Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/23/11 A Francesville resident told police that she arrived at the store this morning and the pop machine was open and pop was everywhere. After an investigation, a total of four cans of pop were found to be missing.

07/23/11 A 4-wheeler was reported stolen from a residence in Pulaski.

07/23/11 A resident in Cass Township reported the theft of a lawn mower, weed eater, air compressor and other items.

07/22/11 Officers were called to Pulaski Memorial Hospital for an accidental BB gun shooting involving two juveniles.

07/22/11 A Winamac business notified police that a resident took a lawn mower two weeks ago and hasn’t paid for it. His wife came in and paid for some other items but not the lawn mower. The business owners have tried to get the person to return the mower or pay for it. After a while, the subject did return the property.

07/22/11 A caller reported a car in the ditch outside of Winamac. No one was in or around the vehicle. Owners will move the vehicle later.

07/22/11 Police received a phone call of a complaint that some “kid” in a car on a country road is throwing things out of his car at other cars. Balls, bottles and food are some of the items that are being flung from the vehicle.

07/22/11 A resident reported the theft of a debit card.

07/22/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a 20” Schwin Falcon BMX bike.

07/22/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report that he found marijuana plants in his back yard while he was cleaning it up. Officers collected five, eight foot plants that appeared to be growing naturally.

07/21/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of tools.

07/20/11 A caller reported that a vehicle was on fire and the Winamac Fire Department was called to the scene. No one was around the vehicle at the time the report came into the Sheriff’s Department.

07/20/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report that locks on two storage units have been cut. One of the renters reported that nothing has been stolen from his unit.

07/20/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of her wallet out of her vehicle.

07/19/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of his bicycle.

07/19/11 A resident called to report theft of items from his vehicle.

07/19/11 A Medaryville resident notified police that his garage had been broken into and items were taken.

07/18/11 Caller advised that he had scrap metal stolen from his residence.

Arrests:
07/22/11 Charlotte Rupert, 24, 903 S. Prettyman St., Knox, IN, arrested on-site.

07/22/11 John Wessely Rupert, 903 S. Prettyman St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/20/11 Jeffrey Messer, 42, 13179 W. 550 N. Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/21/11

07/20/11 Omas Fletcher, 47, 200 N. 2070 Garba, Grovertown, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Discharged 07/21/11

07/19/11 Dennis M. Howard, 20, 7479 W. 250 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/18/11 Dustin Spencer, 22, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant and a preliminary charge of False Informing. Discharged 07/21/11

07/18/11 Dan Ard, 21, 515 Lane St., North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 07/19/11

07/18/11 Justin Kramer, 20, 6996 W. Bleck Rd., Michigan City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/25/11 An employee from the Next Door Food Store reported the theft of $63.08 in gas.

07/24/11 Katelynn Bergner reported the theft of cash from her purse There are suspects in the case.

07/24/11 An employee from the Next Door Food Store reported the theft of $10.00 in gas.

07/23/11 Police were called to IU Health Starke Hospital for a report that a juvenile was bitten by a dog that caused lacerations to the child’s head.

07/22/11 Sonya Clemons reported finding a bicycle. The bicycle was reported stolen on June 12th. The bicycle was to be returned to the owners.

07/21/11 David Griffith of Knox reported the theft of his son’s bicycle. The bicycle is a 26” Black Schwin Mt. Bike.

07/18/11 Aaron Haug reported the theft of his wallet from his vehicle while it was parked at Walgreens.

Arrests:
07/22/11 Charles Taulbert Barnett, 39, 701 S. Williams St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary and Theft.
Rhonda Gayheart, 37, 701 E. Danker St. #20, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary and Theft.

07/20/11 Eileen Tobin, 44, 5240 E. 500 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/24/11 Cody Hopkins called police to report that someone had broken into his home while he was away.

07/24/11 A resident in the 1900 block of S. 300 E. in Knox called to speak to an officer to file a theft report.

07/24/11 An employee at Tony’s Service Station in North Judson reported the theft of gas.

07/24/11 A resident in the 2000 block of S. State Road 23 in Knox called police to report cages are gone from her residence and wants to file a report.

07/24/11 An employee with Norfolk and Southern railroad advised that the crossing at 1000 E. near 250 S. is malfunctioning. A repair unit is enroute.

07/24/11 A resident in the 10700 block of Iroquois Rd., in Walkerton told police that a woman was laying behind a garage near her residence.

07/23/11 Margaret Knight of North Judson called police to file a vandalism report. Some unknown person(s) slashed the tires on her vehicle.

07/23/11 A North Judson resident requested police as he is a victim of an attack.

07/23/11 A resident in the 5400 block of S. Elm St. in Knox reported the theft of a bicycle.

07/22/11 Chris Bradley of Knox called police to report a theft.

07/22/11 A resident in the 3100 block of S. County 210 told police that an outside door is open at his neighbor’s residence.

07/22/11 Debra Clemons requested to speak to an officer to file a battery report.

07/22/11 Monica Elder reported the theft of a 4-wheeler off her porch.

07/21/11 A resident in the 8600 block of S. 600 W. in North Judson told police that she has had money stolen from her residence on several different occasions.

07/21/11 A resident in the 5400 block of E. 800 S. in Knox reported a theft.

07/21/11 A resident in the 5200 block of W. 700 S. in North Judson returned home to find a lawnmower and three chainsaws missing.

07/21/11 A resident in the 3000 block of E. 200 S. in Knox told police that her bike was taken and a different bike was left in its place.

07/21/11 A resident in the 5500 block of S. State Road 10 in Knox reported the theft of jewelry and money from her residence.

07/20/11 Carol Johnson reported the theft of items from her vehicle.

07/19/11 A resident in the 700 block of N. U.S. 35 in Knox reported that some unknown person(s) broke into her shed.

07/19/11 A resident in the 600 block of S. 200 E. in Knox reported a theft.

07/19/11 A resident in Knox reported that wiring from a generator was stolen.

Arrests:
07/22/11 Dennis Dates, Knox, IN, arrested on a Starke Circuit Court warrant.

07/22/11 Kristopher Rogers, 26, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Legend Drug.

07/18/11 Carolyn McFarland, 49, of Monterey, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespass.

Accidents:
07/23/11 Todd Brown, 37, of Knox, was injured after he left the roadway on his motorcycle for some unknown reason on 150 S. near 100 E. Road. The accident report states that he was unable to give a statement due to his injuries. He struck a mailbox and was ejected from his motorcycle.

07/23/11 Derek Sallee, 23, of Knox was injured after he reportedly missed the curve on 850 S. near 850 E. in Starke County, left the roadway and into the ditch. A 19-year-old passenger, Bruce Wireman, of Winamac, was also injured in the accident.

One Vehicle Accident Injures Francesville Resident; Charges Pending

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department officers were called to a single-vehicle accident scene on County Road 500 South near 1600 West in Francesville on Sunday. Kenneth Nuest, 47, of Francesville told police that he was traveling on County Road 500 South when he fell asleep. His vehicle hit some gravel which caused him to wake up. He reportedly was traveling off the roadway on the north side of the road. He attempted to correct the vehicle and told police that he believes that he over-corrected. The vehicle then began to fishtail and the vehicle left the roadway and began to flip and slide.

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Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/17/11 A resident reported that he swerved to miss a deer and ended up in the ditch. No injuries were reported at the scene.

07/17/11 Caller told police that graffiti has been spotted on the trail head in Pulaski County.

07/17/11 A Winamac resident called police to report the theft of a large item stolen from one of the Vendors from the Power from the Past.

07/16/11 A resident reported a break-in in the Jefferson Township area.

07/15/11 NIPSCO was called to a scene in Medaryville for the smell of natural gas. Unknown origin.

07/14/11 A Winamac resident reported vandalism to hishome. The neighbors are suspected in doing the damage.

07/14/11 A Winamac realtor told police that she went to show a house and found that the refrigerator and air conditioning unit had been stolen.

07/14/11 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) have let the air out of her tires for three days in a row.

07/14/11 The theft of a white toy horse from the Winamac Town Park was reported to police.

07/14/11 A resident in Harris Township wanted to speak to an officer because some unknown person(s) dumped Coleman tanks and an LP tank on his property

07/13/11 A n employee at a Winamac gas station reported a drive-off of $30.

Arrests:
07/16/11 Paula Snodgrass, 41, 17886 Main St., Tyner, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear. Discharged 07/18/11.

07/14/11 Kimberly Johnson, 44, 909 Park St., Rochester, IN, arrested on an active warrant. Discharged 07/14/11.

07/14/11 Steven Neeley, 31, 11147 W. 500 N., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/14/11 Stephanie Miller, 28, 6680 N. U.S. Highway 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended.

07/14/11 Sean Stout, 34, 109 E. Pearl St. Apt. D., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 07/14/11

07/11/11 Jack Holmes, 42, 810 Bluewater Dr., Monticello, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 07/12/11

07/11/11 Kyle Jacob Owens, 25, 14816 W. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/11/11

07/11/11 Jacqueline Sizemore, 37, 14279 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/11/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/17/11 The theft of gasoline that was siphoned from a vehicle was reported to North Judson Police in the 300 block of Schricker Avenue.

07/16/11 A hit and run accident occurred in the parking lot at Family Express in North Judson. A 1996 Chevy sedan was backed into by an unknown vehicle that exited the lot and fled. North Judson Police located the suspected vehicle and driver and police are forwarding a report to the Starke County Prosecutor for charges. North Judson Officer Bill Schiederer is investigating.

07/15/11 A man had lost his wallet in the parking lot in the 100 block of High Street. Later he found the wallet in the parking lot with a debit card, a prepaid Visa card, and $150.00 in cash missing. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the incident.

07/11/11 A parked vehicle in the 400 block of Hancock Street in North Judson was damaged by a falling tree due to a storm in the area. The 2004 Chevy Cavalier sustained over $5,000 in damages and was investigated by North Judson Officer Joe Budner.

07/11/11 A resident in the 100 block of Maryland Street reported to North Judson Police that two solar lights were taken from her yard. They were valued at $26.00.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/14/11 Ricky Clemons told police that his Pit Bull puppy was stolen.

07/13/11 Two young Knox boys received minor burns after lighting a baggie of lantern fuel on fire. The baggie was located next to a fire pit in a yard at 409 Clark St. One boy received minor burns on his hand and the other received a burn on the leg.

07/13/11 The manager of the Super Wash in Knox reported damage to the second wash bay from the north side of the building. Police reportedly observed the wall to be pushed in toward the bay. Its believed that a vehicle pulling a trailer had driven through the wash bay and the trailer caught the south side of the wall knocking block down and damaging the wall.

07/12/11 Knox Park Superintendent, George Byer, told police that two heavy duty parking bumpers were stolen from the south side parking area of the basketball courts in the park. The bumpers are valued at $125 apiece.

07/11/11 Shawn Taylor of T&B Incorporated reported the theft of a chainsaw on or about June 29th, 2011.

07/11/11 Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem contacted the County to say that he has removed 358 marijuana plants from a vacant lot in town. The plants were grown without care and some plants were very small. The plants were transported to the City Police Department to be destroyed at a later time.

07/06/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported the theft of gasoline. The suspect, Corey Draper, told police that he had paid for the gas at the pump with a credit card and would retrieve a receipt and present it to the employee but it reportedly never happened.

Arrests:
07/18/11 Tammy Hurt, 38, 701 E. Danker St. #19, Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Frank Wagnor Howard, 34, 1655 N. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant through Knox City Court.

07/15/11 Elliott Michael Earnest, 22, 702 Williams St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2), Possession of a Legend Drug and Possession of Marijuana.

07/14/11 Matthew Baker, 33, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, False Reporting, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

07/14/11 Ronald Young, 54, 7500 E. 25 N. Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/14/11 James Langdon, 62, 306 Star Court, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

07/11/11 Nicholas Harmon, 19, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle and Theft.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Arrests:
07/15/11 Christopher Keiper, 20, Grovertown, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/15/11 Edward Borkowski, 78, of LaPorte, arrested on a preliminary charge of Reckless Driving.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/16/11 A caller reported that kids are vandalizing the St. Andrews Monastery.

07/15/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported a drive off of gasoline. The case was turned over to the Knox City Police Department.

07/15/11 A resident in the 5600 block of S. 100 E. in Knox reported the theft of tires from his property.

07/15/11 A caller reported that a dog was in a vehicle in the Save-a-Lot store. The window was cracked but the dog has been in the vehicle for over 10 minutes in the heat.

07/14/11 A Koontz Lake resident reported that some unknown person(s) are messing with his pier.

07/14/11 Myrtle Beem told police that her car was stolen while she was incarcerated in the Starke County Jail.

07/14/11 A resident in the 4600 block of N. 1100 E. in Grovertown reported that she was involved in a domestic dispute the evening prior and left the home. When she returned the next day, everything in the home was destroyed.

07/14/11 A Knox resident notified police that renters in a residence on her property moved out and took cabinets, storm doors and other minor items.

07/13/11 A resident in the 5200 block of S. Holiday Street in North Judson told police she someone broke into her home and stole her jewelry box.

07/13/11 Randall Trent told police that his garden tiller was stolen sometime within the past two days.

07/12/11 A resident in the 11600 block of E. Toto Road in Knox reported the theft of a trailer from the barn and several other items.

Arrests:
07/16/11 David Deming, 26, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Reckless Driving.

07/14/11 Loss Prater, 35, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Intimidation.

Accidents:
07/16/11 James C. Bailey of Knox reported that he was southbound on 100 East and 100 South when he approached the intersection and did not see the vehicle driven by Labra Coronado of Fort Worth, TX . Bailey struck the vehicle. Coronado and his passenger complained of abdomen pain as a result of the accident. Both injuries were non-incapacitating.

07/15/11 Dawn Pelikant of Syracuse, Indiana was traveling south on US 35 near 500 South when a deer ran out into the roadway and she was unable to avoid an accident. She reported facial injuries as a result of the crash.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Investigates Fatal Accident

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated a fatal accident yesterday.

Deputy Michelle Jackson told WKVI that Jody Young of Union Mills was driving southbound on State Road 39. She stopped at the stop sign at the intersection with State Road 14 in Pulaski County and continued into the intersection and was struck by a MAC dump truck, driven by Richard Biddle of Lafayette. The truck hit the passenger side of the vehicle as he was traveling eastbound on State Road 14. Sabrina Oberle, 15, a passenger in Young’s vehicle, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Young received minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

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Pulaski County Officers Arrest Winamac Woman on a Heroin Charge

Marla Freeman

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Winamac woman on Sunday after police reportedly found heroin in her vehicle on a routine traffic stop on State Road 39 near 600 North.

Pulaski County Prosecutor Stacey Mrak told WKVI that when officers questioned 39-year-old Marla Freeman she said she had allegedly bought the drug while she was in Merrillville. She is facing a preliminary charge of Possession of Heroin. Police initially pulled her over after observing a headlight out on the vehicle.

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Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/10/11 A house fire was reported in Winamac.  The house was fully engulfed when the resident called in the report.

07/10/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a garden tractor and a buzz saw.

07/09/11 The Medaryville Fire Department responded to a house fire just before midnight.  They were called back to the scene as the fire rekindled at 3:30 a.m.

07/08/11 A Francesville resident reported a break-in.

07/08/11  The Francesville Fire Department responded to a house fire.

07/07/11  A roll over accident was reported in the Denham area.

07/07/11 The Winamac Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire.

07/07/11 A Monterey resident notified police that the previous renters at the location damaged electric lines and a meter.  NIPSCO is investigating the scene.

Arrests:
07/11/11 Chris Howard, 51, 5584 N. 575 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle.  Discharged 07/11/11

07/10/11 Marla M. Freeman, 39, 1023 N. Monticello St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Dealing in Cocaine or a Narcotic Drug.

07/10/11 Sean Birmingham, 26, 13340 Trailwood, Fisher, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.  Discharged 07/10/11

07/10/11 Jacob Dixon, 23, 2215 W. 700 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.  Discharged 7/10/11

07/09/11 Tasia S. Oliver, 24, 5767 Fraser Ct., Indianapolis, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.  Discharged 07/09/11

07/09/11 Joe Watson, 47, 200 E. Aitken St., Fulton, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.  Discharged 07/09/11

07/09/11 Michelle Riley, 26, 11531 E. State Road 8, Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

07/08/11 Roger Frinkel, Jr., 29, 3356 N. 1400 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a bench warrant.

07/08/11 Steven W. Dommer, 62, 1208 Buelah Vista Blvd., Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespassing.

07/06/11 Arnold Neeley, 48, 6286 N. US 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/06/11 Scott Cambern, 19, 5267 S. Holiday St., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.  Discharged 07/07/11.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/05/11  An employee at the North Judson Dollar General called police in reference to a shoplifter. The North Judson Police banned a 30-year-old female from the store for the incident at the request of the store.

07/03/11 North Judson Police responded to a vandalism complaint in the 6100 block of Oakwood Street. Unknown subjects had set fire to a mailbox and a newspaper delivery container.

North Judson Police responded to a myriad of fireworks complains over the July 4th holiday. Most of the complaints stemmed from the fireworks being ignited after hours and the debris falling onto neighbors’ yards. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely reminds all citizens the the use of fireworks is against the town ordinance after July 9th. The legal times are five days before and five days after the 4th, therefore no fireworks may be used now, until New Years Day. Violators could be given a $50.00 fine.

07/02/11 Police are investigating an incident involving several minors and the use of illegal drugs in the 300 block of Garden Street in North Judson.

07/02/11  The North Judson Police Department, after responding to a suspicious car parked a driveway behind 210 W. Jones Street, recovered a stolen vehicle from Winamac. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely investigated the incident and learned the 2004 Silver Chevy Impala was taken from a dealership on US 35 in Winamac, a few days before. Police had the vehicle impounded.

Arrests:
07/06/11  Melanie A. McGill, 38, 311 Garden Street, North Judson, IN,  arrested for a warrant for Failure to Appear in Starke Circuit Court.

07/06/11  Scott E. Cambern, 19, 5267 S. Holiday Street, North Judson, IN, arrested for a warrant for Fraud C Felony through Pulaski Circuit Court.  He was later booked into the Pulaski County Jail.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/07/11 Lavotis French reported the theft of items from her home.

07/07/11 George Byer, Knox Parks Superintendent, reported a break-in at the storage shed at the Knox Skate Park. The unknown suspect(s) had removed the padlock from the entry. The only item reported missing was a bucket of deck screws. The suspect(s) had also removed a metal boundary post from the ground and threw it away from its specific location.

07/06/11 A Walgreens employee called police to report that a young male subject grabbed a case of pop off the Pepsi truck while the driver was inside the store unloading pop for delivery. The subject was seen running from the truck but police were unable to catch the suspect. One case of one liter Mountain Dew bottles (approx. 15 bottles) valued at $30 was stolen.

07/06/11 Keith Brettin reported that $30 was stolen from his wallet that was in his vehicle. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.

07/06/11 The owner of Mikey’s Pizza Pit Stop reported that two subjects ate food at his restaurant and left the establishment without paying.

Arrests:
07/07/11 David Alan Delossantos, Jr., 22, 410 Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

07/05/11 Gordon Carl Schieb, Jr., 37, 107 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Stalking and Harassment.

07/05/11 James K. Carpenter, 76, 4001 S. Boa, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with at least a .08% BAC.

Accidents:
07/08/11 At 3:45 p.m., Knox City Police officers were called to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of US 35 and Culver Road. Kevin Woods, 48, of Knox, told police that he was driving northbound on US 35 crossing the intersection of Culver Road when he saw a vehicle driven by Grace Clapper, 65, of Walkerton, turn in his path of travel eastbound on Culver Road from US 35. Woods said he attempted to swerve but he was unable to avoid a collision. Clapper told police that she was turning on Culver Road when she observed Woods in her lane of travel. She said she was unable to avoid a collision. Woods was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital and treated for injuries sustained in the accident.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/10/11 A Walkerton resident called police to reports that some unknown person(s) removed his pier that he had put in that is located a block from his residence. The suspects set the pier on the shore. No damage was done to the pier, but he would like a police report.

07/10/11 A Knox resident reported that his neighbor’s house was vandalized. It appeared that the front and back windows of the house have been broken.

07/10/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported a drive off of $45.01 in gas.

07/09/11 A resident called to report that a vehicle was on fire at CVS in Knox.

07/09/11 A Hamlet resident reported that juveniles were hitting golf balls at his residence and did damage to his siding.

07/07/11 A resident in the 8900 block of E. 200 S. in Knox reported a break-in and the theft of items.

07/06/11 A resident in the 5400 block of S. A. St, in North Judson reported that two juvenile females attempted to break into a neighbor’s residence.

07/06/11 A resident in the 9800 block of E. 100 N. in Knox reported the theft of money from his residence.

07/05/11 Harold Brooke called police to report that someone is attempting to take his hay without payment.

07/05/11 Kim Boule called police to report a stolen ring.

07/05/11 A North Judson resident reported the theft of money from her purse.

07/05/11 A Walkerton resident reported a lawnmower and a bike stolen. He said the bike is currently at the pawn shop.

Arrests:
07/08/11 Fred Boggess II, 30, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab, Manufacturing Meth, False Informing, Possession of Meth, Possession of Precursors, Driving While Suspended-Prior and Habitual Offender.

Accidents:
07/09/11 Johnathon W. Devries, 19, of Mishawaka, was driving eastbound on Yellowstone Trail by 500 East in Starke County and the rear of the car lost control. The vehicle swerved side to side before leaving the roadway. The vehicle went into the ditch. Devries and his passenger, Holly McCully 23, of South Bend, were taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for stomach pains.

Police Reports

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
07/03/11 Officers were dispatched to 205 S Main Street to help a resident locked out of her apartment with her children inside.

07/01/11 Officers were called to the Hamlet Trailer Park for reports of vandalism.

06/29/11 Officers were dispatched to Oregon-Davis Elementary School for a custody dispute.

06/28/11 Officers were dispatched to 510 N Starke Street for a Burglar Alarm

06/28/11 Officers were dispatched to Oregon-Davis Elementary School for a burglar alarm.

Arrests:
Jason J. Cechowski of 7160 S. Harding Ave., Chicago IL, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

Donnie R. Grant, no address given, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Visiting a Common Nuisance.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/04/11 A Francesville resident reported that the front window in the home was broken. Nothing was reported stolen.

07/04/11 Caller reported a truck flipped over in the Monterey area. No injuries were reported at the scene.

07/02/11 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a trailer fire. No injuries were reported.

07/02/11 Police were notified by a resident that her car ran out of gas and she parked it in the Winamac area while she left to get gas. While she was gone, some unknown person(s) broke out the driver’s side window and stole clothes from the car.

07/02/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a smaller outboard motor from a storage shed.

07/01/11 A house fire was called in from the Medaryville area. The caller believes lightning may have hit the residence. The caller also believes the residence is vacant.

07/01/11 Caller reported damage to headstones at the Star City cemetery. In a preliminary investigation, police believe that a vehicle was eastbound on 600, missed the curve, hit the guardrail, and attempted to speed away. It appeared the driver then lost control, went 30-40 yards on 150 East and then struck three or four grave markers and left the scene.

07/01/11 A Francesville resident told police that she just arrived home and found her home had been entered and several big items were taken, including the tape out of her security system.

07/01/11 A Winamac resident reported a break-in and his TV was stolen, along with money jars and several other items. The unknown suspect(s) attempted to take his son’s TV but left it.

07/01/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that her son is at her mother’s summer cabin and it has been broken into.

06/30/11 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke the sun roof in his vehicle and keyed both sides of his vehicle.

06/29/11 A resident in Winamac reported the theft of a log splitter and chain saw from his truck.

06/29/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a .22 revolver from his vehicle.

06/28/11 A business owner called police to report a theft.

06/27/11 A Monterey resident reported the theft of a TV to police.

Arrests:
07/05/11 Bridgette Blankenship, 31, 3940 S. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/04/2011 Caleb Leman, 21, 619 W. Montgomery St., Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief and Criminal Recklessness. Discharged 07/04/11

07/03/11 Ashley Conley, 24, 9512 W. 900 S., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 07/03/11

07/01/11 Chad Neeley, 38, 7513 N. 400 W., arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/01/11

06/30/11 Neal Lloyd, 48, 287 E. 360 S., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 07/01/11

06/27/11 Michael Watson, 44, 4076 S. Port Edward Div., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

06/27/11 Justin Hettinger, 38, 8327 N. 1450 E., Royal Center, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Discharged 06/27/11

06/27/11 Sigfundo G. Ruiz, 31, 2422 George St., Logansport, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Discharged 06/28/11

06/27/11 Austin W. Brundige, 21, 532 E. Glenwood Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/28/11

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/03/11 Ronald White of Knox reported the theft of items from his vehicle. The vehicle was parked inside the garage with the garage door open and the vehicle windows down. Some uknown person(s) entered the garage and took several items.

06/30/11 Kim Fort reported the theft of her son’s bicycle. The bicycle was later recovered and the owners were called.

06/30/11 Larry May of Knox reported the theft of a flat screen black computer monitor, DeWalt leaf blower, Craftsman rechargeable weed eater, and a Roland gas weed eater. There is a possible suspect in this case.

06/30/11 Formal charges are pending against a Knox resident who reportedly left her dogs inside a hot car while she was getting tests done at the hospital. One of the dogs died as a result of neglect. She could face a charge of Animal Cruelty.

06/25/11 Jennifer Sanderson of Knox reported the theft of money, jewelry and pain medication from her home.

06/25/11 Hope Kell of DeMotte reported the theft of money from her purse and from her center console in her vehicle.

Arrests:
07/04/11 Adam Joseph, 32, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/03/11 Anthony Tomerlin, 908 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
A juvenile was arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

07/03/11 A juvenile was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/02/11 Joshua Radkiewicz, 18, 804 S. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.
Jhordan Cole, 19, 819 E. Chouinard, Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

07/02/11 Michael Campbell, 28, 707 S. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/02/11 Steven Pearce, 301 E. Danker, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/03/11 A resident in the 400 block of E. New York Street in Knox reported the theft of his father’s moped.

07/02/11 A Starke County resident requested to speak to an officer regarding a stolen wedding ring.

07/02/11 A Starke County resident told police that her purse was stolen.

06/28/2011 A resident in the 4000 block of S. Boat Rd. in Knox reported that his friend was visiting his residence and his vehicle’s back window was broken out.

06/28/11 Tom Miller of Knox called and requested an officer for a vandalism report. Some unknown person(s) got into his home and trashed his couch with a knife.

06/28/11 A resident in the 7800 block of North Tecumseh in Walkerton reported that items were stolen from behind his garage.

06/27/11 A resident in the 2800 block of S. State Road 39 in North Judson reported the attempted theft of a dirt compactor.

Arrests:
07/02/11 Ovenial Carera, 28, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

06/29/11 Kristopher Blackburn, 20, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Possession.

Vandalism Reported at Monterey Elementary School

Monterey Elementary School

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department received a vandalism complaint at the Monterey Elementary School on Thursday, June 23rd.

A staff member told police that she noticed paint on the side of the school building. Words were painted on the brick wall and on a window. A small hole was made on the corner of the window but it is unknown if it had been shot or if a rock had hit it. When police investigated, the words were recognized as being associated with gang activity.

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Pulaski County Man Arrested on Intimidation Charges

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department were called to 5110 W. and 400 N. regarding an intimidation incident on Thursday.

Keith Powers told police that he was standing outside and he heard dogs barking near his residence and people talking through the woods. Powers said his dogs had begun to run toward the woods and Powers went inside his residence to retrieve a gun. He told police that he shot multiple rounds into the sky. Powers said his dogs return when he fires his weapon. He said he got into his truck and looked for the people in the woods. He found raccoon hunters and told him to stay off his property. Powers said that one of the hunters reached into his truck and Powers said he would defend himself if necessary.

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Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

06/20/11 A green Next Bicycle was reported stolen overnight in the 200 block of Luken Street. North Judson Police are investigating.

06/20/11 Juvenile male was pushed off of his bicycle in the Town Park area by two older boys. The boy on the bike sustained minor injuries. North Judson Police continue the investigation.

Arrests:

06/13/11 Amber R. Cole, 21, 6320 E. 800 South, Monterey, IN, was arrested for Conversion after an incident at the North Judson Dollar General.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/26/11 A resident in Star City reported a break-in. The resident said that she heard a noise and then she got up to look, she noticed her front door open and her purse stolen.

06/25/11 A resident in Star City reported the theft of a bicycle.

06/24/11 Residents have been calling in fireworks complaints. The Winamac ordinance states that fireworks may only be discharged June 29th-July 9th.

06/23/11 A resident in Beardstown reported that an anhydrous ammonia tank is in a field and is emitting a cloud. Emergency responders were called to the scene and the fire department shut off the tank. No foul play was suspected.

06/23/11 Police were called to a Winamac in reference to hunters on private property.

06/23/11 A Francesville resident called police to report an X-Box 360 and a sensor was stolen from his apartment.

06/23/11 Vandalism was reported at the Monterey Elementary School.

06/22/11 A resident in Ripley reported that his home has been burglarized.

06/21/11 Caller in Winamac requested an officer in reference to scrap metal theft. Radiators and other items were stolen.

06/20/11 A roll-over accident was reported in Francesville. The semi was on the guardrail. A tree fell on a house due to the weather by the accident scene. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:

06/26/11 Laura Johnson, 44, 5495 E. State Road 14, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/24/11 Amber See, 21, 105 S. Ohio St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:

06/26/11 Officers were dispatched to 510 N. Starke St. for a burglar alarm.

06/24/11 Officers were dispatched to the Down and Under Pub in reference to individuals causing problems.

Arrests:

Sandra L. Palm of 1435 S. State Rd #23, Knox, IN,arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Jeffrey Brooke, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Donald L Humphrey, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Amanda L. Clemons, 247 W Locust Dr., Knox, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespassing.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

06/24/11 Tiffany Kornett reported a break-in at her apartment. The officer noticed damage around the dead-bolt at the top of the door. Tiffany advised that the only property stolen was her prescription medication.

06/21/11 A harassment complaint was filed by an adult female in the area of St. Louis and Main Street in Knox.

06/21/11 A Knox resident reported the theft of a moped from the area of Washington and Main Streets in Knox.

Arrests:

06/26/11 Christian Cattin, 19, of 3502 E. State Road 14, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Possession of Alcohol and and active arrest warrant.

Travis Wintczak, 18, 0495 N. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

Ryan Drews, 19, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

06/25/11 Gerald Boyd, 42, 307 W. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Resisting Law Enforcement and an active arrest warrant.

06/23/11 Clayton Reiss, 31, 1645 S. 300 E. Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

06/21/11 Jacob Madsen, 32, 304 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/26/11 A resident in the 7000 block of S. 500 W. in North Judson reported the theft of bicycles.

06/26/11 A resident in the 2000 block of S. Tribue Dr. in Knox reported the theft of a tow dolly from a friend’s house.

06/26/11 A resident in the 4200 block of E. 200 S. in Knox told police that his home had been broken into.

06/26/11 Corey from Knox advised that a railroad ballast had been taken from his property.

06/26/11 A burglary was reported at Hines Salvage in Grovertown.

06/25/11 A Knox resident told police that he sold something on Craigslist and the buyer sent him a fraudulent check. The check was written for more than what the item was for and the buyer asked him to send him the balance. The complaintant sent the buyer $1,000 and then found out the check was fraudulent.

06/25/11 A Plymouth resident reported his wallet missing. He says he lost it at the Bass Lake Public Boat Launch.

06/23/11 A resident in the 7400 block of E. 100 N. in Knox reported that some unknown person(s) blew up his mailbox.

06/22/11 A Grovertown resident told police that someone stole his mailbox and his father had his mailbox knocked down. A stop sign at 400 N. and 900 E. has been stolen as well.

06/22/11 A resident in the 3700 block of N. 900 E. in Grovertown said the lid on her mailbox was twisted and won’t shut. She advised there are approximately 16 to 17 other mailboxes down the road have been vandalized as well.

06/20/11 A resident in the 8700 block of S. Sycamore in Monterey reported his camera stolen.

Arrests:

06/23/11 Andrew Frasure, 23, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Accidents:

06/19/11 Tonya Campbell of North Judson was northbound on 350 West when suddenly she saw a pickup truck blow through the intersection on 400 South without stopping. She attempted to swerve and miss the vehicle but the action resulted in her motorcycle skidding and crashing in the roadway injuring her. Dustin Hodges stated he stopped at the intersection and then started again. He blamed his brakes for causing the accident.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Investigates Accidental Shooting

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was called to an accidental shooting on Sunday, June 19th.

Robert Avery, of Winamac, told police that he saw a chipmunk on a woodpile they have by the house and decided he was going to shoot at it. According to police, his girlfriend, Dawn Vanaman, knew he was going to shoot at it but she was trying to keep her kitten from running into the line of fire and instead, Dawn got into the line of fire. Avery reportedly told police that parts of the projectile shot from a rifle hit Dawn in the neck area. Vanaman was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Vanaman told police that the shooting was an accident. Avery was reportedly drinking the day of the incident.

The reporting officer forwarded the case to the Detective’s Division for further review.

Police Reports

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

06/18/11  A home in the 300 Block of W. Weninger Street was broken into with a few items missing and some copper stolen as well. The North Judson Police are investigating this incident.

06/16/11  A report was made with the North Judson Police for an IPOD Touch, with a blue back, lost and believed stolen from the Town Park. Anyone with information or who may have found the IPOD is asked to contact the police at (574) 896-5914.

Arrests:

06/19/11  Jason D. Hansen, 30, 2335 W. Toto Road, North Judson, IN, arrested for a Failure to Appear Check Deception Warrant through Pulaski County.

06/18/11 Juan Martinez, 22, 6551 N 1150 West, North Judson, IN, arrested for Operator Never Licensed and False and Fictitious Plates.

06/16/11  David P. Howard, 28, 5406 S. A Street, North Judson, IN, arrested for a Probation Violation through Starke Circuit.

06/13/11 Jame H. Hayes, 41, 606 Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a Failure to Appear aarrant through Starke County Circuit Court.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/19/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a water heater.

06/19/11 An accidental shooting occurred in Beaver Township. Caller said his girlfriend got shot with a .22 in her upper left collar bone. A witness advised that that a male was shooting chipmunks and the victim was going to get a kitten she was playing with and didn’t realize he was getting ready to shoot the gun and he fired the weapon. It was reported and handled as a freak accident.

06/18/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of farm equipment, metal off of buildings and rolls of wire.

06/17/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of copper wire from one of his properties.

06/17/11 A Winamac resident told police that she was outside working in her yard when some unknown person(s) got into her car and purse and took all of her pain medication.

06/17/11 A Medaryville resident requested an officer. Some unknown person(s) stole two freezers from her property.

06/17/11 A resident on old State Road 14 called police to report that someone just ran their car into his yard. The driver stated she wasn’t paying attention and went around the corner and crashed into a parked car. No injuries were reported.

06/17/11 Caller reported the theft of scrap metal from a residence in Winamac.

06/17/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that some unknown subject(s) have let all the water out of her pool again.

06/16/11 Arby’s reported money stolen from the business.  The business is conducting an internal investigation.

06/16/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of medications from a vehicle while parked at IGA in Francesville.

06/16/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of medications from his vehicle that was parked at the gas station.

06/13/11 A Medaryville resident told police that he is on pain medication and his pills were stolen out of his vehicle.

Arrests:

06/19/11 Jason Hansen, 30, 2335 W. Toto Rd, North Judson, IN, arrested on a body attachment. Discharged 06/20/11

06/17/11 Michael Kasten, 55, 1195 S. State Road 119, Winamac, IN, arrested on a Probation Violation.

06/17/11 Danielle L. Primmer, 18, 210 S. Market St., Apt. 2, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

06/17/11 Nicholas Burrell, 32, 1611 E. 700 N., Walkerton, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/19/11

06/17/11 Melissa Land, 45, 104 Spring St., Winamac, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/19/11

06/17/11 Rachel Wolfe (Rearick), 23, 2963 W. 325 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/19/11

06/16/11 Nathan Goble, 23, 4600 S. County Rd. 210, Knox, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/16/11

06/16/11 James Schwartz, 21, 5492 W. 700 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/17/11

06/13/11 William Herrick, 53, 253 E. 150 S. Apt. 5, Winamac IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. Discharged 06/14/11

06/13/11 Kenneth Hopkins, 22, 15489 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
06/16/11 Officers were dispatched to a possible intoxicated subject that was not wanted at the Hamlet Trailer Park.

06/15/11 Officers were dispatched to a property dispute between two neighbors.

06/12/11 Officers were called to a domestic complaint in regards to an intoxicated individual.

If you know of anyone doing anything suspicious or illegal and wish to report it and remain anonymous, you can now send an anonymous tip to the Hamlet Police Department. Log on to this website and click on the anonymous tip link found on the home page. This page is powered by a third party therefore it is 100 percent anonymous. You do not have to enter your email address or name. Just type in your tip and press submit.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
06/19/11 Linda Sweet and William Spencer reported that some unknown person(s) broke into their home, ransacked it and stole items. According to William, the back door was forced open and Snap-on tools were stolen along with a flat screen tv, clothes, and jewelry.

06/15/11 Mary Shepherd reported her purse stolen from her vehicle.

06/15/11 Bob Cole reported the theft of a portable fire radio from his vehicle. The unknown suspect(s) attempted to remove this GPS system but failed.

06/15/11 Zachary Craig reported that a GPS unit, two cell phone chargers and a pair of Under Armor football gloves were stolen from his vehicle.

06/15/11 Vonda Butler called police to report that satellite radios were stolen from her husband’s vehicle and her vehicle.

–Four vehicles were broken into the night of June 14th. If anyone knows anything about these incidents, call the Knox City Police Department and leave an anonymous tip. Call (574) 772-4122 and select option 3.

06/14/11 Scott Ward, who works for NIPSCO, reported a meter missing off the side of a residence. Ward told police that he was at the residence on Locust Drive on June 1st and had shut off the electric to the residence. He put a lock on the meter and now the lock and the meter are gone.

06/13/11 Crystal Fisher reported the theft of a moped and a push lawnmower.

Arrests:
06/19/11 David Warren, 26, 10775 E. 50 N., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with at least a .15% BAC.

06/19/11 Dwayne T. Roe, 44, 7295 N. 700 E., Hamlet, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/18/11 Anthony Clemons, 49, 2240 N. US 35, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Intimidation.

06/18/11 Jason Sands, 35, 507 S. East St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct. He also had an active arrest warrant.
Kathy McFarland, 19, 8944 S. Sycamore St., Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor in Tavern and Illegal Possession.
Jennifer Kajer, 1497 Short Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor in Tavern and Illegal Possession.
Sarah George, 20, Union Mills, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor in Tavern and Illegal Possession.

06/14/11 Jerry Cappis, 53, 303 N. Clark, St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/19/11 A resident in the 6300 block of E. Lake Street in Knox reported that his summer cottage has been broken into. The caller did not see anything missing.

06/19/11 Jollie Howard told police that someone broke into the trailer he was working on in North Judson and stole all of his tools.

06/18/11 A resident in the 2100 block of W. Country Lanes S. in Knox reported the theft of items from his residence.

06/18/11 A resident in the 7600 block of S. 700 E. in Monterey reported the theft of a license plate.

06/17/11 A resident in the 4000 block of S. Woodland Rd. in Knox reported that some unknown person(s) slashed the screen on her porch and then stole a 30 or 40 pound cement duck.

06/14/11 A Monterey resident reported the theft of a horse.

06/14/11 A resident in the 3400 block of E. Country Lane S. in Knox reported that some unknown subject(s) siphoned gas out of her vehicle.

06/14/11 Brandon Breammer reported the theft of two weapons and two computers from his father’s house. A large flat screen TV, a computer printer and some external stereo speakers were displaced. They were sitting near a door in the garage.

06/13/11 Doug Klausen of Knox told police that two of his brother-in-law’s axles are missing from his pole barn. He also reported that 200+ feet of copper wire was missing.

Arrests:
06/19/11 Dustin Hodges, 20, Crown Point, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Reckless Driving.

06/18/11 Thomas Wayne Norem, 53, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

06/17/11 John Minix, 48, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/15/11 Mindy Hendricks, 43, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

06/14/11 Allen Krock, 37, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery with Serious Bodily Injury.

Accidents:
06/13/11 Richard Fritz of Elwood, Illinois, told police that he was traveling eastbound on US 30 near 900 East when a deer ran out from the south to the north in front of him. Fritz stated that he swerved to avoid striking the deer and when he did, the trailer that he was pulling started to slide, causing him to lose control. Fritz went off the roadway on the south side of the road and the trailer flipped over, coming loose from his vehicle. The boat that was on the trailer flipped off the trailer landing on its top.

Passed Out Motorists Arrested

Finas Conley

Tyson Matthews

Two Pulaski County residents were arrested after police found them reportedly passed out at the Marathon gas station in Medaryville on Sunday.

Police pulled up to the vehicle that was parked at the pumps.  Officers woke up the occupants, Finas Conley, 43, of Francesville and Tyson Matthews, 21, of Medaryville, and both were incoherent.  Police found a plate with a white powdery substance in Conley’s lap and a silver pill container.  Also found was a straw with a white powdery substance on it and inside it.   The pair were allegedly in illegal possession of prescription medication at the time of the incident and they were in the act of snorting it.  They were detained and taken to the Pulaski County Jail.

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Pulaski County Police Department Investigates Theft

Stephanie Burton

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated a theft from Twice is Nice on Saturday.

The owner, Kristen Ledden, told police that Stephanie Burton, 31, of San Pierre, was in her store and caught Burton placing a pair of shorts into her purse.  Ledden confronted Burton and asked her to remove the item from her purse, give it back to her and leave the store.  Burton sat on a chair outside the store and Ledden called the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

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Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
06/11/11 Unknown subject(s) broke a window out of a van while it was parked at a home in the 200 Block of W. Weninger Street. North Judson Police are investigating the incident.

06/06/11 A parent in the 700 Block of East Talmer Avenue reported his 15 year old son as a runaway to the North Judson Police. The boy was later located in the area and returned to his parent.

Watch Where You’re Skateboarding! The Norwayne Park Skateboarding area is open for anyone to skateboard on. You must skateboard in this designated area or on your own private property. North Judson Police are reminding citizens that skateboarding must be done on your own private property, on private property that the skateboarder has written permission to be on, or in the Norwayne Park Skateboard area. No skateboarding is allowed on town sidewalks, state or city roads, schools, churches, business parking lots, or other areas except on private property or the Norwayne Skate Park area. Police have been issuing town ordinance tickets to violators. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely advised that the first-time fine for a skateboarding ordinance ticket is $15.00.

Arrests:
06/06/11 Jeri N. Chapman, 30, 516 College Ave. Rensselaer, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion for shoplifting at North Judson Dollar General and arrested for a Failure to Appear Warrant through Jasper County.

06/06/11 Heather L. Rowe, 22, 11791 W. 275 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion for Shoplifting at North Judson Dollar General.

06/04/11 Bradley D. Morgan, 28, 601 E. Talmer Avenue, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Driving while Suspended and Reckless Driving.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/12/11 A Winamac resident reported a break-in at his residence. The door was kicked in and the event occurred in broad daylight.

06/11/11 A Star City resident reported the theft of strap-on steps to his deer stand.

06/11/11 A Winamac resident notified police that he snagged a power line and it is down and on his anhydrous applicator. He was told to stay in the tractor until NIPSCO clears the scene.

06/11/11 A resident in Winamac reported that someone was at her brother’s residence and stole scrap metal.

06/09/11 A Francesville resident told police that some unknown person(s) is trying to break into the house.

06/09/11 An officer was called to a hazardous material spill. Caller reported that a tank was upside down in the Monon Ditch and the caller could smell the fumes from the chemicals.

06/09/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of air conditioners.

Arrests:

06/12/11 Finas Conley, 43, 11021 W. 300 S.. Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 06/12/11

06/12/11 Tyson Matthews, 21, 11264 W. 200 S., Francesville, IN,arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Discharged 06/12/11

06/11/11 Stephanie Burton, 32, 7473 N US 421, San Pierre, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

06/08/11 Nathan VanDerAa, 33, 4838 S. 500 E., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Precursors.

06/07/11 Thomas Braun, 25, 325 N. 450 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 06/07/11

06/06/11 Shane Owens, 39, 101 W.. Monon St., Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/07/11

06/06/11 Brandon John Hines, 23, 1A Sering, Logansport, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/07/11

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
6/11/11 Officers responded to a report of a dispute between a group of juveniles at the Town Park.

6/09/11 Shannon Griffith reported theft of pain medication.

6/08/11 Larry Clemons reported he was being harassed.

6/08/11 Officers responded to a domestic compliant.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
06/13/11 James Mueller reported the theft of an air nail gun and an air compressor. The items were taken from his vehicle. There is a possible suspect in this case.

06/12/11 Kim Schlink reported the theft of her son’s NEXT bike. It is a 26” bike, red, with balloon sized tires.

06/10/11 Shauna Kidder reported the theft of two Mountaineer 15 speed bikes from outside her residence. One is an olive green and gray colored bike and the other is a girls purple/black colored bike.

06/09/11 A small child was attacked by a dog while both were chasing after a baseball. The child sustained injuries to his chest, right shoulder, and right side rib cage. The owner was contacted and he told police that the dog, a Saint Bernard/Lab mix, would be put down.

06/09/11 Raymond Beedle called police to report that some unknown person(s) ran into the driver’s side rear cab area of his truck.

06/09/11 Pam Wakefield reported that some unknown person(s) ran into her car and damaged her car’s front drivers side panel while parked at CVS.

06/07/11 Kayla Thompson told police that a suspect threw a brick threw her home’s window with a note attached to it. Both back doors and the windows on the north side of her home were broken. She later reported her food stamp card missing.

06/05/11 Keith Brettin reported his wallet missing.

Arrests:
06/14/11 Heather Carpenter, 37, 508 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.

06/13/11 Hobart Givens, Jr., 21, 601 E. Culver Rd., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Stalking and Possession of Marijuana. Givens, Jr. reportedly asked an 11-year-old girl for a ride and she told him no and told her parents about the situation and he was subsequently arrested.

06/12/11 Kristopher Rogers, 26, 604 E. St. Louis, St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/11/11 A break-in was reported in the 3800 block of Woodland Dr. in Knox.

06/11/11 A resident in the 1500 block of 775 South in Knox told police that someone keeps taking her dog from her residence and taking the dog to the Humane Society.

06/11/11 A resident in the 4200 block of S. 250 W. in North Judson reported the theft of items from her yard sale. The suspect is Stephanie Burton who was arrested the same day in Pulaski County for theft.
06/10/11 Tans R Us requested an officer to the store in reference to a female that stole a bottle of lotion. The subject gave back the lotion, but the employee was concerned that the female may be intoxicated.

06/09/11 A resident in the 2000 block of S. State Road 39 in North Judson reported the theft of her lawn mower and pool supplies.

06/09/11 A resident in the 11000 block of E. Nicole Dr. in Culver requested an officer to report items stolen from his home.

06/09/11 A resident on Toto Road and 200 East reported the theft of a trailer stolen from the storage units.

06/09/11 Police were notified that Michael Vincz was arrested by Demotte Police for theft of cardboard bales and two of the bales belonged to Save-a-Lot in Knox. The manager of the store said five bales were stolen on May 25th and two others were stolen on June 2nd. The recycling company that Vincz works for is not the recycling company that picks up the recycling. The bales were to be returned to the store.

06/08/11 A resident advised that his daughter was driving her car and it died on State Road 8 by the Yellow River bridge. A friend came by the next day and noticed that the windshield had been busted out.

06/07/11 A resident in the 3400 block of E. Island View Dr., in Knox requested an officer for an attempted theft incident.

06/06/11 A resident in the 2200 block of E. Toto Rd. in Knox told police that when she came home after a few days, she found that some unknown person(s) broke a window out of her home.

Arrests:
06/09/11 Rodger Griffin, 48, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, Resisting Law Enforcement.

06/09/11 Raymond Risner, 40, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/07/11 Paul Edward Minix, 48, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a Possession of Marijuana and Driving While Suspended.

Accidents:
06/11/11 Curtis Reutebuch of Knox was traveling on US 35 and turning eastbound on 175 North and he didn’t see a Hamlet police car coming at him. Jeremiah Patrick, the Hamlet Police Chief, was driving the police car and had to drive off the road to avoid the collision. The Hamlet police car sustained damage to the under carriage due to large rocks on the curbside.

Thieves Hit Medaryville Marathon Station

A burglary occurred at the Marathon Station in Medaryville on Sunday, June 5th.

The power had gone out in the store late Saturday and the store was forced to close. At approximately 1:30 a.m. ET, an employee drove around the store to check on it and all doors were secured. The store manager arrived at the business about four hours later and discovered the west door had been kicked open. The suspect(s) went into the cash register area and forced open a change box, but no money was reported missing. After a preliminary inventory check, it was found that seven to eight cartons of cigarettes were stolen, seven or eight 24 pack cases of beer were stolen along with an unknown amount of alcohol.

The police continue to investigate this incident. An Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technician was called to investigate the scene. If you know anything about this incident, call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and leave an anonymous tip at (574) 946-6655. The case has been turned over to Pulaski County investigations and the Medaryville Police Department.

Star City Man Arrested on Methamphetamine Related Charges

Nathan VanDerAa

Nathan VanDerAa, 33, of Star City, was arrested in Monterey on Friday, June 3rd, on suspicion of Possession of Methamphetamine.

An officer from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department reportedly saw VanDerAa pass by him and noted that he was speeding on 700 North in the area of 450 East. As the officer was turning around to follow VanDerAa, the officer allegedly saw VanDerAa’s left hand reach out of the driver’s window and let go of a bright white bag. The officer retrieved the bag and it contained a white powdery substance that later field-tested to be positive for methamphetamine.

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Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Pulaski County

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated a single motorcycle accident on Tuesday, May 31st, near the intersection of 1000 South and 1400 West. The driver of the motorcycle, Kyle Anderson, 23, of Buffalo and his passenger, Joshua Anderson, 21, were traveling westbound on County Road 1000 South when the motorcycle collided with a deer. The motorcycle then struck a concrete culvert and a utility pole. The pair were located in the ditch on the north side of the roadway and were airlifted to South Bend Memorial for their injuries. The extent of their injuries is unknown. Alcohol is not suspected in this case.

Short Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Drug Arrest

A short vehicle pursuit on Sunday, June 5th, lead to the arrest of a suspect on drug charges.

A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department officer recognized Jeffrey Jacobs, 24, of Winamac, traveling on State Road 14 headed west in his truck. The officer initiated a traffic stop and Jacobs did not stop. Jacobs turned onto Logan Street and continued until heavy traffic forced him to pull over. When Jacobs stopped, he unfastened his seat belt and exited the the door. The officer ordered him to stop. Jacobs did stop and he was placed into custody.

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Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/05/11 The manager at the Marathon gas station in Medaryville reported a break in. The back door was kicked in and the safe was pried open. The only money in the safe was change. There was no power at the business. A crime scene technician was called to the scene.

06/05/11 A resident called to report a fertilizer tank in the ditch by Francesville. The tank was nearly submerged under water. When police arrived on scene, it was determined that it was a large storage tank of some sort with a large crack in it and it is full of water. The situation was not deemed hazardous.

06/05/11 A Winamac resident told police that two pickup trucks were tearing through his grass and field tearing up everything.

06/04/11 A Winamac man reported the theft of his son’s cell phone.

06/04/11 Larry Hoover, EMA Director of Pulaski County, requested the activation of weather spotters in the area due to tornado warnings.

06/04/11 Officers responded to an accident where a resident drove a car into a fallen tree just north of 200 North in Pulaski County. No injuries were reported.

06/04/11 Large bones were dug up while NIPSCO was repairing a gas leak. A veterinarian came on scene and determined the bones came from an animal. The project had to stop until the bones could be identified.

06/03/11 A blue mini van was reported in a ditch west of 300 W in Winamac. No one was inside the vehicle at the time of the incident was reported.

06/02/11 A resident reported that a recliner, mower and big metal can were in the roadway by the Alliance Bank in Francesville. The caller said it looked like somebody deliberately placed those items there.

06/02/11 A resident in the Monterey area reported bullet holes in their house. No injuries were reported.

06/01/11 A Francesville resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke out a back car window.

06/01/11 An employee at Casey’s reported a drive-off of $57.19.

Arrests:
06/06/11 Benjamin King, 26, 9300 Liverpool Rd. Hobart, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

06/06/11 Daniel Lewark, 28, 611 N. Keller, Winamac, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

06/04/11 Jeffrey L. Jacobs, 24, 5884 S. 600 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle. Discharged 06/03/11

06/04/11 Jeffrey Lin Green, 43, 7739 S. 325 W. Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated x2. Discharged 06/04/11

06/03/11 Nathan VanderAa, 33, 4838 S. 500 E., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. Discharged 06/03/11

06/02/11 Eric Wireman, 27, 15385 W. 160 N. Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

06/02/11 Joshua Wielochowski, 21, 4839 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 06/02/11

06/02/11 Joshua Sprinkle, 28, 7920 Blue Jay Ln., Indianapolis, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 06/02/11

06/01/11 Brandon Bulthuis, 30, 9200 W. 1200 N., DeMotte, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Accidents:
05/31/11 Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated a single motorcycle accident near the intersection of 1000 South and 1400 West. The driver of the motorcycle, Kyle Anderson, 23, of Buffalo and his passenger, Joshua Anderson, 21, were traveling westbound on County Road 1000 South when the motorcycle collided with a deer. The motorcycle then struck a concrete culvert and a utility pole. The pair were located in the ditch on the north side of the roadway and were airlifted to South Bend Memorial for their injuries. The extent of their injuries is unknown. Alcohol is NOT suspected in this case.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
06/03/11 A parent reported her 15-year-old son as a runaway to the North Judson Police. The boy was later located in the Wheatfield area and returned to his parent.

06/01/11 The Brantwood Restaurant reported to North Judson Police that a suspect had cashed four checks on a closed account. North Judson Office Joe Budner is investigating.

05/30/11 North Judson Police located two juvenile males in the area of Jones and Central around 12:45 a.m. When police approached the juveniles fled on foot and after a short foot pursuit, the two were apprehended in the Pioneer Cemetery. Both were released to their parents and a full report was provided to the Starke County Probation.

05/28/11 Two residents in North Judson were reported to police that their homes had been vandalized with toilet paper over night. One other home was also vandalized on June 2nd.

Arrests:
05/19/11 David H. Roe, North Judson, IN, arrested for Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
06/05/11 Katherine Lindsey called police to report a theft. She observed her vehicle to be ransacked. Several CDs and loose change were reported stolen.

06/04/11 The Knox City Police Department was notified that two Bourbon Day Care facilities in Bourbon, Indiana reported attempted child abductions. The man, who was described to be short and in his 60s, said he lived in Knox. The Bourbon Police Department has a complete report on file.

06/03/11 Jeffrey Vinall reported the theft of items from a trailer located behind his home.

06/01/11 The manager at Taco Bell reported vandalism to the building. Some unknown person(s) had thrown a bench weight at the building leaving marks on the walls on the south, west, and east sides near the front doors.

Arrests:
06/05/11 Herman Hopkins, 30, 207 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, two counts of Residential Entry, two counts of Theft, two counts of Burglary, two counts of Unlawful Entry into a Vehicle, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

06/04/11 Rickey Timm, 53, 1010 Denney St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespassing.

06/02/11 Matthew Stamper, 30, 550 E. Washington St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Accidents:
06/03/11 Jeffrey Reynolds admitted to hitting the back of a vehicle owned by Ann Upp. She was placing items into her car when she heard a loud vehicle start up. She then heard another loud noise and saw her vehicle move forward.  Reynolds had hit the back of her vehicle with his and caused damage to her vehicle.

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From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/04/11 A Knox resident reported the theft of $600 from her purse.

06/04/11 A resident in Knox reported that her purse was stolen at Save-a-Lot and the suspect was reportedly caught on security camera using her card at Walgreens.

06/04/11 A Koontz Lake resident told police that some unknown suspect(s) shot the window out of Mike’s Bait Shop with a pellet or BB gun.

06/03/11 Leroy Hanselman reported locks broken and items taken from a North Judson location.

06/03/11 A Knox resident notified police that his bike was stolen and now the bike is at pawn shop. He had not filed a report and the pawn shop will not give it back to him without a report.

06/02/11 A resident in the 100 block of N. Webster in San Pierre reported the theft of a riding lawn mower.

06/01/11 A resident in the 9600 block of E. 150 N. in Grovertown reported the theft of a vehicle.  It was a 1994 Dodge Caravan.

05/31/11 A resident in the 6800 block of E. Skyline Ave. reported the theft of a picnic table.

05/31/11 A resident in North Judson called police to report that six males attempted to sell cleaning products to her and they seemed suspicious.

05/31/11 A North Judson man reported his push mower stolen. He said a neighbor saw a black car pull up to his residence.  A tall man got out of the vehicle and put the mower in the trunk.

Arrests:
06/01/11 Shayne Beem, 18, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.