Today's News

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Marijuana Dealing Suspects Appear in Court

Bobby Joe Warren

Bobby Joe Warren, Sr.

Karen Warren

Karen Warren

Bobby-Joe-Warren-II

Bobby Joe Warren, Jr.

 

Bobby Warren, Sr. Bobby Warren, Jr. and Karen Warren appeared in Pulaski Superior Court on Thursday where a not guilty plea was entered for the trio.

They were arrested this week after Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department officers and the Indiana State Police Emergency Team executed a search warrant at 15706 E. County Road 200 North in Medaryville. During the search of the residence, officers found items commonly used in the manufacturing and cultivating of marijuana, according to a news release. Illegal narcotics, paraphernalia, and firearms were also recovered.

Continue reading

Search Warrant Uncovers Marijuana Cultivation Operation in Medaryville

Karen Warren

Karen Warren

Bobby Joe Warren

Bobby Joe Warren

Bobby Joe Warren

Bobby Joe Warren

Three people were arrested after a search warrant was executed at a residence in Medaryville.

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department served the warrant at 15706 W. County Road 200 North with the assistance of the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team.

Continue reading

Monterey Man Arrested on Warrant for Felony Child Molesting

Stanley Myers

Stanley Myers

A Monterey man was arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies this week on six counts of child molesting.

According to court documents, Stanley W. Myers, 70, is accused of committing child molesting on six different occasions with six-year-old and seven-year-old children. The acts were allegedly committed over a period of time. Each incident reportedly occurred at a home on 750 North in Monterey.

Continue reading

Firearms Ordinance Passed by Pulaski County Council

Pulaski County CourthouseThe Pulaski County Council this week discussed an ordinance that pertains to allowing sheriff’s deputies to be issued a firearm, retired ID card and retired badge after serving honorably for a minimum of 20 years.

In this case, Paul Grandstaff retired in December after serving over 20 years with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, including two terms as sheriff, and he has requested the retention of his shotgun that he first received when arriving on staff at the department.

Continue reading

New Deputies Hired at Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Justice Center

Pulaski County Justice Center

The Pulaski County Council reorganized for the year where Jay Sullivan was retained as president of the fiscal body while Roger Querry was appointed as vice president. The council also welcomed newly elected member Linda Powers.

Sheriff Jeff Richwine told the council that three new deputies have been hired and he requested $6,000 to be transferred so a part-time officer can cover their absence while they’re at the academy. Two officers will be sent to the academy in March and one officer will go after the first two come back. When the officers complete their training, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department should be fully staffed with eight deputies. The transfer was unanimously approved.

Continue reading

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:
12/20/14 – A citizen reported a couple fighting in a vehicle driving around North Judson. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

12/21/14 – A domestic dispute and family argument was reported in the 6100 block of Hubeny Street. North Judson Police responded and the parties were separated for the evening.

12/21/14 – Parts of a stolen motorcycle were recovered in the 6100 block of Hubeny Street after the North Judson Police received a tip. The cycle was stolen out of Pulaski County and the investigation continues.

12/22/14 – North Judson police responded to a report of a dog bite in the 200 block of Garden Street. The animal involved has all of the proper shots and has been quarantined for the 10-day period. The neighbor boy who was bitten is recovering.

12/23/14 – A drunken shoving match in the 100 block of Sycamore Street started around 1:00 a.m. with one of the males being put on the street. He made it back to Plymouth and some of his personal property was returned the next evening.

12/23/14 – A report was made involving extra trash being thrown out on Leslie Street just east of Luken Street.

12/24/14 – Officers stood by for a custody exchange in the Burger King parking lot.

12/25/14 – The two parties involving in a Christmas Eve dispute have been calling and texting each other and are both reporting harassment. Police advised the parties to stop answering each other’s calls.

12/25/14 – Unknown subject[s] entered the D&K Elevator on Keller Avenue sometime during the night and took some loose cash. Police are investigating this incidents. Police are asking anyone with information concerning this break-in to call 574-772-5914 or Crime Stoppers.

12/25/14 – Forced entry was made into the Garage Sale Store in the 400 Block of Lane Street. The back door was compromised. The only item reported stolen was cash which was recovered.

12/25/14 – North Judson Police responded to a battery incident reported in the 100 block of Maryland Street. No injuries were reported.

12/25/14 – A domestic dispute that resulted in a battery was reported to police in the 6000 block of Mint Road.

12/25/14 – A resident in the 300 Block of Franklin Street called police in reference to an unknown and unwanted guest who had just walked into the home and sat down. After a brief investigation, the male subject was found to have a medical condition and was returned home.

12/26/14 – Police responded to 6100 S. John Street in reference to an unwanted guest. The male was removed and issued a no trespass warning.

12/27/14 An early morning alarm from the North Judson CVS summed Police to the facility. Officers found that entry had been made by way of the back storage room area. North Judson police arrived within one minute of the alarm notification, however any or all suspect[s] had fled the area. The building was cleared and after a complete inventory nothing was reported missing. Anyone with information concerning this break-in and/or knowledge of someone in the woods behind the property and between Luken, Leslie and Oakwood Streets are asked to call the North Judson Police immediately at 574-772-5914. Anyone with information resulting in an arrest may get an award by calling Crime Stoppers at 219-288-STOP.

Arrests:

12/27/14 – Dena M. Myers, 31, 502 Magnolia Street, North Judson, IN arrested on a aarrant for possession of a syringe.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

12/22/14 – A resident in the 9800 block of East Yellowstone Trail in Grovertown reported a theft from a building.

12/22/14 – A resident in the 8800 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox reported he was awakened by someone beating on his door. He says the person tried to get in through his windows before he locked them.

12/22/14 – A contractor reported the theft of a welder from the new jail site in the 5400 block of East State Road 8 in Knox.

12/22/14 – The North Judson Police Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department First Responders responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 5100 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson.

12/22/14 – Officers responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on 200 South west of 100 East in Knox.

12/23/14 – A resident in the 4000 block of south 700 East in Knox reported a residential break-in.

12/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Hamlet Fire Department, Koontz Lake Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a traffic accident involving a semi on U.S. 30 east of 600 East.

12/23/14 – A person taking pictures in the area of 1100 East and 750 South in Knox found a meth lab and notified the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

12/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35 in the westbound lanes.

12/24/14 – A North Judson resident reportedly received a check in the mail, cashed it and was told by the bank it was a bad check.

12/24/14 – A residential break-in was reported in the 6400 block of South Rannells East Road in Knox.

12/25/14 – A resident in the 1800 block of east 350 South in Knox called the Starke County Sheriff’s Department to report a battery.

12/25/14 – The owners of the property at the ead of Oak Avenue in the Koontz Lake area reported finding meth lab trash in the area.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 35 at 700 North in Hamlet.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 10 at Beach Street in Knox. The driver said he hit a patch of black ice and slid off the road into a yard.

12/26/14 – A realtor reported an active meth lab on a property at the end of Oak Street in Walkerton.

12/26/14 – The owner of the shooting range on 200 South just east of State Road 39 in North Judson reported graffiti on the range after someone gained entry through the locked gates.
12/26/14 – A resident in the 3100 block of south 350 East in Knox reported graffiti on the garage wall. She discovered it on Christmas Eve but waited until after the holiday to report it.

12/26/14 – The owner of a hunting property in the 400 block of north State Road 23 in Knox reported someone has stolen the bottom portion of his deer stands.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department to a report of a car versus deer crash on Range Road near Joey’s Wallpaper.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Knox Police responded to a report of a fight on 250 East and 100 South in Knox.

12/27/14 – A resident in the 7500 block of east 25 North in Knox came home and found items missing.

12/27/14 – A man called from the bowling alley in Knox and advised someone flattened his and his friend’s tires in the parking lot.

12/27/14 – A caller reported a driver in a tan Buick pulled up to the highway department gravel pile on U.S. 30 and 900 East in Grovertown and began loading gravel into the trunk.

12/28/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a bar fight in the 300 block of South Broadway Street in San Pierre.

12/28/14 – A resident in the 11000 block of East Cherokee Road in Koontz Lake reported the theft of railroad ties from his property.

12/28/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch in the area of State Road 8 and 700 East in Knox.

12/28/14 – A resident in the 3300 block of south 750 Way in North Judson came home and found items missing from the residence.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/28/14 – John M. Tincau, 58, Knox – Public intoxication.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

12/27/14 – A resident in the 300 block of Ruthie Drive found a window broken and called the police. The incident follows a previous slashing of tires.

Arrest:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/19/14 – Kelly Galloway, 49, no address listed – Theft.

 

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

12/17/14 – A license plate was reported stolen.

12/17/14 – Winamac Police took a report of a theft of food stamps.

12/20/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen UPS shipment.

12/27/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of money stolen from a store.

12/27/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residential battery report.

12/28/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a drive-off from a gas station.

12/29/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a residential burglary.

Attempted Murder Defendant Makes Initial Court Appearance

Kevin Eugene Holcomb

Kevin Eugene Holcomb

A Star City man who faces attempted murder and aggravated battery charges in connection with a Sunday incident plans to hire his own attorney. Kevin E. Holcomb, 45, appeared in Pulaski Circuit Court on Wednesday, Dec. 17 for an initial hearing. Continue reading

Police Reports

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

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

12/10/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 39 north of Toto Road.

12/10/14 – A resident in the 10000 block of East State Road 8 reported his residence was broken into and ransacked. Items taken include a television, several video gaming systems and games and guns.

12/10/14 – A resident in the 5600 block of east 650 South in Knox reported his Playstation 3 missing from his residence and said it appeared the door may have been kicked in.

12/11/14 – A North Judson resident reported receiving several telephone calls from 874-454-4386 claiming to be “Mr. Johnson with Publisher’s Clearinghouse” and believes it is a scam.

12/11/14 – A resident in the 2100 block of Garba Drive North in Grovertown reported his house was broken into.

12/11/14 – A resident in the 6700 block of north 1100 East in Walkerton reported a garbage can stolen.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies and Starke County EMS responded to a vehicle versus tree crash at 500 North and 900 East in Grovertown.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two-vehicle, property damage accident on U.S. 30 eastbound at 1150 East in Knox.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 11700 BLK OF SR 10 in Culver.

12/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a man inside the car lot in the 300 block of north U.S. 35 in Knox trying to take wipers off vehicles.

12/14/14 – The owner of a vacant house in the 5700 block of south 250 West in North Judson filed a vandalism report.

12/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to a pickup truck versus utility pole crash in the 500 block of north State Road 23 in Knox.

12/14/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash that occurred on U.S. 35 in front of the Bass Lake Fire Department station in Knox.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

12/2/14 – A brown Buick Century is reported stolen from a gas station.

12/3/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fire-related incident in the middle of a road.

12/4/14 – A gas station employee reports the theft of fuel.

12/5/14 – Winamac Police take a report of a soda pop machine break-in.

12/9/14 – A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy takes a theft report. An iPad and some change were reported stolen.

12/9/14 – Winamac Police are called to a store in connection with a shoplifting incident.

12/11/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies and Winamac Police respond to a failure to pay incident. The amount of money in question is $47.59.

12/12/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies take a report of a television stolen from a vehicle.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/07/14 – A citizen in the 300 block of Garden Street reported a subject was selling him a stolen CD game from Netflix. The case was referred to Jasper County where the item was reportedly taken.

12/08/14 – A citizen reported a loose dog in the 3500 block of 635 South.

12/08/14 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of Stephen Wood, 24, of North Judson on a warrant for violation of a Starke Circuit Court Order. The stop was made near 250 west and State Road 10.

12/11/14 – Police and medics were called to 100 Block of Vine Street in reference to a possible drug overdose. A 45-year-old male was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital by Starke County EMS. This remains under investigation.

12/12/14 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident near 100 West and State Road 10. Officer Frank Thomas located an intoxicated driver. William Goff, 40, of North Judson was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was transported to the Starke County Jail.

12/13/14 – An intoxicated person was asked to leave a residence in the 100 block Arlington Avenue. North Judson Police assisted in removing the subject.

Arrests:

12/08/14 – Stephen M. Wood, 24, 1970 West 450 South, North Judson, IN was arrested on a Violation of a Court Order through the Starke Circuit Court.

12/12/14 – William L. Goff, 40, 1019 West 800 South, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle dangerously while intoxicated.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

11/14/14 – A resident reported a generator and power washer stolen from a home. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department took the report.

11/14/14 – A purse, cell phone and cash card were reported stolen.

11/17/14 – A gas station attendant reported a drive-off.

11/20/14 – Firefighters responded to a brush fire just north of Star City on U.S. 35.

11/20/14 – A resident reported the theft of a mp3 player from inside a home.

11/20/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a drive-off. Fuel valued at $40.01 was stolen.

11/20/14 – A resident reported the theft of 10 to 12 unspecified items from a home.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

11/17/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 30 near the Grovertown Truck Stop.

11/17/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a residential burglary in the 2000 block of East State Road 10 in Knox.

11/17/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 35 near Wheeler Airport.

11/17/14 – A Knox man reported receiving harassing telephone calls and text messages.

11/17/14 – A Knox man notified the sheriff’s department he struck a deer on State Road 10 near 100 West in Knox.

11/17/14 – Deputies responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 421 north of State Road 10 caused when debris fell from a truck and damaged a car.

11/18/14 – A Knox resident reported a forcible rape of a minor.

11/18/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on 400 South near State Road 39 in North Judson.

11/19/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on 700 East near State Road 10.

11/19/14 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 8 west of 600 East in Knox.

11/20/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on 400 South at 100 East in Knox.

11/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Grovertown.

11/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took an accident report from a driver who hit debris in the roadway in the 8000 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton and damaged her vehicle.

11/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 35 north at 500 North in Hamlet.

11/22/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on 800 South east of 200 West in North Judson. No injuries were reported.

11/22/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a property damage accident in the 6300 block of South Rannells East Road in Knox.

11/22/14 – A Knox woman reported an adult male talking to her 13-year-old daughter on Facebook about inappropriate things.

11/22/14 – Dispatchers received a report of loud music coming from a residence at the corner of State Road 10 and Beach Street in Knox. The caller also advised they are shooting handguns in the air.

11/22/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at Rice’s Woods in the 6500 block of north 1100 East in Walkerton with headlights pointed into the woods. The caller advised a man went into the woods and possibly fired a gun. The vehicle was gone when the officer arrived.

11/22/14 – Dispatchers received another report of loud music coming from a residence at Bass Lake. The caller advised this is an ongoing problem.

11/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a multiple-vehicle accident at State Road 8 and 600 East in Knox. No injuries were reported.

11/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responding to a tractor-trailer versus utility pole property damage crash at the intersection of State Road 8 and State Road 23 in Knox.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

11/17/14 – A delivery driver reported the theft of two 25 pound cases of pepperoni from his truck, which was parked at the Pizza King restaurant on South Heaton Street.

11/24/14 – Officers took a report of a battery incident at the Knox Post Office.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/24/14 – Mark Randall Duvall, 46, Knox – Warrant.

11/25/14 – Casey R. Anthony, 28, South Bend – Theft.

Pedestrian Struck by Tractor-Trailer in Francesville

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated an accident on Thursday involving a semi-tractor trailer and a 14-year-old pedestrian on U.S. 421 just south of Gordon Street in Francesville.

The truck driver, 57-year-old Jerry E. Dehaven of Rossville, Indiana, was southbound on U.S. 421 when he observed a pedestrian walking along the road, according to a news release. Dehaven stated that the pedestrian turned and walked into the southbound lane and he attempted to miss the pedestrian. He reportedly told police that he was unable to miss the pedestrian and she was struck by the center of the tractor-trailer knocking her to the ground.

Continue reading

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/03/14 – The North Judson Police Department responded to a theft complaint at the NJ-SP Middle School. A completed report was turned over to the Juvenile Probation Department.

11/03/14 – A resident reported to police that her vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was located down the street where the resident left it earlier in the day.

11/04/14 – Officers had a request to do a welfare check on a male subject in the 700 block of Laurel Street. The male subject was fine and was just sleeping.

11/04/14 – The North Judson Police Department assisted the Indiana State Police on a traffic stop in the area of State Road 10 and U Road.

11/05/14 – A resident reported to police that a battery occurred earlier in the day. A complete report was filed with the Juvenile Probation Department.

11/06/14 – North Judson Police Officer Nick Vanni responded to a suspicious incident call in the 200 block of West Talmer Avenue. After a brief investigation, Maxine Grigsby, 36, of Monticello, was arrested for criminal damage to property, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.

11/07/14 – An employee at Dollar General requested a police officer for a shoplifter. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded and met with the manager and suspect in the parking lot. After a brief investigation Maxi I. Schultz, 34, of Medaryville, was arrested for theft.

11/07/14 – A resident told police that someone was in their back yard with a flashlight. North Judson police officers responded and located someone who had been in the resident’s shed. Nothing was taken.

11/08/14 – Police responded to an animal complaint in the 500 block of North George Street. The dog and the owner were not located.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/06/14 – Maxine Grigsby, 36, of Monticello, was arrested on preliminary charges of criminal damage to property, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.

11/07/14 – Maxi I. Schultz, 34, of Medaryville, was arrested on a preliminary charge of theft.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

11/1/14 – A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle at the Family Dollar in the 1000 block of South Heaton Street in Knox.

11/3/14 – A wallet and several other items were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1200 block of South 300 East in Knox.

11/4/14 – Police respond to the report of a drive off of $24.01 at One Stop on Heaton Street Knox.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/7/14 – Phillip W. Centers, 31, Knox – Conversion.

11/8/14 Scott J. Brashear, 28, Knox – Leaving the scene of a traffic accident.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

11/3/14 – A resident in the 8000 block of South Forest Ave. in Knox reported the theft of a lawn mower and a 40 piece horse corral from his property.

11/3/14 – A resident in the 6100 block of west 700 South in North Judson reported a tree trimming company came onto his property and cut a tree of his down. He told the officer he never contacted this tree trimming company and never requested this tree be cut down, but a member of the crew said he did.

11/3/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 600 West north of State Road 10.

11/3/14 – A resident in the 7300 block of West Toto Road Way in North Judson reported suspicious activity behind her house possibly indicative of deer poaching.

11/4/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 600 West at State Road 10.

11/4/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Koontz Lake and Hamlet Fire Departments responded to a tractor-trailer rollover accident on U.S. 30 at 500 East, west of State Road 23.

11/4/14 – The owner of property at 1025 East and Division Road reported people putting hunting blinds on his property without permission.

11/4/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 700 East north of 200 South in Knox.

11/5/14 – A resident in the 4200 block of Lakeshore Drive in Bass Lake reported receiving threatening telephone calls.

11/5/14 – A resident in the 8800 block of East 850 S. in Monterey reported the theft of a box trailer.

11/5/14 – A resident in the 7100 block of Pine Tree Lane in Walkerton advised his neighbor is playing his music extremely loud again.

11/5/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Fire Department First Responders all responded to a report of a vehicle that went into a ditch on State Road 10 at 750 West in North Judson but were unable to find the driver.

11/6/14 – A man who rents a pole barn in the 3000 block of South 200 East reported the lock was cut off with bolt cutters or some other type of tool.

11/6/14 – A resident in the 6700 block of East 200 South in Knox reported her identity was stolen in August.

11/6/14 – Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident on U.s. 30 at 1150 East in Knox.

11/6/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on South Avenue at Techuseh in Walkerton.

11/7/14 – A resident in the 3400 block of west 400 South in North Judson reported being harassed by a neighbor.

11/7/14 – An employee of Shaw’s Fertilizer in Knox reported his cell phone was stolen sometime yesterday while he was at work.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer accident in the 2300 block of East State Road 10 in Knox.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus turkey property damage accident on Toto Road east of U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 35 at 200 South in Knox.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 23 at 150 North in Knox.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 8 at 800 East in Knox.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 East 1100 East.

11/8/14 – A resident in the 4000 block of East 150 North in Knox reported his mailbox and a telephone junction box at his residence were damaged.

11/8/14 – A resident in the 3400 block of west 400 South in North Judson advised she is being harassed by her neighbor.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 7000 block of South State Road 10 in Knox in front of KP’s Korner.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash at the Grovertown Truckstop.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 8300 block of U.S. 421 in San Pierre, about a mile south of the Kankakee River.

11/9/14 – The Morland Hunt Club trailer at English Lake and Toto Roads in North Judson burned down the previous night, and the owner would like to speak to an officer.

11/9/14 – A resident in the 4000 block of South 300 East in Knox reported someone did donuts in her yard the previous night and tore up the yard.

11/9/14 – An anonymous caller advised he found a small meth lab by the side of the road in the 3000 block of south 210 in Knox.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/5/14 – Robert Adam Allen, 26, North Judson – Warrant.

Pulaski County Police Department

Incidents:

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

11/5/14 – Winamac Police take a report of an iPhone from a residence.

11/7/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to the theft of scrap metal from resident’s home.

11/8/14 – Winamac Police respond to a burglary at resident’s home.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
10/19/14 – A resident in the 100 Block of Sycamore wanted to report a theft of medication. The North Judson Police Department does not file those types of reports. The homeowner was advised and the information was reported.

10/20/14 – Police responded to an unwanted subject in the 100 block of Vine Street. The male was ordered to leave the property and he complied.

10/20/14 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated an intimidation threat via text message involving a male juvenile. After an investigation, a detention hearing was held and the boy was detained. Starke County Officer Robert Manning assisted in picking up the boy from his home.

10/20/14 – A window was broken out of a parked SUV in the 100 block of Sycamore Street.

10/20/14 – Officers were informed of an incident that started at a birthday party in Knox, moved to a local North Judson restaurant and bar and then escalated with a drive to Porter County involving unlawful detaining, battery and intimidation. The case remains under investigation along with Portage Police Department. Portage did make an arrest on the suspect.

10/20/14 – Police filed a domestic argument report on the roadway near 300 west and State Road 10. No subjects were located.

10/20/14 – The same resident in the 100 Block of Sycamore reported the same theft of medications and harassment complaints.

10/22/14 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely accompanied a family case manager from CPS to a home in the 500 Block of High Street in reference to random drug testing. While at the residence, a syringe was located in plain sight and the occupants were arrested. Lacy C. Miller, 38, and Kimberly S, Miller, 30, both of 510 High Street were arrested for possession of a syringe and transported to the Starke County Jail.

10/23/14 – A report of a possible prowler in the 300 Block of Leslie was handled by police. No subject[s] were located.

10/23/14 – A report of a family dispute that occurred in the past, in the 300 Block of George Street, resulting in reports being furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor for review.

10/23/14 – A vehicle going south on Garfield Avenue in North Judson was struck by another vehicle turning left onto Garfield off of Campbell Street. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated damages between $1500 and $2000. No injuries were reported. The driver of vehicle two thought the other car was turning onto Campbell and pulled out striking it.

10/23/14 – A report of a dog attacking another dog in the 400 Block of High Street resulted in the aggressive dog’s owner getting an ordinance violation for running at large and ordered to pay any vet bills for the injured animal. Officer Nick Vanni investigated.

10/24/14 – A mid-morning drug deal was witnessed by an off-duty police officer in a local parking lot and the North Judson Police responded to assist and to investigate. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop near 625 South and 300 West. After an extensive investigation, Markus D. Hensley , 51, of Knox, was arrested on two preliminary counts of dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. Officer Thomas continued his investigation into the other party involved with the drug transaction and on the following day he arrested Steven A. Zengri on preliminary charges of dealing in a scheduled I, II, III, controlled substance and possession of the same. All of the charges are felonies. North Judson Police Chief praised the outstanding efforts of the officers involved.

10/24/14 – A report was taken of two loose dogs near Carpenter’s Marathon Station. They were rounded up and returned to their owners.

10/24/14 – Officers received a report of a late evening reckless driver in the Arlington Street area. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely located the vehicle parked at a residence and issued warnings to the driver.

10/26/14 – North Judson Police assisted in a car vs.deer accident near County Road 750 West and State Road 10.

10/26/14 – North Judson Police had a reckless driver complaint on Lane and Central Streets. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was having some medical problems and another family member came to get him.

10/26/14 – A welfare check on an elderly lady was done by the North Judson Police on Weninger Street. All was fine.

10/27/14 – A report of three stolen trash cans was taken by officers in the 500 block of Railroad Street. The cans belong to Richard’s Disposal.

10/28/14 – Officers reported to a report of an ordinance violation on Walnut Street in reference to a home owner burning leaves on the roadway. All yard waste must be burned in a container and watched by an adult and not on the pavement.

10/28/14 – An employee at the Dollar General store requested police for a shoplifter. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely responded and met with the manager and suspect in the parking lot. After a brief investigation, Shantelle E. Vierke, 21, of Winamac was arrested on preliminary charges of theft and conversion and transported to the Starke County Jail.

10/29/14 – Police investigated a pickup truck parked in the back yard of a residence in the 100 block of Silver Street. The home owner was compensated for any damages.

10/29/14 – Officers were advised of an animal complaint in the 700 block of Cherry Street. The owners of the animal were advised that if any animal leaves their property they will be cited for running at large.

10/29/14 – Police were notified of a report of threats being received via the telephone in the 200 Block of Silver Street.

10/29/14 – A reckless driver was not located in the area of State Road 10 and State Road 39. Pulaski County was notified to look as well.

10/30/14 – North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated a very minor property damage accident on Lane Street. The owners exchanged information and no report done with damages under $1000.

10/30/14 – A lady reported receiving a large dollar amount check from a company asking them to cash it and send a money order to another company. This was a scam and no monies were exchanged. Just remember do not send anyone any money without having legitimate business with that company. Never send money orders, money grams, green dot cards, gift cards, or any other type of bearer instrument with no recourse action. Those types of payments should be a clue that it is a scam. Be careful and when in doubt call police.

10/30/14 – A home repair man in the 3900 block of Third Street reported an intoxicated person harassing him. North Judson police told the man to leave the area and a warning for trespassing was issued.

10/31/14 – Family Express employees reported to North Judson Police that a man was sitting on the floor and appeared to be intoxicated. Police responded within minutes and the suspect had left as soon as police were called. This remains under investigation as the person was later identified.

10/31/14 – A report of loud fireworks was received by the North Judson Police around 11:00 p.m. The suspects were located in the 3900 W. block of 625 South and advised to stop them. They complied.

10/30/14 – A man was intimidated earlier in the evening and threatened in reference to him seeing his daughter. A report was made to the North Judson Police Department for information only at this time

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.
10/18/14 – Aaron L. Muffley, 4687 N. U.S. 35, Winamac, IN was arrested on a preliminary charge of driving while suspended – prior.

10/20/14 – A male juvenile was arrested for a felony charge of intimidation.

10/23/14 – Lacy C, Miller, 38, of 510 High Street, North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of a syringe.

10/23/14 – Kimberly S. Miller, 30, 510 High Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of a syringe.

10/24/14 – Markus D. Hensley, 51, of 2382 E. Toto Road, Knox, IN, arrested preliminary charges of dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance, possession of a schedule I, II, III or IV controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

10/25/14 – Steven A. Zengri, 25, of 112 Lane Street B, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance and possession of a schedule I, II, III, or IV controlled substance.

10/28/14 – Shantelle E. Vierke, 21, 5885 N 575 West, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of theft.

North Judson Monthly Report – October

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

10/31/14 – A resident in the 1500 block of south 300 East in Knox reported identity theft.

10/31/14 – A resident advised she found items she had not reported stolen at Hines Salvage Yard.

10/27/14 – A resident in the 3700 block of south 150 East in Knox reported her dog was attacked by another dog the previous night.

10/27/14 – A resident in the 4800 block of east 150 North in Knox reported a car title stolen.

10/27/14 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported in the 4100 block of south 350 West in North Judson.

10/28/14 – The Knox and Hamlet Fire Departments, Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a brush fire in the 4200 block of east 150 North in Knox that spread to a shed.

10/28/14 – The owner of the EZ Camp Campground in Grovertown said he is involved in litigation with a vendor who is there destroying property.

10/28/14 – The sheriff’s department was notified of a possible trespasser at a vacant home on 100 East north of State Road 10 in Knox.

10/28/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy found evidence of a meth lab under the U.S. 35 bridge south of U.S. 30.

10/28/14 – A resident in the 8700 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox asked to file a fraud report after finding a suspicious credit card.

10/28/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township First Responders responded to an accident with injuries at 100 west and Toto Road in Knox.

10/29/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township First Responders responded to single-vehicle accident on 100 West north of 400 South in Knox.

10/29/14 – A motorist advised his pickup truck was run off the road by a red semi in the eastbound lane of U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Grovertown.

10/29/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on State Road 10 at Kirby’s Corner in Bass Lake.

10/29/14 – A Walkerton resident advised they have an active court case in Marshall County and are being harassed by the other party in Starke County.

10/29/14 – A resident in the 6400 block of east 125 South in Knox reported damage to the telephone junction box located in front of her residence.

10/29/14 – Police responded to a pickup truck versus deer accident in front of Miller’s Auto in Knox.

10/29/14 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported on 600 West at 500 South.
10/29/14 – A resident in the 7800 block of North Tecumseh Road in Walkerton reported the theft of a puppy.

10/30/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy found drugs in the trash outside the jail.

10/30/14 – A resident in the 1100 block of East State Road 10 in Knox reported someone is damaging her Halloween decorations and taking out her porch lights.

10/30/14 – A resident in the 2500 block of East State Road 10 in Knox reported the theft of his rifle from his residence.

10/30/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Knox Police Department responded to a car versus deer accident on 1100 East north of 900 South.

10/31/14 – Officers responded to a property damage only rollover wreck on 50 South east of 100 East in Knox.

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, North Judson Police Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township First Responders responded to a rollover accident with injuries on State Road 39 north of 400 South in North

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 500 South and Range Road in Knox.

10/31/14 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 750 South and 1150 East in Culver.

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 100 North two miles east of U.S. 35.

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Walkerton Police Department responded to a fight at the Time Out Bar in Walkerton.

11/01/14 – A property damage accident was reported in the parking lot of Knoll Brothers.

11/01/14 – A Knox resident was involved in a vehicle versus deer accident in the 6100 block of East 100 North in Knox.

11/01/14 – A San Pierre resident was involved in a vehicle versus deer accident on Toto Road west of State Road 39 in North Judson.

11/02/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Koontz Lake and Hamlet First Responders and Starke County EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident on 750 East at U.S. 30 in Knox.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

10/30/14 – Charlie Marie Estok, 26, Knox – Warrant.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

10/24/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fire-related incident at a resident’s home.

10/24/14 – Winamac Police took a theft report after a purse was stolen from the trunk of a vehicle.

10/24/14 – A house fire was reported in Winamac.

10/25/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen wallet at Fort Knox Paintball.

10/27/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen credit card.

10/27/14 – Winamac Police took a report of a stolen vehicle.

10/28/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a motorcycle stolen from in front of a home.

10/28/14 – Winamac Police took a theft report. A cross bow, arrows and lens for a welding hood were all reported stolen.

10/31/14 – Medaryville Police took a report of a stolen green truck.

11/1/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen leaf blower.

11/2/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a theft report for a red 1999 Bayou 300 Kawasaki four-wheeler.

Pulaski County Sheriff Hires Part-Time Officers

 With the amount of retirements, officers seeking other employment and movement of personnel within the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, several part-time patrol officers have been hired to help provide safety to residents of the county.

Ten people have left the department in the past several months including a few deputies, a chief deputy, two detectives and three dispatchers.

Continue reading