Click for our Website
Today's News

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.

Continue reading

Police Reports

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

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
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.

Continue reading

Police Reports

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

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.

Continue reading

Police Reports

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

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.

Medaryville Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident in Pulaski County

A Medaryville man died in a single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Pulaski County.

Emergency responders responded to call that a vehicle was found in a farm field northeast of Medaryville and the lone person in the vehicle appeared to be dead. Continue reading

Pulaski County Man Arrested On Possession, Residential Entry Charges

A Pulaski County man was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly broke into a home in North Judson.

A North Judson police officer followed a suspicious vehicle and it stopped at a trailer on Airstream Drive in North Judson. Police asked the suspect, Daniel Allen, why he was at the trailer and he said he had just gotten done fishing and he was going to his brother’s home that was next door. Allen was asked if he had permission to be in the home. Allen told police that the home is owned by the family and he was in there because it was windy and waiting for a ride. The officer was aware that the home belonged to a person incarcerated in the Starke County Jail. Police called the jail and asked the homeowner if Allen was allowed in the home and the inmate said no.

Continue reading

Police Reports

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

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
10/27/12 Police responded to 100 block of Arlington Avenue in reference to a battery and some subjects being sprayed with pepper spray. After an initial investigation, North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas arrested Joesph Esposito, 24, of North Judson. Chief Deputy Joe Budner assisted Officer Thomas on the arrest. Esposito was originally arrested and held on four felony Battery charges and three counts of Felony Intimidation. The case report was turned over to the Starke County Prosecutor for review.

10/27/12 In the early morning hours, officers responded to the 200 Block of Maryland Street in reference to an unwanted guest. The male suspect had pounded on the door, causing damages, threatened the tenant, fled the area, and later intimidated the complaint and the police officer. After he was located, Timothy J. Howard, 36, of LaPorte, was arrested and transported to the Starke County Jail on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief, Intimidation, Harassment, and for Resisting Law Enforcement.

10/24/12 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas located a book bag in the North Judson Town Park. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely turned the book bag over to North Judson-San Pierre High School officials the following day.

10/24/12 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated the theft of a cell phone at the North Judson-San Pierre High School. After Chief Vessely left the high school, the cell phone was turned in to the High School Office.

10/24/12 North Judson Police Officer James Upsall responded to a traffic accident with injuries at the intersection of State Road 10 and State Road 39. When Officer Upsall arrived, a male subject later identified as Andrew D. Morgan, 40, of Knox, was complaining of leg pain. Andrew advised he was on his scooter and there was too much weight with his passenger on it and the scooter tipped over. Starke County EMS transported Morgan to IU Health Starke Hospital. The passenger of the scooter left the scene before Officer Upsall arrived and he could not be located.

10/24/12 North Judson Police Officer James Upsall was on patrol and observed two male juveniles punching each other in the face at the North Judson Town Park. Officer Upsall broke up the fight and transported the juveniles to the North Judson Police Station. Both sets of parents were contacted and the juveniles were released to their parents.

10/22/12 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated a property damage accident on State Road 10 and State Road 39 South. A semi driven by Michael McDermet of North Carolina was turning onto State Road 39 and swung out wide to avoid hitting a vehicle and struck the stop sign pole. Chief Deputy Budner estimated the total damages at over $2,500. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Arrests:
10/28/12 Timothy J. Howard, 36, 300 W. LaPorte Street, Unit #1, Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief, Harassment, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Felony Intimidation.

10/27/12 Joseph Esposito, 24, 502 Magnolia Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary felony charges of Battery (four counts) and Intimidation (three counts).

10/20/12 Joseph Rojas Jr., 46, 630 Lane Street, North Judson, IN arrested on two Starke County warrants and a Jasper County warrant.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
Deputies were called to several car vs. deer accidents this week. Police are encouraging to be cautious for deer especially at this time of the year.

10/28/12 The Winamac Police Department was called to a large fight at the VFW.

10/28/12 Police were called to a single vehicle accident that was trapped in his vehicle. The caller stated that the victim was bleeding from one ear and is moving around. The vehicle reportedly hit a stop sign pole.

10/28/12 A rollover accident was reported on 1200 West between 100 and 200 South in Winamac. The driver only sustained minor injuries.

10/27/12 A Winamac resident told police that there are hunters that are spotlighting on the property.

10/27/12 A Francesville man called police to complain that his neighbor is burning leaves. The neighbor was advised that while there is no ordinance prohibiting the burning of leaves, he was asked to make the piles smaller to avoid large amounts of smoke.

10/27/12 A Winamac business reported the theft of a lottery ticket.

10/27/12 Winamac police were notified that a child in the back seat of a car had duct tape over his mouth.

10/26/12 A large amount of smoke was reported coming from the roof at McDonald’s.

10/26/12 Pulaski County police investigated a call where a woman called to report that a person had broke out the windows in a vehicle and that she had a cut on the back of her head.

10/25/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a fire at the Broken Arrow Campground. Campers were burning leaves and the fire is spreading to other campsites.

10/25/12 Two vehicles reportedly caused damage to the grass while “tearing” around the St. John United Catholic Church in Medaryville.

10/24/12 A Winamac man told police that some unknown person(s) stole his checkbook, signature stamp and debit card and the thief has been cashing those checks. The case has been forwarded to the detective division.

10/23/12 A Winamac woman called police to report that she just hit her neighbor’s dog with her car.

10/23/12 Police were called to the scene of an accident where one car was in the ditch at 300 West and 200 North in Winamac. The driver was not injured.

10/23/12 The Winamac Police Department was called to the scene of a house fire. The caller said his house was struck by lightning and now there’s a fire in the kitchen. Everyone safely exited the home.

10/23/12 A candidate up for election reported the theft of campaign signs.

10/22/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a vehicle fire.

10/22/12 A woman was rescued after she fell into a hole. The victim did not sustain major injuries.

Arrests:
10/26/12 Edward Royce, 30, of Knox, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

10/26/12 Taylor Lawson, 19, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

10/22/12 Elliot Hicks, 42, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

10/22/12 James Lindahl, 20, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary (two counts), Theft, Criminal Conversion, Criminal Mischief, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Battery with Injury.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
10/29/12 Sherry Jones and Teresa Sanders told police that theirs car were egged sometime during the night.

10/27/12 A Knox man was reportedly hit by a car. The victim said he was walking on Danker Street near East Street and a car pulled up behind him and hit him with the car. The victim sustained several small cuts to his left forearm, a swollen right hand and complained of pain to his right knee. There is a suspect in this case.

10/26/12 Erendira Partida reported several items stolen from inside her vehicle.

10/24/12 An ALCO employee reported finding an empty, used purse in the store. The employee believes a customer came in, left the old purse and stole a new purse.

10/24/12 Earl Smith told police that a generator was stolen from his garage.

10/23/12 A battery incident occurred outside the USA Cafe. Roy McCarty and Michael Dennis reportedly got into a fist fight outside the bar.

10/23/12 A minor property damage accident occurred outside the Zingo Express Station in the parking lot.

10/22/12 A minor fender bender occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Redskin Trail.

10/21/12 Robert Snowdon told police that some unknown subject(s) went through his vehicle and found that items from the glovebox had been thrown about the truck. It was unknown if anything was missing at the time.

Arrests:
10/29/12 Juan Dominguez, 28, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

10/26/12 Erica Bailey, 23, 2420 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.
David B. Vermilyer, 31, 4940 S. 260 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Public Intoxication.

10/26/12 Maxine Grigsby, 34, 309 Ruthir Dr., Apt A3, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Possession of Marijuana Under 30 Grams.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

10/21/12 – Catherine Green requested an ambulance for her sister Jacquelyn who had been battered by four females at the Bass Lake Sand Bar.

10/21/12 – Linda Rowe of WInamac told police her truck had been rummaged through in the 4200 block of South 100 West in North Judson.

10/21/12 – A female cller told police she had been battered by her boyfriend’s mother in Knox.

10/22/12 – A caller told police that he had found a cooler containing items to manufacture methamphetamine on 100 East south of 100 South.

10/22/12 – A resident of the 7100 block of North Evergreen Drive in Walkerton told police that someone had vandalized her mailbox.

10/22/12 – A resident of the 11700 block of East 400 North in Grovertown told police that someone had stolen a lockbox from her house.

10/22/12 – A mailbox was reportedly destroyed in the 3100 block of West 900 South in North Judson.

10/23/12 – A caller from the 2700 blokc of East 150 South in Knox told police that someone had attempted to break into her home the previous night by prying open the door.

10/24/12 – Police learned a vehicle had been stolen in the 10700 block of East Division Road in Knox.

10/25/12 – A resident of the 7900 block of North Frost Street in Walkerton told police that her husband had battered her in the parking lot of Country Roads Bar and Grill.

10/26/12 – A caller from the 5200 block of South 250 West in North Judson reported a fraud.

10/27/12 – A caler from the 8800 block of South Elm Street in Monterey told police that someone was trying to take items from his yard.

10/27/12 – Extra patrol was requested in the 7700 block of East 200 North in Knox after a caller reported his political signs had been stolen.

10/27/12 – Ralph Collins of North Judson told police someone had flattened the tires on his vehicle.

Arrests

10/24/12 – Kenneth M. Emmons, 59, of Walkerton was arrested after allegedly threatening his neighbor over a hunting dispute.

Medaryville Man Arrested On Burglary Charges

A Medaryville man has been arrested for his part in a series of alleged burglary incidents in Pulaski County.

James Lindahl, 20, was arrested on two counts of Burglary, four counts of Theft, and one count of Criminal Mischief and Conversion. According to a police investigation, Lindahl reportedly stole tools, jewelry, electronics, and household items from several different residences in June.

Continue reading

Collision Sends Two to Hospital; Ambulance Involved

Two people were seriously wounded in an accident that occurred early Saturday morning in Pulaski County.

The accident occurred at the intersection of State Road 39 and State Road 14 around 5:30 a.m. ET.  Edward Brooke, of Knox, reportedly pulled out in front of an ambulance at the intersection.  Norman Bathke, 44, of Medaryville, the driver of the ambulance was not injured but Brooke was taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital with injuries.  The ambulance was registered to United Mobile Care, Inc. of San Pierre.  It was foggy at the time of the accident

Continue reading

Medaryville Man Allegedly Batters Victim

police badge

A Medaryville man was questioned by Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday after an alleged battery incident.

The suspect, Arnold Neely, 49, told police that he and the victim had been at the American Legion in Medaryville. When they returned home, the pair started arguing and Neely allegedly pushed the victim. The victim fell on the ground beside the wood stove and broke beer bottles and the glass table near the scene.

Continue reading

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
10/21/12 Tires were slashed, vehicle ransacked, and a stereo was taken from a car parked in the 200 Block of Weninger Street. North Judson Police continue to investigate and believe this to have stemmed from a domestic incident.

10/20/12 Police continue to investigate a battery report stemming from an incident at a local restaurant and bar. No major injuries were reported and a complete report was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor for review.

10/19/12 North Judson police and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a welfare check in the 3000 Block of 625 South. An out-of-state mother requested her child’s welfare be checked because she thought he was intoxicated.

10/19/12 Early Friday evening, the North Judson police were investigating a report of harassment and intimidation involving telephone calls and texts between two adult females.

10/18/12 North Judson Deputy Police Chief Joe Budner investigated a property damage accident on State Road 10, near the intersection of Ufkes Drive, around 10:00 a.m. A 2002 Honda Coupe, being driven by Ian McBride of North Judson rear-ended a 1999 Buick as it was in the process of turning south onto Ufkes Drive from State Road 10. Tamara Howsare, also of North Judson, was driving the Buick. Chief Deputy Budner estimated the total damages at over $2,500. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

10/18/12 A report of the port-a-potty placed at the North Judson soccer field was knocked over. This was the second time that it had been turned over. The North Judson police filed a criminal mischief report with the Starke County Probation Department. Witness’s identified a juvenile suspect that reportedly pushed over the unit.

10/17/12 After coming across a suspicious incident, North Judson police have requested charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle through the Starke County Prosecutor against a local woman.

10/17/12 A resident in the 700 Block of Laurel Street reported a laptop stolen. A family member is believed to have been involved in the theft.

10/17/12 North Judson police took a report of an item taken several weeks ago after the item was found at a local pawn shop.

10/17/12 Another young child was reported to have left his home in the 800 Block of Bender Street, where the father retrieved the child after a few minutes. North Judson police again furnished a complete report to the Department of Family Services for review.

10/16/12 Police responded to a call where a large dog was running at large in the area of the 200 Block of Garden Street. After locating the animal and obtaining the dog tag number, the dog was returned to the owner. Police issued a $50.00 ordinance ticket. This was the third time the animal had gotten loose in the past 18 months.

10/15/12 Police investigated a report of a young male child unattended and alone on the street in the area of the North Judson Post Office. The mother of the child did pick up the boy after a few minutes. A complete report was furnished to the Department of Family Services. The boy was fine and it appears to be an isolated incident.

Arrests:
10/20/12 Brian Wayne Aasand, 23, 9360 W. 900 South, San Pierre, IN, arrested on a warrant through Starke County for Over Purchase of Pseudoephedrine.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
10/21/12 A woman called police to report that she was involved in a battery incident in the Star City area.

10/21/12 A Winamac man reported his vehicle stolen and later found it upside down off the road in Fulton County.

10/21/12 An employee at Ace Hardware told police that a man was stealing from the store. The employee asked the suspect about it and he said he didn’t take anything and appeared to have turned around and put it back on the shelf. He ran out the front door of the store.

10/21/12 Police responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of State Road 14 and State Road 39. One person involved in the accident reportedly was entrapped with a head injury.

10/20/12 A woman reported her iPhone stolen and later found it at the pawn shop in Knox.

10/19/12 A Winamac resident called for help from the fire department. The complaintant advised that a pile of leaves on fire was almost extinguished, but wants the fire department on scene to make sure the fire is out.

10/18/12 A person shopping in the Winamac shopping center reported that some unknown person(s) hit her vehicle and did some minimal damage.

10/18/12 A driver ran into the building that houses The Smoke Shop in downtown Winamac. Winamac police advised that it was minor damage and the driver said he would take care of the damages.

10/17/12 Police took an AWOL National Guard soldier into custody.

10/17/12 An truck pulling a wagon full of corn tipped over spilling corn into the roadway.

10/16/12 A Winamac resident called police to report that a person attempted to break into the residence by throwing a cinder block through the front door causing damage.

10/16/12 A clerk from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Winamac called police to report that someone just hit the building.

10/16/12 A Winamac woman told police that her home stereo system was stolen from her and saw it at the pawn shop in Knox.

10/15/12 The Medaryville Street Department got a phone call for the theft of street signs.

10/15/12 The Medaryville Police Department was notified that several people were in the old garment factory that don’t have clearance to be in there.

10/15/12 A Medaryville woman received a check from American Friends of Rugby School for $3,000. She cashed the check and found out that it was a fake and now the bank wants the money back.

Several car vs. deer accident were reported to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Officials urge you to drive with caution, especially with the deer rutting season and hunting season right around the corner.

Arrests:
10/22/12 James Lindahl, 20, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary, Theft, Criminal Conversion, Criminal Mischief, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Battery with Injury.

10/22/12 Elliott Hicks, 42, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

10/20/12 Tanya Fisher, 37, of Elkhart, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

10/18/12 Michael Mills, 35, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a Work Release Violation.

10/18/12 Casey Carter, 21, of Rensselaer, IN, arrested on a Probation Violation.

10/18/12 Charlotte Rupert, 25, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Law Enforcement.

10/18/12 Jeffrey Jacobs, 35, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a Work Release Violation.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
10/22/12 Brian Rowe reported the theft of a roofing gun, a GPS unit and a Craftsman vinyl tool bag.

10/22/12 Terry Depoy told police that his daughter’s car was ransacked while sitting in the driveway.

10/22/12 Gary Pancek reported that two basement windows were broken out at a rental property he owns, although no entry was made into the residence.

10/22/12 Laine Hurley contacted police to report that her husband’s unlocked car was broken into. Two buck knives were missing from the vehicle and a handgun, along with miscellaneous change.

10/22/12 Michael Jordan reported the theft of a rifle from his work truck.

10/21/12 Shannon McMillan told police that entry was made into his vehicle. Items had been removed from the vehicle and were laying in his yard. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.

10/21/12 Nichole Draper called police to report that some unknown person(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and stole money.

10/21/12 A Gator moped reported stolen was recovered at a garage on S. Portland Street.

10/20/12 The manager at Dollar General reported that shoppers in the store allegedly stole an item and dumped carpet cleaner all over the floor.

10/20/12 A sales manager at Best Ford reported a vandalism incident involving one of their vehicles. The suspect(s) unsuccessfully tried to pry the handle off with a screwdriver which damaged the door and the paint. Metal shavings were found inside the vehicle and the steering column had been badly damaged. The control for the plow was stolen.

Arrests:
10/17/12 Dennis Kilburn, 45, 796 Gaylord Rd., Dresden, TN arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Click Ad to Visit our Website!