Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer
From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:
01/13/13 Police were called to a residence on 400 South in reference to a break-in.
01/13/13 Officers responded to a slide-off. The vehicle had two flat tires and it went into the ditch. The driver was not injured.
01/13/13 A Francesville resident called police to report that her grandson slid off the road and hit a culvert and a sign. No injuries were reported.
01/13/13 A call came into the Sheriff’s Department about shots fired.
01/13/13 A Winamac resident told police he slid off the roadway . The vehicle pulled out and left the scene.
01/12/13 A Winamac man asked a conservation officer to call him as he found tree stands on his property.
01/12/13 A Winamac woman told police that she believes her neighbor stole some items out of her storage unit.
01/12/13 A Winamac woman reported her truck stolen. When police investigated, they found the truck, but her items were found stacked outside the door of the residence. Police continue to investigate this incident.
01/11/13 Winamac police were called to a building on Washington Street where a call came in about a door kicked in and a window broken out of the structure.
01/11/13 A stolen package was reported to police. The woman said that the post office left the package on her grill and someone reportedly stole the package.
01/11/13 A San Pierre resident told police that his brother attempted to break into his house.
01/10/13 A Medaryville man told officers that someone stole checks and cashed them.
01/08/13 An employee with a tree trimming company was threatened by the homeowner after the employee arrived at the home to complete a job.
01/08/13 A landlord complained about a tenant filling up a dumpster and not leaving room for any of the other tenants to use it.
01/08/13 A Winamac man told police that he lost some items off his truck and they landed in the roadway. The debris reportedly caused flat tires on several vehicles. U.S. 35 was shut down while the debris was cleared.
01/07/13 A Winamac resident called police after some unknown person(s) broke into his home.
01/07/13 Windows were broken out of a Francesville building on U.S. 421 during the middle of the night.
01/07/13 Mailbox damage was reported by a Winamac resident.
01/07/13 A Winamac man called police to report an accident. He was not injured, but his truck rolled over in a ditch. He was in the process of moving items when the accident happened and he was attempting to gather his belongings.
01/08/13 Cody Hopkins, 26, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Auto Theft.
01/07/13 Chaz Swanson, 31, of LaPorte, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely
From the North Judson Police Department:
01/13/13 Police responded to a single vehicle traffic accident at State Road 10 and 300 West. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely arrived at the scene and observed a pick-up on its passenger side in the ditch facing west. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Julia A. Joseph, 40, was found to be intoxicated. The passenger and owner of the vehicle, Dwayne K. Frasure, was also intoxicated. Both subjects refused medical attention at the scene. Julia A. Joseph was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Dwayne K. Frasure was arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Chief Vessely estimated the damage to the vehicle as over $1,000.00. The North Judson Police Department was assisted by Starke County EMS and the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department.
01/12/13 Police were notified of a loose dog in the area of the 300 Block of Garden Street. The dog was not located.
01/12/13 A neighbor reported a suspicious person had entered a home in the 700 Block of E. Talmer Avenue. Police responded and learned it was a company checking on the abandoned property for the mortgage company.
01/10/13 Frank Rossi of Valparaiso, IN was traveling north on State Road #39 when a deer crossed his path near 400 South. He struck the animal. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas investigated the accident and estimated damage at near $1,000. No citations or injuries were reported.
01/10/13 A report of damage to a garage door in the 200 Block of Garden Street was taken by officers. It is believed someone was trying to gain entry to the garage.
01/08/13 Police responded to a report of two female shoplifters at the Dollar General. The suspects had left the area prior to police arriving. The suspect vehicle was located and both people were banned from the store. No merchandise was located.
01/08/13 Police received a call of a Jeep that had struck a pole on Talmer Avenue near Ono Drive. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded and the vehicle had been moved. After a brief investigation, Randy Morgan of North Judson was arrested for preliminary charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident causing Damage and for Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated. The Jeep was impounded and Morgan was jailed. He was also issued two citations, one for Open Container of Alcohol and for a False and Fictitious Registration. The Jeep had struck a utility pole and a fire hydrant. Chief Vessely estimated the damages at over $5,000. No injuries were reported.
01/07/13 After a complaint of a parked vehicle in downtown North Judson was received, police found that it was a stolen vehicle. The 2000 Chevrolet was reported to the Starke County Sheriff as being taken from a Knox residence. The vehicle was impounded and returned to the owners.
01/13/13 Julia Joseph, 40, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
01/13/13 Dwayne Frasure was arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.
01/08/13 Randy W. Morgan, 49, 601 E. Talmer Avenue, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Refusal.
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
From the Knox City Police Department:
01/12/13 Roy Farris told police that when he returned to his apartment, he found his front door open and his patio door open. He said $3.00 in change was missing, along with a liter of Pepsi and a cake from the refrigerator. Police noted that minimal damage was seen on the door. This incident remains under investigation.
01/11/13 Jerry Dunn reported the theft of a rechargeable Craftsman 19.2 volt flashlight with two batteries and the charger.
01/10/13 An accident occurred at Main Street and Culver Road. Marla Krulik told police that she accidentally released her foot from the brake pedal and ran into the vehicle in front of her, driven by Rebecca Lovins. Minor damage was reported. Damage was less than $1,000.
01/09/13 Michael Jordan told police that his wife, Amber, was supposed to receive a Walmart card in the mail from her father but her father addressed it to another address and it was never forwarded. The card was used and this case remains under investigation.
01/13/13 Vicki Didden, 1003 E. Culver Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
01/10/13 Donald Fletcher, 44, 3275 S. Range Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Law Enforcement and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
David Campbell, 45, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
01/10/13 Stacy Krout, 42, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
01/10/13 Kyle Bobb, 18, 103 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.
Austin Salyer, 21, 3120 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement and an active arrest warrant.
From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:
01/08/13 – A resident of the 7200 block of East 150 North in Knox told police that someone fraudulently used his debit card in Kentucky.
01/08/13 – Chad Noah of Knox reported that someone had broken into his grandmother’s residence while he was out of town and stole copper and other items.
01/08/13 – A resident of the 100 block of East 400 North in Grovertown told police that someone fraudulent used his credit card.
01/09/13 – Medication was reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked at the Grovertown Truck Stop.
01/09/13 – A burglary was reported at a residence in the 10000 block of East 400 North in Grovertown.
01/09/13 – A home burglary was reported at a home in the 2000 block of North 700 East in Grovertown.
01/10/13 – A resident of the 2700 block of West Elcona Drive in North Judson told police that someone had fraudulently used his debit card.
01/11/13 – A man told police that he had found drug paraphernalia near traps he had set.
01/11/13 – A resident of the 6700 block of East 400 North in Grovertown reported someone had stolen items from a foreclosed residence.
01/12/13 – A resident of the 300 block of South 700 East in Knox reported someone had stolen his vehicle overnight.
01/12/13 – A theft was reported in the 4500 block of South 300 East in Knox.
01/12/13 – A resident of the 10400 block of East State Road 10 in San Pierre told police that someone had vandalized her swimming pool.
01/13/13 – A resident of the 4000 block of South 300 East in Knox reported a man was at her home pointing a gun at her.
01/13/13 – A residential burglary was reported in the 8000 block of East 775 North in Walkerton.
01/14/13 – A resident of the 5000 block of South 275 West in North Judson told police that someone had broken into her vehicle overnight.
01/14/13 – A residential burglary was reported in the 9300 block of East Yellowstone Trail in Grovertown.
01/08/13 – Shawn Michael Smith, 43 of LaPorte was arrested on charges of Possession of Stolen Property.
01/09/13 – Joanna L. Deller, 30 of Winamac, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
01/11/13 – Justin Lee Miller, 28 of Culver, was arrested on charges of Operator Never Licensed.
01/13/13 – Jenifer Zuniga, 28 of North Judson, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.