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Police Reports

Published: November 19th, 2012

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

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

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

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

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published: November 15th, 2012

Pulaski County Courthouse

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

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

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Police Reports

Published: November 12th, 2012

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

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Arrest Two Following Medaryville Pursuit

Published: November 7th, 2012

Shane Born

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

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

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Police Reports

Published: November 5th, 2012

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

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Francesville Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Published: November 2nd, 2012

Christopher Adam Wilhite

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

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

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

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

Medaryville Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident in Pulaski County

Published: November 1st, 2012

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

Emergency responders responded to call that a vehicle was found in a farm field northeast of Medaryville and the lone person in the vehicle appeared to be dead. Read the rest of this entry »

Pulaski County Man Arrested On Possession, Residential Entry Charges

Published: November 1st, 2012

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

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

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Police Reports

Published: October 29th, 2012

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

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests

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

Medaryville Man Arrested On Burglary Charges

Published: October 24th, 2012

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

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

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Collision Sends Two to Hospital; Ambulance Involved

Published: October 24th, 2012

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

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

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Medaryville Man Allegedly Batters Victim

Published: October 23rd, 2012
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A Medaryville man was questioned by Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday after an alleged battery incident.

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

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Police Reports

Published: October 22nd, 2012
Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Dept. Gearing Up For Shop With a Cop

Published: October 18th, 2012

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is beginning to gather collections for the Shop with a Cop program this Christmas.

The staff will provide clothing and toys during the Christmas season to the families in need. An account for the Shop with a Cop campaign has been established at the Alliance Bank located in Francesville and Winamac. When donating to the account, ask for Shop with a Cop.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer encourages all clubs, individuals or companies that can spare a little to do so to allow others less fortunate to enjoy “the true spirit of the season.”

Winamac Man Arrested For Threatening People With a Gun

Published: October 17th, 2012

Kit Matthes

A Winamac man was arrested Thursday after allegedly threatening the lives of two people with a gun.

Pulaski County police were called to Kit Matthes’ residence after a 911 hang-up/open line phone call was made to the dispatch center. Police arrived at 2979 North County Road 800 West and found Matthes, who said two people were in the house with him. Officers noted that Matthes was acting like he was intoxicated on a controlled substance.

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Police Reports

Published: October 15th, 2012

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
10/14/12 The Star City Fire Department was called out as a NIPSCO pole was sparking.

10/14/12 A Pulaski County officer was called to a residence in Francesville on a report that some unknown person(s) broke into a home.

10/13/12 Emergency personnel were called to a personal injury accident on State Road 14. One person reportedly suffered a broken leg and was bleeding.

10/13/12 A Winamac resident reported graffiti painted on the side of storage units.

10/13/12 A Winamac woman told police that someone tampered with the lock on her gun safe and a gun was stolen.

10/13/12 A wallet was reported stolen from Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

10/11/12 A Monterey resident reported the theft of items from a summer home.

10/11/12 An accident involving a Department of Corrections van and a Pulaski County resident was reported at the intersection of State Road 39 and State Road 14.

10/11/12 Medaryville Police were called to a hit and run accident. A male subject said he was talking on his phone outside of his residence and a vehicle struck him. He was knocked unconscious and mother found him lying in the yard.

10/10/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to assist the Jasper County Fire Department in a house fire. They believed it was a chimney fire.

10/08/12 A Francesville resident told police that some unknown person(s) stole a semi with a grain hopper bottom the night before.

Arrests:
10/14/12 Demetrius I. Hales, 31, of Indianapolis, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana as a misdemeanor and Possession of Marijuana as a felony.

10/13/12 Gregory J. Biddle, 49, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment.

10/11/12 Michael Watson, 46, of Winamac, IN, was booked into the Pulaski County Jail. No specific charges were listed.

10/11/12 Franklin P. Nielsen, 51, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

10/11/12 Kit Matthes, 25, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Recklessness, Intimidation, Pointed a Firearm, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine and a warrant for Failure to Appear.

10/10/12 Billy P. Crowe, 32, Medaryville, IN, was booked into the Pulaski County Jail. No specific charges were listed.

10/08/12 Howard S. Stiltz, Jr., 29, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator.

10/08/12 Joshua Anthony Hopper, 32, of Medaryville, IN, was booked into the Pulaski County Jail. No specific charges were listed.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
10/12/12 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner preformed a traffic stop on a vehicle the rolled through two stop signs. The driver of that vehicle, Christina Louise Wells, 33, of 204 E. State Street, North Judson, IN, was found to be driving on a Suspended Prior Driver License. Chief Deputy Budner issued Christina a Complaint and Summons for Driving While Suspended Prior with a mandatory Knox City Court Date of 11/12/2012 and a verbal warning for Disregarding a Stop sign.

10/12/12 North Judson Officer Frank Thomas preformed a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle. After a brief investigation, two of the five subjects in the vehicle were arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Arrested were, Jenny Pearl Aasand, 21, of 712 Cherry Street, and Joseph Wayne Esposito, 24, both of North Judson. The other three subjects were released from the scene.

10/11/12 A resident in the 100 block of Arlington Avenue reported to police that she and her husband had a verbal argument. Now her husband locked himself in the house and will not give her the car keys. The responding officer retrieved the keys from the husband and the wife left the residence.

10/10/12 A resident in the 200 block of Keller Avenue reported that they received a Publishers Clearing House letter in the mail and it stated that they won a prize. The resident was told that they would have to send some money to receive the prize. This was a scam and the resident was informed by the officer that this was a scam.

The North Judson Police Department would like to inform you that if you are contacted either by mail or a phone call that you won a prize and the company that is giving you the prize is asking you to send them money, this is a scam. Please do not give any information to the caller or send them any money.

10/09/12 A resident in the 100 block of Arlington Avenue reported that an off-road motorcycle was driving up and down the road. The responding officer could not locate the motorcycle.

10/09/12 A resident in the 200 block of State Street reported that a large dog came on her porch and has trapped the caller’s puppies in a corner. The responding officer took the large dog to the North Judson Police Department and located a town dog tag. The officer contacted the owners and had them pick up the dog.

10/08/12 The North Judson Police Department responded to a call of a possible intoxicated driver on State Road 10. The officer was not able to locate the vehicle.

Arrests:
10/12/12 Christina Louise Wells, 33, 204 E. State Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

10/12/12 Jenny Pearl Aasand, 21, 712 Cherry Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary misdemeanor charge of Possession of Marijuana.

10/12/12 Joseph Wayne Esposito, 24, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary felony charge of Possession of Marijuana.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
10/11/12 Knox police responded to a harassment incident at Sabre Manufacturing.

10/10/12 An officer was at First Choice Pawn and Loan and a subject walked up to the counter to sell a BB gun. The subject was talking to the employee about the gun and it discharged. A bullet struck a television set located behind the counter. The subject, Kenneth Creasy, said he would pay the business for the television which was already sold at a price of $400.

Arrests:
10/15/12 Tony L. Clemons, 53, 10905 Hazel Blvd., Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Residential Entry.
Melissa McCarty, 42, 15 N. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Residential Entry.

10/14/12 Brian Back, 28, 204 Arrowhead Trl, Chesterton, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

10/09/12 Matthew Lemarr, 33, 1698 S. State Road 39, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft (five counts), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

10/09/12 Charlotte Rupert, 24, 903 S. Prettyman St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant plus preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of a Controlled Substance (X2) and Disorderly Conduct.

Department of Corrections Van Involved in Pulaski County Accident

Published: October 12th, 2012

A Department of Corrections van was involved in a crash in Pulaski County on Thursday.

The DOC van, driven by 32-year-old Michael Ritchey, of Rockville, was driving south on State Road 39 when he reportedly failed to yield to the right of way at the intersection with State Road 14 in Pulaski County.

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South Bend Man Arrested in Pulaski County For DUI

Published: October 9th, 2012

A South Bend man was arrested in Pulaski County early Sunday after police found him to be driving under the influence.

Pulaski County police got a call of someone spotlighting in the area of County Roads 800 South and 600 West. A reserve deputy pursued the vehicle and when the vehicle stopped at a residence, several occupants fled on foot into a wooded area.

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Police Reports

Published: October 8th, 2012

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
10/07/12 A Winamac resident requested an officer in reference to a break-in at his house. The only items that were stolen were prescription medications. The Sheriff’s Department does not take reports for stolen medications.

10/06/12 A Winamac man told police that he was going to check on his fields and came across a vehicle that ran into a field and rested against a pole. There wasn’t anyone around the car.

10/06/12 A call came into the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department about some subjects shining spotlights. The subjects were attempting to run from the area.

10/05/12 A Winamac woman asked for an officer after someone tried to get into her home the previous evening. She told police that she waited to report the incident because she didn’t want to scare her children. Nothing was reported stolen.

10/05/12 A Medaryville man needed a report for a gun taken from his truck.

10/05/12 An employee at Howard’s Marathon asked for an officer to take a report on a drive-off of gasoline.

10/05/12 A Winamac couple called police to report that they arrived at the location to check on a trailer and found that someone cut off the lock on the gate and broke into their trailer.

10/05/12 The Francesville Fire Department was called to assist Jasper County in a rollover accident where extrication was needed.

10/03/12 A Medaryville resident told police that two gunshots were heard and the caller feared it may be poachers. The caller insisted that the shots came from a moving vehicle. Police were unable to find the vehicle in question.

10/02/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to S&S Precast for an acetylene tank fire.

10/01/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a shed fire.

Arrests:
10/07/12 James Michael Rosplock arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 10/07/12

10/06/12 Michael Hughes was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

10/04/12 Jack McCarty was arrested on a body attachment.

10/04/12 James Penicaro was arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Confinement and Rape.

10/03/12 Shawn Borden was arrested on a probation violation.

10/03/12 Keith Donald Fritz was arrested on two counts of Theft.

10/01/12 John Ronald Lara was arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 10/01/12

10/01/12 James Richard Cappis, Jr. was arrested on a body attachment and a probation violation.

10/01/12 Brett Ames was arrested on a probation violation.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
Officers responded to a property damage accident at Piggies and Cream Drive Inn. The driver of the vehicle did not see a utility pole and backed into it. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated the damage to the vehicle over $1,000.00. There was no damage to the steel utility pole.

10/06/12 North Judson Police Officer Kelly Fisher responded to a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver. Officer Fisher located the vehicle and preformed a traffic stop. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Jennifer M. Craig, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

10/03/12 Officers responded to a criminal mischief complaint at the North Judson Town Park on Weninger Street. A report was made in reference to a damaged toilet paper dispenser. This incident is still under investigation.

10/01/12 A resident in the 400 block of Sheridan Avenue reported that a 20 foot piece of aluminum gutter was stolen from his property.

10/01/12 A domestic complaint was reported in the 600 block of Keller Avenue. After a brief investigation, it was found that there was not any physical contact made between the complainant and the suspect.

Arrests:
10/06/12 Jennifer M. Craig, 29, 1615 W. 500 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
10/07/12 Bob Cole told police that his wife’s vehicle sustained damage by another vehicle who had come into his driveway and left the scene.

10/06/12 Dick Ballard reported a break-in in his garage and vehicles inside the garage. Some items found in the glove compartment belonged to a couple on Culver Road who also told police that their vehicles had been broken into and items stolen. It is suspected that the unknown person(s) who broke into the vehicles placed those items in the glove compartment. Their items were later recovered.

10/06/12 James Baldridge called police after he thought he heard gunshots outside of his home.

Arrests:
10/08/12 Alyssa Bobb, 22, 103 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

10/05/12 Timothy Barnette, 43, 5129 Johnson St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, Battery and Intimidation.

10/02/12 Gregory S. Tolson, 35, 403 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine and Neglect of a Dependent.
Cherie Tolson, 37, 403 S. Shield St., 403 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine and Neglect of a Dependent.
Nathan A. Vermilyer, 26, 403 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab and Possession of Methamphetamine.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

10/02/12 – A resident of the 4200 block of South 650 West in North Judson told police that someone had stolen her grandmother’s credit card and made a $9000 charge.

10/02/12 – A plow was reported stolen near the intersection of Toto Road and U.S. 35 in Knox.

10/02/12 – A resident of the 6200 block of West State Road 10 in North Judson told police that someone had stolen parts from his wood and brush chipper.

10/03/12 – A caller from the Grovertown Truck Stop told police that someone had stolen fuel from his truck.

10/03/12 – A resident of the 300 block of White Street in San Pierre reported a theft.

10/04/12 – A theft was reported near the intersection of 700 East and 100 North in Knox by a Creek Enterprises employee.

10/04/12 – A fight was reported in the Save a Lot parking lot in Knox.

10/05/12 – Karen Barnett of San Pierre told police that someone had stolen items from her residence.

10/05/12 – A caller from the 500 block of East St. Louis Street in Knox told police that someone had vandalized her vehicle.

10/05/12 – Patricia Sanders of Knox told police that someone had tried to impersonate her mother at the bank and attempted to withdraw $44,000.

10/06/12 – Dennis Morgan of Grovertown told police that someone had poured something in his gas tank over night.

10/06/12 – Cynthia Kos of Walkerton reported that someone had broken into her residence but nothing is missing

10/06/12 – A resident of the 7500 block of Hickory Avenue in Walkerton told police that someone had stolen several antiques from his property.

10/06/12 – Nancy Noble of Knox reported that someone had stolen about $400 worth of OSB board, siding, and firewood.

10/07/12 – An employee of Koontz Lake Supermarket told police that someone had busted out the front window.

10/08/12 – Bill Howard of North Judson told policethat someone had stolen a $600 set of wrenches and a paint sprayer from his home and pawned it.

Arrests

10/04/12 – Steven Carter Brown, 39, of Knox: Habitual Traffic Violator, Possession of a Controlled Substance.

10/04/12 – Erica Howard, 39, of Plymouth: Possession of Marijuana, False Informing, Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Pulaski County Sheriff Reports Increase In Heroin Activity

Published: October 4th, 2012

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has investigated several cases in recent weeks that involve a drug that hasn’t been known to be in the area for a while: heroin.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer says heroin is a pricey drug and is not as obtainable as some of the other drugs that deputies have been confiscating from criminals.

“We’re still dealing with the prescription pill epidemic, methamphetamine and marijuana, but now here within the last couple of weeks, my officers have dealt with a couple of scenarios in which heroin has surfaced,” explained Gayer.

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