Starke County Woman Arrested after Lying to Police about Report

Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson was arrested by officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday after she allegedly filed a false police report.

On November 11th, Wilson reportedly told police that a male subject asked her for jewelry and other items. She said that he came into the house, grabbed her, hit her in the face, and held up a knife to her before taking prescription medication that belonged to her mother. Wilson gave police a description of the suspect and said that he left the scene on foot. Wilson was later taken by ambulance to IU Health Starke Hospital for having a panic attack.

On Wednesday, November 16th, Wilson reportedly told her mother that she lied to police about the incident and that she was the one who took the prescription medication and various other items. She allegedly threw all of the items away into a dumpster at an undisclosed location, except for the prescription medication.

After an investigation, Wilson was arrested on preliminary charges of False Informing of a Crime, Theft/Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription. At the time of her arrest, she had been out on bond for previous charges and it is expected that her bond will be revoked.