Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/20/13 A personal injury accident is being investigated by the police department.

01/19/13 A fraud incident was reported and police are looking into the incident.

01/17/13 Victoria Powell, 22, 307 S. Heaton St., Knox, IN, cited for Operator Never Licensed.

01/16/13 A Pomeranian had to be put to sleep after receiving injuries in an attack. Two pit bull dogs reportedly viciously attacked it. The owner was told that the pit bull was being impounded and was given a citation for owning a vicious dog.

01/15/13 Knox police were notified of a woman having a seizure in the Henry F. Schricker Public Library and that the woman was in possession of a handgun. Officers confiscated the weapon. They later found that she had a permit to carry a handgun and it would be given back to her when she was released from the hospital.

01/15/13 Floyd Reed told police that some unknown person(s) struck and damaged a fence belonging to him. The suspect(s) also reportedly went through his back yard and struck a tree stump. The driver did not report the incident to Reed or law enforcement.

Several harassment cases were investigated.

Arrests:
01/19/13 Amanda Esparza, 22, 6915 E. Toto Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

01/19/13 Eric Wireman, 23, 101 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Stolen Property, False Informing and two active arrest warrants.
Tiffany Woodard/Wireman, 22, 101 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Escape from Home Detention.

01/19/13 Kimmala Schlink, 43, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/18/13 Robert Deming, 34, 604 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/17/13 Franklin Risner, 22, 3480 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

01/15/13 Sherry Wireman, 50, 2885 E. 150 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/22/13 Two car vs deer accidents were reported to Pulaski County police.

01/22/13 The Amazing Grace Fellowship Church reported damage to two windows.

01/21/13 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a house fire at 411 S. Main Street.

01/21/13 Police officers from the Winamac Police Department were called out to take a theft report.

01/20/13 A Star City man reported that his son’s truck tires were slashed and things were dumped around the residence.

01/20/13 A Winamac man told police that he hit a road sign by his residence.

01/20/13 A structure fire was reported in Kewanna and the Medaryville Fire Department was called to assist.

01/20/13 A pickup truck was reported stolen.

01/19/13 A Star City woman told police that her son was playing outside and the neighbor kids attacked him and stole his bike.

01/19/13 A Winamac man reported a break-in in his camper and outbuildings.

01/19/13 An unknown driver hit a mailbox on 800 West in Winamac.

01/18/13 A Medaryville woman told police that her car was stolen.

01/18/13 A Winamac woman reported the theft of her brother’s coin collection.

01/18/13 A man called police and said kids threw signs at him.

01/18/13 The Star City Fire Department was called to a chimney fire on 950 South.

01/17/13 Hometown Auto Sales called police to take a vandalism report. Damage was done to one of the cars on the lot.

01/17/13 The Winamac Police Department was called to a report of a vehicle break-in.

01/16/13 Good Oil Company reported a person drove from the facility without paying for gas.

Arrests:
01/18/13 Travis Tuttle, 33, of Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Violator-Lifetime and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. W/R out

01/18/13 Robert Deming, 34, of Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/17/13 Omas Fletcher, 49, of Grovertown, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

01/16/13 Melissa Gainer, 40, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Trafficking with an Inmate, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Syringe, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

01/15/13 Cecil Martin, 48, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

01/15/13 Benny Giselbach, 34, of Ora, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/19/13 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to a property damage accident in the parking lot of Family Express. A vehicle driven by Sherry Boisvert was backing out of a parking space. At the same time, a vehicle driven by Kerry Rust was pulling into a parking space. The vehicles collided. Chief Deputy Joe Budner, estimated the damages over $1,000.00.

01/17/13 An officer performed a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle in the 300 block of W. Talmer Avenue. The driver of the vehicle, Mitchell R. Williams, 48, of North Judson, was found to be driving on a suspended driver’s license. Williams was issued an Information and Summons to appear in Knox City Court.

01/17/13 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley responded to a vehicle in a ditch on State Road 10 east of Oakwood Street. The vehicle was partially submerged in water. The driver of the vehicle Amy L. Hawk, 31, of Huntingberg, Indiana, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, and Possession of a Controlled substance.

01/15/13 Police responded to the 100 block of Lane Street in reference to a stray dog. The dog was located and transported to the Starke County Humane Society.

01/15/13 The North Judson Police Department responded to a reckless driving complaint on State Road 10 East of U.S. Hwy 421. The officer checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

01/15/13 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic infraction. After a brief investigation, one of the passengers in the vehicle was found to be wanted. David S. Miller, 45, of North Judson, was arrested on a Knox City Court Warrant for Failure to Appear.

01/14/13 A resident in the 600 block of E. Arlington Avenue reported to North Judson Police that a known acquaintance stole her identity. All of the crimes took place in South Bend, Indiana. She was advised to contact the South Bend Police Department to file a report.

01/14/13 A resident in the 200 block of Hancock Street requested assistance from the North Judson Police Department in reference to their elderly family dog has become very aggressive. North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas responded and assisted the resident in placing the dog in the resident’s vehicle to be transported to a veterinarian.

01/13/13 North Judson police responded to a single vehicle traffic accident at State Road 10 and 300 West. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely arrived at the scene and observed a gray Ford Ranger on its passenger side in the ditch facing west. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Julia A. Joseph, 40, was found to be intoxicated. The passenger and owner of the vehicle, Dwayne K. Frasure was also intoxicated. Both subjects refused medical attention at the scene. Julia A. Joseph was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Dwayne K. Frasure was arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Chief Vessely estimated the damage to the vehicle over $1000.00.The North Judson Police Department was assisted by Starke county EMS and the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department.

Arrests:
01/17/13 Mitchell R. Williams, 48, of North Judson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

01/17/13 Amy L. Hawk, 31, of Huntingberg, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

01/16/13 Rafael Godoy, 34, 310 Vine Street, North Judson, IN, was arrested on two Starke County warrants for Criminal Recklessness and a Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm from a previous North Judson case.

01/15/13 David S. Miller, 45, North Judson, IN, was arrested for a Warrant For Failure to Appear.

01/13/13 Julia A. Joseph, 40, 4560 South 300 East, Knox, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/13/13 Dwayne K. Frasure, 48, 1770 West 450 South, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Intimidation.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

01/15/13 – A resident of the 2500 block of East Toto Road in Knox told police that a female subject was destroying items and attacking her.

01/16/13 – A burglary was reported in the 3900 block of North State Road 23 in Grovertown. Items were stolen including debit cards, credit cards, a checkbook, jewelry, championship ring, and other items.

01/17/13 – A resident of the 1900 block of East State Road 10 in Knox reported someone had broken into the Blue Treasurers Store and vandalized the business.

01/18/13 – A syringe was located on the ground near a gas pump at the gas station on State Road 10 by Bass Lake.

01/18/13 – A vehicle was reportedly damaged at the Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson.

01/19/13 – An unknown subject reportedly stolen irrigation equipment from a residence on U.S. 30 in Grovertown.

01/20/13 – A resident of the 2800 block of North State Road 23 in Grovertown told police that someone had tried to steal her farm truck from their driveway and ripped out the wires from her dashboard.

01/20/13 – A battery incident was reported at the Knox bowling alley.

Arrests:

01/15/13 – Kane Allen Wilson, 28 of Knox was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

01/19/13 – Patrina Diana Hall, 30 of Melrose Park, was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated after she reportedly drove up on a curb and almost hit a street sign.

01/20/13 – Jeremy D. Brody, 37 of North Judson was arrested on charges of Aggravated Battery of a Child.

01/21/13 – Amy L. Cooke, 31 of Plymouth, was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop east of U.S. 35 on Toto Road.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
01/13/13 Police were called to a residence on 400 South in reference to a break-in.

01/13/13 Officers responded to a slide-off. The vehicle had two flat tires and it went into the ditch. The driver was not injured.

01/13/13 A Francesville resident called police to report that her grandson slid off the road and hit a culvert and a sign. No injuries were reported.

01/13/13 A call came into the Sheriff’s Department about shots fired.

01/13/13 A Winamac resident told police he slid off the roadway . The vehicle pulled out and left the scene.

01/12/13 A Winamac man asked a conservation officer to call him as he found tree stands on his property.

01/12/13 A Winamac woman told police that she believes her neighbor stole some items out of her storage unit.

01/12/13 A Winamac woman reported her truck stolen. When police investigated, they found the truck, but her items were found stacked outside the door of the residence. Police continue to investigate this incident.

01/11/13 Winamac police were called to a building on Washington Street where a call came in about a door kicked in and a window broken out of the structure.

01/11/13 A stolen package was reported to police. The woman said that the post office left the package on her grill and someone reportedly stole the package.

01/11/13 A San Pierre resident told police that his brother attempted to break into his house.

01/10/13 A Medaryville man told officers that someone stole checks and cashed them.

01/08/13 An employee with a tree trimming company was threatened by the homeowner after the employee arrived at the home to complete a job.

01/08/13 A landlord complained about a tenant filling up a dumpster and not leaving room for any of the other tenants to use it.

01/08/13 A Winamac man told police that he lost some items off his truck and they landed in the roadway. The debris reportedly caused flat tires on several vehicles. U.S. 35 was shut down while the debris was cleared.

01/07/13 A Winamac resident called police after some unknown person(s) broke into his home.

01/07/13 Windows were broken out of a Francesville building on U.S. 421 during the middle of the night.

01/07/13 Mailbox damage was reported by a Winamac resident.

01/07/13 A Winamac man called police to report an accident. He was not injured, but his truck rolled over in a ditch. He was in the process of moving items when the accident happened and he was attempting to gather his belongings.

Arrests:
01/08/13 Cody Hopkins, 26, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Auto Theft.

01/07/13 Chaz Swanson, 31, of LaPorte, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/13/13 Police responded to a single vehicle traffic accident at State Road 10 and 300 West. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely arrived at the scene and observed a pick-up on its passenger side in the ditch facing west. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Julia A. Joseph, 40, was found to be intoxicated. The passenger and owner of the vehicle, Dwayne K. Frasure, was also intoxicated. Both subjects refused medical attention at the scene. Julia A. Joseph was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Dwayne K. Frasure was arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Chief Vessely estimated the damage to the vehicle as over $1,000.00. The North Judson Police Department was assisted by Starke County EMS and the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department.

01/12/13 Police were notified of a loose dog in the area of the 300 Block of Garden Street. The dog was not located.

01/12/13 A neighbor reported a suspicious person had entered a home in the 700 Block of E. Talmer Avenue. Police responded and learned it was a company checking on the abandoned property for the mortgage company.

01/10/13 Frank Rossi of Valparaiso, IN was traveling north on State Road #39 when a deer crossed his path near 400 South. He struck the animal. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas investigated the accident and estimated damage at near $1,000. No citations or injuries were reported.

01/10/13 A report of damage to a garage door in the 200 Block of Garden Street was taken by officers. It is believed someone was trying to gain entry to the garage.

01/08/13 Police responded to a report of two female shoplifters at the Dollar General. The suspects had left the area prior to police arriving. The suspect vehicle was located and both people were banned from the store. No merchandise was located.

01/08/13 Police received a call of a Jeep that had struck a pole on Talmer Avenue near Ono Drive. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely responded and the vehicle had been moved. After a brief investigation, Randy Morgan of North Judson was arrested for preliminary charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident causing Damage and for Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated. The Jeep was impounded and Morgan was jailed. He was also issued two citations, one for Open Container of Alcohol and for a False and Fictitious Registration. The Jeep had struck a utility pole and a fire hydrant. Chief Vessely estimated the damages at over $5,000. No injuries were reported.

01/07/13 After a complaint of a parked vehicle in downtown North Judson was received, police found that it was a stolen vehicle. The 2000 Chevrolet was reported to the Starke County Sheriff as being taken from a Knox residence. The vehicle was impounded and returned to the owners.

Arrests:
01/13/13 Julia Joseph, 40, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/13/13 Dwayne Frasure was arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

01/08/13 Randy W. Morgan, 49, 601 E. Talmer Avenue, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Refusal.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/12/13 Roy Farris told police that when he returned to his apartment, he found his front door open and his patio door open. He said $3.00 in change was missing, along with a liter of Pepsi and a cake from the refrigerator. Police noted that minimal damage was seen on the door. This incident remains under investigation.

01/11/13 Jerry Dunn reported the theft of a rechargeable Craftsman 19.2 volt flashlight with two batteries and the charger.

01/10/13 An accident occurred at Main Street and Culver Road. Marla Krulik told police that she accidentally released her foot from the brake pedal and ran into the vehicle in front of her, driven by Rebecca Lovins. Minor damage was reported. Damage was less than $1,000.

01/09/13 Michael Jordan told police that his wife, Amber, was supposed to receive a Walmart card in the mail from her father but her father addressed it to another address and it was never forwarded. The card was used and this case remains under investigation.

Arrests:
01/13/13 Vicki Didden, 1003 E. Culver Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/10/13 Donald Fletcher, 44, 3275 S. Range Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Law Enforcement and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
David Campbell, 45, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

01/10/13 Stacy Krout, 42, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/10/13 Kyle Bobb, 18, 103 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.
Austin Salyer, 21, 3120 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement and an active arrest warrant.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

01/08/13 – A resident of the 7200 block of East 150 North in Knox told police that someone fraudulently used his debit card in Kentucky.

01/08/13 – Chad Noah of Knox reported that someone had broken into his grandmother’s residence while he was out of town and stole copper and other items.
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01/08/13 – A resident of the 100 block of East 400 North in Grovertown told police that someone fraudulent used his credit card.

01/09/13 – Medication was reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked at the Grovertown Truck Stop.

01/09/13 – A burglary was reported at a residence in the 10000 block of East 400 North in Grovertown.

01/09/13 – A home burglary was reported at a home in the 2000 block of North 700 East in Grovertown.

01/10/13 – A resident of the 2700 block of West Elcona Drive in North Judson told police that someone had fraudulently used his debit card.

01/11/13 – A man told police that he had found drug paraphernalia near traps he had set.

01/11/13 – A resident of the 6700 block of East 400 North in Grovertown reported someone had stolen items from a foreclosed residence.

01/12/13 – A resident of the 300 block of South 700 East in Knox reported someone had stolen his vehicle overnight.

01/12/13 – A theft was reported in the 4500 block of South 300 East in Knox.

01/12/13 – A resident of the 10400 block of East State Road 10 in San Pierre told police that someone had vandalized her swimming pool.

01/13/13 – A resident of the 4000 block of South 300 East in Knox reported a man was at her home pointing a gun at her.

01/13/13 – A residential burglary was reported in the 8000 block of East 775 North in Walkerton.

01/14/13 – A resident of the 5000 block of South 275 West in North Judson told police that someone had broken into her vehicle overnight.

01/14/13 – A residential burglary was reported in the 9300 block of East Yellowstone Trail in Grovertown.

Arrests:

01/08/13 – Shawn Michael Smith, 43 of LaPorte was arrested on charges of Possession of Stolen Property.

01/09/13 – Joanna L. Deller, 30 of Winamac, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/11/13 – Justin Lee Miller, 28 of Culver, was arrested on charges of Operator Never Licensed.

01/13/13 – Jenifer Zuniga, 28 of North Judson, was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
01/03/13 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley performed a traffic stop on a vehicle that did not use its turn signal at an intersection. The driver of the vehicle, Spencer Ward Allen, 21, of Winamac, was arrested for driving with a suspended/prior driver’s license. The vehicle was released to a relative and Spencer Allen was transported to the Starke County Jail without incident.

01/03/13 Police responded to a custody dispute in the 800 block of Clinton Street. The father Zachary S. Wright, 28, wanted to take the children and the mother refused. After a brief investigation, Officer Darren Conley arrested Zachary on two Starke County Bench Warrants for Failure To Appear. The initial charges were for Check Deception.

01/02/13 Officers responded to a complaint of an unwanted guest in the 100 block of Main Street. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely arrived and advised the guest, David Watts, that if he returns he would be arrested for Criminal Trespass. Watts complied and left without incident.

01/02/13 A complaint of an unwanted guest in the 400 block of East Talmer Avenue was handled by the North Judson Police Department. The store employee told North Judson Officer Darren Conley that the subject had been in the store for over two hours.

12/31/12 The North Judson Police Department is investigating a vandalism complaint to a building belonging to Norwayne Lumber. The building is located across from the brickyard. If anyone has information in regards to the investigation, please contact the North Judson Police Department at (574) 772-5914.

12/31/12 Officers responded to a head-on collision on Franklin Street south of Sycamore Street. A pick up truck driven by James Thomas, 46, of North Judson, collided with a passenger car driven by Daniel Zimmerman, 22, of North Judson, in the northbound lane. Both Thomas and Zimmerman refused medical attention at the scene. The two passengers in Zimmerman’s vehicle, Mitch Williams of North Judson and Bridgett Williams also of North Judson, were injured in the collision. Both were transported by Starke County EMS to IU Health Starke Hospital. The damage was estimated at over $5,000 by North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner, who investigated the crash. North Judson Police was assisted at the scene by Starke County EMS and the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department.

12/31/12 North Judson Police responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of East Talmer Avenue (State Road 10) and Lane Street in the early evening. A passenger vehicle driven by Nancy Gum of North Judson pulled out onto Talmer Avenue from Wilson Street, in front of a westbound pick up truck driven by Gary Danekas also of North Judson. Both Gum and Danekas were transported to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment and were released. The damage was estimated at over $5,000. North Judson police officers were assisted at the scene by Starke County EMS personnel, North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

12/31/12 Officers responded to a complaint of an unwanted guest in the 100 block of Main Street. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas asked a male subject to leave and not return. The male subject had a relative arrive and drive him home.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

12/27/12 – A Star City resident told police that someone had stolen a boat and trailer from her garage.

12/27/12 – Batteries were reportedly stolen from trucks at a Winamac residence.

12/27/12 – An intoxicated Winamac man told police that one of his friends had battered him.

12/28/12 – A Medaryville resident told police that someone had stolen a cordless drill and attempted to batter him.

12/28/12 – An employee of a Winamac bank reported that someone had stolen her cell phone from across the counter.

12/29/12 – A Winamac woman reportedly found several makeshift explosive-type devices at the edge of her property.

12/29/12 – Someone reported broke into barns and other buildings at a residence in Winamac and stole several items, including copper and engines.

12/29/12 – An ATM was reportedly burglarized at a business in Monterey.

12/31/12 – A Winamac man told police someone had stolen CDs and other items from his vehicle.

01/01/13 – A Winamac man reported someone was trying to steal a bike from a business in Winamac.

01/01/13 – A caller from Winamac reported a domestic abuse situation.

01/03/13 – A Medaryville man told police that someone stole two chainsaws from his truck while parked at a friend’s house.

01/03/13 – A Winamac man told police that someone stole at least $15,000 from his home.

01/06/13 – A Royal Center woman reported that someone had stolen her license plate and replaced it with a different plate.

01/06/13 – A Winamac man reported his license plate had been stolen last night while at the Corner Tavern in Monterey.

01/06/13 – A vehicle was reportedly stolen in Medaryville.

01/07/13 – A woman in Monterey told police that she was threatened by a phone scammer who tried to force her into paying a fraudulent bill with a credit card lest she be arrested.

01/07/13 – A Winamac man reported someone had broken into his home while he was at wor and stole a TV and laptop.

Arrests:
01/06/13 Gregory Biddle, 50, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

01/06/13 Andrew Isajczuk, 19, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

01/03/13 Aaron Mullet, 21, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

01/03/13 Taylor Lawson, 19, of North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/02/13 Cameron Massengill, 23, of Lowell, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Unlawful Taking of Wild Animals.

01/02/13 Roger Mollett, 35, of Rochester, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Contempt of Court.

01/01/13 Caitlin Shilder, 21, of Winamac, IN arrested on an active arrest warrant.

01/01/13 Sean Stout, 35, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Jasper County.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/08/13 Christine Niemiec told police that she ordered a camera and it was shipped by UPS and never got it. UPS is conducting its own investigation.

01/07/13 Chris Roush reported the theft of $1,500 from a safe.

01/07/13 Melody Hollis told police that some unknown person(s) stole the license plate off her vehicle on Jan. 2 and a few days later, her temporary license plate was also stolen.

01/05/13 Zachary Binkley reported a burglary at his residence. A car stereo and cables were reported stolen.

01/05/13 Douglas W. Beem, Jr. called police to report a theft. The battery was stolen from his vehicle. He also told police that the suspect(s) attempted to steal the stereo out of his vehicle.

01/05/13 Jonathan Wagner reported the theft of a car stereo from his vehicle.

01/03/13 Kevin Land told police that he parked his vehicle on the north side of the basketball courts and when he returned to his vehicle, he noticed damage done to his car.

Arrests:
01/03/13 Mark Lovely, 50, 301 E. Danker St., Knox, IN, arrested on a protection order violation
Jennifer Trusty, 34, 1955 E. 250 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a court order violation.

01/01/13 Enoch Berryman, 20, 550 S. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/29/12 Several officers responded to a “shots fired” call in the 5000 block of Wesley Street. A North Judson Officer was investigating another incident when he heard the shots. Officers from Starke County, Knox, Hamlet and DNR responded. Starke County Sheriff deputies took the lead investigation. After a probe into the incident, several weapons were seized and a complete report was furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor for formal charges of Criminal Recklessness.

12/28/12 Police were called in reference to an unwanted guest in the 200 Block of Garden Street. When North Judson police arrived, the suspect was gone. A report was made later in reference to harassing telephone calls. The suspect was located and advised to stop all contact with the complaintant.

12/28/12 Police were informed of a minor property damage accident at the Good-to-Go gas pumps. Randy Robb of North Judson was pulling into the lot to get fuel when his vehicle slid into a guard post as he was approaching the gas pumps. North Judson Officer Todd Keen investigated the incident and estimated damages at over $1,000. No injuries were reported.

12/28/12 A late night traffic stop in the parking lot of the Dollar General in North Judson resulted in a uniform traffic ticket for Driving while Suspended. Casey J. White, 20, of Kingsford Heights, was ticketed.

12/28/12 Police are investigating a hit and run accident in where an unknown vehicle struck a street lamp in the 200 block of Lane Street. The lamppost was toppled and the lens and bulb broken. This remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the North Judson Police at (574) 772-5914.

12/26/12 Police responded to a traffic accident on U.S. 421 just south of State Road 10 East. Due to a large number of accidents and slide-offs in the area because of the weather and roadway conditions, North Judson covered this accident. Sheila Haddock of Fowler, IN, reported to Chief Deputy Joe Budner that she was northbound on U.S. 421 when she slid on a patch of ice, sliding off of the roadway and striking a utility pole. No injuries were reported and Budner estimated the total dollar amount of damages at over $5,000.

12/26/12 A weather-related slide-off on State Road 10, just east of Oakwood Street, did little or damage to the vehicle. North Judson Police reported no injuries as well. The vehicle was towed.

12/26/12 Another property damage accident occurred in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store in North Judson. The incident resulted in less than $750.00 in damage and no injuries were reported. It was weather related.

12/25/12 A resident in the 600 block of Laurel Street requested assistance in getting a cat out of the area of the engine compartment of their vehicle.

12/24/12 Police responded to an animal complaint in the 300 Block of Lincolnway Street. The dog was back in the home when police arrived.

12/24/12 A late evening traffic stop by the North Judson Police at the intersection of Leslie and Wilson Streets resulted in a uniform traffic ticket being issued for improper license plates and false and fictitious registration to Lacy Miller, 36, of North Judson. The vehicle was impounded.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Arrests:
12/28/12 Justin Miller, 29, Cayuga, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Nonsupport of a Dependent.

12/26/12 Daronn Bass, of Burlington, IA, was arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
01/02/13 Melody Hollis reported the theft of a license plate.

01/01/13 Beverly Mohr called police to investigate a broken entry door.

01/01/13 Brittany Thews told police that some unknown person(s) stole her license plate and a set of jumper cables.

12/28/12 A woman reported seeing a suspicious man at McDonald’s. The man reportedly took a picture of her son while sitting in the restaurant.

12/27/12 An alleged fraud incident was brought to the attention of the Knox City Police Department.

Arrests:
12/29/12 Ellis Clemons, 45, 202 W. Locust Ave., Knox, IN, arrested on two counts of Battery and two counts of Intimidation.

12/26/12 Bernard Breese, 33, 406 W. Giles Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

12/25/12 Mark Lovely, 50, 301 E. Danker St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/23/12 A wandering dog was reportedly spotted in the 400 Block of Garfield Avenue.

12/23/12 Police investigated a fender bender in the Dollar General parking lot. Chief Deputy Joe Budner estimated damages under $750.00 and no formal report was made.

12/21/12 A Knox resident reported to police that she left her purse at Subway. The purse was located and all of the items were still in the purse.

12/19/12 Police took a report of intimidation.

12/19/12 An off-duty North Judson officer saw a wanted person at a local business and contacted the North Judson officer on duty. Officer Darren Conley arrived. John Schacht, 51, of San Pierre, was arrested on a Porter County warrant for being a Habitual Traffic Violator.

12/18/12 Good To Go reported a drive-off of $40.01. This incident is still being investigated.

12/18/12 Officers were called to the 300 block of Lane Street in reference to a pizza on fire. The fire was put out by the resident before the officer arrived.

12/18/12 – A Mishawaka resident contacted the North Judson Police in reference to a stolen vintage moped of hers that is being sold on Craigslist. The North Judson resident, that was selling the moped, advised Officer Frank Thomas that he bought it at an auction house. This incident is still under investigation, however the moped was recovered.

12/17/12 A resident in the 100 block of East Sycamore Street told police that someone removed her outdoor Christmas decorations. The decorations were left laying on the ground. The resident requested extra patrols.

12/17/12 – A theft of an iPhone was reported to the North Judson Police. The theft occurred at the NJ-SP high school. This incident is still being investigated.

Arrests:
12/19/12 John J. Schacht, 51, 305 White Street, San Pierre, IN, arrested on a Porter County warrant for being a Habitual Traffic Violator.

12/16/12 Bradley Austin, 22, 308 Lincoln St., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

Pulaski County SHeriff'

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/26/12 Pulaski County officers responded to several slide-off reports due to a snow storm.

12/26/12 One man was injured after his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a pole north of the White County line. No power lines were down and the pole was intact but beat up. Another accident reported later did involve downed power lines on State Road 14, but the driver was not injured.

12/26/12 A Medaryville man was attempting to hunt on his property but he told police that two subjects on four-wheelers were scaring off the deer. The four-wheelers were not allowed on his property.

12/25/12 A Pulaski County officer went to a local business to advise them they are not allowed to sell alcohol on Christmas Day.

12/24/12 A Winamac man told police that he has a construction company and some unknown person(s) broke into one of the trailers in which he stores his equipment.

12/24/12 A caller advised that a pit bull just mauled the neighbor’s dog. The dog has also chased a lady back to her house.

12/24/12 Several car vs deer accidents were reported.

12/23/12 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) attempted to break into her home.

12/22/12 The Winamac Police Department were called to a two vehicle accident. One of the people involved in the accident said the vehicle hit his vehicle on the passenger side and his wife isn’t doing too well.

12/22/12 Dollar General reported the theft of items from the store.

12/22/12 An employee with Ace Hardware reported the theft of lye.

12/21/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to assist in a structure fire with explosions.

12/21/12 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was called to an accident on U.S. 421. Injuries were reported. Officer advised that the highway should be closed down due to the icy conditions.

12/21/12 Several slide-offs and accidents were reported due to a storm in the area.

12/21/12 A vehicle went off the road and into the cemetery in Francesville. The vehicle hit a number of headstones.

12/20/12 A caller told police that she was home alone and something smells hot. The caller was told get out of the residence. The Winamac Fire Department was called to the scene.

12/20/12 A Winamac resident told police that his mail carrier told him that his garage door was open and the front door is open also. Officers arrived at the scene and described the scene to the caller. The caller said that maybe the person watching the house just didn’t close the doors.

12/20/12 A resident in Winamac reported the theft of computers and other items. He said the items were stolen when the family was a funeral.

Arrests:
12/18/12 Shane Born, 39, of Medaryville, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Violator for Life, Possession of Methamphetamine and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Jamie Peterson, of Medaryville, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Assisting a Criminal, Neglect of a Dependent, Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/24/12 Alysia Bowman reported that someone kicked in the door at her apartment building. Several items were stolen from the apartment. This incident remains under investigation.

12/21/12 Stella Samuels reported that someone stole her purse.

12/21/12 A fraud incident was reported.

12/20/12 Ralph Scarborough told police that he lost his wallet.

12/20/12 Officials at IU Health Starke Hospital told police that some unknown person(s) attempted to steal a plow truck parked at the facility.

12/19/12 Lori Schultz called police to report a theft from her vehicle. Several items were stolen from her vehicle while parked at the Family Dollar/Smith Farm Store parking lot.

12/17/12 Christina Pudlow reported the theft of a concrete steer skull yard ornament from a residence on S. East Street in Knox.

12/17/12 Joseph Raymond called police to report the theft of a laptop computer from his workplace.

12/17/12 James Hicks reported criminal mischief at his Duracast Plant in the Industrial Park. Unknown subjects cut down several maple trees on the property.

Arrests:
12/24/12 Justin Jack Olds, 24, 1311 Pine St., Knox, IN, arrested Domestic Battery and Disorderly Conduct.

12/22/12 Maria Duncan, 21, 8800 E. 800 N., Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Failure to Stop after an Accident.

12/21/12 Zachary Butler, 26, 417 Star Ct., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Intimidation.

12/20/12 Jack Stoddard, Jr., 27, 6760 E. 25 N., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

12/20/12 Kraig Branham, 28, 603 E. Washington St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

12/18/12 Jeremy Jackson, 25, 701 E. Danker St. #2, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/16/12 A resident told officers that he was backing out of the Burger King drive thru and did not see a pole. The driver backed into the pole and damaged his vehicle. The damage was estimated at over $1,000.

12/16/12 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a lane violation. As Officer Conley was approaching the driver side of the vehicle, the driver, Austin Bradley, 22, advised that he did not have a driver’s license. Officer Conley issued a Knox City Court Summons to Austin Bradley, for never obtaining a driver’s license. The vehicle was released to a valid driver.

12/15/12 The North Judson Police responded to a shots fired report in the 300 block of Vine Street. The subject with the weapon was not located. North Judson Police continue to investigate the incident.

12/14/12 Police are investigating a intimidation report stemming from an incident at the Burger King Parking lot late Friday afternoon.

12/13/12 While on patrol, police found a motorcycle helmet near the area of the railroad tracks on Main Street. The owner can claim this item by describing it.

12/13/12 A resident in the 600 Block of Keller Avenue reported to police that she was receiving harassing telephone calls over some items a tenant had left behind.

12/12/12 A resident in the 300 Block of Garden Street told police that she heard a small explosion and the power went out. NIPSCO responded to the area for a transformer problem.

12/10/12 A loud music complaint was made by a resident in the 200 Block of Park Avenue. The music was turned down.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
12/16/12 A Star City man reported someone had tried to hit him with a van.

12/16/12 A Winamac man told police that someone stole his car.

12/16/12 A Monterey woman told police that a woman had battered her.

12/15/12 An iPod theft was reported at Eastern Pulaski Schools.

12/15/12 A Star City woman told police three males tried to force their way into her home.

12/14/12 A drive-by shooting with a shotgun was reported at a Winamac residence.

12/14/12 The theft of a DVD player was reported at a shop in Winamac.

12/14/12 A chainsaw was reportedly stolen from a Medaryville residence.

12/14/12 A theft of an expensive bracelet was reported at a store in Winamac.

12/13/12 A Medaryville man told police that he returned home to find his home had been broken into.

12/13/12 A Winamac woman told police that someone stole items from a box while she was in the process of moving.

12/12/12 A Culver woman told police that someone had stolen her purse from her car.

12/11/12 Two parents were reportedly fighting over a child at Eastern Pulaski Schools.

12/10/12 A Francesville resident reported someone had burglarized his home.

Arrests:
12/15/12 Jerry Lynch II, 24, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

12/15/12 Annette Bachman, 43, of Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

12/14/12 Shane Thomas, 24, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Driving While Suspended – Prior Suspension Within 10 Years.

12/14/12 Jeffrey Green, 50, of Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/13/12 A fraud incident was reported to Knox City officers.

12/09/12 Knox officers investigated a custody dispute.

Arrests:
12/17/12 Christopher Lee Miller, 28, 1600 S. 100 E., Knox, IN arrested on an active Starke Circuit Court arrest warrant

12/17/12 Levi Lakes, 27, 306 S. Fisher St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active Marshall County arrest warrant.

12/15/12 Rebecca Hale, 24, 505 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN arrested on an arrest warrant for theft out of Porter County.

12/14/12 Clark W. Stacy, 49, 2118 S. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion.
Connie Snyder, 43, 3540 S. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Conversion and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

12/12/12 Cheyenne Tolson, 22, Super Value Inn, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

Police Reports

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

12/03/12 – Someone reportedly stole a package from a woman’s doorstep.

12/04/12 – Dennis Olson of WInamac told police that someone had stolen a 42″ Insignia television from his residence.

12/05/12 – Joseph Daniels of Winamac reported someone had destroyed his mailbox.

12/05/12- Shane Reed of Winamac told police that someone had stolen medication from his car in front of his mother’s house.

12/05/12 – Police were called to a Winamac residence in response to a felon in possession of a firearm.

12/05/12 – A resident told police that someone had tried to stab him at a residence in Monterey.

12/06/12 – A Winamac resident reported someone had used a fraudulent check to pay him for a Craigslist sale.

12/07/12 – A Medaryville resident told police that someone had broken the windows out of both of her vehicles.

12/07/12 – A Medaryville woman told police that someone stole her mailbox.

12/07/12 – A Winamac man told police that a Dodge pickup truck had done donuts near the road by the cemetery.

12/07/12 – Someone reportedly broke the windows on a van for sale.

12/07/12 – A Medaryville man told police that someone broke the windows to a trailer.

12/08/12 – A driveoff was reported at the Good Oil station in Winamac.

12/09/12 – A shoplifter was reported at a business in Winamac.

12/08/12 – A suspect drove off from a gas station in Winamac without paying.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

12/3/12 – A resident reported being chased by a loose dog in the 700 Block of Arlington Avenue.  The North Judson Police located the animal’s owner and corrected the problem.

12/4/12 – The North Judson Police responded to a drive off at the Good to Go on Talmer Avenue.  The unknown suspect pumped $47.01 in gasoline and failed to pay and fled the parking lot.  This remains under investigation.

12/4/12 – An harassment dispute was reported to the North Judson Police on Luken Street near Main Street.  Several parties were involved and all were advised to clear the area and not to make contact with each other..

12/6/12 – A shoplifting report was made with the North Judson Police in the 700 Block of Talmer Avenue involving a theft of a $48.00 flashlight.  This incident also remain under investigation.

12/7/12 – North Judson Police responded to an unwanted guest in the 400 Block of Main Street.  The suspect had left the area and was not located.

12/8/12 – A report of a domestic battery was taken at the North Judson Police station, while the other party called the Starke County Sheriff’s Department to the 2000 block of Donna Street.  Both North Judson Officer Frank Thomas and Starke County Sheriff Officer Rob Gray investigated the incident.

12/9/12 – A home owner in the 100 Block of E. Sycamore Street reported to North Judson Police that their Christmas Decorations were rearranged and vandalized sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Arrests:

12/2/12 –  Amber Butts, 32, 403 Keller Ave. , North Judson, arrested for Neglect of a Child.  NJPD

12/5/12 – Matthew C. Henning, 18, 3060 W. 800 South, North Judson ,arrested for Possession of a Controled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.  NJPD

12/6/12 – Terri  C. Hamilton, 29, 304 E. St Louis, Knox ,arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and hold for Community Corrections.  NJPD

12/7/12 – Joseph C. Liebner, 60, 3425 N. 450 West, Winamac, arrested for Driving While Suspended Prior.  NJPD

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
12/01/12 Officers handled a suicidal subject call where a young man had stabbed himself in the neck with an object. The 24-year-old male was detained on a 72 hour emergency hold and transported to IU Health Starke Hospital.

12/01/12 Another resident reported to officers that unknown subject[s] had squirted ketchup onto the front door and porch area of a home in the 300 Block of Hancock Street.

12/01/12 After a traffic stop in the North Judson area, a 16-year-old male passenger was detained and returned to his parents by the North Judson when it was discovered that he had consumed some alcoholic beverages.

11/30/12 North Judson Police responded to a call concerning a personal property dispute in the 400 Block of Keller Avenue.

11/30/12 Officers received a complaint of a broken front window at a storage building at 110 N. Jones St. A cinder block had been thrown through the glass window. No entry was made and no items were reported missing. This remains under investigation.

11/30/12 Neighbors reported a silver Acura vehicle that had passed a school bus arm that was stopped in the 4800 Block of State Road 10. This was in the afternoon when the bus was taking children home after the school day. Extra patrols were requested.

11/27/12 Another complaint was filed from residents in the 500 Block of Keller Avenue in reference to a dog running loose and defecating on neighbors properties. One report stated the animal’s owner walked the dog on a leash and allowed the dog to defecate on a neighbor’s property. In either case, the Town of North Judson has an ordinance against this. The dog owner is responsible for cleaning up after their animal when the animal relieves itself on any property, other than on the owner’s property.

11/27/12 While on patrol, police located a vacant home at 502 Crystal Street that had been vandalized. Windows were broken and interior walls were damaged. Anyone with information concerning this senseless crime is asked to call the North Judson Police Department at (574) 772-5914.

11/26/12 A resident in the 6500 Block of 375 West called the North Judson Police in reference to a stray dog described as a black lab and pit mix. The animal was picked up and taken to the Starke County Humane Society. The dog had no tags, collar or a chip.

Arrests:
11/29/12 Cody J. Barnette, 19, 5017 South 275 West, of North Judson, IN was arrested on a Starke County Warrant for Revocation of Bond and a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
12/03/12 Hiram Noble, Jr. reported the theft of a cell phone.

12/03/12 Diane Woodard told police that her daughter’s money is missing.

12/03/12 The store clerk at the Next Door Food Store reported theft of items. This case remains under investigation.

11/28/12 Knox officers took in 1,000 syringes and medication for disposal from the friend of a resident who had been placed into a rehab facility.

11/28/12 John McGrath reported criminal damage done to his rental property. The inside frame to the front door to the property was laying on the floor just inside the entryway. Two TVs were reportedly missing from the house.

Arrests:
12/03/12 Eric Wireman, 23, 203 N. Main St, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia. He also had an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

12/02/12 Sherry Wireman, 50, 2885 E. 150 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

12/01/12 Matthew Norem, 19, 1015 W. 400 S., North Judson, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Trafficking with an Inmate.

12/01/12 Marianne Glossinger, 53, 1755 N. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

11/30/12 Christopher Fields, 38, 301 N. East St. Trailer 27, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Law Enforcement, Reckless Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance (X2), Possession of Marijuana.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
11/25/12 A Star City man told police that someone hit his car and drove away from the scene. The incident happened in the overnight hours.

11/24/12 Police responded to a rollover accident on U.S. 421 north of Francesville but the driver indicated that he is fine.

11/22/12 Officers pulled over a suspicious vehicle and found the driver was wanted out of Vigo County.

11/22/12 Several car vs deer accidents were reported throughout the county.

11/21/12 A Winamac man told police that he is following a truck with occupants that stole scrap from him and they are allegedly driving back to the scene of the crime to return the items they reportedly stole. Police met them at the location and towed the vehicle. Charges are pending.

11/21/12 Police were called to a domestic dispute that was later diffused.

11/20/12 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was called to a two vehicle accident at 1000 South and State Road 39 in Winamac. Multiple injuries were reported. One of the vehicles was a box truck that contained radioactive materials, but it did not break open.

11/19/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a dumpster fire.

11/19/12 The Winamac Police Department arrested on person after police engaged in a foot pursuit with the suspect. Officers did taze the suspect to gain control and the suspect was arrested.

Arrests:
11/26/12 Tony Grigsby, Jr., 20, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

11/25/12  Matthew Booker, 26, of Monticello, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery with a Minor Child Present, Resisting Law Enforcement and Public Intoxication.

11/25/12 Travis Wireman, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

11/24/12 Jenna Penwitt, of Illinois, arrested on preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC Greater than .15%.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/23/12 Police responded to a report of residential entry and burglary in the 3000 Block of 625 South. Several items were reported missing and the incident remains under investigation.

11/22/12 A woman in the 500 block of Magnolia Street reported to police that she was battered in her yard around 3:30 a.m. after returning home. The incident remains under investigation.

11/21/12 A business owner in the E. 900 block of Talmer Avenue reported damage to a rear window. It appears to be a act of vandalism.

11/20/12 Police received a call of a suspicious woman inside of a vehicle parked at the Town Park. Police located a 19-year-old female who was resting. She returned home as the parks are closed from dusk to dawn.

Arrests:
11/25/12 Terry W. Ashton, 36, 2100 E. 150 South, of Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

11/21/12 Marvin C. Barber, 40, arrested on a Jasper County Warrant for Failure to Appear.

11/20/12 Jarred E. Toosley, 31, 203 Walden Street, of Medaryville,IN arrested for Driving While Suspended-Prior.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/26/12 Cynthia Craft reported the theft of a Sony Digital Syber Shot camera.

11/26/12 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported two drive-offs of gasoline totaling $58.00.

11/21/12 Hiram Noble reported the theft of his wallet.

11/19/12 Daniel Simpson told police that he lost his wallet.

Arrests:
11/25/12 Tyler Limberhand, 18, 1630 E. 400 N., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

11/24/12 Samuel R. Banks, 23, 9660 E. 150 N., Grovertown, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents: 11/18/12 Police responded to a 911 call of a domestic dispute in the 300 Block of Franklin Street in the early morning hours. Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded and after an initial investigation with assistance from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and the Knox City Police, the suspect, Jeffery L. Jacobs, was located and arrested. He was arrested for Domestic Battery, Resisting Law Enforcement and Interfering with the Reporting of a Crime. He was incarcerated in the Starke County Jail awaiting formal charges.

11/18/12 A vehicle was located by police in a farmer’s field near 500 South and Elm Street. The owner of the vehicle was located and charges of criminal mischief are pending against the driver.

11/18/12 A drive off of $50.00 of gasoline was reported to the police by an employee at Carpenter’s Marathon on Talmer Avenue. The suspect was located.

11/18/12 A theft of a purse was reported to police around 11:00 p.m. A quick response and investigation lead to the recovery of the purse and an arrest. Arrested for theft was Clayton E. Hale, 26, of North Judson. Pending charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Felony Possession of Marijuana were placed against Hale as well.

11/17/12 A car vs. deer traffic accident was reported to North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley. Clayton J. Miller, of North Judson, reported striking a deer in the area of 250 South and State Road 39. No injuries were reported.

11/17/12 Vandals struck the old Army Reserve Center on Crystal Street. The unknown subject(s) spray-painted graffiti on the front entrance area.

11/17/12 A small child, 4 years of age, was found in the middle of Sycamore Street wearing only a t-shirt and a diaper. North Judson Police secured the boy. “He was taken, cleaned up and warmed up”, stated Chief Doug Vessely, “Fortunately. the child was not harmed”. Children’s Family Services [CFS] was contacted and an agent took possession of the child. A 911 missing child call was placed to the police department and the two calls were for the same child. CFS later returned the child to the parent. North Judson Office Darren Conley filed a complete report with the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office requesting formal child neglect charges against the parent.

11/16/12 Around 4:00 AM, police located a large water leak near Talmer Avenue and Main Street. The Street Department was notified and fixed the leak.

11/15/12 A report of a woman needing assistance on Lane Street was received by the police department. The woman was reportedly dealing with some mental issues.

11/15/12 A car vs. deer accident was reported just west of North Judson on State Road 10. Dawn M. Musall of Wheatfield struck a deer on State Road 10 near 750 West. No injuries were reported. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas conducted the investigation.

11/15/12 A Good to Go employee reported a drive-off to police. Within minutes, Officer Frank Thomas conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle on E. Vine Street. After an investigation and interview, 25-year-old Michael E. Ruiz was charged with three counts of conversion.

11/14/12 North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner responded to a report of a battery in the 500 Block of Laurel Street. After taking a report, formal charges were requested through the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office on a 19-year-old male for Battery and Intimidation.

11/12/12 North Judson Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Luken and Leslie Street resulting in three uniform traffic tickets issued.

11/12/12 North Judson Police, as well as Medic One, responded to the 200 Block of Leslie Street in reference to a possible drug overdose. A 30-year-old woman was transported to Starke IU Health Starke Hospital.

Arrests:

11/18/12 Jeffrey L. Jacobs, 38, 324 Franklin Street, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Interference with Reporting of a Crime.

11/18/12 Clayton E. Hale, 26, 601 Keller Avenue, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

11/15/12 Michael E. Ruiz, 25, 614 Exetier Road, of Kingsford Heights, IN was arrested on three preliminary charges of Conversion.

11/12/12 Timothy D. Prater, 28, 102 So. Webster, of San Pierre, IN was arrested on a Starke County Warrant for Neglect of a Dependent.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/19/12 Daniel Simpson reported his wallet stolen.

11/13/12 The owner of Nitline reported vandalism to the property. The door handle to the back gate was broken and two Sprint cable markers were broken. There are no suspects at this time, but the incident remains under investigation.

Arrests:
11/15/12 Timothy Bodine, 44, 5620 S. 100 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance with a Thousand Feet of a Public Park.
Priscilla Bodine, 40, 3235 S. 100 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Possession of Controlled Substance within a Thousand Feet of a Public Park, and Possession of Legend Drug.

11/12/12 Reedie Shepherd, 22, 2211 Normandy Dr. #3B, Michigan City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief and Trespass.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

11/11/12 – Curtis Rowe of Knox told police that someone had stolen his Samsung cell phone.

11/11/12 – Eric Anderson, 27 of San Pierre, was preliminarily charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated after a Knox woman told police that a man was slumped over the wheel in a pickup truck on 900 West.

11/11/12 – Randall Trent of North Judson told police that someone had broken into his truck and stolen items.

11/11/12 – Michael Lawei of San ierre told police that a truck had struck his vehicle and drove off while he was driving home.

11/12/12 – Jasmine Olejniczak told police that a female subject was in her backyard smoking marijuana.

11/12/12 – A San Pierre resident told police that someone had assaulted her brother and stolen his money.

11/13/12 – A theft was reported in the 200 block of West William Howard Drive in North Judson.

11/13/12 – A Walkerton resident told police that a man had threatened to kill her daughter.

11/14/12 – A Koontz Lake resident told police that a female employee had been battered.

11/14/12 – A resident of the 8700 block of East 25 North in Knox told police that someone had kicked in her door..

11/15/12 – A resident of the 5700 block of South County Road 210 in Knox told police that someone had slashed her tires

11/15/12 – A resident of the 6600 block of North 1100 East in Walkerton reported that someone had stolen his chainsaw.

11/16/12 – A resident of the 3300 block of East Toto Road in Knox told police that someone had fraudulently used her credit card.

Arrests

11/12/12 – Shawn A. Bumbalough, 34 of Knox: Receiving Stolen Property, Intimidation

11/16/12 – Gary Allen Hogge, 22 of Knox, was arrested after a caller told police that a car had run off the road at 500 South and County Road 210 and the drier said he was OK before passing back out

11/17/12 – Casey Douglas Linback, 21 of Walkerton following a traffic stop in relation to minor consumption of alcohol, contributing to the deliquency of a minor and other offenses.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

11/11/12 – A Winamac resident told police that she received a fraudulent phone call advising her that she had won millions of dollars in prize money but she needs to give him $12.

11/12/12 – A caller from Winamac reported that someone had stolen items from his father’s home.

11/12/12 – Police were called to a Winamac businessin response to an unruly customer that was refusing to leave the store.

11/12/12 – A caller told police that a utility pole was on fire in Winamac.

11/13/12 – A Medaryville resident reported a vehicle had been tearing up the road in front of her residence and leaving ruts in her driveway.

11/13/12 – A Winamac resident told police that she can smell the strong odor of marijuana through the vents coming from a nearby apartment.

11/13/12 – A Francesville woman told police that her daughter had been physically assaulted while at school.

11/13/12 – A caller reported that a drunken man was staggering around the parking lot between Sanders and CVS in Winamac.

11/13/12 – A Winamac man told police that someone broke into his garage and stole his chainsaw.

11/13/12 – A burglar broke into a garage in Winamac and stole items.

11/13/12 – A caller from a Winamac business told police that two women had come in and used a stolen credit card to purchase items.

11/15/12 – A caller from Monroe Township told police that subjects in a grey vehicle in a nearby parking ot appear to be dealing drugs.

11/15/12 – A Winamac resident told police that someone had stolen items from his residence.

11/16/12 – A Winamac resident told police that a vehicle drove by and juveniles threw a box of empty beer bottles into the front yard.

11/16/12 – A Winamac resident reported she had been harassed.

11/16/12 – A Winamac man told police that his son had been molested.

11/16/12 – Police were told that a Winamac resident’s daughter had forged her signature on a student loan.

11/17/12 – A suspicious vehile was reported at a gas station in Medaryville.

11/18/12 – A Winamac resident told police that his son’s gun was stolen.

11/18/12 – A Winamac resident requested immediate assistance because of people trespassing on his property.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/10/12 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas, observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on E. Talmer Avenue. Officer Thomas caught up to the vehicle at State Road 10 and State Road 39 N. and preformed a traffic stop. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Anthony S. Beam, 25, of Winamac, was found to be intoxicated. Beam was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle with at Least a .08BAC and over .15BAC. Officer Thomas was assisted by Deputy Rob Gray of the Starke County Sheriff Department.

11/09/12 A resident in the 100 block of E. State Street complained that a neighbor in the 200 block of E. State Street was burning leaves. The officer made contact with the resident and advised him that it is not illegal to burn non man-made items, such as leaves, untreated wood and grass clippings within the town limits, as long as the fire is attended to by an adult.

11/08/12 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely was called to the North Judson-San Pierre High School in reference to a female juvenile found to be in possession of marijuana. After a brief investigation, Chief Vessely completed a report and forwarded to the Starke County Juvenile Probation department.

11/08/12 Good To Go reported a drive off of $53.00. The vehicle is believed to be the same vehicle that was used in a drive-off from the same station in September. This incident is still being investigated.

11/05/12 A resident in the 300 block of Leslie Street reported that a female riding a horse through her yard let the horse defecate in her yard. The officer checked the area and was unable to locate anyone on a horse. Any animal must be cleaned up after while in the town limits, unless they are on their own property.

11/04/12 A resident in the 700 block of Cherry Street told police that she left her vehicle unlocked and someone stole her GPS unit out of her vehicle.

Arrests:
11/10/12 Anthony S. Beam, 25, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle with at Least a .08BAC, Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with at Least a .15BAC.

11/06/12 Shane H. Morrow, 36, of Winamac, IN, arrested for a Starke County Circuit Court warrant for Probation Violation.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
11/11/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called back to put out some hot spots from a woods fire the day prior.

11/11/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a leaves and brush fire in a wooded area.

11/10/12 The White County Sheriff’s Department informed the Pulaski County dispatch of a stolen vehicle out of their county. It was a white vehicle and the keys were left in it. The car reportedly didn’t have much gas.

11/10/12 A Winamac woman reported that her vehicle was stolen.

11/10/12 A Star City man told police that someone broke into his neighbor’s barn again. The caller said the suspect(s) didn’t get much but may come back for more.

11/10/12 A house is under construction at 250 N. in Winamac and a caller informed dispatch that the people at that residence are shooting off guns through the fence into someone else’s property. They told police they were shooting at targets and are done for the day.

11/10/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to an out-of-control brush fire.

11/10/12 Caller told police that three men stopped, roughed up her grandson and stole his money.

11/09/12 A Star City man reported the theft of tools, but believes they were in a vehicle that was towed the day prior.

11/09/12 Francesville police were called to a two vehicle accident in which one vehicle was rearended. Both drivers were not injured. The fire department was called to help clean up oil that was leaked on the road as a result of the accident.

11/09/12 A chimney sweep scam was reported.

11/09/12 The Winamac Police Department responded to a hit and run accident.

11/09/12 Several car vs. deer accidents were called into the Sheriff’s Department.

11/08/12 Several car vs. deer accidents were called into the Sheriff’s Department.

11/08/12 A Winamac man told police to report that his mailbox was destroyed by a passing vehicle.

11/08/12 Winamac police were notified by a resident that some unknown person(s) have been making entry into the resident’s locked rental propert and going through his personal property.

11/07/12 The Winamac Police Department responded to a minor property damage accident where the driver slid and hit a small tree in town. No injuries were reported.

11/07/12 A Winamac man called police that he just drove his car into a ditch. No injuries were reported. The driver hit a gravel road and lost control.

11/07/12 A Medaryville woman needed an officer to file a report of a stolen truck. Her son reported his keys missing to police the previous day and now the suspect(s) have stolen the truck.

11/06/12 A Winamac man called police to report two pit bulls running loose on his property.

11/06/12 A caller advised that she was following a big truck and is pulling a big trailer with tires on it and is swerving all over the roadway.

11/06/12 A Medaryville man reported the theft of keys from his truck that was parked on Main Street in Medaryville. The man was taken into custody has he had an active arrest warrant out of Porter County.

11/05/12 A Winamac resident reported the theft of her son’s wallet from his bookbag.

11/05/12 A Winamac man told police that some unknown person(s) kicked in the door to a pole barn on his property. Some items were stolen from the shed.

11/05/12 A farmer called police after a bookbag full of paraphernalia was found while picking corn.

Arrests:
11/11/12 Ralph Neeley, 60, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment.

11/09/12 Gerals Purevich, 73, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

11/09/12 Scott Schneider, 35, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

11/05/12 Dustin Spencer, 24, of Knox, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

11/05/12 Jeremy Ratcliff, 38, of Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/13/12 An employee at a Knox business reported a missing or stolen check that was in a Thanksgiving Day card.

11/12/12 Linda Crosslin told police that she heard a loud noise at her front door and when she went to the front door, she saw that the door was broken. The front door was split into two pieces.

11/12/12 Doug Haley reported the theft of a gold chain.

11/08/12 Mina Jones called police to report that her bicycle was stolen.

11/08/12 Police were called to a residence on Portland Street on a report that a car was ransacked and cash was stolen. Amanda Lardino said her military ID was missing along with $100 in cash. She did say her car was unlocked at the time of the incident.

11/06/12 John McGrath told police that a former tenant was removing items from the property against which he had a lein and the tenant was not allowed in the residence.

Arrests:
11/07/12 Brett Benesh, 18, 18, 310 Maple, Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of False Informing.

11/07/12 David Whitfield, 28, 208 W. Locust, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
11/03/12 Telephone harassment was reported by a resident in the 200 block of Garden Street.

11/03/12 A woman in North Judson told police that her brother had left the area the previous night and seemed upset and possibly suicidal. Efforts were made to locate the man and conduct a welfare check on him, however he was not located. The search continues.

10/31/12 North Judson Police responded to a report of an open door on a storage building in the 200 block of Silver Street. The door had been open for several days and noticed by police. It is unknown if any items are missing. The out-of-town owner was notified and will check the building and advise the police of any missing items or damage when he gets here. The door was secured.

10/30/12 Police spotted a suspicious vehicle that pulled into a resident in the area of Born’s trailer park. After a short investigation, North Judson Officer Darren Conley summoned a Starke County Officer, Rob Gray, to assist. Daniel J. Allen, 23, of Winamac was arrested on preliminary charges of Residential Entry, Drug Possession, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

10/30/12 A report was made of a large bull obstructing traffic in the roadway in the area of 650 West and 4400 South. The animal was gone before the police arrived, because the owner had retrieved it.

10/30/12 A witness reported that two male juveniles were breaking a window at an abandoned home in the 500 block of Chrystal Street. The boys were gone before police arrived. The incident remains under investigation.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Arrests:
11/04/12 Dana Miller, 24, of Silver Lake, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Forgery.

11/01/12 Tyler Reed, 21, of Winamac, IN, arrested on two preliminary charges of Theft.

10/31/12 Christopher Wilhite, 32, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Child Pornography.

10/29/2012 Jerru Hurt, 36, of West Chester, Ohio, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
11/05/12 Jessi Burkett reported her wedding and engagement rings missing.

11/04/12 David Matsey told police that he accidentally backed into a parked unattended flatbed truck in the Smith’s Farm Store parking lot. Minimal damage was reported and there were no injuries.

11/03/12 The Knox City Police Department assisted in a battery call that was investigated by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. Angel Risner told police that Ralph Puckett had battered her in front of the Starke County Jail, but when officers reviewed the sheriff’s department security cameras, she was found to be the alleged batterer and she was arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

11/01/12 The Knox City Police Department assisted in a domestic dispute involving Brent Komon. He had allegedly threatened his girlfriend and left the scene on foot with a gun. He was later arrested and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail on an active arrest warrant.

Arrests:
11/02/12 Steven L. Meeks, 36, 501 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Criminal Confinement.

11/02/12 Geoffrey Madison, 23, 201 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on four active arrest warrants. Three were out of Starke County and one out of Cass County.

11/01/12 Jason Miller, 29, 4020 S. 700 E., Knox, IN, arrested on two arrest warrants for Failure to Appear.
James Clemons, 46, 331 W. Spruce Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a parole violation and a warrant for Failure to Appear.

10/30/12 Chaney Campos, 20, 4352 E. 190 N., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Strangulation, Battery, Domestic Battery and Possession of Marijuana.

10/29/12 Tiffany Woodard, 22, 1 N. Main St., Apt. A, Knox, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

10/29/12 – A Medaryville resident told police that two subjects were at his home intoxicated and tried to break down his door.

10/29/12 – A caller from Jasper County told police that someone had threatened him with a knife.

10/29/12 – A theft was reported at a Winamac hardware store after a subject stole lye.

10/29/12 – An officer was requested at a Winamac home in response to a sexual assault.

10/30/12 – A Winamac resident told police that someone had beaten her husband into unconsciousness.

10/31/12 – A car reportedly struck a fence at a residence in Winamac.

10/31/12 – A caller from a business in Winamac told police that an elderly couple had driven their vehicle through the front window and into the building.

11/01/12 – A Winamac resident told police that her daughter was molested while on a school bus.

11/01/12 – A vehicle reportedly drove through a horse fence in Winamac.

11/01/12 – A caller from Winamac reported that her husband had been attacked and the suspect left marks.

11/02/12 – A Winamac resident told police that someone had stolen items from her barn and requested extra patrol.

11/02/12 – Police were called to a Francesville residence in response to an unwanted guest who was reportedly screaming and yelling at the homeowner.

11/02/12 – A caller told police that someone had stolen his cell phone.

11/02/12 – A Winamac resident told police that someone had damaged the side of her vehicle while parked in the plaza parking lot.

11/02/12 – A Winamac resident reported someone had broken into his buildings again by breaking the locks on the door as well as the door itself.

11/03/12 – Police were called to a Star City residence as part of a drug investigation.

11/03/12 – A Winamac resident requested extra patrols because of stolen tools and other items from her barn.

11/04/12 – A license plate was reported stolen in Winamac from a parked vehicle.

11/04/12 – A Winamac resident told police that someone had kicked in his door and stolen items.

Police Reports

Police Reports are simply a record that an arrest has been made and are not an indication of guilt or innocence.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
10/27/12 Police responded to 100 block of Arlington Avenue in reference to a battery and some subjects being sprayed with pepper spray. After an initial investigation, North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas arrested Joesph Esposito, 24, of North Judson. Chief Deputy Joe Budner assisted Officer Thomas on the arrest. Esposito was originally arrested and held on four felony Battery charges and three counts of Felony Intimidation. The case report was turned over to the Starke County Prosecutor for review.

10/27/12 In the early morning hours, officers responded to the 200 Block of Maryland Street in reference to an unwanted guest. The male suspect had pounded on the door, causing damages, threatened the tenant, fled the area, and later intimidated the complaint and the police officer. After he was located, Timothy J. Howard, 36, of LaPorte, was arrested and transported to the Starke County Jail on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief, Intimidation, Harassment, and for Resisting Law Enforcement.

10/24/12 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas located a book bag in the North Judson Town Park. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely turned the book bag over to North Judson-San Pierre High School officials the following day.

10/24/12 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated the theft of a cell phone at the North Judson-San Pierre High School. After Chief Vessely left the high school, the cell phone was turned in to the High School Office.

10/24/12 North Judson Police Officer James Upsall responded to a traffic accident with injuries at the intersection of State Road 10 and State Road 39. When Officer Upsall arrived, a male subject later identified as Andrew D. Morgan, 40, of Knox, was complaining of leg pain. Andrew advised he was on his scooter and there was too much weight with his passenger on it and the scooter tipped over. Starke County EMS transported Morgan to IU Health Starke Hospital. The passenger of the scooter left the scene before Officer Upsall arrived and he could not be located.

10/24/12 North Judson Police Officer James Upsall was on patrol and observed two male juveniles punching each other in the face at the North Judson Town Park. Officer Upsall broke up the fight and transported the juveniles to the North Judson Police Station. Both sets of parents were contacted and the juveniles were released to their parents.

10/22/12 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated a property damage accident on State Road 10 and State Road 39 South. A semi driven by Michael McDermet of North Carolina was turning onto State Road 39 and swung out wide to avoid hitting a vehicle and struck the stop sign pole. Chief Deputy Budner estimated the total damages at over $2,500. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Arrests:
10/28/12 Timothy J. Howard, 36, 300 W. LaPorte Street, Unit #1, Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief, Harassment, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Felony Intimidation.

10/27/12 Joseph Esposito, 24, 502 Magnolia Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary felony charges of Battery (four counts) and Intimidation (three counts).

10/20/12 Joseph Rojas Jr., 46, 630 Lane Street, North Judson, IN arrested on two Starke County warrants and a Jasper County warrant.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
Deputies were called to several car vs. deer accidents this week. Police are encouraging to be cautious for deer especially at this time of the year.

10/28/12 The Winamac Police Department was called to a large fight at the VFW.

10/28/12 Police were called to a single vehicle accident that was trapped in his vehicle. The caller stated that the victim was bleeding from one ear and is moving around. The vehicle reportedly hit a stop sign pole.

10/28/12 A rollover accident was reported on 1200 West between 100 and 200 South in Winamac. The driver only sustained minor injuries.

10/27/12 A Winamac resident told police that there are hunters that are spotlighting on the property.

10/27/12 A Francesville man called police to complain that his neighbor is burning leaves. The neighbor was advised that while there is no ordinance prohibiting the burning of leaves, he was asked to make the piles smaller to avoid large amounts of smoke.

10/27/12 A Winamac business reported the theft of a lottery ticket.

10/27/12 Winamac police were notified that a child in the back seat of a car had duct tape over his mouth.

10/26/12 A large amount of smoke was reported coming from the roof at McDonald’s.

10/26/12 Pulaski County police investigated a call where a woman called to report that a person had broke out the windows in a vehicle and that she had a cut on the back of her head.

10/25/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a fire at the Broken Arrow Campground. Campers were burning leaves and the fire is spreading to other campsites.

10/25/12 Two vehicles reportedly caused damage to the grass while “tearing” around the St. John United Catholic Church in Medaryville.

10/24/12 A Winamac man told police that some unknown person(s) stole his checkbook, signature stamp and debit card and the thief has been cashing those checks. The case has been forwarded to the detective division.

10/23/12 A Winamac woman called police to report that she just hit her neighbor’s dog with her car.

10/23/12 Police were called to the scene of an accident where one car was in the ditch at 300 West and 200 North in Winamac. The driver was not injured.

10/23/12 The Winamac Police Department was called to the scene of a house fire. The caller said his house was struck by lightning and now there’s a fire in the kitchen. Everyone safely exited the home.

10/23/12 A candidate up for election reported the theft of campaign signs.

10/22/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a vehicle fire.

10/22/12 A woman was rescued after she fell into a hole. The victim did not sustain major injuries.

Arrests:
10/26/12 Edward Royce, 30, of Knox, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

10/26/12 Taylor Lawson, 19, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

10/22/12 Elliot Hicks, 42, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

10/22/12 James Lindahl, 20, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary (two counts), Theft, Criminal Conversion, Criminal Mischief, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Battery with Injury.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
10/29/12 Sherry Jones and Teresa Sanders told police that theirs car were egged sometime during the night.

10/27/12 A Knox man was reportedly hit by a car. The victim said he was walking on Danker Street near East Street and a car pulled up behind him and hit him with the car. The victim sustained several small cuts to his left forearm, a swollen right hand and complained of pain to his right knee. There is a suspect in this case.

10/26/12 Erendira Partida reported several items stolen from inside her vehicle.

10/24/12 An ALCO employee reported finding an empty, used purse in the store. The employee believes a customer came in, left the old purse and stole a new purse.

10/24/12 Earl Smith told police that a generator was stolen from his garage.

10/23/12 A battery incident occurred outside the USA Cafe. Roy McCarty and Michael Dennis reportedly got into a fist fight outside the bar.

10/23/12 A minor property damage accident occurred outside the Zingo Express Station in the parking lot.

10/22/12 A minor fender bender occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Redskin Trail.

10/21/12 Robert Snowdon told police that some unknown subject(s) went through his vehicle and found that items from the glovebox had been thrown about the truck. It was unknown if anything was missing at the time.

Arrests:
10/29/12 Juan Dominguez, 28, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

10/26/12 Erica Bailey, 23, 2420 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.
David B. Vermilyer, 31, 4940 S. 260 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Public Intoxication.

10/26/12 Maxine Grigsby, 34, 309 Ruthir Dr., Apt A3, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Possession of Marijuana Under 30 Grams.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

10/21/12 – Catherine Green requested an ambulance for her sister Jacquelyn who had been battered by four females at the Bass Lake Sand Bar.

10/21/12 – Linda Rowe of WInamac told police her truck had been rummaged through in the 4200 block of South 100 West in North Judson.

10/21/12 – A female cller told police she had been battered by her boyfriend’s mother in Knox.

10/22/12 – A caller told police that he had found a cooler containing items to manufacture methamphetamine on 100 East south of 100 South.

10/22/12 – A resident of the 7100 block of North Evergreen Drive in Walkerton told police that someone had vandalized her mailbox.

10/22/12 – A resident of the 11700 block of East 400 North in Grovertown told police that someone had stolen a lockbox from her house.

10/22/12 – A mailbox was reportedly destroyed in the 3100 block of West 900 South in North Judson.

10/23/12 – A caller from the 2700 blokc of East 150 South in Knox told police that someone had attempted to break into her home the previous night by prying open the door.

10/24/12 – Police learned a vehicle had been stolen in the 10700 block of East Division Road in Knox.

10/25/12 – A resident of the 7900 block of North Frost Street in Walkerton told police that her husband had battered her in the parking lot of Country Roads Bar and Grill.

10/26/12 – A caller from the 5200 block of South 250 West in North Judson reported a fraud.

10/27/12 – A caler from the 8800 block of South Elm Street in Monterey told police that someone was trying to take items from his yard.

10/27/12 – Extra patrol was requested in the 7700 block of East 200 North in Knox after a caller reported his political signs had been stolen.

10/27/12 – Ralph Collins of North Judson told police someone had flattened the tires on his vehicle.

Arrests

10/24/12 – Kenneth M. Emmons, 59, of Walkerton was arrested after allegedly threatening his neighbor over a hunting dispute.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
10/21/12 Tires were slashed, vehicle ransacked, and a stereo was taken from a car parked in the 200 Block of Weninger Street. North Judson Police continue to investigate and believe this to have stemmed from a domestic incident.

10/20/12 Police continue to investigate a battery report stemming from an incident at a local restaurant and bar. No major injuries were reported and a complete report was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor for review.

10/19/12 North Judson police and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a welfare check in the 3000 Block of 625 South. An out-of-state mother requested her child’s welfare be checked because she thought he was intoxicated.

10/19/12 Early Friday evening, the North Judson police were investigating a report of harassment and intimidation involving telephone calls and texts between two adult females.

10/18/12 North Judson Deputy Police Chief Joe Budner investigated a property damage accident on State Road 10, near the intersection of Ufkes Drive, around 10:00 a.m. A 2002 Honda Coupe, being driven by Ian McBride of North Judson rear-ended a 1999 Buick as it was in the process of turning south onto Ufkes Drive from State Road 10. Tamara Howsare, also of North Judson, was driving the Buick. Chief Deputy Budner estimated the total damages at over $2,500. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

10/18/12 A report of the port-a-potty placed at the North Judson soccer field was knocked over. This was the second time that it had been turned over. The North Judson police filed a criminal mischief report with the Starke County Probation Department. Witness’s identified a juvenile suspect that reportedly pushed over the unit.

10/17/12 After coming across a suspicious incident, North Judson police have requested charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle through the Starke County Prosecutor against a local woman.

10/17/12 A resident in the 700 Block of Laurel Street reported a laptop stolen. A family member is believed to have been involved in the theft.

10/17/12 North Judson police took a report of an item taken several weeks ago after the item was found at a local pawn shop.

10/17/12 Another young child was reported to have left his home in the 800 Block of Bender Street, where the father retrieved the child after a few minutes. North Judson police again furnished a complete report to the Department of Family Services for review.

10/16/12 Police responded to a call where a large dog was running at large in the area of the 200 Block of Garden Street. After locating the animal and obtaining the dog tag number, the dog was returned to the owner. Police issued a $50.00 ordinance ticket. This was the third time the animal had gotten loose in the past 18 months.

10/15/12 Police investigated a report of a young male child unattended and alone on the street in the area of the North Judson Post Office. The mother of the child did pick up the boy after a few minutes. A complete report was furnished to the Department of Family Services. The boy was fine and it appears to be an isolated incident.

Arrests:
10/20/12 Brian Wayne Aasand, 23, 9360 W. 900 South, San Pierre, IN, arrested on a warrant through Starke County for Over Purchase of Pseudoephedrine.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
10/21/12 A woman called police to report that she was involved in a battery incident in the Star City area.

10/21/12 A Winamac man reported his vehicle stolen and later found it upside down off the road in Fulton County.

10/21/12 An employee at Ace Hardware told police that a man was stealing from the store. The employee asked the suspect about it and he said he didn’t take anything and appeared to have turned around and put it back on the shelf. He ran out the front door of the store.

10/21/12 Police responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of State Road 14 and State Road 39. One person involved in the accident reportedly was entrapped with a head injury.

10/20/12 A woman reported her iPhone stolen and later found it at the pawn shop in Knox.

10/19/12 A Winamac resident called for help from the fire department. The complaintant advised that a pile of leaves on fire was almost extinguished, but wants the fire department on scene to make sure the fire is out.

10/18/12 A person shopping in the Winamac shopping center reported that some unknown person(s) hit her vehicle and did some minimal damage.

10/18/12 A driver ran into the building that houses The Smoke Shop in downtown Winamac. Winamac police advised that it was minor damage and the driver said he would take care of the damages.

10/17/12 Police took an AWOL National Guard soldier into custody.

10/17/12 An truck pulling a wagon full of corn tipped over spilling corn into the roadway.

10/16/12 A Winamac resident called police to report that a person attempted to break into the residence by throwing a cinder block through the front door causing damage.

10/16/12 A clerk from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Winamac called police to report that someone just hit the building.

10/16/12 A Winamac woman told police that her home stereo system was stolen from her and saw it at the pawn shop in Knox.

10/15/12 The Medaryville Street Department got a phone call for the theft of street signs.

10/15/12 The Medaryville Police Department was notified that several people were in the old garment factory that don’t have clearance to be in there.

10/15/12 A Medaryville woman received a check from American Friends of Rugby School for $3,000. She cashed the check and found out that it was a fake and now the bank wants the money back.

Several car vs. deer accident were reported to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Officials urge you to drive with caution, especially with the deer rutting season and hunting season right around the corner.

Arrests:
10/22/12 James Lindahl, 20, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary, Theft, Criminal Conversion, Criminal Mischief, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Battery with Injury.

10/22/12 Elliott Hicks, 42, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

10/20/12 Tanya Fisher, 37, of Elkhart, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

10/18/12 Michael Mills, 35, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a Work Release Violation.

10/18/12 Casey Carter, 21, of Rensselaer, IN, arrested on a Probation Violation.

10/18/12 Charlotte Rupert, 25, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Law Enforcement.

10/18/12 Jeffrey Jacobs, 35, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a Work Release Violation.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
10/22/12 Brian Rowe reported the theft of a roofing gun, a GPS unit and a Craftsman vinyl tool bag.

10/22/12 Terry Depoy told police that his daughter’s car was ransacked while sitting in the driveway.

10/22/12 Gary Pancek reported that two basement windows were broken out at a rental property he owns, although no entry was made into the residence.

10/22/12 Laine Hurley contacted police to report that her husband’s unlocked car was broken into. Two buck knives were missing from the vehicle and a handgun, along with miscellaneous change.

10/22/12 Michael Jordan reported the theft of a rifle from his work truck.

10/21/12 Shannon McMillan told police that entry was made into his vehicle. Items had been removed from the vehicle and were laying in his yard. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.

10/21/12 Nichole Draper called police to report that some unknown person(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and stole money.

10/21/12 A Gator moped reported stolen was recovered at a garage on S. Portland Street.

10/20/12 The manager at Dollar General reported that shoppers in the store allegedly stole an item and dumped carpet cleaner all over the floor.

10/20/12 A sales manager at Best Ford reported a vandalism incident involving one of their vehicles. The suspect(s) unsuccessfully tried to pry the handle off with a screwdriver which damaged the door and the paint. Metal shavings were found inside the vehicle and the steering column had been badly damaged. The control for the plow was stolen.

Arrests:
10/17/12 Dennis Kilburn, 45, 796 Gaylord Rd., Dresden, TN arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
10/14/12 The Star City Fire Department was called out as a NIPSCO pole was sparking.

10/14/12 A Pulaski County officer was called to a residence in Francesville on a report that some unknown person(s) broke into a home.

10/13/12 Emergency personnel were called to a personal injury accident on State Road 14. One person reportedly suffered a broken leg and was bleeding.

10/13/12 A Winamac resident reported graffiti painted on the side of storage units.

10/13/12 A Winamac woman told police that someone tampered with the lock on her gun safe and a gun was stolen.

10/13/12 A wallet was reported stolen from Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

10/11/12 A Monterey resident reported the theft of items from a summer home.

10/11/12 An accident involving a Department of Corrections van and a Pulaski County resident was reported at the intersection of State Road 39 and State Road 14.

10/11/12 Medaryville Police were called to a hit and run accident. A male subject said he was talking on his phone outside of his residence and a vehicle struck him. He was knocked unconscious and mother found him lying in the yard.

10/10/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to assist the Jasper County Fire Department in a house fire. They believed it was a chimney fire.

10/08/12 A Francesville resident told police that some unknown person(s) stole a semi with a grain hopper bottom the night before.

Arrests:
10/14/12 Demetrius I. Hales, 31, of Indianapolis, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana as a misdemeanor and Possession of Marijuana as a felony.

10/13/12 Gregory J. Biddle, 49, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment.

10/11/12 Michael Watson, 46, of Winamac, IN, was booked into the Pulaski County Jail. No specific charges were listed.

10/11/12 Franklin P. Nielsen, 51, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

10/11/12 Kit Matthes, 25, of Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Recklessness, Intimidation, Pointed a Firearm, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine and a warrant for Failure to Appear.

10/10/12 Billy P. Crowe, 32, Medaryville, IN, was booked into the Pulaski County Jail. No specific charges were listed.

10/08/12 Howard S. Stiltz, Jr., 29, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Violator.

10/08/12 Joshua Anthony Hopper, 32, of Medaryville, IN, was booked into the Pulaski County Jail. No specific charges were listed.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
10/12/12 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner preformed a traffic stop on a vehicle the rolled through two stop signs. The driver of that vehicle, Christina Louise Wells, 33, of 204 E. State Street, North Judson, IN, was found to be driving on a Suspended Prior Driver License. Chief Deputy Budner issued Christina a Complaint and Summons for Driving While Suspended Prior with a mandatory Knox City Court Date of 11/12/2012 and a verbal warning for Disregarding a Stop sign.

10/12/12 North Judson Officer Frank Thomas preformed a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle. After a brief investigation, two of the five subjects in the vehicle were arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Arrested were, Jenny Pearl Aasand, 21, of 712 Cherry Street, and Joseph Wayne Esposito, 24, both of North Judson. The other three subjects were released from the scene.

10/11/12 A resident in the 100 block of Arlington Avenue reported to police that she and her husband had a verbal argument. Now her husband locked himself in the house and will not give her the car keys. The responding officer retrieved the keys from the husband and the wife left the residence.

10/10/12 A resident in the 200 block of Keller Avenue reported that they received a Publishers Clearing House letter in the mail and it stated that they won a prize. The resident was told that they would have to send some money to receive the prize. This was a scam and the resident was informed by the officer that this was a scam.

The North Judson Police Department would like to inform you that if you are contacted either by mail or a phone call that you won a prize and the company that is giving you the prize is asking you to send them money, this is a scam. Please do not give any information to the caller or send them any money.

10/09/12 A resident in the 100 block of Arlington Avenue reported that an off-road motorcycle was driving up and down the road. The responding officer could not locate the motorcycle.

10/09/12 A resident in the 200 block of State Street reported that a large dog came on her porch and has trapped the caller’s puppies in a corner. The responding officer took the large dog to the North Judson Police Department and located a town dog tag. The officer contacted the owners and had them pick up the dog.

10/08/12 The North Judson Police Department responded to a call of a possible intoxicated driver on State Road 10. The officer was not able to locate the vehicle.

Arrests:
10/12/12 Christina Louise Wells, 33, 204 E. State Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

10/12/12 Jenny Pearl Aasand, 21, 712 Cherry Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary misdemeanor charge of Possession of Marijuana.

10/12/12 Joseph Wayne Esposito, 24, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary felony charge of Possession of Marijuana.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
10/11/12 Knox police responded to a harassment incident at Sabre Manufacturing.

10/10/12 An officer was at First Choice Pawn and Loan and a subject walked up to the counter to sell a BB gun. The subject was talking to the employee about the gun and it discharged. A bullet struck a television set located behind the counter. The subject, Kenneth Creasy, said he would pay the business for the television which was already sold at a price of $400.

Arrests:
10/15/12 Tony L. Clemons, 53, 10905 Hazel Blvd., Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Residential Entry.
Melissa McCarty, 42, 15 N. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Residential Entry.

10/14/12 Brian Back, 28, 204 Arrowhead Trl, Chesterton, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

10/09/12 Matthew Lemarr, 33, 1698 S. State Road 39, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft (five counts), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

10/09/12 Charlotte Rupert, 24, 903 S. Prettyman St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant plus preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of a Controlled Substance (X2) and Disorderly Conduct.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
10/07/12 A Winamac resident requested an officer in reference to a break-in at his house. The only items that were stolen were prescription medications. The Sheriff’s Department does not take reports for stolen medications.

10/06/12 A Winamac man told police that he was going to check on his fields and came across a vehicle that ran into a field and rested against a pole. There wasn’t anyone around the car.

10/06/12 A call came into the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department about some subjects shining spotlights. The subjects were attempting to run from the area.

10/05/12 A Winamac woman asked for an officer after someone tried to get into her home the previous evening. She told police that she waited to report the incident because she didn’t want to scare her children. Nothing was reported stolen.

10/05/12 A Medaryville man needed a report for a gun taken from his truck.

10/05/12 An employee at Howard’s Marathon asked for an officer to take a report on a drive-off of gasoline.

10/05/12 A Winamac couple called police to report that they arrived at the location to check on a trailer and found that someone cut off the lock on the gate and broke into their trailer.

10/05/12 The Francesville Fire Department was called to assist Jasper County in a rollover accident where extrication was needed.

10/03/12 A Medaryville resident told police that two gunshots were heard and the caller feared it may be poachers. The caller insisted that the shots came from a moving vehicle. Police were unable to find the vehicle in question.

10/02/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to S&S Precast for an acetylene tank fire.

10/01/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a shed fire.

Arrests:
10/07/12 James Michael Rosplock arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 10/07/12

10/06/12 Michael Hughes was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

10/04/12 Jack McCarty was arrested on a body attachment.

10/04/12 James Penicaro was arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Confinement and Rape.

10/03/12 Shawn Borden was arrested on a probation violation.

10/03/12 Keith Donald Fritz was arrested on two counts of Theft.

10/01/12 John Ronald Lara was arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 10/01/12

10/01/12 James Richard Cappis, Jr. was arrested on a body attachment and a probation violation.

10/01/12 Brett Ames was arrested on a probation violation.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
Officers responded to a property damage accident at Piggies and Cream Drive Inn. The driver of the vehicle did not see a utility pole and backed into it. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely estimated the damage to the vehicle over $1,000.00. There was no damage to the steel utility pole.

10/06/12 North Judson Police Officer Kelly Fisher responded to a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver. Officer Fisher located the vehicle and preformed a traffic stop. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Jennifer M. Craig, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

10/03/12 Officers responded to a criminal mischief complaint at the North Judson Town Park on Weninger Street. A report was made in reference to a damaged toilet paper dispenser. This incident is still under investigation.

10/01/12 A resident in the 400 block of Sheridan Avenue reported that a 20 foot piece of aluminum gutter was stolen from his property.

10/01/12 A domestic complaint was reported in the 600 block of Keller Avenue. After a brief investigation, it was found that there was not any physical contact made between the complainant and the suspect.

Arrests:
10/06/12 Jennifer M. Craig, 29, 1615 W. 500 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
10/07/12 Bob Cole told police that his wife’s vehicle sustained damage by another vehicle who had come into his driveway and left the scene.

10/06/12 Dick Ballard reported a break-in in his garage and vehicles inside the garage. Some items found in the glove compartment belonged to a couple on Culver Road who also told police that their vehicles had been broken into and items stolen. It is suspected that the unknown person(s) who broke into the vehicles placed those items in the glove compartment. Their items were later recovered.

10/06/12 James Baldridge called police after he thought he heard gunshots outside of his home.

Arrests:
10/08/12 Alyssa Bobb, 22, 103 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

10/05/12 Timothy Barnette, 43, 5129 Johnson St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, Battery and Intimidation.

10/02/12 Gregory S. Tolson, 35, 403 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine and Neglect of a Dependent.
Cherie Tolson, 37, 403 S. Shield St., 403 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine and Neglect of a Dependent.
Nathan A. Vermilyer, 26, 403 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab and Possession of Methamphetamine.

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

10/02/12 – A resident of the 4200 block of South 650 West in North Judson told police that someone had stolen her grandmother’s credit card and made a $9000 charge.

10/02/12 – A plow was reported stolen near the intersection of Toto Road and U.S. 35 in Knox.

10/02/12 – A resident of the 6200 block of West State Road 10 in North Judson told police that someone had stolen parts from his wood and brush chipper.

10/03/12 – A caller from the Grovertown Truck Stop told police that someone had stolen fuel from his truck.

10/03/12 – A resident of the 300 block of White Street in San Pierre reported a theft.

10/04/12 – A theft was reported near the intersection of 700 East and 100 North in Knox by a Creek Enterprises employee.

10/04/12 – A fight was reported in the Save a Lot parking lot in Knox.

10/05/12 – Karen Barnett of San Pierre told police that someone had stolen items from her residence.

10/05/12 – A caller from the 500 block of East St. Louis Street in Knox told police that someone had vandalized her vehicle.

10/05/12 – Patricia Sanders of Knox told police that someone had tried to impersonate her mother at the bank and attempted to withdraw $44,000.

10/06/12 – Dennis Morgan of Grovertown told police that someone had poured something in his gas tank over night.

10/06/12 – Cynthia Kos of Walkerton reported that someone had broken into her residence but nothing is missing

10/06/12 – A resident of the 7500 block of Hickory Avenue in Walkerton told police that someone had stolen several antiques from his property.

10/06/12 – Nancy Noble of Knox reported that someone had stolen about $400 worth of OSB board, siding, and firewood.

10/07/12 – An employee of Koontz Lake Supermarket told police that someone had busted out the front window.

10/08/12 – Bill Howard of North Judson told policethat someone had stolen a $600 set of wrenches and a paint sprayer from his home and pawned it.

Arrests

10/04/12 – Steven Carter Brown, 39, of Knox: Habitual Traffic Violator, Possession of a Controlled Substance.

10/04/12 – Erica Howard, 39, of Plymouth: Possession of Marijuana, False Informing, Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/30/12 The Monterey Fire Department was called to assist in putting out a fire in a corn field in Fulton County.

09/29/12 Pulaski officers and detectives were called to a domestic battery incident in Winamac.

09/29/12 Police were called to the Tippecanoe campground in reference to an intoxicated person.

09/29/12 Medaryville police were called to the Marathon gas station on a call of a minor property damage accident.

09/29/12 Winamac police investigated an accident where a motorcyclist flipped his motorcycle in the Winamac Town Park.

09/29/12 A Kewanna man called police saying that his wife brought him out dinner when he was farming in the field and when they returned to the house, one of their pigs was dead in their driveway. He stated that there is no way the pig could have gotten out on its own as all fences are secure.

09/28/12 A Pulaski County deputy was passed by a vehicle going 93 mph and was in pursuit with the vehicle. The officer lost sight of the vehicle when it turned onto U.S. 421.

09/27/12 A Winamac police officer was called to a residence on Market Street on a report that two little children were running out in front of cars.

09/26/12 A Winamac woman called police to report several horses in the roadway.

09/26/12 A Kewanna man called police to report the theft of his credit card and someone is charging things on it.

09/26/12 A farmer in Medaryville reported his seed tender, motor and battery stolen.

09/26/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a fire after a piece of farm machinery malfunctioned. The field also started on fire.

09/26/12 A Winamac resident complained about a scam. The caller said that her grandmother received a phone call from a man claiming her grandson. The caller kept saying that he wrecked his car and was in Quebec, Canada and needs money immediately. The caller was asked several questions that could not be answered so the man hung up. The Sheriff’s Department confirmed that this is a scam. Do not give out any money unless you know who it is going to. If you receive a similar call, ask the caller for a number to call back to confirm the incident.

09/26/12 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to an unattended fire.

09/24/12 An employee at a gas station in Medaryville told police that four males in a pickup came inside the store and one stole a candy bar. The employee told the suspect that the police would be called to the scene if the candy car was not returned. The candy car was returned and then the suspects started yelling at the employee. One was waving a lock stick at the complaintant. They soon took off in the truck. The employee noted that it is unknown if anything else was taken.

09/24/12 Winamac police were notified of a break-in. The caller stated that someone broke in and took his X-Box 360, the controller and all of the cords. The games were left at the residence.

09/24/12 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a small fire along a ditch line. It was determined to be an illegal burn and this case remains under investigation.

Arrests:
09/28/12 Terry Lee Iverson, Jr., 26, of Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior Suspension within 10 Years.

09/26/12 Clifford J. Cole, 29, North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

09/25/12 Franklin P. Nielson, 51, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended-Conviction of Criminal Offense and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
10/02/12 Police were called to the Zingo gas station on a report that a driver left without paying for $51.00 in gas.

09/30/12 Brandi Miller reported the theft of two bikes; one was a purple girls mountain bike and a 20” black boys bike with red lettering. The purple one has since been recovered.

09/29/12 Jamie Messer told police that a 42” flat screen TV stolen, along with a Sony Playstation PS3 and video games. The TV has since been recovered, but the other items are still missing.

09/28/12 Valerie Cooke called police to report damage to the hubcaps on her car.

09/27/12 Michael Campbell reported the theft of a rifle from his home.

09/27/12 Knox High School Assistant Principal Michael Bendicsen called police after he found what he believed to be marijuana near a door of the high school.

09/27/12 Bobbie Barnett reported the theft of her purse and authorized use of a card.

09/26/12 A bicycle was stolen from Deborah Scott’s residence.

09/26/12 Loren Hillier called police for a theft report. A push mower was stolen from the property.

09/26/12 Minia Jones found that two windows had been broken out of her house and a baby swing stolen from a swing set.

09/26/12 Shauna Kidder-Haas reported the theft of her bicycle.

09/26/12 Kristin Sanders called police after she had found several items missing from her unlocked car.

09/25/12 Sadie Timm found someone had been rummaging through her vehicle overnight and a bag of welding materials were stolen.

09/24/12 Alecia Bradley told police that she walked out to her car and the driver’s side door was wide open. Some unknown person(s) had moved the items from her trunk to the back seat and her purse was sitting on the driver’s side door. The suspects caused damage to the ignition switch as they tried to place something into the ignition switch to start the car. She did not have her car locked. Nothing was missing from the vehicle.

Arrests:
09/30/12 Michael Bundy, 22, 11508 E. 150 S., Culver, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Theft.

09/30/12 Fred Didden, 37, 1003 E. Culver Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

09/30/2012 Janelle Watkins, 24, 260 Henry Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/28/12 A juvenile was arrested on a Disorderly Conduct charge.
Deanne Kuknyo, 40, 704 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

09/26/12 Brenda J. Patrick, 314 Railroad St., Hamlet, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
09/30/12 North Judson police responded to a domestic dispute on Laurel Street. The parties were separated and each were given an opportunity to retrieve personal belongings.

09/29/12 A friend of a resident in the 300 block of Franklin Street reported to North Judson Police that her show dog, an English Bulldog, was attacked by a neighbor’s dog. The Bulldog had two puncture wounds on its back and scratch marks on its face. After a brief investigation, the owner whose dog was the aggressor was issued a Town of North Judson Ordinance Citation for an unlicensed animal within the town. The incident is still under investigation.

09/28/12 A resident in the 400 block of Main Street reported that a relative of his is harassing his wife. The North Judson Police Officer was not able to locate the relative.

09/26/12 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley located a wanted subject at a residence in the 3000 block of 625 South. Clifford J. Cole, 29, of North Judson, was arrested for two outstanding warrants for Failure to Appear out of Pulaski County. He was transported to the Pulaski County line and turned over to Pulaski County deputies.

09/24/12 The North Judson Police Department responded to a hit and run property damage accident in the parking lot of CVS around 11:00 a.m. A 2003 Chevy Tahoe, that was parked in the lot, was struck by another unknown vehicle that fled the scene. North Judson Officer Todd Keen checked the area and could not locate the suspect vehicle. Officer Keen estimated the damage over $1,000. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the North Judson Police Department at (574) 772-5914.

Arrests:
09/26/12 Clifford J. Cole, 29, 2340 S. 250 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on two Pulaski County warrants for Failure to Appear.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
09/23/12 In the early morning hours, officers responded to call that a woman needed assistance in the area of the 400 Block of East Talmer Avenue. A woman and her child had driven to town for help. After an investigation by North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley and Starke County Deputy Sheriff Rob Gray, a domestic battery arrest was made.

09/20/12 A property damage accident took place in the North Judson Elementary School parking lot after school. North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner investigated the incident and estimated damages close to $1,500. While pulling out of the parking lot, Elizabeth Trent of North Judson, backed into a parked car. No injuries were reported.

09/20/12 A traffic stop in the area of 625 South and 300 West led to the arrest of Ivan J. Sandlin, 29, of Demotte. He was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Driving while Suspended. He also had two Jasper County warrants.

09/19/12 Criminal mischief activity was reported in the 300 Block of Schricker Avenue when two tires were noticed slashed sometime between 2:00 and 5:00 a.m. North Judson Police continue the investigation.

09/19/12 A minor property damage accident occurred in the North Judson Middle School parking lot around 6:30 p.m. Kerri Bailey of Knox was backing out of a parking space and backed into another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was Aleshia Hubbard of Culver. North Judson Officer Frank Thomas investigated the incident and he estimated damages at over $1,000. No injuries were reported.

09/18/12 – A gas grill was taken from a home in the 100 Block of Lane Street. At around 4:30 a.m., the homeowner heard noises and then discovered the grill missing later that morning.

09/17/12 Two people were arrested following a traffic stop in North Judson Monday night when North Judson officers observed a vehicle being driven by a known driver with a suspended driver’s license. A traffic stop was conducted and Randy Stone was arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. During the course of the traffic stop, a search was performed and drugs were allegedly found inside the vehicle. Stone, 43, of Wheatfield, was additionally charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. A passenger in the vehicle, Patricia Vega, 48, of North Judson, was also arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Legend Drug. The vehicle was impounded for false and fictitious plates.

09/17/12 Police took a theft report in the 300 Block of George Street involving the theft of some rims and tires. The homeowner believes he knows where the rims and tires are. This remains under investigation.

Arrests:
09/23/12 Rickey H. Waldrop , Jr., 37, 5088 S. U Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

09/21/12 Ivan J. Sandlin, 29, 2649 Bermuda Dr., Demotte, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Driving while Suspended, Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated and two Jasper County warrants.

09/17/12 Randall S. Stone, 43, 6066 N. 250 E., Wheatfield , IN arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving While Suspended Prior.

09/17/12 Patricia A. Vega, 48, 5371 South A Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Legend Drug.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/23/12 A gas leak occurred in downtown Winamac. NIPSCO was called and officials from the 1st Source Bank were called to help get into the building as the leak originated from there.

09/23/12 Pulaski County police were called to an altercation at a bar in Medaryville. A man and his fiance were in an argument and she allegedly pushed him. That resulted in him being told to leave the establishment. He told police that he was stranded outside the bar. When police investigated the incident further, they found that the complaintant was in violation of his probation or parole and was arrested.

09/22/12 A car vs deer accident occurred on State Road 39 north of the White County line. No injuries were reported.

09/22/12 The postmaster called police to report a vehicle parked in the tow zone and blocking access to the post office for the mail truck. Owner could not be found right away and the postmaster said that she will work around the vehicle for now. A note was left on the vehicle that it needs to be moved and failure to move the truck will result in a tow.

09/22/12 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke his door and gained entry into his home.

09/22/12 A Winamac man reportedly fell down a well and was stuck. There is no water in the well, but he is injured. The man was rescued from the well with no other complications.

09/22/12 Pulaski County police were called out to a report that four kids were breaking out windows in an empty story block house.

09/21/12 A Winamac resident told police that some old farm equipment on his property has been cut up and taken away. Some unknown person(s) are scrapping the material without consent.

09/21/12 A resident of 575 W. complained that someone bought the 40 acres next to him and is building a firing range. He said he is afraid for he and his family’s safety.

09/17/12 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a garbage can.

09/17/12 Winamac police were called to the scene of a break-in where the homeowner reported the theft of a TV and other items.

Arrests:
09/22/12 Shannon Marie Conley, 32, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

09/21/12 Charles Cranmer, 19, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended-Prior, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment.

09/20/12 James Aubry McWhorter, 18, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

09/20/12 Joshua A. Messinio, 18, of Wheatfield, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

09/19/12 Scott Alan Campbell, 41, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

09/19/12 Steven Bryan Ford, Jr., 22, of Rochester, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

09/17/12 Kimberly Whited, 41, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
09/23/12 Joanne Deming called police to report that she found a bicycle in her yard.

09/23/12 Orlean Janasz found her son’s residence had been broken into. The back window was open and two packages that had been left outside were now inside the residence and opened. The contents were stolen. A witness reportedly saw a man climb into the window and a description was given to police.

09/23/12 Knox police were called to a home on Lake St. The owners found a girls bike in their yard that did not belong to them.

09/19/12 Garrel Cole advised police of a vandalism. Words in red paint were visible on a wooden privacy fence that faced the alley on 203 S. Heaton Street.

09/18/12 Carlin Manns and Todd Fisher reported damage to a vehicle. The passenger outside mirror was broken off and there were several scratches made beneath the driver’s outside mirror.

09/17/12 An employee at the Next Door Food Store on U.S. 35 and Lake Street reported a drive-off of $100 in gas.

Arrests:
09/22/12 Nathan White, 33, 311 S. Ruthie Dr. #2, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Driving While Suspended-Prior.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

09/18/12 – A resident of the 1600 block of Fernwood Drive in Knox told police that a contractor had scammed him.

09/18/12 – A caller told police that he had found several empty blister packs of cold medication near county roads 700 East and 100 North.

09/19/12 – A resident of the 3600 block of East Debby Drive in Knox told police she was a victim of fraud.

09/19/12 – A resident of the 6900 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported his neighbor had seen kids had run out of his residence while he was on vacation.

09/19/12 – A gun was reportedly stolen from a residence in the 4600 block of North 500 East in Knox.

09/20/12- A woman from the 2100 lock of East 400 South in Knox told police that several items had been stolen from her home.

09/21/12 – Someone kicked in the door of a residence in the 2100 block of North Range Road in Knox.

09/22/12 – A resident of the 11600 block of East South Avenue in Walkerton told police that someone had slashed the tires on his car and truck.

09/22/12 – A caller from the 6900 block of East 25 North in Knox told police that someone had stolen her Craftsman powerwasher from her front deck.

09/22/12 – A 12-year-old was admitted to the emergency room for a gunshot wound to the hand that reportedly happened while target practicing

09/22/12 – Two limestone heads were reportedly stolen from a residence in the 8200 block of South U.S. 421 in San Pierre.

09/23/12 – The mailbox of a residence in the 7700 block of South 100 West in North Judson was reportedly smashed with a pumpkin.

09/23/12 – Jessica Waldrop of North Judson told police she had been battered by a male subject.

09/24/12 – A caller told police that someone had broken into buildings near the intersection of U.S. 30 and State Road 23 in Grovertown.

09/24/12 – A resident of the 7600 block of South 700 East in Knox told police that his neighbors were throwing human feces over the fence into her yard.

09/24/12 – Shermetta Gastineau of Rensselaer told police her vehicle had been hit in the parking lot of Dooley’s in San Pierre but the other vehicle had driven off.

09/25/12 – A man told police he had been chased down the street on South 300 East in Knox

09/25/12 – A resident of the 4900 block of North Ohio Street in Grovertown told police that someone had hit his building with a vehicle..

Arrests

09/18/2012 – Jack P. Stoddard, 27, of Knox: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated after he reportedly drove into a ditch near county roads 25 North and 600 East near Knox.

09/19/12 – Stanley Kazimirz Dunkler, 70, of Knox: Domestic Battery.

09/20/12 – Joseph R. McKeehan, 28, of Walkerton.

09/20/12 – Police arrested Edith J. Cooper, 61, of San Pierre and Michael Scott Herma, 50, of San Pierre after they were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

09/20/12 – Steven Howard Dickerhodd, 28, of Peru: Possession of Marijuana Over 30 Grams.

09/20/12 – Jonathan Cortez, 22, of North Judson and Brandon Scot Zachary, 19 of North Judson were arrested after a woman advised her home had been broken into and she had seen them on the property.

09/25/12 – Jerry Alan Lempke, 42, of Walkerton: Domestic Battery.

Police Reports

North Judson Police Department

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
09/15/12 After responding to a reckless driving complaint in the 400 Block of High Street, the North Judson Police located the vehicle and a uniform traffic ticket was issued to the driver.

09/15/12 While on patrol in the 3000 block of Second Street, officers located subjects who admitted setting of fireworks earlier, resulting in a complaint. They were advised to halt or be issued an ordinance violation. No fireworks were ignited in the presence of the Officer. Fireworks may only be ignited five days prior to the Fourth of July, July 4th, five days after July 4th, and New Year’s Eve.

09/13/12 A resident in the 500 block of Keller Avenue reported to North Judson Police a Domestic complaint. The Officer checked the area and was not able to locate anyone.

09/13/12 North Judson Police Officer Frank Thomas performed a traffic stop on a vehicle without a license plate. The passenger of the vehicle, Beth Ann Fisher, 48, of North Judson, was found to have an outstanding warrant from Pulaski County. She was arrested and transported to the county line. Fisher was turned over to a Pulaski County Deputy at that time.

09/12/12 North Judson Police Officer Darren Conley performed a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, Seth Allen Terry, 34, of North Judson, was found to be driving on a Suspended Drivers License-Prior. Officer Conley issued Terry a summons to appear in Knox City Court and forwarded a report to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.

09/11/12 Police responded to two people selling items door-to-door on Lane Street. The officer located the individuals and advised them that they had to obtain a Peddler’s Permit from the North Judson Town Clerk’s Office.

09/10/12 A resident in the 100 block of N. George Street reported that his steel garbage can was stolen from the alley.

09/10/12 North Judson police responded to a reckless driving complaint. The vehicle was heading East on State Road 10 from 700 West. The officer located the vehicle and preformed a traffic stop and issued a verbal warning to the driver.

Arrests:
09/13/12 Beth Ann Fisher, 48, of North Judson, IN, arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Pulaski County.

09/12/12 Seth Allen Terry, 34, of North Judson, IN, long form arrest for Driving While Suspended-Prior.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/16/12 Several car vs. deer accidents were called in to the Sheriff’s Department.

09/16/12 A Winamac woman reported the theft of $500 from her home.

09/16/12 Police received a complaint of a resident burning things that aren’t legal to burn. Police arrived on scene and found that the subject was burning yard waste and it was legal to burn.

09/15/12 The Star City Fire Department was called to a small brush fire in a resident’s yard on State Road 119.

09/14/12 Pulaski county police were in a pursuit incident on U.S. 35 in Winamac with a motorcycle.

09/14/12 The Pulaski County Jail staff had a medical emergency situation in the jail.

09/14/12 A Winamac man notified police that he flipped his bike and may have broken his shoulder.

09/13/12 A Medaryville resident called police as he thought people were stealing anhydrous ammonia from his tanks. Police found that the locks were broken off but believe nothing was stolen.

09/13/12 A Medaryville man reported the theft of his prescription medication and he was informed that the Sheriff’s Department does not file reports for stolen medication.

09/13/12 The Winamac Fire Department responded to a car fire at the Winamac Town Park.

09/12/12 A Winamac man notified police that he has some marijuana growing on his property and wants to know what to do with it. There were 12 plants on the property.

09/10/12 A Medaryville resident told police that someone just hit his car with a mailbox. It broke off the rearview mirror and scratched the side.

09/10/12 A Medaryville man reported a gun stolen from his vehicle.

Arrests:
09/17/12 Kimberly Whited, 41, 12002 W. 100 S., Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Prior and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 09/17/12

09/16/12 Lawrence MacDougal 37, 601 E. Meric, Indianapolis, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

09/16/12 Billy Shidler, Jr. 19, 3314 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Disorderly Conduct and Minor Consumption. Discharged 09/17/12

09/16/12 Mitchel Shidler, 27, 109 S. Logan St., Kewanna, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 09/16/12

09/15/12 Attla R. Dupree, 43, 4305 Cullerton, Chicago, IL arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. She was arrested again for the same charge 13 hours later. Discharged 09/15/12

09/15/12 Robert Campbell, 38, 309 W. 2nd St., Reynolds, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 09/15/12

09/13/12 Beth A. Fisher, 48, 0160 W. 625 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants. Discharged 09/14/12

09/11/12 David S. Conley, 35, 14810 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. Discharged 09/12/12

09/11/12 Roscoe A. Durflinger, 50, 105 Iroquois Dr., Kentland, IN, arrested on a body attachment. Discharged 09/13/12

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
09/15/12 Brandon Haddix reported the theft of a 20” bar Stihl model 391 brand chainsaw stolen from the back of his pickup truck.

09/13/12 Geraldine Minix told police that her neighbors were trespassing on her property. A part of her neighbor’s landscaping is on her property and they walk into her yard to tend to it.

Arrests:
09/13/12 Greg Schweisthal, 38, 454 E. Lake St., Knox, IN arrested on an arrest warrant for Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Minor Child x4.

09/12/12 Richard Freeman, 36, 309 Ruthie Dr. #A2, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charge of False Reporting and Residential Entry.

09/12/12 Dennis Hamilton, 305 Bender St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Domestic Battery, Battery, Intimidation x2 and Invasion of Privacy.

09/11/12 Kurtis Singleton, 345 N. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.

09/11/12 Timothy Davis, 41, 221 E. 800 N., Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a Controlled Substance.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
09/09/12 North Judson Police Officer Todd Keen performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for disregarding a stop sign. The driver of the vehicle, Sarah J. McDaniel, 30, of North Judson, did not have a valid driver license. Officer Keen issued a citation and completed a report charging her for Driving While Suspended-Prior. The report was forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.

09/08/12 The North Judson Police Department investigated a report of a possible intoxicated driver near the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Railroad Street. Officer Darren Conley arrived and observed a motorcycle laying in the grass and the driver leaned up against a vehicle. After a brief investigation, Earl T. Leinbach, 50, of Hamlet, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated.

09/07/12 An employee at a gas station reported a drive-off of $50.00. This incident is still being investigated.

09/06/12 A resident in the 200 block of W. Weninger Street reported to the North Judson Police Department that she is receiving harassing phone calls. A report was taken.

09/05/12 The North Judson Police Department responded to a domestic complaint in the 200 block of Lane Street. After a brief investigation, it was found to be a verbal argument. Both parties involved went their separate ways.

09/05/12 A business in the 400 block of E. Talmer Avenue reported to the North Judson Police Department that there was a stray dog on the property. The officer checked the area, but was unable to locate the dog.

Arrests:
09/09/12 Sarah J. McDaniel, 30, of North Judson, IN, was long-formed for Driving While Suspended-Prior.

09/08/12 Earl T. Leinbach, 50, of Hamlet, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
09/09/12 A Winamac woman called police to report that a man stole her puppy after her other dog reportedly killed his dog. After a while, the puppy was returned to the owner.

09/09/12 An accident was reported on U.S 421 and State Road 114 in Winamac. Injuries did occur and all subjects were taken to the Jasper County Hospital.

09/09/12 A Medaryville woman called police and reported two suspicious men at her rental property. Two men were in a black van with a white cargo trailer and they told her they were hired to weatherize the house and they were allowed to take whatever was left inside the foreclosed property. They provided telephone numbers for the person(s) who gave them permission and when they were called, the person had no idea what she was talking about. The men returned the items taken from the home and left.

09/09/12 A Medaryville man called police to report that some kids in a smaller pickup bashed in his neighbor’s mailbox. Another report of the same activity was called in from another Medaryville resident 10 minutes later.

09/08/12 An employee with the Good Oil Company in Winamac reported a drive-off of $40.

09/08/12 A Winamac woman reported a hit-and-run accident. She told police that the vehicle swerved into her car, hit it and then left.

09/07/12 A Winamac man said he was being chased by a neighbor in a pickup. He told police that the person had tried to run him off the road a couple of times.

09/07/12 A Winamac man said his neighbor let his horses out .

09/07/12 An older man was reportedly dumping trash into a business dumpster and when he was told he couldn’t do that, the older man threatened the employee. The man was issued a no trespass warning.

09/07/12 A vehicle was reported stolen by a man living in Winamac. Police are investigating the issue.

09/06/12 A Medaryville woman reported mailbox damage.

09/06/12 A Medaryville man called police when he noticed damage to his car. Police arrived and noted that it appeared his vehicle was hit by a baseball bat.

09/06/12 The County Highway Superintendent told officers that some unknown person(s) broke out the window on the county oil truck.

09/06/12 Officers responded to a car vs dump truck accident at State Road 39 and State Road 14. The dump truck had rolled onto its side. All drivers and passengers were ok.

09/06/12 A Medaryville woman told police that things keep coming up missing from her residence. She wants to talk to an officer about putting up a wire around her property that will shock people who try and come onto her property. She has boxes missing from her closet and some medication has gone missing.

09/05/12 Police are investigating an incident where a car was damaged with a brick. The suspect(s) also spray-painted words in the complaintant’s grass.

09/05/12 Officers were called to a residence in Monterey where a landlord found drugs at a rental property.

09/04/12 A Winamac woman told police that she had items stolen from her in the past two weeks. Two crossbows, some Harley Davidson items and other things are missing from her residence.

09/04/12 A Winamac man reported the theft of scrap metal from his property.

09/04/12 A Winamac man called police to report that some unknown person(s) threw a brick at his vehicle.

Arrests:
09/09/12 Brandi Underwood, 18, 914 S. Sunflower Ln, Rochester, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery. Discharged 09/10/12

09/06/12 James Pappas, 55, 168 Moorland, Valparaiso, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 09/07/12

09/05/12 Lawrence Minarik, 30, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

09/04/12 Jennifer Risner Collins, 33, 4240 W. 400 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery. Discharged 09/06/12

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
09/09/12 Misty Masteron was parked in the east parking lot of the Knox High School while attending a Pop Warner football game and when she returned to her car, she noticed damage on the passenger side of the vehicle.

09/07/12 Tamara Trenner reported her purse stolen.

09/07/12 Joseph Romenzak called police to report a burglary and theft. Some unknown person(s) stole a checkbook, a DVD player and other items.

Arrests:
09/10/12 Robert Wislinski, 64, 254 W. Bender St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Indecent Exposure, Disorderly Conduct and Harassment.

09/09/12 Gerald Boyd, Jr., 20, 5-B N. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active Knox City Court warrant for Failure to Appear.

09/08/12 Matthew LaMarr, 33, 305 S. Pearl St., #4, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Habitual Substance Offender.

09/05/12 Dawn Vanna, 46, 208 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on two counts of Battery.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

09/03/12 – A resident of the 2500 block of North 1025 East in Knox told police that he shot two dogs that killed his animals.

09/03/12 – A resident of the 8900 block of South Sycamore Street in Monterey reported that he had heard his house was broken into and being used to manufacture methamphetamine.

09/03/12 – A resident of the 9800 block of East 700 North in Walkerton reported he was being harassed over the phone.

09/03/12 – Extra patrol was requested around Richard’s of Toto due to problems with juveniles.

09/03/12 – A resident of the 5100 block of East 500 South in Knox told police that an intoxicated man was outside in the area, yelling about killing his kids.

09/04/12 – A driver near the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 35 reported her vehicle had been hit by a bottle thrown from a tan Dodge 4×4.

09/04/12 – Julie Joseph of Knox told police that someone had entered her father’s residence and stole titles to vehicles and other items while he was in the hospital.

09/04/12 – A resident of the 2400 block of East 400 South in Knox told police that someone had stolen a safe from his home.

09/05/12 – Theresa Keckler of Grovertown reported she had been scammed by a fraudulent Craigslist ad.

09/05/12 – A hit and run was reported at the entrance of Save-a-Lot in Knox.

09/06/12 – The Sheriff’s Department’s speed sign was reportedly flipped upside down and both tires were flattened near the Bass Lake Beach.

09/06/12 – Ron Pippenger of Walkerton told police that a residence he had been renting out was destroyed by its occupants.

09/06/12 – Melissa Jordan of Knox told police that someone had stolen a dozen pills of her husband’s pain medication.

09/06/12 – A caller from the 8200 block of North Tippecanoe Drive in Walkerton told police that his renters had left the house trashed and he detects a strange odor throughout the home.

09/06/12 – A fight was reported in the 2600 block of East Tribue Drive in Knox.

09/07/12 – A resident of the 7300 block of South 250 West in North Judson reported someone had stolen his trash can and the trash within.

09/07/12 – A resident of the 7600 block of East 25 North in Knox told police that someone had stolen an Xbox from her residence.

09/07/12 – A Knox woman told police that she received a scam phone call from someone claiming to be with the FBI.

09/08/12 – Linda Howard of Monterey reported someone had busted out the windows on her vehicle.

09/08/12 – A resident of the 2600 block of South 350 East in Knox told police that someone had stolen items from his shed.

09/09/12 – A resident of the 5700 block of South 900 East in Monterey told police that someone had broken into his semi and stolen his credit cards and money.

09/09/12 – A caller reported Zrod and Customs Shop was broken into.

09/09/12 – A caller told police that juveniles in a brown Ford truck were trying to smash mailboxes in the area of 550 East and 250 South in Knox.

09/09/12 – A resident of the 900 block of South 1025 East in Knox told police that someone had called him and told him they were on their way to beat him and his wife up.

09/09/12 – A resident of the 900 block of South 1025 East in Knox reported his home had been broken into and his belongings were missing.

09/10/12 – A resident of the 300 block of West 600 North in Hamlet told police that her neighbor had run subjects off the property who had been attempting to take scrap metal from the property.

09/10/12 – A resident of the 10800 block of East Iroquois Road in Walkerton reported that someone had broken into their truck and stolen items.

Arrests:

09/03/12 – Willard Lawson, 28, of La Porte: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

09/07/12 – David Anthony Pekofske, 35, of Walkerton following an accident near 875 North and 1150 East in Koontz Lake.