The collaboration between the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and WKVI News to share the new Starke County’s Most Wanted Fugitives List has already resulted in one capture and five tips on the whereabouts of others.
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin says the site has gotten more than 13,000 visits. It will be updated weekly to feature a dozen or so fugitives wanted for various offenses ranging from failure to appear and nonpayment of child support to more serious crimes. Dulin says the initiative is a collaboration between his office and the Starke County Prosecutor to clear the backlog of warrants. He adds most fugitives can come to the jail, complete the booking process and quickly bond out, although some offenses will require an initial hearing so bond can be set. Dulin stresses anyone with information about a person on the list should contact the Starke County Sheriff’s Department at 574-772-3771. Do not try to apprehend someone yourself.
Click on the Starke County’s Most Wanted list ad on the WKVI.com website to view the list or find it at http://www.co.starke.in.us/sheriff/most_wanted/.