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Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 31st, 2012
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

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 24th, 2012

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

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 23rd, 2012

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

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 19th, 2012

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

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 16th, 2012
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

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 16th, 2012

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

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: July 14th, 2012

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

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 14th, 2012

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

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: July 12th, 2012

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

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 9th, 2012

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

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: July 6th, 2012

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

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 3rd, 2012

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

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 2nd, 2012
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.

Two Arrested After Man Flings Chemical At Police

By: Anita Goodan
Published: June 26th, 2012

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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