Search Warrant Served at Scrap Yard May have Uncovered Stolen Items from Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

North Judson Police Chief, Doug Vessely, told the North Judson Town Board this week that a recent search warrant conducted at the scrap yard in Knox by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Knox City Police Department and the North Judson Police Department may have uncovered stolen property from the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson. Museum staff had reported joint bars stolen plus other items worth thousands of dollars. The incident remains under investigation.

Other items were recovered from an incident involving theft of items from a rail yard in Knox belonging to Norfolk Southern Railroad on U.S. 35. Patrick Sobieck and Richard Selva were arrested on charges of Burglary and Theft in that incident on April 23rd.

Chief Vessely told the Town Board that the Department has stepped up patrols due to the many reports of vandalism, thefts and drug activity in town. One officer conducts foot patrols at night to monitor parking lots and businesses.