store. Witnesses say he wore the same white baseball cap and black sweatshirt during all four robberies.

The man accused of robbing four Northern Indiana stores, including Dollar Generals in Plymouth and North Judson, has been arrested. Continue reading

New Information Emerges in North Judson Police Shooting


The North Judson man shot by police responding to a call at his residence is in stable condition at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. That’s where 29-year-old Richard Joseph Benwell was airlifted early Tuesday afternoon with what was described as a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin says sheriff’s deputies and North Judson Police were notified by dispatchers of a man hitting his fiancée’s car with a sledgehammer in the 5000 block of 800 South. That’s southwest of North Judson.

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ISP Releases More Information About Officer-Involved Shooting


A domestic violence call to a rural North Judson residence late this morning ended with an officer-involved shooting. Officers from Starke County Sheriff’s Office and North Judson Police Department responded to a residence southwest of town around 11:45 a.m. That’s when investigators say a man got into a fight with officers and was shot. ISP officials confirm no officers were injured. Continue reading

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