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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.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winamac Woman Dies After Reportedly Stepping in Front of Bus

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

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

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

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No DUI Arrests in Starke, Pulaski Counties

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

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

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Police Reports

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

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Reports

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

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County SHeriff'

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

12/21/12 A fraud incident was reported.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski Commissioners Approve New Vehicle For Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

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

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

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Winamac Man Arrested For Firing a Shotgun Toward a Home

Jerry Lynch

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

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

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Police Reports

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

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Reports

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County Man Beaten, Robbed in His Home

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

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

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Monticello Man Arrested For Domestic Battery At Gas Station

Matthew Robbins

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

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

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Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mailbox Thefts, Damages Under Investigation In Marshall, Pulaski Counties

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

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

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

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

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: 11/18/12 Police responded to a 911 call of a domestic dispute in the 300 Block of Franklin Street in the early morning hours. Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded and after an initial investigation with assistance from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and the Knox City Police, the suspect, Jeffery L. Jacobs, was located and arrested. He was arrested for Domestic Battery, Resisting Law Enforcement and Interfering with the Reporting of a Crime. He was incarcerated in the Starke County Jail awaiting formal charges.

11/18/12 A vehicle was located by police in a farmer’s field near 500 South and Elm Street. The owner of the vehicle was located and charges of criminal mischief are pending against the driver.

11/18/12 A drive off of $50.00 of gasoline was reported to the police by an employee at Carpenter’s Marathon on Talmer Avenue. The suspect was located.

11/18/12 A theft of a purse was reported to police around 11:00 p.m. A quick response and investigation lead to the recovery of the purse and an arrest. Arrested for theft was Clayton E. Hale, 26, of North Judson. Pending charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Felony Possession of Marijuana were placed against Hale as well.

11/17/12 A car vs. deer traffic accident was reported to North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley. Clayton J. Miller, of North Judson, reported striking a deer in the area of 250 South and State Road 39. No injuries were reported.

11/17/12 Vandals struck the old Army Reserve Center on Crystal Street. The unknown subject(s) spray-painted graffiti on the front entrance area.

11/17/12 A small child, 4 years of age, was found in the middle of Sycamore Street wearing only a t-shirt and a diaper. North Judson Police secured the boy. “He was taken, cleaned up and warmed up”, stated Chief Doug Vessely, “Fortunately. the child was not harmed”. Children’s Family Services [CFS] was contacted and an agent took possession of the child. A 911 missing child call was placed to the police department and the two calls were for the same child. CFS later returned the child to the parent. North Judson Office Darren Conley filed a complete report with the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office requesting formal child neglect charges against the parent.

11/16/12 Around 4:00 AM, police located a large water leak near Talmer Avenue and Main Street. The Street Department was notified and fixed the leak.

11/15/12 A report of a woman needing assistance on Lane Street was received by the police department. The woman was reportedly dealing with some mental issues.

11/15/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported just west of North Judson on State Road 10. Dawn M. Musall of Wheatfield struck a deer on State Road 10 near 750 West. No injuries were reported. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas conducted the investigation.

11/15/12 A Good to Go employee reported a drive-off to police. Within minutes, Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle on E. Vine Street. After an investigation and interview, 25-year-old Michael E. Ruiz was charged with three counts of conversion.

11/14/12 North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to a report of a battery in the 500 Block of Laurel Street. After taking a report, formal charges were requested through the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office on a 19-year-old male for Battery and Intimidation.

11/12/12 North Judson Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Luken and Leslie Street resulting in three uniform traffic tickets issued.

11/12/12 North Judson Police, as well as Medic One, responded to the 200 Block of Leslie Street in reference to a possible drug overdose. A 30-year-old woman was transported to Starke IU Health Starke Hospital.

Arrests:

11/18/12 Jeffrey L. Jacobs, 38, 324 Franklin Street, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Interference with Reporting of a Crime.

11/18/12 Clayton E. Hale, 26, 601 Keller Avenue, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

11/15/12 Michael E. Ruiz, 25, 614 Exetier Road, of Kingsford Heights, IN was arrested on three preliminary charges of Conversion.

11/12/12 Timothy D. Prater, 28, 102 So. Webster, of San Pierre, IN was arrested on a Starke County Warrant for Neglect of a Dependent.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/19/12 Daniel Simpson reported his wallet stolen.

11/13/12 The owner of Nitline reported vandalism to the property. The door handle to the back gate was broken and two Sprint cable markers were broken. There are no suspects at this time, but the incident remains under investigation.

Arrests:
11/15/12 Timothy Bodine, 44, 5620 S. 100 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance with a Thousand Feet of a Public Park.
Priscilla Bodine, 40, 3235 S. 100 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Possession of Controlled Substance within a Thousand Feet of a Public Park, and Possession of Legend Drug.

11/12/12 Reedie Shepherd, 22, 2211 Normandy Dr. #3B, Michigan City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief and Trespass.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

11/11/12 – Curtis Rowe of Knox told police that someone had stolen his Samsung cell phone.

11/11/12 – Eric Anderson, 27 of San Pierre, was preliminarily charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated after a Knox woman told police that a man was slumped over the wheel in a pickup truck on 900 West.

11/11/12 – Randall Trent of North Judson told police that someone had broken into his truck and stolen items.

11/11/12 – Michael Lawei of San ierre told police that a truck had struck his vehicle and drove off while he was driving home.

11/12/12 – Jasmine Olejniczak told police that a female subject was in her backyard smoking marijuana.

11/12/12 – A San Pierre resident told police that someone had assaulted her brother and stolen his money.

11/13/12 – A theft was reported in the 200 block of West William Howard Drive in North Judson.

11/13/12 – A Walkerton resident told police that a man had threatened to kill her daughter.

11/14/12 – A Koontz Lake resident told police that a female employee had been battered.

11/14/12 – A resident of the 8700 block of East 25 North in Knox told police that someone had kicked in her door..

11/15/12 – A resident of the 5700 block of South County Road 210 in Knox told police that someone had slashed her tires

11/15/12 – A resident of the 6600 block of North 1100 East in Walkerton reported that someone had stolen his chainsaw.

11/16/12 – A resident of the 3300 block of East Toto Road in Knox told police that someone had fraudulently used her credit card.

Arrests

11/12/12 – Shawn A. Bumbalough, 34 of Knox: Receiving Stolen Property, Intimidation

11/16/12 – Gary Allen Hogge, 22 of Knox, was arrested after a caller told police that a car had run off the road at 500 South and County Road 210 and the drier said he was OK before passing back out

11/17/12 – Casey Douglas Linback, 21 of Walkerton following a traffic stop in relation to minor consumption of alcohol, contributing to the deliquency of a minor and other offenses.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

11/11/12 – A Winamac resident told police that she received a fraudulent phone call advising her that she had won millions of dollars in prize money but she needs to give him $12.

11/12/12 – A caller from Winamac reported that someone had stolen items from his father’s home.

11/12/12 – Police were called to a Winamac businessin response to an unruly customer that was refusing to leave the store.

11/12/12 – A caller told police that a utility pole was on fire in Winamac.

11/13/12 – A Medaryville resident reported a vehicle had been tearing up the road in front of her residence and leaving ruts in her driveway.

11/13/12 – A Winamac resident told police that she can smell the strong odor of marijuana through the vents coming from a nearby apartment.

11/13/12 – A Francesville woman told police that her daughter had been physically assaulted while at school.

11/13/12 – A caller reported that a drunken man was staggering around the parking lot between Sanders and CVS in Winamac.

11/13/12 – A Winamac man told police that someone broke into his garage and stole his chainsaw.

11/13/12 – A burglar broke into a garage in Winamac and stole items.

11/13/12 – A caller from a Winamac business told police that two women had come in and used a stolen credit card to purchase items.

11/15/12 – A caller from Monroe Township told police that subjects in a grey vehicle in a nearby parking ot appear to be dealing drugs.

11/15/12 – A Winamac resident told police that someone had stolen items from his residence.

11/16/12 – A Winamac resident told police that a vehicle drove by and juveniles threw a box of empty beer bottles into the front yard.

11/16/12 – A Winamac resident reported she had been harassed.

11/16/12 – A Winamac man told police that his son had been molested.

11/16/12 – Police were told that a Winamac resident’s daughter had forged her signature on a student loan.

11/17/12 – A suspicious vehile was reported at a gas station in Medaryville.

11/18/12 – A Winamac resident told police that his son’s gun was stolen.

11/18/12 – A Winamac resident requested immediate assistance because of people trespassing on his property.

Paul Burke Sentenced To 10 Years in DOC For Attempted Aggravated Battery

Pulaski County Courthouse

A Royal Center man has been sentenced in Pulaski Circuit Court for his attempt to injure a Pulaski County police officer by throwing anhydrous ammonia at him.

Paul Burke was sentenced to 10 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a charge of Attempted Aggravated Battery. Burke will serve six of those years on good time credit and serve four years on probation. He must also submit to alcohol and drug testing and complete substance abuse treatment. Additional charges of Disarming a Law Enforcement Officer as a Class C felony, Theft as a Class D felony, and two Class A misdemeanor charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Illegal Storage and Transportation of Anhydrous Ammonia were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

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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.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/10/12 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas, observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on E. Talmer Avenue. Officer Thomas caught up to the vehicle at State Road 10 and State Road 39 N. and preformed a traffic stop. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Anthony S. Beam, 25, of Winamac, was found to be intoxicated. Beam was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle with at Least a .08BAC and over .15BAC. Officer Thomas was assisted by Deputy Rob Gray of the Starke County Sheriff Department.

11/09/12 A resident in the 100 block of E. State Street complained that a neighbor in the 200 block of E. State Street was burning leaves. The officer made contact with the resident and advised him that it is not illegal to burn non man-made items, such as leaves, untreated wood and grass clippings within the town limits, as long as the fire is attended to by an adult.

11/08/12 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely was called to the North Judson-San Pierre High School in reference to a female juvenile found to be in possession of marijuana. After a brief investigation, Chief Vessely completed a report and forwarded to the Starke County Juvenile Probation department.

11/08/12 Good To Go reported a drive off of $53.00. The vehicle is believed to be the same vehicle that was used in a drive-off from the same station in September. This incident is still being investigated.

11/05/12 A resident in the 300 block of Leslie Street reported that a female riding a horse through her yard let the horse defecate in her yard. The officer checked the area and was unable to locate anyone on a horse. Any animal must be cleaned up after while in the town limits, unless they are on their own property.

11/04/12 A resident in the 700 block of Cherry Street told police that she left her vehicle unlocked and someone stole her GPS unit out of her vehicle.

Arrests:
11/10/12 Anthony S. Beam, 25, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle with at Least a .08BAC, Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with at Least a .15BAC.

11/06/12 Shane H. Morrow, 36, of Winamac, IN, arrested for a Starke County Circuit Court warrant for Probation Violation.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
11/11/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called back to put out some hot spots from a woods fire the day prior.

11/11/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a leaves and brush fire in a wooded area.

11/10/12 The White County Sheriff’s Department informed the Pulaski County dispatch of a stolen vehicle out of their county. It was a white vehicle and the keys were left in it. The car reportedly didn’t have much gas.

11/10/12 A Winamac woman reported that her vehicle was stolen.

11/10/12 A Star City man told police that someone broke into his neighbor’s barn again. The caller said the suspect(s) didn’t get much but may come back for more.

11/10/12 A house is under construction at 250 N. in Winamac and a caller informed dispatch that the people at that residence are shooting off guns through the fence into someone else’s property. They told police they were shooting at targets and are done for the day.

11/10/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to an out-of-control brush fire.

11/10/12 Caller told police that three men stopped, roughed up her grandson and stole his money.

11/09/12 A Star City man reported the theft of tools, but believes they were in a vehicle that was towed the day prior.

11/09/12 Francesville police were called to a two vehicle accident in which one vehicle was rearended. Both drivers were not injured. The fire department was called to help clean up oil that was leaked on the road as a result of the accident.

11/09/12 A chimney sweep scam was reported.

11/09/12 The Winamac Police Department responded to a hit and run accident.

11/09/12 Several car vs. deer accidents were called into the Sheriff’s Department.

11/08/12 Several car vs. deer accidents were called into the Sheriff’s Department.

11/08/12 A Winamac man told police to report that his mailbox was destroyed by a passing vehicle.

11/08/12 Winamac police were notified by a resident that some unknown person(s) have been making entry into the resident’s locked rental propert and going through his personal property.

11/07/12 The Winamac Police Department responded to a minor property damage accident where the driver slid and hit a small tree in town. No injuries were reported.

11/07/12 A Winamac man called police that he just drove his car into a ditch. No injuries were reported. The driver hit a gravel road and lost control.

11/07/12 A Medaryville woman needed an officer to file a report of a stolen truck. Her son reported his keys missing to police the previous day and now the suspect(s) have stolen the truck.

11/06/12 A Winamac man called police to report two pit bulls running loose on his property.

11/06/12 A caller advised that she was following a big truck and is pulling a big trailer with tires on it and is swerving all over the roadway.

11/06/12 A Medaryville man reported the theft of keys from his truck that was parked on Main Street in Medaryville. The man was taken into custody has he had an active arrest warrant out of Porter County.

11/05/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of her son’s wallet from his bookbag.

11/05/12 A Winamac man told police that some unknown person(s) kicked in the door to a pole barn on his property. Some items were stolen from the shed.

11/05/12 A farmer called police after a bookbag full of paraphernalia was found while picking corn.

Arrests:
11/11/12 Ralph Neeley, 60, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment.

11/09/12 Gerals Purevich, 73, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

11/09/12 Scott Schneider, 35, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

11/05/12 Dustin Spencer, 24, of Knox, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

11/05/12 Jeremy Ratcliff, 38, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/13/12 An employee at a Knox business reported a missing or stolen check that was in a Thanksgiving Day card.

11/12/12 Linda Crosslin told police that she heard a loud noise at her front door and when she went to the front door, she saw that the door was broken. The front door was split into two pieces.

11/12/12 Doug Haley reported the theft of a gold chain.

11/08/12 Mina Jones called police to report that her bicycle was stolen.

11/08/12 Police were called to a residence on Portland Street on a report that a car was ransacked and cash was stolen. Amanda Lardino said her military ID was missing along with $100 in cash. She did say her car was unlocked at the time of the incident.

11/06/12 John McGrath told police that a former tenant was removing items from the property against which he had a lein and the tenant was not allowed in the residence.

Arrests:
11/07/12 Brett Benesh, 18, 18, 310 Maple, Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of False Informing.

11/07/12 David Whitfield, 28, 208 W. Locust, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

Police Arrest Two Following Medaryville Pursuit

Shane Born

Two Medaryville residents were arrested after a pursuit incident Monday night.

A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy saw a vehicle approach the intersection at 550 North and U.S. 421 in Medaryville. Although the officer could not see into the truck, he recognized the truck to belong to Shane Born, a habitual traffic violator.

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Police Reports

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

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/03/12 Telephone harassment was reported by a resident in the 200 block of Garden Street.

11/03/12 A woman in North Judson told police that her brother had left the area the previous night and seemed upset and possibly suicidal. Efforts were made to locate the man and conduct a welfare check on him, however he was not located. The search continues.

10/31/12 North Judson Police responded to a report of an open door on a storage building in the 200 block of Silver Street. The door had been open for several days and noticed by police. It is unknown if any items are missing. The out-of-town owner was notified and will check the building and advise the police of any missing items or damage when he gets here. The door was secured.

10/30/12 Police spotted a suspicious vehicle that pulled into a resident in the area of Born’s trailer park. After a short investigation, North Judson Officer Darren Conley summoned a Starke County Officer, Rob Gray, to assist. Daniel J. Allen, 23, of Winamac was arrested on preliminary charges of Residential Entry, Drug Possession, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

10/30/12 A report was made of a large bull obstructing traffic in the roadway in the area of 650 West and 4400 South. The animal was gone before the police arrived, because the owner had retrieved it.

10/30/12 A witness reported that two male juveniles were breaking a window at an abandoned home in the 500 block of Chrystal Street. The boys were gone before police arrived. The incident remains under investigation.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Arrests:
11/04/12 Dana Miller, 24, of Silver Lake, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Forgery.

11/01/12 Tyler Reed, 21, of Winamac, IN, arrested on two preliminary charges of Theft.

10/31/12 Christopher Wilhite, 32, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Child Pornography.

10/29/2012 Jerru Hurt, 36, of West Chester, Ohio, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/05/12 Jessi Burkett reported her wedding and engagement rings missing.

11/04/12 David Matsey told police that he accidentally backed into a parked unattended flatbed truck in the Smith’s Farm Store parking lot. Minimal damage was reported and there were no injuries.

11/03/12 The Knox City Police Department assisted in a battery call that was investigated by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. Angel Risner told police that Ralph Puckett had battered her in front of the Starke County Jail, but when officers reviewed the sheriff’s department security cameras, she was found to be the alleged batterer and she was arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

11/01/12 The Knox City Police Department assisted in a domestic dispute involving Brent Komon. He had allegedly threatened his girlfriend and left the scene on foot with a gun. He was later arrested and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail on an active arrest warrant.

Arrests:
11/02/12 Steven L. Meeks, 36, 501 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Criminal Confinement.

11/02/12 Geoffrey Madison, 23, 201 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on four active arrest warrants. Three were out of Starke County and one out of Cass County.

11/01/12 Jason Miller, 29, 4020 S. 700 E., Knox, IN, arrested on two arrest warrants for Failure to Appear.
James Clemons, 46, 331 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a parole violation and a warrant for Failure to Appear.

10/30/12 Chaney Campos, 20, 4352 E. 190 N., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Strangulation, Battery, Domestic Battery and Possession of Marijuana.

10/29/12 Tiffany Woodard, 22, 1 N. Main St., Apt. A, Knox, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

10/29/12 – A Medaryville resident told police that two subjects were at his home intoxicated and tried to break down his door.

10/29/12 – A caller from Jasper County told police that someone had threatened him with a knife.

10/29/12 – A theft was reported at a Winamac hardware store after a subject stole lye.

10/29/12 – An officer was requested at a Winamac home in response to a sexual assault.

10/30/12 – A Winamac resident told police that someone had beaten her husband into unconsciousness.

10/31/12 – A car reportedly struck a fence at a residence in Winamac.

10/31/12 – A caller from a business in Winamac told police that an elderly couple had driven their vehicle through the front window and into the building.

11/01/12 – A Winamac resident told police that her daughter was molested while on a school bus.

11/01/12 – A vehicle reportedly drove through a horse fence in Winamac.

11/01/12 – A caller from Winamac reported that her husband had been attacked and the suspect left marks.

11/02/12 – A Winamac resident told police that someone had stolen items from her barn and requested extra patrol.

11/02/12 – Police were called to a Francesville residence in response to an unwanted guest who was reportedly screaming and yelling at the homeowner.

11/02/12 – A caller told police that someone had stolen his cell phone.

11/02/12 – A Winamac resident told police that someone had damaged the side of her vehicle while parked in the plaza parking lot.

11/02/12 – A Winamac resident reported someone had broken into his buildings again by breaking the locks on the door as well as the door itself.

11/03/12 – Police were called to a Star City residence as part of a drug investigation.

11/03/12 – A Winamac resident requested extra patrols because of stolen tools and other items from her barn.

11/04/12 – A license plate was reported stolen in Winamac from a parked vehicle.

11/04/12 – A Winamac resident told police that someone had kicked in his door and stolen items.

Francesville Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Christopher Adam Wilhite

A Francesville man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of child pornography.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department conducted an investigation and confiscated computers belonging to 32-year-old Christopher Adam Wilhite. An initial forensic examination of those computers showed incriminating evidence of child pornography. This violates the terms of his probation as a convicted sex offender.

Wilhite was placed on the Sex Offender Registry on Nov. 7, 2011 and that probation runs until November 2021.

Wilhite was arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Child Pornography. This case has been forwarded to the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office for further review.