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Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department to Offer Registry for Alzheimers, Dementia and Autism Patients Prone to Wandering

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer told WKVI that the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has had many calls concerning missing people; specifically those with Alzheimers, Dementia and Autism. The Sheriff would like to start a registry and have individual profiles on file at the Sheriff’s Department so if your loved one is missing, he/she can be located easily.

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Police Reports

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/11/11 The North Judson Police Department responded to a break-in at Ray’s Super Foods on Lane Street on Friday around 4:50 a.m. A back entry door appeared to have been pried open and a front window was broken out. Unknown subject(s) entered the business taking both cash and merchandise with several tobacco products being taken as well. It is believed the burglar(s) made entry between 3:00 and 4:20 a.m. Police have few leads and are asking for the public’s help by encouraging people who might have any information regarding this incident to call the North Judson Police at (574)772-5914 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP or 1-574-288-STOP. Chief Doug Vessely reminds people if you call Crime Stoppers you don’t have to leave your name and they do not have caller ID. “Any tips would be greatly appreciated,” Vessely added.

Arrests:
03/08/11 Samuel M. J. Bradley, 35, 5202 S. Detroiter Lane, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
03/10/11 James Demis reported the attempted theft of gas from his vehicle from 111 S. Jefferson St., in Hamlet.

03/11/11 Richard Main reported that his vehicle had been vandalized overnight at 504 N. Starke St., Lot #59, in Hamlet.

03/13/11 An unwanted subject was removed from 603 E. Plymouth in Hamlet.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/13/11 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a fire in the Medaryville area. The person calling in the fire told dispatch that a van just burst into flames. After investigating the fire, it was learned that the van could have been stolen.

03/12/11 A Winamac resident reported that someone just backed up into her brand new car.

03/12/11 A caller in Winamac reported the theft of mail from the mailbox.

03/12/11 A Winamac resident complained that three males with metal detectors were at a residence and digging up the yard. The three told police they were looking for coins. Police asked them to leave the premises as they didn’t have permission to be on the property.

03/12/11 A Francesville caller reported a stolen truck. The caller believes the babysitter stole the truck. The babysitter often runs errands in the truck but now she has taken off with the truck and will not give it back.

03/12/11 A caller in the Denham area reported a crimper and wagon stolen from the property.

03/12/11 A caller in the Monon area reported that some unknown person with a chemical is going door to door and it seemed suspicious.

03/12/11 A caller in the northwestern part of the county told dispatch that he had permission to leave his broke-down truck in front of a residence and he would have it towed. He left the area and when he returned, the truck was there but the truck’s license plate was gone.

03/11/11 A caller in the Pulaski area called to report that a summer home had been broken into. The garage door was open and a John Deere Gator was missing.

03/11/11 A Winamac resident advised police that a girl threw his bike in the river. After confronted by police, the girl retrieved the bicycle.

03/10/11 Jasper County dispatch advised that a suspicious male is going door to door asking residents for gas money. They believe the subject may be headed into Pulaski County.

03/10/11 The action of property damage vehicle accident in White County caused a pole to snap in half that affected residents in Pulaski County. No serious injuries were reported.

03/10/11 An officer was requested for a belligerent customer at a local gas station who doesn’t want to pay for gas.

03/10/11 A theft was reported from Ace Hardware.

03/10/11 A caller in the Denham area called police to report 20-23 roosters tethered to barrels. The caller thought the police should look into this in case it’s for cock fighting purposes.

03/09/11 A Medaryville caller told police that some unknown person tried to break into his garage again. The suspect was wearing all black and took off after the homeowner shot at the subject with his BB gun.

03/08/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a car stereo.

Arrests:
03/14/11 Trent Deardorff, 25, 5436 E. 250 S., Star City, IN, Court Order.

03/12/11 Justin Back, 23, 2835 E. Toto Rd., Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 03/12/11

03/11/11 Marie Collins, 42, 2702 Paoli Pl., New Albany, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/10/11 Michael McGovern, 42, 706 N. Riverside Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and a Court Order.

03/10/11 Jennifer Summers, 30, 6341 N. US 231, Rensselaer, IN, Bond Revoked.

03/10/11 Jon Heck, 57, 224 W. 12th, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Public Intoxication.

03/10/11 Jonathan Wulitich, 34, 207 S. Cray St., San Pierre, IN, Court Order. Discharged 3/10/11

03/09/11 Angela Spiller, 57, 10005 E. State Road 8, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/11/11

03/08/11 Dennis Williams, 36, 3420 W. 200 N., Winamac, IN, Court Order.

03/08/11 Craig Cranmar, 48, 7920 Country Breeze, Culver, IN, Court Order.

03/08/11 James Fox, 42, 2730 Fairbanks St., Gary, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/08/11

03/07/11 Thomas F. Warren, 56, 7653 Crist Ln., Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/07/11

03/07/11 Dalena Kretchmer, 43, 1022 Warehouse St., Lafayette, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/07/11

03/07/11 Ozzy J. Blameuser, 20, 303 N. Smith St., Kewanna, IN, Court Order. Discharged 03/13/11.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/13/11 Jose Gorge told police that a black and white dog was chasing the chickens in his chicken house and the dog killed one of them. Gorge told police that he is missing about 11 chickens and he believes the dog has killed all of them.

03/13/11 An officer was called to Wythogan Park where two women reported being harassed by a man in a red truck. He reportedly approached the women demanding money.

03/12/11 Rhonda Zitt, 404 E. New York St., Knox, IN, cited for Driving While Suspended-Prior.

03/11/11 Natalie Scott reported damage to her vehicle while it was parked at Five Star. There is a possible suspect.

03/11/11 Brad Lovely reported his 1997 S10 pickup stolen from 53 W. Lake St. There is a suspect in this case.

03/09/11 Knox City police were called to the Astoria Inn. An employee reportedly found drug paraphernalia in a motel room.

03/09/11 Crystal Reed reported finding a debit card at the Keybank ATM along with the receipt.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/13/11 A structure fire was reported in the 8700 block of E. 25 N. Washington Township Fire Department was called to the scene.

03/13/11 Kyle Nissen reported the theft of trailer axles in the 500 block of S. 275 W. in North Judson.

03/12/11 Kyle Nissen reported the theft of two mobile home axles.

03/12/11 Craig McEndarfer reported the theft of a Yamaha Zuma.

03/12/11 Clyde Singleton reported an attempted break-in. Some unknown person(s) attempted to break into his shed. He fired a gun in the direction of the people running from his residence.

03/11 Marsha with A.L. Olson Real Estate requested to speak with an officer. An air conditioning unit was stolen from a house that is up for foreclosure and needs a report.

03/10/11 Cathy Brown called 9-1-1 to report her house was on fire. She said it started in the chimney. The San Pierre Fire Department was called to the scene.

03/10/11 Roberta Williams requested an officer. Checks were written on a closed account.

03/10/11 Ashley Jones of Monticello reported her cell phone stolen from the Sand Bar.

03/09/11 Jake Lovely reported a stolen cell phone.

03/08/11 A caller reported a neighbor’s truck stolen.

Arrests:
03/13/11 Colton Romenzak, 21, Knox, IN arrested on charges of Domestic Battery and Criminal Mischief. After appearing in Knox City Court, he was given an added charge of Contempt of Court.

03/13/11 Frank Solberg, 41, arrested on a Violation of a Protective Order-Invasion of Privacy.

03/13/11 Jerry Sanchez, 40, South Bend, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

03/12/11 Donald Fletcher, 42, of North Judson, IN, arrested on an active body attachment warrant.

03/12/11 Craig Coad, 29, of Monterey, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Arrests:
03/02/11 Austin R. Steger, 18, 2735 South 650 West, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana under 30 grams.

03/02/11 Richard L. Carter, 27, 504 Mulberry Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on 2 Pulaski County Warrants.

03/02/11 Johnathan R. Chambers, 18, 6920 S. 5747 West, San Pierre, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Armed Robbery and Felony Intimidation.

03/03/11 Cheryl L. Hodges, 35, 109 E. Vine Street, North Judson, IN arrested on Deceptions warrants from Brown and Bartholomew Counties.

03/04/11 A 17 Year old juvenile male arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

03/04/11 Christopher J. Caudill, 18, 3082 S. Angela Drive, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/06/11 A tow truck driver was getting ready to tow a car in the Francesville area when another car came by, hit the car he was towing and then hit him. The tow truck driver had a cut on his head and ended up being transported to the hospital.

03/06/11 A Star City resident called to report the theft of a car trailer.

03/06/11 A Winamac caller reported that a Windstar van drove through her yard, hit the phone box and took off.

03/05/11 Police were called to a location in the northwestern part of the county where an officer found a stopped car. Upon investigation, the driver had passed out and was slumped over the steering wheel. An open beer bottle was found in the console.

03/05/11 A police officer told dispatch that he is out with a disabled vehicle. It’s off the road with nobody around. The keys were on the seat and the vehicle appears to have been damaged from an accident. The officer noted that it appeared that the vehicle had been sitting there for a while.

03/04/11 A Pulaski resident told police that he is at a summer home and the gate is open and the chain is off. The garage door was open as well as the door going from the garage into the house. Nothing was reported stolen.

03/04/11 A resident in the Beardstown area reported the theft of deer statues.

03/04/11 A caller told police that a 1982 Chevy truck was stolen from his property. The truck was not drivable. It was for scrap only.

03/04/11 A Winamac resident told police that a suspicious male tampered with the mail in her mailbox.

03/03/11 A Winamac resident reported that a Pepsi machine had been broken into.

03/03/11 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a fire at a wood shed and the shed is located close to the house. The caller told dispatch that the fire wasn’t as bad as originally thought and the fire was put out before the Fire Department arrived.

03/02/11 A caller in the Denham area told police that when she arrived home, the front door was kicked in and her dogs were outside.

03/01/11 A person in Monterey reported a mailbox and post stolen from the residence.

03/01/11 A caller reported a grain truck on fire at a neighbor’s house.

03/01/11 A Monterey resident reported his AK-47 stolen.

02/28/11 A Medaryville resident moved into a residence a week and a half ago and reported things missing from the residence. She believes the people who helped her move stole her items.

02/28/11 A caller in Medaryville reported that some unknown person(s) tried to break into the house and storage shed.

Arrests:
03/07/11 Lonnie Howard, 24, 454 N. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/06/11 Tracy Lee Manns, 37, 7676 N. 575 W. Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/06/11

03/06/11 Bernard Tidey, 67, 15852 W. 200 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

03/05/11 Brent Smith, 32, 2002 N. Chippeaw, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/05/11

03/05/11 Brad Burling, 37, 809 E. Prairie St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 03/05/11

03/04/11 Stephen Ritter, 40, 3112 Barrett Rd., Rochester, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/05/11

03/04/11 Tammy Taulbee, 43, 93 Ross Rd., Ashtabula, OH, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/06/11

03/04/11 Sara Jackson, 27, 9511 W. 300 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/04/11 Melissa Lamb, 45, 104 Spring St., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 03/06/11

03/03/11 Adam Hunt, 31, 5996 S. Juason St., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 03/03/11

03/03/11 Charles Oliver, 35, 21529 Dunbar Rd., Sheridan, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/04/11

03/03/11 Alan Balchunas, 29, 8947 Jefferson St., Monterey, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant and Possession of Marijuana.

03/03/11 Glenn Scott, 20, 1145 Smith St., Kewanna, IN, Court Order. Discharged 03/03/11

03/03/11 Shawn M. Borden, 39, 800 E. Hoffer Apt. 11, Kokomo, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/02/11 Nichelle M. Touteris, 42, 7681 N. 595 W., Winamac, IN, Court Order.

03/02/011 Richard Carter, 27, 504 Mulberry St., North Judson, IN, arrested on two active warrants. Discharged 03/03/11

02/28/11 Robert Kevin Rentfrow, 49, 300 SE Railroad St., Idaville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/06/11 Danielle Pavey reported the theft of her purse from her locked car while it was parked at the Phillips 66 gas station.

03/05/11 Sharon Allen reported that her vehicle was damaged. The paint was scuffed and one of the car handles was broken. She believed that someone attempted to gain entry into the vehicle.

03/05/11 Jessica Harper reported criminal damage to her vehicle. She observed grease smeared on her driver’s side window. It was parked outside Mikey’s Pizza. The window also had a crack in it.

03/04/11 Patrick Guthrie reported that a suspect broke the window in his room at the Super Value Inn.

03/01/11 Sandy Hansen of Knox reported the theft of her purse and vehicle from the Starke County Abstract Office on Washington Street in Knox.

02/28/11 The Next Door Food Store Clerk reported the theft of gas.

Arrests:
03/07/11 Ryan Kretchmer, 37, 5272 S. Holiday St., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

03/06/11 David E. Shidler, 45, 509 Railroad St., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Wade G. Stacy, 32, 5239 W. State Road 10, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

03/02/11 Linda King, 45, 306 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Disorderly Conduct.
William King, 42, 601 S. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

03/01/11 Eric Richardson, 32, 3030 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance x2.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/06/11 A caller reported a possible trailer fire in the area of 10950 E. South Ave. The Koontz Lake Fire Department was called to investigate.

03/05/11 A truck driver from the Grovertown Truck Stop called to report that he had fuel siphoned from his gas tank.

03/04/11 Jason Browler told police that some kids were on a roof tearing shingles off a house in the 10800 block of Kanney in Walkerton.

03/04/11 A kitchen fire was reported in a trailer at Born’s Trailer Park.

03/04/11 A caller from the Grovertown Truck stop reported the theft of fuel worth $500.

03/03/11 A woods fire was reported on Toto Rd, East of 1000 E. The Washington Township Fire Department was called to investigate.

03/03/11 A field fire was reported in the Lakewinds Subdivision near a house. The Bass Lake Fire Department was called to the scene.

03/02/11 A caller reported a male subject came to her door wearing a camouflage jacket, blue jeans, and a ski mask. The suspect entered the residence, displayed a gun and then left on foot.

03/02/11 A caller reported seeing suspects trying to take old pumps located at the northeast corner of State Road 8 and 39. Caller believes the pumps are being taken for scrap.

03/02/11 A caller reported the theft of a lawn mower from the 1800 block of E. 625 S. in Knox.

03/02/11 Property damage was reported in the 8100 block of N. State Road 23 in Walkerton.

03/01/11 Pastor Pradtke requested an officer at the Victory Christian Church on Range Road in reference to criminal damage.

03/01/11 It was reported to police that people were trying to break into a trailer in the 5800 block of S. U Road W. in North Judson.

Arrests:
03/06/11 Peter Schmaltz, 50, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possesssion of Marijuana.

03/06/11 Monica Krol, 58, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Accidents:
03/06/11 Richard Wilson, 66, of Walkerton was traveling southbound on State Road 23 when he hit a patch of ice. He lost control and struck a telephone box, utility pole, fence post and a well in the front yard at 8855 N. State Road 23. The pole was snapped at ground level. He was not injured.

02/28/11 Ronnie Lawson of North Judson was traveling west on State Road 10 near 100 East when four deer jumped into the roadway. Lawson hit one of the four deer, damaging his 2005 black Ford vehicle that is owned by the County. He was not injured.

Police Reports

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

02/22/11 – The North Judson Police investigated a Battery complaint in the 300 Block of Garden Street. A male juvenile was hit in the head area by an adult female. The reports have been filed with the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office and Probation.

Arrests:
02/21/11 Jessica M. Manson, 25, 45 Lake Street, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

02/22-11 Franklin D. Mowbray, Jr., 21, 5361 S. Detroiter Lane, North Judson, IN, arrested on a Starke Circuit Body Attachment.

02/27/11 Joshua J. Morrow, 28, 610 Arlington Avenue, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/28/11 Carl Williams called police to report a shooting. He had shot 24-year-old Erica Richie in the head as she was attempting to break into his home. She was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital due to her injuries. Kayla McCord, 19, of Logansport, who was also involved was arrested on two counts of Burglary, a Class B Felony.

02/26/11 A caller in Francesville reported that a small person climbed through the soffit on his porch and cut the wire to his outside speakers. The person then stole all of the outside wire. The caller had reported a theft at the home three weeks prior to this incident.

02/26/11 A resident in Monterey notified police that his handgun is missing.

02/26/11 A caller in the Bruce Lake area advised police that he just got home and intruders had been in his home. There were footprints and tire tracks all around the residence. He said his coon dog is missing.

02/25/11 A caller in Monterey said that two boys are racing on 4 wheelers or motorcycles and they have been doing that for four or five days. The caller said they were going 80 mph.

02/24/11 A resident reported her vehicle stolen in the Medaryville area. She couldn’t remember if she had left the keys in it or not. She wasn’t able to find her keys that morning.

02/24/11 A Medaryville resident told police that he caught someone trying to break into his vehicle and that person broke his windshield. The person left when the caller went outside to confront the suspect.

02/24/11 Superior Court requested an officer for the removal of a subject believed to be intoxicated.

02/24/11 Caller advised police that he wasn’t home at the time but he was told that someone was on his property loading up scrap metal. He did not give permission to any person to be on his property.

02/24/11 A kitchen fire at a Winamac residence was called in. The Winamac Fire Department and EMS were called to the scene.

02/23/11 A car that appeared to be in an accident was located in the woods in the northwest part of the County. Police arrived and saw that the driver’s side had extensive damage from hitting a tree at that location. The windshield was smashed and there was a little bit of blood on the driver’s side of the vehicle. While police were on scene, the owner showed up and told police that he was fine. He got out of the vehicle on his own power.

02/23/11 A Winamac resident reported that her children arrived home from school and there is an unfamiliar car in the driveway with someone sleeping in it. After he moved his head, the person was identified as the oldest daughter’s boyfriend.

02/22/11 A Winamac resident advised that two boys were in his truck making “shake and bake” (a type of meth). After police were notified, they left the area.

02/22/11 A woman in the Denham area reported that someone attempted to break into her home. The door was damaged and a basement window was broken. No one made it into the house.

02/22/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of items from his vehicle. There is a suspect in this case.

02/22/11 An officer was out in the Monterey area with two intoxicated subjects that crashed into a ditch. No one was injured.

02/21/11 A resident in Medaryville requested an officer to report stolen articles. His girlfriend’s couch and a bunch of jewelry was stolen. After an investigation, it was discovered that the landlord took the couch and got rid of it.

02/21/11 A caller in Francesville called to report a vehicle rollover. No one was injured. Another rollover was reported an hour later with no injuries. A third rollover was reported and a female was injured. She complained of head pain. The vehicle had rolled several times. All the rollovers occurred in different areas of the county.

Arrests:
02/28/11 Kayla McCord, 19, 1801 Market St., Logansport, IN, arrested on two counts of Burglary.

02/26/11 Dustin Lee Trusty, 31, 5911 S. 400 E., Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Neglect of a Dependent and Possession of Marijuana.

02/26/11 Brandi Lynn Greiner, 24, 5911 S. 400 E., Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Neglect of a Dependent, and Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 02/27/11

02/26/11 Roxann Saltsman, 44, 103 E. Ridge, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/26/11 Angela Strickland, 39, 3651 N. 250 E., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on active warrants.

02/26/11 Joey Stiltz, 34, 504 W. 4th St., Monon, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy. Discharged 02/27/11

02/26/11 Donna Stiltz, 35, 504 W. 4th St., Monon, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Invasion of Privacy and Battery. Discharged 02/27/11

02/25/11 Steven Decker, 24, 3066 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/26/11

02/25/11 Ronald Clark, 63, 7270 W. 100 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Failure to Register. Discharged on 02/26/11

02/25/11 Jeffery Dunn, 39, 103 Michael Lane, Royal Center, IN, arrested on a warrant and probation violation.

02/24/11 Jeffery Dunn, 39, 103 Michael Lane, Royal Center, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 02/25/11

02/24/11 Joshua West, 23, 604 Monroe St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Auto Theft.

02/24/11 Tylor Hughes, 19, 14848 W. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Unauthorized Entry-Vehicle.

02/24/11 Ruby Dennis, 24, 1008 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/23/11 Stephen Hammonds, 19, 15025 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Minor Consuming.

02/22/11 Lee Grigsby, 44, 113 E. Main St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery. Discharged 02/26/11

02/22/11 Alexander Hall, 19, 3123, N. 1300 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consuming. Discharged 02/25/11

02/22/11 Christine Bradley, 22, 1255 Porter St., Michigan City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/22/11

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/28/11 Best Ford reported the theft of a vehicle. The theft occurred between Saturday and Monday morning. The truck, used by Best Ford for plowing snow in the parking lot, was parked in the north parking lot. Unknown persons disengaged the snow blade from the truck and left it in the parking lot. The truck only moves 10 mph.

02/27/11 Tiffany Grienank reported the theft of a black lap top computer. There is a suspect in this case.

02/27/11 Timothy Sexton of Knox reported the theft of a license plate from a Dodge Durango. Sexton said that the plate was owned by he and Rhonda Gayheart. The license plate was registered to only Rhonda Gayheart and was listed as false and fictitious.

02/25/11 A employee from Best Ford called police to report that one vehicle parked at the facility was forcibly entered. The officer was directed to the east side of the facility where two vehicles had been entered and unknown suspects had attempted to remove the ignition switches. Neither vehicle was moved from their parked location. One vehicle had an after market stereo removed. One vehicle was a 1995 4 door Lincoln that was owned by a private citizen and the other was a 1999 Chevrolet suburban owned by Best Ford. Both vehicles had paper towels draped over the ignition switches.

02/24/11 Leslie Schroeder, 38, 1607 L. St. LaPorte, IN, cited for Driving While Suspended-Prior and speeding. She was traveling 55 mph in a 35 mph zone.

02/23/11 Christopher Roloff reported the theft of $1,535. There is a suspect in the case.

Arrests:
02/23/11 Richard Kozecar, 20, 2255 S. 650 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

02/22/11 Vincent Rosetti, 31, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/26/11 A caller advised that the house across from Knoll Brothers on US 30 was smoking heavily but the caller could not see any flames.

02/26/11 A Knox Post Office employee was bitten by a dog at 195 S. 800 E. in Knox.

02/26/11 Kevin Hall reported the theft of an electric meter.

02/25/11 Knox Water Superintendent James Eads reported that two fire hydrants were opened. Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick said this incident is not related to the incident in Hamlet.

02/24/11 Caller advised that she was driving past a residence at 3320 E. State Road 10 and she noticed smoke and flames coming from a chimney. When she drove by again, only smoke was coming from the chimney. Bass Lake Fire Department was called to the scene.

02/24/11 Pastor Squibb of the Knox United Methodist Church called to report a suspicious vehicle. A younger man in a pickup truck was continually circling the church parking lot.

02/24/11 A person at the Victory Christian church reported that some unknown person(s) broke a fence.

02/24/11 Frank Ballotti reported to police that he was robbed.

02/23/11 A San Pierre resident called to report that he bought a stove from 2 subjects and they then took the stove back because they said it was stolen. They refuse to give back his money.

02/23/11 Jeff Singleton reported the theft of tattoo items.

02/22/11 A caller from the Grovertown truck stop reported that someone was beating on the back of a van parked in the parking lot.

Arrests:
02/27/11 Ralph Settle, 54, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/2711 Hercules Harmon, 23, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

02/23/11 Lonzo Jackson, 40, of Hamlet, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Pulaski County Officer Named Indiana Department of Homeland Security Task Force Commander

Ron Patrick (L) and IDHS Executive Director Joe Wainscott

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has announced that 10 commanders are now in place to continue development of the regional emergency response task forces evolving into a statewide network of emergency support.

Ron Patrick, Chief Deputy of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, has been named as the Task Force Commander for District 2. The commanders are responsible for overseeing daily administrative operations, and recruiting resources to establish and expand the capabilities of the task force they oversee.

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Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/13/11 A Medaryville resident reported that his garbage can was stolen.

02/13/11 A resident in Winamac called police to report a truck stuck on his property. The occupants of the vehicle placed garbage underneath the tires for traction and got the truck out, but they left the garbage on the property and has caused a giant mess. The homeowner found a piece of mail with names on it and police were dispatched to the address and spoke to the occupants of the vehicle. They cleaned up the mess and were given a warning about littering.

02/13/11 Police investigated a call that a semi-trailer with a tank containing a yellow liquid was leaking all over the highway. The truck was traveling was westbound on State Road 14 from State Road 17. Police determined that the yellow liquid was corn syrup and was not hazardous to the public. It appeared that the bottom of the trailer was torn off. After investigating further, police found that 1,000 gallons of corn syrup had leaked from the tank.

02/13/11 A store owner in Winamac called police to report that four subjects were in the store looking at items used to manufacture meth. The subjects were at the store for an hour and a half. Police arrived at the scene and warrant checks were done on the subjects. One subject had a valid warrant.

02/12/11 The Medaryville and Francesville Fire Departments were called to a barn fire at 3:40 a.m. The fire department left at 6:00 a.m. and were called back to the scene later that morning for a flare up.

02/12/11 A Francesville resident reported two TVs stolen from her home.

02/11/11 Officers arrived at a location in Cass Township were officers were given a tip of a possible meth lab. Two were taken into custody as the result of an investigation. (see arrest reports)

02/11/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that the door to his house was kicked in.

02/11/11 A Winamac resident reported a break-in. The only thing the resident reported missing was a jar of money.

02/08/11 A Winamac resident told police that when she got home, she left her purse outside and took her son indoors. When she went to retrieve her purse, it was gone.

02/07/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of gas from the gas tank on her vehicle.

Arrests:
02/14/11 David Travis, 39, 7080 W. 250 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a Warrant and Court Order.

02/13/11 Robert Parrish, 49, 909 Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/13/11

02/13/11 Joseph Pastorcik, 29, 50 S. Range Road, Knox, IN arrested on four active arrest warrants. Discharged 02/13/11

02/12/11 Shawn Allen, 31, 406 High St., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/12/11

02/12/11 Nathen Wilson, 25, 6515 S. State Road 39, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 02/13/11

02/11/11 Thomas Lane, 30, 5109 S. 600 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors and Possession of Paraphernalia.

02/11/11 Wendy Voiceman, 36, 14254 W. 600 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Neglect of a Dependent.

02/11/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 867 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, Weekender.

02/11/11 Nicholas Burrell, 32, 10011 E. 700 N., Walkerton, IN, Court Order.

02/11/11 Brandon Davis, 23, 104 W. Spring St., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 02/13/11

02/11/11 Anthony Barnett, 35, 303 Market St., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 02/13/11

02/10/11 Amy Corneil, 35, 701 N. Franklin, Valparaiso, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants. Discharged 02/10/11

02/09/11 Jon Heck, 57, 224 W. 12th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. 02/09/11

02/09/11 David Stachurski, 64, 3246 N. Rose., Franklin, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/09/11

02/09/11 Keith Fritz, 26, 5222 S. 325 E., Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant and Court Order.

02/08/11 John Schwartz, 39, 4693 N. US 35, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator. Discharged 02/11/11

02/08/11 Irvin Hudson, 27, 508 Bates St., Logansport, IN, Court Order. Discharged 02/10/11

02/08/11 Thomas Williams, 34, 1720 S. 225 E., Winamac, IN, Court Order.

02/07/1 Tina Gould, 44, 2238 E. 575 S., Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/07/11 Keith Thompson, 19, 384 N. 200 W., Winamac, IN, Court Order.

02/07/11 Francis Fox, 64, 3291 W. 400 S., Winamac, IN, Court Order. Discharged 02/11/11.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/07/11 A juvenile female reported to North Judson Police of being harassed by another adult man via texting and her Facebook page. She was directed to get a protection order issued, which she did.

02/10/11 The North Judson Police investigated a theft of jewelry in the 400 Block of Arlington Avenue. North Judson Police Officer Joe Budner learned the items were pawned at a local pawn shop. Of the items, two watches were recovered while three rings were already sent off to be melted down. Police Chief Doug Vessely stated that charges were requested through the Starke County Prosecutor’s office for the theft on the person who pawned the items while the investigation continues into the matter for any additional suspects.

02/10/11 North Judson Police investigated a rare 4 vehicle accident on Laurel Street around 5:15 pm. “It isn’t very often four vehicles are involved in a single accident within the town limits,” stated Chief Doug Vessely. He added, “We’re very grateful that this doesn’t happen very often.”

The crash was investigated by Officer Kelly Fisher, who set the total damages at near $2,500.00 No injuries were reported. A vehicle being driven by Tim Wireman, of Medaryville, was backing out of a driveway on Laurel Street while a second vehicle, driven by Darren Eberhart of North Judson, was westbound on Laurel Street near the driveway. Meanwhile, a third vehicle, being driven by Adrienne Barton, of North Judson, was eastbound and stopped, waiting to pull into a driveway on Laurel. The Wireman vehicle backed into vehicle two causing it to cross over and strike vehicle three, which was stopped in traffic, and pushed vehicle three off the south side of the street and into a driveway where it struck vehicle four that was parked in the driveway.

“This goes to show how quickly things can happen during a traffic crash and how a chain reaction can be very dangerous,” said Vessely. “In this particular accident, no one was hurt and none of the vehicle involved were going very fast, but it gives you cause to think of how serious it could be if driving on a highway at 55 miles per hour,” Drive carefully and Buckle up!

Arrests:
02/12/11 Shawn D. Allen, 31, 406 High Street, North Judson, IN, arrested for a Pulaski County Warrant.

02/09/11 Robert P. Buck, 47, 10405 S Moody, Chicago Ridge, IL, arrested for Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
02/09/11 Jennifer Berg of Hamlet reported that a male driving a large black truck attempted to get her 15 year old daughter in the vehicle at the bus stop. Hamlet police responded and was unable to locate the vehicle.

02/09/11 Darrall Griffith of Hamlet reported a stolen license plate. Hamlet Police later recovered the plate.

Arrests:
02/07/11 David Howard of Hamlet was charged on one count of Intimidation and one count of Harassment.

02/11/11 Arden E. Webb of Hamlet was arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation, Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/12/11 Stephen Miller of Knox told police that he was parked in the McDonald’s parking lot and as he was backing up, an older model Ford Explorer came by and ran into the front driver’s side panel of his vehicle. After the accident, the vehicle drove up on the curb and drove away.

02/09/11 Officers responded to a hit and run accident at 300 East and Pacific Avenue. Connie Jordan stated that her vehicle had damage  to the bumper and hood.

02/8/11 A vehicle driven by Matthew Day allegedly hit and damaged the ATM at DeMotte State Bank.

Arrests:
02/11/11 Timothy Lovell, 27, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and False Informing.

02/09/11 Travis S. Wintczak, 18, 495 N. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Jesse D. White, 18, 0560 S. 800 E., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Wintczak and White were reportedly in the Knox High School parking lot while in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

02/04/11 Joshua Godinez, 29, 7 1/2 Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/13/11 Russell White reported the theft of a log splitter.

02/13/11 Rados Antonijevic of Knox reported that some unknown person(s) broke out his vehicle’s window.

02/12/11 Dayle Smith called to report that some unknown person(s) shot wildlife on her property.

02/11/11 Robert Ochoa reported the theft of NASCAR items.

02/11/11 Leonard Wasilewski and his caregiver called to report the theft of a John Deere mower.

02/10/11 Cody Hopkins reported that some unknown person(s) stole a gun.

02/11/11 Herbert Foust reported a stolen 1994 green Ford Explorer.

02/10/11 Joan Haugh from Community Services of Starke County called police to report a minor property damage vehicle accident involving one of her bus drivers.

02/09/11 Ellissa Bailey of North Judson reported money and a laptop stolen.

02/09/11 Matthew Johnson called police to report a stolen vehicle. He had left his disabled car on 1100 W. near San Pierre and when he returned to retrieve it, it was gone.

02/09/11 Firefighters were called to a car fire in the 3500 block of E. Debby Drive in Knox.

02/08/11 Destiny Snyder asked to speak to police regarding stolen checks and forgery.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/06/11 A caller in the Denham area to report gun shots fired in the area. Police reported finding nothing and didn’t see anybody in the area.

02/05/11 The Sheriff’s Department was notified of an accident in Francesville. A semi went into the ditch. The driver was shook up and had a bloody nose. No other injuries were reported. NIPSCO was called due to a downed power line.

02/05/11 A caller reported the theft of coin books.

02/05/11 A caller in the Bruce Lake area reported a trespasser. After investigating, police determined that coon hunters were on the property to retrieve their coon dogs.

02/04/11 A man in Monterey reported his vehicle stolen. An officer called him later to report that the vehicle was involved in an accident in Marshall County. The driver hit a utility pole. Marshall County advised the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department that alcohol was a factor in the accident.

02/04/11 A man in Franklin Township advised he was cooking brownies and set his stove on fire. He thinks he got the fire out but is requested the Fire Department just to be sure.

02/03/11 A fully engulfed house fire was reported in Jasper County. The Medaryville and Francesville Fire Departments were called for mutual aid. The fire rekindled the next day.

02/03/11 A caller told police that Glen Sommers was at his home and attempted to stab him. The caller defended himself but his thumb was cut. Sommers left the home and the caller was able to call 9-1-1 twenty minutes later. The caller alleges that Sommers cut the phone wires and it took a while to fix the lines to call police. The caller also said Sommers reportedly took a guitar.

02/03/11 A Winamac resident reported that some unknown person(s) broke out her car’s back window.

02/01/11 A Medaryville resident reported a wood burning stove on fire.

01/31/11 A caller reported the theft of checks.

Arrests:
02/07/11 Richard Iverson, 54, 1882 N. Owens Ln., Medaryville, IN, Court Order.

02/06/11 Robert Barton, 29, 1088 E. 1250 N., Wheatfield, IN, Court Date. Discharged 02/07/11 to Jasper County.

02/06/11 Lawrence Campbell, 39, 113 Northeast St., Winamac, IN, arrested on four active arrest warrants.

02/04/11 Ruby Dennis, 24, 1008 N. Agnew St., Winamac, IN, Court Order Weekender. Discharged 2/6/11

02/04/11 Johnny Green, 42, 419 W. Maple Dr., Knox, IN, Court Order to serve 54 days.

02/04/11 Brandon Davis, 23, 104 W. Spring St., Winamac, IN, Court Order Weekender. Discharged 2/6/11

02/04/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 865 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, Court Order Weekender. Discharged 2/6/11

02/04/11 Joseph Watwood, 29, 7953 N. 250 E., Arora, IN, Court Order Weekender. Discharged 2/6/11

02/04/11 Daniel Lewark, 27, 611 N. Keller, Winamac, IN, Court Order.

02/04/11 Anthony Barnett, 716 N. Plymouth Rd., Winamac, IN, Court Order Weekender. Discharged 2/6/11

02/04/11 Gomer Minix, 51, Hamlet, IN, Court Order.

02/04/11 Christopher Earnhardt, 32, 355 S. Locust St., Valparaiso, IN, Court Order.

02/03/11 Omas Fletcher, 47, 2070 Garba Dr., Grovertown, IN, Court Order.

02/03/11 Glen Sommers, 210 S. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery.

02/01/11 Francis Fox, 64, 3291 W. 400 S., Winamac, IN, Court Order. Discharged 2/4/11

02/01/11 Rodney Noel, 44, 17695 700 W., Winamac, IN Court Order.

02/01/11 James Wagner, 20, 9437 N. 200 W., Wheatfield, IN, Court Order. Discharged 2/3/11

02/01/11 Wanda Luedtke, 47, 604 W. 500 N. Court Order.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/03/11 A theft report from the 600 Block of Arlington Avenue included miscellaneous tools and several blank checks. North Judson Police investigated the incident.

02/03/11 A lady in the 400 block of Main Street reported to North Judson Police that her home was egged by juveniles.

02/02/11 A runaway juvenile female from Pulaski County was located in North Judson and picked up by the North Judson Police and returned to her mother in Pulaski County.

01/31/11 North Judson Police responded to a theft call in the 400 East Block of Talmer Avenue. A truck driver reported the theft of 2 tarps and 8 pieces of wood from his trailer.

Arrests:
01/31/11 Cristian A. Veron, 28, Knox arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
02/05/11 Dawn Wilson of Hamlet Reported telephone harassment.

Arrests:
02/04/11 Brandon White of Hamlet was Arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/01/11 Police were called to Demotte State Bank where a vehicle had run into the ATM machine. The vehicle, driven by Karen Gregory of Knox, pulled up to the north side of the ATM and had to turn around to line the driver’s side of the vehicle up to the ATM. As the vehicle was turning around to get lined up to pull up next to the ATM, the front driver’s side of the vehicle struck the front side of the ATM causing damage. The police report stated the damage appeared to be minimal.

Arrests:
02/05/11 Robert Probus, 22, 1825 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

02/05/11 Katelin Allen, 103 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief and Interference with the Reporting of a Crime.

02/05/11 Zachary Gamble, 19, 9802 Redwood Rd., Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.
Geoffry Madison, 21, Onward, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.
Jeffrey Reynnolds, 20, 5 N. East St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

02/03/11 Eric Draper, 33, 305 E. John St., #2, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Marshall County.

02/02/11 William King, 42, 406 E. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Residential Entry.
Linda King, 45, 306 E. John St., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Residential Entry.

02/02/11 Michael Dalton, 50, 510 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/06/11 A caller reported that some unknown person(s) in a black truck threw garbage in the ditch on State Road 23 and 900 East.

02/05/11 A caller reported a red pickup hit all of the mailboxes in the 8600 block of E. 25 N. in Knox.

02/05/11 A caller told police that she bought furniture from a store in Toto and ended up giving her old furniture back to her. The store reportedly gave the purchased furniture to another customer and is refusing to give her money back.

02/04/11 An employee at Knoll Brothers on US 30 advised that a truck driver just hit a gas pump and is trying to leave. He is refusing to pay for damages.

02/03/11 A resident came to the Sheriff’s Office to report a stolen license plate.

Arrests:
02/04/11 Carl Schrum, 30, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Accidents:
02/06/11 Dennis Olp of North Judson was traveling south on US 35 near 400 S. when he lost control on the ice and went off the roadway and turned over in the ditch. No injuries were reported.

Several slide off accidents were reported this week to the Sheriff’s Department during the recent winter storm activity. No serious injuries were reported. Several car vs. deer accidents were also reported with no serious injuries reported.

Winamac Man Arrested on Charges of Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery

Glen Sommers

A Winamac man was arrested, Thursday, February 3rd, on preliminary charges of Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department log, an unidentified male complainant called police to report that Glen Sommers was at his home and allegedly tried to stab him. The victim defended himself and was cut on the underside of his thumb. Sommers left the residence and it took the victim 20 minutes to call police because his phone lines were reportedly cut and he could not call out. Sommers also allegedly stole the complainant’s guitar.

Sommers is currently in the Pulaski County Jail.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:
Incidents:
01/30/11 A resident in Winamac reported his TV stolen. He came home and found his door frame cracked and his TV missing.

01/30/11 A caller in Indian Township reported a radio stolen from an old car parked at that location. He followed the footsteps in the snow and has an idea where the suspect went.

01/29/11 A resident in Franklin Township told police that a vehicle drove into his driveway, left a couple of times and then drove toward the barn. The vehicle got caught up on a piece of concrete. Police gave the woman driving the vehicle a no trespassing warning and is to leave as soon she she gets her vehicle dislodged.

01/29/11 A Winamac woman found tire tracks in the snow in a parking lot that looks like a truck was spinning its tires. She found a guy in the truck slumped over the steering wheel. The caller’s husband attempted many times to wake the man and when he finally woke up, he stated that he was taking a nap while waiting for a friend.

01/29/11 A man in Medaryville advised police that his truck had been stolen.

01/28/11 A man in Beaver Township reported that some unknown person(s) broke into his farmhouse. He said the door had been kicked in and a water pump was missing.

01/28/11 A business owner reported the theft of a DVD the day before and the caller was advised on that day to call an officer if the suspect returned. The suspect had returned to store and is requesting an officer.

01/28/11 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fatal accident. According to witnesses, a semi-truck and a car collided head-on which caused the car to explode. The semi caught also caught fire, but not much damage was reported and the driver was not injured. The accident happened two miles south of Thornhope on US 35. The accident was turned over to the Royal Center Town Marshal.

01/27/11 A caller reported that his garage was broken into and the front of the garage was destroyed.

01/27/11 A Star City resident reported 4-wheeler tracks by his door.

01/26/11 A woman called police to report her husband’s vehicle stolen. Her husband’s cell phone was in the vehicle and now someone is calling her from that phone.

Arrests:
01/28/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 865 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, Court order, Weekender.

01/28/11 Brandon Davis, 23, 104 W. Spring St., Winamac, IN, Court Order, Weekender. Discharged 01/30/11

01/28/11 Ruby Dennis, 1008 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, Court Order. Discharged 01/30/11

01/28/11 William Brettin, 60, 3432 N. 1400 W., Medaryville, IN, Court Order.

01/28/11 William Olson, 51, 7194 N. US 421, San Pierre, IN, Court Order.

01/28/11 Anthony Barnett, 37, 716 N. Plymouth, Winamac, IN, Court Order, Weekender. Discharged 01/29/11

01/26/11 Glenn Sewell, 50, 615 E. Pearl St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 01/27/11

01/26/11 Matthew Watson, 40, 484 E. 1300 W., Wheatfield, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 01/26/11

01/24/11 Gene Wilkerson, 24, 15294 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, Court Order. Discharged 01/26/11

01/24/11 Irvin Hudson, 27, 503 Bates St., Logansport, IN, Court Order. Discharged 01/24/11

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/26/11 Mark Matthews reported that some unknown person(s) got into his parked vehicle and removed his GPS navigator.

Arrests:
01/30/11 Jana Lynn Scott, 1204 Corey Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%. She was arrested after a traffic stop.

01/28/11 Brittany Shepherd, 24, 712 S. Cherry St., North Judson, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Auto Theft and Theft. Shepherd reportedly took a truck that belonged to Jerry Sons. Sons told police he couldn’t remember giving Shepherd permission to take the truck. Shepherd claims she had Sons’ permission to take the truck. After a while, he stated that he even though he couldn’t remember, he would not have given Shepherd permission to take the truck. She also reportedly took several WWII medals from Son’s residence.

01/28/11 Robert Sobieck, 42, 1 S. McGill St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active warrant.

01/27/11 Roberta Clemons, 36, 400 N. Clark St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft. According to police records, Clemons was in Dollar General and reportedly put merchandise in her purse.

01/26/11 Korey Draper, 36, 1000 E. Washington, Knox, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

01/21/11 Michael Ford, 24, 3260 S. Range Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a Controlled Substance in the Body. Ford reportedly hit a tree in the 300 block of Main Street in Knox. He stated that an oncoming vehicle was coming at him head-on which caused him to swerve and hit the tree.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/30/11 Henry Paschen of Walkerton called police to report that his mailbox was shot up.

01/29/11 A North Judson resident reported a lost driver’s license.

01/29/11 Jennifer Byrne called police to report that someone broke her mailbox off at the base.

01/28/11 Ed Lambert reported the theft of copper cables from the augers on his property. Unknown person(s) also stole power cables from the irrigation pumps.

01/28/11 A resident in the 4900 block of E. 800 S. in Knox reported a lap top and Wii game console stolen from the residence.

01/28/11 Dr. Subbaro reported the theft of a garbage can.

01/27/11 Mary Beaver reported the theft of items from her mother’s property.

01/26/11 Dale Hamand called to report that two of his vehicles had been broken into.

01/25/11 A Hamlet resident reported the theft of a handgun.

01/25/11 A resident called police to report that her neighbor shot one of her cats and threw it in a dumpster. The man threatened to kill more of her cats.

01/25/11 A Monterey resident reported the theft of a credit card.

01/25/11 A resident in the 8900 block of S. 1175 E. in Culver reported the house was broken into.

01/25/11 A resident reported a dumpster fire.

Arrests:
01/29/11 William J. Walley, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/28/11 Eight were arrested for Illegal Possession of Alcohol after police responded to an underage drinking party in the 5700 block of S. 250 W. in North Judson.

01/28/11 Arron Holland, 18, 4240 N. 100 E., Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/26/11 Franciso Esparza, 23, 713 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/29/11 North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department on report of a teenage drinking party on County Road 250 West. The investigation resulted in several Minor in Possession of Alcohol charges.

01/28/11 – North Judson Police investigated a theft from a vehicle while parked in the 300 block of Lane Street. The complainant advised she ran into a store for less than 15 minutes and when she returned her IPod Touch, valued at over $400, and a plastic cup of lose change was missing from her 1999 Dodge Pickup truck. The truck was left unlocked and again North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely encourages everyone to lock your vehicle when not attended, even just for few moments.

01/25/11 Two times in the past week North Judson Police were called to the North Judson Middle School for juvenile boys being in a physical altercation.

Arrests:
01/29/11 Donald W. Fletcher, 42, 114 Lane Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Public Intoxication.

01/28/11 Kyle E. Neeley, 18, 7230 W. 88 North, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operator Never Licensed and Failure to Prove Financial Responsibility.

01/27/11 Dustin R. Campbell, 23, 8740 South 700 North, North Judson, IN, arrested on Body Attachment through Starke Circuit Court for Failure to Appear.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
01/29/2011 Shelly Fritz reported an animal complaint.

01/25/2011 Shauna Ard reported an intimidation.

01/25/2011 Missy Hanes requested an officer for juvenile problems.

01/24/2011 Shauna Ard of Hamlet reported telephone harassment.

Arrests:
01/26/2011 Jody Shay Cusick of Hamlet was arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery with a Child Present and Confinement Using a Vehicle.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/23/11 A woman in Denham reported to police that a young man wearing a plaid coat knocked on her door saying his vehicle was broke down on 575 West. The woman let him use her phone and couldn’t reach anyone. He then asked if he could crash there. The woman said no and then he left the residence. She said he smelled like he had been drinking.

01/22/11 A man called police and said he fell asleep while driving and hit an REMC utility police in Winamac. He was not injured.

01/22/11 A man residing in Rich Grove Township called police to reported that when he went to his father’s residence, he found evidence that someone broke in. His father had recently passed away and the home was unoccupied.

01/22/11 A caller told police that he hit a tree with his car and has minor injuries.

01/21/11 Police believe they found a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident two days prior. The vehicle was impounded.

01/21/11 A woman called police to report incessant phone calls from Jamaica claiming she’s won a million dollars. She wants to block the number.

01/21/11 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a vehicle on its top. One person was out of the vehicle and one person was still in the vehicle. The two were taken to IU Health-Starke Hospital.

01/21/11 A caller reported a station wagon on fire in Winamac and it was fully engulfed. The car was held for investigation.

01/20/11 A woman called police to report a residential break in.

01/20/11 A caller reported a stolen vehicle in Winamac.

01/19/11 A woman called police and reported that a person may have broken into her business. Shattered glass was all over the floor.

01/19/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a license plate.

01/19/11 A man called to report that someone had broken into his home and stole his girlfriend’s cell phone.

01/18/11 The theft of scrap metal was reported in Winamac. The metal was worth approximately $800.

01/18/11 A caller advised that someone is going around hitting mailboxes.

Arrests:
01/24/11 Irving Hudson, 27, 508 Bates St., Logansport, IN, court order. Discharged 1/24/11

01/23/11 Donald Nies, 1776 N. 675 E. Kewanna, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Discharged 01/23/11

01/21/11 Gavin Miller, 20, Market St., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 01/23/11

01/21/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 865 N. 150 Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 01/23/11

01/21/11 Brandon Davis, 23, 104 W. Spring St., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 01/23/11

01/21/11 James Hunt, 19, 2674 E. 600 S., Star City, IN, on site.

01/21/11 Ruby Dennis, 24, 1008 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 01/23/11

01/21/11 Anthony Barnett, 37, 716 N. Plymouth, Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 01/23/11

01/20/11 Ashley Jennings, 19, 402 S. Toner St., Kewanna, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Residential Entry and Battery. Discharged 01/21/11.

01/20/11 Kelsie N. Grainer, 19, 2554 S. 1000 W., Kewanna, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Residential Entry and Theft. Discharged 01/21/11.

01/18/11 Courtney Anglim, 42, 4657 W. 400 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.

01/18/11 Stephen Hammonds, 19, 15025 W. 450 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant and Minor Consuming.

01/17/11 Nicholas Bouldin, 21, 2360 E. State Road 10, Knox, IN, court order. Discharged 01/18/11

01/17/11 Brandy Garbison, 18, 5640 E. 650 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/17/11 Joan A. Donald, 65, 1685 N. 1075 W. Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/23/11 Jeffery Singleton reported the theft of a cell phone.

01/19/11 Margaret Yarck reported the theft of a registration plate from her vehicle.

01/19/11 Jeffrey Osborne of Knox was cited for Driving While Suspended.

01/18/11 An employee at Next Door Food Store reported that a patron came into the store and asked if a $50 he received from someone was fake. It was determined the bill was fake and the man left the store.

01/18/11 The maintenance man at 1st Source Bank reported finding a brick and a piece of paper in an outside light. The cryptic writing on the paper appeared to belong to Social Youth Chaos. The light had been reported being out for approximately two weeks.

01/18 Jason Bazemore reported a minor vehicle accident. He parked his vehicle in the Walgreens parking lot and went into the store. When he came out, someone had hit the driver’s side of the truck bed in front of the rear tire.

Arrests:
01/23/11 Ronald G. Biddle, 7500 E. 25N., Knox IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/23/11 Dennis M. Bunch, 22, 201 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

01/21/11 Joshua Estok, 301 E. Danker St., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Residential Entry and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/23/11 The theft of a pool stick from the Round up Bar was reported to police. An incident report was requested.

01/22/11 Two loud explosions were reported in the 6300 block of W. 400 S., in North Judson. Officers investigated and reported no findings.

01/22/11 A resident in the 2500 block of S. 100 W. in North Judson reported that the resident’s house was paint balled.

01/22/11 A caller reported some unknown person(s) pulled up to a black car, went into the vehicle, took some clothing and left.

01/21/11 A caller reported seeing six kids trying to break into his truck.

01/21/11 A caller requested to speak with an officer in reference to a break in at a residence in San Pierre. The incident happened at his grandmother’s house and she is missing money.

01/20/11 Police were notified of a possible scam. A woman called police and said that she received a call from a girl claiming to be her granddaughter and she was asking for bail money.

01/18/11 Debra Milton reported the tires on her daughter’s car were slashed.

01/15/11 A woman in the Monterey area reported a break-in. Two gun lockers were pried open, but no firearms were taken. 3D glasses and 15 video games were stolen.

Arrests:
01/24/11 Randall Appelton, 510 W. Talmer Ave., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Precursors, and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver.
Kenneth Haddix, 43, 402 S. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Precursors, Visiting a Common Nuisance, and Possession of a Pistol Without a Permit.

01/22/11 Nick Fletcher, 22, 2070 N. Garba Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Strangulation (two counts).

01/21/11 Kevin Ghormley, 48, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Habitual Traffic Violator.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

01/24/11 Two Traffic accidents where reported. They were weather related.

01/19/11 Nancy Celik of Hamlet Reported theft of mail.

01/19/11 Hamlet Police Initiated traffic stop which resulted in short pursuit of male suspects. Driver-Paul Coffin arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement x2, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Driving while Suspended/Misdemeanor. Passenger-Michael M. Fagin Of Hamlet Arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

01/17/11 Tricia Lehiy of Hamlet reported harassment.

01/10/11 Officers were sent to 409 W Davis St. for a verbal altercation.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/16/11 Officers responded to a call of possible shots fired. Police reported the status was ok and no one was around the area.

01/16/11 Police pulled over a car in front of the Marathon Station in Winamac. The driver was cited for no license and had a child restraint violation.

01/16/11 A caller reported two tires on the passenger side of her vehicle have been slashed. Police later met with two people who witnessed the incident.

01/15/11 A caller reported that renters had moved out of the house and when the caller went to the house, the caller found that someone had broken into the home and stole items.

01/14/11 A couple in White Township is requesting extra patrol. The wife reported hearing a noise outside the residence that night. When the husband got up today, there were fresh tracks in the snow that led up to the house.

01/14/11 A resident in Indian Township called police to report that a black car had pulled up to his residence and sat there with parking lights on for over an hour. When the resident went to see what what going on, the driver left.

01/14/11 A caller in Rich Grove Township reported to police that people are hunting on his property without permission.

01/14/11 A resident in Winamac reported people riding four wheelers through his back yard.

01/14/11 A resident in White Township reported finding a gun.

01/11/11 A resident reported the theft of a jacket. The caller reported she had worn the jacket to a basketball game. Cameras caught the act and a follow up investigation will take place.

01/11/11 A vehicle fire was reported in Jefferson Township. The owner reported the fire had started in the garage and the vehicle was pulled out of the garage and there isn’t anyone around it.

01/11/11 A resident in Salem Township reported the theft of a snow shovel.

01/11/11 A business owner in Cass Township reported items stolen from his shop.

01/11/11 A woman in Medaryville told police that two subjects held her at knifepoint and broke the window out of her vehicle.

01/11/11 A resident called police to report the cell phone she bought off of E-Bay was stolen.

01/10/11 A resident in Rich Grove Township advised just returned home and found the front door kicked in.

Arrests:
01/14/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 865 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, Weekender.

01/14/11 Charles Weaver, 24, 631 N. Riverside Dr., Winamac, IN, Court Order.

01/14/11 Ruby Dennis, 24, 1008 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, Court Order.

01/14/11 Anthony R. Barnett, 37, 716 N. Plymouth Rd., Winamac, IN, Weekender.

01/13/11 Kevin Scott Minix, 48, 315 S. Franklin, Winamac, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

01/12/11 Kelly D. Rowe, 42, Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary and Theft. Discharged 01/16/11

01/12/11 Justin Aldrich, 22, 1027 N. Monticello, Winamac, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

01/12/11 Andrew Tillema, 36, 14313 W. 800 N., San Pierre, IN, arrested on active arrest warrants. Discharged 01/12/11

01/11/11 Cory Lowry, 29, 9049 W. Olson Rd. Apt. B, Delong, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

01/11/11 Rodney Craft, 400 N. Clark St., Knox, IN, transported from the Starke County Jail for a court order. Transported back to Starke County 01/12/11.

01/11/11 Virginia Elam, 53, 317 E. 13th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 01/12/11

01/11/11 Brett T. Nieman, 26, 504 Foster St. Apt. A, Monticello, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. Discharged 01/12/11

01/10/11 Sabino Hernando, 54, 3505 N. 600 W., Demotte, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator.

01/10/11 Angela R. Gmurk, 27, 1655 N. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/17/11 Malinda Majchrzak reported her son’s IPod stolen. The IPod was stolen while he attended middle school wrestling practice.

01/12/11 Cindy Parkison reported the theft of a lawn mower.

01/12/11 Linda Holland reported damage to her gate on her property. The suspect used a cutting device to cut the board nearly completely through and forced the gate partially open. Evidence showed that a suspect attempted to open two windows of the residence.

01/12/11 Ronald Lovejoy reported damage to the upper hinge fixture on a door at the apartment complex at 309 Ruthie Dr.

Arrests:
01/14/11 Michael Byer, Jr., 22, 7520 W. 200, Grovertown, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

01/14/11 Jeffrey Singleton, Sr., 156 W. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Neglect of a Dependent.
Sandra Singleton, 43, 156 W. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Neglect of a Dependent.
Jeffrey Singleton, Jr., 24, 156 W. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Disorderly Conduct.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/15/11 A resident in the 3500 block of State Road 23 called police to report a recovered gun. It was taken to the Sheriff’s Department.

01/15/11 Patricia Pearl told police she was driving down Toto Road and a passing vehicle threw a bottle of the window and it struck her vehicle and caused damage.

01/15/11 Rodney Sanders called police to report that his brother’s residence had been broken into. There was an ax located outside the door.

01/15/11 A Monterey resident called police to report his dog was shot by the neighbors.

01/15/11 Ed Reiss reported that some unknown suspect(s) hit his chain link fence and damaged a telephone box.

01/15/11 Connie Snyder called to report her gold 1998 Ford Windstar van was missing.

01/12/11 A resident in the 400 S. and 200 E. area in Knox reported a stolen motorcycle.

01/11/11 Tami Linback called to report that her mailbox was hit.

01/11/11 A Knox Community School bus was involved in a minor accident with another vehicle. The two vehicles hit mirrors and suffered no other damage and no injuries were reported.

01/11/11 A caller reported a window broken at an old garage store in English Lake.

01/11/11 An alleged battery occurred at the Starke County jail in a cell block. Four inmates were reportedly involved and one suffered injuries. Eight inmates were in the block at the time of the alleged incident.

01/10/11 Todd Meloy reported his mailbox destroyed for the seventh straight day.

Arrests:
01/14/11 Richard Hamm, 26, of North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

01/10/11 Ryan Nissen, 30, of Griffith, IN was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Law Enforcement.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/11/10 North Judson Police investigated a property damage only accident in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy. One vehicle was backing out of a parking spot and hit another vehicle in the side. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely estimated the damage at less than $1,000 and no injuries were reported. Driver of the first vehicle was Cathy Calhoun of Knox in a 2004 Jeep, who backed into a 1999 Toyota being driven by Carolyn Haskins of North Judson.

01/13/10 The Dollar General requested the North Judson Police for a shoplifter in the store. North Judson Officer Joe Budner responded and arrested Michelle M. Riley of Culver for Conversion.

Arrests:
01/13/10 – Michelle Marie Riley, 26, 11531 E. SR 8, Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/09/11 A caller reported that a 1990’s Chevy pickup with a broken tail light hit his fence and outbuilding. The driver reportedly tore up Kersting’s fields and left.

01/09/11 A man reported that his home was broken into and his ex-wife’s things missing.

01/09/11 A resident reported an X-Box and games stolen.

01/08/11 A resident in Salem Township called police to report that someone banged on his door and then ran from the residence. The resident saw someone running down the alley and tried to follow the suspect but did not see anyone. The resident requested extra patrol.

01/07/11 A resident in Cass Township reported the theft of metal, copper, windows, and electric motors.

01/06/11 A caller in Rich Grove Township called police to report three people were banging on the side of his trailer. The suspects moved out by his car while he was on the phone with dispatch. The caller requested extra patrol.

01/06/11 A resident reported a vehicle fire across from the Wems Station.

01/06/11 A resident in Indian Township called the Sheriff’s Department to say that she had slid off the road into a field. She said a car was coming at her and was across the yellow line. She had to move over which caused her to crash. She complained of pain in her knees and she thought she felt and heard her neck snap.

01/06/11 A caller in Rich Grove Township reported damage to her mailbox. This is the second incident in a week. She had just put up a new mailbox and vandals damaged it.

01/05/11 A resident in Monroe Township reported the theft of $280 while staying over at someone else’s home.

Arrests:
01/07/11 Keith McField, 31, 110 S. 4th St., Centerville, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

01/07/11 Yvonne Long, 39, 810 Jefferson, Rochester, IN, arrested on an active warrant – Failure to Appear. Discharged 01/10/11

01/07/11 Beverly Granger, 46, 908 S. State St., North Vernon, IN, arrested on an active warrant – Failure to Appear. Discharged 01/10/11

01/07/11 Gustave F. Salyer, 6117 E. Main St., Monterey, IN, arrested on an active warrant. Cash Bond. Discharged 01/07/11

01/07/11 Ruby Dennis, 23, 1008 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, Weekender. Court Order. Discharged 01/09/11

01/07/11 Anthony Barnett, 37, 716 N. Plymouth Rd., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Court Order. Discharged 01/09/11

01/07/11 Rodney Craft, 37, 400 N. Clark St., Knox, IN, Court Hearing. Transported back to Starke County 01/07/11

01/06/11 Johnny Mullens, 25, 203 W. Washington, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active warrant (x2). Discharged 01/10/11

01/05/11 Sally I. Anderson, 57, Holloway Hotel Rm 10, Hamlet, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant – Failure to Appear.

01/05/11 Marcus Reed, 23, 321 Crestwood Dr., Michigan City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/09/11 Victoria Clemons reported the theft of her wallet and food items from her refrigerator.

01/08/11 Two people were involved in a verbal altercation in front of the bike shop on Main Street. Shane Thomas allegedly broke out a window at the bike shop after threatening to fight with another individual. After he allegedly broke the window, he ran into Mikey’s Pizza Pit Stop. He was later questioned by police. He suffered a laceration on his hand.

01/08/11 Tonya Stacy called police to report that the rear window of a vehicle shattered as she was at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library. The vehicle belonged to Malvanie Clemons.

01/05/11 Dawn Hurt reported the theft of a camera, gloves, a stereo, cell phone, recorder, CDs, jeans and t-shirts. There is a possible suspect in this case.

01/04/11 Teresa Smith reported that the dollar change machine at Knox Garden Courts had been broken into. Police found pry marks on the machine near the key hole. An unknown amount of cash was stolen.

01/04/11 Annetta Hale reported that someone was opening and closing her screen door. She requested extra patrol.

Arrests:
01/08/11 David Delosantos Jr., 410 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active warrant.

01/05/11 Edward Zubay Jr., 1843 Redwood CT., Crown Point, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (three counts).
Steven Douglas, 3061 Evelyn St., Portage, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/08/11 A resident in the 200 block of S. Main Street in Hamlet reported a friend’s apartment was broken into.

01/08/11 Darrell Griffith reported two subjects breaking into his trailer.

01/08/11 William Sauer reported that a 2000 Chevy Venture Van was stolen.

01/08/11 Jason Combs called police to report a stolen log splitter.

01/08/11 A resident in the 7500 block of 800 S. in North Judson reported that the resident’s mailbox was smashed. The mail had been taken out of the box and opened.

01/08/11 A vehicle was reported in a ditch and damage done to the field owned by James Beron.

01/07/11 Lisa Branson reported her Allied Waste garbage can stolen.

01/06/11 Margaret Johnson in San Pierre reported her mailbox was damaged.

01/06/11 Mike Hayes of Grovertown told police that an air compressor was taken from his property.

01/05/11 Tammy Barbknect reported a break-in at her residence. She said nothing was taken from the property, but damage was done to both doors.

01/05/11 A citizen reported a possible portable meth lab on 1150 East on the west side of the road.

Arrests:
01/09/11 Michael Murphy, 36, of Knox was arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery (three counts), Interference with the Reporting of a Crime and Resisting Law Enforcement.

01/07/11 Brian Hurt, 32, was arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Public Intoxication. He was also wanted on an active warrant.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/07/10 The North Judson Dollar General requested the police for a shoplifter in the store. North Judson police conducted an investigation and determined a 42 year old female was being charged with Conversion. Due to the suspect caring for a sick relative at home, Officer Joe Budner long formed the suspect and requests that the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office summons her to court.

01/06/10 North Judson Police investigated a property damage only accident in the parking lot of the Family Express. Sean M Walls of North Judson was pulling into the lot and slid on some snow and ice causing his vehicle to strike another vehicle being driven by Ellen Berg also of North Judson. Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated the damages at over $1,000 and no injuries were reported.

01/06/10 North Judson Police conducted a traffic stop on State Road 10 near 300 West and had the driver flee the vehicle on foot. North Judson Office Mat Anderson and Starke County K9 Officer James Upsall and his dog, Fritz, searched the area. It was determined another vehicle picked up the driver. A full report has been filed with the Starke County Prosecutors Office requesting charges on the 21 year old male driver.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
1/5/2011 Diane Hardesty reported a domestic dispute.

1/4/2011 Lisa Shei reported harassment.

Arrests:
1/5/2011 Larry Catt of Hamlet was arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle and Driving While Suspended.

1/5/2011 Lonzo Jackson of Hamlet was arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Law Enforcement and Battery on a Police Officer.

Week in Review for December 20th-24th, 2010

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

Pulaski County Officers elected into office in the General Election were sworn into office Tuesday afternoon. Officers were sworn in by Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn and Superior Court Judge Patrick Blankenship.

Starke United

Starke United Executive Director, Edie Hall, told WKVI that the WKVI-Starke United Auction netted $7,669.

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Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Investigates Theft from Monterey Elementary School

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a theft from the Monterey Elementary School. The incident occurred Thanksgiving weekend, November 28th or 29th.

According to Detective Scott Taylor, some unknown person(s) broke into the Monterey Elementary School and stole 11 iPod touch devices and 2 laptop computers. The items were property of the Monterey Elementary School. The thieves did minimal damage when they broke into the building but took over $5,000 in electronics from the school.

If anyone knows anything about this case, you can provide an anonymous tip to Detective Scott Taylor of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department by calling (574) 946-6655 ext 239.