From the North Judson Police Department:
08/31/12 A resident in the 600 block of Magnolia Street reported a theft. Their son’s riding lawn mower fuel filter and spark plug were stolen. The fuel line was also cut. This incident remains under investigation.
08/31/12 North Judson Police Officer Todd Keen responded to a call of a male subject staggering in the roadway on County Road 600 West just North of State Road 10. Officer Keen located the subject and he was found to be intoxicated. Officer Keen arrested Benjamin N. Massey, 21, of Georgia, for Public Intoxication.
08/30/12 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely received an emergency call in reference to a young boy involved in a traffic accident in the 200 Block of Garden Street around 4:40 p.m. An eight-year-old boy was treated by Starke County EMS and transported to IU Health Starke Hospital where he was later released. The boy rode a bicycle onto the street and into a 2003 Nisson that was traveling east on Garden Street. The driver applied his brakes and stopped. He stated he was traveling around 10 mph prior to the incident. Vessely estimated damages under $500. Vessely added “ Any accident or trauma can be very dramatic for everyone involved in an accident, including the parent of a child. In this case, injuries could have been more severe and I am glad that they were not. This is a good reminder for both drivers and bicyclists to be more observant of each other. Drivers need to check all directions and be prepared for pedestrians or bicyclists to pull out from between vehicles, in the middle of the block, or dart out at an intersection. Be careful, drive slow and safe and be prepared for anything at all times. School is back in session. Children and bicyclists need to obey safety rules of the road as well. Be alert and cross safely at an intersection. Do not ride or walk out from between parked cars and look both ways before crossing any roadway.”
08/30/12 The North Judson Police Department received information in reference to a male subject that had a warrant. North Judson Officers Frank Thomas and Darren Conley went to a residence in the 2400 block of English Lake Road and located Bradley Allen White, 24, of North Judson. Bradley was arrested on two Starke County Circuit Court Warrants for Failure to Appear.
08/29/12 A resident in the 200 block of Vine Street reported that there was a strong smell of marijuana in the area. A North Judson Officer was dispatched and was unable to locate the source of the odor.
08/28/12 A resident reported that he saw a male subject laying in the grass under a tree in the 600 block of County Road 400 South. The North Judson Police officer located the male subject. The male advised that he was taking a long bike ride and was tired and decided to lay down for awhile. The male stated that he was fine and did not need medical attention.
08/27/12 A resident in the 600 block of Laurel Street reported to North Judson Police that he located a gas can and a piece of garden hose in his yard next to his house. The items were collected and taken to the police department.
08/30/11 Bradley Allen White, 24, of North Judson, IN arrested for two Starke County Circuit Court Warrants for Failure to Appear.
08/30/12 Benjamin N. Massey, 21, of Georgia, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.
From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:
09/03/12 Winamac Fire Department was called to a vehicle fire. The vehicle was out in the middle of a field on 125 East in Winamac. Fire officials believe that the fire may have been intentionally set.
09/03/12 Winamac police were called to a home where the homeowner reported damage to his vinyl fence post.
09/03/12 A Winamac woman reported her husband’s vehicle stolen from their front yard. The keys were under the seat.
09/03/12 A Medaryville police officer notified dispatch that she found a door was open at an apartment complex and that items were destroyed in one of the apartments. The officer noted that it appeared that kids kicked open the door and trashed the apartment.
09/03/12 A woman called police to report that she was driving her car by the IGA in Francesville and lost control and got into an accident. Her husband sustained a few cuts on his arm that may need stitches.
09/03/12 A Winamac woman called police to report a weird smell coming from an apartment in her building. Police arrived at the scene and found that the smell came from a person in an apartment cooking dinner. No other smells were detected.
09/02/12 A Pulaski resident called police to report that two dog cages sitting in his front yard were stolen. The cages were listed for sale.
09/02/12 A Monterey resident told police that some unknown person(s) cut the head off her dog and left its body in her yard. When the officer took at look at the site, he noted that it appeared that another animal may have gotten to the dog.
09/01/12 A call came into the Sheriff’s Department that a woman was hit by a vehicle backing up in a residential area in Medaryville. The woman was complaining of right arm and leg pain. She was taken to the Jasper County Hospital for medical attention.
09/01/12 A Pulaski County deputy notified dispatch that a large limb fell on his squad car.
09/01/12 A Medaryville man complained of a neighbor shooting his gun. Police asked the subject’s mother about the shooting and she said he was shooting from the front porch into a tree in the front yard.
09/01/12 Pulaski County deputies were called to an accident on 100 East south of 400 North in Winamac where a teenage driver went off the road and hit a pole at that location. Power lines were down, but no injuries were reported.
09/01/12 A Medaryville resident complained that some unknown person(s) put diesel fuel in her vehicle’s gas tank.
09/01/12 A Winamac man called police to report that someone stopped in front of his residence and was going through his mail.
08/31/12 A Pulaski man called police to report that he just hit an electric pole and drove away. He is in his driveway. The pole and power lines were in the roadway.
08/29/12 A Medaryville woman told police that she woke up and found that her vehicle was stolen. She said the keys were in the vehicle when it was stolen.
08/29/12 An employee at the Good Oil Company reported the theft of $75 in gas.
08/29/12 A Monterey woman told police that some unknown person(s) broke into her house and stole some of her property, including two vehicles. One of the vehicles was later found.
08/28/12 A person was injured after falling out of the back of the truck. The driver told police that he was swerving to miss someone in the road and the action caused the person to fall out of the back of the truck. The passenger sustained a head injury and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
08/28/12 Police were notified that someone in the Denham area has been attempting to steal a gas pipe.
09/03/12 Kelly P. Fricke, 28, 215 Wood St., Crown Point, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating A Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 09/03/12
09/03/12 Dustin R. Kough, 18, 317 S. West St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consumption. Discharged 09/04/12
09/02/12 Jennifer L. Howard, 34, 511 S. Burson St. Apt. 2, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, False Informing and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment. Discharged 09/03/12
09/02/12 Scott A. Campbell, 41, 582 Summit St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended-Prior and Possession of Chinese Throwing Stars. Discharged 09/04/12
09/01/12 Paulette Clemons, 52, 222 W. Locust Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Starke County. Discharged 09/02/12
09/01/12 Thomas L. James, 21, 8770 S. Main St., Ora, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 09/01/12
09/01/12 Randle Conley, 46, 3215 W. 625 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a parole violation.
08/30/12 Laura Minnick, 47, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 09/01/12
From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:
08/28/12 – Shannon Scarborough of Knox reported a black male subject was at her home trying to sell cleaning products, but when she said no, he became belligerent and accused her of being racist.
08/28/12 – A man from the 6700 block of E. 650 S. in Knox told police that he was harassed at the Bass Lake Sandbar.
08/29/12 – A man at the Grovertown Truck Stop told police that someone had drained the diesel fuel from his tanks in his cab overnight.
08/29/12 – Paula Smith of North Judson reported someone had used her personal information to open a Sears account.
08/29/12 – A resident of the 9100 block of East 100 North in Knox reported she had been battered by a male subject.
08/30/12 – A resident of the 5400 block of South 250 East in Knox told police that someone was breaking into her garage wearing a black hoodie and black jeans.
08/30/12 – A resident of the 6200 block of South 600 East in Knox told police that she thinks she was scammed by an ad in the South Bend Tribune.
08/30/12 – A resident of the 6500 block of East 200 South in Knox told police that a lot of people have been speeding on County Road 200 South near 650 East; he requested extra patrol.
08/30/12 – A resident of the 1100 block of East 150 South in Knox reported she had been harassed.
08/30/12 – Justin Hoser of Walkerton reported someone had been breaking out his windows.
08/31/12 – A resident of the 8600 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox told police that someone had broken into her home.
08/31/12 – A hit and run occurred near the intersection of U.S. 30 and 1200 East.
09/02/12 – A caller advised there were two drunk males near his property yelling at screaming at each other.
09/02/12 – A resident of the 1900 block of East State Road 10 in Knox told police that someone had broken into her business.
09/03/12 – A resident of the 2500 block of North 1025 East in Knox told police that he had shot two dogs that killed his animals.
08/29/12 – David B. Drangmeister, 40, of North Judson: Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License.
08/29/12 – Heather Wilson, 24, of Wheatfield: Drug possession.
08/31/12 – Jonnie V. Wheeler, 39: Criminal damage to vehicle, Resisting Law Enforcement.
09/03/12 – Willard Lawson, 28, of LaPorte: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
From the Knox City Police Department:
09/04/12 A fight was reported at Zingo Express. Sean Lynch was reportedly hit by another man while pumping gas.
08/31/12 April Cooke reported that her vehicle was sideswiped by another vehicle while parked on Lake Street. The mirror was broken off the driver’s side door.
08/31/12 Ashley Keen told police her wallet was stolen while visiting her aunt at the Oak Estates apartments.
08/31/12 Roman Jachim reported damage to his vehicle due to hot ash falling from the city’s controlled burn on County Road 450 East just north of County Road 250 East. The ashes reportedly burned down into the paint.
08/30/12 Ralph Scarborough reported the theft of an air compressor. The items were later located and returned.
08/27/12 Knox police responded to a dog bite call. A four-year-old child was reportedly bitten in the face by a friend’s dog. The dog was taken into custody by the animal control officer.
08/26/12 Zach Whitfield told police that he and his daughter were chased by a vicious dog. A pit bull came running from another residence on Locust Street and began fighting with the brown lab. Animal control removed the lab from the residence and deemed it a vicious dog. It was taken to the Starke County Humane Society.
09/04/12 Aaron Egger, 33, 627 Manchester Drive, Rochester, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
09/03/12 Jason E. Cooke, 1019 W. Jackson St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Criminal Trespass.
09/02/12 Todd Kring, 7920 Country Breeze East Dr., Culver, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants for Failure to Appear in Knox City Court and Marshall County Superior Court.
09/01/12 James R. Borton, 47, 302 E. Delaware St., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.
Richard G. Garrison, Jr., 34, 306 E. Danker, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.
Lolus Johnson, 51, 301 E. Danker, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance.
Jeremiah Johnson, 25, 344 E. Spruce Dr. #1, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.
Sheila Johnson, 49, 344 W. Spruce Dr. #1, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of a Legend Drug.
Deborah L. Clemons, 44, 344 W. Spruce Dr. #1, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.
08/31/12 Amanda Tomerlin, 26, 908 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant through Starke County Circuit Court.
08/30/12 Sarah Fletcher, 24, 422 Star Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Neglect of a Dependent.