Another candidate has announced his intention to seek his party’s nomination as Starke County Sheriff.
Bill Bope intends to throw his hat into the ring for Starke County Sheriff on the Republican ticket. He lives near the Bass Lake area.
Another candidate has announced his intention to seek his party’s nomination as Starke County Sheriff.
Bill Bope intends to throw his hat into the ring for Starke County Sheriff on the Republican ticket. He lives near the Bass Lake area.
Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.
11/30/13 North Judson police responded to a criminal damage and trespassing complaint in the 100 block of Collins Street. The resident requested extra patrols.
11/26/13 North Judson police officer Nick Vanni responded to a property damage accident in the area of Central Avenue and Lane Street. A vehicle traveling west on Central Avenue side-swiped another vehicle causing minor damage.
11/25/13 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to a fraud complaint in the 900 block of W. Talmer Avenue. This incident is still being investigated.
11/25/13 Police responded to an animal complaint at the intersection of Central Avenue and George Street. Two loose dogs were taken to the Starke County Humane Society.
11/24/13 Officers responded to the 500 block of W. Talmer Avenue in reference to an intoxicated male subject that slid off of a sloped roof and injured himself. He was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital by Starke County EMS.
11/23/13 Police assisted Starke County EMS in the 200 block of Garden Street.
11/23/13 An animal complaint was investigated in the 200 block of Leslie Street.
11/20/13 A property damage accident on State Road 39 and Third Street was reported. When Officer Nick Vanni arrived, he saw a vehicle in a field. Officer Vanni conducted a brief investigation. The driver of the vehicle, Evelyn L. Schab, 50, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated.
11/19/13 North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department with serving a search warrant in the 100 block of Lane Street. Two individuals were arrested.
11/19/13 A resident in the 200 block of West Weninger Street reported that she was battered by a male family member. The suspect left prior to the officer’s arrival. A report was turned over to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for charges to be filed.
11/18/13 A resident in the 500 block of Laurel Street reported to police that she was having problems with her juvenile daughter. The incident was resolved.
11/20/13 Evelyn L. Schab, 50, 6835 S. State Road 39 of North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
12/01/13 Officers were called to check on a domestic dispute.
12/01/13 Police were notified of a possible trespass complaint.
12/01/13 A woman was transported to her residence after she hit a deer in a company vehicle that needed to be towed.
11/30/13 Winamac firefighters were called to an incident where the residents were burning garbage and the fire got out of hand.
11/30/13 A man told police that a truck was driving slowly back and forth in front of his residence. The truck was also seen driving through a field and the caller also heard a gun shot.
11/29/13 Francesville EMS was called to a car in a ditch. The Samaritan Helicopter was requested on site. The subject was airlifted to Ft Wayne.
11/29/13 A woman called police to report property damage to her house and car. The back window and bedroom window of her house had holes in them. Her car door window was shattered and her windshield was broken. Police found two golf ball-sized rocks that are believed to have been used to cause the damage.
11/29/13 A man reported to police that his truck received a hole in the windshield while it was parked in front of his residence.
11/29/13 Police asked a man to stop burning leaves after learning that the smoke was irritating his neighbor who suffers with asthma. The man was cooperative and agreed to put out the fire and advised that he would not do it anymore.
11/29/13 A caller reported to the police that they discovered six locks cut off of storage units some time during the night.
11/27/13 The Star City firefighters were called out to a garage fire. The owner’s vehicles were reportedly still inside the garage.
11/26/13 A man hit a pole after running off the road. No injuries were reported but Francesville EMS were still called out for safety.
12/03/13 Howard Stiltz, Jr., 30, of Monticello, IN, arrested on a charge of Failure to Appear.
11/25/13 Brandon Noyer, 39, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery Causing Injury.
11/25/13 – A warrant check was conducted at a residence in the 8000 block of North Tecumseh Road in Koontz Lake.
11/26/13 – A resident of the 4700 block of South 100 East in Knox visited the station to report internet fraud.
11/27/13 – A resident of the 4900 block of North Ohio Street reported a vehicle doing donuts and sounding his horn.
11/27/13 – A caller from the 8900 block of South Beech Street in Monterey reported people were shooting at deer from their vehicle.
11/27/13 – An employee of Economy Auto Sales in Knox told police that a male subject had test driven a car and had it for more than three and a half hours, driving to Plymouth before leaving the vehicle in Knox and telling an employee they could pick it up there.
11/27/13 – A resident of the 300 block of Jefferson Street in Plymouth reported a theft that occurred in Starke County.
11/29/13 – A resident of the 3000 block of South County Road 210 in Knox reported someone had broken into his residence and stolen a TV and firearms.
11/29/13 – A resident of the 10400 block of East 300 North in Grovertown told police that someone has been stealing firewood.
11/30/13 – A residence was reportedly broken into in the 1100 block of West State Road 10 in North Judson.
11/30/13 – A caller told police that six juveniles were vandalizing the bridge over the “bogus ditch on the walk trail.”
11/30/13 – A caller with Child Protective Services told police she was on her way to an address in the 100 block of North 1200 East in Knox for a report of sexual abuse of a minor.
12/01/13 – Gary Laffoon of Walkerton told police that someone had taken his debit card, presciption medication and truck.
11/25/13 – Rodney J. Cooper, 42 of Walkerton, was arrested following a warrant check in the 800 block of Tecumseh Road in Koontz Lake.
11/27/13 – Kyle Matthew Corn, 22 of Monterey, was arrested following a traffic stop in the 4200 block of South 550 East in Knox.
11/28/13 – Billy W. Montgomery, 55 of Knox, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated following a traffic stop at U.S. 35 and State Road 10 in Knox.
11/29/13 – Kirk Christopher Beaver, 45 of Walkerton, was arrested on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.
11/18/13 – A resident of the 4500 block of North 500 East in Hamlet reported a scam regarding Publishers Clearing House.
11/19/13 – A resident of the 11800 block of East 50 North in Knox told police someone had attempted to break into her car.
11/19/13 – A resident of the 1500 block of East 100 South in Knox reported someone was trying to break into her barn.
11/20/13 – A vehicle window was reportedly broken in the 10300 block of East State Road 23 in Walkerton.
11/20/13 – A burglary was reported at a residence in the 5600 block of South State Road 10 in Knox.
11/21/13 – Brad Fowler of Monterey told police someone had stolen his vehicle overnight.
11/22/13 – A resident of the 5100 block of South 600 West told police someone took money from his bank account and used it at Western Union.
11/22/13 – A resident of the 1400 block of South 880 East in Knox reported online fraud.
11/23/13 – A break-in was reported in the 5300 block of Summerholme Drive in Knox.
11/23/13 – Tim Howard of North Judson told police he came home from work and found kids in his log cabin doing drugs.
11/23/13 – A resident of the 5000 block of South Westey Street in Knox told police someone stole items he had ordered from Menards.
11/24/13 – A resident of the 2200 block of East 200 South in Knox reported he had found a bullet hole in his window.
11/19/13 – Daniel Ryan Keith Zimmerman, 23 of North Judson, was arrested on charges of Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Possession of Syringe, Possession of Marijuana, Common Nuisance, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Resisting Law Enforcement.
11/19/13 – Shelli Nmi Matter, 46 of North Judson, was arrested on charges of Common Nuisance, Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia.
11/21/13 – Serena Maude Clemons, 26 of Medaryville, was arrested on charges of Over-Purchase of Pseudoephedrine after trying to purchase pseudoephedrine, having been convicted of Possession of Precursors in the past.
11/24/13 – Cleatious D. Woodard, 48 of Medaryville, was arrested following a hit-and-run investigation.
11/24/13 A Pulaski woman reported a theft of a 100 lb propane tank from her rental property.
11/24/13 A caller advised that he was awoken by the sound of 15-20 gun shots and can see flashlights out in a field. He believes they are poaching. Officers didn’t find anything at that location.
11/21/13 A man advised that someone backed up to his residence and believes that they are there to steal scrap. The subjects left at a high rate of speed and are westbound on 400 N. The police caught up to the subjects one man was taken to jail. The caller advised nothing was missing or disturbed, but found beer bottles.
11/21/13 A woman alerted the police of a very strong smell of natural or propane gas and advised that she knew of a pipeline that goes through the location. While police were checking out the smell, they heard a loud noise coming from the closest NIPSCO sub station. NIPSCO was advised.
11/21/13 A woman told police that she was being harassed by a man in South Carolina. She advised police that she was selling an item online and she recorded a check for $1,900.00 from a man who told her to cash the check and send him the difference. Winamac police advised the woman that this was a scam.
11/21/13 Police were told that men were shooting at deer from a small black car with a tailgate from the road. The deer that the subjects were shooting at was near the house of the caller. He also advised that his mother was chasing the subjects southbound on 700 W. from 913 S. Police urged the mother of the caller to cease her pursuit. The mother came back to the house and parked near the deer. Police advised they were going after the black vehicle before they come and inspect the deer.
11/21/13 An officer was called out to a dispute between a landlord and tenant. The landlord was trying to evict the tenant without eviction papers. The officer calmed everyone down and the male subject left with all of his belongings.
11/20/13 A deer was hit by a passenger car on State Road 14, ½ mile west of the Bethel Bible Church. There were no injuries and the damage to the vehicle was under $1,000
11/20/13 Police officers were alerted that someone in a big black truck was hunting on her property and no one but her step grandson can hunt there. She said she watched them drive out with a deer but then turned back around and further into the woods. She called back at a later time and said that the person in the black truck was her step grandson and to disregard her earlier call.
11/17/13 An extreme amount of phone calls kept coming in to Pulaski 911 dispatch during a time when severe weather hit the area and a tornado was spotted. The computer could not keep up, then the computer went down. The lights went out, the doors locked and the phones went down.
11/17/13 A man told police that he believes that a tornado came through the Denham area. He said the power was out, trees are down everywhere, and things are flying around all over the place. The police responded saying they don’t believe that a tornado touched down in Denham and that the damage was caused by very strong winds.
11/25/13 Brandon Noyer, 39, of Winamac, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery Resulting in Injury.
11/21/13 Kimberly Samons, 34, arrested on active warrants for failure to appear and non-support of a dependent.
Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.
11/11/13 – A resident of the 8900 block of East 25 North in Knox reported someone had damaged his mailbox.
11/12/13 – A resident of the 1000 block of West 200 South in Knox told police that a scammer had called him and claimed to be from Key Bank in an attempt to gain financial information.
11/12/13 – A man told police that he was confronted by a man who insulted and threatened him at Next Door Foods in Knox.
11/12/13 – A resident of the 11200 block of East Division Road in Knox reported someone had taken unauthorized control of his vehicle.
11/13/13 – A resident of the 3300 block of West Kamar Lane in North Judson reported she had been battered by her husband.
11/13/13 – Mason Brownfield of North Judson told police he had been battered by a male subject.
11/14/13 – A resident of the 7200 block of North 50 East in Hamlet reported a scam involving a man claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House.
11/14/13 – Susan Christian of North Judson told police she had been contacted from someone requesting money.
11/14/13 – A resident of the 2900 block of South Hilltop Drive in Knox told police someone had tried to steal his boat and damaged another boat in the process.
11/14/13 – Leanne Tunis of Knox told police someone had hit the awning of the Smoke Shop in Knox, causing damage.
11/14/13 – Tiger Minix told police that someone had cut the locks off of the lockers at the storage units near U.S. 35 and County Road 900 South.
11/14/13 – A hit-and-run incident was reported on State Road 10 west of U.S. 35 in Knox.
11/15/13 – Peter Savaste of San Pierre told police that someone had pointed a gun at him and sliced his jacket open with a knife.
11/15/13 – A resident of the 1400 block of South 880 East in Knox reported her husband was the victim of a scam.
11/15/13 – A resident of the 100 block of William Howard Drive in North Judson reported she had been battered and choked by a male subject.
11/15/13 – A resident of the 1500 block of West 450 South in Knox reported someone had stolen her cell phone.
11/16/13 – John Ross told police that someone had caused damage to his property.
11/16/13 – A resident of the 8100 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton reported someone had broken out the back window of her van.
11/17/13 – The front window of a residence in the 2500 block of South 800 East in Knox was reportedly broken out.
11/17/13 – Steven Swartzell of Monterey reported someone had slashed the tires of his vehicle.
11/17/13 – A resident of the 8800 block of East 25 North in Knox told police the tires on his vehicle were slashed.
11/17/13 – Someone reported threw a mailbox at the bedroom window of a residence in the 6100 block of North State Road 23, breaking it.
11/17/13 – A windshield was busted out in the 11300 block of East 400 South in Culver.
11/17/13 – A resident of the 10400 block of East 400 South in Culver reported someone had flattened his tires and damaged his windshield.
11/17/13 – A resident of the 10900 block of East 400 South in Culver reported someone had damaged his mailbox.
11/16/13 – Eric A. Griffo, 42 of Knox, and Joshua Wayne Shepherd, 25 of Culver, were arrested following a report of battery.
11/16/13 Police were advised of a scam. The caller’s wife got a letter with a check. The letter instructed the caller to go to a Western Union and send a payment to another location.
11/16/13 A woman advised that her father’s girlfriend hit her dad over the head with frozen meat, he is on the floor still and bleeding, but conscious. Winamac EMS was called to the location. A suspect was arrested in the incident.
11/15/13 Winamac Police were advised that someone had cut off the locks on 20 storage units. The caller advised that it was unknown if anything was missing out of the storage units.
11/15/13 A woman reported a domestic battery incident to police.
11/15/13 A woman advised she was in Jasper County and just hit a deer. She was transferred to Jasper County Hospital.
11/14/13 Police, EMS and the SWAT team were called to a residence in Medaryville to seek a man who had skipped out on work release and did not report back to the Pulaski County Jail. After a stand off with police, the suspect, 48-year-old James Anthony Miller, was arrested along with 37-year-old Steven Ezekiel Richie and 43-year-old Tanya Fitch. They all face various charges.
11/12/13 A resident in Pulaski County told police that her 18-year-old son is out of control and is threatening her and her 24-year-old son. The man charged with possession and was arrested.
11/19/13 Martin Capulin, 40, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charges of Failure to Appear.
11/19/13 Kalen Shepperd, 37, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) and Theft.
11/17/13 David Reedy, 24, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe or Needle.
11/16/13 Christopher J. Robbins, 22, of Medaryville, IN, arrsted on preliminary charges of Battery, Interference with Reporting a Crime, Intimidation, and Strangulation.
11/15/13 Noble Shelton, 24, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on a warrant.
11/15/13 Ricky Moser, 37, of Vincennes, IN, arrested on a warrant.
11/15/13 Spencer Allen, 22, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana.
11/14/13 Tanya Louise Fitch, 43, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule 1 Controlled Substance (Meth), Assisting a Criminal, and Resisting Law Enforcement.
11/14/13 James Anthony Miller, 48, arrested on preliminary charges of Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule 1 Controlled Substance (Meth), Escape, Resisting Law Enforcement.
11/14/13 Steven, Ezekiel Richie, 37, arrested on preliminary charges of Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule 1 Controlled Substance (Meth), Assisting a Criminal, and Resisting Law Enforcement.
11/16/13 North Judson Police investigated a call about juveniles attempting to gain entry into parked vehicles in the 200 Block of George Street. The suspects were gone upon arrival, however the area will have extra patrols. No items were missing or damages reported, thanks to a concerned citizen reporting the incident.
11/16/13 A minor property damage accident was investigated in the Good to Go parking Lot. A truck pulling out of a parking space struck a parked vehicle. North Judson Officer Frank McDaniel investigated the incident and estimated damages at over $1000. The driver of the pickup truck, Stephen Allen, 31, of North Judson, was arrested for driving while suspended.
11/15/13 Police received a report of a written prescription being lost in the area of the Burger King parking lot.
11/14/13 Police investigated a report of a protective order violation in the 200 Block of Arlington St. A complete report was sent to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office requesting charges.
11/14/13 North Judson Deputy Police Chief Joe Budner responded to the CVS store after learning of a theft from the business. After a brief investigation, police arrested Tim Borman, 23, of Monterey, for Theft.
11/12/13 As a result of an early snow event and a slick roadway, North Judson Police covered a minor injury accident near 700 west and State Road 10. The female driver was transported to Porter Hospital and released. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated the incident and estimated damages at over $3,000.
11/12/13 Report of a mentally unstable and unwanted subject in the 100 Block of Main Street was called into North Judson police. Officers responded and after a second call Donna Campbell, 35, of North Judson, was arrested for Battery on Law Enforcement. She was transported to the Starke County Jail.
11/11/13 An employee from Dollar General reported a possible shoplifter and when police arrived the suspect has already fled the area.
11/16/13 Stephen R. Allen, 31, 5460 W. State Road 10, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended – Prior.
11/14/13 Timothy L. Borman, 23, Ash Street, of Monterey, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.
11/12/13 Donna F. Campbell, 35, 208 Lincoln Avenue, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery on Law Enforcement.
11/08/13 Robert Fultz reported the theft of a tattoo gun and electronic equipment.
11/07/13 Officers engaged in a pursuit with a black vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and did not stop at any stop signs. The officer was unable to catch the suspect.
11/06/13 Officers investigated a hit and run accident at Pizza King.
11/05/13 Vicki Risner reported a burglary.
11/02/13 Jason Clemons reported the theft of deer stands.
11/01/13 Vandalism was reported at Wythogan Park. Damage was fone to the restrooms and graffiti was visible on several pieces of equipment at the skate park.
11/01/13 Robert Fultz reported the theft of a cell phone.
10/30/13 Chantell Sitek reported her vehicle stolen.
10/24/13 Detectives were called to investigate a burglary at a home on S. Heaton Street.
10/24/13 Officers responded to a battery complaint.
10/23/13 Police investigated a fraud complaint.
10/21/13 An employee at Five Star reported the theft of pallets.
10/21/13 Robert Fultz reported the theft of a TV.
10/16/13 Vandalism was reported at the Oak Park cemetery. Garbage cans were spray pained, a headstone was knocked over and items were taken from graves.
10/15/13 A resident told police her checkbook was stolen.
11/09/13 Tommy King, 60, 5202 S. Holiday St., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC of at least .15%.
11/05/13 Robert Fultz, 25, 104 S. Prettyman St. #2, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, Dumping Controlled Waste Substance, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
11/05/13 James Clemons, 47, 600 E. Culver Road, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, Dumping Controlled Waste Substance, and Visiting a Common Nuisance.
11/05/13 Serena Clemons, 26, 2690 E. Tribue Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Attempted Overpurchase of Pseudoephedrine.
11/05/13 Lisa Clemons, 28, 300 W. Riverside Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, and Visiting a Common Nuisance.
11/02/13 William Spencer, 57, 328 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.
11/01/13 Courtney Owens, 25, 11018 E. Iroquois Rd., Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Substance Represented to be a Controlled Substance, Auto Theft, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
11/01/13 Ryan Anguiano, 21, 914 S. Michigan St. #1, Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Visiting a Common Nuisance.
A deputy from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department came upon the vehicle on State Road 8 just east of State Road 39. The vehicle was upside down in a deep ditch filled with water.
After years of planning and development, the time has finally come for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Starke County Sheriffs Department and Detention Center. The county commissioners announced that the groundbreaking will be held today from 10 to 11 a.m. and is open to the public. The ceremony will be held at the 24-acre construction site at the corner of State Road 8 and County Road 550 East in Knox. The proposed 146-bed facility will replace the 63-bed facility currently in use, a necessity according to Sheriff Oscar Cowen. He said the county is currently housing between 15 and 20 prisoners per day in other facilities and officials are desperate to get the facility finished. Read the rest of this entry »
10/31/13 North Judson Police transported two loose dogs from the vicinity of Sycamore and Railroad Streets to the Starke County Humane Society.
10/31/13 During trick-or-treat activities, a resident reported to officers that he and his young son were struck by a pickup truck in the 200 Block of High Street. No injuries were reported and they were just brushed by the truck that had crossed the center of the road. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact North Judson police at (574) 772-5914.
10/30/13 Police responded to a report of a delivery truck that had struck a dumpster behind the North Judson-San Pierre High School.
10/30/13 Copper wires were reportedly stolen from an empty home in the 400 block of Blackberry Street. This incident remains under investigation.
10/30/13 – During a traffic stop, a passenger fled on foot from the vehicle. After a short foot pursuit, the female was apprehended. Jessica Sturgell, 35, was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement and she had a warrant for her arrest in Pulaski County. The driver, Brian Aasand, of Winamac, was issued a traffic citation.
10/29/13 A property damage accident occurred in the parking lot at Good to Go in North Judson. Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated the accident and estimated damages at over $2,000. A vehicle backed up to change gas lanes and backed into a parked vehicle.
10/29/13 Police responded to a subject needing assistance in the 300 Block of Lane Street.
10/29/13 A resident reported that his vehicle was stolen from a residence in the 500 block of High Street. He had left the vehicle there for repairs. The vehicle was recovered the next morning and the incident remains under investigation.
10/28/13 Officers investigated a simple battery incident in the 400 block of Keller Avenue. No injuries were reported and neither party requested charges be filed.
11/01/13 Howard W. Reed Sr., 4460 S Dawn Drive, North Judson, IN, arrested on a Marshall County warrant for Driving While Suspended-Prior.
10/30/13 Jessica M Sturgell, 35, 1250 S 1075 West, San Pierre, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement. Strugell also had a warrant for her arrest out of Pulaski County.
11/03/13 Andrew Isajczuk, 20, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
10/28/13 – A building in the 2100 block of East State Road 10 in North Judson was reportedly broken into.
10/28/13 – Angela Spiller of Knox told police that someone broke into her residence and stole several items.
10/28/13 – David Hunnicutt of Knox reported he caught someone on his property stealing items and brought them to the sheriff’s department.
10/28/13 – Sherry Wash told police that someone sold her horse without her permission.
10/29/13 – Mike Risner of Knox reported someone had stolen irrigation wire from his farm.
10/30/13 – A resident of the 2600 block of West 250 South in North Judson reported a fraud and theft incident.
10/31/13 – Keith Kafantaris told police that someone broke into the back of the Koontz Lake Market and stole his .22 caliber handgun.
10/31/13 – Billy Berry of Knox reported someone attempted to fraudulently use his credit card.
11/01/13 – A resident of the 7600 block of West 850 South in North Judson reported his brother physically assaulted him.
11/01/13 – A barn was reportedly broken into in the 11100 block of East 125 North in Plymouth.
11/01/13 – A fight was reported in the 8100 block of South U.S. 421 in San Pierre between a father and two sons.
11/02/13 – An underage drinking party was reported in the 6000 block of South 100 West in North Judson.
11/03/13 – A 10-gauge shotgun was stolen from the 11000 block of East Toto Road in Culver.
10/30/13 – Michelle D. Arlowe of Highland was arrested on charges of Resisting Law Enforcement.
11/03/13 – Michael D. Saylor, 49 of Grovertown, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
10/27/13 North Judson police responded to an animal complaint in the 200 Block of Arlington Avenue.
10/27/13 Police conducted a traffic stop near John Street and Talmer Avenue. Raymundo Garcia was arrested for Driving While Suspended Prior.
10/27/13 A traffic stop was conducted near Main Street and Luken resulting in the arrest of Ryan H. Bradley, 26, of North Judson.
10/26/13 Officers responded to a minor property damage accident near Lane and Main Streets. Damage was under $1,000.
10/24/13 An animal complaint at R & R Horse Therapy was investigated.
10/24/13 Police took a property damage accident report at the intersection of State Road 10 and County Road 600 West. The driver of the vehicle struck a deer. North Judson Police Officer Frank McDaniel estimated the damage as over $1000.
10/23/13 A resident reported that entry was made into the Little League Concession Stand. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded and completed a report.
10/23/13 North Judson Police assisted the Indiana State Police on a traffic stop in the area of Hancock and Laurel Streets with an intoxicated driver.
10/22/13 Police responded to a report of an unwanted guest in the 600 block of West Talmer Avenue. After a brief investigation, Faith Thompson, 56, of North Judson, was arrested for possession of marijuana. Thompson was transported to the Starke County Jail without incident.
10/21/13 A North Judson Park Board member reported to police that there was some vandalism done at Norwayne Field.
10/21/13 A resident in the 100 block of Silver street reported to North Judson Police that there was a prowler in the area.
10/21/13 North Judson Police assisted the Indiana State Police serving a warrant in the 5900 block of South U Road East.
10/19/13 The North Judson Police Department assisted the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department in the 300 block of Dahlke Street.
10/19/13 A resident in the 200 block of Maryland Street reported to police that his vehicle was egged.
10/19/13 – A resident in the 300 block of Arlington Avenue called about a loud noise complaint.
10/18/13 An abandoned vehicle with front axle damage was found in the area just south of State Road 10 on County Road 250 West. North Judson Police responded and no one was around the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded.
10/18/13 A woman called North Judson Police from Lake County to report a protection order violation. She stated she has a valid order and the caller stated she was calling somewhere from the North Judson area but would not state where.
10/18/13 North Judson Police responded to a traffic complaint in reference to a vehicle passing a school bus with the stop arm activated on Talmer Avenue near Hubeny Street. The driver was located. Police remind all drivers that you must stop from either direction when approaching a school bus with the stop arm out and/or the front gate opened, under Indiana State Law.
10/18/13 A report of a loose dog was made in the area of Wilson and Weninger Streets in North Judson resulted with police impounding a younger beagle dog at the Starke County Humane Society. A white collar was on the dog, however no tags were located.
10/16/13 Police responded to the high school in reference to a threatening note written on a bathroom wall.
10/15/13 A blue F150 Ford Pickup ran off the roadway in the 700 block of Main Street. North Judson police found that the truck struck a stone and damaged some grass.
10/27/13 Ryan Bradley, Jr., 26, 304 Main Street, of North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended – Prior.
10/27/13 Raymundo Garcia, 26, 104 Fisher Street, of San Pierre, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended – Prior.
10/22/13 Faith Thompson, 56, of North Judson, IN, was arrested arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.
10/17/13 David S. Ward, 46, 308 Lincoln Street, North Judson, IN was arrested on a felony bench warrant through Starke County for Battery.
10/21/13 A Pulaski County deputy was flagged down by subject who was on his way to check his irrigation system. He thought parts may have been stolen off of it.
10/21/13 A caller advised of a semi rollover at this location. The injured semi driver was out of the vehicle.
10/20/13 A woman told police that she returned home to find that someone apparently had a party in the vacant house next door. Sometime possibly during the party there was damage to her residence and windows were shot out. Shell casings were found in her yard.
10/18/13 A caller advised of a drive off of $57.41. Winamac police got in contact with the driver and the bill would be paid.
10/18/13 Winamac police were advised of property damage at a residence. The side door and screens were broken. The homeowner did a walk-through to see if anything was missing.
10/17/13 A local business owner notified police of a shoplifter in the store.
10/17/13 A car vs. deer accident was reported. Police responded to a good amount of these calls.
10/16/13 A resident caught a someone trying to steal something off of the neighbor’s porch. She made him give her the items. The property owner does not want a report.
10/27/13 Dillon West, 23, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct and Possession of Paraphernalia.
10/21/13 Arthur Smith, 22, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.
10/20/13 Rodger Birnbaum, 57, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Dealing Marijuana.
10/18/13 James McWhorter, 19, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on a probation violation.
10/21/13 – A Bass Lake resident reported someone had been stealing her mail.
10/21/13 – A john boat was stolen from the 7700 block of Kickapoo Road in Walkerton and reportedly was sold at Hines Salvage.
10/22/13 – A driver reportedly disregarded three sets of barricades near the Highway 35 and U.S. 30 interchange, burying the vehicle in three feet of sand.
10/22/13 – A resident of the 8400 block of West 500 South in North Judson reported someone had smashed her mailbox.
10/22/13 – Shawna Potter of Knox reported a phone scam.
10/23/13 – Tracy Benavides told police she dropped her credit card and someone found it and fraudulently used it.
10/23/13 – A resident of the 10300 block of East State Road 23 in Walkerton reported a bad check.
10/23/13 – William Duncan of Knox reported someone had broken into his residence.
10/23/13 – A resident of the 2500 block of West 500 South in North Judson reported someone had stolen his grill.
10/24/13 – A semi driver at the Grovertown Truck Stop reported the air valve on his semi had been stolen.
10/25/13 – A resident of the 3100 block of East 900 North in Hamlet reported a female has been taking his checks and cashing them.
10/25/13 – A theft was reported at the Grovertown Truck Stop.
10/25/13 – A battery incident was reported in the 6800 block of East Skyline Ave. in Knox involving a 12-year-old girl.
10/27/13 – A 17-year-old reportedly threatened a man with a gun.
10/19/13 A Knox man reported vandalism on his property.
10/18/13 Diane Allen of North Judson was cited for Driving While Suspended-Prior.
10/18/13 Police investigated a call of a man who is reportedly armed and dangerous in the 8700 block of S. 1175 E. in Culver.
10/18/13 A Walkerton man reported a theft incident.
10/17/13 Police were notified of a possible stabbing.
10/17/13 Police were called to a two-vehicle accident in the 6300 block of S. State Road 10 in Knox.
10/16/13 A Knox resident advised police of items stolen from a gravesite.
10/16/13 A real estate broker reported the theft of an air conditioner from the back yard at a residence on 450 S. in North Judson.
10/16/13 A Grovertown man told police that dead animals are appearing in his driveway
10/14/13 A student was spoken to regarding the research of how to make a bomb on his school-issued laptop.
10/14/13 A harassment report was filed regarding an incident at a local school.
10/14/13 A student was reportedly found to be in possession of drugs at a local school.
10/14/13 A battery incident was reported in the 11500 block of E. Division Road, Knox.
10/14/13 An accident on 300 E. north of 700 S. in Knox was investigated by Starke County officers. A 16-year-old reportedly wrecked his moped. The victim didn’t know how the accident happened.
10/14/13 An officer investigated a report of an alleged Facebook threat.
10/14/13 A resident told police that she received a call from her neighbor at Bass Lake stating that someone broke into the residence and is staying there. No one is allowed to stay there.
10/25/13 – Peggy Sue Salyer, 26 of Kendallville, was arrested following a traffic stop near the intersection of Lake and Main streets in Knox.
10/27/13 – Patricia Murdoch, 31 of North Judson, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Resisting Law Enforcement.
10/17/13 Serena Clemons, 26, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Syringe and cited for Operator Never Licensed.
10/17/13 Amy Singleton, 42, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.
The Indiana State Police is partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in a drug take back event.
You are encouraged to take your unwanted, expired and unused prescription medication to any Indiana State Police Post (except for the Toll Road Post in Bristol, IN) for proper disposal. There will be a designated receptacle for you to drop off your medication and no questions will be asked.
Indiana State Police detectives received information in August that 36-year-old Keith Thatcher of Knox reportedly engaged in a sexual misconduct incident with a 15-year-old in Michigan City. The incidents reportedly occurred since July 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
10/08/13 – Weapons were reported stolen from a home in the5 00 block of North State Road 23 in Knox.
10/09/13 – A woman reported an autumnal piece with orange flowers had been stolen from a grave at Fletcher’s Cemetery.
10/09/13 – Items were reportedly stolen from the Round Up Bar on State Road 8.
10/09/13 – Fuel was reportedly siphoned from a truck near the Grovertown Truck Stop.
10/09/13 – A resident of the 5500 block of East 800 South in Knox reported a male suspect had stolen money from her.
10/10/13 – A suspect reportedly slashed tires on a vehicle in the 8900 block of East Campbell Street in Knox.
10/10/13 – A resident of the 5100 block of Summerholme Drive in Knox told police that someone had broken into his residence and stolen his medication.
10/10/13 – A resident of the 500 block of South State Road 23 in Knox reported a possible scam involving an automated recording claiming to be 1st Farmers Bank.
10/11/13 – Kankakee Valley REMC reported an illegal meter at a home in the 1200 block of West 200 South in North Judson.
10/13/13 – A resident of the 1800 block of East 250 South in Knox reported someone has been trying to break into his residence.
10/08/13 – Carlton Lewis Buck, 32 of Knox, was arrested following a warrant check in the 5600 block of Shady Lane in Knox.
10/10/13 – Sean Combs, 35 of Knox, was arrested following a warrant check in the 2400 block of South 250 East in Knox.
10/13/13 – An underage drinking party on Tribue Drive in Knox was broken up by police and several people were arrested, including Andrew W. Ledford, 18; Tyler Brandon Keeton, 18 of Knox; Kendall Minix, 18; Joshua Mathew Noble, 18 of North Judson; Alexandrea Lin Bailey, 20 of Winamac; Marissa Renee Rodgers, 19 of Fort Wayne; Sarah Vongsavanh Sourivong, 18 of Elkhart; Jacob Thomas Howsare, 19 of North Judson; Kevin Douglas Shaia, 20 of North Judson; Bruce Wayne Baxter, 20 of North Judson; Grant Delmer Campbell, 18 of North Judson; Kenneth Michael Reed, 19 of North Judson; Kabrina Sierra Baker, 18 of North Judson; Brian Yurgilas, 18; Nicole Marie Staerkel, 18 of Knox.
10/13/13 A domestic issue was investigated.
10/11/13 Carolyn Miller reported the theft of a stereo.
10/11/13 Waylon White reported a car stereo stolen.
10/09/13 An employee with BP reportedly found a counterfeit $10 bill.
10/09/13 Christine Batchelor told police that her vehicle was vandalized.
10/08/13 A battery incident was investigated.
10/07/13 A harassment incident was reported.
10/04/13 A representative with a doctor’s office reported the theft of Xanax.
10/02/13 Sherry Jones reported a hit and run accident.
10/14/13 Steven Brown, 41, 18104 Cumberland Rd., Noblesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Trespass, Trespassing on Railroad Property, Possession of a Handgun without a permit and Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Handgun.
10/1313 Alfredo Hernandez, 38, 315 Ostrander Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on Public Intoxicated.
10/11/13 Danielle Diaz, 408 E. Delaware St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident.
10/10/13 Arthur Campbell, 49, 507 S. Heaton St. #1, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Neglect of a Dependent.
10/04/13 Jerry Cappis, 55, 3190 Blackford Dr., Tippecanoe, IN, arrested on preliminary Public Intoxicated and Possession of a Marijuana.
10/04/13 Natasha Long, 29, 713 Virginia St., Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Battery (two counts), Neglect of a Dependent (two counts), Possession of Marijuana and Resisting Law Enforcement.
10/01/13 Jade Draper, 21, 7200 E. 25 N., Knox, IN, arrested on an arrest warrant.
10/15/13 A woman reportedly attempted to take a few items from a store, covered up in a stroller. The complainant believes he got everything out of the stroller.
10/12/13 Police were called to a fight in Winamac.
10/12/13 Reports were made to dispatchers of fires along side of the road. An investigation is pending.
10/14/13 Police responded to domestic call.
10/15/13 A caller advised that someone had cracked his front window.
10/15/13 A car vs. deer accident was investigated on U.S. 35 near the sewage plant just south of Winamac.
10/15/13 A Pulaski County officer assisted Fulton County police in reference to an escape Pulaski County work release. A subject was taken to Fulton County Jail.
10/15/13 A caller advised of child restraint violation.
10/15/13 A woman told police that a highway truck sprayed paint on her vehicle.
10/15/13 Pulaski County police were dispatched to a domestic issue.
10/15/13 Winamac police were notified of two possible theft incidents.
10/14/13 Winamac Police were notified of a break-in at a home.
10/14/13 A caller told dispathcers that she backed into a tree on her property and totaled her car. $4000 in damage was reported.
10/12/13 Two fire departments were called to a field fire. An investigation is pending.
10/11/13 A caller advised that a truck was on its side on highway 421. The driver of the truck was up and walking around but there was fuel leaking from the truck. EMA director Larry Hoover was advised as well as the Francesville Fire Department.
10/10/13 A complainant reported the theft of $170 from his unlocked vehicle.
10/10/13 An employee at a local gas station reported a failure to pay for fuel in the amount of $77.
10/09/13 Winamac police advised a homeowner that due to a town ordinance, burning trash is illegal in town limits.
10/08/13 A caller told police that someone broke into his shed and stole his welder and possibly other items.
10/08/13 A Francesville resident told police that some unknown person(s) stole a generator, change and Xanax out of his garage.
10/08/13 Police were called to a personal injury accident on U.S. 35 north of the Cass County line. A man rolled his vehicle but was up and walking around. He was taken to local hospital.
10/08/13 Members of the Francesville Fire Department were called to a hay fire.
10/15/13 Timothy Belue, 42, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an out of county warrant.
10/12/13 Jeremiah Balczo, 22, of LaPorte, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.
10/12/13 Destinee Wolff, 19, of Kingsford Heights, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.
10/12/13 John Zupko, 24, of LaPorte, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.
10/11/13 Jefferey Manns, 29, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a small claims warrant.
10/10/13 A resident in the 400 block of Main Street reported to police that he was battered by another male subject. A completed report will be turned over to the Starke County Prosecutor for review.
10/10/13 North Judson Police responded to the Dollar General/CVS Parking lot in reference to two females fighting. One of the females fled the scene because she thought she had a warrant and the other female did not want to press charges. The fight was over some clothing.
10/10/13 Police assisted Starke County Community Corrections deputies in the 5200 block of Holiday Street.
10/10/13 Police assisted Starke County Sheriff’s Department deputies in the 5400 block of County Road 250 W. on a battery complaint.
10/09/13 Officers received an anonymous tip of a wanted subject in a residence in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue. North Judson Officer Frank McDaniel located the wanted female, Kayla Jo Belue, 23, and she was arrested on a Starke County warrant. Belue was transported to the Starke County Jail without incident.
10/08/13 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas performed a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Oakwood Street. After a brief investigation, the driver, James Franklin Richie Jr., 40, was arrested on a Starke County Circuit Court Warrant. James Richie was transported to the Starke County Jail without incident.
10/07/13 North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of Main Street and Keller Avenue. Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the accident. A female driver on Keller Avenue stated she did not see the semi and trailer. She ran into the two rear outer tires of the trailer. Chief Deputy Budner estimated the damages at over $5,000.00.
10/09/13 Kayla Jo Belue, 23, of Knox, IN, was arrested on a Starke County warrant.
10/08/13 James Franklin Richie Jr., 40, of North Judson, IN was arrested on a Starke County Circuit Court warrant.
Sheriff Oscar Cowen said the scammer will tell you that a debit card that you have with First Farmers Bank is lost and you need to press numbers on your phone and give out personal information in order to remedy the situation.
Sheriff Cowen noted that many times the person receiving the call will not even have an account with First Farmers. He assured that this is a scam and not to give any untrusted source any personal information, including your debit card, credit card, Social Security Number, or banking information.
A report of an underage drinking party at a home on Tribue Drive in Knox early Sunday morning resulted in 16 arrests for illegal possession of alcohol. Deputies from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the North Judson and Knox Police Departments responded just before 2 a.m. In addition to the arrests, a 15-year-old was taken home and released into the custody of his or her parents, according to a news release from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.
10/04/13 North Judson Police responded to a complaint of three loose dogs running in the area of Weninger and Wilson Streets. The dogs were returned to their owner and an North Judson ordinance citation was issued for not having dogs tags.
10/04/13 Police investigated a custody dispute in the 300 Block of Franklin Street.
10/04/13 North Judson Police were notified of a property damage accident on the curve near Main and Oakwood Streets. A male juvenile driver went around the curve heading north on Oakwood at a speed too fast for conditions and fishtailed, ultimately sliding off the roadway. No major damage was sustained. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated damages at under $200 and gave the driver a verbal warning.
10/03/13 The North Judson-San Pierre High School requested the presence of police due to the activity of a student.
10/03/13 A protection order violation was reported to the North Judson Police Department in the 100 Block of Arlington Avenue. A complete report with charges was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor. Three additional reports were made after the original report. All were sent for review by the Starke County Prosecutor for invasion of privacy charges.
10/02/13 A report of several mailboxes being damaged on State Road 39 south of Leslie Street was made to the North Judson Police Department. Extra patrols were requested.
10/02/13 The Town of North Judson reported an iron grate missing.
10/07/13 A Winamac officer was notified of a possible fraud case.
10/07/13 A caller told police that a cross bow and knives were stolen from his home. The items were later retrieved.
10/07/13 A property damage accident between an SUV and a camper was reported.
10/07/13 A Medaryville gas station employee reported a gas drive-off.
10/07/13 A caller reported seeing a suspicious person at an abandoned trailer.
10/05/13 A Winamac resident reported evidence of trespassing on his property. The DNR was contacted as hunting items were found.
10/05/13 Police were called to several car vs. deer accidents throughout the week.
10/04/13 A worker at a construction site told police that some unknown person broke into a work trailer at the site.
10/04/13 An employee at a gas station said a customer pumped gas and has no money to pay for it.
10/04/13 Deputies were called to investigate a domestic dispute.
10/04/13 A theft of gas occurred at a Winamac gas station but the suspect returned to pay for the gas.
10/04/13 Reckless driving complaints of a four wheeler and dirt bike were called into the sheriff’s department.
10/04/13 Police responded to an injury accident on 300 W. in Winamac.
10/03/13 A business owner reported an attempted theft of gloves.
10/03/13 A caller complained that her neighbor’s dogs were incessantly barking.
10/03/13 Two trespassers in a white pickup with a trailer were on a property to pick up wood and the caller was unsure of permission status. The trespassers were asked to leave.
10/01/13 Local law enforcement were called to Aren’s Field to locate a suspicious person allegedly shining green lasers into the cockpit of a plane flying over the airfield. South Bend air traffic control made the report to dispatchers.
10/06/13 Billy Neeley, 49, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an active warrant and a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.
10/02/13 Tiffany Witham, 31, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an active warrant.
10/02/13 Allen Shorter, 28, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an out-of-county warrant.
10/01/13 – A resident of the 8600 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox reported his 2005 Grey Nissan had been stolen.
10/01/13 – A resident of the 4400 block of South State Road 39 in North Judson told police that someone had abandoned a wrecked vehicle on his property.
10/01/13 – A car was reportedly vandalized in the 5600 block of East 650 South near Bass Lake.
10/01/13 – A resident of the 8300 block of South Ridge Road in Monterey told police he woke up and found male suspects in his house.
10/02/13 – A theft was reported in the 1500 block of West 450 South.
10/03/13 – A caller from the 9600 block of East State Road 8 in Knox told police that he had found a meth lab in the woods nearby.
10/03/13 – A resident of the 11000 block of East Nicole Drive in Knox reported his daughter had taken unauthorized control of his vehicle and refused to return it.
10/05/13 – A resident of the 8400 block of U.S. 35 in Monterey reported someone had broken into his residence.
10/05/13 – Cathy Rogers-Howard of Monterey reported someone had made unauthorized, fraudulent charges through her bank.
10/05/13 – A resident of the 6300 block of South State Road 10 in Knox reported a theft from his residence.
10/06/13 – Jamie Brumley of Plymouth reported someone had stolen his cell phone and it was traced to a residence in Starke County.
10/06/13 – A battery incident was reported at the Holloway Motel in Hamlet.
10/06/13 – A male subject reported vandalized the window at the Koontz Lake Supermarket.
10/03/13 – John W. Klacza, 37 of Winfield, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.
10/04/13 – Leslie H. Marcum, 29 of Walkerton, was arrested following a traffic stop on South Street near Koontz Lake.