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Incidents:

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

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

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

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Incidents:

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

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

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

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Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Incidents:

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

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

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

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Incidents:

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

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

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

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Incidents:

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

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

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

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Incidents:

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

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

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Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests:

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

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Incidents:

04/09/18 A North Judson resident told police that a for sale sign was stolen at a house she put up for sale.

04/09/18 A Knox resident reported a threat to burn down a house.

04/09/18 Troopers from the Indiana State Police notified the Starke County Sheriff’s Department about a suicidal subject threatening to jump from a vehicle. She is also holding a knife to the driver’s throat not allowing him to stop. The vehicle was traveling on U.S. 30 westbound from Hanna.

04/09/18 A single vehicle accident was reported on 1025 E. and 200 N. in Knox.

04/09/18 A North Judson resident asked for police help for filing a theft report for a tractor. The tractor was recovered from a salvage yard.

04/09/18 Police were notified of two pit bulls chasing a resident on his property.

04/10/18 A car vs. dog accident was reported on 500 South in North Judson.

04/11/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 8 and 1200 E.

04/11/18 A Knox resident asked to speak to police about problems with the neighbors and their dogs.

04/11/18 A resident asked to speak to police about a forgery incident.

04/11/18 A Knox resident complained about an aggressive dog.

04/11/18 A North Judson resident reported the theft of items from her home.

04/11/18 A two vehicle accident was reported in the eastbound lane of U.S. 30 east of U.S. 35 in Hamlet. One vehicle was in the median while the other fled the scene.

04/11/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the 7800 block of S. 100 W. in North Judson.

04/12/18 Police were called to help an elderly woman with a raccoon problem. The raccoon is by the door and she can’t leave her home.

04/12/18 A resident on Honeywood Lane in Knox asked to file a theft report.

04/12/18 Police responded to a fatal motorcycle accident in the 6000 S. block of State Road 10 at Bass Lake.

04/12/18 Railroad Township Fire Department crews were called to a brush fire.

04/13/18 Washington Township Fire Department crews were called to a field fire in the 2500 block of N. State Road 23 in Knox.

04/13/18 A North Judson resident reported the theft of a 2007 Jeep Liberty. The keys were inside the vehicle.

04/14/18 A Monterey resident told police that he saw a truck back up to the door of a trailer in the 10900 block of E. Hazel Blvd and spray an unknown liquid inside the home.

04/14/18 An accident was reported on 150 N. just west of 800 E. in Knox.

04/14/18 A vehicle fire was reported at 125 E. and 800 S. at Bass Lake.

04/15/18 A vehicle rollover with entrapment was reported on 50 S. and 200 E. in Knox.

04/15/18 A Walkerton resident reported vandalism to a house in the midst of remodeling work.

04/15/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 400 N. and State Road 23 in Grovertown.

Arrests:

04/10/18 Stephen Wood, 27, of Lowell, arrested on a probation violation.

04/12/18 Christian Dobler, 51 of Cincinnati, arrested on preliminary charges of reckless driving and operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more.

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Incidents:

04/02/18 Emergency responders were called to a two vehicle accident with possible entrapment in the 3400 block of N. U.S. 35 in Knox.

04/02/18 A resident asked to file a report regarding the theft of a lawn mower from a rental property.

04/02/18 A Walkerton resident reported that the back door to her residence was kicked in and will wait for an officer outside of the residence.

04/02/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the 2200 block of S. County Road 200 E. in North Judson.

04/02/18 A resident on 200 S. called police to report three males with flashlights behind his house.

04/02/18 A caller reported a car in the ditch at 1050 E. and 825 N. in Walkerton.

04/03/18 A resident notified police that makings of a meth lab were found.

04/03/18 A two vehicle accident was reported in the 3300 block of S. U.S. 35 in Knox.

04/04/18 A Grovertown resident told police that his garage was broken into and everything was taken.

04/04/18 A caller told dispatchers that a truck was in the ditch in the 4200 block of N. 600 E. in Hamlet. The driver complained of pain.

04/04/18 Two slide offs were reported near U.S. 30 and U.S. 35 north of Knox.

04/04/18 A North Judson resident reported the theft of propane tanks off of a camper.

04/04/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the 2600 block of S. State Road 39.

04/05/18 Fulton County Sheriff’s Department notified Starke County of a pursuit westbound on 800 S. from Monterey.

04/06/18 Keith Dommer, of Wanatah, was reportedly pulled over in a traffic stop for driving left of center by the Knoll Brothers truck stop on U.S. 30. The driver stated that he was eating fries and was unaware he drifted into the other lane.

04/07/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 421 just south of the river in San Pierre.

04/07/18 A North Judson resident asked to speak to an officer about stolen medication.

04/07/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the 3700 block of S. U.S. 421 in North Judson. The driver indicated that his passenger was hyperventilating as a result of the incident.

04/08/18 A caller told police that a car went off the road into a dry ditch on U.S. 421 at the State Road 10 north junction.

Arrests:
04/05/18 Roberta Collins, 45, of Hamlet arrested on preliminary charges of maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

04/05/18 Marvin Collins, 52, of Hamlet, arrested on preliminary charges of maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

04/08/18 Vicki Richey, 55, of North Judson arrested on a preliminary charge of intimidation.

04/08/18 Christi Marshall, 32, of North Judson arrested on an active warrant.

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Incidents:

03/12/18 A Knox resident informed police that his truck was reportedly damaged by a school bus turning around. The incident occurred in the 900 block of E 150 S. in Knox.

03/12/18 A resident living on State Road 23 asked to speak to police as some unknown person(s) broke into the resident’s home.

03/12/18 Police officers responded to a property damage car accident on State Road 23 and 100 N. in Knox.

3/12/18 A Knox resident living on 550 E. in Knox reported two loud explosions and gun shots.

03/13/18 Starke County officers were called to a property damage car accident at 10B and Tulip Road in Marshall County.

03/13/18 Starke County officers were called to assist Marshall County with an injury accident at 12th Road and the Marshall/Starke County line.

03/13/18 A North Judson resident told police that a house on 100 N. in Knox was vandalized and items were stolen.

03/13/18 A Plymouth woman arrived at the Starke County Sheriff’s Office to report that she was hit by a semi at the intersection of State Road 23 and Toto Road. The semi did not stop. She did not have a cell phone to call for help.

03/13/18 A Knox resident reported the theft of five firearms.

03/14/18 A representative from Utiliquest reported the theft of equipment from a work site.

03/14/18 A Knox resident reported the theft of a trail cam.

03/15/18 Police were called to a two-vehicle accident on Range Road north of State Road 10 in North Judson.

03/15/18 Police responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 10 and Range Road. A company truck hit a sign and damaged the truck.

03/15/18 A Walkerton resident reported vandalism to a vehicle.

03/15/18 A Hamlet resident reported a ditch fire along old U.S. 39 near the tracks by the bar.

03/15/18 Police responded to a car vs. cow accident near the intersection of U.S. 35 and State Road 10.

03/16/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the 100 E. block of S. State Road 10 in North Judson.

03/16/18 Police were called to two-vehicle accident on State Road 8 and State Road 23 in Knox.

03/16/18 A resident told police that a truck went off the road into a large body of water on State Road 10 and 750 E. in Knox.

03/18/19 A North Judson resident told police that a man is attempting to break into her Mustang with a hatchet.

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

Arrests:
03/14/18 Jeremy Lowe, 38, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of intimidation.

03/15/18 Robert Krulik, 48, of North Judson, arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more.

03/17/18 Brock Lindsey, 22, of LaPorte, arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more, driving while suspended with a prior conviction, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and operator never licensed.

03/17/18 Travis Doeden, 36, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of criminal trespass.

03/19/18 Barry Sherman, 31, of Hamlet, arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction and obstructing traffic with a motor vehicle.

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Incidents:

03/05/18 A two-vehicle accident occurred near State Road 39 south of State Road 8. One vehicle involved was an INDOT vehicle. No injuries were reported.

03/06/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 200 S. east of 450 E. in Knox.

03/06/18 Police were notified that a man and woman pulled into a resident’s driveway on U.S. 35 and was looking through her home’s windows. The resident made contact with the woman who stated she left something in the garage. The resident assured the woman that there is nothing in the garage. They then got back into their vehicle and traveled south.

03/06/18 Norfolk Southern railroad officials were called after crossing arms and lights were activated on 200 S. west of State Road 23 but there wasn’t a train.

03/06/18 Police were notified that a person was shining a spotlight on his home on Rosewood Blvd and there was evidence of tampering on his garage.

03/07/18 A caller told the dispatch center that in this rearview mirror he saw a car go off the road on U.S. 35 and rollover north of 250 N. in Knox.

03/07/18 Starke County officers responded to a vehicle rollover on U.S. 35 and 400 N. in Knox.

03/07/18 Police responded to a car vs. fence accident in the 1600 block of N. U.S. 35 in Knox.

03/07/18 A slide-off was reported on U.S. 35 south of 400 N. in Knox.

03/07/18 A slide-off was reported on U.S. 35 north of 100 N. in Knox.

03/07/18 A slide-off was reported on U.S. 35 north of 200 N. in Knox.

03/07/18 Emergency personnel were called to an accident at 480 N. and 300 E. in Knox. A passenger was complaining of neck and back injuries.

03/07/18 A resident told police that unknown subjects broke into his residents and garage and stole items.

03/07/18 Norfolk Southern officials were notified of a railroad crossing arm malfunction at 150 S. and 700 E. in Knox.

03/08/18 Police were called to a single vehicle accident in the 4100 block of N. 900 E. in Grovertown.

03/09/18 Indiana State Police asked for a road crew at State Road 8 and State Road 39 as vehicles keep going around barricades.

03/10/18 A hit and run incident was reported on U.S. 35.

03/10/18 Police were called to 650 S. and 1200 W in San Pierre on a report of a car in the ditch.

03/10/18 Police were notified of car break-ins in North Judson.

03/11/18 The Hamlet Fire Department was called to a fully-engulfed structure fire at N. Starke and Terry Street in Hamlet.

Arrests:

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

03/05/18 Jason Haywood, 42, of Bluffton, arrested on unspecified charges.

03/06/18 Donnie Keaton 31, of Valparaiso, arrested on a misdemeanor arrest warrant.

03/06/18 Justin Standafer, 28, of Rochester, arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine.

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Incidents:

02/26/18 A car vs deer accident was reported in the 11900 block of E. State Road 10 in Culver.

02/26/18 A resident reported a pick up truck in the ditch at Toto Road just west of 300 E.

02/26/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 10 west of Range Road in North Judson.

02/26/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 35 in Knox.

02/26/18 A resident was at the sheriff’s office to discuss a dog bite call near Bass Lake.

02/26/18 An employee at Knoll Brothers advised of a white pickup sitting in the parking lot for three days. It appears the ignition has been tampered.

02/26/18 A truck driver asked police how to get around road closed signs.

02/26/18 A Knox resident told police that a young girl was at her door acting strangely trying to get a ride to the Knox Post Office to be dropped off. She eventually ran off.

02/27/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 35 south of 850 S. at Bass Lake.

02/27/18 A Knox resident told police that a dog drug a deer head into his neighbor’s back yard.

02/27/18 Police were notified that a dog bite victim was in the emergency room.

02/27/18 The FAA told police of a sighting of a green laser west of the Plymouth airport.

02/28/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 35 and 450 S. in Knox.

02/28/18 A semi truck driver was cited for disregarding three sets of barricades displaying road closed.

02/28/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported at 800 N. and County Line Road in North Judson.

03/01/18 An accident was reported on U.S. 35 and 100 N. in Knox.

03/01/18 A Knox resident told police that a dog is barking and charging at the residence and has bitten a neighbor twice.

03/01/18 A resident reported going around a barricade at 300 E. and 50 N. in Knox and is now stuck.

03/01/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on Toto Road north of 400 S. in Knox.

03/01/18 A Hamlet resident told police that his neighbor is hauling large loads of dirt down roads that have at least a foot of water on them.

03/01/18 Officers were called to a Koontz Lake residence on a report of theft.

03/02/18 A resident told police that some unknown person(s) threw four garbage bags in and near the Bogus Ditch on 500 S.

03/02/18 A Monterey resident reported a man came to his residence asking for money. He was described as very dirty with foam coming from his mouth.

03/03/18 A car vs. coyote accident was reported in the 100 block of Garden Street in North Judson.

03/03/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported in State Road 10 and 100 E. in North Judson.

Arrests:

02/27/18 Nicholas Ream, 29, of Walkerton, was arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement uses vehicle or draws or uses deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia.

03/04/18 Kristopher Richards, 23, of Walkerton, was arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction, operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person.

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Incidents:

02/19/18 Bethany Lawton, 36, of Plymouth, was reportedly cited for driving while suspended.

02/19/18 A K9 performed a free-air search around a disabled vehicle on U.S. 35 and 250 North in Knox. The vehicle was searched and no items were found inside.

02/20/18 Police were notified of an abandoned extended cab pickup with a toolbox in the back on 700 S. east of 1200 W. in San Pierre. The caller noted that water was halfway up the doors.

02/20/18 A high water report was given on 900 E. between State Road 10 and 625 E. The road was closed.

02/20/18 Police were called to a two-vehicle accident on State Road 8 at the Marshall County Line in the Culver area. Minor injuries were reported.

02/20/18 Indiana Department of Transportation has closed State Road 23 between State Road 8 and State Road 10.

02/20/18 High water was reported on 800 North between 500 E. and 600 E. The road was closed.

02/20/18 A caller told dispatchers that a man was jumping in front of traffic around North Heaton Street and Lake in Knox.

02/20/18 The Starke County Highway Department closed Range Road between 400 N. and 500 N. due to flooding.

02/20/18 The Starke County Highway Department closed Robbins Road between 600 E. and 700 E. due to flooding.

02/20/18 Police were called to check on occupants in vehicle that were reportedly run off the road. The vehicle flipped on its side. No injuries were reported.

02/21/18 The Starke County Highway Department closed 850 E. between State Road 10 and 550 S. and 550 S. between 850 E. and 950 E. due to high water.

02/21/18 An investigation into stolen property was given to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for review and possible charges.

02/21/18 A Govertown resident told police that drivers are ignoring road closed signs and driving through high water.

02/21/18 A San Pierre reported a hit and run accident.

02/21/18 A caller told dispatchers that the remains of a dog were found in a clear plastic bag on the side of the road.

02/21/18 A Plymouth man told police that previous tenants damaged his rental property in Grovertown. He also requested a theft report.

02/22/18 INDOT officials notified the sheriff’s department that the dam/levy was breaking at State Road 8 and State Road 39. They were closing State Road 39 from U.S. 30 to State Road 10. They were also closing State Road8 from U.S. 421 to U.S. 35.

02/22/18 A San Pierre resident told police that a bag containing needles and IVs were found on her property.

02/22/18 A two-vehicle accident was reported in the 2500 block of E. Toto Road in Knox. No injuries were reported.

02/22/18 Police were notified of stolen road closure signs and barricades.

02/22/18 Police responded to a call of a driver who attempted to drive his vehicle through high water on 1100 E. south of 6225 N. in the Koontz Lake area. The attempt was made at a high rate of speed and the vehicle hydroplaned.

02/22/18 A car vs deer accident was reported in the 10900 block of E. 150 N. in Grovertown.

02/22/18 A Knox resident who reported items stolen a month ago may have located the items on another property.

02/23/18 State highway employees notified police that drivers are ignoring the barricades on State Road 8 and State Road 39 and getting stuck in the high water

02/2318 A Knox resident called police that four cars are trying to go around the barrier on 500 E. One person did move the barrier but it was put back.

02/23/18 A two-vehicle accident was reported on U.S 35 south of U.S. 30 overpass.

02/23/18 A caller told police that a truck hit a pole on U.S. 35 near Maggie’s. No injuries were reported.

02/23/18 The highway department notified police of flooding in the area of 5935 W. Toto Road.

02/24/18 A resident told police that water was starting to cover State Road 8 east of 700 E.

02/24/18 A two-vehicle accident was reported on U.S. 35 near the Yellow River bridge in Knox.

02/24/18 The DNR notified the sheriff’s department that watercraft is being staged in Knox for any needed water rescues.

02/25/18 An accident was reported in the 9100 block of E. State Road 23 and State Road 8 in Knox.

02/25/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 35 and 250 N. in Knox.

Arrests:

02/21/18 Britney Kellems, 23, of Fort Wayne, arrested on preliminary charges of driving while suspended and unauthorized control of a motor vehicle.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

01/29/18 Emergency personnel were called to an accident on State Road 10 and 200 E. in North Judson.

01/29/18 A single vehicle accident was reported in the 8300 block of E. 25 N. in Knox. Minor injuries were noted.

01/29/18 A resident on 350 E. in Knox told police that she heard an explosion inside her house.

01/29/18 Police were notified of a man passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle on U.S. 30 and 1100 E. in Grovertown.

01/30/18 A two-vehicle accident was reported at the Oregon-Davis school parking lot.

02/02/18 Extra police presence was requested at the Oregon-Davis High School for student disruption outside during the games.

02/03/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on Toto Road and State Road 39 in North Judson. Police were called out later for another accident of this nature at this location.

02/03/18 The Indiana State Police was called to conduct a death investigation.

02/03/18 A head-on collision was reported on U.S. 35 one mile south of U.S. 30.

02/03/18 A car went into the ditch on State Road 23 south of 150 N. The driver sustained minor injuries.

02/04/18 A two-vehicle accident was reported on 625 E. and Toto Road in Knox.

02/04/18 Police were notified of a car that went off the road on U.S. 35 near 500 N. in Hamlet.

02/04/18 A truck slid off into the ditch on Toto Road south of Richard’s in Knox.

02/04/18 An accident was reported at 750 N. and 825 E. in the Walkerton area. Emergency personnel were called to the scene as a truck went into a ditch.

02/04/18 An accident was reported on County Road 210 and U.S. 35.

02/04/18 A driver hit a mailbox in the 6300 block of E. Toto Road in Knox.

02/04/18 Police were notified of a truck in the ditch at 50 S. and State Road 39 in North Judson.

02/04/18 Police were notified of a truck in the ditch on U.S. 421 near State Road 10 in San Pierre.

02/04/18 An accident was reported on the 4200 block of S. 350 W. in North Judson.

02/04/18 A truck was found off the road in the eastbound lane just east of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is not an indication of guilt. It’s merely a record an arrest was made. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

01/29/18 Nichoal Slone, 36, of Goshen, arrested on an active warrant.

01/29/18 Ernest Dale Wireman, 44, of North Judson, arrested on a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement.

01/30/18 Jessica Vanblaricom, 29, of Hamlet, arrested on preliminary charges of invasion of privacy, possession of paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.

01/31/18 Christopher Marshall, 30, of Elkhart, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, possession of paraphernalia, visiting a common nuisance.

01/31/18 Kevin Henderson, 27, of Grovertown, arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, unlawful possession or use of a legend drug or precursor, possession of marijuana, possession of a synthetic drug or synthetic drug lookalike substance, possession of paraphernalia.

01/31/18 Patrick Sobieck, 33, Westville, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

02/03/18 Shelly Ziemba, 48, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement.