Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:
02/13/11 A Medaryville resident reported that his garbage can was stolen.
02/13/11 A resident in Winamac called police to report a truck stuck on his property. The occupants of the vehicle placed garbage underneath the tires for traction and got the truck out, but they left the garbage on the property and has caused a giant mess. The homeowner found a piece of mail with names on it and police were dispatched to the address and spoke to the occupants of the vehicle. They cleaned up the mess and were given a warning about littering.
02/13/11 Police investigated a call that a semi-trailer with a tank containing a yellow liquid was leaking all over the highway. The truck was traveling was westbound on State Road 14 from State Road 17. Police determined that the yellow liquid was corn syrup and was not hazardous to the public. It appeared that the bottom of the trailer was torn off. After investigating further, police found that 1,000 gallons of corn syrup had leaked from the tank.
02/13/11 A store owner in Winamac called police to report that four subjects were in the store looking at items used to manufacture meth. The subjects were at the store for an hour and a half. Police arrived at the scene and warrant checks were done on the subjects. One subject had a valid warrant.
02/12/11 The Medaryville and Francesville Fire Departments were called to a barn fire at 3:40 a.m. The fire department left at 6:00 a.m. and were called back to the scene later that morning for a flare up.
02/12/11 A Francesville resident reported two TVs stolen from her home.
02/11/11 Officers arrived at a location in Cass Township were officers were given a tip of a possible meth lab. Two were taken into custody as the result of an investigation. (see arrest reports)
02/11/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that the door to his house was kicked in.
02/11/11 A Winamac resident reported a break-in. The only thing the resident reported missing was a jar of money.
02/08/11 A Winamac resident told police that when she got home, she left her purse outside and took her son indoors. When she went to retrieve her purse, it was gone.
02/07/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of gas from the gas tank on her vehicle.
02/14/11 David Travis, 39, 7080 W. 250 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a Warrant and Court Order.
02/13/11 Robert Parrish, 49, 909 Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/13/11
02/13/11 Joseph Pastorcik, 29, 50 S. Range Road, Knox, IN arrested on four active arrest warrants. Discharged 02/13/11
02/12/11 Shawn Allen, 31, 406 High St., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/12/11
02/12/11 Nathen Wilson, 25, 6515 S. State Road 39, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 02/13/11
02/11/11 Thomas Lane, 30, 5109 S. 600 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors and Possession of Paraphernalia.
02/11/11 Wendy Voiceman, 36, 14254 W. 600 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Neglect of a Dependent.
02/11/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 867 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, Weekender.
02/11/11 Nicholas Burrell, 32, 10011 E. 700 N., Walkerton, IN, Court Order.
02/11/11 Brandon Davis, 23, 104 W. Spring St., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 02/13/11
02/11/11 Anthony Barnett, 35, 303 Market St., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 02/13/11
02/10/11 Amy Corneil, 35, 701 N. Franklin, Valparaiso, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants. Discharged 02/10/11
02/09/11 Jon Heck, 57, 224 W. 12th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. 02/09/11
02/09/11 David Stachurski, 64, 3246 N. Rose., Franklin, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/09/11
02/09/11 Keith Fritz, 26, 5222 S. 325 E., Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant and Court Order.
02/08/11 John Schwartz, 39, 4693 N. US 35, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator. Discharged 02/11/11
02/08/11 Irvin Hudson, 27, 508 Bates St., Logansport, IN, Court Order. Discharged 02/10/11
02/08/11 Thomas Williams, 34, 1720 S. 225 E., Winamac, IN, Court Order.
02/07/1 Tina Gould, 44, 2238 E. 575 S., Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
02/07/11 Keith Thompson, 19, 384 N. 200 W., Winamac, IN, Court Order.
02/07/11 Francis Fox, 64, 3291 W. 400 S., Winamac, IN, Court Order. Discharged 02/11/11.
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely
From the North Judson Police Department:
02/07/11 A juvenile female reported to North Judson Police of being harassed by another adult man via texting and her Facebook page. She was directed to get a protection order issued, which she did.
02/10/11 The North Judson Police investigated a theft of jewelry in the 400 Block of Arlington Avenue. North Judson Police Officer Joe Budner learned the items were pawned at a local pawn shop. Of the items, two watches were recovered while three rings were already sent off to be melted down. Police Chief Doug Vessely stated that charges were requested through the Starke County Prosecutor’s office for the theft on the person who pawned the items while the investigation continues into the matter for any additional suspects.
02/10/11 North Judson Police investigated a rare 4 vehicle accident on Laurel Street around 5:15 pm. “It isn’t very often four vehicles are involved in a single accident within the town limits,” stated Chief Doug Vessely. He added, “We’re very grateful that this doesn’t happen very often.”
The crash was investigated by Officer Kelly Fisher, who set the total damages at near $2,500.00 No injuries were reported. A vehicle being driven by Tim Wireman, of Medaryville, was backing out of a driveway on Laurel Street while a second vehicle, driven by Darren Eberhart of North Judson, was westbound on Laurel Street near the driveway. Meanwhile, a third vehicle, being driven by Adrienne Barton, of North Judson, was eastbound and stopped, waiting to pull into a driveway on Laurel. The Wireman vehicle backed into vehicle two causing it to cross over and strike vehicle three, which was stopped in traffic, and pushed vehicle three off the south side of the street and into a driveway where it struck vehicle four that was parked in the driveway.
“This goes to show how quickly things can happen during a traffic crash and how a chain reaction can be very dangerous,” said Vessely. “In this particular accident, no one was hurt and none of the vehicle involved were going very fast, but it gives you cause to think of how serious it could be if driving on a highway at 55 miles per hour,” Drive carefully and Buckle up!
02/12/11 Shawn D. Allen, 31, 406 High Street, North Judson, IN, arrested for a Pulaski County Warrant.
02/09/11 Robert P. Buck, 47, 10405 S Moody, Chicago Ridge, IL, arrested for Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
From the Hamlet Police Department:
02/09/11 Jennifer Berg of Hamlet reported that a male driving a large black truck attempted to get her 15 year old daughter in the vehicle at the bus stop. Hamlet police responded and was unable to locate the vehicle.
02/09/11 Darrall Griffith of Hamlet reported a stolen license plate. Hamlet Police later recovered the plate.
02/07/11 David Howard of Hamlet was charged on one count of Intimidation and one count of Harassment.
02/11/11 Arden E. Webb of Hamlet was arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation, Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication.
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
From the Knox City Police Department:
02/12/11 Stephen Miller of Knox told police that he was parked in the McDonald’s parking lot and as he was backing up, an older model Ford Explorer came by and ran into the front driver’s side panel of his vehicle. After the accident, the vehicle drove up on the curb and drove away.
02/09/11 Officers responded to a hit and run accident at 300 East and Pacific Avenue. Connie Jordan stated that her vehicle had damage to the bumper and hood.
02/8/11 A vehicle driven by Matthew Day allegedly hit and damaged the ATM at DeMotte State Bank.
02/11/11 Timothy Lovell, 27, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and False Informing.
02/09/11 Travis S. Wintczak, 18, 495 N. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Jesse D. White, 18, 0560 S. 800 E., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Wintczak and White were reportedly in the Knox High School parking lot while in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
02/04/11 Joshua Godinez, 29, 7 1/2 Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.
Sheriff Oscar Cowen
From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:
02/13/11 Russell White reported the theft of a log splitter.
02/13/11 Rados Antonijevic of Knox reported that some unknown person(s) broke out his vehicle’s window.
02/12/11 Dayle Smith called to report that some unknown person(s) shot wildlife on her property.
02/11/11 Robert Ochoa reported the theft of NASCAR items.
02/11/11 Leonard Wasilewski and his caregiver called to report the theft of a John Deere mower.
02/10/11 Cody Hopkins reported that some unknown person(s) stole a gun.
02/11/11 Herbert Foust reported a stolen 1994 green Ford Explorer.
02/10/11 Joan Haugh from Community Services of Starke County called police to report a minor property damage vehicle accident involving one of her bus drivers.
02/09/11 Ellissa Bailey of North Judson reported money and a laptop stolen.
02/09/11 Matthew Johnson called police to report a stolen vehicle. He had left his disabled car on 1100 W. near San Pierre and when he returned to retrieve it, it was gone.
02/09/11 Firefighters were called to a car fire in the 3500 block of E. Debby Drive in Knox.
02/08/11 Destiny Snyder asked to speak to police regarding stolen checks and forgery.