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Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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.

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:
02/02/13 Police learned a passenger was wanted through Pulaski County for a warrant while on a traffic stop. The passenger Amy J. Hajek, 40, of North Judson, was arrested and transported to the Pulaski County Jail for the warrant.

02/02/13 A harassment report was taken by police in the 200 E. Block of Weninger Street.

02/01/13 A traffic stop resulted in a state traffic citation for Adam B. Lovely, 25, of Westville, IN for a Driving While Suspended Infraction.

01/31/13 Juanita L. Conley, 26, of North Judson was issued a state traffic citation for False and Fictitious Vehicle Registration and for Driving While Suspended Infraction, after a traffic stop conducted by the North Judson Police.

01/30/13 A neighbor dispute in the 800 Block of Clinton Avenue was reported to the North Judson Police regarding a kitten. Police spoke with all parties involved.

01/30/13 The Town of North Judson Water Department reported to police that a resident in the 400 Block of Lincoln Avenue had turned a shut-off water meter, back on. Water consumption was reported. North Judson Police conducted an investigation and a full report was issued to the Starke County Prosecutor requesting formal theft charges. The meter was pulled from the location.

01/30/13 After a traffic stop was conducted by the North Judson Police the driver, Sescoe Wireman, 76, of North Judson, was issued a false and fictitious registration state citation and a passenger, Tiffany M. Witham, 30, of Winamac was arrested on a Pulaski County warrant for Failure to Appear. The vehicle was impounded.

01/29/13 The North Judson Police Department responded to an unwanted guest complaint in the 200 block of Lane Street. The resident requested that a family member be asked to leave. The female left the residence without incident.

01/29/13 Police investigated a harassment incident at the North Judson-San Pierre High School involving a juvenile student.

01/28/13 A resident reported a loose dog in the 300 block of Schricker Avenue. A family member captured and placed the dog in the house.

Arrests:
02/02/13 Amy J. Hajek, 40, of North Judson, IN, was arrested on a Pulaski County Warrant.

01/30/13 Tiffany M. Witham, 30, 907 Hathaway, of Winamac, IN was arrested on a Pulaski County warrant for Failure to Appear.

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Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Arrests:
02/03/13 Laura Minnick, 48, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

02/03/13 Allen Krock 39, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

02/01/13 Mark Reid, 52, of Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving Under the Influence.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/04/13 A harassment case was reported that occurred on a school bus.

02/01/13 Joshua Cook reported the theft of a license plate.

01/30/13 The Knox City Police Department took a report of a possible battery

Arrests:
02/04/13 Crystal Boggess, 34, 307 Ruthie Dr. #A2, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Criminal Mischief.

01/31/13 Anthony Rose, 53, 308 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of OVWI Refusal.

01/30/13 Michael Derby, 19, 2909 Village Ln, Valparaiso, IN, arrested on two valid arrest warrants

01/29/13 Doug Eskridge, 30, 1585 Glenn Ave., Wabash, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary, Theft and Criminal Mischief.

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Winamac Man Arrested on a Burglary Charge

William Finkley

A Winamac man was arrested Friday on a burglary charge.

A resident told police that a large amount of cash was stolen from his home in late December or early January. As a result of an investigation, detectives were able to recover part of the stolen money on Friday, Jan. 25 and William Z. Finkley, Jr. was arrested for his involvement in the burglary. Detectives believe others were involved in this case and the investigation remains open.

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Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/25/13 A report was made of telephone harassment in the 600 Block of Keller Avenue.

01/25/13 During two separate traffic stops conducted by North Judson Police, both drivers were driving while suspended. Laura L Boule, of Winamac, and Patrico Guardiola, of North Judson, were both issued state uniform traffic tickets.

01/24/13 Police investigated three traffic accidents during Thursday’s early morning snowfall. The first, a single car accident, occurred around 5:50 a.m. CT and was covered by North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner. North Judson resident Vincent Valdez, driving a 2009 Toyota, was applying his brakes to make a right hand turn onto Sheridan Avenue from Talmer Avenue, when his vehicle began to slide off of the roadway and struck a utility pole. Budner estimated damages near $2,500. A little later in the morning, Madison Osborne of North Judson was traveling east on State Road 10 when she came across a patch of ice and snow and her vehicle began to fishtail. The vehicle spun backwards into a ditch near 5300 W State Road 10. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated this single vehicle accident at over $2,500 damages, as well. The third accident, reported at 9:40 a.m. CT, involved Michael Korous, who was plowing snow in the Burger King parking lot. When the snow plow was backing up, Aaron Ingram was driving east bound in the alley. The two vehicles collided. Police Chief Vessely set damages at over $5,000. The roadway surface played a role in all three incidents. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

01/22/13 A woman visiting the North Judson area reported that she either lost or had her wallet stolen from her vehicle. The wallet contained some personal items, driver’s license and cash. Anyone finding this or has knowledge of the missing wallet is urged to contact the North Judson Police at (574) 772-5914.

01/22/13 A man in the 5000 block of 250 West reported to North Judson Police that his vehicle had been keyed either when it was parked in town or early in the morning hours while it was parked at home. Damaged was estimated by Chief Doug Vessely at near $500.

01/22/13 Two subjects from the LaPorte area were going door-to-door on George Street collecting money to help pay for their niece’s funeral in LaPorte. They were advised by North Judson Police that they could not do solicitation door-to-door without a permit and advised to leave the area. They were also told they needed permission to place a can in any area businesses from the business.

01/21/13 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley conducted a traffic stop on a Black Dodge Avenger being driven by Randy Bishop of Winamac. After a short investigation, Bishop was arrested for Driving while Suspended Prior and for no proof of insurance. He was also given two traffic citations for False and Fictitious registration and one for expired registration.

Arrests:
01/25/13 Adam Brack Lovely, 24, 5501 S. 100 W., Westville, IN , arrested on a Starke County Warrant for Failure to Appear.

01/22/13 Sara N. Scutchfield, 20, 204 Garden Street, North Judson, IN arrested on a Marshal County Warrant for Theft and Burglary.

01/21/13 Randy L Bishop, 35, 7161 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN arrested in preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended-Prior and No Proof of Insurance.

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/27/13 The Winamac Police Department responded to a call from a bus driver who said her school bus had been vandalized. Some unknown person(s) spray painted the bus.

01/27/13 Animal Control advised that a patient was in the Emergency Room after a person was bitten by a dog.

01/27/13 A Winamac man told police that some unknown person(s) had splashed oatmeal and ketchup on his doors and a door knob.

01/27/13 Another window was broken out of the Amazing Grace Church.

01/27/13 A woman called police to report a break-in at her home in Monterey. She stated that some unknown suspect(s) did damage to the floors. Police indicated that the home showed no signs of forced entry and it appeared that the structure showed signs of deterioration.

01/27/13 Jasper County called for backup from the Francesville Fire Department as they battled a house fire.

01/26/13 The Winamac Police Department was called to a fight on Franklin Street in Winamac.

01/26/13 A structure fire was reported at 202 S. Logan Street in Winamac.

01/26/13 A power outage was reported at Galbreath Incorporation. Power lines were down and there was no power coming into the facility.

01/26/13 A resident on 550 South requested an officer as some unknown person damaged his mailbox.

01/25/13 A car vs. deer accident was reported. No injuries were noted.

01/25/13 A roll-over accident was reporte on U.S. Highway 35 and 315 South.

01/25/13 A semi slid off the road on U.S. 35 on the 1st curve south of Star City.

01/25/13 Winamac Fire crews were called to Dillman Tire in report of a fire at the business. Star City, Monterey and Knox-Center Township Fire Departments were called to the scene.

01/24/13 Assistance was requested by Miami County as an 18-year-old has locked herself in the bathroom and she is a ward of the state.

01/23/13 A resident on Jenkins Street in Winamac requested an officer to file police report.

01/23/13 A man called police to let them know that his daughter rolled her truck. A tow truck was on its way and no injuries were reported.

01/23/13 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a structure fire in Medaryville.

01/23/13 Police were called to a residence after a farmer called about a vandalized irrigation system.

01/22/13 A Winamac resident asked to make a report for credit card fraud.

Arrests:
01/25/13 William Finkley, Jr., 23, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Burglary.

01/25/13 Samantha Deck, 26, of Monon, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Reckless Driving.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/27/13 Officers found several vehicles with their lights on and doors open with no one around. Police located one vehicle owner and only one item was reported stolen.

01/25/13 A hit and run accident was reported in front of O’s Tap. No injuries were reported.

01/23/13 Suspicious activity was reported around the Heaton Street apartments.

01/21/13 A resident on Washington Street reported a possible fraud. She told police that someone called her and told her she won $2.5 million in a sweepstakes but she hung up on the caller thinking it was a scam. She said she did not give the caller any bank or credit card information.

01/21/13 Mary Beever told police that the side of her mailbox was damaged. The reporting officer noticed that the mailbox had been hit with an object.

Arrests:
01/28/13 Johnny Green, 44, 419 W. Maple Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

01/27/13 Sterling Patrick, 65, 1820 S. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

01/27/13 Brock Sims, 30, 15147 State Road 17, Culver IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Refusal.

01/25/13 Shaun Fugate, 27, 1980 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine over Three Grams with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Methamphetamine over Three grams, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance (two counts), Possession of a Legend Drug, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Candice Moe, 21, 10735 E. 250 S., Culver, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Visiting a Common Nuisance.
Robert Moe, 19, 10735 E. 250 S., Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Visiting a Common Nuisance.

01/24/13 Danny Salyer, 44, 606 S. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for probation violation.

01/21/13 James Speelman, 32, 1327 S. 1200 W., Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear through Knox City Court for Public Intoxication.

Winamac Woman Arrested on a Possession Charge

A Winamac woman was arrested Tuesday after police found her in possession of controlled substances.

A Pulaski County deputy was following a car driven by Teresa McDaniel that was reportedly crossing the center line. She then turned into a driveway until the officer passed and then turned around. The officer did the same thing and followed her again. She was then pulled over for speeding in a 30 mph zone.

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Police Reports

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/20/13 A personal injury accident is being investigated by the police department.

01/19/13 A fraud incident was reported and police are looking into the incident.

01/17/13 Victoria Powell, 22, 307 S. Heaton St., Knox, IN, cited for Operator Never Licensed.

01/16/13 A Pomeranian had to be put to sleep after receiving injuries in an attack. Two pit bull dogs reportedly viciously attacked it. The owner was told that the pit bull was being impounded and was given a citation for owning a vicious dog.

01/15/13 Knox police were notified of a woman having a seizure in the Henry F. Schricker Public Library and that the woman was in possession of a handgun. Officers confiscated the weapon. They later found that she had a permit to carry a handgun and it would be given back to her when she was released from the hospital.

01/15/13 Floyd Reed told police that some unknown person(s) struck and damaged a fence belonging to him. The suspect(s) also reportedly went through his back yard and struck a tree stump. The driver did not report the incident to Reed or law enforcement.

Several harassment cases were investigated.

Arrests:
01/19/13 Amanda Esparza, 22, 6915 E. Toto Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

01/19/13 Eric Wireman, 23, 101 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Stolen Property, False Informing and two active arrest warrants.
Tiffany Woodard/Wireman, 22, 101 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Escape from Home Detention.

01/19/13 Kimmala Schlink, 43, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/18/13 Robert Deming, 34, 604 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/17/13 Franklin Risner, 22, 3480 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

01/15/13 Sherry Wireman, 50, 2885 E. 150 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/22/13 Two car vs deer accidents were reported to Pulaski County police.

01/22/13 The Amazing Grace Fellowship Church reported damage to two windows.

01/21/13 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a house fire at 411 S. Main Street.

01/21/13 Police officers from the Winamac Police Department were called out to take a theft report.

01/20/13 A Star City man reported that his son’s truck tires were slashed and things were dumped around the residence.

01/20/13 A Winamac man told police that he hit a road sign by his residence.

01/20/13 A structure fire was reported in Kewanna and the Medaryville Fire Department was called to assist.

01/20/13 A pickup truck was reported stolen.

01/19/13 A Star City woman told police that her son was playing outside and the neighbor kids attacked him and stole his bike.

01/19/13 A Winamac man reported a break-in in his camper and outbuildings.

01/19/13 An unknown driver hit a mailbox on 800 West in Winamac.

01/18/13 A Medaryville woman told police that her car was stolen.

01/18/13 A Winamac woman reported the theft of her brother’s coin collection.

01/18/13 A man called police and said kids threw signs at him.

01/18/13 The Star City Fire Department was called to a chimney fire on 950 South.

01/17/13 Hometown Auto Sales called police to take a vandalism report. Damage was done to one of the cars on the lot.

01/17/13 The Winamac Police Department was called to a report of a vehicle break-in.

01/16/13 Good Oil Company reported a person drove from the facility without paying for gas.

Arrests:
01/18/13 Travis Tuttle, 33, of Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Violator-Lifetime and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. W/R out

01/18/13 Robert Deming, 34, of Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/17/13 Omas Fletcher, 49, of Grovertown, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

01/16/13 Melissa Gainer, 40, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Trafficking with an Inmate, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Syringe, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

01/15/13 Cecil Martin, 48, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

01/15/13 Benny Giselbach, 34, of Ora, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/19/13 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to a property damage accident in the parking lot of Family Express. A vehicle driven by Sherry Boisvert was backing out of a parking space. At the same time, a vehicle driven by Kerry Rust was pulling into a parking space. The vehicles collided. Chief Deputy Joe Budner, estimated the damages over $1,000.00.

01/17/13 An officer performed a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle in the 300 block of W. Talmer Avenue. The driver of the vehicle, Mitchell R. Williams, 48, of North Judson, was found to be driving on a suspended driver’s license. Williams was issued an Information and Summons to appear in Knox City Court.

01/17/13 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley responded to a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 10 east of Oakwood Street. The vehicle was partially submerged in water. The driver of the vehicle Amy L. Hawk, 31, of Huntingberg, Indiana, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, and Possession of a Controlled substance.

01/15/13 Police responded to the 100 block of Lane Street in reference to a stray dog. The dog was located and transported to the Starke County Humane Society.

01/15/13 The North Judson Police Department responded to a reckless driving complaint on State Road 10 East of U.S. Hwy 421. The officer checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

01/15/13 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic infraction. After a brief investigation, one of the passengers in the vehicle was found to be wanted. David S. Miller, 45, of North Judson, was arrested on a Knox City Court Warrant for Failure to Appear.

01/14/13 A resident in the 600 block of E. Arlington Avenue reported to North Judson Police that a known acquaintance stole her identity. All of the crimes took place in South Bend, Indiana. She was advised to contact the South Bend Police Department to file a report.

01/14/13 A resident in the 200 block of Hancock Street requested assistance from the North Judson Police Department in reference to their elderly family dog has become very aggressive. North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas responded and assisted the resident in placing the dog in the resident’s vehicle to be transported to a veterinarian.

01/13/13 North Judson 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 gray Ford Ranger 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 over $1000.00.The North Judson Police Department was assisted by Starke county EMS and the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department.

Arrests:
01/17/13 Mitchell R. Williams, 48, of North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

01/17/13 Amy L. Hawk, 31, of Huntingberg, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

01/16/13 Rafael Godoy, 34, 310 Vine Street, North Judson, IN, was arrested on two Starke County warrants for Criminal Recklessness and a Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm from a previous North Judson case.

01/15/13 David S. Miller, 45, North Judson, IN, was arrested for a Warrant For Failure to Appear.

01/13/13 Julia A. Joseph, 40, 4560 South 300 East, Knox, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/13/13 Dwayne K. Frasure, 48, 1770 West 450 South, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Intimidation.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

01/15/13 – A resident of the 2500 block of East Toto Road in Knox told police that a female subject was destroying items and attacking her.

01/16/13 – A burglary was reported in the 3900 block of North State Road 23 in Grovertown. Items were stolen including debit cards, credit cards, a checkbook, jewelry, championship ring, and other items.

01/17/13 – A resident of the 1900 block of East State Road 10 in Knox reported someone had broken into the Blue Treasurers Store and vandalized the business.

01/18/13 – A syringe was located on the ground near a gas pump at the gas station on State Road 10 by Bass Lake.

01/18/13 – A vehicle was reportedly damaged at the Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson.

01/19/13 – An unknown subject reportedly stolen irrigation equipment from a residence on U.S. 30 in Grovertown.

01/20/13 – A resident of the 2800 block of North State Road 23 in Grovertown told police that someone had tried to steal her farm truck from their driveway and ripped out the wires from her dashboard.

01/20/13 – A battery incident was reported at the Knox bowling alley.

Arrests:

01/15/13 – Kane Allen Wilson, 28 of Knox was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

01/19/13 – Patrina Diana Hall, 30 of Melrose Park, was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated after she reportedly drove up on a curb and almost hit a street sign.

01/20/13 – Jeremy D. Brody, 37 of North Judson was arrested on charges of Aggravated Battery of a Child.

01/21/13 – Amy L. Cooke, 31 of Plymouth, was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop east of U.S. 35 on Toto Road.

New Equipment Expedites Sex Offender Registry Checks

While some law enforcement agencies are gearing up to purchase new equipment for their vehicles to allow them to update the sex offender registry while on the road, several agencies have reported that they have had that equipment in place for several years.

Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin approached the county council last week with a request to purchase three laptop computers for his department – computers which, Chamberlin said, would be used by detectives and officers while checking on individuals currently registered as sex offenders. The equipment, at a cost of $3000, would be paid for out of the fund into which sex offender fees are paid.

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Winamac Woman Arrested on Dealing, Possession Charges

A Winamac woman was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Pulaski County.

Early Thursday morning, a Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy saw that the driver of a passenger car failed to initiate the turn signal as the vehicle turned onto U.S. 35 from a side street in Winamac.

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Three Arrested in Marshall County after Standoff; One Suspect Allegedly Involved in Pulaski County Shooting Incident

Officers attempt to get suspects out of a trailer in Argos

It started as a shooting incident in Pulaski County and ended in a SWAT team arrest in Marshall County.

Pulaski County police were called to 6680 N. U.S. 421 at 5:50 p.m. ET Sunday in reference to a call that Billie James “Tinker” Minix, of Knox reportedly shot a gun at an occupied residence. Minix allegedly shot at the residence from an abandoned building and from the driveway. Minix also allegedly fired a few shots at a vehicle occupied by two people during the incident.

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Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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:

Incidents:

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.
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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.

Arrests:

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.

Police Reports

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

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winamac Woman Dies After Reportedly Stepping in Front of Bus

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

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

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