Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

1/25/16 – A resident in the 100 block of East Sycamore Street reported being harassed. .

1/27/16 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of East Talmer Ave. after a vehicle reportedly struck another vehicle while turning into the parking lot. The driver was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

1/28/16 – NJ Police were dispatched to an animal complaint in the 900 block of Bender Street.

1/30/16 – North Judson Police received a harassment report in the 600 block of West Talmer Ave.

1/30/16 – NJ Police were dispatched to an animal complaint in the 200 block of Franklin Street.

1/31/16 – A theft was reported in the 700 block of West Talmer Avenue. The incident remains under investigation.

2/1/16 – North Judson Police assisted in picking up a juvenile female for CPS.

2/2/16 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas investigated a minor property damage accident near the entrance to the old Girl Scout cabin on Talmer Avenue east of State Road 39.

2/5/16 – Police received a false report of an “emergency” going on in the 600 Block of Lane Street. After a brief investigation it was learned a child was sending false texts.

2/5/16 – North Judson Police handled a loose dog in the 200 block of Franklin Street.

2/6/16 – North Judson Police investigated a family dispute in the 600 block of Simmons Street.

Arrests:

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

01/26/16 – Jeremie Lee Songer, 27, North Judson – Operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

01/2816 – Gabriel Thomas French, 31, South Bend – Felony warrant, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of a schedule drug and possession of paraphernalia.

1/28/16 – Devon Michael Blankenship, 21, Nappanee – Possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a syringe.

1/28/16 – Samuel Eugene Barnett, 20, Hamlet – Visiting a common nuisance.

2/1/16 – Travis J. Allen, 28, North Judson – Starke Circuit Court failure to appear warrant.

2/3/16 – Kyle P. Kelley, 31, North Judson – Starke Circuit Court warrant.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents
12/17/15 – A meth dump was reported on Orchard Drive in Knox. Indiana State Police was contacted.

12/17/15 – A deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer crash at the intersection of Toto Road and 625 East in Knox.

12/17/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the intersection of 500 West and 700 South in North Judson.

12/18/15 – A sheriff’s deputy responded to a single-vehicle property damage at the intersection of 250 N. and U.S. 35 in Knox.

12/18/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the intersection of 700 East and 200 South in Knox.

12/18/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the intersection of 400 South and 300 West in North Judson.

12/18/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 300 North west of 1200 East in Grovertown.

12/18/15 – A residential burglary was reported in the 8200 block of South Range Road in North Judson.

12/18/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Koontz Lake Fire Department responded to a vehicle versus pole crash in the 8700 block of North 1150 East in Walkerton.

12/18/15 – A Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at the intersection of 200 East and 150 South.

12/19/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on U.S. 35 just south of State Road 10 in Knox.

12/19/15 – A Walkerton resident reported a possible mail scam involving a check.

12/19/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 39 just north of State Road 8.

12/19/15 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported in the 800 block of North U.S. 35 in Knox.

12/19/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 150 North between 1100 and 1200 East in Grovertown.

12/20/15 – The Koontz Lake Fire Department, Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Starke County EMS responded to a report of a vehicle fire on State Road 23 at 650 North in Knox. It apparently hit a tree.

12/20/15 – A deputy responded to a pickup truck versus tree crash in the 4100 block of South 250 West in North Judson.

12/20/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Knox-Center Township Fire Department responded to an accident with injuries at the intersection of 50 South and 100 East in Knox.

12/21/15 – The Hamlet Police Department responded to a property damage accident on 875 North at 1150 East.

12/21/15 – A property damage accident was reported in the 400 block of east 25 North in Knox.

12/21/15 – A resident in the 5800 block of South U Road West in North Judson reported vandalism to a residence. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and North Judson Police Department responded.

12/22/15 – A drive-off was reported at the BP station in Knox.

12/22/15 – A resident in the 6800 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported the back patio door broken out of the residence.

12/22/15 – A resident in the 6700 block of South 775 West in San Pierre came home and found her house had been broken into.

12/23/15 – A resident in the 6400 block of East State Road 10 in Knox reported his mailbox was hit by a car the previous night.

12/23/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Knox-Center Township Fire Department responded to a vehicle versus pole crash at the intersection of U.S. 35 and 200 South in Knox.

12/23/15 – Officers responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of U.S. 35 and Mae Delano Drive in Knox.

12/23/15 – A vehicle versus pole accident was reported on 200 South east of 650 East in Knox.

12/25/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 10 west of U.S. 35 in North Judson.

12/26/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on U.S. 30 just east of the Grovertown Truck Stop.

12/27/15 – The owner of a home in the 2800 block of East 150 South in Knox reported someone broke in and busted all of the pipes.

12/28/15 – A Knox resident reported receiving a scam telephone call from 886-287-0812 regarding a payday loan he never obtained and said his bank blocked a $50 charge from that company in the United Kingdom.

12/28/15 – A single-vehicle slide off property damage accident was reported at the intersection of U.S. 35 and 500 South in Knox.

12/28/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Koontz Lake Fire Department First Responders responded to a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 30 Eastbound west of State Road 23 in Grovertown.

12/28/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle property damage crash on Range Road north of State Road 8 in Knox.

12/28/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle property damage accident on State Road 23 south of U.S. 30 in Grovertown.

12/28/15 – A single-vehicle accident was reported on State Road 8 west of 600 East in Knox.

12/28/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 23 between 100 and 150 North in Knox.

12/28/15 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported at 700 East and the gravel pit in Knox.

12/28/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle injury accident on 400 South between Range Road and 100 East. The driver advised a large tree fell in front of his vehicle, causing his truck to go airborne and break a tie rod.

12/29/15 – A vehicle versus tree accident was reported on 1100 East between 600 and 700 North.

12/29/15 – Damage was reported to the door of the old Post Office in Ora.

12/29/15 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported in a driveway in the 2300 block of east 350 South in Knox.

12/29/15 – A resident in the 11700 block of East South Avenue in Walkerton reported firearms missing from the residence.

12/30/15 – A resident in the 6000 block of south 300 West in North Judson reported the theft of a crossbow target.

12/30/15 – A resident in the 7900 block of North Frost Street in Walkerton reported the theft of a go cart.

12/30/15 – A resident in the 5100 block of east 600 North in Hamlet reported a residential break-in.

12/30/15 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and 100 West in North Judson. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department First Responders all responded.

12/30/15 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported on State Road 10 east of U.S. 421 in North Judson.

1/1/16 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at the intersection of State Road 23 and 750 North in Grovertown.

1/1/16 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported in the 7700 block of east State Road 8 in Knox.

1/1/16 – A resident in the 10400 block of East State Road 8 in Culver reported vandalism to a vehicle.

01/01/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 4000 block of East 200 South in Knox.

1/1/16/ – The North Judson Police Department and Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of someone driving through property in the 7200 block of West 700 South in North Judson and tearing it up.

1/2/16 – A resident in the 1000 block of North 700 East in Knox reported people have a tent set up on her property and are shooting guns.

1/3/16 – The owner of a rental property in the 4400 block of Dawn East Drive in North Judson advised the tenants moved out and stole the appliances.

1/4/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a rollover accident with injuries on U.S. 35 at 500 North in Hamlet.

1/4/16 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35. The caller advised a pickup truck pulling a trailer hit a guardrail.

1/5/16 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported on U.S. 35 north of U.S. 30 in Knox.

1/5/16 – A resident in the 1400 block of South State Road 23 in Knox reported a known suspect stole her mother’s car keys and left the residence on foot.

1/6/16 – A property damage accident was reported in the Grovertown Truck Stop parking lot.

1/6/16 – A Knox resident reported fraudulent use of his credit card in Florida.

1/6/16 – A two-vehicle injury accident was reported on State Road 8 at 800 East in Knox.

1/6/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Knox Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 8 west of Range Road in Knox.

1/8/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a report of a semi on its side on U.S. 30 east of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

1/8/16 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on U.S. 35 and 275 South in Knox.

1/8/16 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported on U.S. 35 north of U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

1/8/16 – A property damage accident was reported near the Brems Grain Elevator.

1/9/16 – A resident in the 2500 block of West Southside Parkway in North Judson reported the theft of her work keys from her vehicle overnight.

1/9/16 – A resident in the 3100 bock of South Range Road in North Judson reported a suspicious person, possibly under the influence of drugs, trying to get into her residence.

1/9/16 – A resident in the 2600 block of West Southside Parkway in North Judson reported the theft of a dirt bike.

1/9/16 – A resident in the 10400 block of East 550 North in Hamlet reported the theft of a 1999 maroon Dodge Grand Caravan from the property. She advised it did not run and had expired tags and said she believes someone pulled it away.

1/9/16 – A resident in the 3100 block of South Range Road in North Judson reported the theft of cassettes and CDs from his vehicle.

1/9/16 – A vehicle belonging to a resident in the 4200 block of South Range Road in North Judson was reportedly gone through the previous night.

1/9/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the intersection of 700 East and 400 North in Knox.

1/9/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in a field on 1025 East just north of Division Road.

1/11/16 – A Plymouth resident whose debit card was stolen reported charges made on it in Starke County.

1/12/16 – A single-vehicle tractor-trailer accident was reported at the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35.

1/12/16 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on U.S. 30 west of the U.S. 35 overpass.

1/12/16 – A Knox man reported his identity has been stolen.

1/12/16 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported on State Road 8 at 1200 East in Knox.

1/12/16 – A vehicle versus telephone pole property damage accident was reported on Range Road at State Road 8.

1/12/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 350 East at Toto Road in Knox.

1/13/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at State Road 10 at Meyers Street in Knox.

1/13/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department First Responders were notified of a rollover accident on U.S. 35 in 500 North in Knox.

1/13/16 – A North Judson man reported his credit card numbers were used in Richmond, Ind. on Friday at 2 a.m.

1/13/16 – A resident in the 8100 block of North Hiawatha Place in Walkerton came home and found his door kicked in.

1/13/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on U.S. 35 north of 200 South in Knox.

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

12/19/15 – Floyd Wireman, 69, Knox – Operating while intoxicated

12/20/15 – Jussue Estrada Ugalade, 24, Warren – Possession of methamphetamine, operator never licensed

12/20/16 – David M. Armstrong, 48, LaPorte – Reckless driving, operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction, obstruction of traffic with the use of a vehicle, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle

12/21/16 – Shatara F. McNeil, 26, Chicago – Refusal to identify, possession of marijuana and driving while suspended

12/28/15 – Jeffery K. Manns, 31, North Judson – False informing

12/29/15 – Ryan P. Linscott, 27, Grovertown – Operating while intoxicated, driving while suspended prior, invasion of privacy

1/4/16 – Brianna Ivy Clark, 25, Fort Wayne – Driving while suspended prior

1/8/16 – Joseph C. Liebner, 63, Winamac – Driving while suspended prior

1/13/16 – Carlos Donato Gradis Alverez, 33, Plymouth – Operator never licensed

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

12/23/15 – North Judson Police removed an unwanted person from a home in the 400 block of Talmer Ave. and issued a no trespassing warning.

12/23/15 – North Judson Police responded to the 300 block of Main Street and took a harassment report.

12/28/15 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident on State Road 10 east of town. Damage is estimated at more than $2,500.

12/30/15 – A property damage accident was reported in the area of Lane and Main Streets, with damage estimated at less than $1,000.

12/31/015 – A resident in the 100 block of Main Street reported an insulin kit missing from his truck and advised it was either lost or stolen.

1/3/16 – North Judson Police took a theft report from a resident in the 200 block of Maryland Street.

1/4/46 – North Judson Police investigated a minor property damage accident in the area of Schricker and Talmer Avenues. Damages are estimated at less than $500.

1/6/16 – North Judson Police responded to a vehicle versus deer accident in the area of 600 West and State Road 10.

1/7/16 – North Judson Police investigated a minor personal injury accident near Collins Street and the American Legion.

1/8/16 – North Judson Police investigated a vehicle versus telephone pole accident in the Napa Parking lot on Lane Street at Talmer Avenue.

1/9/16 – North Judson Police investigated a vandalism report in the 200 block of west Weninger Street. Colored confetti was reportedly put on the vehicle.

1/11/16 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident east of town on State Road 10. The vehicle that caused it left the scene. Damage is estimated at more than $2,500.

1/12/16 – A tire flew off of a pick up truck and struck a mini van on Talmer Avenue, at the entrance to the parking lot of CVS/Dollar General. No injuries were reported. Damages are estimated at more than $1,000.

1/13/16 – NJ Police investigated a minor property damage accident at the intersection of Campbell Drive and Mint Road. Damage is estimated at more than $1,000.

1/16/16 – North Judson Police responded to a single vehicle accident on State Road 10 at Division Street. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at more than $1,000.
1/17/16 – North Judson Police responded to an alarm at the Family Express on East Talmer Ave and found someone had thrown a brick through the door.

1/18/16 – An iPod generation was found near the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 35 and turned into the North Judson Police Department.

1/19/16 – North Judson Police were summoned to Heartland Grocery on Lane Street for a person “hanging around” and harassing customers. He was asked to leave and given a no trespass warning.

1/22/16 – North Judson Police are investigating a property damage accident where a blue full size pickup either slid or drove off of State Street, striking a lamp post on the in the 300 East block of State Street Anyone with information is asked to call the North Judson Police Department at 574-896-5914.

Arrests:

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

12/22/15 – Brenda Lee Johnson, 56, North Judson – Failure to appear.

12/22/15 – Jeremy Lee Hansen, 32, North Judson – Resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

12/30/15 – Mark Wayne Letson Jr., 19, North Judson – Operator Never Licensed,
Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Scheduled Controlled Substance.

12/30/15 – Mark Wayne Letson Jr., 19, North Judson – Operator never licensed, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

1/9/16 – Robert Sallee, 59, North Judson – O.V.W.I.

1/20/16 – William E. Wood, 24, North Judson – Burglary

1/21/16 – Kelly Stamper, 51, North Judson – LaPorte County warrant

1/23/16 – Rex D. McCain, 45, Flora, Ind. – Invasion of Privacy

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

12/22/15 – North Judson Police responded to a report of a white truck driving recklessly in the area of Talmer Avenue and Ufkes Drive.

12/22/15 – A North Judson officer was responding to a report of shots fired near the area of 260 West and 500 South and saw a dirt bike on the roadway. He tried to stop the vehicle, and it crashed. The driver was arrested after a short investigation.

12/23/15 – North Judson Police responded to a report of an unwanted guest in the 400 block of Talmer Avenue. They issued a no trespass warning and removed the person from the property.

12/23/15 – North Judson Police responded to a cracked utility pole and a low-hanging telephone wire in the alley between Lane Street and Keller Avenue, north of Central Avenue. The damage was reported to Centerylink.

12/23/15 – Officers responded to a harassment call in the 300 block of Main Street and took a report.

12/24/15 – North Judson Police were called to a home in the 200 block of Leslie Street regarding a custody dispute, after which the father was allowed to visit with the child.

Arrests:

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

12/22/15 – Brenda Lee Johnson, 56, North Judson – Failure to appear warrant.

12/22/15 – Jeremy Lee Hansen, 32, North Judson – Resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

12/06/15 – The North Judson Police received an animal complaint in the 300 Block of Main Street.

12/09/15 – A woman contacted the police and reported someone went through her vehicle the previous night in the North Judson-San Pierre High School parking lot and removed items.

12/09/15 – North Judson Police investigated a minor property damage accident in the Good to Go parking lot. No injuries were reported, and no citations were issued. Damages were estimated at near $1,000.

12/14/15 – A motorcycle license plate was found at the intersection of State Road 10 and Range Road and turned in to the North Judson Police Department.

12/14/15 – A camera was reported stolen by a resident in the 100 block of East Sycamore Street. The incident remains under investigation.

12/14/15 – North Judson Police responded to a suspicious circumstance call in the 200 block of E. Weninger Street.

12/17/15 – Items were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Leslie Street.

12/18/15 – North Judson Police responded to an intimidation call in the 200 block of east Weninger Street. A report was sent to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

Starke County Sheriff's Department Badge12/03/15 – Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 23 at 900 East in Grovertown.

12/03/15 – Deputies responded to a property damage accident in the 3000 block of South Range Road in Toto.

12/03/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported to the Starke County Sheriff’s Office. It happened several hours earlier on U.S. 35 south of the Bass Lake Fire Station.

12/03/15 – An officer from the Hamlet Police Department responded to a vehicle versus pole crash at the intersection of Frost and Cherokee in Koontz Lake.

12/03/15 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 6800 block of Hickory Drive in Knox.

12/03/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a vehicle versus pole crash on County Road 210 at Rannells Road in Knox.

12/03/15 – Suspicious activity was reported at a residence in the 5100 block of Driftwood Lane in North Judson. The home’s occupant advised she thought someone was on the property with flashlights but said she believed she had scared them away.

12/04/15 – A Knox resident reported a debit card stolen.

12/04/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 8 west of 700 East in Knox.

12/04/15 – The owner of a building in the 4100 block of North Range Road in Grovertown reported someone is trying to steal items from one of his shops.

12/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Hamlet Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on 600 East at 300 North in Hamlet. The driver was not injured.

12/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a rollover accident on U.S. 35 at 500 South in Knox. No injuries were reported.

12/05/15 – Trespassers on ATVs were reported on 250 East south of 100 South in Knox. The person who hunts the property advised they have torn it up.

12/05/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 39 between the Yellow River and State Road 8.

12/06/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 4000 block of south 350 West in North Judson.

12/06/15 – A resident in the 1400 block of west 400 S. in North Judson advised he heard a loud bang outside, went out to investigate, and found his mailbox full of mail at the edge of the road across the street.

12/06/15 – A man from Fulton, Ind. advised he was battered the previous night at the Chesapeake Run Golf Course in North Judson and his eyes are now swollen shut.

12/06/15 – A resident in the 4500 block of South 100 East in Knox advised his mailbox was removed from the ground sometime Friday night.

12/06/15 – A resident in the 4500 block of South State Road 39 in North Judson reported vehicles belonging to her husband and herself were ransacked.

12/06/15 – A hunter in the 3200 block of 800 in San Pierre advised he saw a car stop and someone fired a shot before leaving.

12/07/15 – A resident in the 4000 block of S. 625 E in Knox came to the sheriff’s office to file a theft report.

12/07/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 3700 block of S. U.S. 35 in Knox.

12/07/15 – A trolley motor was reported stolen by a resident in the 300 block of S. 700 E. in Knox.

12/07/-15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a property damage accident in the 4300 block of East CR 210 in Knox. The caller advised a cement mixer took down power lines, and they are in the road.

12/07/15 – A resident in the 300 block of East Toto Road reported the theft of a bike from her gazebo.

12/07/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 100 block of West Toto Road.

12/08/15 – A property damage accident was reported in the 3000 block of State Road 10 in Knox. The driver reportedly hit two mailboxes.

12/08/15 – A resident in the 300 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported the theft of a television.

12/09/15 – A DCS employee reported a caseworker was threatened by a resident in the 1000 E block of 700 S in North Judson the previous day.

12/09/15 – A resident in the 6800 block of East Toto Road advised his shed was broken into.

12/09/15 – Possible drug activity was reported in a barn in the 3300 block of South 200 East in Knox.

12/09/15 – A vehicle versus dog accident was reported on State Road 8 at 700 East in Knox.

12/09/15 – Officers responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on 750 E. at 850 S. in Knox.

12/09/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Hamlet Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a report of a pickup truck partially in a ditch on Range Road north of 400 N. in Knox.

12/10/15 – Officers responded to a report of possible drug activity at Oregon-Davis High School.

12/10/15 – A residential break-in was reported in the 5100 block of Driftwood Lane in North Judson.

12/10/15 – A residential break-in was reported in the 1500 block of East 500 South in Knox.

12/10/15 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on 900 South east of U.S. 35 in Knox.

12/10/15 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 at 100 West in North Judson.

12/10/15 – Officers were called back to a residence in the 1500 block of East 500 S. in Knox where an earlier break-in was reported. The caller advised people are coming back through the woods to get items they set outside earlier.

12/10/15 – A resident it the 3200 block of North 100 East in Knox reported his residence was broken into and firearms and checkbooks were taken.

12/10/15 – A resident in the 5000 block of east 200 South in Knox reported being threatened by a neighbor.

12/11/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on U.S. 30 Eastbound across from the Grovertown Truck Stop.

12/11/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 8 at 700 East in Knox.

12/11/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 150 South east of Range Road.

12/11/15 – Officers responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 5000 block of east 200 South in Knox.

12/12/15 – A resident in the 6800 block of Hickory Drive in Knox reported spray paint vandalism to the vehicles parked in their driveway and to their house.

12/12/15 – A resident in the 4200 block of south 650 West in North Judson reported shots fired and bouncing off the metal around her property. She advised there are children inside the home.

12/12/15 – Sheriff’s Deputies, First Responders and Starke County EMS responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 8 and 1200 East in Knox.

12/12/15 – A resident in the 4000 block of south 100 East in Knox reported a theft.

12/12/15 – An injury crash was reported at the intersection of Clark and Fisher Streets in Knox.

12/14/15 – A resident in the 6600 block of East Toto Road reported a person known to him came to his residence and damaged his vehicle.

12/14/15 – The owner of property in the 1700 block of East State Road 8 in Knox advised a black Dodge Ram is driving around in her field getting stuck and leaving large ruts.

12/14/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on Toto Road at 750 West in San Pierre.

12/14/15 – A resident in the 7700 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton reported the theft of items from the residence.

12/14/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and North Judson Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 1500 block of East 500 South.

12/15/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 10 east of Bailey’s.

12/15/15 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of Toto and Range Roads in Knox.

12/15/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department first responders all responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on Toto Road between 350 and 400 West in North Judson.

12/15/15 – A resident in the 2500 block of east 100 South in Knox reported his vehicle was broken into sometime in the past three days.

12/15/15 – A resident in the 8000 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton reported property damage.

12/15/15 – The owner of a semi parked in the 2500 block of East 100 South in Knox reported it was broken into and items were taken.

12/15/15 – A resident in the 1600 block of east 400 South in Knox reported a known suspect took his television set.

12/16/15 – Norfolk Southern advised glass on the crossing lights at 1000 East and 250 South have been shot out.

12/16/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 9700 block of west 400 South in San Pierre.

12/16/15 – A resident in the 5300 block of Detroiter Lane in North Judson reported an attempted vehicle break-in and advised the suspect ran north on Detroiter Lane.

Arrests:

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

12/03/15 – Thomas D. Skibbe, 43, Pendelton – Possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a syringe.

12/04/15 – Christopher Shawn Reed, 35, Knox – Possession or sale of precursors and maintaining a common nuisance.

12/05/15 – Aaron Ray Wireman, 30, Knox – Visiting a common nuisance.

12/05/15 – Steven P. Pastrorcik, 33, Knox – Maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

12/05/15 – Felicia L. Hill, 28, Culver – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and assisting a criminal.

12/05/15 – Deborah Lynn Trusty, 44, Evansville – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, visiting a common nuisance and assisting a criminal.

12/05/15 0 David Micheal Pastorcik, 18, Knox – Visiting a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

12/05/15 – Shawn Nathaniel Centers, 40, Knox – Possession of methamphetamine, visiting a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia and assisting a criminal.

12/11/15 – Shayne Beem, 22, Walkerton – Resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.

12/12/15 – Timothy James Zachary, 20, North Judson – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage, failure to stop after an accident, operating while intoxicated.

12/12/15 – Zackery Gerald Bailey, 18, Walkerton – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage.

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents

11/22/15 – North Judson Police responded to a report of harassment at a business on Mulberry Street.

11/23/15 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported near County Road 500 West and State Road 10. Damages were set at more than $2,500. No injuries were reported.

11/25/15 – Officers dealt with an unruly person in the 700 block of East Talmer Avenue.

11/25/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported to North Judson Police. It happened near the intersection of State Roads 8 and 39, but the driver was able to get the car home. Damages were estimated at more than $2,500.

11/26/15 – A newer tenant in the 700 block of East Talmer Avenue reported what they thought were people in their home. No one was located, and it believed to be “old house noises.”

Arrests

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

11/29/15 –Dewayne Davis, 37, Knox – O.V.W.I.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents

11/10/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 1300 block of North 500 East in Knox.

11/11/15 – A resident in the 4900 block of South 300 East in Knox reported the theft of silver coins and jewelry from the residence.

11/11/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on U.S. 30 eastbound at Knoll Brothers.

11/11/15 – Deputies from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Knox-Center Township Fire Department First Responders responded to a vehicle versus telephone pole crash in the 1700 block of South 300 East in Knox.

11/11/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 300 East north of State Road 8 in Knox.

11/13/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department First Responders all responded to a two-vehicle injury accident on U.S. 35 and 800 South near the Starke/Pulaski County line.

11/13/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 23 at 300 North in Knox.

11/13/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on U.S. 421 near 500 South in North Judson.

11/13/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 8 east of 550 East in Knox.

11/14/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 10 west of the Marshall County line.

11/14/15 – A resident in the 9900 block of East Toto Road reported a residential break-in.

11/14/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 3800 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/15/15 – A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 7300 block of East 50 South in Knox.

11/15/15 – A sheriff’s deputy took a theft report from someone who advised a trailer in the 3100 block of South 100 West in North Judson was broken into and everything was stolen.

11/15/15 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy, Starke County EMS and fire department first responders responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at 1000 East and 200 South in Knox.

11/15/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 1900 block of South 700 East in Knox.

11/16/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported down the road from Oregon-Davis Schools.

11/16/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 1400 block of West Toto Road.

11/16/15 – A log splitter was reported stolen in the 3100 block of South 250 East in Knox.

11/16/15 – A resident in the 6100 block of East 25 North in Knox asked to file a theft report for unspecified items.

11/16/16 – A resident in the 7100 block of East 50 South in Knox reported the theft of a .380 handgun and a .32 handgun from the residence.

11/16/15 – A resident reported between 40 and 50 tires have been dumped along the road in the ditch at the intersection of 800 South and 300 East in Knox.

11/16/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 700 East south of Toto Road in Knox.

11/16/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 10 west of U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/17/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 2200 block of South U.S. 35.

11/17/15 – A resident in the 3100 block of South 900 West in San Pierre reported the theft of a trailer ball hitch from his vehicle.

11/17/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Knox-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department all responded to a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 35 at 300 North in Knox.

11/17/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 600 North east of 750 East in Hamlet.

11/17/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 10 one mile east of State Road 39 in North Judson.

11/18/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and fire department first responders responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident on 700 East south of 200 South in Knox.

11/18/15 – A resident in the 6300 block of South 375 West in North Judson reported her car was broken into.

11/18/15 – A Walkerton resident reported a car ran into several mailboxes in the 10800 block of East South Ave.

11/18/15 – A resident in the 2300 block of South 650 West in North Judson reported someone put a yellow liquid in her mailbox.

11/18/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS, Hamlet Police Department and Koontz Lake Fire Department First Responders all responded to a rollover accident in the 5600 block of State Road 23 in Grovertown.

11/19/15 – A farmer reported an alarm was going off on his irrigation system at 850 South and 1000 East. One person was arrested.

11/19/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 23 near the Washington Township Fire Department.

11/19/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 7200 block of South 250 West in North Judson.

11/19/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and first responders responded to a two-vehicle personal injury accident at the intersection of 700 East and 25 North in Knox.

11/19/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 2800 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson.

11/19/15 – Police and first responders responded to a three-vehicle property damage accident on State Road 10 at 100 East in North Judson.

11/19/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 350 East at Country Lane Estates in Knox.

11/19/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and State Road 39 North in North Judson.

11/19/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported near the intersection of State Road 10 and Range Road.

11/20/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 39 north of State Road 10 in North Judson.

11/20/15 – A freezer was reported stolen from a corn crib in the 6200 block of North 300 East in Knox.

11/20/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 39 south of State Road 10 in North Judson.

11/20/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on U.S. 35 north of 900 South in Knox.

11/21/15 – A resident in the 2300 block of West 400 South in Knox reported hitting a deer on State Road 39 the previous night.

11/21/15 – A vehicle versus pole accident was reported on State Road 8 at the Yellow River Bridge in Knox.

11/21/15 – A slide-off was reported on U.S. 421 south of State Road 10.

11/21/15 – A slide-off was reported on U.S. 35 south of North State Road 8 in Knox.

11/21/15 – A slide-off was reported on U.S. 30 westbound west of the truck stop.

11/22/15 – A resident in the 8900 block of South Jefferson Street in Monterey requested a report for items stolen from her residence.

11/22/15 – A resident in the 1400 block of West Toto Road reported a suspicious snowmobile on her property.

11/22/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Knox Police Department, Knox Fire Department First Responders and Starke County EMS responded to a single-vehicle crash on 25 North between 600 East and U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/22/15 – A single-vehicle accident was reported in the westbound lanes of U.S. 30 east of U.S. 35.

11/22/15 – A property damage accident was reported in the 1900 block of 250 in North Judson.

11/30/15 – A Kingsford Heights resident called the Starke County Sheriff’s Office to report hitting the guardrail at U.S. 35 and Old 30 the previous night.

11/23/15 – A resident in the 7200 block of South 250 West in North Judson reported a known suspect damaged his vehicle before leaving his residence. The officer who responded was not able to locate the suspect but took an accident report.

11/23/15 – A slide-off was reported on State Road 10 east of State Road 39 in North Judson.

11/24/15 – A resident in the 7000 block of South 250 West in North Judson reported someone broke into her tan 2000 Ford Explorer while it was parked at her residence.

11/24/15 – A resident in the 3800 block of East 200 North in Knox reported someone broke into his locked building during the night and took several shop items. The same caller later advised another building was also broken into.

11/24/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 650 West at the LaPorte County line.

11/25/15 – A resident in the 2600 block of West 500 South in North Judson advised the mailbox was smashed sometime overnight.

11/25/15 – A resident in the 6700 block of South 250 West in North Judson reported the theft of a .44 rifle.

11/25/15 – A resident in the 4400 block of South 650 West in North Judson reported someone tried to blow up her mailbox and said whatever they tried to use is still inside.

11/25/15 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on 1150 East south of Toto Road.

11/26/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 39 south of Toto Road in North Judson.

11/27/15 – A resident in the 4300 block of South 100 West in North Judson reported the theft of her mailbox.

11/27/15 – A vehicle versus pole property damage accident was reported in the 3800 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/27/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the interection of U.S. 35 and State Road 10 in Knox.

11/28/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the westbound lane of U.S. 30 in Grovertown.

11/28/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on U.S. 35 north of the Melody Drive-In in Knox.

11/28/15 – A North Judson resident reported her debit card was stolen and fraudulently used.

11/28/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Hamlet Police Department responded to a loud party complaint near Stanley’s Marina in Walkerton and arrested 21 people for various drug and alcohol offenses.

11/29/15 – A resident in the 11500 block of East South Ave. in Walkerton reported people on his deck possibly trying to break in. He found a cell phone in the yard, some broken chairs and a wallet. He said at least one person took off running south.

11/29/15 – A resident in the 7500 block of East 200 North in Knox came home and found his driveway was all torn up near the roadway. He also advised someone was in his field doing donuts.

11/29/15 – A resident in the 4000 block of South 300 East in Knox reported the theft of a hog roaster.

Arrests

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

11/12/15 – Max A. Stills, 26, Culver – possession of marijuana with a prior conviction, possession of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine.

11/19/15 – Jamin Marie Dewitt, 32, Argos – Assisting a criminal.

11/20/15 – Kurt Norem, 49, Knox – Driving while suspended prior.

11/21/15 – Edward Kenneth Johnson, 49, Warsaw – Driving while suspended prior.

11/25/15 – Graham Michael Richie, 27, North Judson – Warrant.

11/28/15 – Noe Gutierrez, 25, address not listed – Operator never licensed.

11/28/15 – Tyler Andrew Felten, 20, Bremen – Dealing in marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of marijuana.

11/28/15 – Kerry Andrew Herman, 19, Bremen – Maintaining a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Daniel Barrious-Reynoso, 19, address not listed – Resisting law enforcement, illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Lindsay Jade Berger, 23, Bremen – Contributing to the delinquency of a minor and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Stephanie Guadalupe Jimenez, 21, Bremen – Contributing to the delinquency of a minor and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Vianca Montesdeoca, 21, Bremen – Contributing to the delinquency of a minor and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Jacob Clayton Box, 21, Bremen – Contributing to the delinquency of a minor and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Mason S. Wardlow, 20, Knox – Resisting law enforcement, illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage, visiting a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.

11/28/15 – Alaen Christopher Medrano, 18, Plymouth – Resisting law enforcement, false informing, illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Cameron James Mattson, 19, Grovertown – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Brittney Michelle Hundt, 19, Bremen – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Wyatt Dalton Gordy, 19, Bremen – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Benjamin Andrew Thornton, 19, Bremen – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Nicholas Christopher Bowling, 20, Bremen – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Joel Alexander Miller, 20, Bremen – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Taylor Ryan Yoder, 18, Bremen – illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Casey Jean Scott, 19, Bourbon – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Phoenix Wayne Ricketts, 20, Bremen – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Kaycee Marie Wagoner, 19, Bremen – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Kayla Dawn Cangiano, 19, Knox – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and visiting a common nuisance.

11/28/15 – Jhordan J. Cole, 23, no address listed – Disorderely conduct, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and visiting a common nuisance.

Police Reports

North Judson Police

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

10/25/15 – North Judson Police took a vandalism report after a home in the 100 block of George Street was egged and TPd.

10/26/15 – North Judson Police took a report of an unlawful residential entry resulting in the theft of a flat screen television. Civil and domestic concerns are also involved, according to police.

10/27/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated a personal injury accident at the intersection of SR 10 and Lane Street. A vehicle heading north on Wilson Street was crossing State Road 10 onto Lane Street and struck a vehicle traveling westbound on State Road 10. The driver of the vehicle that was struck was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital by ambulance with complaints of neck and back pain. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police assisted with the investigation. Damage was estimated at almost $3,000.

10/28/15 – Extra patrols were requested in the 600 block of Keller Avenue.

10/28/15 – A women reported being scammed out of about $1,200 over the Internet. She was contacted via email by someone claiming to be her granddaughter asking for help and money. In this case there is no available recourse due to the way the money was transferred. Another scam reported this week involved a threat of arrest if funds weren’t transferred to the IRS within 45 minutes. North Judson Police note these are scams. They advise anyone who gets an email or telephone call from a family member asking for money to call the number they have for the person or call their parents before sending money. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely also reminds people the IRS will not make telephone calls to collect money. They will use the U.S. Mail and will not make threatening telephone calls. Vessely reminds people to not give their bank or credit card numbers out over the telephone unless they initiate contact with someone and to contact the police regarding any suspicious activity. He adds the best thing to do is to hang up on would-be scam callers.

10/29/15 – Officials at a local school reported a custody dispute to North Judson Police.

10/29/15 – North Judson Police responded to a trespassing complaint and a civil matter in the 300 block of Lane Street. Information was forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for review and consideration of possible charges.

10/31/15 – An aluminum boat was reported stolen from the 100 block of State Street. It is believed the older boat was scrapped.

10/31/15 – A North Judson officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired registration on Talmer Avenue at Ono Drive. The vehicle was previously reported stolen out of LaPorte County. A report was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for the consideration of charges, and the vehicle was impounded.

11/02/15 – Officers responded to a suspicious circumstance complaint in the 600 block of East Talmer Ave.

11/02/15 – A North Judson resident was walking in the area of east Weninger Street and Walnut Street reported being followed by a group of juveniles. The officer was unable to locate the youngsters.

11/03/15 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident in the area of SR 10 and CR 250 W. Damages are estimated at over $2,500.

11/04/15 – A neighbor dispute was reported to in the 300 block of Leslie Street.

11/05/15 – North Judson Police were called to the 400 block of Keller Avenue in reference to an unwanted subject. The subject left walking to his parents’ home.

11/06/15 – A resident in the area of Sycamore and Mullberry Streets reported a traffic complaint and requested extra patrols.

11/09/15 – North Judson Police responded to a suspicious person complaint in the 600 block of Oakwood Street. Chief Doug Vessely found subject on Lane Street and he advised he was looking for someone.

11/12/15 – North Judson Police responded to a neighbor dispute in the 400 block of Main Street.

11/15/15 – A resident in the 100 block of State Street reported the theft of items from unlocked vehicles. The North Judson Police Department reminds residents to make sure their vehicles and homes are locked to prevent such incidents.

11/16/15 – A resident in the 600 block of Laurel Street reported damage to her door and storm door.

11/17/15 – North Judson Police assisted a stranded motorist in the area of State Road 10 and 775 West. Officers provided traffic control until a tow truck arrived.

11/18/15 – North Judson Police responded to a neighbor dispute in the 100 block of East Sycamore Street.

11/19/15 – North Judson Police are still investigating a hit-and-run property damage accident in the 100 block of East Sycamore Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department.

11/20/15 – A burn complaint was reported in the area of Garfield and Cherry Streets.

11/20/15 – North Judson Police responded to an animal complaint in the 200 block of East State Street

11/20/15 – North Judson Police responded to a vehicle versus combine property damage accident in the area of SR 10 and 100 West. It is still under investigation.

Arrests:

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

11/11/15 – Hayden Carson Kilburn, 28, Culver, – Knox City Court warrant.

11/12/15 – Joseph Tyson Bihlmayer, 30, Knox – Driving while suspended/prior and a Marshall County warrant

11/12/15 – Ronald J. Siebert Jr., 27, North Judson – Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle.

11/15/15 – Adam Lee White, 32, North Judson – Knox City Court warrant

11/17/15 -John Wesley Rupert, 32, North Judson – Starke Circuit Court warrant and Jasper County warrant.

11/19/15 – Dustin Wade Large, 30, North Judson – Porter County warrant.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

Starke County Sheriff's Department Badge11/5/15 – Hamlet Police were notified of a bucket of apparent meth supplies on Starke Street near the NIPSCO line.

11/5/15 – A resident in the 7800 block of North Tippecanoe Drive N. in Walkerton reported his neighbor is playing his music so loud it is rattling the neighborhood.

11/5/15 – A Knox resident reported receiving a telephone call advising she won a sweepstakes and needed to send money. She did, and received another telephone call advising more money was needed. Her bank advised her to file a police report.

11/5/15 – A motorist called the sheriff’s office to report hitting a deer on State Road 39 near the Starke/Pulaski County line. He was able to drive home and believes damage to his vehicle is less than $1,000.

11/6/15 – A resident in the 8500 block of east 200 South in Knox reported the theft of items.

11/6/15 – A resident in the 4800 block of South State Road 39 in North Judson reported her mailbox was knocked down.

11/6/15 – A Walkerton resident reported receiving an IRS scam call.

11/7/15 – A resident in the 4300 block of south 100 West in North Judson reported items were stolen from his vehicle in the middle of the night.

11/7/15 – Officers were notified of a property damage accident in the 8300 block of east 200 North in Grovertown.

11/7/15 – A Walkerton resident reported the theft of items.

11/7/15 – A resident in the 7700 block of East 625 South in Knox requested a theft report.

11/7/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a battery report in the 8600 block of South Sycamore Street in Monterey.

11/7/15 – A motorist hit a raccoon on 400 South one mile east of U.S. 421.

11/8/15 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 35 at State Road 10 in Knox.

11/8/15 – Officers were notified of a suspicious vehicle with Michigan plates in the area of the Bass Lake Cemetery.

11/8/15 – A possible poaching incident was reported in the 2300 block of East 800 South in North Judson.

11/8/15 – A sheriff’s deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer property damage accident in the 1500 block of East 500 South in Knox.

11/8/15 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus deer property damage accident on U.S. 35 by the bowling alley in Knox.

11/9/15 – A sheriff’s deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 750 East north of 700 South in Monterey.

11/9/15 – A deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash that happened near the intersection of State Road 39 and State Road 10 in North Judson.

11/9/15 – A resident in the 6400 block of East 25 North in Knox reported her purse was stolen out of her vehicle sometime overnight.

11/9/15 – A resident in the 2300 block of West U Road in North Judson reported vandalism to a truck and a car parked in the driveway.

11/9/15 – A HicksGas employee reported a tank missing in the 400 block of North 1025 East in Knox.

11/9/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the intersection of State Road 23 and State Road 10.

11/9/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 23 north of Toto Road.

11/9/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 600 East north of U.S. 30 in Knox.

11/9/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the intersection of Toto Road and 100 West.

11/10/15 – A resident in the 4200 block of East 216 South in Knox reported the theft of several articles of clothing and electronic game systems.

11/10/15 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 east of Knoll Brothers in Hamlet.

11/10/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash report was requested for an accident in the 1300 block of North 500 East in Knox.

Arrests:

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

11/7/15 – Quenten Daniel Bount, 18, North Judson – Drug possession.

New Information Emerges in North Judson Police Shooting

 
 

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

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ISP Releases More Information About Officer-Involved Shooting

 
 

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

Police Reports

Incidents

Starke County Sheriff's Department Badge9/24/15 – A resident in the 10400 block of East 500 North in Grovertown came home to find the back door of the home kicked in, their master bedroom ransacked and a safety deposit box missing.

9/24/15 – A resident in the 1500 block of south Fernwood Drive in Knox reported her neighbor’s horses have damaged a significant portion of her lawn.

9/24/15 – A resident the 3300 block of east State Road 10 in Knox reported the discovery of two bullet holes on the exterior of her home just below her bedroom window and advised they appeared to be fairly fresh. She added the bullets did not go all the way through the wall.

9/24/15 – A resident in the 100 block of South Fisher St. in San Pierre reported being harassed in person and over the telephone.

9/25/15 – A Knox resident reported fraudulent use of her bank account.

9/25/15 – A caller advised a man is running around Hickory Hills Campground in Knox and stealing wire.

9/25/15 – A resident in the 10100 block of West State Road 10 in San Pierre reported someone throwing rocks at her vehicles.

9/25/15 – A resident in the 3700 block of north 700 East in Grovertown reported his neighbor keeps shooting his guns.

9/26/15 – Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary in progress call in the 2600 block of south 700 East in Knox and reportedly found drugs and paraphernalia in the suspect’s vehicle. An arrest was made.

9/26/15 – A resident in the 2600 block of south 700 East in Knox reported two known suspects stole money from her the previous day.

9/26/15 – Officers responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on State Road 8 at the railroad tracks.

9/26/15 – A resident in the 9800 block of east 50 South in Knox advised her daughter bought a 4-wheeler a few days before and believes it might be stolen.

9/29/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 10 between 700 East and State Road 23 in Knox.

9/27/15 – A moped and other items were reported stolen from a residence on Toto Road near Fletcher’s Carpet.

9/27/15 – A resident in the 5800 block of south U Road in North Judson reported the theft of a 4 wheeler from a yard.

9/27/15 – A resident in the 5800 block of South A Street in North Judson reported a maroon Chevy truck hit her mailbox and her neighbor’s mailbox before heading to State Road 10.

9/28/15 – A resident in the 6800 block of East Oakwood Ave. in North Judson reported the theft of multiple trees.

9/28/15 – A resident in the 100 block of south Fisher Street in San Pierre advised someone came into her residence and cut the lock off her bedroom door.

9/28/15 – A resident in the 11300 block of East Circle Ave. in Walkerton reported the theft of a boat cover.

9/28/15 – A resident the 7200 block of south 250 West in North Judson advised he came home from work and found someone had hit his car in his driveway.

9/28/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Knox City Police Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of Lake Street and U.S. 35 in Knox.

9/28/15 – Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle versus tree accident at the intersection of County Road 625 South and 700 East in Bass Lake. The driver was arrested.

9/29/15 – A resident in the 3200 block of west 400 South in North Judson advised she hit a raccoon on the way home from work the previous night and has front end damage to her car as a result.

9/29/15 – A resident in the 100 block of East 400 South in Knox reported the theft of a laptop computer from Knox High School.

9/29/15 – A deputy responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on 150 North east of 700 East in Knox.

9/29/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and fire department first responders all responded to a report of a truck in a field on 900 East at Yellowstone Trail in Grovertown due to a report of injuries sustained in the crash.

9/29/15 – A resident in the 5000 block of South 600 West in North Judson reported being harassed by two known suspects.

9/30/15 – A resident in the 10800 block of East Toto Road in Culver reported the theft of a blue scooter from his barn.

9/30/15 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on Toto Road between U.S. 35 and 700 East in Knox.

9/30/15 – A resident in the 6800 block of Hickory Drive in Knox filed a vandalism report on a SUV.

9/30/15 – The owner of the N&S Storage Units in the 2600 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox reported seven units were broken into and have been destroyed.

9/30/15 – A resident in the 10500 block of East 50 North in Knox reported the theft of her truck plate.

Arrests

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

9/24/15 – Jonathan F. Porter, 32, Aurora – Possession of marijuana.

9/24/15 – Bryan M. Flowers, 32, LaPorte – Resisting law enforcement – uses vehicle or draws or uses a deadly weapon, reckless driving and criminal mischief.

9/24/15 – Kevin Douglas Reading, 21, Attica – Possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug, driving while suspended, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.

9/26/15 – Patrina Dinana Hall, 33, Melrose Park – Dealing in methamphetamine, illegal drug lab; possession or sale of precursors less than 10 grams, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia, criminal trespass and false informing.

9/26/15 – Kirk Alan Barnett, 29, Plymouth – Public intoxication, operating a vehicle without financial responsibility and failure to stop at an accident resulting in property damage.

9/28/15 – Robert Ehreshman, 27, Knox – Public intoxication and failure to stop after an accident.

North Judson Police

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

Incidents

9/22/15 – Good to Go reported a female shoplifter. The suspect left prior to the officer’s arrival. A report was sent to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for review and possible charges.

9/24/15 – A verbal trespass warning was issued to an unwanted guest at Burger King. The man was told he would be arrested if he returns.

9/27/15 – An officer responded to a harassment complaint in the 300 block of Leslie Street and took a report.

9/28/15 – A second harassment complaint was filed involving the parties from the previous day in the 300 block of Leslie Street.

9/30/15 – Officers responded to an intimidation call involving a separated couple. A copy of the report was forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.

9/30/15 – Officers were notified of a juvenile being battered. According to the investigating officer, two youngsters were playing and a shoving match ensued. After one juvenile went home, his father returned and battered the other juvenile. No serious injuries were reported, but the father was arrested.

9/30/15 – Officers responded to another intimidation call in the 100 block of Sycamore Street, took a report and sent it to the prosecutor’s office for review.

10/1/15 – North Judson police were advised of some suspicious noises coming from the area of the U-Lock storage units in the 800 block of Talmer Ave. Officers checked the area, walked around the building and did not find any sign of problems.

10/3/15 – Officers responded to a report of two people going door-to-door on Mint Road just outside the town limits The pair did not have the proper permits and left the area.

Arrests

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

9/20/15 – John Wessley Rupert, 32, Knox – Jasper County failure to appear warrant.

9/20/15 – Bradley Alan White, 27, La Crosse, – Knox City Court probation violation warrant.

09/27/15 – John P. Trent, 42, North Judson – possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana

09/30/15 – Maynard Alexander, 39, North Judson – battery.

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

Incidents

8/10/15 – A resident in the 900 block of Bender Street reported two of his vehicle tires were punctured overnight.

8/10/15 – North Judson Police took a vandalism report from a resident in the 500 block of Arlington Avenue. The resident says his company work truck was vandalized the previous evening and someone punctured tires on his personal vehicle.

8/10/15 – Officers took a report of a lost wallet in the 600 block of West Talmer Ave.

8/11/15 – Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum officials requested extra patrols.

8/14/15 – Officers responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of Keller Ave. and Adair St. A semi struck a pole and knocked down electrical lines.

08/15/15 – A resident in the 200 block of Arlington Avenue reported his tires were slashed when he was out of town.

8/16/15 – A manager at Subway reported a customer was harassing the employees. The customer was warned not to return to Subway or he would be arrested for criminal trespass.

8/18/15 – A resident reported juvenile problems and a battery that occurred at the town park on Weninger Street.

8/18/15 – North Judson Police responded to a battery complaint in the 400 block of Keller Ave. A report was forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.

8/18/15 – A resident on Jones Street was issued a Town Ordinance Citation for tall grass over 8 inches.

8/21/15 – Officers responded to North Judson-San Pierre High School for a report of juvenile problems. A completed report was forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office and juvenile probation for review.

8/21/15 – North Judson K9 Officer Scott Beishuizen conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of E. Talmer Avenue. K9 Gunner indicated the possible presence of narcotics in the vehicle. The driver, Joshua J. Howard, 32, of North Judson, and passenger, Sandra Marie Howard, 33, of North Judson, were arrested on possession of methamphetamine, possession of a synthetic drug and possession of paraphernalia charges.

8/22/15 – A resident reported juveniles placing pieces of wood with nails in the roadway in the area of Walnut Street between Second And Third Streets. The incident was resolved.

8/31/15 – North Judson Police investigated verbal dispute between some juveniles and an adult male at Norwayne Field.

8/31/15 – A parent called the police and reported her son was being harassed. Officers spoke to the parent and the boy accused of harassing.

9/01/15 – North Judson Police responded to a minor theft at Subway involving a former employee and issued a no trespassing warning.

9/02/15 – Police responded to a report of a North Judson-San Pierre High School student possibly in possession of marijuana.

9/03/15 – A citizen reported some juveniles stole a speed limit sign on Collins Street. The incident remains under investigation, and a $50 reward is available for the arrest and conviction of the parties involved. Call the North Judson Police 547-772-5914.

9/4/15- A possible prowler was reported in the 6500 block of S. John Street. The home owner requested extra patrol.

9/7/15 – An intimidation report was taken at the North Judson Police station in reference to a woman threatening the complainant on the telephone. A copy of the report was forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

9/8/15 – North Judson Police responded to a minor property damage accident in the CVS parking lot. Damage was estimated at more than $1,000.

9/9/15 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely took a juvenile battery report and sent a copy to the Starke County Prosecutor.

9/10/15 – A resident in the 6100 block of South John Street reported an attempted residential break-in and damage to some items. The incident is still under investigation.

9/12/15 – A resident reported of a stop sign down at the intersection of Clinton Street and Arlington Avenue. NJ Police contacted the town street department to correct the problem.

9/13/15 – Officers responded to a report of trespassers at the Old Cravens building on Sheridan Avenue and removed four juveniles who were exploring the area.

9/14/15 – A resident in the 400 block of Vine Street reported her cat was shot by an arrow. The incident remains under investigation, and information will be forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for a review of possible charges.

9/16/15 – Officers responded to a report of a shoplifter at the Dollar General Store in North Judson. Valerie Rose Haddix, 46, of North Judson, was arrested on a theft charge. While processing her, the officers reportedly found methamphetamine and a syringe.

9/18/15 – A North Judson Police K-9 assisted traffic stop in the 600 block of Talmer Ave. resulted in three arrests. The driver, Brett A. Baros of San Pierre, and a passenger, Cody C. Walker of San Pierre, were arrested for possession of marijuana. A passenger, Matthew Diaz, was wanted on a bench warrant.

9/19/15 – Officers responded to a report of two people who appeared to be passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Good to Go Oil Company on Talmer Ave. An investigation resulted in the arrests of Alex Fawley, 47, of Knox, and Julie A. Joseph, 43, also of Knox.

Arrests

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

8/15/15 – Raymond Senesac, 46, North Judson – Starke County body attachment warrant.

8/21/15 – Joshua J. Howard, 32, North Judson – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of a synthetic drug and possession of paraphernalia.

8/21/15 – Sandra Marie Howard, 33, North Judson – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of a synthetic drug and possession of paraphernalia.

8/22/15 – Travis Duane Joseph, 31, North Judson – Driving with a suspended license, Knox City Court failure to appear warrant.

9/6/15 – Shane Michael Reed, 28, Winamac – Knox City Court failure to appear warrant.

9/10/15 – Taylor S. Patton, 29, Winamac – Knox City Court warrant for failure to appear, intimidation, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

9/14/15 – Kayla Jo Belue, 25, North Judson – Parole warrant.

9/15/15 – Marcus N. Back, 31, Plymouth – Marshall County warrant and Fulton County warrant.

9/16/15 – Valerie Rose Haddix, 46, North Judson –Theft, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a syringe.

9/18/15 – Matthew James Diaz, 21, Knox –Bench warrant for minor in possession of alcohol.

9/18/15 – Brett A Baros, 21, Valparaiso – Possession of marijuana.

9/18/15 – Cody C. Walker, 20, San Pierre – Possession of Marijuana.

9/19/15 – Alex Fawley, 47, Knox – Felony O.V.W.I. and dealing in a controlled substance.

9/19/15 – Julie A. Joseph, 43, Knox – Possession of a controlled substance.

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

Incidents

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

Incidents

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests

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

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

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

Knox Police Department

 
 

Incidents

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

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

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests

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

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

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

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

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests

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

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

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

7/10/15 – Quinton Ellison – Possession of marijuana.

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

Incidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

Knox Police Department

 
 

Incidents

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

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

Arrests

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

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