From the North Judson Police Department:
06/30/11 North Judson Police responded to a call at the Mint Valley Apartments in the early morning hours because a tenant heard a smoke/fire alarm going off. Police summoned the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department as well. It was discovered that another tenant was asleep while a pot on the stove in that apartment had boiled dry. No fire damages were reported.
06/29/12 North Judson Police took a theft report of items taken from a gravesite in Highland Cemetery. A large wind chime and some solar lamps were taken.
06/29/12 A two vehicle mishap occurred in the Family Express parking lot when a vehicle driven by Michaela Zeithers, of Winamac, backed into a 2004 Dodge Intrepid being driven by Marion Minix, of North Judson. Zeithers was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi. North Judson Officer Darren Conley investigated the accident and estimated damages at over $2,500. No injuries were reported.
06/29/12 Another two vehicle accident was investigated by North Judson Police Officer Kelly Fisher in the 700 Block of Talmer Avenue. A 1996 Ford Ranger, driven by Joe Bradley, of Knox, backed into a 2000 Ford Escort. Toblin Pierette, of North Judson, was driving the Escort. Officer Fisher estimated damages at over $2,500 and no injuries were reported.
06/28/12 A broken lock was reported at the U-locks on Talmer Avenue. No entry was made and nothing was reported missing to North Judson Police.
06/25/12 Shortly after midnight, a vehicle was reported stolen in the 300 Block of Franklin Street. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas is investigating the theft of the 2001 Buick Century. On Tuesday afternoon, Chief Doug Vessely received a dispatch in reference to a suspicious vehicle abandoned on 725 West and Toto Road. This was the same vehicle reported stolen and it is believed the thief was “joyriding” or it was a prank. The keys were in the vehicle and Vessely stated, “Please take your keys out of your vehicle and lock the doors when it’s parked. This helps eliminate the opportunity for someone to ransack or steal the vehicle.”
06/25/12 North Judson Police responded to a fraud call in the 200 Block of Leslie Street. The complainant stated she received a call from a blocked number saying they were from the federal government and that she had won a $1.5 million prize. The caller wanted her to send a money gram in order to obtain her winnings. Chief Doug Vessely reminds you that you should never send money, give out personal information or bank accounts to anyone over the phone, or argue with this type of caller. Just hang up. This is a scam. In this incident, the caller told the woman what her house looked like and that if she didn’t send the money he might have to come to her house and she felt threatened. “Remember with the internet anyone call look up your information and street addresses that shows a picture of your home, even from the front or side, as if you are driving by the home. These callers are more than likely in a foreign county and will try anything in order to get someone to send cash. Stick to the fact that if it sounds to good to be true, it is, it’s a scam, be careful and never send money.
From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:
07/01/12 Police were called to a residence in Monterey as shots were fired in the area. Police found that some unknown person(s) shot a raccoon.
07/01/12 Weather spotters from the Francesville and Medaryville Fire Departments were activated as severe storms were moving into the area.
07/01/12 Several trees and power lines were reported down as a result of strong storms moving through the area.
07/01/12 Officials at the Pulaski County 4-H Fairground called and asked for help with the mess from the storm. Trees were down along with power lines. People were scattering and scared. Pulaski County REACT was called to help. Everyone was evacuated from the fairgrounds. The Fair Board and the EMA got things under control.
07/01/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a pole barn and semi truck fire at a residence on 700 North. The fire was reportedly started by lightning.
07/01/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a house fire on 600 North. A fire had started in the attic of the home and was quickly extinguished.
07/01/12 A Winamac resident told police that his X-Box, playstation and X-Box games were stolen.
06/30/12 Road closed signs were posted on 575 W. after a big tree fell in the road due to storms.
06/30/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called out as a driver saw thick, black smoke coming from a residence in Monterey. When the fire department arrived on scene, they found that the homeowners were burning brush.
06/30/12 A power line was reported down in the Monterey area.
06/30/12 A resident on 800 West complained about the neighbor’s dog. The dog is aggressive and it comes onto the property and tries to bite the caller and her husband.
06/30/12 A Monterey resident called police to report a domestic issue.
06/29/12 A Winamac resident told police that there is a small herd of cows on a dirt lot with a hay feed wagon that has been empty for four days and it’s not known if they have water.
06/29/12 Several reports of trees down and electric lines were called in due to the storm.
06/29/12 Power lines fell on either side of a woman traveling on 200 South in Winamac and they were burning. The dispatcher told the woman to stay in her vehicle and not to move. Fulton County REMC arrived on scene and the driver was able to move along.
06/29/12 A Winamac man called police to report that some unknown person(s) slashed all four of the tires on his car.
06/28/12 A Medaryville resident told police that some unknown person(s) took all of the money from his bank account without his permission.
06/28/12 The Star City Fire Department was called to a woods fire.
06/28/12 A driver hit a tree in the road. Officers were called to investigate the issue and help remove the tree from the site.
06/28/12 A pole and electric lines were down and had caught fire. The Monterey Fire Department was called to the scene.
06/27/12 A Medaryville resident reported a stolen cell phone.
06/26/12 The Francesville Fire Department was called to a grass fire that was reportedly started by someone lighting off fireworks.
06/25/12 A Francesville man reported his shotgun stolen.
06/25/12 A Winamac man reported a generator, pumps and several other large items stolen from a storage area.
06/25/12 A Medaryville man reported his vehicle stolen.
07/01/12 Kerry A. Clinger, 31, 4195 N. 750 W., Rochester, IN, arrested on a Body Attachment. Discharged 07/01/12
06/28/12 Dalton Williams, 19, 4248 N. 1225 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/28/12
06/28/12 Charles Weaver, 26, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/28/12
06/26/12 Tiffani Jakich, 36, 505 E. 3rd St., Hobart, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 06/27/12
06/26/12 Jerrold Rainwater, 49, 6509 W. 89th Ave., Crown Point, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 06/27/12
06/26/12 Caitlin June Shidler, 21, 3066 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 06/27/12
06/26/12 Steven Decker, 25, 3066 N. 300 W. Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
06/25/12 Kanyon Whitrock, 32, 413 S. Madison St., Medaryville, IN, Jasper County hold. Discharged 06/28/12
06/25/12 Timothy Moore, 30, 530 W. Jenkins, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 06/25/12
From the Knox City Police Department:
07/02/12 An employee at the Next Door Food Store convenience store told police that a vehicle drove away from the facility without paying for the fuel. $49.00 worth of gas was pumped at the station.
06/29/12 A runaway report was taken.
06/28/12 Sharon Mitchell reported a battery.
06/27/12 Patricia Singleton told police that her wedding ring was missing.
06/26/12 Jamie Hemminger reported two bicycles stolen from her residence.
07/01/12 Wade Berg, 36, 3275 E. 400 N., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana.
06/30/12 Tricia Jackson, 24, 509 S. 26th St., South Bend, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Possession of Marijuana.
06/30/12 Coty Wagner, 21, 205 W. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
06/28/12 Tyler Limberhand, 18, 1630 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Illegal Possession of Alcohol.
06/26/12 Daniel Konter, 42, 408 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.