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“When Disaster Strikes” Tour Begins Tuesday in Pulaski County

Published: April 11th, 2013

How prepared are you when disaster strikes?

Members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Emergency Management Office and the Pulaski County Health Department are presenting several information sessions in order to help you prepare for a disaster in your area.

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Police Reports

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: April 8th, 2013

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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

04/01/13 – A resident of the 8000 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton told police that someone stole his trash hopper.

04/01/13 – A license plate was reported stolen from the 500 block of East 450 South in Knox.

04/01/13 – A woman told police she had been battered by a male subject in the 8800 block of East 25 North in Knox.

04/02/13 – David Travis of North Judson told police that someone may have broken into his home.

04/03/13 – A battery incident was reported in the 8800 block of South Elm Street in Monterey.

04/03/13 – A resident of the 3900 block of South Woodland Road in Knoxtold police that she had stumbled upon a possible meth lab in the woods nearby.

04/04/13 – Sharon Flagg of North Judson told police that a female had fallen out of the back of a moving pickup truck and sustained injuries.

04/04/13 – Ronald Arnett of Knox reported he had been battered by two male subjects.

04/05/13 – A resident of the 5200 block of West State Road 10 in North Judson told police that someone had stolen an air compressor and parts from a vehicle.

04/05/13 – A resident of the 8200 block of North High Street in Walkerton told police that a four-wheeler had been stolen from his garage.

04/06/13 – Melvin Zeiters of Monterey told police that someone had shattered the driver’s side window of his vehicle.

04/06/13 – Larry Kaminski of Monterey told police someone had stolen a boat and trailer from his residence on 625 South.

04/06/13 – A fight was reported behind the Main Street apartments in Knox.

04/06/13 – A resident of the 100 bock of East 500 South in Knox reported someone had stolen an Xbox from her residence.

04/07/13 – A resident of the 300 block of West 200 South in Knox told police that someone had vandalized her mailbox and items in her driveway.

Arrests:

04/02/13 – Amy Lynn Hawk, 32 of Huntingburg was arrested on charges of Driving While Suspended.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/07/13 Five fire calls were reported to the Pulaski County Dispatch Center.

04/07/13 Emergency personnel were called to a personal injury accident.

04/07/13 A Winamac resident called in a report of a battery.

04/06/13 Officers were called to investigate a theft incident.

04/06/13 A break-in was reported. Officers were dispatched to the scene to conduct an investigation.

04/05/13 Pulaski County dispatch received two calls of trash dumping in the county.

04/05/13 Two fires were called into dispatch.

04/05/13 A theft incident was reported to Pulaski County police.

04/05/13 A mailbox incident was reported in the Francesville area.

04/04/13 Winamac police were called out to investigate a report of theft.

04/04/13 Deputies were called to a theft case on U.S 35 in Winamac.

04/04/13 A scam was reported to police by a resident in Medaryville.

04/03/13 Firefighters from the Winamac Fire Department were called out to two fires.

04/02/13 Two reports of theft were called into the dispatch center.

Arrests:
04/08/13 Crystal McCarty, 27, of Hamlet, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

04/08/13 Heather Shell, 31 of Warsaw, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Check Deception.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
04/05/13 A North Judson-San Pierre school bus driver reported to police that two vehicles passed the stop arm of his bus while children were unloading on Talmer Avenue near Garfield Avenue. Extra patrols were requested.

04/05/13 Two young men reported to North Judson police that the driver of a silver vehicle was honking the car’s horn and was yelling at them as if to be displaying road rage. The incident happened near Garfield and Talmer Avenues. The male suspect exited his vehicle and slapped the passenger in the face and shoulder. This incident remains under investigation.

04/04/13 A family dispute in the 300 block of Franklin Street resulted in police arresting a juvenile for battery against his mother. The male juvenile was detained. His case was taken to Starke County Circuit Court where probable cause was established and the juvenile was transported to the Juvenile Detection Center in Muncie, Indiana.

04/03/13 A loose dog was reported in the 600 block of Simmons Street. The officer was unable to secure the animal and it left the area.

04/02/13 Police responded to a fraud complaint by a resident residing in the 6100 block of Mint Road. A credit card number was compromised and unauthorized items were charged to the card.

04/01/13 A vandalism report was filed with police regarding tenants that had vacated a residence in the 800 block of Clinton Street.

04/01/13 A North Judson citizen reported to the police that he had a rifle stolen from his vehicle sometime between January 19 and this date.

Arrests:
04/04/13 A juvenile male was arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery. He was later transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Muncie.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
04/09/13 Greg Matt reported vandalism to his privacy fence.

04/08/13 Shirleen Berndt reported her purse stolen.

04/05/13 Dawn Wilson told police that $200 was stolen from her.

04/07/13 Penny Back told police that the retaining wall at Wythogan Park was damaged. The wall is located at the entrance to the park. Park Superintendent George Byer also reported that someone painted the one-way sign in the park white.

Several intimidation and harassment reports have been filed.

Arrests:
04/09/13 Bobby Reed, 39, 6295 N. State Road 23, Walkerton, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

04/07/13 Sherry Wireman, 50, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

04/06/13 Jacquelin Rubio, 28, 1535 E. 9th St., Trlr 38, Rochester, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a Controlled Substance in the Body.

04/04/13 William Pierce, 26, of Kewanna, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Driving While Suspended-Prior.

04/04/13 Allen Moore, 34, 706 S. East St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Police Reports

Published: April 1st, 2013

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/31/13 A fire was reported at a home on 550 N. in Winamac. Just as the fire department was en route, the homeowner told dispatch that the fire wasn’t big and it was already extinguished.

03/31/13 A Star City resident notified police of a theft incident.

03/31/13 The Star City Fire Department was called to a fire at a property on 100 W. The Winamac Fire Department was also called to the scene.

03/30/13 A Winamac resident reported a break-in at a residence on 50 W.

03/30/13 A break-in was reported at a home in Winamac.

03/29/13 A theft incident was called in by a resident on Indiana Hill Road in Winamac.

03/29/13 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a fire on 1300 W.

03/28/13 Officers were called out to investigate battery incident.

03/28/13 A Winamac resident reported a theft incident.

03/27/13 Several animal complaints were called into the Justice Center.

03/26/13 Police were notified of a possible battery incident.

03/26/13 A person called the dispatch center and asked for a police officer to come to their place of business. A truck and trailer drove by and a tire was lost. That tire went through the glass door.

Arrests:
04/01/13 Jacqueline Sizemore, 39, of Demotte, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of False Informing.

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/31/13 – A property damage accident occurred around 12:20 p.m. at the intersection of Main and Luken Streets in North Judson. A 2000 Dodge Caravan, driven by Susan Robbins of Medaryville, was stopped on Luken Street and observed another vehicle traveling west on Main Street. Robbins thought it was a four-way stop and pulled into the path of the vehicle, driven by Gene Godsey, of North Judson. North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated and set damages at over $3,000. No injuries were reported.

03/30/13 Police responded to a dispute call in the 600 block of West Talmer Avenue. Both parties involved were advised that it was a civil matter.

03/29/13 Police responded to a drunk driving complaint. North Judson Officer Kelly Fisher located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Michael R. Meiss, 49, of 203 High Street in North Judson, was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

03/27/13 North Judson Officer Todd Keen conducted a traffic stop around 12:48 p.m. for a license plate light violation. The driver, Jacquelin K. Knapp of LaCrosse, was ticketed for driving while suspended.

03/27/13 North Judson Officer Darren Conley clocked a vehicle traveling 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. Officer Conley turned around in order to follow the vehicle. The vehicle started to speed up and tried to outrun Officer Conley. The vehicle traveled through a yard and around a building on the west side of State Road 39. The vehicle then made it back on the roadway. The vehicle then pulled into a driveway on the east side of State Road 39. Officer Conley pulled in behind the vehicle and heard branches breaking in a nearby wooded area. After a brief search of the area, the driver was not located. Later in the evening, the driver of the vehicle, Brian K. Gates Jr. 27, of South Bend, tried to report the vehicle stolen. Gates was then arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Resisting Law Enforcement on Foot, Criminal Mischief, False Reporting, Reckless Driving, and Auto Theft-Unauthorized Control. He was also issued three state citations. The Starke County Sheriffs Department and Department of Natural Resources assisted with this incident and search.

03/25/13 Police responded to an ordinance violation in the 300 block of Main Street. The resident was issued two ordinance citations for no animal tags. The resident and the property owner were also given an official 30-day notice in reference to a nuisance violation.

Arrests:
03/29/13 Michael R. Meiss, 49, 203 High Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

03/27/13 Brian K. Gates, Jr., 27, of South Bend, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement by vehicle and on foot, Criminal Mischief, False Reporting, Reckless Driving and Auto Theft-Unauthorized Control.

 From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

03/24/13 – A caller from the 7100 block of East 50 South in Knox told police that a vehicle drove through his yard and damaged his property.

03/24/13 – A resident of the 3000 block of West 625 South in North Judson reported someone had been running through his fence and breaking it at night.

03/24/13 – Sylvester Witkowski of Knox told police someone had slashed his tires.

03/24/13 – A man was reportedly battered at the Time Out Pub near Koontz Lake.

03/25/13 – A woman from the 3900 block of West Third Street in North Judson reported someone had fraudulently used her bank card.

03/25/13 – A resident of the 1700 block of South 350 East in Knox told police she had been harassed by a male subject.

03/26/13 – A harassment incident was reported in the 900 block of North State Road 23 in Knox.

03/26/13 – Danny Traylor of Knox told police that someone had hacked his computer and stole financial records.

03/26/13 – A laptop was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of West Toto Road in North Judson.

03/27/13 – A theft was reported at a foreclosed home in the 11500 block of State Road 8 in Knox.

03/27/13 – A man told police he found bags possibly containing a discarded meth lab near the intersection of county roads 100 West and 400 South in North Judson.

03/29/13 – A driver for Allied Waste reportedly found a possible meth lab along the road near the intersection of county roads 200 East and 50 South in Knox.

03/30/13 – A caller told police that people were possibly manufacturing methamphetamine in the dunes area near Koontz Lake.

03/30/13 – A resident of the 8700 block of South Elm Avenue in Monterey told police that his motor home was vandalized.

Arrests

03/26/13 – Matthew Douglas Schutz, 27 of Knox and Shannon May Rupert, 33 of Knox were arrested on charges of Batttery following an incident in the 4400 block of Dawn Drive in North Judson.

03/29/13 – David W. Campbell, 45, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
04/01/13 Park Superintendent George Byer reported vandalism in Wythogan Park. Vandals had spray painted graffiti on the new curly slide and a brick building inside the park.

03/30/13 Peggy Awald told officers that a vehicle sideswiped her car while it was parked at Five Star.

03/29/13 Bud McLaughlin reported wall damage to the first and second wash bays at the Knox Superwash.

03/27/13 Homer Salyer reported damage to his vehicle. Police believe that it was hit by a passing car and did not report the damage.

03/25/13 Crystal Martinez reported the theft of her purse and criminal activity on her credit card.

03/19/13 Marcella McCormick reported a broken window on the front porch to a residence.

03/19/13 Jackie Parker reported the theft of a lawn ornament.

Arrests:
04/04/13 Elsadig Arabi, 42, of Fort Wayne, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Failure to Stop after an Accident Causing Property Damage.

03/31/13 Mason Paxson, 54, 732 W. 350 N., LaPorte, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

03/30/13 Angela Clemons, 30, 301 S. Portland St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a Controlled Substance.

03/29/13 Dominic Sheets, 22, 19949 Upas Rd., Culver, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Marshall County.

03/28/13 Milan Rasic, 68, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Refusal.

03/28/13 Lavotis French, 47, 305 W. Bender St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance and Possession of a Legend Drug.

Knox City Police Department March report

Police Reports

Published: March 26th, 2013
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/25/13 Medaryville police, EMS and Pulaski County police responded to a rollover accident at 500 North and State Road 39 where one woman was injured.

03/25/13 A resident on 500 North in Winamac reported hearing shots being fired from the east side of her residence.

03/24/13 Emergency responders were called to a personal injury accident at the intersection of State Road 14 and 800 West.

03/24/13 Several accidents were called into the dispatch center due to weather.

03/23/13 A Winamac resident told police that a stray dog just viciously attacked his dog and the resident’s dog had to be put down. The caller wants something done as kids in the neighborhood could be attacked by the dog as well.

03/23/13 The Medaryville Police Department was called out to a grass fire that was moving toward a house.

03/23/13 Emergency crews were called to a Winamac residence after a 60-year-old man fell 12 feet out of a tree. The man sustained an injury to his leg. The victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

03/22/13 Police were called to a domestic verbal altercation that escalated.

03/22/13 Detectives are reviewing information received in an abuse case.

03/22/13 A resident was upset that a sign was placed in her yard and demanded a stop to this type of harassment.

03/22/13 The Monterey Fire Department was called to assist the Bass Lake Fire Department with an unruly controlled burn.

03/22/13 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a field fire at 15397 W. 160 N. in Medaryville that was moving close to a home.

03/22/13 A caller advised that a vehicle that didn’t display a handicap placard or license plate was parked in a handicapped parking spot. An officer from the Winamac Police Department was called to the scene.

03/21/13 Animal control responded to a report of a starving dog. The owner was advised to get the dog to a vet or it would be confiscated.

03/20/13 A complaintant told police that unknown subjects were on his mother’s property cutting up scrap metal.

03/19/13 The theft of a gun was reported to police. After an investigation, officers found that nothing was missing.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/23/13 A hit and run accident was reported at the Phillips 66 gas station.

03/22/13 Eduardo Decerra, 50, 715 Loon Ct., Plymouth, IN was given a citation for never being licensed.

03/19/13 David Harris reported a phone scam.

03/19/13 Marcella McCormick, stated her stated her home had been broken into.

03/19/13 A NIPSCO pole on the southeast corner of Lake Street and Bower Street was snapped at the bottom.

03/18/13 Donald Schuld told police that a vehicle parked in the back yard of his property had damage. The windshield appeared that someone had thrown a rock at it.

03/16/13 Donald Harradon reported a stolen license plate.

03/15/13 Harriett Huth reported the theft of a license plate.

03/15/13 Jackie Parker reported the theft of a lawn ornament.

03/14/13 Julie Manns alerted police of a starved  young dog at 202 N. Clark Street. When the officer arrived at the scene, he saw a very skinny dog with bones showing through the fur. Two other dogs at the residence appeared healthy. Animal Control was called but there was no answer. Suzanne Crider from the Starke County Humane Society was called and took custody of the dog due to it being malnourished.

03/14/13 Andrew Nice reported a hit and run accident. Nice was on Main Street approaching Potter Street when another vehicle entered his path of travel. The vehicle hit his car and caused damage to the front right bumper and passenger door. The suspect vehicle left the scene.

Arrests:
03/24/13 Jody McCoige, 48, 20504 8th Rd., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Driving While Suspended-Prior.

03/22/13 Thomas Ostrega, 38, 1880 E. 350 S., Knox, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants out of Knox City Court.

03/21/13 Aaron Brewer, 22, 303 N. Clark St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active Starke County Circuit Court warrant.

03/21/13 Aarron Lucy, 35, 5485 S. 250 E., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Nudity.

03/17/13 Two juveniles were cited for Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

03/15/13 Ronald Clary, 43, 5265 S. 275 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/24/13 North Judson Officer Darren Conley conducted a traffic stop around 5:07 a.m. after observing a vehicle cross the center line and continue to travel in that lane. The driver, Michael Carpenter, 47, living at 206 W. Weninger street, was arrested for Driving while Suspended-Prior.

03/23/13 After observing erratic driving behavior, North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 625 South and County Road 300 West, resulting in the arrest of the driver, Roy McDanile, 62, of Knox for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. McDanile’s passenger, Cammy Janis, 46, of Lake Station was also arrested for Public Intoxication.

03/20/13 A minor property damage accident was reported to police in the parking lot of the Napa Auto Store on Talmer Avenue around 9:10 a.m. A vehicle was driving east on Talmer and turned into the parking lot and it was rear-ended by another vehicle. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner estimated damages at near $2,000 and placed the second vehicle at fault for following too closely.

A second single vehicle property damage accident occurred around 10:48 a.m. in the parking lot of Connie’s Salon on Lane Street. An elderly gentleman was parking his vehicle in the south lot when he hit the gas instead of the brakes, striking the building. Chief Deputy Joe Budner set damages at near $5,000. No injuries were reported in either accident.

03/20/13 North Judson Police responded to an ordinance violation incident in the 200 Block of W. Weninger Street. A construction company from Brookston was demolishing a burned-out home. The company did not have a local Contractors Permit and the work was stopped. The company was given a notice the day before to obtain the permit. A violation and fine will be sent to the company.

03/19/13 Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Leslie and Wilson Streets in North Judson on Tuesday evening. As a result of the incident, Shane Reed, 26, of Winamac was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and transported to the Starke County Jail. Additional charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Trafficking with Inmates were filed.

Arrests:
03/24/13 Michael W. Carpenter, 47, 206 W. Weninger Street, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving while Suspended-Prior.

03/23/13 Cammy J. Janis, 46, Lake Station, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

03/23/13 Roy D. McDaniel, 62, 2220 E. 500 South, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxication.

03/19/13 Shane Michael Reed, 26, 5631 W. 660 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Trafficking with Inmates.

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

03/18/13 – A caller told police that someone had broken into the storage units on U.S. 35 just north of the Pulaski/Starke county line.

03/18/13 – Zachary Bau of Knox told police that someone had stolen the title from his vehicle.

03/18/13 – Rick McCan of Hamlet told police that someone had broken into the vacant house on the Sisco property.

03/19/13 – A fistfight was reported near the intersection of 750 East and U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

03/19/13 – A North Judson resident told police that she received a scam phone call telling her she had won money.

03/20/13 – A resident of the 7600 block of East 25 North in Knox reported that someone was stripping out the power lines and meter boxes near a home undergoing foreclosure.

03/20/13 – Carolyn Trusty of Knox told police that someone had gone into her residence and stolen her belongings.

03/20/13 – A mailbox was reportedly stolen in the 8500 block of East 400 North in Grovertown.

03/20/13 – A resident of the 10100 block of East Francis Street in Grovertown reported someone had kicked in her door.

03/20/13 – A resident of the 2400 block of East Toto Road in Knox told police that someone had stolen her daughter’s tablet and some movies.

03/22/13 – A theft was reported in the 6600 block of East Toto Road in Knox.

03/23/13 – A resident of the 2500 block of East 100 South in Knox reported someone had tried to break into his garage.

03/23/13 – A resident of the 8900 block of North 1050 East in Walkerton told police that someone had stolen his checks.

Arrests:

03/19/13 – Adam Goliver, 25 of Walkerton, was arrested on charges of Intimidation and Criminal Recklessness.

03/20/13 – Adam M. Koske, 30 of Winamac, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Syringe, Possession of a Controlled Substance, False or Fictitiuous Registration, and Driving While Suspended.

03/21/13 – Sarah Ann Mills, 20 of North Judson, was arrested for Criminal Mischief.

03/21/13 – Henry E. Wood, 33 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Manufacturing or Financing a Controlled Substance.

03/21/13 – Terry L. White, 56 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Habitual Traffic Violator.

03/23/13 – Lawrence Joseph Minarik, 31 of San Pierre, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

03/23/13 – Kristina Lynn Warner, 25 of Plymouth, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana, Disorderly Conduct, and Battery.

03/23/13 – Cammy J. Janis, 46 of Lake Station, was arrested on charges of Public Intoxication and Open Alcohol Container.

Police Reports

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: March 18th, 2013

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

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

03/12/13 – A check was reported stolen fro a vehicle in the 8800 block of South U.S. 35 in Monterey.

03/12/13 – A resident of the 2200 block of South State Road 23 in Knox told police that someone fraudulently used her credit card.

03/13/13 – A battery incident was reported in the 8800 block of South Lincoln in Monterey; the caller told dispatch she had been battered by a male subject with a hammer.

03/13/13 – A resident of the 4100 block of South 350 West in North Judson reported he had been the victim of a scam..

03/13/13 – A resident of the 1800 block of East 625 South inn Knox told police someone had filed taxes in his name in Ohio.

03/14/13 – A caller from the Down and Under Bar near Hamlet told police that someone had placed a camera in the men’s bathroom.

03/14/13 – A resident of the 5700 block of South 250 West in North Judson reported someone had pretended to be her grandson and told her he had been in an accident; he requested $1800, but she did not give him any personal information or money.

03/14/13 – Dave and Shelly Fretz of Hamlet tol police that they received a text message from Demotte State Bank informing them their account had been deactivated, but they do not use that bank.

03/15/13 – A resident of the 7300 block of East State Road 8 in Knox told police that he had been the victim of fraud.

03/15/13 – A resident of the 6700 block of South Shewski Road in Knox told police that while cleaning along the ditch north of 650 South, he foud zip-lock bags with pop bottles and some bags with cold pill containers.

03/15/13 – A resident of the 1300 block of West 200 South in North Judson reported two males in a white van were travelin the area selling Kirby vacuum cleaners door-to-door.

03/17/13 – A resident of the 100 block of North McCormick Street in Hamet told police that someone had broken into her van the night before.

Arrests:

03/13/13 – Jason Robert Bazemore, 41 of Winamac, was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated as a Class C misdemeanor.

03/16/13 – Robert C. Howard, 24 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Criminal Recklessness, Intimidation, and Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

03/16/13 – Paula M. Gilson, 44 of Hamlet, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance following a traffic stop.

03/16/13 – Troy Alan Fisher, 30 of Knox, was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated as a Class A misdemeanor.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/17/13 A trespass warning was given to a subject after intimidation threats were made.

03/17/13 A Star City man reported the theft of music equipment.

03/16/13 A man called to report that he swerved to miss a deer and ended up in the ditch. The driver was not injured.

03/16/13 A Star City resident told police that some unknown persons spray-painted a tree in her front yard and the back of one of her buildings.

03/15/13 A farmer told deputies that some unknown person attempted to break into his barn. The barn doors were open but no one was injured.

03/15/13 Deputies spoke to a property owner in the area of 200 N. and 300 W. about burning tires.

03/14/13 Police responded to a call of a car in a ditch. The driver reportedly sustained injuries.

03/14/13 A Francesville resident on 550 S. reported items missing from tanks and porperty damage.

03/14/13 DNR was called to help a patron as two aggressive dogs were preventing him from leaving the Natural Resources dump. He man was in the bed of his truck and the dogs were growling as he was attempting to get back into the truck. The dogs were reportedly trying to protect a deer carcass that they had been eating.

03/14/13 A Winamac resident told police that an attempted break-in occurred at her horse barn.

03/13/13 Medaryville police responded to a battery incident.

03/13/13 A complaintant advised that her neighbor continues to feed a pack of wild dogs. There are 15-20 wild dogs that come into the neighbor’s yard. Police spoke to the man who stated that he doesn’t own any of the dogs and that he just feels bad for them. Animal Control will attempt to begin trapping the dogs to remove them from the area.

03/13/13 A caller believes that his soon-to-be ex-wife is stealing his mail.

03/11/13 The Star City Fire Department was called to a trailer or woods fire on 450 West.

03/11/13 Pulaski County SWAT were called to the Oregon-Davis Schools in reference to an alleged threat.

Arrests:
03/17/13 Thomas Ortman, 22, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended with a Previous Conviction and Possession of Marijuana.

03/14/13 Noble Shelton, 24, of Rensselaer, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/17/13 A call was dispatched in reference to a man driving around town recklessly. North Judson Police located the suspect, Frank Horky. After an investigation, facts unfolded that Horky had discharged a firearm at his residence. He was arrested for OVWI., Criminal Recklessness, Felony Intimidation, and Neglect of a Dependent. North Judson Officer Frank Tomas and Chief Doug Vessely investigated the incident. Starke County Sheriffs Department assisted as well.

03/16/13 Police responded to the Mint Valley apartments in response to a subject not breathing. Upon arrival, a 28-year-old male was found non-responsive. The Starke County Coroner’s office was advised. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The male was visiting the area from Nevada. After an investigation, Nicole Troike, 30, of Las Vegas, Nevada was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and transported to the Starke County jail. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas and Chief Doug Vessely investigated. Several Departments assisted in this investigation.

03/15/13 Good To Go reported a drive off of $75.01. This incident is still being investigated.

03/14/13 A resident in the 400 block of Main Street received a text message from Demotte State Bank. The resident was advised that it was a scam and not to respond to the text messages.

03/14/13 A resident in the 200 block of Silver Street reported that there was a dog barking on Maryland Street.

03/13/13 Police located a disabled vehicle at State Road 10 and State Road 39. The driver stated that her son was on his way to help her.

03/12/13 The North Judson Police Department assisted the Knox Police Department serving a search warrant in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue. A search warrant was later severed which resulted in two arrests for possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance. Two juveniles were also charged with the same charges and a report was sent to the Probation Department.

03/11/13 Police responded to a animal complaint in the 700 block of Laurel Street.

Arrests:
03/17/13 Frank A. Horky, 47, 109 Sycamore Street, North Judson, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Criminal Recklessness and felony Intimidation.

03/16/13 Nicole Troike, 30, 4003 Weybridge Dr., Las Vegas, Nevada, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Police Reports

Published: March 12th, 2013

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/10/13 A Winamac resident called to say a stray dog appeared to have been shot, but it had actually been hit by a car.

03/10/13 Medaryville Police were called to investigate a minor personal injury rollover accident south of State Road 14 on U.S. 421.

03/10/13 A person told police that the basement windows were broken out at a home in the county.

03/09/13 Winamac Police Department officers were called to a home where a window had been shot out.

03/09/13 Winamac officers were called to a home where the homeowner complained about individuals knocking on the door and not identifying themselves when asked to do so.

03/09/13 A complaintant called 911 after seeing a suspicous vehicle. The suspicious vehicle was acutally a police vehicle and the caller was thankful for the police presence in the neighborhood.

03/09/13 A stolen bicycle was reported to Winamac police officers.

03/09/13 A caller told police that someone threw something through the window and broke it.

03/08/13 The owner of a Winamac business notified Winamac police that a subject of a theft at the business is being held in the store.

03/08/13 Medaryville responded to a call of a person who stated that the walls of a rental property were blackened with soot and a strong odor was present.

03/07/13 A slid off was reported off old State Road 14. No injuries were reported.

03/07/13 Winamac residents complained that their neighbors were burning trash and furniture off to the property line.

03/05/13 Several accidents were reported due to a snowstorm in the area.

Arrests:
03/11/13 Gregory Billingsley, 38, of Winamac, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/10/13 Police responded to a property damage accident on State Road 39 and County Road 400 South. A vehicle driven by Haley M. Clary struck a deer. North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley estimated the damage to the vehicle over $1000.

03/09/13 Police responded to a property damage accident on State Road 10 west of Range Road. The driver of the vehicle, John L. Darnell, 51, of Knox, advised Officer Darren Conley that he was eastbound on State Road 10 when a deer jumped in front of his vehicle. Darnell stated that he was not able to avoid hitting the deer. Officer Conley estimated the damages to the vehicle over $5000.

03/09/13 Residents in the 6100 block of South Hubeny Street reported that they lost their Beagle/Basset Hound pet. The dog is white with brown spots and has a blue/green dog collar. If the dog is located, contact the North Judson Police Department at 574-772-5914.

03/08/13 Police responded to a vandalism complaint at the North Judson-San Pierre High School. A 2003 red Ford Mustang was scratched while in the parking lot. This incident is still being investigated.

03/08/13 Police responded to a complaint of 10-12 male juveniles throwing snowballs at vehicles in the area of the new firehouse. Chief Doug Vessely arrived and the juveniles stated to him, that they were having a snowball fight across Main Street. Chief Vessely advised the juveniles to stay on the same side of the street.

03/07/13 A resident in the 800 block of Clinton Street reported that his temporary license plate was stolen of his vehicle.

03/06/13 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident in the North Judson Industrial Park. The mailbox owned by Johnny On The Spot was backed over by a semi. When North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely arrived, the driver of the semi stated that his company would pay to have the mailbox replaced. The owner of Johnny On The Spot was advised to call the North Judson Police Department if payment for the mailbox was not made.

03/04/13 A resident in the 400 block of Keller Avenue reported that her ex-husband is harassing her and her new boyfriend by calling and texting them.

03/04/13 A resident from Plymouth came to the North Judson Police Department to report her husband and her were involved in a verbal argument in Plymouth. The husband came to stay with family and gave them some items to payoff a debt. The female was advised that it was a civil matter.

03/04/13 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley performed a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. After a brief investigation, the passenger of the vehicle Robert Lee VanDrunen III, 24, of Boone Grove was arrested on a Marshall County Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Arrests:
03/07/13 Arthur Marion Campbell, 48, of North Judson, IN, was arrested on a Cass County warrant for Neglect of a Dependent.

03/04/13 Robert Lee VanDrunen III, 24, of Boone Grove, IN, was arrested on a Marshall County Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

 

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

03/05/13 – A woman told police she had been punched in the back of the head by a male subject in the 300 West block of White Street in San Pierre.

03/05/13 – Police learned that a female subject had reportedly been attacked by a male subject in the 1800 block of East 250 South in Knox.

03/05/13 – Reedie Jordan Shepherd, 23 of Michigan City, told police that he had been run off the road by an unknown subject.

03/05/13 – A woman told police her juvenile daughter said she had been raped several weeks ago by a 17-year-old boy that had been staying with them.

03/07/13 – Rose Stephani of Walkerton told police that someone had stolen medication from her home.

03/07/13 – A resident of the 3500 South block of English Lake Road in North Judson reported that two male subjects claiming to be from American Publishers Clearinghouse have been constantly calling his home phone and his wife’s cell phone.

03/10/13 – A resident of the 2300 block of South 700 East in Knox told police that he had been firing a gun at his parent’s home and the neighbor began firing at him.

03/11/13 – A theft was reported at the storage units on U.S. 35 in Knox.

03/12/13 – A domestic battery was reported in the 2500 block of East Toto Road in Knox.

03/12/13 – A woman in the 2100 block of North State Road 23 in Grovertown told police that she had been contacted by a man claiming to be with her insurance who wanted to discuss her Medicare.

03/12/13 – Joe Short of Knox reported that someone had stole the stereo from his 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck.

Arrests:

03/05/13 – Nichole Ranee Willford-Stroobandt, 20, of North Judson was found in possession of clonazepam, a narcotic drug, while being searched for jail intake.

03/07/13 – Christopher J.Madsen, 39 of North Judson, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated in the area of 400 South and U.S. 421.

Joseph Lee Fletcher, 46 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Driving While Suspended.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/13/13 The owner of the Next Door Food Store filed a theft complaint.

03/11/13 Sally Morin reported suspicious activity outside her home.

03/09/13 Kimmala Shepherd told police she accidentally left her wallet in a shopping cart at Five Star. When she returned to retrieve her wallet, it was gone.

Arrests:
03/12/13 Samuel Bottorff, 19, 3040 E. State Road 10, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Visiting a Common Nuisance.
Andrew Minix, 18, 6584 N. 575 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Visiting a Common Nuisance.

03/09/13 Gerald Boyd, 20, 307 W. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

03/07/13 Bradley Austin, 22, 308 Lincoln St., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Police Reports

Published: March 4th, 2013

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/03/13 A resident on 575 West notified police that a dog was on her property that was hit by a car and needs medical attention.

03/03/13 A Star City resident called police to report that someone slashed her niece’s tire.

03/02/13 A complaintant advised that her car was parked at the Star City Bar and Grill overnight and someone hit it.

03/01/13 A man called to tell police that his wife hit a patch of ice and slid off the road. No damage was done to the vehicle – just some grass in the rims. No injuries were reported.

03/01/13 A Star City resident told police that someone went around a bus on the road and slid off the road and got stuck.

03/01/13 Two mailbox incident were reported on 400 South in Winamac.

03/01/13 A mailbox incident was reported on 100 South in Winamac.

03/01/13 Winamac Police received a call of a reckless driver. The driver told police that he completed a double shift at Tyson and was fatigued. He was on his way home when police conducted a traffic stop.

02/28/13 A caller reported a scam call. She said someone posing as her great grandson called needing help but she could not provide the things “he” was asking for. She did not give the caller any information and reported the call to police.

02/28/13 An intoxicated man allegedly threatened a member of the Department of Child Services.

02/28/13 A county resident told police that she arrived home, found an open window and things were stolen.

02/27/13 The Winamac Police Department investigated a call of broken glass in a bedroom.

02/27/13 A Winamac resident called in a complaint that a 14-year-old on probation left the residence when the complaintant was gone.

02/26/13 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a small brush fire.

02/25/13 Winamac Police Department investigated an accident where Jamie Sheets, 39, hit a parked car, and continued traveling until she struck a tree and garage at a home at 202 N. Riverside Drive. It was later determined that Sheets suffered a heart attack prior to the accident. She was pronounced dead at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

02/25/13 A resident on 25 S. said two people have the hood up on one of her husband’s trucks and is stealing something.

02/25/13 A call came in about male subjects in a white van attempting to sell meat.

Arrests:
03/04/13 Steven Ford, 23, of San Pierre, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

02/28/13 Ollie Clemons, 45, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a bench warrant.

02/28/13 Bradley Kough, 22, of Winamac, IN, arrested on three active arrest warrants.

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/02/13 A resident reported that a theft occurred at the Highland Cemetery when items were stolen from her husband’s gravesite. She requested extra patrols.

03/02/13 Police responded to a couple of animal complaints in the 300 block of North George street. The complaints are being investigated.

02/27/13 Police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Ray’s Super Foods. North Judson Officer Darren Conley arrived and after a brief investigation found that Heidi Lynn Myers, 35, of Winamac, was in possession of items that she did not pay for. Officer Conley filed charges of Theft against her through the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office. Heidi was released from the scene.

02/26/13 Police responded to an animal complaint in the 700 block of Laurel Street. The resident in question was advised of the complaint.

02/26/13 A Battery and Theft complaint was filed by residents in the 200 block of West Weninger Street. North Judson Police Officer Chris Kisela completed a report and filed it with the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office requesting formal charges filed for Battery and Theft on a 19-year-old male.

02/25/13 The North Judson Police Department responded to a property damage accident on State Road 10 near Highland Cemetery. A vehicle driven by Rebecca Barcus, of North Judson, struck a deer. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas estimated the damage over $1000.

Arrests:
02/27/13 Heidi Lynn Myers, 35, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

North Judson Police Department February Report

knox-police-car

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/07/13 Linda Banasiak reported her license plate missing.

03/06/13 A hit and run was reported by 601 S. Heaton Street.

03/05/13 Jimmie Spencer reported a hit and run accident on U.S. 35 and Culver Road. Officers arrived at the scene and didn’t find anyone there. The complaintant had left the scene to chase down the person who rear-ended his car and took off. He returned to the scene where he gave police his statement.

03/03/13 Brandon Geller reported the theft of a firearm.

03/02/13 Police were called to O’s Tap in reference to a fight. The owner had asked three subjects to leave the premises after spilling beer on the pool table and a fight ensued.

03/02/13 Police responded to an incident involving a delinquent child.

Arrests:
03/03/13 Savanna Greene, 18, of Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Legend Drug.

02/27/13 Devin Gast, 20144 Peach Rd., Culver, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended and an active arrest warrant through Marshall County.

02/26/13 Everett Bagley, 58, 6 N. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Knox City Police Department February Report

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

02/26/13 – A caller from the 4800 block of North Range Road in Knox told police that a white GMC Astro van had stopped in front of her house and a male subject got out with a can in his hand, knocked on her door, and left when she did not answer.

02/26/13 – A resident of the 7700 block of South 300 East in Knox told police that someone had stolen a mobile office from her father’s property.

02/27/13 – A resident of the 2800 block of South Lart Lane in Knox told police that the occupants of a white van were pounding on her door.

02/27/13 – A scam phone call was reportedly received by a resident of the 8900 block of East 700 North in Walkerton.

02/27/13 – Police learned that a resident of the 4900 block of South 260 West in North Judson has been the victim of prank calls over the last several days.

02/28/13 – A resident of the 7100 block of East Childs Street in Monterey reported someone had called her and requested personal information, claiming to be from an employment agency.

03/01/13 – Police were told that someone had stolen a man’s social security debit card in the 300 block of South 1025 East in Knox.

03/01/13 – A car spun out and struck a school bus at the intersection of U.S. 35 and County Road 200 North in Knox.

03/01/13 – An unknown suspect reportedly broke a window at a residence in the 8500 block of East Toto Road in Knox.

03/01/13 – A handgun was reported stolen in the 1000 block of West 400 South in North Judson.

03/01/13 – Taras Nykoriak told police that someone had broken into one of his buildings in Knox, stole items, and caused damage to the building.

03/03/13 – Police received a frantic phone call from a woman who was crying and screaming, telling police a man was on top of her attacking her. Dispatch reportedly heard the male scream and the phone disconnected. An officer responded and reportedly learned no physical violence had taken place. The parties were separated.

03/04/13 – Medication was reportedly stolen from a residence in the 3900 block of South East Drive in Knox.

03/04/13 – Copper was reportedly stolen from a bank-owned home in the 10500 block of East State Road 23 in Walkerton.

Arrests:

02/26/13 – Shawn Gentry was arrested after his vehicle went off the road and he was discovered to be a wanted person.

03/01/13 – James Eric Messer, 32, of Knox was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated following a traffic stop.

03/01/13 – Amber M. Lain, 21, of Knox was arrested on charges of Manufacturing or Financing a Controlled Substance and Child Abuse and Neglect.

03/01/13 – Johnny Lee Mullens, 27 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Manufacturing or Financing a Controlled Substance, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors, Possession of Marijuana, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

03/01/13 – Paul John Esparza, 18 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Dealing in Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana.

03/02/13 – Joshua Alan Barlow, 25 of Knox, was arrested n charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Public Intoxication, and Battery.

03/04/13 – After his vehicle was found in a corn field, Richard Wayne Hausmann, 59 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Police Reports

Published: February 25th, 2013

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/23/13 The Winamac Police Department is investigating a report that a 23-year-old woman may have ingested something in her drink which caused her to stop breathing. She was taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

02/23/13 A truck pulled a trailer into a driveway and tore up the driveway trying to get out. It was still stuck in the driveway at the time the caller reported it to police.

02/23/13 A two vehicle accident occurred in front of the Good Oil Company. No injuries were reported.

02/22/13 A man was arrested after he was awoken from a nap. He was inside his car off the side of the road and a passerby thought he may have been in an accident, but when emergency personnel came upon the vehicle, the driver, Joshua Slavens, was just sleeping. A deputy later pulled him over and arrested him for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

02/22/13 Police were advised that a suspect was dumping trash. The suspect was told to clean up the trash and to cease the activity.

02/22/13 The driver of a Fed Ex truck told police he slid off the road. No injuries were reported.

02/22/13 A caller reported a possible drunk driver on U.S. 35.

02/22/13 The theft of a drain cover was reported.

02/21/13 A man called police and stated that a vehicle went by a residence at a high rate of speed and hit a mailbox in the 7000 block of 800 North.

02/20/13 A deputy hit a deer in his commission. Report was taken at the Sheriff’s Department.

02/20/13 An employee at Mike’s Salvage on 4868 N. Highway 421 reported the theft of copper wire and metals from 18 different mobile homes at the business.

02/20/13 An employee at Ace Hardware reported the theft of Craftsman tools.

02/20/13 An employee from Ace Hardware called police to report that a man stole lye from the store.

02/19/13 A Medaryville resident reported a battery.

02/19/13 A Medaryvile resident reported the theft of a cover over field tile.

02/18/13 A Francesville woman told police that some unknown person(s) attempted to blow up her mailbox. The mailbox was scorched inside and the lid blown open. Police continue to investigate this incident.

02/18/13 A Francesville resident reported the theft of a Polaris 4-wheeler from a rental property.

02/18/13 A Winamac resident came home to find the screen from the kitchen window had been cut.

02/18/13 A Winamac woman reported the theft of a purse.

Arrests:
02/22/13 Joshua Slavens, 35, Idaville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior.

02/21/13 Alexander Cubias-Reed, 23, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Failture to Register as a Sex or Violent Offender.

02/20/13 Victoria Kruizenga, 51, of Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Possession of Marijuana.

02/18/13 Charles Grigsby, 20, Francesville, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/20/13 North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident on State Road 10 and County Road 100 W. Valeri M. Gajda struck a deer with her vehicle. Officer Frank Thomas estimated the damages over $1,000.00.

02/19/13 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, southbound on County Road 250 W crossing State Road 10. Officer Conley finally caught up to the vehicle and performed a traffic stop at County Road 800 S. and County Road 600 W. The driver of the vehicle, David B. Ratcliff, 34, of San Pierre, was arrested after a brief foot pursuit. David was arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Fleeing Law Enforcement – Non Vehicle.

Arrests:
02/19/13 David Ratcliff, 34, of San Pierre, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Fleeing Law Enforcement – Non Vehicle.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/21/13 Jami Kotras reported the theft of $150 from her purse. Police continue to investigate this incident.

02/18/13 An employee at Zingo Express in Knox advised of a drive-off of $48.23 in fuel.

02/18/13 Robert Snowdon reported the rear passenger side taillight stolen off his truck.

02/15/13 Joe Hamilton told police that his jacket was stolen while at the USA Cafe in Knox.

02/15/13 Dawn Hurt reported the theft of hand-crafted strawberry plates, tools, clothes, pictures, wall hangings, ornaments, and bath towels from her home.

Arrests:
02/24/13 Timothy Davies, 34, 2101 S. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Refusal, Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle and Reckless Driving.

02/23/13 Keith Fornelli, 35, 3280 S. 350 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

02/21/13 Chad Scarborough, 30, 3240 S. 750, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft and two active arrest warrants.
Holli Scarborough, 23, 907 W. Adams, Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

02/20/13 Adam Shidler, 30, 3355 N. 300, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Violator and Possession of Marijuana.

02/19/13 Elliott Earnest, 23, 702 Williams St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

02/19/13 – A resident of the 6600 block of South 500 West in North Judson told police she had received a fraudulent phone call stating her computer had been hacked.

02/19/13 – A woman reported she had been approached at her home in the 300 block of South 100 West in Knox by a woman trying to sell various items. A similar incident involving a beige van was reported in the 10100 block of East 500 North in Grovertown.

02/19/13 – A residential burglary was reported in the 5000 block of South Wesley Street in North Judson.

02/21/13 – A resident of the 6200 block of Wesst 400 South in North Judson reported she received a fraudulent phone call stating she had one $1 million and requesting she send a money order for $550.

02/21/13 – Dispatch received a call stating a vacant home in the 6500 block of South State Road 39 in North Judson had been broken into.

02/22/13 – A resident of the 2700 block of South 250 East in Knox told police that someone had trashed a rental residence and stolen items.

02/22/13 – A small refrigerator was reportedly stolen from a home in the 2000 block of East 200 South in Knox.

02/22/13 – Bridget Kurtzz of Knox told police that a theft had taken place at her home.

02/24/13 – Kelly Knight of Walkerton reported someone had broken into a residence she had been watching.

02/25/13 – An Amazon Kindle Fire was reportedly stolen from a residence in the 2200 block of East 200 South in Knox.

Arrests:

02/20/13 – Nathan August Greenwell, 41 of Knox, was arrested for Reckless Driving.

02/20/13 – John Langley Minix, 50 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

02/20/13 – Angel Mendoza, 29, was arrested on a charge of Operator Never Licensed.

02/23/13 – Bruce John Williams, 29 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicaated, False Reporting, Operator Never Licensed, and Trespass.

Police Reports

Published: February 18th, 2013

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

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/16/13 A passerby reported to police of a possible structure fire in the 200 block of West Weninger Street. The North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department was called to the scene and the firefighters extinguished the fire. The resident was not home at the time of the fire. The structure was a total loss. No injuries were reported. The Fire Department was called back out to the residence later in the day for a rekindle. Starke County EMS was on standby at the scene.

02/15/13 A man told police that his neighbor threatened to kill one of his horses.

02/15/13 North Judson police responded to a juvenile complaint in the 300 block of Franklin Street. The parent was advised of her options and services available.

02/15/13 A resident in the 700 block of Main Street said that she received a harassing phone call from a former acquaintance. The resident was advised that a log entry would be made of the incident.

02/14/13 A traffic stop resulted in the driver of the vehicle, Nathan Riley White, 33, of Knox, being cited for Driving while Suspended with a Prior conviction.

02/12/13 A resident in the 100 block of Arlington Avenue reported a suspicious person knocking at the door. Police arrived and located the female that was complaining of back pain, stomach pain and hearing voices. Starke County EMS was called and the female was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital.

02/12/13 A resident in the 600 block of Cherry Street told police that his wife was walking their dog on their property when a man in a vehicle pulled over on the street and started cussing at his wife. The officer arrived, but was unable to locate the vehicle.

02/11/13 A resident in the 500 block of Keller Avenue told police that his teenage daughter was receiving harassing phone calls.

Starke County Sheriff's Department

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

02/11/13 – A representative with Kankakee Valley REMC told police that someone was stealing ower in the 7600 block of East 25 North in Knox.

02/11/13 – A possible domestic complaint was reported in the 600 block of Keller Avenue in North Judson.

02/11/13 – A resident of the 4400 block of East 200 South in Knox told police that a suspicious man came to her home claiming to be doing market research. A resident in the 3300 block of East State Road 10 in Knox also reported a similar incident.

02/11/13 – A man reported being harassed and threatened in the 300 block of West 250 South in Knox.

02/12/13 – Residents of the 5900 block of South 250 East reported men trying to sell items door-to-door in a suspicious manner.

02/14/13 – Mike Marsh of Knox told police that someone had caused damage to a window on his property.

02/15/13 – Jennifer Miller with the Department of Child Services told police that a 15-year-old female had sex with an adult male and is now pregnant.

02/15/13 – A resident of the 11800 block of East State Road 8 in Knox told police that someone has been using her credit card fraudulently.

02/15/13 – A resident of the 600 block of East Pearl Street in Medaryville reported that someone had taken his vehicle without his permission from Hauser’s Towing.

02/15/13 – Rebecca Griffith of North Judson told police that someone had been throwing objects at vehicles and damaged her car. Another North Judson resident reported a similar incident.

02/15/13 – A resident of the 8900 block of South 100 East in North Judson reported a theft had occurred at his home.

02/16/13 – A break-in was reported in the 8900 block of South 100 East in North Judson.

02/16/13 – A resident of the 3700 block of South 500 East in Knox told police that her brother has threatened to run her house over with a vehicle.

Arrests:

02/12/13 – Robin A. Husmann, 48 of Grovertown, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

02/15/13 – Timothy J. Barnette, 44 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

 

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/17/13 A Winamac business asked for extra patrol at their location as trash cans are being dumped over nightly.

02/17/13 The Winamac Police Department were called to an alleged battery incident. No arrests were made.

02/17/13 The Star City Fire Department was called to a trash bin fire at the Roudebush Company.

02/16/13 The Winamac Police Department was notified of a possible reckless driver on U.S. 35.

02/16/13 A resident on U.S. Hwy 421 in Medaryville reported the theft of 200 gallons of fuel out of his semi tractor and cut a hole in the tarp on his trailer.

02/16/13 The Winamac Police Department responded to two separate alleged battery incidents.

02/15/13 The Medaryville Police Department responded to a burglary incident in the 5000 N. block of 700 West.

02/14/13 Store owners at Twice as Nice called police to report an alleged theft.

02/14/13 A subject who was released from the jail was seen laying in a ditch. When questioned, the man said he was just waiting for a ride.

02/13/13 Winamac residents told police that two people with dogs were out walking and shining lights on their houses.

02/13/13 The theft of an iPad was reported to Winamac police.

02/13/13 A scam was reported to police. The caller told the resident that he was the winner of $1 million, but needed to send $1,500 in order to receive it. No transaction was made, but the resident called police to report it. IT IS A SCAM.

02/11/13 A caller advised dispatch that some unknown person(s) shot out the windows in his farm machinery.

02/11/13 A Star City woman reported the theft of money from her home.

Arrests:
02/18/13 Michael Baggerly, 37, of Demotte, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine and Trafficking with an Inmate.

02/18/13 George Kruizenga, 52, of Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

02/18/13 Charles Cramner, 20, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/17/13 Billie Matthews, 40, of Fair Oaks, IN, arrested on a bench warrant.

02/14/13 Dalton Campbell, 20, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

02/13/13 David Mattes, 58, of Knox, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

02/12/13 Gregory Dallas, 36, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an active Porter County Warrant and a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

02/12/13 Emily Allen, 21, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Precursors.

02/11/13 Jayson Shaffer, 20, of Leitersford, IN, arrested on Possession of a Switchblade, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia and Visiting a Common Nuisance. He is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.
Sara Cox, 21, of Culver, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia. She is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.
Kelcie Miller, 21, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetmine, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia and Visiting a Common Nuisance. She is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.
Douglas Whiteman, Jr., 27, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/18/13 Items that were previously stolen form a home on Main Street have reportedly been recovered.

02/16/13 Jeremy Miller told police that some unknown person(s) cut the tires on his vehicle.

02/16/13 Andy Odle, the instructor of the SCILL Center’s welding class in Knox, told police that test plates and two 50 pound spools of welding wires were stolen. Police continue to investigate this incident.

02/15/13 Zach Whitfield reported a hit and run. The day before, he noticed a white vehicle performing a U-turn close to where his vehicle was parked and didn’t think the person hit it, but when he looked at his vehicle the day of the report, he noticed damage to the rear passenger side of the vehicle.

02/15/13 Calvin Rudd told police that he owns two property lots and two small “for sale” signs were found ripped in half on the property.

02/15/13 Matthew Day reported the theft of a license plate. Police had pulled him over for having the wrong license plate on his vehicle and was taken to the jail. He filed a report that another license plate was placed on his vehicle rather than the plate that is registered to his vehicle.

02/13/13 Kylie F. Feltney was cited for Driving While Suspended-Prior.

Arrests:
02/16/13 Patirinia Hall, 31, 728 N. Hathaway St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

02/13/13 William King, Sr., 44, 301 Danker Street, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Active Shooter Training Scheduled in Pulaski County

Published: February 15th, 2013
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Law enforcement agencies across the nation continue to create strategies to help diffuse an active shooter incident in a school or other public place. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, EMS and all county fire departments will be coming together on Saturday, Feb. 23 to train for such an event at the Monterey Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer is looking forward to working with all emergency personnel in creating a plan to keep residents safe.

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Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department to Host Jail Commander and Sheriff’s Meeting

Published: February 14th, 2013

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is hosting a jail commander and sheriffs meeting today at Poblano’s Restaurant in Winamac from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. The meeting is being held at the recommendation of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer said this is an opportunity for everyone to come to get together for an informational session.

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Two Pulaski County Men Arrested for Stealing Scrap

Published: February 13th, 2013

 Two Pulaski County men were arrested Saturday after stealing scrap from a property on 1400 West in Pulaski County.

The property owner called Pulaski County police to report that some unknown people were on his property and no one has permission to be there. Police found two men, cutting up a trailer frame. The suspects, Sean Allman of Francesville and J.B. Rowe of Medaryville, reportedly told police that they had permission to be there and that a man they met asked them to remove the steel from that property. They arrived at the property earlier in the day to assess what equipment they would need and then returned to cut up the scrap.

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Police Reports

Published: February 11th, 2013

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/10/13 Winamac officers were called to Diamond Lil’s for an unruly patron.

02/10/13 A woman on her way to serve one day in jail was involved in an accident north of Winamac. She slid off the road into a ditch and the car ended up on its side. The driver couldn’t get out of the vehicle but she was not injured.

02/10/13 Winamac police were called to an assault call at Diamond Lil’s.

02/09/13 A slide off accident was reported in the 14000 West block of 1000 south in Francesville. Driver told police he was distracted as he was rounding the curve and slid off the road. No injuries were reported.

02/09/13 A Winamac man reported his cell phone stolen.

02/09/13 A suspicious vehicle was seen in the parking lot at the Pulaski County Recycling Center.

02/09/13 Jasper County requested the assistance of the Medaryville Fire Department for a large fire with an explosion. They believe that the illegal material is being burned.

02/09/13 A car vs deer accident was reported by Gilsinger’s Implement. No injuries were reported.

02/08/13 A Monterey resident reported a stolen license plate.

02/08/13 A Winamac resident called police to ask for assistance with a juvenile that is out of control.

02/08/13 A person following a car in Winamac told police that the driver is slowing and speeding and crossing the center line.

02/08/13 A vehicle slid off the road into the ditch by a gas station south of Winamac. No injuries or damage were reported.

02/07/13 Caller advised of a possible drunk driver on N. Logan Street in Winamac.

02/07/13 Winamac Fire Department was dispatched to a home on Jefferson Street as the residents smelled gas. NIPSCO was also called to the scene.

02/07/13 The Medaryville Police Department was notified of a man going through yards and looking into windows at random homes.

02/06/13 The staff at the Good Oil Company told police of a drive-off.

Arrests:
02/11/13 Woodrow Fletcher, 30, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

02/10/13 William Wright, 32, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a bench warrant and a body attachment.

02/09/13 Sean Allman, 42, of Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Criminal Trespass.

02/06/13 Lori Slattery, 48, of Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear. Discharged 02/07/13

02/06/13 Patrick Slattery, 56, of Knox, IN, arrested on a body attachment. Discharged 02/07/13

02/06/13 Lance Nester, 21, of Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/09/13 A loose dog was returned to the owners in the 300 Block of Lincoln Avenue.

02/09/13 Sherli Simousek of North Judson told police that she struck a deer on State Road 10 near the intersection of 100 West.

02/07/13 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely compiled an accident report in which Annette Marlow of North Judson backed her Chevy Blazer into a parked Pepsi truck, waiting to unload product in the Dollar General parking lot. No injuries occurred and damages were set at under $1,000.

02/06/13 Two reports of noise complaints were received close to 11:00 p.m. A loud music complaint was reported on Mulberry Street, which was rectified and shortly after a barking dog complaint on N. George Street. The owners were notified to keep the animal quiet.

02/05/13 Around 11:10 AM, police were informed of a drive off from Carpenter’s Oil Company. A white van obtained a tank of gasoline and failed to pay. Two witnesses gave details of the male subject driving the vehicle and the investigation continues.

02/04/13 Shaun Russell of San Pierre was driving west on State Road 10 near 250 West when a deer crossed his path and he struck the animal. North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas investigated the accident and estimated damages at over $1,000.

02/04/13 Police were contacted in reference to a reckless driving complaint on Vine Street. The driver was later identified and contacted.

02/04/13 A two-vehicle property damage accident occurred on South Luken Street, when Lacy Miller, of North Judson, was backing out of a driveway. A southbound vehicle being driven by Gabriella Didonna, also of North Judson, was unable to avoid striking Miller’s 2000 Buick Sedan. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated the damages at over $2,500 and noted that unsafe backing was the primary cause of the accident. No injuries were reported.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

02/101/3 Knox City Police responded to an accident at 152 W. Washington Street. Officers found a vehicle with rear driver’s side damage. The vehicle that caused the damage left the scene. Police were unable to locate this vehicle, but if you have any information on this incident, call the Knox City Police Department at 772-4122.

Arrests:
02/12/13 Roland Minix, 48, 315 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation and Driving While Suspended – Prior.

02/09/13 William Wright, 30, 3315 S. Range Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant through Pulaski County.

02/08/13 Laura Kensinger, 27, 307 Ruthie Dr. #B4, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and two counts of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

02/08/13 Dalton Campbell, 20, 8740 S. 700 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

02/06/13 Kent R. Schumm, 30, 718 Drexel Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Forgery.
Benjamin Schaab, 35, 6825 Ramblewood Dr., Fort Wayne, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Forgery.

Motorist Uninjured in Friday Night Wreck

Published: February 9th, 2013
Ronald Garrett was uninjured in the accident that sent his truck into a ditch.

Ronald Garrett was uninjured in the accident that sent his truck into a ditch.

A Winamac man turned a little too soon Friday night and wound up driving off the side of the road. Ronald W. Garrett, 76, was southbound on U.S. 35 just south of Winamac and thought he was turning into Casey’s General Store. He was not injured. Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office called a tow truck to pull Garrett’s Chevrolet S-10 out of the ditch, and he drove it from the scene.