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Starke County Creates Sheriff’s Department Receptionist Position

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department will soon have a receptionist in addition to the full-time matron after action last week by the Starke County Council and Commissioners. Sheriff Bill Dulin sought permission to add an employee to process civil papers, answer the telephone, greet visitors and provide general clerical support to the department. Some of that work has been done by dispatchers in the past, but Dulin advised the council and commissioners the state jail inspector could cut funds to the 911 center if they are caught doing work not that’s not part of their statutory job description. The county council discussed the issue and decided it’s not worth the risk, especially since funds for the new position are already in the sheriff’s budget. Dulin also noted the floor plan for the new jail is different, and 911 center and main entrance are in separate parts of the building. The matron will continue handling sheriff’s sales and processing payroll and claims for the sheriff’s department. Continue reading

Police Reports

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

01/04/2015 – A property damage incident was reported in the 400 block of south Portland Street after beer bottles were allegedly used to break a car window and puncture tires.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

01/02/2015 – Tayia Chesterman, 21, no address listed – Huntington County Warrant and harassment.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/29/14 – A resident reported to police the smell of natural gas in the area of Mulberry and Lincoln. NIPSCO was at the scene when the officer arrived.

12/29/14 – The North Judson Police Department assisted Department of Natural Resource Conservation Officers in serving a search warrant in the 4700 block of C.R. 450 West.

12/29/14 – A driver reported a possible intoxicated driver in the 400 block of East Talmer Avenue. The officer checked the area and was not able to locate the vehicle.

12/29/14 – North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department in a domestic complaint in the 5200 block of South A Street.

12/30/14 – The Dyer Police Department requested assistance from the North Judson Police Department in reference to a robbery suspect. The subject was not located.

12/30/14 – Police responded to a property damage accident at the corner of Keller Avenue and Main Street. Officer Brack Rowe investigated and estimated the damages at over $1,000.

01/01/15 – An owner of a local business reported topolice of an intoxicated male subject that was causing problems. Officer Frank Thomas conducted a brief investigation and arrested Damian Alexander Clark, 21, of Peru for intimidation, public intoxication and public nudity.

01/01/15 – North Judson Police responded to an injured deer call in the 6100 block of Division Street. The deer had what appeared to be a broken front leg disappeared behind some houses.

01/02/15 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the area of County Road 275 West and County Road 500 South. After a brief investigation, Julia Ann Joseph, 42, of North Judson was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

01/02/15 – A resident reported two loose German Shepherds in Norwayne Field. One of the dogs had an injured rear leg and was placed in the squad car. The other dog followed the squad car and was not able to be captured until it arrived at the Starke County Humane Society.

01/02/15 – North Judson Police responded to a loud noise complaint in the 7000 block of C.R. 590 West. A resident lit off a firework. They advised the officer that they were done for the evening.

Arrests:
12/29/14 – Christopher M. Gross, 29, of Knox, arrested on a Starke Circuit Court Warrant.

01/01/15 – Damian Alexander Clark, 21, of Peru, arrested on preliminary charges of intimidation, public intoxication and public nudity.

01/02/15 – Julia Ann Joseph, 42, of North Judson, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

12/31/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehcile property damage accident on U.S. 35 at 200 South in Knox. No injuries were reported.

01/01/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 700 block of south 1200 East in Knox.

01/01/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 10 east of 200 East.

01/02/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 39 and State Road 8 in Knox. The driver hit a large animal, possibly a raccoon, and his vehicle sustained significant front-end damage.

01/02/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a break-in at Dragon Industries in the 2011 block of East State Road 10 in Knox.

01/02/15 – The Stakre County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a traffic accident on U.S. 35 at 500 North in Hamlet.

01/02/15 – A Knox man filed a theft report for a vehicle taken from the 2300 block of south 100 East in Knox. a vehicle stolen.

01/02/15 – A resident in the 100 block of north Webster Street in San Pierre reported her trash can was stolen.

01/02/15 – A resident in the 7200 block of west 700 South in North Judson reported trash was dumped on his property.

01/02/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 35 at 400 North in Hamlet.

01/02/15 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies and Knox City Police officers were involved in a low-speed pursuit on U.S. 35 at the overpass in Hamlet.

01/03/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident in the 7100 block of east 25 North.

01/03/15 – A resident in the 7600 block of south 700 East in Knox reported someone did burn outs in his front yard.

01/03/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of 700 East and 50 South in Knox.

01/04/15 – A resident in the 7100 block of east 900 South in Knox reported the windows were busted out of his car the previous night while it was parked in front of his house.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle accident on 900 East south of Yellowstone and found a vehicle in a ditch. The driver was not injured.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 10 west of State Road 39 North.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 39 at 50 South in Knox. The driver was not injured.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch in the 8600 block of South 600 East in Monterey.

01/04/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 8800 block of south 1100 East in Monterey.

01/05/15 – Damage to a mailbox as a result of a slide-off was reported in the 8200 block of east 850 South in Monterey.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and San Pierre Fire Department responded to an accident at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 421.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle crash on Toto Road at State Road 23 in Knox.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 650 West and 400 South in North Judson.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Range and Toto Roads.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a car versus deer crash.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident in the 4300 block of east County Road 210 in Knox. A Mediacom van got rear-ended.

01/05/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residential break-in at a home in the 3200 block of 400 North in Knox.

01/06/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of State Roads 39 and 8 with a vehicle in the ditch.

01/06/15 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus pole accident on State Road 8 near 11180 East.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/31/14 – Derrick Brett Little, 28, Michigan City – Warrant.

01/02/15 – Jeffery A. Dickson, 51, Knox – Possession of paraphernalia, driving while suspended.

01/02/15 – Geoffrey L. Fulton, 62, Rochester – Resisting law enforcement – uses vehicle of draws or uses deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement.

Police Reports

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:
12/20/14 – A citizen reported a couple fighting in a vehicle driving around North Judson. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

12/21/14 – A domestic dispute and family argument was reported in the 6100 block of Hubeny Street. North Judson Police responded and the parties were separated for the evening.

12/21/14 – Parts of a stolen motorcycle were recovered in the 6100 block of Hubeny Street after the North Judson Police received a tip. The cycle was stolen out of Pulaski County and the investigation continues.

12/22/14 – North Judson police responded to a report of a dog bite in the 200 block of Garden Street. The animal involved has all of the proper shots and has been quarantined for the 10-day period. The neighbor boy who was bitten is recovering.

12/23/14 – A drunken shoving match in the 100 block of Sycamore Street started around 1:00 a.m. with one of the males being put on the street. He made it back to Plymouth and some of his personal property was returned the next evening.

12/23/14 – A report was made involving extra trash being thrown out on Leslie Street just east of Luken Street.

12/24/14 – Officers stood by for a custody exchange in the Burger King parking lot.

12/25/14 – The two parties involving in a Christmas Eve dispute have been calling and texting each other and are both reporting harassment. Police advised the parties to stop answering each other’s calls.

12/25/14 – Unknown subject[s] entered the D&K Elevator on Keller Avenue sometime during the night and took some loose cash. Police are investigating this incidents. Police are asking anyone with information concerning this break-in to call 574-772-5914 or Crime Stoppers.

12/25/14 – Forced entry was made into the Garage Sale Store in the 400 Block of Lane Street. The back door was compromised. The only item reported stolen was cash which was recovered.

12/25/14 – North Judson Police responded to a battery incident reported in the 100 block of Maryland Street. No injuries were reported.

12/25/14 – A domestic dispute that resulted in a battery was reported to police in the 6000 block of Mint Road.

12/25/14 – A resident in the 300 Block of Franklin Street called police in reference to an unknown and unwanted guest who had just walked into the home and sat down. After a brief investigation, the male subject was found to have a medical condition and was returned home.

12/26/14 – Police responded to 6100 S. John Street in reference to an unwanted guest. The male was removed and issued a no trespass warning.

12/27/14 An early morning alarm from the North Judson CVS summed Police to the facility. Officers found that entry had been made by way of the back storage room area. North Judson police arrived within one minute of the alarm notification, however any or all suspect[s] had fled the area. The building was cleared and after a complete inventory nothing was reported missing. Anyone with information concerning this break-in and/or knowledge of someone in the woods behind the property and between Luken, Leslie and Oakwood Streets are asked to call the North Judson Police immediately at 574-772-5914. Anyone with information resulting in an arrest may get an award by calling Crime Stoppers at 219-288-STOP.

Arrests:

12/27/14 – Dena M. Myers, 31, 502 Magnolia Street, North Judson, IN arrested on a aarrant for possession of a syringe.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

12/22/14 – A resident in the 9800 block of East Yellowstone Trail in Grovertown reported a theft from a building.

12/22/14 – A resident in the 8800 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox reported he was awakened by someone beating on his door. He says the person tried to get in through his windows before he locked them.

12/22/14 – A contractor reported the theft of a welder from the new jail site in the 5400 block of East State Road 8 in Knox.

12/22/14 – The North Judson Police Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department First Responders responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 5100 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson.

12/22/14 – Officers responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on 200 South west of 100 East in Knox.

12/23/14 – A resident in the 4000 block of south 700 East in Knox reported a residential break-in.

12/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Hamlet Fire Department, Koontz Lake Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a traffic accident involving a semi on U.S. 30 east of 600 East.

12/23/14 – A person taking pictures in the area of 1100 East and 750 South in Knox found a meth lab and notified the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

12/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35 in the westbound lanes.

12/24/14 – A North Judson resident reportedly received a check in the mail, cashed it and was told by the bank it was a bad check.

12/24/14 – A residential break-in was reported in the 6400 block of South Rannells East Road in Knox.

12/25/14 – A resident in the 1800 block of east 350 South in Knox called the Starke County Sheriff’s Department to report a battery.

12/25/14 – The owners of the property at the ead of Oak Avenue in the Koontz Lake area reported finding meth lab trash in the area.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 35 at 700 North in Hamlet.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 10 at Beach Street in Knox. The driver said he hit a patch of black ice and slid off the road into a yard.

12/26/14 – A realtor reported an active meth lab on a property at the end of Oak Street in Walkerton.

12/26/14 – The owner of the shooting range on 200 South just east of State Road 39 in North Judson reported graffiti on the range after someone gained entry through the locked gates.
12/26/14 – A resident in the 3100 block of south 350 East in Knox reported graffiti on the garage wall. She discovered it on Christmas Eve but waited until after the holiday to report it.

12/26/14 – The owner of a hunting property in the 400 block of north State Road 23 in Knox reported someone has stolen the bottom portion of his deer stands.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department to a report of a car versus deer crash on Range Road near Joey’s Wallpaper.

12/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Knox Police responded to a report of a fight on 250 East and 100 South in Knox.

12/27/14 – A resident in the 7500 block of east 25 North in Knox came home and found items missing.

12/27/14 – A man called from the bowling alley in Knox and advised someone flattened his and his friend’s tires in the parking lot.

12/27/14 – A caller reported a driver in a tan Buick pulled up to the highway department gravel pile on U.S. 30 and 900 East in Grovertown and began loading gravel into the trunk.

12/28/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a bar fight in the 300 block of South Broadway Street in San Pierre.

12/28/14 – A resident in the 11000 block of East Cherokee Road in Koontz Lake reported the theft of railroad ties from his property.

12/28/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch in the area of State Road 8 and 700 East in Knox.

12/28/14 – A resident in the 3300 block of south 750 Way in North Judson came home and found items missing from the residence.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/28/14 – John M. Tincau, 58, Knox – Public intoxication.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

12/27/14 – A resident in the 300 block of Ruthie Drive found a window broken and called the police. The incident follows a previous slashing of tires.

Arrest:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/19/14 – Kelly Galloway, 49, no address listed – Theft.

 

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

12/17/14 – A license plate was reported stolen.

12/17/14 – Winamac Police took a report of a theft of food stamps.

12/20/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen UPS shipment.

12/27/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of money stolen from a store.

12/27/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residential battery report.

12/28/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a drive-off from a gas station.

12/29/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a residential burglary.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

12/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 750 East south of State Road 10 in Knox.

12/15/14 – A resident in the 1100 block of east 100 South in Knox reported property damage.

12/15/14 – An employee at Mark Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson reported the theft of an air compressor and a power impact driver.

12/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at Range Road and State Road 10 in Knox. A crash report was not taken since total damage was less than $1,000.

12/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 500 North at the EZ Campground in Grovertown.

12/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 35 north of 900 South in Knox.

12/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 2200 block of East 350 South in Knox.

12/16/14 – A resident in the 9900 block of east 750 North in Walkerton reported the theft of Christmas lights from his fence.

12/16/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy and a North Judson Police Officer responded to a domestic abuse complaint in the 3700 block of South 800 West in San Pierre and made an arrest.

12/17/14 – A resident in the 3700 block of South 800 West in San Pierre contacted the sheriff’s department when the person accused of beating her the previous night returned to her residence. A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded and made an arrest.

12/17/14 – A Walkerton resident reported a single-vehicle property damage accident on the bridge at Koontz Lake Dam. The vehicle was able to be driven home.

12/17/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a wrecked semi on U.S. 30 one mile west of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

12/19/14 – A resident in the 5400 block of south 250 East in Knox reported a storage trailer parked outside the residence was broken into.

12/19/14 – A resident in the 8700 block of east 150 South in Knox reported someone shot the patio doors out of the home.

12/19/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 700 East at State Road 10.

12/19/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 2200 block of South 450 East in Knox.

12/20/14 – The North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a structure fire in the 2600 block of West First Street in North Judson. The resident advised the fire started in the furnace.

12/20/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a tractor-trailer versus deer crash on U.S. 35 at U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

12/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 700 block of east U.S. 421 in San Pierre.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/16/14 – Michael T. Knapp, 57, San Pierre – Batterty.

12/17/14 – Michael T. Knapp, 57, San Pierre – Invasion of privacy.

Knox Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

12/14/14 – An Xbox and games were reported stolen from a residence in the 700 block of East Danker Street.

12/17/14 – A resident in the 100 block of Binkley Drive in Knox reported the theft of a gas cap for the third time in the past week.

12/19/14 – A called in the 600 block of South Pearl Street in Knox reported her vehicle was egged.

12/19/14 – A resident at the Super Value Inn in Knox reported the theft of his grill from outside his room.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/10/14 – Rudolpho A. Sandoval, age not given, Knox, – Battery.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

12/18/14 – A Sycamore Street resident reported the theft of her ATM card.

12/19/14 – A resident in the 3900 block of West Third Ave. reported someone shot a window out at his residence with a BB gun.

Starke County K9 Officers Graduate from Training

Rob Olejniczak and "Terror"

Rob Olejniczak and “Terror”

Starke County’s new K9 officers have graduated from training at the Von Liche Kennels in Denver, Ind.

Officer Rob Olejniczak and K9 “Terror” have spent the past five weeks learning how to perform traffic stops, building searches, open area searches for drugs, and searches of a suspect. Olejniczak also learned how to detect the dog’s change of behavior when the dog alerts to the presence of drugs. Filing proper paperwork and how to condition the K9 outside of school were other educational topics.

When Olejniczak and “Terror” go into service at the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, they will be available to aid other departments in the county and outside the county for drug searches.

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Police Reports

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

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

12/10/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 39 north of Toto Road.

12/10/14 – A resident in the 10000 block of East State Road 8 reported his residence was broken into and ransacked. Items taken include a television, several video gaming systems and games and guns.

12/10/14 – A resident in the 5600 block of east 650 South in Knox reported his Playstation 3 missing from his residence and said it appeared the door may have been kicked in.

12/11/14 – A North Judson resident reported receiving several telephone calls from 874-454-4386 claiming to be “Mr. Johnson with Publisher’s Clearinghouse” and believes it is a scam.

12/11/14 – A resident in the 2100 block of Garba Drive North in Grovertown reported his house was broken into.

12/11/14 – A resident in the 6700 block of north 1100 East in Walkerton reported a garbage can stolen.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies and Starke County EMS responded to a vehicle versus tree crash at 500 North and 900 East in Grovertown.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two-vehicle, property damage accident on U.S. 30 eastbound at 1150 East in Knox.

12/13/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 11700 BLK OF SR 10 in Culver.

12/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a man inside the car lot in the 300 block of north U.S. 35 in Knox trying to take wipers off vehicles.

12/14/14 – The owner of a vacant house in the 5700 block of south 250 West in North Judson filed a vandalism report.

12/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to a pickup truck versus utility pole crash in the 500 block of north State Road 23 in Knox.

12/14/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash that occurred on U.S. 35 in front of the Bass Lake Fire Department station in Knox.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

12/2/14 – A brown Buick Century is reported stolen from a gas station.

12/3/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fire-related incident in the middle of a road.

12/4/14 – A gas station employee reports the theft of fuel.

12/5/14 – Winamac Police take a report of a soda pop machine break-in.

12/9/14 – A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy takes a theft report. An iPad and some change were reported stolen.

12/9/14 – Winamac Police are called to a store in connection with a shoplifting incident.

12/11/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies and Winamac Police respond to a failure to pay incident. The amount of money in question is $47.59.

12/12/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies take a report of a television stolen from a vehicle.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/07/14 – A citizen in the 300 block of Garden Street reported a subject was selling him a stolen CD game from Netflix. The case was referred to Jasper County where the item was reportedly taken.

12/08/14 – A citizen reported a loose dog in the 3500 block of 635 South.

12/08/14 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of Stephen Wood, 24, of North Judson on a warrant for violation of a Starke Circuit Court Order. The stop was made near 250 west and State Road 10.

12/11/14 – Police and medics were called to 100 Block of Vine Street in reference to a possible drug overdose. A 45-year-old male was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital by Starke County EMS. This remains under investigation.

12/12/14 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident near 100 West and State Road 10. Officer Frank Thomas located an intoxicated driver. William Goff, 40, of North Judson was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was transported to the Starke County Jail.

12/13/14 – An intoxicated person was asked to leave a residence in the 100 block Arlington Avenue. North Judson Police assisted in removing the subject.

Arrests:

12/08/14 – Stephen M. Wood, 24, 1970 West 450 South, North Judson, IN was arrested on a Violation of a Court Order through the Starke Circuit Court.

12/12/14 – William L. Goff, 40, 1019 West 800 South, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle dangerously while intoxicated.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

12/3/14 – Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 500 South east of 150 East in Knox.

12/4/14 – A Knox resident reported the theft of checks that were cashed on her account.

12/4/14 – Deputies took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 23 between 300 and 400 North in Knox.

12/4/14 – Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 750 East at State Road 10 in Knox.

12/5/14 – The Bass Lake Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a structure fire on 700 South west of 300 East in North Judson.

12/5/14 – A caller reported possible meth lab remnants in the area of 200 South east of 450 East in Knox on the south side of the road.

12/6/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a rollover wreck with no injuries on 25 North at 600 East in Knox.

12/6/14 – A Knox resident reported receiving numerous harassing telephone calls from someone claiming to be with Publisher’s Clearinghouse.

12/6/14 – A resident in the 3800 block of East Debby Drive in Knox reported trespassers on his property.

12/6/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 625 South east of 100 West in Knox.

12/7/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 421 at State Road 10 in San Pierre.

12/8/14 – A resident in the 5200 block of South Detroiter Lane in North Judson reported the theft of items from a vehicle.

12/8/14 – A resident in the 10300 block of East 840 South in Monterey reported his garage was broken into.

12/9/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on Range Road between 100 and 150 South in North Judson.

12/9/14 – A resident in the 1800 block of South 100 East in Knox reported a theft.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incident Reports:

12/3/14 – An iPhone was reported stolen from O’S Tap in Knox.

12/7/14 – A resident in the 300 block of West Riverside Drive in Knox reported the theft of a dog.

12/7/14 – Police respond to a hit-and-run incident on North Shield Street in Knox.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

12/2/14 – Willie Ray Sturgeon Jr. 31, Knox – Operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator.

12/4/14 – Derek Andrew Allen, 27, , Knox – Disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

12/4/14 – Tracie Lee Clemons, 23, Knox – Theft.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

12/1/14 – A concerned citizen contacted the North Judson Police Department in reference to a dog being out on a leash in the cold. The dog had water, food and shelter.

12/3/14 – North Judson Police are investigating the theft of money from a student’s locker at North Judson-San Pierre High School. A parent notified North Judson Police that her child and money stolen from his locker at the high school. This incident is still being investigated.

12/3/14 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded to a property damage accident in the Dollar General parking lot. He estimates damages are over $1,000.

12/3/14 – North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff Department on a battery complaint.

12/05/14 – North Judson Police are investigating the theft of unspecified items from a resident. A

New Information Released About Knox Fire Victims

A neighbor took this photo at 7:50 a.m. Friday.

A neighbor took this photo at 7:50 a.m. Friday.

A second victim of a Friday fire at a rural Knox home has died. A representative from the Allen County Coroner’s Office in Fort Wayne tells WKVI news Linda Manns, 51, died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday from complications due to that fire. She suffered extensive thermal burns, and her death was ruled accidental. Continue reading

Knox Fire Victim Dies at Fort Wayne Hospital

A neighbor took this photo at 7:50 a.m. Friday.

A neighbor took this photo at 7:50 a.m. Friday.

A second victim of a Friday fire at a rural Knox home has died. Officials with the Starke County Sheriff’s Department advise WKVI News Linda Manns, 51, died Saturday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Continue reading

House Fire Claims Child’s Life

A two-year-old child is dead as a result of a Friday morning fire at a rural Starke County home. The Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a residence in the area of 700 South and 300 East just before 7:30 a.m. yesterday They pulled two adults from the blaze but were unable to find a two-year-old child in time. Continue reading

Knox House Fire Claims a Child’s Life

A two-year-old child is dead as a result of an early morning fire at a rural Starke County home. The Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a residence in the area of 700 South and 300 East just before 7:30 a.m. They pulled two adults from the blaze but were unable to find a two-year-old child in time. Continue reading

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

11/24/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a property damage accident involving two trucks at the Grovertown Truck Stop.

11/24/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department First Responders responded to two-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 35 in Knox. No injuries were reported.

11/24/14 – A motorist reported he was westbound on U.S. 30 in front of the Grovertown Truck Stop in a truck pulling a horse trailer and was run off the road by a wrecker pulling a semi. Neither the driver nor the horse were injured.

11/24/14 – A resident in the 2000 block of East State Road 10 in Knox who filed a burglary report last week notified the sheriff’s department she’s discovered more items were stolen.

11/24/14 – A North Judson resident reported being battered by her boyfriend. Sheriff’s deputies and Starke County EMS responded.

11/24/14 – A Knox resident reported receiving strange telephone calls from someone purporting to be from a federal agency threatening to serve papers to someone at that address who does not even live there.

11/26/14 – Starke County Highway officials notified the sheriff’s department stop signs are being shot up on 100 East between 50 South and 250 South and on 600 and 700 East between Bass Lake and 250 North.

11/26/14 – The owner of property in the 5500 block of North 1200 East in Grovertown reported the theft of items from a building site on the property.

11/26/14 – The owner of property in the 8800 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton reported the theft of items from the residence by a renter who moved out.

11/26/14 – An official with U.S. Aggregates in Monticello called the sheriff’s department after receiving a telephone call stating someone has cut the lock on the gate at the gravel pit on 700 East and State Road 10 in Knox. He said the last time he was there it appeared someone had been back there cooking meth and had stolen copper wire.

11/26/14 – A resident in the 6700 block of South State Road 10 in Knox reported her license plates were either lost or stolen.

11/26/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle versus deer crash in the 6000 block of South Range Road in North Judson.

11/27/14 – A driver lost control of his vehicle in the 5000 block of south State Road 10 in Knox and hit another vehicle and a fence.

11/27/14 – A property damage accident was reported on State Road 8 east of the Yellow River.

11/27/14 – A resident in the 3200 block of south 550 East in Knox reported the theft of firearms and money from a safe inside the residence.

11/27/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 10 and 100 East in North Judson.

11/27/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on English Lake Road at 400 South.

11/27/14 – Officers responded to a report of a pickup truck on its side in the 1300 block of East Washington St. in Knox. The owner, Earl Richard Leonard, 32, of Knox, was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

11/28/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department got a report of a car that knocked down a fence on State Road 10 between the Bass Lake Pub and the beach in front of the log cabin homes.

11/28/14 – Officers responded to a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 250 North east of U.S. 35.

11/29/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Walkerton Police Department, Starke County EMS and Koontz Lake Fire Department all responded to a single-vehicle accident with injuries on 850 East north of 800 North in Hamlet.

11/29/14 – A caller reported automatic gun shots have been occurring all day in the 7200 block of south State Road 1100 East in Culver.

11/29/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of property damage on 500 South at 750 West in San Pierre.

11/30/14 – A resident in the 7200 block of West 250 South in North Judson reported his residence was broken into and several guns were stolen.

11/30/14 – A resident in the 4100 block of east 150 North in Knox reported the theft of money and other items from his residence by a known suspect.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/27/14 – Earl Richard Leonard, 32, Knox – Operating while intoxicated.

11/30/14 – Devin Richard Gast, no age listed, Culver – Intimidation, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement x 2.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

11/29/14 – A debit/credit card was reported stolen from the 1400 block of South Heaton Street in Knox.

12/2/14 – Officers responded to a report of vandalism in the 400 block of South Heaton Street in Knox.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/29/14 – Curtis Allen Reutebuch, 38, Knox – Operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving with a controlled substance.

11/30/14 – Ryan Michael Perry, no age given, Valparaiso – Illegal possession of alcohol.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

11/17/14 – North Judson Police responded to a loud music complaint in the 200 block of West Talmer Avenue. The resident was advised to turn down the music.

11/18/14 – A driver of a vehicle reported that he struck a dog in the 200 block of Schricker Avenue. The dog was okay and the vehicle sustained minor damage.

11/19/14 – North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop in the area of Sate Road 39 North and State Road 10. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Rickie Clemons Jr., 19, of Leiters Ford, was arrested on a preliminary charge of never obtaining a Driver’s License. Clemons was transported to the Starke County Jail without incident.

11/20/14 – A resident reported that someone was breaking into her vehicle in the 300 block of Leslie Street. North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas responded to the call and located the suspect. After a brief investigation, Austin Dale Bailey, 24, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of theft, unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief. Bailey was transported to the Starke County Jail without incident.

11/21/14 – A resident reported to North Judson Police that her daughter was being harassed at school. The resident was advised to contact the school.

11/21/14 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident on West Talmer Avenue West of Garfield Street. A driver of a vehicle stopped to avoid hitting a dog and was rear-ended by another vehicle. Chief Deputy Joe Budner estimated the damage at over $5,000.00.

11/21/14 – North Judson Police responded to a property damage accident in the area of State Road 10 and County Road 250 West. A vehicle struck a deer. North Judson Officer Nick Vanni estimated the damage at over $2,500.00.

11/22/14 – A resident reported two suspicious people in the 400 block of Lane Street.

11/22/14 – A vehicle pulling into a parking lot turned in front of a eastbound vehicle on State Road 10, near Ono Drive, causing heavy damage and sending one driver to the hospital. Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the incident and estimated damages at over $12,000.00. The person transported to IU Health Starke Hospital was released.

11/22/14 – Officer Nick Vanni covered a car deer accident on State Road 10 just west of 500 West.

11/22/14 – A suspicious vehicle was reported by a resident on Grand Street. North Judson Police arrived and the vehicle was gone upon arrival.

11/22/14 – Extra patrols were requested in the CVS/Dollar Store parking lot due to a prior suspicious vehicle.

11/23/14 – A downtown business requested the assistance of the police to remove two unwanted guests. Police issued two criminal trespassing warnings if they return.

11/24/14 – A report of a mental subject was investigated in the area of Keller and Central Avenues.

11/24/14 – A dog was taken to the Humane Society after officers responded to an animal running at large in the area of Second Street and Walnut. The animal was returned after proper paperwork was secured.

11/24/14 – Another car vs. deer accident occurred on 500 West south of St. Jacob’s cemetery. Chief Doug Vessely investigated. The animal had to be put down.

11/25/14 – The North Judson Police conducted a welfare check on Hancock Street.

11/28/14 – Another car vs. deer accident between 500 and 600 West on State Road 10 was investigated by North Judson Officer Frank Thomas.

Arrests:
11/19/14 – Rickie Clemons Jr., 19, of Leiters Ford, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of never obtaining a Driver’s License.

11/20/14 – Austin Dale Bailey, 24, of Knox, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of theft, unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief.

North Judson Police Department November Monthly Report

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

11/14/14 – A resident reported a generator and power washer stolen from a home. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department took the report.

11/14/14 – A purse, cell phone and cash card were reported stolen.

11/17/14 – A gas station attendant reported a drive-off.

11/20/14 – Firefighters responded to a brush fire just north of Star City on U.S. 35.

11/20/14 – A resident reported the theft of a mp3 player from inside a home.

11/20/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a drive-off. Fuel valued at $40.01 was stolen.

11/20/14 – A resident reported the theft of 10 to 12 unspecified items from a home.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

11/17/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 30 near the Grovertown Truck Stop.

11/17/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a residential burglary in the 2000 block of East State Road 10 in Knox.

11/17/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 35 near Wheeler Airport.

11/17/14 – A Knox man reported receiving harassing telephone calls and text messages.

11/17/14 – A Knox man notified the sheriff’s department he struck a deer on State Road 10 near 100 West in Knox.

11/17/14 – Deputies responded to a property damage accident on U.S. 421 north of State Road 10 caused when debris fell from a truck and damaged a car.

11/18/14 – A Knox resident reported a forcible rape of a minor.

11/18/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on 400 South near State Road 39 in North Judson.

11/19/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on 700 East near State Road 10.

11/19/14 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 8 west of 600 East in Knox.

11/20/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on 400 South at 100 East in Knox.

11/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Grovertown.

11/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took an accident report from a driver who hit debris in the roadway in the 8000 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton and damaged her vehicle.

11/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 35 north at 500 North in Hamlet.

11/22/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on 800 South east of 200 West in North Judson. No injuries were reported.

11/22/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a property damage accident in the 6300 block of South Rannells East Road in Knox.

11/22/14 – A Knox woman reported an adult male talking to her 13-year-old daughter on Facebook about inappropriate things.

11/22/14 – Dispatchers received a report of loud music coming from a residence at the corner of State Road 10 and Beach Street in Knox. The caller also advised they are shooting handguns in the air.

11/22/14 – Starke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at Rice’s Woods in the 6500 block of north 1100 East in Walkerton with headlights pointed into the woods. The caller advised a man went into the woods and possibly fired a gun. The vehicle was gone when the officer arrived.

11/22/14 – Dispatchers received another report of loud music coming from a residence at Bass Lake. The caller advised this is an ongoing problem.

11/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a multiple-vehicle accident at State Road 8 and 600 East in Knox. No injuries were reported.

11/23/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responding to a tractor-trailer versus utility pole property damage crash at the intersection of State Road 8 and State Road 23 in Knox.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

11/17/14 – A delivery driver reported the theft of two 25 pound cases of pepperoni from his truck, which was parked at the Pizza King restaurant on South Heaton Street.

11/24/14 – Officers took a report of a battery incident at the Knox Post Office.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/24/14 – Mark Randall Duvall, 46, Knox – Warrant.

11/25/14 – Casey R. Anthony, 28, South Bend – Theft.

Police Reports

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents

11/13/14 – Two Redbox movies were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 900 block of East Lake Street.

11/14/14 – Officers responded to a vehicle versus deer accident. It occurred on U.S. 35 south between Knox and Bass Lake.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/11/14 – Kenneth R. Lain, 35, Knox – Warrant x 2.

11/16/14 – Sharon L. Neeley, 66, Medaryville – entering a resident’s home as an unwanted subject.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents

11/10/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Grovertown Truck Stop for a report of a vehicle that was sugared.

11/10/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 8 at 550 East in Knox.

11/10/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 west of the truck stop.

11/10/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 35 between 400 and 500 South in Knox.

11/10/14 – A resident in the 6200 block of East 250 North in Grovertown reported someone cut the electric line from the pole to the house the previous night. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded.

11/10/14 – The owner of a rental home in the 8600 block of South Sycamore Street in Monterey reported someone broke in and posted photos on Facebook.

11/10/14 – A deer hunter in North Judson reported the ratchet straps on his blind were cut and thrown into the field.

11/10/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of U.S. 421 and State Road 10 in North Judson.

11/10/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and EMS responded to a residence in the 5200 block of South A Street in North Judson for a report of a possible concussion and bite to the ear resulting from a battery incident.

11/10/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on State Road 39 north of State Road 8 in Knox.

11/10/14 – A resident in the 10300 block of East State Road 23 in Walkerton reported suspicious activity at a vacant residence next door.

11/10/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on State Road 8 by the railroad tracks in Knox.

11/10/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a suspicious fire at the former Bass Lake Golf Course. An investigation is pending.

11/11/14 – A resident in the 5500 block of East 100 North in Knox reported the theft of her credit card numbers.

11/11/14 – A clerk at KP Korner in the 7000 block of South State Road 10 in Knox reported $500 in fuel missing for the second time.

11/11/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy found the burnt remains of a one-pot meth lab on County Road 775 North east of 700 East in Hamlet. The Indiana State Police was notified.

11/11/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 35 one mile north of State Road 10 in Knox.

11/11/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident at the intersection of Toto Road and U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/11/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the 11100 block of East 125 North in Knox.

11/11/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident at the intersection of Toto Road and U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/12/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on State Road 39 north of 50 South.

11/12/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Hamlet Police Department, Starke County EMS, Hamlet Fire Department and Koontz Lake Fire Department responded to single vehicle rollover accident in the 4300 block of north 900 East in Grovertown.

11/13/14 – The Bass Lake Fire Department and Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle fire on U.S. 35 north of the Melody Drive In at Bass Lake. No injuries were reported. Fire investigators determined the fire started in the car’s battery compartment.

11/13/14 – A resident in the 6100 block of south 250 West in North Judson reported a man in a purple Nissan has parked in front of her neighbor’s house, got his son out of the vehicle, put an orange hat and vest on and is trying to hunt deer in the neighbor’s yard.

11/14/14 – A resident in the 6700 block of South State Road 10 in Knox reported the theft of a stereo from her vehicle the previous night.

11/14/14 – A San Pierre resident reported credit card fraud.

11/14/14 – A resident in the 6700 block of South State Road 10 in Knox reported the theft of medication from her residence.

11/14/14 – A man discovered evidence of drug activity in the Grovertown Game Preserve between State Road 23 and 1100 East in Knox.

11/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 421 north of 400 South in North Judson.

11/14/14 – A motorist hit a deer on U.S. 35 in front of the Astoria Inn in Knox.

11/14/14 – A resident in the 1100 block of East State Road 10 in Knox reported someone broke into his vehicle and stole the radio and dash controls sometime between Nov. 10 and today.

11/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on Toto Road east of Range Road in Knox.

11/14/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Knox City Police Department investigated a report of a large truck with loud exhaust that went around the barricade on 800 East south of 25 North in Knox, possibly to try to steal something.

11/14/14 – The Koontz Lake Fire Department and Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle fire the 11000 block of East Circle Ave. in Walkerton.

11/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department received a report of vandalism to a house in the 300 block of west 625 South in North Judson.

11/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on 500 North west of U.S. 35 in Grovertown.

11/15/14 – Officers responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at Save A Lot in Knox.

11/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on State Road 10 east of U.S. 421 in North Judson.

11/15/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 35 at State Road 10 in Bass Lake.

11/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident in the yard of a residence in the 8300 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton. The driver appeared to be intoxicated and passed out with the vehicle in gear.

11/16/14 – Police and the Hamlet Volunteer Fire Department responded to a slide-off in the westbound lanes of U.S. 30 just east of the U.S. 35 exit. No injuries were reported.

11/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Volunteer Fire Department responded to a rollover accident in the median of U.S. 30 west of U.S. 35.

11/16/14 – A resident in the 1700 block of west 450 South in North Judson reported her registration sticker was peeled from the license plate of her vehicle.

11/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident on State Road 10 west of U.S. 35 in Knox. The driver was not injured.

11/16/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash on State Road 39 south of State Road 8. The driver hit a guardrail over the river hard enough for the airbags to deploy, but no injuries were reported.

Arrests

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/16/14 – Chip Michael Kenny, 35, Kingsford Heights – Public Intoxication.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department Looks into Hacker Shack Fire

Firefighters extinguished a fire at the location of the old Hacker Shack building.

Firefighters extinguished a fire at the location of the old Hacker Shack building.

Officials from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department went to the scene of a Monday night fire at the former Hacker Shack building located on the grounds of the Bass Lake Golf Course.

The building had been torn down and it appeared that the rubble was set on fire like a controlled burn, according to officials.

Bass Lake firefighters were called to the location on 500 South on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and they remained there for a few hours. No injuries were reported.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/03/14 – The North Judson Police Department responded to a theft complaint at the NJ-SP Middle School. A completed report was turned over to the Juvenile Probation Department.

11/03/14 – A resident reported to police that her vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was located down the street where the resident left it earlier in the day.

11/04/14 – Officers had a request to do a welfare check on a male subject in the 700 block of Laurel Street. The male subject was fine and was just sleeping.

11/04/14 – The North Judson Police Department assisted the Indiana State Police on a traffic stop in the area of State Road 10 and U Road.

11/05/14 – A resident reported to police that a battery occurred earlier in the day. A complete report was filed with the Juvenile Probation Department.

11/06/14 – North Judson Police Officer Nick Vanni responded to a suspicious incident call in the 200 block of West Talmer Avenue. After a brief investigation, Maxine Grigsby, 36, of Monticello, was arrested for criminal damage to property, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.

11/07/14 – An employee at Dollar General requested a police officer for a shoplifter. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded and met with the manager and suspect in the parking lot. After a brief investigation Maxi I. Schultz, 34, of Medaryville, was arrested for theft.

11/07/14 – A resident told police that someone was in their back yard with a flashlight. North Judson police officers responded and located someone who had been in the resident’s shed. Nothing was taken.

11/08/14 – Police responded to an animal complaint in the 500 block of North George Street. The dog and the owner were not located.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/06/14 – Maxine Grigsby, 36, of Monticello, was arrested on preliminary charges of criminal damage to property, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.

11/07/14 – Maxi I. Schultz, 34, of Medaryville, was arrested on a preliminary charge of theft.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

11/1/14 – A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle at the Family Dollar in the 1000 block of South Heaton Street in Knox.

11/3/14 – A wallet and several other items were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1200 block of South 300 East in Knox.

11/4/14 – Police respond to the report of a drive off of $24.01 at One Stop on Heaton Street Knox.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/7/14 – Phillip W. Centers, 31, Knox – Conversion.

11/8/14 Scott J. Brashear, 28, Knox – Leaving the scene of a traffic accident.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

11/3/14 – A resident in the 8000 block of South Forest Ave. in Knox reported the theft of a lawn mower and a 40 piece horse corral from his property.

11/3/14 – A resident in the 6100 block of west 700 South in North Judson reported a tree trimming company came onto his property and cut a tree of his down. He told the officer he never contacted this tree trimming company and never requested this tree be cut down, but a member of the crew said he did.

11/3/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 600 West north of State Road 10.

11/3/14 – A resident in the 7300 block of West Toto Road Way in North Judson reported suspicious activity behind her house possibly indicative of deer poaching.

11/4/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 600 West at State Road 10.

11/4/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Koontz Lake and Hamlet Fire Departments responded to a tractor-trailer rollover accident on U.S. 30 at 500 East, west of State Road 23.

11/4/14 – The owner of property at 1025 East and Division Road reported people putting hunting blinds on his property without permission.

11/4/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on 700 East north of 200 South in Knox.

11/5/14 – A resident in the 4200 block of Lakeshore Drive in Bass Lake reported receiving threatening telephone calls.

11/5/14 – A resident in the 8800 block of East 850 S. in Monterey reported the theft of a box trailer.

11/5/14 – A resident in the 7100 block of Pine Tree Lane in Walkerton advised his neighbor is playing his music extremely loud again.

11/5/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and Fire Department First Responders all responded to a report of a vehicle that went into a ditch on State Road 10 at 750 West in North Judson but were unable to find the driver.

11/6/14 – A man who rents a pole barn in the 3000 block of South 200 East reported the lock was cut off with bolt cutters or some other type of tool.

11/6/14 – A resident in the 6700 block of East 200 South in Knox reported her identity was stolen in August.

11/6/14 – Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident on U.s. 30 at 1150 East in Knox.

11/6/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on South Avenue at Techuseh in Walkerton.

11/7/14 – A resident in the 3400 block of west 400 South in North Judson reported being harassed by a neighbor.

11/7/14 – An employee of Shaw’s Fertilizer in Knox reported his cell phone was stolen sometime yesterday while he was at work.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer accident in the 2300 block of East State Road 10 in Knox.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus turkey property damage accident on Toto Road east of U.S. 35 in Knox.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 35 at 200 South in Knox.

11/7/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 23 at 150 North in Knox.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on State Road 8 at 800 East in Knox.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash on U.S. 30 East 1100 East.

11/8/14 – A resident in the 4000 block of East 150 North in Knox reported his mailbox and a telephone junction box at his residence were damaged.

11/8/14 – A resident in the 3400 block of west 400 South in North Judson advised she is being harassed by her neighbor.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 7000 block of South State Road 10 in Knox in front of KP’s Korner.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash at the Grovertown Truckstop.

11/8/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a vehicle versus deer crash in the 8300 block of U.S. 421 in San Pierre, about a mile south of the Kankakee River.

11/9/14 – The Morland Hunt Club trailer at English Lake and Toto Roads in North Judson burned down the previous night, and the owner would like to speak to an officer.

11/9/14 – A resident in the 4000 block of South 300 East in Knox reported someone did donuts in her yard the previous night and tore up the yard.

11/9/14 – An anonymous caller advised he found a small meth lab by the side of the road in the 3000 block of south 210 in Knox.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

11/5/14 – Robert Adam Allen, 26, North Judson – Warrant.

Pulaski County Police Department

Incidents:

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

11/5/14 – Winamac Police take a report of an iPhone from a residence.

11/7/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to the theft of scrap metal from resident’s home.

11/8/14 – Winamac Police respond to a burglary at resident’s home.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
10/19/14 – A resident in the 100 Block of Sycamore wanted to report a theft of medication. The North Judson Police Department does not file those types of reports. The homeowner was advised and the information was reported.

10/20/14 – Police responded to an unwanted subject in the 100 block of Vine Street. The male was ordered to leave the property and he complied.

10/20/14 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated an intimidation threat via text message involving a male juvenile. After an investigation, a detention hearing was held and the boy was detained. Starke County Officer Robert Manning assisted in picking up the boy from his home.

10/20/14 – A window was broken out of a parked SUV in the 100 block of Sycamore Street.

10/20/14 – Officers were informed of an incident that started at a birthday party in Knox, moved to a local North Judson restaurant and bar and then escalated with a drive to Porter County involving unlawful detaining, battery and intimidation. The case remains under investigation along with Portage Police Department. Portage did make an arrest on the suspect.

10/20/14 – Police filed a domestic argument report on the roadway near 300 west and State Road 10. No subjects were located.

10/20/14 – The same resident in the 100 Block of Sycamore reported the same theft of medications and harassment complaints.

10/22/14 – North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely accompanied a family case manager from CPS to a home in the 500 Block of High Street in reference to random drug testing. While at the residence, a syringe was located in plain sight and the occupants were arrested. Lacy C. Miller, 38, and Kimberly S, Miller, 30, both of 510 High Street were arrested for possession of a syringe and transported to the Starke County Jail.

10/23/14 – A report of a possible prowler in the 300 Block of Leslie was handled by police. No subject[s] were located.

10/23/14 – A report of a family dispute that occurred in the past, in the 300 Block of George Street, resulting in reports being furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor for review.

10/23/14 – A vehicle going south on Garfield Avenue in North Judson was struck by another vehicle turning left onto Garfield off of Campbell Street. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated damages between $1500 and $2000. No injuries were reported. The driver of vehicle two thought the other car was turning onto Campbell and pulled out striking it.

10/23/14 – A report of a dog attacking another dog in the 400 Block of High Street resulted in the aggressive dog’s owner getting an ordinance violation for running at large and ordered to pay any vet bills for the injured animal. Officer Nick Vanni investigated.

10/24/14 – A mid-morning drug deal was witnessed by an off-duty police officer in a local parking lot and the North Judson Police responded to assist and to investigate. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop near 625 South and 300 West. After an extensive investigation, Markus D. Hensley , 51, of Knox, was arrested on two preliminary counts of dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. Officer Thomas continued his investigation into the other party involved with the drug transaction and on the following day he arrested Steven A. Zengri on preliminary charges of dealing in a scheduled I, II, III, controlled substance and possession of the same. All of the charges are felonies. North Judson Police Chief praised the outstanding efforts of the officers involved.

10/24/14 – A report was taken of two loose dogs near Carpenter’s Marathon Station. They were rounded up and returned to their owners.

10/24/14 – Officers received a report of a late evening reckless driver in the Arlington Street area. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely located the vehicle parked at a residence and issued warnings to the driver.

10/26/14 – North Judson Police assisted in a car vs.deer accident near County Road 750 West and State Road 10.

10/26/14 – North Judson Police had a reckless driver complaint on Lane and Central Streets. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was having some medical problems and another family member came to get him.

10/26/14 – A welfare check on an elderly lady was done by the North Judson Police on Weninger Street. All was fine.

10/27/14 – A report of three stolen trash cans was taken by officers in the 500 block of Railroad Street. The cans belong to Richard’s Disposal.

10/28/14 – Officers reported to a report of an ordinance violation on Walnut Street in reference to a home owner burning leaves on the roadway. All yard waste must be burned in a container and watched by an adult and not on the pavement.

10/28/14 – An employee at the Dollar General store requested police for a shoplifter. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely responded and met with the manager and suspect in the parking lot. After a brief investigation, Shantelle E. Vierke, 21, of Winamac was arrested on preliminary charges of theft and conversion and transported to the Starke County Jail.

10/29/14 – Police investigated a pickup truck parked in the back yard of a residence in the 100 block of Silver Street. The home owner was compensated for any damages.

10/29/14 – Officers were advised of an animal complaint in the 700 block of Cherry Street. The owners of the animal were advised that if any animal leaves their property they will be cited for running at large.

10/29/14 – Police were notified of a report of threats being received via the telephone in the 200 Block of Silver Street.

10/29/14 – A reckless driver was not located in the area of State Road 10 and State Road 39. Pulaski County was notified to look as well.

10/30/14 – North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated a very minor property damage accident on Lane Street. The owners exchanged information and no report done with damages under $1000.

10/30/14 – A lady reported receiving a large dollar amount check from a company asking them to cash it and send a money order to another company. This was a scam and no monies were exchanged. Just remember do not send anyone any money without having legitimate business with that company. Never send money orders, money grams, green dot cards, gift cards, or any other type of bearer instrument with no recourse action. Those types of payments should be a clue that it is a scam. Be careful and when in doubt call police.

10/30/14 – A home repair man in the 3900 block of Third Street reported an intoxicated person harassing him. North Judson police told the man to leave the area and a warning for trespassing was issued.

10/31/14 – Family Express employees reported to North Judson Police that a man was sitting on the floor and appeared to be intoxicated. Police responded within minutes and the suspect had left as soon as police were called. This remains under investigation as the person was later identified.

10/31/14 – A report of loud fireworks was received by the North Judson Police around 11:00 p.m. The suspects were located in the 3900 W. block of 625 South and advised to stop them. They complied.

10/30/14 – A man was intimidated earlier in the evening and threatened in reference to him seeing his daughter. A report was made to the North Judson Police Department for information only at this time

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.
10/18/14 – Aaron L. Muffley, 4687 N. U.S. 35, Winamac, IN was arrested on a preliminary charge of driving while suspended – prior.

10/20/14 – A male juvenile was arrested for a felony charge of intimidation.

10/23/14 – Lacy C, Miller, 38, of 510 High Street, North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of a syringe.

10/23/14 – Kimberly S. Miller, 30, 510 High Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of a syringe.

10/24/14 – Markus D. Hensley, 51, of 2382 E. Toto Road, Knox, IN, arrested preliminary charges of dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance, possession of a schedule I, II, III or IV controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

10/25/14 – Steven A. Zengri, 25, of 112 Lane Street B, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance and possession of a schedule I, II, III, or IV controlled substance.

10/28/14 – Shantelle E. Vierke, 21, 5885 N 575 West, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of theft.

North Judson Monthly Report – October

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Incidents:

10/31/14 – A resident in the 1500 block of south 300 East in Knox reported identity theft.

10/31/14 – A resident advised she found items she had not reported stolen at Hines Salvage Yard.

10/27/14 – A resident in the 3700 block of south 150 East in Knox reported her dog was attacked by another dog the previous night.

10/27/14 – A resident in the 4800 block of east 150 North in Knox reported a car title stolen.

10/27/14 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported in the 4100 block of south 350 West in North Judson.

10/28/14 – The Knox and Hamlet Fire Departments, Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Starke County EMS responded to a brush fire in the 4200 block of east 150 North in Knox that spread to a shed.

10/28/14 – The owner of the EZ Camp Campground in Grovertown said he is involved in litigation with a vendor who is there destroying property.

10/28/14 – The sheriff’s department was notified of a possible trespasser at a vacant home on 100 East north of State Road 10 in Knox.

10/28/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy found evidence of a meth lab under the U.S. 35 bridge south of U.S. 30.

10/28/14 – A resident in the 8700 block of East Long Lane Drive in Knox asked to file a fraud report after finding a suspicious credit card.

10/28/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township First Responders responded to an accident with injuries at 100 west and Toto Road in Knox.

10/29/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township First Responders responded to single-vehicle accident on 100 West north of 400 South in Knox.

10/29/14 – A motorist advised his pickup truck was run off the road by a red semi in the eastbound lane of U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Grovertown.

10/29/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident on State Road 10 at Kirby’s Corner in Bass Lake.

10/29/14 – A Walkerton resident advised they have an active court case in Marshall County and are being harassed by the other party in Starke County.

10/29/14 – A resident in the 6400 block of east 125 South in Knox reported damage to the telephone junction box located in front of her residence.

10/29/14 – Police responded to a pickup truck versus deer accident in front of Miller’s Auto in Knox.

10/29/14 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported on 600 West at 500 South.
10/29/14 – A resident in the 7800 block of North Tecumseh Road in Walkerton reported the theft of a puppy.

10/30/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy found drugs in the trash outside the jail.

10/30/14 – A resident in the 1100 block of East State Road 10 in Knox reported someone is damaging her Halloween decorations and taking out her porch lights.

10/30/14 – A resident in the 2500 block of East State Road 10 in Knox reported the theft of his rifle from his residence.

10/30/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Knox Police Department responded to a car versus deer accident on 1100 East north of 900 South.

10/31/14 – Officers responded to a property damage only rollover wreck on 50 South east of 100 East in Knox.

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, North Judson Police Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township First Responders responded to a rollover accident with injuries on State Road 39 north of 400 South in North

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of 500 South and Range Road in Knox.

10/31/14 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 750 South and 1150 East in Culver.

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer crash on 100 North two miles east of U.S. 35.

10/31/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Walkerton Police Department responded to a fight at the Time Out Bar in Walkerton.

11/01/14 – A property damage accident was reported in the parking lot of Knoll Brothers.

11/01/14 – A Knox resident was involved in a vehicle versus deer accident in the 6100 block of East 100 North in Knox.

11/01/14 – A San Pierre resident was involved in a vehicle versus deer accident on Toto Road west of State Road 39 in North Judson.

11/02/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Koontz Lake and Hamlet First Responders and Starke County EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident on 750 East at U.S. 30 in Knox.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not indicative of guilt or innocence and is merely an acknowledgment an arrest has been made. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

10/30/14 – Charlie Marie Estok, 26, Knox – Warrant.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

10/24/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fire-related incident at a resident’s home.

10/24/14 – Winamac Police took a theft report after a purse was stolen from the trunk of a vehicle.

10/24/14 – A house fire was reported in Winamac.

10/25/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen wallet at Fort Knox Paintball.

10/27/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen credit card.

10/27/14 – Winamac Police took a report of a stolen vehicle.

10/28/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a motorcycle stolen from in front of a home.

10/28/14 – Winamac Police took a theft report. A cross bow, arrows and lens for a welding hood were all reported stolen.

10/31/14 – Medaryville Police took a report of a stolen green truck.

11/1/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a stolen leaf blower.

11/2/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies took a theft report for a red 1999 Bayou 300 Kawasaki four-wheeler.

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department

Incidents:

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen

10/20/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle rollover wreck at the intersection of U.S. 421 and Fisher Street in San Pierre. No injuries were reported.

10/20/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department, North Judson Police Department, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department First Responders all responded to a two-vehicle accident on State Road 10 by the cemetery.

10/20/14 – A resident in the 3500 block of English Lake Road reported riders on four-wheelers trespassing on his property.

10/20/14 – Police responded to a report of a car versus deer crash on U.S. 35 north of Knox.

10/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a car versus deer crash that occurred the previous evening on U.S. 35 south of 450 South in Knox.

10/21/14 – A Knox resident reported receiving a threatening telephone call from a known suspect.

10/21/14 – A resident in the 9800 block of East State Road 8 in Knox reported her brother destroyed some of her things.

10/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a semi truck versus deer crash on U.S. 30 east of Knoll Brothers.

10/21/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a car versus deer crash on 700 East south of 200 South in Knox.

10/22/14 – Hamlet Police, Starke County EMS, Hamlet Fire Department and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department all responded to an accident with injuries and entrapment on U.S. 30 in front of Knoll Brothers.

10/22/14 – A resident in the 11500 block of East South Avenue in Walkerton reported people trespassing on his property.

10/22/14 – A resident in the 6300 block of South 500 West in North Judson reported multiple people on four-wheelers driving and doing tricks on his property at the southwest corner of State Road 10 and 500 West.

10/23/14 – The owner of a property in the 3200 block of South 750 East in Knox advised the Starke County Sheriff’s Department his residence had been broken into.

10/23/14 – A resident in the 500 block of North Roosevelt Road in Knox reported people in a red four-door passenger car just threw pumpkins at her house. She said this is the second time it has happened.

10/24/14 – A resident in the 1600 block of East 150 South in Knox reported his mailbox was vandalized by pumpkins.

10/24/14 – A resident in the 4100 block of South 350 West in North Judson reported his mailbox was destroyed.

10/24/14 – The owner of property in the 1200 block of east 700 South in Knox reported someone hunting there despite posted no trespassing signs.

10/24/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 35 north of 250 North in Knox.

10/24/14 – A burglary-in-progress was reported in the 4400 block of South Dawn Drive West in North Judson.

10/24/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus deer accident on U.S. 30 east of Grovertown Truck Stop.

10/25/14 – A purse with keys and credit cards was reported stolen from the Shriner’s Club in the 7000 block of South State Road 10 in Knox.

10/25/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Roads 10 and 39 involving a vehicle in a ditch.

10/25/14 – A resident in the 1400 block of North U.S. 35 in Knox reported the theft of his six-month-old German Shepherd.

10/25/14 – A resident in the 1600 block of Fernwood Drive reported four our five people coon hunting on his property without permission the previous night.

10/25/14 – A man said he was driving on U.S. 30 at the U.S. 35 exit when something fell off a trailer and damaged his vehicle.

10/26/14 – A resident in the 3100 block of South 900 Way in San Pierre advised someone just lit his lawn mower on fire.

10/26/14 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a crash in the southbound lanes of 500 East south of 700 North in Hamlet.

10/26/14 – Trespassers were reported in the area of Hensler’s Nursery in the 5700 block of North 750 East in Hamlet. The caller advised two men and a child were hunting mushrooms on the west side of the property and were told to leave. They were driving a gold four-door car with Illinois license plates.

10/26/14 – A man reported the theft of a HTC One cell phone with a laser green case from a home on 250 West the previous night.

10/26/14 – A resident in the area of 400 South and 650 West in North Judson reported shots being fired in the area.

10/26/14 – A resident in the 6900 block of East Toto Road reported the theft of her “Bill Dulin for Sheriff” sign.

10/26/14 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy issued a trespass warning to a man in the 3100 block of South U.S. 35 in Knox.

10/26/14 – A resident in the 8000 block of North Bush Street in Walkerton reported someone tried to kick her door in but said she does not believe anyone got into her residence.

Arrests:

Arrest reports are merely a record that an arrest has been made and are not indicative of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

10/24/14 – Jeffrey A. Japkowski, 37, North Judson: Criminal trespass to land.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

Incidents:

10/17/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies take report of theft of property from a residence.

10/20/14 – A Medaryville resident reports a bicycle stolen from the front porch of a residence. The Medaryville Police Department takes the report.

10/21/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies take a report of a stolen television.

10/22/14 – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies take a report of a residential burglary during which tools were stolen.

Knox City Police Department

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

Incidents:

10/22/14 – $100 worth of alcohol was reported stolen from the CVS in the 900 block of South Heaton Street in Knox.

10/25/14 – A resident in the 1200 block of South 300 East in Knox reported the theft of several items from his garage.

Arrests:

Arrest reports are merely a record that an arrest has been made and are not indicative of guilt or innocence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

10/22/14 – Joshua James Whitfield, 29, Knox: Battery by strangulation.

10/22/14 – Dennis B. Wilson Jr. 29, Winamac,: Public intoxication and theft of alcohol.

10/22/14 – Sammie Lee Marshall Jr., 20, Knox: Public intoxication, disorderly conduct and theft of alcohol.

10/23/14 – Alan P. Craft, 27, North Judson: Warrant.

10/23/14 – Brittani Rhy-Anna Fisher, 20, Knox,Possession of a syringe, possession of methamphetamine and a warrant.

Three Injured in U.S. 30 Accident

Three people were injured in a traffic accident on U.S. 30 at Knoll Brothers in Starke County this morning.

Starke County deputies conducted an investigation and found that a semi truck pulled out of the truck stop headed west on U.S. 30 when a driver in an SUV traveling in the same direction rear-ended the semi, according to witness accounts released in a news release by the sheriff’s department. The SUV rolled on its side. The SUV was pulling a wood chipper at the time of the accident. The semi was stopped four-tenths of a mile west of the scene on U.S. 30.

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