Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/27/11 A semi driver in Medaryville told police that another semi driver drove his semi too close to him and clipped off one of his side mirrors.

08/27/11 A caller advised that a woman holding a yard sale in Star City is causing traffic problems.

08/27/11 A Winamac resident notified the Sheriff’s Department that a younger looking male has been driving around looking around and looking into dumpsters. He will get into his vehicle and sit and then will get out and look into another dumpster.

08/27/11 Police were called in reference to two women in a fight where one woman slapped another in the face at the Town Park.

08/26/11 A Medaryville resident called to report a break-in.

08/26/11 A resident in Northwestern Pulaski County reported a break-in at her sister’s residence. The caller told police she caught the suspects “red-handed”.

08/26/11 Police are investigating an incident where a Winamac resident complained that his neighbor came onto his property, allegedly pulled a gun, shot it into the air and then pointed it at him. He told police that he hit the weapon with a stick and knocked it out of his hand, but the guy picked it up and pointed it at him again. The incident reportedly happened three weeks ago and the complaintant is now reporting the incident.

08/26/11 A caller in Winamac reported that the kids leaving the high school parking lot are driving very recklessly.

08/26/11 A Winamac business requested an officer. A subject drove off with a gas nozzle in their car.

08/24/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of two gold wedding bands out of the glove compartment in her car sometime in July or the beginning of August.

Arrests:
08/28/11 Roberto F. Sebastian, 44, 6551 N. 1500 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed. Discharged 08/28/11

08/28/11 Chad M. Furnivali, 20, 329 E. 13th St., Rochester, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Minor Consuming.

08/25/11 Ronald Lee Magers, 26, 515 W. Main St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on site. Charges are pending.

08/25/11 Joshua Lee Attinger, 28, 902 S. Burson, Winamac, IN, arrested on sit. Charges are pending. Discharged 08/26/11

08/24/11 Rachel A. Carr, 40, 2024 Vessmore Pk Apt. 1, Rochester, IN, arrested on an active bench warrant.

08/24/11 Ramon Santana, 43, 1530 Maple St., Niles, MI, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
08/27/11 North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner is investigating a battery that occurred on Friday, August 26th at the North Judson Town park on Weninger Street. A 18-year-old male advised that he was battered by a 22-year-old male subject.

08/27/11 A resident in the 300 Block of Franklin Street reported to North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer that his mail box was vandalized. After viewing the mail box, Officer Scheiderer observed black smoke residue in the mail box and no damage to the outside of the box. Officer Scheiderer located a clear plastic bottle that was burnt and burnt aluminum foil on the ground near the mail box. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

08/26/11 A property damage accident occurred at State Road 10 and Walnut Street. North Judson Police Chief, Doug Vessely, investigated and set the damages at under $2,500. A white Ford Econoline van driven by Jeffery K. Houk, of Rolling Prairie backed into a Saturn sedan driven by Samantha L. Myer, of North Judson. Houk stated he was going to back up to take a side road to avoid traffic being backed up due to construction at the intersection of State Road 10 and State Road 39 South.

08/26/11 A property damage accident occurred at State Road10 and Lane Street. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely, investigated and set the damages at over $1,000. A silver Toyota Corolla driven by Carolyn Haskins was eastbound on State Road 10 and was slowing to turn left onto Lane Street. She saw a Chevy S-10, driven by Carolyn E. Adam, stopped waiting to turn left onto State Road 10. After traffic cleared, Haskins started to turn left and Adam started to turn left. Adam’s vehicle struck Haskin’s vehicle.

08/25/11 North Judson Police Officer Ken Tomasko was on patrol near the rest area on State Road 10 and observed a male subject laying by a tree and picnic table. Officer Tomasko checked to see if the male needed any assistance. The male subject, Robert G. Kozecar, 40, was arrested on two Starke County warrants for Failure to Appear and a Pulaski County warrant.

08/24/11 North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely was driving by the Town Park on Weninger street and observed a male subject matching the description of a wanted male for Escape from Lawful Detention. Chief Vessely arrested 38-year-old Darwin Eugene Barnett for the warrant and transported him to the Starke County Jail.

08/24/11 A resident in the 300 block of Main Street reported damage to his vehicle. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely reported that an unknown subject(s) used an unknown item caused a small dent and scratch in the area by the rear passenger window.

08/22/11 Rays Super Foods requested an officer for two females trying to purchase $300 worth of groceries. The manager stated to North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely that both have written bad checks before. Both females admitted to writing the checks and did not know they were NSF. Charges were filed with the Starke County Prosecutors Office for check deception.

08/22/11 A resident in the 300 block of Main Street reported that an unknown subject(s) smeared cheese on her passenger side window of her vehicle at night over the weekend. North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer reported that there was no visible damage to the vehicle.

Arrests:
08/25/11 Robert G. Kozecar, 40, arrested for two Starke County Warrants for Failure to Appear and a Pulaski County Warrant.

08/24/11 Darwin Eugene Barnett, 38, Knox, IN, arrested for a Starke County Warrant for Escape from Lawful Detention.

08/22/11 Diane Clemons, 47, Culver, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Check Deception.

08/22/11 Leslie D. Carr, 35, Culver, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Check Deception.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
08/29/11 Jim Olson reported the theft of a chainsaw from a shed on his property.

08/28/11 David and Erica Shepherd reported a break-in at their apartment on Ruthie Drive. The door was found to be kicked in when they arrived home. An unknown suspect(s) removed a Fender amp, a DVD player and approximately 30 DVDs.

08/24/11 The owner of Clean Tech on Main Street in Knox reported an attempted break-in.

08/22/11 A NIPSCO worker reported the theft of his cell phone.

08/22/11 Eric Amore reported the theft of an Ipod Nano.

Arrests:
08/29/11 James Toney, 42, 515 E, Monroe St., South Bend, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

08/28/11 Anthony Tolson, 27, 726 Lovechio Dr. Mishawaka, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.
Jonathan Nenycz, 28, 10 ½ Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

08/27/11 Fred Didden, 36, 1003 E. Culver Road, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct,

08/26/11 Ann Bradley, 33, 1600 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/25/11 Shayna D. Howard, 20, 504 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Identity Deception, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug.

08/23/11 Cheyenne Allen, 34, 6077 N. 575 W. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Auto Theft.

08/23/11 Chad Osborne, 21, 304 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.
Kelly Robinson, 21, 701 E. Danker St. #18, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

08/23/11 Ryan Alan Furlano, 19, 319 W. LaPorte St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

08/22/11 Jerry Sons, 50, 308 S. Main St., #1 Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/28/11 A resident on Toto Road in Knox reported that the lock was broken off her storage unit and she is unsure if anything is taken.

08/28/11 A resident in the 7200 block of E. 150 S. in Knox called police to report that some unknown person(s) keep dropping off meth bottles at the edge of his property.

08/28/11 An officer told dispatch that he was off Shewski Road at Bass Lake and a suspect got off a golf cart and ran when he saw him approach the golf cart.

08/27/11 A resident called police to report that there is an open door at Sibo’s Grill on US 35 and it appeared that the door may have been kicked in.

08/27/11 Police were notified of two subjects riding four-wheelers recklessly up and down South U Road in North Judson.

08/27/11 A resident in the 4800 block of S. 750 E. in Knox told police that a contractor was paid to do a job and he never showed up to do the job.

08/27/11 Jim Coad with the Starke County Courthouse advised that there has been some property damage to the north side of the Courthouse lawn. It appeared as if someone drove a vehicle through the grass.

08/26/11 A resident in the 7800 block of E. 300 N. in Grovertown requested to speak with an officer in reference to a missing person and a stolen vehicle.

08/24/11 A resident in the 8800 block of Poplar St. in Monterey reported the theft of a gas tank from the property.

08/24/11 A resident in the 8100 block of S. 50 W. in North Judson reported that her husband’s unemployment card and other items have been stolen.

08/23/11 A resident in the 6500 block of E. 100 N. in Knox reported that someone blew up his mailbox.

Arrests:
08/29/11 Ryan Taylor, 35, 3320 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Arson.
Kenneth K. Wallace, 34, 2060 S. 350 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Arson.

08/29/11 Joseph F. Dillard, 44, 4680 E. 150 N., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Paraphernalia. He was also arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Melissa Ann Dillard, 32, 4680 E. 150 N., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia. She was also arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/25/11 Michael Fagin, 36, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana.

08/23/11 Austin Owens, 23, of Knox, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Accidents:
08/27/11 Lisa Dommer, 31, of Winamac, IN, backed up her vehicle on Main Street in Knox and hit a Knox City Police car. She told police that she did not see the car when he started backing up her vehicle. She struck the car with the passenger side front bumper causing damage to her vehicle as well as the driver’s side front bumper and headlight assembly on the squad car. There were no injuries reported at the scene. Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene. $2,501 to $5,000 in damage was caused by the accident.

Police Reports

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

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents

8/17/11 – A caller from Denham advised that his home had been broken into recently. He reported his son’s guitar missing and said curtains were pulled off the windows and items were disturbed.

8/18/11 – A caller reported someone had backed in to his daughter’s car and took off.

8/18/11 – A resident of Winamac called to report a possible meth lab.

8/18/11 – A caller from Winamac reported his step-daughter was living with a female who is selling meth and other drugs from her apartment.

8/18/11 – A resident of Franklin Township called and reported his medication was stolen from his vehicle.

8/20/11 – A caller from Cass Township told police that a man was shooting out of his vehicle as he drove up and down the road that morning. She came home that afternoon and was unable to find her dog and she believes he shot it.

8/22/11 – A resident of Medaryville called and reported the back window of his Monte Carlo was broken out.

8/23/11 – A resident of Winamac reported a drive-off occurred.

8/23/11 – A resident of Winamac called to report that someone had stolen a carton of cigars and requested an officer to help identify the suspect.

8/23/11 – A resident of Winamac informed police that she knows three individuals that are making and using meth.

8/23/11 – A resident of Winamac asked if an officer could meet him at his business to review video of a shoplifter.

Arrests

8/15/11 – Kanyon Whitrock, 31, 413 Madison Street, Medaryville: Warrant from Porter County. Released 8/16

8/16/11 – Nicholas Chambers, 23, 830 ½ N Hathaway Street, Winamac: Domestic battery. Discharged 8/22.

8/19/11 – Travis Holbrook, 19, 14836 West 400 North, Medaryville: Three counts of Theft. Released 8/22.

8/19/11 – Nicholas Twellman, 18, 715 Hathaway Street, Winamac: Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury. Released 8/22.

8/20/11 – Eddie D. Lamb, 35, 431 North Monticello Street, Winamac: Public Intoxication. Released 8/23

8/20/11 – Tracy Vanwienen, 33, 3132 Brunswick Court South, Lafayette: Driving while Suspended. Released 8/20

8/20/11 – John M. Chmielewski, 46, 4581 North 250 West, Winamac: Disorderly Conduct. Released 8/21

8/21/11 – Jesse James Bulington-Miller, 22, 1987 West 825 South, Winamac: Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon.

8/22/11 – Felipe Mendoza, 50, 520 Linn Street, Plymouth: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxication,

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

08/15/11 – Michelle Myers from North Judson informed police that her mailbox was destroyed sometime last night with several different kinds of items inside the mailbox.

08/15/11 – A resident of the 7500 block of West 800 South in North Judson requested to speak to an officer regarding his mailbox being vandalized.

08/15/11 – A resident of the 3500 block of South 750 East in Knox reported her credit card was stolen.

08/16/11 – A resident of the 7800 block of North Ind. 23 in Koontz Lake requested an officer because her front window had possibly been shot by a pellet gun.

08/16/11 – A burglary was reported in the 300 block of North 700 East in Knox.

08/16/11 – Jody Auer of Walkerton told police her vehicle had been egged.

08/17/11 – A resident of the 11600 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported someone had put an explosive device in her mailbox the night before. She had heard a loud bang around midnight and noticed the next morning that her mailbox had been blown up.

08/17/11 – A resident of the 3700 block of South C.R. 210 in Knox reported someone had broken into his garage and tampered with his boat and engine.

08/17/11 – A theft was reported from Bestco Storage in Knox.

08/18/11 – A resident of the 2600 block of West Toto Road in North Judson reported her cement birdbath had been stolen.

08/18/11 – A resident of the 700 block of North U.S. 35 in Knox reported several items were missing from his property.

08/19/11 – Carolina Worm advised police that someone had broken into her home and stolen her television.

08/21/11 – A Knox resident told police the lock had been broken off his storage unit and items were stolen.

08/21/11 – Cassie Shay of Valparaiso reported her silver Dodge minivan had been stolen near the intersection of Ind. 8 and Ind. 39.

08/21/11 – A resident of the 4100 block of East 200 South in Knox told police someone was possibly breaking into his shed after he found the door open.

Arrests:

08/17/11 – Clarence Norem, 54, North Judson by SCSD: Serious Violent Felon-Possession of Firearm

08/17/11 – Billy Coldiron, 57, North Judson by SCSD: Serious Violent Felon-Possession of Firearm, Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Possession of Chemical Agents of Precursors, Possession of Cocaine or narcotic drug.

08/19/11 – Robert Kartes, 64, Knox by SCSD after a caller advised she could year yelling, screaming, and possibly gunshots coming from a nearby house.

08/21/11 – Frank Solberg, 41, Knox by SCSD following a complaint of someone outside the caller’s home, threatening her.

08/21/11 – Kyle Barone, 20, Walkerton by SCSD following a suspicious vehicle report.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

08/09/11 – Carpenter’s Marathon Oil in North Judson reported to Police the theft of $20.00 in gasoline by a silver van that drove off without paying.

08/13/11 – North Judson Police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred around 2:00PM a mile east of North Judson on SR #10. No injuries were reported and another vehicle may have been damaged in town by the same suspect. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner is investigating.

08/14/11 – A residence in the 600 block of Cherry Street reported a gun and some coins missing from the residence to Police. No forced entry was found. The case remains under investigation by the North Judson Police Department.

08/15/11 – A vehicle was egged in the 300 block of Franklin Street. And after an investigation three juvenile suspects were identified.

08/17/11 – A property damage accident occurred in the NJ Express parking lot and North Judson Police Chief , Doug Vessely, investigated, setting damages at over $2500. A Chevy Impala being driven by Heather Dolezal, of San Pierre, backed into a trailer being towed by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup was Glenn Hefner of Kouts.

08/19/11 – North Judson Police Officer Bill Scheiderer apprehended 2 males suspects for having stolen items from vehicles in North Judson. Police are continuing the investigation and one 17 year old juvenile was turned over to Starke County Probation and the 18 year old male was charged with theft.

08/19/11 – A minor mishap accident occurred on Keller Avenue, near the post officer around 10:30 AM. A 1994 Toyota being driven by Jeri Chapman, of North Judson, pulled away from the curb and struck a parked 2004 Ford Explorer, owned by Jeanine Randash, also of North Judson. North Judson Police Chief Deputy Joe Budner estimated damages at over $1000.

08/20/11 – An early morning crash in the 300 block of Luken Street had North Judson Police Officer Kelly Fisher arresting James M. Sallee, 24, of North Judson for O.V.W.I. The homeowner’s truck was struck by the Sallee vehicle and damaged. Further details are still being investigated.

Arrests:

08/13/2011 – Gill Knip, 44, San Pierre, arr rested on a Jasper County Warrant.

08/19/2011 – Jeri N. Chapman, 30, 112 Lane Street, North Judson arrested for a Jasper County Warrant.

08/20/2011 – James Michael Sallee, 24, North Judson, arrested for O.V.W.I.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Arrests:

08/17/11 – Ryan Furlano, 19, 1015 West 400 South, Knox, arrested after being found in possession of park property.

08/17/11 – Kristy Norem, 19, 1015 West 400 South, Knox, arrested with Furlano after being found in possession of park property.

08/18/11 – Keith Borton, 44, 614 Washington Street, Walkerton, arrested on a warrant check.

08/20/11 – Robert Wisilinski, 63, 603 South Heaton Street, Knox, arrested for Public Intoxication and Trespassing.

08/20/11 – Angela May, 40, 2885 East 150 South, Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Legend Drug, 5 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Meth Over Three Grams, Public Intoxication, Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

08/20/11 – Samuel Clemons, 45, 304 East St. Louis, Knox, arrested on charges of Possession of  Controlled Substance, Visiting a Common Nuisance.

08/20/11 – Anthony Clemons, 49, 207 West Lake Street, Knox, arrested on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Visiting a Common Nuisance.

08/21/11 – Freeman Tubbs, 26, 3930 West 167th, Country Club Hills, Illinois, arrested for Possession of Marijuana.

Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/15/11 An employee from I.G.S. Plumbing reported that a piece of John Deere equipment was parked alongside the west curb of Riverside Drive on Friday and when workers arrived on Monday, a small hole had been punched out in the center of the windshield. Nothing was reported stolen. There was no evidence as to what caused the puncture. Later in the report, police noted that the windshield was completely shattered after the driver’s side door was slammed shut.

08/14/11 A caller in the Denham area reported that an unknown person just drove through the yard and ran into her vehicle. The driver was cited for disregarding a stop sign and no proof of financial responsibility.

08/14/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of her car. She had sold the vehicle to another person and doesn’t know how to get a hold of the new owner. The police asked that she get in contact with the new owner and see where to go from there.

08/13/11 An accident was reported in the Denham area. No one was in or around the vehicle when police arrived. Police are investigating the incident.

08/13/11 A resident in the Beardstown area called police to report that some unknown person(s) broke into her house and ransacked it.

08/13/11 A farmer in the Denham area reported the theft of items from a field.

08/13/11 A Medaryville resident told police that his daughter’s residence has been broken into.

08/12/11 ISP Clandestine Lab Team was called to a residence in northwestern Pulaski County to clean up a meth lab. The lab was in a residence that was being foreclosed and no one was living in the dwelling.

08/12/11 Stacey Brinkley of Francesville called police to report that she accidentally hit a little boy on his bicycle on South Street. The driver observed the bicyclist coming at a high rate of speed and tried to stop in time, but could not avoid a collision. The boy did not sustain major injuries and reportedly refused medical attention at the scene.

08/12/11 A Monterey resident reported a break-in at her summer home.

08/11/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of two bicycles off of her back porch.

08/10/11 A Medaryville resident reported that some unknown person(s) attempted to break into the shelter at the Town Park.

08/09/11 A Monon resident called the police to report that she loaned her nephew her car and he has failed to return the car per their agreement. She wants to report it stolen.

08/08/11 A Monon resident told police that her house has been broken into and ransacked. Some items were stolen.

Arrests:
08/13/11 John Schwartz, Jr., 40, 321 1/2 Riverside Drive, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Habitual Traffic Offender – Lifetime.

08/12/11 Jeffrey Jacobs, 5884 S. 600 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Precursors.

08/11/11 Michael Mills, 864 E. Chouinard Ln., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

08/11/11 Adam Hunt, 31, 5996 S. Judson, Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Driving While Suspended. Discharged 08/11/11

08/10/11 Rene Campos, 38, 112 Jefferson, LaPorte, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

08/10/11 Timothy Coggins, 51, 609 Oak St., Hopedale, IL, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/10/11 David Clemens, 45, 3651 E. 250 E., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.

08/10/11 Crystal J. Fritz-Patton, 24, 808 N. Market St., Winamac, arrested on a Howard County Body Attachment. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Shonea Stonebraker, 24, 529 W. Jenkins, Winamac, arrested on a Body Attachment. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Andrew Sturgeon, 25, 621 N. 400 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Kenneth Smith, 32, 503 S. Jefferson, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant on Failure to Appear. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Ricky McAbee, 29, 2138 W. 49th Place, Gary, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear. Discharged 08/10/11

08/09/11 Woodrow Fletcher, 29, 443 N. US 35 Apt C., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 08/10/11

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

08/08 /11 A resident in the 4300 block of East County Road 210 in Knox requested to speak with an officer concerning the theft of a paddle boat.

08/08 /11 A resident in the 7300 block of North 1200 East in Walkerton told police that his garbage can had been stolen two weeks prior.

08/08 /11 A resident of the 8100 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported his mailbox has been destroyed.

08/09/11 A resident in the 3900 block of South 700 East in Knox reported the theft of his lawnmower, weed-eater, leaf blower, and chainsaws.

08/10/11 A resident of the 3300 block of North 900 East in Grovertown reported a dirt bike had been stolen from a shed.

08/10/11 Tony Williams of Knox reported he had a canoe stolen from his yard.

08/11/11 A resident in the 5200 block of South 750 East in Knox reported his helmet had been stolen while he was at a friend’s house.

08/12/11 A resident of the 2700 block of East 150 South in Knox reported her dog had been stolen.

08/12/11 A resident of the 10000 block of East 100 North in Knox reported his go-kart had been stolen.

08/13/11 A resident in the 8800 block of East 750 North in Walkerton reported her mailbox had been knocked down.

08/13/11 A caller from Indianapolis reported his 2001 Silver Cavalier had been stolen in Knox, according to his girlfriend.

Arrests

08/09/11 Avery Austin Mullins, 29, from Winamac  arrested for Possession of Chemical Agents or Precursors, Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Resisting Law Enforcement after an Indiana State Police unit served a warrant on Avery Mullins and Dennis Wireman.

08/09/11 Travis D. Joseph, 27, from North Judson by SCSD: Attempted Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Probation Violation after police received a call about someone outside yelling and screaming.

08/09/11 Daniel S. Burger, 21, from Knox arrested for Burglary and Theft after a resident in the 100 block of East 800 South in Knox returned home and saw a suspicious vehicle on her property. The resident recently filed a police report about missing items.

08/09/11 Dennis Gene Wireman, 42, from Knox arrested for Public Intoxication after police received a call informing them that Wireman had fallen in his yard and the caller was not sure of the injuries.

08/11/11 Richard L. Dennis, 28, from Knox arrested for Domestic Battery.

08/12/11 Christopher S. McNeece, 20, from Monterey arrested for Failure to Register as Sex Offender.

08/12/11 Bryan S. Dollahan, 37, from North Judson arrested following a warrant check in North Judson.

08/12/11 Jeffrey R. Singleton, 25, from Knox arrested for Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct.

08/13/11 James E. Miller, 30, from North Judson arrested for Public Intoxication after police received a call of a man walking around Bass Lake yelling at people about having just gotten out of prison and trying to start trouble.

08/14/11 Amanda Lynn Conway, 22, from Knox arrested following an accident in which her vehicle had hit a pole.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
08/15/11 Jose Hurtando told police that Allied Waste set a dumpster at his apartment building located in the alley and he did not authorize the dumpster to be there. He owns the apartments on 7 N. Main Street in Knox.

08/13/11 Gary Stacy reported the theft of his son’s bike. It is a 20” black/blue Mongoose.

08/13/11 Jerry Sons reported that the screen to the front of his apartment had been cut.

08/12/11 Barb McCurdy reported damage to her car after hitting chunks of concrete laying in the roadway.

08/11/11 Gladys Moore reported the theft of jewelry.

08/10/11 Ashliegh Brewer told police that her landlord allegedly entered her house through her bedroom window.

08/08/11 Police were called to McDonald’s to a small property damage accident. Michael Watts was backing up in the parking lot and ran into a vehicle driven by Lindsay Burns. No one was injured.

Arrests:
08/15/11 Jeffery R. Maynard, 35, 1013 S. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

08/12/11 Esterfinia Hernandez, 21, 4153 W. Rosecoe St., Chicago, IL, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

08/10/11 Paul Rodgers, 43, 906 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Interference with the Reporting of a Crime.

Police Reports

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

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 A San Pierre resident reported to North Judson Police that he had $56.00 cash and a prescription bottle of medicine taken from his vehicle while it was parked at a local business on Saturday afternoon. The owner advised the doors were unlocked and the windows were down.

08/5/11 A resident in the 300 Block of Jones Street reported to North Judson Police the theft of a Black 26” Huffy Bicycle.

08/05/11 North Judson Police responded to a report of a hit and run accident on Schricker Avenue in front of Subway around 10:00 p.m. The vehicle struck a utility pole. North Judson Officer Skip Tomasko later located the suspect and vehicle south on State Road 39 after it went into a ditch and drove through a yard in the 6800 South Block of State Road 39. Arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, was 21 year old Michael A. Brown II, of North Judson.

08/04/11 Several mailboxes were damaged in the North Judson area overnight. Patio furniture was also reported taken, a street sign was damaged, and a local business’ dumpster had items removed and scattered around the parking lot. North Judson Police believe the culprits to be juveniles. Police request you call (574) 772-5914 if you see kids out and about the area after curfew.

08/03/11 A Battery incident was reported to North Judson Police in reference to a juvenile male being battered by an 18 year old man. North Judson Officers Bill Scheiderer and Kelly Fisher are investigating and a complete report was provided to the Starke County Prosecutor for charges.

08/01/11 North Judson Police were called to the 300 Block of Main Street in reference to a missing 9mm handgun. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner is investigating the incident.

08/01/11 In the early morning hours, North Judson Police interrupted an attempted theft of a pop machine in the 300 Block of Lane Street. A smaller maroon pickup was reported to have fled the scene. The incident remains under investigation

Arrests:
08/05/11 Michael A. Brown II, 21, 8880 S. State Road 39, North Judson arrested for Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and O.V.W.I.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 Officers investigated a roll-over accident outside of Francesville involving two vehicles. One vehicle was rolled on its top. No injuries were reported.

08/07/11 A Winamac resident called police to report a house fire. A power line fell on the neighbor’s residence. The Winamac Fire Department was called to the scene.

08/07/11 An employee at a Winamac business reported a drive-off $20 in gas.

08/06/11 Police were notified of a strong smell believed to be meth in the Monterey area.

08/06/11 A Cass Township resident reported the theft of a “junk truck” from his property.

08/05/11 A caller south of San Pierre called police to report that some unknown person(s) went through his pasture and fences. The person(s) broke off eight fence posts. The subject did replace some of the fence so his animals would not leave the area. Car pieces were found laying on the ground.

08/05/11 A Francesville resident reported a fight involving 15 juveniles. Police investigated and found that some were residents of Francesville and others were from Medaryville. They were all ordered to return to their homes.

08/04/11 The Sheriff’s Department was called to an accident in the Francesville area where a gravel truck rolled over in a ditch. The driver was trapped in the vehicle. Poles were hit and lines were down.

08/04/11 A Winamac reported the theft of items from a residence that is being rented.

08/04/11 An employee at a Winamac gas station reported that a semi drove off from the gas pumps without paying. The theft was $336 in diesel fuel.

08/04/11 A resident in the Beardstown area reported that a young boy was stopping vehicles asking for money.

08/03/11 A Winamac business reported the theft of items.

08/02/11 A Monterey resident reported a break-in.

08/01/11 A resident in the Beardstown area reported the theft of scrap metal.

08/01/11 Police were called to an accident in which the driver hit the caller’s garage. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:
08/06/11 Cody Hendrickson, 19, 5880 Attucks Circle, Plainfield, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Discharges 08/06/11

08/05/11 Daryl Gilbert, 47, 763 Govomer Rd. Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 08/06/11

08/05/11 Clay Daniel Lovely, 30, 202 E. Weninger St., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Burglary and Driving While Suspended.

08/05/11 Bryan Henke, 30, 109 S. Prebo St., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Burglary.

08/05/11 Randall Grigsby, 21, 8965 S. 1200 W. Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/04/11 Lorenzo Lopez, 41, 2233 N. Michigan Rd., Lafayette, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

08/04/11 William Spenser, 22, 214 Franklin St., Apt. B., Winamac, IN, arrested on a bench warrant. 08/05/11

08/03/11 Benjamin Fitch, 30, 3073 N. 1300 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a bench warrant. Discharged 08/04/11

08/02/11 Jeffrey Taylor, 24, 201 Jefferson, Crawfordsville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Accidents:
08/03/11 The Winamac Police Department was called to an accident at the corner of US 35 and Pearl Street. According to the report, Lola Pletka of Winamac was turning onto US 35 off Pearl Street when she hit Joan Drach who was crossing the street. Drach told police she was trying to rush to cross the street and was hit by Pletka. Drach was injured and was transported to Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 Alisha Bradney reported the theft of an iPod.

08/04/11 A employee from M&M Auto reported that some unknown person(s) attempted to gain entry into a Pepsi pop machine that sits out front of the business.

08/04/11 Doug Cassel reported the theft of two steel doors and 75 feet of copper wire from a job site.

08/02/11 Roger Fisher of Knox reported the theft of items from a rental property.

Arrests:
08/08/11 Clayton Charles Reiss, 31, 1645 S. 300 E., Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended (Prior).

08/07/11 Joel Solis, 19, 2811 Applewood Ave., Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
Rachel Agee, 18, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
Ricahrd Emanuel Clark, Jr., 20, 6035 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
Destiny Hamm, 20, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

08/05/11 Cheyenne N. Tolson, 20, 5907 S. U Road, North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear in Knox City Court.

08/04/11 Erica Lee Abraham, 23, 712 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.
James Allen Mueller, 25, 712 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Assisting a Criminal.

08/03/11 Monica Shively, 1360 S. 250 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Conversion.

08/02/11 James R. Klein, 25, 3520 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on charges of False Reporting, Operator Never Licensed and Resisting Law Enforcement.

08/02/11 William Prater, 29, 5412 S. 250 W., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Conversion and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

08/01/11 Stacy Krout, 40, 503 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/07/11 A Walkerton resident reported the theft of his daughter’s vehicle. He suspects her boyfriend took it.

08/06/11 A resident in the Bass Lake area called police to report that some unknown person(s) threw something at his vehicle while he was driving on State Road 10 East of Bass Lake. The object shattered his windshield.

08/06/11 A resident in the 1800 block of N. 300 E. in Knox reported that someone just hit his mailbox.

08/05/11 A Starke County unit advised that he is on his way to assist Pulaski County officers in the Monterey area. They received a call of a strong odor of ether and requested assistance.

08/05/11 A resident in the 1700 block of S. 300 E. in Knox reported the theft of a dirt bike.

08/05/11 A resident in the 10400 block of E. State Road 23 in Walkerton told police that someone took money out of his wallet.

08/04/11 A resident in the 800 block of N. 1025 E. in Knox reported that his mailbox was blown apart.

08/03/11 A North Judson resident reported that a female subject stole two yellow parking bumpers from the Knox park and she knows where the bumpers are.

08/03/11 A Walkerton resident reported the theft of his garbage can.

Arrests:
08/05/11 Renee Craig, 35, of Grovertown, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

08/03/11 Eric B. Richardson, 32, 3030 S. 200 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant.

Accidents:
08/07/11 Three people were injured after a two vehicle accident in front of the Grovertown Truck Stop. The report states that Patrick Nelson 47, of Crown Point, Indiana was traveling west on US 30 when Wayne L. Patton, 81, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota pulled out of the truck stop and into his path of travel. He told police that he tried to brake and steer away from the impact but couldn’t because of the wet pavement. Patton was trapped in the vehicle and told police that he could only remember pulling out of the truck stop and did not know what happened after that. A passenger in Patton’s vehicle, Betty Halverson, 80, was also injured.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/31/11 A Medaryville resident reported that some unknown person(s) broke into his shop buildings. Officers said that the foot prints looked identical to the culprits that had broken into the buildings before.

07/31/11 A man on his bike crashed and EMS was called to the scene. The Good Samaritan helicopter was called to pick up the victim.

07/31/11 A Winamac resident called police to report a break-in to his enclosed trailer and stole items from that location.

07/30/11 An alleged battery occurred in Winamac.

07/30/11 Caller advised that a Town Officer is needed to pick up a stolen item that a subject dropped off just before he got arrested.

07/30/11 The Winamac Fire Department was called to a structure fire. Neighbor reportedly told police that he heard a loud explosion and now half his neighbor’s house is gone.

07/29/11 A Winamac resident reported that some unknown person has broke into his house and that is was all messed up.

07/29/11 A Monterey resident reported vandalism. He saw two subjects go by and throw cans and bottles that hit his signs and road signs.

07/28/11 Vandalism was reported at the Monterey Elementary Building.

07/28/11 A Radioville resident reported the theft of various drills, two ladders, refrigerators, a stove, a couch, loveseat and other items.

07/28/11 A Star City resident reported a barn fire at her residence. The Star City Fire Department was called to the scene.

07/27/11 A Winamac business called the police to report some drug paraphernalia found at their plant. Police received 4-5 aluminum Coke cans that appear to have marijuana residue.

07/27/11 A Winamac resident called police to report a break-in at his residence and it’s the third time it’s happened.

07/26/11 A Medaryville resident called to report that some unknown subject(s) stole two tires off his car the previous night. The suspect(s) took off the tires and put the vehicle up on cinder blocks.

07/25/11 A Francesville resident told police that she saw a friend of hers with her friend’s wallet and now money is missing from the wallet.

07/25/11 A Winamac resident reported a motorcycle stolen.

Arrests:
07/30/11 Christopher Foulks, 40, of 205 E. Marian St., Monticello, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 07/31/11

07/30/11 Troy Moses, 28, 2611 W. Julia Dr., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest for Failure to Appear for Theft and Receiving Stolen Property.

07/29/11 Brandon D. Williams, 27, 6582 S. 1400 W. Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/28/11 Jonnie Mullins, 25, 401 W. Main St. Apt. B, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. 07/29/11

07/28/11 William Wagner, 23, 10621 W. 500 S. Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

07/26/11 Jeffrey L. Jacobs, 24, 5884 S. 600 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Michael Mills, 34, 864 E. Chouinard Ln., Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/29/11 Doyle Fisher reported the theft of one of his dogs from his vehicle. He had two dogs in the vehicle and two unknown subjects walked by the vehicle and the dogs started barking and Fisher told them to get away from his vehicle and one of the subjects took a one-year-old Cockapoodle.

07/29/11 Mike Risner at Standard Pellet reported the theft of LP gas tanks. An unknown person(s) cut the pad lock and it was laying on the ground in front of the storage unit.

07/27/11 Police were called to a fight a Wythogan Park in Knox.

07/27/11 Knox Police were dispatched to a harassment call.

07/27/11 Laura Kidder reported a hit and run accident. Some unknown person(s) pushed the driver door mirror in on her car and there was a dent in the middle of her driver door just below the mirror on the door.

07/27/11 James Young reported his Xbox 360 and his 22” TV was stolen from his house.

07/26/11 Knox officers were called to a vandalism call on Prettyman Street. Robert Fultz reported that someone entered an empty apartment and spray painted the walls with graffiti.

07/25/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported the theft of $63.00 in gas.

Arrests:
07/29/11 Phillip Haug, 254 E. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

07/28/11 John Charles Kern, 43, 22 Kenworthy St. Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/31/11 A resident in the 100 block of E. Talmer Ave. reported that someone threw a rock at their window. Officer William Scheiderer investigated and did not locate the item or any suspects.

07/31/11 Officer William Sheiderer conducted a traffic stop where the registered owner of the vehicle was arrested for a warrant out of Porter County. Arrested was Marie G. Kendall.

07/31/11 A resident requested an officer in the 300 block of Main Street for a fight in front of her residence. Her friend was allegedly battered by Nicholas Rudd. Officer William Scheiderer investigated and arrested Nicholas Rudd on a preliminary charge of Battery. In a related incident, a 16-year-old male was battered by an 18-year-old male. The 18-year-old male was not located. Charges were sent to the Starke County Prosecutor’s office charging the 18-year-old with battery. The name of the subject will not be released until he is charged by the Prosecutor’s office. Both victims refused any medical attention.

07/27/11 Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated a property damage accident at the intersection of Talmer and Sheridan. A vehicle driven by Etha L. Kalin pulled out in front of a vehicle driven by Darryl R. Minix. Etha stated she looked both ways and did not see the vehicle.

07/26/11 A resident in the 500 block of Lane Street reported that her unlocked vehicle was gone through. Items that were taken were $15.00 in cash and two bottles of blood pressure medication. Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the theft.

07/25/11 A business in the 100 block of Lane Street reported to North Judson Police that a double window’s outer glass was cut in an oval. The inside glass was intact. No entry was made and no other damage was reported. Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated the incident.

07/25/11 A resident in the 500 block of Cherry Street reported that they were out of town. When they came back they noticed her wedding ring and a jar of coins missing. Also recovered in the residence was a pair of cowboy boots that were reported stolen from a neighbors vehicle on 07/21/11. The room that the boots were located in was the room a family friend stayed in. Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the theft.

07/25/11 Officer William Scheiderer was investigating a family problem at the gazebo at Norwayne Field. A passerby not involved in the investigation approached and caused a disturbance. After being asked to leave numerous times, Mathew C. Salyer was arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

07/21/11 The North Judson Police Department is investigating an incident at the U-Lock Storage on Talmer Avenue in North Judson. The management reported four locks were cut off of four storage units. Two owners of the units reported some items missing, with one reporting two pop-up tents and sleeping bags having been taken. The other owner reported that a kid’s 2003 Honda mini bike that was red and white in color was stolen. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the theft. Anyone with information is asked to call Police at (574) 772-5914 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP.

07/21/11 North Judson Police took a report from a resident in the 500 block of Cherry Street who reported a pair of black size 11-12 Cowboy Boots being stolen from his vehicle overnight.

07/19/11 A resident in the 600 block of Arlington reported to North Judson Police that a men’s 26”, 18 speed blue Trail Blaster Bicycle was missing from where the child had last put it.

TALL GRASS AND GOLF CARTS:
The North Judson Police Department has been issuing ordinance violations and warning ticket for tall grass and weeds in the Incorporated Town Limits.

“We have an ordinance that states your grass is to be no longer than 4 inches in the Town of North Judson,” Chief Doug Vessely said.

Citizens are asked to keep their property clean and the grass mowed, including empty lots. Vessely reminded property owners that the grass is to be mowed up to the alley and all sides of the property, including behind fences and outbuildings.

The Town Board reconfirmed that golf carts are not legal on town streets or alleys. The Board instructed the Police Department to issue ordinance tickets to violators. Chief Vessely added that no motorized vehicle over 50CC is allowed on the roadways without a Bureau of Motor Vehicle license plate and insurance.

“With modifications some of these vehicle can be licensed, which would make it legal to drive, otherwise they cannot be on the roads,” said Vessely.

The under 50CC requirement refers to Mopeds. A quick review of the law concerning the operation of a motorized bicycle includes that no driver can be less than 15 years old and the driver must have a Driver’s License or an identification card issued by the BMV. Drivers under the age of 18 must wear safety goggles or other eye protection and wear protective head gear or a helmet. Also note that a passenger may not ride on a moped unless it is made with a seat for two and an extra set of foot pegs. Keep Safe.

Arrests:
07/31/11 Nicholas T. Rudd, 18, 301 Dalkhe Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

07/31/11 Marie G. Kendall, 40, 5348 S. Holiday Street, North Judson. IN arrested on a warrant out of Porter County for Over Purchase of Pseudoephedrine.

07/25/11 Mathew C. Salyer, 37, 308 Franklin Street, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
08/01/11 A resident in the 1300 block of W. State Road 10 in North Judson reported the theft of a four wheeler.

08/01/11 A resident in the 800 block of N. 600 E. in Knox reported the theft of jewelry.

08/01/11 Sam who lives in the 300 block of N. State Road 23 in Knox requested to speak to an officer. A person in a white dump truck dumped mattresses and other items on his property.

08/01/11 Michael Conn reported the theft of items from a storage unit on U.S. 30.

08/01/11 An employee from Hicks Gas requested to speak to an officer in reference to an irate customer.

08/01/11 A resident in the 6100 block of S. Oakwood St., in North Judson reported that the tires on his vehicle were slashed.

08/01/11 An attempted theft of the pop machine outside Ray’s Super Food was reported to police.

07/31/11 Mike Baler told police that his residence has been broken into.

07/31/11 Jen Czarnecki told police that she went to her mom’s home to feed the dog and found that the house has been broken into and the dog is gone.

07/31/11 A resident in the 6300 block of W. State Road 10 in North Judson reported the theft of a log splitter.

07/30/11 A resident in the 3100 block of S. State Road 39 in North Judson advised that someone put sugar in his gas tank and scratched his car.

07/30/11 The owner of the Bass Lake Beach called police to report damage to the PA system at the Beach.

07/30/11 A resident in the 5200 block of S. State Road 10 in Knox reported the theft of a yellow rowboat.

07/29/11 A resident in the 1800 block of S. 200 E. in Knox reported the theft of items from his home.

07/29/11 Billy from Global Harvest Church called police to report that the church’s sound system was loaned out and it has not been returned.

07/27/11 A resident in the 1900 block of E. 250 S. in Knox reported the theft of his solar lights.

07/27/11 Bruce Stamper called to report that some unknown subject(s) threw a telephone box cover at his mailbox and smashed it.

07/26/11 A resident in the 4600 block of S. 1000 E. in Knox told police that someone in a small dark colored vehicle drove through his yard and hit the telephone box and did damage to his yard.

07/26/11 A resident in the 100 block of E. 800 S. in North Judson reported the theft of old fashioned fuel pumps.

Arrests:
07/27/11 Richard Selva, 33, of Knox, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Possession of a Syringe.

07/27/11 James Campbell, 43, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Stolen Property, Carrying a Handgun without a Permit, Intimidation and Resisting Law Enforcement.

07/26/11 Daniel Ryan Zimmerman, 21, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Reckless Driving.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/23/11 A Francesville resident told police that she arrived at the store this morning and the pop machine was open and pop was everywhere. After an investigation, a total of four cans of pop were found to be missing.

07/23/11 A 4-wheeler was reported stolen from a residence in Pulaski.

07/23/11 A resident in Cass Township reported the theft of a lawn mower, weed eater, air compressor and other items.

07/22/11 Officers were called to Pulaski Memorial Hospital for an accidental BB gun shooting involving two juveniles.

07/22/11 A Winamac business notified police that a resident took a lawn mower two weeks ago and hasn’t paid for it. His wife came in and paid for some other items but not the lawn mower. The business owners have tried to get the person to return the mower or pay for it. After a while, the subject did return the property.

07/22/11 A caller reported a car in the ditch outside of Winamac. No one was in or around the vehicle. Owners will move the vehicle later.

07/22/11 Police received a phone call of a complaint that some “kid” in a car on a country road is throwing things out of his car at other cars. Balls, bottles and food are some of the items that are being flung from the vehicle.

07/22/11 A resident reported the theft of a debit card.

07/22/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a 20” Schwin Falcon BMX bike.

07/22/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report that he found marijuana plants in his back yard while he was cleaning it up. Officers collected five, eight foot plants that appeared to be growing naturally.

07/21/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of tools.

07/20/11 A caller reported that a vehicle was on fire and the Winamac Fire Department was called to the scene. No one was around the vehicle at the time the report came into the Sheriff’s Department.

07/20/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report that locks on two storage units have been cut. One of the renters reported that nothing has been stolen from his unit.

07/20/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of her wallet out of her vehicle.

07/19/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of his bicycle.

07/19/11 A resident called to report theft of items from his vehicle.

07/19/11 A Medaryville resident notified police that his garage had been broken into and items were taken.

07/18/11 Caller advised that he had scrap metal stolen from his residence.

Arrests:
07/22/11 Charlotte Rupert, 24, 903 S. Prettyman St., Knox, IN, arrested on-site.

07/22/11 John Wessely Rupert, 903 S. Prettyman St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/20/11 Jeffrey Messer, 42, 13179 W. 550 N. Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/21/11

07/20/11 Omas Fletcher, 47, 200 N. 2070 Garba, Grovertown, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Discharged 07/21/11

07/19/11 Dennis M. Howard, 20, 7479 W. 250 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/18/11 Dustin Spencer, 22, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant and a preliminary charge of False Informing. Discharged 07/21/11

07/18/11 Dan Ard, 21, 515 Lane St., North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 07/19/11

07/18/11 Justin Kramer, 20, 6996 W. Bleck Rd., Michigan City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/25/11 An employee from the Next Door Food Store reported the theft of $63.08 in gas.

07/24/11 Katelynn Bergner reported the theft of cash from her purse There are suspects in the case.

07/24/11 An employee from the Next Door Food Store reported the theft of $10.00 in gas.

07/23/11 Police were called to IU Health Starke Hospital for a report that a juvenile was bitten by a dog that caused lacerations to the child’s head.

07/22/11 Sonya Clemons reported finding a bicycle. The bicycle was reported stolen on June 12th. The bicycle was to be returned to the owners.

07/21/11 David Griffith of Knox reported the theft of his son’s bicycle. The bicycle is a 26” Black Schwin Mt. Bike.

07/18/11 Aaron Haug reported the theft of his wallet from his vehicle while it was parked at Walgreens.

Arrests:
07/22/11 Charles Taulbert Barnett, 39, 701 S. Williams St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary and Theft.
Rhonda Gayheart, 37, 701 E. Danker St. #20, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary and Theft.

07/20/11 Eileen Tobin, 44, 5240 E. 500 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/24/11 Cody Hopkins called police to report that someone had broken into his home while he was away.

07/24/11 A resident in the 1900 block of S. 300 E. in Knox called to speak to an officer to file a theft report.

07/24/11 An employee at Tony’s Service Station in North Judson reported the theft of gas.

07/24/11 A resident in the 2000 block of S. State Road 23 in Knox called police to report cages are gone from her residence and wants to file a report.

07/24/11 An employee with Norfolk and Southern railroad advised that the crossing at 1000 E. near 250 S. is malfunctioning. A repair unit is enroute.

07/24/11 A resident in the 10700 block of Iroquois Rd., in Walkerton told police that a woman was laying behind a garage near her residence.

07/23/11 Margaret Knight of North Judson called police to file a vandalism report. Some unknown person(s) slashed the tires on her vehicle.

07/23/11 A North Judson resident requested police as he is a victim of an attack.

07/23/11 A resident in the 5400 block of S. Elm St. in Knox reported the theft of a bicycle.

07/22/11 Chris Bradley of Knox called police to report a theft.

07/22/11 A resident in the 3100 block of S. County 210 told police that an outside door is open at his neighbor’s residence.

07/22/11 Debra Clemons requested to speak to an officer to file a battery report.

07/22/11 Monica Elder reported the theft of a 4-wheeler off her porch.

07/21/11 A resident in the 8600 block of S. 600 W. in North Judson told police that she has had money stolen from her residence on several different occasions.

07/21/11 A resident in the 5400 block of E. 800 S. in Knox reported a theft.

07/21/11 A resident in the 5200 block of W. 700 S. in North Judson returned home to find a lawnmower and three chainsaws missing.

07/21/11 A resident in the 3000 block of E. 200 S. in Knox told police that her bike was taken and a different bike was left in its place.

07/21/11 A resident in the 5500 block of S. State Road 10 in Knox reported the theft of jewelry and money from her residence.

07/20/11 Carol Johnson reported the theft of items from her vehicle.

07/19/11 A resident in the 700 block of N. U.S. 35 in Knox reported that some unknown person(s) broke into her shed.

07/19/11 A resident in the 600 block of S. 200 E. in Knox reported a theft.

07/19/11 A resident in Knox reported that wiring from a generator was stolen.

Arrests:
07/22/11 Dennis Dates, Knox, IN, arrested on a Starke Circuit Court warrant.

07/22/11 Kristopher Rogers, 26, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Legend Drug.

07/18/11 Carolyn McFarland, 49, of Monterey, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespass.

Accidents:
07/23/11 Todd Brown, 37, of Knox, was injured after he left the roadway on his motorcycle for some unknown reason on 150 S. near 100 E. Road. The accident report states that he was unable to give a statement due to his injuries. He struck a mailbox and was ejected from his motorcycle.

07/23/11 Derek Sallee, 23, of Knox was injured after he reportedly missed the curve on 850 S. near 850 E. in Starke County, left the roadway and into the ditch. A 19-year-old passenger, Bruce Wireman, of Winamac, was also injured in the accident.

Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/17/11 A resident reported that he swerved to miss a deer and ended up in the ditch. No injuries were reported at the scene.

07/17/11 Caller told police that graffiti has been spotted on the trail head in Pulaski County.

07/17/11 A Winamac resident called police to report the theft of a large item stolen from one of the Vendors from the Power from the Past.

07/16/11 A resident reported a break-in in the Jefferson Township area.

07/15/11 NIPSCO was called to a scene in Medaryville for the smell of natural gas. Unknown origin.

07/14/11 A Winamac resident reported vandalism to hishome. The neighbors are suspected in doing the damage.

07/14/11 A Winamac realtor told police that she went to show a house and found that the refrigerator and air conditioning unit had been stolen.

07/14/11 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) have let the air out of her tires for three days in a row.

07/14/11 The theft of a white toy horse from the Winamac Town Park was reported to police.

07/14/11 A resident in Harris Township wanted to speak to an officer because some unknown person(s) dumped Coleman tanks and an LP tank on his property

07/13/11 A n employee at a Winamac gas station reported a drive-off of $30.

Arrests:
07/16/11 Paula Snodgrass, 41, 17886 Main St., Tyner, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear. Discharged 07/18/11.

07/14/11 Kimberly Johnson, 44, 909 Park St., Rochester, IN, arrested on an active warrant. Discharged 07/14/11.

07/14/11 Steven Neeley, 31, 11147 W. 500 N., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/14/11 Stephanie Miller, 28, 6680 N. U.S. Highway 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended.

07/14/11 Sean Stout, 34, 109 E. Pearl St. Apt. D., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 07/14/11

07/11/11 Jack Holmes, 42, 810 Bluewater Dr., Monticello, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 07/12/11

07/11/11 Kyle Jacob Owens, 25, 14816 W. 300 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/11/11

07/11/11 Jacqueline Sizemore, 37, 14279 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/11/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/17/11 The theft of gasoline that was siphoned from a vehicle was reported to North Judson Police in the 300 block of Schricker Avenue.

07/16/11 A hit and run accident occurred in the parking lot at Family Express in North Judson. A 1996 Chevy sedan was backed into by an unknown vehicle that exited the lot and fled. North Judson Police located the suspected vehicle and driver and police are forwarding a report to the Starke County Prosecutor for charges. North Judson Officer Bill Schiederer is investigating.

07/15/11 A man had lost his wallet in the parking lot in the 100 block of High Street. Later he found the wallet in the parking lot with a debit card, a prepaid Visa card, and $150.00 in cash missing. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely is investigating the incident.

07/11/11 A parked vehicle in the 400 block of Hancock Street in North Judson was damaged by a falling tree due to a storm in the area. The 2004 Chevy Cavalier sustained over $5,000 in damages and was investigated by North Judson Officer Joe Budner.

07/11/11 A resident in the 100 block of Maryland Street reported to North Judson Police that two solar lights were taken from her yard. They were valued at $26.00.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/14/11 Ricky Clemons told police that his Pit Bull puppy was stolen.

07/13/11 Two young Knox boys received minor burns after lighting a baggie of lantern fuel on fire. The baggie was located next to a fire pit in a yard at 409 Clark St. One boy received minor burns on his hand and the other received a burn on the leg.

07/13/11 The manager of the Super Wash in Knox reported damage to the second wash bay from the north side of the building. Police reportedly observed the wall to be pushed in toward the bay. Its believed that a vehicle pulling a trailer had driven through the wash bay and the trailer caught the south side of the wall knocking block down and damaging the wall.

07/12/11 Knox Park Superintendent, George Byer, told police that two heavy duty parking bumpers were stolen from the south side parking area of the basketball courts in the park. The bumpers are valued at $125 apiece.

07/11/11 Shawn Taylor of T&B Incorporated reported the theft of a chainsaw on or about June 29th, 2011.

07/11/11 Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem contacted the County to say that he has removed 358 marijuana plants from a vacant lot in town. The plants were grown without care and some plants were very small. The plants were transported to the City Police Department to be destroyed at a later time.

07/06/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported the theft of gasoline. The suspect, Corey Draper, told police that he had paid for the gas at the pump with a credit card and would retrieve a receipt and present it to the employee but it reportedly never happened.

Arrests:
07/18/11 Tammy Hurt, 38, 701 E. Danker St. #19, Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Frank Wagnor Howard, 34, 1655 N. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant through Knox City Court.

07/15/11 Elliott Michael Earnest, 22, 702 Williams St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2), Possession of a Legend Drug and Possession of Marijuana.

07/14/11 Matthew Baker, 33, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, False Reporting, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

07/14/11 Ronald Young, 54, 7500 E. 25 N. Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/14/11 James Langdon, 62, 306 Star Court, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

07/11/11 Nicholas Harmon, 19, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle and Theft.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Arrests:
07/15/11 Christopher Keiper, 20, Grovertown, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/15/11 Edward Borkowski, 78, of LaPorte, arrested on a preliminary charge of Reckless Driving.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/16/11 A caller reported that kids are vandalizing the St. Andrews Monastery.

07/15/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported a drive off of gasoline. The case was turned over to the Knox City Police Department.

07/15/11 A resident in the 5600 block of S. 100 E. in Knox reported the theft of tires from his property.

07/15/11 A caller reported that a dog was in a vehicle in the Save-a-Lot store. The window was cracked but the dog has been in the vehicle for over 10 minutes in the heat.

07/14/11 A Koontz Lake resident reported that some unknown person(s) are messing with his pier.

07/14/11 Myrtle Beem told police that her car was stolen while she was incarcerated in the Starke County Jail.

07/14/11 A resident in the 4600 block of N. 1100 E. in Grovertown reported that she was involved in a domestic dispute the evening prior and left the home. When she returned the next day, everything in the home was destroyed.

07/14/11 A Knox resident notified police that renters in a residence on her property moved out and took cabinets, storm doors and other minor items.

07/13/11 A resident in the 5200 block of S. Holiday Street in North Judson told police she someone broke into her home and stole her jewelry box.

07/13/11 Randall Trent told police that his garden tiller was stolen sometime within the past two days.

07/12/11 A resident in the 11600 block of E. Toto Road in Knox reported the theft of a trailer from the barn and several other items.

Arrests:
07/16/11 David Deming, 26, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Reckless Driving.

07/14/11 Loss Prater, 35, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Intimidation.

Accidents:
07/16/11 James C. Bailey of Knox reported that he was southbound on 100 East and 100 South when he approached the intersection and did not see the vehicle driven by Labra Coronado of Fort Worth, TX . Bailey struck the vehicle. Coronado and his passenger complained of abdomen pain as a result of the accident. Both injuries were non-incapacitating.

07/15/11 Dawn Pelikant of Syracuse, Indiana was traveling south on US 35 near 500 South when a deer ran out into the roadway and she was unable to avoid an accident. She reported facial injuries as a result of the crash.

Police Reports

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

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/10/11 A house fire was reported in Winamac.  The house was fully engulfed when the resident called in the report.

07/10/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a garden tractor and a buzz saw.

07/09/11 The Medaryville Fire Department responded to a house fire just before midnight.  They were called back to the scene as the fire rekindled at 3:30 a.m.

07/08/11 A Francesville resident reported a break-in.

07/08/11  The Francesville Fire Department responded to a house fire.

07/07/11  A roll over accident was reported in the Denham area.

07/07/11 The Winamac Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire.

07/07/11 A Monterey resident notified police that the previous renters at the location damaged electric lines and a meter.  NIPSCO is investigating the scene.

Arrests:
07/11/11 Chris Howard, 51, 5584 N. 575 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle.  Discharged 07/11/11

07/10/11 Marla M. Freeman, 39, 1023 N. Monticello St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Dealing in Cocaine or a Narcotic Drug.

07/10/11 Sean Birmingham, 26, 13340 Trailwood, Fisher, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.  Discharged 07/10/11

07/10/11 Jacob Dixon, 23, 2215 W. 700 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.  Discharged 7/10/11

07/09/11 Tasia S. Oliver, 24, 5767 Fraser Ct., Indianapolis, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.  Discharged 07/09/11

07/09/11 Joe Watson, 47, 200 E. Aitken St., Fulton, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.  Discharged 07/09/11

07/09/11 Michelle Riley, 26, 11531 E. State Road 8, Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

07/08/11 Roger Frinkel, Jr., 29, 3356 N. 1400 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a bench warrant.

07/08/11 Steven W. Dommer, 62, 1208 Buelah Vista Blvd., Valparaiso, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespassing.

07/06/11 Arnold Neeley, 48, 6286 N. US 421, Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/06/11 Scott Cambern, 19, 5267 S. Holiday St., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.  Discharged 07/07/11.

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
07/05/11  An employee at the North Judson Dollar General called police in reference to a shoplifter. The North Judson Police banned a 30-year-old female from the store for the incident at the request of the store.

07/03/11 North Judson Police responded to a vandalism complaint in the 6100 block of Oakwood Street. Unknown subjects had set fire to a mailbox and a newspaper delivery container.

North Judson Police responded to a myriad of fireworks complains over the July 4th holiday. Most of the complaints stemmed from the fireworks being ignited after hours and the debris falling onto neighbors’ yards. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely reminds all citizens the the use of fireworks is against the town ordinance after July 9th. The legal times are five days before and five days after the 4th, therefore no fireworks may be used now, until New Years Day. Violators could be given a $50.00 fine.

07/02/11 Police are investigating an incident involving several minors and the use of illegal drugs in the 300 block of Garden Street in North Judson.

07/02/11  The North Judson Police Department, after responding to a suspicious car parked a driveway behind 210 W. Jones Street, recovered a stolen vehicle from Winamac. North Judson Chief Doug Vessely investigated the incident and learned the 2004 Silver Chevy Impala was taken from a dealership on US 35 in Winamac, a few days before. Police had the vehicle impounded.

Arrests:
07/06/11  Melanie A. McGill, 38, 311 Garden Street, North Judson, IN,  arrested for a warrant for Failure to Appear in Starke Circuit Court.

07/06/11  Scott E. Cambern, 19, 5267 S. Holiday Street, North Judson, IN, arrested for a warrant for Fraud C Felony through Pulaski Circuit Court.  He was later booked into the Pulaski County Jail.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/07/11 Lavotis French reported the theft of items from her home.

07/07/11 George Byer, Knox Parks Superintendent, reported a break-in at the storage shed at the Knox Skate Park. The unknown suspect(s) had removed the padlock from the entry. The only item reported missing was a bucket of deck screws. The suspect(s) had also removed a metal boundary post from the ground and threw it away from its specific location.

07/06/11 A Walgreens employee called police to report that a young male subject grabbed a case of pop off the Pepsi truck while the driver was inside the store unloading pop for delivery. The subject was seen running from the truck but police were unable to catch the suspect. One case of one liter Mountain Dew bottles (approx. 15 bottles) valued at $30 was stolen.

07/06/11 Keith Brettin reported that $30 was stolen from his wallet that was in his vehicle. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.

07/06/11 The owner of Mikey’s Pizza Pit Stop reported that two subjects ate food at his restaurant and left the establishment without paying.

Arrests:
07/07/11 David Alan Delossantos, Jr., 22, 410 Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

07/05/11 Gordon Carl Schieb, Jr., 37, 107 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Stalking and Harassment.

07/05/11 James K. Carpenter, 76, 4001 S. Boa, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with at least a .08% BAC.

Accidents:
07/08/11 At 3:45 p.m., Knox City Police officers were called to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of US 35 and Culver Road. Kevin Woods, 48, of Knox, told police that he was driving northbound on US 35 crossing the intersection of Culver Road when he saw a vehicle driven by Grace Clapper, 65, of Walkerton, turn in his path of travel eastbound on Culver Road from US 35. Woods said he attempted to swerve but he was unable to avoid a collision. Clapper told police that she was turning on Culver Road when she observed Woods in her lane of travel. She said she was unable to avoid a collision. Woods was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital and treated for injuries sustained in the accident.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/10/11 A Walkerton resident called police to reports that some unknown person(s) removed his pier that he had put in that is located a block from his residence. The suspects set the pier on the shore. No damage was done to the pier, but he would like a police report.

07/10/11 A Knox resident reported that his neighbor’s house was vandalized. It appeared that the front and back windows of the house have been broken.

07/10/11 An employee at the Next Door Food Store reported a drive off of $45.01 in gas.

07/09/11 A resident called to report that a vehicle was on fire at CVS in Knox.

07/09/11 A Hamlet resident reported that juveniles were hitting golf balls at his residence and did damage to his siding.

07/07/11 A resident in the 8900 block of E. 200 S. in Knox reported a break-in and the theft of items.

07/06/11 A resident in the 5400 block of S. A. St, in North Judson reported that two juvenile females attempted to break into a neighbor’s residence.

07/06/11 A resident in the 9800 block of E. 100 N. in Knox reported the theft of money from his residence.

07/05/11 Harold Brooke called police to report that someone is attempting to take his hay without payment.

07/05/11 Kim Boule called police to report a stolen ring.

07/05/11 A North Judson resident reported the theft of money from her purse.

07/05/11 A Walkerton resident reported a lawnmower and a bike stolen. He said the bike is currently at the pawn shop.

Arrests:
07/08/11 Fred Boggess II, 30, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab, Manufacturing Meth, False Informing, Possession of Meth, Possession of Precursors, Driving While Suspended-Prior and Habitual Offender.

Accidents:
07/09/11 Johnathon W. Devries, 19, of Mishawaka, was driving eastbound on Yellowstone Trail by 500 East in Starke County and the rear of the car lost control. The vehicle swerved side to side before leaving the roadway. The vehicle went into the ditch. Devries and his passenger, Holly McCully 23, of South Bend, were taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for stomach pains.

Police Reports

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
07/03/11 Officers were dispatched to 205 S Main Street to help a resident locked out of her apartment with her children inside.

07/01/11 Officers were called to the Hamlet Trailer Park for reports of vandalism.

06/29/11 Officers were dispatched to Oregon-Davis Elementary School for a custody dispute.

06/28/11 Officers were dispatched to 510 N Starke Street for a Burglar Alarm

06/28/11 Officers were dispatched to Oregon-Davis Elementary School for a burglar alarm.

Arrests:
Jason J. Cechowski of 7160 S. Harding Ave., Chicago IL, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

Donnie R. Grant, no address given, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Visiting a Common Nuisance.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/04/11 A Francesville resident reported that the front window in the home was broken. Nothing was reported stolen.

07/04/11 Caller reported a truck flipped over in the Monterey area. No injuries were reported at the scene.

07/02/11 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a trailer fire. No injuries were reported.

07/02/11 Police were notified by a resident that her car ran out of gas and she parked it in the Winamac area while she left to get gas. While she was gone, some unknown person(s) broke out the driver’s side window and stole clothes from the car.

07/02/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a smaller outboard motor from a storage shed.

07/01/11 A house fire was called in from the Medaryville area. The caller believes lightning may have hit the residence. The caller also believes the residence is vacant.

07/01/11 Caller reported damage to headstones at the Star City cemetery. In a preliminary investigation, police believe that a vehicle was eastbound on 600, missed the curve, hit the guardrail, and attempted to speed away. It appeared the driver then lost control, went 30-40 yards on 150 East and then struck three or four grave markers and left the scene.

07/01/11 A Francesville resident told police that she just arrived home and found her home had been entered and several big items were taken, including the tape out of her security system.

07/01/11 A Winamac resident reported a break-in and his TV was stolen, along with money jars and several other items. The unknown suspect(s) attempted to take his son’s TV but left it.

07/01/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that her son is at her mother’s summer cabin and it has been broken into.

06/30/11 A Winamac resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke the sun roof in his vehicle and keyed both sides of his vehicle.

06/29/11 A resident in Winamac reported the theft of a log splitter and chain saw from his truck.

06/29/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a .22 revolver from his vehicle.

06/28/11 A business owner called police to report a theft.

06/27/11 A Monterey resident reported the theft of a TV to police.

Arrests:
07/05/11 Bridgette Blankenship, 31, 3940 S. 300 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/04/2011 Caleb Leman, 21, 619 W. Montgomery St., Francesville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Mischief and Criminal Recklessness. Discharged 07/04/11

07/03/11 Ashley Conley, 24, 9512 W. 900 S., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 07/03/11

07/01/11 Chad Neeley, 38, 7513 N. 400 W., arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 07/01/11

06/30/11 Neal Lloyd, 48, 287 E. 360 S., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 07/01/11

06/27/11 Michael Watson, 44, 4076 S. Port Edward Div., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

06/27/11 Justin Hettinger, 38, 8327 N. 1450 E., Royal Center, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Discharged 06/27/11

06/27/11 Sigfundo G. Ruiz, 31, 2422 George St., Logansport, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.
Discharged 06/28/11

06/27/11 Austin W. Brundige, 21, 532 E. Glenwood Dr., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/28/11

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
07/03/11 Ronald White of Knox reported the theft of items from his vehicle. The vehicle was parked inside the garage with the garage door open and the vehicle windows down. Some uknown person(s) entered the garage and took several items.

06/30/11 Kim Fort reported the theft of her son’s bicycle. The bicycle was later recovered and the owners were called.

06/30/11 Larry May of Knox reported the theft of a flat screen black computer monitor, DeWalt leaf blower, Craftsman rechargeable weed eater, and a Roland gas weed eater. There is a possible suspect in this case.

06/30/11 Formal charges are pending against a Knox resident who reportedly left her dogs inside a hot car while she was getting tests done at the hospital. One of the dogs died as a result of neglect. She could face a charge of Animal Cruelty.

06/25/11 Jennifer Sanderson of Knox reported the theft of money, jewelry and pain medication from her home.

06/25/11 Hope Kell of DeMotte reported the theft of money from her purse and from her center console in her vehicle.

Arrests:
07/04/11 Adam Joseph, 32, no address given, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/03/11 Anthony Tomerlin, 908 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.
A juvenile was arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

07/03/11 A juvenile was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

07/02/11 Joshua Radkiewicz, 18, 804 S. Roosevelt Rd., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.
Jhordan Cole, 19, 819 E. Chouinard, Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

07/02/11 Michael Campbell, 28, 707 S. Bower St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

07/02/11 Steven Pearce, 301 E. Danker, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
07/03/11 A resident in the 400 block of E. New York Street in Knox reported the theft of his father’s moped.

07/02/11 A Starke County resident requested to speak to an officer regarding a stolen wedding ring.

07/02/11 A Starke County resident told police that her purse was stolen.

06/28/2011 A resident in the 4000 block of S. Boat Rd. in Knox reported that his friend was visiting his residence and his vehicle’s back window was broken out.

06/28/11 Tom Miller of Knox called and requested an officer for a vandalism report. Some unknown person(s) got into his home and trashed his couch with a knife.

06/28/11 A resident in the 7800 block of North Tecumseh in Walkerton reported that items were stolen from behind his garage.

06/27/11 A resident in the 2800 block of S. State Road 39 in North Judson reported the attempted theft of a dirt compactor.

Arrests:
07/02/11 Ovenial Carera, 28, of Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operator Never Licensed.

06/29/11 Kristopher Blackburn, 20, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Possession.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

06/20/11 A green Next Bicycle was reported stolen overnight in the 200 block of Luken Street. North Judson Police are investigating.

06/20/11 Juvenile male was pushed off of his bicycle in the Town Park area by two older boys. The boy on the bike sustained minor injuries. North Judson Police continue the investigation.

Arrests:

06/13/11 Amber R. Cole, 21, 6320 E. 800 South, Monterey, IN, was arrested for Conversion after an incident at the North Judson Dollar General.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/26/11 A resident in Star City reported a break-in. The resident said that she heard a noise and then she got up to look, she noticed her front door open and her purse stolen.

06/25/11 A resident in Star City reported the theft of a bicycle.

06/24/11 Residents have been calling in fireworks complaints. The Winamac ordinance states that fireworks may only be discharged June 29th-July 9th.

06/23/11 A resident in Beardstown reported that an anhydrous ammonia tank is in a field and is emitting a cloud. Emergency responders were called to the scene and the fire department shut off the tank. No foul play was suspected.

06/23/11 Police were called to a Winamac in reference to hunters on private property.

06/23/11 A Francesville resident called police to report an X-Box 360 and a sensor was stolen from his apartment.

06/23/11 Vandalism was reported at the Monterey Elementary School.

06/22/11 A resident in Ripley reported that his home has been burglarized.

06/21/11 Caller in Winamac requested an officer in reference to scrap metal theft. Radiators and other items were stolen.

06/20/11 A roll-over accident was reported in Francesville. The semi was on the guardrail. A tree fell on a house due to the weather by the accident scene. No injuries were reported.

Arrests:

06/26/11 Laura Johnson, 44, 5495 E. State Road 14, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/24/11 Amber See, 21, 105 S. Ohio St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:

06/26/11 Officers were dispatched to 510 N. Starke St. for a burglar alarm.

06/24/11 Officers were dispatched to the Down and Under Pub in reference to individuals causing problems.

Arrests:

Sandra L. Palm of 1435 S. State Rd #23, Knox, IN,arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Jeffrey Brooke, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Donald L Humphrey, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Amanda L. Clemons, 247 W Locust Dr., Knox, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespassing.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:

06/24/11 Tiffany Kornett reported a break-in at her apartment. The officer noticed damage around the dead-bolt at the top of the door. Tiffany advised that the only property stolen was her prescription medication.

06/21/11 A harassment complaint was filed by an adult female in the area of St. Louis and Main Street in Knox.

06/21/11 A Knox resident reported the theft of a moped from the area of Washington and Main Streets in Knox.

Arrests:

06/26/11 Christian Cattin, 19, of 3502 E. State Road 14, Winamac, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Possession of Alcohol and and active arrest warrant.

Travis Wintczak, 18, 0495 N. State Road 23, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

Ryan Drews, 19, no address given, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol.

06/25/11 Gerald Boyd, 42, 307 W. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Resisting Law Enforcement and an active arrest warrant.

06/23/11 Clayton Reiss, 31, 1645 S. 300 E. Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

06/21/11 Jacob Madsen, 32, 304 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/26/11 A resident in the 7000 block of S. 500 W. in North Judson reported the theft of bicycles.

06/26/11 A resident in the 2000 block of S. Tribue Dr. in Knox reported the theft of a tow dolly from a friend’s house.

06/26/11 A resident in the 4200 block of E. 200 S. in Knox told police that his home had been broken into.

06/26/11 Corey from Knox advised that a railroad ballast had been taken from his property.

06/26/11 A burglary was reported at Hines Salvage in Grovertown.

06/25/11 A Knox resident told police that he sold something on Craigslist and the buyer sent him a fraudulent check. The check was written for more than what the item was for and the buyer asked him to send him the balance. The complaintant sent the buyer $1,000 and then found out the check was fraudulent.

06/25/11 A Plymouth resident reported his wallet missing. He says he lost it at the Bass Lake Public Boat Launch.

06/23/11 A resident in the 7400 block of E. 100 N. in Knox reported that some unknown person(s) blew up his mailbox.

06/22/11 A Grovertown resident told police that someone stole his mailbox and his father had his mailbox knocked down. A stop sign at 400 N. and 900 E. has been stolen as well.

06/22/11 A resident in the 3700 block of N. 900 E. in Grovertown said the lid on her mailbox was twisted and won’t shut. She advised there are approximately 16 to 17 other mailboxes down the road have been vandalized as well.

06/20/11 A resident in the 8700 block of S. Sycamore in Monterey reported his camera stolen.

Arrests:

06/23/11 Andrew Frasure, 23, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Accidents:

06/19/11 Tonya Campbell of North Judson was northbound on 350 West when suddenly she saw a pickup truck blow through the intersection on 400 South without stopping. She attempted to swerve and miss the vehicle but the action resulted in her motorcycle skidding and crashing in the roadway injuring her. Dustin Hodges stated he stopped at the intersection and then started again. He blamed his brakes for causing the accident.

Police Reports

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:

06/18/11  A home in the 300 Block of W. Weninger Street was broken into with a few items missing and some copper stolen as well. The North Judson Police are investigating this incident.

06/16/11  A report was made with the North Judson Police for an IPOD Touch, with a blue back, lost and believed stolen from the Town Park. Anyone with information or who may have found the IPOD is asked to contact the police at (574) 896-5914.

Arrests:

06/19/11  Jason D. Hansen, 30, 2335 W. Toto Road, North Judson, IN, arrested for a Failure to Appear Check Deception Warrant through Pulaski County.

06/18/11 Juan Martinez, 22, 6551 N 1150 West, North Judson, IN, arrested for Operator Never Licensed and False and Fictitious Plates.

06/16/11  David P. Howard, 28, 5406 S. A Street, North Judson, IN, arrested for a Probation Violation through Starke Circuit.

06/13/11 Jame H. Hayes, 41, 606 Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a Failure to Appear aarrant through Starke County Circuit Court.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/19/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a water heater.

06/19/11 An accidental shooting occurred in Beaver Township. Caller said his girlfriend got shot with a .22 in her upper left collar bone. A witness advised that that a male was shooting chipmunks and the victim was going to get a kitten she was playing with and didn’t realize he was getting ready to shoot the gun and he fired the weapon. It was reported and handled as a freak accident.

06/18/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of farm equipment, metal off of buildings and rolls of wire.

06/17/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of copper wire from one of his properties.

06/17/11 A Winamac resident told police that she was outside working in her yard when some unknown person(s) got into her car and purse and took all of her pain medication.

06/17/11 A Medaryville resident requested an officer. Some unknown person(s) stole two freezers from her property.

06/17/11 A resident on old State Road 14 called police to report that someone just ran their car into his yard. The driver stated she wasn’t paying attention and went around the corner and crashed into a parked car. No injuries were reported.

06/17/11 Caller reported the theft of scrap metal from a residence in Winamac.

06/17/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that some unknown subject(s) have let all the water out of her pool again.

06/16/11 Arby’s reported money stolen from the business.  The business is conducting an internal investigation.

06/16/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of medications from a vehicle while parked at IGA in Francesville.

06/16/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of medications from his vehicle that was parked at the gas station.

06/13/11 A Medaryville resident told police that he is on pain medication and his pills were stolen out of his vehicle.

Arrests:

06/19/11 Jason Hansen, 30, 2335 W. Toto Rd, North Judson, IN, arrested on a body attachment. Discharged 06/20/11

06/17/11 Michael Kasten, 55, 1195 S. State Road 119, Winamac, IN, arrested on a Probation Violation.

06/17/11 Danielle L. Primmer, 18, 210 S. Market St., Apt. 2, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

06/17/11 Nicholas Burrell, 32, 1611 E. 700 N., Walkerton, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/19/11

06/17/11 Melissa Land, 45, 104 Spring St., Winamac, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/19/11

06/17/11 Rachel Wolfe (Rearick), 23, 2963 W. 325 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/19/11

06/16/11 Nathan Goble, 23, 4600 S. County Rd. 210, Knox, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/16/11

06/16/11 James Schwartz, 21, 5492 W. 700 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on-site. Discharged 06/17/11

06/13/11 William Herrick, 53, 253 E. 150 S. Apt. 5, Winamac IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. Discharged 06/14/11

06/13/11 Kenneth Hopkins, 22, 15489 W. 450 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
06/16/11 Officers were dispatched to a possible intoxicated subject that was not wanted at the Hamlet Trailer Park.

06/15/11 Officers were dispatched to a property dispute between two neighbors.

06/12/11 Officers were called to a domestic complaint in regards to an intoxicated individual.

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From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
06/19/11 Linda Sweet and William Spencer reported that some unknown person(s) broke into their home, ransacked it and stole items. According to William, the back door was forced open and Snap-on tools were stolen along with a flat screen tv, clothes, and jewelry.

06/15/11 Mary Shepherd reported her purse stolen from her vehicle.

06/15/11 Bob Cole reported the theft of a portable fire radio from his vehicle. The unknown suspect(s) attempted to remove this GPS system but failed.

06/15/11 Zachary Craig reported that a GPS unit, two cell phone chargers and a pair of Under Armor football gloves were stolen from his vehicle.

06/15/11 Vonda Butler called police to report that satellite radios were stolen from her husband’s vehicle and her vehicle.

–Four vehicles were broken into the night of June 14th. If anyone knows anything about these incidents, call the Knox City Police Department and leave an anonymous tip. Call (574) 772-4122 and select option 3.

06/14/11 Scott Ward, who works for NIPSCO, reported a meter missing off the side of a residence. Ward told police that he was at the residence on Locust Drive on June 1st and had shut off the electric to the residence. He put a lock on the meter and now the lock and the meter are gone.

06/13/11 Crystal Fisher reported the theft of a moped and a push lawnmower.

Arrests:
06/19/11 David Warren, 26, 10775 E. 50 N., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with at least a .15% BAC.

06/19/11 Dwayne T. Roe, 44, 7295 N. 700 E., Hamlet, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/18/11 Anthony Clemons, 49, 2240 N. US 35, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Intimidation.

06/18/11 Jason Sands, 35, 507 S. East St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct. He also had an active arrest warrant.
Kathy McFarland, 19, 8944 S. Sycamore St., Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor in Tavern and Illegal Possession.
Jennifer Kajer, 1497 Short Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor in Tavern and Illegal Possession.
Sarah George, 20, Union Mills, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor in Tavern and Illegal Possession.

06/14/11 Jerry Cappis, 53, 303 N. Clark, St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/19/11 A resident in the 6300 block of E. Lake Street in Knox reported that his summer cottage has been broken into. The caller did not see anything missing.

06/19/11 Jollie Howard told police that someone broke into the trailer he was working on in North Judson and stole all of his tools.

06/18/11 A resident in the 2100 block of W. Country Lanes S. in Knox reported the theft of items from his residence.

06/18/11 A resident in the 7600 block of S. 700 E. in Monterey reported the theft of a license plate.

06/17/11 A resident in the 4000 block of S. Woodland Rd. in Knox reported that some unknown person(s) slashed the screen on her porch and then stole a 30 or 40 pound cement duck.

06/14/11 A Monterey resident reported the theft of a horse.

06/14/11 A resident in the 3400 block of E. Country Lane S. in Knox reported that some unknown subject(s) siphoned gas out of her vehicle.

06/14/11 Brandon Breammer reported the theft of two weapons and two computers from his father’s house. A large flat screen TV, a computer printer and some external stereo speakers were displaced. They were sitting near a door in the garage.

06/13/11 Doug Klausen of Knox told police that two of his brother-in-law’s axles are missing from his pole barn. He also reported that 200+ feet of copper wire was missing.

Arrests:
06/19/11 Dustin Hodges, 20, Crown Point, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Reckless Driving.

06/18/11 Thomas Wayne Norem, 53, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

06/17/11 John Minix, 48, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/15/11 Mindy Hendricks, 43, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

06/14/11 Allen Krock, 37, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery with Serious Bodily Injury.

Accidents:
06/13/11 Richard Fritz of Elwood, Illinois, told police that he was traveling eastbound on US 30 near 900 East when a deer ran out from the south to the north in front of him. Fritz stated that he swerved to avoid striking the deer and when he did, the trailer that he was pulling started to slide, causing him to lose control. Fritz went off the roadway on the south side of the road and the trailer flipped over, coming loose from his vehicle. The boat that was on the trailer flipped off the trailer landing on its top.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
06/11/11 Unknown subject(s) broke a window out of a van while it was parked at a home in the 200 Block of W. Weninger Street. North Judson Police are investigating the incident.

06/06/11 A parent in the 700 Block of East Talmer Avenue reported his 15 year old son as a runaway to the North Judson Police. The boy was later located in the area and returned to his parent.

Watch Where You’re Skateboarding! The Norwayne Park Skateboarding area is open for anyone to skateboard on. You must skateboard in this designated area or on your own private property. North Judson Police are reminding citizens that skateboarding must be done on your own private property, on private property that the skateboarder has written permission to be on, or in the Norwayne Park Skateboard area. No skateboarding is allowed on town sidewalks, state or city roads, schools, churches, business parking lots, or other areas except on private property or the Norwayne Skate Park area. Police have been issuing town ordinance tickets to violators. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely advised that the first-time fine for a skateboarding ordinance ticket is $15.00.

Arrests:
06/06/11 Jeri N. Chapman, 30, 516 College Ave. Rensselaer, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion for shoplifting at North Judson Dollar General and arrested for a Failure to Appear Warrant through Jasper County.

06/06/11 Heather L. Rowe, 22, 11791 W. 275 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Conversion for Shoplifting at North Judson Dollar General.

06/04/11 Bradley D. Morgan, 28, 601 E. Talmer Avenue, North Judson, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Driving while Suspended and Reckless Driving.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:

06/12/11 A Winamac resident reported a break-in at his residence. The door was kicked in and the event occurred in broad daylight.

06/11/11 A Star City resident reported the theft of strap-on steps to his deer stand.

06/11/11 A Winamac resident notified police that he snagged a power line and it is down and on his anhydrous applicator. He was told to stay in the tractor until NIPSCO clears the scene.

06/11/11 A resident in Winamac reported that someone was at her brother’s residence and stole scrap metal.

06/09/11 A Francesville resident told police that some unknown person(s) is trying to break into the house.

06/09/11 An officer was called to a hazardous material spill. Caller reported that a tank was upside down in the Monon Ditch and the caller could smell the fumes from the chemicals.

06/09/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of air conditioners.

Arrests:

06/12/11 Finas Conley, 43, 11021 W. 300 S.. Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 06/12/11

06/12/11 Tyson Matthews, 21, 11264 W. 200 S., Francesville, IN,arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Discharged 06/12/11

06/11/11 Stephanie Burton, 32, 7473 N US 421, San Pierre, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

06/08/11 Nathan VanDerAa, 33, 4838 S. 500 E., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Precursors.

06/07/11 Thomas Braun, 25, 325 N. 450 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 06/07/11

06/06/11 Shane Owens, 39, 101 W.. Monon St., Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/07/11

06/06/11 Brandon John Hines, 23, 1A Sering, Logansport, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 06/07/11

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
6/11/11 Officers responded to a report of a dispute between a group of juveniles at the Town Park.

6/09/11 Shannon Griffith reported theft of pain medication.

6/08/11 Larry Clemons reported he was being harassed.

6/08/11 Officers responded to a domestic compliant.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
06/13/11 James Mueller reported the theft of an air nail gun and an air compressor. The items were taken from his vehicle. There is a possible suspect in this case.

06/12/11 Kim Schlink reported the theft of her son’s NEXT bike. It is a 26” bike, red, with balloon sized tires.

06/10/11 Shauna Kidder reported the theft of two Mountaineer 15 speed bikes from outside her residence. One is an olive green and gray colored bike and the other is a girls purple/black colored bike.

06/09/11 A small child was attacked by a dog while both were chasing after a baseball. The child sustained injuries to his chest, right shoulder, and right side rib cage. The owner was contacted and he told police that the dog, a Saint Bernard/Lab mix, would be put down.

06/09/11 Raymond Beedle called police to report that some unknown person(s) ran into the driver’s side rear cab area of his truck.

06/09/11 Pam Wakefield reported that some unknown person(s) ran into her car and damaged her car’s front drivers side panel while parked at CVS.

06/07/11 Kayla Thompson told police that a suspect threw a brick threw her home’s window with a note attached to it. Both back doors and the windows on the north side of her home were broken. She later reported her food stamp card missing.

06/05/11 Keith Brettin reported his wallet missing.

Arrests:
06/14/11 Heather Carpenter, 37, 508 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.

06/13/11 Hobart Givens, Jr., 21, 601 E. Culver Rd., Knox, IN arrested on preliminary charges of Stalking and Possession of Marijuana. Givens, Jr. reportedly asked an 11-year-old girl for a ride and she told him no and told her parents about the situation and he was subsequently arrested.

06/12/11 Kristopher Rogers, 26, 604 E. St. Louis, St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/11/11 A break-in was reported in the 3800 block of Woodland Dr. in Knox.

06/11/11 A resident in the 1500 block of 775 South in Knox told police that someone keeps taking her dog from her residence and taking the dog to the Humane Society.

06/11/11 A resident in the 4200 block of S. 250 W. in North Judson reported the theft of items from her yard sale. The suspect is Stephanie Burton who was arrested the same day in Pulaski County for theft.
06/10/11 Tans R Us requested an officer to the store in reference to a female that stole a bottle of lotion. The subject gave back the lotion, but the employee was concerned that the female may be intoxicated.

06/09/11 A resident in the 2000 block of S. State Road 39 in North Judson reported the theft of her lawn mower and pool supplies.

06/09/11 A resident in the 11000 block of E. Nicole Dr. in Culver requested an officer to report items stolen from his home.

06/09/11 A resident on Toto Road and 200 East reported the theft of a trailer stolen from the storage units.

06/09/11 Police were notified that Michael Vincz was arrested by Demotte Police for theft of cardboard bales and two of the bales belonged to Save-a-Lot in Knox. The manager of the store said five bales were stolen on May 25th and two others were stolen on June 2nd. The recycling company that Vincz works for is not the recycling company that picks up the recycling. The bales were to be returned to the store.

06/08/11 A resident advised that his daughter was driving her car and it died on State Road 8 by the Yellow River bridge. A friend came by the next day and noticed that the windshield had been busted out.

06/07/11 A resident in the 3400 block of E. Island View Dr., in Knox requested an officer for an attempted theft incident.

06/06/11 A resident in the 2200 block of E. Toto Rd. in Knox told police that when she came home after a few days, she found that some unknown person(s) broke a window out of her home.

Arrests:
06/09/11 Rodger Griffin, 48, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, Resisting Law Enforcement.

06/09/11 Raymond Risner, 40, of Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

06/07/11 Paul Edward Minix, 48, of Winamac, IN, arrested on a Possession of Marijuana and Driving While Suspended.

Accidents:
06/11/11 Curtis Reutebuch of Knox was traveling on US 35 and turning eastbound on 175 North and he didn’t see a Hamlet police car coming at him. Jeremiah Patrick, the Hamlet Police Chief, was driving the police car and had to drive off the road to avoid the collision. The Hamlet police car sustained damage to the under carriage due to large rocks on the curbside.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/05/11 The manager at the Marathon gas station in Medaryville reported a break in. The back door was kicked in and the safe was pried open. The only money in the safe was change. There was no power at the business. A crime scene technician was called to the scene.

06/05/11 A resident called to report a fertilizer tank in the ditch by Francesville. The tank was nearly submerged under water. When police arrived on scene, it was determined that it was a large storage tank of some sort with a large crack in it and it is full of water. The situation was not deemed hazardous.

06/05/11 A Winamac resident told police that two pickup trucks were tearing through his grass and field tearing up everything.

06/04/11 A Winamac man reported the theft of his son’s cell phone.

06/04/11 Larry Hoover, EMA Director of Pulaski County, requested the activation of weather spotters in the area due to tornado warnings.

06/04/11 Officers responded to an accident where a resident drove a car into a fallen tree just north of 200 North in Pulaski County. No injuries were reported.

06/04/11 Large bones were dug up while NIPSCO was repairing a gas leak. A veterinarian came on scene and determined the bones came from an animal. The project had to stop until the bones could be identified.

06/03/11 A blue mini van was reported in a ditch west of 300 W in Winamac. No one was inside the vehicle at the time of the incident was reported.

06/02/11 A resident reported that a recliner, mower and big metal can were in the roadway by the Alliance Bank in Francesville. The caller said it looked like somebody deliberately placed those items there.

06/02/11 A resident in the Monterey area reported bullet holes in their house. No injuries were reported.

06/01/11 A Francesville resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke out a back car window.

06/01/11 An employee at Casey’s reported a drive-off of $57.19.

Arrests:
06/06/11 Benjamin King, 26, 9300 Liverpool Rd. Hobart, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

06/06/11 Daniel Lewark, 28, 611 N. Keller, Winamac, IN, arrested on a probation violation.

06/04/11 Jeffrey L. Jacobs, 24, 5884 S. 600 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle. Discharged 06/03/11

06/04/11 Jeffrey Lin Green, 43, 7739 S. 325 W. Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated x2. Discharged 06/04/11

06/03/11 Nathan VanderAa, 33, 4838 S. 500 E., Star City, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. Discharged 06/03/11

06/02/11 Eric Wireman, 27, 15385 W. 160 N. Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

06/02/11 Joshua Wielochowski, 21, 4839 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 06/02/11

06/02/11 Joshua Sprinkle, 28, 7920 Blue Jay Ln., Indianapolis, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. Discharged 06/02/11

06/01/11 Brandon Bulthuis, 30, 9200 W. 1200 N., DeMotte, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Accidents:
05/31/11 Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated a single motorcycle accident near the intersection of 1000 South and 1400 West. The driver of the motorcycle, Kyle Anderson, 23, of Buffalo and his passenger, Joshua Anderson, 21, were traveling westbound on County Road 1000 South when the motorcycle collided with a deer. The motorcycle then struck a concrete culvert and a utility pole. The pair were located in the ditch on the north side of the roadway and were airlifted to South Bend Memorial for their injuries. The extent of their injuries is unknown. Alcohol is NOT suspected in this case.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
06/03/11 A parent reported her 15-year-old son as a runaway to the North Judson Police. The boy was later located in the Wheatfield area and returned to his parent.

06/01/11 The Brantwood Restaurant reported to North Judson Police that a suspect had cashed four checks on a closed account. North Judson Office Joe Budner is investigating.

05/30/11 North Judson Police located two juvenile males in the area of Jones and Central around 12:45 a.m. When police approached the juveniles fled on foot and after a short foot pursuit, the two were apprehended in the Pioneer Cemetery. Both were released to their parents and a full report was provided to the Starke County Probation.

05/28/11 Two residents in North Judson were reported to police that their homes had been vandalized with toilet paper over night. One other home was also vandalized on June 2nd.

Arrests:
05/19/11 David H. Roe, North Judson, IN, arrested for Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
06/05/11 Katherine Lindsey called police to report a theft. She observed her vehicle to be ransacked. Several CDs and loose change were reported stolen.

06/04/11 The Knox City Police Department was notified that two Bourbon Day Care facilities in Bourbon, Indiana reported attempted child abductions. The man, who was described to be short and in his 60s, said he lived in Knox. The Bourbon Police Department has a complete report on file.

06/03/11 Jeffrey Vinall reported the theft of items from a trailer located behind his home.

06/01/11 The manager at Taco Bell reported vandalism to the building. Some unknown person(s) had thrown a bench weight at the building leaving marks on the walls on the south, west, and east sides near the front doors.

Arrests:
06/05/11 Herman Hopkins, 30, 207 W. Lake St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, two counts of Residential Entry, two counts of Theft, two counts of Burglary, two counts of Unlawful Entry into a Vehicle, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

06/04/11 Rickey Timm, 53, 1010 Denney St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Trespassing.

06/02/11 Matthew Stamper, 30, 550 E. Washington St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

Accidents:
06/03/11 Jeffrey Reynolds admitted to hitting the back of a vehicle owned by Ann Upp. She was placing items into her car when she heard a loud vehicle start up. She then heard another loud noise and saw her vehicle move forward.  Reynolds had hit the back of her vehicle with his and caused damage to her vehicle.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
06/04/11 A Knox resident reported the theft of $600 from her purse.

06/04/11 A resident in Knox reported that her purse was stolen at Save-a-Lot and the suspect was reportedly caught on security camera using her card at Walgreens.

06/04/11 A Koontz Lake resident told police that some unknown suspect(s) shot the window out of Mike’s Bait Shop with a pellet or BB gun.

06/03/11 Leroy Hanselman reported locks broken and items taken from a North Judson location.

06/03/11 A Knox resident notified police that his bike was stolen and now the bike is at pawn shop. He had not filed a report and the pawn shop will not give it back to him without a report.

06/02/11 A resident in the 100 block of N. Webster in San Pierre reported the theft of a riding lawn mower.

06/01/11 A resident in the 9600 block of E. 150 N. in Grovertown reported the theft of a vehicle.  It was a 1994 Dodge Caravan.

05/31/11 A resident in the 6800 block of E. Skyline Ave. reported the theft of a picnic table.

05/31/11 A resident in North Judson called police to report that six males attempted to sell cleaning products to her and they seemed suspicious.

05/31/11 A North Judson man reported his push mower stolen. He said a neighbor saw a black car pull up to his residence.  A tall man got out of the vehicle and put the mower in the trunk.

Arrests:
06/01/11 Shayne Beem, 18, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/30/11 A resident reported that some unknown suspect(s) scratched his truck while parked overnight at the Broken Arrow Campground.

05/30/11 A resident in Cass Township told police that she had a load of sand delivered and the driver hit the front of her trailer. She needs an accident or police report.

05/30/11 A Medaryville resident called police to report broken beer bottles all over the road. The resident is picking up the glass but he feels an officer should speak to the owner.

05/29/11 The northbound lane on U.S. 35 was reportedly submerged under water just north of 600 North in Pulaski County. Six inches of water was reported in this area.

05/29/11 The Medaryville Fire Department was called to a structure fire.

05/29/11 Storm damage was reported from the storms that came through the area. Tornado spotters were activated in Medaryville, Francesville and Star City. Spotters indicated strong rotation at 200 North and 1700 West but it was not on the ground. Rotation was also indicated between 1600 West and Highway 421. Trees were reportedly blown over at the West Central Schools.

05/29/11 A resident called police complaining of kids on 4-wheelers.

05/28/11 A Star City resident called police to report the theft of LP tanks off his campers.

05/27/11 A resident called to tell police that a person was notified by her neighbors that a person is in her residence that does not have authority to be there.

05/26/11 A Star City resident reported that some unknown person broke into the house and the person is laying on the couch.

05/26/11 A Medaryville resident reported the theft of a generator.

05/26/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that a couple of kids were spray painting the neighbor’s house.

05/25/11 A Francesville resident called police to report that lightning may have caused a fire at the office. Smoke has been detected.

05/25/11 The Francesville Fire Department requested the activation of weather spotters as a tornado was spotted just south of Rensselaer. A tornado was later confirmed in Francesville.

05/25/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of checks from the bank that were cashed in excess of $44,000. The checks were stolen in Newton County.

05/24/11 A Winamac business reported the theft of gas.

05/23/11 A caller in Winamac told police that he got a call from his neighbor who told him that someone in a pickup truck was taking things from his farm. A scaffold and a planter are missing.

Arrests:
05/30/11 David Combs, 506 West St., Medcalf, IL, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

05/30/11 Dalton Minix, 2150 W. 800 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Minor Consuming and Public Intoxication.

05/28/11 Jose Aramirez Ortez, 39, 1020 Pink St., Logansport, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving with No License. Discharged 05/28/11

05/27/11 John Huetten, 30, 4651 W. 200 N. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery. Discharged 05/29/11

05/27/11 Suzanne L. Roach, 31, 318 W. Washington St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 05/28/11

05/27/11 Jeffery Adams, 36, 5473 S. State Road 10, Monon, IN,arrested on a preliminary charge of Burglary.

5/26/11 Steven Fisher, 31, 310 Indiana Ave., Hamlet, IN, arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant. Discharged 05/30/11

05/26/11 Tracy M. Redelman, 44, 2577 S. 50 E. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Residential Entry. Discharged 05/26/11

05/26/11 Kelly Patterson, 32, 515 W. Jefferson, Culver, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Residential Entry and Possession of Paraphernalia.

05/25/11 Hector Ramirez, 40, 7719 Hendricks, Merrillville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Offender and Public Intoxication.

Accidents:
05/25/11 Hector Ramirez , 39, of Merrillville, Indiana, was operating his vehicle northbound on County Road 50 East, north of County 300 South, when he swerved to miss a squirrel causing him to travel off the roadway and “clip” a mailbox. The mailbox at 2817 S. CR 50 E. was damaged and there was extensive damage done to the front of the vehicle. According to the report, while the reporting officer was talking to Ramirez, the officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage and Ramirez’s eyes appeared bloodshot and glassy. Ramirez submitted to standard Field Sobriety Tests and a certified breathalyzer that resulted in a .12% BAC. He was subsequently arrested on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated and Habitual Traffic Violator.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
05/27/11 A City officer was called to the Knox Skate Park for a report of theft. Chris McLaughlin told police that he was building new ramps for the skate park and was charging his cordless tool batteries across the parking lot at the pavilion. When McLaughlin asked Frank Lynch to retrieve a new battery from the charger, Lynch said the battery and the charger were missing. A witness saw a male take the items from the pavilion but did could not positively identify him.

05/26/11 Ashley Arnett reported her purse missing. The last time she saw her purse was in a cart at Five Star.

05/19/11 Kimmala Schlink reported her wallet stolen. It was reportedly found in the wastebasket at the Knox Subway store on May 26th.

Arrests:
05/30/11 Jerry Lain III, 20, 2154 N. State Road 39, Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

05/29/11 Sarah Coffin, 29, no address given, arrested on an active warrant for her arrest out of LaPorte County for Battery.

05/29/11 Kathy Redlark, 57, 309 Ruthie Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.
Roger Grigsby, 54, 403 W. Bender St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Harassment.

05/27/11 Gloria Rae Myers Phillips, 62, 2340 S. 550 E., Knox, IN, arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement.

05/25/11 Carl Balaszek, 21, 1486 Olson Drive, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Reckless Driving. Balaszek was also cited for disregarding a stop sign and no registration.

05/25/11 James Childress III, 27, 200 W. Division St., Rolling Prairie, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication, Resisting Law Enforcement and an active arrest warrant out of LaPorte County.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/29/11 An officer was requested at the old drapery store in Toto as some unknown person(s) spray painted graffiti on the back of the store.

05/29/11 Weather spotters were activated. Strong rotation was spotted over Highway 421 near Radioville.

05/28/11 A resident called police to report that a male and female were walking westbound on 200 South from his residence and the subjects are going door to door wanting a ride. Subjects are acting suspicious.

05/28/11 A Grovertown resident told police that he was out jogging when a suspicious vehicle pulled up to him and asked if he was having a good run and then he took off. They pulled up to him again and asked if he had a cell phone and he said no. The male subject in the car then pointed a black pistol at him and then took off.

05/27/11 A resident in the 2800 block of S. Lart Lane in Knox reported a bike stolen from her residence.

05/25/11 A resident in the 3000 block of S. Range Road in Knox reported spray painting on several buildings.

05/24/11 Debra Fuehring of Knox requested police to file a report. She said that her truck was shot.

05/23/11 Raymond Higdon, 31, turned himself in on an active arrest warrant.

05/23/11 Wanda Bundy reported a break-in at her residence.

05/23/11 A North Judson resident reported the theft of his pickup truck. The truck was parked by the house with the keys in it.

Arrests:
05/28/11 Sebastin G. Bobak, of Chicago, IL, was arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

05/24/11 Hobart Givens, 21, of Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft.
Luther Nies, 21, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

Accidents:
05/24/11 Jasmine Johnson, 35, of Rochester, IN, was driving east on State Road 10 near State Road 35 when she saw a deer on the side of the road. She didn’t know which way the deer would travel and she applied the brakes and the bike started to skid and caused the bike to fall. It continued to skid until it came to rest. She sustained injuries to her legs in the accident.

Police Reports

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
05/20/11 The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum reported to North Judson Police that entry was made into one of the sheds on the property. No items were missing, however both police and railroad workers have increased security patrols.

05/1911 The North Judson Police Department investigated a runaway report involving a 15-year-old male. The boy was located later in the evening in Jasper County and was returned to a parent. A report was furnished to the Starke County Probation Department.

05/19/11 A North Judson Dollar General employee reported to police they had a shoplifter. North Judson Police located the suspect, a 16-year-old female, who was returned to her parents and a report was furnished to the Probation Department.

05/19/11 Two North Judson juvenile female neighbors took one of their parents’ vehicle out of the garage and drove the vehicle around the block. The vehicle did strike some items and sustained damage. Both girls were released to their parents as well as the vehicle. North Judson Police completed an accident report.

05/18/11 A resident called North Judson police to report entry being made into an abandoned home in the 100 block of Sycamore Street. No items were reported missing, however the home was ransacked.

05/18/11 Windows were reported broken out of a home in the 500 block of High Street. North Judson Police are investigating the incident. The home was empty at the time.

Arrests:
05/19/11 Rafael Pacheco, Jr, 18, 7340 S. 1075 W., San Pierre, IN, arrested for Conversion.

05/19/11 A 16-year-old female juvenile was arrested for Conversion from Dollar General.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/21/11 A Winamac resident reported that her ex-boyfriend will not return items that belong to her and wants to file a theft report.

05/20/11 A out-of-town resident called and said that he has property in Pulaski County and found that some unknown person(s) has stolen his lawnmower. His neighbor also reported his lawnmower stolen the day before.

05/20/11 A caller in the Winamac area reported that a car came off of a semi-hauler and crashed into his car. The caller was not injured in the accident.

05/20/11 A resident driving in the Pulaski area reported that a three-wheel tractor hit her car and continued to travel down the road.

05/20/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of a vehicle.

05/18/11 A resident in the Monterey area reported the theft of power tools.

05/17/11 A Winamac resident found a Social Security card and took it to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department in an attempt to find the owner.

Arrests:
05/21/11 Joe Markley, 46, 2791 S. 175 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

05/21/11 Bradley W. Kough, 20, 317 S. West St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consumption. Discharged 05/22/11

05/20/11 McKenzie B. Ehrhardt, 20, 532 E. Main St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Consumption of Alcohol. Discharged 05/21/11

0520/11 Matthew Gould, 26, 2575 E. 550 S., Star City, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Contributing to a Minor and Reckless Driving. Discharged 05/21/11

05/20/11 Raymond Bloch, 52, 8202 W. 200 S. Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 05/20/11

05/18/11 Nicholas A. Burrell, 32, 10375 E. State Road 23, Walkerton, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Drug-Induced Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 05/19/11

05/17/11 Robert Clawson, 28, 5911 S. State Road 119, Star City, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear and a Probation Violation.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
05/23/11 A juvenile at the Knox Middle School reported the theft of a bicycle.

05/20/11 Robert Bogivich reported that he was parked in front of the New Millenium downtown and he observed a white van back into his Corvetter that was parked in front of the building.

05/19/11 Officers were called to a factory where drugs were found.

05/18/11 Brian Sheperd reported the theft of an electric razor.

Several credit card and bank fraud cases are being investigated by the Knox City Police Department.

Arrests:
05/18/11 Justin A. McDaniel, 22, 185 S. 925 E., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery and Interference with Reporting a Crime.

05/18/11 Three juveniles were arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Consumption of Alcohol.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/21/11 Sherry Everage called to report kids breaking out windows on a house at the corner of 700 East and 200 North.

05/21/11 A Trooper was notified of a resident possibly stealing construction equipment in the Ober area.

05/21/11 A resident requested an officer to report theft of services.

05/20/11 A North Judson resident flagged down an officer to report two missing radar detectors.

05/20/11 A report was given to police that the barricades were moved in the area of Range Road and 500 S. Dirtbikes and four-wheelers were going through the area where work is being done on the bridge.

05/19/11 A resident in the 11900 block of E. 50 N. in Knox reported the theft of a snow blower.

05/19/11 A resident in then 9700 block of E. 150 N. in Grovertown reported the theft of electronic items.

05/18/11 Brian from the Bass Lake Beach and Campground reported the theft of a golf cart.

05/17/11 Linda reported that a golf cart has been stolen from a camper at the Bass Lake Campground. It was attached to a camper with a cable.

05/16/11 A resident in the 11500 block of E. State Road 8 in Knox reported the theft of a vehicle.

Arrests:
05/21/11 David Lewandowski, 35, 8260 E. CR 550 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated and Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle.

05/21/11 James Darren Daniel, 540 N. 800 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

05/20/11 Randy Freet, 46, 9585 E. 200 N., Grovertown, IN, arrested on two counts of Strangulation, Domestic Battery and Interference with Reporting a Crime.

05/17/11 Douglas Beem, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substances, Possession of Legend Drugs and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Myrtle Beem, of Grovertown, was arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substances, Possession of Legend Drugs and Possession of Paraphernalia.
David P, Howard, of Knox, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Visiting a Common Nuisance.

05/17/11 Tony A. Glover, 46, 106 ½ W. Market St., Nappanee, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon.

Accidents:
05/22/11 Judith Rochracher of Knox told police that she was driving south on Range Road by 450 N. in Starke County when her purse fell over. While driving, she attempted to pick it up. She looked up and almost hit a pole. She swerved to the left and drove into a ditch. The ditch was filled with water and the vehicle was completely submerged in the water. Rochracher was not injured. She was cited for expired plates and no insurance.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:

05/16/11 Officers responded to 504 N. Starke St. for juvenile problems.

Arrests:

05/17/11 Joseph P. Spiewak was arrested on charges of Domestic Battery.

The Hamlet Police Department have their own webpage.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
05/11/11 A report was made by the North Judson Police Department in regards to the theft of a wallet from an unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the alley of the 200 block of W . Sycamore. No cash was missing; however, credit cards and other items were taken.

05/09/11 The Incorporated Town of North Judson reported to police about the theft of water and water services in the 300 block of 625 South. A complete report was furnished to the Starke County Prosecutor requesting a warrant.

Arrests:
05/12/11 Carmen C. Clemons, 46, 6290 S. SR 10, Knox, IN, arrested on a Failure To Appear Warrant.

05/11/11 Joel L. Frederick, 20, 3724 E. 1300 North, Wheatfield, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana under 30 grams.

05/10/11 Nathan A. Suffridge, 30, 403 Lane Street, North Judson, IN arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

05/10/11 Tina M Benton, 41, North Judson, IN, arrested on Starke County warrant.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/15/11 A resident in the Star City area reported that he has trespassers on his property. Two subjects were given citations for hunting on private property without permission.

05/15/11 A resident, who has recently been in the Pulaski County Jail, told police that some unknown person(s) attempted to break into her car.

05/14/11 A resident in the Pulaski area told police that he thinks someone put antifreeze in his dog’s food.

05/14/11 A Dollar General store employee called police to report a theft of items from the store.

05/13/11 A Winamac resident reported to police that a green van has been parked in a lot for 2-3 weeks. Upon further investigation, it was found that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Peru, Indiana.

05/13/11 A Winamac resident told police she saw someone tear up a bunch of mail and throw it into the river.

05/11/11 A resident in the Medaryville area reported the theft of saws.

Arrests:
05/13/11 Ricky A. McAbee, 29, 10251 E. 775 S., Monterey, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended.

05/13/11 Otis T. Young, 30, 1509 W. Harrison, Plymouth, IN, arrested on a Marshall County warrant and has additional charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

05/13/11 Avery A. Mullins, 28, of 477 N. 200 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a Marshall County warrant and Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

05/13/11 Justin J. Olds, 22, 402 W. Main St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Discharged 05/13/11

05/13/11 Eric S. Wireman, 27, 1538 W. 160 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy. Discharged 05/14/11

05/13/11 Casey L. Carter, 20, 162 N. 325 W. Rensselaer, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Minor Consumption. Discharged 05/14/11

05/12/11 Chastity Morgan, 31, 6974 N. Center St., Monterey, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

05/12/11 Audrey Timm, 26, 203 W. Washington, Winamac, IN, arrested on a Starke County attachment. Discharged 05/12/11

05/11/11 Everette R. Price, 34, 16614 W. State Road 114 Lot 3B, Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery. Discharged 05/13/11

05/11/11 Mark A. Minix, 49, 0140 W. Toto Rd., North Judson, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants for Failure to Appear. Discharged 05/12/11

05/10/11 Scott Freeman, 31, 865 N. 150 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 05/12/11

05/10/11 Carl Larkin, 48, 1867 N. 1550 W., Medaryville, IN, Court Order.

05/10/11 Ross Alvarez, 25, 3387 Texas St., Lake Station, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 05/12/11

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
05/16/11 A female resident reported that she was involved in a domestic battery situation. She told police she was cut on her finger by a knife and she had been slapped in the face by her boyfriend. No arrests have been made at this time.

05/10/11 Rebecca Scott reported the theft of her purse from her vehicle.

Arrests:
05/14/11 Cory Minix, 32, 4295 E. 200 S., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement.
Police were called to 4355 East 200 South for a complaint of a man to appeared to be high on a narcotic drug. When police arrived, the complainant gave them the description of the man and officers went to search for the man. The officers walked into the backyard and saw a man holding a chain saw standing next to a garage. The officers announced their presence and the man turned and walked away. The officers followed the man and as the officers were approaching the man, they announced their presence and Cory Minix asked the officers to repeat themselves as he walked towards them. According to police, Minix was walking quickly toward the officers with a chain saw in his hand and began yelling and cursing at the officers. Minix was ordered to drop the chain saw and he did not. The officer drew his weapon because the officer thought Minix was going to strike him with the chain saw. Minix threw the chain saw on the ground toward the officer and was taken into custody. Minix was not the suspect the officers were originally were looking for; however, the suspect in question was later located by a Starke County Sheriff’s deputy.
05/13/11 Stephen Pearce, 19, Super Value Inn, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Consumption.

05/12/11 Matthew Stamper, 29, 550 E. Washington St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation (two counts) and Domestic Battery.

05/12/11 Samuel Smith, 47, 428 W. Elm Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Battery, Intimidation, and Criminal Confinement.

05/10/11 Mark Minix, 49, 0140 W. Toto Rd., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Pulaski County for Failure to Appear.

05/10/11 Tina Christ, 20, 14758 Oak Ct., Plymouth, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, False Informing, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Legend Drug.
Brian Coffin, 44, 504 N. Starke St., Lot #59, Hamlet, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, False Informing, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Legend Drug.

05/10/11 Samuel Clemons, 18, 245 S. 800 E., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/15/11 A resident in the 8800 block of N. State Road 23 in Walkerton reported the theft of steel off the property.

05/15/11 James Henry reported the theft of 2 ATVs.

05/14/11 An employee at the Grovertown Truck Stop reported that a customer who said he forgot his wallet when trying to pay for gas has left and has not returned to pay for gas.

05/13/11 A resident in the 3000 block of E. 200 S. in Knox told police that some unknown person(s) blew up her mailbox.

05/13/11 Keith Vincent told police that his daughter was bitten in the face by the neighbor’s dog. The dog bite was not severe and the neighbor told the Vincent family that the dog was current on vaccinations.

05/11/11 A resident in the 10800 block of E. Kanney Ave., in Walkerton reported that his window was shot with a BB gun the night before and and unknown juvenile just hit the window and shattered it.

Arrests:
05/14/11 Delbert Porter, 50, of Walkerton, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery.

05/14/11 Michael Ernsberger, 35, of Walkerton, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Criminal Recklessness.

05/12/11 Terry Ashton, 35, Knox, IN, arrested on a body attachment.

05/12/11 John Wessely Rupert, 28, 45 W. Lake St., Apt. B, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

Accidents:
05/15/11 At 3:34 p.m., Don Ferguson from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department was driving a county squad car southbound on 100 West in the North Judson area when a vehicle driven by Linda Howell from North Judson entered the roadway and turned northbound from a driveway on the east side of the roadway and the front driver’s corner of Howell’s vehicle entered Ferguson’s lane of travel. Howell stated that she didn’t see Ferguson coming. Visibility was diminished due to vegetation. There were no injuries.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/08/11 A Winamac resident called police to report a hit and run. He had his car parked by the movie theatre and while he was at the movie with his friends, some unknown person(s) did damage to his vehicle.

05/08/11 Dollar General reported a shoplifter.

05/08/11 A Francesville resident reported a male juvenile subject shooting a BB gun around the area and hitting the neighbors’ property.

05/07/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a handgun.

05/06/11 A vehicle fire was reported to police in the Winamac area. Vehicle was fully engulfed when emergency personnel arrived on scene.

05/06/11 A cock fighting incident was reported to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

05/03/11 A Winamac resident said he just got home and noticed his apartment had been broken into. A flat screen TV was taken.

05/02/11 A Winamac resident requested an officer for vandalism to a vehicle. A mirror was tampered with and the other was pried off and run over by another vehicle.

05/02/11 A stolen scooter was located and returned.

05/02/11 A Denham resident reported the theft of a license plate.

05/02/11 A resident in the Bruce Lake area reported to police that three sheds were broken into at his summer place. Three sheds had locks on them and they were cut off. Several items were reported stolen.

Arrests:
05/08/11 Tyson Matthews, 21, 15811 W. 200 N., Medaryville, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery and Interference in Reporting a Crime. Discharged 05/09/11

05/05/11 Dustin Brubaker, 23, 3087 W. 700 N. Rochester, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Discharged 05/05/11

05/05/11 Arthur Smith, 19, 335 W. Narrow St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 05/09/11

05/03/11 Lelia Zengri, 24, 3355 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 05/03/11

05/03/11 Elyse N. Jackson, 26, 2604 W. 700 N., Rensselaer, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 05/08/11

05/02/11 Tracy Redelman, 44, 2577 S. 50 E., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 05/03/11

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
05/07/11 The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum again called police for juvenile subjects throwing rocks at the train as it passed by along English Lake Road, just north of North Judson. North Judson Police responded and spoke with three juveniles responsible for throwing the rocks. A report was made and the parents were notified of the incident. No injuries or damages were sustained.

Arrests:
05/06/11 Stephanie N. Stoll, 23, 1475 W. 400 South, North Judson, IN arrested on a Starke Circuit Court Warrant for Theft and Forgery.

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
05/08/11 Mike Singleton reported damage to a lock at the Knox Moose Family Center. He had tried to use his key to unlock the front door and found that it had been tampered with. He told police that he would have to open up the lock manually and replace the two keys that are inside the lock that had been damaged. There are no suspects at this time.

Arrests:
05/08/11 Dusty Kasten, 40, 9720 E. 100 N., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

05/05/11 Matthew Foster, 55, 4355 E. 200 S., Knox IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

05/03/11 Floyd S. Earnest III, 28, 702 Williams St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

05/03/11 A juvenile was arrested on a charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/07/11 A vehicle fire was reported in the 3900 block of South 200 E. in Knox.

05/07/11 A resident in the 200 block of N. 600 E. in Knox reported the theft of his daughter’s mailbox.

05/06/11 A Walkerton resident reported that some juveniles shot out his window with a BB gun and now they are coming to his residence and banging on his windows.

05/06/11 A vehicle fire was reported in the 6000 block of 500 S. in North Judson.

05/06/11 A resident in the 5800 block of E. 100 N. in Knox reported the theft of a wallet and purse.

05/06/11 A resident in the 2300 block of S. State Road 39 in North Judson reported to police that a window and screen were busted at the house.

05/04/11 A Grovertown resident reported the theft of a snow tire and rim from the residence. The suspect(s) also took the cover off a John Deere tractor.

05/04/11 A resident in the 5200 block of S. 800 E. in Knox reported the theft of a tractor.

05/02/11 Diana Hale of North Judson called to report her mailbox was damaged. Her brother’s mailbox was also damaged.

Arrests:
05/08/11 Stephen Manchen, 23, of Walkerton, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Interference with the Reporting of a Crime.

05/08/11 Michael A. Casey, 40, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

05/07/11 Charles Richard Shelby, 19, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

05/02/11 Kurt Wallace, 47, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Trespass.
Matthew Salyer, 37, of North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Trespass.

05/02/11 Ioan Sirghi, 57, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Receiving Stolen Property and Trespass.

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Arrests:
05/09/11 Laura M. Beem was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, Open Container and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

05/06/11 Two juveniles from Hamlet were arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery and the case was turned over to the Starke County Probation Department.

05/06/11 David P. Howard was arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

05/05/11 Barbara Main of Hamlet was arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.

Police Reports

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
04/3011 The North Judson Police Department investigated a battery complaint in the 400 Block of E. Talmer Avenue involving juveniles. After all the subjects were interviewed by Police, a complete report was furnished to both the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office and Juvenile Probation for charges. One young boy did sustain minor medical injuries.

04/28/11 North Judson Police responded to a found debit card in the Subway Parking lot. The card was returned to the owner without incident.

Arrests:
05/01/11 Nicholas Brad Harper, 27, Wheatfield, IN arrested preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Driving While Suspended.

04/27/11 Wade A. Fletcher, 18, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Illegal Possession of Alcohol by a Minor.

04/26/11 James R. Ringer, 39, Monterey, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

04/24/11 Mark A. Fata, 43, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Public Intoxication.

04/24/11 Sandra A. Berg, 50, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While a Habitual Traffic Violator.

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/30/11 A Winamac resident called police to report that a NIPSCO service man pulled his gas meter. The meter was pulled because his home was surrounded by water and it was pulled for safety issues. Resident was notified that the gas will be turned on when the water recedes. Subject was verbally upset with the NIPSCO service man and with police when confronted about the meter.

04/30/11 A Winamac resident reported that his brother stole his vehicle while it was stored at his residence.

04/30/11 A Winamac resident reported that her mailbox was demolished as well as several others down the road in the area of Smeltzer’s Division.

04/30/11 A Winamac resident reported that he left his scooter at his aunt’s house and she may have sold it to his brother. It is a black Honda “Elite” with baby blue rims and there is a crack around the front reflector.

04/30/11 A resident in Franklin Township reported that kids playing football hit a lady’s vehicle and the lady is irate.

04/29/11 A Winamac resident reported the theft of a camcorder.

04/28/11 A Winamac resident reported a break-in at a home. One of the owners called police to say he might know who took some items from the home.

04/28/11 A Winamac business called police to report a break-in. The action was caught on tape and the person responsible could be identified.

04/27/11 The owner of the mini storage unit across from the Monterey Elementary School reported a break-in. The door was ripped off and the items were gone. The owner of the rental unit called police to report the same incident a little while later.

Arrests:
05/02/11 Arthur Beam, 47, 8007 Corinne Ave., Star City, IN arrested on an active arrest warrant.

05/01/11 Devin E. Trusty, 28, 2935 W. 1300 W., Medaryville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 05/01/11

05/01/11 Joseph Liebner, 57, 3425 N. 450 W. Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

04/29/11 Joseph McKeehan, 27, 3700 E. Debby Dr., Knox, IN, arrested on a small claims warrant. Discharged 04/29/11

04/28/11 William Warren, 53, 3066 N. 300 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Receiving Stolen Property. Discharged 04/28/11

Watch for Social Security Scam!

Recently, an elderly women reported to the North Judson Police that someone called her residence claiming to be from the Social Security Administration requesting her social security number for the purpose of issuing her a new card.  In order to process the claim, the caller requested her bank account numbers. In this case, the women was pressured into providing the numbers and after realizing what she had done contacted the police and the SSA, as well as her local bank, canceling her account.

“Never provide your social security number or any bank account information to anyone calling you, and be sure you are dealing with a legitimate company when you do business over the phone or internet,” said North Judson Police Chief, Doug Vessely.  “If someone claims to be from your bank, the SSA, IRS, or the cable company and requests your account numbers, never give them out. They should already know the number. Be on the alert at all times and when in doubt, don’t provide the information to be cautious. Always call police immediately if you believe any account has been compromised. Be safe.”

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
05/02/11 Sarah Pick and Steve Berndt were witness to soemone keying Pick’s vehicle on Main Street. Three scratches were made on the passenger door of her truck. There is a suspect in the case.

05/01/11 Glenden Wilke reported that some unknown person(s) entered her vehicle and took a telephone book with personal phone numbers in it and the garage door opener to her garage.

04/30/11 Renee Markovitz reported that some unknown person(s) entered her back yard and threw all her patio furniture chairs all around the yard. Damage was caused to one of the chairs. Panel boards on her panel wooded fence had been broken out on the east and west side of the fence areas. A plastic bird bath had also been destroyed.

04/27/11 An employee at Osborne’s Mini Mart reported a gas drive off in the amount of $25.91.

04/26/11 Sammy Smith reported an unsecured door at the old Backstage Music building on Washington Street in Knox. The reporting officer noted in his report that there was notable damage to the door and it was standing open. The keyholder could not be contacted at the time of the report.

04/26/11 It was reported by Mike Burns of Knox that several cars on the lot at Best Ford had keys in the doors and one car was running. When he and his wife were walking by and noticed that keys were in the driver’s side doors. The reporting officer gathered the keys and secured 14 vehicles and also secured four other vehicles that did not have keys. The owner was advised of the situation.

Arrests:
05/03/11 Jack Royce, 26, 8910 E. 25 N. Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Criminal Mischief and Public Intoxication. He was arrested after allegedly trying to break into vehicles by the Starke United building.

05/02/11 A juvenile was arrested for Possession of Marijuana.

05/01/11 James Watts, 33, 1695 W. 400 S., North Judson, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

04/30/11 Jeffery Nelson, 42, 403 S. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

04/27/11 Tammora Shei, 45, 601 S. Heaton St., #3, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Trespassing.

04/27/11 Charlotte Rupert, 24, 3030 S. US 35 Lot 614, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Public Intoxication and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.
Bruce Wireman, 19, 624 Forest PL. #3D, Culver, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Illegal Possession.

04/26/11 Clark Clemons, 59, 707 E. St. Louis St., Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
05/01/11 James, who lives in the 1900 block of W. 700 S., in North Judson, reported that his house and garage were broken into and items were taken.

05/01/11 A resident in the 5100 block of S. Elm Dr., in Knox reported the theft of a firearm.

04/30/11 A caller reported that the barricade on Range Road and 100 West was moved and 4-wheelers and 3-wheelers are running up and down on that road.

04/29/11 An employee at Next Door Foods reported the theft of $15 in gas.

04/29/11 A resident found a meth lab dump site while out hunting mushrooms in the 5500 block of S. 50 E. in Knox.

04/28/11 Casey Woods told police that some unknown person(s) broke out a window to his vehicle and stole items from the vehicle.

04/27/11 A resident was out hunting mushrooms in the area of 450 S. and Round Lake and found a meth lab dump site.

04/27/11 A Walkerton resident reported a fraudulent check from Chase Bank that was received in the mail.

04/27/11 a resident in the 700 block of S. 300 E. in Knox reported that a pole barn has been broken into.

04/27/11 A resident notified police that a suspicious vehicle was parked on the west side of 700 E. just past the monastery and the caller believes that subjects are taking items from the property and scrapping them.

04/26/11 A resident that lives across from the old Grovertown school on State Road 23 said that there is school bus that has been parked behind the locked gates all winter and now the lights on the bus are flashing on and off.

04/26/11 Steve Siddall from the Starke County Highway Department notified the County that 900 East between 550 South and 625 South will be closed due to high water.

Arrests:
04/30/11 Christopher Lamb, 20, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

04/27/11 Rustand Radkiewicz, 23, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

04/26/11 Christina Moore, 23, South Bend, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.
Allen Moore, 32, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy.

Police Reports

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
04/22/11 Linda Matkovich reported to police that while she was at home, someone opened the door on the passenger side of her vehicle and left it open. She did not find anything missing from her vehicle but she did observe a large scratch across the hood, stretching from the passenger side of the car to the driver’s side of the car.

04/20/11 Lydia Bradley reported money stolen from her purse while she was at Dollar General. She told police that she walked away from her purse for a brief moment and when she returned, she saw that the wallet inside her purse was open. Approximately $100 was stolen.

04/20/11 An employee at Next Door Foods reported the drive off of $30.01 in gasoline.

04/19/11 Knatasha Justice reported the damage done to the passenger side of her vehicle. It appeared that her vehicle had been struck by another vehicle. Approximately $1,000 in damage was done to the vehicle.

04/18/11 Richard McVicker reported the theft of a 20 pound propane bottle from a BBQ grill.

Arrests:
04/24/11 Jason Sims, 36, 604 S. Portland St., Knox, IN, arrested on two active Marshall County warrants.

04/23/11 Patrick Sobieck, 26, 308 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.
Richard Selva, 33, 308 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.

04/22/11 John Rupert, 27, 903 S. Prettyman St., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended-Prior. He was cited for false and fictitious registration and no insurance.

04/21/11 Lori Gregg, 29, 1705 E. State Road 10, Knox, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

04/19/11 Darrell Gabbard, 45, 303 N. Clark St., Knox, IN arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury.

Starke County Jail

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/22/11 A resident in the 4600 block of S. 550 E. reported the theft of a 4 wheeler.

04/22/11 A resident called police to report that a man was taking items from the dumpster parked on private property at 500 S. near the golf course.

04/22/11 A resident found a white plastic bag with a pink powdery substance and several empty Prestone cans around it in the 1200 block of E. S. of 700 N., south of the fence in Walkerton.

04/21/11 A resident in the 10600 block of E. 825 N. in Walkerton reported that some unknown subject(s) vandalized his boat and stole gas from the boat. The boat was not in the water at the time of the incident.

04/20/11 Bryan Tunis of North Judson reported the theft of the tailgate from his truck.

04/20/11 A resident in the 5700 block of S. 250 W in North Judson reported a break-in at the residence.

04/20/11 A San Pierre resident reported the theft of a credit card.

04/19/11 A resident in the 3000 block of S. US 35 reported the theft of air conditioners out of her apartment building.

Arrests:
04/23/11 David Vermilyer Jr., 29, North Judson, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

04/22/11 Jamie Jones, 32, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Controlled Substance, Prescription Fraud and False Informing.

04/21/11 Evert Rudd was arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a 11% BAC.

04/20/11 Brian Standiford, 45, of Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Harboring a Fugitive, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a School, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Heather Manns, 33, of North Judson, IN, arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant through Starke County. She was also wanted out of Pulaski County.

04/20/11 Brian Standiford, of Knox, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Amy Ahlenius, of Monterey, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Rose Martin, of Knox, IN, was arrested on preliminary charges of Visiting a Common Nuisance.
David Scarberry, of Donaldson, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Visiting a Common Nuisance.

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
04/23/11 Scrap thieves once again struck the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson. It is not sure exactly when, but it was discovered that around 40 to 60 iron joint bars were missing from the property. The bars hold the rails together and weigh about 60 pounds each. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely commented, “It’s a real shame as these bars cost around $90.00 each to replace as new bars and for the scrap value, all 60 of them would be about $600 making each bar about $10.” Vessely is asking anyone with information concerning this scrap theft from the Museum or any other theft to please call the North Judson Police at (574) 772-5914.

04/20/11 The North Judson Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Hoppe’s Hardware in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 21st. Unknown subject(s) entered the building through a back window they had broken. Several store items were reported taken as well as some copper electrical wire. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the North Judson Police or Crime Stoppers at (574) 288-STOP or 1-800-342-STOP.

04/18/11 A woman in the 300 Block of Garden Street reported to North Judson Police that her purse had been stolen from her unlocked vehicle while it was in her driveway.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/24/11 The Monterey Fire Department was called to a house fire on 800 N. At the time of the call, a neighbor told police that flames were coming from out the front door. The Bass Lake Fire Department was called as mutual aid to the scene. The Monterey Fire Chief reported to WKVI that the home was not a total loss but it is under investigation.

04/24/11 An accident was reported on US 421 where a pickup truck had rolled several times. The driver was out of the vehicle and walking around.

04/23/11 A resident reported a telephone scam. The caller advised the resident that a $7,000 grant would be awarded if she goes to a Western Union and donate $99. When the resident would get to Western Union, she would need call the caller back and say she was at Western Union and then the caller would advise who to make the donation to. The resident did apply for a grant but no personal information was exchanged. The resident was advised that this is a scam and she should report her number to the Do Not Call list.

04/23/11 Dollar General reported two shoplifters in the store. One suspect was detained and the other fled the store on foot. The second suspect was apprehended after a brief search.

04/23/11 A caller in Medaryville said kids by the Funeral Home are threatening to stab someone. When police arrived, one subject did have a knife. After an investigation, police found the suspect is already on probation for a weapons violation. No injuries were reported.

04/22/11 An employee at a Winamac gas station reported that a female subject has been there twice to fill up with gas and has driven off without paying for it.

04/21/11 A Pulaski resident reported to police that her mailbox was destroyed.

04/21/11 A caller in the Bruce Lake area told police that an LP tank has a pipe threaded into it with a cap on it. It is located off the roadway in his field. Dispatch called the Indiana State Police to clean up the area.

04/21/11 A Francesville resident reported the theft of hogs.

04/18/11 A telephone scam was reported. A resident said someone called her and said her husband was won a large amount of money and needs to send $700 and meet an agent at Wal-Mart. That agent would direct the caller to Las Vegas to verify his winnings and make payment arrangements. Dispatch advised caller to register the number on the Do Not Call list.

04/18/11 A Winamac resident reported that someone had stolen his parents’ truck.

Arrests:
04/26/11 John Rupert, 27, 6220 W. 750 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on two active arrest warrants.

04/24/11 Travis Wright, 22, 310 N. Logan St., Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Domestic Battery. Discharged 04/25/11

04/23/11 Anthony R. Massey, 20, 855 W. 49th Place, Chicago, IL, arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Bribery and Resisting Law Enforcement. Discharged 04/25/11

04/23/11 Leroy Edwards, 24, 8485 N. 100 E., Lake Village, IN, arrested on site. Discharged 04/23/11

04/22/11 Steven Fairchild, 39, 167 Circle Dr., Francesville, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Invasion of Privacy. Discharged 04/22/11

04/21/11 Gary Ballard, 43, 106 1/2 Main St., Edinbergh, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant.

04/20/11 Michelle Parlett, 41, 512 Market St., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. Discharged 04/21/11

04/20/11 Larry Samons, 36, 319 N. Boone, Reynolds, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. 04/21/11

04/18/11 Samuel Baugh, 35, 303 S. Heaton St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended. Discharged 04/18/11

04/22/11 Benjamin Fitch, 30, 100 E. 700 N. Wheatfield, IN, arrested on Possession of a Controlled Substance. Discharged 04/24/11

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
04/25/11 Officers responded to 113 Division Street for three males in the back of the residence with flashlights. Upon arrival it was found to be officials from NIPSCO looking for a gas leak.

04/21/11 Officers responded to 504 N. Starke Street for a neighbor dispute. The situation was resolved.

Arrests:
04/19/11 Officers responded to 501 E. Oak Street in Hamlet for a domestic dispute. The subjects were separated and preliminary charges have been filed on Jenny Keeton for Battery.

Police Reports

Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer

From the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/17/11 A Winamac resident reported that someone tried to break into her home,. The screen was out of the window and the thermometer was moved. They didn’t enter the residence as the inside window was locked.

04/17/11 A Star City resident called police to report that a garden hose is hanging from an anhydrous ammonia tank at 625 E. and 450 S. The tanks were not leaking. A similar call was reported in Indian Township.

04/16/11 A caller in Cass Township reported that there was a domestic dispute in front of CPS involving a mam and woman. The woman was reportedly trying to hit the man with her van while the man was walking down the street. The woman left and then came back and tried to hit the man again with her car.

04/15/11 A Winamac business reported the theft of $69.75 in gas. The suspect was contacted and she will be back to the business to pay the money.

04/15/11 A Monterey resident reported that his car door swung open and hit another vehicle. The caller believes that there is more than $1,000 in damage.

04/14/11 The Monterey Tippecanoe Township Fire Department was called to assist the Bass Lake Fire Department in battling a grass fire headed toward a residence.

04/14/11 A structure fire was called in from a home in Winamac. Everyone was out of the house at the time of the call and no one was injured. The Winamac Fire Department was called to the scene.

04/13/11 A North Judson caller reported that someone broke into a barn on the property. The front door to the residence was kicked in also.

04/13/11 A minor jail fight was reported.

04/12/11 A Winamac resident told police that her prescription medication was stolen out of her vehicle.

04/12/11 A Denham resident told police that her backyard is on fire. The fire department was called to the scene.

04/12/11 A resident in Beardstown resident reported that someone has burned down his pine trees.

Arrests:
04/17/11 Gary Marshall, 56, 6941 N. 800 W., Winamac, IN, arrested on an active Federal ATF warrant. Discharged 04/18/11

04/15/11 Howard Mitchell, 38, 6055 Woodharst, Conway, IN, arrested on a small claims warrant. Discharged 04/15/11

04/13/11 Guy Harlan, 21, 317 E. 13th St. Apt. 8, Winamac, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. Discharged 04/14/11

04/13/11 Michael J. Campbell, 27, Chesterton, IN, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.

04/12/11 Brandon Williams, 27, 6582 S. 1400 W., Francesville, IN, arrested on an active arrest warrant. 04/12/11

04/11/11 Ashley Whitaker, 24, 821 E. 250 N., Winamac, IN, arrested on a small claims warrant. Discharged 04/11/11

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

From the North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
04/15/11 The North Judson Police were informed of a theft of a 2009 Black Yamaha Moped from the 300 block of Main Street. The moped was taken sometime between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. from the apartment complex. Anyone with information of the the theft or the whereabouts of the moped is asked to call the North Judson Police Department at (574) 772-5914.

04/11/11 North Judson Police and the North Judson Wayne Township Fire Department responded to a truck that had struck live wires from a utility pole on Talmer Avenue near Ufkes Drive. The wire was hanging low due to an earlier storm and a branch striking the wire. A semi truck went through the area and pulled the wire down. Starke EMS was on scene as well. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the recent break-in at Ray’s Super Foods in North Judson is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers. Rays had offered a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. You may call the North Judson Police at (574) 772-5914 or Crime Stoppers at (574) 288- STOP or 1-800-342-STOP.

Arrests:
04/12/11 – Clayton E. Hale, 24, 601 Keller Ave., North Judson, arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

04/11/11 – Roy E. Anderson, 39, Mishawaka, IN, arrested on Starke County Body Attachment for Child Support.

Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick
Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick

From the Hamlet Police Department:

Incidents:
04/14/11 The Starke County Sheriffs Department received a 911 call of three males in a white car circling the Hamlet gas station. The caller had heard one of the male subjects say something about a gun and a possible robbery. Officers responded and arrived just after the male subjects had left the gas station. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle. The vehicle described was located two days later and was occupied by one of the male subjects from the night in question. No charges have been filed at this time.

04/13/11 Marilyn Cunningham reported continuous problems with her neighbor’s dog. Officers responded and spoke with both subjects.

04/13/11 Dean Goble reported the theft of a bicycle from 109 Madison Street. Officers have recovered his bike and returned it to him.

04/13/11 Joshua Baugh reported a bike that had been stolen the night of the 12th from 504 N. Starke St. An investigation is still pending.

Arrests:
04/16/11 Jenny Keeton of Hamlet was arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior.

04/15/11 Freeman Spelts and Tracy Gaideski were arrested at the Holloway Motel and have preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Endangering a child.

Knox City Police Chief Clint Norem

From the Knox City Police Department:

Incidents:
04/15/11 Cameron Clark reported the theft of a weed eater and a hedge trimmer from his shed. Some unknown person(s) unlocked his shed and stole the items. The told police that this is the third time that someone has taken things from his residence.

04/15/11 Rosie Rose reported her truck stolen from her workplace on Lake Street. It is a tan 1993 Chevy pickup truck.

04/14/11 Przemyslaw Gruszczwnski of Knox reported the theft of gasoline from his vehicles. About five gallons have been stolen. The thefts have occurred over a months time.

04/14/11 Greg Hatfield reported the theft of a baseball cap. He was reportedly battered by the accused later that evening.

04/14/11 Arron Trotter reportedly stepped in front of a vehicle driven by Brittany Rudd in Wythogan Park and she stopped. He attempted to talk to her and she reportedly stepped on the gas and in order to avoid getting hit, he jumped on the roof of her car. He had a minor knee injury.

04/13/11 Heaven Cain reported the theft of her wedding ring.

Arrests:
04/17/11 Michael T. Dalton, 510 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Driving While Suspended-Prior. He was cited for expired license plate and no insurance.
Denise Dalton, 45, 510 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant out of Marshall County.

04/15/11 Erik Draper, 33, 1000 E. Washington St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident and an active arrest warrant.

04/14/11 James Smyers, 44, 412 W. Madison St., Culver, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana under 30 Grams and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

04/14/11 Aaron Armes, 37, 7780 E. 50 S., Knox, IN, arrested on two Failure to Appear warrants out of Marshall County.

04/14/11 Danielle Lardino, 704 S. Portland St., Knox, IN, arrested on an arrest warrant for Receiving Stolen Property, a D Felony and Conversion, a Class A Misdemeanor.

4/14/11 Linda Wireman, 27, 308 E. John St., Knox, IN, arrested on Failure to Appear warrants through Starke County Circuit Court on five counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, D Felonies.

04/13/11 Dennis Bunch, 22, 201 N. Main St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.
Amy Cooke, 29, 2065 N. 1200 E., Plymouth, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.
Christopher Lamb, 20, 311 Ruthie Dr. #B4, Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct.
Three juveniles were also taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct.
Police were called to the intersection of Culver Road and Main Street for a confrontation involving several people and it was getting out of hand.

04/13/11 Francisco Esparza, 23, 3860 S. 300 E. #B, Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Battery.

04/13/11 Michael Daulton, 50, 510 S. Shield St., Knox, IN, arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft. He allegedly stole electric from NIPSCO and the Knox Water Department by turning on the meters after they were shut off. He allegedly bypassed the electric meter.

04/14/11 Edward Smith, Jr, 18,.2120 E. 400 S., Knox, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana over 30 Grams and Reckless Driving. He was cited for no seat belt. The K9 helped recover a glass mason jar full of what tested positive as marijuana.

04/13/11 Seth Draper, 30, 1000 E. Washington St., Knox, IN, arrested on active arrest warrants for Non-Support of a Dependent.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen
Sheriff Oscar Cowen

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Department:

Incidents:
04/17/11 Lillian from North Judson reported that some unknown person(s) broke into her residence and told items including an ATV from her garage.

04/17/11 A resident in the 2200 block of E. Toto Rd. in Knox reported items stolen from the residence.

04/17/11 A resident in the 5100 block of S. 100 W. in North Judson reported the theft of power cables.

04/16/11 A resident reported her vehicle stolen from US 30 and US 35.

04/16/11 Mike Childers reported vandalism to his mailbox.

04/15/11 A resident in the 1200 block of N. 1025 E. in Knox reported that someone broke into his garage while he was on vacation.

04/14/11 A resident in the 3500 block of W. 800 S. in North Judson reported that batteries were stolen out of equipment.

04/14/11 Elaine Bruhn reported the theft of items from a rental home.

04/14/11 A resident in the 3900 block of S. Boa Dr. in Knox reported the theft of a wallet and jacket from a vehicle.

04/13/11 Harry Tolson requested an officer for a theft report. Some items were stolen off his truck.

04/13/11 Ashley Jacobs told police that someone broke into her minivan and stole an Xbox, and PS3.

04/13/11 Vurtice Albright reported the theft of a firearm from his vehicle.

04/13/11 A resident in the 100 block of N. Pearl St. in Knox reported the theft of a firearm.

04/12/11 Estella Perez told police that someone used a screwdriver to open her car window and stole her purse out of her vehicle.

Arrests:
04/17/11 Michael Handley, Jr., 26, 2569 S. State Road 39, North Judson, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

04/15/11 Six individuals were arrested after police found illegal meth labs in the Holloway Motel in Starke County. Mathew Schoff, Cheryl Paschen and Kimberly Hurley face preliminary charges ranging from Manufacturing Methamphetamine to Possession of Paraphernalia. Freeman Spelts and Tracey Gaideski have preliminary charges ranging from Neglect of a Dependent and Possession of Methamphetamine to Possession of Precursors and Paraphernalia. Timothy Clark has a preliminary charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

Accidents:
04/19/11 Victor Puntus, 56, of Blue Island, Illinois was traveling in his semi going north on US 421 He moved in his lane and checked on oncoming traffic. He came back over to his driving lane and started to slide. He went off the road and down into the ditch, laying the semi on its side. He wasn’t injured in the incident. The total estimate of all damage in the crash was $10,000-$25,000.