North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely
From the North Judson Police Department:
09/23/12 In the early morning hours, officers responded to call that a woman needed assistance in the area of the 400 Block of East Talmer Avenue. A woman and her child had driven to town for help. After an investigation by North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley and Starke County Deputy Sheriff Rob Gray, a domestic battery arrest was made.
09/20/12 A property damage accident took place in the North Judson Elementary School parking lot after school. North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the incident and estimated damages close to $1,500. While pulling out of the parking lot, Elizabeth Trent of North Judson, backed into a parked car. No injuries were reported.
09/20/12 A traffic stop in the area of 625 South and 300 West led to the arrest of Ivan J. Sandlin, 29, of Demotte. He was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Driving while Suspended. He also had two Jasper County warrants.
09/19/12 Criminal mischief activity was reported in the 300 Block of Schricker Avenue when two tires were noticed slashed sometime between 2:00 and 5:00 a.m. North Judson Police continue the investigation.
09/19/12 A minor property damage accident occurred in the North Judson Middle School parking lot around 6:30 p.m. Kerri Bailey of Knox was backing out of a parking space and backed into another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was Aleshia Hubbard of Culver. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas investigated the incident and he estimated damages at over $1,000. No injuries were reported.
09/18/12 – A gas grill was taken from a home in the 100 Block of Lane Street. At around 4:30 a.m., the homeowner heard noises and then discovered the grill missing later that morning.
09/17/12 Two people were arrested following a traffic stop in North Judson Monday night when North Judson officers observed a vehicle being driven by a known driver with a suspended driver’s license. A traffic stop was conducted and Randy Stone was arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. During the course of the traffic stop, a search was performed and drugs were allegedly found inside the vehicle. Stone, 43, of Wheatfield, was additionally charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. A passenger in the vehicle, Patricia Vega, 48, of North Judson, was also arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Legend Drug. The vehicle was impounded for false and fictitious plates.
09/17/12 Police took a theft report in the 300 Block of George Street involving the theft of some rims and tires. The homeowner believes he knows where the rims and tires are. This remains under investigation.
09/23/12 Rickey H. Waldrop , Jr., 37, 5088 S. U Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.
09/21/12 Ivan J. Sandlin, 29, 2649 Bermuda Dr., Demotte, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Driving while Suspended, Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated and two Jasper County warrants.
09/17/12 Randall S. Stone, 43, 6066 N. 250 E., Wheatfield , IN arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving While Suspended Prior.
09/17/12 Patricia A. Vega, 48, 5371 South A Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Legend Drug.
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer
From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:
09/23/12 A gas leak occurred in downtown Winamac. NIPSCO was called and officials from the 1st Source Bank were called to help get into the building as the leak originated from there.
09/23/12 Pulaski County police were called to an altercation at a bar in Medaryville. A man and his fiance were in an argument and she allegedly pushed him. That resulted in him being told to leave the establishment. He told police that he was stranded outside the bar. When police investigated the incident further, they found that the complaintant was in violation of his probation or parole and was arrested.
09/22/12 A car vs deer accident occurred on State Road 39 north of the White County line. No injuries were reported.
09/22/12 The postmaster called police to report a vehicle parked in the tow zone and blocking access to the post office for the mail truck. Owner could not be found right away and the postmaster said that she will work around the vehicle for now. A note was left on the vehicle that it needs to be moved and failure to move the truck will result in a tow.
09/22/12 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke his door and gained entry into his home.
09/22/12 A Winamac man reportedly fell down a well and was stuck. There is no water in the well, but he is injured. The man was rescued from the well with no other complications.
09/22/12 Pulaski County police were called out to a report that four kids were breaking out windows in an empty story block house.
09/21/12 A Winamac resident told police that some old farm equipment on his property has been cut up and taken away. Some unknown person(s) are scrapping the material without consent.
09/21/12 A resident of 575 W. complained that someone bought the 40 acres next to him and is building a firing range. He said he is afraid for he and his family’s safety.
09/17/12 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a garbage can.
09/17/12 Winamac police were called to the scene of a break-in where the homeowner reported the theft of a TV and other items.
09/22/12 Shannon Marie Conley, 32, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.
09/21/12 Charles Cranmer, 19, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended-Prior, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment.
09/20/12 James Aubry McWhorter, 18, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.
09/20/12 Joshua A. Messinio, 18, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.
09/19/12 Scott Alan Campbell, 41, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.
09/19/12 Steven Bryan Ford, Jr., 22, of Rochester, IN, arrested on a body attachment.
09/17/12 Kimberly Whited, 41, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
From the Knox City Police Department:
09/23/12 Joanne Deming called police to report that she found a bicycle in her yard.
09/23/12 Orlean Janasz found her son’s residence had been broken into. The back window was open and two packages that had been left outside were now inside the residence and opened. The contents were stolen. A witness reportedly saw a man climb into the window and a description was given to police.
09/23/12 Knox police were called to a home on Lake St. The owners found a girls bike in their yard that did not belong to them.
09/19/12 Garrel Cole advised police of a vandalism. Words in red paint were visible on a wooden privacy fence that faced the alley on 203 S. Heaton Street.
09/18/12 Carlin Manns and Todd Fisher reported damage to a vehicle. The passenger outside mirror was broken off and there were several scratches made beneath the driver’s outside mirror.
09/17/12 An employee at the Next Door Food Store on U.S. 35 and Lake Street reported a drive-off of $100 in gas.
09/22/12 Nathan White, 33, 311 S. Ruthie Dr. #2, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Driving While Suspended-Prior.
Sheriff Oscar Cowen
From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:
09/18/12 – A resident of the 1600 block of Fernwood Drive in Knox told police that a contractor had scammed him.
09/18/12 – A caller told police that he had found several empty blister packs of cold medication near county roads 700 East and 100 North.
09/19/12 – A resident of the 3600 block of East Debby Drive in Knox told police she was a victim of fraud.
09/19/12 – A resident of the 6900 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported his neighbor had seen kids had run out of his residence while he was on vacation.
09/19/12 – A gun was reportedly stolen from a residence in the 4600 block of North 500 East in Knox.
09/20/12- A woman from the 2100 lock of East 400 South in Knox told police that several items had been stolen from her home.
09/21/12 – Someone kicked in the door of a residence in the 2100 block of North Range Road in Knox.
09/22/12 – A resident of the 11600 block of East South Avenue in Walkerton told police that someone had slashed the tires on his car and truck.
09/22/12 – A caller from the 6900 block of East 25 North in Knox told police that someone had stolen her Craftsman powerwasher from her front deck.
09/22/12 – A 12-year-old was admitted to the emergency room for a gunshot wound to the hand that reportedly happened while target practicing
09/22/12 – Two limestone heads were reportedly stolen from a residence in the 8200 block of South U.S. 421 in San Pierre.
09/23/12 – The mailbox of a residence in the 7700 block of South 100 West in North Judson was reportedly smashed with a pumpkin.
09/23/12 – Jessica Waldrop of North Judson told police she had been battered by a male subject.
09/24/12 – A caller told police that someone had broken into buildings near the intersection of U.S. 30 and State Road 23 in Grovertown.
09/24/12 – A resident of the 7600 block of South 700 East in Knox told police that his neighbors were throwing human feces over the fence into her yard.
09/24/12 – Shermetta Gastineau of Rensselaer told police her vehicle had been hit in the parking lot of Dooley’s in San Pierre but the other vehicle had driven off.
09/25/12 – A man told police he had been chased down the street on South 300 East in Knox
09/25/12 – A resident of the 4900 block of North Ohio Street in Grovertown told police that someone had hit his building with a vehicle..
09/18/2012 – Jack P. Stoddard, 27, of Knox: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated after he reportedly drove into a ditch near county roads 25 North and 600 East near Knox.
09/19/12 – Stanley Kazimirz Dunkler, 70, of Knox: Domestic Battery.
09/20/12 – Joseph R. McKeehan, 28, of Walkerton.
09/20/12 – Police arrested Edith J. Cooper, 61, of San Pierre and Michael Scott Herma, 50, of San Pierre after they were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.
09/20/12 – Steven Howard Dickerhodd, 28, of Peru: Possession of Marijuana Over 30 Grams.
09/20/12 – Jonathan Cortez, 22, of North Judson and Brandon Scot Zachary, 19 of North Judson were arrested after a woman advised her home had been broken into and she had seen them on the property.
09/25/12 – Jerry Alan Lempke, 42, of Walkerton: Domestic Battery.