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Winamac Woman Arrested on a Possession Charge

A Winamac woman was arrested Tuesday after police found her in possession of controlled substances.

A Pulaski County deputy was following a car driven by Teresa McDaniel that was reportedly crossing the center line. She then turned into a driveway until the officer passed and then turned around. The officer did the same thing and followed her again. She was then pulled over for speeding in a 30 mph zone.

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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.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/20/13 A personal injury accident is being investigated by the police department.

01/19/13 A fraud incident was reported and police are looking into the incident.

01/17/13 Victoria Powell, 22, 307 S. Heaton St., Knox, IN, cited for Operator Never Licensed.

01/16/13 A Pomeranian had to be put to sleep after receiving injuries in an attack. Two pit bull dogs reportedly viciously attacked it. The owner was told that the pit bull was being impounded and was given a citation for owning a vicious dog.

01/15/13 Knox police were notified of a woman having a seizure in the Henry F. Schricker Public Library and that the woman was in possession of a handgun. Officers confiscated the weapon. They later found that she had a permit to carry a handgun and it would be given back to her when she was released from the hospital.

01/15/13 Floyd Reed told police that some unknown person(s) struck and damaged a fence belonging to him. The suspect(s) also reportedly went through his back yard and struck a tree stump. The driver did not report the incident to Reed or law enforcement.

Several harassment cases were investigated.

Arrests:
01/19/13 Amanda Esparza, 22, 6915 E. Toto Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

01/19/13 Eric Wireman, 23, 101 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Stolen Property, False Informing and two active arrest warrants.
Tiffany Woodard/Wireman, 22, 101 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Escape from Home Detention.

01/19/13 Kimmala Schlink, 43, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/18/13 Robert Deming, 34, 604 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/17/13 Franklin Risner, 22, 3480 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

01/15/13 Sherry Wireman, 50, 2885 E. 150 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/22/13 Two car vs deer accidents were reported to Pulaski County police.

01/22/13 The Amazing Grace Fellowship Church reported damage to two windows.

01/21/13 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a house fire at 411 S. Main Street.

01/21/13 Police officers from the Winamac Police Department were called out to take a theft report.

01/20/13 A Star City man reported that his son’s truck tires were slashed and things were dumped around the residence.

01/20/13 A Winamac man told police that he hit a road sign by his residence.

01/20/13 A structure fire was reported in Kewanna and the Medaryville Fire Department was called to assist.

01/20/13 A pickup truck was reported stolen.

01/19/13 A Star City woman told police that her son was playing outside and the neighbor kids attacked him and stole his bike.

01/19/13 A Winamac man reported a break-in in his camper and outbuildings.

01/19/13 An unknown driver hit a mailbox on 800 West in Winamac.

01/18/13 A Medaryville woman told police that her car was stolen.

01/18/13 A Winamac woman reported the theft of her brother’s coin collection.

01/18/13 A man called police and said kids threw signs at him.

01/18/13 The Star City Fire Department was called to a chimney fire on 950 South.

01/17/13 Hometown Auto Sales called police to take a vandalism report. Damage was done to one of the cars on the lot.

01/17/13 The Winamac Police Department was called to a report of a vehicle break-in.

01/16/13 Good Oil Company reported a person drove from the facility without paying for gas.

Arrests:
01/18/13 Travis Tuttle, 33, of Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Violator-Lifetime and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. W/R out

01/18/13 Robert Deming, 34, of Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/17/13 Omas Fletcher, 49, of Grovertown, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

01/16/13 Melissa Gainer, 40, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Trafficking with an Inmate, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Syringe, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

01/15/13 Cecil Martin, 48, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

01/15/13 Benny Giselbach, 34, of Ora, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/19/13 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to a property damage accident in the parking lot of Family Express. A vehicle driven by Sherry Boisvert was backing out of a parking space. At the same time, a vehicle driven by Kerry Rust was pulling into a parking space. The vehicles collided. Chief Deputy Joe Budner, estimated the damages over $1,000.00.

01/17/13 An officer performed a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle in the 300 block of W. Talmer Avenue. The driver of the vehicle, Mitchell R. Williams, 48, of North Judson, was found to be driving on a suspended driver’s license. Williams was issued an Information and Summons to appear in Knox City Court.

01/17/13 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley responded to a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 10 east of Oakwood Street. The vehicle was partially submerged in water. The driver of the vehicle Amy L. Hawk, 31, of Huntingberg, Indiana, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, and Possession of a Controlled substance.

01/15/13 Police responded to the 100 block of Lane Street in reference to a stray dog. The dog was located and transported to the Starke County Humane Society.

01/15/13 The North Judson Police Department responded to a reckless driving complaint on State Road 10 East of U.S. Hwy 421. The officer checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

01/15/13 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic infraction. After a brief investigation, one of the passengers in the vehicle was found to be wanted. David S. Miller, 45, of North Judson, was arrested on a Knox City Court Warrant for Failure to Appear.

01/14/13 A resident in the 600 block of E. Arlington Avenue reported to North Judson Police that a known acquaintance stole her identity. All of the crimes took place in South Bend, Indiana. She was advised to contact the South Bend Police Department to file a report.

01/14/13 A resident in the 200 block of Hancock Street requested assistance from the North Judson Police Department in reference to their elderly family dog has become very aggressive. North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas responded and assisted the resident in placing the dog in the resident’s vehicle to be transported to a veterinarian.

01/13/13 North Judson police responded to a single vehicle traffic accident at State Road 10 and 300 West. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely arrived at the scene and observed a gray Ford Ranger on its passenger side in the ditch facing west. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Julia A. Joseph, 40, was found to be intoxicated. The passenger and owner of the vehicle, Dwayne K. Frasure was also intoxicated. Both subjects refused medical attention at the scene. Julia A. Joseph was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Dwayne K. Frasure was arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Chief Vessely estimated the damage to the vehicle over $1000.00.The North Judson Police Department was assisted by Starke county EMS and the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department.

Arrests:
01/17/13 Mitchell R. Williams, 48, of North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

01/17/13 Amy L. Hawk, 31, of Huntingberg, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

01/16/13 Rafael Godoy, 34, 310 Vine Street, North Judson, IN, was arrested on two Starke County warrants for Criminal Recklessness and a Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm from a previous North Judson case.

01/15/13 David S. Miller, 45, North Judson, IN, was arrested for a Warrant For Failure to Appear.

01/13/13 Julia A. Joseph, 40, 4560 South 300 East, Knox, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/13/13 Dwayne K. Frasure, 48, 1770 West 450 South, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Intimidation.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

01/15/13 – A resident of the 2500 block of East Toto Road in Knox told police that a female subject was destroying items and attacking her.

01/16/13 – A burglary was reported in the 3900 block of North State Road 23 in Grovertown. Items were stolen including debit cards, credit cards, a checkbook, jewelry, championship ring, and other items.

01/17/13 – A resident of the 1900 block of East State Road 10 in Knox reported someone had broken into the Blue Treasurers Store and vandalized the business.

01/18/13 – A syringe was located on the ground near a gas pump at the gas station on State Road 10 by Bass Lake.

01/18/13 – A vehicle was reportedly damaged at the Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson.

01/19/13 – An unknown subject reportedly stolen irrigation equipment from a residence on U.S. 30 in Grovertown.

01/20/13 – A resident of the 2800 block of North State Road 23 in Grovertown told police that someone had tried to steal her farm truck from their driveway and ripped out the wires from her dashboard.

01/20/13 – A battery incident was reported at the Knox bowling alley.

Arrests:

01/15/13 – Kane Allen Wilson, 28 of Knox was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

01/19/13 – Patrina Diana Hall, 30 of Melrose Park, was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated after she reportedly drove up on a curb and almost hit a street sign.

01/20/13 – Jeremy D. Brody, 37 of North Judson was arrested on charges of Aggravated Battery of a Child.

01/21/13 – Amy L. Cooke, 31 of Plymouth, was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop east of U.S. 35 on Toto Road.

New Equipment Expedites Sex Offender Registry Checks

While some law enforcement agencies are gearing up to purchase new equipment for their vehicles to allow them to update the sex offender registry while on the road, several agencies have reported that they have had that equipment in place for several years.

Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin approached the county council last week with a request to purchase three laptop computers for his department – computers which, Chamberlin said, would be used by detectives and officers while checking on individuals currently registered as sex offenders. The equipment, at a cost of $3000, would be paid for out of the fund into which sex offender fees are paid.

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Winamac Woman Arrested on Dealing, Possession Charges

A Winamac woman was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Pulaski County.

Early Thursday morning, a Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy saw that the driver of a passenger car failed to initiate the turn signal as the vehicle turned onto U.S. 35 from a side street in Winamac.

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Three Arrested in Marshall County after Standoff; One Suspect Allegedly Involved in Pulaski County Shooting Incident

Officers attempt to get suspects out of a trailer in Argos

It started as a shooting incident in Pulaski County and ended in a SWAT team arrest in Marshall County.

Pulaski County police were called to 6680 N. U.S. 421 at 5:50 p.m. ET Sunday in reference to a call that Billie James “Tinker” Minix, of Knox reportedly shot a gun at an occupied residence. Minix allegedly shot at the residence from an abandoned building and from the driveway. Minix also allegedly fired a few shots at a vehicle occupied by two people during the incident.

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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:
01/13/13 Police were called to a residence on 400 South in reference to a break-in.

01/13/13 Officers responded to a slide-off. The vehicle had two flat tires and it went into the ditch. The driver was not injured.

01/13/13 A Francesville resident called police to report that her grandson slid off the road and hit a culvert and a sign. No injuries were reported.

01/13/13 A call came into the Sheriff’s Department about shots fired.

01/13/13 A Winamac resident told police he slid off the roadway . The vehicle pulled out and left the scene.

01/12/13 A Winamac man asked a conservation officer to call him as he found tree stands on his property.

01/12/13 A Winamac woman told police that she believes her neighbor stole some items out of her storage unit.

01/12/13 A Winamac woman reported her truck stolen. When police investigated, they found the truck, but her items were found stacked outside the door of the residence. Police continue to investigate this incident.

01/11/13 Winamac police were called to a building on Washington Street where a call came in about a door kicked in and a window broken out of the structure.

01/11/13 A stolen package was reported to police. The woman said that the post office left the package on her grill and someone reportedly stole the package.

01/11/13 A San Pierre resident told police that his brother attempted to break into his house.

01/10/13 A Medaryville man told officers that someone stole checks and cashed them.

01/08/13 An employee with a tree trimming company was threatened by the homeowner after the employee arrived at the home to complete a job.

01/08/13 A landlord complained about a tenant filling up a dumpster and not leaving room for any of the other tenants to use it.

01/08/13 A Winamac man told police that he lost some items off his truck and they landed in the roadway. The debris reportedly caused flat tires on several vehicles. U.S. 35 was shut down while the debris was cleared.

01/07/13 A Winamac resident called police after some unknown person(s) broke into his home.

01/07/13 Windows were broken out of a Francesville building on U.S. 421 during the middle of the night.

01/07/13 Mailbox damage was reported by a Winamac resident.

01/07/13 A Winamac man called police to report an accident. He was not injured, but his truck rolled over in a ditch. He was in the process of moving items when the accident happened and he was attempting to gather his belongings.

Arrests:
01/08/13 Cody Hopkins, 26, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Auto Theft.

01/07/13 Chaz Swanson, 31, of LaPorte, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/13/13 Police responded to a single vehicle traffic accident at State Road 10 and 300 West. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely arrived at the scene and observed a pick-up on its passenger side in the ditch facing west. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Julia A. Joseph, 40, was found to be intoxicated. The passenger and owner of the vehicle, Dwayne K. Frasure, was also intoxicated. Both subjects refused medical attention at the scene. Julia A. Joseph was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Dwayne K. Frasure was arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Chief Vessely estimated the damage to the vehicle as over $1,000.00. The North Judson Police Department was assisted by Starke County EMS and the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department.

01/12/13 Police were notified of a loose dog in the area of the 300 Block of Garden Street. The dog was not located.

01/12/13 A neighbor reported a suspicious person had entered a home in the 700 Block of E. Talmer Avenue. Police responded and learned it was a company checking on the abandoned property for the mortgage company.

01/10/13 Frank Rossi of Valparaiso, IN was traveling north on State Road #39 when a deer crossed his path near 400 South. He struck the animal. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas investigated the accident and estimated damage at near $1,000. No citations or injuries were reported.

01/10/13 A report of damage to a garage door in the 200 Block of Garden Street was taken by officers. It is believed someone was trying to gain entry to the garage.

01/08/13 Police responded to a report of two female shoplifters at the Dollar General. The suspects had left the area prior to police arriving. The suspect vehicle was located and both people were banned from the store. No merchandise was located.

01/08/13 Police received a call of a Jeep that had struck a pole on Talmer Avenue near Ono Drive. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded and the vehicle had been moved. After a brief investigation, Randy Morgan of North Judson was arrested for preliminary charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident causing Damage and for Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated. The Jeep was impounded and Morgan was jailed. He was also issued two citations, one for Open Container of Alcohol and for a False and Fictitious Registration. The Jeep had struck a utility pole and a fire hydrant. Chief Vessely estimated the damages at over $5,000. No injuries were reported.

01/07/13 After a complaint of a parked vehicle in downtown North Judson was received, police found that it was a stolen vehicle. The 2000 Chevrolet was reported to the Starke County Sheriff as being taken from a Knox residence. The vehicle was impounded and returned to the owners.

Arrests:
01/13/13 Julia Joseph, 40, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/13/13 Dwayne Frasure was arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

01/08/13 Randy W. Morgan, 49, 601 E. Talmer Avenue, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Refusal.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/12/13 Roy Farris told police that when he returned to his apartment, he found his front door open and his patio door open. He said $3.00 in change was missing, along with a liter of Pepsi and a cake from the refrigerator. Police noted that minimal damage was seen on the door. This incident remains under investigation.

01/11/13 Jerry Dunn reported the theft of a rechargeable Craftsman 19.2 volt flashlight with two batteries and the charger.

01/10/13 An accident occurred at Main Street and Culver Road. Marla Krulik told police that she accidentally released her foot from the brake pedal and ran into the vehicle in front of her, driven by Rebecca Lovins. Minor damage was reported. Damage was less than $1,000.

01/09/13 Michael Jordan told police that his wife, Amber, was supposed to receive a Walmart card in the mail from her father but her father addressed it to another address and it was never forwarded. The card was used and this case remains under investigation.

Arrests:
01/13/13 Vicki Didden, 1003 E. Culver Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/10/13 Donald Fletcher, 44, 3275 S. Range Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Law Enforcement and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
David Campbell, 45, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

01/10/13 Stacy Krout, 42, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/10/13 Kyle Bobb, 18, 103 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.
Austin Salyer, 21, 3120 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement and an active arrest warrant.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

01/08/13 – A resident of the 7200 block of East 150 North in Knox told police that someone fraudulently used his debit card in Kentucky.

01/08/13 – Chad Noah of Knox reported that someone had broken into his grandmother’s residence while he was out of town and stole copper and other items.
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01/08/13 – A resident of the 100 block of East 400 North in Grovertown told police that someone fraudulent used his credit card.

01/09/13 – Medication was reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked at the Grovertown Truck Stop.

01/09/13 – A burglary was reported at a residence in the 10000 block of East 400 North in Grovertown.

01/09/13 – A home burglary was reported at a home in the 2000 block of North 700 East in Grovertown.

01/10/13 – A resident of the 2700 block of West Elcona Drive in North Judson told police that someone had fraudulently used his debit card.

01/11/13 – A man told police that he had found drug paraphernalia near traps he had set.

01/11/13 – A resident of the 6700 block of East 400 North in Grovertown reported someone had stolen items from a foreclosed residence.

01/12/13 – A resident of the 300 block of South 700 East in Knox reported someone had stolen his vehicle overnight.

01/12/13 – A theft was reported in the 4500 block of South 300 East in Knox.

01/12/13 – A resident of the 10400 block of East State Road 10 in San Pierre told police that someone had vandalized her swimming pool.

01/13/13 – A resident of the 4000 block of South 300 East in Knox reported a man was at her home pointing a gun at her.

01/13/13 – A residential burglary was reported in the 8000 block of East 775 North in Walkerton.

01/14/13 – A resident of the 5000 block of South 275 West in North Judson told police that someone had broken into her vehicle overnight.

01/14/13 – A residential burglary was reported in the 9300 block of East Yellowstone Trail in Grovertown.

Arrests:

01/08/13 – Shawn Michael Smith, 43 of LaPorte was arrested on charges of Possession of Stolen Property.

01/09/13 – Joanna L. Deller, 30 of Winamac, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/11/13 – Justin Lee Miller, 28 of Culver, was arrested on charges of Operator Never Licensed.

01/13/13 – Jenifer Zuniga, 28 of North Judson, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Police Reports

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

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/03/13 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley performed a traffic stop on a vehicle that did not use its turn signal at an intersection. The driver of the vehicle, Spencer Ward Allen, 21, of Winamac, was arrested for driving with a suspended/prior driver’s license. The vehicle was released to a relative and Spencer Allen was transported to the Starke County Jail without incident.

01/03/13 Police responded to a custody dispute in the 800 block of Clinton Street. The father Zachary S. Wright, 28, wanted to take the children and the mother refused. After a brief investigation, Officer Darren Conley arrested Zachary on two Starke County Bench Warrants for Failure To Appear. The initial charges were for Check Deception.

01/02/13 Officers responded to a complaint of an unwanted guest in the 100 block of Main Street. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely arrived and advised the guest, David Watts, that if he returns he would be arrested for Criminal Trespass. Watts complied and left without incident.

01/02/13 A complaint of an unwanted guest in the 400 block of East Talmer Avenue was handled by the North Judson Police Department. The store employee told North Judson Officer Darren Conley that the subject had been in the store for over two hours.

12/31/12 The North Judson Police Department is investigating a vandalism complaint to a building belonging to Norwayne Lumber. The building is located across from the brickyard. If anyone has information in regards to the investigation, please contact the North Judson Police Department at (574) 772-5914.

12/31/12 Officers responded to a head-on collision on Franklin Street south of Sycamore Street. A pick up truck driven by James Thomas, 46, of North Judson, collided with a passenger car driven by Daniel Zimmerman, 22, of North Judson, in the northbound lane. Both Thomas and Zimmerman refused medical attention at the scene. The two passengers in Zimmerman’s vehicle, Mitch Williams of North Judson and Bridgett Williams also of North Judson, were injured in the collision. Both were transported by Starke County EMS to IU Health Starke Hospital. The damage was estimated at over $5,000 by North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner, who investigated the crash. North Judson Police was assisted at the scene by Starke County EMS and the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department.

12/31/12 North Judson Police responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of East Talmer Avenue (State Road 10) and Lane Street in the early evening. A passenger vehicle driven by Nancy Gum of North Judson pulled out onto Talmer Avenue from Wilson Street, in front of a westbound pick up truck driven by Gary Danekas also of North Judson. Both Gum and Danekas were transported to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment and were released. The damage was estimated at over $5,000. North Judson police officers were assisted at the scene by Starke County EMS personnel, North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

12/31/12 Officers responded to a complaint of an unwanted guest in the 100 block of Main Street. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas asked a male subject to leave and not return. The male subject had a relative arrive and drive him home.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/27/12 – A Star City resident told police that someone had stolen a boat and trailer from her garage.

12/27/12 – Batteries were reportedly stolen from trucks at a Winamac residence.

12/27/12 – An intoxicated Winamac man told police that one of his friends had battered him.

12/28/12 – A Medaryville resident told police that someone had stolen a cordless drill and attempted to batter him.

12/28/12 – An employee of a Winamac bank reported that someone had stolen her cell phone from across the counter.

12/29/12 – A Winamac woman reportedly found several makeshift explosive-type devices at the edge of her property.

12/29/12 – Someone reported broke into barns and other buildings at a residence in Winamac and stole several items, including copper and engines.

12/29/12 – An ATM was reportedly burglarized at a business in Monterey.

12/31/12 – A Winamac man told police someone had stolen CDs and other items from his vehicle.

01/01/13 – A Winamac man reported someone was trying to steal a bike from a business in Winamac.

01/01/13 – A caller from Winamac reported a domestic abuse situation.

01/03/13 – A Medaryville man told police that someone stole two chainsaws from his truck while parked at a friend’s house.

01/03/13 – A Winamac man told police that someone stole at least $15,000 from his home.

01/06/13 – A Royal Center woman reported that someone had stolen her license plate and replaced it with a different plate.

01/06/13 – A Winamac man reported his license plate had been stolen last night while at the Corner Tavern in Monterey.

01/06/13 – A vehicle was reportedly stolen in Medaryville.

01/07/13 – A woman in Monterey told police that she was threatened by a phone scammer who tried to force her into paying a fraudulent bill with a credit card lest she be arrested.

01/07/13 – A Winamac man reported someone had broken into his home while he was at wor and stole a TV and laptop.

Arrests:
01/06/13 Gregory Biddle, 50, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/06/13 Andrew Isajczuk, 19, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

01/03/13 Aaron Mullet, 21, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

01/03/13 Taylor Lawson, 19, of North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/02/13 Cameron Massengill, 23, of Lowell, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Unlawful Taking of Wild Animals.

01/02/13 Roger Mollett, 35, of Rochester, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Contempt of Court.

01/01/13 Caitlin Shilder, 21, of Winamac, IN arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/01/13 Sean Stout, 35, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Jasper County.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/08/13 Christine Niemiec told police that she ordered a camera and it was shipped by UPS and never got it. UPS is conducting its own investigation.

01/07/13 Chris Roush reported the theft of $1,500 from a safe.

01/07/13 Melody Hollis told police that some unknown person(s) stole the license plate off her vehicle on Jan. 2 and a few days later, her temporary license plate was also stolen.

01/05/13 Zachary Binkley reported a burglary at his residence. A car stereo and cables were reported stolen.

01/05/13 Douglas W. Beem, Jr. called police to report a theft. The battery was stolen from his vehicle. He also told police that the suspect(s) attempted to steal the stereo out of his vehicle.

01/05/13 Jonathan Wagner reported the theft of a car stereo from his vehicle.

01/03/13 Kevin Land told police that he parked his vehicle on the north side of the basketball courts and when he returned to his vehicle, he noticed damage done to his car.

Arrests:
01/03/13 Mark Lovely, 50, 301 E. Danker St., Knox, IN, arrested on a protection order violation
Jennifer Trusty, 34, 1955 E. 250 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a court order violation.

01/01/13 Enoch Berryman, 20, 550 S. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Winamac Woman Dies After Reportedly Stepping in Front of Bus

A 32-year-old Winamac woman died Saturday afternoon after she was struck by a motor coach bus on State Road 14 near Oak Drive East in Pulaski County. The driver of the bus, 66-year-old James C. Hale of South Bend, told police that at around 2:13 p.m., he was traveling westbound on State Road 14 and saw a pedestrian walking in the middle of the road.

Hale said that the pedestrian began to walk into his lane of travel as he approached, so he quickly applied his brakes and crossed into the eastbound lane to avoid the pedestrian. Unfortunately, he said the pedestrian changed course and turned back into the path of the bus, despite looking directly at the massive, quickly-approaching bus.

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Pulaski Sheriff’s Department Reports 840 Book-Ins at Jail for 2012

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department reported a busy 2012 year, as the year-end statistics for the county were released this weekend. Dispatchers for the county handled 6,804 calls for service, including those for fire, EMS, and police, while deputies were called to an average of 15.8 calls per day for a total of 5,791 calls for the year.

Deputies arrested 65 impaired drivers, conducted 36 drug investigations, 130 theft investigations, and 32 burglary investigations. The Sheriff’s Department also investigated 10 child molestation cases and five shoplifting cases.

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No DUI Arrests in Starke, Pulaski Counties

The Kankakee Valley started the new year off on a good note, as no one was arrested over the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holidays for driving under the influence in Starke or Pulaski counties.

Police throughout the area stepped up efforts to catch drunk drivers over the holiday, and were on high alert for any suspicious behavior. Fortunately, those celebrating the holiday appear to have taken the responsible road in designating a driver or calling for a ride.

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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:
12/29/12 Several officers responded to a “shots fired” call in the 5000 block of Wesley Street. A North Judson Officer was investigating another incident when he heard the shots. Officers from Starke County, Knox, Hamlet and DNR responded. Starke County Sheriff deputies took the lead investigation. After a probe into the incident, several weapons were seized and a complete report was furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor for formal charges of Criminal Recklessness.

12/28/12 Police were called in reference to an unwanted guest in the 200 Block of Garden Street. When North Judson police arrived, the suspect was gone. A report was made later in reference to harassing telephone calls. The suspect was located and advised to stop all contact with the complaintant.

12/28/12 Police were informed of a minor property damage accident at the Good-to-Go gas pumps. Randy Robb of North Judson was pulling into the lot to get fuel when his vehicle slid into a guard post as he was approaching the gas pumps. North Judson Officer Todd Keen investigated the incident and estimated damages at over $1,000. No injuries were reported.

12/28/12 A late night traffic stop in the parking lot of the Dollar General in North Judson resulted in a uniform traffic ticket for Driving while Suspended. Casey J. White, 20, of Kingsford Heights, was ticketed.

12/28/12 Police are investigating a hit and run accident in where an unknown vehicle struck a street lamp in the 200 block of Lane Street. The lamppost was toppled and the lens and bulb broken. This remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the North Judson Police at (574) 772-5914.

12/26/12 Police responded to a traffic accident on U.S. 421 just south of State Road 10 East. Due to a large number of accidents and slide-offs in the area because of the weather and roadway conditions, North Judson covered this accident. Sheila Haddock of Fowler, IN, reported to Chief Deputy Joe Budner that she was northbound on U.S. 421 when she slid on a patch of ice, sliding off of the roadway and striking a utility pole. No injuries were reported and Budner estimated the total dollar amount of damages at over $5,000.

12/26/12 A weather-related slide-off on State Road 10, just east of Oakwood Street, did little or damage to the vehicle. North Judson Police reported no injuries as well. The vehicle was towed.

12/26/12 Another property damage accident occurred in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store in North Judson. The incident resulted in less than $750.00 in damage and no injuries were reported. It was weather related.

12/25/12 A resident in the 600 block of Laurel Street requested assistance in getting a cat out of the area of the engine compartment of their vehicle.

12/24/12 Police responded to an animal complaint in the 300 Block of Lincolnway Street. The dog was back in the home when police arrived.

12/24/12 A late evening traffic stop by the North Judson Police at the intersection of Leslie and Wilson Streets resulted in a uniform traffic ticket being issued for improper license plates and false and fictitious registration to Lacy Miller, 36, of North Judson. The vehicle was impounded.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Arrests:
12/28/12 Justin Miller, 29, Cayuga, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Nonsupport of a Dependent.

12/26/12 Daronn Bass, of Burlington, IA, was arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/02/13 Melody Hollis reported the theft of a license plate.

01/01/13 Beverly Mohr called police to investigate a broken entry door.

01/01/13 Brittany Thews told police that some unknown person(s) stole her license plate and a set of jumper cables.

12/28/12 A woman reported seeing a suspicious man at McDonald’s. The man reportedly took a picture of her son while sitting in the restaurant.

12/27/12 An alleged fraud incident was brought to the attention of the Knox City Police Department.

Arrests:
12/29/12 Ellis Clemons, 45, 202 W. Locust Ave., Knox, IN, arrested on two counts of Battery and two counts of Intimidation.

12/26/12 Bernard Breese, 33, 406 W. Giles Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

12/25/12 Mark Lovely, 50, 301 E. Danker St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Police Reports

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

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/23/12 A wandering dog was reportedly spotted in the 400 Block of Garfield Avenue.

12/23/12 Police investigated a fender bender in the Dollar General parking lot. Chief Deputy Joe Budner estimated damages under $750.00 and no formal report was made.

12/21/12 A Knox resident reported to police that she left her purse at Subway. The purse was located and all of the items were still in the purse.

12/19/12 Police took a report of intimidation.

12/19/12 An off-duty North Judson officer saw a wanted person at a local business and contacted the North Judson officer on duty. Officer Darren Conley arrived. John Schacht, 51, of San Pierre, was arrested on a Porter County warrant for being a Habitual Traffic Violator.

12/18/12 Good To Go reported a drive-off of $40.01. This incident is still being investigated.

12/18/12 Officers were called to the 300 block of Lane Street in reference to a pizza on fire. The fire was put out by the resident before the officer arrived.

12/18/12 – A Mishawaka resident contacted the North Judson Police in reference to a stolen vintage moped of hers that is being sold on Craigslist. The North Judson resident, that was selling the moped, advised Officer Frank Thomas that he bought it at an auction house. This incident is still under investigation, however the moped was recovered.

12/17/12 A resident in the 100 block of East Sycamore Street told police that someone removed her outdoor Christmas decorations. The decorations were left laying on the ground. The resident requested extra patrols.

12/17/12 – A theft of an iPhone was reported to the North Judson Police. The theft occurred at the NJ-SP high school. This incident is still being investigated.

Arrests:
12/19/12 John J. Schacht, 51, 305 White Street, San Pierre, IN, arrested on a Porter County warrant for being a Habitual Traffic Violator.

12/16/12 Bradley Austin, 22, 308 Lincoln St., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

Pulaski County SHeriff'

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/26/12 Pulaski County officers responded to several slide-off reports due to a snow storm.

12/26/12 One man was injured after his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a pole north of the White County line. No power lines were down and the pole was intact but beat up. Another accident reported later did involve downed power lines on State Road 14, but the driver was not injured.

12/26/12 A Medaryville man was attempting to hunt on his property but he told police that two subjects on four-wheelers were scaring off the deer. The four-wheelers were not allowed on his property.

12/25/12 A Pulaski County officer went to a local business to advise them they are not allowed to sell alcohol on Christmas Day.

12/24/12 A Winamac man told police that he has a construction company and some unknown person(s) broke into one of the trailers in which he stores his equipment.

12/24/12 A caller advised that a pit bull just mauled the neighbor’s dog. The dog has also chased a lady back to her house.

12/24/12 Several car vs deer accidents were reported.

12/23/12 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) attempted to break into her home.

12/22/12 The Winamac Police Department were called to a two vehicle accident. One of the people involved in the accident said the vehicle hit his vehicle on the passenger side and his wife isn’t doing too well.

12/22/12 Dollar General reported the theft of items from the store.

12/22/12 An employee with Ace Hardware reported the theft of lye.

12/21/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to assist in a structure fire with explosions.

12/21/12 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was called to an accident on U.S. 421. Injuries were reported. Officer advised that the highway should be closed down due to the icy conditions.

12/21/12 Several slide-offs and accidents were reported due to a storm in the area.

12/21/12 A vehicle went off the road and into the cemetery in Francesville. The vehicle hit a number of headstones.

12/20/12 A caller told police that she was home alone and something smells hot. The caller was told get out of the residence. The Winamac Fire Department was called to the scene.

12/20/12 A Winamac resident told police that his mail carrier told him that his garage door was open and the front door is open also. Officers arrived at the scene and described the scene to the caller. The caller said that maybe the person watching the house just didn’t close the doors.

12/20/12 A resident in Winamac reported the theft of computers and other items. He said the items were stolen when the family was a funeral.

Arrests:
12/18/12 Shane Born, 39, of Medaryville, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Violator for Life, Possession of Methamphetamine and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Jamie Peterson, of Medaryville, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Assisting a Criminal, Neglect of a Dependent, Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/24/12 Alysia Bowman reported that someone kicked in the door at her apartment building. Several items were stolen from the apartment. This incident remains under investigation.

12/21/12 Stella Samuels reported that someone stole her purse.

12/21/12 A fraud incident was reported.

12/20/12 Ralph Scarborough told police that he lost his wallet.

12/20/12 Officials at IU Health Starke Hospital told police that some unknown person(s) attempted to steal a plow truck parked at the facility.

12/19/12 Lori Schultz called police to report a theft from her vehicle. Several items were stolen from her vehicle while parked at the Family Dollar/Smith Farm Store parking lot.

12/17/12 Christina Pudlow reported the theft of a concrete steer skull yard ornament from a residence on S. East Street in Knox.

12/17/12 Joseph Raymond called police to report the theft of a laptop computer from his workplace.

12/17/12 James Hicks reported criminal mischief at his Duracast Plant in the Industrial Park. Unknown subjects cut down several maple trees on the property.

Arrests:
12/24/12 Justin Jack Olds, 24, 1311 Pine St., Knox, IN, arrested Domestic Battery and Disorderly Conduct.

12/22/12 Maria Duncan, 21, 8800 E. 800 N., Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Failure to Stop after an Accident.

12/21/12 Zachary Butler, 26, 417 Star Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Intimidation.

12/20/12 Jack Stoddard, Jr., 27, 6760 E. 25 N., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

12/20/12 Kraig Branham, 28, 603 E. Washington St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

12/18/12 Jeremy Jackson, 25, 701 E. Danker St. #2, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Pulaski Commissioners Approve New Vehicle For Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

The Pulaski County Commissioners this week approved a new purchase for the Sheriff’s Department: a new Dodge Charger squad car from Braun Chrysler. Sheriff Michael Gayer told the council that he will obtain several more quotes from local dealerships for both quarter- and half-ton trucks to add to his fleet.

Gayer said that so far, Goble has been the only local county dealership to provide a price on the new vehicle, and Steve Dobson at Jim Dobson Ford has yet to give him a response. On top of that, Gayer’s contact at Braun Chevrolet has been on vacation and Gayer has not been able to reach him.

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Winamac Man Arrested For Firing a Shotgun Toward a Home

Jerry Lynch

Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Winamac man Friday night after he allegedly fired a shotgun toward an occupied house.

At around 11:46 p.m., police were called to 5885 N. 575 W. in Winamac in reference to a shooting, and were told that a gray or silver truck had pulled up by their residence while the family, including the wives and infant children, was standing outside. The property owner said the truck seemed to shine a light on them, and then fired five or six shots that seemed to be in their direction, which led police to find four red shotgun shells lying on the ground by the intersection of county roads 600 North and 575 West.

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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:
12/16/12 A resident told officers that he was backing out of the Burger King drive thru and did not see a pole. The driver backed into the pole and damaged his vehicle. The damage was estimated at over $1,000.

12/16/12 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a lane violation. As Officer Conley was approaching the driver side of the vehicle, the driver, Austin Bradley, 22, advised that he did not have a driver’s license. Officer Conley issued a Knox City Court Summons to Austin Bradley, for never obtaining a driver’s license. The vehicle was released to a valid driver.

12/15/12 The North Judson Police responded to a shots fired report in the 300 block of Vine Street. The subject with the weapon was not located. North Judson Police continue to investigate the incident.

12/14/12 Police are investigating a intimidation report stemming from an incident at the Burger King Parking lot late Friday afternoon.

12/13/12 While on patrol, police found a motorcycle helmet near the area of the railroad tracks on Main Street. The owner can claim this item by describing it.

12/13/12 A resident in the 600 Block of Keller Avenue reported to police that she was receiving harassing telephone calls over some items a tenant had left behind.

12/12/12 A resident in the 300 Block of Garden Street told police that she heard a small explosion and the power went out. NIPSCO responded to the area for a transformer problem.

12/10/12 A loud music complaint was made by a resident in the 200 Block of Park Avenue. The music was turned down.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/16/12 A Star City man reported someone had tried to hit him with a van.

12/16/12 A Winamac man told police that someone stole his car.

12/16/12 A Monterey woman told police that a woman had battered her.

12/15/12 An iPod theft was reported at Eastern Pulaski Schools.

12/15/12 A Star City woman told police three males tried to force their way into her home.

12/14/12 A drive-by shooting with a shotgun was reported at a Winamac residence.

12/14/12 The theft of a DVD player was reported at a shop in Winamac.

12/14/12 A chainsaw was reportedly stolen from a Medaryville residence.

12/14/12 A theft of an expensive bracelet was reported at a store in Winamac.

12/13/12 A Medaryville man told police that he returned home to find his home had been broken into.

12/13/12 A Winamac woman told police that someone stole items from a box while she was in the process of moving.

12/12/12 A Culver woman told police that someone had stolen her purse from her car.

12/11/12 Two parents were reportedly fighting over a child at Eastern Pulaski Schools.

12/10/12 A Francesville resident reported someone had burglarized his home.

Arrests:
12/15/12 Jerry Lynch II, 24, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

12/15/12 Annette Bachman, 43, of Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

12/14/12 Shane Thomas, 24, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Driving While Suspended – Prior Suspension Within 10 Years.

12/14/12 Jeffrey Green, 50, of Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/13/12 A fraud incident was reported to Knox City officers.

12/09/12 Knox officers investigated a custody dispute.

Arrests:
12/17/12 Christopher Lee Miller, 28, 1600 S. 100 E., Knox, IN arrested on an active Starke Circuit Court arrest warrant

12/17/12 Levi Lakes, 27, 306 S. Fisher St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active Marshall County arrest warrant.

12/15/12 Rebecca Hale, 24, 505 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN arrested on an arrest warrant for theft out of Porter County.

12/14/12 Clark W. Stacy, 49, 2118 S. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.
Connie Snyder, 43, 3540 S. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Conversion and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

12/12/12 Cheyenne Tolson, 22, Super Value Inn, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

Police Reports

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

12/03/12 – Someone reportedly stole a package from a woman’s doorstep.

12/04/12 – Dennis Olson of WInamac told police that someone had stolen a 42″ Insignia television from his residence.

12/05/12 – Joseph Daniels of Winamac reported someone had destroyed his mailbox.

12/05/12- Shane Reed of Winamac told police that someone had stolen medication from his car in front of his mother’s house.

12/05/12 – Police were called to a Winamac residence in response to a felon in possession of a firearm.

12/05/12 – A resident told police that someone had tried to stab him at a residence in Monterey.

12/06/12 – A Winamac resident reported someone had used a fraudulent check to pay him for a Craigslist sale.

12/07/12 – A Medaryville resident told police that someone had broken the windows out of both of her vehicles.

12/07/12 – A Medaryville woman told police that someone stole her mailbox.

12/07/12 – A Winamac man told police that a Dodge pickup truck had done donuts near the road by the cemetery.

12/07/12 – Someone reportedly broke the windows on a van for sale.

12/07/12 – A Medaryville man told police that someone broke the windows to a trailer.

12/08/12 – A driveoff was reported at the Good Oil station in Winamac.

12/09/12 – A shoplifter was reported at a business in Winamac.

12/08/12 – A suspect drove off from a gas station in Winamac without paying.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

12/3/12 – A resident reported being chased by a loose dog in the 700 Block of Arlington Avenue.  The North Judson Police located the animal’s owner and corrected the problem.

12/4/12 – The North Judson Police responded to a drive off at the Good to Go on Talmer Avenue.  The unknown suspect pumped $47.01 in gasoline and failed to pay and fled the parking lot.  This remains under investigation.

12/4/12 – An harassment dispute was reported to the North Judson Police on Luken Street near Main Street.  Several parties were involved and all were advised to clear the area and not to make contact with each other..

12/6/12 – A shoplifting report was made with the North Judson Police in the 700 Block of Talmer Avenue involving a theft of a $48.00 flashlight.  This incident also remain under investigation.

12/7/12 – North Judson Police responded to an unwanted guest in the 400 Block of Main Street.  The suspect had left the area and was not located.

12/8/12 – A report of a domestic battery was taken at the North Judson Police station, while the other party called the Starke County Sheriff’s Department to the 2000 block of Donna Street.  Both North Judson Officer Frank Thomas and Starke County Sheriff Officer Rob Gray investigated the incident.

12/9/12 – A home owner in the 100 Block of E. Sycamore Street reported to North Judson Police that their Christmas Decorations were rearranged and vandalized sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Arrests:

12/2/12 –  Amber Butts, 32, 403 Keller Ave. , North Judson, arrested for Neglect of a Child.  NJPD

12/5/12 – Matthew C. Henning, 18, 3060 W. 800 South, North Judson ,arrested for Possession of a Controled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.  NJPD

12/6/12 – Terri  C. Hamilton, 29, 304 E. St Louis, Knox ,arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and hold for Community Corrections.  NJPD

12/7/12 – Joseph C. Liebner, 60, 3425 N. 450 West, Winamac, arrested for Driving While Suspended Prior.  NJPD

Pulaski County Man Beaten, Robbed in His Home

A Pulaski County man was allegedly beaten and choked during a home invasion incident Monday night. Deputies were dispatched to 305 E. County Road 100 S. in response to a report of a possible theft and battery, and arrived to find a bloodied and bruised Paul E. Minix, who told them that he had been assaulted by two suspects.

Minix said he had let the pair stay the night on Sunday, but when the next day came and Minix asked them to leave so he could take his medication and go to sleep, they departed but soon returned and allegedly choked and battered him. He sustained injuries to his face, neck, shoulder, elbow, and knee, and said they had stolen two cell phones from his residence after assaulting him. Minix said he had recently purchased one of the cell phones from the two suspects for $50.

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Monticello Man Arrested For Domestic Battery At Gas Station

Matthew Robbins

A Monticello man was arrested Sunday after an alleged battery incident took place at a gas station in Medaryville.

A caller told Pulaski County police that a man and woman were fighting and he reportedly broke out the window in her car. When police arrived on scene, the man, later identified as Matthew Robbins, approached the driver’s side of the squad car in an aggressive manner. He was told to stop twice and he stopped and allegedly told the officer to take him to jail.

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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:
11/25/12 A Star City man told police that someone hit his car and drove away from the scene. The incident happened in the overnight hours.

11/24/12 Police responded to a rollover accident on U.S. 421 north of Francesville but the driver indicated that he is fine.

11/22/12 Officers pulled over a suspicious vehicle and found the driver was wanted out of Vigo County.

11/22/12 Several car vs deer accidents were reported throughout the county.

11/21/12 A Winamac man told police that he is following a truck with occupants that stole scrap from him and they are allegedly driving back to the scene of the crime to return the items they reportedly stole. Police met them at the location and towed the vehicle. Charges are pending.

11/21/12 Police were called to a domestic dispute that was later diffused.

11/20/12 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was called to a two vehicle accident at 1000 South and State Road 39 in Winamac. Multiple injuries were reported. One of the vehicles was a box truck that contained radioactive materials, but it did not break open.

11/19/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a dumpster fire.

11/19/12 The Winamac Police Department arrested on person after police engaged in a foot pursuit with the suspect. Officers did taze the suspect to gain control and the suspect was arrested.

Arrests:
11/26/12 Tony Grigsby, Jr., 20, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

11/25/12  Matthew Booker, 26, of Monticello, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery with a Minor Child Present, Resisting Law Enforcement and Public Intoxication.

11/25/12 Travis Wireman, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

11/24/12 Jenna Penwitt, of Illinois, arrested on preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC Greater than .15%.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/23/12 Police responded to a report of residential entry and burglary in the 3000 Block of 625 South. Several items were reported missing and the incident remains under investigation.

11/22/12 A woman in the 500 block of Magnolia Street reported to police that she was battered in her yard around 3:30 a.m. after returning home. The incident remains under investigation.

11/21/12 A business owner in the E. 900 block of Talmer Avenue reported damage to a rear window. It appears to be a act of vandalism.

11/20/12 Police received a call of a suspicious woman inside of a vehicle parked at the Town Park. Police located a 19-year-old female who was resting. She returned home as the parks are closed from dusk to dawn.

Arrests:
11/25/12 Terry W. Ashton, 36, 2100 E. 150 South, of Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

11/21/12 Marvin C. Barber, 40, arrested on a Jasper County Warrant for Failure to Appear.

11/20/12 Jarred E. Toosley, 31, 203 Walden Street, of Medaryville,IN arrested for Driving While Suspended-Prior.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/26/12 Cynthia Craft reported the theft of a Sony Digital Syber Shot camera.

11/26/12 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported two drive-offs of gasoline totaling $58.00.

11/21/12 Hiram Noble reported the theft of his wallet.

11/19/12 Daniel Simpson told police that he lost his wallet.

Arrests:
11/25/12 Tyler Limberhand, 18, 1630 E. 400 N., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

11/24/12 Samuel R. Banks, 23, 9660 E. 150 N., Grovertown, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

Mailbox Thefts, Damages Under Investigation In Marshall, Pulaski Counties

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of mailboxes on 4th Road between Michigan and Nutmeg Road.

Several homeowners called police to report the federal offense on Saturday and Sunday. Unknown subjects are stealing the same mailboxes and it has happened on more than one occasion.

If you have any information about these thefts, call the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 936-3187.

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department have also been dealing with mailbox damage reports from several residents throughout Pulaski County. If you have any information on these incidents, call the Sheriff’s Department at (574) 946-6655.