Police Reports

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

03/19/11 The North Judson Police responded to the Bank of Indiana in regards to counterfeit United States currency. Police investigated the incident and took possession of the counterfeit bills. An investigation continues as charges are pending. The Secret Service was notified of the incident.

Arrests:
03/14/11 Omas E. Fletcher, 45, 2070 N Garba Dr., Grovertown, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended Prior and Possession of Methamphetamine.

03/14/11 Nicole D. Moss, 38, 504 N. Starke St., Hamlet, IN, arrested for a Body Attachment Warrant.

03/15/11 Bryan S. Dollahan, 36, 302 Jones Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication and False Informing.

03/15/11 John P. Trent, 43, 302 Jones St. North Judson, IN, arrested for Battery Class A Misdemeanor.

03/18/11 Shanna M. Risner, 32, 0655 E. 500 South, North Judson, IN, arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/18/11 A caller in Pulaski reported that her home and the neighbor’s home have been broken into. The lock on the gate was tampered with.

03/18/11 A resident in Denham reported the theft of a license plate.

03/18/11 A camper was seen on fire in the woods. The Medaryville Fire Department was called to the scene. No one was in the camper and the camper is was reported as a total loss.

03/18/11 A caller reported his vehicles stolen and now he believes someone is living in his home that he’s moving out of. Baby toys and rattles are in the house there weren’t there two days ago.

03/18/11 A resident told police that he is out of town and his neighbor called him to say that he saw someone standing by his garage. The caller said there shouldn’t be anyone at his residence.

03/17/11 A caller requested to speak to an officer to talk about items stolen from the house he is moving out of.

03/17/11 A caller reported shots fired behind his home. Police located subjects shooting a .22 into a safe backstop. No safety issues were noted.

03/17/11 A field fire was reported in Medaryville and it was spreading fast. The Medaryville Fire Department was called to the scene.

03/17/11 White County advised Pulaski County that Monon police were trying to catch up to a speeding car now headed into Pulaski County. The Monon unit stopped the driver in Francesville. Driver was cited for driving 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. The driver told police she was running late from a tanning appointment.

03/16/11 A caller told police that a vehicle has been left in a parking lot for a few days now and the caller fears that it may be stolen. A 72 hour tag was placed on the vehicle.

03/16/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a 1953 Jeep, 4-5 propane tanks, torch set, 3 wheeler and possible more from a residence. Caller told police that the whole house was trashed. Caller said he had moved and went to check on the Jeep and it was gone. A 1981 Pontiac Firebird was also stolen.

03/16/11 A caller in Winamac reported being bit by a dog. The dog was being walked on a leash. The dog tore the caller’s pants and punctured the skin. The caller wanted to know if the dog has had all of its shots.

Arrests:
03/20/11 Todd Fischer, 43, 104 Maple Dr., Medaryville, IN, Court Order for 14 days.

03/20/11 Cheyenne Allen, 34, 6077 N. 575 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of LaPorte County.

03/20/11 Diane Allen, 33, 5218 S. Driftwood, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Starke County. Discharged 03/20/11.

03/19/11 Paul Burgess, 43, 504 117th St., Hammond, IN, Weekender.

03/19/11 Russell Antrim, 55, 6355 W. State Road 14, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 031/9/11.

03/19/11 Gregory Perkins, 50, 405 E. 13th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 03/19/11.

03/18/11 Arthur Smith, 19 335 W. Narrow St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication, Resisting Law Enforcement, Minor Consuming, and Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 03/19/11.

03/18/11 Kelsie Gainer, 19, 2554 S. 1000 W., Kewanna, IN, Court Order, Weekender. Discharged 03/20/11.

03/18/11 Johnny Green, 42, 419 W. Maple Dr., Knox, IN, Court Order 27 days.

03/18/11 Jacob Carter, 28, 715 E. Washington, Rensselaer, IN, Court Order 120 days.

03/17/11 Mogan Malek, 26, 315 S. Slate, Culver, IN, arrested on an active warrant. Discharged 03/18/11.

03/17/11 Michael Dennis, 36, 2901 S. Goyer Rd. Apt. 9, Kokomo, IN, Court Order.

03/17/11 Erica Oquendo, 35, 3934 Evergreen Rd. Apt #4, East Chicago, IN, Court Order.

03/16/11 Gene Wilkerson, 24, 285 Node Rd., Center, KY, Court Order. Discharged 03/17/11.

03/15/11 Mindy Gross, 31, 104 E. Rensselaer St., Mt. Ayr, Indiana, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/17/11.

03/15/11 Michael Smith, 30, 8676 E. Van Buren, Culver, IN, Court Order. Discharged 03/15/11.

03/15/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 867 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active warrant. Discharged 03/15/11.

03/14/11 Glenn Scott, 19, 114 S. Smith, Kewanna, IN, Court Order.

03/14/11 Trent A Deardorff, 25, 3436 E. 250 S. Star City, IN, Weekender.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Arrests:
3/20/2011 Jody Spicer was arrested on a warrant for two counts of Burglary, two counts Theft, Criminal Trespassing, Criminal Mischief, and Battery resulting in bodily injury.

3/17/2011 Adam Makowski was arrested and charged with Theft Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of Marijuana.

3/17/2011 Steven Sandoval was arrested and charged with Theft Receiving Stolen Property and False Informing.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/21/11 A Knox woman told police that she was in and out of her house moving boxes all day and as she was walking out of her house and she was hit by someone in the face. The police noticed that the left side of her face and eye were red and swollen. There are no suspects at this time.

03/18/11 The cashier at Next Door Food Store called police to report that she found a clear bag containing a white powder in the parking lot. The powder was field tested and it was positive for methamphetamine.

03/16/11 Dawn Allen reported that while she was at work, she saw someone parked in her driveway and she yelled at them to leave. Upon leaving, the suspect backed up into her fence and left.

Arrests:
03/21/11 Kelly Robinson, 20, 701 E. Danker St., #18, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Strangulation and Interfering with Reporting a Crime.

03/20/11 Clark Clemons, 707 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

03/18/11 John O’Malley Jr., 72, 6355 E. 25 N., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .08%.

03/18/11 Samuel Singleton, 36, 0345 N. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Prescription Forgery.

03/17/11 Terry Wheeler, 15 1/2 Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Accidents:
03/20/11 The Knox City Police Department investigated a two car accident on State Road 8 and County Road 500 East. According to the accident report, Austin Tessner of Knox was traveling westbound on State Road 8, just past County Road 500 East, when he observed the vehicle in front of him slow quickly. He applied his brakes but was unable to avoid a collision with Rosalind Romenzak of Knox who told police she was slowing quickly because the car in front of her stopped quickly to turn into a driveway on State Road 8. When Romanzak’s car was hit, she lost control of her vehicle and she hit a NIPSCO pole, breaking it in half. She sustained a minor injury in the crash. A portion of the City lost power as a result of the accident.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/19/11 A Monterey man told police that he and his wife had been out of town and when they returned home, the lock on the REMC electric box had been cut.

03/19/11 A resident requested an officer to report her license stolen.

03/19/11 Mike Childers reported his mailbox stolen. In a later conversation with the suspect in the incident, the suspect agreed to reimburse Childers for the mailbox.

03/19/11 A caller notified police that his friend’s car was damaged. The car’s ignition switch had been tampered with while the vehicle was parked in the 700 block of N. 1025 E. in Knox.

03/18/11 Julie Bailey reported finding a small black Sony camera case with an ATM card and other identification in it. Police took possession of the item.

03/18/11 A caller from the 2300 block of S. US 35 in Knox reported the theft of all the copper from her air conditioner.

03/18/11 Phyllis Shepherd told police that a piece of firewood from the back of the truck traveling in front of her flew out and went through her windshield. She needs an officer for a report.

03/18/11 A Knox resident reported the theft of a furnace.

03/17/11 A Knox resident called police to report that two windows have been kicked in at her residence.

03/17/11 A caller reported a stop sign down at 100 West and Toto Road.

03/16/11 Linda Fort of North Judson reported the theft of a safe, guns and several other items from her residence.

03/15/11 A caller told police that a man in a green Pontiac was running down a male subject on foot in Borne’s Trailer Park. Officers did not locate anyone at the scene.

Arrests:
03/19/11 Christopher Keiper, 20, of Grovertown, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Possession.

03/19/11 Lisa Napierkowski, 29, of Knox, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

03/15/11 Michael Reimbold, 40, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Intimidation on Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.

Police Reports

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
03/11/11 The North Judson Police Department responded to a break-in at Ray’s Super Foods on Lane Street on Friday around 4:50 a.m. A back entry door appeared to have been pried open and a front window was broken out. Unknown subject(s) entered the business taking both cash and merchandise with several tobacco products being taken as well. It is believed the burglar(s) made entry between 3:00 and 4:20 a.m. Police have few leads and are asking for the public’s help by encouraging people who might have any information regarding this incident to call the North Judson Police at (574)772-5914 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP or 1-574-288-STOP. Chief Doug Vessely reminds people if you call Crime Stoppers you don’t have to leave your name and they do not have caller ID. “Any tips would be greatly appreciated,” Vessely added.

Arrests:
03/08/11 Samuel M. J. Bradley, 35, 5202 S. Detroiter Lane, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
03/10/11 James Demis reported the attempted theft of gas from his vehicle from 111 S. Jefferson St., in Hamlet.

03/11/11 Richard Main reported that his vehicle had been vandalized overnight at 504 N. Starke St., Lot #59, in Hamlet.

03/13/11 An unwanted subject was removed from 603 E. Plymouth in Hamlet.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/13/11 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a fire in the Medaryville area. The person calling in the fire told dispatch that a van just burst into flames. After investigating the fire, it was learned that the van could have been stolen.

03/12/11 A Winamac resident reported that someone just backed up into her brand new car.

03/12/11 A caller in Winamac reported the theft of mail from the mailbox.

03/12/11 A Winamac resident complained that three males with metal detectors were at a residence and digging up the yard. The three told police they were looking for coins. Police asked them to leave the premises as they didn’t have permission to be on the property.

03/12/11 A Francesville caller reported a stolen truck. The caller believes the babysitter stole the truck. The babysitter often runs errands in the truck but now she has taken off with the truck and will not give it back.

03/12/11 A caller in the Denham area reported a crimper and wagon stolen from the property.

03/12/11 A caller in the Monon area reported that some unknown person with a chemical is going door to door and it seemed suspicious.

03/12/11 A caller in the northwestern part of the county told dispatch that he had permission to leave his broke-down truck in front of a residence and he would have it towed. He left the area and when he returned, the truck was there but the truck’s license plate was gone.

03/11/11 A caller in the Pulaski area called to report that a summer home had been broken into. The garage door was open and a John Deere Gator was missing.

03/11/11 A Winamac resident advised police that a girl threw his bike in the river. After confronted by police, the girl retrieved the bicycle.

03/10/11 Jasper County dispatch advised that a suspicious male is going door to door asking residents for gas money. They believe the subject may be headed into Pulaski County.

03/10/11 The action of property damage vehicle accident in White County caused a pole to snap in half that affected residents in Pulaski County. No serious injuries were reported.

03/10/11 An officer was requested for a belligerent customer at a local gas station who doesn’t want to pay for gas.

03/10/11 A theft was reported from Ace Hardware.

03/10/11 A caller in the Denham area called police to report 20-23 roosters tethered to barrels. The caller thought the police should look into this in case it’s for cock fighting purposes.

03/09/11 A Medaryville caller told police that some unknown person tried to break into his garage again. The suspect was wearing all black and took off after the homeowner shot at the subject with his BB gun.

03/08/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a car stereo.

Arrests:
03/14/11 Trent Deardorff, 25, 5436 E. 250 S., Star City, IN, Court Order.

03/12/11 Justin Back, 23, 2835 E. Toto Rd., Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 03/12/11

03/11/11 Marie Collins, 42, 2702 Paoli Pl., New Albany, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/10/11 Michael McGovern, 42, 706 N. Riverside Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and a Court Order.

03/10/11 Jennifer Summers, 30, 6341 N. US 231, Rensselaer, IN, Bond Revoked.

03/10/11 Jon Heck, 57, 224 W. 12th, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Public Intoxication.

03/10/11 Jonathan Wulitich, 34, 207 S. Cray St., San Pierre, IN, Court Order. Discharged 3/10/11

03/09/11 Angela Spiller, 57, 10005 E. State Road 8, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/11/11

03/08/11 Dennis Williams, 36, 3420 W. 200 N., Winamac, IN, Court Order.

03/08/11 Craig Cranmar, 48, 7920 Country Breeze, Culver, IN, Court Order.

03/08/11 James Fox, 42, 2730 Fairbanks St., Gary, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/08/11

03/07/11 Thomas F. Warren, 56, 7653 Crist Ln., Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/07/11

03/07/11 Dalena Kretchmer, 43, 1022 Warehouse St., Lafayette, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/07/11

03/07/11 Ozzy J. Blameuser, 20, 303 N. Smith St., Kewanna, IN, Court Order. Discharged 03/13/11.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/13/11 Jose Gorge told police that a black and white dog was chasing the chickens in his chicken house and the dog killed one of them. Gorge told police that he is missing about 11 chickens and he believes the dog has killed all of them.

03/13/11 An officer was called to Wythogan Park where two women reported being harassed by a man in a red truck. He reportedly approached the women demanding money.

03/12/11 Rhonda Zitt, 404 E. New York St., Knox, IN, cited for Driving While Suspended-Prior.

03/11/11 Natalie Scott reported damage to her vehicle while it was parked at Five Star. There is a possible suspect.

03/11/11 Brad Lovely reported his 1997 S10 pickup stolen from 53 W. Lake St. There is a suspect in this case.

03/09/11 Knox City police were called to the Astoria Inn. An employee reportedly found drug paraphernalia in a motel room.

03/09/11 Crystal Reed reported finding a debit card at the Keybank ATM along with the receipt.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/13/11 A structure fire was reported in the 8700 block of E. 25 N. Washington Township Fire Department was called to the scene.

03/13/11 Kyle Nissen reported the theft of trailer axles in the 500 block of S. 275 W. in North Judson.

03/12/11 Kyle Nissen reported the theft of two mobile home axles.

03/12/11 Craig McEndarfer reported the theft of a Yamaha Zuma.

03/12/11 Clyde Singleton reported an attempted break-in. Some unknown person(s) attempted to break into his shed. He fired a gun in the direction of the people running from his residence.

03/11 Marsha with A.L. Olson Real Estate requested to speak with an officer. An air conditioning unit was stolen from a house that is up for foreclosure and needs a report.

03/10/11 Cathy Brown called 9-1-1 to report her house was on fire. She said it started in the chimney. The San Pierre Fire Department was called to the scene.

03/10/11 Roberta Williams requested an officer. Checks were written on a closed account.

03/10/11 Ashley Jones of Monticello reported her cell phone stolen from the Sand Bar.

03/09/11 Jake Lovely reported a stolen cell phone.

03/08/11 A caller reported a neighbor’s truck stolen.

Arrests:
03/13/11 Colton Romenzak, 21, Knox, IN arrested on charges of Domestic Battery and Criminal Mischief. After appearing in Knox City Court, he was given an added charge of Contempt of Court.

03/13/11 Frank Solberg, 41, arrested on a Violation of a Protective Order-Invasion of Privacy.

03/13/11 Jerry Sanchez, 40, South Bend, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

03/12/11 Donald Fletcher, 42, of North Judson, IN, arrested on an active body attachment warrant.

03/12/11 Craig Coad, 29, of Monterey, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Arrests:
03/02/11 Austin R. Steger, 18, 2735 South 650 West, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana under 30 grams.

03/02/11 Richard L. Carter, 27, 504 Mulberry Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on 2 Pulaski County Warrants.

03/02/11 Johnathan R. Chambers, 18, 6920 S. 5747 West, San Pierre, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Armed Robbery and Felony Intimidation.

03/03/11 Cheryl L. Hodges, 35, 109 E. Vine Street, North Judson, IN arrested on Deceptions warrants from Brown and Bartholomew Counties.

03/04/11 A 17 Year old juvenile male arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

03/04/11 Christopher J. Caudill, 18, 3082 S. Angela Drive, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/06/11 A tow truck driver was getting ready to tow a car in the Francesville area when another car came by, hit the car he was towing and then hit him. The tow truck driver had a cut on his head and ended up being transported to the hospital.

03/06/11 A Star City resident called to report the theft of a car trailer.

03/06/11 A Winamac caller reported that a Windstar van drove through her yard, hit the phone box and took off.

03/05/11 Police were called to a location in the northwestern part of the county where an officer found a stopped car. Upon investigation, the driver had passed out and was slumped over the steering wheel. An open beer bottle was found in the console.

03/05/11 A police officer told dispatch that he is out with a disabled vehicle. It’s off the road with nobody around. The keys were on the seat and the vehicle appears to have been damaged from an accident. The officer noted that it appeared that the vehicle had been sitting there for a while.

03/04/11 A Pulaski resident told police that he is at a summer home and the gate is open and the chain is off. The garage door was open as well as the door going from the garage into the house. Nothing was reported stolen.

03/04/11 A resident in the Beardstown area reported the theft of deer statues.

03/04/11 A caller told police that a 1982 Chevy truck was stolen from his property. The truck was not drivable. It was for scrap only.

03/04/11 A Winamac resident told police that a suspicious male tampered with the mail in her mailbox.

03/03/11 A Winamac resident reported that a Pepsi machine had been broken into.

03/03/11 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a fire at a wood shed and the shed is located close to the house. The caller told dispatch that the fire wasn’t as bad as originally thought and the fire was put out before the Fire Department arrived.

03/02/11 A caller in the Denham area told police that when she arrived home, the front door was kicked in and her dogs were outside.

03/01/11 A person in Monterey reported a mailbox and post stolen from the residence.

03/01/11 A caller reported a grain truck on fire at a neighbor’s house.

03/01/11 A Monterey resident reported his AK-47 stolen.

02/28/11 A Medaryville resident moved into a residence a week and a half ago and reported things missing from the residence. She believes the people who helped her move stole her items.

02/28/11 A caller in Medaryville reported that some unknown person(s) tried to break into the house and storage shed.

Arrests:
03/07/11 Lonnie Howard, 24, 454 N. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/06/11 Tracy Lee Manns, 37, 7676 N. 575 W. Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/06/11

03/06/11 Bernard Tidey, 67, 15852 W. 200 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

03/05/11 Brent Smith, 32, 2002 N. Chippeaw, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 03/05/11

03/05/11 Brad Burling, 37, 809 E. Prairie St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 03/05/11

03/04/11 Stephen Ritter, 40, 3112 Barrett Rd., Rochester, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/05/11

03/04/11 Tammy Taulbee, 43, 93 Ross Rd., Ashtabula, OH, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/06/11

03/04/11 Sara Jackson, 27, 9511 W. 300 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/04/11 Melissa Lamb, 45, 104 Spring St., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 03/06/11

03/03/11 Adam Hunt, 31, 5996 S. Juason St., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 03/03/11

03/03/11 Charles Oliver, 35, 21529 Dunbar Rd., Sheridan, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 03/04/11

03/03/11 Alan Balchunas, 29, 8947 Jefferson St., Monterey, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant and Possession of Marijuana.

03/03/11 Glenn Scott, 20, 1145 Smith St., Kewanna, IN, Court Order. Discharged 03/03/11

03/03/11 Shawn M. Borden, 39, 800 E. Hoffer Apt. 11, Kokomo, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

03/02/11 Nichelle M. Touteris, 42, 7681 N. 595 W., Winamac, IN, Court Order.

03/02/011 Richard Carter, 27, 504 Mulberry St., North Judson, IN, arrested on two active warrants. Discharged 03/03/11

02/28/11 Robert Kevin Rentfrow, 49, 300 SE Railroad St., Idaville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
03/06/11 Danielle Pavey reported the theft of her purse from her locked car while it was parked at the Phillips 66 gas station.

03/05/11 Sharon Allen reported that her vehicle was damaged. The paint was scuffed and one of the car handles was broken. She believed that someone attempted to gain entry into the vehicle.

03/05/11 Jessica Harper reported criminal damage to her vehicle. She observed grease smeared on her driver’s side window. It was parked outside Mikey’s Pizza. The window also had a crack in it.

03/04/11 Patrick Guthrie reported that a suspect broke the window in his room at the Super Value Inn.

03/01/11 Sandy Hansen of Knox reported the theft of her purse and vehicle from the Starke County Abstract Office on Washington Street in Knox.

02/28/11 The Next Door Food Store Clerk reported the theft of gas.

Arrests:
03/07/11 Ryan Kretchmer, 37, 5272 S. Holiday St., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

03/06/11 David E. Shidler, 45, 509 Railroad St., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Wade G. Stacy, 32, 5239 W. State Road 10, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

03/02/11 Linda King, 45, 306 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Disorderly Conduct.
William King, 42, 601 S. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

03/01/11 Eric Richardson, 32, 3030 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance x2.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
03/06/11 A caller reported a possible trailer fire in the area of 10950 E. South Ave. The Koontz Lake Fire Department was called to investigate.

03/05/11 A truck driver from the Grovertown Truck Stop called to report that he had fuel siphoned from his gas tank.

03/04/11 Jason Browler told police that some kids were on a roof tearing shingles off a house in the 10800 block of Kanney in Walkerton.

03/04/11 A kitchen fire was reported in a trailer at Born’s Trailer Park.

03/04/11 A caller from the Grovertown Truck stop reported the theft of fuel worth $500.

03/03/11 A woods fire was reported on Toto Rd, East of 1000 E. The Washington Township Fire Department was called to investigate.

03/03/11 A field fire was reported in the Lakewinds Subdivision near a house. The Bass Lake Fire Department was called to the scene.

03/02/11 A caller reported a male subject came to her door wearing a camouflage jacket, blue jeans, and a ski mask. The suspect entered the residence, displayed a gun and then left on foot.

03/02/11 A caller reported seeing suspects trying to take old pumps located at the northeast corner of State Road 8 and 39. Caller believes the pumps are being taken for scrap.

03/02/11 A caller reported the theft of a lawn mower from the 1800 block of E. 625 S. in Knox.

03/02/11 Property damage was reported in the 8100 block of N. State Road 23 in Walkerton.

03/01/11 Pastor Pradtke requested an officer at the Victory Christian Church on Range Road in reference to criminal damage.

03/01/11 It was reported to police that people were trying to break into a trailer in the 5800 block of S. U Road W. in North Judson.

Arrests:
03/06/11 Peter Schmaltz, 50, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possesssion of Marijuana.

03/06/11 Monica Krol, 58, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Accidents:
03/06/11 Richard Wilson, 66, of Walkerton was traveling southbound on State Road 23 when he hit a patch of ice. He lost control and struck a telephone box, utility pole, fence post and a well in the front yard at 8855 N. State Road 23. The pole was snapped at ground level. He was not injured.

02/28/11 Ronnie Lawson of North Judson was traveling west on State Road 10 near 100 East when four deer jumped into the roadway. Lawson hit one of the four deer, damaging his 2005 black Ford vehicle that is owned by the County. He was not injured.

Police Reports

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

02/22/11 – The North Judson Police investigated a Battery complaint in the 300 Block of Garden Street. A male juvenile was hit in the head area by an adult female. The reports have been filed with the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office and Probation.

Arrests:
02/21/11 Jessica M. Manson, 25, 45 Lake Street, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

02/22-11 Franklin D. Mowbray, Jr., 21, 5361 S. Detroiter Lane, North Judson, IN, arrested on a Starke Circuit Body Attachment.

02/27/11 Joshua J. Morrow, 28, 610 Arlington Avenue, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/28/11 Carl Williams called police to report a shooting. He had shot 24-year-old Erica Richie in the head as she was attempting to break into his home. She was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital due to her injuries. Kayla McCord, 19, of Logansport, who was also involved was arrested on two counts of Burglary, a Class B Felony.

02/26/11 A caller in Francesville reported that a small person climbed through the soffit on his porch and cut the wire to his outside speakers. The person then stole all of the outside wire. The caller had reported a theft at the home three weeks prior to this incident.

02/26/11 A resident in Monterey notified police that his handgun is missing.

02/26/11 A caller in the Bruce Lake area advised police that he just got home and intruders had been in his home. There were footprints and tire tracks all around the residence. He said his coon dog is missing.

02/25/11 A caller in Monterey said that two boys are racing on 4 wheelers or motorcycles and they have been doing that for four or five days. The caller said they were going 80 mph.

02/24/11 A resident reported her vehicle stolen in the Medaryville area. She couldn’t remember if she had left the keys in it or not. She wasn’t able to find her keys that morning.

02/24/11 A Medaryville resident told police that he caught someone trying to break into his vehicle and that person broke his windshield. The person left when the caller went outside to confront the suspect.

02/24/11 Superior Court requested an officer for the removal of a subject believed to be intoxicated.

02/24/11 Caller advised police that he wasn’t home at the time but he was told that someone was on his property loading up scrap metal. He did not give permission to any person to be on his property.

02/24/11 A kitchen fire at a Winamac residence was called in. The Winamac Fire Department and EMS were called to the scene.

02/23/11 A car that appeared to be in an accident was located in the woods in the northwest part of the County. Police arrived and saw that the driver’s side had extensive damage from hitting a tree at that location. The windshield was smashed and there was a little bit of blood on the driver’s side of the vehicle. While police were on scene, the owner showed up and told police that he was fine. He got out of the vehicle on his own power.

02/23/11 A Winamac resident reported that her children arrived home from school and there is an unfamiliar car in the driveway with someone sleeping in it. After he moved his head, the person was identified as the oldest daughter’s boyfriend.

02/22/11 A Winamac resident advised that two boys were in his truck making “shake and bake” (a type of meth). After police were notified, they left the area.

02/22/11 A woman in the Denham area reported that someone attempted to break into her home. The door was damaged and a basement window was broken. No one made it into the house.

02/22/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of items from his vehicle. There is a suspect in this case.

02/22/11 An officer was out in the Monterey area with two intoxicated subjects that crashed into a ditch. No one was injured.

02/21/11 A resident in Medaryville requested an officer to report stolen articles. His girlfriend’s couch and a bunch of jewelry was stolen. After an investigation, it was discovered that the landlord took the couch and got rid of it.

02/21/11 A caller in Francesville called to report a vehicle rollover. No one was injured. Another rollover was reported an hour later with no injuries. A third rollover was reported and a female was injured. She complained of head pain. The vehicle had rolled several times. All the rollovers occurred in different areas of the county.

Arrests:
02/28/11 Kayla McCord, 19, 1801 Market St., Logansport, IN, arrested on two counts of Burglary.

02/26/11 Dustin Lee Trusty, 31, 5911 S. 400 E., Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Neglect of a Dependent and Possession of Marijuana.

02/26/11 Brandi Lynn Greiner, 24, 5911 S. 400 E., Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Neglect of a Dependent, and Possession of Marijuana. Discharged 02/27/11

02/26/11 Roxann Saltsman, 44, 103 E. Ridge, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/26/11 Angela Strickland, 39, 3651 N. 250 E., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on active warrants.

02/26/11 Joey Stiltz, 34, 504 W. 4th St., Monon, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy. Discharged 02/27/11

02/26/11 Donna Stiltz, 35, 504 W. 4th St., Monon, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Invasion of Privacy and Battery. Discharged 02/27/11

02/25/11 Steven Decker, 24, 3066 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/26/11

02/25/11 Ronald Clark, 63, 7270 W. 100 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Failure to Register. Discharged on 02/26/11

02/25/11 Jeffery Dunn, 39, 103 Michael Lane, Royal Center, IN, arrested on a warrant and probation violation.

02/24/11 Jeffery Dunn, 39, 103 Michael Lane, Royal Center, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 02/25/11

02/24/11 Joshua West, 23, 604 Monroe St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Auto Theft.

02/24/11 Tylor Hughes, 19, 14848 W. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Unauthorized Entry-Vehicle.

02/24/11 Ruby Dennis, 24, 1008 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/23/11 Stephen Hammonds, 19, 15025 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Minor Consuming.

02/22/11 Lee Grigsby, 44, 113 E. Main St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery. Discharged 02/26/11

02/22/11 Alexander Hall, 19, 3123, N. 1300 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consuming. Discharged 02/25/11

02/22/11 Christine Bradley, 22, 1255 Porter St., Michigan City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 02/22/11

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/28/11 Best Ford reported the theft of a vehicle. The theft occurred between Saturday and Monday morning. The truck, used by Best Ford for plowing snow in the parking lot, was parked in the north parking lot. Unknown persons disengaged the snow blade from the truck and left it in the parking lot. The truck only moves 10 mph.

02/27/11 Tiffany Grienank reported the theft of a black lap top computer. There is a suspect in this case.

02/27/11 Timothy Sexton of Knox reported the theft of a license plate from a Dodge Durango. Sexton said that the plate was owned by he and Rhonda Gayheart. The license plate was registered to only Rhonda Gayheart and was listed as false and fictitious.

02/25/11 A employee from Best Ford called police to report that one vehicle parked at the facility was forcibly entered. The officer was directed to the east side of the facility where two vehicles had been entered and unknown suspects had attempted to remove the ignition switches. Neither vehicle was moved from their parked location. One vehicle had an after market stereo removed. One vehicle was a 1995 4 door Lincoln that was owned by a private citizen and the other was a 1999 Chevrolet suburban owned by Best Ford. Both vehicles had paper towels draped over the ignition switches.

02/24/11 Leslie Schroeder, 38, 1607 L. St. LaPorte, IN, cited for Driving While Suspended-Prior and speeding. She was traveling 55 mph in a 35 mph zone.

02/23/11 Christopher Roloff reported the theft of $1,535. There is a suspect in the case.

Arrests:
02/23/11 Richard Kozecar, 20, 2255 S. 650 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

02/22/11 Vincent Rosetti, 31, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/26/11 A caller advised that the house across from Knoll Brothers on US 30 was smoking heavily but the caller could not see any flames.

02/26/11 A Knox Post Office employee was bitten by a dog at 195 S. 800 E. in Knox.

02/26/11 Kevin Hall reported the theft of an electric meter.

02/25/11 Knox Water Superintendent James Eads reported that two fire hydrants were opened. Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick said this incident is not related to the incident in Hamlet.

02/24/11 Caller advised that she was driving past a residence at 3320 E. State Road 10 and she noticed smoke and flames coming from a chimney. When she drove by again, only smoke was coming from the chimney. Bass Lake Fire Department was called to the scene.

02/24/11 Pastor Squibb of the Knox United Methodist Church called to report a suspicious vehicle. A younger man in a pickup truck was continually circling the church parking lot.

02/24/11 A person at the Victory Christian church reported that some unknown person(s) broke a fence.

02/24/11 Frank Ballotti reported to police that he was robbed.

02/23/11 A San Pierre resident called to report that he bought a stove from 2 subjects and they then took the stove back because they said it was stolen. They refuse to give back his money.

02/23/11 Jeff Singleton reported the theft of tattoo items.

02/22/11 A caller from the Grovertown truck stop reported that someone was beating on the back of a van parked in the parking lot.

Arrests:
02/27/11 Ralph Settle, 54, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/2711 Hercules Harmon, 23, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

02/23/11 Lonzo Jackson, 40, of Hamlet, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/20/11 In the 600 block of E. Talmer Avenue, a resident reported to North Judson Police that cash and several items were reported stolen from her vehicle while parked at a local store. Police reminds all citizens to keep your vehicle locked at all times.

02/18/11 North Judson Police Officer Mathew Anderson attempted to initiate a traffic stop on County Road 250 west near Southside Parkway shortly after midnight. As Officer Anderson was turning on the vehicle, it accelerated and continued south on 250 West. When the vehicle approached State Road 10 it continued south at a high rate of speed, without stopping. The pursuit continued south to 800 South and than west toward State Road 39. The vehicle ran the stop sign at State Road 39 as well and continued west to 500 West where it turned into the potato shed area, through some weeds, into a wire fence, and into a field. Officer Anderson waited for backup officers, including Starke County Officer Ken Tomasko, Knox City Officer Chris Kisela, North Judson Chief Doug Vessely, and Pulaksi County Deputy Jason Woodruff. Arrested and taken into custody were the driver, Wesley David Born, 24, and a passenger, Kyle Lewandowski, 23, both of North Judson. Born was charged with felony Resisting Law Enforcement, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, and Reckless Driving. Lewandowski was charged with Public Intoxication. Vessely commend the officers on a job well done and thanked the other Departments for assisting.

02/14/11 The North Judson Middle School reported the theft of monies from two separate incidents in the past week to the North Judson police. The school had conducted an investigation resulting in one 14-year-old male suspect admitting to both thefts. All the information was submitted to the Starke County Probation Department.

Arrests:
02/20/11 – Ryan R. Jackson, 30, 708 E. Washington Street, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

02/18/11 – Wesley David Born, 24, 4935 S. State Road 39, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving.

02/18/11 – Kyle A. Lewandowski, 23, 5055 S. Woodland, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/18/11- Chadwick M. Miller, Lacrosse, IN, arrested on an active LaPorte County warrant.

02/16/11 – Ryan A. Kretchmer, 34, 5272 S. Holiday, North Judson, IN, arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant from Knox City Court.

02/13/11 – Raymond E. Senesac, 41, 7035 S. 250 West, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/20/11 A caller reported a fire close to a building in the Medaryville area. The Medaryville Fire Department advised that it was a scrap fire and it is under control.

02/19/11 Officers responded to a call that a man it sitting in a pickup truck in the middle of the roadway in Star City. Police found the man to be intoxicated. Michael Grcich of Valparaiso was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Habitual Traffic Violator and Possession of Paraphernalia.

02/18/11 A case of identity theft was uncovered when a Winamac resident attempted to apply for a handgun permit. The applicant’s social security number was found to be used by another individual.

02/18/11 A caller reported that his dog reportedly “ate meth” while at a friend’s house.

02/18/11 A Winamac resident reported that someone just tried to steal her bike.

02/17/11 A caller reported a suspicious vehicle in the Pulaski area, west of Highway 119. A green Chevy truck with a brush guard is parked near an abandoned house. The same vehicle was seen parked by a burned out house a few days ago.

02/17/11 A caller in Cass Township reported a possible meth lab in a residence.

02/17/11 A fire was reported in a field in the Medaryville area. The Francesville Fire Department advised that residents were conducting a controlled burn.

02/17/11 A resident in the Medaryville area reported the theft of tattoo equipment.

02/16/11 A Star City resident reported the theft of a hub cap and gas cap off her vehicle.

02/16/11 A caller in Winamac reported her sister’s dog is stuck in the river and can not get it out of the river. The dog was rescued five minutes later.

02/16/11 A caller in Medaryville reported that some unknown person(s) cut the screen on his porch.

02/15/11 A caller told police that he is a taxi driver and he picked up a subject from the Porter County Jail headed to Pulaski County. The taxi driver said in order to pay him, the subject was to get the money from his mother. When they got to the residence, the subject jumped out, took off and never paid him.

Arrests:
02/19/11 Paul Burgess, 43, 504 177th St., Hammond, IN, Court Order and Weekender.

02/19/11 Michael Grcich, 27, 453 N. 400 E., Valparaiso, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxciated, Habitual Traffic Violator and Possession of Paraphernalia. Discharged 02/20/11

02/18/11 Tylor Hughes, 19, 14898 W. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, Court Order. Discharged 02/20/11

02/18/11 Brandon Gamblin, 27, 1486 N. US 35, Winamac, IN, Court Order.

02/18/11 Angie Ginger, 30, Catalina St., Pauldin, AZ, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/17/11 Anthony Young, 36, 342 Crestwood Dr., Michigan City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/17/11 Charles Edward Allen, 52, 9320 Ohio St., Rochester, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/16/11 Lonnie Howard, 24, 454 N. Market St, Winamac, IN, arrested on three active arrest warrants. Discharged 02/18/11

02/15/11 Alicia Drabik, 21, 420 Star Ct., Knox, IN, Court Order.

02/15/11 John Slocum, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 02/17/11

02/14/11 David Travis, 39, 7080 W. 250, North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant and a Court Order.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/19/11 Bill Boldt reported that a male high school subject had carved letters on one of the back table tops at McDonald’s. Boldt said he doesn’t want to file criminal charges against Dane Daumer but he’s like the damage fixed.

02/19/11 Victoria Snedeker reported the theft of jewelry from her purse.

02/19/11 Mike Marsh called police to report the theft of a log splitter.

02/18/11 A resident on Lafayette Street told police that four male subjects go into a residence through a window everyday. She suspects drug activity.

02/18/11 John Novello called police to report a possible theft from his video game store on Main Street.

02/14/11 Rodney Newbourne of LaPorte reported his oversized black wallet stolen from his vehicle. He also had a black zip-style CD cases stolen, along with a house key and medication.

Arrests:
02/22/11 Jody Spicer, 11 W. Indiana Ave. #4, Hamlet, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/19/11 Trevor Howard, 319 Franklin St., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least 15%.

02/15/11 Betty Prater, 29, 5412 S. 250 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

02/14/11 Robert Rumback, 20, 23202 1/2 Buckingham, Shelby, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Sexual Battery.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/17/11 A car fire was called in from the 4700 block of E. County Road 210 in Knox.

02/20/11 A resident in the 6300 block of S. State Road 10 in Knox reported that his garage was broken into and a neighbor’s window was broken out.

02/19/11 Kyle Nissen called police to report people riding dirt bikes and tearing up the roads in the 500 block of Wesley Street and Borne’s Trailer Court.

02/19/11 Mike Hayes of Hamlet told police that his residence was broken into in the last week. He was out of town when the incident occurred.

02/16/11 A resident in the 5300 block of S. 250 E. in Knox reported the theft of items from the residence.

02/16/11 A resident in the 8900 block of S. 300 W. in North Judson called police to report four wheelers tearing up the neighborhood.

02/15/11 A caller in the 100 block of W. Toto Road in North Judson reported the theft of parts off his truck.

02/14/11 A resident found a large trash bag partially in the roadway on 300 South, between 300 and 350 East. When the bag was opened, four to six dead raccoons were found inside.

02/14/11 A semi crossing the railroad tracks on US 35 in Knox broke one of the crossing arms as the arm was coming down to stop traffic for an oncoming train.

Arrests:
02/18/11 Rosalind Miller, 49, of Knox, IN, arrested for a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

02/18/11 James Messer, 30, no address given, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of Paraphernalia.

02/18/11 Kebun Boule, 30, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended-Prior, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass.

02/17/11 Adam Lolmangh, 23, of Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Conversion.

Accidents:
02/20/11 Stanley Dunker, 69, of Knox was traveling west on Toto Road when he hit ice on the road and lost control of his vehicle. He then continued off the north side of the road, flipping his vehicle three times. He was not injured.

02/18/11 Edward O’Boyle was traveling eastbound on State Road 10 when 93-year-old William Lemke pulled into the roadway from the Highland Cemetery, attempting to go westbound on State Road 10 to North Judson. O’Boyle told police he was unable to avoid striking Lemke’s vehicle on the driver’s side. Lemke was pronounced dead at the scene. O’Boyle sustained minor injuries. Both O’Boyle and Lemke are from North Judson. A witness told police that she saw Lemke stopped at the stop sign at the entrance of Highland Cemetery. She said that the sun was about to set and that it was hard to see oncoming traffic.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
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!

Arrests:
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
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
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.

Arrests:
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
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
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.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/06/11 A caller in the Denham area to report gun shots fired in the area. Police reported finding nothing and didn’t see anybody in the area.

02/05/11 The Sheriff’s Department was notified of an accident in Francesville. A semi went into the ditch. The driver was shook up and had a bloody nose. No other injuries were reported. NIPSCO was called due to a downed power line.

02/05/11 A caller reported the theft of coin books.

02/05/11 A caller in the Bruce Lake area reported a trespasser. After investigating, police determined that coon hunters were on the property to retrieve their coon dogs.

02/04/11 A man in Monterey reported his vehicle stolen. An officer called him later to report that the vehicle was involved in an accident in Marshall County. The driver hit a utility pole. Marshall County advised the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department that alcohol was a factor in the accident.

02/04/11 A man in Franklin Township advised he was cooking brownies and set his stove on fire. He thinks he got the fire out but is requested the Fire Department just to be sure.

02/03/11 A fully engulfed house fire was reported in Jasper County. The Medaryville and Francesville Fire Departments were called for mutual aid. The fire rekindled the next day.

02/03/11 A caller told police that Glen Sommers was at his home and attempted to stab him. The caller defended himself but his thumb was cut. Sommers left the home and the caller was able to call 9-1-1 twenty minutes later. The caller alleges that Sommers cut the phone wires and it took a while to fix the lines to call police. The caller also said Sommers reportedly took a guitar.

02/03/11 A Winamac resident reported that some unknown person(s) broke out her car’s back window.

02/01/11 A Medaryville resident reported a wood burning stove on fire.

01/31/11 A caller reported the theft of checks.

Arrests:
02/07/11 Richard Iverson, 54, 1882 N. Owens Ln., Medaryville, IN, Court Order.

02/06/11 Robert Barton, 29, 1088 E. 1250 N., Wheatfield, IN, Court Date. Discharged 02/07/11 to Jasper County.

02/06/11 Lawrence Campbell, 39, 113 Northeast St., Winamac, IN, arrested on four active arrest warrants.

02/04/11 Ruby Dennis, 24, 1008 N. Agnew St., Winamac, IN, Court Order Weekender. Discharged 2/6/11

02/04/11 Johnny Green, 42, 419 W. Maple Dr., Knox, IN, Court Order to serve 54 days.

02/04/11 Brandon Davis, 23, 104 W. Spring St., Winamac, IN, Court Order Weekender. Discharged 2/6/11

02/04/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 865 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, Court Order Weekender. Discharged 2/6/11

02/04/11 Joseph Watwood, 29, 7953 N. 250 E., Arora, IN, Court Order Weekender. Discharged 2/6/11

02/04/11 Daniel Lewark, 27, 611 N. Keller, Winamac, IN, Court Order.

02/04/11 Anthony Barnett, 716 N. Plymouth Rd., Winamac, IN, Court Order Weekender. Discharged 2/6/11

02/04/11 Gomer Minix, 51, Hamlet, IN, Court Order.

02/04/11 Christopher Earnhardt, 32, 355 S. Locust St., Valparaiso, IN, Court Order.

02/03/11 Omas Fletcher, 47, 2070 Garba Dr., Grovertown, IN, Court Order.

02/03/11 Glen Sommers, 210 S. Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery.

02/01/11 Francis Fox, 64, 3291 W. 400 S., Winamac, IN, Court Order. Discharged 2/4/11

02/01/11 Rodney Noel, 44, 17695 700 W., Winamac, IN Court Order.

02/01/11 James Wagner, 20, 9437 N. 200 W., Wheatfield, IN, Court Order. Discharged 2/3/11

02/01/11 Wanda Luedtke, 47, 604 W. 500 N. Court Order.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
02/03/11 A theft report from the 600 Block of Arlington Avenue included miscellaneous tools and several blank checks. North Judson Police investigated the incident.

02/03/11 A lady in the 400 block of Main Street reported to North Judson Police that her home was egged by juveniles.

02/02/11 A runaway juvenile female from Pulaski County was located in North Judson and picked up by the North Judson Police and returned to her mother in Pulaski County.

01/31/11 North Judson Police responded to a theft call in the 400 East Block of Talmer Avenue. A truck driver reported the theft of 2 tarps and 8 pieces of wood from his trailer.

Arrests:
01/31/11 Cristian A. Veron, 28, Knox arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
02/05/11 Dawn Wilson of Hamlet Reported telephone harassment.

Arrests:
02/04/11 Brandon White of Hamlet was Arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
02/01/11 Police were called to Demotte State Bank where a vehicle had run into the ATM machine. The vehicle, driven by Karen Gregory of Knox, pulled up to the north side of the ATM and had to turn around to line the driver’s side of the vehicle up to the ATM. As the vehicle was turning around to get lined up to pull up next to the ATM, the front driver’s side of the vehicle struck the front side of the ATM causing damage. The police report stated the damage appeared to be minimal.

Arrests:
02/05/11 Robert Probus, 22, 1825 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

02/05/11 Katelin Allen, 103 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief and Interference with the Reporting of a Crime.

02/05/11 Zachary Gamble, 19, 9802 Redwood Rd., Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.
Geoffry Madison, 21, Onward, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.
Jeffrey Reynnolds, 20, 5 N. East St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

02/03/11 Eric Draper, 33, 305 E. John St., #2, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Marshall County.

02/02/11 William King, 42, 406 E. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Residential Entry.
Linda King, 45, 306 E. John St., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Residential Entry.

02/02/11 Michael Dalton, 50, 510 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
02/06/11 A caller reported that some unknown person(s) in a black truck threw garbage in the ditch on State Road 23 and 900 East.

02/05/11 A caller reported a red pickup hit all of the mailboxes in the 8600 block of E. 25 N. in Knox.

02/05/11 A caller told police that she bought furniture from a store in Toto and ended up giving her old furniture back to her. The store reportedly gave the purchased furniture to another customer and is refusing to give her money back.

02/04/11 An employee at Knoll Brothers on US 30 advised that a truck driver just hit a gas pump and is trying to leave. He is refusing to pay for damages.

02/03/11 A resident came to the Sheriff’s Office to report a stolen license plate.

Arrests:
02/04/11 Carl Schrum, 30, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Accidents:
02/06/11 Dennis Olp of North Judson was traveling south on US 35 near 400 S. when he lost control on the ice and went off the roadway and turned over in the ditch. No injuries were reported.

Several slide off accidents were reported this week to the Sheriff’s Department during the recent winter storm activity. No serious injuries were reported. Several car vs. deer accidents were also reported with no serious injuries reported.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:
Incidents:
01/30/11 A resident in Winamac reported his TV stolen. He came home and found his door frame cracked and his TV missing.

01/30/11 A caller in Indian Township reported a radio stolen from an old car parked at that location. He followed the footsteps in the snow and has an idea where the suspect went.

01/29/11 A resident in Franklin Township told police that a vehicle drove into his driveway, left a couple of times and then drove toward the barn. The vehicle got caught up on a piece of concrete. Police gave the woman driving the vehicle a no trespassing warning and is to leave as soon she she gets her vehicle dislodged.

01/29/11 A Winamac woman found tire tracks in the snow in a parking lot that looks like a truck was spinning its tires. She found a guy in the truck slumped over the steering wheel. The caller’s husband attempted many times to wake the man and when he finally woke up, he stated that he was taking a nap while waiting for a friend.

01/29/11 A man in Medaryville advised police that his truck had been stolen.

01/28/11 A man in Beaver Township reported that some unknown person(s) broke into his farmhouse. He said the door had been kicked in and a water pump was missing.

01/28/11 A business owner reported the theft of a DVD the day before and the caller was advised on that day to call an officer if the suspect returned. The suspect had returned to store and is requesting an officer.

01/28/11 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fatal accident. According to witnesses, a semi-truck and a car collided head-on which caused the car to explode. The semi caught also caught fire, but not much damage was reported and the driver was not injured. The accident happened two miles south of Thornhope on US 35. The accident was turned over to the Royal Center Town Marshal.

01/27/11 A caller reported that his garage was broken into and the front of the garage was destroyed.

01/27/11 A Star City resident reported 4-wheeler tracks by his door.

01/26/11 A woman called police to report her husband’s vehicle stolen. Her husband’s cell phone was in the vehicle and now someone is calling her from that phone.

Arrests:
01/28/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 865 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, Court order, Weekender.

01/28/11 Brandon Davis, 23, 104 W. Spring St., Winamac, IN, Court Order, Weekender. Discharged 01/30/11

01/28/11 Ruby Dennis, 1008 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, Court Order. Discharged 01/30/11

01/28/11 William Brettin, 60, 3432 N. 1400 W., Medaryville, IN, Court Order.

01/28/11 William Olson, 51, 7194 N. US 421, San Pierre, IN, Court Order.

01/28/11 Anthony Barnett, 37, 716 N. Plymouth, Winamac, IN, Court Order, Weekender. Discharged 01/29/11

01/26/11 Glenn Sewell, 50, 615 E. Pearl St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 01/27/11

01/26/11 Matthew Watson, 40, 484 E. 1300 W., Wheatfield, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 01/26/11

01/24/11 Gene Wilkerson, 24, 15294 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, Court Order. Discharged 01/26/11

01/24/11 Irvin Hudson, 27, 503 Bates St., Logansport, IN, Court Order. Discharged 01/24/11

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/26/11 Mark Matthews reported that some unknown person(s) got into his parked vehicle and removed his GPS navigator.

Arrests:
01/30/11 Jana Lynn Scott, 1204 Corey Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of at least .15%. She was arrested after a traffic stop.

01/28/11 Brittany Shepherd, 24, 712 S. Cherry St., North Judson, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Auto Theft and Theft. Shepherd reportedly took a truck that belonged to Jerry Sons. Sons told police he couldn’t remember giving Shepherd permission to take the truck. Shepherd claims she had Sons’ permission to take the truck. After a while, he stated that he even though he couldn’t remember, he would not have given Shepherd permission to take the truck. She also reportedly took several WWII medals from Son’s residence.

01/28/11 Robert Sobieck, 42, 1 S. McGill St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active warrant.

01/27/11 Roberta Clemons, 36, 400 N. Clark St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft. According to police records, Clemons was in Dollar General and reportedly put merchandise in her purse.

01/26/11 Korey Draper, 36, 1000 E. Washington, Knox, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

01/21/11 Michael Ford, 24, 3260 S. Range Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a Controlled Substance in the Body. Ford reportedly hit a tree in the 300 block of Main Street in Knox. He stated that an oncoming vehicle was coming at him head-on which caused him to swerve and hit the tree.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/30/11 Henry Paschen of Walkerton called police to report that his mailbox was shot up.

01/29/11 A North Judson resident reported a lost driver’s license.

01/29/11 Jennifer Byrne called police to report that someone broke her mailbox off at the base.

01/28/11 Ed Lambert reported the theft of copper cables from the augers on his property. Unknown person(s) also stole power cables from the irrigation pumps.

01/28/11 A resident in the 4900 block of E. 800 S. in Knox reported a lap top and Wii game console stolen from the residence.

01/28/11 Dr. Subbaro reported the theft of a garbage can.

01/27/11 Mary Beaver reported the theft of items from her mother’s property.

01/26/11 Dale Hamand called to report that two of his vehicles had been broken into.

01/25/11 A Hamlet resident reported the theft of a handgun.

01/25/11 A resident called police to report that her neighbor shot one of her cats and threw it in a dumpster. The man threatened to kill more of her cats.

01/25/11 A Monterey resident reported the theft of a credit card.

01/25/11 A resident in the 8900 block of S. 1175 E. in Culver reported the house was broken into.

01/25/11 A resident reported a dumpster fire.

Arrests:
01/29/11 William J. Walley, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/28/11 Eight were arrested for Illegal Possession of Alcohol after police responded to an underage drinking party in the 5700 block of S. 250 W. in North Judson.

01/28/11 Arron Holland, 18, 4240 N. 100 E., Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/26/11 Franciso Esparza, 23, 713 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/29/11 North Judson Police assisted the Starke County Sheriff’s Department on report of a teenage drinking party on County Road 250 West. The investigation resulted in several Minor in Possession of Alcohol charges.

01/28/11 – North Judson Police investigated a theft from a vehicle while parked in the 300 block of Lane Street. The complainant advised she ran into a store for less than 15 minutes and when she returned her IPod Touch, valued at over $400, and a plastic cup of lose change was missing from her 1999 Dodge Pickup truck. The truck was left unlocked and again North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely encourages everyone to lock your vehicle when not attended, even just for few moments.

01/25/11 Two times in the past week North Judson Police were called to the North Judson Middle School for juvenile boys being in a physical altercation.

Arrests:
01/29/11 Donald W. Fletcher, 42, 114 Lane Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Public Intoxication.

01/28/11 Kyle E. Neeley, 18, 7230 W. 88 North, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operator Never Licensed and Failure to Prove Financial Responsibility.

01/27/11 Dustin R. Campbell, 23, 8740 South 700 North, North Judson, IN, arrested on Body Attachment through Starke Circuit Court for Failure to Appear.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
01/29/2011 Shelly Fritz reported an animal complaint.

01/25/2011 Shauna Ard reported an intimidation.

01/25/2011 Missy Hanes requested an officer for juvenile problems.

01/24/2011 Shauna Ard of Hamlet reported telephone harassment.

Arrests:
01/26/2011 Jody Shay Cusick of Hamlet was arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery with a Child Present and Confinement Using a Vehicle.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/23/11 A woman in Denham reported to police that a young man wearing a plaid coat knocked on her door saying his vehicle was broke down on 575 West. The woman let him use her phone and couldn’t reach anyone. He then asked if he could crash there. The woman said no and then he left the residence. She said he smelled like he had been drinking.

01/22/11 A man called police and said he fell asleep while driving and hit an REMC utility police in Winamac. He was not injured.

01/22/11 A man residing in Rich Grove Township called police to reported that when he went to his father’s residence, he found evidence that someone broke in. His father had recently passed away and the home was unoccupied.

01/22/11 A caller told police that he hit a tree with his car and has minor injuries.

01/21/11 Police believe they found a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident two days prior. The vehicle was impounded.

01/21/11 A woman called police to report incessant phone calls from Jamaica claiming she’s won a million dollars. She wants to block the number.

01/21/11 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a vehicle on its top. One person was out of the vehicle and one person was still in the vehicle. The two were taken to IU Health-Starke Hospital.

01/21/11 A caller reported a station wagon on fire in Winamac and it was fully engulfed. The car was held for investigation.

01/20/11 A woman called police to report a residential break in.

01/20/11 A caller reported a stolen vehicle in Winamac.

01/19/11 A woman called police and reported that a person may have broken into her business. Shattered glass was all over the floor.

01/19/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a license plate.

01/19/11 A man called to report that someone had broken into his home and stole his girlfriend’s cell phone.

01/18/11 The theft of scrap metal was reported in Winamac. The metal was worth approximately $800.

01/18/11 A caller advised that someone is going around hitting mailboxes.

Arrests:
01/24/11 Irving Hudson, 27, 508 Bates St., Logansport, IN, court order. Discharged 1/24/11

01/23/11 Donald Nies, 1776 N. 675 E. Kewanna, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Discharged 01/23/11

01/21/11 Gavin Miller, 20, Market St., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 01/23/11

01/21/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 865 N. 150 Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 01/23/11

01/21/11 Brandon Davis, 23, 104 W. Spring St., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 01/23/11

01/21/11 James Hunt, 19, 2674 E. 600 S., Star City, IN, on site.

01/21/11 Ruby Dennis, 24, 1008 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 01/23/11

01/21/11 Anthony Barnett, 37, 716 N. Plymouth, Winamac, IN, Weekender. Discharged 01/23/11

01/20/11 Ashley Jennings, 19, 402 S. Toner St., Kewanna, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Residential Entry and Battery. Discharged 01/21/11.

01/20/11 Kelsie N. Grainer, 19, 2554 S. 1000 W., Kewanna, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Residential Entry and Theft. Discharged 01/21/11.

01/18/11 Courtney Anglim, 42, 4657 W. 400 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.

01/18/11 Stephen Hammonds, 19, 15025 W. 450 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant and Minor Consuming.

01/17/11 Nicholas Bouldin, 21, 2360 E. State Road 10, Knox, IN, court order. Discharged 01/18/11

01/17/11 Brandy Garbison, 18, 5640 E. 650 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/17/11 Joan A. Donald, 65, 1685 N. 1075 W. Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/23/11 Jeffery Singleton reported the theft of a cell phone.

01/19/11 Margaret Yarck reported the theft of a registration plate from her vehicle.

01/19/11 Jeffrey Osborne of Knox was cited for Driving While Suspended.

01/18/11 An employee at Next Door Food Store reported that a patron came into the store and asked if a $50 he received from someone was fake. It was determined the bill was fake and the man left the store.

01/18/11 The maintenance man at 1st Source Bank reported finding a brick and a piece of paper in an outside light. The cryptic writing on the paper appeared to belong to Social Youth Chaos. The light had been reported being out for approximately two weeks.

01/18 Jason Bazemore reported a minor vehicle accident. He parked his vehicle in the Walgreens parking lot and went into the store. When he came out, someone had hit the driver’s side of the truck bed in front of the rear tire.

Arrests:
01/23/11 Ronald G. Biddle, 7500 E. 25N., Knox IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/23/11 Dennis M. Bunch, 22, 201 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

01/21/11 Joshua Estok, 301 E. Danker St., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Residential Entry and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/23/11 The theft of a pool stick from the Round up Bar was reported to police. An incident report was requested.

01/22/11 Two loud explosions were reported in the 6300 block of W. 400 S., in North Judson. Officers investigated and reported no findings.

01/22/11 A resident in the 2500 block of S. 100 W. in North Judson reported that the resident’s house was paint balled.

01/22/11 A caller reported some unknown person(s) pulled up to a black car, went into the vehicle, took some clothing and left.

01/21/11 A caller reported seeing six kids trying to break into his truck.

01/21/11 A caller requested to speak with an officer in reference to a break in at a residence in San Pierre. The incident happened at his grandmother’s house and she is missing money.

01/20/11 Police were notified of a possible scam. A woman called police and said that she received a call from a girl claiming to be her granddaughter and she was asking for bail money.

01/18/11 Debra Milton reported the tires on her daughter’s car were slashed.

01/15/11 A woman in the Monterey area reported a break-in. Two gun lockers were pried open, but no firearms were taken. 3D glasses and 15 video games were stolen.

Arrests:
01/24/11 Randall Appelton, 510 W. Talmer Ave., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Precursors, and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver.
Kenneth Haddix, 43, 402 S. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Precursors, Visiting a Common Nuisance, and Possession of a Pistol Without a Permit.

01/22/11 Nick Fletcher, 22, 2070 N. Garba Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Strangulation (two counts).

01/21/11 Kevin Ghormley, 48, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Habitual Traffic Violator.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

01/24/11 Two Traffic accidents where reported. They were weather related.

01/19/11 Nancy Celik of Hamlet Reported theft of mail.

01/19/11 Hamlet Police Initiated traffic stop which resulted in short pursuit of male suspects. Driver-Paul Coffin arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement x2, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Driving while Suspended/Misdemeanor. Passenger-Michael M. Fagin Of Hamlet Arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

01/17/11 Tricia Lehiy of Hamlet reported harassment.

01/10/11 Officers were sent to 409 W Davis St. for a verbal altercation.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/16/11 Officers responded to a call of possible shots fired. Police reported the status was ok and no one was around the area.

01/16/11 Police pulled over a car in front of the Marathon Station in Winamac. The driver was cited for no license and had a child restraint violation.

01/16/11 A caller reported two tires on the passenger side of her vehicle have been slashed. Police later met with two people who witnessed the incident.

01/15/11 A caller reported that renters had moved out of the house and when the caller went to the house, the caller found that someone had broken into the home and stole items.

01/14/11 A couple in White Township is requesting extra patrol. The wife reported hearing a noise outside the residence that night. When the husband got up today, there were fresh tracks in the snow that led up to the house.

01/14/11 A resident in Indian Township called police to report that a black car had pulled up to his residence and sat there with parking lights on for over an hour. When the resident went to see what what going on, the driver left.

01/14/11 A caller in Rich Grove Township reported to police that people are hunting on his property without permission.

01/14/11 A resident in Winamac reported people riding four wheelers through his back yard.

01/14/11 A resident in White Township reported finding a gun.

01/11/11 A resident reported the theft of a jacket. The caller reported she had worn the jacket to a basketball game. Cameras caught the act and a follow up investigation will take place.

01/11/11 A vehicle fire was reported in Jefferson Township. The owner reported the fire had started in the garage and the vehicle was pulled out of the garage and there isn’t anyone around it.

01/11/11 A resident in Salem Township reported the theft of a snow shovel.

01/11/11 A business owner in Cass Township reported items stolen from his shop.

01/11/11 A woman in Medaryville told police that two subjects held her at knifepoint and broke the window out of her vehicle.

01/11/11 A resident called police to report the cell phone she bought off of E-Bay was stolen.

01/10/11 A resident in Rich Grove Township advised just returned home and found the front door kicked in.

Arrests:
01/14/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 865 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, Weekender.

01/14/11 Charles Weaver, 24, 631 N. Riverside Dr., Winamac, IN, Court Order.

01/14/11 Ruby Dennis, 24, 1008 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, Court Order.

01/14/11 Anthony R. Barnett, 37, 716 N. Plymouth Rd., Winamac, IN, Weekender.

01/13/11 Kevin Scott Minix, 48, 315 S. Franklin, Winamac, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

01/12/11 Kelly D. Rowe, 42, Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary and Theft. Discharged 01/16/11

01/12/11 Justin Aldrich, 22, 1027 N. Monticello, Winamac, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

01/12/11 Andrew Tillema, 36, 14313 W. 800 N., San Pierre, IN, arrested on active arrest warrants. Discharged 01/12/11

01/11/11 Cory Lowry, 29, 9049 W. Olson Rd. Apt. B, Delong, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

01/11/11 Rodney Craft, 400 N. Clark St., Knox, IN, transported from the Starke County Jail for a court order. Transported back to Starke County 01/12/11.

01/11/11 Virginia Elam, 53, 317 E. 13th St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 01/12/11

01/11/11 Brett T. Nieman, 26, 504 Foster St. Apt. A, Monticello, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. Discharged 01/12/11

01/10/11 Sabino Hernando, 54, 3505 N. 600 W., Demotte, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator.

01/10/11 Angela R. Gmurk, 27, 1655 N. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/17/11 Malinda Majchrzak reported her son’s IPod stolen. The IPod was stolen while he attended middle school wrestling practice.

01/12/11 Cindy Parkison reported the theft of a lawn mower.

01/12/11 Linda Holland reported damage to her gate on her property. The suspect used a cutting device to cut the board nearly completely through and forced the gate partially open. Evidence showed that a suspect attempted to open two windows of the residence.

01/12/11 Ronald Lovejoy reported damage to the upper hinge fixture on a door at the apartment complex at 309 Ruthie Dr.

Arrests:
01/14/11 Michael Byer, Jr., 22, 7520 W. 200, Grovertown, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

01/14/11 Jeffrey Singleton, Sr., 156 W. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Neglect of a Dependent.
Sandra Singleton, 43, 156 W. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Neglect of a Dependent.
Jeffrey Singleton, Jr., 24, 156 W. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Disorderly Conduct.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/15/11 A resident in the 3500 block of State Road 23 called police to report a recovered gun. It was taken to the Sheriff’s Department.

01/15/11 Patricia Pearl told police she was driving down Toto Road and a passing vehicle threw a bottle of the window and it struck her vehicle and caused damage.

01/15/11 Rodney Sanders called police to report that his brother’s residence had been broken into. There was an ax located outside the door.

01/15/11 A Monterey resident called police to report his dog was shot by the neighbors.

01/15/11 Ed Reiss reported that some unknown suspect(s) hit his chain link fence and damaged a telephone box.

01/15/11 Connie Snyder called to report her gold 1998 Ford Windstar van was missing.

01/12/11 A resident in the 400 S. and 200 E. area in Knox reported a stolen motorcycle.

01/11/11 Tami Linback called to report that her mailbox was hit.

01/11/11 A Knox Community School bus was involved in a minor accident with another vehicle. The two vehicles hit mirrors and suffered no other damage and no injuries were reported.

01/11/11 A caller reported a window broken at an old garage store in English Lake.

01/11/11 An alleged battery occurred at the Starke County jail in a cell block. Four inmates were reportedly involved and one suffered injuries. Eight inmates were in the block at the time of the alleged incident.

01/10/11 Todd Meloy reported his mailbox destroyed for the seventh straight day.

Arrests:
01/14/11 Richard Hamm, 26, of North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

01/10/11 Ryan Nissen, 30, of Griffith, IN was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Law Enforcement.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/11/10 North Judson Police investigated a property damage only accident in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy. One vehicle was backing out of a parking spot and hit another vehicle in the side. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely estimated the damage at less than $1,000 and no injuries were reported. Driver of the first vehicle was Cathy Calhoun of Knox in a 2004 Jeep, who backed into a 1999 Toyota being driven by Carolyn Haskins of North Judson.

01/13/10 The Dollar General requested the North Judson Police for a shoplifter in the store. North Judson Officer Joe Budner responded and arrested Michelle M. Riley of Culver for Conversion.

Arrests:
01/13/10 – Michelle Marie Riley, 26, 11531 E. SR 8, Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/09/11 A caller reported that a 1990’s Chevy pickup with a broken tail light hit his fence and outbuilding. The driver reportedly tore up Kersting’s fields and left.

01/09/11 A man reported that his home was broken into and his ex-wife’s things missing.

01/09/11 A resident reported an X-Box and games stolen.

01/08/11 A resident in Salem Township called police to report that someone banged on his door and then ran from the residence. The resident saw someone running down the alley and tried to follow the suspect but did not see anyone. The resident requested extra patrol.

01/07/11 A resident in Cass Township reported the theft of metal, copper, windows, and electric motors.

01/06/11 A caller in Rich Grove Township called police to report three people were banging on the side of his trailer. The suspects moved out by his car while he was on the phone with dispatch. The caller requested extra patrol.

01/06/11 A resident reported a vehicle fire across from the Wems Station.

01/06/11 A resident in Indian Township called the Sheriff’s Department to say that she had slid off the road into a field. She said a car was coming at her and was across the yellow line. She had to move over which caused her to crash. She complained of pain in her knees and she thought she felt and heard her neck snap.

01/06/11 A caller in Rich Grove Township reported damage to her mailbox. This is the second incident in a week. She had just put up a new mailbox and vandals damaged it.

01/05/11 A resident in Monroe Township reported the theft of $280 while staying over at someone else’s home.

Arrests:
01/07/11 Keith McField, 31, 110 S. 4th St., Centerville, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

01/07/11 Yvonne Long, 39, 810 Jefferson, Rochester, IN, arrested on an active warrant – Failure to Appear. Discharged 01/10/11

01/07/11 Beverly Granger, 46, 908 S. State St., North Vernon, IN, arrested on an active warrant – Failure to Appear. Discharged 01/10/11

01/07/11 Gustave F. Salyer, 6117 E. Main St., Monterey, IN, arrested on an active warrant. Cash Bond. Discharged 01/07/11

01/07/11 Ruby Dennis, 23, 1008 N. Agnew, Winamac, IN, Weekender. Court Order. Discharged 01/09/11

01/07/11 Anthony Barnett, 37, 716 N. Plymouth Rd., Winamac, IN, Weekender. Court Order. Discharged 01/09/11

01/07/11 Rodney Craft, 37, 400 N. Clark St., Knox, IN, Court Hearing. Transported back to Starke County 01/07/11

01/06/11 Johnny Mullens, 25, 203 W. Washington, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active warrant (x2). Discharged 01/10/11

01/05/11 Sally I. Anderson, 57, Holloway Hotel Rm 10, Hamlet, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant – Failure to Appear.

01/05/11 Marcus Reed, 23, 321 Crestwood Dr., Michigan City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/09/11 Victoria Clemons reported the theft of her wallet and food items from her refrigerator.

01/08/11 Two people were involved in a verbal altercation in front of the bike shop on Main Street. Shane Thomas allegedly broke out a window at the bike shop after threatening to fight with another individual. After he allegedly broke the window, he ran into Mikey’s Pizza Pit Stop. He was later questioned by police. He suffered a laceration on his hand.

01/08/11 Tonya Stacy called police to report that the rear window of a vehicle shattered as she was at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library. The vehicle belonged to Malvanie Clemons.

01/05/11 Dawn Hurt reported the theft of a camera, gloves, a stereo, cell phone, recorder, CDs, jeans and t-shirts. There is a possible suspect in this case.

01/04/11 Teresa Smith reported that the dollar change machine at Knox Garden Courts had been broken into. Police found pry marks on the machine near the key hole. An unknown amount of cash was stolen.

01/04/11 Annetta Hale reported that someone was opening and closing her screen door. She requested extra patrol.

Arrests:
01/08/11 David Delosantos Jr., 410 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active warrant.

01/05/11 Edward Zubay Jr., 1843 Redwood CT., Crown Point, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (three counts).
Steven Douglas, 3061 Evelyn St., Portage, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/08/11 A resident in the 200 block of S. Main Street in Hamlet reported a friend’s apartment was broken into.

01/08/11 Darrell Griffith reported two subjects breaking into his trailer.

01/08/11 William Sauer reported that a 2000 Chevy Venture Van was stolen.

01/08/11 Jason Combs called police to report a stolen log splitter.

01/08/11 A resident in the 7500 block of 800 S. in North Judson reported that the resident’s mailbox was smashed. The mail had been taken out of the box and opened.

01/08/11 A vehicle was reported in a ditch and damage done to the field owned by James Beron.

01/07/11 Lisa Branson reported her Allied Waste garbage can stolen.

01/06/11 Margaret Johnson in San Pierre reported her mailbox was damaged.

01/06/11 Mike Hayes of Grovertown told police that an air compressor was taken from his property.

01/05/11 Tammy Barbknect reported a break-in at her residence. She said nothing was taken from the property, but damage was done to both doors.

01/05/11 A citizen reported a possible portable meth lab on 1150 East on the west side of the road.

Arrests:
01/09/11 Michael Murphy, 36, of Knox was arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery (three counts), Interference with the Reporting of a Crime and Resisting Law Enforcement.

01/07/11 Brian Hurt, 32, was arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Public Intoxication. He was also wanted on an active warrant.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/07/10 The North Judson Dollar General requested the police for a shoplifter in the store. North Judson police conducted an investigation and determined a 42 year old female was being charged with Conversion. Due to the suspect caring for a sick relative at home, Officer Joe Budner long formed the suspect and requests that the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office summons her to court.

01/06/10 North Judson Police investigated a property damage only accident in the parking lot of the Family Express. Sean M Walls of North Judson was pulling into the lot and slid on some snow and ice causing his vehicle to strike another vehicle being driven by Ellen Berg also of North Judson. Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated the damages at over $1,000 and no injuries were reported.

01/06/10 North Judson Police conducted a traffic stop on State Road 10 near 300 West and had the driver flee the vehicle on foot. North Judson Office Mat Anderson and Starke County K9 Officer James Upsall and his dog, Fritz, searched the area. It was determined another vehicle picked up the driver. A full report has been filed with the Starke County Prosecutors Office requesting charges on the 21 year old male driver.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
1/5/2011 Diane Hardesty reported a domestic dispute.

1/4/2011 Lisa Shei reported harassment.

Arrests:
1/5/2011 Larry Catt of Hamlet was arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle and Driving While Suspended.

1/5/2011 Lonzo Jackson of Hamlet was arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Law Enforcement and Battery on a Police Officer.

Police Reports

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/03/11 Robert Stevenson reported a possible fraud to the City Police. A creditor claimed he owed on an electric bill in Forest Park, Illinois from 2007 until the early part of 2008 and he hasn’t lived in Illinois since 2006. If anyone else experiences this type of fraud, or any other non-approved financial discrepancies, call local law enforcement.

12/31/10 Whitney Minix reported the theft of her purse. The purse was reportedly taken from her vehicle. The purse was later found on the ground by the railroad tracks just east of Bower Street. Her debit card and nursing license were stolen from her purse.

12/31/10 The owner of 1st Choice Pawn and Loan Shop found a broken window on the north side of the business. Some unknown suspect(s) threw a railroad rock through the window.

12/29/10 Ricky Sanders reported that his Craftsman air compressor was stolen out of his garage. Jeff Nelson reported that his Mr. Heater forced air propane heater was stolen from his garage.

12/29/10 A Next Door Food Store employee reported the theft of gasoline in the amount of $56.03.

12/28/10 Don Harridon reported two windows broken out of a home at 410 E. New York Street in Knox.

Arrests:
01/01/11 Jonathan M. Kreischer, 30, no address given, arrested on two warrants through Starke Circuit Court.

01/01/11 Scottie Clark, 37, 3013 Gerry St., Gary, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of OVWI refusal, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended-Prior.

01/01/11 Brandon King, 19, 601 S. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

01/04/11 Lenny Danekas, 38, 305 E. John St. #1, Knox, IN, arrested on a Body Attachment warrant.

12/31/10 James Watts, 32, 1695 W. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana, Public Intoxication and Habitual Substance Offender.

12/28/10 Keith Brettin, 21, 407 S. Heaton St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/02/11 A resident in the 3900 block of E. Mae Delano Dr. in Knox reported the theft of money and medication from his wife’s purse.

01/01/11 A resident reported that two males came to her residence, broke out windows and stole a freezer, microwave and TV. The incident was turned over to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

01/02/11 Kenneth Kaemerer of North Judson reported his 2004 gold-colored F250 stolen. The vehicle had Best Choice Builders signs on it.

12/31/10 A resident in the 1900 block of W. 250 S. in North Judson reported that her children were walking their dog when a reckless driver drove by and hit the dog, killing it. The driver also reportedly hit the neighbor’s garage and left the scene.

12/31/10 A resident in the 1500 block of W. 450 S. in North Judson reported the theft of a guitar.

12/31/10 Josh Cook reported that rims, tires, a stereo and seats were stolen from a van parked behind the Grovertown Truck Stop.

12/29/10 David Stanley in the 11200 block of E. Circle Avenue in Walkerton reported hearing automatic weapons being fired in the area.

12/28/10 Mike Singleton reported that some unknown suspect(s) broke into his brother’s semi trailer.

Arrests:
01/02/11 Eric Lovely, 30, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Confinement, a Class D Felony; Domestic Battery, a Class A Misdemeanor and Strangulation, a Class D Felony.

12/31/10 Kevin Johnson, 53, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/31/10 North Judson Police were requested to assist the Starke County Community Corrections team on New Years Eve while they were conducting a home inspection. After checking on a detainee in the 5900 block of U-road, officers made a discovery of an active Methamphetamine Lab. North Judson Officer, Mat Anderson, requested the Indiana State Police Clandestine Team to assist in the investigation. Starke County Community Corrections Officers, North Judson Police, Starke County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana State Police conducted the investigation. Officer Anderson arrested Joseph Giselbach, 31, of Ora, Indiana and charged him with Possession of Methamphetamine and Manufacturing of Methamphetamine, both felonies. He also arrested Amber Rae Bottorff, 21, 5907 S. U-Road, for Manufacturing of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Community Corrections charged Cheyenne Tolson, 20, of the U-road address, with violation of terms with Community Corrections. All three were transported to the Starke County Jail pending formal charges through the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely stated this was the second meth lab taken down by our Department in the past five weeks and the fourth for the year. He commended the officers involved.

Arrests:
12/31/10 Cheyenne Tolson, 20, 5907 S. U-Road, North Judson arrested for Violation of Community Correction Terms.

12/31/10 Joseph E. Giselbach, 31, 8553 S. Main Street, Ora, arrested for Manufacturing of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

12/31/10 Amber Rae Bottorff, 21, 5907 S. U-Road, North Judson arrested Maintaining a Common Nusiance and Manufacturing of Methamphetamine.

12/28/10 Stephen L. Lorencz, 32, 10255 W. SR # 10, San Pierre, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of Controlled Substance.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
1/3/2011 Angelic Davis reported her cell phone taken out of he vehicle.

Arrests:
12/31/2010 Larry Catt arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended.

12/31/2010 Kevin Johnson arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/02/11 A resident reported that a possible fire is smoldering south of Thornhope by the elevator in the fence row close to the walking trail. It could be a control burn.

01/02/11 An officer was called to a property in reference to a trespassing complaint. The person in question told police he was trying to retrieve his dog from the property.

01/01/11 A resident called police to complain that someone was shooting guns and it sounds like a shotgun. Police determined that fireworks were being discharged from the other end of Main Street.

12/31/10 A resident reported a stolen license plate from a semi trailer.

12/31/10 A resident reported an attempted break-in in a co-worker’s vehicle. Nothing was reported stolen. A window in the vehicle had been broken out and a piece of plastic was in its place. The suspect had torn the plastic to gain entry into the vehicle.

12/31/10 A resident reported that two subjects broke out the windows in her daughter’s trailer.

12/30/10 A resident called police to report a theft. The resident was in his vehicle and he had $1,500 in cash on his lap. The passenger grabbed the money and took off. The man ran into a field behind his house. He later reported that the man was threatening his life. The man was later apprehended in a corn field.

12/29/10 An officer investigated a possible break in at a residence in Harris Township.

12/29/10 A resident reported snowmobilers had damaged the flag pole in the park.

12/29/10 An officer was flagged down to report a suspicious person in a vehicle. Upon investigation, the man told police he is a private investigator and became irate that the officer was asking about his presence at that location.

12/28/10 A resident in Cass Township reported several mailboxes destroyed along her road.

Arrests:
01/04/11 Jamie Elkins, 34, 706 E. Milton St., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Dealing Methamphetamine, Theft, Possession of Precursors and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

01/04/11 Michael Watson, 44, 4076 S. Port Edward Division, Winamac, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Dealing in Methamphetamine and Theft.

01/03/11 Donald Fisher ,Jr., 57, 4721 W. 750 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a Court Warrant. Discharged on 01/04/11 and transported to Michigan.

01/03/11 Kurt Morrow, 42, 2622 N. Dearborn St., Indianapolis, IN, arrested on a Court Order.

01/03/11 Robert Greenboam, Jr., 24, 9438 N. 400 W., Monon, IN, arrested on a Court Order.

01/03/11 Ryan Watts, 32, 301 W. Jefferson, Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.

01/01/11 Joel Theiss, 24, 383 Rivera Ct., Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged on 01/02/11.

01/01/11 Daniel Troxel, 24, 10 Venetian Village, Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 01/02/11.

12/31/10 Adam Makowski, 23, 308 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charges of False Reporting and Operator Never Licensed.

12/31/10 Brittany Shepherd, 24, 3315 S. Range Road, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

12/29/10 Taylor Joseph Fox, 20, 400 S. Burson St. Apt 2, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consuming. Discharged 12/30/10.

Police Reports

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/28/10 Police were called to the Family Dollar parking lot in reference to a minor vehicle accident. Witnesses told police that Glenna Smith of Knox was attempting to enter a parking space. The right side of Smith’s vehicle reportedly struck the rear bumper of a parked vehicle on the left side and damaged the vehicle. Witnesses stated that Smith backed from the space and drove to the north end of the parking lot and parked. She then exited the vehicle and walked into the store. Smith has pending charges of Driving While Suspended and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

12/27/10 Police were called to Wythogan Park. Two people were walking on the walking path in Wythogan Park and when they stopped under the walking bridge, they discovered several pinkish colored pills over the wall and near the water. The officer investigated and found approximately 400 to 500 pink colored pills laying in the snow and ice near the river. The officer secured the medication, which was classified as a Schedule 4 Drug.

Arrests:
12/27/10 Michael Greenfield, 51, 312 S. Main St., Apt. A, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft. He allegedly drove away from the Marathon Gas Station in without paying for gas worth $38.50.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

12/26/10 A resident in the 8000 block of S. 50 W in North Judson reported to police that automatic gunfire is coming from the north of her residence. She knows hunters are in the area but she said it didn’t sound like a rifle.

12/23/10 A resident in the 7500 block of S. 200 W. in North Judson reported a possible break in.

12/23/10 A resident in the 8800 block of E. 850 S. in Knox reported wiring was stolen from his irrigation system.

12/22/10 A resident in the 200 block of N. Broadway Street in San Pierre reported the theft of a washer and a 4-wheeler.

Arrests:
12/23/10 Aimee Zimmerman, 37, 6342 E. Bass Ave., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/23/10 – North Judson Police responded to a welfare check in the 200 Block of West Weninger Street around 9:30 am. Police located the estranged wife of Stephen Lewis, 36, of 206 W. Weninger Street. The woman had been battered by her husband and after a short investigation Stephen B. Lewis was arrested and taken to the Starke County Jail and charges with Domestic Battery, Battery wife serious Bodily Injury, and Invasion of Privacy for Violation of a Protective Order. North Judson Officer, Mathew Anderson, and Starke County Sheriff Deputy, Don Ferguson, responded to the incident as well as North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely.

12/27/10 – Shortly after 2:00 a.m., North Judson Police were called to the 600 Block of Arlington Avenue to investigate a Battery. It is believed a stepson came to the residence and battered his stepfather. North Judson Officer Joe Budner investigated and provided a complete report to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office requesting Battery charges on the stepson.

Arrests:
12/23/10 Stephen B. Lewis, 36, 206 W. Weninger Street, North Judson arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Battery with serious Bodily Injury, and Invasion of Privacy.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
12/27 Jim Hudgens reported a traffic accident at the intersection of Old US 30 and US 30. No injuries involved.

12/26 Dawn Wilson of Hamlet reported an unwanted subject in her home. Officers arrived and Jody Spicer voluntarily left.

12/25/10 Jamin Keeton of Hamlet reported his wife’s ex-husband, Randy Rowe, had pulled a han gun on his wife and him in LaPorte County and attempted to fire the weapon several times but the weapon would not fire. Jamin stated that he was on his way home to Hamlet and he believed Randy may come there. Hamlet Officers waited for Randy at Jamin’s residence but Randy did not show up. Laporte County was also looking for Randy.

12/23/10 Bruce Johnson reported a reckless driver westbound from Starke Street.

Arrests:
12/28 Virgil Noble of Knox was arrested at his home on a Starke County Circuit Court warrant. The warrant included Count 1: Rape, Count 2: Rape, Count 3: Sexual Battery, Count 4: Sexual Battery.

Police Reports

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

12/12/10 Angela Spiller, 54, 10095 E. State Road 8, Knox, IN cited for Driving While Suspended-Prior.

12/18/10 Virginia Clemons told police that when she arrived home that day, she noticed the front door open and she knew she locked the door before she left for the day. Nothing was found missing until the day after the incident. She told police money was stolen from her wallet.

12/16/10 Cody Foust reported his bank card was stolen and charges were made to his account.

Arrests:
12/18/10 Donald Humphrey, 46, 407 S. Pearl St. Knox, IN, arrested on an active Starke Circuit Court warrant for Intimidation (x2) and Harassment (Class B Misdemeanor).

From the Starke County Department:

Arrests:
12/15/10 Jeffrey Price, 49, 6135 E. 100 N., Knox, IN, arrested on an active warrant arrest through Marshall County and a preliminary charge of Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors.
Edward A. Dudek III, 29, 6135 E. 100 N., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors.
Police pulled over Dudek III after police found he was driving his vehicle at a slow rate of speed and he was turning his flashers on and off. Police searched the vehicle and found several containers of cold medicine that contain pseudoephedrine and a red gas can with a hose clamped to it.

Accidents:
12/15/10 Corey Stacy was driving on State Road 39 and entered the northbound traffic lane when his vehicle began to slide on the ice. He was in the path of travel of a vehicle driven by Brandi Pitts and could not avoid a collision. Pitts was transported to Starke Memorial Hospital with leg and chest pains.

12/17/10 Elena Daneska advised police she was driving her car on State Road 39, south of State Road 8, when her car began to slide. She lost control and went into a ditch filled with water. Her car was filling with water and she was unable to get either door open in order for her to exit the vehicle. She said she finally got the window open and got out onto the top of the vehicle. She was taken to Starke Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. When police talked to Daneska, they reportedly smelled alcohol on her breath. Her blood was drawn at the hospital where her blood alcohol content registered at .71%.

Several vehicle slide-off reports were taken by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department during the recent snow events, and luckily, there were no serious injuries reported.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
12/15/2010 Miller residence request lift assist for elderly female who fell outside at 108 S. Starke Street.

12/18/2010 An employee at the Hamlet gas station reported that a male subject was out of control. He was detained and transported for mental evaluation.

Police Reports

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

12/11/10  David Griffith reported his 200 pound steel anvil stolen from his front porch.

12/11/10  Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston requested an officer at the Knox Community Center to make a police report about damage done to the Community Center after a Saturday event.  Approximately 25 tables were damaged, and 112 chairs were damaged.  The chairs were bent with the covers torn.  Several areas of carpeting were observed to have stains or a strong odor of alcoholic beverages.  The door leading to the storage area had a large dent and a black scuff mark.

12/10/10  An employee at the Marathon gas station reported a drive-off of $19.48.

12/09/10  Estella Perez, 29, 4895 E. 150 N., Knox, IN, cited for Operator Never Licensed.

Arrests:
12/11/10 Danny B. Traylor, 50, 9800 E. Toto Road, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of .15% or greater, Operating a Vehicle with Controlled Substances in the Body, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Legend Drug.

12/09/10  Michael Greenfield, 51, 312 S. Main St. Apt. A, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft (x2) and Trespassing.  He allegedly stole an item from Walgreens and an item from Advanced Auto Parts.  He was also reportedly harassing customers for a ride home from Walgreens.  He was told before to not be at that store.

12/08/10 Matthew Blount, 23, 12501 N. State Road 49, Wheatfield, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Illegal Drug Lab-Possession of Precursors.

Erica Bailey, 21, 2420 E. 400, Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Dumping Controlled Substance Waste and Illegal Drug Lab-Possession of Precursors.

12/08/10 Terri Hamilton, 301 E. Danker St. #101, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/09/10 Penny Wagers told police that when a renter, Steven Meeks, left the residence she and her husband was renting to him, he allegedly took items that belonged to them.  He also reportedly did damage inside the residence.

Arrests:

12/11/10 Joseph McKeehan, 23, 3700 E Debbie Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Trespassing and Possession of Marijuana under 30 grams.

12/05/10 Allen Krock, 37, 107 Garden St., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

12/06/10 The Hamlet Police responded to a Domestic at the Main St apartments. No arrest was made.

12/08/10 Don Wringer of Hamlet reported a fraud.

12/13/10 Vicki Boyle of Hamlet reported a water main brake.

12/13/10 The Hamlet Police responded to 3 Vehicle accidents that were all weather related.

Police Reports

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

12/06/10  Hank Minix, owner of 1st Choice Pawn, reported the southeast window of the overhead garage door at the business to be broken and the southwest window broken near the front of the store.  No inventory was reported stolen.  A large rock was found near the cash register.

12/04/10  Police pulled over Amber Louise Nies Rhodes, 22, for driving the wrong way on US 35.  She was driving north in the southbound lane by the bridge.  The reporting officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle.  An open container was found in the car by police.  Police noticed she had vomited on herself and in the interior of the vehicle.  When asked to step out of the vehicle, she had trouble opening the car door and getting out of the vehicle.  She was taken to the Starke County jail where a female dispatcher had to help the officer get her out of the vehicle.  She refused to take a chemical test when asked by the offier.  Due to the nature of her health, as she vomited in the police car, she was taken to Starke Memorial Hospital.  Preliminary blood results showed her BAC at .210%.  She has charges pending.

12/03/10  Trinidad Resendez told police that when we was dropped off at her residence by friends, she found the back door to be open and the door jam broken.  She called her friends and they came back to help check out the house and see if anyone was in the residence.  No one was in the residence.  Trinidad then looked around the residence and found nothing missing.  Joseph Hoffer told police that he found a person jumping the privacy fence in the back yard.  He chased him but was unable to catch him.

12/02/10  Diana Soto reported to police the theft of a flat panel TV and an XBox 360 arcade system.

12/01/10  Galen Howard reported two firearms stolen from his room at the Super Value Inn.  Howard later found out who stole the firearms.  He bought one rifle back from a different subject.  The investigation into this case continues by the Knox City Police Department.

Arrests:

12/05/10 Steven Soto, 20, 1005 E. Culver Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with aPrior Conviction, Illegal Possession of Alcohol, Possession of Marijuana with a Prior Conviction, False Informing, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

Zachariah Minix, 19, 3380 E. Country Lane, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Possession of Alcohol and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

Brian Derby, 19, 2548 Laurel Ct., Dyer, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Possession of Alcohol and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  Steven Soto allegedly ran into a mailbox and a tree at 2560 E. 150 S. in Knox.  Raquel Anderson told police that a car matching the description of Soto’s vehicle hit the mailbox and tree on her property.

12/04/10 Kevin Ketchum, 38, 2403 US 31 Lot #2, Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.

Elijah McDaniel, 37, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

12/03/10 Herman Hopkins, 30, 308 Main St. #4, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Criminal Mischief.  Hopkins told police that he jumped through a storm door at 305 Ruthie Dr. in Knox and slammed his head on the concrete.

12/02/10 Angela Binion, 39, 503 S. Heaton St., Knox, IN, arrested on two arrest warrants through Pulaski County.

Stephen Williams, 27, 914 S. Michigan St. #1, Plymouth, IN, arrested on a warrant through Knox City Court.

11/30/10 Josh Estok, 37, 1307 Evelyn Ave. Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of  two Theft (x2) and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Robert Singleton Jr., 51, 505 S. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Assisting a Criminal.  Estok allegedly stole a Makita 65 pc. bit set drill.  He also reportedly stole items from Family Dollar and ALCO.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/05/10 Tricia Wortman reported her car was broken into and a window was broken.

12/04/10 Maria Zerbee asked to speak to an officer about a deer head that was left in her mailbox.

12/04/10 Police were called to a bus barn across from the fire house in Washington Township after a break-in was reported to the Sheriff’s Department.

12/04/10 Brian Soales found his vehicle up on wood blocks and the tires and rims stolen.

12/02/10 A resident in the 9300 block of E. 150 N. in Grovertown reported that two male subjects were at her mother’s residence and carrying guns and firing shots.  Nobody is allowed on the property.

12/01/10 Police received a call of a possible mobile meth lab in a red Chrysler Sebring.

11/30/10 A resident in the 5600 block of W. 800 S. in North Judson reported tools and cat carriers stolen from her residence.

Arrests:

12/05/10 Allen Krock, 39, of North Judson, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

12/04/10 Robert Jennings, 32, of Walkerton, IN, arrested a preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana and Driving While Suspended-Prior.

12/03/10 Jason Watson, 34, of Culver, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

12/06/10 Sara Scutchfield reported speakers stolen from her vehicle.

12/05/10 David Watts, 55, of Knox was cited for crossing the roadway without yielding to traffic.

12/02/10 Michael Falbo reported his cell phone stolen from his truck.

11/30/10 Melissa Morrow reported the theft of a laptop.

Arrests:

12/04/10 Chantell Sitek, 23, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

North Judson Police also gave out five seatbelt violation tickets to drivers and/or passengers who were found to not be wearing their seatbelt while in a motor vehicle.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:

12/05/2010 Trisha Lehiy reported her purse was stolen from her vehicle in front of 301 W Pearl St. in Hamlet.

Arrests:

12/04/2010 Patrick Lisak, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

12/04/2010 Steve D. Masterson, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Police Reports

Knox Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:
Incidents:
11/28/10 Alex Locke of Knox reported the theft of a Kenwood car stereo out of his car. There is a suspect in this case.

11/27/10 Amy Cooke reported that her laptop computer and a camera was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at 201 N. Main Street.

11/26/10 Justin Miller, 26, 703 E. Culver Rd. Knox, IN, cited for Operator Never Licensed.

11/25/10 Becky Richie reported her air conditioning unit was stolen from her home.

11/24/10 Kathleen Eckert reported her purse stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at the Knox Middle School.

11/24/10 John Fawley reported that some unknown male knocked on his front door, the man accused him of stealing a yellow bicycle and punched him in the face. Fawley told police that he had never seen him before.

11/23/10 Tammy Small reported that she was shopping at Five Star and put her bags into her car. She pulled away from the parking lot and realized she forgot her purse in the cart. She returned to retrieve her purse but it was gone.

11/23/10 Tricia Jackson reported her cell phone and $20 in cash stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at the Next Door Food Store in Knox.

11/22/10 Knox Community School Transportation Director, Mark Jensen, reported that some unknown person(s) knocked down a portion of split rail fence along the bus garage road, just outside of the chain link fence area. The unknown person(s) then went back to the area where a 1991 Ford F350 school van was parked and they reportedly broke out a passenger side window. Police noted that it appeared that rocks were thrown at this van and broke the window. The action also put dents in the vehicle and chipped the paint.

Arrests:
11/29/10 Dana Boyd, 20, 7840 E. 50 S., Knox, IN arrested on an active arrest warrant.

11/28/10 Alyssa Wireman, 18, 102 Front St., LaCrosse, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Auto Theft, Possession of Methamphetamine and Resisting Law Enforcement by Fleeing.

11/27/10 Samuel Singleton, 36, 0345 N. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Forgery, a Class C Felony, out of Starke Circuit Court.

11/27/10 Meagan Girard, 28, Ora, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operator Never Licensed.

11/26/10 Carl Daughtery, 31, 503 S. Prettyman St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of an Illegal Drug Lab and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Stephanie Daughtery, 30, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of an Illegal Drug Lab and Resisting Law Enforcement.

11/26/10 Fred Brewer, 426 E. Maple Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Conversion and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

11/25/10 Linda Wireman, 26, 308 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Schedule 3 Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule 4 Controlled Substance (x3), Possession of a Legend Drug and Theft.

11/25/10 Przemyslaw Marian Kurkowski, 21, 6520 S. Lakewinds, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

11/24/10 Ricky D. Hoffer, 43, 2334 W. U Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Violator and Failure to Surrender Driver’s License.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:
Incidents:
11/29/10 Brian Soaler of North Judson reported that some unknown person(s) pried open his front door. He told police that he didn’t think anything was taken.

11/29/10 John Jeffers of Hamlet reported that a person is in his backyard in a white hoodie was messing with the electrical box.

11/28/10 Officers were called to the Grovertown Truck Stop to investigate an allegation that parents might be under the influence and yelling at the kids.

11/28/10 Rodney Jagnecki on Fisher Street in Knox told police that he heard gunshots north of his residence.

11/27/10 Osborne’s Mini Mart called police regarding a possible shoplifter in the store. Upon investigating, the person did not steal anything and was asked to leave.

11/26/10 Elizabeth Beauchamp called police to report a license plate stolen from her vehicle while she was in Bailey’s Discount Center.

11/24/10 A caller advised police that a possible meth lab dump site was located on 100 North, west of 800 East on the north side of the road. The contents were in white garbage bags.

11/23/10 Jason Maroules reported that his two dogs were stolen from his residence and taken to the Starke County Humane Society. He also reported that this was not the first time this had happened.

11/23/10 Kenneth Peverelle reported that some unknown person(s) blew up his mailbox.

Accidents:
11/28/10 Joseph Palm of Knox hit a deer while driving north on US 35 by 810 South in Starke County. As a result, his vehicle went off the road and into a pond. He and his passenger exited the vehicle before it sank into the pond.

Arrests:

11/26/10 Michael Davis, 42, Hobart, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

11/24/10 Curtis Luedtke, 36, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:
Incidents:
11/28/10 Subway Restaurant reported to North Judson Police of a shoplifter. Police identified a juvenile male who was released to a parent.

Arrests:
11/16/10 Kayla Jo Belue, 20, 5855 South U Road East ,North Judson, IN, arrested for Operator Never Licensed, Knox City Court Warrant for Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of Marijuana.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:
Arrests:
11/27/10 Christina F. Moore of Hamlet, IN, arrested on a warrant through Pulaski County.

11/29/10 Derrick B. Little of Ora, IN, arrested and charged with Driving While Suspended.

11/29/10 Nathan D. Hummel of Culver, IN, arrested and charged with Operator Never Licensed.

Police Reports

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/18/10  An employee at Cambe Chevrolet reported a vehicle missing from the parking lot.  Knox police talked with Greg Rudd who stated that the 2010 Chevy 1500 Silverado, two door, red pickup was parked in the south parking lot and was last observed on the property on November 17th.  The vehicle had no license plate and the truck had 900 miles on it.  It was listed in new condition.

11/17/10  David and Traci Frazier reported vandalism to their vehicle.  The front passenger window was broken and Traci’s wallet was missing from the glove box.

11/16/10  Keith Berndt reported a hit and run.  Berndt told police that he was cutting hair at his shop and heard a loud bang.  He saw that a vehicle just backed into his parked vehicle.  A tail light and lens from the unknown vehicle was spotted in the roadway.  The vehicle was gold in color.

Arrests:
11/18/10 Christy Garrison, 37, 301 Danker St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Conversion, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance.
Melody Heath, 29, 2706 Julia Dr., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Conversion, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2)
Michael S. Mann, 36, 301 E. Danker St. #121, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2)
Garrison and Heath were arrested after a Walgreens employee saw them in the store and have allegedly stole items from the store in the past.  The police were called and the pair were questioned by police outside of the business and a search on their vehicle allegedly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and controlled substances.  Michael Mann was arrested after it was said that the pseudoephedrine that was purchased at the store was to be used in the alleged manufacture of methamphetamine by Mann.

11/14/10 Tammora M. Shei, 45, 601 S. Heaton St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:
Incidents:
11/22/10  Don with Chesapeake Railroad in LaCrosse reported that the railroad building was broken into and the case was referred to the LaCrosse Police Department.

11/22/10  Gary Pancek reported a cell phone and wallet stolen from his truck while it was parked at the Roundup.

11/22/10  Michelle Romine reported the theft of a dirtbike from her residence in North Judson.

11/22/10  A U-Haul trailer was reported stolen from a business in the 3800 block of E. 275 S. in Knox.

11/22/10  A resident reported the break in of her pole barn and tools were stolen.  The incident occurred in the 4900 block of E. 150 N. in Knox.

11/21/10  A resident in the 300 block of Star Court in Knox reported the theft of a winning lottery ticket worth $20.

11/21/10  A resident in the 3200 block of W. 800 S in North Judson reported the front door kicked in at the residence.

11/20/10  A resident in the 4600 block of S. US 35 in Knox reported that she was going to get her outside dogs in the house and a person driving a pickup truck stopped and took a dog.  The dog is a black and white Corgi with a black collar.

11/19/10  A resident called police to report that two male subjects were reportedly stealing copper wire from an electrical box at the southwest corner of State Road 23 and US 30.

11/18/10  A resident in the 3100 block of S. 100 W. in North Judson reported the theft of rings and other jewelry.

11/17/10  A resident in the 5200 block of W. 100 N. in Knox reported unknown person(s) stole a 30 gallon garbage can.

11/16/10  A resident in the 200 block of S. 1025 E. in Knox reported some unknown persons shooting at his shed.

Arrests:
11/16/10  Kayla Jo Belue, 20 of Winamac, IN, was cited on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed and Speeding.

Accidents:
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department reported nine car vs deer accidents from 11/16/10-11/23/10

From the Hamlet Police Department:
11/15/10 Amy Scott of Hamlet was charged with Driving While Suspended.

11/20/10 Dawn Ferch reported identity theft.

11/21/10 Two car vs deer accidents were reported.

Police Reports

Knox City Police Incident Reports

  • 11/15/10 At 4.54Pm Mondaya vehicle driven by James P. Langdon, 306 Star Court, Knox was driving south bound on US 35 in front of the Zingo gas station and turned left in front of a vehicle driven by by Shawna K. Ard of 5406 S. A. Street, No. Judson.  Langdon stated to police that he was looking ahead to see what pumps were available and did not see the Ard vehicle.  A 14 month old infant in the back seat of the Ard vehicle was transported to Starke Memorial Hospital for observation.  Estimate of damages were five to ten thousand dollars.
  • 11/14/10 Justin Lee Joseph, 6 No. Prettyman St., Knox reported an attempted breaking and entering at his residence.
  • 11/10/10 Next Door Foods US 35, Knox reported an unknown person drove off without paying for gasoline.  Suspect was not located.
  • 11/09/10 Tom Raderstorff reported to KCP that he was watching Tom Belcher’s house on Main St. in Knox while Mr. Belcher was out of town  and discovered that a back door to the home had been kicked in and a television, alcoholic beverages and money had been removed from the residence.  No arrests have been made.
  • 11/09/10 John and Clayton Poindexter reported to KCP that a brown rottweiler dog had damaged the exterior of a vehicle owned by them.  The owner of the dog has not been identified.
  • 11/09/10 Howard Phillip 904 East Washington St., Knox reported receiving a harassment type phone call.  He has given the caller ID information to the police.
  • 11/09/10 Mitchell G. Dowd 1378 So. 550, Knox reported a fraudulent transaction on his 1st Source debit card.  The fraudulent charge was initiated in Norway and involve a $426.00 dollar transaction.

Knox City Police Arrests

  • 11/14/10 Tammora M. Shei, 601 So. Heaton St., Knox arrested on a charge of conversion.
  • 11/13/10 Mark A. Delen, 4143 So. Grover Avenue, Hammond was arrested for driving while suspended.
  • 11/13/10 Darrick Park Smelser, 424 E. Marion St. Mishawaka was arrested for illegal possession, possession of marijuana, and driving while suspended.
  • 11/13/10 Richard Patrick Selva Jr., PO Box, Knox was arrested on trespass charges.
  • 11/12/10 Matthew M. Lamarr 5220 So. Detroiter St.,No. Judson was arrested for driving while suspended.

Starke County Police News

  • Starke County Police report there have been over 20 deer and car accidents since the 1st of November and would like to remind drivers to be especially careful while driving at night.
  • 11/15/10 Thomas Skibbe, Knox has been arrested on attempted auto theft and attempted burglary charges
  • 11/14/10 Maulik Shah 603 Anchor Ct., Monticello lost control of his 2006 Toyota passenger vehicle striking a guard rail on SR #23.  Shah admitted to traveling at a high rate of speed causing him to lose control of his vehicle.  Damage estimate $2,500.00 to $5,000.00.
  • 11/13/10 Starke County Police responded to the intersection of SR#23 and US 30 based on a 911 call reporting a male running in and out of traffic screaming at motorists as they drove by.  Shortly thereafter a crashed vehicle was discovered wrecked at the intersection of 500NO. and SR#23.  A vehicle check was issued and the registration came back to a Wade Karl Berg.  A witness nearby reported that as police cars came upon the scene they saw a man running from the crash scene into a nearby woods.  The man has not been located.  The vehicle has been impounded and held for further investigation.
  • 11/10/10 Judy Singleton 3155 No. 900 East, Grovertown reported hearing gunshots being fired near her home and the Starke Co. Police Department  responded arresting Eric Scott of 504 No. Starke St. Hamlet for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana with a prior.

Hamlet Police Department News

  • 11/8/2010 Anthony Cilek, 34, 501 E Oak St Hamlet, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.
  • 11/9/2010 Joanna Elder, 27, 305 W Pearl St. Hamlet, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a syringe and Possession of Methamphetamines.