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
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/06/13 Passersby called police to report a van in the ditch at Thornhope by the elevator. The occupants were out walking around. One person was arrested at the scene.

07/05/13 A Winamac resident told police that a large group of individuals are intoxicated and being belligerent.

07/05/13 A woman told police that she backed her vehicle into a sheriff’s truck parked by Monticello Street. Winamac police officers responded to the scene but found no significant damage. A small smudge was found on the sheriff’s vehicle and a couple of scratches on the caller’s car. No report was taken.

07/05/13 A Monterey woman told dispatchers that she was at her ex’s residence and the landlord’s dog bit her. As she was trying to leave, she ran over another dog.

07/03/13 A Medaryville resident told police that some things were stolen at a rental property. The complaintant believes it was the renter’s son. The renter told the complaintant that the items would be replaced but they haven’t been replaced yet.

07/03/13 An accident occurred in the Francesville area where one car was sideswiped. Police officers did find a white or light blue paint transfer on the sideswiped vehicle.

07/03/13 A Winamac resident told dispatchers that a man hit a tree and was headed northbound on Franklin Street around the 500 block. The caller reportedly told police that the driver is man who lives down the street and is intoxicated. The caller added that this is not the first time this has happened.

07/02/13 Winamac EMS was called to an accident where a driver hit a deer and the vehicle flipped, injuring those in the vehicle.

07/02/13 The Medaryville and Francesville Fire Departments were called to two house fires on Prairie Street in Medaryville. NIPSCO was also contacted as electric lines were down on a dog kennel with two dogs in it.

07/02/13 A Winamac resident told dispatchers that someone broke into his wife’s vehicle and stole several items including her work computer.

07/02/13 Police investigated a call about stolen tractor batteries and irrigation wire.

07/02/13 A woman notified police that she thinks someone broke into her residence. The window on the back porch was pried open and the top shelf in her son’s closet is empty.

Arrests:
07/07/13 Shana Bailey, 36, of Salyersville, KY, arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant.

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/07/13 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas responded to a battery complaint in the 500 block of High Street. After a brief investigation, Daniel E. Frazier, 31, of North Judson, was arrested on a preliminary charge Battery. Officer Thomas was assisted by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

07/06/13 Officer Frank Thomas was informed by a passerby of a suspicious female in the 400 block of East Talmer Avenue. After a brief investigation the female, Sarah Ann Mills, 20, of North Judson, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Narcotic Drug.

07/05/13 Police responded to a underage drinking complaint in the 300 block of Main Street. Several minors were located that had been drinking. The minors were released to their parents or guardians. A report will be forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s office for review for charges. North Judson Police were assisted by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

07/05/13 Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle South of State Road 10 on County Road 300 West. The driver of the vehicle Kayla Jo Belue, 23, of Knox was arrested after a brief foot pursuit. Belue has preliminary charges of Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Syringe, Operator Never Licensed and Resisting Law Enforcement.

07/04/13 Police responded to multiple complaints of two small children driving next to the roadway in a battery operated vehicle. The parent was located and advised the vehicle could be driven on their own property, sidewalk or a parking lot with the owners permission.

07/04/13 Police responded to a property damage complaint. A vehicle in the 500 block of Mulberry Street was damaged.

07/04/13 A report was made concerning a harassment complaint in the 600 block of West Talmer Avenue.

07/03/13 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to a suspicious circumstance complaint at the North Judson Baseball Field. After a brief investigation, unknown person(s) tried to pry the concession stand sliding door open. Entry was not made.

07/03/13 Officers responded to a property damage accident in the 600 block of East Talmer Avenue. The victim in the accident did not want a report.

07/02/13 Police responded to a property damage complaint in the 300 block of Main Street.

07/02/13 An animal complaint was filed by a resident in the 300 block of Main Street.

07/02/13 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of State Road 10 and State Road 39 North. After a brief investigation, a passenger in the vehicle was reportedly found to have two Warrants from Kentucky. Mandy Sue Wireman, 33, of Wheatfield was arrested for the two warrants and a False Identity Statement.

07/01/13 Police were notified of a report of an unattended juvenile in the roadway in the 400 block of Keller Avenue. The parent was located and advised to correct the situation.

07/01/13 Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 400 block of East Talmer Avenue. After a brief investigation, the passenger in the vehicle, Howard Wyckoff Reed Sr., 55, was arrested on a Knox City Court warrant.

Arrests:
07/07/13 Daniel E. Frazier, 31, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

07/06/13 Sarah Ann Mills, 20, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Narcotic Drug.

07/05/13 – Kayla Jo Belue, 23, 15 N. Pearl Street, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Syringe, Operator Never Licensed and Resisting Law Enforcement.

07/02/13 Mandy Sue Wireman, 33, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Providing a False Identity Statement and two warrants out of Kentucky.

07/01/13 Howard Wyckoff Reed, Sr., 55, 4460 Dawn Drive, of North Judson, IN, arrested for an active warrant.

 
 

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/08/13 Autumn Amore reported the theft of her daughter’s computer bag.

07/05/13 Corbin Gayheart told police that his mailbox was damaged after people were lighting off fireworks the night before.

07/04/13 The pastor at the First Christian Church told police that some unknown person(s) stole petty cash from the church’s office.

 
 

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

07/01/13 – A resident of the 7500 block of East 350 South in Knox told police that someone had tried to steal the gas from his vehicle.

07/01/13 – A residential break-in was reported in the 1900 block of North 300 East in Knox.

07/01/13 – Someone reportedly broke into the Bass Lake Golf Course in Knox.

07/02/13 – Marita Cervenka of North Judson told police that someone had broken into her outbuilding and stolen antique items and farm implements.

07/02/13 – A resident of the 500 block of East 800 South in Knox reported that someone had stolen her mailbox.

07/02/13 – A mailbox was reportedly blown up in the 1400 block of South 500 East in Knox.

07/03/13 – A wood chipper was stolen from a resident on 250 North in Knox.

07/03/13 – Sonia Manns of North Judson reported someone had destroyed her mailbox with a phone pedestal box and dragged someone’s trash can to her driveway, scattering trash all over her yard.

07/03/13 – A mailbox in the 2200 block of South 450 East in Knox reported her mailbox had been blown up.

07/03/13 – A resident of the 300 block of Yellowstone Trail in Hamlet said someone had stolen items from his residence.

07/03/13 – An antique pistol was reported stolen from the 6800 block of East Skyline Avenue in Knox.

07/04/13 – A caller told police that a woman smashed his windshield in the 7700 block of North Tecumseh Road in Walkerton.

07/04/13 – Three male subjects were reportedly spotted trying to break into Blue Treasures on State Road 10 in North Judson.

07/05/13 – An officer was requested in the 10300 block of West State Road 10 in San Pierre due to theft and property damage.

07/05/13 – A male subject reportedly stole a vehicle from the 5700 block of South 250 West in North Judson.

07/07/13 – Chris Matys of Walkerton reported someone had blown up her fence with fireworks.

07/07/13 – A caller from the Bass Lake Campground in Knox reported someone had stolen his boat.

07/07/13 – A caller from the Bass Lake Campground in Knox told police that someone had stolen items from his campsite.

07/07/13 – A resident of the 7000 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton told police that he found a bullet hole in his Ford Explorer.

07/07/13 – A resident of the 600 block of South Roosevelt Road in Knox reported her sons truck had been stolen from Borns Trailer Park.

07/07/13 – Matthew Rusk of Walkerton told police that he found two males attempting to break into his garage and car.

Arrests

07/04/13 – Michael Anthony Silanskis, 44 of Grovertown, was arrested following a traffic stop near the intersection of County Road 400 East and U.S. 35.

07/05/13 – Eric D. Miller, 23 of Valparaiso, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated as a Class C misdemeanor.

07/05/13 – Kelley D. Rowe, 44 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated as a Class D felony, a Class A misdemeanor and a Class C misdemeanor after he reportedly fell off his moped near 500 East in North Judson.

07/07/13 – Jack S. Sullivan, 19, and Joseph M. Morlock, 22 of Oak Lawn, were arrested in the 7700 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton on charges of Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, and Public Intoxication following a report of fighting near Time Out Sports Bar and Grill.

07/07/13 – Reece Kendall Scope, 19 of Zionsville, and Matthew Alvaro Deprospero, 18 of Zionsville, were arrested following a report of two subjects that had pulled up to kids on bikes and attacked them near the Bass Lake Beach in Knox.

07/07/13 – Terry W. Ashton, 37 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, and Possession of Legend Drug.

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
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/30/13 A complaintant told the dispatch center that a nine-year-old boy was seen with a lighter and fireworks with no supervision. The parent was told to have better supervision with the children.

06/29/13 A call came into the dispatch center about a broken telephone box and a broken sign in the roadway. Police found that some unknown person(s) took the top off the box and laid it near the Kankakee Valley REMC pole. The stop sign was found in a yard and officers said it appeared that it was removed from a pole.

06/29/13 Several mailboxes were smashed in the area of 200 W. in Winamac.

06/29/13 A resident advised that someone threw garbage into his dumpster. He found a name on some mail and he wants that person to come pick up the garbage.

06/28/13 Pulaski County deputies responded to a call of a one-vehicle accident. A car had gone into the ditch, but no injuries were reported.

06/28/13 A Walkerton man reported significant damage to his car after he drove it home from being rear-ended in an accident in Winamac.

06/28/13 A caller reported following a car and seeing a man beat on the dash in the vehicle and then reportedly hit the female driver. The driver stopped and ordered him out of the car. The caller stated that he stumbled around and she took off. He started running after the vehicle. The subject was later arrested.

06/27/13 The Winamac Police Department investigated an accident where one driver rear-ended another. The male subject in one of the cars fled the scene. The other driver experienced pain in her shoulder.

06/27/13 A Winamac man told dispatchers that he came home to find his fence torn down.

06/26/13 A Winamac man reported a theft at a home he cares for while the owners are away.

06/26/13 A report came in about kids jumping off of the Monterey Bridge.

06/25/13 A Winamac man told police that his garden has been poisoned again.

06/25/13 A Star City farmer reported that he heard several hay bales were set on fire near Star City and he also had a bunch of hay bales set on fire a while ago.

06/24/13 A Winamac man reported the theft of yard tools, a push mower and fencing.

06/24/13 A semi had gotten into an accident on 800 South and 1200 West in Francesville and the reat was in the ditch and the rest was blocking the road.

Arrests:
06/28/13 Ethan Bailey, 20, of North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Domestic Battery.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
06/29/13 Officers joined in the effort to search for a missing nine-year-old boy in the area of 500 South and 250 West. The boy was located south of State Road 10 on 250 West. The Starke County Sheriff, North Judson Fire and Police, a Conservation Officer and Starke County EMS assisted in the search. The boy was located about 30 minutes after the initial report.

06/27/13 North Judson Police assisted Starke County EMS with a mental subject in the 200 block of Lane Street. The subject was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital by ambulance for the third time in two days.

06/27/13 Officers responded to a possible intoxicated driver complaint west of North Judson. The officer checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

06/27/13 A traffic hazard complaint was called in just west of North Judson on State Road 10. A vehicle lost its rear axle while avoiding animals in the roadway.

06/27/13 Daniel R.K. Zimmerman, 22, 114 Lane Street, North Judson, IN, was arrested on a Pulaski County Warrant for Failure To Appear. North Judson officers were assisted by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police.

06/26/13 Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department with a traffic accident with injuries on English Lake Road north of County Road 400 South. The medics were also on scene and transported a male subject to IU Health Starke Hospital.

06/26/13 A security company representative reported that items were stolen from a vacant house in the 300 block of W. Talmer Avenue. The theft was discovered in April 2013 but was reported last week.

06/26/13 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on State Road 10 by the Highland Cemetery. After a brief investigation, the driver, William Paul Clemons, 32, 222 W. Locust Drive, Knox, IN, was found to be driving on a suspended/prior driver license. Officer Thomas issued a Summons to appear in Knox City Court. A valid driver was called to drive the vehicle.

06/24/13 North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department with a property damage accident at State Road 39 N. and State Road 10.

06/24/13 An active alarm alert was received by the North Judson Police from the First Farmers Bank on Lane Street. The building was secured.

Arrests:
06/27/13 Daniel R.K. Zimmerman, 22, 114 Lane Street, North Judson, IN was arrested on a Pulaski County Warrant for Failure To Appear.

06/26/13 William Paul Clemons, 32, 222 W. Locust Drive, Knox, IN, was issued a Summons to appear in Knox City Court for Driving While Suspended/Prior.

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Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/01/13 Anthony Rose reported the theft of a bicycle.

06/29/13 Police investigated an alleged battery complaint.

06/27/13 A vehicle belonging to an employee at IU Health Starke Hospital suffered damage as an unknown subject broke a window.

06/25/13 Possible evidence of drugs was retrieved from a downtown business.

Arrests:
07/02/13 Linda Sweet, 50, 328 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Obstructing an Emergency Medical Person.

06/30/13 Austin Salyer, 22, 3120 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Law Enforcement.

06/28/13 Manuel Clemons, 48, 2401 N. Michigan St. Lot #9, Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

06/28/13 Donna Campbell Minix, 308 E. Lincoln, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

06/28/13 Brandon King, 22, 3975 E. Toto Road, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft and six counts of Possession of a Legend Drug.
Autumn Howard, 18, no address listed, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft and six counts of Possession of a Legend Drug.

06/27/13 Brian Hall, 39, 600 S. Delamatyr, Knox, IN, arrested on two Starke County Body Attachments.

Two Injured in Accident South of Winamac

 
 

A 42-year-old Monticello man and a juvenile were injured Tuesday, June 18 late in the evening after a car vs. motorcycle accident on U.S. 35 south of Winamac near County Road 225 South.

Stanley Dunkler of Knox told Pulaski County deputies that he was driving on U.S. 35 when he entered into the other lane and collided with a motorcycle driven by Tyrone Anderson of Monticello.

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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.

Starke County Sheriff's Department
Starke County Sheriff’s Department

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/17/13 – A home in the 4100 block of South Range Road in North Judson was reported to have been the site of theft of electricity.

06/17/13 – A resident of the 5400 block of South State Road 10 in Knox told police that a man threatened to kill him and his wife.

06/18/13 – A resident of the 700 block of South 250 East in Knox reported someone had blown up her mailbox.

06/18/13 – A man told police that someone had tried to break into his home in the 4800 block of East 150 North in Knox.

06/19/13 – Fabricating metal was reported stolen in the 8200 block of North High Street in Walkerton.

06/19/13 – A resident of the 5200 block of South Holiday Street in North Judson reported someone had stolen his tool box from his shed.

06/19/13 – A dark brown Chevy Impala was reported missing near the intersection of U.S. 30 and 35.

06/19/13 – A mailbox was reportedly damaged in the 8800 block of South 1000 East in Knox.

06/20/13 – A woman told police she had been battered by a male subject in the 8100 block of North North Street in Koontz Lake.

06/20/13 – A residential theft was reported in the 7900 block of North Frost Street in Koontz Lake.

06/20/13 – A theft was reportedly in the 10300 block of West State Road 10 in San Pierre.

06/21/13 – A woman told police she had been tackled and choked by a male subject in the 1600 block of South 150 West in North Judson.

06/21/13 – A 22-year-old male wrecked his four-wheeler and was transported to the hospital from the intersection of 600 East and 200 North in Knox.

06/22/13 – Stanley Litwin of Grovertown told police someone had stolen his goat.

06/22/13 – A residential burglary was reported in the 10800 block of East 500 North in Grovertown.

06/23/13 – A resident of the 2000 block of North Garba Drive in Grovertown reported her ex-boyfriend had stolen her 1994 Honda Accord from his residence.

06/23/13 – Someone reportedly broke into the Bass Lake Church though no items were reported stolen.

06/23/13 – Avery Smith of Knox told police someone had struck his mailbox.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/23/13 A roll-over accident was reported. The caller told dispatchers that he was intoxicated and he let his friend drive the car. He swerved to miss a deer and ended up rolling the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

06/23/13 Pulaski County deputies responded to an accident where a car reportedly crashed in a Francesville resident’s yard. The driver complained of back pain and she was transported to Pulaski Memorial Hospital

06/22/13 A woman told a Winamac police officer that money came up missing from a drawer. The victim believes the suspect could be the same person who stole a camera and computer from her a year-and-a-half ago.

06/21/13 A Medaryville man reported his vehicle stolen.

06/21/13 The Francesville Fire Department was called to a vehicle fire inside a business.

06/21/13 A roll-over accident was reported around W. 100 S. and S. 1200 W. in Francesville. One person was injured. The victim complained of neck pain.

06/21/13 The Medaryville Fire Department responded to a utility pole fire.

06/21/13 The Star City Fire Department responded to a call of hay bales on fire.

06/20/13 Pulaski County emergency units were called help White County police find the driver of a vehicle that was in a rollover accident. No one was in the car at the time police arrived at the scene and it was determined that the driver fled the scene. Officers checked with the hospital and no one came in with injuries that may have been incurred from a car accident.

06/20/13 A Winamac resident requested the police as two tires were found slashed on a vehicle at the corner of Market and Adams Streets.

06/20/13 A resident on Jenkins Street in Winamac told dispatchers that his mailbox was missing and several other mailboxes on the block were damaged.

06/20/13 A Pulaski County resident told police that he had a message on his answering machine where the caller said he was the winner of a Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes. The caller left a number, but the resident did not call it. He called Publisher’s Clearing House directly and a representative told him that he did not win any money.

06/20/13 An unknown person(s) broke into a camper owned by a Winamac man.

06/19/13 Emergency crews responded to an accident involving a motorcycle and a car. A man and a small child were reportedly laying in the roadway.

06/19/13 A Winamac man told dispatchers that his home had been broken into.

06/18/13 Pulaski County deputies were called to a burglary incident at a Winamac incident. Items were stolen from the residence and there was evidence of forced entry. An Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technician was called to the scene.

06/18/13 A Winamac woman told police that some unknown person(s) cut the gas lines to the gas tank on her boat and they took it.

06/17/13 A Star City resident reported the theft of a bicycle.

Arrests:
06/22/13 Dustin Kanschat, 32, of Kewanna, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
06/23/13 – A minor property damage accident occurred in the CVS parking lot and was investigated by the North Judson police. Damages were estimated at near $1,000.

06/21/13 Officers responded to an alarm call in the 400 block of East Talmer Avenue.

06/21/13 A resident reported that his vehicle was parked in the 400 block of East Talmer Avenue and it was hit by another vehicle. North Judson Police investigated and set damages at over $1000.00.

06/21/13 Police assisted the Department of Children and Family Services in an incident in the 5000 block of County Road 275 West.

06/20/13 Officers responded to a barking dog complaint in the 500 block of Vine Street.

06/20/13 A welfare check in the 200 block of Maryland Street was requested on a senior citizen and was conducted. Everyone was fine.

06/19/13 Police responded to a harassment complaint in the 600 block of Keller Avenue.

06/19/13 Officers responded to a suspicious circumstance complaint in the 6000 block of County Road 500 West.

06/18/13 A resident in the 500 block of Keller Avenue reported that he located a light blue girls bike. The bike taken to the police station for safe-keeping.

06/18/13 North Judson police assisted Starke County Community Corrections with the arrest of Cody J. Barnette, 20, of North Judson. Cody was arrested on numerous home detention violations.

06/18/13 Police responded to a loud noise complaint in the 300 block of Franklin Street.

06/17/13 A resident in the 200 block of Silver Street found a town dog tag on her property. The dog tag was mailed to the owner of the dog.

06/17/13 Police responded to a civil matter in the 500 block of High Street.

06/17/13 Officers responded to a unwanted guest complaint in the 100 block of Sycamore Street. The subjects left without incident.

Arrests:
06/18/13 Cody J. Barnette, 20, 5017 S. County Road 275 W., of North Judson, IN was arrested on numerous Home Detention violations.

 
 

From the Knox City Police Department:

Arrests:
06/24/13 Maxine Grigsby, 35, 403 N. Bender, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant through Starke Circuit Court and Knox City Court.

06/22/13 Jonathan Kreischer, 33, arrested on an active arrest warrant through Marshall County.

06/21/13 Johnny Wiley, 54, 921 S. Peacon, Oceala, AK, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

06/20/13 Allen Moore, 34, 706 S. East St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant through Starke Circuit Court.

06/19/13 Philip Hullett, 39, 4150 S. U.S. 35, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

06/17/13 Jeffery Manns, 29, 112 Lane St. #B, North Judson, IN, arrested on active arrest warrants through Starke County, Pulaski County, Jasper County, Lake County and Schererville Police Department.

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
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/16/13 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) destroyed his garden.

06/16/13 Several complaints of fireworks were made into the Pulaski County Dispatch Center.

06/16/13 The Winamac Fire Department was called to report of large, round hay bales on fire on 350 South.

06/16/13 Police were notified that a chair flew out of the back of a vehicle and hit a car behind that vehicle. Driver was issued a citation for leaky load. The incident happened U.S. Highway 421 and 300 South.

06/16/13 A resident called police who advised that she came home from work and discovered money was missing. Her son’s window was reportedly unlocked.

06/16/13 The Star City Fire Department was called to a tire fire.

06/15/13 Highway 421 was shut down for a while as police investigated a single-vehicle accident. The car sustained substantial damage, but no one was in or with the vehicle when police arrived on scene.

06/15/13 Emergency personnel were called to a two-vehicle accident at 5305 N. U.S 421. Two were injured in the accident.

06/15/13 A resident talked with police about a suspect who is constantly driving recklessly and is now either shooting off fireworks or shooting a gun.

06/14/13 A complaint came in that an Alliance Ambulance reportedly ran three cars off the roadway. Lights and sirens were on and pulled around the caller’s car and forced oncoming cars off the roadway. The ambulance drivers saw the accident and hopes all are ok. The ambulance workers met with officials at the justice center later in the shift. No injuries were reported.

06/13/13 A Winamac man told police that some unknown person(s) hit his mailbox and parts and pieces were all over the road.

06/12/13 A Francesville man reported the theft of a trailer.

06/12/13 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a house fire on Falvey Street. The American Red Cross was called in to help the family find shelter.

06/12/13 A Winamac woman told police that someone may have cut her tire.

06/11/13 An inspection was done on the tower to deal with police radio issues.

06/11/13 A Star City man told the dispatchers that an older man hit an informational sign and his car has rolled. No injuries reported.

06/10/13 Caller told police that she is the caretaker of a property and some of the outbuildings were found open. She was not sure if anyone was still on the property. She was told to get back into the vehicle and police would be on their way. She told dispatch that she’s not worried. She has a hand gun in her possession.

06/10/13 A motorcycle was found in a ditch, but no one was around.

Arrests:
06/13/13 Sara Jackson, 29, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a probation revocation.

06/13/13 Laura Minnick, 49, of Winamac, IN, arrested on probation violation for Theft and two counts of Criminal Mischief.

06/12/13 Michael Hall, 24, of Baroda, MI, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Driving While Suspended-Prior Suspension within 10 years.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

06/16/13 A report was taken about a battery in the 400 Block of Main Street. Officer Nick Vanni completed a report that was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for official charges.

06/16/13 Another domestic complaint was covered by the North Judson Police in the 300 Block of Franklin Street.

06/15/12 Police were advised of a possible fight going to occur in the Town Park. Officers arrived and the juveniles were disbursed. No fighting took place.

06/15/13 North Judson Police responded to a domestic complaint in the 400 Block of Keller Avenue.

06/14/13 Several juveniles were starting to fight at the North Judson Mint Festival and officers broke it up. A complete report was furnished to the Starke County Probation Department.

06/14/13 A domestic complainant was handled by police in the 500 Block of Cherry Street.

06/12/13 Police responded to a call about a shoplifter at the Dollar General. Chief Deputy Joe Budner conducted an investigation and arrested David Nelson of San Pierre for Conversion.

Arrests:
06/12/13 David A. Nelson, 42, of San Pierre, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
06/17/13 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported a drive-off of $49.82.

06/17/13 A break-in was reported at the Wintersong Village Nursing Home. Money was reported stolen. Police are investigating this case.

06/16/13 A resident told police that a man walking by her house and threw a smoke bomb in her yard. A witness saw the the same thing. A suspect, Dewey Troyer, was detained and later sent for an evaluation.

06/14/13 Police found a man driving erratically down U.S. 35. He told police that he and his girlfriend broke up and he was upset. He had a handgun in the seat, but had a permit for it.

06/14/13 Brian Dixon reported the theft of a license plate.

06/11/13 Jose Perez told police that a vehicle belonging to him and his wife was broken into. Cash and credit cards were reportedly stolen.

Arrests:
06/13/13 Amy Cooke, 2065 N. 1200 E., Plymouth, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

06/11/13 Matthew Diaz, 18, 7340 E. State Road 8, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Intimidation.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/10/13 – A resident of the 2800 block of East Tribue Drive in Knox reported her neighbors yard keeps getting TP’d.

06/10/13 – A windshield was reportedly broken out at the Wooden Nickel in North Judson.

06/11/13 – A theft was reported in the 6700 block of South 850 East in Knox.

06/11/13 – A wedding band and engagement ring were reportedly stolen from a residence in the 4200 block of South 650 West in North Judson.

06/12/13 – A vehicle was broken into in the 7600 block of North Topinabee Road in Walkerton.

06/12/13 – A resident of the 10600 block of East State Road 8 in Knox told police someone had stolen his identity.

06/13/13 – Phone boxes were reportedly damaged in the 2500 block of East 150 South in Knox.

06/13/13 – An employee of IU Health Starke Hospital told police that a 17-year-old had been admitted for lacerations from a sword that had occurred during a family dispute in the 1200 block of South 250 East in Knox.

06/14/13 – A light and leaf blower were reported stolen at the Starke County Airport.

06/15/13 – Thunder Woodlow of Hamlet told police that someone had tried to break into her vehicle.

06/16/13 – A resident of the 1500 block of East 400 South in Knox reported a male subject had run over his mailbox.

Arrests:

06/10/13 – Daniel W. Botarf, 54 of Wheatfield, was arrested on charges of Possession of Marijuana following a disabled vehicle check near the intersection of U.S. 35 and State Road 10.

06/14/13 – John N. Grigsby, 21 of Reynolds, was arrested on charges of Battery by Body Waste, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Law Enforcement, Intimidation, Battery and Public Intoxication near the intersection of Tecumseh Road and Iruquois in Koontz Lake.

06/14/13 – John Delmen Grigsby, 44 of Monon, was arrested on charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, False Reporting, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended, and Disorderly Conduct.

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 Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/03/13 – A theft of more than $300 worth of items was reported in the 6200 block of South Range Road in North Judson.

06/03/13 – A resident of the 4700 block of East 200 South in Knox told police that she had received a fraudulent phone call asking her for money.

06/03/13 – A resident of the 5100 block of South Elm Street in Knox reportedly received suspicious text messages asking her for money.

06/03/13 – A green golf cart with a wooden box on the back was reported stolen from the 11000 block of East Circle in Walkerton.

06/03/13 – A motorcycle was reportedly stolen from the 2700 block of East Toto Road in Knox.

06/04/13 – An air conditioning unit was stolen from the 6500 block of South State Road 39 in North Judson.

06/04/13 – A resident of the 5100 block of South Elm Street in Knox told police she is receiving harassing phone calls in reference to a phone scam.

06/04/13 – A resident of the 1800 block of East 350 South in Knox requested to speak to an officer in reference to a fraud.

06/05/13 – James Schwartz of North Judson told police he has been harassed.

06/06/13 – A resident of the 600 block of East 450 South in Knox told police someone had caused damage to his mailbox with fireworks.

06/06/13 – Danny Sitek of Knox reported an electrical motor to his pump had been stolen from Range Road south of State Road 10.

06/07/13 – A resident of the 2000 block of South Tribue Drive in Knox reported a fraud incident.

06/07/13 – A cell phone was reportedly stolen from a residence in the 8200 block of North High Street in Walkerton.

06/07/13 – A resident of the 5200 block of South A Street in North Judson reported a domestic battery had occurred.

06/08/13 – Jessica Patrick at Miller’s Auto requested an officer and said that a man had tried to run her off the road.

06/08/13 – A resident of the 5900 block of South State Road 10 in Knox reported he saw two men and two women steal an air conditioner, furnace and copper from a foreclosed residence nearby.

06/08/13 – Debbie Skaggs of North Judson reported her son had battered her husband.

06/09/13 – An employee of the Bass Lake Pub in Knox reported someone had stolen a Cubota from the parking lot.

 

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/09/13 The Winamac Police Department investigated a report of a person with a gun. The complaintant said his nephew was outside and a man pulled a gun on everyone. The subject was questioned and said that he had a friend involved in an assault and when the nephew approached his vehicle became nervous pulled his weapon.

06/09/13 A man was arrested when a report came in that he was drunk and refused to leave an establishment in which he was causing problems.

06/09/13 A caller told police that two dogs were following her while she was taking a walk toward Nices bridge. When she got to the bridge, a man with a rifle threatened to shoot the dogs while she stood there. She took the dogs and left the area. The owner was eventually called to claim the dogs.

06/09/13 A caller reported the theft of items from her mother’s garage.

06/06/13 A domestic battery incident was reported to police.

06/05/13 A Winamac resident reported the theft of tools, a toolbox and other items.

06/05/13 A caller told police that her boyfriend slammed her neck while she was riding in a vehicle. She jumped out of the car and is now stranded. The victim did not want to press charges and the victim was transported to Good Oil where she could get a ride back to Portage.

06/04/13 A Winamac resident reported an attempted break-in. A three-inch cut of tear was made in the back screen door.

06/04/13 Emergency personnel were called to a location on north State Road 39 in reference to a roll-over accident. One person was injured in the accident.

06/03/13 A Star City man reported that his girlfriend took his car after she had been drinking and didn’t have a license. He wanted to report the car stolen, but didn’t want to press charges.

06/03/13 A resident spoke to a police officer in reference to a threat made to her on Facebook.

06/03/13 An employee at a Francesville business told police that a man left the store without paying for a tire.

Arrests:
06/11/13 Travis Rowe, 21, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

06/10/13 Melvon Doty, 39, of Monterey, IN, arrested on a probation revocation.

06/06/13 Duane Altman, 25, of Michigan City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

06/04/13 Noble Shelton, Jr., 24, of Lafayette, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
06/08/13 A passerby reported to police that he was following a vehicle that was driving all over the road. The vehicle was last seen heading west on State Road 10. The officer checked State Road 10 to U.S. Hwy 421 and was unable to locate the vehicle.

06/08/13 North Judson Police responded to a civil matter in the 500 block of West Talmer Avenue.

06/07/13 Police responded to a reckless driving complaint south on State Road 39. The officer located the vehicle and followed it. The officer followed it for a few miles and he did not see any erratic behavior.

06/06/13 Officers responded to a juvenile complaint in the 500 block of Laurel Street.

06/05/13 A property damage accident was reported in the parking lot of the high school. Chief Doug Vessely estimated the damages at over $1,000.00.

06/05/13 A member of the Hoosier Valley Rail Road reported that there were three juveniles trespassing on railroad property.

The North Judson Police would like to remind you that being present on railroad property is considered trespassing. Signs are posted and if you are caught on the property you can be charged for Criminal Trespass.

06/04/13 Police responded to a property damage accident on State Road 10 east of North Judson. A vehicle struck a deer. Officer Frank Thomas estimated the damages at over $1,000.00.

06/04/13 North Judson Police assisted a motorist with removing a flat tire off of a vehicle in the 400 block of East Talmer Avenue.

06/04/13 A passerby notified police of a semi with a leaky load on State Road 10 west of North Judson. The officer checked the area and was unable to locate the semi.

06/03/13 Police responded to a vandalism complaint in the 400 block of Wilson street. A vehicle was struck by some eggs.

06/03/13 Officers assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department with serving a warrant.

06/03/13 A complaint was made of juveniles ringing door bells and running in the 400 block of Hancock street.

 
 

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
06/11/13 Jose Perez reported the theft of cash and credit cards from the inside of his vehicle.

06/07/13 Howard Brownfield told police that his wife’s wallet is missing.

06/07/13 Rick Fornelli requested the help of police. He reported that his step-mother’s house was egged.

06/07/13 Knox police responded to a call in which James Mueller reported the theft of items from his vehicle. A safe in the vehicle was also broken into.

06/06/13 Jamie Hardesty reported money missing from her business.

06/03/13 Zachary Coburn told police that his car was damaged when he left it at the BP gas station.

Arrests:
06/07/13 Franklin Mowbray, Jr., 23, 430 W. Elm Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant through Starke Circuit Court.

06/07/13 Sammy Bottorff, 19, 3750 E. State Road 10, Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Minor Consuming. He was later back in jail on two counts of Child Soliciting.

06/05/13 Steven Pastorcik, 30, 310 N. Heaton St., Knox, IN, arrested on two Starke County arrest warrants.

Police Reports

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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

05/28/13 – A man was reportedly attacked near Bass Lake

05/28/13 – An Allied Waste ca was reportedly stolen from the 11200 block of State Road 10 in Culver.

05/28/13 – Chris Danielson of Knox told police that a theft had occured at his home.

05/28/13 – A theft was reported in the 3200 block of South 100 West in North Judson.

05/29/13 – Property damage was reported in the 3100 block of South 300 East in Knox.

05/29/13 – A roto-tiller was reportedly stolen from a pickup truck at Richard’s of Toto.

05/29/13 – A Community Corrections official requested officers at a residence in the 300 block of North State Road 23 in Knox after allegedly finding marijuana in the home.

05/30/13 – A scooter was reported stolen in the 3500 block of South English Lake Road in North Judson.

05/30/13 – A break-in was reported in the 4700 block of East County Road 210 in Knox.

05/30/13 – Joey Lenig of Hamlet reported he was involved in a hit-and-run with a Chevrolet Avalanche.

05/31/13 – A resident of the 10900 block of East Kanney in Walkerton told police that someone had struck a telephone pole and left northbound.

06/01/13 – A resident of the 4100 block of South 300 East in Knox reported she had struck a tree in the roadway on 700 East north of State Road 10.

06/01/13 – An iPhone was reported stolen at the Culver Marina and the iPhone tracker indicated the phone was on South Elm Street in Monterey.

06/02/13 – A burglary was reported in the 3800 block of North State Road 23 in Knox.

Arrests:

05/30/13 – Brandon L. Duckett, 26 of Walkerton, was arrested after allegedly slamming his wife’s head into a van door repeatedly.

05/31/13 – Thomas Devon Skibbe, 40 of North Judson, was arrested on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of a Syringe.

06/01/13 – Mark S. Bogovich, 57 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Battery.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/02/13 Several dog bite calls were made to dispatch from the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. Several were also made the day prior.

06/02/13 Power outages were reported along Market Street and Monticello Street in Winamac.

06/02/13 911 dispatch received a phone call that “the school is on fire”. All police units patrolled by each school in the county and no fire was seen and no other reports were called into the department concerning such an event.

06/02/13 A hit and run accident was reported in the Bruce Lake area.

06/02/13 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a fire at an abandoned home that reportedly continues to be set on fire.

05/31/13 Severe weather pummeled the Pulaski County area. Reports of flooding, sewer backups, downed tree limbs and power outages were made to the dispatch center.

05/31/13 A caller stated her son’s vehicle was spray painted by school-aged kids.

05/31/13 The Buffalo Township Fire Department was called to a house fire on 750 S. in Winamac. The fire was dangerously close to the garage that contained a vehicle. An LP tank was also close to the fire.

05/30/13 The caller advised that two dump trucks were speeding and passing other vehicles recklessly.

05/29/13 A Winamac resident reported tools stolen from a tool box within the past two weeks.

05/29/13 It was reported to Pulaski County dispatch that a key that didn’t belong to a Winamac resident’s moped was broken off in the ignition. The owner thought that maybe someone was trying to steal it.

05/29/13 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person slashed the tires on her husband’s vehicle.

05/29/13 The theft of a bicycle was reported from the Pulaski County YMCA.

Arrests:
06/03/13 Philip Nuest, 27, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

05/31/13 Daniel Lewark, 30, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

05/30/13 Keith Gardner III, 28, of Chicago, IL arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear Child Support.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
05/31/13 During the heavy rains, a report was fielded concerning sewer drain backups in the 200 block of Lane Street. The North Judson Street Department was advised.

05/30/13 Police settled a call in reference to an unwanted guest in the 400 block of Keller Avenue.

05/30/13 Police were called out to a fight in the 100 block of Lane Street. After Officer Nick Vanni investigated, neither party wanted to press charges and both were separated.

05/30/13 A caller told police of a reckless driver in a car traveling east bound on State Road 10 from U.S. 421. The vehicle did not enter into town and police were unable to locate.

05/30/13 Police are requesting charges of Invasion of Privacy to be filed against an individual who violated a protective order. The charge stems from an incident in the 400 block of East Talmer Avenue.

05/30/13 North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated a car vs. deer accident near Mint Road and State Road 10. Christopher Morrison of North Judson was west bound on State Road 10 in his 2005 Honda when a deer jumped out in front of him. Officer Budner estimated damages over $2500.

05/30/13 A citizen called North Judson Police to report that two subjects were arguing in the street in the 500 block of Laurel Street. When police arrived, the female subject stated that it was only verbal and that the male had left. She was fine.

05/29/13 A storage unit renter at the U-Locks Storage told police that the pad lock to that unit was cut off. No items were missing from the unit and the renter was unsure if entry was made.

05/29/13 The North Judson Police assisted Starke County EMS with a medical call in the 100 block of Lane Street.

05/29/13 Three juvenile girls were involved in damaging town property by writing on playground equipment at the Town Park. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated and learned the same three were not excused from school. A formal report was provided to the Starke County Probation Department.

05/28/13 After receiving a call in reference to a large cow in the roadway near 500 South and 500 West, North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas assisted in locating and returning the animal.

05/28/13 A minor property damage accident occurred in the 400 block of Lane Street when Joseph E. Smolek of North Judson backed into a parked vehicle as he was exiting a parking space. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated and estimated damages under $1,000.

05/28/13 Police received a report of a suspicious person near W. Weninger Street and High Street. All was fine.

05/28/13 A domestic argument was reporte in reference to two arguing in a driveway in the 300 block of Schricker Avenue. The parties advised it was just verbal and everything was alright.

05/27/13 A report of a woman having problems on Lane Street was received by the North Judson Police. An ambulance was summoned and the woman was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital.

05/27/13 Police responded to a car vs. deer accident on State Road 10 just west of North Judson. Officer Frank Thomas investigated where James Combs of LaPorte reported a deer struck the front and side of his vehicle. Damages were estimated under $5,000.

Arrests:
05/30/13 – Timothy W. Minix, 23, 2840 W. 625 South, North Judson, IN, arrested on a Pulaski County Warrant for Revocation of Probation.

05/29/13 Troy J. Moses, 30, 2611 Julie Drive, North Judson, IN, arrested on a Pulaski County Warrant for FTA.

05/24/13 Dannie Wiremen III, 31, 5267 N. 250 West, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended – Prior.

SALE:
Officers from the North Judson Police Department will be conducting a sale of unclaimed recovered property and some department items on Saturday, June 8, 2013 beginning at 10 a.m. at the department. The items will be displayed in the back near the garage area next to Norwayne Park. The items include over 35 bicycles, several stereo speakers, a few strands of wire, a few tools, and gasoline cans. Each bicycle will have a $10.00 minimum price.

North Judson Police Department Monthly Report May

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
05/31/13 A Radio Shack employee reported the theft of a pre-paid cell phone. The suspect had cut it out of the package.

05/30/13 A nurse at the IU Health Starke Hospital told police that a subject came into the ER in possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

05/28/13 A Knox city police officer assisted the Indiana State Police on a traffic stop at the BP station. The officer reportedly spotted a substance believed to be marijuana next to the passenger’s right foot. The officer assisted in the arrest of 19-year-old Joshua Radkiewicz of Knox and Joell Bailey, 26, of Valparaiso.

05/25/13 An employee of Best Ford told police that a passenger door and a lock on a vehicle had been tampered with an alleged attempt to steal the vehicle.

Knox City Police Department Monthly Report for May

Storms Wreak Havoc in Kankakee Valley Area

Melody Drive In damage
Winds demolish Screen One at the Melody Drive-In

Fierce storms whipped through the Kankakee Valley area Friday night causing damage.

The storm caused flooding in Pulaski County where over three inches of rain fell in a half-hour period. A Pulaski County officer noted to dispatch that the water was up over the hood of his squad car while in the town of Winamac. The drains couldn’t keep up with the amount of water that fell in that short amount of time. Several cars were stranded in the road during the storm, several trees fell, a power outage was reported, and several roads washed out as a result of the rushing water.

The Pulaski County Highway Department was out Saturday patching up the roads and cutting up the many trees that fell in the road.

Luckily, no injuries were reported.

The Melody Drive-In theater at Bass Lake suffered damage as well with the demolition of Screen One. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department received a couple of other notices of trees down but no other damage.

Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery said there is ponding in fields in the Marshall County area and he’s monitoring river levels after the storms. Trees were reported down in the area, but no injuries were reported.

Photos by Denice Daggett and William Boldt

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 Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

05/21/13 – Ronald Desabatine of the Bass Lake Golf Course reported that a billboard sign and seven engraved granite hole markers had been stolen from the golf course sometime between May 10 and May 12.

05/22/13 – Beverly McDaniel of North Judson told police that a 2003 Harley Davidson Sportster and a moped had been stolen from her home.

05/22/13 – Lloyd Shirley of Knox reported someone had stolen a trash barrel from his home.

05/22/13 – Francis Moore of Knox said he had been contacted by someone claiming to be his son and asking for money and said it was a scam.

05/22/13 – A resident of the 8900 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox told police that a woman refused to leave his residence and damaged his property.

05/23/13 – Elizabeth Adamik reported someone had tried to apply for a Target gift card in her name several weeks ago.

05/24/13 – A resident of the 7800 block of North Tippecanoe Drive in Walkerton told police that her 2009 black Jetta had been stolen.

05/24/13 – Samantha Williams of Walkerton reported her 2004 Grand Prix had been stolen as well as coins and a stereo from other vehicles.

05/24/13 – Two residents in Walkerton reported their vehicles had been ransacked; one was in the 7900 block of North Kramar Lane in Walkerton, the other in the 7700 block of North Kickapoo Road.

05/24/13 – A resident of the 8200 block of North Tippecanoe Drive in Walkerton reported items had been stolen from her vehicle inside her garage.

05/24/13 – A resident of the 11000 block of East Mohawk Road in Walkerton reported someone had ransacked his vehicle.

05/25/13 – A resident of the 7900 block of North Kramer Lane in Walkerton reported his vehicle had been broken into and items stolen.

05/24/13 – A resident of the 10900 block of East 100 North Street in Plymoth reported someone had broken into her shed and stolen items.

05/24/13 – Cliff Graham of Walkerton reported someone had attempted to break into his car but nothing was taken.

05/25/13 – A 2005 blue Mercury Mountaineer was reported stolen from the 8600 block of North 1200 East in Walkerton.

05/25/13 – A garage was reportedly broken into in the 8300 block of North Tippecanoe Drive in Walkerton but no items were reported stolen.

05/27/13 – Stacy Dickson of Knox told police that someone had broken the back window to her home.

Arrests

05/21/13 – John Hinds, 75 of Culver, was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated near the intersection of State Road 8 and Nicole Drive in Knox.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/27/13 A caller reported a fire on top of a big pole located south of the paint ball field north of Winamac on U.S. 35. Other reports came in from travelers that the pole had burst into flames. The Winamac Fire Department and NIPSCO were called to the scene.

05/27/13 A Winamac woman reported her car stolen.

05/27/13 Another pole fire was reported on U.S. 35 south the Tippecanoe River State Park entrance. The Winamac Fire Department was called to the scene as well as Fulton County REMC.

05/27/13 A Winamac resident told police that she saw a person get into her neighbor’s car. The alarm was going off.

05/27/13 A Winamac woman reported her purse stolen from her vehicle while it was parked in her driveway.

05/27/13 A deputy with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department requested to speak with a Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputy in reference to a stabbing. Charges were not expected to be filed.

05/26/13 An official with the Panhandle Pathway reported that three of the four barricades on the pathway were broken in half.

05/26/13 A Winamac man informed police that his wife’s purse was stolen, but it was later found. Cash was taken from the purse before the suspect(s) threw it into the river.

05/25/13 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of items out of her shed.

05/24/13 A Winamac woman reported the theft of medications. Dispatchers advised that the Sheriff’s Department doesn’t process paperwork for stolen medications.

05/24/13 A Winamac woman reported her wallet stolen while at Dollar General.

05/23/13 Deputies were asked to investigate a criminal mischief incident that occurred to a vehicle.

05/22/13 A Francesville resident reported the theft of several computers.

05/22/13 The Winamac Police Department was called to investigate an incident of theft at a home on Meridian Street.

05/21/13 A Winamac farmer reported the theft of irrigation, three chain saws and guns.

05/21/13 A Francesville resident reported the theft of anhydrous ammonia.

05/21/13 A suspicious vehicle was reported in the Winamac area. According to the caller, a woman was jogging and a man in a vehicle acted like he was going to hit her. He drove by her slowly flashing a $100 bill. The man reportedly did it twice. The same incident was reported in another part of town.

05/21/13 A Medaryville man told police that he’s watching a home for a friend and there was an act of criminal mischief at the residence.

05/20/13 A Winamac resident told police that someone spray-painted her garage in the alley. Two other residents reported the same type of criminal mischief.

Arrests:
05/26/13 Kimberly Samons, 34, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active bench warrant.

05/23/13 Ronald Clark, 65, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Probation Violation.

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
05/25/13 A resident in the 100 block of Silver Street reported to police that someone stole a set of keys from his residence.

05/24/13 Police responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 39 and State Road 10 East junction. A vehicle driven by Coletta D. Ford of Knox struck a deer north of the intersection. Chief Deputy Joe Budner estimated the damages over $2,500.00.

05/24/13 Police responded to a burn complaint in the 300 block of Jones Street. The resident on Keller Avenue was asked to put the fire out and advised that he can only burn non man-made items such as grass, wood and brush.

05/23/13 A resident in the 200 block of Maryland Street reported to police that she has been receiving text messages from an ex-boyfriend that she has an Order of Protection against. Officers forwarded an Invasion of Privacy report to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office requesting charges against the male subject.

05/23/13 A resident in the 6300 block of State Road 39 told police that someone stole his garbage can. The can was located by the resident a half-mile south of his residence.

05/23/13 Police responded to a 911 hang up call in the 500 block of Vine Street. The resident wanted to report that an electrical wire in the alley was sparking. The North Judson Fire Department was dispatched and stayed until NIPSCO arrived to take care of the problem.

05/22/13 Officers were called to a unwanted guest complaint in the 500 block of High Street. The male subject was advised not to return to the residence or he would be arrested for criminal trespass.

05/22/13 A verbal argument was reported in the 600 block of Oakwood Street. The female subject involved left for the night.

05/22/13 North Judson Police assisted the Indiana State Police in the arrest of two people at a residence in the 5900 block of U Road East.

05/21/13 A resident reported a pallet of wood stolen from her property. She did not want charges filed she just wanted the pallet back. North Judson Police located the subject that took the wood and he returned it.

05/21/13 North Judson Police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of Garden Street. A female subject and a male subject were arrested on outstanding warrants.

05/21/13 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas arrested Brad Allen on a Pulaski County warrant for Child Support.

Cut the Grass:
The North Judson Police have issued several warnings this week to home owners who have neglected mowing the lawn. A Town Ordinance dictates that the grass must be cut that grows to four inches high. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely advised that the home owners will be receiving an ordinance violation citation if the grass is not cut when needed.

Arrests:
05/21/13 Sara N. Scutchfield, 21, 204 Garden Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a Marshall County Warrant for Failure to Appear.

05/21/13 Casey Jo White, 20, Kingsford Heights, IN, arrested on a Porter County for Failure to Appear.

05/21/13 Brad Allen, 32, 5118 S. Driftwood Lane, North Judson, IN, arrested on a Pulaski County warrant for Child Support.

 
 

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
05/27/13 David Arndt told police that a roto tiller was stolen out of the bed of his pickup while parked at Richard’s of Toto.

05/24/13 A battery incident was reported at O’s Tap.

Arrests:
05/28/13 Levi Lakes, 28, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Samantha Mullins, 22, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

05/27/13 Aaron Brewer, 22, 303 N. Clark St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Narcotic (heroin) and Possession of a Syringe.

05/24/13 Linda Sobieck, 29, 308 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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:
05/17/13 A red 26″ men’s Roadmaster bicycle was discovered in the south ball field at the North Judson Park. It was repainted black. Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Judson Police at (574)772-5914.

05/17/13 North Judson Police assisted parole officers in the arrest of Dennis M. Howard, 22, of North Judson for a parole violation in the 200 block of Maryland Street.

05/17/13 A family domestic dispute was reported in the 6400 block of State Road 39.

05/16/13 A loud noise complaint was checked out in the 500 block of Laurel Street.

05/15/13 Employees at Dollar General reported to police that a male subject took a pair of sunglasses and ran from the store. He was not located.

05/15/13 A domestic complaint was investigated by North Judson police in the 200 Block of Leslie Street.

05/15/13 A barking dog call was received by residents living in the 600 block of Cherry Street. A verbal warning was issued.

05/15/13 Theft of gasoline from a motor vehicle and a lawn mover was reported by residents in the 600 block of Railroad Street.

05/15/13 Police responded to a neighbor dispute in the 700 block of Laurel Street.

05/14/13 A report was made of an ATV was traveling on the street near the intersection of Leslie and Luken. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely reminds you that ATVs and gator-type 4-wheelers are not allowed to travel on the streets in North Judson. You may obtain a permit to operate gas or electric golf carts.

05/14/13 North Judson police investigated a report of domestic battery in the parking lot in the 600 block of W. Talmer Avenue.

05/14/13 Police received a report of a black male subject panhandling in the Family Express parking lot. The man moved on.

05/13/13 A report of an intoxicated person at the Dollar General store was handled by the North Judson Police. Chief Doug Vessely reportedly observed the man open a merchandise package and put it back on the shelf. After a brief investigation, the shopper, David C. Considine, 27, of San Pierre was arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Arrests:
05/17/13 Dennis Matthew Howard, 22, 7479 W. 750 N., North Judson, IN arrested on a Parole Violation.

05/13/13 David C. Considine, 27, 4455 S. 700 W., San Pierre, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Residents are to be reminded of grass ordinance:
North Judson police have issued several warnings this week to home owners who have neglected mowing the lawn. A town ordinance states the grass must not reach 4” tall. If it does, you are in violation of this ordinance. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely advised that the home owners who violate the ordinance will receive an ordinance violation citation if the grass is not being cut when needed.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/19/13 The Winamac Fire Department conducted training at the Tippecanoe River State Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They burned a building on the property.

05/19/13 The North Judson-Wayne Township burned down a building in the Denham area.

05/19/13 A North Judson resident reported vandalism to an irrigation system on county property.

05/19/13 The Star City Fire Department was asked to assist White County in fighting a large woods fire.

05/19/13 A drive-off $50.09 was reported from a gas station in Winamac.

05/19/13 A Winamac resident complained about a vehicle driving through their yard.

05/18/13 One person was taken into custody after Ace Hardware reported a suspect loading up flowers in the back of a vehicle and fled the area.

05/18/13 A Winamac resident told police that a window in their residence and a window in a van were broken when some unknown person(s) threw rocks through the glass. Graffiti was also spray painted on the residence. The Winamac Police Department was called out to investigate.

05/18/13 A complaint of a strong chemical was reported at the corner of 750 S. and State Road 119.

05/18/13 Officers conducted several traffic stops as part of Operating Pull Over.

05/18/13 An agent for a bank owned property found a door kicked in at one of their properties. The home was vacant.

05/17/13 A Winamac resident reported to police that her wallet was stolen from her unlocked truck parked outside of her workplace.

05/17/13 Local business owners are concerned about people who park in front of their businesses all day.

05/16/13 A Winamac gas station reported a drive off of $61.78.

05/16/13 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) cut the fence on their property.

05/16/13 A Francesville resident complained that a black lab was dumped off and tied in their yard.

05/16/13 Winamac and Star City Fire Departments were called to a house fire on 400 S. west of 150 W.

05/15/13 The North Judson Fire Department requested the help of the Medaryville Fire Department in battling a grass fire that spread to the woods.

Arrests:
05/201/3 Jesse Caldwell, Sr., 30, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

05/17/13 Dustin Hughes, 22, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

05/15/13 Brooke Billingsley, 34, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of a Legend Drug.

05/15/13 Brian Haddix, 33, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of a Legend Drug.

05/15/13 Frances Werb, 54, of Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of a Legend Drug.

05/14/13 Jeffrey Joseph, 44, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

05/13/13 – A man was reportedly trying to break in to cars at Save-a-Lot in Knox.

05/15/13 – A resident of the 5200 block of South A Street in Knox told police that someone had battered her on her property.

05/16/13 – A Bass Lake Neighborhood Watch member reported garbage cans on Boa Drive had been thrown in the roadway.

05/16/13 – Carrie Dietrich of North Judson reported someone had harassed her and threatened her life in the 5200 block of South A Street in North Judson.

05/17/13 – Norma Jean Griffard of Knox told police that someone had stolen medication from her purse.

05/17/13 – A resident of the 7000 block of South 975 East in Monterey reported someone had fraudulently used his debit card.

05/18/13 – A resident of the 6600 block of East Old U.S. 30 in Hamlet reported medication and a GPS had been stolen from her vehicle.

05/18/13 – A resident of the 700 block of South 300 East in Knox told police he had lent a male subject from Crown Point his son’s ATV but now he is refusing to return it.

05/19/13 – A resident of the 2400 block of West 900 South in North Judson reported someone had vandalized his vehicle.

05/19/13 – A resident of the 100 block of West Howard Drive in North Judson told police her neighbor tried to run her over with his van.

05/19/13 – Garbage cans were reportedly stolen from a resident in the 8900 block of South Long Lane Drive in Knox.

05/19/13 – Vandals reportedly destroyed a mailbox in the 4500 block of South 100 East in Knox.

05/19/13 – Rudy Desabatine reported a theft at the Bass Lake Golf Course.

Arrests:

05/13/13 – Keith Landin Dalton, 20 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Battery and Residential Entry.

05/15/13 – Michael Campbell, 57 of Knox, was arrested following a methamphetamine lab investigation in the 2300 block of U.S. 30.

05/17/13 – Kurtis W. Singleton, 21 of Knox and Ashley Jones, 17 of Knox, were arrested on charge of Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug.

05/18/13 – Shone Michael Alle, 32 of North Judson, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated following an accident on State Road 10 just east of the Jasper County line in San Pierre.

05/19/13 – Heath M. McCauley, 39 of Walkerton, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
05/20/13 Officers were dispatched to the Woods Apartments on a call that a woman was there causing property damage.

05/19/13 Police were notified of a possible drug lab.

05/18/13 Donna Joseph told police that someone stole her wallet.

05/16/13 Kyle Schieb found that all four tires on his vehicle were flattened. Police found that they were slashed with a knife.

05/15/13 Norfolk Southern staff reported that a red semi loaded with bricks traveling southbound on U.S. 35 crossed the railroad tracks and damaged the crossing arms as they were coming down.

Arrests:
05/18/13 Sarah Drabik, 21, 420 Star Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant and a preliminary charge of Reckless Possession of Paraphernalia.

05/17/13 Tammi Levy, 35, 211 Lambert St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active Starke Circuit Court warrant.

05/17/13 Dustin Shivley, 23, 309 W. Riverside Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed and Possession of Marijuana.

05/16/13 Charlie Sennert, 24, 2260 U.S. 35, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

05/16/13 Michael Howard, 24, 231 Camelot, Portage, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Visiting a Common Nuisance.

05/14/13 Clinton Wilcox, 20, 305 Ruthie Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

05/14/13 Amanda Johanan, 25, arrested on a preliminary charge of Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.

Two Arrested after Traffic Stop in Pulaski County

Dustin Hughes
Dustin Hughes

One adult and one juvenile were taken into custody after Pulaski County police allegedly found drugs in a car after a traffic stop Friday morning.

A Pulaski County deputy was patrolling on U.S. 421 when he saw a vehicle operating without a working passenger side headlight or a license plate light. The officer pulled over the vehicle just south of Medaryville and found a 17-year-old male operating the vehicle. As the driver was attempting to locate the requested license and registration, the officer reportedly saw a marijuana cigarette in the vehicle.

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Police Reports

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
05/11/13 North Judson Officer Frank Thomas performed a traffic stop on a vehicle east of North Judson on State Road 10. The passenger in the vehicle, Jessica Schroeder, 34, was arrested on a Pulaski County warrant for Failure to Appear for a sentencing hearing. Schroeder was transported to the county line and turned over to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

05/11/13 Police conducted a traffic stop on Oakwood Avenue due to a speeding violation. Two arrests were made.

05/11/13 A theft was reported to the North Judson police in the 500 Block of W. Talmer Avenue. It remains under investigation.

05/10/13 North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to a property damage accident in the Family Express parking lot. Gregory J. Brown was backing up in his pick up truck and stated he did not see a white station wagon behind him and backed into it. The station wagon was driven by Kenneth A. Kozecar. No injuries were reported. Chief Deputy Budner estimated the damages were over $1,000.00.

05/10/13 Officer Frank Thomas responded to a property damage accident in the gravel parking area at the North Judson Town Park on South George Street. A vehicle driven by Louis J. Baker Jr. struck a parked vehicle on the passenger side door and rear quarter panel. Officer Thomas estimated the damages at over $2,500.00. No injuries were reported.

05/09/13 A resident in the 200 block of Garden Street reported to North Judson Police that her debit card was used fraudulently. This incident is still under investigation.

05/09/13 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to a property damage accident on West Talmer Avenue just East of the First Bank of Monterey. Driver, Kent F. McDaniel, Knox, pulled out onto SR #10 and was struck by a vehicle driven by Ogelean Owens, North Judson. No injuries were reported. Chief Vessely estimated the damage as over $2,500.00.

05/09/13 North Judson Chief Doug Vessely responded to a semi that struck a stop sign at the intersection of Luken Street and E. Talmer Avenue. The semi left the scene west on Talmer Avenue. Chief Vessely located the semi. The driver of the semi, Christopher John Hudson, stated he did not realize he hit the stop sign. Chief Vessely gathered information for an incident report for the state highway department.

05/08/13 A resident reported a possible intoxicated driver. The officer checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

05/07/13 North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident in the CVS parking lot. Serena Marie Mueller struck a parked vehicle. The damages were estimated at under $1,000.00.

05/07/13 A male subject requested assistance from police in the 500 block of High Street to retrieve his belongings from an ex-girlfriend.

05/06/13 A North Judson police officer located a beige leather purse in the 100 block of Lane Street. The purse was empty and it was taken to the police department for safekeeping.

05/06/13 North Judson Police Department officers issued three-day warning notices to residents whose grass was higher than four inches.

Arrests:
05/11/13 Jessica Schroeder, 34, of San Pierre, IN, arrested on a Pulaski County warrant for Failure to Appear for a sentencing hearing.

05/11/13 Daniel R. Zimmerman, 114 Lane Street, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

05/11/13 Haley R. Fox, 19, summoned for Minor in Possession and Transporting Alcohol.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/13/13 Deputies responded to a personal injury accident on 800 S. in Star City.

05/13/13 Police were called to investigate a report of unauthorized use of a vehicle in the Winamac area.

05/12/13 A Winamac man advised that while he was at church his wife called him and said some unknown person tried to break into his house and van.

05/12/13 The Star City Fire Department was called out to a field fire.

05/11/13 A resident in Francesville told police of a man peeking in windows.

05/11/13 A resident called police to report that he was just run off the road by a person driving a Valparaiso Community school bus. The man followed the bus back to Porter County where local police pulled over the bus. The man asked that a Pulaski County officer meet him in Medaryville to file a report. The officer noted that there was no damage to the vehicle.

05/11/13 Francesville residents were complaining that illegal fireworks were being discharged.

05/11/13 A Winamac resident complained that several subjects were driving around egging cars.

05/10/13 Police were notified of a road hazard in the Winamac Town Park.

05/09/13 A criminal mischief report was filed in the Francesville area.

05/09/13 A battery complaint was filed with police.

Arrests:
05/12/13 Michael Watson, 46, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

05/13/13 Shannon Conley, 33, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

05/11/13 Jessica Sturgell, 34, of San Pierre, IN, arrested on an active bench warrant and a warrant with a body attachment.

05/09/13 Richard Rugg, 33, of Michigan City, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

05/08/13 Joey Frinkel, 28, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle Without Ever Obtaining a License.

 
 

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
05/13/13 Officers were called to a home on a report of a juvenile who was just bitten by a stray dog.

05/11/13 Terra Strickland reported damage to her son’s car while it was parked at McDonald’s.

05/10/13 The McDonald’s Store Manager called police to report a broken table. Juveniles reportedly caused the damage while misbehaving.

Arrests:
05/13/13 Todd Dalton, 23, 3980 E. Mae Delano Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

05/13/13 Sierra Thompson, 18, 1135 E. 150 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Possession and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
A juvenile was detained in this incident.

05/11/13 Mechell Bachner, 28, 5 N. Harrison St., Batavia, IL, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. He was also cited for disregarding a stop sign.

05/10/13 William J. Baker, 59, 0315 W. 250 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana. He was also cited for an infraction of driving while suspended.

 
 

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

05/06/13 – Mike Bauer told police someone had stolen his briefcase.

05/06/13 – Tim Becich of Knox reported someone had tried to pull the door off his nursery.

05/06/13 – Craig Rose with CenturyLink reported someone had damaged 15 of their pedestals on 500 South and 700 South.

05/06/13 – A resident of the 1000 block of West 250 South in North Judson reported someone had scammed him out of money.

05/07/13 – A shoplifter was caught at a business located at 2580 S. Heaton St. in Knox.

05/07/13 – A hit and run accident was reported at U.S. 30 and Oak Road.

05/08/13 – A female caller from the 2400 block of East Toto Road in Knox told police she had been battered by a male subject.

05/06/13 – A woman reported someone had stolen items from a grave in the Highland Cemetery.

05/09/13 – A bank card was reportedly stolen from the 11000 block of Iroquois Road in Walkerton.

05/10/13 – A resident of the 800 block of South 200 East in Knox told police that someone had stolen her identity.

05/10/13 – A female caller from the 8100 block of North Street in Walkerton reported someone had stolen her medication.

05/11/13 – A resident of the 7800 block of North Tecumseh Road in Koontz Lake told police someone had broken into his residence while he was out of town.

05/11/13 – A mailbox was reportedly blown up with an explosive in the 500 block of West 450 South in North Judson.

05/11/13 – A mailbox was reportedly blown up with an explosive in the 2500 block of South Range Road in Knox.

05/12/13 – A riding lawn mower was reported stolen in the 4300 block of South 100 West in North Judson.

Arrests:

05/08/13 – Philip Edward Myers, 49 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug and Possession of Paraphernalia.

05/08/13 – Joshua Phillip Coffelt, 27 of Hamlet, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia.

05/08/13 – Larranie Lee Hayes, 24 of North Judson, was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated after crashing a vehicle into a yard.

05/09/13 – Michael A. Zylstra, 23 of Wheatfield, was arrested for Public Intoxicated after he was reportedly found slumped over the wheel of his vehicle in a woman’s driveway.

05/12/13 – Leonard Salyer, 19 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Illegal Possession, Consumption of Alcohol.

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
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/05/13 A break-in was reported in the Winamac area.

05/05/13 Two theft calls were made to the sheriff’s department.

05/05/13 Officers were called out to investigate a reported theft.

05/04/13 Deputies investigated a report of a possible intoxicated driver.

05/03/13 A report of trash dumping at the old sewage plant was called into the sheriff’s department.

05/02/13 Deputies and emergency responders were called to a personal injury accident. An arrest was made the next day. The driver who allegedly caused the accident had left the scene and checked into the ER at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth. Joey Frinkel faces preliminary charges of Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash and Operating a Vehicle While Never Receiving a License.

05/02/13 The Winamac Fire Department was called out to a location on U.S. 35 for a large brush fire. The fire was in a field.

05/02/13 A Winamac resident told police that his neighbor took a “no trespassing” sign from his yard and placed it in his own yard.

05/01/13 A Star City man told police that he hit a turkey or peacock which caved in his windshield.

05/01/13 A man was arrested after leaving a bar in Monterey and operated a moped while intoxicated. The owner later told police that he got his moped back but a second key and his dentures were missing.

04/30/13 Two theft calls were made to the sheriff’s department.

Arrests:
05/03/13 Joey Allen Frinkel, 28, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash and Operating a Vehicle While Never Receiving a License.

05/01/13 James Hunt, 21, of Star City, IN, arrested on a bench warrant.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
05/03/13 North Judson police responded to a vehicle that had slid off on Mulberry Street onto the railroad tracks and was unable to drive off of the tracks. Bau’s wrecker service was utilized and the vehicle was safely removed.

05/03/13 Starke County Police advised the North Judson police of a black S-10 driving recklessly near 500 South and 600 West that was also damaging telephone boxes. The vehicle was heading toward State Road 10.

05/02/13 North Judson police officers forwarded a shoplifting report to the Starke County Prosecutor in reference to an incident at Ray’s Super Foods.

05/02/13 A report was given to police of a reckless driver in a two-door silver Pontiac in the 600 Block of Cherry Street. The vehicle was gone upon arrival.

05/01/13 Dollar General employees reported that a shoplifter left the building without paying for an item. Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded and after an investigation he arrested 28-year-old Brandon R. Owens of North Judson.

05/01/13 A minor property damage vehicle accident occurred in the Dollar General parking lot when Angie Blount, of North Judson, pulled into a parking space and struck a parked vehicle. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the accident and set damages at over $2,500.

05/01/13 North Judson police received a report of an older man who was asking for directions near Lane and Sycamore Streets. He reportedly asked a younger girl to get into his vehicle and help him get to the place he wanted to go. The girl left and told an adult who stated the vehicle left the scene.

04/30/13 A theft and trespassing report was made in reference to an incident on Mint Road.

04/30/13 Police responded to a female person having unknown problems. She was checked and medics were advised.

04/28/13 A shoplifter was reported at Ray’s Super Foods. North Judson police officers investigated and turned a complete report into the Starke County Probation Department on a 15-year-old female juvenile. The items were later returned.

Arrests:
05/01/13 Brandon Ray Owens, 28, 4740 South 100 West, of North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

North Judson Police Department April Report

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

04/29/13 – A resident of the 5900 block of West Sherwood Street in North Judson reported that someone had stolen her identity.

04/29/13 – A trail camera was reportedly stolen from the backyard of Deloris Smith’s residence.

04/30/13 – A resident of the 3100 block of East 400 South in Knox told police that someone had attempted to obtain a credit card in her name at Target and made a fraudulent withdrawal from her account.

05/01/13 – Police conducted a methamphetamine lab investigation in the 8300 block of East 150 South.

05/01/13 – A caller reported a male subject was stealing irrigation parts near the intersecction of county roads 400 East and 700 South near Knox.

05/01/13 – A residential burglary was reported in the 4700 block of East County Road 210 in Knox.

05/02/13 – The stop sign at the intersection of county roads 200 East and 900 South in Knox were reported missing.

05/02/13 – A woman reported someone had stolen items from a residence in the 2200 block of East 200 South in Knox.

05/02/13 – Snowmobiles were reported stolen from the 1800 block of Indiana Avenue in LaPorte.

05/03/13 – An iron gate was reportedly stolen from a residence in the 10300 block of West State Road 10 in San Pierre.

05/04/13 – Ruddy Desabatine told police the Chesapeake Run Golf Course had been broken into.

05/05/13 – A theft was reported in the 9800 block of South Birch Street in Monterey.

Arrests

05/03/13 – William Leon Edwards, 37 of Walkerton, was arrested for driving while suspended with a prior conviction.

05/04/13 – Gayle L. Ambrosini, 50 of North Judson, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and False Reporting.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
05/07/13 Devin Fry reported the theft of a video game console, controller and two games.

05/03/13 Dawn Hurt told police that money and other items were stolen from her hosue.

05/0213 Bob Smith called police to report that his son’s moped was moved while parked at the high school. The handlebar lock and the ignition had been damaged.

Arrests:
05/07/13 Ashleigh Brewer, 25, Riverside Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Narcotic Drugs (Heroin).

05/05/13 Dewayne Bacon, 18, 409 High St., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Possession, Public Intoxication and Criminal Mischief.

05/05/13 Kelly R. McCarty, 37, E. Danker St., Knox, IN, arrested of preliminary charges of Battery and an active arrest warrant.

05/03/13 Carla Jaskowiak, 20530 State Road 8, Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Knox City Police Department April Report

Pulaski County Police, Coroner Investigate Hanging

 
 

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Pulaski County Coroner are investigating an apparent suicide in the Medaryville community.

The Pulaski County 911 Dispatch Center received a call Saturday afternoon that a man was hanging in a garage in Medaryville. The dispatchers, who are trained as emergency medical dispatchers, gave information over the phone on how to prolong the victim’s life until emergency responders could arrive at the scene. Richard Scott Reid, 46, was then airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He later died of the injuries he received in the hanging.

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Pulaski County Police Investigate Head-on Crash

 
 

A Winamac man was arrested Friday after reportedly causing an injury accident in Pulaski County.

At 7:45 p.m. ET Thursday night, a head-on crash was reported to Pulaski County dispatch on County Road 300 West south of County Road 250 North. Witnesses and forensic evidence proved that 39-year-old Jennifer Keller was struck head-on after a vehicle driven by Joey Allen Frinkel, 28, was traveling sideways and in Keller’s path of travel. Keller and her 16-year-old son were taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital after receiving minor injuries in the accident. A passenger in Frinkel’s vehicle was taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne and is listed in critical condition.

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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.

Starke County Sheriff's Department
Starke County Sheriff’s Department

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

04/22/13 – A resident of the 11500 block of East 900 South in Culver reported her identity had been stolen.

04/22/13 – An officer spoke with Jenny Hinney at the marina in Knox regarding identity theft.

04/22/13 – James Melton of Walkerton told police that several subjects got out of a vehicle at his neighbor’s home and busted out windows before fleeing.

04/23/13 – A caller from the 9300 block of West State Road 10 in San Pierre reported someone in an older green Dodge truck struck a fence on State Road 10 just west of Wapples Farm on the north side, then left the scene.

04/24/13 – A man in the 9600 block of East 150 North in Knox told police he had been abused by his wife.

04/25/13 – A resident of the 2400 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported someone had hit a mailbox and left the scene in a light brown Buick.

04/27/13 – James Wright of North Judson told police that two male subjects were in his garage that he did not reconize, so he locked them in until police could arrive.

04/27/13 – A caller reportedly found a methamphetamine lab made from a pop bottle, freezer bag and surgical tubing around the 6700 block of South Shewski Road in Knox.

04/27/13 – A resident of the 7500 block of East 350 South in Knox reported someone had stolen a riding law mower, car ramps and other items from his home.

04/27/13 – Keith Patrick told police someone had broken into his home and stolen several items in North Judson.

04/28/13 – A driver reported someone had shot his windshield out o nState Road 23 north of State Road 8.

04/28/13 – A theft was reported in the 2400 block of East 50 South in Knox.

Arrests:

04/22/13 – Ryan P. Linscott, 24 of Grovertown, was arrested on charges of Harrassment and Reckless Driving.

04/26/13 – Michael Rea Keller, 30 of North Judson, was arrested following a traffic stop at the intersection of State Road 10 and U Road in North Judson.

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
04/27/13 Police responded to a property damage accident in the 700 block of W. Talmer Avenue. A vehicle backed into the storage locker building and caused extensive damage to the building. This incident is still being investigated.

04/26/13 North Judson police were stationed at the high school all day during classes for security purposes.

04/25/13 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident on S.R. 10 and C.R. 850 West. The driver of the vehicle stated, that a deer struck his vehicle. The driver did not want a crash report.

04/25/13 The North Judson Police Department responded to a bomb threat at the North Judson-San Pierre High School. The high School and middle school were searched by police, members of the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department, School Administrators and two bomb sniffing K9 units. The buildings were cleared of any bombs after a long, extensive search. This incident is still being investigated and person(s) involved will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

The North Judson Police Department would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance with this incident: North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department, Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office. The two other agencies also assisting were the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District(NICTD) for sending their K9 units.

They would also like to thank the North Judson-San Pierre school administrators, clerical staff, teachers, custodians, parents and students for their cooperation during this incident.

04/24/13 A resident in the 600 block of Keller Avenue reported that her food stamp card was missing from her mailbox.

04/23/13 North Judson officer, Frank Thomas, was on patrol in 200 block of Maryland Street and observed a suspicious vehicle with two male subjects in it. Officer Thomas approached the driver’s side of the vehicle. Officer Thomas observed in plain view the driver, Andrew John Harrison, 21, of Plymouth with marijuana in his lap. After a brief investigation, Harrison advised that the marijuana and paraphernalia was his not the passenger’s. The passenger, Damon Ray Howard, 19, was released from the scene and Harrison was arrested.

04/23/13 Officers assisted the Indiana State Police on a traffic stop in 500 block of English Lake Road.

04/22/13 North Judson Police responded to an unwanted guest call in the 5200 block of County Road 250 West. Both parties involved were advised to stay away from each other.

04/22/13 – North Judson Police responded to an town ordinance complaint in the 400 block of Schricker Avenue. A tree cutting company did not have a town permit and they were advised to get a permit.

–The North Judson Police Department would like to remind contractors that they need to obtain a contractor’s permit from the North Judson Town Clerk’s Office before they begin any work in the town of North Judson.

Arrests:
04/23/13 Andrew John Harrison, 21, of Plymouth, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/28/13 A complaintant told police that his wife was intoxicated and he and his wife were arguing. He said his wife then got out a shotgun, loaded it and went into the bedroom. He didn’t think that she would actually hurt anyone, but police went to investigate the situation.

04/27/13 A driver was pulled over on U.S. 35 and Spring Street due to an unreadable temporary tag.

04/27/13 A Winamac resident reported hearing gunfire around Riverside Drive. Winamac officers investigated and the officer did not hear any gunfire.

04/27/13 Firefighters from the Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Fire Department were called to an out-of-control brush fire in the Culver area.

04/27/13 Officers were called to investigate a domestic issue. The victim did not want to press charges and while her injuries were visible, she would not let officers photograph them.

04/26/13 Officers were called to a home in Medaryville on a call that someone shot at a garage and hit a vehicle.

04/25/13 Medaryville officers were called to investigate a theft.

04/22/13 A caller complained that she has gotten five calls in the past three days from people claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House. They tell her that she’s won $3.5 million and she will be receiving some boxes in the mail. She was instructed to go to CVS and get the green card worth $90. When the boxes arrive in the mail, she will see a number on the bottom of those boxes. She was told that she would need to call the number on the boxes once she obtains the card from CVS. Police indicated that this is a scam. If you encounter a similar situation, call the police department.

Arrests:
04/29/13 Samantha Davis, 25, of Monticello, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

04/26/3 Joseph Matthews, 30, of Michigan City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

04/25/13 Jamie Elkins, 36, of Logansport, IN, arrested on a violation of home detention.

 
 

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
04/29/13 Knox police assisted an Indiana State Police Trooper in a moped accident. Jack Parker was subsequently arrested after failing field sobriety tests. He was traveling northbound on U.S. 35 just south of the city limits when he lost control of the moped and wrecked. He reportedly told police that he had been drinking at an establishment at Bass Lake. He was booked into the Starke County Jail on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

04/27/13 An alleged battery was reported to police. The incident involved a juvenile and an adult. No charges were filed but the report has been forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for further review.

04/27/13 Brian Houston reported the theft of a handgun from his home.

04/27/13 Clinton Wilcox, 20, was cited for operating a motor vehicle without receiving a license.

04/23/13 A harassment report was filed but no arrests were made.

Arrests:
04/29/13 Terry Wilgus, 61, 201 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

04/28/13 Plaze Campbell, 28, 204 Arrowhead Trail, Porter, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

04/28/13 Lonnie Morgan, 50, 5397 W. 650 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and cited for driving left of center.

04/26/13 Scott Brashear, 27, 2180 E. State Road 10, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

04/25/13 Gregory Krischano, 61, 1307 Wood St., Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator.

04/23/13 Alfred Higdon, 40, 302 E. Delaware St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Drug Lab-Possession of Precursors.
Shari Melton, 39, 302 E. Delaware St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Drug Lab-Possession of Precursors.

Winamac Man Arrested on Possession Charges

A Winamac man was arrested after he was found to be in possession of drugs near the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation.

 
 

A Pulaski County deputy was patrolling just south of Winamac when he noticed that the vehicle in front of him did not have a properly working license plate light. The driver also failed to activate his turn signal when turning onto a Winamac street.

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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
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/19/13 Several complaints of flooding were made to the dispatch center.

04/19/13 Police were notified of a possible animal abuse and neglect situation.

04/19/13 Deputies were called out to investigate a theft incident.

04/17/13 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a structure fire.

04/17/13 Deputies were called out to investigate a shooting complaint.

04/17/13 The Winamac Fire Department was called out to a report of smoke coming out of a nearby building. Officials believed it was just chimney smoke.

04/16/13 A complaintant told police that a man in a white van stopped in front of the courthouse, got out and started taking pictures. When the caller started walking toward the man to talk to him, the man ran back to the van and drove away.

04/16/13 A Medaryville resident complained that the neighbors are shooting guns before daylight. Police spoke to the neighbors.

04/15/13 Pulaski County deputies were involved in an incident where the driver of a car allegedly hit another person twice in the nose at the Family Express in North Judson and fled. The driver then reportedly entered Pulaski County and the county deputies engaged in a pursuit with the driver. The driver then returned into Starke County where county officers continued looking for the suspect.

04/15/13 The Winamac Police Department responded to a call of a suspicious substance that was found in a resident’s a pill bottle.

04/15/13 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a fire in a recycling bin across from City Hall.

Arrests:
04/21/13 Gavin Miller, 22, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

04/19/13 Mark Barber, 50, of Flinton, MI, arrested on a valid arrest warrant for check fraud.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
04/20/13 Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 600 block of Keller Avenue. Police discovered one of the persons involved had broken a door and the other had broken a window. The parties were in the process of moving. Both were separated.

04/19/13 Police responded to a car deer accident near 600 West on State Road #10 around 8:00 p.m. Rita McBride of North Judson was westbound on State Road #10 when several deer entered the roadway. Her vehicle struck one of the deer. Officer Daren Conley estimated damages at over $2,500.

04/18/13 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated a property damage accident at the intersection of Lane and Main Streets. Anna Maupin of North Judson stopped her 2012 Impala and said she did not see any other vehicle and continued North on Lane Street. She struck a 1995 Ford that was driving in the intersection being driven by Mary Wilson, also of North Judson. Budner estimated damages at over $2,500 and no injuries or citations were reported.

04/18/13 Throughout the day, North Judson police received several calls of trees and limbs in the roadway, due to the weather, and all were cleared by the Street Department. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely thanks the citizens for reporting such things. “Any road hazard should be reported so the proper authority can correct the situation,” Vessely stated.

04/18/13 A neighbor dispute report was taken by police in the 400 Block of Keller Avenue. The dispute was over a parking space on the street.

04/17/13 A drive-off was reported to police, however within a few minutes the driver returned to pay. He realized his credit card did not work properly at the pump.

04/16/13 Police assisted the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department near the 7400 block of 750 North in reference to several unwanted subjects at a home with a knife.

04/15/13 An ordinance violation was issued at a foreclosed home in the 700 block of E. Talmer Avenue for a nuisance trash violation. The citation was sent to the property manager.

04/15/13 A report was made to police in reference to road rage near the intersection of Leslie and Luken Streets. The complainant told police the driver in front of him got out of his vehicle and walked back to his and hit him through the window. The incident is under investigation.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

04/15/13 – A female told police that she found a burn pile with foils and coffee filters on 800 East south of 25 North in Knox and she suspected drug activity.

04/15/13 – Illegal dumping was reported in the 5100 block of West State Road 10 in North Judson.

04/15/13 – A physical assault was reported on Donalds Drive near 625 East in Knox.

04/15/13 – A man told police that someone threw a rock at his vehicle and pointed a shotgun at him in the 2000 block of North Garba Drive in Grovertown.

04/15/13 – A vehicle stolen from Kevin Zieters in Starke County was located in Pulaski County.

04/15/13 – A man appeared at the sheriff’s department to report a fraud incident in the 100 block of South 800 East.

04/16/13 – An elderly man reported a theft in the 8900 block of North 1050 East in Walkerton.

04/17/13 – A female called to report a scam through the mail in the 6800 block of South 600 West in North Judson.

04/17/13 – John Cole from Community Corrections requested an officer at Zach Tomerlin’s residence in the 2200 block of South 700 East in Knox, stating the man is in possession of a controlled substance.

04/17/13 – A resident of the 7100 block of East 200 North in Knox told police that someone has been driving by their house shooting at their home and family with a BB gun.

04/18/13 – A theft was reported in the 3200 block of West 800 South in North Judson.

04/21/13 – A female reported a harassment in the 100 block of West Howard Drive in North Judson.

04/21/13 – Shawn Mattraw with Community Corrections told police that they apprehended Thomas Skibbe in the 1000 block of West 250 South in North Judson and he believes there are narcotics and meth labs in the home.

04/21/13 – A resident of the 4600 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox told police that his son stole his guns.

Arrests:

04/17/13 – William J. Baker, 59 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Intimidation, Possession of Marijuana, and Resisting Law Enforcement after he was reportedly harassing a cashier in the 10700 block of East U.S. 30 in Grovertown.

04/17/13 – Joseph Wayne Dawson, 43 of North Judson, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated near the intersection of U.S. 35 and State Road 8.

04/19/13 – Wendy Christine Miller, 22 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Public Intoxication.

04/19/13 – Vicki Jean Geruska, 52 of Knox, was arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
04/22/13 Police were called to investigate an unattended death.

04/22/13 Kyle Bailey told police that his car was hit by another vehicle while parked at the pawn shop.

04/22/13 Dennis Qualls reported being involved in an accident in the McDonald’s parking lot. He struck a block wall causing damage.

04/18/13 Michael Deziadke told police that the padlocks on the exterior door to his house were cut, along with electrical lines to the garage, furnace and residence. The water pump outside was missing and entry was made into his basement. He also reported that a radiator was stolen from his mother’s vehicle.

Arrests:
04/20/13 Nicholas Smith, 1241 S. 600 E. Knox, IN, arrested on a valid arrest warrant.

04/20/13 Vicki Geruska, 52, 6905 E. 250 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

04/19/13 James Hurt, 40, 430 W. Elm Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana and Driving While Suspended.
Jennifer Zellers, 45, 3061 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.

04/19/13 Timothy Miller, 21, 502 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

04/19/13 Kane Wilson, 28, 1540 S. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Legend Drug X2, Possession of a Synthetic Cannabinoid and Possession of Paraphernalia.

04/17/13 Andrew Morgan, 40, 208 W. Lafayette St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of battery.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Investigates Accidental Shooting

 
 

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an accidental shooting.

Dispatchers received a 911 call shortly after 10:00 p.m. ET Wednesday night from a man who stated his brother-in-law, 60-year-old John W. Heck, shot himself in the head.

When emergency personnel arrived at 335 E. 100 S. in Winamac, they found Heck on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. He was breathing and unresponsive when he was transported to Pulaski Memorial Hospital . He was subsequently taken to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He later died of his injuries at the hospital.

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