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.

North Judson Police Get Reports of Scam Phone Calls

Officers from the North Judson Police Department warn residents that scams are making the rounds.

Several complaints have been made about a caller posing as a Social Security or an IRS worker looking for information and requesting account numbers. Police have also received information that people are posing as other county officers are calling residents asking for bail money for a loved one. Other calls have been reported involving a police detective looking for information about a warrant. If the resident puts up bail money immediately, then the arrest warrant would not be carried out.

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Police Reports

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

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

01/12/15 – Police responded to numerous slide-offs in the county. There was no damage done to any of the vehicles and the drivers were not injured.

01/12/15 – A resident contacted officers in reference to a child custody matter. The resident was advised that it was a civil matter.

01/12/15 – Police responded to an alarm call in the area of 5000 block of West State Road 10.

01/13/15 – A resident in the 300 block of East Weninger Street told police that their vehicle windows were shot out by a BB gun. This incident is still under investigation.

01/13/15 – Police responded to a vandalism complaint in the 3900 block of West Third Street. The front windows on a rental house were shot out by a BB gun. This incident is still under investigation.

01/14/15 – A resident reported to officers of a dog running loose in the 6500 block of South Walnut Street.

01/14/15 – Officers responded to an animal complaint in the 6100 block of South John Street.

01/15/15 – An unwanted guest was reported to North Judson Police. The subject was advised not to be on the property unless he is asked to come there.

01/15/15 – A property owner reported to police that his tenant forged his name on some documents.

01/15/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of Oakwood Street. After a brief investigation, the passenger of the vehicle, Bradley Alan White, 26, of LaCrosse was arrested for outstanding warrants.

01/16/15 – A resident in the 700 block Laurel Street told police that the hood of her vehicle was damaged.

01/17/15 – Police responded to the 5800 block of U Road West to a burglary complaint with the assistance of the Indiana State Police. A resident locked his keys in the house and he was trying to gain entry through a window.

Arrests:

01/15/15 – Bradley Alan White, 26, of La Crosse, IN, was arrested for outstanding warrants.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

IncidentsStarke County Sheriff's Department Badge:

1/12/15 – A resident in the 11000 block of East Mohawk Road, Koontz Lake reported the theft of a go-kart.

1/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at the intersection of U.S. 421 and State Road 10 in San Pierre.

1/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on 700 East between Toto Road and 200 South.

1/12/15 – A resident in the 4000 block of south 700 South in Knox reported a tool box was stolen from a vehicle and the windows were broken.

1/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a slide off in the 1900 block of north 300 East in Knox.

1/12/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a possible residential break-in in the 8800 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox.

1/13/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a slide off in the 3000 block of south 100 Way in North Judson.

1/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, North Judson Police Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to an accident on State Road 10 at 100 West.

1/15/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 at 700 East in Knox.

1/16/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 6700 block of North State Road 23 in Knox.

1/17/15 – A resident in the 10600 block of west State Road 10 in San Pierre reported the theft of his 2015 burgundy Ford Focus from his residence.

1/17/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 421 south of State Road 10 in San Pierre.

1/17/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 500 South at Elm Street in Bass Lake.

10/18/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was asked to assist the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department with a vehicle versus house crash in the 7800 block of north 625 East in Monterey.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

  Incidents:

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported on 50 South east of Range Road in Knox.

1/7/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department First Responders all responded to a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 39 north of Toto Road.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported on State Road 39 north of State Road 8. The owner arranged to have the truck pulled out of a ditch.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported on 600 East between 100 and 200 North in Knox.

1/7/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a crash on U.S. 30 at 750 East in Hamlet.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported at the intersection of State Road 39 and 200 South.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported at the intersection of U.S. 30 and 1100 East in Grovertown.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported on U.S. 35 and 400 South in Knox.

1/7/2015 – A slide-off was reported on the eastbound ramp from U.S. 35 to U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

1/7/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a jackknifed semi in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 at U.S. 35.

1/7/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 39 north of State Road 8 in North Judson.

1/8/2015 0 The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 421 south of the Kankakee River bridge.

1/8/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 700 South and 1100 East in Knox.

1/8/2015 – Kankakee Valley REMC filed a report of an electrical pole in the 1300 block of south 100 West in Knox that was broken by a snow plow the previous night.

1/8/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 8 and Range Road in Knox.

1/8/2015 – A tow truck driver with Collision Auto reported he pulled a female driver in a SUV out of a snow bank at the intersection of 800 South and 800 West, and she left without paying him. He has her telephone number and knows she is from Lake County.

1/8/2015 – A tractor-trailer slide-off was reported on U.S. 30 east of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

1/9/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department First Responders responded to a vehicle versus pole accident on 200 South east of 550 East in Knox.

1/9/2015 – A slide-off was reported on 500 North west of State Road 23 in Knox.

1/9/2015 – A resident in the 8600 block of north State Road 23 in Walkerton advised a black SUV went through her fence and is driving through the property in an attempt to get out.

1/9/2015 – A resident in the 3100 block of east 200 South in Knox reported finding possible meth trash next to her mailbox.

1/9/2015 – A Knox resident reported receiving a scam telephone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and threatening to arrest her unless she sends them money via Green Dot card.

1/9/2015 – 1/9/2015 – A slide-off was reported in the 2000 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox near Kemco.

1/9/2015 – A slide-off was reported at the intersection of 250 West and 250 South in Knox.

1/10/2015 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and 100 West in North Judson.

1/10/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a rollover accident on U.S. 35 just south of the LaPorte County line.

1/10/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department First Responders all responded to a report of a dog that bit a child in the 5200 block of South A Street in North Judson. The victim was taken to the hospital via private vehicle.

1/11/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Knox Police Department, Starke County EMS and first responders all responded to a single-vehicle accident on 250 South at 300 East in Knox.

1/11/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township First Responders all responded to a medical call in the 8800 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox. The property owner consented to a search of the premises, and Starke County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Terror detected the presence of drugs.

1/11/15 – Starke County EMS, Bass Lake Fire Department First Responders and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a snowmobile accident in the 4100 block of south CR 210 in Knox.

1/11/2015 – A resident in the 2900 block of south 200 East in Knox reported her outbuilding has been broken into twice in the last three days and says the suspects have damaged her overhead door in the process.

1/11/2015 – A Valparaiso man reported someone broke out the windows of his truck while it was parked at Bass Lake Marina and went through his vehicle. He advised other vehicles were damaged also.

1/11/2015 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 1100 East at the curve in Walkerton.

Arrests:

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

1/8/2015 – Matthew B. Barber, 43, Hamlet – Failure to appear.

1/11/2015 – Anthony Esparza, 26, Knox – Maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance.

1/11/2015 – Justin Jack Olds, 26, Knox – Possession of methamphetamine, visiting a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance.

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
1/05/15 – A resident reported to North Judson police that a suspicious Nebraska vehicle was parked in the street on Leslie Street. It was a visitor to the neighboring residents. The vehicle was removed from the roadway.

01/06/15 – Police responded to the 500 block of Magnolia Street in reference to a welfare check.

01/06/15 – North Judson police were notified of a reckless driver in the area of the walking trails on 250 West. Police were unable to locate the vehicle as it was gone upon arrival.

01/07/15 – Police assisted in a one vehicle slid-off on State Road #10 near the 5500 block.

PHONE SCAMS AGAIN GOING AROUND NORTH JUDSON!

01/07/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely reminds citizens of a variety of phone scams going on in the area. Do not give anyone any information and hang up on the caller. If you have caller ID, do not answer unknown calls. One of the scams includes telling the person who answers the phone that the IRS has problems with them, their payments, and that they may have a possible warrant for their arrest. For a set amount of money, they can help make everything go away. It’s a scam. Another scam caller included using a police case number where you either owe money or are going to be arrested, or have a warrant. These are scams. Do not give them any information. Tell them nothing, hang up, and don’t answer continuing calls. Never send anyone who you don’t know money, credit card numbers, green dots, prepaid cards, or anything of any value including Western Union.

The IRS deals by mail for any original contacts. Other police departments do not call and offer you a way out of trouble. Be careful, smart, and save time and embarrassment.

01/09/15 – North Judson Police assisted in the recovery of a vehicle from a resident’s ex-girlfriend.

01/09/15 – A neighbor in the 200 block of Talmer Avenue called police. North Judson Officer Brack Rowe responded and after an investigation arrested a husband and wife for Battery. CPS was called for a minor child. Rowe transported Michelle Bryner, 37, and John C. Bryner, 36, to the Starke County Jail. They were booked into the jail on preliminary charges of battery.

01/09/15 – A beagle dog was impounded in the area of Vine and George Streets. It was running at large and had no collar nor local dog tags. It was taken to the Starke County Humane Society.

01/09/15 – Officers responded and met with a caller in the area of Cherry and Sheridan Streets. The subject originally stated he was suicidal. After police spoke with him and got him home, everything was fine.

Arrests:
01/09/15 – Michelle N. Bryner, 37, of 201 W. Talmer Avenue Apt. 2E, North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of battery.

01/09/15 – John C. Bryner Jr. 36, of 201 W. Talmer Avenue Apt. 2E, North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of battery.

North Judson Monthly Report – December

Police Reports

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

01/04/2015 – A property damage incident was reported in the 400 block of south Portland Street after beer bottles were allegedly used to break a car window and puncture tires.

Arrests:

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

01/02/2015 – Tayia Chesterman, 21, no address listed – Huntington County Warrant and harassment.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/29/14 – A resident reported to police the smell of natural gas in the area of Mulberry and Lincoln. NIPSCO was at the scene when the officer arrived.

12/29/14 – The North Judson Police Department assisted Department of Natural Resource Conservation Officers in serving a search warrant in the 4700 block of C.R. 450 West.

12/29/14 – A driver reported a possible intoxicated driver in the 400 block of East Talmer Avenue. The officer checked the area and was not able to locate the vehicle.

12/29/14 – North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department in a domestic complaint in the 5200 block of South A Street.

12/30/14 – The Dyer Police Department requested assistance from the North Judson Police Department in reference to a robbery suspect. The subject was not located.

12/30/14 – Police responded to a property damage accident at the corner of Keller Avenue and Main Street. Officer Brack Rowe investigated and estimated the damages at over $1,000.

01/01/15 – An owner of a local business reported topolice of an intoxicated male subject that was causing problems. Officer Frank Thomas conducted a brief investigation and arrested Damian Alexander Clark, 21, of Peru for intimidation, public intoxication and public nudity.

01/01/15 – North Judson Police responded to an injured deer call in the 6100 block of Division Street. The deer had what appeared to be a broken front leg disappeared behind some houses.

01/02/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the area of County Road 275 West and County Road 500 South. After a brief investigation, Julia Ann Joseph, 42, of North Judson was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

01/02/15 – A resident reported two loose German Shepherds in Norwayne Field. One of the dogs had an injured rear leg and was placed in the squad car. The other dog followed the squad car and was not able to be captured until it arrived at the Starke County Humane Society.

01/02/15 – North Judson Police responded to a loud noise complaint in the 7000 block of C.R. 590 West. A resident lit off a firework. They advised the officer that they were done for the evening.

Arrests:
12/29/14 – Christopher M. Gross, 29, of Knox, arrested on a Starke Circuit Court Warrant.

01/01/15 – Damian Alexander Clark, 21, of Peru, arrested on preliminary charges of intimidation, public intoxication and public nudity.

01/02/15 – Julia Ann Joseph, 42, of North Judson, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

12/31/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehcile property damage accident on U.S. 35 at 200 South in Knox. No injuries were reported.

01/01/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 700 block of south 1200 East in Knox.

01/01/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 east of 200 East.

01/02/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 39 and State Road 8 in Knox. The driver hit a large animal, possibly a raccoon, and his vehicle sustained significant front-end damage.

01/02/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a break-in at Dragon Industries in the 2011 block of East State Road 10 in Knox.

01/02/15 – The Stakre County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a traffic accident on U.S. 35 at 500 North in Hamlet.

01/02/15 – A Knox man filed a theft report for a vehicle taken from the 2300 block of south 100 East in Knox. a vehicle stolen.

01/02/15 – A resident in the 100 block of north Webster Street in San Pierre reported her trash can was stolen.

01/02/15 – A resident in the 7200 block of west 700 South in North Judson reported trash was dumped on his property.

01/02/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 35 at 400 North in Hamlet.

01/02/15 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies and Knox City Police officers were involved in a low-speed pursuit on U.S. 35 at the overpass in Hamlet.

01/03/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident in the 7100 block of east 25 North.

01/03/15 – A resident in the 7600 block of south 700 East in Knox reported someone did burn outs in his front yard.

01/03/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of 700 East and 50 South in Knox.

01/04/15 – A resident in the 7100 block of east 900 South in Knox reported the windows were busted out of his car the previous night while it was parked in front of his house.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle accident on 900 East south of Yellowstone and found a vehicle in a ditch. The driver was not injured.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 10 west of State Road 39 North.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 39 at 50 South in Knox. The driver was not injured.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch in the 8600 block of South 600 East in Monterey.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 8800 block of south 1100 East in Monterey.

01/05/15 – Damage to a mailbox as a result of a slide-off was reported in the 8200 block of east 850 South in Monterey.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and San Pierre Fire Department responded to an accident at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 421.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle crash on Toto Road at State Road 23 in Knox.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 650 West and 400 South in North Judson.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Range and Toto Roads.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a car versus deer crash.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident in the 4300 block of east County Road 210 in Knox. A Mediacom van got rear-ended.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residential break-in at a home in the 3200 block of 400 North in Knox.

01/06/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of State Roads 39 and 8 with a vehicle in the ditch.

01/06/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus pole accident on State Road 8 near 11180 East.

Arrests:

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

12/31/14 – Derrick Brett Little, 28, Michigan City – Warrant.

01/02/15 – Jeffery A. Dickson, 51, Knox – Possession of paraphernalia, driving while suspended.

01/02/15 – Geoffrey L. Fulton, 62, Rochester – Resisting law enforcement – uses vehicle of draws or uses deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement.

North Judson Police Investigating CVS Break-in

North Judson police are looking for a suspect who made entry into the CVS store on Talmer Avenue on Saturday.

Officers responded to an alarm at the store in the early morning hours. When they arrived on scene within a minute of the notification, they found that entry had been made by way of the back storage area. The suspect(s) fled the area prior to the arrival of police. The building was cleared. No items were reported missing.

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Police Reports

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:
12/20/14 – A citizen reported a couple fighting in a vehicle driving around North Judson. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

12/21/14 – A domestic dispute and family argument was reported in the 6100 block of Hubeny Street. North Judson Police responded and the parties were separated for the evening.

12/21/14 – Parts of a stolen motorcycle were recovered in the 6100 block of Hubeny Street after the North Judson Police received a tip. The cycle was stolen out of Pulaski County and the investigation continues.

12/22/14 – North Judson police responded to a report of a dog bite in the 200 block of Garden Street. The animal involved has all of the proper shots and has been quarantined for the 10-day period. The neighbor boy who was bitten is recovering.

12/23/14 – A drunken shoving match in the 100 block of Sycamore Street started around 1:00 a.m. with one of the males being put on the street. He made it back to Plymouth and some of his personal property was returned the next evening.

12/23/14 – A report was made involving extra trash being thrown out on Leslie Street just east of Luken Street.

12/24/14 – Officers stood by for a custody exchange in the Burger King parking lot.

12/25/14 – The two parties involving in a Christmas Eve dispute have been calling and texting each other and are both reporting harassment. Police advised the parties to stop answering each other’s calls.

12/25/14 – Unknown subject[s] entered the D&K Elevator on Keller Avenue sometime during the night and took some loose cash. Police are investigating this incidents. Police are asking anyone with information concerning this break-in to call 574-772-5914 or Crime Stoppers.

12/25/14 – Forced entry was made into the Garage Sale Store in the 400 Block of Lane Street. The back door was compromised. The only item reported stolen was cash which was recovered.

12/25/14 – North Judson Police responded to a battery incident reported in the 100 block of Maryland Street. No injuries were reported.

12/25/14 – A domestic dispute that resulted in a battery was reported to police in the 6000 block of Mint Road.

12/25/14 – A resident in the 300 Block of Franklin Street called police in reference to an unknown and unwanted guest who had just walked into the home and sat down. After a brief investigation, the male subject was found to have a medical condition and was returned home.

12/26/14 – Police responded to 6100 S. John Street in reference to an unwanted guest. The male was removed and issued a no trespass warning.

12/27/14 An early morning alarm from the North Judson CVS summed Police to the facility. Officers found that entry had been made by way of the back storage room area. North Judson police arrived within one minute of the alarm notification, however any or all suspect[s] had fled the area. The building was cleared and after a complete inventory nothing was reported missing. Anyone with information concerning this break-in and/or knowledge of someone in the woods behind the property and between Luken, Leslie and Oakwood Streets are asked to call the North Judson Police immediately at 574-772-5914. Anyone with information resulting in an arrest may get an award by calling Crime Stoppers at 219-288-STOP.

Arrests:

12/27/14 – Dena M. Myers, 31, 502 Magnolia Street, North Judson, IN arrested on a aarrant for possession of a syringe.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

12/22/14 – A resident in the 9800 block of East Yellowstone Trail in Grovertown reported a theft from a building.

12/22/14 – A resident in the 8800 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox reported he was awakened by someone beating on his door. He says the person tried to get in through his windows before he locked them.

12/22/14 – A contractor reported the theft of a welder from the new jail site in the 5400 block of East State Road 8 in Knox.

12/22/14 – The North Judson Police Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department First Responders responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 5100 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson.

12/22/14 – Officers responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on 200 South west of 100 East in Knox.

12/23/14 – A resident in the 4000 block of south 700 East in Knox reported a residential break-in.

12/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Hamlet Fire Department, Koontz Lake Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a traffic accident involving a semi on U.S. 30 east of 600 East.

12/23/14 – A person taking pictures in the area of 1100 East and 750 South in Knox found a meth lab and notified the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

12/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35 in the westbound lanes.

12/24/14 – A North Judson resident reportedly received a check in the mail, cashed it and was told by the bank it was a bad check.

12/24/14 – A residential break-in was reported in the 6400 block of South Rannells East Road in Knox.

12/25/14 – A resident in the 1800 block of east 350 South in Knox called the Starke County Sheriff’s Department to report a battery.

12/25/14 – The owners of the property at the ead of Oak Avenue in the Koontz Lake area reported finding meth lab trash in the area.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 35 at 700 North in Hamlet.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 10 at Beach Street in Knox. The driver said he hit a patch of black ice and slid off the road into a yard.

12/26/14 – A realtor reported an active meth lab on a property at the end of Oak Street in Walkerton.

12/26/14 – The owner of the shooting range on 200 South just east of State Road 39 in North Judson reported graffiti on the range after someone gained entry through the locked gates.
12/26/14 – A resident in the 3100 block of south 350 East in Knox reported graffiti on the garage wall. She discovered it on Christmas Eve but waited until after the holiday to report it.

12/26/14 – The owner of a hunting property in the 400 block of north State Road 23 in Knox reported someone has stolen the bottom portion of his deer stands.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department to a report of a car versus deer crash on Range Road near Joey’s Wallpaper.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Knox Police responded to a report of a fight on 250 East and 100 South in Knox.

12/27/14 – A resident in the 7500 block of east 25 North in Knox came home and found items missing.

12/27/14 – A man called from the bowling alley in Knox and advised someone flattened his and his friend’s tires in the parking lot.

12/27/14 – A caller reported a driver in a tan Buick pulled up to the highway department gravel pile on U.S. 30 and 900 East in Grovertown and began loading gravel into the trunk.

12/28/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a bar fight in the 300 block of South Broadway Street in San Pierre.

12/28/14 – A resident in the 11000 block of East Cherokee Road in Koontz Lake reported the theft of railroad ties from his property.

12/28/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch in the area of State Road 8 and 700 East in Knox.

12/28/14 – A resident in the 3300 block of south 750 Way in North Judson came home and found items missing from the residence.

Arrests:

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

12/28/14 – John M. Tincau, 58, Knox – Public intoxication.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

12/27/14 – A resident in the 300 block of Ruthie Drive found a window broken and called the police. The incident follows a previous slashing of tires.

Arrest:

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

12/19/14 – Kelly Galloway, 49, no address listed – Theft.

 

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

12/17/14 – A license plate was reported stolen.

12/17/14 – Winamac Police took a report of a theft of food stamps.

12/20/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen UPS shipment.

12/27/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of money stolen from a store.

12/27/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residential battery report.

12/28/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a drive-off from a gas station.

12/29/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a residential burglary.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

12/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 750 East south of State Road 10 in Knox.

12/15/14 – A resident in the 1100 block of east 100 South in Knox reported property damage.

12/15/14 – An employee at Mark Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson reported the theft of an air compressor and a power impact driver.

12/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at Range Road and State Road 10 in Knox. A crash report was not taken since total damage was less than $1,000.

12/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 500 North at the EZ Campground in Grovertown.

12/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 35 north of 900 South in Knox.

12/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 2200 block of East 350 South in Knox.

12/16/14 – A resident in the 9900 block of east 750 North in Walkerton reported the theft of Christmas lights from his fence.

12/16/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy and a North Judson Police Officer responded to a domestic abuse complaint in the 3700 block of South 800 West in San Pierre and made an arrest.

12/17/14 – A resident in the 3700 block of South 800 West in San Pierre contacted the sheriff’s department when the person accused of beating her the previous night returned to her residence. A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded and made an arrest.

12/17/14 – A Walkerton resident reported a single-vehicle property damage accident on the bridge at Koontz Lake Dam. The vehicle was able to be driven home.

12/17/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a wrecked semi on U.S. 30 one mile west of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

12/19/14 – A resident in the 5400 block of south 250 East in Knox reported a storage trailer parked outside the residence was broken into.

12/19/14 – A resident in the 8700 block of east 150 South in Knox reported someone shot the patio doors out of the home.

12/19/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 700 East at State Road 10.

12/19/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 2200 block of South 450 East in Knox.

12/20/14 – The North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a structure fire in the 2600 block of West First Street in North Judson. The resident advised the fire started in the furnace.

12/20/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a tractor-trailer versus deer crash on U.S. 35 at U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

12/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 700 block of east U.S. 421 in San Pierre.

Arrests:

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

12/16/14 – Michael T. Knapp, 57, San Pierre – Batterty.

12/17/14 – Michael T. Knapp, 57, San Pierre – Invasion of privacy.

Knox Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

12/14/14 – An Xbox and games were reported stolen from a residence in the 700 block of East Danker Street.

12/17/14 – A resident in the 100 block of Binkley Drive in Knox reported the theft of a gas cap for the third time in the past week.

12/19/14 – A called in the 600 block of South Pearl Street in Knox reported her vehicle was egged.

12/19/14 – A resident at the Super Value Inn in Knox reported the theft of his grill from outside his room.

Arrests:

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

12/10/14 – Rudolpho A. Sandoval, age not given, Knox, – Battery.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

12/18/14 – A Sycamore Street resident reported the theft of her ATM card.

12/19/14 – A resident in the 3900 block of West Third Ave. reported someone shot a window out at his residence with a BB gun.

Police Reports

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

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

12/10/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 39 north of Toto Road.

12/10/14 – A resident in the 10000 block of East State Road 8 reported his residence was broken into and ransacked. Items taken include a television, several video gaming systems and games and guns.

12/10/14 – A resident in the 5600 block of east 650 South in Knox reported his Playstation 3 missing from his residence and said it appeared the door may have been kicked in.

12/11/14 – A North Judson resident reported receiving several telephone calls from 874-454-4386 claiming to be “Mr. Johnson with Publisher’s Clearinghouse” and believes it is a scam.

12/11/14 – A resident in the 2100 block of Garba Drive North in Grovertown reported his house was broken into.

12/11/14 – A resident in the 6700 block of north 1100 East in Walkerton reported a garbage can stolen.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies and Starke County EMS responded to a vehicle versus tree crash at 500 North and 900 East in Grovertown.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two-vehicle, property damage accident on U.S. 30 eastbound at 1150 East in Knox.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 11700 BLK OF SR 10 in Culver.

12/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a man inside the car lot in the 300 block of north U.S. 35 in Knox trying to take wipers off vehicles.

12/14/14 – The owner of a vacant house in the 5700 block of south 250 West in North Judson filed a vandalism report.

12/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to a pickup truck versus utility pole crash in the 500 block of north State Road 23 in Knox.

12/14/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash that occurred on U.S. 35 in front of the Bass Lake Fire Department station in Knox.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

12/2/14 – A brown Buick Century is reported stolen from a gas station.

12/3/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fire-related incident in the middle of a road.

12/4/14 – A gas station employee reports the theft of fuel.

12/5/14 – Winamac Police take a report of a soda pop machine break-in.

12/9/14 – A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy takes a theft report. An iPad and some change were reported stolen.

12/9/14 – Winamac Police are called to a store in connection with a shoplifting incident.

12/11/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies and Winamac Police respond to a failure to pay incident. The amount of money in question is $47.59.

12/12/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies take a report of a television stolen from a vehicle.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/07/14 – A citizen in the 300 block of Garden Street reported a subject was selling him a stolen CD game from Netflix. The case was referred to Jasper County where the item was reportedly taken.

12/08/14 – A citizen reported a loose dog in the 3500 block of 635 South.

12/08/14 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of Stephen Wood, 24, of North Judson on a warrant for violation of a Starke Circuit Court Order. The stop was made near 250 west and State Road 10.

12/11/14 – Police and medics were called to 100 Block of Vine Street in reference to a possible drug overdose. A 45-year-old male was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital by Starke County EMS. This remains under investigation.

12/12/14 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident near 100 West and State Road 10. Officer Frank Thomas located an intoxicated driver. William Goff, 40, of North Judson was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was transported to the Starke County Jail.

12/13/14 – An intoxicated person was asked to leave a residence in the 100 block Arlington Avenue. North Judson Police assisted in removing the subject.

Arrests:

12/08/14 – Stephen M. Wood, 24, 1970 West 450 South, North Judson, IN was arrested on a Violation of a Court Order through the Starke Circuit Court.

12/12/14 – William L. Goff, 40, 1019 West 800 South, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle dangerously while intoxicated.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

12/3/14 – Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 500 South east of 150 East in Knox.

12/4/14 – A Knox resident reported the theft of checks that were cashed on her account.

12/4/14 – Deputies took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 23 between 300 and 400 North in Knox.

12/4/14 – Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 750 East at State Road 10 in Knox.

12/5/14 – The Bass Lake Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a structure fire on 700 South west of 300 East in North Judson.

12/5/14 – A caller reported possible meth lab remnants in the area of 200 South east of 450 East in Knox on the south side of the road.

12/6/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a rollover wreck with no injuries on 25 North at 600 East in Knox.

12/6/14 – A Knox resident reported receiving numerous harassing telephone calls from someone claiming to be with Publisher’s Clearinghouse.

12/6/14 – A resident in the 3800 block of East Debby Drive in Knox reported trespassers on his property.

12/6/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 625 South east of 100 West in Knox.

12/7/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 421 at State Road 10 in San Pierre.

12/8/14 – A resident in the 5200 block of South Detroiter Lane in North Judson reported the theft of items from a vehicle.

12/8/14 – A resident in the 10300 block of East 840 South in Monterey reported his garage was broken into.

12/9/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on Range Road between 100 and 150 South in North Judson.

12/9/14 – A resident in the 1800 block of South 100 East in Knox reported a theft.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incident Reports:

12/3/14 – An iPhone was reported stolen from O’S Tap in Knox.

12/7/14 – A resident in the 300 block of West Riverside Drive in Knox reported the theft of a dog.

12/7/14 – Police respond to a hit-and-run incident on North Shield Street in Knox.

Arrests:

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

12/2/14 – Willie Ray Sturgeon Jr. 31, Knox – Operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator.

12/4/14 – Derek Andrew Allen, 27, , Knox – Disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

12/4/14 – Tracie Lee Clemons, 23, Knox – Theft.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

12/1/14 – A concerned citizen contacted the North Judson Police Department in reference to a dog being out on a leash in the cold. The dog had water, food and shelter.

12/3/14 – North Judson Police are investigating the theft of money from a student’s locker at North Judson-San Pierre High School. A parent notified North Judson Police that her child and money stolen from his locker at the high school. This incident is still being investigated.

12/3/14 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to a property damage accident in the Dollar General parking lot. He estimates damages are over $1,000.

12/3/14 – North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff Department on a battery complaint.

12/05/14 – North Judson Police are investigating the theft of unspecified items from a resident. A

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/03/14 – The North Judson Police Department responded to a theft complaint at the NJ-SP Middle School. A completed report was turned over to the Juvenile Probation Department.

11/03/14 – A resident reported to police that her vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was located down the street where the resident left it earlier in the day.

11/04/14 – Officers had a request to do a welfare check on a male subject in the 700 block of Laurel Street. The male subject was fine and was just sleeping.

11/04/14 – The North Judson Police Department assisted the Indiana State Police on a traffic stop in the area of State Road 10 and U Road.

11/05/14 – A resident reported to police that a battery occurred earlier in the day. A complete report was filed with the Juvenile Probation Department.

11/06/14 – North Judson Police Officer Nick Vanni responded to a suspicious incident call in the 200 block of West Talmer Avenue. After a brief investigation, Maxine Grigsby, 36, of Monticello, was arrested for criminal damage to property, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.

11/07/14 – An employee at Dollar General requested a police officer for a shoplifter. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded and met with the manager and suspect in the parking lot. After a brief investigation Maxi I. Schultz, 34, of Medaryville, was arrested for theft.

11/07/14 – A resident told police that someone was in their back yard with a flashlight. North Judson police officers responded and located someone who had been in the resident’s shed. Nothing was taken.

11/08/14 – Police responded to an animal complaint in the 500 block of North George Street. The dog and the owner were not located.

Arrests:

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

11/06/14 – Maxine Grigsby, 36, of Monticello, was arrested on preliminary charges of criminal damage to property, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.

11/07/14 – Maxi I. Schultz, 34, of Medaryville, was arrested on a preliminary charge of theft.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

11/1/14 – A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle at the Family Dollar in the 1000 block of South Heaton Street in Knox.

11/3/14 – A wallet and several other items were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1200 block of South 300 East in Knox.

11/4/14 – Police respond to the report of a drive off of $24.01 at One Stop on Heaton Street Knox.

Arrests:

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

11/7/14 – Phillip W. Centers, 31, Knox – Conversion.

11/8/14 Scott J. Brashear, 28, Knox – Leaving the scene of a traffic accident.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

11/3/14 – A resident in the 8000 block of South Forest Ave. in Knox reported the theft of a lawn mower and a 40 piece horse corral from his property.

11/3/14 – A resident in the 6100 block of west 700 South in North Judson reported a tree trimming company came onto his property and cut a tree of his down. He told the officer he never contacted this tree trimming company and never requested this tree be cut down, but a member of the crew said he did.

11/3/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 600 West north of State Road 10.

11/3/14 – A resident in the 7300 block of West Toto Road Way in North Judson reported suspicious activity behind her house possibly indicative of deer poaching.

11/4/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 600 West at State Road 10.

11/4/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Koontz Lake and Hamlet Fire Departments responded to a tractor-trailer rollover accident on U.S. 30 at 500 East, west of State Road 23.

11/4/14 – The owner of property at 1025 East and Division Road reported people putting hunting blinds on his property without permission.

11/4/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 700 East north of 200 South in Knox.

11/5/14 – A resident in the 4200 block of Lakeshore Drive in Bass Lake reported receiving threatening telephone calls.

11/5/14 – A resident in the 8800 block of East 850 S. in Monterey reported the theft of a box trailer.

11/5/14 – A resident in the 7100 block of Pine Tree Lane in Walkerton advised his neighbor is playing his music extremely loud again.

11/5/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Fire Department First Responders all responded to a report of a vehicle that went into a ditch on State Road 10 at 750 West in North Judson but were unable to find the driver.

11/6/14 – A man who rents a pole barn in the 3000 block of South 200 East reported the lock was cut off with bolt cutters or some other type of tool.

11/6/14 – A resident in the 6700 block of East 200 South in Knox reported her identity was stolen in August.

11/6/14 – Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident on U.s. 30 at 1150 East in Knox.

11/6/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on South Avenue at Techuseh in Walkerton.

11/7/14 – A resident in the 3400 block of west 400 South in North Judson reported being harassed by a neighbor.

11/7/14 – An employee of Shaw’s Fertilizer in Knox reported his cell phone was stolen sometime yesterday while he was at work.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer accident in the 2300 block of East State Road 10 in Knox.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus turkey property damage accident on Toto Road east of U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 35 at 200 South in Knox.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 23 at 150 North in Knox.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 8 at 800 East in Knox.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 East 1100 East.

11/8/14 – A resident in the 4000 block of East 150 North in Knox reported his mailbox and a telephone junction box at his residence were damaged.

11/8/14 – A resident in the 3400 block of west 400 South in North Judson advised she is being harassed by her neighbor.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 7000 block of South State Road 10 in Knox in front of KP’s Korner.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash at the Grovertown Truckstop.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 8300 block of U.S. 421 in San Pierre, about a mile south of the Kankakee River.

11/9/14 – The Morland Hunt Club trailer at English Lake and Toto Roads in North Judson burned down the previous night, and the owner would like to speak to an officer.

11/9/14 – A resident in the 4000 block of South 300 East in Knox reported someone did donuts in her yard the previous night and tore up the yard.

11/9/14 – An anonymous caller advised he found a small meth lab by the side of the road in the 3000 block of south 210 in Knox.

Arrests:

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

11/5/14 – Robert Adam Allen, 26, North Judson – Warrant.

Pulaski County Police Department

Incidents:

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

11/5/14 – Winamac Police take a report of an iPhone from a residence.

11/7/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to the theft of scrap metal from resident’s home.

11/8/14 – Winamac Police respond to a burglary at resident’s home.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
10/19/14 – A resident in the 100 Block of Sycamore wanted to report a theft of medication. The North Judson Police Department does not file those types of reports. The homeowner was advised and the information was reported.

10/20/14 – Police responded to an unwanted subject in the 100 block of Vine Street. The male was ordered to leave the property and he complied.

10/20/14 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated an intimidation threat via text message involving a male juvenile. After an investigation, a detention hearing was held and the boy was detained. Starke County Officer Robert Manning assisted in picking up the boy from his home.

10/20/14 – A window was broken out of a parked SUV in the 100 block of Sycamore Street.

10/20/14 – Officers were informed of an incident that started at a birthday party in Knox, moved to a local North Judson restaurant and bar and then escalated with a drive to Porter County involving unlawful detaining, battery and intimidation. The case remains under investigation along with Portage Police Department. Portage did make an arrest on the suspect.

10/20/14 – Police filed a domestic argument report on the roadway near 300 west and State Road 10. No subjects were located.

10/20/14 – The same resident in the 100 Block of Sycamore reported the same theft of medications and harassment complaints.

10/22/14 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely accompanied a family case manager from CPS to a home in the 500 Block of High Street in reference to random drug testing. While at the residence, a syringe was located in plain sight and the occupants were arrested. Lacy C. Miller, 38, and Kimberly S, Miller, 30, both of 510 High Street were arrested for possession of a syringe and transported to the Starke County Jail.

10/23/14 – A report of a possible prowler in the 300 Block of Leslie was handled by police. No subject[s] were located.

10/23/14 – A report of a family dispute that occurred in the past, in the 300 Block of George Street, resulting in reports being furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor for review.

10/23/14 – A vehicle going south on Garfield Avenue in North Judson was struck by another vehicle turning left onto Garfield off of Campbell Street. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated damages between $1500 and $2000. No injuries were reported. The driver of vehicle two thought the other car was turning onto Campbell and pulled out striking it.

10/23/14 – A report of a dog attacking another dog in the 400 Block of High Street resulted in the aggressive dog’s owner getting an ordinance violation for running at large and ordered to pay any vet bills for the injured animal. Officer Nick Vanni investigated.

10/24/14 – A mid-morning drug deal was witnessed by an off-duty police officer in a local parking lot and the North Judson Police responded to assist and to investigate. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop near 625 South and 300 West. After an extensive investigation, Markus D. Hensley , 51, of Knox, was arrested on two preliminary counts of dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. Officer Thomas continued his investigation into the other party involved with the drug transaction and on the following day he arrested Steven A. Zengri on preliminary charges of dealing in a scheduled I, II, III, controlled substance and possession of the same. All of the charges are felonies. North Judson Police Chief praised the outstanding efforts of the officers involved.

10/24/14 – A report was taken of two loose dogs near Carpenter’s Marathon Station. They were rounded up and returned to their owners.

10/24/14 – Officers received a report of a late evening reckless driver in the Arlington Street area. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely located the vehicle parked at a residence and issued warnings to the driver.

10/26/14 – North Judson Police assisted in a car vs.deer accident near County Road 750 West and State Road 10.

10/26/14 – North Judson Police had a reckless driver complaint on Lane and Central Streets. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was having some medical problems and another family member came to get him.

10/26/14 – A welfare check on an elderly lady was done by the North Judson Police on Weninger Street. All was fine.

10/27/14 – A report of three stolen trash cans was taken by officers in the 500 block of Railroad Street. The cans belong to Richard’s Disposal.

10/28/14 – Officers reported to a report of an ordinance violation on Walnut Street in reference to a home owner burning leaves on the roadway. All yard waste must be burned in a container and watched by an adult and not on the pavement.

10/28/14 – An employee at the Dollar General store requested police for a shoplifter. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely responded and met with the manager and suspect in the parking lot. After a brief investigation, Shantelle E. Vierke, 21, of Winamac was arrested on preliminary charges of theft and conversion and transported to the Starke County Jail.

10/29/14 – Police investigated a pickup truck parked in the back yard of a residence in the 100 block of Silver Street. The home owner was compensated for any damages.

10/29/14 – Officers were advised of an animal complaint in the 700 block of Cherry Street. The owners of the animal were advised that if any animal leaves their property they will be cited for running at large.

10/29/14 – Police were notified of a report of threats being received via the telephone in the 200 Block of Silver Street.

10/29/14 – A reckless driver was not located in the area of State Road 10 and State Road 39. Pulaski County was notified to look as well.

10/30/14 – North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated a very minor property damage accident on Lane Street. The owners exchanged information and no report done with damages under $1000.

10/30/14 – A lady reported receiving a large dollar amount check from a company asking them to cash it and send a money order to another company. This was a scam and no monies were exchanged. Just remember do not send anyone any money without having legitimate business with that company. Never send money orders, money grams, green dot cards, gift cards, or any other type of bearer instrument with no recourse action. Those types of payments should be a clue that it is a scam. Be careful and when in doubt call police.

10/30/14 – A home repair man in the 3900 block of Third Street reported an intoxicated person harassing him. North Judson police told the man to leave the area and a warning for trespassing was issued.

10/31/14 – Family Express employees reported to North Judson Police that a man was sitting on the floor and appeared to be intoxicated. Police responded within minutes and the suspect had left as soon as police were called. This remains under investigation as the person was later identified.

10/31/14 – A report of loud fireworks was received by the North Judson Police around 11:00 p.m. The suspects were located in the 3900 W. block of 625 South and advised to stop them. They complied.

10/30/14 – A man was intimidated earlier in the evening and threatened in reference to him seeing his daughter. A report was made to the North Judson Police Department for information only at this time

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.
10/18/14 – Aaron L. Muffley, 4687 N. U.S. 35, Winamac, IN was arrested on a preliminary charge of driving while suspended – prior.

10/20/14 – A male juvenile was arrested for a felony charge of intimidation.

10/23/14 – Lacy C, Miller, 38, of 510 High Street, North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of a syringe.

10/23/14 – Kimberly S. Miller, 30, 510 High Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of a syringe.

10/24/14 – Markus D. Hensley, 51, of 2382 E. Toto Road, Knox, IN, arrested preliminary charges of dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance, possession of a schedule I, II, III or IV controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

10/25/14 – Steven A. Zengri, 25, of 112 Lane Street B, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance and possession of a schedule I, II, III, or IV controlled substance.

10/28/14 – Shantelle E. Vierke, 21, 5885 N 575 West, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of theft.

North Judson Monthly Report – October

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

10/31/14 – A resident in the 1500 block of south 300 East in Knox reported identity theft.

10/31/14 – A resident advised she found items she had not reported stolen at Hines Salvage Yard.

10/27/14 – A resident in the 3700 block of south 150 East in Knox reported her dog was attacked by another dog the previous night.

10/27/14 – A resident in the 4800 block of east 150 North in Knox reported a car title stolen.

10/27/14 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported in the 4100 block of south 350 West in North Judson.

10/28/14 – The Knox and Hamlet Fire Departments, Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a brush fire in the 4200 block of east 150 North in Knox that spread to a shed.

10/28/14 – The owner of the EZ Camp Campground in Grovertown said he is involved in litigation with a vendor who is there destroying property.

10/28/14 – The sheriff’s department was notified of a possible trespasser at a vacant home on 100 East north of State Road 10 in Knox.

10/28/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy found evidence of a meth lab under the U.S. 35 bridge south of U.S. 30.

10/28/14 – A resident in the 8700 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox asked to file a fraud report after finding a suspicious credit card.

10/28/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township First Responders responded to an accident with injuries at 100 west and Toto Road in Knox.

10/29/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township First Responders responded to single-vehicle accident on 100 West north of 400 South in Knox.

10/29/14 – A motorist advised his pickup truck was run off the road by a red semi in the eastbound lane of U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Grovertown.

10/29/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on State Road 10 at Kirby’s Corner in Bass Lake.

10/29/14 – A Walkerton resident advised they have an active court case in Marshall County and are being harassed by the other party in Starke County.

10/29/14 – A resident in the 6400 block of east 125 South in Knox reported damage to the telephone junction box located in front of her residence.

10/29/14 – Police responded to a pickup truck versus deer accident in front of Miller’s Auto in Knox.

10/29/14 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported on 600 West at 500 South.
10/29/14 – A resident in the 7800 block of North Tecumseh Road in Walkerton reported the theft of a puppy.

10/30/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy found drugs in the trash outside the jail.

10/30/14 – A resident in the 1100 block of East State Road 10 in Knox reported someone is damaging her Halloween decorations and taking out her porch lights.

10/30/14 – A resident in the 2500 block of East State Road 10 in Knox reported the theft of his rifle from his residence.

10/30/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Knox Police Department responded to a car versus deer accident on 1100 East north of 900 South.

10/31/14 – Officers responded to a property damage only rollover wreck on 50 South east of 100 East in Knox.

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, North Judson Police Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township First Responders responded to a rollover accident with injuries on State Road 39 north of 400 South in North

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 500 South and Range Road in Knox.

10/31/14 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 750 South and 1150 East in Culver.

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 100 North two miles east of U.S. 35.

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Walkerton Police Department responded to a fight at the Time Out Bar in Walkerton.

11/01/14 – A property damage accident was reported in the parking lot of Knoll Brothers.

11/01/14 – A Knox resident was involved in a vehicle versus deer accident in the 6100 block of East 100 North in Knox.

11/01/14 – A San Pierre resident was involved in a vehicle versus deer accident on Toto Road west of State Road 39 in North Judson.

11/02/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Koontz Lake and Hamlet First Responders and Starke County EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident on 750 East at U.S. 30 in Knox.

Arrests:

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

10/30/14 – Charlie Marie Estok, 26, Knox – Warrant.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

10/24/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fire-related incident at a resident’s home.

10/24/14 – Winamac Police took a theft report after a purse was stolen from the trunk of a vehicle.

10/24/14 – A house fire was reported in Winamac.

10/25/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen wallet at Fort Knox Paintball.

10/27/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen credit card.

10/27/14 – Winamac Police took a report of a stolen vehicle.

10/28/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a motorcycle stolen from in front of a home.

10/28/14 – Winamac Police took a theft report. A cross bow, arrows and lens for a welding hood were all reported stolen.

10/31/14 – Medaryville Police took a report of a stolen green truck.

11/1/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen leaf blower.

11/2/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a theft report for a red 1999 Bayou 300 Kawasaki four-wheeler.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

10/13/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department First Responders were dispatched to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on U.S. 35 at 800 South by the Seventh Day Church.

10/13/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was called to a home in the 3800 block of South 625 East in Knox for a report of a residential burglary.

10/13/14 0 A resident in the 2500 block of east 150 South in Knox reported a young black man going from door to door asking for monetary donations to pay for college.

10/13/14 – A resident in the 400 block of West Eliza Street in San Pierre reported someone keeps dropping off parts to vehicles at his residence and he does not know who they belong to.

10/13/14 – A resident in the 3200 block of East 200 South in Knox reported a suspicious man knocked on her door, asked for her vote and told her he would win $10,000 if he won the vote. He showed her a paper stating his name was John Garcia. The woman told him she wasn’t interested and asked him to leave. As he was walking away, he yelled at her that she was the only person not cool on this road.

10/13/14 – A resident in the 5900 block of south 600 West in North Judson reported a black man wearing a striped shirt came to her house and asked for votes. She did not open the door and asked him to leave a pamphlet.

10/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was advised of a vehicle versus deer crash on Range Road by Joey’s Wallpaper.

10/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of Toto and Range Roads.

10/14/14 – Dispatchers were advised of possible illegal burning of mattresses and other items in the 3400 block of South 200 East in Knox.

10/15/14 – Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on SR 39 south of 200 North.

10/15/14 – A license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of South 800 East in Knox.

10/15/14 – A resident in the 1800 block of east 900 South in Knox reported a john boat, trailer and paddle boat have been stolen from the property.

10/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department First Responders were called to the intersection of State Road 8 and State Road 23 for an accident with injuries.

10/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Koontz Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle versus house accident in the 7600 block of North State Road 23.

10/16/14 – A resident in the 2500 block of west 700 South in North Judson reported her 16-year-old son got alcohol from someone at school and is now intoxicated, out of control and punching holes in the walls.

10/16/14 – A Knox resident reported someone took his good battery and switched it out with a dead one. He’s not sure when the theft occurred.

10/17/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident at the south junction of State Road 10 and U.S. 421.

10/17/14 – A resident in the 5800 block of south U Road in North Judson reported the neighbor kids are throwing rocks and taking things out of the yard.

10/17/14 – A Knox resident notified the Starke County Sheriff’s Department of a vehicle versus telephone pole property damage accident on State Road 8 by the new jail.

10/17/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on Range Road north of 900 South in North Judson.

10/18/14 – Officers responded to a two vehicle property damage accident in the parking lot of Mark Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson.

10/18/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident in the 7500 block of south 750 East in Knox.

10/19/14 – A resident in the 4500 block of east CR 210 in Knox reported his summer home at Bass Lake was broken into an some items were stolen.

10/19/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on Range Road south of Toto Road.

10/19/14 – The owner of the old Stelrema building north of Knox on U.S. 35 reported suspicious activity there possibly involving the hauling of scrap from the site.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

10/11/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to a reported domestic battery.

10/11/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to the theft of a gun.

10/11/14 – Winamac Police respond to a fire incident at residence.

10/12/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies take a report of items stolen from a store.

10/13/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies are advised of the theft of two large stacks of pallets.

10/13/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to the theft of items from a residence.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

10/13/14 – Police officers started an investigation into a possible rape that occurred the night before in North Judson. The investigation and any possible charges remain under investigation.

10/13/14 – North Judson Police provided extra patrol in the area of the high school in reference to a possible unwanted subject.

10/13/14 – Reports of a door-to-door salesperson were received from the 4700 block of Mary Street. The female salesperson did not have a permit and was asked to stop going door-to-door and to leave the area.

10/14/14 – An early morning altercation in the 700 block of Bender Street, involving a domestic dispute, resulted in the arrest of 34-year-old Gary L. Buis.

10/14/14 – Around 10:20 a.m., an employee from the Dollar General store summoned police in reference to a shoplifter. The suspect and fled after exiting the front door and pulled away in a vehicle.

10/14/14 – A North Judson couple was driving east on Talmer Avenue around 3:45 p.m. in a red Chevy pickup when a smaller coupe-style black Ford passenger vehicle turned in front of the truck on Talmer Avenue and headed south on State Road 39 at a high rate of speed. Two witnesses provided a plate number that was registered to a woman from Monon. Monon police were contacted as well and the vehicle never returned to that address. The suspect vehicle was never located. The vehicle would have heavy front end damage including the hood. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police concerning this incident. Call the North Judson Police Department at 574-772-5914 with any details.

10/16/14 – After receiving several complaints concerning parking on Lane Street in downtown North Judson, a few cars relocated their parking places. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely reminds residents of the Lane Street area, that Lane Street from Talmer to Sycamore Street has no parking from 2:30 a.m. till 6:00 a.m. Daily. Any vehicles parked on the street between those hours will receive a $50.00 fine.

10/16/14 – A report was taken involving a scrapper removing a drain cover in the 600 block of Lane Street. Scrappers are reminded that if the items are not clearly being discarded, you may face theft charges for taking the item[s]. Also residents should be careful not to store or place wanted items near the alley or garbage location place.

10/16/14 – Officers assisted the Child Protection Services in investigating accusations and in removing children from a local home.

10/17/14 – A teenage drinking party was discovered in the 100 Block of Vine Street. Several juveniles were released to their parents and three 18-year-olds were arrested for illegal possession and minor consuming alcohol. Complete reports were furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor and to Juvenile Probation Department.

10/18/14 – A resident in the 300 Block of Franklin Street reported that two windows were busted out of his vehicle.

10/18/14 – A resident in a home on State Road 39 south reported two pellet or BB holes in a window on their home. Police are continuing in their investigation.

10/18/14 – A 2008 black Ford F350 with a dirt bike in the back of it was stolen from Lane Street near the intersection of Central Avenue. The vehicle was unlocked and running. Anyone with information is asked to call the North Judson Police at 772-5914.

10/18/14 – An unwanted guest in the 6100 block of John Street was removed from the residence. The male subject was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital and an emergency detention order was issued.

Arrests:

Arrest reports are merely a record that an arrest has been made and are not indicative of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

10/14/14 – Garl L. Buis, 34, 705 Bender Street, of North Judson, IN, was arrested for OVWI and possession of marijuana.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

10/8/14 – Police respond to the theft of $57 from resident’s home.

10/8/14 – Police respond to a traffic accident on Main Street south of the railroad tracks.

10/15/14 – Police respond to the theft of a trailer that was taken the previous night from a residence.

Arrests:

Arrest reports are merely a record that an arrest has been made and are not indicative of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

10/10/14 – Paris Gray Dunn, 51, No address provided – Domestic battery.

10/10/14 – Tiffany Woodard, 24, No address provided – Disorderly conduct.

10/10/14 – Charles Potthoff, 40, No address provided – Possession of marijuana.

Two People Injured in Monday Afternoon Accident

Two people were injured in an accident in North Judson on Monday afternoon.

Starke County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the intersection of County Road 625 South and County Road 300 West where they found that a vehicle had failed to yield to the right of way. The other vehicle was struck as it was traveling north through the intersection.

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Police Reports

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:
10/07/14 An animal complaint was received by officers in the area of County Road 500 W. and State Road 10. The loose horse was not located.

10/07/14 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on a moped at the intersection of Oakwood Street and Arlington Avenue. The driver of the moped, Brandon Nicholas Nevil, 20 of Gary, was arrested for a warrant out of LaPorte County.

10/08/14 Police took a property damage accident west of town. Chief Doug Vessely set the damages at over $1000.00.

10/09/14 Police took a report of stolen magnetic signs off of two vehicles in the 300 block of Keller Avenue.

10/09/14 Pulaski County requested assistance from the North Judson Police Department in locating a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle left prior to the officer’s arrival.

10/10/14 A resident reported to police of a scam phone call she received. The caller advised her that she won some money or a car. All she had to do was go to the store and buy a Green Dot card for $350.00 and scratch the back off and give him the number. The caller stated that he was from Winners International.

The North Judson Police would like to warn residents if they receive a call stating that they won a car, money or a loved one is in jail and they have to go to the store to buy a Green Dot card that it is a scam. Please notify your local police department.

10/10/14 Police received a call of an intoxicated driver coming east into town on State Road 10. The vehicle was not located.

10/11/14 A resident in the 200 block of Garden Street reported that she received a harassing phone call.

10/11/14 An employee of a business in the 700 block of Talmer avenue reported to police that she was being harassed by some customers. The case is under investigation.

10/11/14 Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the area of County Road 350 W. and County Road 400 S. for a speeding vehicle. A passenger in that vehicle, Dennis Matthew Howard, 23 of North Judson, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

10/12/14 North Judson Police took a report of a stolen trailer in the 800 block of E. Talmer Avenue.

Arrest:
10/07/14 Brandon Nicholas Nevil, 20 of Gary, IN was arrested for a warrant out of LaPorte County.

10/11/14 Dennis Matthew Howard, 23, of North Judson, IN, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

10/6/14 – Irrigation equipment was reported stolen from a property in the 7200 block of south State Road 39 in Knox.

10/6/14 – A North Judson resident filed an identity theft report.

10/6/14 – A man reported criminal damage to a vehicle in the 2000 block of South 450 East in Knox.

10/6/14 – A resident in the 5100 block of South State Road 39 reported receiving threatening text messages.

10/6/14 – A deputy responded to a pickup truck versus deer accident on 700 South at 200 West in North Judson.

10/7/14 – A North Judson resident reported her children are being harassed at school.

10/7/14 – A large real-estate sign on 2×4’s was reported stolen from Bass Lake Marina in Knox.

10/7/14 – A resident in the 4900 block of South 260 West in North Judson reported being harassed.

10/7/14 – A resident in the 5100 block of East Watson Street in Walkerton reported a neighbor is playing loud music.

10/8/14 – A motorist reported being run off the road in the 1600 block of West State Road 10 in North Judson by a blue Ford pickup truck which continued west on 10. Her vehicle is fine, but there is damage to the yard she went into.

10/8/14 – Fuel and a battery were reported stolen from an irrigation system in the 8800 block of east 850 South in Knox.

10/8/14 – A resident in the 200 block of West Howard Drive in Knox reported being harassed.

10/7/14 – A resident in the 5100 block of East Watson Street in Walkerton reported a neighbor is playing loud music again even though the police were at his residence last night.

10/8/14 – A tablet was reported stolen in the 5200 block of West State Road 10 in North Judson.

10/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and North Judson Police Department responded to a property damage accident on 500 South at 250 West in North Judson.

10/9/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a vehicle versus deer crash on 700 East north of 50 South. The driver said he hit a deer, lost control and his car went into the woods. He is not injured, but his vehicle is not visible from the roadway.

10/9/14 – An engine was reported stolen from an irrigation system at the intersection of 875 South and 1100 East in Monterey.

10/10/14 – A female driver hit a deer on U.S. 35 north of State Road 10 in Knox.

10/10/14 – A Boa Drive resident reported a telepohone scam and suspicious activities on his bank account.

10/10/14 – A female driver reported hitting a dog that ran out in front of her car in the 100 block of South 700 East in Grovertown, possibly totaling the front end of her vehicle.

10/11/14 – A North Judson resident reported receiving a telephone call requesting personal information from someone claiming to be from the Social Security office for Medicare. The caller did not give the person any information.

10/11/14 – A resident in the 6400 block of East 200 North in Grovertown reported four-wheelers riding on their property.

10/11/14 – A resident in the 5700 block of south 350 East in Knox reported her garage was broken into and several items were taken.

10/11/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies and EMS responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on State Road 23.

10/11/14 – A resident in the 5000 block of South Wesley Street in North Judson reported the keys to his vehicle stolen.

10/11/14 – A man notified dispatchers he was deer hunting in the 2200 block of south 200 East in Knox and found two men possibly cooking methamphetamine. He said they left in a smaller pickup truck. The caller also found several precursors.

10/12/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Washington Township Fire Department First Responders and Starke County EMS responded to a single vehicle rollover accident with injuries on State Road 8 west of State Road 23 in Knox.

10/12/14 – A resident in the 2800 block of west 625 South in North Judson reported the theft of a large lawn decoration from her yard.

10/12/14 0 A resident in the 3600 block of south 550 East in Knox reported a four-wheeler driving up and down the roads on her property.

10/12/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 450 East and U.S. 35.