North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely
From the North Judson Police Department:
07/13/12 A pickup truck/motorcycle accident occurred Friday morning on Talmer Avenue as the truck, driven by Eddie Richie of Rensselaer, was pulling into the gas station near Sheridan Avenue. The driver of the motorcycle, Joe Leszek, of North Judson, sustained minor injuries, however the cycle was totaled. North Judson Police Officer, Darren Conley, investigated the accident and estimated damages at over $15,000. Richie’s 2006 Ford F150 turned into the station in front of the motorcycle. The driver stated he did not see the bike, and Leszek told police he was wes bound on Talmer Avenue on his 2004 Harley Davidson when the truck turned in front of him, he had no time to stop and struck the truck’s rear passenger side. North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department and Starke County EMS were also on scene.
07/13/12 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the area of 250 west and State Road 10. During the course of his investigation, it was learned that Jackie AJ Minix, 27, had a bench warrant through the Starke Circuit Court. He was arrested and transported to the Starke County Jail.
07/12/12 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to a suspicious person call in the alley near 105 Central Avenue. After an investigation, Budner arrested Luther Lovins, 60, for Domestic Battery, Resisting Law Enforcement, and for Disorderly Conduct. Lovins was transported to the Starke County Jail.
07/11/12 The North Judson Park Board reported to North Judson Police that some vandalism and spray painting had taken place at the Weninger Street Town Park.
07/10/12 A dog had wrapped his chain around his neck at a home in the 300 Block of Franklin Street. North Judson police were summoned and the dog was later freed by the responding officers.
07/10/12 Carpenter’s Oil and Marathon Station in North Judson reported to the North Judson police that a dark colored pickup towing a trailer with an orange tractor on it had failed to pay for diesel that was pumped into cans. The total dollar amount was over $45.00. Police stopped another truck towing a tractor west of North Judson on State Road 10, however it was not the vehicle involved.
07/10/12 North Judson police received a report of an open door at a closed business on West Talmer Avenue. After an investigation, police found the door was broke due to recent storm damage. No entry was made.
07/10/12 A caller living in the 100 block of Arlington Avenue reported to the North Judson police that her ex-boyfriend had allegedly damaged her vehicle. The incident remains under investigation by Officer Darren Conley.
07/10/12 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley conducted a traffic stop on West Talmer Avenue near Liberty Street. After a brief investigation, the officer arrested Michael Minix of North Judson on a charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
07/09/12 Residents in the 6100 Block of Hubeny Street reported to the North Judson police that some unknown person(s) vandalized their home and property with toilet paper.
07/13/12 Jackie A J Minix, 27, 5907 U Road, North Judson, IN, was arrested on a Starke County Circuit Court Bench Warrant.
07/12/12 Luther Lovins, 60, 105 Central Avenue, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Law Enforcement.
07/10/12 Michael J. Minix, 35, 6155 S. John Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer
From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:
07/15/12 A Winamac man told police that he hit a pole in the Town Park.
07/15/12 Winamac police were called to a minor property damage accident on Monticello and Washington Streets.
07/15/12 The Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Fire Department were called to an electrical fire at a home on E. Washington Street in Monterey. No injuries were reported.
07/14/12 A Winamac man called police to report a theft. Some unknown person(s) stole an old Chevy pick-up from his mother’s farm.
07/14/12 The Star City Fire Department was called to an incident where a pole was hit by lightning and the lines caught on fire. The incident occurred at 400 West and 200 South. REMC was also called to the scene.
07/14/12 Pulaski County React 1 and 2 were called into service by REMC as a tree was down across the road at the Pulaski/White County Line.
07/14/12 An employee at Good Oil called police to report a drive-off. The suspect was called and she paid for the gas over the phone with a credit card.
07/14/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to 550 W. and 1400 W. for a fire, but when the firefighters arrived on scene, they found that the fire was a small campfire and it was contained. They were released from the scene.
07/13/12 A Medaryville woman told police that her car was vandalized. Eggs and other food were thrown on the car.
07/13/12 A deputy was attempting to serve papers at a Medaryville home and was bitten by a dog.
07/13/12 A Winamac man reported a break-in. He was sleeping and some unknown person(s) broke into his car and took items. The door had been pried open. The radio, speakers and some prescription medication were taken from the vehicle.
07/13/12 An employee from Good Oil reported a drive-off of $48.25 in gasoline. Pulaski County officers made contact with the subject and he stated that he forgot to pay for the fuel. He went back and paid for the gas.
07/10/12 The theft of an outboard motor was called into police.
07/10/12 A woman told police that she was mowing the yard and found a bicycle stashed under some bushes. The owner was contacted and the bike was returned.
07/09/12 The Francesville Fire Department was called to help Jasper County in a rekindle. A fire had started in a barn the previous day and it burned to the ground, but the hay rekindled the fire.
07/09/12 A Winamac man told police that some unknown person(s) plowed through this fence again.
07/09/12 A Winamac woman reported that her car was keyed while she was at work. Both sides of the vehicle were keyed which caused an estimated $2,000 in damages.
07/09/12 A Winamac man called police to report that some unknown person(s) stripped his boat of everything – the trolling motor, seats and other items. He said the boat had only been there for the day.
07/15/12 Joshua Thomas Wolfe, 27, 2963 W. 325 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.
07/15/12 Matthew Sizemore, 31, 5246 E. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.
07/14/12 Joseph C. Liebner, 60, 3425 N. 450 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 07/14/12
07/14/12 Eric Sass, 19, 5635 S. State Road 119, Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.
07/14/12 Jeremy Fites, 27, 2521 S. 100 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on an out of county warrant.
07/14/12 Rebecca Wolf, 32, 4330 S. Rivercrest Rd., Winamac, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.
07/13/12 Jaqueline Sizemore, 38, 14279 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a False Identity Statement.
07/13/12 Billy Crowe, 31, 14279 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 07/13/12
07/12/12 Mark Minix, 21, 200 N. Franklin St., Winamac, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.
07/12/12 David Juniper, 37, 517 E. 50 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a LaPorte warrant. Discharged 07/13/12
07/12/12 Travis Owens, 24, 917 S. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Escape.
07/12/12 Debra Clemons, 47, 123 N. Harrison St., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Neglect of a Dependent. Discharged 07/13/12
07/11/12 Benny Giselbach, 34, 8553 Main St., Ora, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
07/09/12 Debra Williams, 32, 8319 W. 700 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/09/12
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
From the Knox City Police Department:
07/16/12 Donna Fisher told police that she was taking out the garbage and noticed some of her full garbage bags were stolen from her back porch.
07/15/12 Winston Martin reported that a Wii drum set, home stereo equipment and several garbage bags full of clothes and garbage were stolen from a home he was renting.
07/13/12 Pat Tolson reported the theft of boxes from her mailbox. She had ordered some items and the delivery date showed the items were delivered to the home. She could not find the boxes in her mailbox or anywhere on her property.
07/13/12 The store manager at ALCO reported that two people bought items from their store and paid with a check from a fraudulent account.
07/12/12 Gerald Boyd, Jr. was cited for Driving While Suspended-Prior.
07/16/12 Daniel Varella, 69, 4660 S. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test.
07/14/12 Brandy Kotras, 33, 304 E. St. Louis St. #4, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
07/14/12 Herrera Hernandez, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.
Victor Ortega Santillian, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.
07/14/12 Clinton Collins, 19, 2151 N. 700 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession and Consumption of Alcohol.
A juvenile was also taken into custody on the same charge.
07/17/12 Mary Back of Knox was reportedly turning into IU Health Starke Hospital’s parking lot off Culver Road and hit Darlene Spiller head-on. Back’s car went into the hospital’s lawn and she attempted to back up with no success. Both Back and Spiller were admitted into the hospital with undisclosed injuries. The accident occurred at 12:30 p.m.