Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Hamlet Police Department:

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

01/25/2011 Shauna Ard reported an intimidation.

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

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

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

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

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

1/4/2011 Lisa Shei reported harassment.

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

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

Police Reports

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

From the Hamlet Police Department:

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

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

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Reports

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

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

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

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

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

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

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

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

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

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

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

Police Reports

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

From the Starke County Department:

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

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

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

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

From the Hamlet Police Department:

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

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

Police Reports

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

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

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

Arrests:

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

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

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

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

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

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

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

Police Reports

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

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

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:

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

Arrests:

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

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

Police Reports

Knox Police Chief Clint Norem
Knox Police Chief Clint Norem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

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

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

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

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

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

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

Police Reports

From the Knox City Police Department:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/20/10 Dawn Ferch reported identity theft.

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

Police Reports

Knox City Police Incident Reports

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

Knox City Police Arrests

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

Starke County Police News

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

Hamlet Police Department News

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