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Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/05/12 A Monterey woman called the Sheriff’s Department just after midnight to report that her neighbors were lighting off big fireworks.

08/05/12 A man called police to report that a vehicle ran into his cornfield on 1700 West. The vehicle is damaged and two tires are missing.

08/05/12 A Winamac man reported the theft of scrap metal.

08/04/12 A caller reported a vehicle rolled over in a ditch and is partially in the roadway. No one was in the vehicle.

08/04/12 A man called police to say he can’t get his car from the towing company because he had to talk to police first. He said that he left his home in a hurry because he was mad at his girlfriend and a herd of deer ran in front of him. He went off the road and left the scene. He told police that he didn’t have his cell phone or he would have called shortly after the accident happened.

08/04/12 Two callers called the Sheriff’s Department complaining about shots fired and the complaintants told police they could hear the bullets through the trees on their property. The officer told the suspects to put their guns away, but they were out firing the guns again. When the officers talked to them again, they insisted they were out of ammo.

08/04/12 A Winamac woman reported the theft of a cell phone.

08/04/12 A hit and run accident was reported at the Family Express station in Medaryville.

08/03/12 The Francesville Fire Department was called to a fire at an office building. Fire departments from Buffalo Township and the Medaryville Fire Department were called to help in putting out the fire.

08/03/12 The Sheriff’s Department received a call from Fulton County in regards to a vehicle rollover. The driver was reportedly not hurt, but hiding in a cornfield after the accident.

08/02/12 A Star City man told police that a Coke machine was tipped over.

08/02/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to help Fulton County fire units fight a large barn fire.

08/02/12 A Winamac man reported that the outside air conditioning unit was stolen from his property.

08/02/12 A Monterey man reported shots fired by the mobile home park. Police arrived on scene and found a .22 caliber handgun and evidence of a total of ten rounds fired.

08/01/12 The Francesville Police Department was called to a two vehicle accident. There were two children in the car and the father refused medical attention for him and for his two children. Police noted that the two children may have been injured in the accident as one hit the windshield and the other a mirror.

07/31/12 A drive-off of $75 and a separate incident where someone drove off with $46 worth of gas was reported from the Good Oil Company.

Arrests:
08/05/12 Franklin Nielson, 51, 211 Jefferson St., Box 142, Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 08/06/12

08/05/12 Angela Acevez, 43, 4134 Patsy Dr., Wheatfield, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 08/06/12

08/05/12 Nicholas Rowe, 22, 15385 W. 600 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.

08/04/12 Darwin Wayberg, 52, 513 E. Pearl St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

08/04/12 Dennis Bailey, 57, 318 N. Newton St., Goodland, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment. Discharged 08/04/12

08/03/12 David A. Mattes, 57, 6751 S. Lambardy, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Residential Entry and Stalking.

08/02/12 Jennifer Trusty, 35, 1955 S. 250 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a body attachment for Failure to Appear. Discharged 08/02/12

08/02/12 Joey Frinkel, 27, 3227 W. 250 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operator Never Licensed and Displaying Expired License Plates. Discharged 08/02/12

08/01/12 Jeffery A. Stout, 35, 5299 S. 250 E., Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
08/05/12 – North Judson Officer Frank Thomas observed a suspicious vehicle in the Mint Valley Apartment parking lot. After a brief investigation the owner, Casey John Woods, 21, of North Judson was wanted on a Porter County Warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Starke County Jail.

08/05/12 A altercation in the 600 Block of W. Talmer Ave resulted in the North Judson Police filing Criminal Damage charges against a 20-year-old from Lake Station visiting the area. Police were called to a home after an argument was escalating over a cell phone and some text messages. The caller reported her vehicle’s windshield damaged. The suspect had left prior to the police arriving on scene.

08/03/12 A resident in the 600 block of W. Talmer Avenue reported his motorcycle license plate stolen.

07/31/12 North Judson police responded to a loud music complaint in the 200 block of Park Avenue. The officer advised the subjects to turn down the music.

07/31/12 A resident reported that his grandson’s laptop was missing. The laptop was later returned. It was left outside of a vehicle and damaged.

07/31/12 An invasion of privacy incident was reported to the North Judson police. The female subject advised that her ex-husband and his new girlfriend are sending her harassing and intimidating text messages. This incident is being investigated and a report was furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor for review.

07/30/12 Four Goodyear tires were reported stolen in the 600 block of Simmons Street. A person bought the tires to have a resident install them. The resident moved out of state and now the tires are missing.

07/30/12 A resident in the 100 block of Main Street reported that he had five $50.00 bills stolen from a hiding place in his apartment. This incident remains under investigation.

Arrests:
08/05/12 Casey J. Woods, 21, 8695 S. 600 West, North Judson, IN, arrested for Porter County Superior Court Bench Warrant.

08/01/12 Angela Schwei, 31, San Pierre, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Battery with Serious Bodily Injury.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
08/06/12 Bill Yarck reported the theft of $212 in cash and an AM/FM car stereo out of his pickup.

08/06/12 Kenny Neace told police that some unknown person(s) attempted to break into his garage.

08/06/12 Minerva Rangel, 46, was cited for Operator Never Licensed.

08/05/12 Harriet Huth told police that her husband found a bag in the weeds with drugs in it.

08/05/12 A dead horse was found on a property at 1212 E. John Street in Knox. The owner was notified. This case remains under investigation.

08/03/12 Michelle Clemons reported the theft of a Stihl weedeater from the backseat of her vehicle while parked in the CVS parking lot.

08/02/12 A fraud case was filed by Melissa Redlark.

08/02/12 Becca Hardel called police to report front end damage to her vehicle.

08/02/12 Police spoke to Dennis Wallace who said that he pulled over his vehicle alongside Water Street and when the passenger opened the door, it was struck by a 24′ utility trailer. The bottom corner of the passenger door was damaged in the mishap.

Arrests:
08/02/12 Maxine Grigsby, 34, 403 W. Bender, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

08/02/12 Charles Anthony Kodie, 47, 305 S. Pearl St. #4., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Domestic Battery, Strangulation and Invasion of Privacy.

08/01/12 Martin Peterson, 2915 S. 800 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

08/01/12 Tony L. Clemons, 53, 300 Riverside, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Dealing Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Deborah Clemons, 44, 300 Riverside, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Dealing Methamphetamine.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

07/31/12 – A theft of prescription medication was reported in the 100 block of South Wesbter Street in San Pierre.

07/31/12 – Michael Foster of Knox told police that someone had taken his vehicle from the Hickory Hills Campground.

08/01/12 – A goat was reportedly stolen in the 3700 block of North 700 East in Grovertown.

08/01/12 – Donna Voisvert was reportedly struck by a car at the intersection of 400 South and 800 West in San Pierre.

08/02/12 – An employee of Safeguard Properties told police that wiring and plumbing equipment was stolen from a vacant residence in the 8200 block of East 850 South in Monterey.

08/02/12 – A caller from the 10000 block of East 500 North in Grovertown told police that someone had vandalized his lights on his circular driveway.

08/02/12 – A truck driver told police that someone had broken into his semi at the Grovertown Truck Stop.

08/03/12 – A resident of the 3300 block of South Range Road in North Judson told police that someone had broken into his home.

08/03/12 – A delivery driver at the Koontz Lake Super Market in Walkerton told police that someone had stolen cases of beer from his truck.

08/03/12 – A theft was reported at the fireworks store in the 5000 block of East County Road 210 in Knox.

08/04/12 – The theft of a bike was reported in the 1100 block of South 300 East in Knox.

08/04/12 – A caller from the 7700 block of Frost Street in Koontz Lake told police that items that had been stolen from her home are being sold at a garage sale.

08/04/12 – Robert Gowens of Knox told police that someone had stolen a .22 Beretta long-barrel rifle from his home.

Arrests
07/31/12 – Martin Leonard Peterson, 35, of Knox.

08/03/12 – Chad Noah, 25, of North Judson following a traffic stop at U.S. 35 and 800 South.

08/04/12 – Timothy Joseph Howard, 36, of Plymouth: Driving Under Influence of Alcohol, Suspended License.

08/05/12 – Sherry Lynn Humphrey, 44, of Knox: Intimidation.

08/05/12 – Donald Edwin Husband, 30, of Knox: Domestic Battery.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/28/12 A yard sale that didn’t secure the proper permit was shut down in the 6100 Block of John Street by the North Judson Police Department.

07/28/12 A resident in the 100 Block of Lincoln Avenue reported to the North Judson Police that he received a threatening email from the U.S. Government and the F.B.I. in regards to a $500,000.00 security payable to the homeowner. The letter request they send a $98.00 money gram to specific address in Nigeria or face arrest and prosecution. The letter is a fraud and a scam. Never send money to anyone unless you know the company and are conducting business with them. Always be careful. Never give out any banking, personal or other information to anyone.

07/28/12 A report was made with the North Judson Police over harassing telephone calls being made to individuals in the 600 Block of Lane Street.

07/26/12 An open door at the North Judson Little League Concession Stand was reported open. The building was searched and checked and no damage was made. No items were reported missing.

07/25/12 North Judson Police took a report of harassing telephone calls by a resident in the 200 Block of George Street. The complainant had just received a new cell phone and number. The next day the number was changed.

07/24/12 Officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and North Judson Police served an arrest warrant in the 300 Block of Franklin Street on James E. Watts, 34, of North Judson. He was transported to the Starke County Jail. Watts’ warrant was for Failure to Appear.

07/24/12 The North Judson Police found a male subject who had an active warrant for Failure to Appear through the Starke County Circuit Court. Officer Darren Conley arrested Bradley A. White, 24, of North Judson. The warrant was for charges of Domestic Battery, Aggravated Battery, and Theft.

07/23/12 Damage was reported to an air conditioning unit in the 700 Block of East Talmer Avenue. It was not undetermined if it was vandalism or accidental.

Arrests:
07/24/12 James Edgar Watts, 34, 304 Franklin Street, North Judson, IN arrested on an active Failure to Appear warrant for Intimidation. He was later charged for Possession of a Controlled Substance at the Starke County Jail.

07/24/12 Bradley A. White, 24, 304 Franklin Street, North Judson, IN, arrested for an active warrant for Failure to Appear.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/29/12 A Monterey resident reported the theft of a generator.

07/29/12 A Winaman man called police report the theft of guns and suspects two people were in on it.

07/29/12 The Winamac Police Department received a call from a man who said he saw some of his things on another person’s property and was wondering what needs to be done to get it back.

07/27/12 The Star City Fire Department was called to a fire, but when firefighters arrived on scene, they found it was a controlled burn. The person handling the fire has the equipment necessary to put out the fire.

07/27/12 A Medaryville man called to report that a home has been vandalized. He was to meet with the realtor at that location and found that some unknown person(s) broke into the home through the bedroom window.

07/27/12 A Winamac man called police and reported that some unknown person(s) shattered the window in his car.

07/27/12 A Winamac woman reported the theft of her camera.

07/26/12 A woman stopped at a home in Francesville looking for help. She hit the gas pumps with her vehicle and injured herself. Damage was sustained to the pumps.

07/26/12 A man was injured after hitting a pole in a car accident. REMC was contacted to fix the pole.

07/26/12 A Pizza King employee reported damage done to the building.

07/25/12 Two car vs. deer reports were taken.

07/25/12 A Winamac man reported vandalism to the rental property he owns.

07/25/12 A Winamac man reported that his house was destroyed and his car is missing.

07/24/12 A Winamac resident needs an officer as some unknown person(s) threw a rock through a window.

07/24/12 Power lines were down after a storm came through the area.

07/24/12 A Francesville woman reported the theft of cash and gold from the safe in her basement.

07/23/12 A call came into the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department where a man barricaded himself in a home, strung out on drugs and in possession of a gun. Officers could not located the man in the residence and was cleared from the scene. One person was bit by a K9 and was to looked at by the ambulance staff.

07/23/12 A Medaryville woman reported the theft of her purse.

Arrests:
07/25/12 Harlan Stacy, 34, no address given, LaPorte, IN, arrested on an active LaPorte County warrant. Discharged 07/25/12

07/25/12 Paul Minix, 49, no address given, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active ATF warrant. Discharged 07/26/12

07/24/12 Courtney R. Harper, 28, 1145 W. 60 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on an out of county warrant. Discharged 07/26/12

07/24/12 Gregory Cohen, 45, 1328 S. 24th St., Lafayette, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/28/12

07/24/12 Angela Miller, 32, 321 W. LaPorte St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant and a preliminary charge of Possession of Paraphernalia. Discharged 07/24/12

07/23/12 Jason E. Chapman, 39, 8922 S. U.S. 35, Monterey, IN, arrested on a probation violation warrant.

07/23/12 David Olson, 47, 217 E. State Road 16, Lucerne, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft and an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/23/12

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/30/12 George Byer, Superintendent of Wythogan Park, reported vandalism at the park. Three picnic tables were vandalized and two were completely destroyed. Pieces of one table were found on the roof of Shelter 6.

07/25/12 Donnie Bickel reported the theft of money from his wallet.

07/24/12 Beverly Mohr told police that some unknown person(s) entered her apartment and stole money kept in prescription bottles and some shampoo and soap were missing.

07/29/12 Jeff Jimerson reported the theft of a car stereo and inverter from his vehicle.

Arrests:
07/29/12 Timothy Abair, 22, 17769 Walnut St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication, Resisting Law Enforcement and Theft.

07/28/12 Tristan Sera Hunter, 22, 10865 E. Division Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/28/12 Sherry Clemans, 26, 1328 High St., Logansport, IN, arrested on three warrants. She had warrants through Starke County on charges of Failure to Appear, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of Methamphetamine. She also had an active warrant out of Pulaski County for Failure to Appear.

07/28/12 Lavotis French, 46, 807 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Trespass and Criminal Mischief.

07/27/12 Ashley Bierod, 23, 406 W. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Unauthorized Entry to a Vehicle and Theft.

07/26/12 Matthew Zink, 35, 401 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.
Rhonda Spata, 56, 401 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery on a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct.

07/26/12 Eugene Barnett, 65, 9995 E. 600 N., Grovertown, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Intimidation.

07/25/12 Todd Dalton, 21, 3060 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

07/24/12 – A wedding ring was reportedly stolen from the 8900 block of East 25 North in Knox.

07/25/12 – A resident of the 4000 block of South 300 East in Knox told police that a male subject had set their pole barn on fire and took off on a motorcycle.

07/27/12 – A resident of the 11500 block of East 900 South in Culver told police that someone had stolen her medication.

07/27/12 – A resident of the 300 block of Clark Street in Knox told police that someone had stolen items from her home and taken them to the pawn shop.

07/28/12 – A burglary was reported in the 1800 block of North 300 East in Knox.

07/28/12 – A concrete angel was reportedly stolen from the Bass Lake Lions Club.

07/28/12 – Christine Hadley of North Judson told police that someone had stolen her wedding band from her home.

07/28/12 – Vandalism was reported in the 10100 block of West State Road 10 in San Pierre.

07/30/12 – A theft of a lawn ornament was reported in the 6100 block of South Oakwood Avenue in North Judson.

Arrests

07/25/12 – James Edgar Watts, 34, of North Judson: Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Medaryville Man Arrested For Alleged Domestic Battery

A Medaryville man was arrested Saturday after an alleged domestic dispute.

Larry Minarik, Jr. reportedly got into an argument with a 26-year-old woman over a cell phone. During the argument, Minarik allegedly pushed the woman down in their home and pressed his hand over and into her mouth and yelled at her to be quiet. The woman told police she couldn’t breathe and struck Minarik in the face to get him to stop. The woman’s eight-year-old son reportedly heard his mother scream.

The woman called her father who then called police. By that time, Minarik left the residence. The officers learned that the woman had filed a protective order against Minarik but it had not yet been served.  Minarik reportedly called the woman later and asked to get some things from the residence and officers were able to come back to the home to arrest him.

Minarik reportedly told police that he put his hands in front of her mouth but did not actually touch her. He said she was screaming for no apparent reason.

Minarik was arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery with a Minor Present. He was served with the protective order while being booked into the Pulaski County Jail.

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/19/12 While on patrol, North Judson Officer Darren Conley observed a male subject driving a vehicle in the 300 block of Franklin Street. Officer Conley was familiar with the driver of the vehicle and learned he was in violation of a valid Protection Order. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the driver, Ronald Dobson, 59, of San Pierre, was arrested for Invasion of Privacy due to the violation of the Protection Order.

07/18/12 North Judson Police responded to a vehicle fire in the CVS parking lot just before 1:00 pm. The 2004 Chevy van had smoke coming from the interior. The North Judson–Wayne Township Fire Department also responded and quickly extinguished the fire. Extensive damage was sustained to the van.

07/16/12 North Judson officers heard fireworks being discharged in the 300 Block of Leslie Street. A Town Ordinance violation was issued. North Judson Police Chief, Doug Vessely, wants to remind all citizens that the fireworks ordinance states consumer fireworks may be legally discharged in the corporate town limits five days before the 4th of July, on the Fourth of July and five days after the 4th of July. They can also be legally discharged on New Year’s Eve from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Anyone found discharging consumer fireworks in violation of the ordinance will be issued an Ordinance Violation Ticket.

Arrests:
07/22/12 Paul C. Pitts, 25, 103 Washington Street, San Pierre, IN, arrested on preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended Prior and Operating a Vehicle without Financial Responsibility.

07/19/12 Ronald L. Dobson, 59, 3680 S. 850 West, San Pierre, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy (two counts) and Resisting Law Enforcement.

07/18/12 Joshua Wayne Shepherd, 24, 306 S. Main Street, Knox, IN, was arrested on a Failure to Appear Warrant through Starke Circuit Court.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/22/12 A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy damaged a squad car on his way to an accident. The officer accidentally hit a semi tire in the road.

07/22/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a a large shed fire.

07/22/12 A Medaryville resident called police to report some items stolen from a home.

07/22/12 A Star City resident reported the theft of a pasture fence gate.

07/19/12 A caller advised power lines were on the ground and the line is sparking on the ground under his vehicle. NIPSCO and the fire department were called to the scene.

07/19/12 A Winamac Police officer was called to the CVS parking lot on a report of a dog locked in a hot car. When the officer arrived on scene, he was unable to locate the specific vehicle. The driver must have left before police arrived.

07/19/12 A Star City resident called the Sheriff’s Department to report two boys in the area playing with a pocket knife. The caller said the boys cut down some flowers with the knife and they have been seen throwing the open knife up in the air and watching it come down. A county officer spoke to the both children and the younger child reportedly didn’t know what the officer was talking about. The officer talked to the father didn’t know the child had the knife. He told the father that the children need to be supervised.

07/18/12 A pursuit incident was engaged by Pulaski County Police and it ended at 1050 West and 200 North. The two subjects in the vehicle were arrested. See arrests for more information.

07/18/12 A farmer reported the theft of a water pump.

07/18/12 Winamac police were notified of an attempted fraud. The caller reported that he sold something and received a fraudulent check in return.

07/18/12 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke into his car. The radio system was stolen.

07/18/12 The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department called the Medaryville Fire Department to assist in battling a grass fire.

07/18/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a grass fire south of State Road 14 on 500 E.

07/18/12 A Medaryville resident reported the stereo and speakers stolen from her vehicle.

07/17/12 A Winamac woman called police to report that she hit a pole with her vehicle and power lines are down. She was not injured in the accident. Century Link was notified of the outage.

07/17/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a boat motor.

07/17/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a grass and brush fire at the cemetery on Adams Street.

07/16/12 A Monterey resident told police that her brother reportedly stole some items from her.

Arrests:
07/22/12 Timothy Pugh, Sr., 59, 502 S. Logan Apt. 6, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 07/23/12

07/22/12 Jaret D. Griggs, 28, 4330 S. River Crest, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 07/22/12

07/21/12 Lawrence J. Minarik, 30, 117 Delaware St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

07/18/12 Kenneth Craft, 27, 2152 N. State Road 39, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/18/12

07/18/12 Kit Mattes, 25, 2979 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Habitual Traffic Violator and Criminal Recklessness. Discharged 07/17/12

07/17/12 Tyler Limberhand, 18, 1630 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/17/12

07/17/12 Ronald L. Dunn, 49, 13542 W. 800 S., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 07/17/12

07/16/12 David R. Turner, 54, 1215 W. Cleveland Ave., Hobart, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 07/16/12

07/16/12 Darrin Lambert, 44, 615 E. Pearl St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on three active warrants.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/18/12 Susan Kuskye reported the theft of a laptop.

07/18/12 David Hasbrouck filed a trespass report.

07/17/12 Josh Hansel reported the theft of a Playstation 3 game console along with two controllers and several games.

Arrests:
07/19/12 Susan Kuskye, 37, 227 Elliott Ave., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana.

07/18/12 Jacob Decker, 4255 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/17/12 Mary Back, 64, 333 Ruthie Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on an active LaPorte Circuit Court Warrant for Check Deception.

Winamac Man Arrested At Gunpoint Following Pursuit

A Winamac man was arrested early Wednesday after a brief police pursuit.

Pulaski County officers were following a vehicle on County Road 175 North near 1100 West and when they ran vehicle’s information through the system, they found that the owner, 22-year-old Kit Matthes, is a Habitual Traffic Violator. Police attempted to pull over the vehicle, but Matthes did not stop.

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Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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.

Accidents:
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.

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Neglecting Her Autistic Child

A Pulaski County Deputy went above and beyond the call of duty concerning the well-being of an eight-year-old autistic boy who had wandered from home after midnight.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a driver early Thursday morning who said a boy was walking in between county roads 300 and 400 South on U.S. 421. The officer saw the boy and introduced himself, and the boy told the officer his name and that he was autistic. The boy then continued walking north on U.S. 421. The officer walked beside the boy and attempted to speak to the boy who didn’t reply. In the meantime, dispatch was attempting to get a hold of the child’s mother but wasn’t having any success. A relative was contacted and picked up the child, who was now with the officer north of the West Central schools.

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Work Release Escapee Returned To Jail

After two days fleeing from police, 24-year-old Travis Owens was arrested and returned to the custody of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Owen had walked away from his work release assignment at S & S Precast in Winamac on Tuesday, July 10, just a short time after he had reportedly told a coworker that he “couldn’t handle the time anymore” and he was leaving.

Owens had been working at S & S Precast since June 20 as part of a work release program.

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Two Arrested In Pulaski County For Possession, False Informing

Two Pulaski County residents were arrested on Friday after they stopped at a gas station and a Pulaski County officer recognized the passenger as having a warrant out for her arrest.

Two officers followed the vehicle in Medaryville and a traffic stop was initiated on Main Street, west of U.S. 421. Deputy Mat Anderson asked the passenger her name and she gave the name of “Marcie Klemp.” Anderson ran the information and asked her several other questions which she was unable to answer. Deputy Ryan Austin asked the driver, Billy Crowe, who the passenger was and he confirmed her name was Jackie Sizemore.

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Man Arrested For Driving Under Influence of Alcohol, Controlled Substance

After cutting off a police cruiser on State Road 14, Rodney E. Wolford of Winamac was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering and Operating a Vehicle While under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.

Wolford was allegedly traveling on Keller Street in Winamac when he pulled into the roadway in front of Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Austin, forcing him to hit his brakes to avoid striking the vehicle. When the officer pulled up behind Wolford, he reportedly slowed to a stop in the middle of the road for several seconds before finally moving out of the roadway.

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Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/06/12 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas was dispatched to a hit and run property damage accident at the intersection of S. Garfield Street and W. Weninger Street. Officer Thomas said witnesses reported a red Trans Am or Camero struck a tree in the North Judson Town Park at the corner. The vehicle was reported to occupied by two females. Officer Thomas checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle. This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the North Judson Police at (574) 772-5914.

07/05/12 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley responded to a domestic complaint in the 600 Block of W. Talmer Ave. An adult male and a juvenile at the residence were in a slight altercation. The adult male left prior to the North Judson police officer’s arrival.

07/04/12 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely was on patrol in the area of Jones Street and Central Avenue and observed a green mailbox that was knocked over. The mailbox is storage for the mail carrier as they walk their route.

07/03/12 North Judson Officer Frank Thomas recovered two stolen bicycles in the area of 2800 W. 500 S. The two bicycles were reported stolen the previous week from North Judson. The estimated value of the bicycles is $80.00 each.

Arrests:
In reference to the arrest of Terry L. Coldiron II by the North Judson police on June 17, 2012, formal charges were not filed. After new information was presented in the investigation and additional witnesses interviewed, another suspect has been identified and the information was turned over to the Starke County Prosecutor for review. The Aggravated Battery charges were dropped against Coldiron.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/08/12 A Medaryville man told police that some unknown person(s) put something into his pond and killed all of the fish. A Conservation Officer was notified of the call.

07/06/12 Winamac police were notified of a call of a possible drunk driver. A traffic stop was conducted at Washington and Market Streets in Winamac and the driver, Lance Loriot, of Star City was taken into custody.

07/06/12 A computer was taken from a Winamac man’s home. He told police that some people were working on his home when it was taken.

07/06/12 Emergency crews were called to a three vehicle accident at U.S. 421 and State Road 114 in Winamac. Minor injuries were reported.

07/06/12 A Winamac man told an officer with the Winamac Police Department that his neighbor has parked junk cars on his property.

07/06/12 Police were called to a Winamac residence after a man told police he woke up and found that some unknown subject(s) took a crow bar and broke into his vehicle and flattened the tires.

07/05/12 A Winamac woman reported the theft of jewelry.

07/05/12 The Sheriff’s Department received several phone complaints about fireworks.

07/03/12 An employee at the Good Oil Company in Winamac told police of a drive-off. A driver failed to pay $44.74 in gas. Police were able to find the suspects and they returned to the gas station to pay for the gas. The passenger had gone in to pay for other things and must have forgotten to pay for the gas.

07/03/12 A caller advised that some unknown person(s) broke into her storage shed. A report was needed to file with an insurance company.

07/02/12 An employee at Pulaski Memorial Hospital called police to report that a subject was in the emergency room with a dog bite.

07/02/12 A green diamond back bicycle was reported stolen from the Riverside Drive area in Winamac.

Arrests:
07/09/12 Debra L. Williams, 32, 8319 W. 700 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/08/12 Rodney E. Wolford, 39, 7148 W. 200 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangering and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a Controlled Substance in the Body. Discharged 07/09/12

07/06/12 Matthew Sizemore, 31, 5246 E. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

07/06/12 Lance C. Loriot, 28, 2350 W. 100 S., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession.

07/03/12 Carl Larkin, 50, 2015 Jefferson St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery with a Prior Conviction.

07/03/12 Samantha Keys, 19, 2142 N. 125 E. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Residential Entry. Discharged 07/09/12

07/03/12 Billie Jo Matthews, Fair Oaks, IN, arrested on a small claims warrant. Discharged 07/03/12

07/03/12 Ricardo A. Fuentes, 45, 511 Evergreen, Monon, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangerment and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of .08 or greater.

07/03/12 Ismael Abonce Garcia, 30, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 07/04/12

07/03/12 Timothy C. Shepperd, 21, 12650 W. 175 N. Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/03/12

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/07/12 Keith Simpson reported an alleged fraud incident regarding prescription medication.

07/07/12 Ashley Apple reported the theft of a Mediacom box, but the alleged suspect denied taking the item. The case is still under investigation.

07/06/12 Jennifer June reported the theft of her purse.

07/05/12 Knox police were called to a property damage accident at Zip-Thru Mart. Sonia Clemons told police that she was backing out of a parking stall and struck another vehicle with her bumper. The damage was estimated to be under $1,000.

07/03/12 Annie Dickson told police that some unknown person(s) egged her vehicle.

07/02/12 Carmen Diaz reported the theft of items from her home and her son, Matthew, who was told that he was not wanted inside the residence, reportedly admitted to police that he entered the home and took his clothes and his brother’s Playstation 3 remote.

Arrests:
07/05/12 Charles McCarty, Sr., 34, 313 Locust St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.
Two juveniles were also taken into custody during this incident and this case has been forwarded to the probation department for review.

07/03/12 Richard Knebel, 5807 W. 200 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/02/12 – A theft was reported in the 11300 block of East 675 South in Knox.

07/02/12 – A theft was reported in the 11700 block of East 900 South in Culver.

07/02/12 – A drive-off was reported at Tony’s Service Station in the amount of $10.

07/02/12 – A woman told police she had been battered by a male subject in the 1300 block of North 1025 East in Knox.

07/03/12 – Shelby Clemons of North Judson told police that he woke up in the morning and found a bicycle in his driveway.

07/03/12 – Thomas Smith of Knox told police that he had been battered by a female subject on Saturday.

07/03/12 – A caller from the 11100 block of Circle Drive in Koontz Lake reportedly found a plastic bottle with a white substance in it near the lake.

07/04/12 – Roy Sokolowski of Knox told police his boat had been stolen from while he was staying at the Bass Lake Campground.

07/04/12 – A fight was reported at the Koontz Lake Beach involving at least ten juveniles.

07/05/12 – A vehicle was reportedly keyed in the 6800 block of East 400 North in Knox.

07/06/12 – A garage was reportedly vandalized in the 3200 block of South Range Road in Knox.

07/06/12 – Kayley King of Knox told police that she had been threatened by a male subject.

07/08/12 – A caller from the 5400 block of County Road 210 in Bass Lake told police that a male subject was damaging his driveway with a sledgehammer.

07/08/12 – A man of the 4100 block of East 150 North Road in Knox told police that his identity had been stolen and someone was using it in Detroit and Michigan.

07/08/12 – A drive-off was reported in the amount of $18.03 in Walkerton.

07/08/12 – A man told police he had been battered by a male at The Bass Lake Sandbar.

Arrests:
07/04/12 – Sharon D. Miller, 39 of Logansport; Jason K. Sheridan, 38, following a report of male subjects trying to start fights at the Bass Lake boat ramp in Knox.

07/04/12 – John Henry Wesley, 42 of Fort Wayne: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

No Fires Reported Over Holiday For Starke, Pulaski Counties

Despite the controversy regarding Pulaski and Starke counties’ recent decisions to rescind their burn bans, no fires were reported on Fourth of July in either county.

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department reports that while they had no fire calls on the holiday, they did receive a number of noise complaints because of the fireworks. Overall, it was a safe Fourth of July for the county. No fires and no serious injuries were reported, and the Starke County fireworks celebration went off without a hitch.

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Two Arrested After Police Find Them Kayaking While Drunk

Two Lake County residents were arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday, June 26 after a call came in about a suspicious man in a kayak on the Tippecanoe River.

A man yelled at police for help, and he told them that he was kayaking with his girlfriend and she was ahead of him and disappeared around a bend in the river. When he came around the bend, he saw her kayak up against the river bank and she was nowhere to be found. Pulaski County EMS, Fire, Sheriff’s boats and Indiana Conservation Officers were called to the scene.

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Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
06/30/11 North Judson Police responded to a call at the Mint Valley Apartments in the early morning hours because a tenant heard a smoke/fire alarm going off. Police summoned the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department as well. It was discovered that another tenant was asleep while a pot on the stove in that apartment had boiled dry. No fire damages were reported.

06/29/12 North Judson Police took a theft report of items taken from a gravesite in Highland Cemetery. A large wind chime and some solar lamps were taken.

06/29/12 A two vehicle mishap occurred in the Family Express parking lot when a vehicle driven by Michaela Zeithers, of Winamac, backed into a 2004 Dodge Intrepid being driven by Marion Minix, of North Judson. Zeithers was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi. North Judson Officer Darren Conley investigated the accident and estimated damages at over $2,500. No injuries were reported.

06/29/12 Another two vehicle accident was investigated by North Judson Police Officer Kelly Fisher in the 700 Block of Talmer Avenue. A 1996 Ford Ranger, driven by Joe Bradley, of Knox, backed into a 2000 Ford Escort. Toblin Pierette, of North Judson, was driving the Escort. Officer Fisher estimated damages at over $2,500 and no injuries were reported.

06/28/12 A broken lock was reported at the U-locks on Talmer Avenue. No entry was made and nothing was reported missing to North Judson Police.

06/25/12 Shortly after midnight, a vehicle was reported stolen in the 300 Block of Franklin Street. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas is investigating the theft of the 2001 Buick Century. On Tuesday afternoon, Chief Doug Vessely received a dispatch in reference to a suspicious vehicle abandoned on 725 West and Toto Road. This was the same vehicle reported stolen and it is believed the thief was “joyriding” or it was a prank. The keys were in the vehicle and Vessely stated, “Please take your keys out of your vehicle and lock the doors when it’s parked. This helps eliminate the opportunity for someone to ransack or steal the vehicle.”

06/25/12 North Judson Police responded to a fraud call in the 200 Block of Leslie Street. The complainant stated she received a call from a blocked number saying they were from the federal government and that she had won a $1.5 million prize. The caller wanted her to send a money gram in order to obtain her winnings. Chief Doug Vessely reminds you that you should never send money, give out personal information or bank accounts to anyone over the phone, or argue with this type of caller. Just hang up. This is a scam. In this incident, the caller told the woman what her house looked like and that if she didn’t send the money he might have to come to her house and she felt threatened. “Remember with the internet anyone call look up your information and street addresses that shows a picture of your home, even from the front or side, as if you are driving by the home. These callers are more than likely in a foreign county and will try anything in order to get someone to send cash. Stick to the fact that if it sounds to good to be true, it is, it’s a scam, be careful and never send money.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/01/12 Police were called to a residence in Monterey as shots were fired in the area. Police found that some unknown person(s) shot a raccoon.

07/01/12 Weather spotters from the Francesville and Medaryville Fire Departments were activated as severe storms were moving into the area.

07/01/12 Several trees and power lines were reported down as a result of strong storms moving through the area.

07/01/12 Officials at the Pulaski County 4-H Fairground called and asked for help with the mess from the storm. Trees were down along with power lines. People were scattering and scared. Pulaski County REACT was called to help. Everyone was evacuated from the fairgrounds. The Fair Board and the EMA got things under control.

07/01/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a pole barn and semi truck fire at a residence on 700 North. The fire was reportedly started by lightning.

07/01/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a house fire on 600 North. A fire had started in the attic of the home and was quickly extinguished.

07/01/12 A Winamac resident told police that his X-Box, playstation and X-Box games were stolen.

06/30/12 Road closed signs were posted on 575 W. after a big tree fell in the road due to storms.

06/30/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called out as a driver saw thick, black smoke coming from a residence in Monterey. When the fire department arrived on scene, they found that the homeowners were burning brush.

06/30/12 A power line was reported down in the Monterey area.

06/30/12 A resident on 800 West complained about the neighbor’s dog. The dog is aggressive and it comes onto the property and tries to bite the caller and her husband.

06/30/12 A Monterey resident called police to report a domestic issue.

06/29/12 A Winamac resident told police that there is a small herd of cows on a dirt lot with a hay feed wagon that has been empty for four days and it’s not known if they have water.

06/29/12 Several reports of trees down and electric lines were called in due to the storm.

06/29/12 Power lines fell on either side of a woman traveling on 200 South in Winamac and they were burning. The dispatcher told the woman to stay in her vehicle and not to move. Fulton County REMC arrived on scene and the driver was able to move along.

06/29/12 A Winamac man called police to report that some unknown person(s) slashed all four of the tires on his car.

06/28/12 A Medaryville resident told police that some unknown person(s) took all of the money from his bank account without his permission.

06/28/12 The Star City Fire Department was called to a woods fire.

06/28/12 A driver hit a tree in the road. Officers were called to investigate the issue and help remove the tree from the site.

06/28/12 A pole and electric lines were down and had caught fire. The Monterey Fire Department was called to the scene.

06/27/12 A Medaryville resident reported a stolen cell phone.

06/26/12 The Francesville Fire Department was called to a grass fire that was reportedly started by someone lighting off fireworks.

06/25/12 A Francesville man reported his shotgun stolen.

06/25/12 A Winamac man reported a generator, pumps and several other large items stolen from a storage area.

06/25/12 A Medaryville man reported his vehicle stolen.

Arrests:
07/01/12 Kerry A. Clinger, 31, 4195 N. 750 W., Rochester, IN, arrested on a Body Attachment. Discharged 07/01/12

06/28/12 Dalton Williams, 19, 4248 N. 1225 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/28/12

06/28/12 Charles Weaver, 26, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/28/12

06/26/12 Tiffani Jakich, 36, 505 E. 3rd St., Hobart, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 06/27/12

06/26/12 Jerrold Rainwater, 49, 6509 W. 89th Ave., Crown Point, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 06/27/12

06/26/12 Caitlin June Shidler, 21, 3066 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 06/27/12

06/26/12 Steven Decker, 25, 3066 N. 300 W. Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

06/25/12 Kanyon Whitrock, 32, 413 S. Madison St., Medaryville, IN, Jasper County hold. Discharged 06/28/12

06/25/12 Timothy Moore, 30, 530 W. Jenkins, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 06/25/12

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/02/12 An employee at the Next Door Food Store convenience store told police that a vehicle drove away from the facility without paying for the fuel. $49.00 worth of gas was pumped at the station.

06/29/12 A runaway report was taken.

06/28/12 Sharon Mitchell reported a battery.

06/27/12 Patricia Singleton told police that her wedding ring was missing.

06/26/12 Jamie Hemminger reported two bicycles stolen from her residence.

Arrests:
07/01/12 Wade Berg, 36, 3275 E. 400 N., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana.

06/30/12 Tricia Jackson, 24, 509 S. 26th St., South Bend, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Possession of Marijuana.

06/30/12 Coty Wagner, 21, 205 W. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/28/12 Tyler Limberhand, 18, 1630 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

06/26/12 Daniel Konter, 42, 408 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

One Arrested After Man Flings Chemical At Police

Two people were arrested Friday after a traffic stop that almost injured an officer.

A vehicle driven by Dana Candlish of Kokomo was stopped by an officer from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department because she was following a car too closely. As the officer approached the car, he reportedly saw the passenger, Paul Burke of Royal Center, open the door, bend over in his seat, sit back upright and close the door. The officer asked for identification and Burke told the officer he didn’t know if he had his ID.

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Pulaski County Man Arrested Following Traffic Accident

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated two personal injury accidents Sunday night, one of which resulted in an arrest.

A Wheatfield woman was injured in a single vehicle accident at 6:52 p.m. ET on State Road 39 near County Road 400 North. Shannon Conley’s vehicle reportedly left the right side of the roadway and she lost control of the vehicle when it came back onto the paved surface. The vehicle slid sideways, back off the roadway, before traveling through a barbed wire fence, down into a ditch, and into the water. She climbed out of the vehicle and waved down passing motorists for assistance. Conley sustained a head injury in the accident.

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Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/24/12 A juvenile called police to report that a man came up to the house and was turning the doorknob trying to get in the residence. The juvenile said there was a man outside the home in Monterey and was pacing back and forth with a flashlight. The porch light was on. A parent arrived home and advised that all the children were ok.

06/24/12 A Star City resident called police after seeing three subjects attempting to steel copper wire.

06/24/12 Police were called to a location in Winamac where a fight was reported between a man and woman.

06/24/12 The Francesville Fire Department was called to a fire on 1050 W. The caller stated that a fire was started in a burn barrel and reportedly left it unattended. The next time the caller checked, a fence and a shed were on fire.

06/24/12 A personal injury accident was investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department in the vicinity of State Road 39 just north of 400 North. Caller advised that a person was out by the roadway and the vehicle was in the ditch.

06/24/12 A two vehicle accident was reported on U.S. 35 by the Broken Arrow Campground north of Winamac. Several occupants sustained injuries in the accident. The Good Samaritan helicopter was called to the scene and arrests were made.

06/23/12 A Francesville resident called police to report some unknown person(s) kicked in the door to his garage. Nothing was stolen.

06/23/12 The Winamac Police Department took a report of two stolen bicycles taken from a residence.

06/21/12 The Winamac Police Department was notified of a person sleeping under the trees and bushes on the west side of the Courthouse. The officer talked to the subject who said he was getting married there at 10:00 a.m. morning and wanted to spend the night there. The officer told the subject to get his business taken care of and move along.

06/21/12 A Denham resident asked police to file a theft report of items taken from an old truck stored on his property.

06/21/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of scrap metal from his property.

06/21/12 The Winamac Police Department was notified of children throwing rocks at another kid.

06/21/12 Officers from the Winamac Police Department were notified by a Winamac resident who told them that a padlock was cut off a storage unit and items were stolen.

06/21/12 An Indian artifact was reported stolen.

06/21/12 A warning was given to Winamac residents in regards to the discharge of fireworks.

06/21/12 A caller advised police that a man was sitting in a lawn chair by the side of a road on U.S. 35 and 700 North with what looked to be a gun. Police talked to the subject who said he was waiting for a groundhog that was damaging his agricultural property. The man was advised to take care of the problem in a different manner.

06/21/12 Vandalism was reported in the Medaryville Cemetery.

06/20/12 The White County Sheriff’s Department called upon the Star City Fire Department for aid in fighting a fire.

06/20/12 Police were called to a car vs. deer accident on US 421. The driver stated that he was in a great deal of pain.

06/20/12 A Francesville police officer was flagged down by a resident who stated there was a break-in a his residence.

06/20/12 The Francesville Police Department was notified of a stolen vehicle.

06/20/12 An employee of a Winamac business advised the Winamac Police Department that a subject was on scene and stole items.

06/20/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to help Starke County fire units with a silage pile on fire.

06/18/12 A Medaryville resident told police that some unknown subject(s) shot her van with a BB gun.

06/18/12 A resident in Harris Township reported the theft of scrap metal.

Arrests:
06/24/12 Steven P. Taylor, 43, 4675 S. 350 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

06/24/12 Mary F. Nevil, 45, 209 Maryland Apt. L., North J udson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangerment. Discharged 06/24/12

06/23/12 Dana L. Candlish, 34, 3507 E. 250 N., Kokomo, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Improper Transportation of Anhydrous Ammonia and Assisting a Criminal. Discharged 06/24/12

06/23/12 Paul A. Burke, 36, 7925 N. 1050 W., Royal Center, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Attempted Aggravated Battery, Improper Storage of Anhydrous Ammonia, Theft, Resisting Law Enforcement and Battery on Law Enforcement.

06/22/12 Ricky A. Mcabee, 30, 2138 W. 49th Place, Gary, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

06/21/12 Christopher Herald, 21, 52015, Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor and Possession. Discharged 06/22/12

06/21/12 Brent Hughes, 21, 101 S. Monon, Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/21/12

06/19/12 Jeffrey Joseph, 44, 339 N. 100 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 06/20/12

06/19/12 Brenda Becher, 42, 7570 W. State Road 14, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle with a Controlled Substance in the Body. Discharged 06/20/12

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
06/24/12 A juvenile female was visiting the 300 block of Franklin Street, when her 2001 white Buick Century vehicle was stolen while parked in the street. She had left the keys in the vehicle. North Judson Police continue the investigation.

06/23/12 A resident in the 200 block of State Street reported to North Judson police that she had 10 of her family’s bicycles stolen sometime during the night. The estimated value for all 10 bicycles was $585.00. This incident is still being investigated. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely is asking you to please call police if they observe any suspicious activities in your neighborhood. “This is the third bicycle theft incident at night this month, and we need your help when you see possible suspects roaming the streets and alleys in the middle of the night. Just call the police department and let us check them out. It’s better to be safe than sorry,” Vessely stated.

06/23/12 Three residents of Cherry Street reported to the North Judson Police Department that they had flowers stolen sometime in the night. The residents requested extra patrols in the area.

06/23/12 The North Judson Police Department was called to the 500 block of Magnolia Street in reference to an unwanted male subject. North Judson Deputy Police Chief Joe Budner responded to the call. The male subject, a family member, left prior to the North Judson Police arriving. The male subject was later found at a North Judson Town Park. The male subject was advised to not to return to the property or he will be arrested for Criminal Trespass.

06/22/12 The North Judson Police Department responded to a theft complaint in the 300 block of Dahlke Street. The resident advised that a skate board was stolen off her front porch. She estimated the value of the skate board was $70.00. This incident is still being investigated.

06/22/12 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Central Avenue and N. George Street. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Jeremy Frederick, 24, of Wheatfield, was found to be intoxicated. Officer Thomas arrested Frederick for a felony charge of Operating A Vehicle While Intoxicated. Frederick was transported to the Starke County Sheriff’s Department without incident.

06/20/12 The North Judson Police Department received a call from the North Judson Library in reference to an unwanted male subject. North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley arrived at the library. After a brief investigation, Officer Conley found out that the male subject was harassing some females on the computers and asked the male subject to leave. The male subject complied with the request and left the library.

06/17/12 A fight was reported at a local business. This incident is still being investigated.

06/17/12 The North Judson Police Department received a call about an intoxicated male at the intersection of Main and Keller. North Judson Officer Kelly Fisher arrested Cary P. Dolembo, 36, of Westville for Public Intoxication and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Officer Fisher was assisted by Starke County Posse Member, Jim Coldiron.

06/15/12 A resident found a bike in the wooded trail area of the Town Park. The bike was taken to the North Judson Police Department for safe keeping.

06/15/12 A resident in the 600 Block of Garden Street reported a blue Mongoose bike stolen. The estimated value is $80.00.

06/15/12 A North Judson Park Board member contacted the North Judson Police in reference to some vandalism done to shelter #1 at the North Judson Town Park. This incident is still being investigated.

06/14/12 A resident in the 500 block of Vine Street reported to North Judson police that he had some items stolen out of his storage locker on Talmer Avenue. Two items were taken approximately three weeks ago. An antique diver’s helmet with an estimated value of $400.00 and a set of golf clubs with an estimated value of $100.00 were stolen. This incident is still being investigated.

06/12/12 Family Express contacted the North Judson Police Department in reference to a wallet found on a shelf in the store. North Judson Police picked up the wallet and returned it to the resident who it belonged to. The resident stated that he lost it while walking with his son the night before. The owner asked four juvenile males to help look for the wallet. Missing from the wallet was approximately $190.00. This incident is still being investigated.

Arrests:
06/22/12 Jeremy M. Frederick, 24, Wheatfield, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (three counts).

06/17/12 Cary P. Dolembo, 36, Westville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

06/11/12 Samuel MJ. Bradley, 36, North Judson, arrested on a Starke County Circuit Court Warrant for Failure to Appear.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
06/26/12 Matthew Zink reported the theft of construction materials.

06/24/12 Robert Meadows called police to report that he was in an accident on U.S. 35 and hit a railroad crossing arm and caused damage. The crossing arm caused damage to his windshield and hood and the vehicle did damage to the crossing arm. Meadows was issued a citation for disregarding a railroad gate.

06/22/12 Richard June reported the theft of three bicycles.

06/22/12 Joe Short told police that two black CD visor cases and several CDs were stolen from his vehicle. He was having the vehicle repaired at the time of this incident.

06/21/12 An employee at Zingo Express reported theft of gasoline in the amount of $75.

06/21/12 Mary Mueller reported the theft of the license plate off her vehicle.

06/20/12 Knox City Police officers were notified of graffiti spray-painted on the walls at the back of the Key Bank building.

06/20/12 A 17-year-old driver called police to report that she was involved in an accident with another vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 35 and Clabaugh Drive and the other vehicle left the scene.

Arrests:
06/25/12 Carl Schrum, 32, 2560 S. Union St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of a Legend Drug.

06/24/12 Jesse Campbell, 22, 402 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Confinement, Battery and Intimidation.

06/23/12 Frank Wireman, 25, 2215 S. 100 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear in Knox City Court.

06/22/12 Maxine Grigsby, 34, 309 Ruthie Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

06/20/12 Angela May, 41, 207 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia and Driving While Suspended.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

06/18/12 Linda Chorba of Knox told police that someone left a baby horse and its mother in the hay field behind their home.

06/18/12 Jen Czarnecki of Knox told police that a male subject had stolen her wallet with their children’s birth certificates, social security cards, and insurance cards in it.

06/18/12 A fight was reported in the 5200 block of South A Street in North Judson.

06/18/12 An employee of the Grovertown Truck Stop told police that three men and a woman were possibly soliciting prostitution in their parking lot.

06/19/12 Fraud was reported in the 7300 block of South 700 West in North Judson.

06/19/12 A resident of the 8900 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox told police that he had been receiving fraudulent checks in the mail.

06/19/12 A caller from the 6700 block of South Lombardy Lane in Knox told police that a female subject had come into his residence and stole all of his food.

06/20/12 An 18-foot trailer was reported stolen in the 6600 block of South 300 East in Knox.

06/20/12 A lawnmower was reportedly stolen from the 1100 block of East 150 South in Knox.

06/20/12 A theft was reported in the 7800 block of East Tecumseh Road in Koontz Lake.

06/21/12 A fire was reported in the 8100 block of South U.S. 421 in San Pierre.

06/21/12 A car was reportedly stolen from the 8900 block of South Main Street in Monterey.

06/21/12 A blue Allied Waste garbage can was stolen from the 11400 block of East Circle in Walkerton.

06/21/12 A resident of the 2700 block of South 200 East in Knox told police that someone had stolen her camera.

06/22/12 A resident of the 2200 block of South 100 West in Knox told police that a male subject had stolen a ring from her vehicle.

06/23/12 Thomas Campbell of North Judson told police that someone attempted to break into his vehicle and damaged the ignition.

06/24/12 Shirley Messer of Knox told police that someone had pulled the hose out of her pool and ripped up
her garden.

06/24/12 It was reported that someone had stolen all of the military grave markers from Oak Grove Cemetery.

06/24/12 Joe Spiewak of Knox told police that someone had stolen his business documents.

Arrests

06/19/12 Steven R. Bodine, 31, of La Porte: Public Intoxication.

06/21/12 Khatrina Ann Lindsey, 21, of Knox, 32-year-old Monica L. Hunt of Knox, and Edward A. Dudek, 30, of Knox were arrested on charges of Manufacturing or Financing a Controlled Substance following a meth lab investigation.

06/22/12 Dusten Wayne Clary, 29, of North Judson: Reckless Driving.

06/23/12 Joanne M. Drews, 31, of Walkerton: Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication.

Pulaski County Police Investigate Drowning Incident

A drowning incident is being investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

Officers were called to 4242 W. 400 N. in Winamac about a possible drowning. Andrew Jackson informed officers that his mother, Cynthia Jackson, had gone swimming in a pond located on the property and had drowned. She reportedly had permission to be on the property.

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Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/17/12 A battery incident was reported in the Francesville area. No arrests were made and the two intoxicated subjects involved were separated and all has calmed down.

06/17/12 A Winamac woman called the Winamac Police Department to report a battery. She told police that she was walking down the street and got beat up. She said the assailant took her money and her prescription medication. The assailant called police later to report that her wallet was stolen by the previous caller.

06/17/12 A caller in the community of Pulaski called to report that several pedestal box tops were found alongside the road and in field in the area. The United Telephone System was called to notify them of the situation.

06/17/12 The Francesville Fire Department was called to a fire at State Road 39 and 550 South. Fire department personnel told dispatch that it was a controlled burn and the homeowners are burning an old swimming pool.

06/16/12 A Star City man told Pulaski County police that someone spread ketchup and syrup all over the side of his shop. The substances also got in the air conditioner and on a vehicle.

06/16/12 An employee at a Winamac gas station reported a drive-off .

06/16/12 The Buffalo Township Fire Department was called to a structure fire in Monon. The owner said it is an abandoned structure but there are valuable items inside.

06/15/12 The Winamac Town Police were called to a Winamac residence to take a report on a break-in at a home.

06/15/12 A Medaryville resident reported a stolen pistol.

06/14/12 A Monterey resident called police to report that someone was breaking into her neighbor’s house. The caller said the unknown person(s) broke in the front door and are loading items into a white pickup with a topper. One subject told police that he was allowed to take items from the home and was given permission by the former owner. The property is now owned by the county and the commissioners have the final say as to if he can take things from the property. Until then, he is not allowed back on the property.

06/14/12 A Cass Township resident called police to report theft and criminal mischief at his farm.

06/14/12 A theft incident was called in by a person living in the Franklin Township area. An X-Box, GPS, a tool box and a computer monitor were stolen.

06/14/12 A personal injury accident was reported around 7790 N. 600 E. in the Monterey area. A small child had facial cuts and a cut upper lip, but no fractures were found. The driver was later airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

06/13/12 A tractor and grass fire was reported in the Monon area.

06/13/12 A report was made to the Sheriff’s Department of a subject who used a fake ID to purchase tobacco.

06/13/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a small woods fire.

06/13/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was notified of a complaint of trash burning in the area.

06/12/12 A window was broken out of a car door in Medaryville.

06/12/12 A battery incident was reported in the Monterey area.

06/11/12 The Winamac Police Department was called to take a report on theft of services.

06/11/12 A Winamac caller reported the theft of lumber from his property.

06/11/12 A Franklin Township resident reported the theft of two weed eaters.

06/11/12 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of prescription medication and a debit card from a vehicle.

06/11/12 A caller in the Medaryville area told police that a known subject broke the windshield out of his van and the subject is threatening more damage.

Arrests:

06/18/12 Dominic Ricci, 32, 7920 Country Breeze, Culver, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

06/15/12 Mark A. Minix, 50, 200 Franklin St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended – Prior. Discharged 06/16/12

06/15/12 Dustin Hughes, 21, 14816 W. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

06/15/12 Roger Frinkel, 30, 3356 N. 1400 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

06/12/12 Melvon Doty, 38, 3414 E. 600 N., Monterey, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
06/18/12 George Ison reported a stolen vehicle. Ison told police that a pickup was parked in the garage on Locust Street and it does not run. He had last seen the vehicle in November.

06/17/12 Police were called to the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church where Kimberly Derby’s vehicle was damaged due to a large tree limb falling on it.

06/16/12 Peggy Arquette reported her purse stolen from the bathroom at the BP station.

06/16/12 Knox police took a call from Mike Risner who reported a stolen chain saw from his truck.

06/16/12 Suly N. Hayman reported the theft of her purse.

06/15/12 Knox police were notified of a possible theft case. The complaintant reported that he thought a resident was stealing water from the City of Knox.

06/15/12 A case of animal cruelty was reported. A puppy had not been fed or had any water for several days in the heat. Animal control was notified.

06/12/12 Christina Yacconi told police that the passenger side rear tire to her vehicle was flat. It was determined that some unknown suspect cut her tire.

Arrests:
06/17/12 Michael Kajawski, 63, 880 N. U.S. 35, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/14/12 Todd Kring, 39, 7920 Country Breeze East Dr., Culver, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants through Marshall County.

06/11/12 Gary Frazo, Jr., 35, 11945 E. State Road 8, Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
06/17/12 A report of a fight at a local business was reported to North Judson police. This incident is still being investigated.

06/17/12 The North Judson Police Department received a call about an intoxicated male at the intersection of Main and Keller. North Judson Officer Kelly Fisher arrested Cary P. Dolembo, 36, of Westville for Public Intoxication and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Officer Fisher was assisted by Starke County Posse Member Jim Coldiron.

06/15/12 A resident found a bike in the wooded trail area. The bike was taken to the North Judson Police Department for safe keeping.

06/15/12 A resident in the 600 Block of Garden Street reported a blue Mongoose bike stolen. The estimated value is $80.00.

06/15/12 A North Judson Park Board member contacted the North Judson police in reference to some vandalism done to shelter #1 at the North Judson Town Park. This incident is still being investigated.

06/14/12 A resident in the 500 block of Vine street reported to North Judson Police that he had some items stolen out of his storage locker on Talmer Avenue. Two items were taken approximately three weeks ago. An antique diver’s helmet with an estimated value of $400.00 and a set of golf clubs with an estimated value of $100.00. This incident is still being investigated.

06/12/12 Family Express contacted the North Judson Police Department in reference to a wallet found on a shelf in the store. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely picked up the wallet and went to return it to the resident who it belonged to. The resident stated, that he lost it while walking with his son the night before. The owner asked four juvenile males to help look for the wallet. Missing from the wallet was approximately $190.00. This incident is still being investigated.

Arrests:
06/17/12 Cary P. Dolembo, 36, Westville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

06/11/12 Samuel MJ. Bradley, 36, North Judson, IN, arrested on a Starke County Circuit Court Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/11/12 A resident of the 4300 block of South 250 East in Knox told police that items had been taken from her yard for the last two nights.
06/11/12 A resident of the 10800 block of East 900 South in Monterey reported a theft of items from a trailer.
06/11/12 A canoe was reportedly stolen in the 6200 block of East Donald Road in Knox.
06/11/12 Shelly Kemble told police that go-carts were racing at the old Washington Township school.
06/11/12 A resident of the 3400 block of East 500 South in Knox told police that his sister had just been battered by her boyfriend.
06/12/12 Two chainsaws were reported stolen in the 3400 block of West 400 South in North Judson.
06/12/12 Vandalism was reported at the Living Water Christian Church.
06/13/12 A caller from the 1700 block of East 250 South in Knox told police that her vehicle had been vandalized.
06/13/12 A dog was allegedly shot while on its chain in the 1800 block of South 200 East in Knox.
06/14/12 A fight was reportedly on Range Road, north of Toto Road, in Knox.
06/14/12 A theft was reported in the 1100 block of East 150 South in Knox.
06/14/12 Copper wiring was reportedly stolen from a garage being built near Seneca Lane and Topinabee in Walkerton.
06/15/12 Sandra Richie told police that someone had stolen jewelry and an air compressor from the residence.
06/15/12 Marsha Allen told police that there was an old rusted van parked at the Eagle Creek Church with several people outside running around the gazebo.
06/15/12 A caller told police that she had been battered by a woman in the 300 block of North Clark Street in Knox.
06/17/12 A caller from the 6300 block of East 800 South in Knox told police that she was attacked by two males and two females in Pulaski County.
Incidents:
06/12/12 Robert Donald Moe, 18, of Culver by SCSD: Theft, Receiving Stolen Property.
06/13/12 Travis Owen Davis, 28, of Argos by SCSD: Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors after a woman found a backpack containing items used to manufacture methamphetamine in the 10900 block of East 500 North in Grovertown.
06/16/12 Bob H. Howard, 25, of Winamac by SCSD: Theft, Trespass
06/16/12 Alton Lee Allen, 28, of Winamac by SCSD: Trespass.
06/17/12 Charles Jedlicka, 36, by SCSD: Disorderly Conduct.

Man Arrested Following Pulaski County Burglary

One suspect was arrested Thursday, June 7 after a burglary incident in Pulaski County.

Police were called to 7102 W. 100 N. in response to a burglary in progress. Thomas Parker was caught inside the home, but he told police that he was at his uncle’s house and he was there to check on the mail. He said he had just taken his uncle to Indianapolis. Police contacted Parker’s uncle, who said that Parker was to check on the mail but he didn’t give Parker permission to be in the residence and he wanted to press charges.

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