Pulaski County Prosecutor Files Charges Against Former Deputy Coroner

Tracy Rossman
Tracy Rossman

Formal charges have been filed against a former Pulaski County official who is accused of stealing items from a dead man. Prosecuting attorney Daniel Murphy tells WKVI News he’s charged 41-year-old Tracy Rossman of Winamac with official misconduct as a level 6 felony and theft as a class A misdemeanor since the items she is accused of taking are valued at less than $750. Continue reading

Pulaski County Sheriff Requests Vehicle Purchase

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department will be getting a new vehicle.

Sheriff Jeff Richwine approached the commissioners this week to seek approval to purchase a Chevrolet Tahoe. He said an SUV would better suit the department.

“In a rural area like this, I think a four wheel drive would be great,” said Richwine. With the last two winters we’ve had, it would be a plus for the officers to be able to stay in their own police car rather than get into one of the Humvees or some of the other vehicles that we have.”

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911 Call Leads to Arrest of Starke County Fugitive

Sadie Wireman
Sadie Wireman

A Starke County fugitive is in jail after Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an open-line 911 call in rural Medaryville last night. The call from a home in the 15000 block of West 160 North came in just before 9:30 p.m., according to a news release. Dispatchers called back and were told a child was playing with the telephone, and there was not an emergency. Continue reading

Man Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

 
 

A man suffered head and upper body injuries in a Monday afternoon accident in Pulaski County.

The accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. ET when Terry Ecenbarger, 53, of Yoder, Indiana lost control of his vehicle while traveling westbound on State Road 14 near 500 West, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Ecenbarger’s vehicle crossed the center line and was hit by an oncoming semi driven by 45-year-old Roger Burman of Rensselaer. The eastbound semi t-boned the pickup.

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Pulaski County Sheriff to Apply for Grant

 Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine asked the commissioners’ permission to apply for a grant to purchase more secure bin for prescription medication.

Sheriff Richwine said CVS has a grant available to purchase a container in which residents can dispose of their unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications. The container is designed where a deposit can’t be withdrawn. It’s styled like a mailbox where the opening locks out a person. It’s locked and can be better monitored.

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Pulaski County K9 Aids in Arrest

 
 

The Pulaski County K9 was instrumental in the arrest of two people during a traffic stop on Friday.

A witness told police that a vehicle was driving erratically in the Medaryville area. The responding officer saw the vehicle after 4 p.m. ET on U.S. 421 near the West Central School. The officer saw the vehicle as a traffic hazard and conducted a traffic stop.

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K9 Assists in Warrant Arrest in Medaryville

 

 

Shantelle Vierke
Shantelle Vierke
Eric Wireman
Eric Wireman
Sadie Wireman
Sadie Wireman

Three people were arrested on Monday after officers attempted to take Eric Wireman into custody on a warrant.

Officers received information that Eric Wireman, 31, was at 15385 W. 160 N. in Medaryville. He was wanted on a Starke County warrant for failure to appear. He did not appear in court on a felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of visiting a common nuisance.

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Kentucky Man Arrested on Warrant in Pulaski County

 
 

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s K9 unit was instrumental in capturing a wanted felon.

On Friday, Feb. 27, deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department served an arrest warrant after receiving information that Donald Ray Fitch, 47, from Kentucky was living at a home south of Denham. When officers knocked on the door, Fitch refused to answer to police. According to a press release, officers gained entry into the home and Fitch surrendered when K9 Gil was deployed. Police say Fitch was found in a bedroom.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Updates Commissioners on Random Drug Tests, Military Equipment

Pulaski County Justice Center
Pulaski County Justice Center

A random drug test recently done on work release inmates at the Pulaski County Jail found positive results on five out of the six tested, according to Sheriff Jeff Richwine, who reported that to the commissioners this week.

“The stuff that’s getting in the back of that jail is getting there two ways: work release or employees. This time it was work release. None of it got back, but these guys, when they were at work, were taking drugs,” said Sheriff Richwine.

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