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:
09/11/11 A Monterey resident called police to report that some unknown subject(s) broke into his garage again. There were several items taken, including the security camera.

09/11/11 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was called to a vehicle accident in the Star City area and one person was injured.

09/11/11 A man driving a motorcycle and hit a deer in the Star City area. The driver only reported a scratch on his elbow and a family member was going to take him to the hospital to tend to the injury.

09/10/11 A Denham resident reported the theft of a dirt bike. The dirt bike was chained to the truck that’s for sale in his front yard.

09/09/11 A seven-year-old girl called police to report that some unknown subject(s) had broken into a car on the property and stole a stereo. The babysitters were at the residence but were sleeping at the time of the call. When police arrived on scene, the adults said the child didn’t attempt to wake them. The child thought she might get into trouble if she woke them up. They didn’t think anything was wrong with the vehicle but would call if they found something wrong.

09/09/11 An Elkhart resident told police that he owns property in Pulaski County and articles have been stolen from the residence.

09/09/11 A Monterey resident called police to report that all of the tires on her new truck were slashed.

09/09/11 An officer was made aware of a vehicle in the parking lot of a local business that appears to have severe window and body damage. The caller who called this in was unsure how the driver would be able to see on his/her way home.

09/09/11 A resident in the northwestern part of the county reported that people were firing a gun. Police asked neighbors about the call and they stated that they heard shots a few hours ago but nothing since then.

09/09/11 The Francesville EMS responders were called to a residence in reference to a woman who suffered from burns after trying to kill a bug and light it on fire with gasoline. The fire got out of control but it is now out, but she is injured to the point that her skin has “melted”. She was later airlifted to the burn center in Fort Wayne due to her injuries.

09/08/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report that some unknown subject(s) cut the tires on the vehicle.

09/08/11 A rollover accident occurred outside of Star City but there were no injuries.

09/07/11 A Denham resident reported the theft of a TV, DVD player, Play Station, and clothes.

09/07/11 A Francesville resident notified police of an accident in front of her residence. The driver reportedly struck a tree in from of the house. The driver was injured and bleeding.

09/07/11 An employee at a Winamac gas station reported a drive-off of $20.

09/06/11 A caller told police that it appeared that crops were damaged due to someone turning around in a corn field.

09/06/11 A caller in the Radioville area reported that some unknown person(s) broke into the shed and took a lawnmower and other items.

Arrests:
09/12/11 Nathan Gamblin, 20, 1486 N. US 35, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Assisting a Criminal. Discharged 09/12/11

09/12/11 Brandon Gamblin, 28, 1486 N. US 35, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged of 09/12/11

09/10/11 Kevin L. Heiny, 44, 6886 E. CR 900 N., Royal Center, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 09/11/11

09/10/11 James E. Gill, 52, 55335 State Road 119, Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 09/10/11

09/09/11 Brian Graham, 26, 4834 Hamilton, South Bend, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/09/11 Jerry Button, 46, 3201 W. 250 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator. Discharged 09/09/11

09/07/11 Brandon Michael, 29, 253 E. 150 S. Apt. 1, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 09/08/11

Accidents:
09/11/11 One person was injured in a two vehicle accident south of Winamac. Corey Heath, 22, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, told police that she was traveling on County Road 250 East and came to the intersection on US 35. She said she did not see the vehicle driving south on US 35 and entered into the intersection. Heath entered into the intersection and struck the vehicle driven by Linda Roth of Royal Center. Roth stated that she didn’t see Heath’s car until it was too late. Heath refused medical treatment at the scene and Roth was taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
09/10/11 Nathan Chambers reported the theft of a black neoprene riding mask with a white skull on it. The item was last seen on the handlebars of his motorcycle.

09/08/11 Tim Miller of Knox told police that he returned home from work and found that the garage entry door was open and there was reportedly no damage done to the lock and the lock was in the locked position. An edger, weedeater and stereo speakers were reported stolen.

09/08/11 Robert Brandt reported the theft of construction tools from a home they are remodeling. The suspect(s) reportedly entered the home through a bedroom window.

Arrests:
09/11/11 Steven Gott, 26, 203 N. Main St. Apt. C, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/11/11 Michael Hoekman, 20, 3600 E. Debby Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Minor in a Tavern, Illegal Possession.
Boston Tunis, 19, 3204 Rustic Ln, Crown Point, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

09/10/11 Thomas Thomas, 48, no address given, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and False Informing.
Julie Haas, 24, 407 S. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

09/10/11 Destiny Spencer, 28, 521 W. Culver Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

09/10/11 John E. Clemons, 39, 6860 E. Skyline Ave., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

09/09/11 Anthony Allen, 37, 1010 Denny Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery and Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child Less Than 16 Years of Age.

09/09/11 Brian Keith Greene, 26, 7859 W. 700 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Operator Never Licensed.
Natasha Lynn Piper, 21, 1240 W. 150 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

09/08/11 A juvenile was arrested on a preliminary charge of conversion.

09/02/11 Jeremy McDougal, 35, 5885 U Rd. Lot 10, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Accidents:
09/10/11 The Knox City Police Department was called to a two vehicle accident on Williams Street. Monica Yoldash, of Knox, told police that she was northbound on Williams Street, approaching the tracks just south of John Street. As she was crossing the railroad tracks, she observed a van in the middle of the road. She swerved to miss the van and left the roadway, striking a tree head-on. The driver of the van, Kenneth Burton, said he was southbound on Williams Street from John Street when he observed Yoldash’s vehicle travel over the tracks at a high rate of speed which caused her to travel airborne. She then lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. Yoldash was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/11/11 A resident in the 1000 block of E. 700 S. in North Judson requested to speak to an officer because her neighbors were chasing down her dogs with a 4-wheelers.

09/11/11 A San Pierre resident reported the theft of a gun from his vehicle.

09/10/11 A Knox resident called police to do a welfare check on her in-laws. Her mother-in-law is reportedly dying and can’t be left alone and their daughter has cut off her ankle bracelet and left the residence.

09/10/11 The ambulance service reported a tow truck in the ditch off 750 North near Walkerton but when police arrived, there was nothing there.

09/10/11 A resident in the 3500 block of 800 S. in Knox told police that she is building a house and when she came home, the trees that had been cut down were deliberately set on fire. She would like to file a report and is requesting extra patrol.

09/10/11 An officer was requested at Round Lake Cemetery for property damage to the fence.

09/09/11 Two residents in the 8900 block of S. Jefferson St. in Monterey told police that their vehicles have been broken into

09/09/11 Two residents in the 8800 block of S. Adams Street in Monterey told police that someone went through their vehicles and stole some items. One resident told police that she said it appeared that someone had tried to hot wire it.

09/08/11 A resident in the 1800 block of W. Dawn Dr., in North Judson reported the theft of a vehicle. He last saw the vehicle in February before he went on an extended vacation.

09/07/11 A resident in the 1500 block of W. Toto Road in Knox told police that he was in a verbal argument with his neighbor and now he believes he stole his dog.

Arrests:
09/10/11 William J. Miller, 43, Portage, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

09/09/11 William David Smith, 22, of Fontaine, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Accidents:
09/10/11 Jennifer Zuniga, 26, of North Judson told police that she was traveling south on County Road 250 W when she observed deer in the roadway. She didn’t see the deer earlier as it was foggy. She swerved to miss the deer and she left the roadway. The vehicle rolled over and and it was totaled. She received minor injuries in the accident.

09/07/11 Douglas E. Kline, of Granger, IN, told police that he was traveling North on U.S. 35 just north of 300 North near Hamlet when he said he must have dozed off. The vehicle left the roadway and flipped. He was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
09/10/11 Another report of two bicycles missing from a yard in the 400 block of High Street was taken by the North Judson Police. Both bicycles were Schwinns, one a man’s bike and the other a woman’s. The man’s bike was blue and had an older chrome headlight.

09/09/11 It was reported to the North Judson Police that an unknown male entered an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 600 block of Oakwood Street. The home owner came outside and the man fled. Nothing was reported missing. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely again reminds residents to keep their vehicles locked when unattended.

09/07/11 Around 7:40 a.m., North Judson Police were informed of a property damage accident in the 400 block of Lane Street. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded and investigated the accident. A 1995 GMC Van, driven by Ramon Santiago from Knox, was going North on Lane Street and struck a 2004 Honda that was parked on Lane Street in the driver’s side rear quarter-panel. Budner estimated the damages at over $2,500.

09/07/11 North Judson Police took a report of a stolen bicycle, a men’s green bike, from the 500 block of E. Talmer Avenue.

09/06/11 A North Judson resident reported to police that her vehicle had the windshield smashed with a brick while it was parked on the street in the 300 block of George. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. and North Judson Police are working on a lead.

09/06/11 Around 7:50 p.m., the North Judson Police responded to a truck vs. deer accident on Talmer Avenue near the intersection of Oakwood Street. Brent Katschke was driving east on Talmer when a deer ran into the roadway. He struck the deer causing an estimated $2,500 damage to his 2007 Dodge Ram truck. North Judson Officer Bill Scheiderer investigated the incident.

09/06/11 North Judson Police took a violation of a Protection Order report in reference to a male subject making indirect contact with a female subject by sending her a message. The report was furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

09/05/11 North Judson Police responded to a report of a man having been battered in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue. The home owner advised the man involved was an unwanted guest and asked to leave the residence. The incident remains under investigation.

Fire Officials Investigate Arson Incident in Star City

The Star City Fire Department and the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a house fire that occurred at Nathan VanDerAa’s home in Star City on Sunday.

The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office told WKVI that the fire is considered incendiary, meaning that it was created by someone. The home and VanDerAa’s vehicle were both set on fire. VanDerAa was reportedly not at home at the time of the incident. If you have any information about this arson, call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 946-6655. A reward of $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of any suspect(s) responsible for this incident. Continue reading

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:
09/05/11 A resident in the Star City area reported that her garage door was accidentally left open and a 4-wheeler and other items were stolen.

09/05/11 A Monon resident reported that he has an older truck on his property and some unknown subject(s) beat out all of the windows and headlights and they slashed the tires. No trespassing signs had been posted.

09/03/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a bicycle. It is a navy blue Trek B12 mountain bike.

09/03/11 Winamac firefighters were called to a barn fire.

09/02/11 A Francesville resident called police to report that she pushed her vacuum cleaner outside to clean out her camper and left it outside while she walked her daughter from the area. When she returned, it was gone. Police spoke to the suspect who advised police that he thought she was throwing it out as it was sitting on the curb. It was returned to the owner.

09/02/11 A Beaver Township resident reported the theft of her daughter’s cell phone.

09/02/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a lawn mower, air compressor, power saw and other items from his garage.

09/01/11 A caller reported missing golf clubs in a pink girls golf bag.

09/01/11 A resident in the Denham area reported the theft of an irrigation system from behind his residence.

08/31/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a video system and phone charger from a vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the complaintant’s driveway.

08/31/11 A Cass Township resident reported the theft of a mailbox.

08/31/11 A Cass Township resident reported the theft of a lawn mower.

08/31/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report that he went to the gas station to get some gas and while he was gone, some unknown person(s) stole his lawn mower and weed trimmer.

08/31/11 A Medaryville resident told police that someone just stole her nine week old Pit Bull puppy mix. The animal was later returned.

Arrests:
09/05/11 Joseph Deinema, 35, 4355 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/04/11 Michael Watson, 45, 4076 S. Portedward Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 09/05/11

09/04/11 Pamela Larson, 48, 7080 E. 250 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated -Prior.

09/03/11 Joanna Timmons, 30, 2745 N. 1600 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession, Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 09/03/11

09/02/11 Jennifer Wireman, 28, 312 11th St., Logansport, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/02/11 Thomas Denham, 64, 702 N. Market, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 09/03/11

09/01/11 Samantha Deck, 24, 515 Dorothy St., Monon, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. 09/02/11

08/31/11 David D. Ercoli, 61, 4903 E. Melton Rd., Gary, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/31/11 Georgiha A. Hampton, 56, 13575 W. 400 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants. Discharged 08/31/11

08/31/11 John Rupert,28, 6655 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/31/11 Charlotte Rupert, 24, 6655 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/31/11 Cody M. Cobb, 18, 7044 N. 1225 W., Monticello, IN, arrested on a preliminary theft of Public Intoxication and Theft. Discharged 09/01/11

08/31/11 Joseph L. McNeiley, 41, 5807 W. 122nd Ave. Crown Point, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Prior, Driving While Suspended. Discharged 08/31/11

08/31/11 Tyler Reed, 19, 537 W. 11th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a body attachment. Discharged 08/31/11

08/29/11 David Davis, 39, 6558 S. 400 W., Kewanna, IN, arrested on a small claims warrant. Discharged 08/29/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
09/03/11 A vandalism report was taken by North Judson Police for two vehicles being scratched or keyed in the 300 block of Main Street.

09/03/11 North Judson Police were advised of a traffic accident at the curve of Main Street and N. Oakwood Avenue. North Judson Officer Bill Scheiderer investigated the incident and set damages at over $1,000.00. Timothy Rudd of North Judson was driving a 2005 Ford Taurus and stated an animal was in the roadway as he was making the turn onto Oakwood and he swerved and struck a wooden fence on the east side of the roadway. Rudd was ticketed for a Driving while Suspended infraction and the vehicle was impounded.

09/02/11 A report of theft of gasoline being siphoned from parked vehicles in the 100 East Block of Talmer Avenue in North Judson was taken by North Judson Police.

08/30/11 North Judson Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 400 block of High Street. After a complete investigation, it was determined the call was a self inflicted gunshot wound. A male subject was transported to the hospital.

Arrests:
08/24/11 Danny Manns Jr., 35, 3030 S. US #35, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Criminal Mischief over $250.00 and Trespassing.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
09/02/11 It was reported to police that some unknown person broke out the window to Terry Turner’s vehicle on Main Street. Turner told police that a camera was stolen and damage was done to the vehicle. Another vehicle parked on Main Street was broken into and it belonged to Eric Campbell. The driver’s side window was broken and the back window was hanging from its seal.

08/30/11 Kim Wilson reported that some unknown person(s) slashed the front passenger window (which was plastic) and the rear window to her Jeep. Below the window on the Jeep’s frame was a foot long scratch into the paint.

Arrests:
09/05/11 Timothy Armes, 34, 701 E. Danker St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement.

09/05/11 Chelsea Schuchardt, 21, 1255 E. 150 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of Methamphetamine. She was also taken to jail on an active arrest warrant.

09/04/11 Eric E. Amor, 33, 307 W. Bozarth, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery and Disorderly Conduct.

09/04/11 Cody Foust, 20, 3375 E. S. Country Lane, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

09/03/11 Jeffrey Osborne, 44, 504 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

09/03/11 Daniel S. Keller, 18, 5722 E. Division Rd., Logansport, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

09/02/11 Melinda S. Catt, 40, 7945 W. 700 S., Winamac, IN,arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Prior, Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%.

09/01/11 Cheryl Hughes, 42, 116 ½ Madison St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

08/30/11 Daniel B. Berg II, 20, 805 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%.
Jonathan Landrum, 21, 701 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor (two counts).
Howard Bailey III, 20, 1260 S. 250 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/05/11 A resident in the 1300 block of W. Toto Road in North Judson reported that the residence just west of her is abandoned and there are two subjects in the back burning something.

09/04/11 The Bass Lake Fire Department was called to a garage fire at 5200 S. S. of State Road 10 in Knox.

09/04/11 A resident in the 11500 block of E. Division Road in Knox reported that everything in his house has been taken.

09/03/11 Greg Powell called to report his neighbor’s grill is on fire and it tipped over into the grass.

09/03/11 A resident in the 8900 block of S. Sycamore in Monterey told police that his Playstation 3 was stolen from his residence and Fulton Countypolice has recovered it. An officer from Fulton County said that he needs to file a report in Starke County in order to release the Playstation back to him.

09/02/11 A resident in the 7000 block of S. US 35 in Knox said that his friend was accidentally shot in the leg.

09/01/11 A resident in the 11900 block of E. Pink Ridge Lane in Walkerton told police that someone dropped off a moped at his residence and doesn’t know who it belongs to.

09/01/11 Justin Skinner of Walkerton reported the theft of his motorcycle.

08/31/11 A car fire was called in at the intersection of Delaware and Fisher Streets in Knox. The Knox -Center Township Fire Department was called to the scene.

08/31/11 The Hamlet Fire Department was called to an equipment fire between 300 and 400 North in Knox.

08/31/11 A resident in the 200 block of E. 625 S. in Knox reported that someone broke into his shed and stole his son’s 4-wheeler and tools.

08/31/11 An employee at the Zingo Express reported the theft of $89.23 worth of gas.

Arrests:
09/05/11 Deborah Thompson, 26, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/05/11 Jerry Lee Sons, 50 of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/04/11 Dale Chlebek, 46, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/04/11 Joshua Michael Zazzara, 18, of Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

09/03/11 George L. Ono, 58, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/02/11 Dennis Eugene Koons, 49, of Greenwood, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Accidents:
09/01/11 Robert E. Rayburn of Knox was injured when he left the road on US 35 near 900 South and hit a tree and then a house. Rayburn told police that he felt dizzy and thought he was hitting the brakes but he was hitting the gas. He hit a house at 8920 S. US 35. There were no other injuries reported.

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:
08/27/11 A semi driver in Medaryville told police that another semi driver drove his semi too close to him and clipped off one of his side mirrors.

08/27/11 A caller advised that a woman holding a yard sale in Star City is causing traffic problems.

08/27/11 A Winamac resident notified the Sheriff’s Department that a younger looking male has been driving around looking around and looking into dumpsters. He will get into his vehicle and sit and then will get out and look into another dumpster.

08/27/11 Police were called in reference to two women in a fight where one woman slapped another in the face at the Town Park.

08/26/11 A Medaryville resident called to report a break-in.

08/26/11 A resident in Northwestern Pulaski County reported a break-in at her sister’s residence. The caller told police she caught the suspects “red-handed”.

08/26/11 Police are investigating an incident where a Winamac resident complained that his neighbor came onto his property, allegedly pulled a gun, shot it into the air and then pointed it at him. He told police that he hit the weapon with a stick and knocked it out of his hand, but the guy picked it up and pointed it at him again. The incident reportedly happened three weeks ago and the complaintant is now reporting the incident.

08/26/11 A caller in Winamac reported that the kids leaving the high school parking lot are driving very recklessly.

08/26/11 A Winamac business requested an officer. A subject drove off with a gas nozzle in their car.

08/24/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of two gold wedding bands out of the glove compartment in her car sometime in July or the beginning of August.

Arrests:
08/28/11 Roberto F. Sebastian, 44, 6551 N. 1500 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed. Discharged 08/28/11

08/28/11 Chad M. Furnivali, 20, 329 E. 13th St., Rochester, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Minor Consuming.

08/25/11 Ronald Lee Magers, 26, 515 W. Main St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on site. Charges are pending.

08/25/11 Joshua Lee Attinger, 28, 902 S. Burson, Winamac, IN, arrested on sit. Charges are pending. Discharged 08/26/11

08/24/11 Rachel A. Carr, 40, 2024 Vessmore Pk Apt. 1, Rochester, IN, arrested on an active bench warrant.

08/24/11 Ramon Santana, 43, 1530 Maple St., Niles, MI, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
08/27/11 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner is investigating a battery that occurred on Friday, August 26th at the North Judson Town park on Weninger Street. A 18-year-old male advised that he was battered by a 22-year-old male subject.

08/27/11 A resident in the 300 Block of Franklin Street reported to North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer that his mail box was vandalized. After viewing the mail box, Officer Scheiderer observed black smoke residue in the mail box and no damage to the outside of the box. Officer Scheiderer located a clear plastic bottle that was burnt and burnt aluminum foil on the ground near the mail box. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

08/26/11 A property damage accident occurred at State Road 10 and Walnut Street. North Judson Police Chief, Doug Vessely, investigated and set the damages at under $2,500. A white Ford Econoline van driven by Jeffery K. Houk, of Rolling Prairie backed into a Saturn sedan driven by Samantha L. Myer, of North Judson. Houk stated he was going to back up to take a side road to avoid traffic being backed up due to construction at the intersection of State Road 10 and State Road 39 South.

08/26/11 A property damage accident occurred at State Road10 and Lane Street. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely, investigated and set the damages at over $1,000. A silver Toyota Corolla driven by Carolyn Haskins was eastbound on State Road 10 and was slowing to turn left onto Lane Street. She saw a Chevy S-10, driven by Carolyn E. Adam, stopped waiting to turn left onto State Road 10. After traffic cleared, Haskins started to turn left and Adam started to turn left. Adam’s vehicle struck Haskin’s vehicle.

08/25/11 North Judson Police Officer Ken Tomasko was on patrol near the rest area on State Road 10 and observed a male subject laying by a tree and picnic table. Officer Tomasko checked to see if the male needed any assistance. The male subject, Robert G. Kozecar, 40, was arrested on two Starke County warrants for Failure to Appear and a Pulaski County warrant.

08/24/11 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely was driving by the Town Park on Weninger street and observed a male subject matching the description of a wanted male for Escape from Lawful Detention. Chief Vessely arrested 38-year-old Darwin Eugene Barnett for the warrant and transported him to the Starke County Jail.

08/24/11 A resident in the 300 block of Main Street reported damage to his vehicle. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely reported that an unknown subject(s) used an unknown item caused a small dent and scratch in the area by the rear passenger window.

08/22/11 Rays Super Foods requested an officer for two females trying to purchase $300 worth of groceries. The manager stated to North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely that both have written bad checks before. Both females admitted to writing the checks and did not know they were NSF. Charges were filed with the Starke County Prosecutors Office for check deception.

08/22/11 A resident in the 300 block of Main Street reported that an unknown subject(s) smeared cheese on her passenger side window of her vehicle at night over the weekend. North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer reported that there was no visible damage to the vehicle.

Arrests:
08/25/11 Robert G. Kozecar, 40, arrested for two Starke County Warrants for Failure to Appear and a Pulaski County Warrant.

08/24/11 Darwin Eugene Barnett, 38, Knox, IN, arrested for a Starke County Warrant for Escape from Lawful Detention.

08/22/11 Diane Clemons, 47, Culver, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Check Deception.

08/22/11 Leslie D. Carr, 35, Culver, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Check Deception.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
08/29/11 Jim Olson reported the theft of a chainsaw from a shed on his property.

08/28/11 David and Erica Shepherd reported a break-in at their apartment on Ruthie Drive. The door was found to be kicked in when they arrived home. An unknown suspect(s) removed a Fender amp, a DVD player and approximately 30 DVDs.

08/24/11 The owner of Clean Tech on Main Street in Knox reported an attempted break-in.

08/22/11 A NIPSCO worker reported the theft of his cell phone.

08/22/11 Eric Amore reported the theft of an Ipod Nano.

Arrests:
08/29/11 James Toney, 42, 515 E, Monroe St., South Bend, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

08/28/11 Anthony Tolson, 27, 726 Lovechio Dr. Mishawaka, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.
Jonathan Nenycz, 28, 10 ½ Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

08/27/11 Fred Didden, 36, 1003 E. Culver Road, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct,

08/26/11 Ann Bradley, 33, 1600 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/25/11 Shayna D. Howard, 20, 504 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Identity Deception, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug.

08/23/11 Cheyenne Allen, 34, 6077 N. 575 W. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Auto Theft.

08/23/11 Chad Osborne, 21, 304 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.
Kelly Robinson, 21, 701 E. Danker St. #18, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

08/23/11 Ryan Alan Furlano, 19, 319 W. LaPorte St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

08/22/11 Jerry Sons, 50, 308 S. Main St., #1 Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/28/11 A resident on Toto Road in Knox reported that the lock was broken off her storage unit and she is unsure if anything is taken.

08/28/11 A resident in the 7200 block of E. 150 S. in Knox called police to report that some unknown person(s) keep dropping off meth bottles at the edge of his property.

08/28/11 An officer told dispatch that he was off Shewski Road at Bass Lake and a suspect got off a golf cart and ran when he saw him approach the golf cart.

08/27/11 A resident called police to report that there is an open door at Sibo’s Grill on US 35 and it appeared that the door may have been kicked in.

08/27/11 Police were notified of two subjects riding four-wheelers recklessly up and down South U Road in North Judson.

08/27/11 A resident in the 4800 block of S. 750 E. in Knox told police that a contractor was paid to do a job and he never showed up to do the job.

08/27/11 Jim Coad with the Starke County Courthouse advised that there has been some property damage to the north side of the Courthouse lawn. It appeared as if someone drove a vehicle through the grass.

08/26/11 A resident in the 7800 block of E. 300 N. in Grovertown requested to speak with an officer in reference to a missing person and a stolen vehicle.

08/24/11 A resident in the 8800 block of Poplar St. in Monterey reported the theft of a gas tank from the property.

08/24/11 A resident in the 8100 block of S. 50 W. in North Judson reported that her husband’s unemployment card and other items have been stolen.

08/23/11 A resident in the 6500 block of E. 100 N. in Knox reported that someone blew up his mailbox.

Arrests:
08/29/11 Ryan Taylor, 35, 3320 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Arson.
Kenneth K. Wallace, 34, 2060 S. 350 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Arson.

08/29/11 Joseph F. Dillard, 44, 4680 E. 150 N., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Paraphernalia. He was also arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Melissa Ann Dillard, 32, 4680 E. 150 N., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia. She was also arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/25/11 Michael Fagin, 36, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana.

08/23/11 Austin Owens, 23, of Knox, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Accidents:
08/27/11 Lisa Dommer, 31, of Winamac, IN, backed up her vehicle on Main Street in Knox and hit a Knox City Police car. She told police that she did not see the car when he started backing up her vehicle. She struck the car with the passenger side front bumper causing damage to her vehicle as well as the driver’s side front bumper and headlight assembly on the squad car. There were no injuries reported at the scene. Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene. $2,501 to $5,000 in damage was caused by the accident.

Pulaski County Officers Arrest Two in Separate Incidents; Formal Drug Charges Pending

Ronald Lee Magers of Medaryville was arrested Thursday after an attempted residential entry. The victim identified the suspect as Magers and he was located a short time after the incident and taken into custody.

During a search of Magers’ clothing, a number of illegal items were located, including drug paraphernalia, digital scales, pills and several small bags that were suspected to contain marijuana. Magers was arrested and transported to the Pulaski County Jail. Formal charges are pending.

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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:
08/15/11 An employee from I.G.S. Plumbing reported that a piece of John Deere equipment was parked alongside the west curb of Riverside Drive on Friday and when workers arrived on Monday, a small hole had been punched out in the center of the windshield. Nothing was reported stolen. There was no evidence as to what caused the puncture. Later in the report, police noted that the windshield was completely shattered after the driver’s side door was slammed shut.

08/14/11 A caller in the Denham area reported that an unknown person just drove through the yard and ran into her vehicle. The driver was cited for disregarding a stop sign and no proof of financial responsibility.

08/14/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of her car. She had sold the vehicle to another person and doesn’t know how to get a hold of the new owner. The police asked that she get in contact with the new owner and see where to go from there.

08/13/11 An accident was reported in the Denham area. No one was in or around the vehicle when police arrived. Police are investigating the incident.

08/13/11 A resident in the Beardstown area called police to report that some unknown person(s) broke into her house and ransacked it.

08/13/11 A farmer in the Denham area reported the theft of items from a field.

08/13/11 A Medaryville resident told police that his daughter’s residence has been broken into.

08/12/11 ISP Clandestine Lab Team was called to a residence in northwestern Pulaski County to clean up a meth lab. The lab was in a residence that was being foreclosed and no one was living in the dwelling.

08/12/11 Stacey Brinkley of Francesville called police to report that she accidentally hit a little boy on his bicycle on South Street. The driver observed the bicyclist coming at a high rate of speed and tried to stop in time, but could not avoid a collision. The boy did not sustain major injuries and reportedly refused medical attention at the scene.

08/12/11 A Monterey resident reported a break-in at her summer home.

08/11/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of two bicycles off of her back porch.

08/10/11 A Medaryville resident reported that some unknown person(s) attempted to break into the shelter at the Town Park.

08/09/11 A Monon resident called the police to report that she loaned her nephew her car and he has failed to return the car per their agreement. She wants to report it stolen.

08/08/11 A Monon resident told police that her house has been broken into and ransacked. Some items were stolen.

Arrests:
08/13/11 John Schwartz, Jr., 40, 321 1/2 Riverside Drive, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Offender – Lifetime.

08/12/11 Jeffrey Jacobs, 5884 S. 600 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Precursors.

08/11/11 Michael Mills, 864 E. Chouinard Ln., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

08/11/11 Adam Hunt, 31, 5996 S. Judson, Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Driving While Suspended. Discharged 08/11/11

08/10/11 Rene Campos, 38, 112 Jefferson, LaPorte, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

08/10/11 Timothy Coggins, 51, 609 Oak St., Hopedale, IL, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/10/11 David Clemens, 45, 3651 E. 250 E., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

08/10/11 Crystal J. Fritz-Patton, 24, 808 N. Market St., Winamac, arrested on a Howard County Body Attachment. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Shonea Stonebraker, 24, 529 W. Jenkins, Winamac, arrested on a Body Attachment. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Andrew Sturgeon, 25, 621 N. 400 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Kenneth Smith, 32, 503 S. Jefferson, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant on Failure to Appear. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Ricky McAbee, 29, 2138 W. 49th Place, Gary, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Woodrow Fletcher, 29, 443 N. US 35 Apt C., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 08/10/11

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From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

08/08 /11 A resident in the 4300 block of East County Road 210 in Knox requested to speak with an officer concerning the theft of a paddle boat.

08/08 /11 A resident in the 7300 block of North 1200 East in Walkerton told police that his garbage can had been stolen two weeks prior.

08/08 /11 A resident of the 8100 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported his mailbox has been destroyed.

08/09/11 A resident in the 3900 block of South 700 East in Knox reported the theft of his lawnmower, weed-eater, leaf blower, and chainsaws.

08/10/11 A resident of the 3300 block of North 900 East in Grovertown reported a dirt bike had been stolen from a shed.

08/10/11 Tony Williams of Knox reported he had a canoe stolen from his yard.

08/11/11 A resident in the 5200 block of South 750 East in Knox reported his helmet had been stolen while he was at a friend’s house.

08/12/11 A resident of the 2700 block of East 150 South in Knox reported her dog had been stolen.

08/12/11 A resident of the 10000 block of East 100 North in Knox reported his go-kart had been stolen.

08/13/11 A resident in the 8800 block of East 750 North in Walkerton reported her mailbox had been knocked down.

08/13/11 A caller from Indianapolis reported his 2001 Silver Cavalier had been stolen in Knox, according to his girlfriend.

Arrests

08/09/11 Avery Austin Mullins, 29, from Winamac  arrested for Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors, Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Resisting Law Enforcement after an Indiana State Police unit served a warrant on Avery Mullins and Dennis Wireman.

08/09/11 Travis D. Joseph, 27, from North Judson by SCSD: Attempted Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Probation Violation after police received a call about someone outside yelling and screaming.

08/09/11 Daniel S. Burger, 21, from Knox arrested for Burglary and Theft after a resident in the 100 block of East 800 South in Knox returned home and saw a suspicious vehicle on her property. The resident recently filed a police report about missing items.

08/09/11 Dennis Gene Wireman, 42, from Knox arrested for Public Intoxication after police received a call informing them that Wireman had fallen in his yard and the caller was not sure of the injuries.

08/11/11 Richard L. Dennis, 28, from Knox arrested for Domestic Battery.

08/12/11 Christopher S. McNeece, 20, from Monterey arrested for Failure to Register as Sex Offender.

08/12/11 Bryan S. Dollahan, 37, from North Judson arrested following a warrant check in North Judson.

08/12/11 Jeffrey R. Singleton, 25, from Knox arrested for Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct.

08/13/11 James E. Miller, 30, from North Judson arrested for Public Intoxication after police received a call of a man walking around Bass Lake yelling at people about having just gotten out of prison and trying to start trouble.

08/14/11 Amanda Lynn Conway, 22, from Knox arrested following an accident in which her vehicle had hit a pole.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
08/15/11 Jose Hurtando told police that Allied Waste set a dumpster at his apartment building located in the alley and he did not authorize the dumpster to be there. He owns the apartments on 7 N. Main Street in Knox.

08/13/11 Gary Stacy reported the theft of his son’s bike. It is a 20” black/blue Mongoose.

08/13/11 Jerry Sons reported that the screen to the front of his apartment had been cut.

08/12/11 Barb McCurdy reported damage to her car after hitting chunks of concrete laying in the roadway.

08/11/11 Gladys Moore reported the theft of jewelry.

08/10/11 Ashliegh Brewer told police that her landlord allegedly entered her house through her bedroom window.

08/08/11 Police were called to McDonald’s to a small property damage accident. Michael Watts was backing up in the parking lot and ran into a vehicle driven by Lindsay Burns. No one was injured.

Arrests:
08/15/11 Jeffery R. Maynard, 35, 1013 S. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

08/12/11 Esterfinia Hernandez, 21, 4153 W. Rosecoe St., Chicago, IL, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

08/10/11 Paul Rodgers, 43, 906 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Interference with the Reporting of a Crime.

Two Arrested on Burglary Charges in Pulaski County

Bryan Henke
Clay Lovely

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated a string of burglaries and theft occurring near the intersection of County Road 1100 West and State Road 14 and two people were arrested as a result of that investigation.

Detectives Dave Walters and Scott Taylor conducted surveillance in this location on August 3rd and 4th. On August 5th, Bryan Henke, 30, of Medaryville was seen by detectives breaking into a farm building in that area. A short time later, police were also able to apprehend Clay Lovely, 30, of North Judson, who was reportedly assisting Henke in the burglary. Henke reportedly told police that they were trying to steal an ATV. Both were taken to the Pulaski County Jail and have preliminary charges of Burglary. Lovely has an additional charge of Driving While Suspended. Bond was set at $25,000 each.

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Francesville Man Arrested after Pursuit in Pulaski County

Randall Grigsby

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Francesville man after a pursuit incident on Friday, August 5th.

Officers were traveling westbound on 900 South approaching 1400 West when a police unit from Monticello and another from Monon passed in front of them at a high rate of speed. Police learned that the units were in pursuit of a wanted person the Pulaski County officers were attempting to locate earlier that evening and they joined in the pursuit.

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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.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 A San Pierre resident reported to North Judson Police that he had $56.00 cash and a prescription bottle of medicine taken from his vehicle while it was parked at a local business on Saturday afternoon. The owner advised the doors were unlocked and the windows were down.

08/5/11 A resident in the 300 Block of Jones Street reported to North Judson Police the theft of a Black 26” Huffy Bicycle.

08/05/11 North Judson Police responded to a report of a hit and run accident on Schricker Avenue in front of Subway around 10:00 p.m. The vehicle struck a utility pole. North Judson Officer Skip Tomasko later located the suspect and vehicle south on State Road 39 after it went into a ditch and drove through a yard in the 6800 South Block of State Road 39. Arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, was 21 year old Michael A. Brown II, of North Judson.

08/04/11 Several mailboxes were damaged in the North Judson area overnight. Patio furniture was also reported taken, a street sign was damaged, and a local business’ dumpster had items removed and scattered around the parking lot. North Judson Police believe the culprits to be juveniles. Police request you call (574) 772-5914 if you see kids out and about the area after curfew.

08/03/11 A Battery incident was reported to North Judson Police in reference to a juvenile male being battered by an 18 year old man. North Judson Officers Bill Scheiderer and Kelly Fisher are investigating and a complete report was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor for charges.

08/01/11 North Judson Police were called to the 300 Block of Main Street in reference to a missing 9mm handgun. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner is investigating the incident.

08/01/11 In the early morning hours, North Judson Police interrupted an attempted theft of a pop machine in the 300 Block of Lane Street. A smaller maroon pickup was reported to have fled the scene. The incident remains under investigation

Arrests:
08/05/11 Michael A. Brown II, 21, 8880 S. State Road 39, North Judson arrested for Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and O.V.W.I.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 Officers investigated a roll-over accident outside of Francesville involving two vehicles. One vehicle was rolled on its top. No injuries were reported.

08/07/11 A Winamac resident called police to report a house fire. A power line fell on the neighbor’s residence. The Winamac Fire Department was called to the scene.

08/07/11 An employee at a Winamac business reported a drive-off $20 in gas.

08/06/11 Police were notified of a strong smell believed to be meth in the Monterey area.

08/06/11 A Cass Township resident reported the theft of a “junk truck” from his property.

08/05/11 A caller south of San Pierre called police to report that some unknown person(s) went through his pasture and fences. The person(s) broke off eight fence posts. The subject did replace some of the fence so his animals would not leave the area. Car pieces were found laying on the ground.

08/05/11 A Francesville resident reported a fight involving 15 juveniles. Police investigated and found that some were residents of Francesville and others were from Medaryville. They were all ordered to return to their homes.

08/04/11 The Sheriff’s Department was called to an accident in the Francesville area where a gravel truck rolled over in a ditch. The driver was trapped in the vehicle. Poles were hit and lines were down.

08/04/11 A Winamac reported the theft of items from a residence that is being rented.

08/04/11 An employee at a Winamac gas station reported that a semi drove off from the gas pumps without paying. The theft was $336 in diesel fuel.

08/04/11 A resident in the Beardstown area reported that a young boy was stopping vehicles asking for money.

08/03/11 A Winamac business reported the theft of items.

08/02/11 A Monterey resident reported a break-in.

08/01/11 A resident in the Beardstown area reported the theft of scrap metal.

08/01/11 Police were called to an accident in which the driver hit the caller’s garage. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:
08/06/11 Cody Hendrickson, 19, 5880 Attucks Circle, Plainfield, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Discharges 08/06/11

08/05/11 Daryl Gilbert, 47, 763 Govomer Rd. Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 08/06/11

08/05/11 Clay Daniel Lovely, 30, 202 E. Weninger St., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Burglary and Driving While Suspended.

08/05/11 Bryan Henke, 30, 109 S. Prebo St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Burglary.

08/05/11 Randall Grigsby, 21, 8965 S. 1200 W. Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/04/11 Lorenzo Lopez, 41, 2233 N. Michigan Rd., Lafayette, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

08/04/11 William Spenser, 22, 214 Franklin St., Apt. B., Winamac, IN, arrested on a bench warrant. 08/05/11

08/03/11 Benjamin Fitch, 30, 3073 N. 1300 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a bench warrant. Discharged 08/04/11

08/02/11 Jeffrey Taylor, 24, 201 Jefferson, Crawfordsville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Accidents:
08/03/11 The Winamac Police Department was called to an accident at the corner of US 35 and Pearl Street. According to the report, Lola Pletka of Winamac was turning onto US 35 off Pearl Street when she hit Joan Drach who was crossing the street. Drach told police she was trying to rush to cross the street and was hit by Pletka. Drach was injured and was transported to Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 Alisha Bradney reported the theft of an iPod.

08/04/11 A employee from M&M Auto reported that some unknown person(s) attempted to gain entry into a Pepsi pop machine that sits out front of the business.

08/04/11 Doug Cassel reported the theft of two steel doors and 75 feet of copper wire from a job site.

08/02/11 Roger Fisher of Knox reported the theft of items from a rental property.

Arrests:
08/08/11 Clayton Charles Reiss, 31, 1645 S. 300 E., Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended (Prior).

08/07/11 Joel Solis, 19, 2811 Applewood Ave., Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
Rachel Agee, 18, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
Ricahrd Emanuel Clark, Jr., 20, 6035 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
Destiny Hamm, 20, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

08/05/11 Cheyenne N. Tolson, 20, 5907 S. U Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear in Knox City Court.

08/04/11 Erica Lee Abraham, 23, 712 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.
James Allen Mueller, 25, 712 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Assisting a Criminal.

08/03/11 Monica Shively, 1360 S. 250 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Conversion.

08/02/11 James R. Klein, 25, 3520 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on charges of False Reporting, Operator Never Licensed and Resisting Law Enforcement.

08/02/11 William Prater, 29, 5412 S. 250 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Conversion and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

08/01/11 Stacy Krout, 40, 503 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 A Walkerton resident reported the theft of his daughter’s vehicle. He suspects her boyfriend took it.

08/06/11 A resident in the Bass Lake area called police to report that some unknown person(s) threw something at his vehicle while he was driving on State Road 10 East of Bass Lake. The object shattered his windshield.

08/06/11 A resident in the 1800 block of N. 300 E. in Knox reported that someone just hit his mailbox.

08/05/11 A Starke County unit advised that he is on his way to assist Pulaski County officers in the Monterey area. They received a call of a strong odor of ether and requested assistance.

08/05/11 A resident in the 1700 block of S. 300 E. in Knox reported the theft of a dirt bike.

08/05/11 A resident in the 10400 block of E. State Road 23 in Walkerton told police that someone took money out of his wallet.

08/04/11 A resident in the 800 block of N. 1025 E. in Knox reported that his mailbox was blown apart.

08/03/11 A North Judson resident reported that a female subject stole two yellow parking bumpers from the Knox park and she knows where the bumpers are.

08/03/11 A Walkerton resident reported the theft of his garbage can.

Arrests:
08/05/11 Renee Craig, 35, of Grovertown, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/03/11 Eric B. Richardson, 32, 3030 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant.

Accidents:
08/07/11 Three people were injured after a two vehicle accident in front of the Grovertown Truck Stop. The report states that Patrick Nelson 47, of Crown Point, Indiana was traveling west on US 30 when Wayne L. Patton, 81, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota pulled out of the truck stop and into his path of travel. He told police that he tried to brake and steer away from the impact but couldn’t because of the wet pavement. Patton was trapped in the vehicle and told police that he could only remember pulling out of the truck stop and did not know what happened after that. A passenger in Patton’s vehicle, Betty Halverson, 80, was also injured.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/31/11 A Medaryville resident reported that some unknown person(s) broke into his shop buildings. Officers said that the foot prints looked identical to the culprits that had broken into the buildings before.

07/31/11 A man on his bike crashed and EMS was called to the scene. The Good Samaritan helicopter was called to pick up the victim.

07/31/11 A Winamac resident called police to report a break-in to his enclosed trailer and stole items from that location.

07/30/11 An alleged battery occurred in Winamac.

07/30/11 Caller advised that a Town Officer is needed to pick up a stolen item that a subject dropped off just before he got arrested.

07/30/11 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a structure fire. Neighbor reportedly told police that he heard a loud explosion and now half his neighbor’s house is gone.

07/29/11 A Winamac resident reported that some unknown person has broke into his house and that is was all messed up.

07/29/11 A Monterey resident reported vandalism. He saw two subjects go by and throw cans and bottles that hit his signs and road signs.

07/28/11 Vandalism was reported at the Monterey Elementary Building.

07/28/11 A Radioville resident reported the theft of various drills, two ladders, refrigerators, a stove, a couch, loveseat and other items.

07/28/11 A Star City resident reported a barn fire at her residence. The Star City Fire Department was called to the scene.

07/27/11 A Winamac business called the police to report some drug paraphernalia found at their plant. Police received 4-5 aluminum Coke cans that appear to have marijuana residue.

07/27/11 A Winamac resident called police to report a break-in at his residence and it’s the third time it’s happened.

07/26/11 A Medaryville resident called to report that some unknown subject(s) stole two tires off his car the previous night. The suspect(s) took off the tires and put the vehicle up on cinder blocks.

07/25/11 A Francesville resident told police that she saw a friend of hers with her friend’s wallet and now money is missing from the wallet.

07/25/11 A Winamac resident reported a motorcycle stolen.

Arrests:
07/30/11 Christopher Foulks, 40, of 205 E. Marian St., Monticello, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 07/31/11

07/30/11 Troy Moses, 28, 2611 W. Julia Dr., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest for Failure to Appear for Theft and Receiving Stolen Property.

07/29/11 Brandon D. Williams, 27, 6582 S. 1400 W. Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/28/11 Jonnie Mullins, 25, 401 W. Main St. Apt. B, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. 07/29/11

07/28/11 William Wagner, 23, 10621 W. 500 S. Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

07/26/11 Jeffrey L. Jacobs, 24, 5884 S. 600 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Michael Mills, 34, 864 E. Chouinard Ln., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/29/11 Doyle Fisher reported the theft of one of his dogs from his vehicle. He had two dogs in the vehicle and two unknown subjects walked by the vehicle and the dogs started barking and Fisher told them to get away from his vehicle and one of the subjects took a one-year-old Cockapoodle.

07/29/11 Mike Risner at Standard Pellet reported the theft of LP gas tanks. An unknown person(s) cut the pad lock and it was laying on the ground in front of the storage unit.

07/27/11 Police were called to a fight a Wythogan Park in Knox.

07/27/11 Knox Police were dispatched to a harassment call.

07/27/11 Laura Kidder reported a hit and run accident. Some unknown person(s) pushed the driver door mirror in on her car and there was a dent in the middle of her driver door just below the mirror on the door.

07/27/11 James Young reported his Xbox 360 and his 22” TV was stolen from his house.

07/26/11 Knox officers were called to a vandalism call on Prettyman Street. Robert Fultz reported that someone entered an empty apartment and spray painted the walls with graffiti.

07/25/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported the theft of $63.00 in gas.

Arrests:
07/29/11 Phillip Haug, 254 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

07/28/11 John Charles Kern, 43, 22 Kenworthy St. Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/31/11 A resident in the 100 block of E. Talmer Ave. reported that someone threw a rock at their window. Officer William Scheiderer investigated and did not locate the item or any suspects.

07/31/11 Officer William Sheiderer conducted a traffic stop where the registered owner of the vehicle was arrested for a warrant out of Porter County. Arrested was Marie G. Kendall.

07/31/11 A resident requested an officer in the 300 block of Main Street for a fight in front of her residence. Her friend was allegedly battered by Nicholas Rudd. Officer William Scheiderer investigated and arrested Nicholas Rudd on a preliminary charge of Battery. In a related incident, a 16-year-old male was battered by an 18-year-old male. The 18-year-old male was not located. Charges were sent to the Starke County Prosecutor’s office charging the 18-year-old with battery. The name of the subject will not be released until he is charged by the Prosecutor’s office. Both victims refused any medical attention.

07/27/11 Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated a property damage accident at the intersection of Talmer and Sheridan. A vehicle driven by Etha L. Kalin pulled out in front of a vehicle driven by Darryl R. Minix. Etha stated she looked both ways and did not see the vehicle.

07/26/11 A resident in the 500 block of Lane Street reported that her unlocked vehicle was gone through. Items that were taken were $15.00 in cash and two bottles of blood pressure medication. Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the theft.

07/25/11 A business in the 100 block of Lane Street reported to North Judson Police that a double window’s outer glass was cut in an oval. The inside glass was intact. No entry was made and no other damage was reported. Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated the incident.

07/25/11 A resident in the 500 block of Cherry Street reported that they were out of town. When they came back they noticed her wedding ring and a jar of coins missing. Also recovered in the residence was a pair of cowboy boots that were reported stolen from a neighbors vehicle on 07/21/11. The room that the boots were located in was the room a family friend stayed in. Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the theft.

07/25/11 Officer William Scheiderer was investigating a family problem at the gazebo at Norwayne Field. A passerby not involved in the investigation approached and caused a disturbance. After being asked to leave numerous times, Mathew C. Salyer was arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

07/21/11 The North Judson Police Department is investigating an incident at the U-Lock Storage on Talmer Avenue in North Judson. The management reported four locks were cut off of four storage units. Two owners of the units reported some items missing, with one reporting two pop-up tents and sleeping bags having been taken. The other owner reported that a kid’s 2003 Honda mini bike that was red and white in color was stolen. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the theft. Anyone with information is asked to call Police at (574) 772-5914 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP.

07/21/11 North Judson Police took a report from a resident in the 500 block of Cherry Street who reported a pair of black size 11-12 Cowboy Boots being stolen from his vehicle overnight.

07/19/11 A resident in the 600 block of Arlington reported to North Judson Police that a men’s 26”, 18 speed blue Trail Blaster Bicycle was missing from where the child had last put it.

TALL GRASS AND GOLF CARTS:
The North Judson Police Department has been issuing ordinance violations and warning ticket for tall grass and weeds in the Incorporated Town Limits.

“We have an ordinance that states your grass is to be no longer than 4 inches in the Town of North Judson,” Chief Doug Vessely said.

Citizens are asked to keep their property clean and the grass mowed, including empty lots. Vessely reminded property owners that the grass is to be mowed up to the alley and all sides of the property, including behind fences and outbuildings.

The Town Board reconfirmed that golf carts are not legal on town streets or alleys. The Board instructed the Police Department to issue ordinance tickets to violators. Chief Vessely added that no motorized vehicle over 50CC is allowed on the roadways without a Bureau of Motor Vehicle license plate and insurance.

“With modifications some of these vehicle can be licensed, which would make it legal to drive, otherwise they cannot be on the roads,” said Vessely.

The under 50CC requirement refers to Mopeds. A quick review of the law concerning the operation of a motorized bicycle includes that no driver can be less than 15 years old and the driver must have a Driver’s License or an identification card issued by the BMV. Drivers under the age of 18 must wear safety goggles or other eye protection and wear protective head gear or a helmet. Also note that a passenger may not ride on a moped unless it is made with a seat for two and an extra set of foot pegs. Keep Safe.

Arrests:
07/31/11 Nicholas T. Rudd, 18, 301 Dalkhe Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

07/31/11 Marie G. Kendall, 40, 5348 S. Holiday Street, North Judson. IN arrested on a warrant out of Porter County for Over Purchase of Pseudoephedrine.

07/25/11 Mathew C. Salyer, 37, 308 Franklin Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/01/11 A resident in the 1300 block of W. State Road 10 in North Judson reported the theft of a four wheeler.

08/01/11 A resident in the 800 block of N. 600 E. in Knox reported the theft of jewelry.

08/01/11 Sam who lives in the 300 block of N. State Road 23 in Knox requested to speak to an officer. A person in a white dump truck dumped mattresses and other items on his property.

08/01/11 Michael Conn reported the theft of items from a storage unit on U.S. 30.

08/01/11 An employee from Hicks Gas requested to speak to an officer in reference to an irate customer.

08/01/11 A resident in the 6100 block of S. Oakwood St., in North Judson reported that the tires on his vehicle were slashed.

08/01/11 An attempted theft of the pop machine outside Ray’s Super Food was reported to police.

07/31/11 Mike Baler told police that his residence has been broken into.

07/31/11 Jen Czarnecki told police that she went to her mom’s home to feed the dog and found that the house has been broken into and the dog is gone.

07/31/11 A resident in the 6300 block of W. State Road 10 in North Judson reported the theft of a log splitter.

07/30/11 A resident in the 3100 block of S. State Road 39 in North Judson advised that someone put sugar in his gas tank and scratched his car.

07/30/11 The owner of the Bass Lake Beach called police to report damage to the PA system at the Beach.

07/30/11 A resident in the 5200 block of S. State Road 10 in Knox reported the theft of a yellow rowboat.

07/29/11 A resident in the 1800 block of S. 200 E. in Knox reported the theft of items from his home.

07/29/11 Billy from Global Harvest Church called police to report that the church’s sound system was loaned out and it has not been returned.

07/27/11 A resident in the 1900 block of E. 250 S. in Knox reported the theft of his solar lights.

07/27/11 Bruce Stamper called to report that some unknown subject(s) threw a telephone box cover at his mailbox and smashed it.

07/26/11 A resident in the 4600 block of S. 1000 E. in Knox told police that someone in a small dark colored vehicle drove through his yard and hit the telephone box and did damage to his yard.

07/26/11 A resident in the 100 block of E. 800 S. in North Judson reported the theft of old fashioned fuel pumps.

Arrests:
07/27/11 Richard Selva, 33, of Knox, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Possession of a Syringe.

07/27/11 James Campbell, 43, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Stolen Property, Carrying a Handgun without a Permit, Intimidation and Resisting Law Enforcement.

07/26/11 Daniel Ryan Zimmerman, 21, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Reckless Driving.

Winamac Pair Arrested on Possession Charges

Jeffery Jacobs
Michael Mills

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department arrested two Winamac residents at a campground on methamphetamine related charges yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to a Pulaski County campground for a report of suspicious activity. A person who is familiar with the residents and campers at the campground noticed a vehicle that appeared out of place. Officers arrived and found 24-year-old Jeffrey L. Jacobs and 35-year-old Michael Mills in Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia. They were transported to the Pulaski County Jail on those preliminary charges.

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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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