Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

08/13/18 A Knox resident told police that an air compressor was stolen while he was on vacation.

08/13/18 A car vs deer accident was reported on State Road 23 a half-mile south of State Road 8 in Knox.

08/13/18 A two-car accident was reported in the 5800 block of N. 1000 E. in Grovertown. No injuries were reported.

08/13/18 A Hamlet resident reported the theft of a camper.

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Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

07/30/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 800 S. and Range Road in Knox.

07/30/18 A Monterey resident reported a burglary. He told police that when he returned hom that the door was broken and items were missing, including weapons.

07/30/18 A Knox resident told police that she came home and found her inside garage door open and kitchen door open.

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Incidents:

07/16/18 Police responded to a call from a North Judson resident who said his brother had a baseball bat and was beating members of his family with it.

07/16/18 A Knox woman told police that she caught two juveniles breaking into her barn.

07/16/18 Emergency responders were called to an accident at 25 N. and 500 E. The vehicle ended up in a ditch.

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Incidents:

07/02/18 A Grovertown resident told police that his garage was broken into and a car parked inside sustained damage.

07/02/18 A Knox resident reported the theft of solar lights.

07/02/18 A Knox resident took officers that someone ransacked his home while he was gone. The house is torn up and gasoline was poured on the porch.

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Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

06/25/18 A car vs. turkey accident was reported on Toto Road east of Range Road in Knox.

06/25/18 Police impounded a car during a traffic stop as a false and fictitious registration was reportedly found.

06/25/18 A Knox resident told police that it appeared that the spare tire on his bass boat trailer was slashed. An officer said it looked like the tire actually exploded as no punctures could be found.

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Incidents:

06/18/18 Emergency responders were notified of a vehicle that went off the roadway down an embankment on the north side of U.S. 30 near 300 E.

06/18/18 A Grovertown man asked to speak to officers as his neighbor’s fire caused damage to his woods.

06/18/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported at 850 W. and State Road 10 in San Pierre.

06/19/18 A North Judson resident called police to report the theft of wallet and other items from a vehicle.

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Incidents:

06/11/18 A Culver resident told police that a pitbull chased her to her house and it was also threatening her small dog.

06/11/18 A resident on 400 N. in Knox reported the theft of items. A list will be provided to the officer.

06/11/18 A Grovertown resident told police that a residence was broken into and requested police.

06/11/18 A North Judson resident reported the theft of fishing rods.

06/12/18 A two-vehicle accident was reported on State Road and U.S. 35 north of Knox. No injuries were reported.

06/12/18 A Knox resident called police to report that her neighbor’s dog was loose in her yard and she was nearly attacked.

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Incidents:

05/28/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 30 in the eastbound lanes east of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

05/28/18 A resident on 500 N. in Knox told police that a neighbor has goats and fourt dogs and aren’t being fed or cared for. One dog has already died. No one has been at the residence for days.

05/28/18 A dog was found panting in a hot car in the parking lot at Bailey’s Discount Center. Another person opened the door and gave the dog water.

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Incidents:

05/21/18 Police received a phone call of an elderly female walking on State Road 23 near 200 N. The caller said she seemed to be lost and confused.

05/21/18 A resident on 100 N. in Knox asked for an officer as the neighbor’s German Shepherd is loose and attacking the neighbors while the owner is not at home.

05/21/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the 5700 block of S. 900 E. in Culver.

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Incidents:

05/14/18 Norfolk Southern crews told police of a railroad crossing with lights on and arms up.

05/14/18 A resident told police that a bag on his property had drug paraphernalia in it. The bag was found on 1100 E. north of 150 N. in Starke County.

05/14/18 A Grovertown resident reported the theft of cash. The suspect was confronted and ran into the woods.

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Incidents:

05/07/18 A search warrant was conducted in the 2200 block of W. 250 S. in North Judson with a SWAT team and North Judson police. Anthony Parra, 26, of East Chicago was arrested.

05/07/18 A resident at 150 S. and 100 E. in Knox told police that a suspicious woman was in the field talking to herself and she’s been there for some time.

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Incidents:

04/30/18 A car vs deer accident was report on 400 S. east of 150 E. in Knox.

04/30/18 Hamlet library officials reported broken glass at the facility.

04/30/18 North Judson police responded to a vehicle accident at State Road 10 and Luken.

04/30/18 Officers assisted the Department of Child Services in a child abuse investigation.

04/30/18 A Grovertown man reported the theft of a hand gun.

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Incidents:

04/23/18 Knox fire crews were called to a vehicle fire on U.S. 35 near the Knox Nazarene Church.

04/23/18 The Miami County Sheriff’s Department notified the Starke County Sheriff’s Department that they recovered what is left of a stolen vehicle from 05/24/16.

04/23/18 A Grovertown resident told police that an oversized truck took down electric poles and wires in the 5700 block of north State Road 23.

04/23/18 A Knox resident told police that a vehicle owned by her incarcerated friend was stolen.

04/23/18 A resident in the 400 block of south 100 E. in Knox asked for extra patrol in the area as some drivers don’t even slow down for the stop sign at the intersection.

04/23/18 Police were notified that a semi struck a pole in the 6500 block of south State Road 10 in Knox. The pole is laying in the roadway.

04/23/18 Officers were notified that a stolen vehicle from Starke County was located in London, Kentucky.

04/23/18 A Knox resident said the driver of a black Chevy pick-up smashed their mailbox and fled the scene.

04/24/18 A Knox resident filed a fraud complaint.

04/24/18 A San Pierre resident called police to report that his children did not get off the bus because someone picked them up at school without permission.

04/24/18 A Walkerton resident told police that some unknown person(s) stole items out of her boyfriend’s unlocked truck.

4/24/18 Police received a call about a suspicious man lying in the roadway in the 7300 block of south 125 E. in Knox.

04/25/18 An accident was reported at U.S. 30 and U.S. 35.

04/26/18 A Walkerton woman asked to speak to an officer about vandalism to her vehicle.

04/26/18 A single vehicle accident was reported on 25 N just east of U.S. 35 in Knox. The car hit a pole in that location.

04/27/18 A North Judson mail carrier notified police that a truck passed her vehicle while delivering mail when a rock possibly struck her back window causing it to shatter.

04/27/18 A Koontz Lake resident reported two broken windows at her neighbor’s house.

04/27/18 Emergency personnel were called to an accident in the westbound lane on U.S. 30 just west of the Marshall County line in Grovertown.

04/27/18 A caller told police that a Ford Bronco attempted to go around barricades in the 2500 block of north 1100 E. in Grovertown the vehicle is now stuck in a mount of dirt.

04/28/18 A Grovertown resident told police that he found a handgun in the westbound lane of U.S. 30 at 1200 E.

04/29/18 Police received a call from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department advising them of a personal injury accident at the bridge on U.S. 30 and U.S. 35.

04/29/18 Emergency personnel responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 8 west of Range Road with a tree on top of the vehicle. The caller stated the driver was trapped in the car.

04/29/18 A car vs. sheep accident was reported on State Road 23 and 25 N. in Knox.

04/29/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the eastbound lane on U.S. 30, one-half mile east of Hamlet.

Arrests:

04/23/18 Ray Garza, 25, arrested on a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement.

04/24/18 David Niekirk, 41, of Lakeville, unknown charges.

04/24/18 Richard Fisher, 45, of Hamlet, unknown charges.

04/25/18 James Bogash, 32, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of operating vehicle while intoxicated refusal, operating a vehicle dangerously while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and possession of paraphernalia.

04/26/18 Billy Lovely, 54, of Remington, arrested on preliminary charges of public intoxication and cruelty to an animal.

04/26/18 Justin Miller, 33, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a synthetic drug or synthetic drug lookalike substance, and an arrest warrant.

04/26/18 April Ciprianu, 37, arrested on preliminary charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.

04/27/18 Alexander Bailey, 19, arrested on a bench warrant.

04/27/18 Christopher Marshall, 31, arrested on a violation of pretrial release.

04/27/18 Samuel Bradley, 42, arrested on a violation of home detention.

04/28/18 John Murphy, 20, arrested on two felony arrest warrants and a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement.

04/29/18 Joseph Gaskill, 32, arrested on a bench warrant and body attachment.

04/29/18 Larry Clemons, 50, arrested on a body attachment.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

04/16/18 A two vehicle accident was reported at 1025 E. and 100 N. The drivers were reportedly in an argument before the complainant left the scene.

04/17/18 A minor personal injury accident was reported at 750 E. north of U.S. 30 in the Hamlet area.

04/17/18 A Knox resident reported the theft of a weight bench.

04/17/18 A single vehicle accident was reported on U.S. 35 north of 500 S.

04/18/18 A North Judson resident reported a black Ford truck stuck in a field on 400 S. between 650 W. and 750 W.

04/18/18 North Judson Town Marshal Kelly Fisher requested the assistance in a car vs. deer accident in a squad car at the intersection of State Road 39 and State Road 10.

04/18/18 The Indiana State Police notified the sheriff’s department that troopers were on scene of a minor personal injury accident at 300 E. and Toto Road in Knox.

04/18/18 A Bass Lake resident reported the theft of a car and truck while she was sleeping.

04/18/18 A Hamlet resident told police that a vehicle hit the mailbox at the residence on 700 N. A bent pipe and vehicle parts were left at the scene.

04/18/18 Police received two separate phone calls about an intoxicated man knocking on doors and asking for gas in the 7800 block of N. Tecumseh Road in Walkerton and in the 11000 block of E. Ostego Lane in Koontz Lake.

04/19/18 A Walkerton resident informed officers that the white 2014 Range Rover was not parked in the driveway when he got up.

04/19/18 A Walkerton resident filed a complaint about her neighbor’s unattended dog that ran after her.

04/20/18 A two vehicle accident was reported on U.S. 35 near Patrick’s Auto in Knox. No injuries were reported.

04/20/18 A Knox resident told police that a man test drove a silver 2007 Chrysler Aspen and never returned the vehicle.

04/20/18 A man told police that he was at the jail for bible study on April 16 and when he got home he noticed that there was damage to the front of his vehicle. The sheriff’s department staff was able to pull security footage from outside the building where the accident did in fact occur. The other party, Combined Public, was contacted and representatives reportedly said they would cover the damages.

04/20/18 A two vehicle accident was reported at 1100 E. and State Road 8. No injuries were reported.

04/21/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported at 100 E. and Toto Road in Knox.

04/21/18 A North Judson business owner told police that some unknown person(s) are running on the tops of the portable toilets and breaking the lids. He requested extra patrols for ongoing vandalism.

04/21/18 A resident in the 4300 block of S. State Road 39 asked to speak to an officer about loose dogs running on his property.

04/21/18 A towing company was contacted to remove farm equipment from the area of 200 S. east of 500 E.

04/21/18 Officers were notified of trash that could be drug related that was left on the side of the road on 200 North in Knox.

04/21/18 Police were in active pursuit of an all-terrain vehicle near the Govertown Truck Stop. A resident called police to report that a van parked west of his residence is through to be picking up the suspect on the ATV.

04/21/18 A Koontz Lake resident reported the theft of a 2010 black Ford Escape.

04/22/18 A Knox resident filed a theft report.

04/22/18 Another loose animal complaint was filed.

04/22/18 Norfolk Southern Railroad contacted police to say that they were working on the crossing at 300 E. and 125 N. in Knox.

04/22/18 Officers were notified of a woman walking on the road and saying she doesn’t know where her home is.

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely an indication an arrest was made and is not an indication of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Arrests:

04/20/18 Donald Fletcher, 49, of North Judson, was arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and criminal trespass.