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Two Winamac Residents Arrested on Drug Charges

Published: April 17th, 2012

Steven Neeley

Gina Napier

Two Winamac residents were arrested on drug charges on Sunday after police served an arrest warrant on a subject.

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department approached the house and asked Gina Napier who all was in the house. She said that she and her children were in the house. When police asked the whereabouts of Steven Neeley, she reportedly said she didn’t know where he was. Police saw him sitting on a bed in the home and ordered him out of the house as he had an active arrest warrant. He was taken into custody.

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North Judson Man Arrested after Prescription Drugs are Found in His Possession

Published: April 17th, 2012

Kevin Glisic

A North Judson man was arrested on April 12th after police found he was consealing prescription medication.

Kevin Glisic was pulled over in the North Judson area for an infraction violation and during the traffic stop, the officer did not find any contraband in his vehicle. After Glisic was released from the traffic stop, police reportedly received information that he was consealing medication in his pants. Pulaski County police learned that he was going to a residence in the Medaryville area and on the way there, officers found the Glisic’s vehicle at a gas station. Glisic allegedly saw law enforcement in the area and reportedly started acting suspiciously.  The officer asked Glisic if he could speak with him outside and he agreed saying that he had nothing in his car.

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Police Reports

Published: April 16th, 2012

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.

Winamac Town Park Crews Cleaning up after Vandalism Incident

Published: April 11th, 2012

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

The Winamac Town Board heard from Park Superintendent Rick Dilts who reported that the clean-up at the Town Park is almost complete. A suspected juvenile printed graffiti on the park property and the graffiti included harsh words against a certain student. A vandalism report was made with the Winamac Police Department and if anyone knows anything about this incident, call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at 946-6655.

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Zachary Dix Arrested after Alleged Fight in Francesville

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: April 10th, 2012

A Francesville man was arrested after striking a 15-year-old in the face, causing a half-inch laceration to the upper lip of the juvenile which required six stitches to close. 19-year-old Zachary D. Dix was arrested and faces charges of Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury as a Class C felony.

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 300 block of North Bill Street in Francesville in response to a physical altercation. When they arrived on the scene, deputies were told that Zachary Dix, had allegedly struck the victim in the face while the two were in the front yard of the residence. The juvenile reportedly said that attack knocked him unconscious and left him in a great deal of pain.

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Winamac Man Arrested After Striking Pole

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: April 10th, 2012

A Winamac man was arrested after his Jeep struck a telephone pole and disrupting power in the area of 125 E. near 250 N. in Pulaski County. According to the incident report, an officer from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the area and found a silver Jeep SUV in a field with heavy front-end damage, and a telephone pole leaning over the roadway.

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Police Reports

Published: April 9th, 2012
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.

Winamac Husband and Wife Jailed After Five-Mile Pursuit

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: April 5th, 2012

A high-speed chase that lasted over five miles on Saturday night came to a dangerous conclusion when the driver lost control on a gravel road and struck a tree.

An officer with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of County Road 475 South and U.S. 35, but instead of stopping, the driver, Eric Gudas of Winamac, sped up and tried to evade police. Gudas ran several stop signs during the high-speed chase and even threw several empty beer cans out the window of the vehicle before turning onto a gravel road where he lost control and struck a tree.

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Two Arrested in Pulaski County on Marijuana, Public Intoxication Charges

Published: April 3rd, 2012

Two people were arrested on Saturday after a reckless driving incident was called into the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

A caller said a person was driving a vehicle through the grass at the Good Oil Company and now they’re in the parking lot at the Pulaski County YMCA. The reporting officer spoke with one of the passengers, Justin Manning, and deduced that he was impaired. A Portable Breathalizer Test was administered and it reportedly showed that he was under the influence. While the officer was placing Manning in handcuffs, he could smell marijuana. Another passenger, Jesus Maldonado, was also detained as he allegedly had marijuana leaves all over the front of his clothing. A small bag reportedly containing marijuana was found in the center console of the vehicle and also on the floor. A juvenile was also detained at the scene.

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Police Reports

Published: April 2nd, 2012

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.

Vandalism Reported at Star City West Cemetery

Published: March 30th, 2012

Vandalism reported at the Star City West Cemetery

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a vandalism incident at the Star City West Cemetery.

On Wednesday, police met with former Cemetery Trustee, Paul Abbott, who helped the officer locate the affected area. Damage was found to headstones in the south east corner of the cemetery and on the east side of the roadway. Four headstones and bases were knocked over. One of the headstones was broken into many pieces. Police noted that headstone appeared to have been struck with something.

The estimate of damage was not immediately known. Current Cemetery Trustee, Ron Heater, said that he would contact the family members about the damage.

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Two Arrested in Alleged Battery Incident

Published: March 28th, 2012

Robert Allen

Dan Ard

Two people have been arrested in the battery of Dennis Howard, of Winamac.

On March 16th, Pulaski County Sheriff’s officers were notified by personnel at the Pulaski Memorial Hospital about a man wanted on an active arrest warrant and he had just been beaten by two subjects.

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Police Reports

Published: March 26th, 2012
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.

Winamac Man Arrested on Warrant after being Beaten

Published: March 20th, 2012

Dennis Howard

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Winamac man on Friday on an active arrest warrant after he was severely beaten by two suspects.

Dennis Howard was at Pulaski Memorial Hospital when officials notified the police that he was wanted on an active arrest warrant. When questioned, police learned that Howard was at a home on 550 N. and two North Judson men allegedly beat him with their fists and shovels and he was kicked. He had fled from officers earlier in the day and ended up at 6735 W. 550 N. It was then he was reportedly beaten. He had sustained injuries all over his body.

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Medaryville Man Arrested on Drug Charges after Traffic Stop

Published: March 20th, 2012

Shane Born

A Medaryville man was arrested Saturday after a traffic stop.

The Pulaski County deputy saw the Shane Born leave a Medaryville gas station and followed his vehicle for a while. The officer noticed that Born’s actions were suspicious and it appeared that Born was trying to avoid him. He had driven into two different driveways as the officer was following him.  The officer initiated a traffic stop and when the officer approached the vehicle, Born reportedly told him that he didn’t have a license and he was an habitual traffic violator. When Born’s information was run through dispatch, the officer learned that he was an habitual traffic violator for life.

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Star City Man Arrested for Reckless Driving

Published: March 20th, 2012

Rusty Steele

A 19-year-old Star City man was arrested Saturday after he drove his car erratically around a block party.

Rusty J. Steele was reportedly revving his car’s engine and squealing the tires around Market and Pearl Streets in Winamac where a block party was scheduled. Police reportedly saw Steele travel south on Logan Street towards Main Street. When Steele got to Main Street, he reportedly revved his engine again, squealed the tires and turned toward U.S. 35.

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Police Reports

Published: March 19th, 2012

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.

Two Arrested on Drug Charges in Pulaski County

Published: March 15th, 2012

Two people were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop by the West Central High School on Monday.

A deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department asked the driver, Jaime Walker, if he could search the vehicle and she gave the officer permission to do so. When the officer approached the passenger side of the vehicle, he reportedly witnessed passenger, Tammy Grigsby, pass a small plastic bag between the seats to Tony Grigsby, Jr. In his search of the vehicle, the officer saw a prescription pill bottle in Tammy Grigsby’s purse with another individual’s name on it and a small plastic bag with prescription pills and marijuana in it.

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Four Arrested after Alleged Stabbing Incident

Published: March 13th, 2012

Four people were arrested after an alleged stabbing incident in Medaryville.

On March 6th, Pulaski County police were called to the Marathon Gas Station where Lori Schultz told police that Clifford Cole reportedly “went crazy”. While in the driveway outside her house, Cole pulled a knife out and threatened her, Edward Schroeder, Jessica Sturgell and Curtis Luedtke. At some point, Cole and Schroeder got into a struggle over the knife and both were injured in the mishap.

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Police Reports

Published: March 12th, 2012
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.