North Judson Police Investigate Scam

The North Judson Police Department recently investigated another scam going around the area.

Police say a resident on Lincoln Avenue received what appeared to be a legitimate check in the mail for around $3,800 from a nationally-known insurance company. The person was asked to deposit the check and wire $1,900 back to the company to receive the remainder of the money. This is a scam. If you deposit the check and wire the money, the check will bounce and your money will already be claimed by the scammer.

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Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
04/14/12 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner and Officer Frank Thomas responded to a residence in the 300 Block of N. George Street for an unwanted female. When Officers arrived they observed Julie M. Serrano on the front lawn of the residence she was told not to be at the day before. Julie was arrested and transported to the Starke County Jail without incident. Julie was charged with Criminal Trespass to Property.

04/13/12 The North Judson Police Department responded to a call of a suspicious person on the property of a residence in the 300 block of N. George Street. The female subject was identified as Julie M. Serrano. Julie was advised By Chief Deputy Joe Budner to leave the residence and to never return to the property. Later in the evening, North Judson Police were called back to that residence in reference to Julie sitting across the street . North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas responded to the call and transported Julie to her residence and advised her never to return to that area.

04/12/12 A resident in the 100 block of N. George street reported to the North Judson Police Department that their residence was burglarized and some items were stolen. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely and Officer Frank Thomas went to the residence to investigate. Also assisting the North Judson Police Department was an Indiana State Police Evidence Technician. Evidence was collected at the scene. The burglary is still under investigation.

04/12/12 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to a unwanted person in the 100 block of W. State street. When Chief Vessely arrived he advised the male subject he needed to leave that location. The male subject left without incident.

04/10/12 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas responded to a call of juvenile problems in the 500 block of Keller Avenue. After an investigation was conducted, a juvenile admitted to selling some alcohol to a juvenile friend. A report was completed and forwarded to the Starke County juvenile probation department.

04/09/12 A resident in the 300 block of Franklin street reported the neighbor upstairs was playing music loud. North Judson Police Officer Kelly Fisher responded to the complaint and advised the the upstairs resident to turn the music down. The resident complied and turned the music down.

Arrests:
04/14/12 Julie M. Serrano, 20, 404 Keller Avenue, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Criminal Trespass.

Pulaski County SHeriff'

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/15/12 A resident in the Denham area reported a credit card stolen.

04/15/12 A caller asked what the police are doing about a shooting incident by her old house the previous night.

04/15/12 A Medaryville resident called police to report that a man in a green hoodie is looking in the windows at his neighbor’s house. The subject reportedly ran from police and when he was taken into custody and questioned, police issued him a trespass warning.

04/13/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a small grass fire that was getting out of hand.

04/13/12 A Winamac resident called the Winamac Police Department to report a hit-and-run accident.

04/13/12 A caller in Franklin Township reported that a person in a white pick-up truck was tearing up a newly planted field.

04/12/12 A Denham resident called police to report that he wrecked his car. Everyone in the vehicle is ok. The driver had cuts to his face, but no other serious injuries.

04/12/12 A Monon resident called police to inform officers that she thinks she located her stolen lawn mower on Craigslist.

04/12/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Star City area. No injuries were reported.

04/12/12 A Medaryville resident told police that his home has been robbed. The caller said he apparently left the door unlocked and when he came home, the TV, computer and other household items were stolen.

04/12/12 A caller in Harris Township reported a electric pole down and the top wire was hanging to the ground.

04/12/12 A Medaryville resident called to report that her son’s iPod was stolen from his gym locker at school.

04/11/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a stove fire. The caller said that she has an electric stove and a flame was showing at the bottom of the stove. She was told to get out of the house and the firefighters assessed the situation.

04/11/12 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of $320 in cash from his wallet.

04/11/12 A Cass Township resident called police to reported the theft of a guitar and tools.

04/09/12 Medaryville residents reported their iPods stolen.

04/09/12 The driver for the Wonder Bread truck said some unknown person hit his vehicle while in Francesville.

Arrests:
04/16/12 Jason M. Grigsby, 35, 15328 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

04/16/12 Kyle A. Baert, 24, 623 S. Monticello, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Disccharged 04/16/12

04/15/12 Steven W. Neeley, 32, 7230 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Dealing in Methamphetamine and an active arrest warrant.

04/15/12 Gina Napier, 28, 7230 N. 800 W. Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine.

04/15/12 Timothy Howard, 36, 300 W. LaPorte St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 04/16/12

04/12/12 Jeffrey A. Blandford, 44, 1368 W. Cole Dr., Greensburg, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Public Intoxication. Discharged 04/13/12

04/12/12 Ryan Watts, 32, 643 W. Washington, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Domestic Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.

04/12/12 Kevin R. Glisic, 35, 509 Laurel, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance (six counts). Discharged 04/14/12

04/11/12 Angel Lockridge, 24, 1235 W. 250 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Neglect of a Dependent and Taking a Child to a Nuisance. Discharged 04/12/12

04/09/12 Darrin Lambert, 43, 615 E. Pearl St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 04/11/12

04/09/12 Jody Anglim, 41, 4657 W. 400 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 04/11/12

04/09/12 Courtney Anglim, 45, 4657 W. 400 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
04/15/12 Knox City police were called to IU Health Starke Hospital in response to a battery incident.

04/13/12 Police were called to Toll Brothers to investigate an accident. A delivery driver was traveling northbound on the property and didn’t realize that the drive ended and dropped off. The driver stated his van went off the dock and and dropped the front end of the vehicle onto a set of railroad tracks. The van sustained front end damage.

04/13/12 An employee at Next Door Foods reported the drive-off of $71.11 in gas.

04/11/12 Renee Markovitz reported damage done to her vehicle while it was parked in front of her residence on Delware Street.

Arrests:
04/16/12 Rhonda Gayheart, 38, 202 N. Clark St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

04/16/12 Matthew M. LeMarr, 33, 305 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

04/13/12 Sheila Johnson, 48, 344 Spruce Dr., #1, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

04/12/12 Donald Risner, 26, 311 Ruthie Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on active arrest warrant.

04/12/12 Roberto Gonzales, 20, 752 S. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

04/11/12 Dustin D. Spencer, 23, 0601 S. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Criminal Recklessness.

04/09/12 Casan Bogan, 30, 760 Juniper Rd., Valaparaiso, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/14/2012 A grain wagon was reported stolen in the 60700 block of East 650 South near Bass Lake.

04/14/12 A chainsaw was reportedly stolen in the 7200 block of South 200 West in North Judson.

04/12/12 A resident of the 6600 block of East 300 North in Knox reported an identity theft.

04/12/12 An attempted break-in was reported in the 7500 block of East 50 South in Knox.

04/12/12 A resident of the 8800 block of South 1100 East in Monterey told police that her house and been broken into and wrecked.

04/14/12 A resident of the 1700 block of North U.S. 35 in Knox told police that someone wrecked in front of his yard and left after damaging his mailbox.

04/10/12 A theft was reported at a golf course in North Judson.

04/10/12 A caller from the 1100 block of South 1025 East in Knox told police that he has been hearing gunshots and is concerned that the bullets are coming toward his property.

04/10/12 Two chainsaws were reportedly stolen in the 6300 block of South 300 West in North Judson.

04/09/12 A resident of the 2900 block of South Range Road in Knox told police that he received a fraudulent money order in the mail.

04/09/12 A resident of the 4300 block of South 600 West in North Judson told police that his mailbox had been vandalized.

04/08/12 Terry Matzat of North Judson told police someone tore down his mailbox and left several beer bottles and other trash.

04/08/12 Clifford Grounds of North Judson told police his mailbox had been damaged.

04/08/12 Hermanetilda Juarez of North Judson reported her lawnmower was stolen.

04/08/12 A theft was reported in the 500 block of East Mound Street in Knox.

04/08/12 Dave Van Blaricom told police that someone put “human waste” in his mailbox.

04/08/12 A caller reported gunshots in the 9800 block of East 50 South in Knox.

Arrests:
04/13/12 Kevin Andrew Case, 24, of North Judson, IN, was arrested following an accident in which his vehicle hit a telephone pole.

04/10/12 Jeffery Charles Angeledes, 45, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
04/08/12 North Judson police responded to a loud music complaint in the 300 block of Franklin Street. The music was turned down.

04/08/12 A hit and run accident was reported to the North Judson police. The owner stated he noticed damages the next, as the vehicle was parked in North Judson last night. The investigation continues.

04/04/12 A check fraud investigation was initiated by the North Judson police after receiving information that a young female subject attempted to cash a $4,000.00 check that was stolen from Pulaski County earlier. The check was not cashed and the female was located and charged with Felony Fraud. A complete report was furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor’s office for review.

04/03/12 A report of a vehicle fire, just east of North Judson on State Road 10, was investigated by the North Judson Police and the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to extinguish the blaze. Tim Jackson stated his 2002 Ford Utility Vehicle started on fire under the hood as he was traveling west on State Road 10. The vehicle was totaled.

04/02/12 The North Judson police investigated a minor property damage accident in the alley along side of the 300 block of Schricker Avenue. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:
04/08/12 Matthew N. Uffmann, 24 , 6785 South Shewski Road, Knox, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Child Neglect, Felony Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated, and for Operator Never Licensed.

04/06/12 Clayton N. Conley, 39, 509 Laurel Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and for Suspended Driving while a Habitual Traffic Violator for Life.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/08/12 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to a reckless driving incident.

04/08/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a controlled burn that has gotten out of hand and headed into the woods.

04/08/12 The Winamac Police Department was responded to a call of a possible domestic violence situation. A woman called police to say a man choked her. One was arrested on charges of Invasion of Privacy and Domestic Battery.

04/08/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a deck fire at a resident’s back yard.

04/08/12 A man was arrested after a domestic dispute. A juvenile was injured with a cut on the lip.

04/08/12 A complaint was received by the Sheriff’s Department where teens were reportedly riding in a vehicle speeding through the alleys and riding on top of the roof the vehicle.

04/07/12 A caller in Harris Township called police to report that he was test driving a mower and ran into a parked car. No injuries were reported.

04/07/12 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a fire that was getting out of hand in the Rich Grove Township area. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the situation and dispatched the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department to the scene. The fire was getting into the woods and getting toward the house.

04/06/12 An accident was reported in the Winamac area. The driver hit a pole after he dodged a deer in the road. Driver was not injured and the vehicle is off in a cornfield. The pole was broken, but no lines were in the road.

04/06/12 A Medaryville resident called in a criminal mischief incident. The windows were broken out of a piece of equipment.

04/06/12 A person at the Monterey bank notified police that a woman was just in the bank asking for money. She states that her mother is dying in a Chicago hospital and needs money or they will pull the plug on her. She has reportedly been in Fulton County doing the same thing.

04/06/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a fire at an abandoned trailer. The caller said the fire was spreading close to the woods and a couple of other trailers.

04/05/12 A caller said his mother-in-law’s vehicle was stolen.

04/05/12 A juvenile injured his shoulder after he crashed a moped in the Winamac area.

04/04/12 A resident called police to report that she got a call from her bank in North Judson and two females were trying to cash a check from her made out for $4,000. She believes the check was stolen. The case remains under investigation.

04/04/12 A Winamac resident reported that he had been gone for a few days and some unknown person(s) attempted a break-in at his residence.

04/03/12 A Winamac resident reported that his farm office door was kicked in.

Arrests:
04/08/12 Zachary D. Dix, 19, 14520 S. 550 W., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

04/08/12 Alexander Kieronomos, 33, 7460 S. 78th Ave., Miller, IL, arrested on preliminary charges of Invasion of Privacy and Battery.

04/08/12 Steven Luedtke, 23, 7175 S. 600 W. North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 04/09/12

04/06/12 Samuel Baugh, 36, 810 N. Falvay St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active warrant for Failure to Appear.

04/05/12 Heather Rowe, 23, 11791 W. 275 N. Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespass. Discharged 04/05/12

04/05/12 Nathan Shidler, 21, 282 E. Old State Road 14, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle with a BAC over .15 and Operating While Intoxicated – Endangering. Discharged 04/06/12

04/05/12 Ricky D. Howard, Jr., 23, 7479 W. 750 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

04/05/12 Joseph Allen, 26, 15385 W. 160 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 04/07/12

04/05/12 Mary K. Laricca, 46, 762 E. 1100 N., Monon, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 04/05/12

04/05/12 Carla Estes, 39, 693 E. 200 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 04/05/12

04/04/12 Michael Dennis, 27, 1901 S. Goyer Rd. Kokomo, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 04/04/12

04/03/12 Douglas Whiteman, 26, 301 N. Monticello, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active warrant. Discharged 04/04/12

04/03/12 Shirley Williams, 62, 1720 S. 225 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on a LaPorte County warrant. Discharged 04/05/12

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/06/12 Joe Venegoni of Culver told police that his ex-girlfriend stole his debit card and took $300 from his account.

04/05/12 A caller from the scrap yard on U.S. 35 told police that someone had done damage to their scale.

04/05/12 A caller from the 6600 block of West 750 North in Winamac told police that someone stole his guitar and he believes it is in the Knox Pawn Shop.

04/05/12 A caller from the 3100 block of South Ind. 39 told police that his tablet PC, wallet, and turntables were stolen from his vehicle.

04/05/12 A home was reportedly broken into and the closets ransacked in the 5200 block of North Range Road in Knox.

04/05/12 An officer was requested at Knox Fertilizer in reference to an employee’s car’s windows being busted out.

04/05/12 A maroon Dodge was reportedly stolen from the 2300 block of East 200 South in Knox.

04/04/12 A possible meth lab was investigated in the 6700 block of West 700 South in North Judson with assistance from Indiana State Police.

04/04/12 A medicine cabinet was reportedly cleaned out in the 4700 block of East 250 South in Knox after the home was broken into.

04/03/12 A vehicle was broken into near Knox Fertilizer and medication was stolen.

04/02/12 Lee Nagai of Hamlet told police that someone had cut holes in the sidewall curtain of his two hog barns, and he had previously discovered that people were stealing his pigs as well.

04/01/12 Kathy Carter of Walkerton told police that someone stole two handguns from her late father in the 10900 block of East South Avenue in Walkerton.

04/01/12 A caller from the 3800 block of South 200 East in Knox told police that a neighbor had threatened to kill her stepfather and everyone in the house.

04/01/12 The windows of four vehicles were reportedly shot out with BB guns in the 7900 block of North Tonti Lane in Koontz Lake.

04/01/12 An aluminum jon boat was reported stolen in the 2300 block of West U Road in North Judson.

03/30/12 A theft of $400 worth of fishing rods was reported in the 11000 block of Wakwa Lane in Walkerton.

03/30/12 A male was reportedly jumped by multiple male subjects who stole his wallet and money in the 8900 block of South Sycamore Street in Monterey.

03/29/12 A home in the 4100 block of East 200 South in Knox was reportedly TP’d.

03/29/12 Paula Hill of Walkerton told police that someone had stolen new necklaces from her jewelry box.

03/29/12 Two girls were reportedly busting beer bottles on the road near 200 N and Ind. 23.

03/29/12 A resident of the 9300 block of West 900 South told police that his front door appeared to have been forced open.

03/29/12 Vandalism of a mailbox was reported in the 6400 block of South Eastern Drive in Bass Lake.

03/28/12 A semi and trailer were reportedly stolen from the Grovertown Truck Stop.

03/28/12 An IR camera was reportedly stolen from the woods near 700 East between 200 North and 250 North in Knox.

03/28/12 A caller from the 1800 block of West 450 South in North Judson reported that someone had stolen cabinets and other items from a vacant foreclosure property.

03/27/12 A caller near the intersection of State Road 8 and State Road 23 told police that a red Ford Focus had tried to run him off the road.

03/27/12 Julie Royce of North Judson told police that someone left a deer head in her driveway and has been messing with her deadbolts.

03/26/12 Darlene Bickel of Knox told police that her husband’s truck had been broken into and checks were stolen, as well as money and raffle tickets while the vehicle was parked at the American Legion in Knox.

03/26/12 A resident of the 5000 block of South 275 West in North Judson advised police that she had found drugs on her property.

03/26/12 A credit card fraud was reported in the 1800 block of East 400 South in Knox.

03/25/12 A caller from the 5700 block of South 350 East in Knox told police she believes someone shot at her residence.

03/25/12 A resident of the 6000 block of South C.R. 210 in Bass Lake advised police that her shed had been broken into and the support pole is missing.

Arrests:
04/05/12 Christopher Lee Mustard, 31, of Grovertown, IN, was arrested following a traffic stop.

04/04/12 Nicholas G. Lozzi, 27, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Driving While Suspended.

04/04/12 Nicole N. Lemarr, 24, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Assisting a Criminal.

04/03/12 Adam B. Risner, 29, of Goshen, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.

04/03/12 Christopher Michael Gross, 26, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Syringe and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

04/03/12 Jonathan Hardesty, 24, of Hamlet, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Furnishing Alcohol to Minors.

03/28/12 Jeannie Brewer, 32, of Knox, IN arrested.

03/26/12 Bobby M. Harkness, 40, of Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended and Manufacturing or Financing a Controlled Substance.

03/26/12 Shane Allen Thomas, 23, of Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

03/25/12 Zachary Allen Harkness, 18, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating A Vehicle While Intoxicated and Illegal Possession/Consumption of Alcohol after police received a call of a vehicle in a ditch that had knocked out power to a residence in North Judson.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
04/07/12 Lorena Boyd reported the theft of $300 worth of fishing poles.

04/06/12 Paul Williams reported the theft of a bicycle.

04/05/12 John Korp reported finding a Craftsman leaf blower in a dumpster on the property of an apartment complex where he lives.

04/05/12 Virginia Clemons called police to report that her nephew was bitten by a dog.

04/03/12 Anthony Radkiewicz reported a burglary at his home. A door on the north side of the home was damaged and several items were stolen from the home.

Arrests:
04/07/12 David J. Heineman Sr., 55, 253 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing/Manufacturing in Methamphetamine, Reckless Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine and Resisting Law Enforcement.

04/03/12 Austin Steger, 19, 2735 S. 650 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Porter County and Possesion of Marijuana.

Nickolas Lozzi Arrested after Pursuit

Nickolas Lozzi

Nicole Lemmar

Starke County and North Judson Police arrested a suspect after a pursuit incident.

On Wednesday, police were attempting to arrest Nickolas Lozzi at a residence on Detroiter Lane in North Judson for two outstanding warrants through Starke Circuit Court and Lake County Court.

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Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/01/12 Pulaski County police were involved in a pursuit incident. The suspect vehicle crashed at the intersection of 400 E. and 400 S. in the county. Two people were arrested as a result of the investigation.

04/01/12 A resident in the Cass County area told police that he was mushroom hunting and found what appears to be waste from a meth lab. Indiana State Police officials were contacted to help clean up the scene.

04/01/12 A Winamac business reported a $45 drive off in gas, but the person later came in to pay for it.

03/31/12 A Franklin Township resident told police that she just got back from vacation and their garage door was kicked in. The caller wasn’t sure if anything was missing.

03/30/12 A rollover accident was reported with no entrapment. The State Highway traffic light was taken out in the process and stop signs were put a the intersection for traffic control.

03/30/12 A Monterey man told police that he and his wife are getting divorced and when he went to go and check on his house, he found that some unknown person(s) were living in it and were doing drugs.

03/30/12 A Medaryville business reported a shoplifting incident.

03/30/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a brush and tree fire in the Jefferson Township area. The caller who advised police of the fire added that it is about 25 yards away from a trailer.

03/30/12 A Francesville resident reported that her daughter stole her car. The vehicle was located, but no charges will be filed.

03/29/12 A caller in the Franklin Township area reported the theft of a laptop computer.

03/29/12 A Monon resident called police to report the theft of five vehicles and other property.

03/28/12 A Winamac resident reported graffiti on a building.

03/28/12 A hit and run accident was reported in the Town of Winamac. The front end of the complaintant’s vehicle was damaged and more than $1,000 in damage was sustained. Police determined that the damage was done by a trailer hitch.

03/28/12 Criminal mischief was reported at the Star City West Cemetery.

03/28/12 Pulaski County and Starke County firefighters were called to a fire in a ditch and no one was around the fire. The incident is under investigation.

Arrests:
04/01/12 Eric J. Gudas, 49, 655 W. 1100 W., Kewanna, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 04/01/12

04/01/12 Judy A. Gudas, 45, 655 W. 1100 W., Kewanna, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 04/02/12

03/31/12 Jesus A. Maldonado, 20, 818 Falvey St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Public Intoxication. Discharged 04/01/12

03/31/12 Justin Manning, 23, 808 W. Beechwood, Muncie, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 04/01/12

03/30/12 Jacob Bradley, 28, 6225 W. 800 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/31/12

03/30/12 Matthew Mose, 49, 6254 W. 100 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 03/30/12

03/30/12 Debbie Mitchell, 48, 732 N. Hathaway, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 03/30/12

03/27/12 Ralph Neeley, 60, 1124 W. 200 S., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/28/12

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/31/12 Another report was made to the North Judson Police in regards to a stereo being stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of State Street. This remains under investigation.

03/31/12 An incident involving several juveniles and an adult female was reported to the North Judson Police. Several charges were requested through Starke County Probation and the Prosecutor’s Office for three juveniles and one adult. The charges include Criminal Mischief, Harassment, and Intimidation.

03/30/12 The North Judson Police took a report of a missing firearm that was later located in the 100 block of Sycamore Avenue.

03/29/12 The North Judson Police responded to the Starke County Humane Society to assist the Starke County Sheriff in an incident and dispute at the shelter.

03/28/12 The North Judson Police investigated a report of a theft of a stereo and speakers from an unlocked vehicle in the 500 block of Laurel Street.

03/27/12 A report of the telephone box being tampered with and some yard items missing was taken by the North Judson Police in the 200 block of Garden Street.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
04/01/12 Police were dispatched to IU Health Starke Hospital for a call about a three-year-old that was bitten by a dog in the face.

03/31/12 Ron Singleton reported damage to his vehicle. Some unknown person(s) keyed the front driver’s side fender to the back driver’s side door. The incident occurred while he was parked in front of the Knox Moose Family Center.

03/27/12 Police were dispatched to CVS on a report of an attemtped break-in. Police noted that when the staff arrived at work, they found damage to the glass on the drive-thru window at the pharmacy. Police found that the glass was thick break-resistant glass and it appeared that the suspect(s) attempted to smash the window but was unsuccessful. There was minimal damage to the glass, but it did not break.

Arrests:
03/30/12 Keith E. Ziaja, 24, 5020 S. 750 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle with at least a. 15 BAC, and Operating a Vehicle with a Controlled Substance in the Body.

03/28/12 Matthew Hamilton, 302 E. Riverside Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Meth within 1,000 feet of a Family Housing Complex, Reckless Possession of Paraphernalia and four active arrest warrants.

03/28/12 Lolus Jackson, 51, 301 E. Danker St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

03/26/12 Austin Salyer, 3120 E.. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery and Criminal Mischief.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/25/12 North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department at an underage drinking party in the 6000 block of 250 west. Reports will be forwarded to the Starke County Probation for review of juvenile charges.

03/23/12 North Judson Police were called to the 200 block of State Street in reference to a custody dispute. Both parties were provided information and told to consult their respective attorneys.

03/23/12 A report was made to the North Judson Police of the theft of gasoline being siphoned from a vehicle in the 300 block of West Weninger. Last week police received a similar report in the 200 Block of Garden Street. Neighbors need to report suspicious activity in the area to local police.

03/23/12 North Judson Police investigated and conducted a traffic stop on a report of road rage involving two vehicles coming into North Judson on State Road 10 from the west.

03/21/12 Another incident at the U-Locks on Talmer Ave was reported to North Judson Police. The complaintant stated that the pad lock was cut off of the door, however no items were missing.

03/21/12 North Judson Police located a juvenile male that is on house arrest walking near Norwayne Park. Starke County Probation was notified and a full report provided to them for review.

03/21/12 An underage drinking complaint was investigated by the North Judson Police in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue. Reports were forwarded to the Starke County Probation Department for review of four juveniles for a charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol, and to the Starke County Prosecutor for a Contributing to a Minor warrant for one adult male.

03/20/12 An employee from the North Judson-San Pierre High School reported to North Judson Police they received an harassing test message. Police determined the identity of the caller and the incident was taken care of.

03/20/12 North Judson Police investigated a custody dispute involving two head start school children. All reports were furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

03/20/12 The North Judson Police responded to a call involving Robert Allen, 23, North Judson, in the 6000 block of 400 South. The Starke and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department sent officers as well. Allen was arrested and transported by Pulaski Sheriff Deputy to the Pulaski County Jail on a Battery charge from an incident occurring in their county.

03/20/12 A woman reported to North Judson Police in the 500 block of Lane Street that she was receiving harassing phone and text messages. She was advised to request a Protection Order through the Starke Circuit Court.

03/19/12 The North Judson Police took a report involving a domestic dispute and theft of items in the 6000 block of State Road 39. The items were returned.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/24/12 A number of telephone pedestals were reportedly destroyed near the intersection of 550 East and 200 South in Knox.

03/24/12 A caller from the 2200 block of East 150 South in Knox told police his mailbox had been shot.

03/23/12 A mailbox was reported to have been vandalized in the 5200 block of West 700 South in North Judson.

03/22/12 A green truck was reportedly driving near the 9300 block of East 600 North in Grovertown taking pictures of houses and other buildings while the owners are at work.

03/22/12 A caller told police that someone caused property damage to her rental near the intersection of 300 East and U.S. 30.

03/22/12 A battery was reported in the 8800 block of East 200 North in Knox.

03/21/12 A fight was reported in the 300 block of Ruthie Drive in Knox.

03/20/12 A tire was reportedly slashed in the 5000 block of East 200 South in Knox.

03/20/12 Several four-wheelers were reportedly causing a nuisance and property damage in the 11200 block of East Nicole Road in Culver.

03/19/12 A theft was reported in the 800 block of North 600 East in Knox.

03/19/12 A wallet was reportedly stolen from the 4300 block of East 190 North in Knox.

03/19/12 An officer was requested to the 7200 block of South 250 West in North Judson regarding a theft.

03/19/12 A drive-off was reported at Osborn’s Mini Mart in the amount of $71 for diesel.

03/19/12 A battery was reported near the intersection of 350 South and 350 East in Knox.

03/18/12 A caller from the 5600 block of East Shady Lane in Knox told police that someone stole a cooler of beer and hard liquor from his property.

03/18/12 A battery was reported in the 300 block of Ind. 23 in Knox.

03/8/12 Several teenagers were reportedly throwing glass bottles on the road in the 8900 block of South Beech Street in Monterey.

Arrests:
03/23/12 Albert Benjamin Hendon, 19, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor Entering Tavern, Illegal Possession/Consumption of Alcohol and Public Intoxication.

03/21/12 Joshua T. Wolfe, 27, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Sex Offender Violation.

03/19/12 David S. Zachary, 40, of Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Confinement, Interference with the Reporting of a Crime and Strangulation.

03/18/12 Robert M. Sobieck, 43, of Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Failure to Appear.

Hamlet Town Marshal Frank Lonigro III

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
03/23/12 A minor vehicle accident was reported at the Hamlet Feed Mill.

03/22/12 David Fritz reported an unwanted subject at his residence on Indiana Ave.

03/21/12 A wellness check was performed at the Hamlet Apartments.

03/20/12 Police responded to a harassment complaint at 214 Jefferson St.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/25/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a yard fire. No injuries were reported.

03/25/12 A Monterey resident, who is a truck driver and is gone for weeks at a time, reported that sometime between this date and three weeks ago, some people, who he possibly knows, stole several items from his home, garage and car. He requested police to file possible charges on the suspects.

03/25/12 A Medaryville resident reported a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 100 South and 1200 West. A woman driving a vehicle came around the corner too wide and clipped the car. No injuries were reported.

03/25/12 A Monon resident called police to report the theft of a zero-turn mower and a welder. The caller believes she knows who the suspect is.

03/25/12 A resident in Franklin Township reported that his neighbor is on his property wanting to cut down trees. The resident was given a no trespassing warning.

03/24/12 A store manager at a Medaryville business reported the theft of a money bag, but it was later returned with all of the money accounted for. Charges will be filed.

03/24/12 A Winamac police officer was called to a residence after a complaintant said he let his ex collect some of her property when she broke his phone and then took his keys and work boots. The issue was later resolved.

03/23/12 A Monterey resident was arrested after police found him sleeping inside his car with the vehicle still running. The caller tried to wake him up but couldn’t.

03/23/12 The Winamac Police Department received a call from a person who is keeping an eye on their neighbor’s house who discovered three windows broken out of the garage.

03/23/12 A caller in the Medaryville area called in an accident. The caller was driving along U.S. 421 and the next thing he knew, there was a trailer that had apparently come loose from another vehicle going the other direction and it came right at him. The person driving the other vehicle did not stop. The trailer went under the truck’s fuel tank and the tank was punctured. Diesel fuel was all over both lanes.

03/23/12 A Medaryville resident called police to report that 25 dogs or more are at a residence and they constantly chase after his granddaughter. The dogs have been known to attack his dogs as well.

03/23/12 A Winamac resident called police to report that a sign hit her vehicle and put a scratch down the passenger side. The wind reportedly knocked over the sign into her car.

03/20/12 Police received a call from a person who found a red and black motorboat on a trailer with a motor, no seats and no plate on the trailer. When police checked out the boat, anything that would show an identity has been stripped from the boat.

03/20/12 A caller told police that he saw a woman trying to dump a couple of dogs. She was pulling away after dropping them off and they started running after her. She then saw the caller, stopped and backed up. She got them both back in the car and sat there watching the caller. After a while she left the area. A license plate number of the vehicle was given to police.

03/20/12 A woman came to the lobby at the Pulaski County Justice Center and asked for an officer so a young child can deliver a thank you note.

Arrests:
03/25/12 Charles Weaver, 26, 631 N. Riverside Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on a valid Starke County warrant. Discharged 03/25/12

03/23/12 Thomas Weaver, 41, 5234 E. 300 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/23/12

03/21/12 Dan Ard, 21, 515 Lane St. North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery with Bodily Injury.

03/21/12 Richard Carter, 28, 7071 E. 250 N., Logansport, IN, arrested on a valid Starke County warrant. Discharged 03/21/12

03/20/12 Robert Allen, 23, 6345 W. 400 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery with Bodily Injury. Discharged 03/24/12

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/26/12 Lisa Sexton told police that she was in her car and in such a hurry to leave a potential physical altercation, she lost control of her vehicle and ran into a yard and into a guide wire.

03/22/12 Crystal Johnson reported the theft of a wallet. She told police that she dropped her wallet in the Five Star parking lot.

03/20/12 Angie Banks and Jamie Howard reported the theft of their cell phones from their place of business.

Arrests:
03/21/12 Heather Settle, 25, 2215 E. State Road 10, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of False Informing and Driving While Suspended-Prior.
Jessica Manson, 26, 6829 W. 550 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Daniel Ard, Jr., 22, 515 Lane St., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Richard Carter, 28, 504 Mulberry, North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/21/12 Phillip Centers, 28, 508 S. Shield St. Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

03/20/12 Lenvil Davenport, 54, 752 S. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespass.

North Judson Residents Can Notify Police When Leaving on Vacation

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely told the Town Board this week that he is asking residents to call the Police Department and notify them if they will be going out of town so officers can perform routine patrols around that property.

You may call 772-5914 and tell Vessely about your vacation and he and the other officers will check your residence to make sure no crimes have been committed. If there happens to be a break-in or other type of criminal activity at your house, he will notify you and an investigation will take place.

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Police Reports

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/17/12 A caller told police that someone had stolen scrap metal from 7195 W. 400 S. in Knox.

03/17/12 A man was reportedly found unconscious but breathing near the dam on Ind. 23 in Koontz Lake.

03/17/12 A fight was reported in the 9800 block of East Ind. 8 in Knox.

03/16/12 Tiffany Shelby of North Judson told police she had been battered by a male subject.

03/16/12 A caller from the 10400 block of East Ind. 8 in Knox told police she had been battered by two subjects in her home.

03/16/12 Kent Danford of San Pierre told police his 1998 green Ford Explorer had been stolen from a residence in North Judson.

03/16/12 A fight was reported in the 800 block of North 600 East in Knox.

03/16/12 A group of juveniles were reportedly walking along Ind. 23, breaking glass in the street.

03/16/12 A resident of the 600 block of East Ind. 10 in Knox told police that her neighbor’s yard had tire marks through it, and her phone box had been hit.

03/15/12 Karen Ball of Plymouth told police that she had been threatened while at work by a male subject who threw a hammer at her.

03/15/12 Susona Sanders of Monterey told police someone stole a scrap trailer frame from their residence.

03/15/12 Several locks were reportedly broken off of storage units located south of the Bass Lake Fire Department.

03/15/12 A caller from 1000 E North of Ind. 23 in Knox told police that his pickup truck tires had been deflated.

03/15/12 A caller from the Bass Lake Sand Bar told police items had been stolen from her vehicle.

03/14/12 Squatters were reported in an old farmhouse in the 4200 block of East 500 South in Knox.

03/14/12 Alyssa Wireman of Monterey told police her driver’s license and title were mailed to an address and the people at that location are refusing to give them to her.

03/14/12 A battery was reported in the 7000 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox.

03/13/12 A resident of the 2700 block of West Toto Road in North Judson told police that she returned home and found her back door had been opened.

03/12/12 A caller told police that she received a fraudulent phone call from a man wanting her Medicare information.

03/12/12 A stereo was reported stolen from a Chevy pickup truck parked in the 11300 block of East Ind. 8 in Knox.

03/12/12 A caller told police that a man had flattened the tire of his vehicle in the 10000 block of East 700 North in Walkerton.

03/11/12 A theft was reported from the storage units in the 8200 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox.

Arrests:
03/16/12 Tomasz Nowak, 22, of Argos, IN, was arrested following a traffic stop at the intersection of 700 East and 400 South.

03/15/12 Mary Ann Fort, 37, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

03/15/12 Randall Lee Appleton, 32, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

03/15/12 Kenneth Ray Craft, 27, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

03/14/12 Jessica Marie Boyd, 24, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Possession of Precursors, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Paraphernalia.

03/14/12 Shawn Ryan Heck, 25 of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Possession of Precursors, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Paraphernalia.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/18/12 A report of access being made to a shed in the 800 block of Beech Street was reported to the North Judson Police. Several bags of aluminum cans were taken from the shed. The incident remains under investigation.

03/17/12 A report was filed with the North Judson Police of two male juveniles fighting in town. One of the boys needed medical attention and after a complete investigation the incident reports will be turned over to the Starke County Probation Department.

03/17/12 Another female juvenile delinquent in the 500 block of Keller Avenue took her parent’s vehicle for a joyride. A complete report was sent to the Probation Department of Starke County.

03/16/12 Unknown subject(s) gained entry to an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Arlington and took a female’s wallet with her identification in it. The items were later recovered and returned to the owner. Just another reminded to keep your vehicle locked at all times.

03/16/12 Several juveniles were arguing in the street in the 500 block of Laurel Street when the North Judson Police were summoned and the subjects were disbursed.

03/15/12 A senior citizen in the 100 Block of Maryland reported to North Judson police that she received a phone call from out of the area. The called identified himself as her grandson and told the woman he was in trouble and in jail and needed her to wire him cash as soon as possible. She stated the caller used his name and grandmother’s name as well. The woman was told to go to Western Union and wire the money. She did not go and then she made contact with her daughter who stated the grandson was fine and was at work. “This is a scam that has been in the area for awhile now.” stated North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely. “Never send cash, give out bank account numbers, or other vital information to anyone over the telephone.” This lady was smart enough to know better and avoided being scammed.

03/14/12 A resident reported a woman needing assistance in the 500 block of Franklin Street. The report stated the woman was not feeling well and was hearing voices. North Judson Police and Starke County EMS responded and the female was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital.

03/14/12 A male juvenile was observed by North Judson police of jumping out into the street and then punching a parked vehicle in the 200 block of Central Ave. The juvenile was taken home to his parent.

03/14/12 The North Judson Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the Street in the 500 block of Laurel Street. Police responded and located an adult couple who were having a verbal argument, which was defused.

03/12/12 The North Judson Police investigated the report of prescription drugs being missing from a home in North Judson and taken to school by child in the home. After an investigation, no drugs were located.

Arrests:
03/18/12 – Keith E. Ziaja, 24, 5020 S. 750 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and for Public Intoxication.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/17/12 A Denham resident called police to report that his neighbor was firing a gun southwest of his property.

03/17/12 A Pulaski resident told police that she just got her mother home from the nursing home and some unknown subject(s) stole everything out of her garage.

03/17/12 A Winamac resident reported finding a crack pipe in the yard and wants a police officer to dispose of it.

03/17/12 A Winamac man called police to report that he bought his home from a Sheriff’s sale and some articles have been taken from the residence. A man approached him and offered to sell the articles back to him.

03/16/12 A Winamac resident called police and reported seeing two or three animals, possibly goats, wrapped up in plastic wrap and dead.

03/16/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a vehicle on fire in the Cass Township area.

03/16/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a Sony camera and cell phone from her vehicle.

03/16/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to assist a Jasper County unit in battling a barn fire.

03/15/12 A Pulaski County resident advised police of a dump truck that rolled over in a field. The driver was slow to get out of the vehicle but appeared to be “ok”.

03/14/12 The Francesville Fire Department was called to assist the Buffalo Fire Department in White County with a large field fire.

03/14/12 A resident in Harris Township called police to report the theft of a bow from its case and a go-kart from a shed.

03/14/12 A gas leak was detected in Medaryville and the Fire Department and the Response Team were called to help evacuate residents from the area.

03/14/12 The Wheatfield Fire Department requested the assistance of the Francesville Fire Department for help in containing a woods fire.

03/14/12 A Winamac woman called police to report a theft from her bank account.

03/14/12 The Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Fire Department was called to a large grass fire. Starke County units were also called to the scene.

Arrests:
03/18/12 Oscar Orlando Ayala, 24, 3519 N. 215 E. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

03/18/12 Felix Martin Ramos Gomez, 38, 3519 N. 215 E. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangering and an active arrest warrant.

03/18/12 Michael Vasa, 53, 333 E. Main St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangering. Discharged 03/18/12

03/17/12 Tammy Haunn, 38, 2994 E. 200 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/18/12

03/17/12 Rusty Steele, 19, 5883 S. Prairie St., Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Reckless Driving and Criminal Recklessness. Discharged 03/18/12

03/17/12 Dennis Howard, 21, 7479 W. 750 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

03/17/12 Shane A. Born, 38, 14311 W. 550 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator – Life. Discharged 03/18/12

03/17/12 Sharon L. Nine, 50, 16996 W. 75 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/17/12

03/16/12 Daniel P. Vierke, 38, 7230 N.800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/14/12 Anthony Young, 37, 342 Cristwood Dr., Michigan City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
03/13/12 Howard Stiltz, 28, 443 N. U.S. 35 Apt. D., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 03/14/12

03/13/12 Steven Decker, 25, 3066 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/13/12 Darrin Lambert, 43, 615 E. Pearl St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of LaPorte County and a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

03/12/12 Tammy Grigsby, 39, 12339 W. 400 N., Wheatfield, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.

03/12/12 Tony R. Grigsby, Jr., 19, 14657 N. 1300 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/20/12 James Moriarity of Chicago, IL reported building materials stolen from a home he is remodeling in Knox.

03/17/12 Sue Blind reported damage to the south side of her garage. The officer noticed the siding had been hit with an unknown object denting five areas of siding and one area had a small hole in the siding.

03/17/12 Police were called to the Medic Three base by the Knox Elementary School. An ambulance driver told police that the rear bumper to the vehicle parked in front of the ambulance was very close to the front bumper of the ambulance. There was damage to the plastic of the ambulance bumper. The officer noted in his report that he didn’t see any dents or scratches on the black plastic bumper strip on the ambulance that would indicate that it was hit by another vehicle.

03/16/12 Kraig Branham reported the theft of his wallet.

03/13/12 Christine Fisher reported damage to her vehicle while traveling on Bender Street. A wire was down in the roadway and she hit it. The spoiler on her vehicle was ripped off by the wire when she drove past it. She told police she didn’t see the wire.

Arrests:
03/19/12 Adrianne Dillard, 38, 6975 E. Hommette Ave., Knox, IN, arrested on two valid arrest warrants.

03/18/12 Scott Helmcke, 47, 2683 W. First Ave., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated, and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC over .15%.

03/18/12 Janda L. Glasson, 20, 6034 Cedar Ln, Rochester, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, Illegal Possession and Public Intoxication.

03/18/12 Tiffany Woodard, 21, 153 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

03/16/12 Richard Kozecar, 22, 2255 S. 650 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.
Paige A. Justice, 20, 8560 N. 925 E., Walkerton, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

03/16/12 Dean Hamilton, 49, 311 Ruthie Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Trespass.

03/16/12 William Baugh, 20, 403 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

03/16/12 Benton C. Howard, 39, Lake Cicott, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of Paraphernalia.

03/14/12 Chase Miller, 18, 7120 E. State Road 8, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Possession of Alcohol.
Zachary Tomerlin, 18, 908 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Possession of Alcohol.
A juvenile was also arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

03/13/12 Randy Freet Jr., 27, 909 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Habitual Traffic Violator.

03/13/12 Damien Hoffman, 28, 203 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

03/12/12 Travis Blankenship, 304 N. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief, Trespass and four counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
03/19/12 Hamlet police responded to a domestic complaint at 409 Pearl Street for a domestic complaint around 7:00 p.m. When officers arrived, a male subject identified as David Pauslen, 54, of Hamlet, was standing on the front porch yelling at officers. David was highly intoxicated. David reportedly held a 15-year-old down on the couch and threw a beer can at her, hitting her in the face. David was arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Confinement, Disorderly Conduct and Battery.

03/18/12 Donna Erhart reported a harassment incident.

03/17/12 Hamlet Police responded to Koontz lake to assist the Starke County Sheriff’s Department for a physical fight at the Time Out bar in Koontz Lake.

Police Reports

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/10/12 A caller from the 5300 block of North 1100 East in Plymouth requested assistance removing squatters from a residence.

03/10/12 A theft was reported in the 3000 block of South U.S. 35.

03/09/12 A caller from the 5800 block of South U Road West in North Judson told police that someone was trying to break into his garage.

03/09/12 A resident of the 11600 block of East Ind. 8 in Knox told police someone had broken into his van and pole barn.

03/09/12 A theft was reported in the 2900 block of East Toto Road in Knox.

03/07/12 Sheila Fischer of North Judson told police that someone had stolen a gun from her vehicle.

03/07/12 A theft of a garbage can was reported stolen in the 2700 block of East Toto Road in Knox.

03/07/12 Cindy Miller of Grovertown told police that someone fired a gun into their home.

03/07/12 Stephanie Peverelle of Knox told police someone had stolen her camera.

03/06/12 Crystal Pakrajac of Knox told police that someone had shattered her car window.

03/06/12 A man was reportedly found sleeping in his vehicle on 700 East, north of Ind. 8 in Knox.

03/05/12 Donna Weber of Knox told police that she was being harassed over the telephone by people telling her she has won money and a car.

03/05/12 Vandalism was reported in the 11600 block of East 400 North in Grovertown.

03/04/12 A caller from the Point Drive Inn in North Judson told police that a red semi with at trailer took out the telephone pole and booth.

03/03/12 A hit and run was reported in the 4100 block of South Range Road in North Judson.

03/03/12 A fight was reported in the 11600 block of East 400 North in Grovertown.

03/03/12 A home was reportedly broken into in the 6200 block of South 200 East.

Arrests:
03/08/12 Daniel Joseph Bradley, 20, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

03/08/12 Zachary Allen Tomerlin, 18, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

03/08/12 John James Schacht, 50, of San Pierre, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

03/08/12 Zachary Allen Tomerlin, 18, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

03/07/12 John J. Schacht, 50, of San Pierre, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Intimidation, and Possession of a Syringe.

03/06/12 Eric Gene Wireman, 22, of Knox, IN, arrested on a home detention violation.

03/06/12 Steven P. Pastorcik, 29, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Marijuana.

03/03/12 Emily Alaine Colage, 21, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Furnishing Alcohol to Minors.

03/03/12 Jonathan Wagner, 22, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Furnishing Alcohol to Minors.

03/03/12 Rafael Pacheco, 19, of San Pierre, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consumption.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/10/12 A resident in the 100 Block of George Street reported to the North Judson police that he has been receiving harassing telephone calls for the past three to four weeks. It appears to be a foreign telemarketer. This remains under investigation.

03/09/12 North Judson Police responded to assist the Starke County Sheriff’s Department in the 5800 block of U-Road in reference to a breaking and entering in progress into a garage. No subjects were located.

03/07/12 A tree fell during a wind storm in the 300 Block of Garden Street causing some damage to a parked vehicle.

Arrests:
03/06/12 Carl D. Dust, 51, 14911 W. 700 North, San Pierre, IN, arrested for a misdemeanor charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and a felony charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Prior.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/11/12 A resident in the Beaver Township area reported the theft of a tool box and a rifle from an unlocked shed on his hog farm.

03/11/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a field fire and requested the assistance from the Bass Lake Fire Department as it was getting near the woods.

03/11/12 A resident in the North Judson area called to report that he was burning a trash pile and the sparks caught the grass on fire. The Medaryville Fire Department was called to the scene.

03/11/12 A Francesville business owner called police to report a shoplifter and the action was reportedly caught on tape.

03/11/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to an out-of-control field fire. No injuries were reported.

03/11/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to back up Jasper County fire units on a controlled burn that got out of hand.

03/11/12 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was called to a Star City home in reference to animal abuse. The caller said that the owners have 20 dogs in cages in the kitchen with skin sores and there are puppies in crates with urine and feces in the crates in the living room. The caller said there are flies everywhere and the home stinks. There is concern for the children that live at the residence.

03/10/12 A Medaryville resident called police to report the theft of money.

03/10/12 A Medaryville man told police that the Medaryville Fire Department was at his residence earlier burning down a barn for him and now the fire has spread into his field and it’s getting out of hand.

03/09/12 A Winamac resident called police to report that a truck has been stolen and a gun is missing from the garage. Police learned that the suspect had been arrested in a different county on a charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and the gun in question was recovered.

03/09/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the Winamac area.

03/09/12 A Pulaski resident called police to file an identity theft report. The suspect used her children’s identities.

03/09/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a field fire.

03/09/12 A Monterey resident called police to report the theft of copper.

03/09/12 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke out both of the headlights on her vehicle.

03/07/12 A Denham resident called police to report a stolen Monte Carlo.

03/07/12 A Winamac resident told police that a plastic bag blew next to his house and there is white powder and a scale in it.

03/07/12 A person from the Denham area called police to report the theft of two antique wagon wheels from the front porch.

03/07/12 Two guns were reported stolen in the Cass Township area.

03/06/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a brush fire along a ditch.

03/05/12 A Cass Township resident called police to report a break-in. The kitchen cabinet doors and the closet doors are missing. A regulator was taken off the Hicks Gas tank.

Arrests:
03/11/12 Dalton J. Benesh, 19, 310 Maple St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion. Discharged 03/11/12

03/10/12 Heather L. Rowe, 23, 11791 W. 275 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/10/12

03/10/12 Raven Diane Ried, 18, 309 E. Main St, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Unlawful Sale of Precursors.

03/09/12 Zebulon Fagner, 24, 1331 E. 50 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary and Theft.

03/09/12 Tanya Fitch, 41, 6970 N. U.S. 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Theft. Discharged 03/10/12

03/09/12 Dennis K. Murphy Jr., 35, 3659 N. 250 E., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/09/12

03/07/12 Charles Grigsby, 19, 8965 S. 1200 W., Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/07/12 William Brettin, 61, 574 S. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

03/06/12 Curt Luedtke, 37, 6255 W. 400 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substances and Conspiracy to Commit Battery.

03/06/12 Clifford Cole, 29, 2340 S. 250 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges on Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Battery with a Deadly Weapon.

03/06/12 Edward A. Schroeder, 38, 7250 S. 1075 W., San Pierre, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Battery with a Deadly Weapon. 03/08/12

03/06/12 Jessica M. Sturgell, 33, 12588 W. 300 S., Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Conspiracy to Commit Battery. Discharged 03/09/12

03/06/12 Tiffany C. Woodard, 21, 153 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 03/06/12

03/06/12 Dalton Williams, 19, 4248 N. 1225 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Unlawful Sale of Precursors. Discharged 03/06/12

03/06/12 Emily J. Allen, 20, 4248 N. 1225 W. Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Unlawful Sale of Precursors. Discharged 03/05/12

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
3/12/12 Diana Foust reported a stereo stolen from her vehicle.

3/12/12 Connie Bailey reported the theft of tools from her residence. Hamlet Police have a suspect and the incident remains under investigation.

3/10/12 David Fritz requested that an unwanted subject be removed from his residence.

3/10/12 Brenda Patrick requested an officer for a seven-year-old out of control.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/09/12 A resident called Knox police to report a possible shoplifting incident from the Dollar General Store. Police questioned a possible suspect, searched his person and reviewed receipts and found no evidence that a theft occurred.

03/07/12 Crystal Pokrajac of Knox told police that between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Her windshield was broken while parked on the south side of the courthouse on Washington Street.

03/06/12 Tammie Taulbee of Knox reported damage to her vehicle. The vehicle was parked on Main Street in front of 10 N. Main Street. The driver exited the truck and the wind caught the door and forced it open. The door hit the bed of Taulbee’s truck.

03/06/12 Keith Dollahan reported that the saddlebags on his 2003 Honda motorcycle were nearly removed from the motorcycle and an attempt to start the motorcycle was made due to damage to the key slot. The items in the saddlebags were thrown to the ground, but Dollahan didn’t believe anything was missing.

Arrests:
03/12/12 Zachary Puckett, 27, 1000 W. Culver Road, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespass.

03/08/12 Danny Manns, 35, 2515 E. Toto Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a valid arrest warrant.

03/06/12 Jessica Boyd, 24, 501 W. Ellis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

03/06/12 Johnny P. Whitt, Jr., 41, 423 S. Plum St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab-Precursors, and Possession of Marijuana.

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

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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Police Reports

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.