Police Reports

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/05/12 North Judson Police and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department teamed up to track down a semi tractor and trailer that cut through the Point Drive Inn parking lot, striking and destroying a Centurylink telephone booth and phone box. Between local witnesses and a good Samaritan that followed the semi, Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy, Adam Gray, conducted a traffic stop on the semi near 400 South and US # 35. North Judson Police did the property damage report.

03/05/12 An early morning slight snow accumulation resulted in two property damage accidents in North Judson. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely witnessed and investigated an accident at the intersection of Talmer and Schricker at 6:52 a.m. A Ram 2500 pickup truck was coming down the hill on Talmer and unable to stop, striking another vehicle which was stopped at the intersection, waiting to continue through the intersection. The packed snow and ice contributed to the accident. Damages were set at over $5,000. Then around 7:40 a.m. another fender bender occurred at the intersection of George Street and Talmer Avenue. A vehicle was stopped on Talmer waiting to turn left onto George Street when it was rear-ended by a Ford Ranger pickup truck. The driver of the truck stated he could not stop in time due to the snow and ice on the roadway. Damages were set at over $2,500.

03/04/12 A resident in the 6100 Block of South Oakwood reported to North Judson Police that a four-door white vehicle hit and damaged their fence. The vehicle fled the scene. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner continues the investigation.

03/01/12 U-lock storage in the 700 Block of Talmer Avenue reported to North Judson Police that three units had the pad locks removed from the doors. As of this time, no items have been reported missing. The owners were notified to check the units and advise police if anything was taken.

02/29/12 An improperly latched pickup truck door swung open in the wind while parked in the North Judson–San Pierre High School parking lot causing damage to the vehicle parked next to it. North Judson Police made a written report.

02/28/12 A Domestic Dispute was covered by North Judson Police in the 400 Block of Lane Street. The parties were separated for the evening.

02/27/12 North Judson Police responded to the 300 Block of Franklin Street in reference to a disturbance late Monday night and noticed an injured female subject in the street. After an investigation, North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely and Officer Frank Thomas with assistance from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department Officers Upsall and Gray, arrested Bradley A. White for two counts of Battery. Police noticed some possible stolen items in the home and obtained a search warrant, which was served Tuesday morning. As a result of the search warrant, additional charges of Theft and possession of Stolen Property charges were added to White.

Arrests:
02/27/12 Bradley A. White, 23, 304 B Franklin Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery (two counts), Strangulation, Theft and Possession of Stolen Property.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
03/04/12 At approximately 12:30a.m., the Hamlet Town Marshal was awoken to someone beating on his door and yelling loudly. When Marshal Lonigro answered his door, he found suspect, Justin Boyle, bleeding from his hand and cursing very loudly because he was upset he could not get an officer to his house for a theft report. Justin was arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, Trespassing and Public intoxication.

03/03/12 Kelly Arbuckle, of Hamlet, reported harassment.

03/03/12 A resident at 316 Jefferson reported his neighbor was stealing his electric.

02/28/12 A Hamlet police officer was called to 500 Starke Street for a loud music complaint.

02/27/12 Officers were called to the corner of Hamlet & Pearl Streets for a fight in progress. Officers arrived and parties were separated and left the scene.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/04/12 Pulaski County police found a pickup in a field. Police learned from the driver that he slid off the road when he hit a patch of ice on the road in Franklin Township. The officer advised the driver that he would need to see him before he can retrieve the vehicle.

03/04/12 A Star City resident called police crying stating that her house and yard were toilet papered the night before. Someone had gotten into her car and took $85 out of her wallet that was in her purse.

03/04/12 Police were contacted by a victim of a battery who was in the ER. He told police that a person hit him over the head with a shovel. The parents of the victim called police later to report several life threatening phone calls.

03/01/12 The Rochester Walmart called Pulaski County Police to report prescription fraud. Two subjects are calling in refills for narcotics that are in question.

03/01/12 A Medaryvile resident reported the theft of a license plate.

03/01/12 A Winamac resident called police to report the theft of a license plate.

03/01/12 A Franklin Township resident called police to report damage to her mailbox. Someone had run into it with his vehicle.

02/29/12 A Franklin Township resident told police that someone dumped a bunch of bags of garbage in their field. Paperwork was found with a person’s name on it.

02/29/12 An employee at a business reported a hit-and-run accident in the Winamac area.

02/28/12 A Winamac resident called police to report $30,000 worth of C-13 carbite taken from the tool foundry in Winamac. A description of the suspects was given to police.

02/28/12 A Winamac resident requested an officer to file a report for a theft from his storage unit.

02/28/12 A resident in Star City reported the theft of a license plate.

02/27/12 A Winamac resident called to report a stolen license plate.

02/27/12 A Francesville resident called police to investigate a kicked-in garage door.

Arrests:
03/05/12 Guy Harlan, 21, 5570 S. Main St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Probation Violation.

03/04/12 Douglas Mason, 46, 509 N. Spruce St., Monon, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 03/05/12

03/04/12 Tammy Mason, 50, 509 N. Spruce St., Monon, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC of .15% or Greater and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangering. Discharged 03/05/12

03/03/12 Cody Hopkins, 114 S. State St., Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Auto Theft and Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident. Discharged 03/03/12

03/02/12 Sonya Terry, 33, 14842 W. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended-Prior, Possession of Marijuana and Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 03/02/12

03/02/12 Quintin C. Ellison, 18, 1006 N. Hathaway St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 03/02/12

03/01/12 Nathen Winter, 18, 411 N. 200 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Knox County.

03/01/12 John Grigsby, 43, 1905 W. 900 N., Monon, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/29/12 Matthew Sizemore, 31, 5246 E. County Road 300 N., arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 03/01/12

02/29/12 Lisa Wilson, 25, 1100 N. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/01/12

02/28/12 Craig Madsen, 25, 3756 S. 850 W., San Pierre, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Public Intoxication.

02/27/12 Jason Grisby, 35, 15328 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Theft. Discharged 02/27/12

02/26/12 Tracy Lee Manns, 38, 7676 N. 575 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/26/12

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/01/12 Ronald Webb of North Judson was given a no trespass warning after an alleged incident with his sister.

02/29/12 Brent Clemons reported items were stolen from his mother’s vehicle including clothes, personal hygiene items, a 13” color flat screen TV, and a jewelry box. The car’s stereo was also stolen.

Arrests:
03/04/12 Tony Clemons, 53, 1620 W. 450 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.
Deborah Clemons, 44, 342 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.
Linda Sweet, 49, 328 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

03/01/12 Steven Reinholt, 31, 2687 S. 800 E., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Driving While Suspended-Prior (x2).

Accidents:
02/26/12 Marie Helzer of Wheatfield told police that she was northbound on U.S. 35 approaching the intersection with Culver Road and she proceeded through the intersection due to her traffic signal being green. She said a vehicle traveling westbound on Culver Road in her lane of travel and she could not avoid a collision. The driver of the second vehicle, driven by Karen Baker of Knox, told police that she proceeded through the intersection because she had the green light and she was struck on the driver’s side door by Helzer. Witnesses told police that Baker had the right of way as Helzer had a red light. Both drivers were injured and taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/02/12 A mailbox and pole were reported stolen in the 10800 block of Kanney Avenue in Walkerton.

03/02/12 A resident of the 1500 block of West 250 South in Knox told police that she received a call from a male subject with a foreign accent telling her to get on her computer and follow his instructions to fix computer problems.

03/01/12 A resident of the 4500 block of South 750 West in North Judson told police that someone stolen his garbage can.

03/01/12 Max Milo told police that a male subject pointed a gun at him in the 2700 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox.

02/29/12 Kelly Roseman of North Judson told police that an unauthorized check was cashed from his checking account.

02/29/12 Larry Garrison of North Judson advised that he had received a form in the mail from the BMV informing him that his wife’s driver’s license needed renewed and gave him a website to go to. He was charged $24, and later found out that it was a scam and not affiliated with the BMV.

02/28/12 A caller informed police that a semi “exploded” on U.S. 421 in front of Dooley’s Bar and Grill in San Pierre.

02/27/12 A resident of the 1800 block of South Fernwood Drive in Knox reported an unknown subject was in her home.

02/27/12 Jayne Ritenour told police that her son, James Ritenour, attacked her with a knife.

02/27/12 Extra patrol was requested in the 5200 block of East Old U.S. 30 in response to “window peekers” in the area.

02/26/12 Adela Napier of North Judson told police that someone stole several construction tools from her garage.

02/26/12 Larry Troike reported a break-in at a residence in the 7100 block of South Range Road in Knox.

02/26/12 A bicycle was reported stolen in the 5700 block of South 250 West in Knox.

Arrests:
03/01/12 Robert G. Ellison, 62, of Knox, IN, by SCSD: Animal Running at Large.

03/01/12 Jason C. Land, 34, of Wanatah, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and False Reporting.

North Judson Man Arrested on Battery Charges

Bradley White

A North Judson man was arrested Monday on battery and theft charges.

Bradley White, 23, allegedly battered a person visiting his home and his live-in girlfriend. During the course of the investigation, police learned that he might be harboring stolen property. A warrant was obtained by North Judson Police and White’s Franklin Street apartment was searched and stolen property was reportedly recovered.

White has preliminary charges of Battery, two counts, and Possession of Stolen Property.

The property in question was reportedly taken from his neighbor’s home. The original burglary call was made in December. Police continue to investigate the case and more arrests are anticipated.

No Life Threatening Injuries in Fiery Crash in San Pierre

Starke County emergency personnel were called to an accident yesterday afternoon where two vehicles burst into flames.

When officers arrived at the scene at U.S. 421 in San Pierre, they found a semi and a car fully engulfed in flames. Both drivers had been pulled from the wreckage. Officers determined that the driver of the passenger vehicle crossed the center line causing the accident. The semi was hauling mattresses which took firefighters nearly three hours to extinguish.

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Police Reports

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/25/12 Several mailboxes were damaged in the 3300 block of South 250 West in North Judson.

02/25/12 A mailbox was damaged in the 7300 block of South 600 West in North Judson.

02/25/12 A fight was reported at the Koontz Lake Dam in Grovertown.

02/24/12 A caller reported a suspicious person walking around his property and his daughters property in the 4200 block of South 100 West in North Judson.

02/23/12 An attempted burglary was reported in the 5100 block of West Ind. 10 in North Judson.

02/23/12 A resident of the 4200 block of South 300 East in Knox told police that someone had tried messing with his door handle while he was at work but was deterred by his dog.

02/23/12 A theft was reported in the 3100 block of East County Road 200 South in Knox.

02/23/12 An explosion was reported near the 4700 block of North 700 East in Knox.

02/22/12 A vehicle theft was reported in the 7800 block of North Topinabee in Walkerton.

02/22/12 Two trash cans were reported stolen in the 7500 block of South 200 West in North Judson.

02/22/12 Tabatha Bunkowfst of Knox told police that she had loaned her vehicle to a male subject but he has failed to return it.

02/22/12 A fight was reported at 6735 E. Toto Rd. in Knox.

02/21/12 Tara Heisler told police that someone broke the glass in their doors and went through the entire building, but nothing appeared to be missing.

02/21/12 A caller told police that while he was traveling south on U.S. 35, another vehicle traveling north threw a bottle and shattered his windshield.

02/21/12 A resident of the 5600 block of East Shady Lane in Bass Lake told police that someone TP’d her house and damaged her mailbox.

02/20/12 A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 7300 block of South 600 West in Knox driving slowly up and down the road and parking in front of a residence.

02/20/12 Lee Nagai of Knox told police that someone cut the side curtains of his hog barn.

02/20/12 Kenneth Kozecar reported the theft of battery-powered Craftsman tools and a bicycle from his garage.

02/19/12 A house was egged in the 6500 block of South Ind. 10 in Knox.

Arrests:
02/25/12 David Michael Ores, 29, of Dyer, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/25/12 Joel B. Odette, 27, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/25/12 Mel A. Odette, 28, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/23/12 James Watts, of Knox, IN arrested on an active arrest warrant for Intimidation.

02/19/12 Jeffrey R. Singleton, 25, of Knox, IN, arrested following a warrant check in the 190 block of North Range Road in Knox.

02/19/12 Jack I. Royce, 26, of Grovertown, IN was arrested following his surrender at the Sheriff’s Department.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/24/12 A resident in the 400 block of S. Garfield street reported that someone is possibly outside their residence. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas checked the area and was not able to locate anyone. The resident requested extra patrols.

02/22/12 A resident in the 300 block of Franklin street reported that gas was stolen out of her vehicle twice in the last few weeks. The resident requested extra patrols on Franklin street.

02/21/12 A male subject working on tearing down the old milk station reported that someone filled their dumpsters with trash. The subject that dumped the trash was located and offered to pay for the dumpster.

02/21/12 A resident in the 6100 block of Oakwood Street reported an open door at a vacant residence. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated. Chief Vessely found water running in the upstairs bathroom. There was water damage to the floor and ceiling. There was approximately three to six inches of water in the basement of the residence. Chief Vessely contacted the North Judson water department to shut off the water. Chief Vessely estimated the damages over $10,000.00. It is believed vandals entered the home.

02/21/12 A resident in the 500 block of Mulberry street reported that the light fixture on her garage was hanging from the wall. It was unknown if the fixture slipped off (naturally) or was pulled off. There was no damage to the fixture or the light bulbs.

02/20/12 A female resident in the 600 block of Keller Avenue contacted the North Judson Police Department wanting to leave the residence, but her husband would not give her the cell phone. Later in the evening, the same female requested assistance in retrieving her belongings from the residence.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/26/12 Police were called to a bar in reference to a fight outside the bar. Victim told police that he didn’t want to press charges.

02/26/12 A rollover accident was reported in the Monon area. The vehicle flipped over and the back window fell out. A young girl was in the vehicle. The subject reportedly left the scene of the accident and was found in White County. The subject was planning to return to the scene of the accident.

02/26/12 A Winamac resident called police to report that someone was trying to break into his house. The caller said the would-be burglar was attempting to break into his house and the burglar saw the homeowner and took off. The suspect reportedly opened the first door with a credit card but couldn’t open the second door. The burglar then went around to the back of the residence and broke the door. He saw the homeowner and fled in a vehicle.

02/26/12 A Jefferson Township resident reported that someone broke into his storage building. The suspect(s) broke a window and lock. Steel and other items were stolen.

02/25/12 A Medaryville resident told police that he tried to help an injured dog and the dog bit him.

02/25/12 A Winamac resident called police to report subjects with lights on his property. The subjects ran into the woods.

02/25/12 The theft of a two-wheel Honda bike and two ladders were reported missing from a Winamac residence.

02/24/12 Vandalism was reported to a vehicle in Winamac. Police indicate that the damage was done by a rock or hammer. The windshield was broken.

02/24/12 A Medaryville woman reported the theft of a trailer.

02/23/12 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) tore up the inside of her van.

02/23/12 Pulaski County police were called to a hit and run accident. Someone ran through the fence at a business on U.S. 35. In a separate incident, a pick-up truck hit a car and took off.

02/23/12 The theft of a jar of change, a piggy bank and an X-Box were reported stolen from a Winamac residence.

02/23/12 A Pulaski County resident called police to report a break-in. A Crime Scene Technician was called to lift fingerprints from the scene.

Arrests:
02/26/12 Tracy Lee Manns, 38, 7676 N. 575 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Theft and Possession of a Legend Drug. Discharged 02/26/12

02/23/12 Angela Miller, 32, 321 W. LaPorte/Plymouth Trail, Plymouth, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant on Failure to Appear.

02/21/12 Randall L. Grigsby, 21, 8965 S. 1200 W., Francesville, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants and a charge of Invasion of Privacy.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/25/12 Robert Bell reported the theft of his laptop computer.

02/25/12 Christine Lewis told police that several juveniles were breaking out windows in the vacant residence across the street from her on Giles Ct.

02/22/12 An officer was called to Walgreens for a hit-and-run accident. Esther Maciejack stated that her vehicle was struck by a burgundy truck. Damage was done to the back rear passenger side of the car and the passenger side rear bumper.

02/21/12 A battery incident was reported on Bower Street.

Arrests:
02/25/12 Brandon Davidson, 266 W. Spruce St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Criminal Recklessness.
Kenneth Barnett, 21, 9515 E. 700 N., Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Criminal Recklessness.

02/25/12 James Haluck, 24, 1492 N. 700 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Carrying a Handgun without a Permit.

02/23/12 Charles Wallace, 33, 309 Ruthie Dr. Apt. B4, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespass.

02/21/12 Heath Minix, 24,1440 S. 250 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Police Reports

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/18/12 Pam Cockerell of Valparaiso reported someone stole her cart with her coat and car keys from Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson.

02/16/12 Erna Eckert of San Pierre told police she received a check that was reported stolen in the mail.

02/15/12 Squatters were reported at the Shorter Estate in the 4600 block of West 400 South in North Judson.

02/13/12 Michael Krick of Knox told police that someone broke into his barn and stole two motorcycles and an ATV.

02/12/12 Wayne Benson of North Judson told police that someone pulled the door off of his mailbox, ripped the flag off of it, and left a silver telephone box lying in his driveway.

02/12/12 Two male subjects reportedly entered a home in the 6900 block of East Old U.S. 30 in Hamlet, sat on the couch, and would not leave or speak to the property owner.

Arrests:
02/17/12 Matthew D. Baker, 34, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Common Nuisance, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Resisting Law Enforcement. Robert P. Singleton, 52, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Samuel Wade Singleton, 37, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of Common Nuisance and Possession of Controlled Substance x3. Amber Lynn Rose, 30, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Common Nuisance, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drugs.

02/16/12 Tenneil Eryn Selner, 32, of South Bend, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Assisting a Criminal. Jeffrey Robert Knoebel, 40, of Grovertown, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement.

02/15/12 Howard Wyckoff Reed, Sr., 54, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/13/12 Kelly Marie Carey, 23, of Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/12/12 Tammy F. Chmielewski, 47, of Monticello, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/19/12 A report of a garage being broken into in the 300 block of Franklin Street was made with the North Judson Police. The homeowner was gone for three months and noticed the garage was ransacked when he returned home. The incident remains under investigation.

02/19/12 North Judson police responded to a call of a prowler in the 400 block of Garfield Avenue. No one was located at the time and extra patrols were requested.

02/16/12 A report of a runaway was taken by the North Judson Police Department of a young girl not returning home from school. She was later located and returned home when she left her home again. The next day she was located again and taken home.

02/16/12 The North Judson Dollar General reported to North Judson Police that they had two shoplifters in the store. North Judson Officer James Upsall responded and arrested two females.

02/15/12 A two vehicle mishap occurred on Leslie Street around 6:35 p.m. near the intersection of Luken Street. A vehicle driven by James Grezenko crossed the center line to park on the south side of Leslie, when another passenger car, driven by Meghan Holt, was east bound on Leslie and struck the Grezenko vehicle. Officer James Upsall estimated damages at over $5,000. No injuries were reported.

02/14/12 The North Judson Police Department responded to a house fire at 3942 W. Third Street along with the North Judson Wayne Township Fire Department around 10:13 a.m. The top part of the split level was engulfed in flames. Starke County EMS Technician, Jarrod Boyd, entered the burning structure and located a two-year-old female in an upper floor room. The child was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital and later admitted to Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, IL. The cause of the fire remains under investigation with the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office in conjunction with the North Judson Police and the Indiana State Police. A family of ten people lived in the home up until the fire, with only three people home at the time the fire started.

02/14/12 A family member reported the theft of a handgun from a home in the 100 block of Main Street sometime between December 2011 until today.

Arrests:
02/16/12 Anais E. Wilhelm, 21, of 102 W. Ohio Street, LaCrosse, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft from an incident at Dollar General in North Judson.

02/16/12 Nicole R. Willford Stroobantt, 19, 304 Franklin Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft from an incident at Dollar General in North Judson.

Pulaski County SHeriff'

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/18/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Cass Township area. No injuries were reported and the driver drove the car home.

02/18/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Jefferson Township area. No injuries were reported.

02/17/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a woods fire in the Franklin Township area. Fire Chief, Bill Weaver, told dispatch that this is dug-out area and there is nowhere the fire can spread.

02/17/12 A Winamac resident told police that her red binder with confidential papers is missing.

02/17/12 An employee with at the Medaryville Town Hall called police to report that the garbage man came into the office after being hit with something. The man got dizzy while cleaning it up and he got light-headed and started sweating. EMS arrived on scene and discovered that he may have been shot in the neck with a pellet or BB gun. The man was taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital to have a metal projectile removed from his neck.

02/17/12 A Monterey resident called police to report that she got a letter stating that someone was using her Social Security number to file a report.

02/17/12 A Winamac resident told police that someone shot a hole in the front window.

02/16/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a house fire. The resident said he smelled smoke in the house.

02/16/12 A resident called police to report a fraudulent incident. Information came to the complaintant’s home where someone had started to apply for a credit card in the person’s name.

02/16/12 A resident in Jefferson Township reported the theft of an air conditioner and other miscellaneous items.

02/15/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Winamac area. No injuries were reported.

02/15/12 A car vs. deer accident occurred in the Franklin Township area. No injuries were reported.

02/15/12 A Denham resident called police to report that her son hit a deer in a DirecTV van. The driver was not injured.

02/15/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a house fire. The caller advised that the fire is in the walls. The caller was told to get everyone out of the house immediately. All units were clear from the scene in one hour.

02/15/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a Shih-Tzu puppy.

Arrests:
02/19/12 Rebecca Henderson, 31, 612 S. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

02/19/12 Michael Niehaus, 39, 14487 W. 400 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery. Discharged 02/20/12

02/19/12 Seth Kasten, 28, 272 N. 1050 W. Kewanna, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangerment. Discharged 02/19/12

02/18/12 Jeffery Manns, 27, 437 Decker Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/17/12 Jose Manuel Perez, 19, 4827 N. 400 E., Monterey, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed. Discharged 02/17/12

02/17/12 Ricky Allen McAbee, 29, 2138 W. 49th Place, Gary, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/14/12 Kyle M. Tetrault, 28, 11500 Briarhill Dr., Demotte, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Prior.

02/14/12 Terry L. Iverson, 25, 5921 S. State Road 119, Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended – Prior. Discharged 02/141/2

02/14/12 Jayson D. Shaffer, 26, 4520 Brown St., Leitersford, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/20/12 Frank Kennedy reported a break-in at a residence his real estate agent was showing. The back door at 413 W. Lewis Street was reportedly kicked in, but nothing was reported stolen.

02/16/12 Tiffany Shively reported that a male subject was at her residence and caused damage to the door when he slammed it shut. This case is still under investigation.

02/15/12 Ashley Bradney told police that her apartment had been broken into and some unknown person(s) had thrown a reddish colored liquid on the walls and her newly cleaned carpets. She was moving out of the apartment at the time of the incident.

Arrests:
02/16/12 Shaun S. Shepherd, 40, of 210 W. Cass St., Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle with a Controlled Substance in the Body.

North Judson House Fire Injures Child

The North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department was called to a house fire Tuesday morning at about 10:13 a.m.

Firefighters, Starke County EMS and the North Judson Police Department responded to 3942 W. 3rd Street. The fire was contained to the upper level of the home and the home sustained major smoke damage. A two-year-old child was taken from the residence to IU Health Starke Hospital and hospitalized.

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Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/11/12 Theresa Wireman of Knox filed a report regarding the theft of tools.

02/11/12 A Colt King Cobra .357 handgun and a browning 9MM handgun were reported missing from a residence in the 3600 block of South 625 East in Knox.

02/10/12 Josh Whitfield of Monterey told police that a female subject has been continuously harassing him and hacking into his Facebook account.

02/10/12 A female reported she was battered at the Sandbar.

02/09/12 A battery was reported in the 400 block of West 625 South in Knox.

02/09/12 A caller from the 2700 block of West Toto Road in North Judson told police that someone stole money out of her car.

02/08/12 Vandalism was reported in the 5100 block of East Johnson Street in Knox.

02/08/12 A caller reported her storage unit was broken into at Bailey’s Storage Units in Knox.

02/07/12 A resident of the 7500 block of East 350 South in Knox told police that a male subject has been stalking her residence, peeping through her windows and harassing her.

02/07/12 A theft was reported on 400 North west of 600 East in Hamlet.

02/07/12 A resident of the 3300 block of East South Country Lane in Knox reported an identity theft.

02/07/12 A theft of jewelry was reported in the 1800 block of East 400 South in Knox.

02/07/12 A home in the 100 block of East 800 South in North Judson was broken into through the back door with a pry bar.

02/06/12 Kurt Hayes of Knox told police that someone damaged his property and a pickup truck appears to be stuck in his yard.

02/06/12 Joann Haney of Walkerton told police someone keeps driving and leaving ruts in her yard.

02/05/12 John Howard of Knox told police someone had flattened the tires on his vehicle and broken a window out of his garage.

02/05/12 Al Jeske of Knox reported someone broke his mailbox off his post along with three nearby mailboxes.

02/05/12 A resident of the 6400 block of South Eastern Drive in Knox reported the theft of several compressors from her garage.

02/05/12 A registration sticker was stolen from a vehicle plate in the 6400 block of South Rannells Road in Knox.

Arrests:
02/09/12 Vincent J. Rossetti, 33, of Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator.

02/09/12 Brian Timm was arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

02/09/12 Roberto Barajas Gonzales, 20, of Knox, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury.

02/07/12 Howard Wyckoff Reed, Sr., 54, of North Judson, IN, arrested on charges related to a motor vehicle theft in the 1500 block of West Toto Road in Knox.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/11/12 Charges were requested for review and the money returned for the missing check from last week’s American Oak incident.

02/11/12 The North Judson Police followed several footprints in the snow on early Saturday morning, which appeared to have two to three unknown subjects walking in the area of Arlington Avenue going from vehicle to vehicle opening unlocked car doors. Footprints were located from the Train Museum up and down Arlington, and east to Beech Street. No items were reported missing. “Again, I’ll take this opportunity to remind everyone to keep your vehicles locked when not in use,” stated North Judson Police Chief, Doug Vessely. “It looks like they were searching for the bigger, expensive, items, like stereos, speakers, laptops, and other electronic items.”

Arrests:
02/11/12 Kenneth Ray Craft, Jr.,27, 2152 North S.R. # 39, Winamac, IN arrested for a Class D Felony Theft Warrant through Pulaski County.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/12/12 A church patron called police to say an 11-year-old boy came to the church on the bus but said he does not want to go to church and he does not want to go home either. The boy ran into the church after a while and police were told they could leave the scene.

02/11/12 A Francesville resident called police to report a hit-and-run. A garbage hauler semi hit a guardrail in the Francesville area. The driver got out and looked around at the damage, got back in the truck and left the scene. The caller said there was considerable amount of damage done to the guardrail. The truck’s plate number was given to police. The truck was headed in the direction of Jasper County and the Sheriff’s Department there was called so officers could be on the lookout for this vehicle. The truck was stopped in Jasper County. The officers there notified Pulaski County police that there is considerable damage to the right front of the truck and a right side dual is flat. A Jasper County officer is turning the truck around andis  escorting it back to the scene.

02/11/12 A slide off accident was reported in the Francesville area. No injuries were reported.

02/11/12 A Winamac resident reported that some people left without paying for their lodging.

02/11/12 A Winamac business reported a drive-off of $36.81. The vehicle was found and the driver was told that she failed to pay for her purchase and she went back and paid for it.

02/11/12 An accident was reported in the Francesville area. The driver stated that there was a black SUV fishtailing and then hit them. Everyone was ok. The SUV ended up in a ditch and became stuck, but no injuries were reported.

02/11/12 Several slide-offs were reported due to a winter storm.

02/11/12 Officers were called to a roll-over accident in the Francesville area. The car went off the road and turned over in a ditch. One person was rescued from the vehicles and no injuries were reported.

02/10/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Winamac area. No injuries were reported.

02/10/12 A resident in the Bruce Lake area reported the theft of a 100 ton press from the garage where he farms.

02/10/12 A caller told police that he was driving in the Winamac area and a red newer pickup ran him off the road. The vehicle was passing another vehicle and he had to go clear off the road to avoid a collision. When police stopped the driver and asked why she was driving recklessly, the driver stated that she had knee surgery and her knee locked up. The officer cited the driver for driving left of center.

02/10/12 The Francesville Police Department was called to three slide-off accidents

02/10/12 The Medaryville Police Department was called to a slide-off accident but no injuries were reported.

02/06/12 A Francesville resident slid off the roadway and into a ditch. The vehicle was upside down in the ditch. The driver received a bump on her head as a result of the crash.

02/06/12 A Monterey resident called to complain that there is someone on his property cutting down trees and no permission was given to cut down the trees.

02/06/12 A Denham resident called to report that someone stole a diesel tank off the property she is watching.

Arrests:
02/11/12 Kenneth R. Craft, Jr., 27, 2152 N. State Road 39, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/11/12

02/10/12 David Luttrell, 38, 7280 W. 200 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 02/11/12

02/10/12 Wyatt Hagerman, 34, 222 S. Franklin, Winaamc, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Syringe.

02/09/12 Alexander Kleronomos, 32, 7460 S. 78th Ave. Apt. 5, Bridgeview, IL, arrested on a preliminary charge of Vehicle Theft, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

02/06/12 Avery Mullins, 29, 5040 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/06/12 Doralee Rose Wright, 28, 512 S. Burson St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear. Discharged 02/11/12

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/11/12 Kevin Branham called police to report that his dog was injured when a Pit Bull came into his yard and attacked his dog. He said his dog was able to free herself from the Pit Bull and attempted to get the dog inside but both dogs got into the house and continued fighting. The fight was eventually stopped when the attack dog was hit on the head with a frying pan. His dog suffered facial lacerations and a severe wound on its ear. No family members were injured. which was a Boxer mix.

02/07/12 21-year-old Ronald Heath, of North Judson, was cited for Operator Never Licensed.

02/06/12 Mary Lain of Knox reported $2,000 in cash missing from her purse.

Arrests:
02/13/12 Timothy Cunningham, 23, 17204 Colorado St., Hebron, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and False Informing.

02/12/12 Dennis Hamilton, 49, 322 Airway Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery with a Prior Conviction.

Police Reports

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/04/12 Gunshots were reported in the 2500 block of Southside Parkway in North Judson.

02/04/12 Justin Egger of Grovertown told police that someone stole his
girlfriend’s car.

02/03/12 Jamie Schouten of Knox reported she had left her wallet in a cart at Save a Lot but someone found it and she has been unsuccessfully trying to get it back from them.

02/03/12 A female caller told police that she found four-wheeler tracks and a strong chemical smell on 700 East between 150 N and Ind. 2 in Grovertown.

02/03/12 A resident of the 2000 block of South Ind. 23 in Knox reported someone
keeps knocking over his birdbath.

02/02/12 Ed Schroeder of North Judson told police he was being battered by a female who had slashed the tires on his vehicle.

02/02/12 Jaime Bradley of Knox told police that a male subject with a ski mask pulled into her driveway on a scooter and knocked on her door.

02/01/12 A caller from the 5100 block of North US 35 in Knox told police that a male subject claiming to be with the DEA has been making contact with them, but when they called the department they were told he no longer works there.

02/01/12 Helen Reiss of Knox told police that she was being threatened by a male subject.

02/01/12 A theft of prescription medication was reported in the 1100 block of East 150 South.

02/01/12 Colleen Richardson of Monterey told police that she was being harassed
over the phone by a male subject.

01/31/12 Jarod Boyd of Knox told police that he was out of town and someone was
taking things from his truck.

01/30/12 A storage unit at S&N Storage in Knox was broken into.

01/31/12 An employee of IU Health Starke Hospital told police that a male subject arrived with an accidental gunshot wound from the 800 block of East 500 North.

01/31/12 Amanda Esparza of Knox reported fraud on her checking account.

Arrests:
02/04/12 Jerome Uskert, 62, of Valparaiso, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Habitual Traffic Violator.

02/03/12 Phillip Mullins, 36, of Grovertown, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of
Paraphernalia.

02/03/12 Angela McDougal, 34, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession Controlled Substance, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of
Marijuana.

02/03/12 Ronald Cavinder, 48, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Domestic Battery.

02/02/12 Steven Crabtree, 54, of LaPorte, IN, arrested following a traffic stop on New York Street in Knox.

01/30/12 Jacob Hanselman, 29, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Burglary.

01/29/12 John Lenig, 21, of Knox by SCSD: Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/04/11 Another two vehicle parking lot mishap occurred at the CVS parking lot in North Judson. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner estimated damages near $1,000 as a 2009 Ford pickup truck with a hitch backed into a 2002 four-door Ford sedan. The hitch caused most of the damage.

02/02/11 A former American Oak Employee reported to North Judson Police that her final paycheck had been lost or stolen. The check was cashed in Kentland, Indiana. The investigation continues.

02/01/11 The North Judson Police investigated a two vehicle mishap in the North Judson–San Pierre High School parking lot around 5:00 p.m. A student backed her 2004 Ford Expedition into a parked 2009 Mitsubishi Galant. Chief Doug Vessely investigated estimating damages at over $1,000. No injuries were reported.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/05/12 A Denham resident told police that a woman was tearing up his yard again. The person was doing donuts in his yard with her vehicle.

02/04/12 A Monterey resident reported the theft of her laptop.

02/04/12 A Star City resident flagged down a police officer so the officer could check her house because it was open.

02/04/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of several items from his storage unit.

02/04/12 A resident in Jefferson Township called police to report that three kids in their underwear drove ¼ mile up his lane, knocked on his door and said they were lost and were looking for Francesville. One of the subjects had on a pink bathrobe with bears on it.

02/04/12 A minor property damage accident occurred between two vehicles in the Winamac area.

02/04/12 A resident in Winamac told police someone just shot a pop gun at his window.

02/01/12 A Medaryville woman called police to report that her security light just came on and it went off.. It came on again and she saw a man running through her yard.

02/01/12 A resident in the Monon area reported the theft of nine guns.

02/01/12 A resident in the Radioville area told police that kids in a really loud vehicle are beating up traffic signs and mailboxes with a metal pipe.

01/31/12 A Winamac resident told police that his vehicle broke down at a friend’s house and he went there yesterday and some unknown subject(s) broke into the truck and took a CD player, iPod, money, his daughter’s car seat, and a bookbag with his daughter’s clothes in it.

01/31/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a brush fire.

01/31/12 The Winamac Police Department responded to a call of found drugs.

01/31/12 A Monterey resident called police to report a break-in.

01/31/12 A Winamac resident called to report a hit and run. Some unknown subject(s) hit her parked car.

01/30/12 A one vehicle accident was reported and a female driver was injured. The victim was airlifted from the scene.

01/30/12 A two vehicle accident in Jefferson Township injured two people. A woman complained of shoulder pain and the other victim sustained cuts on legs and face. One victim was airlifted from the scene.

Arrests:
02/06/12 Doralee Rose Wright, 28, of 512 S. Burson St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

02/05/12 Robert Allen, 23, 345 W. 400 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Intimidation, Criminal Mischief, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.

02/05/12 Sylvia Burns, 26, 134 Brooks, Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 02/05/12

02/05/12 Chelsey N. Adam, 18, 518 Lane St., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consumption. Discharged 02/06/12

02/04/12 David. A. Reid, 45, 2493 W. 135 S. Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment. Discharged 02/04/12

02/03/12 Sherry M. Clemans, 26, 6680 N. US 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

02/03/12 Joseph Faler, 22, 2258 N. 1550 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 02/04/12

02/02/12 Heidi Stinemetz/Stout, 29, 5436 S. 250 E., Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

02/01/12 Jeffery Stout, 6169 S. 250 E. Star City, IN, arrested on a small claims warrant. Discharged 02/01/12

02/01/12 Charles A. Grigsby, 19, 8965 S. 1200 W., Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor Consumption and Resisting Law Enforcement.

01/31/12 Travis Owens, 23, 15811 W. 200 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator. Discharged 01/31/12

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/04/12 Leann Wallace reported a burglary. She told police that medication and money were stolen from her residence.

02/04/12 Bobbie Barnett reported her car stolen but it was later recovered. Her ex-boyfriend reportedly sold the van without her knowledge. She retained ownership of the vehicle.

02/02/12 Police were called to Dollar General in Knox. The suspect left on a bicycle in an unknown direction of travel. The employee said that the suspect showed her that he had nothing in his coat pockets but when he walked away she could see candy hanging out of the rear of his pants.

Arrests:
02/05/12 Roy McCarty, 49, 404 Giles Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/02/12 Bruce Williams, 28, 805 E. New York St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operator Never Licensed and Possession of Marijuana.
Jennifer Williams, 25, 1 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Accidents:
02/03/12 Officers from the Knox City Police Department were called to a two vehicle accident on U.S. 35. Cara Arnett, 32, of Knox told police that she was traveling north on U.S. 35 near John Street and turned on her signal to turn west onto John Street. She said she saw a vehicle traveling south on U.S. 35 also with a turn signal on to turn the opposite direction onto John Street. Arnett said the driver waved her to proceed and another car, driven by a juvenile, was driving south in the outside lane and Arnett didn’t see that vehicle. A collision could not be avoided. The juvenile told police that Arnett pulled into her lane of travel. Arnett’s vehicle topped on its side as a result of the collision. All of the victims suffered minor injuries.

Police Reports

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

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
The North Judson Police covered two weather related accidents in the past week. A three vehicle property damage accident occurred on Talmer Avenue and the intersection of Garfield Avenue. A east bound vehicle driving on Talmer Avenue, turned North on Garfield in front of a westbound vehicle, which struck the vehicle, spinning it into another vehicle that was stopped at the stop sign on Garfield, waiting to turn onto Talmer Avenue. Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the incident on Tuesday, January 17. North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas covered another accident on Thursday, January 19, involving two vehicles, one of which was parked in the Maryland Street Apartments, and was struck by a pickup truck that was pulling into the parking lot and slid around into the parked car. Both accidents were influenced by the road surface conditions. Chief Vessely once again reminds drivers to be safe on the roads when snow and ice are present. “Give yourself a little extra time and drive with caution, especially when the roads are slick.”

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
01/20/12 A Hamlet officer assisted with a slide off near 600 East and U.S. 30.

01/18/12 Shelly Fritz reported harassment.

01/18/12 Jessica Laughlin reported telephone harassment.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/22/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a house fire in Medaryville. House was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

01/21/12 A Winamac resident called police to report a break in. The unknown suspect(s) had reportedly stolen pain medication. The caller said the same thing happened to his neighbor. The suspect was found in the basement and he was arrested on a valid arrest warrant out of Starke County.

01/20/12 A resident in Harris Township reported that her neighbor’s house was broken into two days ago. Officers told dispatch that it appeared that the residence is secure but it looks like something is missing from the rear of the residence. Police believe it was a 4-wheeler.

01/20/12 Several slide-offs and property damage accidents were reported due to the snow event. In one case in Medaryville, a car left the road, hit a fence and drove off. A woman showed up at the address and told the homeowner that it was her father that had just drove through her fence and there was a lot of damage. Her father has early dementia and is at home and scared. The homeowner is moving livestock from one field to another due to the damage. The homeowner said that the damage amount is approximately $1,000.

01/19/12 A Star City resident called police to report that some unknown person(s) took an ice pick to the radiator of his vehicle.

01/19/12 A Winamac resident said he was at the intersection of State Road 14 and State Road 39 where a vehicle hit a snow plow. While running information, police found that the snow plow had been involved in another accident with a car on January 12th. Police were planning to speak with the Highway Department Superintendent regarding this incident.

01/19/12 A Winamac resident told police that there are strange footprints leading up to the house.

01/18/12 A Winamac resident asked for police to report to a location in reference to some graffiti in the parking lot and a strange message left on the office answering machine. The receptionist had taken pictures and erased everything.

01/18/12 A Bruce Lake resident told police that his neighbor’s house has been broken into and it looks like it’s been ransacked. Police arrived on scene and found forced entry. The door frame was damaged but officers noted that the house is so dirty and unkept that it’s impossible to determine if anything was taken. Owner will need to tell police if anything was taken.

01/18/12 A Medaryville resident called police to report that she returned home and found her kitchen burned. Her cookbooks and the stove are burned and the house smells like smoke. The Medaryville Fire Department was called to investigate.

01/17/12 A Medaryville resident told police that his neighbor was outside shooting a .45 at his dog. The neighbor reportedly said that he would come back with something bigger to take care of the dog and the dog owner.

01/17/12 A property damage accident was reported in the Winamac area. The driver said that he wrecked his truck and his truck was on its side. The driver was out of the vehicle and said he was fine.

01/16/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Jefferson Township area.

01/16/12 A Medaryville resident requested the police to his residence to check damage to his wheat field.

01/16/12 A driver reported to police that he started to slide on the road, over corrected, went off the road, and hit a pole. No injuries were reported but the pole was damaged.

01/16/12 A Francesville resident called police to say that his wife hit a dog on 1400 West, one to two miles north of the White County line. She drove the vehicle home, but now the vehicle is not drivable.

Arrests:
01/23/12 Derek Keller, 39, 5152 E. 400 N., Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Criminal Confinement and Strangulation.

01/22/12 Alan F. Keiser, 109 S. Smith, Kewanna, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangerment, and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC over .15%.

01/22/12 Wesley Joseph Hurley, 31, 5575 W. 660 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Confinement, Domestic Battery and Intimidation.

01/21/12 Neal Yoder, 41, 14222 W. 400 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Violator, and No Proof of Financial Responsibility.

01/21/12 Paul Minix, 48, 216 ½ E. Spring St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active Starke County arrest warrant. Discharged 01/22/12

01/21/12 Jeremy M. Miller, 33, 110 S. Logan St., Apt. B, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Neglect of a Dependent. Discharged 01/22/12

01/20/12 Walter Williams, Jr., 39, 3418 W. 200 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active Starke County warrant. Discharged 01/21/12

01/17/12 Steven Fairchild, 40, 167 Circle Dr., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery. Discharged 01/18/12

01/17/12 Donald Fletcher, 43, 3275 S. Range Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Possession of Precursors.

01/17/12 Brennon Bickel, 21, 2334 W. U Rd. North, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Possession of Precursors. Discharged 01/17/12

01/17/12 Sharon Nielson, 46, 211 S. Jefferson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 01/18/12

01/16/12 Chelsi Cox, 20, 1100 Park Rd. Lot 31, Rochester, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 01/18/12

01/16/12 Erik Earle, 25, 324 N. College Ave., Rennselaer, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 01/16/12

01/15/12 Michelle Darlett, 41, 512 S. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/21/12 A mailbox in the 3100 block of East 400 South in Knox was reportedly hit by a plow.

01/21/12 A resident of the 11200 block of East Division Road in Knox told police that someone had been driving through and tearing up their yard.

01/21/12 A break-in was reported in the 4300 block of East 150 North in Knox.

01/20/12 Brian Ball of Knox told police someone had stolen tools from his residence.

01/20/12 A resident of the 6900 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported someone had stolen game systems and a phone from their residence.

01/20/12 A caller from the 5200 block of South Detroiter in North Judson told police that while she was packing to move, someone came into her home and went through her closets and boxes.

01/19/12 Laureen Cooper of North Judson told police that she returned home from work and found her overhead garage door open.

01/19/12 Wes Cole with GBM Construction reported a residence in the 300 block of Webster Street in San Pierre was vandalized and the hot water heater and furnace were taken.

01/19/12 Jerry Gumz told police that copper material for a new irrigation system had been stolen.

01/19/12 Theresa Zellers of Walkerton told police that her daughter had found a strange man in their kitchen wearing a suit at 8 p.m., and when she asked who he was, the man fled through the front door.

01/19/12 A theft was reported in the 4300 block of East 150 North in Knox.

01/17/12 Laureen Manns of North Judson told police that her daughter was attacked by a vicious pit bull.

01/17/12 The theft of an ATV was reported in the 700 block of South 300 East in Knox.

01/17/12 An illegal street race was reported on Wild Rose Drive in Knox.

01/15/12 Melissa Hoober from the Oasis Bar in San Pierre reported a fight.

01/15/12 A resident of the 5000 block of East 200 South in Knox told police that his wife and a man had just pulled a gun on him and he was afraid for his life.

01/14/12 Delores Stone of North Judson told police her home had been broken into and money was taken.

01/14/12 Frank Guzeman called 911 requesting an officer, and said he was freezing and someone in a red pickup truck was trying to hurt him.

01/14/12 Two callers from the 4900 block of South 260 West in North Judson reported a snowplow had taken out their mailboxes.

01/14/12 Vandalism was reported in the 100 block of South 925 East in Knox.

01/14/12 A drive-off was reported at Good Oil in Winamac.

Arrests:
01/21/12 Jennifer Lee Czarnecki, 29, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Battery by Body Waste, Intimidation, Domestic Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Law Enforcement.

01/20/12 Tyler Adam Byers, 20, of Culver, following a call from a juvenile in Culver who reported that Byers had been walking outside in the cold for five hours trying to find a ride to Plymouth.

01/20/12 Michael R. Foster, 38, of Plymouth.

01/17/12 Mark A. Johnson, 42, of Knox, was arrested following a call regarding domestic abuse.

01/17/12 James Darren Daniel, 43, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery and Pointing a Firearm.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/19/12 Two juveniles reported to police that they had been hit by a snow plow driver at the intersection of Washington and Main Street. A witness reportedly told police that the two juveniles were crossing the street and not paying attention. The snow plow driver was backing up slowly and the juveniles were bumped by the snow plow. After the accident, the boys allegedly started yelling profanities at the driver and left the area. They went to a residence and then went to the Starke County Sheriff’s Department to file a police report after one of the juveniles realized that he had received a scrape in the accident. The snow plow driver said he was backing up and saw two juveniles standing out in the roadway and he saw them move away. He said he wasn’t aware that he had backed into them. He said the boys then yelled profanities at him and walked away. The juvenile was medically cleared from the hospital.

Arrests:
01/20/12 Michael R. Foster, 18, 2403 Michigan Rd. Lot #70, Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Conversion and Resisting Law Enforcement after he allegedly tried stealing DVDs from Five Star in Knox. He resisted police when officers attempted to take him into custody.

Police, Fire Department Commended by North Judson Town Board

The North Judson Town Board commended the officers with the Police Department and the firemen with the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department for their coordinated efforts in the events surrounding Spc. Robert Tauteris Jr.’s funeral at the Braman and Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson on Sunday.

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Police Reports

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

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

The North Judson Police covered a series of 3 weather related accidents on Thursday, January 12. Jerald Crider, Jr., of North Judson, slid off of State Road 10 near 250 West, around 2:40 p.m. No injuries were reported. A little later, around 3:12 p.m., a vehicle driven by Janelle Binion, of Knox, slid into a vehicle driven by Sharon Richie, of North Judson, on the curve of Main Street and Oakwood Street. Shortly after 4:00 p.m. an accident on Ufkes Drive was reported when a 2004 Chevy Malibu being driven by Jonathon Mizer, of San Pierre, turned off of Campbell Drive onto Ufkes and slid into a tree. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated all three accidents estimating a total of damages near $10,000.00. Police remind you to drive with caution on the snow and ice.

A two vehicle mishap occurred Saturday on Vine Street near the intersection of Railroad Street in North Judson when a pickup truck being driven by David Shidler, of North Judson, backed into a Jeep being driven by Shawn Allen, also of North Judson. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated the incident, estimating damages near $2,500.

Arrests:
01/12/12 William H. Prater, 29, 5412 S. 250 West, North Judson, IN, arrested on a Bench Warrant through Starke Circuit Court for Possession of a Legion Drug and a Conversion warrant through Knox City Court.

01/10/12 – Curtis M. Batey, 51, 705 E. Talmer Ave., North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery of a juvenile.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/15/12 A fight was reported at the Oasis Bar in San Pierre.

01/15/12 A resident of the 5000 block of East 200 South in Knox told police that his wife and another man pulled a gun on him and he was afraid for his life.

01/14/12 Delores Stone of North Judson told police that her home was broken into and money was taken.

01/14/12 A resident of the 4900 block of South 260 West in North Judson reported someone had come down her road with a plow and took out her mailbox as well as her neighbor’s.

01/13/12 A resident of the 1700 block of East 435 South in Knox told police that he believes a snow plow took out his fence.

01/12/12 Tara Strickland of Knox told police that someone had put ketchup, ranch dressing, and tampons all over her mailbox.

01/12/12 Kenny Goble of Knox reported someone has been forging checks using his checkbook.

01/11/12 Linda Bergner of Knox advised that her mother, Mabel Hardin, had been receiving phone calls from a man claiming to sell books for Medicare, but Medicare advised they do not have anyone in the area selling books.

01/11/12 An employee of the Veterinary Clinic in San Pierre reported a theft.

01/10/12 John Clemons of Knox reported someone had taken an axe or hatchet to the hood of his truck and keyed the side as well.

01/10/12 A caller reported two males in a white and light-blue older van stealing large rocks from the park in San Pierre.

01/10/12 A resident of the 9700 block of East 600 North in Grovertown told police that someone had broken into his home and stolen a pistol as well as other items.

01/10/12 A caller told police that his car had slid into a ditch in the 5200 block of East 25 North in Knox, and when he came back from getting help, he found his Kindle and toolbox missing.

01/09/12 Jamie Ledbetter told police that someone had gone through all of her belongings in her storage unit at N & S Storage in Knox.

01/09/12 Janet McIntire of Knox told police that she has been receiving phone calls regarding a male caller informing her of a contest she won and asking that she send money through Western Union.

01/08/12 A resident of the 3100 block of South County Road 210 in Knox requested an officer in regards to property damage.

01/08/12 A resident of the 11000 block of East 900 South in Culver told police that someone had broken into his home.

01/08/12 A resident of the 3400 block of South Range Road in North Judson reported someone had stolen items from her home.

01/08/12 A resident of the 800 block of South 200 East in Knox requested an officer because she believed someone may have been breaking into her garage.

01/08/12 A resident of the 4000 block of East 175 North in Knox told police that a female had come to her home demanding her tools be returned, and when she told the female that she did not have the tools, the female hit her three times with her car door and left.

01/08/12 A resident of the 8200 block of Seminole in Walkerton reported someone had ripped his window screen while he was at the store.

01/08/12 Christine Sustaita of Knox requested officers check out her camper after she found the door open and footprints leading into the woods nearby.

Arrests:
01/09/12 Billy Ray Jordan, 29, of Kewanna, IN

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/15/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Monon area. No injuries were reported.

01/15/12 An accident was reported in the Monterey area and a pregnant woman was injured. The injury was sustained in the rib area. She was transported to the hospital.

01/15/12 A Winamac resident called police and alerted authorities of a burning smell. The caller said a strong odor was coming from the apartment above and it smelled like wires or rubber burning. The police investigated the call and gained entry to the apartment where they found a person sleeping on the couch with an empty pot on a lit burner on the stove.

01/14/12 Two car vs. deer accidents were reported in the Winamac area. No injuries were reported.

01/14/12 A woman told police that someone kicked her vehicle while parked. A boot print was visible where the damage was located.

01/14/12 An employee with a Winamac gas station reported two failure to pay incidents. Both subjects did come back to pay what they owed.

01/14/12 A passenger sustained minor injuries in a single vehicle car accident. The driver said she lost control of her vehicle going over a hill, hit a tree and rolled onto its side. The Pulaski County Highway Garage was notified of the extremely icy road.

01/14/12 A man called police to get an accident report from a car vs. deer accident the night before. He had swerved to miss a deer and struck a guardrail. He found more damage than originally suspected.

01/13/12 A caller told police that she spotted a vehicle that had gone off the road at State Road 14 and U.S. 421 and landed on its side. Emergency personnel didn’t spot that vehicle but did see a vehicle at that intersection that they believe has been there a long time.

01/13/12 A property damage accident was reported around the curve by Pizza King in Winamac. The vehicle came around the curve and slid into a truck that was parked in the driveway.

01/13/12 A caller told police that he came upon an accident between a semi and a tractor but everyone was ok.

01/13/12 A Winamac resident called police to report a hit and run accident. The complaintant said she was at the bank and heard a really loud bang. She went to see what it was and someone hit a parked car by the bank. The caller thought the car might belong to someone who lives in the apartments across the street from the bank. Police continue to investigate this call.

01/13/12 A person driving a car in the Monterey area called police to report that he just wrecked his vehicle and it is about to tip over. He said he was trying to sit still so it didn’t tip over. After a while, he called back and said someone came by and pulled him out and he is fine. The driver had come around the curve and slid off into a snow bank.

01/13/12 A caller in the Beardstown area called police and said he just took out a couple of sections of fence in front of a house.

01/10/12 A caller asked police if a person is allowed to possess dynamite. A person must have a federal permit to possess dynamite. Police investigated the call and found that there was no dynamite, but fuses.

01/10/12 A caller reported hitting three deer in the Jefferson Township area. No injuries were reported.

01/09/12 A Star City woman called police to report an attempted break-in. The resident said the unknown person(s) took off the patio glass door and was trying to get into the house. She wasn’t sure if anything was taken at the time of the call.

01/09/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a lawn swing and cushion.

01/09/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a fire at a pole building in the Medaryville area.

Arrests:
01/15/12 Michele Parlett, 41, 512 S. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on four active arrest warrants.

01/14/12 Johnny Mullens, 26, 203 W. Washington Apt. 5, Winamac, IN, arrested on three active arrest warrants.

01/13/12 Melissa Slavens, 35, 217 E. South Railroad St., Idaville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear. Discharged 01/13/12

01/13/12 Samantha Davis, 23, 317 Montgomery, Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 01/14/12

01/13/12 Ann Marie Geller, 40, 5895 W. 500 S., Kemo, Warsaw, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication and Possession of Marijuana.

01/10/12 Corey Burnham, 44, 1324 Silver Creek Rd., Louisberg, TN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

01/10/12 Chase Reichel, 22, 2316 E. Kemo, Warsaw, IN, arrested on Possession charges. Discharged 01/10/12

Hamlet Police Department

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
01/14/12 Shawn McCrum reported the theft of metal lawn chairs from his residence.

01/13/12 Hamlet police assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department on a call of a vehicle doing donuts in a field near the intersection of 600 N. and 900 E. A Hamlet officer located the vehicle driven by Bruce Jacobs. Bruce is facing preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief. Damage to crops estimated between $5,000-$10,000.

01/11/12 Shawn Tuttle reported damage to her belongings inside her home. The damage was believed to be caused by an ex-boyfriend.

01/11/12 A Hamlet officer was notified that a 7-year-old girl was missing but her bike was found by the Hamlet Apartments. Hamlet officer located the child a few minutes later in an apartment playing with another juvenile.

Yearly Statistics for Local Police Departments

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The North Judson Police Department had a total of 3,820 calls in 2011. The department had 832 traffic stops, 162 theft-conversion calls, 64 accident calls, 201 juvenile-family disturbance calls, 75 mischief-vandalism calls, and 55 assaults, battery and fighting calls. The officers also completed 12 Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated reports, 27 battery reports, 23 alcohol-drug reports and 116 adult arrests. 538 traffic warnings were also given in 2011.

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From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/01/12 A resident in the 100 block of Vine St. reported that she woke up and her friends that were over had left. She noticed $94.00 was missing from her wallet, a Kindle Reader and a friend’s iPod Touch was also missing. Both items and most of the cash have been recovered or located. This incident remains under investigation.

12/31/11 North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 200 block of Luken St. The driver Casey Jo White, 19, of Wanatah was arrested for Minor Consuming Alcohol.

12/30/11 A resident in the 100 block of Vine St. reported that some male friends were over at her house. When they left, she noticed some items missing. This incident is still being investigated.

12/27/11 North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 600 block of W. Talmer Ave. The driver of the vehicle Maria D. Paulson, 27, of North Judson was found to be driving with a suspended Driver License. Maria was issued a citation for the infraction.

12/27/11 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated a property damage accident in the Dollar General parking lot. A vehicle driven by Willard M. Tharpe, Jr., of North Judson, stated that he was turning to park in a parking spot. Willard stated his vehicle slid due to the snow and slush and into a vehicle owned by Margaret and Samuel Whittington, also of North Judson. Samuel was sitting in the the passenger side seat. There were no injuries and Chief Vessely estimated the damage at $1,000.00.

Arrests:
12/31/11 Casey Jo White, 19, of Wanatah, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consuming Alcohol.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/31/11 Kyle Wright, of Knox, told police that someone has been hammering on his windows at night.

12/30/11 A resident of the 3200 block of East 400 North in Hamlet told police that her grandson, Wade Berg, had been robbed and beaten.

12/30/11 A resident of the 8900 block of South Main Street in Ora told police that her father stole her Social Security Card and has been fraudulently using her benefits.

12/30/11 Pamela Smythe told police that her son, Ricky Macabee, had failed to return her vehicle after she had lent it to him.

12/29/11 A resident of the 800 block of South 200 East in Knox told police that someone had stolen items from his home and he believes most of the items are at the Pawn Shop in Knox.

12/29/11 A resident of the 8500 block of South 1100 West in San Pierre told police that a suspicious van had been driving by her residence with a video camera.

12/29/11 A resident of the 600 block of South Pearl Street in Knox told police that a male subject wearing all camouflage walked by his residence with a camera around his neck and a handgun in his hand.

12/29/11 A resident of the 3800 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported her purse had been stolen while she was at her brother’s home.

12/28/11 Timothy Knepp requested to file a report for battery while at his girlfriend’s residence in the Hamlet Apartments and advised he is wanted through Marshall County.

12/28/11 Jeffery Dixon of North Judson told police that several items including firearms had been stolen from his friend Joe’s residence.

12/28/11 A resident of the 800 block of South 200 East in Knox told police he came home to find several items missing from his home.

12/27/11 A resident of the 10300 block of West Ind. 10 in San Pierre reported someone has been calling him from an unknown number and threatening him.

12/26/11 A resident of the 9700 block of East 50 South in Knox told police that his neighbors have been out of town and he has seen people with flashlights coming from the home.

12/25/11 A resident of the 6100 block of South 600 East in Knox told police that he has been watching over his friend’s summer home at Bass Lake and he found the kitchen window of the home had been busted out.

12/25/11 Lois Baker of Knox told police that someone had stolen her Dyson vacuum cleaner from her home.

12/25/11 Shayla Howard of Grovertown reported that several subjects have been going inside the vacant house next door at night with flashlights.

Arrests:
12/31/11 Donald R. Benton, 42, of North Judson and Donald Ray Benton, 21, of North Judson by SCSD on charges of Intimidation.

12/30/11 Jason Alan Johnson, 39, of Grovertown.

12/30/11 Jeremy Adam Rowe, 33, of Hamlet and Randall Lee Rowe, 35, of Hamlet by SCSD.

12/29/11 Kurtis W. Singleton, 20, of Knox by SCSD: Receiving Stolen Property.

12/27/11 Ray Lewis Sexton, 40, of North Judson by SCSD following a report of several people lying on the floor of a man’s residence who had no idea why they were there or who they were.

12/27/11 Jason Clark Joseph, 36, of Knox by SCSD: Driving While Suspended, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors.

12/25/11 Steven S. Benke, 32, of Rochester by SCSD following a call from Mark Little who advised that his sister, Amy Tharpe, had been battered by Benke.

12/25/11 Matthew P. Shively, 38, of Walkerton by SCSD following a call from Marlene Shively who reported that Matthew failed to return her child following visitation.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/31/11 A caller in the Radioville area reported shots fired and she noticed holes in her house.

12/31/11 A caller in the Denham area told police that some unknown person(s) just attempted to open his back door and he saw flashlights in his barn.

12/31/11 A Winamac woman told police that there were trespassers hunting on his property and they have been told to leave and now her son has taken off after them to leave.

12/31/11 A minor property damage car accident was reported in the town of Winamac. No injuries were reported.

12/31/11 Good Oil in Winamac reported a drive-off in gas. Police found the subject who said he thought he paid for the gas with credit card – it must not have gone through. He returned to the business to pay for the fuel.

12/30/11 A Winamac man called police to report that he and his wife were sleeping and some unknown man was banging on the door asking to come inside. Police came out to the residence and found an intoxicated male at the residence and the man was taken to his sister’s house for the night.

12/30/11 A slide-off was reported on 125 S. just west of 200 West in Winamac. The driver was cited for not having a valid driver’s license. The vehicle was removed from the ditch and a licensed driver was notified to retrieve the vehicle.

12/30/11 A Denham resident called police to report that 12 guns have been stolen from his residence.

12/30/11 A caller advised police of a trailer fire and did not know if anyone was inside the trailer. The call came from a 9-1-1 transfer from Starke County, but the North Judson Fire Department was called to the scene.

12/28/11 A Beardstown resident told police that some unknown person just ran through the fence on his father’s property and someone has stolen things from the back of the residence.

12/28/11 A caller in the Radioville area told police that he has been watching his neighbor’s trailer for them and he noticed that someone has broke into it, cut the gas line and vandalized it.

12/27/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report a rollover accident. The car rolled into a ditch and a woman and two children are out of the vehicle and have minor injuries. They were taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital for treatment.

12/27/11 A two car accident was reported in the Beardstown area. No injuries were reported but one of the drivers noticed that someone has broken through the fence on the property and the car isn’t there now.

12/27/11 Two vehicles slid in the ditch in the Medaryville area. The vehicles did not hit each other, but slid into the same ditch.

12/27/11 A caller in the Monterey area told police that his son rolled his truck into the ditch. The son is out of the vehicle and is not injured.

12/27/11 An SUV was reported to be in the ditch in the Medaryville area. No injuries or damage were reported.

12/27/11 The Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Fire Department was called to a small structure fire.

12/27/11 A one vehicle accident was reported with two people seriously hurt and one with minor injuries. The vehicle reportedly hit a tree.

12/26/11 A Radioville resident called police to report that the new lock he placed on his shed may be tampered with. The lock has been locked in an upside-down position.

12/26/11 A Star City woman told police that she had her dog on a leash on her property in the back yard and she was with the dog while she was in her wheelchair. Two dogs ran from the park and charged toward her dog and her dog lunged at the two dogs, causing her to flip out of her wheelchair. She was not seriously injured, but she told police that the dogs that ran from the park are always loose.

12/26/11 A Beardstown resident called police to report a break-in at their camper.

12/26/11 A Monterey resident said a Fed-Ex package was stolen from outside the residence. The complaintant’s Christmas gifts for the kids were in that package and Fed-Ex confirmed that the package was delivered on Thursday.

12/26/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Francesville area. No injuries were reported.

12/26/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of her car. The vehicle was later found and somethings were missing from the interior of the vehicle.

Arrests:
01/12/12 Sarah Manns, 27, 437 Decker, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/30/11 Clarissa Canbu, 20, 1212 15th St., Belle Plaine, IA, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consumption. Discharged 12/31/11

12/30/11 Andrew Wireman, 25, 211 E. Oak St., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor. Discharged 12/30/11

12/29/11 Steven Casey, 32, 314 W. Angelica Blvd., South Bend, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. Discharged 12/30/11

12/29/11 Kirk Ingram, 50, 3702 E. State Road 14, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear – Child Support.

12/28/11 David Considine, 4455 S. 300 W., San Pierre, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator. Discharged 01/01/12

12/28/11 Darrin Lambert, 43, 7310 W. 725 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/29/11

12/27/11 John Grigsby, 20, 611 E. 2nd St., Reynolds, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/27/11

12/27/11 Joseph Shepperd, 26, 15763 W. 200 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 12/27/11

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/27/11 Dave Schuster told police that a vehicle property damage accident was reported in the area of Pacific Avenue and Bender Street. The vehicle, driven by a 17-year-old Knox resident, was taken without permission and he had wrecked the vehicle. He had driven into a NIPSCO pole. The driver’s sister, Jessenia Delapaz, 19, initially told police that she drove the vehicle, but as the police investigated the scene, police learned that her brother actually drove the vehicle. The driver was given a citation for Operator Never Licensed.

Arrests:
12/30/11 David Paul Howard, 28, 3025 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Trespass and Criminal Mischief.

12/30/11 Robert Wisilinski, 64, 603 S. Heaton St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation and two counts of Possession of a Throwing Star.

12/28/11 A juvenile was arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

North Judson Police Investigate Theft Calls

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The North Judson Police Department received theft calls on Friday. The callers reported a laptop and a wallet stolen from their vehicles.

North Judson Town Marshal, Doug Vessley, would like to remind you to make sure you keep doors locked on homes and vehicles. Vessely added that keeping the doors locked helps to deter crime and keeps your valuables safe. Criminals are always checking for unlocked cars to try and find cash and other valuables.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/25/11 A caller told police of an accident in Franklin Township with one female in the car. The vehicle had gone into a ditch. The driver was not injured in the accident. The accident happened just west of 1175 West. The driver said she swerved to miss a deer and went off the road.

12/24/11 A resident in the Bruce Lake area told police that some unknown person(s) kicked the door in at his mother’s property, but he doesn’t see anything missing.

12/24/11 A caller in the Denham area said that a car driven by female went through his front yard and said part of her fender is in the yard and there is damage to some trees.

12/24/11 A car vs. deer accident occurred in the Denham area. The caller advised that the accident “messed up” the plastic molding and there are some scratches on his vehicle.

12/23/11 Police were called to a residence in the area of 700 South and 700 West in reference to an accidental shooting. Two brothers were playing video games, got to horsing around and the kids thought a BB gun in the house was not loaded. One brother shot his 11-year-old brother in the arm with a BB gun. Reportedly, there was no malicious intent.

12/23/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Monon area. No injuries were reported and no report was needed.

12/23/11 A caller told police that a truck hit a pole and there are lines hanging in the Francesville area. The driver refused medical treatment. The accident caused half the pole to break. The driver was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

12/22/11 A vehicle was towed after police were called about subjects pushing grocery carts up and down the street. Police arrived and found a stolen shopping cart in the back of the suspect vehicle. Several juveniles were involved in the incident.

12/22/11 NIPSCO was called after a gas leak was detected in one of the manholes across the street from Family Express in Winamac. NIPSCO crews located the leak and fixed it.

12/22/11 A caller advised of a car vs. deer accident that occurred right in front of her in the Beardstown area. No injuries and minimal damage were reported.

12/22/11 A Star City resident called to report that she was bitten by an animal. Officer advised that her own cat bit her while it was eating out of the trash can.

12/22/11 A caller advised that someone has hit her vehicle in the parking lot next to the nursing home in Winamac.

12/22/11 A caller told police that the car in front of him just spun out, hit a pole and is out in a field north of Francesville. No serious injuries were reported. Two juveniles were involved in the accident.

12/22/11 A caller told police that a person driving southbound on U.S. 35, just north of the Tippecanoe River State Park, was driving recklessly. The caller said that the driver was driving fast and was all over the road, running people off the road. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was cited for excessive speed and failure to carry a license on person.

12/22/11 The Sheriff’s Department was notified that a person was taking apart a bullet and it exploded. The subject was in the ER in White County if the deputy needed a report. The victim said the incident happened around 1:00 p.m. ET and tried to tough it out before he went to the hospital.

12/21/11 A semi that was being escorted through the area snipped a NIPSCO pole in Medaryville. The light pole kept exploding and NIPSCO was contacted to fix the problem.

12/21/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Winamac area. No injuries were reported.

12/21/11 A Winamac business employee reported catching a shoplifter.

12/21/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Star City area. No injuries were reported.

12/20/11 A Monterey resident called police to report that her neighbors were shooting and she just heard something hit her house. She believes it was a bullet. The neighbor told police that he was shooting, but at a target.

12/20/11 A resident in Franklin Township told police that he and his wife’s wedding rings were stolen from their friend’s house. The incident actually happened over Thanksgiving and the caller said that he has been checking pawn shops for the rings and found his at the pawn shop in Knox.

12/19/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Monterey area. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:

12/26/11 Joseph J. Shepperd, 26, 15763 W. 200 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

12/25/11 Charles Cole, Salyersville, KY, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Law Enforcement.

12/24/11 Stephen Sutterfield, 29, 5886 W. 750 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 12/24/11

12/23/11 Blake Dulin, 22, 115 N. Salem St., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 12/24/11

12/23/11 Robert A. Schmidt II, 38, 5570 S. Main St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 12/23/11

12/23/11 Shana Bailey, Royalton, KY, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

12/23/11 Tammy Wright, 47, HC77 P.O. Box 125, Royalton, KY, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Legend Drug.

12/23/11 Michael Wright, 44, HC77 P.O. Box 125, Royalton, KY, arrested on a preliminary charge of Visiting a Common Nuisance.

12/22/11 Frederick Mathes, 22, 2979 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/22/11

12/19/11 Ryan Clouse, 39, 7994 S. 475 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

12/19/11 Donna M. Stiltz, 36, 809 Bluebird Dr., Brussell Springs, KY, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/19/11 Heidi Gault, 40, 144 E. Washington, Hobart, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/20/11

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

12/23/11 A resident in the 300 block of Franklin Street requested an officer in reference to a male subject on her porch with a pool stick. North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer responded to the call. After a brief investigation Officer Scheiderer found out that Brian K. Lovins, of Knox, was there to fight a male that resides at that residence. Brian was then arrested for Intimidation and Public Intoxication.

12/23/11 A female came to the North Judson Police department to report that her husband’s wallet was stolen out of their vehicle. The vehicle was parked at a residence in the 300 block of High Street. This incident is still under investigation.

12/23/11 Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to a property damage accident that occurred at Talmer Avenue and Division Street. A vehicle that was driven by Robert A. Allen of North Judson rear-ended a minivan driven by Heidi M. Stoller of Lowell, Michigan. The damages were estimated at over $5,000. The North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department and Starke County EMS assisted at the scene. No injuries were reported.

12/23/11 A resident in the 500 block of Laurel Street reported the theft of a laptop computer out of his vehicle. The computer was recovered on Christmas Day, however this incident remains under investigation.

The North Judson Police Department would like to remind residents to make sure they keep their doors locked to both, their homes and vehicles. Chief Doug Vessely added that especially keeping the doors locked in your vehicle helps to deter crime and keeps your valuables safe. Criminals are always checking for unlocked cars to try and find cash and other valuables. The North Judson Police would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Arrests:

12/23/11 Brian K. Lovins, 46, 1925 S. 200 E., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation and Public Intoxication.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/24/11 A resident of the 11500 block of East 400 North in Plymouth told police that while he was at the Down and Under Bar, someone broke into his truck and stolen his satellite radio and house key and said that they are trying to break into his home as well.

12/24/11 Terry McDaniel told police that someone had stolen a large inflatable Santa Claus from his yard.

12/24/11 Robert Raginis of North Judson told police that when he went to deliver a newspaper to a resident of the 7300 block of South 600 West, he noticed someone had vandalized a gray telephone box and left phone cables laying all over the place.

12/24/11 Allen McBride of Knox told police that his 17-year-old son moved out and stole his bicycle.

12/24/11 Bob Tiljak of Knox reported someone had broken into the pole barn of the home directly behind him.

12/23/11 A resident of the 5600 block of South 100 East in Knox reported someone had been setting his trees on fire.

12/23/11 A resident of the 9600 block of East 50 South in Knox reported a break-in.

12/22/11 A caller reported the presence of a garbage bag on Ind. 39 by the Kline Arm Bridge, and he told police that when he investigated it he found syringes inside.

12/21/11 Patricia Camp of Knox told police that someone had siphoned gas from her vehicles.

12/21/11 Vicki Richey of North Judson reported a bench was taken from her brother’s grave in Highland Cemetery.

12/20/11 A resident of the 4400 block of South 350 West in North Judson reported someone had tore up his yard with a vehicle.

12/19/11 Mark Budka of North Judson told police that someone had broken into buildings on his farm and stolen items.

12/19/11 Judy Lenig told police that someone had broken the knobs off the door to the Golden Horseshoe Saddle Club on 600 East in Knox. Lenig also reported several briefcases missing.

12/19/11 Carl Baisben of San Pierre told police that someone had stolen a muzzleloader and bag of powder from a small campground near the tri-county line.

12/18/11 Tiffany Eskridge told police that while she was at a friend’s house in Ora, someone stole her wallet from her car and attempted to lift her backseat to steal her car speakers.

12/18/11 William Bunkowfst of Knox reported a man had been stopping at his house and opening his mailbox.

12/18/11 A patient in the Intensive Care Unit at I.U. Health Starke Hospital told police that he had been assaulted with a bat at a residence in Ora.

12/18/11 A resident of the 6800 block of South Ind. 10 in Knox told police that someone had broken into his garage and stolen a gun and two bows.

12/18/11 Tiffany Frazier of Walkerton reported someone had broken into her home.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/20/11 Josh and Savannah Garbison called police to report a robbery. They entered their home on South Pearl Street and saw that it had been ransacked. Christmas presents had been tossed around and unwrapped around their Christmas tree and a flat screen television was stolen. Several bottles of liquor were also stolen. Cabinets and dresser drawers were also found open and items were laying on the floor. The officer noted that the west door to the home had been forced open. The locks were broken and the door frame was damaged.

Arrests:
12/25/11 Austin Pike, 19, 304 E. St. Louis #3, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery
Walter Lee Smith, Jr., 44, Hamlet, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

12/24/11 Stephanie Berg, 37, 3129 Pulaski St., Hobart, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of False Informing, Resisting Law Enforcement, Driving While Suspended-Prior and Reckless Driving. She also had a valid arrest warrant through Starke Circuit Court.

12/23/11 Timothy Howard, 35, 2595 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Attempted Burglary, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Public Intoxication, Possession of a Legend Drug, Resisting Law Enforcement by Fleeing and Resisting Law Enforcement.

12/20/11 Nathan Hummel, 24, 504 N. Starke St. Lt. 5, Hamlet, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Armed Robbery, Dealing a Controlled Substance, Resisting Law Enforcement, Disarming an Officer and Criminal Mischief.

North Judson Man Arrested after Fight

Brian Lovins

Brian Lovins, of North Judson, was arrested on Friday after he arrived at a residence to fight with another subject.

Lovins reportedly heard that someone was threatening a family member of his. He went to a residence in the 300 block of Franklin Street in North Judson to confront the subject. North Judson police were called to the home and Lovins was arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon.

Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/18/11 A car fire was reported in the Winamac area. The Indiana State Police was called as fire department personnel smelled a strong aroma of anhydrous ammonia and there are containers in the vehicle. The ISP told police that whatever was left was diluted by the fire department and there is nothing to clean up.

12/18/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Cass Township area.

12/18/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 14 and 400 East in Winamac. No injuries were reported. The caller said that the deer eventually got up and allowed him to pet it before it ran off

12/18/11 A caller advised that her father crashed his vehicle in front of her residence in Monterey and an ambulance is needed. A pole was hit and was laying in the driveway. Electric crews were called to the scene.

12/18/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported at a location on Highway 421 in Cass Township.

12/18/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Medaryville area. No injuries.

12/17/11 A report of a car stuck in a field in the Medaryville area was called into the Sheriff’s Department

12/17/11 A report of a vehicle spinning and crashing was called into the Sheriff’s Department and it occurred in the Winamac area. A family member opened the door on their vehicle and smashed it into the squad car. The action caused a big dent.

12/17/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report a stolen vehicle. The caller said he bought a truck from his brother-in-law and now it is missing. Police told him that it had been in an accident the night before.

12/17/11 A caller told police that she saw a vehicle in the Indian Creek at 1100 South and Base Road and the vehicle is wedged under a tree. The top and rear are sticking out and it is too dangerous to recover at this time. It has been marked with police tape for safety reasons.

12/17/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Star City area.

12/17/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a debit card.

12/17/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Star City area. There were no injuries reported and a wrecker was called to the scene.

12/16/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported. The crash occurred south of 800 South on U.S. 35.

12/16/11 A slide off was reported in the Pulaski area. The caller told police that he slid off the road and into a ditch. He had to swim to get out of the ditch. He was not injured, just cold and wet.

12/16/11 The Star City Fire Department was called to a small brush fire.

12/16/11 Police were called to a property damage accident in the West Central Elementary School Corporation parking lot.

12/16/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Denham area. No injuries were reported.

12/15/11 A Franklin Township resident called police to report that his neighbor ran to his house and said he hit a deer.

12/13/11 Winamac EMS got a call about a hunter who fell from the top of a tree. He was flown to Fort Wayne due to his injuries.

12/13/11 A theft was reported in the Cass Township area.

12/13/11 The Star City Fire Department was called to a grain dryer fire.

12/13/11 A caller in the Monterey area reported the theft of an old flatbed.

12/13/11 A UPS driver called in a car vs. deer accident but the accident did not involve him. The driver of the vehicle was shook up but not injured.

12/13/11 A Winamac resident reported a possible breakin in Winamac.

12/13/11 Caller told police that a semi just hit a passenger vehicle in Winamac. The semi left the scene, but returned. The semi driver was arrested for leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

12/12/11 A theft was reported from a storage unit in the Winamac area.

12/12/11 A caller told police that a vehicle hit a stop sign in the Winamac area. No injuries were reported but there was property damage.

12/12/11 A car vs. deer accident occurred just south of Beardstown on U.S. 35. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:
12/19/11 Heidi Gault, 40, 144 E. Washington, Hobart, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/18/11 Michael A. Hurlburt, 26, 1438 E. 1900 S., Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/18/11 Tanya Fitch, 6970 N. U. S. 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Assisting a Criminal. Discharged 12/19/11

12/18/11 Joshua Hopper, 31, 6970 N. U.S. 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and an active arrest warrant.

12/18/11 William Daily, 33, 3814 Strawberry Ln, Rochester, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle without Receiving a License. Discharged 12/18/11

12/18/11 Christopher Standefer, 35, 1140 Milwaukee Ct, Indianapolis, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxiated, OVWI with BAC between .08 and .14, OVWI Endangerment, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Discharged 12/18/11

12/17/11 Robert Whited, 26, 12561 N. 400 E., Wheatfield, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 12/18/11

12/16/11 Gregory Dallas, 35, 805 Azalea St. SE., Demotte, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 12/17/11

12/16/11 James Larvick, 44, 310 E. St. Lot 17, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior.

12/16/11 April Starr, 43, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 12/16/11

12/15/11 Matthew Nolte, 39, 5509 State Road 119, Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Possession of an Illegal Drug Lab.

12/15/11 Billy G. Anthony, Jr., 26, 306 E. Maple St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of aggressive Driving and Reckless Driving. Discharged 12/15/11

12/13/11 Wyatt Hagerman, 34, 222 S. Franklin Apt. 1, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Syringe and Public Intoxication.

12/13/11 Arthur R. Perry, Jr., 3824 Marydale Dr., Nashville, TN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident. Discharged 12/13/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/16/11 A local business reported to North Judson police that a counterfeit $20.00 bill was taken at their establishment. The investigation continues.

12/14/11 A neighbor requested the North Judson police conduct a welfare check after they heard a call for help in the 100 block of Silver Street. Police located a senior gentlemen in need of assistance, when medics were summoned.

12/12/11 The North Judson Police responded to a call in the 200 block of Garden Street in reference to unknown subject[s] have been clipping or pruning small trees in the backyard without permission.

Arrests:

12/18/11 Quentin A. Lenig, 23, 2857 E. 100 South, Knox, IN, arrested for a warrant through Fulton County.

12/13/11 Charity L. McDaniel, 33, 6370 W. 575 North, Winamac, IN arrested for Driving While Suspended Prior and a Traffic ticket for Expired License Plate.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/19/11 Police were alerted to possible drug activity at a residence on Locust Drive. When police arrived on scene, they noticed that someone may have been living in the residence when no one was to be in the residence. A pill bottle was found that contained drugs. Police took the bottle and its contents into evidence.

12/17/11 David Wallsmith told police that his vehicle was sideswiped in front of his office on Washington Street. There is a possible suspect in this case.

12/17/11 A resident reported that her son’s laptop was stolen from school.

12/15/11 Dawn Wilson reported a forgery incident to Knox police.

12/11/11 Methamphetamine precursors were reportedly found on a piece of property on Culver Road, west of Roosevelt Road. It was an actual meth lab and it was removed from the property by officers from the Indiana State Police Clandestine Lav Team.

Arrests:
12/19/11 Steven Gott, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

12/17/11 Christian Everage, 18, 1990 N. 700 E., Grovertown, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle and Reckless Driving.

12/17/11 Anthony Esparza, 23, 8810 E. Long Lane Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

12/13/11 Stacy Krout, 41, 503 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/19/11 Knatasha Justice, of Walkerton, was traveling northbound on U.S. 35 just south of 500 South when for some unknown reason she lost control of the vehicle, traveled across the northbound lane of traffic, striking the ditch and then flipping upside down into a utility pole. She was checked for injuries at the scene and refused treatment at the scene.

12/18/11 A caller reported a slide off around 875 N. and State Road 23.

12/18/11 Tiffany Frazier told police that she came home from work and found that her house has been broken into.

12/18/11 A caller in the 6800 block of S. State Road 10 in Knox reported that someone went into his garage and discovered that items were stolen including a gun and two bows.

12/18/11 Thomas Fletcher, of LaPorte, told police that he hit a deer in Starke County on U.S. 421 south of the Kankakee River and took the vehicle home. He may need a report after looking at the vehicle.

12/18/11 A patient in IU Health Starke Hospital called police to report that he was assaulted with a bat.

12/18/11 Randi Kegley, of Montery, told police that a Pit Bull just ran onto her property and tried to attack her puppy and then charged at her husband. Randi said her husband did shoot the dog and it ran into the woods

12/18/11 Christina Lawson told police that she swerved to miss another car and ran off the road and hit a tree. She said her hands are a little messed up but she does not need an ambulance.

12/18/11 Tiffany Eskridge reported the theft of her wallet with her Driver’s License in it had been stolen from her car and the unknown subject(s) attempted to lift her back seat to steal her speakers.

12/17/11 Amy Peters called police to report that he hit a deer on U.S. 35 near Toto Road.

12/17/11 A resident called police to report a rollover on U.S. 35 just north of State Road 10. Christopher Clark, of Plainfield, IN, told police that he was traveling northbound on U.S. 35 just north of State Road 10 when his juvenile passenger grabbed the wheel and caused the vehicle to go off the roadway and strike several trees and then roll onto its side. He said he attempted to hit the brakes during the accident however the accident happened without warning. Both Clark and the passenger, his son, were injured. The son was trapped in the vehicle and was not restrained in the vehicle.

12/17/11 Cathy Wilcox reported the theft of her laptop from her residence.

12/17/11 Leslie Baker advised her husband was eastbound on State Road 8 near the Yellow River and slid off the road and hit the guardrail. Another vehicle tried to avoid hitting her husband but slid into the guardrail as well.

12/17/11 Debbie Ecker told police that a female subject lost control of her vehicle and slid off the raod into their driveway and struck their vehicle. No injuries were reported.

12/17/11 Arthur Borelli reported that he was just involved in an accident on State Road 23 just north of U.S. 30.

12/17/11 An accident was reported on State Road 23 south of County Ln in Walkerton. The vehicle slid off the road and struck a sign.

12/16/11 An accident was reported on Range Road by the Little Dove Church in Toto.

12/16/11 A break-in was reported at the Hunt Club on 100 West just north of the Yellow River. The property manager is there now taking inventory of what was taken.

12/15/11 Jason Appleton told police that he hit a deer on U.S. 35 and 200 North in Knox.

12/15/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported on Toto Road and 625 E. in Knox.

12/15/11 Abraham Combs told police that he hydroplaned his vehicle and rolled it into the ditch. He was not injured.

12/14/11 A resident in the 3200 block of E. 400 S. in Knox told police that someone blew up his mailbox.

12/13/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported at 600 East and State Road 23 in the Grovertown area.

12/13/11 A resident told police of a car vs. deer accident on U.S. 35 just south of 850 South.

12/13/11 Michael Bailey reported the theft of metal from his property on State Road 10 in Knox.

Arrests:
12/16/11 Dale Hite, of Plymouth, IN, arrested two counts of Resisting Law Enforcement Resulting in Death, two counts of Reckless Homicide, and one count each of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Methamphetamine, Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and Failure to use Headlights from Sunset to Sunrise.

Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/11/11 A Star City resident called police to say that she gave someone permission to come and get personal belongings off her porch but now her laptop is missing.

12/11/11 A car vs deer accident was reported in Winamac.

12/10/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of two large cement urns from her grandparents’ gravesite.

12/10/11 A rollover accident was reported at Highway 421 and 550 N. Four people were injured in the accident.

12/10/11 An accident was reported at 500 South with a woman injured. Witnesses told police that they saw her in the vehicle and stayed with the vehicle until emergency responders arrived on scene. The roads were slick at the time of the accident.

12/09/11 A two vehicle accident was reported in front of Braun’s south of Winamac.

12/09/11 A car vs deer accident was reported in the Beardstown area.

12/09/11 A car vs deer accident was reported in the Pulaski area. No injuries were reported.

12/09/11 A Denham area resident called police to report that there were hunters on his property that did not have permission to be there.

12/09/11 A Francesville resident called police to report the electricity was out and a car was in the ditch outside of her residence. She said that her husband went outside to look to see if anyone was hurt and the vehicle had left the scene. No other description was available to give to police. Wires were down and the electric company was called to repair the pole and wires.

12/09/11 A chimney fire was called in from a resident in the Monon area.

12/08/11 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a vehicle fire in the Bruce Lake area.

12/08/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of $1,000 and a CD.

12/07/11 A car vs deer accident was reported on State Road 14, a half mile west of Highway 421 in Winamac. No injuries were reported.

12/07/11 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated a two semi head-on collision in Winamac with entrapment. One driver was trapped and could not feel his legs and had a cut on his head. NIPSCO was called as a pole snapped and wires were hanging from the pole.

12/07/11 A Winamac resident told police that she noticed her door had been kicked in after she returned to her residence after she had taken her children to school. Nothing was reported stolen.

12/07/11 A Francesville resident reported that someone had tried to open her dining room window as the screen was taken off the window and there were fingerprints visible where the suspect tried to open the window. Entry was not gained into the house and nothing was stolen.

Arrests:
12/11/11 Craig A. Cranmer, 49, 107 Dewey St., Morocco, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended and Operating without Financial Responsibility.

12/11/11 Richard Neeley, 49, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/12/11

12/11/11 Elliott D. Hicks, 41, Lot 1 Royal Oaks Est, Lafayette, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 12/11/11

12/10/11 Jason D. Martin, 18, 530 W. 11th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 12/11/11

12/10/11 Felix Martin Ramos Gomez, 38, 3519 N. 215 E. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 12/11/11

12/10.11 Robert J. Wesolowski 58, 4093 E. Craig St., DeMotte, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 12/10/11

12/09/11 Jeremy R. Diltis, 35, 1416 E. 225 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/09/11 Robert E. Parish, 50, 909 S. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

12/09/11 Eddy H. Harris, Jr., 2104 W. 125 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

12/07/11 Zachary A. Kopka, 26, 521 S. St. Rd. 39, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangering and Reckless Driving.

12/05/11 Brent E. Hughes, 24, 101 S. Monon St. Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and OWI Refusal. Discharged 12/06/11

12/05/11 Dustin A. Hughes, 21, 14816 W. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Visiting a Common Nuisance. Discharged 12/07/11

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/10/11 The North Judson Police were informed of two vandalism calls in the same neighborhood involving two vehicles that had been egged. One truck in the 700 block of Magnolia and another vehicle in the 300 block of George Street were involved. One incident occurred just before midnight and the other was sometime after midnight. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely asked that anyone with information is asked to call police at 574-772-5914. He also added “If you see or hear anything suspicious in your neighborhood, no matter what time of day, to please call police and let us know what’s going on”.

12/09/11 Two adult women made statements to the North Judson Police Department involving harassment toward each other and their family.

12/07/11 North Judson Police responded to a report of intimidation when an adult male was threatened in the 300 block of Main Street. A complete report was furnished to the Starke County Prosecutors Officer requesting formal charges.

12/07/11 A one vehicle property damage only accident took out a stop sign at the intersection of Talmer and Schricker Avenues and slighly damaged a 2009 Mercury being driven by Marcella Hoffman of San Pierre. North Judson Police Officer William Scheiderer estimated damages at near $750.

12/07/11 A criminal mischief report was made to the North Judson Police by a resident in the 700 Block of Laurel Street in reference to a slashed tire. This is same vehicle that was involved in an earlier hit and run.

12/06/11 North Judson Police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred in the Brantwood parking lot at 407 Talmer Avenue. A 2004 Cadilac belonging to Kelly Jackson of Hamlet was parked in the lot overnight by Candice Wilson, her daughter. The next morning she returned to get the vehicle and when she got home noticed some damages. Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated and estimated damages at over $1,000. Anyone with any information concerning this accident is asked to please call the North Judson Police at 574-772-5914.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Arrests:
12/11/11 Brandon Reiss, 26, 5815 E. State Road 8, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.
James Blumke, 50, 1715 N. Delaware Ave. Mason City, IA, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.
William Reiss, 32, 875 N. 1025 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Jason Blumke, 27, 4337 33rd St., Hockery, NC, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.
All four suspects were involved in a fight outside of the USA Cafe in Knox.

12/10/11 Katelin Allen, 24, 103 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.
Allen reportedly stole a sweatshirt from Dollar General in Knox.

12/10/11 Anthony Davies, 30, 2540 E. 100 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.
Jennifer Miller, 27, 2540 E. 100 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

12/10/11 Justin Record, 23, 409 E. Washington St., Galveston, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (six counts), Possession of Paraphernalia, and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Vergie Smith, 46, P.O. Box 440, Walton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (three counts) and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

12/07/11 Jeremiah Johnson, 24, 344 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Battery.
Betty Rupert, 30, 344 Spruce Dr., #1, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Intimidation.

12/03/11 Robert Vincent Noble, 41, 1168 N. 1025 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, Indecent Exposure and Resisting Law Enforcement.

12/02/11 Clayton Reiss, 31, 507 S. Heaton St,. #3, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Schedule I, II or III Controlled Substance (two counts), Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance (three counts), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Geoffry Madison, 22, P.O. Box 44, Onward, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/12/11 A teenage driver was injured after she went off the road on State Road 8, struck a tree and went into the ditch.

12/11/11 A car vs deer accident was reported on State Road 39 and Toto Road in North Judson.

12/11/11 Ryan Hawkins of LaPorte called to report that he was involved in a car vs deer report on State Road 10 between State Road 23 and the Marshall County line.

12/11/11 Ashley Hardel called police to report that some unknown subject(s) stole her car while it was parked at the Bass Lake Marina.

12/10/11 A resident called police to report that people at the corner of State Road 23 and 200 South are playing loud music.

12/10/11 A North Judson resident called police to report that her wallet was stolen and her credit card has been fraudulently used.

12/10/11 Jan Ogle told police that her dog bit her the previous evening but it is not a serious bite. She can no longer take care of the dog and she contacted the Starke County Humane Society and they told her that a bite report was needed. The Sheriff’s Department called the Humane Society and they stated that if the dog was brought to the shelter they will put down the dog.

12/10/11 Tonja Workman told police that she was outside and her neighbor’s pit bulls were running loose and chased her up to her porch and nearly attacked her.

12/10/11 A caller reported that a vehicle flipped over in the median and a male driver is out walking around. The driver was identified as Brandon Quinby and he reportedly refused any medical treatment to be dispatched to the scene.

12/09/11 Dan Ard reported to police that he hit a deer on State Road 10 just west of North Judson. He advised that he was not injured but does need a report.

12/09/11 A resident in the 8800 block of E. 700 North in Grovertown reported a lawnmower was stolen.

12/09/11 Heather Gehrke of LaPorte was northbound on U.S. 35 and due to road conditions, she lost control of her vehicle. She told police that as she lost contol, her vehicle began to spin and was then struck by another vehicle. No injuries were reported.

12/09/11 Mohammad Fazal of Glendale Heights, IL, was southbound on U.S. 35 and lost control of his vehicle due to ice on the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway and flipped onto its top. No injuries were reported.

12/09/11 Christopher Hamand, of Hamlet was injured in a single vehicle accident. He was eastbound on County Road 25 North and upon entering the curve, his gas pedal became stuck. He was unable to control the vehicle and it left the roadway.

12/08/11 David Jefferies of Culver reported a car vs. deer accident.

12/08/11 A resident in the 2500 block of W. Third Avenue in North Judson reported that some unknown person(s) attempted to break into her home. There is damage to the door, the dead bolt and the door jamb. Nothing was reported missing.

12/08/11 A resident in the 9400 block of E. 500 N. in Grovertown called to tell police that her husband was digging at the house and hit a gas line. NIPSCO was contacted.

12/07/11 A resident in the 7700 block of N. 925 E. in Walkerton called to report a theft report. Some World War II memorabilia was stolen from the residence.

12/07/11 A resident in the 6000 block of County Road 500 West in North Judson reported his tires being slashed.

12/07/11 Russell Hochstedler of Winamac told police that he was involved in a car vs deer accident on 100 West approximately a half mile south of State Road 10.

12/07/11 A resident in the 7800 block of N. Meadow Lane in Walkerton reported she was bitten by a dog.

12/07/11 A resident in the 7600 block of E. 300 N. in Knox told police that someone took down their mailbox sometime last night.

12/07/11 A resident in the 11600 block of W. 750 S. in San Pierre reported that his house was broken into.

12/06/11 A resident in the 3600 block of E. Debby Dr., in Knox reported the theft of a ladder.

12/06/11 Adam Kuehn of North Judson told police that he was in a car vs deer accident in the 500 block southwest of 600 W. in Starke County.

12/06/11 A resident in the 10100 block of E. State Road 10 in Knox told police that he is having problems with a hunter on the property that he is hunting on.

12/05/11 Police were called to an accident where Beatrice Zahn went off the roadway. Police observed evidence that showed that Zahn was traveling at a high rate of speed and drove straight through a curve in the road, accelerated and struck a tree shearing it off at the ground level and dragging the root cluster approximately 80 ft. She then went off the roadway and into a ditch. She was reportedly attempting to avoid hitting several deer in the roadway.

Arrests:
12/06/11 Frank Solberg, 42 of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

North Judson Man Arrested on Warrant, Resisting Arrest

Dusten Clary

A North Judson man was arrested on Wednesday after he reportedly resisted arrest after police tried to take him into custody on an active arrest warrant.

Dusten Clary, 28, was seen at the a local restaurant and he had an active arrest warrant from the Knox City Court. North Judson Police Department officers entered the business and Clary allegedly ran into a back room. He then reportedly resisted arrest as he was being handcuffed and he kicked a North Judson Reserve Officer. He was restrained and taken to the Starke County Jail.

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Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

11/27/11 A resident in the Bruce Lake area reported the theft of a chainsaw.

11/27/11 An employee at a Winamac gas station reported a drive-off. Contact was made with the driver who said her special needs son was supposed to go in and pay for the gas but the son reportedly only bought a soda. The driver was headed back to the station to pay for the gas.

11/27/11 A Star City resident called police to report a car vs. deer accident. No injuries were reported.

11/27/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported south of Winamac.

11/26/11 A Winamac resident told police that his friends saw a man in Winamac where he lifted up his coat and displayed several bottles of alcohol with the security caps still on them. The person got into a dark colored Chevy van and left. Police are investigating the theft.

11/26/11 A spill of oil or hydraulic fluid caused a motorcycle rider to lose control of his motorcycle and lay it down. The driver was not injured. The accident happened in the Denham area. The driver was unsure of what the chemical was but it was a slick substance and it went on for about a mile.

11/26/11 Residents in Pulaski called police to report a break-in in their garage. They hadn’t been at the home in two weeks and there were a lot of things stolen.

11/26/11 A resident in the Denham area called to report an attempted break-in into his pole barn.

11/25/11 A Denham resident called police to report that some unknown person(s) slashed all four of the tires on her son’s vehicle.

11/25/11 A Cass Township resident called police because the neighbor’s dog went onto his property and attacked his chickens.

11/25/11 A Winamac resident called to report that some unknown person(s) shot a window out. The complaintant told police that a window this same thing happened a few days ago. When police talked to a neighbor, he advised that he thinks someone has been shooting at his residence too.

11/25/11 Police responded to a personal injury accident southwest of Winamac. One person injured was a woman who was three months pregnant and a man was thrown from the vehicle, but only had cuts. They were transported to Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

11/25/11 A caller advised police that he hit a deer by Beardstown. The deer ran off but there was damage to his vehicle.

11/25/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Ripley area. No injuries were reported.

11/25/11 A caller told police that a car vs. deer accident just occurred on State Road 14 west of Winamac.

11/24/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Star City area. No injuries were reported.

11/23/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the area of Pulaski.

11/23/11 Caller said he just hit a huge turkey in the Bruce Lake area. He was driving a company vehicle at the time of the accident and believes the damage is over $1,700.

11/21/11 A woman in the Ora area called police to report that on November 3rd she removed a plastic bag from her purse that contained a mother’s ring with six stones, a wedding band, diamond ring, and a locket necklace with a picture of her grandchild inside and it says “Grandma” on it. She thought she placed the bag in the glove box in her car and then drove around doing some errands. On November 12th, she noticed the bag missing. She has been looking for it ever since and now she believes it must have been stolen.

11/21/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of tools.

11/21/11 A Winamac resident reported to police that his neighbor called him and said that he can hear a truck running and sounds of subjects loading up scrap metal from the property. The homeowner came home and advised nothing was stolen.

11/21/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported ½ mile east of County Road 1300 West in Winamac. The only damage to the vehicle was a crack to the frame on the front license plate.

Arrests:
11/27/11 Joseph Hohrun, 329 E. 13th Apt. 2, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

11/26/11 Paul L. Archer, 54, 1674 N. 155 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged on 11/27/11

11/26/11 Bradley R. Baker, 36, 211 Kirkwood Rd. NE Apt #8, Atlanta, GA, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 11/26/11

11/26/11 Zachary Clay Minix, 28, 865 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

11/25/11 Caleb Jay Weldon, 20, 702 W. St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery. Discharged 11/28/11

11/25/11 Miles J. Shidler, 18, 17th Cliff Dr., Logansport, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor Consumption, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Public Intoxication. Discharged 11/27/11

11/22/11 Henry Cortez, 32, P.O. Box 722 Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Sexual Battery. Discharged 11/23/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/26/11 North Judson Police responded to a domestic complaint and battery in the 200 Block of West Weninger. Neither party wanted to press charges and both were advised to stay away from each other.

11/26/11 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas investigated a traffic accident on Talmer Avenue near the intersection of Silver Street just before 6:00 p.m. A 2004 Honda, driven by Victoria Vanek of Fishers, IN ,was eastbound on Talmer and slowing in traffic to make a left turn when a 1992 Chevy Pickup, driven by Reddie J. Shepherd of North Judson, rear ended the Vanek vehicle. Shepherd said he slid on the wet pavement and could not avoid striking the vehicle in from of him. He was issued a citation for No Financial Responsibility by Officer Thomas. Damages were estimated over $3,000 and no injuries were reported. Chief Deputy Joe Budner assisted in the investigation.

11/25/11 The North Judson Police are investigating a theft from a storage unit in the 700 Block of Talmer Avenue, at the U-Locks.

11/23/11 A property damage fender bender occurred in the North Judson-San Pierre High School parking lot during the basketball game. North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer is investigating the accident. No injuries reported and damages set at over $1,000.

Arrests:
11/27/11 Clayton Conley, 39, 17149 W. Lincoln Highway, Plymouth, IN, arrested for Failure to Appear Starke Circuit Court for Child Support.

11/23/11 Dusten Wayne Clary, 28, 2540 W. Toto Road, North Judson, IN, arrested for Knox City Court Warrant, Public Intoxication, Battery, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/28/11 Police were called to Demotte State Bank on a report of counterfeit money. Two $20 bills were found to be counterfeit from two separate businesses. The FBI has also been notified of the incident.

11/27/11 Inez Crittendon reported her purse stolen.

11/25/11 A hit and run accident was reported in the parking lot at Walgreens.

11/23/11 Ioan Sirghi, of Grovertown, IN, was issued the following citations after a traffic stop: Driving While Suspended, Expired License Plates, Exceeding Posted Speed, and Operating a Vehicle Without Financial Responsibility.

11/23/11 Jeff Borg of the Knox City Street Department backed up in the parking lot at Demotte State Bank and accidentally hit the awning of the building with the leaf vac truck. The building sustained damage but no damage was done to the truck. The reporting officer noted that about $400 in damage was done.

11/23/11 Elizabeth Sallee reported her garbage can stolen.

11/23/11 Howard Bashore reported the theft of a Statue of Liberty yard ornament.

11/22/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store told police that she was just given a counterfeit $20 bill. The patron who gave her the money told police that she got it from a different store when cashing her paycheck and she has notified that store of the counterfeit bill.

Arrests:
11/28/11 James Langdon, 62, 306 Star Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

11/27/11 David Howard, 28, 3025 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Reckless Driving.

11/26/11 Ryan Jackson, 31, 708 E. Washington St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%.

11/26/11 Lonzo Jackson, Jr., 20, 206 N. Cleveland St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property (two counts), Illegal Drug Lab within 1,000 feet of School Property, and two counts of Neglect of a Dependent.

11/23/11 Joseph Givens, 26, 605 S. Portland St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of School Property (two counts)
Zachariah Whitfield, 24, 605 S. Portland St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Kristen Webb, 27, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of School Property (two counts)
Brooke Webb, 23, 411 S. East St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property (five counts)
Nikki Givens, 19, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
11/27/11 A resident in the 7700 block of E. 350 S. in Knox told police that her garage had been broken into.

11/27/11 A resident reported the theft of jewelry. The jewelry has been located, but the person still would like to speak to an officer.

11/27/11 A resident in the 7700 block of S. 300 W. Way in North Judson reported that a car was in the ditch directly across from her driveway and no one was in the vehicle.

11/27/11 A caller reported that a vehicle hit an electric pole and the electric is out at her house. The accident was on 650 W. South of English Lake North of 400 South.

11/26/11 Linda Howard told police that she wrecked her vehicle when she left the area of Cleveland Street but she is not injured.

11/26/11 A resident in the 3600 block of N. State Road 23 in Knox called police to report trespassers on his property.

11/26/11 A Monterey resident told police that her neighbor’s five pit bulls were running loose and they grabbed her cats.

11/26/11 A resident in the 6900 block of E. 25 N. in Knox reported a window broken.

11/26/11 A tire was reported stolen from a residence in the 1700 block of S. 350 E. in Knox.

11/25/11 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 800 South E. of U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/25/11 A resident called police to report an attempted carjacking by shotgun. The victim said he was on State Road 10 West of North Judson and he pulled over to adjust his daughter’s seatbelt. A dark colored vehicle was parked across the road with three males in their early to mid ’20s inside. He said that two males got out of the vehicle and ran towards his vehicle. One man had a shot gun. The victim said he left the area at a high rate of speed.

11/25/11 Sandra Jankosz called police to say she hit a deer with her vehicle but she is home now. No injuries were reported.

11/25/11 A resident in the 11100 block of E. 850 S. said that he owns a pole barn on the property and this morning he noticed that some unknown person(s) had ripped the corners of the metal back and crawled inside and unlocked the door. Christmas decorations, tools, and some copper wire were stolen.
11/25/11 A teenage driver was driving northbound on 900 East just south of 600 North when he hit some uneven spots in the road. He told police that the back end started to get loose and he over-corrected, went off the road and the truck rolled over. He was not injured.

11/24/11 Sandra Benesh reported that she was involved in a car vs. deer accident in the San Pierre area.

11/24/11 Ron Vendl called police to report that he hit a deer near the Bass Lake Pub and Ristorante.

11/24/11 A resident in the 5900 block of S. U Road East in North Judson told police that she returned home to find the windows in her home broken and someone has been inside the residence.

11/24/11 A trafficking incident was filed. A person dropped off a can of coffee for an inmate and officers found that the can had previously been opened and drugs were found in the can. Officers continue to investigate this case.

11/23/11 Robert Schlotzhauer told police that he hit a deer on State Road 39, a ½ mile north of State Road 10. Charlene Jackson reported hitting deer in that same location.

11/23/11 Lance Hendricks told police that he hit a deer on State Road 10 near 250 West.

11/23/11 Aaron Muffley was cited for Driving While Suspended.

11/22/11 Dennis Fornelli called police to report he hit a deer on U.S. 35 near Bowlaway Lanes.

11/22/11 A resident in the 6100 block of S. 250 W in North Judson reported the theft of tools and chain saws from his son’s residence.

Arrests:
11/29/11 James Thomas, of Knox, was arrested on an active arrest warrant.

11/27/11 Toby Benninghoff, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

11/26/11 Joshua Glade, 36, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

11/26/11 Shirley Golding, 52, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

11/25/11 Michael Allen, 22, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation, Harassment, and False Reporting.