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Starke County Sheriff’s Department Officers Investigate Two Accidents

Published: October 14th, 2011

Starke County Sheriffs Department officers were called to a one vehicle roll-over accident on U.S. 35 north of State Road 8 (north) this morning.

The driver of the vehicle, Chantel Box, 25, of Knox, was northbound on U.S. 35 when she lost control of her vehicle causing it to go off the roadway and overturn on the eastside of U.S. 35.

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Accident Claims Life of a Knox High School Student

Published: October 11th, 2011

Drew Shearin

A Knox High School student was killed in a single vehicle accident late Monday night.

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department said that 17-year-old Andrew “Drew” Shearin was traveling eastbound on State Road 8 when for some unknown reason, his vehicle left the roadway and struck a NIPSCO utility pole. The accident occurred just east of the Yellow River Bridge. Starke County Sheriff’s Department officers and Washington Township Fire Department personnel found him trapped in the vehicle and he was pronounced dead at the scene.  Starke County EMS and the Knox City Police Department assisted at the scene.

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Police Reports

Published: October 10th, 2011

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
10/09/11 A resident in Cass Township reported that an unknown hunter was on his property and was trespassing.

10/09/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a bicycle. The bike was returned when the suspect learned the police were involved.

10/09/11 A caller told police that there is a truck going southbound along the old railroad tracks north of Medaryville with a “bunch” of marijuana sticking out of the truck bed. The truck appeared to be occupied with two teenage boys. A farmer called to report seeing the same thing and he chased them but they took off into the woods. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle but White and Jasper County officers were notified of the situation.

10/09/11 Police were notified of a strong LP gas smell in the driveway at a home in Monterey. The Monterey-Tippecanoe Fire Department was called to the scene. The homeowner answered the door and appeared to be ok. Firefighters noted the strong smell of gas and NIPSCO was notified.

10/09/11 The owner of a liquor store in Medaryville called police to report the theft of money from the store. He said he may have forgotten to lock the door when he left. Someone had called him to tell him that the door was open.

10/08/11 Police were called to the north side of Pizza Hut in Medaryville in reference to a man sleeping in a car. Police found that the subject had a suspended driver’s license. He was given a verbal warning not to drive.

10/08/11 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department received a call that shots were fired in Star City. Other neighbors reported the same thing. One person was arrested on the scene for a small claims warrant.

10/08/11 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a lawn fire north of Medaryville. When firefighters arrived on scene, they noticed that it was a small fire and it was a controlled burn.

10/08/11 A Winamac resident called to report the theft of a vehicle. A person agreed to buy the vehicle from the caller but hasn’t paid for it. It was found to be missing from the residence. The caller suspects that the vehicle could have been sold for scrap.

10/08/11 A resident in the Franklin Township area is requesting a dog bite report. The victim has several stitches to her face following a dog attack by a male St. Bernard/Lab mix. The dog is in quarantine with the Starke County Humane Society.

10/07/11 An apartment maintenance manager reported vandalism to one of the apartments. Some unknown person(s) kicked in the office door and vandalized the office.

10/07/11 A resident in Cass Township reported that someone broke into his garage and stole tools.

10/07/11 A elderly lady called police report her purse stolen. The incident was caught on video. Officers identified the subject, called him, and he will be returning the purse. The suspect said that he thought the purse belonged to another lady and it wasn’t hers.

10/07/11 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of an accident between a semi and a van. The caller said he sees one person who was bleeding. The passenger was treated at the scene.

10/04/11 A Winamac resident called to report vandalism to his truck.

10/04/11 A resident in Pulaski reported the theft of items from his home.

10/04/11 A Harris Township resident filed a trespassing complaint.

10/04/11 A Winamac business requested a report for a shoplifter. Cologne and teeth whitener were stolen.

10/04/11 A resident in Pulaski called police after he found the gas lines to a truck cut. The truck had been sitting at the residence and it would not start. It was then that he learned the lines had been cut. Officers were headed out to the area where this happened as there were reports of theft from his neighbors.

Arrests:
10/09/11 Richard Iverson, 55, 3921 S. State Road 119, Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

10/09/11 Billie Jo Matthews, 38, Fair Oaks, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

10/09/11 Brian Toosley, 11100 E. Pennsylvania, Monticello, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

10/08/11 Robert Porter, 32, 5741 Wirck St., Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

10/06/11 Charlotte Rupert, 24, 311 Ruthie Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

10/06/11 Lawerence McDougbull, 601 E. Merel St., Indianapolis, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 10/06/11

10/06/11 Johnathan Egolf, 23, 10702 W. San Pierre Rd., San Pierre, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 10/06/11

10/06/11 Daniel J. Egolf, 21, 10702 W. San Pierre Rd., San Pierre, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 10/06/11

10/05/11 Derrick D. Penwell, 28, 1406 Ohio St., Michigan City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 10/05/11.

10/05/11 Eric M. Gainer, 42, 25545 1000 W., Kewanna, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 10/05/11

10/04/11 Matthew Wheeler, 29, 2165 W. 700 S., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Handgun without a Permit. Discharged 10/06/11

10/03/11 Jeremy Ratliff, 37, 11 W. Indiana Ave., Hamlet, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 10/06/11

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
10/07/11 A four-car chain reaction property damage accident took place in the North Judson–San Pierre High School parking lot Friday afternoon. All four were in line waiting to exit the lot, when the last vehicle in line was distracted and hit the car in front of him, causing a chain reaction doing slight damage to each vehicle. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely and Officer Frank Thomas investigated and estimated total damages at just under $1,000. All four drivers were high school students.

10/05/11 After receiving a call of a car deer accident, the North Judson Police responded to Talmer Avenue near the intersection of Ufkes Drive. The driver, Mark Stanojevic, had struck a deer crossing Talmer just west of Ufkes, with his Ford pickup. Officer Bill Scheiderer set damages at $750, noting how rare it is to have a deer accident within the town limits.

10/04/11 The North Judson Police investigated a Battery report in the 600 Block of Mulberry Street. A 24 year old female reported being struck (slapped) in the back of her head by a 22 year old man. A complete investigation was completed and provided to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for formal charges.

Arrests:
10/03/11 Nicholas T. Rudd, 18, 304 Main Street, North , IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
10/10/11 A representative from the 7-Up company told police that he was at the 7-Up pop machine that sits in front of the ALCO store when he saw that the outer casing of the machine above the pop drop receiver was broken.

10/07/11 Pat Clemons told police that sometime the night prior, some unknown person(s) entered her home and took her grandson’s computer. They also removed medications from her purse.

Arrests:
10/09/11 Carissa Timm, 29, 205 N. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant from Starke Circuit Court.

10/06/11 Robert Sickmiller, 18, 9015 E. 150 N., Grovertown, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

10/05/11 Earl Beem, Jr., 29, 1405 W. 18th St. Apt #5D, LaPorte, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Meth over 3 Grams, Possession of Precursors, Resisting Law Enforcement and two active arrest warrants.
Melina Sallee, 40, Kingsford Heights, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Assisting a Criminal.

10/04/11 Waylon Anderson, 31, 313 N. Clark St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Resisting Law Enforcement and an active arrest warrant.

10/04/11 Joshua Bartlett, 21, 802 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Criminal Mischief.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
10/09/11 Susan Perdue called police to report that she is on State Road 39 north of State Road 10 and hit a tree. She swerved to avoid hitting a deer and hit the tree.

10/09/11 A resident in the North Judson area called police to report that some unknown suspect(s) has slit the top of her convertible.

10/09/11 It was reported to police that a storage unit by the “s” curve in the back has been broken into.

10/08/11 A Monterey resident requested to speak to a police officer. She thinks her neighbor killed her dog.

10/08/11 A resident in the 8800 block of N. State Road 23 in Knox called police to advised that his neighbors are illegally burning treated wood.

10/07/11 A resident in the 200 block of Jefferson St. in Hamlet reported the theft of green mountain bike.

10/07/11 Richard Heemstra reported the theft of winning raffle tickets.

10/07/11 A resident in the 11000 block of E. Toto Rd.in Culver told police that she believes that her neighbor is taking her phone and canned goods out of her cabinets.

10/06/11 A resident in the 8100 block of S. 1200 E. in North Judson reported the theft of a lawnmower.

10/06/11 Marshall Garlach was injured when he was attacked by two dogs. The dog owner, Candace Simmons, of Knox, IN, was cited for Criminal Recklessness and Harboring a Non-Immunized Dog. One dog was reportedly put down by an officer due to aggressive movement and the other was taken to the Starke County Humane Society.

10/05/11 A resident in the 3100 block of S. 350 E. in Knox reported the theft of a television from his residence.

10/04/11 A resident in the 8700 block of S. 200 W. in Knox requested assistance in getting a ground squirrel out her home.

Arrests:
10/08/11 William Sandefur, 39, of Hammond, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

10/07/11 Wade Berg, 36, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana.

10/05/11 Alvin Randall, 62, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Knox Man Attacked by Dogs

Published: October 7th, 2011

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a dog attack call Thursday. When officers arrived on scene, at 2220 East 200 South in Knox, they saw Marshall Garlach had extensive injuries to his entire body after being attacked by two American Bulldogs.

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Police Reports

Published: October 3rd, 2011

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/30/11 A resident called police to report suspicious activity. The caller said that some unknown person(s) were parked in his driveway and messing around by the house.

09/30/11 A Winamac resident called to report that her TV and other items were stolen from her apartment.

09/30/11 A Star City resident reported that a vehicle was driving by her house and stopped in front of her house every once in a while. Upon further investigation, the car belonged to subjects from the U.S. Department of Health and they are redoing mapping.

09/30/11 A businessman reported items stolen from the business.

09/29/11 A Cass Township resident called to report that some unknown person(s) came onto his property and stole items and conducted vandalism.

09/28/11 A Star City resident reported a break-in at his shop. Some items were stolen.

09/28/11 A Medaryville resident told police that he just bought some items and he noticed them missing after a guest was in his house.

09/28/11 A resident in the Bruce Lake area called police to report that some unknown male individuals just went by her house and threw a pumpkin at her mailbox.

09/27/11 A utility pole in the Francesville area was reportedly on fire. NIPSCO was advised of the situation.

09/27/11 A Star City resident reported a theft from his shop.

09/27/11 A Monterey resident requested to speak to an officer regarding the theft of trailer axles.

09/27/11 An inmate in the jail told the staff that he smelled smoke.  The fire department was called to the scene to check it out.  A ballast had started to smoke in one of the cells and the problem was corrected.

09/26/11 A 1997 Chevy Silverado was reported stolen in the Winamac area. The keys were left in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

09/26/11 A Cass Township resident requested to speak with an officer. He is going to file an arson report on a trailer he was renting.

09/26/11 A Pulaski resident called police to report the theft of a cutting torch.

09/26/11 A resident in Pulaski told police that his car was parked on State Road 119 and someone smashed in the windshield

09/26/11 An employee at a Winamac business reported the theft of $38 in gas.

Arrests:
10/03​/11 Carl Larkin, 49, 201 N. Jefferson, Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Strangulation and Domestic Battery.

10/02/11 Jimmy Hopkins, 50, 627 W. Washington, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

10/02/11 James Larvich, 42, 310 N. East Lot 17, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

09/29/11 Larry E. Samons, 37, 115 E. Lyman, Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 09/30/11

09/28/11 Rex Allen, 35, 6746 N. 1000 W., Plymouth, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 09/28/11

09/28/11 Timothy Belue, 40, 6757 W. 750 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Arrests:
10/02/11 Johnathon M. Jones, 18, 311 George Street, North Judson, IN arrested on a Starke Circuit Warrant for Receiving Stolen Property.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
09/29/11 Rebecca Pugh reported the theft of a bank card and cash.

Arrests:
10/03/11 Nolan Wood, 19, 1885 Fernwood Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Chinese Throwing Star (two counts).

10/03/11 Annette Beedle, 54, 404 S. Prettyman St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

10/02/11 James Mueller, 26, 712 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.
Erica Abraham, 23, 712 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

09/29/11 Johnny Green, 43, 403 Maple Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Residential Entry and Disorderly Conduct.

09/27/11 Audrey Allen, 27, 1403 Short Columbia St., Frankfort, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC over .15%.
Katelin Allen, 24, 103 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Arrests:

9/26/11 Michael Wayne Handley, 27, from North Judson by SCSD: Public Intoxication after police were advised that he had wrecked an ATV and sustained injuries to his leg and ankle.

9/27/11 Viviana Lorena Hernandez, 33, from Knox by SCSD: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Escape, and Resisting Law Enforcement after police received a complaint of a reckless driver on U.S. 39.

9/27/11 Perry Workman, 33, from Knox by SCSD after police were advised he had pulled a gun on his brother Everett.

9/28/11 Kristen Ann Thompson, 34, from Knox and Donald Wade Fletcher, 43, from Knox by SCSD: Criminal Trespass to Residence.

9/29/11 John R. Gue, 20, from North Judson by SCSD: Possession of Controlled Substance after he had been involved in a collision with a tree.

10/01/11 Rebecca J. Schneider, 50, from Culver by SCSD: Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated after her vehicle had gone off the road by the railroad tracks near Ind. 8.

Incidents:

9/26/11 A resident of the 6600 block of South 450 East in Knox reported she had hired a contractor to do remodeling, and gave him a check for $13,000 and $7000 in cash. The contractor has not done any work and she is unable to get in contact with him.

9/26/11 Jay Taylor of North Judson told police that someone had run over his mailbox and knocked it over, leaving part of a bumper and a fender laying in his yard.

9/27/11 Gavin Jackson from Stelrema in Knox reported a theft of propane tanks.

9/27/11 A resident of the 8200 block of North Apache in Walkerton reported his scooter, which was in his front yard for sale, had been stolen the night before.

9/27/11 A resident of the 8800 block of East 700 North in Knox reported her barn had been broken into and three cars were stolen: two 1967 Firebirds and a 1955 Chevrolet truck.

9/27/11 A resident of the 100 block of North Pearl Street in Knox reported her vehicle had possibly been stolen and scrapped.

9/28/11 A resident of the 8700 block of East 75 North in Knox told police that her friend had a stroke and had things stolen from him.

9/28/11 A resident of the 3300 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported that his entire mailbox had been stolen.

9/28/11 Josh Hopper of Walkerton reported he had returned home from work to find his outside window open and his television missing.

9/29/11 A resident of the 8100 block of South 1100 East in Knox reported items had been taken out of her yard and her front gate had been damaged.

9/29/11 A resident of Walkerton reported a camera had been stolen from his truck near the corner of 775 North and 700 East.

10/01/11 A resident of the 3700 block of East Debby Drive in Knox told police that his 2009 red Peterbilt was previously parked at the intersection of Ind. 10 and Ind. 35 and was no longer there.

10/01/11 A resident of Walkerton reported the storage units on Ind. 23 had been broken into.

10/01/11 Joannie Cornado of Knox told police her home and garage had been broken into.

10/02/11 A resident of the 9200 block of Sycamore Street in Monterey reported his summer home had been broken into and items had been stolen.

Two Arrested on Charges of Residential Entry

Published: September 30th, 2011

Starke County Sheriff’s Department officers arrested a Knox and a North Judson resident Wednesday night after they were found to be in a residence in which they were not allowed.

Officers were called to a residence on 150 North where a woman taking care of the homeowner’s children tried to gain entry into the home to gather clothes for the children. When she put the key in the door, the door simply pushed open. She told officers that she locked the door before she left the home earlier in the day. When officers arrived on scene, they saw a different woman, Kristen Thompson, coming out of the home. She was asked if anyone else was in the home and she said Donnie Fletcher was in the home. Officers called for Fletcher to come out of the house and he didn’t answer. While searching the home, they heard a crash from the garage and found Fletcher standing on the stair platform. He was placed into custody. Police found methamphetamine related items and the finished product in the residence. A search warrant was issued to collect the items.

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One Person Injured in an Accident in Starke County

Published: September 29th, 2011

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was called to a one vehicle accident on State Road 39 on Tuesday.

A witness told police that he saw Vivianna Hernandez, 33, of Knox, southbound on State Road 39 near 200 South and she left the roadway, hit a mailbox and then hit a tree. Officers determined at the scene that she had been drinking at the time of the accident. She was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident and for a blood draw to determine blood alcohol level. The results of that blood draw are pending.

Police Reports

Published: September 26th, 2011

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:
09/25/11 A resident in the 600 block of Arlington Avenue reported his Silver 2007 Toyota Corolla taken from his driveway sometime from 10:00 p.m. Saturday until Sunday morning. North Judson Police Chief Deputy, Joe Budner, is investigating the motor vehicle theft. The vehicle was left unlocked with the keys on the passenger seat.

09/25/11 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated a property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 39 and Highway 10. A semi was turning east off of State Road 39 and needed to back up in order to make the turn. The driver, from Etna Green, while backing up, collided with a Geo Tracker causing damage. Estimated damages was set at over $750.

09/24/11 During a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle, Joshua Shepherd, of Culver, was arrested by North Judson Police Officer William Scheiderer for Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction. His vehicle was impounded.

09/23/11 A property damage only fender-bender occurred in the 300 block of Dahlke Street Friday morning. North Judson Police investigated the accident where Eardon Agee backed out of his driveway and hit a parked vehicle. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated damages at over $1,000.

09/21/11 North Judson Police received a report of a disabled vehicle on State Road 10 east of town. Officer William Scheiderer arrived on scene and observed a male subject pushing his vehicle. The driver was cited for Driving While Suspended and his vehicle was impounded.

09/20/11 A property owner reported to the North Judson Police that neighborhood boys are cutting down her trees and using it for campfires.

09/19/11 A vandalism report was taken by the North Judson Police in the 300 block of W. Weninger Street in reference to a vehicle was hit by eggs multiple times. Two additional neighbors reported an egg thrown at their home as well.

Arrests:
09/25/2011 Gilbert C. Bolster, 25, North Judson, IN, arrested for a Warrant through Starke Circuit Court for Child Support Obligation.

09/24/2011 Joshua W. Shepherd, 23, Culver, IN, arrested for Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction.

09/23/2011 Lee Patterson, 39, North Judson, IN, arrested for a Warrant for Neglect of a Dependent.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/25/11 A resident in the Denham area told police that there are loud vehicles driving back and forth of his residence and then it sounded as if someone was banging on the garage. The caller said that two abandoned houses north of his residence have been robbed and he has seen fresh tracks going in and out of those houses. He requested extra patrol.

09/25/11 A resident in the Monterey area reported that the eastbound stop sign at 600 East and 600 North are missing. When police arrived on scene, they saw that the post the sign was on was hit by a vehicle. Police are wondering if it was hit by the person who called about the sign as the accident appeared new.

09/25/11 A Francesville resident called to report shots fired and said the shots came from the front of the park. Police determined that the shots were fired in a safe direction around the area for practice shooting and the person was shooting at a ground squirrel.

09/25/11 Police received a call about a suspicious man roaming around a business taking scrap. The man had put some aluminum cans in the back of his pickup. Police spotted the suspect and asked him to put the aluminum cans back where he found them.

09/25/11 A caller told police that there was a possible drunk driver all over the road in Winamac. Police caught up with the suspect and the suspect told police that he was texting while driving. He told police that he had been arrested by the Indiana State Police two weeks prior for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, but in this case, he did not smell of alcohol and was given a verbal warning for texting while driving.

09/25/11 A Medaryville resident told police that a generator and TV are missing from a storage shed. The caller also said that he was at his rental storage unit and the lock was changed. After an investigation, officers learned that several locks were changed after they were cut off by unknown subject(s). The owner had tried to contact the complaintant to advise him of the change, but was unable to get a hold of him.

09/24/11 A caller in the Bruce Lake area told police that he was putting up a deer blind on his own property when one of his neighbors came on his property and started threatening him. He said he was a police officer. He and his 10-year-old son were at the property getting ready to hunt deer and the person who was harrassing them was purposely driving a 4-wheeler around and making noise so it ruined the hunting day. A conservation officer who investigated the incident said it is a misdemeanor offense to bother someone while hunting.

09/24/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of cash and an X-Box.

09/24/11 A caller in the Beardstown area told police that a lady is out on U.S. 35 sweeping. A couple of cars had to slow down for fear of hitting her. She was sweeping her yard and now she’s sweeping the highway. Officers confronted the person who said that she likes to go barefoot out to her mailbox and was sweeping around the mailbox so the rocks don’t hurt her feet.

09/24/11 A caller from Francesville told police that there is someone in his driveway letting the air out of his tires. Last month, the caller had a flat tire and a broken window.

09/23/11 A property damage accident was reported at the intersection of Monticello and Spring Streets in Winamac. Minimal damage was reported.

09/22/11 A caller in Star City reported that some unknown person(s) spray painted a building and left behind evidence.

09/22/11 While a police officer was out doing a VIN check, it was noted that the vehicle was reported stolen. The owner of the truck reported the truck and driver missing in January and then he tracked them down in Nebraska and fired the driver. The owner then drove the truck back to Michigan and sold it and did not tell police that he recovered the vehicle.

09/22/11 A resident called to report two vehicles stolen from her yard about one month ago. She talked to the lien company who said that they didn’t repossess them. She thought the company had the cars and that’s why she’s just reporting them stolen now. The officer said they have been missing so long, they will not do a report.

09/21/11 A caller reported an abandoned trailer fire in Medaryville.

09/21/11 A caller reported the theft of a field cultivator, six tractor weights and a white 1982 International semi.

09/20/11 A caller reported that shots were fired behind the complaintant’s house in the northwestern part of Pulaski County.

09/20/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that he hit a large tree down across the roadway. He did not see if because of the fog. Crews were called to dismantle the tree and clear the hazard from the roadway.

09//20/11 Vandalism was reported in one of the cemeteries in Winamac.

09/20/11 A mother caught her own daughter shoplifting and called the police on her.

09/20/11 A Pulaski resident reported the theft of his new John Deere riding lawn mower.

Arrests:
09/26/11 Travis S. Tuttle, 31, of 7000 S. 450 W., Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Violator and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/25/11 Jeffery D. Lange, 52, 7995 W. 700 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/23/11 Eric Kemp, 29, 612 ½ S. Market St, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 09/23/11

09/21/11 James A. Miller, 46, 14254 W. 600 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 09/22/11

09/21/11 Marla Frank, 39, 1023 N. Monticello, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 09/22/11

09/21/11 Jeannie Rubalcava, 52, 6508 US 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
09/26/11 An employee at Cambe’s called the police to report that seven locks had been cut and laying in front of the storage units located behind the business. The locks have been replaced and extra patrol was requested.

09/24/11 Police located a purse laying in the intersection of St. Louis Street and Shield Street in Knox belonging to Destiny Spencer. She was reportedly at O’s Tap when she had a medical emergency and the officer returned the purse to her after she was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital.

09/24/11 An employee at Mark’s Body Shop reported that the air conditioning unit had been stolen from the business at 253 E. John Street.

09/24/11 An employee from Smith Farm Store reported the theft of headphones from the store.

09/19/11 Sandy Ferris reported the theft of a rototiller from her yard.

Arrests:
09/25/11 Jerome Clark, Jr., 36, 10452 E. 600 N., Grovertown, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC of at least .15%.

09/24/11 Michael Watts was arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

09/24/11 Annette Beedle, 54, 404 S. Prettyman St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

09/23/11 Ellis Clemons, 44, was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Legend Drug and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Brandie Kotras, 33, was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Legend Drug and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Tracie Young, 25, was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Steve Wilson, 40, was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

09/22/11 Danny Traylor, 51, 3720 E. Toto Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement by Fleeing and Reckless Driving. He was cited for driving left of center and driving while suspended.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/24/11 A resident in the 3000 block of S. 100 W. in North Judson called police to report that a male subject has been walking back and forth in front of her residence for approximately a half hour.

09/24/11 A resident in the 900 block of W. 450 S. in North Judson told police that a male subject drove a stock car down State Road 39 and ran her off the road. The vehicle also ran other vehicles off the roadway.

09/24/11 A resident in the 3800 block of E. Toto Road in Knox requested extra patrol. He said that he saw someone on his property. He said his home was broken into a while ago.

09/23/11 A resident called to report that a vehicle was stuck on the railroad tracks on State Road 23 south of 200 South and someone is trying to get the vehicle off the tracks at this time.

09/22/11 A resident in the 700 block of Cherry Street in North Judson reported the theft of a money order.

09/21/11 A resident in the 100 block of N. U.S. 35 in Knox called police to report that he found a bag with someone’s personal property including prescription bottles and clothing.

Arrests:
09/21/11 Algin Trent, 46, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Trespass and Theft.

Accidents:
09/26/11 Erin Eaton, 19, of North Judson, was traveling north on U.S. 421 when a red GMC pickup truck went to pass her at a high rate of speed. When the pickup truck was attempting to pass, a semi coming south on U.S. 421 was approaching, and was going to hit the pickup truck head-on. The red GMC pickup swerved back towards her vehicle which caused her to go off the road and down into the ditch and then her vehicle started flipping end over end. A witness gave the same statement. Eaton was treated for her injuries.

09/25/11 Kimberly King, 34, of Knox, said she was driving east on State Road 10 when she noticed a vehicle driving erratically and then it crossed the center line and hit her head-on. After the crash, Carson Rowe, 38, of North Judson, fled the scene on foot. The officer did a non-custodial interview with Rowe and he reportedly told police that he had been drinking and he was very tired and passed out behind the wheel and crashed head-on into King’s vehicle. He then became worried his insurance had expired so he fled the scene.

09/21/11 Kelly Carey, 23, of Knox, was traveling eastbound on State Road 10 just east of County Road 1150 East when he lost control of her car. She said she doesn’t know what cased her to lose control. The vehicle left the roadway, rolled three times, and came to rest of its roof. She exited the vehicle through the trunk area and pulled the passenger through the trunk as well. Both the driver and passenger, 27-year-old Jacquline Allsop, of Knox, were taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment.

Search Warrant Nets Four Arrests in Knox

Published: September 26th, 2011

Ellis Clemons

Brandie Kotras

Tracie Young

Steve Wilson

Four Knox residents were arrested Friday morning after officers from the Knox City Police Department and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 202 W. Locust Drive in Knox.

Officers had received complaints about methamphetamine being used in the residence around small children and after an investigation, a search warrant was issued. Arrested were Ellis Clemons, 44, and Brandie Kotras, 33, who have preliminary charges of Possession of a Legend Drug and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. 25-year-old Tracie Young has preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Steve Wilson, 40, was also arrested and he has preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

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Police Reports

Published: September 22nd, 2011

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
09/18/11 A report of a women being battered in the 200 block of W. Weninger Street was taken by North Judson Police. After an investigation and written statement taken, a complete report was turned in to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for formal charges.

09/17/11 A vandalism report was taken by North Judson Police in reference to two homes having been hit by an egg in the 300 block of E. Weninger Street.

09/16/11 A worker reported his Nintendo system and several games taken from the break room while he was at work. North Judson Police are investigating the theft.

09/14/11 North Judson police completed a report where three vehicles had been gone through and several items were stolen. All three vehicles, which were unlocked, were in the same driveway in the 700 block of Main Street. This incident remains under investigation.

09/13/11 North Judson Police responded to the high school football field to take a report of a Protection Order Violation. A complete report was furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor for formal charges.

09/13/11 North Judson Police received a report of an Intoxicated Person laying on the walking trail southeast of the Main Street entrance. Officer Kelly Fisher responded and found Danny Parks of Crown Point laying on the tracks. He was arrested for Public Intoxication and for a warrant from Knox City Court for Failure To Appear.

09/13/11 The North Judson Dollar General reported that a female shoplifter had just left the store. North Judson Police conducted an investigation and have provided the Prosecutor’s Office a complete report requesting Conversion charges.

Arrests:
09/18/11 Jeannie C. Sanders, 21, Michigan City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/13/11 Danny C. Parks, 55, Crown Point, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication and on a Knox City Court Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/18/11 A vendor from the Francesville Fall Festival reported thefts.

09/17/11 A Monterey resident called to complain that her landlord padlocked her LP tank.

09/16/11 A caller in Monterey reported a tree on fire. The tree has fallen on electrical lines and it has t burned through them. The Monterey Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. The Pulaski County Highway Department was called to help cut up a large tree.

09/16/11 A resident in Winamac called police to report that two females left a location with a bag full of stuff.

09/15/11 A Winamac resident told officers that she came out of the Pulaski County Courthouse and a person was going through her vehicle. The suspect said he was looking for cigarettes. The complaintant confirmed that the suspect was taking a pack of cigarettes she left in her car while she was in the courthouse. Police indicated that this is the same person who has been looking through vehicles in the area. The complaintant opted not to press charges.

09/15/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that his home was broken into the evening prior. His wallet and some jewelry were stolen from the home.

09/15/11 A Winamac resident told officers that she witnessed a hit and run accident. A van had hit a parked vehicle and left the scene.

09/15/11 A Monterey firefighter called police and requested an officer to go to the school in Monterey where he found juveniles throwing rocks at the building. Police did not find damage and all of the juveniles questioned deny such actions.

09/15/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that an oversized semi came down the road and went through her yard causing damage.

09/14/11 Police received a complaint of people picking marijuana. When police arrived on scene, no one was found in the area.

09/14/11 A Monterey resident told police that she got home and someone left in a truck with items out of her garage. A heater was stolen, along with extension cords and a cast iron stove with four foot stainless steel pipes to hook up the stove.

09/14/11 A Medaryville police officer notified the Sheriff’s Department that NIPSCO had to be called as a fuse was arcing on one of their poles. The electric wasn’t out, but it needs to be checked. NIPSCO was called to the scene and the issue was fixed.

09/13/11 The Winamac Fire Department reported one of their trucks was smoking. The fire truck was towed back to the fire department.

09/13/11 A resident in Cass Township reported that two people were shooting pistols at her residence. Police questioned the subjects who advised police that they were target shooting earlier and have stopped.

Arrests:
09/18/11 Jodi Wentz, 35, 6157 N. 725 W. Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Porter County. Discharged 09/19/11

09/18/11 Cody S. Hopkins, 24, 116 S. State St., Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Public Intoxication. Discharged 09/19/11

09/18/11 Michael E. Hughes, 22, 14816 W. 300 N. Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Public Intoxication.

09/17/11 Melissa K. Bain, 33, 5586 N. U.S. 35, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.

09/17/11 Rodney S. Schwartz, 40, 450 W. South St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior and Possession of Cocaine. Discharged 09/17/11

09/16/11 Edward Fiore, 31, 317 E. 13th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery. Discharged 09/17/11

09/16/11 Tim Belue, 40, 6757 W. 750 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 09/17/11

09/16/11 Justin Olds, 23, 1311 Pine St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

09/16/11 Rachel S. Wolfe, 23, 2963 W. 325 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 09/17/11

09/15/11 Rene Campos, 38, 112 Jefferson, LaPorte, IN, arrested on an active warrant out of LaPorte County. Discharged 09/16/11

09/13/11 Glen P. Sommers, 24, 1242 W. 121st St., Whiting, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/13/11 Emeric Martin, 53, Rochester, IN, arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant. Discharged 09/13/11

09/13/11 David Stachurski, 63, 3246 N. Rose, Franklin, IL, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/12/11 Rosco Durflinger, 49, 505 S. Market St. Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 09/12/11

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
09/17/11 A resident reported that he witness a male subject take a motorcycle from Behind the Bars and place it in the back of his vehicle.

09/17/11 A fight was reported at the skate park in Knox.

09/17/11 A resident in the 1000 block of E. Culver Road in Knox reported the theft of a title to his vehicle.

09/15/11 A staff member from Community Services of Starke County reported that her kitchen window was broken. A Plasma wall-mount flat screen TV was missing from the residence.

09/15/11 William Yarck, Sr. reported the theft of a lawnmower from his yard.

09/15/11 An employee from Zingo Express reported the theft of $45.00 of fuel.

09/14/11 Rick Chambers reported the theft of a registration plate off of a boat trailer.

Arrests:
09/16/11 Christina L. Foltz, 44, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/14/11 Jason Sims, 604 S. Portland St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Residential Entry, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Reckless Possession of Paraphernalia.

09/13/11 Josh Parker, 26, 211 Lambert St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Criminal Mischief.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/18/11 A resident in the 8800 block of E. 850 S. in North Judson reported that some unknown person(s) broke into his shed.

09/18/11 A resident in the 8400 block of N. Tippecanoe in Walkerton reported the theft of a GPS unit from a vehicle.

09/17/11 Josh Snyder of Knox reported that his wallet and credit cards were stolen from his mother’s residence.

09/17/11 John Nifong asked to speak to an officer. He lives in Marshall County and semi wheels were stolen from his residence. He allegedly found the tires at Howard’s Salvage on 600 North.

09/17/11 A residence in the 300 block of W. 625 S. in Knox reported the theft of his work truck.

09/15/11 Plymouth Police Department notified the Starke County Sheriff’s Department that two people in a silver vehicle were head into the county.  The suspects reportedly stole precursors and are believed to be intoxicated.

09/15/11 A resident on 250 South, west of Marshall County in Knox reported that a walnut flew up from a vehicle and did damage to his windshield.

09/15/11 A resident in the 7200 block of S. 200 W. in North Judson reported that some unknown subject(s) gained control of her vehicle last night and stole money out of her purse.

09/15/11 A resident in the 400 block of E. 300 E. in Knox reported that two cameras were stolen off of trees on a vacant property.

09/14/11 A Knox resident informed police that a residence she has for sale has been broken into.

09/13/11 A resident in the 3800 block of N. 300 Expressway in Knox reported that two unknown subjects broke into her shed and stole several items.

Arrests:
09/17/11 Kristina Hamm, 29, of arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation, Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.

09/15/11 Maxine Grigsby, 33, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

09/13/11 Heather Wilson, 23, of Louisville, KY, arrested on preliminary charges of Neglect of a Dependent, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Public Intoxication.

09/13/11 Michael Simpson, 44, of Louisville, KY, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Escape from a Kentucky jail.

Plymouth Woman Arrested after Police Pursuit

Published: September 22nd, 2011

Kristy Jimerson

An officer from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Plymouth woman after a pursuit incident Tuesday afternoon.

A caller notified the Sheriff’s Department of an intoxicated driver leaving the area of 900 East and 300 North in Starke County. A detective was in the area and spotted the suspect vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle failed to stop. The detective pursued the vehicle from 150 North and State Road 23 in Starke County to Plymouth and then to Culver. The driver stopped the vehicle after a minor vehicle accident in Marshall County on Tulip Road, just north of 14B road.

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Police Reports

Published: September 12th, 2011

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/11/11 A Monterey resident called police to report that some unknown subject(s) broke into his garage again. There were several items taken, including the security camera.

09/11/11 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was called to a vehicle accident in the Star City area and one person was injured.

09/11/11 A man driving a motorcycle and hit a deer in the Star City area. The driver only reported a scratch on his elbow and a family member was going to take him to the hospital to tend to the injury.

09/10/11 A Denham resident reported the theft of a dirt bike. The dirt bike was chained to the truck that’s for sale in his front yard.

09/09/11 A seven-year-old girl called police to report that some unknown subject(s) had broken into a car on the property and stole a stereo. The babysitters were at the residence but were sleeping at the time of the call. When police arrived on scene, the adults said the child didn’t attempt to wake them. The child thought she might get into trouble if she woke them up. They didn’t think anything was wrong with the vehicle but would call if they found something wrong.

09/09/11 An Elkhart resident told police that he owns property in Pulaski County and articles have been stolen from the residence.

09/09/11 A Monterey resident called police to report that all of the tires on her new truck were slashed.

09/09/11 An officer was made aware of a vehicle in the parking lot of a local business that appears to have severe window and body damage. The caller who called this in was unsure how the driver would be able to see on his/her way home.

09/09/11 A resident in the northwestern part of the county reported that people were firing a gun. Police asked neighbors about the call and they stated that they heard shots a few hours ago but nothing since then.

09/09/11 The Francesville EMS responders were called to a residence in reference to a woman who suffered from burns after trying to kill a bug and light it on fire with gasoline. The fire got out of control but it is now out, but she is injured to the point that her skin has “melted”. She was later airlifted to the burn center in Fort Wayne due to her injuries.

09/08/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report that some unknown subject(s) cut the tires on the vehicle.

09/08/11 A rollover accident occurred outside of Star City but there were no injuries.

09/07/11 A Denham resident reported the theft of a TV, DVD player, Play Station, and clothes.

09/07/11 A Francesville resident notified police of an accident in front of her residence. The driver reportedly struck a tree in from of the house. The driver was injured and bleeding.

09/07/11 An employee at a Winamac gas station reported a drive-off of $20.

09/06/11 A caller told police that it appeared that crops were damaged due to someone turning around in a corn field.

09/06/11 A caller in the Radioville area reported that some unknown person(s) broke into the shed and took a lawnmower and other items.

Arrests:
09/12/11 Nathan Gamblin, 20, 1486 N. US 35, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Assisting a Criminal. Discharged 09/12/11

09/12/11 Brandon Gamblin, 28, 1486 N. US 35, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged of 09/12/11

09/10/11 Kevin L. Heiny, 44, 6886 E. CR 900 N., Royal Center, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 09/11/11

09/10/11 James E. Gill, 52, 55335 State Road 119, Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 09/10/11

09/09/11 Brian Graham, 26, 4834 Hamilton, South Bend, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/09/11 Jerry Button, 46, 3201 W. 250 S., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator. Discharged 09/09/11

09/07/11 Brandon Michael, 29, 253 E. 150 S. Apt. 1, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 09/08/11

Accidents:
09/11/11 One person was injured in a two vehicle accident south of Winamac. Corey Heath, 22, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, told police that she was traveling on County Road 250 East and came to the intersection on US 35. She said she did not see the vehicle driving south on US 35 and entered into the intersection. Heath entered into the intersection and struck the vehicle driven by Linda Roth of Royal Center. Roth stated that she didn’t see Heath’s car until it was too late. Heath refused medical treatment at the scene and Roth was taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
09/10/11 Nathan Chambers reported the theft of a black neoprene riding mask with a white skull on it. The item was last seen on the handlebars of his motorcycle.

09/08/11 Tim Miller of Knox told police that he returned home from work and found that the garage entry door was open and there was reportedly no damage done to the lock and the lock was in the locked position. An edger, weedeater and stereo speakers were reported stolen.

09/08/11 Robert Brandt reported the theft of construction tools from a home they are remodeling. The suspect(s) reportedly entered the home through a bedroom window.

Arrests:
09/11/11 Steven Gott, 26, 203 N. Main St. Apt. C, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/11/11 Michael Hoekman, 20, 3600 E. Debby Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Minor in a Tavern, Illegal Possession.
Boston Tunis, 19, 3204 Rustic Ln, Crown Point, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

09/10/11 Thomas Thomas, 48, no address given, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and False Informing.
Julie Haas, 24, 407 S. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

09/10/11 Destiny Spencer, 28, 521 W. Culver Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

09/10/11 John E. Clemons, 39, 6860 E. Skyline Ave., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

09/09/11 Anthony Allen, 37, 1010 Denny Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery and Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child Less Than 16 Years of Age.

09/09/11 Brian Keith Greene, 26, 7859 W. 700 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Operator Never Licensed.
Natasha Lynn Piper, 21, 1240 W. 150 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

09/08/11 A juvenile was arrested on a preliminary charge of conversion.

09/02/11 Jeremy McDougal, 35, 5885 U Rd. Lot 10, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Accidents:
09/10/11 The Knox City Police Department was called to a two vehicle accident on Williams Street. Monica Yoldash, of Knox, told police that she was northbound on Williams Street, approaching the tracks just south of John Street. As she was crossing the railroad tracks, she observed a van in the middle of the road. She swerved to miss the van and left the roadway, striking a tree head-on. The driver of the van, Kenneth Burton, said he was southbound on Williams Street from John Street when he observed Yoldash’s vehicle travel over the tracks at a high rate of speed which caused her to travel airborne. She then lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. Yoldash was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/11/11 A resident in the 1000 block of E. 700 S. in North Judson requested to speak to an officer because her neighbors were chasing down her dogs with a 4-wheelers.

09/11/11 A San Pierre resident reported the theft of a gun from his vehicle.

09/10/11 A Knox resident called police to do a welfare check on her in-laws. Her mother-in-law is reportedly dying and can’t be left alone and their daughter has cut off her ankle bracelet and left the residence.

09/10/11 The ambulance service reported a tow truck in the ditch off 750 North near Walkerton but when police arrived, there was nothing there.

09/10/11 A resident in the 3500 block of 800 S. in Knox told police that she is building a house and when she came home, the trees that had been cut down were deliberately set on fire. She would like to file a report and is requesting extra patrol.

09/10/11 An officer was requested at Round Lake Cemetery for property damage to the fence.

09/09/11 Two residents in the 8900 block of S. Jefferson St. in Monterey told police that their vehicles have been broken into

09/09/11 Two residents in the 8800 block of S. Adams Street in Monterey told police that someone went through their vehicles and stole some items. One resident told police that she said it appeared that someone had tried to hot wire it.

09/08/11 A resident in the 1800 block of W. Dawn Dr., in North Judson reported the theft of a vehicle. He last saw the vehicle in February before he went on an extended vacation.

09/07/11 A resident in the 1500 block of W. Toto Road in Knox told police that he was in a verbal argument with his neighbor and now he believes he stole his dog.

Arrests:
09/10/11 William J. Miller, 43, Portage, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

09/09/11 William David Smith, 22, of Fontaine, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Accidents:
09/10/11 Jennifer Zuniga, 26, of North Judson told police that she was traveling south on County Road 250 W when she observed deer in the roadway. She didn’t see the deer earlier as it was foggy. She swerved to miss the deer and she left the roadway. The vehicle rolled over and and it was totaled. She received minor injuries in the accident.

09/07/11 Douglas E. Kline, of Granger, IN, told police that he was traveling North on U.S. 35 just north of 300 North near Hamlet when he said he must have dozed off. The vehicle left the roadway and flipped. He was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
09/10/11 Another report of two bicycles missing from a yard in the 400 block of High Street was taken by the North Judson Police. Both bicycles were Schwinns, one a man’s bike and the other a woman’s. The man’s bike was blue and had an older chrome headlight.

09/09/11 It was reported to the North Judson Police that an unknown male entered an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 600 block of Oakwood Street. The home owner came outside and the man fled. Nothing was reported missing. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely again reminds residents to keep their vehicles locked when unattended.

09/07/11 Around 7:40 a.m., North Judson Police were informed of a property damage accident in the 400 block of Lane Street. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded and investigated the accident. A 1995 GMC Van, driven by Ramon Santiago from Knox, was going North on Lane Street and struck a 2004 Honda that was parked on Lane Street in the driver’s side rear quarter-panel. Budner estimated the damages at over $2,500.

09/07/11 North Judson Police took a report of a stolen bicycle, a men’s green bike, from the 500 block of E. Talmer Avenue.

09/06/11 A North Judson resident reported to police that her vehicle had the windshield smashed with a brick while it was parked on the street in the 300 block of George. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. and North Judson Police are working on a lead.

09/06/11 Around 7:50 p.m., the North Judson Police responded to a truck vs. deer accident on Talmer Avenue near the intersection of Oakwood Street. Brent Katschke was driving east on Talmer when a deer ran into the roadway. He struck the deer causing an estimated $2,500 damage to his 2007 Dodge Ram truck. North Judson Officer Bill Scheiderer investigated the incident.

09/06/11 North Judson Police took a violation of a Protection Order report in reference to a male subject making indirect contact with a female subject by sending her a message. The report was furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

09/05/11 North Judson Police responded to a report of a man having been battered in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue. The home owner advised the man involved was an unwanted guest and asked to leave the residence. The incident remains under investigation.

Granger Man Injured in Vehicle Rollover in Starke County

Published: September 9th, 2011

Officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department were called to a single vehicle rollover Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 35 just north of 300 North.

The driver, Douglas Kline, 67, of Granger, Indiana, told police that he was traveling north on U.S. 35 and he must have dozed off. The vehicle left the roadway and flipped in a ditch on the west side of the road. Kline suffered minor injuries in the accident. He was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment.

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Police Reports

Published: September 6th, 2011

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/05/11 A resident in the Star City area reported that her garage door was accidentally left open and a 4-wheeler and other items were stolen.

09/05/11 A Monon resident reported that he has an older truck on his property and some unknown subject(s) beat out all of the windows and headlights and they slashed the tires. No trespassing signs had been posted.

09/03/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a bicycle. It is a navy blue Trek B12 mountain bike.

09/03/11 Winamac firefighters were called to a barn fire.

09/02/11 A Francesville resident called police to report that she pushed her vacuum cleaner outside to clean out her camper and left it outside while she walked her daughter from the area. When she returned, it was gone. Police spoke to the suspect who advised police that he thought she was throwing it out as it was sitting on the curb. It was returned to the owner.

09/02/11 A Beaver Township resident reported the theft of her daughter’s cell phone.

09/02/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a lawn mower, air compressor, power saw and other items from his garage.

09/01/11 A caller reported missing golf clubs in a pink girls golf bag.

09/01/11 A resident in the Denham area reported the theft of an irrigation system from behind his residence.

08/31/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a video system and phone charger from a vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the complaintant’s driveway.

08/31/11 A Cass Township resident reported the theft of a mailbox.

08/31/11 A Cass Township resident reported the theft of a lawn mower.

08/31/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report that he went to the gas station to get some gas and while he was gone, some unknown person(s) stole his lawn mower and weed trimmer.

08/31/11 A Medaryville resident told police that someone just stole her nine week old Pit Bull puppy mix. The animal was later returned.

Arrests:
09/05/11 Joseph Deinema, 35, 4355 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/04/11 Michael Watson, 45, 4076 S. Portedward Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 09/05/11

09/04/11 Pamela Larson, 48, 7080 E. 250 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated -Prior.

09/03/11 Joanna Timmons, 30, 2745 N. 1600 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession, Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 09/03/11

09/02/11 Jennifer Wireman, 28, 312 11th St., Logansport, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/02/11 Thomas Denham, 64, 702 N. Market, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 09/03/11

09/01/11 Samantha Deck, 24, 515 Dorothy St., Monon, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. 09/02/11

08/31/11 David D. Ercoli, 61, 4903 E. Melton Rd., Gary, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/31/11 Georgiha A. Hampton, 56, 13575 W. 400 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants. Discharged 08/31/11

08/31/11 John Rupert,28, 6655 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/31/11 Charlotte Rupert, 24, 6655 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/31/11 Cody M. Cobb, 18, 7044 N. 1225 W., Monticello, IN, arrested on a preliminary theft of Public Intoxication and Theft. Discharged 09/01/11

08/31/11 Joseph L. McNeiley, 41, 5807 W. 122nd Ave. Crown Point, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Prior, Driving While Suspended. Discharged 08/31/11

08/31/11 Tyler Reed, 19, 537 W. 11th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a body attachment. Discharged 08/31/11

08/29/11 David Davis, 39, 6558 S. 400 W., Kewanna, IN, arrested on a small claims warrant. Discharged 08/29/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
09/03/11 A vandalism report was taken by North Judson Police for two vehicles being scratched or keyed in the 300 block of Main Street.

09/03/11 North Judson Police were advised of a traffic accident at the curve of Main Street and N. Oakwood Avenue. North Judson Officer Bill Scheiderer investigated the incident and set damages at over $1,000.00. Timothy Rudd of North Judson was driving a 2005 Ford Taurus and stated an animal was in the roadway as he was making the turn onto Oakwood and he swerved and struck a wooden fence on the east side of the roadway. Rudd was ticketed for a Driving while Suspended infraction and the vehicle was impounded.

09/02/11 A report of theft of gasoline being siphoned from parked vehicles in the 100 East Block of Talmer Avenue in North Judson was taken by North Judson Police.

08/30/11 North Judson Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 400 block of High Street. After a complete investigation, it was determined the call was a self inflicted gunshot wound. A male subject was transported to the hospital.

Arrests:
08/24/11 Danny Manns Jr., 35, 3030 S. US #35, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Criminal Mischief over $250.00 and Trespassing.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
09/02/11 It was reported to police that some unknown person broke out the window to Terry Turner’s vehicle on Main Street. Turner told police that a camera was stolen and damage was done to the vehicle. Another vehicle parked on Main Street was broken into and it belonged to Eric Campbell. The driver’s side window was broken and the back window was hanging from its seal.

08/30/11 Kim Wilson reported that some unknown person(s) slashed the front passenger window (which was plastic) and the rear window to her Jeep. Below the window on the Jeep’s frame was a foot long scratch into the paint.

Arrests:
09/05/11 Timothy Armes, 34, 701 E. Danker St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement.

09/05/11 Chelsea Schuchardt, 21, 1255 E. 150 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of Methamphetamine. She was also taken to jail on an active arrest warrant.

09/04/11 Eric E. Amor, 33, 307 W. Bozarth, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery and Disorderly Conduct.

09/04/11 Cody Foust, 20, 3375 E. S. Country Lane, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

09/03/11 Jeffrey Osborne, 44, 504 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

09/03/11 Daniel S. Keller, 18, 5722 E. Division Rd., Logansport, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

09/02/11 Melinda S. Catt, 40, 7945 W. 700 S., Winamac, IN,arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Prior, Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%.

09/01/11 Cheryl Hughes, 42, 116 ½ Madison St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

08/30/11 Daniel B. Berg II, 20, 805 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%.
Jonathan Landrum, 21, 701 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor (two counts).
Howard Bailey III, 20, 1260 S. 250 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/05/11 A resident in the 1300 block of W. Toto Road in North Judson reported that the residence just west of her is abandoned and there are two subjects in the back burning something.

09/04/11 The Bass Lake Fire Department was called to a garage fire at 5200 S. S. of State Road 10 in Knox.

09/04/11 A resident in the 11500 block of E. Division Road in Knox reported that everything in his house has been taken.

09/03/11 Greg Powell called to report his neighbor’s grill is on fire and it tipped over into the grass.

09/03/11 A resident in the 8900 block of S. Sycamore in Monterey told police that his Playstation 3 was stolen from his residence and Fulton Countypolice has recovered it. An officer from Fulton County said that he needs to file a report in Starke County in order to release the Playstation back to him.

09/02/11 A resident in the 7000 block of S. US 35 in Knox said that his friend was accidentally shot in the leg.

09/01/11 A resident in the 11900 block of E. Pink Ridge Lane in Walkerton told police that someone dropped off a moped at his residence and doesn’t know who it belongs to.

09/01/11 Justin Skinner of Walkerton reported the theft of his motorcycle.

08/31/11 A car fire was called in at the intersection of Delaware and Fisher Streets in Knox. The Knox -Center Township Fire Department was called to the scene.

08/31/11 The Hamlet Fire Department was called to an equipment fire between 300 and 400 North in Knox.

08/31/11 A resident in the 200 block of E. 625 S. in Knox reported that someone broke into his shed and stole his son’s 4-wheeler and tools.

08/31/11 An employee at the Zingo Express reported the theft of $89.23 worth of gas.

Arrests:
09/05/11 Deborah Thompson, 26, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/05/11 Jerry Lee Sons, 50 of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/04/11 Dale Chlebek, 46, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/04/11 Joshua Michael Zazzara, 18, of Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

09/03/11 George L. Ono, 58, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/02/11 Dennis Eugene Koons, 49, of Greenwood, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Accidents:
09/01/11 Robert E. Rayburn of Knox was injured when he left the road on US 35 near 900 South and hit a tree and then a house. Rayburn told police that he felt dizzy and thought he was hitting the brakes but he was hitting the gas. He hit a house at 8920 S. US 35. There were no other injuries reported.