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Four Arrested on Meth Related Charges in Knox

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 25th, 2011

Nathan Vermilyer

Joshua Givens

Elizabeth Boyd

Gabriel French

Four people were arrested Saturday after officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department served an arrest warrant on a Knox man.

Officers arrived at 0655 S. State Road 23 in Knox to serve an arrest warrant on Gabriel French. Officers found an active methamphetamine lab at the residence. While officers were waiting for the search warrant, several other subjects arrived at the residence and were detained. While executing the search warrant, officers found several methamphetamine labs, precursors, drug paraphernalia and several hand written notes on how to manufacture methamphetamine.

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Kristopher Rogers Arrested after Home Search

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 25th, 2011

Kristopher Rogers

A Knox man was arrested Friday after a home search found the suspect in possession of legend drugs.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department officers and a probation officer went to the home of Kristopher Rogers and reportedly found ammunition, paraphernalia and a pill bottle with several pills, according to police. Rogers told police that he had prescriptions for the pills and that it was from three or four years ago.

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Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 18th, 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:
07/17/11 A resident reported that he swerved to miss a deer and ended up in the ditch. No injuries were reported at the scene.

07/17/11 Caller told police that graffiti has been spotted on the trail head in Pulaski County.

07/17/11 A Winamac resident called police to report the theft of a large item stolen from one of the Vendors from the Power from the Past.

07/16/11 A resident reported a break-in in the Jefferson Township area.

07/15/11 NIPSCO was called to a scene in Medaryville for the smell of natural gas. Unknown origin.

07/14/11 A Winamac resident reported vandalism to hishome. The neighbors are suspected in doing the damage.

07/14/11 A Winamac realtor told police that she went to show a house and found that the refrigerator and air conditioning unit had been stolen.

07/14/11 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) have let the air out of her tires for three days in a row.

07/14/11 The theft of a white toy horse from the Winamac Town Park was reported to police.

07/14/11 A resident in Harris Township wanted to speak to an officer because some unknown person(s) dumped Coleman tanks and an LP tank on his property

07/13/11 A n employee at a Winamac gas station reported a drive-off of $30.

Arrests:
07/16/11 Paula Snodgrass, 41, 17886 Main St., Tyner, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear. Discharged 07/18/11.

07/14/11 Kimberly Johnson, 44, 909 Park St., Rochester, IN, arrested on an active warrant. Discharged 07/14/11.

07/14/11 Steven Neeley, 31, 11147 W. 500 N., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/14/11 Stephanie Miller, 28, 6680 N. U.S. Highway 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended.

07/14/11 Sean Stout, 34, 109 E. Pearl St. Apt. D., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 07/14/11

07/11/11 Jack Holmes, 42, 810 Bluewater Dr., Monticello, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 07/12/11

07/11/11 Kyle Jacob Owens, 25, 14816 W. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/11/11

07/11/11 Jacqueline Sizemore, 37, 14279 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/11/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/17/11 The theft of gasoline that was siphoned from a vehicle was reported to North Judson Police in the 300 block of Schricker Avenue.

07/16/11 A hit and run accident occurred in the parking lot at Family Express in North Judson. A 1996 Chevy sedan was backed into by an unknown vehicle that exited the lot and fled. North Judson Police located the suspected vehicle and driver and police are forwarding a report to the Starke County Prosecutor for charges. North Judson Officer Bill Schiederer is investigating.

07/15/11 A man had lost his wallet in the parking lot in the 100 block of High Street. Later he found the wallet in the parking lot with a debit card, a prepaid Visa card, and $150.00 in cash missing. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the incident.

07/11/11 A parked vehicle in the 400 block of Hancock Street in North Judson was damaged by a falling tree due to a storm in the area. The 2004 Chevy Cavalier sustained over $5,000 in damages and was investigated by North Judson Officer Joe Budner.

07/11/11 A resident in the 100 block of Maryland Street reported to North Judson Police that two solar lights were taken from her yard. They were valued at $26.00.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/14/11 Ricky Clemons told police that his Pit Bull puppy was stolen.

07/13/11 Two young Knox boys received minor burns after lighting a baggie of lantern fuel on fire. The baggie was located next to a fire pit in a yard at 409 Clark St. One boy received minor burns on his hand and the other received a burn on the leg.

07/13/11 The manager of the Super Wash in Knox reported damage to the second wash bay from the north side of the building. Police reportedly observed the wall to be pushed in toward the bay. Its believed that a vehicle pulling a trailer had driven through the wash bay and the trailer caught the south side of the wall knocking block down and damaging the wall.

07/12/11 Knox Park Superintendent, George Byer, told police that two heavy duty parking bumpers were stolen from the south side parking area of the basketball courts in the park. The bumpers are valued at $125 apiece.

07/11/11 Shawn Taylor of T&B Incorporated reported the theft of a chainsaw on or about June 29th, 2011.

07/11/11 Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem contacted the County to say that he has removed 358 marijuana plants from a vacant lot in town. The plants were grown without care and some plants were very small. The plants were transported to the City Police Department to be destroyed at a later time.

07/06/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported the theft of gasoline. The suspect, Corey Draper, told police that he had paid for the gas at the pump with a credit card and would retrieve a receipt and present it to the employee but it reportedly never happened.

Arrests:
07/18/11 Tammy Hurt, 38, 701 E. Danker St. #19, Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Frank Wagnor Howard, 34, 1655 N. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant through Knox City Court.

07/15/11 Elliott Michael Earnest, 22, 702 Williams St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2), Possession of a Legend Drug and Possession of Marijuana.

07/14/11 Matthew Baker, 33, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, False Reporting, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

07/14/11 Ronald Young, 54, 7500 E. 25 N. Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/14/11 James Langdon, 62, 306 Star Court, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

07/11/11 Nicholas Harmon, 19, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle and Theft.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Arrests:
07/15/11 Christopher Keiper, 20, Grovertown, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/15/11 Edward Borkowski, 78, of LaPorte, arrested on a preliminary charge of Reckless Driving.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/16/11 A caller reported that kids are vandalizing the St. Andrews Monastery.

07/15/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported a drive off of gasoline. The case was turned over to the Knox City Police Department.

07/15/11 A resident in the 5600 block of S. 100 E. in Knox reported the theft of tires from his property.

07/15/11 A caller reported that a dog was in a vehicle in the Save-a-Lot store. The window was cracked but the dog has been in the vehicle for over 10 minutes in the heat.

07/14/11 A Koontz Lake resident reported that some unknown person(s) are messing with his pier.

07/14/11 Myrtle Beem told police that her car was stolen while she was incarcerated in the Starke County Jail.

07/14/11 A resident in the 4600 block of N. 1100 E. in Grovertown reported that she was involved in a domestic dispute the evening prior and left the home. When she returned the next day, everything in the home was destroyed.

07/14/11 A Knox resident notified police that renters in a residence on her property moved out and took cabinets, storm doors and other minor items.

07/13/11 A resident in the 5200 block of S. Holiday Street in North Judson told police she someone broke into her home and stole her jewelry box.

07/13/11 Randall Trent told police that his garden tiller was stolen sometime within the past two days.

07/12/11 A resident in the 11600 block of E. Toto Road in Knox reported the theft of a trailer from the barn and several other items.

Arrests:
07/16/11 David Deming, 26, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Reckless Driving.

07/14/11 Loss Prater, 35, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Intimidation.

Accidents:
07/16/11 James C. Bailey of Knox reported that he was southbound on 100 East and 100 South when he approached the intersection and did not see the vehicle driven by Labra Coronado of Fort Worth, TX . Bailey struck the vehicle. Coronado and his passenger complained of abdomen pain as a result of the accident. Both injuries were non-incapacitating.

07/15/11 Dawn Pelikant of Syracuse, Indiana was traveling south on US 35 near 500 South when a deer ran out into the roadway and she was unable to avoid an accident. She reported facial injuries as a result of the crash.

Knox Man Arrested after Police Find Meth Lab in Car

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 12th, 2011

Fred Boggess II

Fred Boggess II, 30, of Knox was arrested Friday, July 8th after Starke County Police found a meth lab in his vehicle.

Boggess was pulled over on a routine traffic stop on Toto Road and 100 East in Starke County and officers found an active meth lab. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was called to the scene to clean up the scene. Boggess II was arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab, Manufacturing Meth, False Informing, Possession of Meth, Possession of Precursors, Driving While Suspended-Prior and Habitual Offender. He is in the Starke County Jail on a $25,000 surety bond.

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Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 11th, 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:
07/10/11 A house fire was reported in Winamac.  The house was fully engulfed when the resident called in the report.

07/10/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a garden tractor and a buzz saw.

07/09/11 The Medaryville Fire Department responded to a house fire just before midnight.  They were called back to the scene as the fire rekindled at 3:30 a.m.

07/08/11 A Francesville resident reported a break-in.

07/08/11  The Francesville Fire Department responded to a house fire.

07/07/11  A roll over accident was reported in the Denham area.

07/07/11 The Winamac Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire.

07/07/11 A Monterey resident notified police that the previous renters at the location damaged electric lines and a meter.  NIPSCO is investigating the scene.

Arrests:
07/11/11 Chris Howard, 51, 5584 N. 575 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle.  Discharged 07/11/11

07/10/11 Marla M. Freeman, 39, 1023 N. Monticello St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Dealing in Cocaine or a Narcotic Drug.

07/10/11 Sean Birmingham, 26, 13340 Trailwood, Fisher, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.  Discharged 07/10/11

07/10/11 Jacob Dixon, 23, 2215 W. 700 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.  Discharged 7/10/11

07/09/11 Tasia S. Oliver, 24, 5767 Fraser Ct., Indianapolis, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.  Discharged 07/09/11

07/09/11 Joe Watson, 47, 200 E. Aitken St., Fulton, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.  Discharged 07/09/11

07/09/11 Michelle Riley, 26, 11531 E. State Road 8, Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

07/08/11 Roger Frinkel, Jr., 29, 3356 N. 1400 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a bench warrant.

07/08/11 Steven W. Dommer, 62, 1208 Buelah Vista Blvd., Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespassing.

07/06/11 Arnold Neeley, 48, 6286 N. US 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/06/11 Scott Cambern, 19, 5267 S. Holiday St., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.  Discharged 07/07/11.

Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/05/11  An employee at the North Judson Dollar General called police in reference to a shoplifter. The North Judson Police banned a 30-year-old female from the store for the incident at the request of the store.

07/03/11 North Judson Police responded to a vandalism complaint in the 6100 block of Oakwood Street. Unknown subjects had set fire to a mailbox and a newspaper delivery container.

North Judson Police responded to a myriad of fireworks complains over the July 4th holiday. Most of the complaints stemmed from the fireworks being ignited after hours and the debris falling onto neighbors’ yards. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely reminds all citizens the the use of fireworks is against the town ordinance after July 9th. The legal times are five days before and five days after the 4th, therefore no fireworks may be used now, until New Years Day. Violators could be given a $50.00 fine.

07/02/11 Police are investigating an incident involving several minors and the use of illegal drugs in the 300 block of Garden Street in North Judson.

07/02/11  The North Judson Police Department, after responding to a suspicious car parked a driveway behind 210 W. Jones Street, recovered a stolen vehicle from Winamac. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely investigated the incident and learned the 2004 Silver Chevy Impala was taken from a dealership on US 35 in Winamac, a few days before. Police had the vehicle impounded.

Arrests:
07/06/11  Melanie A. McGill, 38, 311 Garden Street, North Judson, IN,  arrested for a warrant for Failure to Appear in Starke Circuit Court.

07/06/11  Scott E. Cambern, 19, 5267 S. Holiday Street, North Judson, IN, arrested for a warrant for Fraud C Felony through Pulaski Circuit Court.  He was later booked into the Pulaski County Jail.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/07/11 Lavotis French reported the theft of items from her home.

07/07/11 George Byer, Knox Parks Superintendent, reported a break-in at the storage shed at the Knox Skate Park. The unknown suspect(s) had removed the padlock from the entry. The only item reported missing was a bucket of deck screws. The suspect(s) had also removed a metal boundary post from the ground and threw it away from its specific location.

07/06/11 A Walgreens employee called police to report that a young male subject grabbed a case of pop off the Pepsi truck while the driver was inside the store unloading pop for delivery. The subject was seen running from the truck but police were unable to catch the suspect. One case of one liter Mountain Dew bottles (approx. 15 bottles) valued at $30 was stolen.

07/06/11 Keith Brettin reported that $30 was stolen from his wallet that was in his vehicle. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.

07/06/11 The owner of Mikey’s Pizza Pit Stop reported that two subjects ate food at his restaurant and left the establishment without paying.

Arrests:
07/07/11 David Alan Delossantos, Jr., 22, 410 Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

07/05/11 Gordon Carl Schieb, Jr., 37, 107 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Stalking and Harassment.

07/05/11 James K. Carpenter, 76, 4001 S. Boa, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with at least a .08% BAC.

Accidents:
07/08/11 At 3:45 p.m., Knox City Police officers were called to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of US 35 and Culver Road. Kevin Woods, 48, of Knox, told police that he was driving northbound on US 35 crossing the intersection of Culver Road when he saw a vehicle driven by Grace Clapper, 65, of Walkerton, turn in his path of travel eastbound on Culver Road from US 35. Woods said he attempted to swerve but he was unable to avoid a collision. Clapper told police that she was turning on Culver Road when she observed Woods in her lane of travel. She said she was unable to avoid a collision. Woods was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital and treated for injuries sustained in the accident.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/10/11 A Walkerton resident called police to reports that some unknown person(s) removed his pier that he had put in that is located a block from his residence. The suspects set the pier on the shore. No damage was done to the pier, but he would like a police report.

07/10/11 A Knox resident reported that his neighbor’s house was vandalized. It appeared that the front and back windows of the house have been broken.

07/10/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported a drive off of $45.01 in gas.

07/09/11 A resident called to report that a vehicle was on fire at CVS in Knox.

07/09/11 A Hamlet resident reported that juveniles were hitting golf balls at his residence and did damage to his siding.

07/07/11 A resident in the 8900 block of E. 200 S. in Knox reported a break-in and the theft of items.

07/06/11 A resident in the 5400 block of S. A. St, in North Judson reported that two juvenile females attempted to break into a neighbor’s residence.

07/06/11 A resident in the 9800 block of E. 100 N. in Knox reported the theft of money from his residence.

07/05/11 Harold Brooke called police to report that someone is attempting to take his hay without payment.

07/05/11 Kim Boule called police to report a stolen ring.

07/05/11 A North Judson resident reported the theft of money from her purse.

07/05/11 A Walkerton resident reported a lawnmower and a bike stolen. He said the bike is currently at the pawn shop.

Arrests:
07/08/11 Fred Boggess II, 30, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab, Manufacturing Meth, False Informing, Possession of Meth, Possession of Precursors, Driving While Suspended-Prior and Habitual Offender.

Accidents:
07/09/11 Johnathon W. Devries, 19, of Mishawaka, was driving eastbound on Yellowstone Trail by 500 East in Starke County and the rear of the car lost control. The vehicle swerved side to side before leaving the roadway. The vehicle went into the ditch. Devries and his passenger, Holly McCully 23, of South Bend, were taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for stomach pains.

Search Warrant Uncovers Several Meth Labs at Grovertown Residence

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 7th, 2011

Mark Wilson

Officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Grovertown man Tuesday afternoon after officers located meth labs on his property.

A search warrant was executed at 1820 N. 1100 E. in Grovertown and the officers found several meth labs inside the residence. Officers also reportedly found precursors used to make methamphetamine.

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Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 5th, 2011

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
07/03/11 Officers were dispatched to 205 S Main Street to help a resident locked out of her apartment with her children inside.

07/01/11 Officers were called to the Hamlet Trailer Park for reports of vandalism.

06/29/11 Officers were dispatched to Oregon-Davis Elementary School for a custody dispute.

06/28/11 Officers were dispatched to 510 N Starke Street for a Burglar Alarm

06/28/11 Officers were dispatched to Oregon-Davis Elementary School for a burglar alarm.

Arrests:
Jason J. Cechowski of 7160 S. Harding Ave., Chicago IL, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

Donnie R. Grant, no address given, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Visiting a Common Nuisance.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/04/11 A Francesville resident reported that the front window in the home was broken. Nothing was reported stolen.

07/04/11 Caller reported a truck flipped over in the Monterey area. No injuries were reported at the scene.

07/02/11 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a trailer fire. No injuries were reported.

07/02/11 Police were notified by a resident that her car ran out of gas and she parked it in the Winamac area while she left to get gas. While she was gone, some unknown person(s) broke out the driver’s side window and stole clothes from the car.

07/02/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a smaller outboard motor from a storage shed.

07/01/11 A house fire was called in from the Medaryville area. The caller believes lightning may have hit the residence. The caller also believes the residence is vacant.

07/01/11 Caller reported damage to headstones at the Star City cemetery. In a preliminary investigation, police believe that a vehicle was eastbound on 600, missed the curve, hit the guardrail, and attempted to speed away. It appeared the driver then lost control, went 30-40 yards on 150 East and then struck three or four grave markers and left the scene.

07/01/11 A Francesville resident told police that she just arrived home and found her home had been entered and several big items were taken, including the tape out of her security system.

07/01/11 A Winamac resident reported a break-in and his TV was stolen, along with money jars and several other items. The unknown suspect(s) attempted to take his son’s TV but left it.

07/01/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that her son is at her mother’s summer cabin and it has been broken into.

06/30/11 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke the sun roof in his vehicle and keyed both sides of his vehicle.

06/29/11 A resident in Winamac reported the theft of a log splitter and chain saw from his truck.

06/29/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a .22 revolver from his vehicle.

06/28/11 A business owner called police to report a theft.

06/27/11 A Monterey resident reported the theft of a TV to police.

Arrests:
07/05/11 Bridgette Blankenship, 31, 3940 S. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/04/2011 Caleb Leman, 21, 619 W. Montgomery St., Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief and Criminal Recklessness. Discharged 07/04/11

07/03/11 Ashley Conley, 24, 9512 W. 900 S., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 07/03/11

07/01/11 Chad Neeley, 38, 7513 N. 400 W., arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/01/11

06/30/11 Neal Lloyd, 48, 287 E. 360 S., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 07/01/11

06/27/11 Michael Watson, 44, 4076 S. Port Edward Div., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

06/27/11 Justin Hettinger, 38, 8327 N. 1450 E., Royal Center, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Discharged 06/27/11

06/27/11 Sigfundo G. Ruiz, 31, 2422 George St., Logansport, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Discharged 06/28/11

06/27/11 Austin W. Brundige, 21, 532 E. Glenwood Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/28/11

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/03/11 Ronald White of Knox reported the theft of items from his vehicle. The vehicle was parked inside the garage with the garage door open and the vehicle windows down. Some uknown person(s) entered the garage and took several items.

06/30/11 Kim Fort reported the theft of her son’s bicycle. The bicycle was later recovered and the owners were called.

06/30/11 Larry May of Knox reported the theft of a flat screen black computer monitor, DeWalt leaf blower, Craftsman rechargeable weed eater, and a Roland gas weed eater. There is a possible suspect in this case.

06/30/11 Formal charges are pending against a Knox resident who reportedly left her dogs inside a hot car while she was getting tests done at the hospital. One of the dogs died as a result of neglect. She could face a charge of Animal Cruelty.

06/25/11 Jennifer Sanderson of Knox reported the theft of money, jewelry and pain medication from her home.

06/25/11 Hope Kell of DeMotte reported the theft of money from her purse and from her center console in her vehicle.

Arrests:
07/04/11 Adam Joseph, 32, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/03/11 Anthony Tomerlin, 908 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
A juvenile was arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

07/03/11 A juvenile was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/02/11 Joshua Radkiewicz, 18, 804 S. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.
Jhordan Cole, 19, 819 E. Chouinard, Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

07/02/11 Michael Campbell, 28, 707 S. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/02/11 Steven Pearce, 301 E. Danker, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/03/11 A resident in the 400 block of E. New York Street in Knox reported the theft of his father’s moped.

07/02/11 A Starke County resident requested to speak to an officer regarding a stolen wedding ring.

07/02/11 A Starke County resident told police that her purse was stolen.

06/28/2011 A resident in the 4000 block of S. Boat Rd. in Knox reported that his friend was visiting his residence and his vehicle’s back window was broken out.

06/28/11 Tom Miller of Knox called and requested an officer for a vandalism report. Some unknown person(s) got into his home and trashed his couch with a knife.

06/28/11 A resident in the 7800 block of North Tecumseh in Walkerton reported that items were stolen from behind his garage.

06/27/11 A resident in the 2800 block of S. State Road 39 in North Judson reported the attempted theft of a dirt compactor.

Arrests:
07/02/11 Ovenial Carera, 28, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

06/29/11 Kristopher Blackburn, 20, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Possession.

DNA Evidence Links Suspect to Burglary Incident in Starke County

By: Anita Goodan
Published: July 2nd, 2011

Bruce Banks

A suspect has been produced from DNA evidence retrieved from a burglary incident in Starke County.

Caroline Gregory reported a burglary at her residence in June of 2010 where she told police that her computer and a muzzleloader were stolen. Blood samples were retrieved as evidence from the scene was well as several fingerprints. The evidence was sent to the Indiana State Police Crime Lab in Lowell, Indiana and on June 17th, 2011, the Starke County Sheriff’s Department received notice that DNA evidence was recovered from one of the items. A hit in the DNA databank found Bruce Banks to be the suspect in the case.

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Knox Police Continue to Investigate Attempted Abduction

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: June 30th, 2011

Amber Howard and her children, Korie and Evan

Three weeks ago today, Amber Howard was in her home in Knox when she heard her daughter, Korie, screaming that someone was in the back yard trying to abduct her one-year-old brother, Evan.

When the mother went into the yard, the daughter said the man, dressed in red jogging pants, came into the yard, grabbed her off a swing set, and then picked up the baby as if to take him. When she screamed, the man ran off down Roosevelt Road in the Parkview section of Knox. He dropped the baby before climbing over a fence.

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Starke County Sheriff’s Department Investigates Burglary

By: Anita Goodan
Published: June 29th, 2011

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a burglary incident at Hines Salvage in Grovertown on Sunday, June 26th.

The owner told police that he found a knife laying on the ground by the office door, which he thought the suspect(s) used to get into the business. Once the unknown suspect(s) were inside the business, it appeared several drawers were gone through and weapons were taken. Also taken from the office were bolt cutters that were used to cut off six locks that were on trailer doors and garage doors. 6-7 car radiators were stolen, along with 4-5 catalytic converters and several feet of copper wire.

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Knox Man Arrested after Alleged Threats

By: Anita Goodan
Published: June 28th, 2011

Jerry Riley

Jerry Riley of Knox was arrested Friday after a domestic incident was called into the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

Witnesses told police that Riley had arrived at a residence on 800 South and rammed his car into his wife’s car and then backed up and hit a car belonging to Alexander Honchar, pushing it out of the driveway and into the lawn. Riley then exited the vehicle and confronted this step-son, Kebun Boule, about taking jewelry. Riley then allegedly hit Boule. Alexander Honchar told police that he walked around the corner of the porch and Riley surprised him and allegedly held a box cuttter style knife to his throat and Riley reportedly threatened him. Honchar then hit Riley and called 9-1-1.

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Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: June 27th, 2011
Doug Vessely

North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

06/20/11 A green Next Bicycle was reported stolen overnight in the 200 block of Luken Street. North Judson Police are investigating.

06/20/11 Juvenile male was pushed off of his bicycle in the Town Park area by two older boys. The boy on the bike sustained minor injuries. North Judson Police continue the investigation.

Arrests:

06/13/11 Amber R. Cole, 21, 6320 E. 800 South, Monterey, IN, was arrested for Conversion after an incident at the North Judson Dollar General.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/26/11 A resident in Star City reported a break-in. The resident said that she heard a noise and then she got up to look, she noticed her front door open and her purse stolen.

06/25/11 A resident in Star City reported the theft of a bicycle.

06/24/11 Residents have been calling in fireworks complaints. The Winamac ordinance states that fireworks may only be discharged June 29th-July 9th.

06/23/11 A resident in Beardstown reported that an anhydrous ammonia tank is in a field and is emitting a cloud. Emergency responders were called to the scene and the fire department shut off the tank. No foul play was suspected.

06/23/11 Police were called to a Winamac in reference to hunters on private property.

06/23/11 A Francesville resident called police to report an X-Box 360 and a sensor was stolen from his apartment.

06/23/11 Vandalism was reported at the Monterey Elementary School.

06/22/11 A resident in Ripley reported that his home has been burglarized.

06/21/11 Caller in Winamac requested an officer in reference to scrap metal theft. Radiators and other items were stolen.

06/20/11 A roll-over accident was reported in Francesville. The semi was on the guardrail. A tree fell on a house due to the weather by the accident scene. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:

06/26/11 Laura Johnson, 44, 5495 E. State Road 14, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/24/11 Amber See, 21, 105 S. Ohio St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:

06/26/11 Officers were dispatched to 510 N. Starke St. for a burglar alarm.

06/24/11 Officers were dispatched to the Down and Under Pub in reference to individuals causing problems.

Arrests:

Sandra L. Palm of 1435 S. State Rd #23, Knox, IN,arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Jeffrey Brooke, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Donald L Humphrey, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Amanda L. Clemons, 247 W Locust Dr., Knox, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespassing.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

06/24/11 Tiffany Kornett reported a break-in at her apartment. The officer noticed damage around the dead-bolt at the top of the door. Tiffany advised that the only property stolen was her prescription medication.

06/21/11 A harassment complaint was filed by an adult female in the area of St. Louis and Main Street in Knox.

06/21/11 A Knox resident reported the theft of a moped from the area of Washington and Main Streets in Knox.

Arrests:

06/26/11 Christian Cattin, 19, of 3502 E. State Road 14, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Possession of Alcohol and and active arrest warrant.

Travis Wintczak, 18, 0495 N. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

Ryan Drews, 19, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

06/25/11 Gerald Boyd, 42, 307 W. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Resisting Law Enforcement and an active arrest warrant.

06/23/11 Clayton Reiss, 31, 1645 S. 300 E. Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

06/21/11 Jacob Madsen, 32, 304 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/26/11 A resident in the 7000 block of S. 500 W. in North Judson reported the theft of bicycles.

06/26/11 A resident in the 2000 block of S. Tribue Dr. in Knox reported the theft of a tow dolly from a friend’s house.

06/26/11 A resident in the 4200 block of E. 200 S. in Knox told police that his home had been broken into.

06/26/11 Corey from Knox advised that a railroad ballast had been taken from his property.

06/26/11 A burglary was reported at Hines Salvage in Grovertown.

06/25/11 A Knox resident told police that he sold something on Craigslist and the buyer sent him a fraudulent check. The check was written for more than what the item was for and the buyer asked him to send him the balance. The complaintant sent the buyer $1,000 and then found out the check was fraudulent.

06/25/11 A Plymouth resident reported his wallet missing. He says he lost it at the Bass Lake Public Boat Launch.

06/23/11 A resident in the 7400 block of E. 100 N. in Knox reported that some unknown person(s) blew up his mailbox.

06/22/11 A Grovertown resident told police that someone stole his mailbox and his father had his mailbox knocked down. A stop sign at 400 N. and 900 E. has been stolen as well.

06/22/11 A resident in the 3700 block of N. 900 E. in Grovertown said the lid on her mailbox was twisted and won’t shut. She advised there are approximately 16 to 17 other mailboxes down the road have been vandalized as well.

06/20/11 A resident in the 8700 block of S. Sycamore in Monterey reported his camera stolen.

Arrests:

06/23/11 Andrew Frasure, 23, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Accidents:

06/19/11 Tonya Campbell of North Judson was northbound on 350 West when suddenly she saw a pickup truck blow through the intersection on 400 South without stopping. She attempted to swerve and miss the vehicle but the action resulted in her motorcycle skidding and crashing in the roadway injuring her. Dustin Hodges stated he stopped at the intersection and then started again. He blamed his brakes for causing the accident.

18-Year-Old Drowns After Jumping From Yellow River Bridge in Knox

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: June 27th, 2011

The treacherous Yellow River has claimed another life. Mercan Lyncook, of Parma Ohio jumped from the abandoned train bridge near the depot at 12:00 midnight Sunday morning, and because of limited swimming ability never made it back to shore. The 18-year-old man’s body was found by the Marshall County Dive Team at 2:00 a.m.

The Knox Police Department and Indiana Conservation Office received a call from Lyncook’s friend that he did not surface after diving into the water.

Assisting in the search were the Knox Volunteer Fire Department, Bass Lake Fire Department, Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Washington Township Fire Department, and Starke County EMS.

Police Reports

By: Anita Goodan
Published: June 20th, 2011

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

06/18/11  A home in the 300 Block of W. Weninger Street was broken into with a few items missing and some copper stolen as well. The North Judson Police are investigating this incident.

06/16/11  A report was made with the North Judson Police for an IPOD Touch, with a blue back, lost and believed stolen from the Town Park. Anyone with information or who may have found the IPOD is asked to contact the police at (574) 896-5914.

Arrests:

06/19/11  Jason D. Hansen, 30, 2335 W. Toto Road, North Judson, IN, arrested for a Failure to Appear Check Deception Warrant through Pulaski County.

06/18/11 Juan Martinez, 22, 6551 N 1150 West, North Judson, IN, arrested for Operator Never Licensed and False and Fictitious Plates.

06/16/11  David P. Howard, 28, 5406 S. A Street, North Judson, IN, arrested for a Probation Violation through Starke Circuit.

06/13/11 Jame H. Hayes, 41, 606 Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a Failure to Appear aarrant through Starke County Circuit Court.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/19/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a water heater.

06/19/11 An accidental shooting occurred in Beaver Township. Caller said his girlfriend got shot with a .22 in her upper left collar bone. A witness advised that that a male was shooting chipmunks and the victim was going to get a kitten she was playing with and didn’t realize he was getting ready to shoot the gun and he fired the weapon. It was reported and handled as a freak accident.

06/18/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of farm equipment, metal off of buildings and rolls of wire.

06/17/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of copper wire from one of his properties.

06/17/11 A Winamac resident told police that she was outside working in her yard when some unknown person(s) got into her car and purse and took all of her pain medication.

06/17/11 A Medaryville resident requested an officer. Some unknown person(s) stole two freezers from her property.

06/17/11 A resident on old State Road 14 called police to report that someone just ran their car into his yard. The driver stated she wasn’t paying attention and went around the corner and crashed into a parked car. No injuries were reported.

06/17/11 Caller reported the theft of scrap metal from a residence in Winamac.

06/17/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that some unknown subject(s) have let all the water out of her pool again.

06/16/11 Arby’s reported money stolen from the business.  The business is conducting an internal investigation.

06/16/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of medications from a vehicle while parked at IGA in Francesville.

06/16/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of medications from his vehicle that was parked at the gas station.

06/13/11 A Medaryville resident told police that he is on pain medication and his pills were stolen out of his vehicle.

Arrests:

06/19/11 Jason Hansen, 30, 2335 W. Toto Rd, North Judson, IN, arrested on a body attachment. Discharged 06/20/11

06/17/11 Michael Kasten, 55, 1195 S. State Road 119, Winamac, IN, arrested on a Probation Violation.

06/17/11 Danielle L. Primmer, 18, 210 S. Market St., Apt. 2, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

06/17/11 Nicholas Burrell, 32, 1611 E. 700 N., Walkerton, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/19/11

06/17/11 Melissa Land, 45, 104 Spring St., Winamac, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/19/11

06/17/11 Rachel Wolfe (Rearick), 23, 2963 W. 325 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/19/11

06/16/11 Nathan Goble, 23, 4600 S. County Rd. 210, Knox, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/16/11

06/16/11 James Schwartz, 21, 5492 W. 700 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/17/11

06/13/11 William Herrick, 53, 253 E. 150 S. Apt. 5, Winamac IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. Discharged 06/14/11

06/13/11 Kenneth Hopkins, 22, 15489 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
06/16/11 Officers were dispatched to a possible intoxicated subject that was not wanted at the Hamlet Trailer Park.

06/15/11 Officers were dispatched to a property dispute between two neighbors.

06/12/11 Officers were called to a domestic complaint in regards to an intoxicated individual.

If you know of anyone doing anything suspicious or illegal and wish to report it and remain anonymous, you can now send an anonymous tip to the Hamlet Police Department. Log on to this website and click on the anonymous tip link found on the home page. This page is powered by a third party therefore it is 100 percent anonymous. You do not have to enter your email address or name. Just type in your tip and press submit.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
06/19/11 Linda Sweet and William Spencer reported that some unknown person(s) broke into their home, ransacked it and stole items. According to William, the back door was forced open and Snap-on tools were stolen along with a flat screen tv, clothes, and jewelry.

06/15/11 Mary Shepherd reported her purse stolen from her vehicle.

06/15/11 Bob Cole reported the theft of a portable fire radio from his vehicle. The unknown suspect(s) attempted to remove this GPS system but failed.

06/15/11 Zachary Craig reported that a GPS unit, two cell phone chargers and a pair of Under Armor football gloves were stolen from his vehicle.

06/15/11 Vonda Butler called police to report that satellite radios were stolen from her husband’s vehicle and her vehicle.

–Four vehicles were broken into the night of June 14th. If anyone knows anything about these incidents, call the Knox City Police Department and leave an anonymous tip. Call (574) 772-4122 and select option 3.

06/14/11 Scott Ward, who works for NIPSCO, reported a meter missing off the side of a residence. Ward told police that he was at the residence on Locust Drive on June 1st and had shut off the electric to the residence. He put a lock on the meter and now the lock and the meter are gone.

06/13/11 Crystal Fisher reported the theft of a moped and a push lawnmower.

Arrests:
06/19/11 David Warren, 26, 10775 E. 50 N., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with at least a .15% BAC.

06/19/11 Dwayne T. Roe, 44, 7295 N. 700 E., Hamlet, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/18/11 Anthony Clemons, 49, 2240 N. US 35, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Intimidation.

06/18/11 Jason Sands, 35, 507 S. East St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct. He also had an active arrest warrant.
Kathy McFarland, 19, 8944 S. Sycamore St., Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor in Tavern and Illegal Possession.
Jennifer Kajer, 1497 Short Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor in Tavern and Illegal Possession.
Sarah George, 20, Union Mills, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor in Tavern and Illegal Possession.

06/14/11 Jerry Cappis, 53, 303 N. Clark, St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/19/11 A resident in the 6300 block of E. Lake Street in Knox reported that his summer cottage has been broken into. The caller did not see anything missing.

06/19/11 Jollie Howard told police that someone broke into the trailer he was working on in North Judson and stole all of his tools.

06/18/11 A resident in the 2100 block of W. Country Lanes S. in Knox reported the theft of items from his residence.

06/18/11 A resident in the 7600 block of S. 700 E. in Monterey reported the theft of a license plate.

06/17/11 A resident in the 4000 block of S. Woodland Rd. in Knox reported that some unknown person(s) slashed the screen on her porch and then stole a 30 or 40 pound cement duck.

06/14/11 A Monterey resident reported the theft of a horse.

06/14/11 A resident in the 3400 block of E. Country Lane S. in Knox reported that some unknown subject(s) siphoned gas out of her vehicle.

06/14/11 Brandon Breammer reported the theft of two weapons and two computers from his father’s house. A large flat screen TV, a computer printer and some external stereo speakers were displaced. They were sitting near a door in the garage.

06/13/11 Doug Klausen of Knox told police that two of his brother-in-law’s axles are missing from his pole barn. He also reported that 200+ feet of copper wire was missing.

Arrests:
06/19/11 Dustin Hodges, 20, Crown Point, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Reckless Driving.

06/18/11 Thomas Wayne Norem, 53, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

06/17/11 John Minix, 48, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/15/11 Mindy Hendricks, 43, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

06/14/11 Allen Krock, 37, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery with Serious Bodily Injury.

Accidents:
06/13/11 Richard Fritz of Elwood, Illinois, told police that he was traveling eastbound on US 30 near 900 East when a deer ran out from the south to the north in front of him. Fritz stated that he swerved to avoid striking the deer and when he did, the trailer that he was pulling started to slide, causing him to lose control. Fritz went off the roadway on the south side of the road and the trailer flipped over, coming loose from his vehicle. The boat that was on the trailer flipped off the trailer landing on its top.