Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

01/08/18 Emergency responders were called to an accident on U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Grovertown. The caller reported a vehicle on its roof, but the driver was not injured. However, the driver could not exit the vehicle.

01/08/18 Police were called to an accident on U.S. 30 near Knoll Brothers in Hamlet.

01/08/18 A Knox officer was called to Smith Farm Store in Knox where it appeared that two people were passed out inside a pickup truck.

01/08/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 10 east of Range Road in North Judson.

01/08/18 A North Judson resident reported her glasses stolen.

01/08/18 A caller reported a car slid off the road and went into a ditch and hit a tree on U.S. 35 south of 175 N. in Knox.

01/08/18 A vehicle slid off the road on U.S. 35 and 150 N.

01/08/18 A vehicle slid off the road and into the median on U.S. 30 west of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

01/09/18 A NIPSCO supervisor told Starke County police that a gas leak is occurring at a home in the 300 block of S. 500 E. and the homeowner will not allow the service person inside the home and is making threats against the employee. The resident confirmed a gas leak, but said NIPSCO officials didn’t think it was a threat.

01/09/18 An officer was asked to check on a man inside a vehicle who appears to be passed out. The vehicle was located on U.S. 30 and 300 E. in Hamlet.

01/10/18 A caller told police that a vehicle appeared to have hit a pole at the intersection of 800 S. and 750 E.

01/10/18 Pulaski County officers assisted Starke County officers in investigating an incident where a man reportedly went outside and threw chemicals on a vehicle and lit it on fire. The incident occurred in the 6500 block of E. 800 N. in Monterey.

01/10/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported at 200 E. and 50 S. in Knox.

01/11/18 Starke County officers assisted in a pursuit that began in Pulaski County. The K9 officer was also a part of the investigation.

01/11/18 Norfolk Southern has personnel headed to the crossing gates down at railroad track on 1150 E. near 250 S. in Culver.

01/11/18 A vehicle was reported in the ditch at 400 S. and 100 W. in North Judson. The caller indicated that the people inside the car were afraid to get out as there was water in the ditch.

01/12/18 Police were called to an accident on State Road 8 and State Road 39 that involved two semis. One semi reportedly left the scene.

01/12/18 Police were notified of a traffic hazard at the intersection of State Road 23 in the westbound lane of U.S. 30. There is a rather giant pothole that is causing several vehicles to stop with flat tires.

01/12/18 A caller notified police of a car hitting a pole in the 700 block of W. Toto Road. The driver had left the scene, but the vehicle was found parked a few miles down the road.

01/13/18 A car slid off the road at 1100 E. north of 550 N. in Knox.

01/13/18 Police were asked to check on a woman inside a car at the intersection of U.S. 35 and State Road 10. It appeared the woman had passed out.

01/13/18 A car accident was reported on 700 E. north of 250 N. in Knox.

01/13/18 A car slid off the roadway on Toto Road E. of Fletcher’s Carpet.

01/14/18 A car slid off the roadway on U.S. 35 south of Toto Road in Knox.

01/14/18 A theft was reported at a home on Elm Street in Knox.

01/14/18 An accident was reported on 500 S. west of U.S. 35 in Knox.

01/14/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 8 east of State Road 23 in Knox.

01/14/18 Police were called to a bar in the 7700 block of N. State Road 23 in Walkerton after a man reportedly pulled a knife on individuals in the car. The knife was taken from the subject and the subject left the premises.

Arrests:

01/09/18 Adam Copeland, 40, arrested on an active warrant.

01/14/18 Clay Lovely, 37, of North Judson, arrested on an active warrant.

01/14/18 Amanda Clem, 36, hold for Sangamon County.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

01/01/18 A car vs. pole accident was reported on 700 E. south of State Road 10 in Knox.

01/01/18 A Knox resident told police that she was pulling into a driveway on 100 W. in North Judson when she slid into a pole.

01/01/18 Emergency responders were called to an accident on U.S. 35 north of U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

01/01/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 1025 E. south of Division Road in Knox.

01/01/18 A car slid off the road in the 6200 block of E. 200 N. in Knox.

01/02/18 A car slid off the road on U.S. 35 south of U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

01/02/18 The Knox Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the 8800 block of E. 200 South in Knox.

01/02/18 A car slid off of the road on U.S 30 westbound near 900 E. in Grovertown.

01/03/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 10 and 250 W. in North Judson.

01/03/18 Police were notified of a vehicle in the ditch at 300 N. and 1025 E. in Knox.

01/03/18 A white truck hit the Marshall/Starke County line sign on State Road 8.

01/04/18 Officers responded to a call of a vehicle in the ditch at 600 E. north of 300 N. in Knox The caller said the driver is unable to get out of the vehicle, but believes the driver is not injured.

01/04/18 A report was received about a white SUV that slide off of the road at U.S. 421 and State Road 10.

01/04/18 The Washington Township Fire Department was toned to a vehicle fire in the 11900 block of E. 150 S. in Culver.

01/04/18 A man called police asking for an ambulance as his son walked home from a car vs. pole accident at 300 E. and 200 S. Bradley Rowe was cited for reckless driving.

01/04/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 600 E. between 200 N. and 250 N. in Grovertown.
01/04/18 A caller told police that a semi jackknifed on the overpass on U.S. 35 and U.S. 30.

01/04/18 A vehicle slid off of the road on U.S. 35 and 500 N. in Knox.

01/05/18 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 421 N. of State Road 10 in San Pierre.

01/05/18 A car slid off of the road on Toto Road in the area of 250 E. in Knox.

01/05/18 A report will be reviewed by the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office concerning a battery incident in an inmate’s cell. It is alleged that Roland Minix hit another inmate.

01/05/18 A car slid off of the road on 900 N. west of State Road 23.

01/05/18 A car slid off of the road on U.S. 35 and 400 N. in Hamlet.

01/05/18 A Knox resident reported the theft of firearms, TVs, many household items and clothing from his residence.

01/05/18 Police responded to an accident on 100 W. three miles south of State Road 10 in North Judson.

01/05/18 A car slid off of the road on State Road 23 and 600 N.

01/05/18 A robbery was reported at the Marathon gas station in North Judson.

01/05/18 A car slid off into the median at U.S. 30 and State Road 23.

01/06/18 A car slid off of the road on U.S. 30 and 700 E. in Knox.

01/06/18 A car slid off of the road on U.S. 35 north of U.S. 30 in Hamlet.

01/06/18 A car slid off of the road on U.S. 30 west of the Marshall County line.

01/06/18 A car slid off of the road on U.S. 30 a half-mile east of 1100 E. in Knox.

01/06/18 A car slid off of the road on U.S. 30 and 600 E. in Hamlet.

01/06/18 Emergency responders were called to an accident on State Road 8 and the Marshall County Line.

01/06/18 A two-vehicle accident was reported at the Fingerhut Bakery location at Bass Lake.

01/07/18 Police were notified of a truck that hit a pole in the 7000 block of S. State Road 10 in Knox.

01/07/18 A property damage accident was reported on Toto Road E. of U.S. 35 in Knox.

01/07/18 Police were called to a car vs. pole accident on 700 E. and 25 N. in Knox.

01/07/18 A two vehicle accident resulted in the vehicles in the ditch on U.S. 30 east of U.S. 35 in Knox.

01/07/18 A car was found in the ditch on State Road 39 north of State Road 8 in Knox.

01/07/18 A car was found in the median on U.S. 30 and 700 E.

Arrests:

01/02/18 Tane Sikes, 38, of Franklin, IN, arrested on preliminary charges of visiting a common nuisance and resisting law enforcement.

01/02/18 Spencer Allen, 26, of Winamac, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance.

01/02/18 Melissa Kellems, 24, of Francesville, arrested on a preliminary charge of visiting a common nuisance.

01/02/18 Joseph Giselbach, 38, of Ora, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a schedule I, II, III, or IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana,

01/02/18 Stephanie Rudd, 27, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of unlawful possession of a syringe and visiting a common nuisance.

01/06/18 Kyren Miller, 21, of Michigan City, arrested on preliminary charges of robbery resulting in bodily injury, battery, theft, and interference with reporting a crime.

01/07/18 Clay Norris, 34, of Grovertown, arrested on preliminary charges of battery resulting in bodily injury and strangulation.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

12/4/17 – A car vs. deer accident was reported in the 11900 block of Woodbine Lane in Knox.

12/5/17 – A Jasper County jailer hit a deer in a transport van on 1100 W. just south of State Road 10 in San Pierre. Starke County emergency responders and police officials responded to the scene.

12/5/17 Thomas Madden, 39, of Valaparaiso, cited for possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

12/5/17 A Walkerton resident told police that a UPS driver damaged his electrical box in his front yard.

12/5/17 Emergency responders were called to a report of two vehicles and a semi involved in an accident on U.S. 421 and State Road 10 in San Pierre.

12/5/17 A Knox resident asked to file a theft report.

12/5/17 A driver told police that he hit the flashing light at the intersection of State Road 8 and State Road 39.

12/5/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported at the intersection of 100 N. and State Road 23 in Knox.

12/5/17 A Leesberg resident told police that he flipped his car at 500 South and Western Avenue in the Bass Lake area. He denied injury but is in need of an ambulance.

12/6/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 900 E. and State Road 23 in Hamlet.

12/6/17 A resident on County Road 210 told police that a shed was broken into but it’s not known if anything was taken.

12/6/17 A resident on County Road 210 told police that she came home from work and her front window was shattered.

12/6/17 Emergency responders were called to State Road 8 and Range Road in Knox for a rollover accident. The vehicle had rolled into the ditch. The woman inside the vehicle was complaining of neck pain.

12/6/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the 7800 block of W. 850 S. in North Judson.

12/6/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 39 north of State Road 8.

12/6/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 500 S. east of U.S. 35 in Knox.

12/6/17 A Knox resident told police that Christmas trees were stolen from his kids’ rooms and filed a report. He also stated that is upset that no one from the federal government has done anything about it.

12/6/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 400 S.

12/7/17 A car vs. deer accident was at U.S. 30 and U.S. 35.

12/7/17 A Grovertown resident complained of several men hunting on the property and would like them removed.

12/8/17 A Grovertown man told police he was in a hit and run incident on State Road 8 and west of U.S. 35 in Knox. He was not injured but requested an officer.

12/9/17 A resident on 350 E. in Knox reported vandalism to her house. Some unknown person(s) saran wrapped the house and property.

12/9/17 A Walkerton resident reported the theft of a firearm from his residence.

12/9/17 Police were called to a two vehicle accident in the 11700 block of E. State Road 10 in Culver.

12/9/17 Police were notified of a rollover accident on U.S. 35 north of State Road 10 in Knox.

12/9/17 A North Judson resident told police that a woman slid through the fence on his property.

12/9/17 A semi jack-knifed on U.S. 30 and State Road 23.

12/9/17 A two vehicle accident was reported in the eastbound lane on U.S. 30 at 600 E. in Hamlet.

12/9/17 A single vehicle accident was reported on U.S. 35 W. of 200 S. in Knox.

12/9/17 A two vehicle accident was reported in the westbound lane on U.S. 30 at 600 E. in Hamlet.

12/9/17 a car vs. tree accident was reported on State Road 23 north of State Road 8.

12/9/17 A slide-off accident was reported on County Line Road south of 150 N.

12/9/17 A caller advised police that there was a slide off on U.S. 35 on top of the bridge just south of U.S. 30. The vehicle is partially in the roadway.

12/9/17 A slide off was reported on U.S. 35 by the Countrymark business.

12/9/17 On Star notified the sheriff’s department about a slide off on U.S. 30 in the eastbound lane was of U.S. 35.

12/9/17 A driver told police that her car went off the road on 100 N. between 500 E. and 600 E. in Knox.

12/9/17 A slide off accident was reported on U.S. 35 at 50 N. in Knox.

12/9/17 Several slide offs were reported on U.S. 30.

12/9/17 A resident reported a vehicle roll over on 1200 E. just south of 150 N. in Knox.

12/9/17 Two people were arrested after a shots fired call was reported at the Brantwood Restaurant in North Judson.

12/10/17 Police were notified of a rollover crash on 500 N. west of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

Arrests:

12/5/17 Lisa Haney, 39, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and battery.

12/6/17 Kamien Forker, 20, of Winamac, arrested on preliminary charges of burglary, theft, attempted burglary, and criminal mischief.

12/6/17 Bradley Seman, 18, of Winamac, arrested on preliminary charges of burglary, theft, attempted burglary, and criminal mischief.

12/9/17 Jessica Pace, 32, of Wheatfield, arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.

12/9/17 Elmer Pace, 36, of Wheatfield, arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.

North Judson Police Department

12/02/17 – A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle in the Family Express parking lot. Officer Beishuizen deployed K-9 Gunner who indicated on the presence of narcotics. A search was performed, and a bag of marijuana was discovered. One subject claimed the item and a long form arrest was made.

12/02/17 – Chief Deputy Thomas suspected a warrant subject to be hiding out in the 300 block of High Street in North Judson. Chief Deputy Thomas was assisted by Officer Beishuizen and K-9 Gunner. The wanted subject who had multiple felony warrants from other counties was found hiding inside a garage and was taken into custody without incident.

12/08/2017 – Officer Simpson conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an infraction violation. During the investigation the female driver was found to be a habitual traffic violator as well as driving under the influence. The female was taken into custody on those charges.

12/08/17 – Officer Simpson responded to a traffic accident on 600 block of North Oakwood Ave. A vehicle had run off the road and struck a guardrail. During the investigation the driver was found to be impaired and was taken into custody on charges of driving under the influence.

12/09/17 – Officer Simpson responded to the Brantwood restaurant after receiving complaints of shots fired during a fight outside the bar area. It was discovered a handgun had been fired and a female subject was taken into custody and placed on a 48 hour hold pending formal charges. A male subject was also taken into custody and booked on charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest. North Judson was assisted by Starke County Sheriffs Department in this case.

12/17/17 – Officer Vanderheof responded to medical call where a male in his 20’s was found to be deceased. Due to no known medical issues an investigation will be conducted pending toxicology.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

11/13/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 35 in front of the Melody Drive-In.

11/13/17 A resident living on E. North Drive in Knox complained about speeding vehicles in the area for over a year.

11/13/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 30 in the westbound lane, east of the Oregon-Davis school road.

11/13/17 A resident on 100 S. in Knox called police to report a suspicious vehicle. The occupants were reportedly seen driving slowly around residences and trespassing on properties. The resident observed them run from the residences and drive away.

11/14/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 35.

11/14/17 A Knox resident on 500 S. told police that an unknown male just stole a hunting bow off of her porch.

11/14/17 A Knox resident reported a break-in at her residence on 550 E.

11/14/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 10 between 775 W. and 850 W. in San Pierre.

11/15/17 Emergency responders were called to an accident ½ mile east of the Govertown Truck Stop.

11/15/17 A Knox resident told police that mail was stolen from his mailbox.

11/15/17 A Knox resident living in a home on 200 S. in Knox was at the sheriff’s office to file a theft report.

11/15/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on 850 E. south of State Road 10 in Culver.

11/15/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 30 westbound at 1100 E. in Grovertown.

11/15/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the 8500 block of E. 650 N. in Knox.

11/15/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 30 and 600 E.

11/16/17 Emergency responders were called to an accident in the 10500 block of E. State Road in Knox.

11/16/17 Emergency responders were called to a semi trailer roll over with no injuries at State Road 8 and State Road 39 in Knox.

11/16/17 A car vs. turkey accident was reported in the 1000 block of E. Peppermint Lane in Knox.

11/16/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 39 north of State Road 10 in North Judson.

11/17/17 A caller told police that a white car was found in the ditch on State Road 23 between U.S. 30 and 950 E. in Grovertown. No one was in or around the vehicle.

11/17/17 A resident on 700 S. in North Judson called police to report a break-in.

11/17/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on Range Road north of 50 S. in Knox.

11/17/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 10 east of 50 E. in North Judson.

11/17/17 A slide-off accident was reported on State Road 23 and 950 E.

11/17/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 30 in the eastbound lane near State Road 23.

11/17/17 A driver told police that she hit a deer that was already hit by a vehicle on U.S. 30 and State Road 23. The deer became lodged under her car and didn’t notice it until she arrived in Plymouth.

11/18/17 A caller told police that a semi was laying on its side in the median with sheep in the center. The accident occurred on U.S. 30 and 600 E.

11/18/17 Police were notified of a car that flipped in a ditch three miles out of town on State Road 39 in North Judson. The caller did not see anyone in or around the vehicle.

11/18/17 A North Judson resident told police that she went off the road and into a fence in the 2200 block of W. 800 S. in North Judson.

11/18/17 A caller advised police of a vehicle in a ditch at 25 N. and 600 E. in Knox. Occupants are out of the vehicle with no injuries.

11/18/17 A Knox resident told police that a stray dog attacked her turkeys, killing at least one.

11/19/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 421 north of State Road 10 in San Pierre.

11/19/17 Police were advised of a vehicle in the ditch on State Road 39 north of State Road 8 in Knox.

11/19/17 A San Pierre resident told police that someone attempted to break into her residence. Some items were stolen. A piece of her furniture is sitting in the roadway.

11/19/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on U.S. 30 five miles east of State Road 39 in Knox.

Arrests:

11/17/17 Steven Brown, 44, of Monticello, arrested on a preliminary charge of unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:
11/06/17 – A Knox resident filed a theft report at the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.

11/06/17 – A Knox resident filed a theft report at the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.

11/06/17 – A Plymouth resident filed a theft report at the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.

11/06/17 – A car vs. deer accident occurred on U.S. 30 and 1100 East in the Grovertown area.

11/06/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office assisted the North Judson Police Department in a pursuit of a motorcycle. An accident occurred that resulted in injuries on State Road 10.

11/06/17 A North Judson resident reported the theft of a package from a mailbox.

11/06/17 A caller told dispatch that he pulled his vehicle over in the 2300 block of E. 600 N. in Knox to go to the bathroom and now his car is stuck in the mud.

11/07/17 Police were notified of a car vs. deer accident on State Road 10 and 800 East.

11/07/17 A Knox man arrived at the Starke County Sheriff’s Office and told police that his TV at home told him to go to the sheriff’s office or he was going to jail for stolen cable.

11/07/17 A Knox resident filed a theft report with police.

11/07/17 A two-car accident with injuries was reported on State Road 8 and 700 East in Knox.

11/07/17 A car vs. deer accident occurred in the 7600 block of S. 800 W. in North Judson.

11/07/17 A car vs. deer accident occurred on U.S. 30 near the U.S. 35 exit.

11/08/17 A car vs. deer accident occurred at State Road 8 and 1100 East in Knox.

11/08/17 Bank officials in North Judson requested police after a customer came in three times threatening workers.

11/08/17 A Knox resident told police that he believes someone attempted to break into his residence as a double paned window was broken. Nothing was reported missing.

11/08/17 A driver reportedly did damage to the building at Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson after hitting the corner of the building.

11/08/17 A car vs. deer accident occurred on U.S. 30 at the State Road 23 intersection.

11/09/17 A car vs. deer accident occurred in the 1500 block of S. 550 E. in Knox.

11/09/17 A two-vehicle accident was reported on State Road 10 and 700 East. One occupant complained of a severe headache and another had left side pain and pain on the side of the head.

11/09/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 10 in Knox.

11/09/17 A three-vehicle accident was reported with unknown injuries on State Road 39 north of State Road 8.

11/09/17 A car vs. deer accident occurred in the 5500 block of N. 1200 E. in Grovertown.

11/09/17 A car vs. deer accident occurred on State Road 10 east of the State Road 39 intersection in North Judson.

11/10/17 A Knox resident wanted to speak to an officer in reference to check fraud.

11/10/17 Emergency responders were called to a motorcycle accident on U.S. 35 at Toto Road in Knox.

11/10/17 A car vs. deer accident occurred on State Road 10 and 750 W. in Knox.

11/10/17 A car vs. deer accident occurred at State Road 10 and U.S. 35 in the Bass Lake area.

11/10/17 A car vs. deer accident occurred at State Road 23 north of State Road 10 in Knox.

11/11/17 A car vs. deer accident occurred in the 6800 block of E. Oakwood Ave. in Knox.

11/11/17 The Starke County Highway Department was notified that several stop signs are missing in the area of 50 S. and Range Road.

11/11/17 A single vehicle accident was reported on State Road 39, a half of a mile north of State Road 8 in Knox.

11/12/17 A North Judson resident reported the theft of items from her residence.

Arrests:
11/06/17 James A. Gilbert, 38, of Valparaiso, arrested on preliminary charges of battery of a victim less than 14 years old and resisting law enforcement.

11/07/17 Sheila Harrington, 50, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

11/07/17 Michael Meeks, 20, of Wheatfield, arrested on an active warrant.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff’s Office:

Incidents:

10/9/17 Two Bass Lake residents told police that some unknown person attempted to break into their vehicles.

10/9/17 A Knox resident reported the theft of a moped.

10/9/17 A Knox resident reported a phone scam.

10/9/17 Police were called to the 6000 block of S. State Road 39/State Road 10 in North Judson on a reported of an unoccupied vehicle in the ditch.

10/10/17 The Starke County Sheriff’s Office assisted with an accident on U.S. 30 east of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

10/10/17 A two-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of 500 S. and 350 E. in North Judson.

10/10/17 A North Judson resident asked to speak to an officer regarding his car taken from a bar.

10/10/17 A North Judson resident told police that her garage was broken into earlier in the evening and she’s hearing noises outside again.

10/11/17 Police were notified of a person taking store items in front of a Knox business.

10/11/17 A property damage accident was reported on County Road 210 north of the public launch in Knox.

10/12/17 A Monterey resident reported the theft of a golf cart and power washer.

10/12/17 Police were called to a single vehicle accident at 70 E. south of State Road 8 in Knox.

10/12/17 A Knox resident reported the theft of a four-wheeler.

10/12/17 A two-vehicle accident was reported on State Road 10.

10/12/17 A Monterey resident reported a 1993 Jeep stolen.

10/12/17 A Monterey resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke into barns on the property.

10/13/17 A North Judson resident reported vandalism to his car that occurred at Bass Lake.

10/14/17 A North Judson resident reported the theft of a firearm and other items from his truck.

10/14/17 A North Judson resident told police that his vehicle was broken into the previous evening.

10/14/17 A Knox resident asked to speak to police about ongoing vandalism to an irrigation system.

10/14/17 A San Pierre resident reported the theft of a mailbox.

10/14/17 A moped was reported stolen in the Monterey area.

10/15/17 Police and emergency responders were called to a single vehicle accident in the San Pierre area.

10/15/17 A Hamlet resident reported a theft.

10/15/17 A two-vehicle accident was reported on Toto Road and 300 E. in Knox.

10/15/17 Police responded to a single vehicle accident on 550 E. and State Road 8 in Knox.

Arrests:

10/9/17 Elizabeth Wright, 22, of Winamac, arrested on a preliminary charge of false informing.

10/12/17 Terezz Jones, 30, of Woodbridge, arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish or salvia.

10/12/17 Christopher Littlejohn, 24, of Willow Springs, arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle with a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance in the body, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia.

10/13/17 David Warren, 53, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine.

10/13/17 Laurel Calderon, 55, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person and operating while intoxicated.

10/14/17 James Watts, 39, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

10/2/17 A resident arrived at the sheriff’s office to file a report concerning the theft of a handgun.

10/2/17 Emergency responders were called to a property damage accident on U.S. 35 south of 400 S.

10/3/17 A Monterey resident reported the theft of tools from his residence that are now at the pawn shop.

10/3/17 A North Judson resident reported the theft of a ring from her residence.

10/3/17 Police were called to a property damage accident between two vehicles at the corner of Lake Street and Heaton Street in Knox.

10/3/17 Police were in pursuit of a vehicle in the area of 800 South and U.S. 35 in Knox.

10/4/17 A Knox resident filed a report with police stating his toolbox was stolen out of his truck.

10/4/17 A Knox resident reported the theft of a deer stand.

10/4/17 A Walkerton resident reported a garage break-in.

10/4/17 Police were called to U.S. 30 and County Road 50 E. in the Hamlet area for a jack-knifed semi in the middle of the highway.

10/5/17 A North Judson resident reported the theft of her license plate when it was parked on State Road 39 south of State Road 8.

10/5/17 A North Judson resident told police that his vehicles were broken into sometime during the middle of the night and items were stolen.

10/5/17 A North Judson resident told police that some unknown person(s) attempted to break into his shop and stole some items from his vehicles.

10/6/17 A Hamlet resident informed police that several mailboxes were damaged the previous night.

10/6/17 A Hamlet resident told police that several of his irrigation systems were damaged.

10/6/17 A North Judson resident asked to speak to an officer to report stolen tires and a battery charger.

10/6/17 Police were notified of a two vehicle accident on State Road 8 and State Road 23 in Knox.

10/6/17 A resident called in a two-vehicle accident on State Road 10 and U.S. 35 in North Judson.

10/6/17 A North Judson resident reported the theft of her car.

10/7/17 A Knox resident told police that some unknown person(s) broke into his house.

10/7/17 The Bass Lake Fire Department was called to a house fire in the 10600 block of Hackberry Ave. in Monterey. No injuries were reported.

10/7/17 A Monterey resident reported the theft of a red four wheeler.

Arrests:

10/5/17 Kurtis Gielow, 19, of Hebron, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

10/5/17 Luke Botset, 19, of Walkerton, arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operator never licensed, criminal mischief, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person.

10/7/17 Shannon Watts, 36, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of battery resulting bodily injury (two counts) and resisting law enforcement.

10/7/17 Rodney Snyder, 50, of Hamlet, arrested on preliminary charges of driving while suspended and obstruction of traffic.

10/7/17 Lonzo Jackson, 46, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

9/25/17 A Grovertown resident complained of loud music and a strong, bad odor coming in the bedroom window.

9/25/17 A semi driver reported damage to her semi in the area of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

9/25/17 A Koontz Lake resident reported her wallet stolen.

9/25/17 A resident in the 4300 block of S. 300 E. in Knox reported shots fired in the area.

9/25/17 The sheriff’s office was notified that the caution lights are out at the intersection of State Road 8 and U.S. 35. The state highway department later repaired the problem.

9/26/17 A Bass Lake resident asked for extra patrols in the area as several items were stolen from cars in the past week.

9/26/17 Emergency responders were called to a car accident in the 11500 block of E. State Road 8 in Culver. The car had hit a pole.

9/27/17 A Knox resident reported that a building was entered without permission on 250 S. in Knox.

9/27/17 A Knox resident reported a gun and a car stolen.

9/27/17 A two-vehicle accident was reported in the 5100 block of E. Toto Road. No injuries were reported.

9/27/17 A Bass Lake resident reported the theft of a gun.

9/29/17 A Knox resident told police that he shot and killed two pit bulls on his property for killing his sheep.

9/29/17 A business owner reported a piece of construction equipment was stolen from a worksite.

10/01/17 A Knox resident told police that she found her neighbor going through her vehicle.

10/01/17 Railroad Township Fire Department was called to a camper fire on the river on U.S. 421.

Arrests:

9/27/17 Joseph Givens, 32, of North Judson arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance, operator never licensed.

9/28/17 Rachel Schoolcraft, 39, of Goshen, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

9/28/17 Dawn Perez, 44, of Winamac, arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

9/29/17 Timothy Sowers, 20, of Plymouth, arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of a controlled substance.

9/30/17 Christopher Hartley, 23, of LaPorte, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, obstruction of traffic, unlawful possession or use of a legend drug or precursor.

9/30/17 Jason Dickeson, 22, of Grovertown, arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person and operating vehicle while intoxicated with a BAC over .15.

10/01/17 Michael Bleeker, 23, of Lafayette, arrested on a preliminary charge of public intoxication.

North Judson Police Department

Incidents:

9/23/17 A homeowner in the 500 block of W. Vine Street reported that someone entered the home while they were gone using an unlocked door and stole a tablet and two older family lamps.

9/23/17 A homeowner in the 200 block of Silver Street reported one tire of a vehicle was punctured multiple times destroying the tire.

9/23/17 A traffic stop conducted by Officer Vanderheof led to the arrest of two male subjects. A 58-year-old male and a 22-year-old male were both charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, and possession of marijuana.

9/24/17 A patron of North Judson Storage reported that two unconnected units they were renting were broken into recently. The items were part of an estate. Some items of note that are missing would be older glue together models like hot rods and other vehicles.

9/27/17 A woman came on station to report a violation of a protection order that was in place. A report was generated and forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

9/27/17 The manager at North Judson Storage was attempting to make contact with an unknown person at the units that were recently broken into. At this time the male subject jumped into an older black Ford Pickup truck with extended cab and sped away. Subject described by witnesses as approx.. 5’8” tall and 180 pounds. Blonde hair and goatee.

10/1/17 North Judson Police K9 Sgt. Beishuizen and Marshal Fisher were assisted by Knox Police K9 Officer Chad Dulin and Merrillville K9 Officer Vasel with a K9 sweep of the North Judson San Pierre High School. No narcotics were discovered on the property.
10/1/17 A battery report was taken from an incident in the Dollar General parking lot. A report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

North Judson Police Department

8/27/17- A drive off was reported from Good to Go gas station. After Chief Deputy Thomas reviewed camera footage, the subject was identified and contacted. Payment was then received by Good to Go.

8/30/17- A vehicle was entered into on the 300 block of Franklin Street where stereo equipment was removed and stolen. After speaking with several witnesses, the items were found abandoned in the area. The Indiana State Police lab is reviewing for possible fingerprint matches that were discovered. Investigation pending.

8/31/17- Criminal mischief was reported by Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum. Someone had placed railroad spikes and tie plates on and near the main track. Items were found during routine inspections.

8/31/17- Chief Deputy Thomas responded to a request by Porter County to check on a tip they received. Further investigation revealed a felony warrant subject hiding at a home in the 300 block of Franklin Street. Subject was taken into custody on felony warrants.

9/01/17- Officer Simpson spotted a wanted subject near Talmer Ave. and took him into custody without incident.

9/2/17- Officer Simpson spotted a wanted subject on Lane St. and took him into custody without incident.

9/6/17- Officer Simpson conducted a traffic stop which led to the arrest of a wanted subject out of Texas.

9/7/17- Officer Simpson spotted a wanted subject near Lane St. and took him into custody on warrants out of Pulaski County.

9/7/17- Officer Simpson was dispatched to a fight in progress on Cherry Street. Upon further investigation, a male subject was taken into custody on a warrant out of Porter County.

9/8/17- Chief Deputy Thomas was contacted by State Parole to assist in a home check near the 3000 block of 625 South. During the investigation, a female subject was taken into custody for illegal possession of a firearm by a felon.

9/8/17- Chief Deputy Thomas responded to the North Judson Post Office in reference to harassment and possible criminal charges with the Post Office being the victim. At this time the case is turned over to Federal Postal Inspectors.

9/10/17- A drive off was reported from Good to Go gas station. After review of camera footage a suspect was identified and the case is still open.

9/10/17- Theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported on the 300 E. block of Weninger St.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

8/21/17 A Koontz Lake resident told police that someone stole electronics from his work van after breaking into it.

8/21/17 A Walkerton resident reported her ID and bank cards stolen from her unlocked car.

8/21/17 Police were notified that items were found by the side of the road on E. South Ave in Walkerton. The items may be from vehicle break-ins from the previous evening.

8/21/17 A Knox resident reported the theft of a license plate off his vehicle.

8/21/17 A Koontz Lake resident told police that some unknown person broke into his truck.

8/21/17 A Koontz Lake resident reported that unknown person broke into a vehicle and shed on the property.

8/21/17 A Knox resident told police that cash was stolen from his vehicle.

8/22/17 A Walkerton resident reported two suspicious packages delivered to her address.

8/23/17 A resident wanted to file a report of a stolen guitar.

8/24/17 A gun was found in the roadway in the area of 450 E. and U.S. 35 in Knox.

8/24/17 A Monterey resident reported the theft of items from a motorhome.

8/24/17 A Koontz Lake resident told police that an unknown person went through his vehicle during the night.

8/24/17 Emergency responders were called to a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 35 and 200 South in Knox.

8/25/17 A Koontz Lake resident told police that both of his vehicles were broken into.

8/25/17 Several reports of vehicle break-ins were called into the sheriff’s office in the Koontz Lake/Walkerton area.

8/25/17 Officers responded to an accident on 150 E. between Toto Road and 400 South in Knox. The caller advised he rolled his dump truck, but he is not injured.

8/26/17 A Knox resident told police that things were stolen from his house.

Arrests:

8/21/17 Ryan Whittenburg, 28, of Michigan City, arrested on a felony arrest warrant.

8/22/17 David Salyer, 48, of Grovertown, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a synthetic drub, possession of paraphernalia and driving while suspended.

8/23/17 Jessica Vanblaricom, 29, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of residential entry and domestic battery.

8/24/17 Roberta Collins, 45, of Hamlet, revocation of probation.

8/25/17 Jordan Prater, 19, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a schedule I, II, III or IV controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, visiting a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia.

8/25/17 Billy Minix, 22, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of driving while suspended (prior), possession of paraphernalia, operating while intoxicated (prior), unlawful possession or use of a legend drug or precursor, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of methamphetamine, and maintaining a common nuisance.

8/26/17 Pitor Lacek, 25, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle for use as a deadly weapon and reckless driving.

8/27/17 Zachary Puckett, 32, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of criminal confinement and domestic battery.

8/27/17 David McKee, 38, of La Porte, arrested on a preliminary charge of operator never licensed.

North Judson Police Department

8/1/17- Officer Simpson conducted a traffic stop on Luken Street that lead to a warrant arrest.

8/1/17- Officer Simpson stopped a subject he knew to have warrants and took him into custody.

8/3/17- Officer Thomas conducted a traffic stop that led to an arrest for driving while suspended.

8/4/17- Marshal Fisher responded to a single vehicle crash on US 421. Only minor injuries were reported from the vehicle leaving the roadway. Driver was charged for driving while suspended.

8/4/17- Officer Simpson and Stoll conducted a traffic stop that led to several charges. After the investigation was complete the driver was charged with Habitual Traffic Violator, Dealing in Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana. Over 30 grams of the substance was collected as evidence.

8/6/17- Officer Simpson conducted a traffic stop that led to an arrest for driving while suspended.

8/7/17- Officer Thomas responded to a burglary that had occurred at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School. Investigation is ongoing.

8/8/17- Officer Thomas responded to a suicidal subject on the 500 E block of St. Rd. 10. Subject was detained and transported to a mental health facility.

8/9/17- Officer Simpson responded to the True Vine Church on St. Rd. 39 south of town where someone had broken in through a window and stole change from a collection area.

8/11/17- Officer Thomas responded to a burglary call on the 100 block of Sycamore St. The owner had been gone for several days and returned to find TV’s and some jewelry missing. Investigation is ongoing.

8/12/17- Officer Lopez responded to a battery incident that occurred on Beech Street. Victim went to the hospital with serious injuries. Officers Thomas and Lopez were assisted by Starke County Sheriff’s Dept. in taking the subject into custody after a 1 hour standoff in the 4000 block of 100 West.

8/15/17- Officer Simpson responded to a call of a male subject walking in the middle of the road on State Road 10 east of North Judson. The subject was under the influence of alcohol but under 21. Transportation arrangements were made and the subject was cited for Illegal Possession of alcohol and Public Intoxication.

8/21/17- Officer Simpson responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of Keller Avenue. During the investigation one male subject was arrested for an active warrant.

8/21/17- Chief Deputy Thomas responded to a call for an unwanted subject. One adult female was arrested for trespass after she had been given a warning in the prior weeks to stay away from the property.

8/22/17- Chief Deputy Thomas responded to a minor traffic accident in the high school parking lot.

8/23/17- Marshal Fisher took a report of several counterfeit $100 bills that made their way to the bank from local businesses as deposits. The bills were tested with markers and passed, however they were still found to be counterfeit. Federal Investigators are working the case at this time.

8/24/17- Officer Simpson conducted a traffic stop that led to the arrest of a wanted subject out of Pulaski County.

8/24/17- Marshal Fisher responded to a disabled vehicle on St. Rd. 10 on the east edge of North Judson. A wheel on a truck fell off and the truck was obstructing the roadway. Marshal Fisher assisted in clearing the roadway.

8/25/17- Chief Deputy Thomas responded to a car vs. motorcycle accident in the 300 E. block of Talmer Ave. No injuries were reported after a car backed out of a parking spot onto Talmer Ave. and struck a passing motorcycle.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

8/14/17 A resident informed police that a purse was found on Range Road between 300 N. and 400 N. in Knox with drugs inside.

8/14/17 Several construction tools were reported stolen from a garage in Knox.

8/14/17 A Koontz Lake resident reported money stolen from a card at the gas station.

8/17/17 A Knox resident reported the theft of an air compressor.

8/17/17 A Walkerton resident reported the theft of a package from a porch.

8/19/17 A property damage accident was reported at the Grovertown Truck Stop.

8/19/17 A Knox resident requested to speak to an officer in reference to a report of identity theft.

8/19/17 Police were called to a two car accident on U.S. 30 and 750 E. in the eastbound lane.

8/19/17 Police were notified that a syringe filled with liquid was found on the bridge on 800 E. just north of 50 S. in Knox.

8/20/17 A vehicle was found in the ditch on State Road 8 and 800 E. in Knox.

8/20/17 A car vs. tree accident was reported in the 9900 block of E. 600 N. at Koontz Lake.

Arrests:

8/15/17 Matthew Bradley, 31, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of syringe, and possession paraphernalia.

8/15/17 Haley Marshall, 25, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of a syringe, and possession of paraphernalia.

8/16/17 Bradley Scott, 29, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of habitual traffic violator, resisting law enforcement.

8/17/17 Rodger Griffin, 54, of Plymouth, was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of paraphernalia.

8/18/17 Michael Maraszkiewicz, 40, of Schererville, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

8/18/17 Jonathan Baxter, 28, of La Porte, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance and theft.

8/18/17 Anthony Young, 48, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of Habitual Traffic Violator, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, and operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

8/07/17 Officers inspected a suspicious package in Monterey.

8/07/17 A woman was stopped by police after found to be going 102 mph on U.S. 30.

8/08/17 Emergency responders were notified of a personal injury accident in the 600 E. block south of 700 N. in Hamlet.

8/08/17 A resident in the 100 block of Broadway Street in San Pierre reported her tires slashed. She later notified police that the action was caught on video.

8/08/17 Police were notified of shots fired in the 11800 block of E. 300 N. in Grovertown.

8/09/17 A resident in the 7000 block of S. State Road 10 at Bass Lake reported that a neighbor reportedly took a mailbox.

8/10/17 Police responded to an accident at 700 E. and 625 S. in Knox.

8/10/17 Officers were notified of a burglary in the 8300 block of S. 300 W. in North Judson. A mini bike was reported stolen.

8/10/17 A Knox resident reported a possible credit card scam.

8/11/17 A caller told police that his vehicle went into the ditch in the 7000 block of County Road 200 E. in North Judson.

8/11/17 Police responded to a car accident at the intersection of State Road 8 and U.S. 35 north of Knox.

8/11/17 A representative with the Federal Aviation Administration in Chicago notified the sheriff’s office that an unauthorized drone was sighted at 14,000 feet by an air carrier northwest of Hamlet.

8/12/17 A Koontz Lake resident on Kickapoo Dr. notified police that some unknown person broke into his truck and stole work tools.

8/12/17 A Koontz Lake resident on Mohawk Rd. reported the theft of items from her garage.

8/12/17 An accident was reported on State Road 8 and 550 E. in Knox.

8/13/17 A Koontz Lake resident on Tippecanoe Dr. reported the theft of loose change from his vehicle.

8/13/17 A Koontz Lake resident on Tippecanoe Dr. reported the theft of a purse and wallet from a vehicle from the previous night.

8/13/17 A Walkerton resident on Cherokee Rd. reported that some unknown person(s) broke the driver’s side window on his vehicle the previous evening.

8/13/17 Emergency responders were called to a two car accident on U.S. 35 and 500 N. in Knox.

8/13/17 A Knox resident reported the theft of items from his storage units.

Arrests:

8/10/17 John Piper, 26, of Knox arrested on preliminary charges of dealing a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug, maintaining a common nuisance, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, possession of paraphernalia, and driving while suspended.

8/11/17 Ryan Ruane, 20, of Valparaiso, was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of paraphernalia.

8/11/17 Dennis Wilson, 32, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more, operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

8/11/17 Richard Velasco, 48, of Plymouth, was arrested on preliminary charges of driving while suspended and criminal trespass.

8/13/17 Traci Jacobs, 37, of Knox, was arrested on a preliminary charge of false informing.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

7/31/17 A North Judson resident reported a possible scam.

7/31/17 A Knox and a Grovertown resident reported damage to mailboxes.

7/31/17 Emergency responders were called to an accident in the 500 N. East block of U.S. 35 in Hamlet. The caller reported a vehicle upside down in the ditch.

8/01/17 Knox police responded to a report of an accident in Knox. The driver said she almost hit a person. To avoid the person, she went into a ditch and then back on the road.

8/01/17 Officers responded to a two-vehicle accident on State Road 10 and Range Road in North Judson.

8/03/17 A caller reported a Mercedes Benz in a ditch off of Robbins Road and 850 E. with the license plates removed.

8/03/17 Police responded a two-vehicle accident at the entrance of the Oregon-Davis High School.

8/04/17 Emergency responders were called to an accident near the Koontz Lake dam.

8/04/17 An accident was reported in the 1100 block of E. U.S. 30 in Grovertown.

8/04/17 A resident reported the theft of his tractor.

8/05/17 A driver told police he hit a guard rail on State Road 23 near Ohio Street.

8/06/17 Police responded to an accident on State Road 8 west of 500 East in Knox.

8/06/17 A Walkerton resident reported the theft of her car.

Arrests:

8/01/17 Ashley Turney, 34, of Knox, arrested on a preliminary charge of public intoxication.

8/03/17 Alexis Wecht, 20, of Mishawaka, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, visiting a common nuisance.

8/3/17 Rejina Rogers, 54, of North Judson, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and maintaining a common nuisance.
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Starke County Sheriff’s Office

From the Starke County Sheriff’s Office:

Incidents:

7/24/17 Emergency responders were called to an accident in the 9900 block of E. 500 North in Grovertown.

7/24/17 A man called police to tell them he was injured in an accident at 300 N. and 1100 East in Grovertown.

7/24/17 A San Pierre resident called police to report a scam.

7/24/17 A Knox resident called to report neglected animals.

7/24/17 North Judson Police responded to an accident on State Road 10 and U.S. 421 in San Pierre after a vehicle hit a pole.

7/24/17 A car vs deer accident was reported in the 4800 block of S. 300 East in Knox.

7/25/17 An accident was reported on State Road 39 north of Toto Road.

7/25/17 A theft was reported in the 10400 block of E. State Road 8 in Knox.

7/25/17 A two car accident was reported on 700 E. and 50 S. in Knox.

7/25/17 A resident reported the theft of items from a vehicle in the 4200 block of S. State Road 10.

7/26/17 A resident in the 8900 block of E. Long Lane Dr. in Knox reported a break-in at a residence.

7/26/17 Police were notified of a possible break-in in a pole barn in the 10600 block of E. State Road 8 in Knox.

7/27/17 Emergency responders were called to a car vs. pedestrian accident on Toto Road west of Range Road in North Judson.

7/27/17 A vehicle struck a tree in a yard located in the 100 block of S. 1025 E. in Knox.

7/28/17 A rollover accident was reported in the area of 700 E. and 800 S. in Knox. Two vehicles were involved.

7/28/17 A North Judson resident reported vandalism at an vacant building on State Road 10.

7/28/17 A motorcycle vs. car accident was reported in on State Road 10 east of Range Road in North Judson.

7/28/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported in the area of 400 S. and English Lake Road in North Judson.

7/28/17 Two motorcycles were involved in an accident in the 4200 block of S. 550 E. in North Judson.

7/29/17 An accident was reported in the 6700 block of Kitty Lane in Knox.

7/29/17 A three vehicle accident was reported in the westbound lanes of U.S. 30 at the Knoll Brothers Truck Stop.

7/29/17 Two bikes were reported stolen in the 1000 block of E. 400 S. in Knox.

7/29/17 A Hamlet resident spoke to officers about a telephone scam.

7/29/17 Police responded to a two car accident on 400 S. and U.S. 35. One person was taken to the hospital.

7/29/17 An accident was reported on State Road 39 and 10 Mile Road in North Judson. The driver was arrested.

7/29/17 A car vs. deer accident was reported on State Road 10 in front of the Calvary Baptist Church in Knox.

7/30/17 A vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in the 6500 block of E. 900 S. in Monterey.

7/30/17 Residents in the 3000 block of S. State Road 39 in North Judson reported the theft of items.

Arrests:

7/24/17 Wilgus Tolston, 50, of Knox, was arrested on preliminary charges of criminal mischief, operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the body, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle with a BAC more than .15%.

7/24/17 Mark Zehner, 45, of Culver, arrested on a preliminary charge of criminal mischief.

7/24/17 Hunter McCoy, 20, of Grovertown, arrested on preliminary charges of illegal possession/consumption of alcohol, theft, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, dealing in marijuana, carrying a handgun without a permit, and maintaining a common nuisance.

7/28/17 Jamie Kay Beam, 28, of Argos, arrested on an active warrant.

7/29/17 Timothy Barnett, 47, of Knox, arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, disorderly conduct, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, intimidation (two counts), resisting law enforcement, and battery to a public safety official.

North Judson Police Department

North Judson Police Department:

Incidents:
7/17/17- A minor traffic accident occurred in the parking lot of Skips Garage on Talmer Ave. No injuries.

7/18/17- A minor traffic accident occurred in the parking lot of Burger King on Talmer Ave. No injuries

7/18/17- Family members checking on a male subject found him deceased at his home on Collins Street. Police and Medics arrived on scene as well as the coroner. No foul play is suspected.

7/19/17- A resident on the 200 block of Leslie Street reported criminal mischief at his property stating that someone had thrown debris over his fence and into his pool. The debris was likely tocause damage to the pool.

7/20/17- A thief made light work of some unlocked vehicles on the north side of town during the overnight hours as several vehicles that were unlocked were entered. Mostly quick items of opportunity were taken including change. Police remind citizens to always lock your vehicles.

7/20/17- After initiating a traffic stop, a vehicle residing on the 200 block of Garden Street was impounded due to false and fictitious registration. The owner was cited and advised the vehicle will be placed on a hold until proper registration is acquired.

7/22/17- Officer Simpson picked up a warrant subject from the 500 block of Talmer Avenue.

7/23/17- Marshal Fisher was summoned to help an elderly male subject who appeared disoriented. The male subject was from Michigan and thought he was in Alabama. After some investigation, Marshal Fisher contacted family in Florida who flew up to assist. Marshal Fisher assisted in arrangements at the local motel lodging and for food until family arrived.

7/24/17- A battery report was filed that occurred at the American Legion. Investigation ongoing.

7/25/17- Officers responded to two male subjects peering in windows of an occupied residence in the 2500 block of 500 South. Subjects were driving a dark blue or black pickup. When officers arrived the subjects were already gone.

7/26/17- Officers responded to an 11 year old boy who had fallen from his bicycle in the 5000 block of 350 West. A citizen called after driving up on the boy who appeared to be seizing laying next to his bike. Medics arrived and evaluated the juvenile while the officer tracked down the mother. After being evaluated the mother signed a refusal to have the boy transported to the hospital. It was determined the boys book bag rope was caught in the spokes as he was riding causing him to wreck.

7/26/17- An officer responded to a 3rd party calling about a suicidal subject. Upon further investigation, Officer Simpson met with a subject who felt he wanted to harm himself. Officer Simpson later transported the subject to the hospital under an emergency detention order to be evaluated and to get the help they need.

7/27/17- Officer Beishuizen conducted a routine traffic stop that led to a wanted subject from Porter County being arrested.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff’s Office:

7/17/17 A resident in the 8000 block of N. Edgewater Dr. in Walkerton reported the theft of items from a work trailer.

7/17/17 A Monterey resident reported the theft of diesel fuel from work trucks.

7/17/17 A burglary was reported in the 2600 block of W. Southside Parkway in North Judson.

7/17/17 Starke County deputies responded to a property damage accident at 300 N. and 1100 E. in Grovertown.

7/18/17 A resident reported a rollover accident at 2100 S. E. of 421.

7/19/17 A property damage accident was reported on 300 N. and 1100 East in Knox. The driver slid off the road and is in a cornfield.

7/19/17 Officers investigated a report of a battery of two inmates, Roland Minix and Allen Moore, while incarcerated in the Starke County Jail.

7/19/17 A resident in the 8200 block of E. 400 N. reported the theft of guns.

7/19/17 A two-vehicle accident was reported on U.S. 30 at the Grovertown Truck Stop.

7/19/17 Two cases of sexual misconduct with a minor were reported to police. The incidents are under investigation.

7/19/17 A car accident was reported on U.S. 30 east of U.S. 35 in the eastbound lanes.

7/19/17 A two vehicle accident was reported on State Road 8 and 1200 East in Knox.

7/19/17 A truck rollover was reported on U.S. 421 south in San Pierre. The truck was down in the ditch. The caller said the truck was on fire with oxygen tanks inside the vehicle.

7/19/17 A caller reported a child was hit by a car while on a bicycle in the 4100 block of E. 200 S. in Knox.

7/21/17 Officers responded to a call of a car hitting a pole around 500 S. and 300 E. in Knox.

7/21/17 An accident was reported on State Road 23 in front of the Koontz Lake Market

7/21/17 A resident in the 6400 block of S. Eastern Place at Bass Lake reported all four tires on his vehicle were slashed.

7/21/17 An accident was reported in the area of 1025 E. and 100 N. in Knox.

7/22/17 Starke County EMS Medic 5 workers were checking on a limb in the road when a car sideswiped the ambulance.

7/22/17 A two-vehicle accident was reported in the area of State Road 8 and 700 East in Knox.

7/23/17 A resident reported the theft of a vehicle from the Honey Hole at Bass Lake.

7/23/17 Police responded to a report of shots fired in Monterey. A BB gun shot out a few windows in the area of 8600 block of S. Sycamore Street.

Arrests:

7/18/17 Adam Vargas, 43, of Plymouth, charged with criminal trespass.

7/23/17 Ryan Stuart, 24, arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person.