Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

4/18/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on Toto Road east of 1000 East in Culver.
4/18/16 – A resident in the 4200 block of north 300 East in Knox reported a lost/stolen trailer plate.
4/19/16 – The Starke Coujnty Sheriff’s Office, Bass Lake Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a semi versus van rear-end collision on U.S. 35 at 500 South in Knox.
4/19/16 – A Knox resident reported being scammed over the telephone by people claiming to be with the IRS who convinced her to send them $2,000 worth of iTunes gift cards.
4/19/16 – A resident in the 8700 block of south 1175 East in Culver reported a known suspect peeping in her windows and threatening to plant drugs on her property.
4/19/16 – An employee at the Oakview Motel in North Judson reported the theft of items from the motel.
4/20/16 – An employee at the Country Roads Bar and Grill in the 8000 block of North State Road 23 in Walkerton reported a man came in and assaulted the owner.
4/20/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 11200 block of east 875 North in Walkerton.
4/20/16 – A resident in the 2600 block of south Union Street in Knox reported a suspicious person standing in her garden.
4/20/16 – A Grovertown resident advised he sent merchandise to a person in Alabama and they did not send payment back. He was advised to contact the Federal Trade Commission.
4/21/16 – A caller reported trash on 850 South all the way to 1175 West in Knox. The county highway department was notified.
4/21/16 – A vehicle versus turkey crash was reported on 500 West south of Toto Road in Knox.
4/21/16 – A North Judson man who left his vehicle at a Dawn Drive residence came to pick his vehicle up and found the tires slashed.
4/21/16 – A resident in the 1600 block of east 250 South in Knox reported his firearm was stolen from his vehicle.
4/22/16 – A license plate was reported stolen from Hicksgas in Knox.
4/22/16 – A silver 2003 Ford Taurus was reported stolen from a residence in the 6800 block of west Toto Road in North Judson.
4/22/16 – A property damage accident was reported on Toto Road between 200 and 250 East in Knox.
4/22/16 – A resident in the 8700 block of south 50 West in North Judson advised a pump that was stolen from the farm about two months ago is believed to be at the pawn shop in Knox. A report was not filed when the theft occurred, but they want to file one now.
4/23/16 – A property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Roads 8 and 23 in Knox.
4/23/16 – A trespasser was reported in the 1500 block of north 700 East in Knox.
4/23/16 – The owner of a home in the 2200 block of east 150 South in Knox advised her renters have moved out and she found narcotic residue and a possible meth lab inside the residence.
4/23/16 – A resident in the 2000 block of South West Country Lane in Knox reported people on 4-wheelers riding behind her residence without permission.
4/24/16 – The owner of a property in the 6600 block of east Toto Road in Knox reported the theft of items from the property.

Arrests:

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

4/18/16 – Dallas Dalton Preston, 23, Michigan City – Reckless driving, neglect of a dependent, resisting law enforcement on foot, resisting law enforcement by vehicle.
4/18/16 – Winston Lee Martin, 58, Knox – Possession of marijuana.
4/20/16 – Edward A. Royce, 34, LaPorte – Criminal trespass (x2), Possession of a controlled substance (x2), neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance.
4/20/16 – Tricia Ann Jackson, 28, Mishawaka – Neglect of a dependent, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
4/22/16 – James Daniels, 47, Knox – Dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of marijuana, possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance.
4/22/16 – Crystal Williams, 31, Knox – Dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of marijuana, possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance.
4/22/16 – Joseph Bihlmayer, 31, Knox – Possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.
4/23/16 – Joshua A. Wielochowski, 26, Winamac – O.V.W.I.
4/24/16 – Joshua Aaron Rudd, 21, LaPorte – Warrant.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

4/11/16 – A break-in was reported at a storage unit at the intersection of 900 South and U.S. 35 in Knox.
4/11/16 – A Knox resident reported receiving harassing telephone calls and text messages from a former boyfriend.
4/11/16 – Deputies were dispatched to the Starke Hospital emergency room to speak with a dog bite victim. The bite occurred somewhere near Fletcher’s Carpet.
4/11/16 – A resident in the 800 block of west Toto Road advised someone ran over her mailbox and everything is scattered on the roadway.
4/11/16 – An employee at Preferred Flooring in Toto reported the dumping of about 10 bags of trash in their dumpster and advised they have mail in there with their names on it.
4/11/16 – Officials at Starke Hospital notified the sheriff’s office a man is in the emergency room stating he hit either a telephone pole or a mailbox and is unsure of the location.
4/11/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident on Toto Road east of U.S. 35 in Knox.
4/11/16 – A Knox resident advised she and her husband were coon hunting on 100 West and were threatened by two men.
4/12/16 – Officers responded to a complaint about 4-wheelers driving up and down the road in the area of State Road 8 and 1100 East in Knox and warned the juveniles operating them to stay off of all roadways.
4/12/16 – The Washington Township Trustee reported someone in a white SUV pulled into the Eagle Creek Cemetery, dropped a moped off behind the dumpster and left.
4/12/16 – A San Pierre resident reported possible fraud on his credit report.
4/13/16 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported at the intersection of Toto Road and State Road 39 in North Judson.
4/13/16 – A Walkerton woman reported fraud on her bank account.
4/13/16 – A caller reported someone had dumpbed a large amount of concrete and rocks in the 200 block of south State Road 23.
4/13/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on Toto Road just west of U.S. 35 in Knox.
4/14/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 10 at 600 East in Knox.
4/14/16 – A resident in the 2800 block of east 150 South in Knox reported people burning unknown material at the condemned residence to the east of his location.
4/14/16 – A Walkerton man was cited for riding a dirtbike on the roadway on State Road 23 near Collins Reality in Koontz Lake.
4/14/16 – A break-in and theft were reported in the 2600 block of east 525 South in Knox.
4/14/16 – A resident in the 10800 block of Seneca in Walkerton reported his ex-girlfriend came over, broke the door frame, shoved and punched him.
414/16 – A resident in the 7200 block of west 700 South in North Judson reported receiving a threatening telephone call.
4/14/16 – A shopper at Save-a-Lot in Knox reported her wallet missing after leaving it on the counter in the store and advised nobody has turned it in.
4/14/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Starke County EMS responded to a rollover accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and State Road 23.
4/14/16 – A caller found a syringe on 100 West north of Toto Road and advised it contained an unknown substance.
4/14/16 – The Koontz Lake Fire Department, Starke County EMS and the Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident in the 800 block of east 750 North in Hamlet. A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy found a one-pot meth lab at the accident scene.
4/15/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on U.S. 30 near the Grovertown Truck Stop.
4/15/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Knox Fire Department responded to a vehicle versus motorcycle crash on U.S. 35 in front of Bowlaway Lanes in Knox.
4/15/16 – A resident in the 2400 block of east 250 South in Knox found her horse dead and advised it looks suspicious.
4/15/16 – A bag of syringes was found at the corner of 200 South and 700 East in Knox.
4/15/16 – A Knox resident advised she got a telephone call regarding suspicious activity on her credit card, but she doesn’t have a credit card.
4/15/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Knox City Police Department in the execution of a search warrant in the 200 block of west Bender Street in Knox.
4/15/16 – A vehicle versus turkey accident was reported on State Road 10 west of U.S. 421 in San Pierre.
4/15/16 – A chainsaw was reported stolen in the 2400 block of north 1025 East in Grovertown.
4/15/16 – A resident in the 7900 block of Frost Street in Walkerton requested an officer for a theft and vandalism report.
4/15/16 – Deputies removed a trespasser from a home in the 2400 block of north 1025 East in Knox and issued a verbal trespass warning.
4/15/16 – A resident in the 11600 block of east South Ave. in Walkerton reported a vehicle’s windshield has been busted out.
4/16/16 – Residents in the 5800 block of Manor Drive in Knox reported their camper has been broken into.
4/16/16 – The owner of property on State Road 10 east of 250 West reported six ATVs trespassing and tearing up his field.
4/16/16 – Officers were called to a fight in the 10300 block of west State Road 10 in San Pierre.
4/16/16 – Vandalism was reported in the 7700 block of North Topinabee Road in Walkerton.
4/16/16 – The owner of a home in the 1200 block of East Toto Road in Knox reported the theft of a rental sign and problems with the neighbors at her rental property.
4/16/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Starke County EMS responded to room 5 of the Stay For Less Motel in Hamlet for a report of a man who was shot in the hand with a pellet gun.
4/16/16 – A wrecked red golf cart was found 100 feet off the road in the 800 block of east 625 South in Knox.
4/17/16 – A man with blonde hair wearing baggy pants and holding a beer in his hand was reportedly standing in the middle of the intersection of Toto and Range Roads and hit a car with his fist.
4/17/16 – A resident in the 6100 block of south 850 East in Knox reported a stolen golf cart.
4/17/16 – The owner of property on 400 North east of Range Road in Knox found a one-pot meth lab on his property.
4/17/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Bass Lake Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a vehicle versus motorcycle accident on State Road 10 at 100 East in North Judson.
4/17/16 – Needles were found in the roadway on 800 West south of Toto Road in Knox.
4/17/16 – A resident in the 2600 block of south 700 East in Knox reported her neighbor was shooting at her dogs that are tied up in her yard and advised her son was out playing in the range of gun fire.

Arrests:

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

4/14/16 – Troy Bell, 46, Walkerton – Dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a Schedule 4 drug, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
4/14/16 – Natasha Bell, 31, Walkerton – Dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a Schedule 4 drug, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
4/14/16 – Thomas McEndarfer. 21, Walkerton –
4/14/16 – Hillary Robinson, 24, Walkerton – Dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a destructive device, possession of paraphernalia, illegal drug lab and maintaining a common nuisance.
4/14/16 – Corey Scott, 21, Walkerton – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.
4/15/16 – Jason B. Maroules, 38, Knox – Illegal drug lab; possession or sale of precursors >10 grams, Possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance.
4/15/16 – William Star Johnson, 37, Wheatfield – drug lab; possession or sale of precursors >10 grams, Possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and false informing.
4/15/16 – Tricia Ann Jackson, 28, Mishawaka – Driving while suspended prior and false or fictitious registration.
4/16/16 – Elizabeth Marie Wright, 21, Winamac – Operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more, possession of a synthetic drug and operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department Badge4/5/16 – A resident in the 2500 block of north 1100 East in Grovertown advised his neighbor’s cattle are in his hay field again and are damaging it.

4/5/16 – A resident in the 10100 block of East Francis Street in Grovertown reported a theft.

4/5/16 – A resident in the 7300 block of West Toto Road in North Judson reported the theft of one garbage can and damage to another one.

4/5/16 – A theft was reported in the 6300 block of south 700 East in Knox.

4/5/16 – A vehicle theft was reported in the 4000 block of south 100 East in Knox.

4/5/16 – A vehicle damage report was requested at the Hope Center on U.S. 30 at State Road 23 after a car door hit another vehicle in the parking lot.

4/5/16 – A Knox resident reported receiving a scam phone call from someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House saying she won their sweepstakes and they needed her address. Dispatchers contacted Publisher’s Clearing House and were told they don’t call winners, they just show up.

4/5/16 – Another Knox resident reported receiving a Publisher’s Clearing House scam call. This time the caller said the winner needed to pay a fee before her prize could be delivered. Again these are scams. Hang up, and do not share any personal information.

4/6/16 – A resident in the 500 block of North Starke Street in Hamlet reported receiving harassing text messages.

4/6/16 – A resident in the 7600 block of south 125 East in North Judson reported two dogs attacked his farm animals.

4/7/16 – A residential break in was reported in the 1900 block of west 700 South in North Judson.

4/7/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department responded to an accident with injuries at the intersection of U.S. 35 and 400 South in Knox.

4/716 – A Walkerton resident reported receiving IRS scam telephone calls.

4/7/16 – A Knox resident reported receiving scam text messages.

4/7/16 – A resident in the 4000 block of south 625 East in Knox called the sheriff’s office to file a theft report for medication and was advised they no longer take reports for this.

4/8/16 – A tenant at the Stay 4 Less Motel in Hamlet asked to file a theft report.

4/8/16 – A resident in the 4600 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson reported someone stole their rabbits and killed their dog.

4/8/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and fire department first responders responded to a traffic accident on Toto Road east of 250 East in Knox.

4/8/16 – A man advised his girlfriend got a phone call from the Health and Human United Federal Grants Department saying she was getting back $700,000 but needed to pay a fee of $250. This is another type of scam.

4/8/16 – The owner of farm property in the 1700 block of south 200 East in Knox reported young men having a fire and drinking without her permission.

4/8/16 – A North Judson resident hit a tree that had fallen across State Road 39 just north of State Road 10. He was not injured and was able to drive his car home. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, North Judson Police and North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department responded.

4/9/16 – A slide-off was reported on U.S. 421 south of the Kankakee River.

4/9/16 – A slide-off was reported on State Road 8 between the railroad tracks and 700 East in Knox.

4/9/16 – A slide-off was reported on U.S. 30 eastbound west of U.S. 35.

4/9/16 – A slide-off was reported on U.S. 30 just east of U.S. 35.

4/9/16 – A slide-off was reported on U.S. 35 north of State Road 8 west in Knox. The vehicle was on its side, but the driver was not injured.

4/9/16 – A slide-off was reported on the west side of U.S. 35 north of 400 North in Knox.

4/9/16 – A property damage accident was reported at the intersection of Toto Road and 250 East in Knox.

4/9/16 – A slide-off was reported on the south side of U.S. 30 west of U.S. 35.

4/9/16 – A deputy responded to the 8800 block of south U.S. 35 in Monterey, where multiple storage units were reportedly broken into.

4/9/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 2100 block of south State Road 39 in Knox.

4/9/16 – A resident in the 1600 block of north 300 East in Knox advised someone broke in and stole all of his electronics.

4/9/16 – A resident in the 2200 block of east 250 South in Knox reported being harassed by a neighbor.

4/9/16 – A resident in the 6600 block of south 200 East in Knox advised five teenagers pulled road signs out of the ground and left them in the roadway for cars to run over.

4/9/16 – A resident in the 3000 block of north 1200 East in Knox advised he lost a tall buckskin horse with a white spot on its side.

4/9/16 – Officers responded to a report of several people racing up and down the road on dirt bikes and 4-wheelers and told them not to ride off-road vehicles on the roadway.

4/10/16 – A slide-off was reported in the area of State Roads 8 and 23 in Knox.

Arrests:

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

4/4/16 – Kristy Jimerson, 40, Plymouth – Unauthorized entry of motor vehicle, false informing, driving while suspended and failure to stop after an accident resulting in non-vehicle damage.

4/8/16 – Samuel Edward Singleton, Jr., 22, Knox – Parole warrant.

4/8/16 – Korey C. Shavers, 31, No address listed – Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more and possession of marijuana.

4/8/16 – Stephen Ray Allen, 33, North Judson – Warrant.

49/16 – Richard Tanner, Jr., 30, Walkerton – Criminal trespass.

North Judson Police

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

4/4/16 – A resident in the 600 block of Arlington Avenue reported a possum trying to get to his dogs. An officer chased the possum back into the woods.

4/4/16 – A North Judson officer took a theft report in the 200 block of Lane Street.

4/5/16 – A resident in the 200 block of East State Street reported a juvenile problem to North Judson Police.

4/6/16 – A battery was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 6500 block of 375 West.

4/6/16 – An ordinance violation was reported in the 400 block of Keller Avenue.

4/6/16 – A North Judson officer took a lost item report in the 300 block of Keller Avenue.

4/7/16 – A resident in the 7100 block of South State Road 39 reported mail box damage.

4/7/16 – An dog was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of County Road 500 West and Campbell Drive. It was taken to the Starke County Humane Society.

4/8/16 – North Judson Police responded to an animal complaint in the 200 block of Silver Street.

4/9/16 – North Judson Police responded to a domestic complaint in the 600 block of Oakwood Street. The parties separated for the night.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

3/28/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident on U.S. 421 south of State Road 10.

3/28/16 – A caller advised the NIPSCO substation at the intersection of U.S. 421 and State Road 10 in San Pierre was broken into sometime over the weekend.

3/28/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle property damage accident on State Road 10 by the walking trail.

3/28/16 – A caller reported a 4-wheeler running up and down the road in the area of Shady Drive and Kanney Avenue in Koontz Lake.

3/28/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Koontz Lake Fire Department responded to a report of possible drug activity in the 8200 block of North Eureka Drive in Plymouth.

3/28/16 – A resident in the 2600 block of south 700 East in Knox reported a neighbor playing loud music, doing burnouts and revving his truck.

3/29/16 – Officers responded to a single-vehicle property damage accident in the eastbound lane of U.S. 30 west of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.

3/29/16 – A resident in the 9500 block of East 100 North in Knox reported the discovery of meth trash across the street from his property.

3/29/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Hamlet Police Department, Hamlet Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a three-vehicle personal injury accident at the intersection of 400 North and U.S. 35 in Knox.

3/29/16 – Officers recovered a trailer reported stolen in Marshall County a few months ago in rural Hamlet near Hensler’s Nursery and returned it to the owner.

3/29/16 – A caller reported a possible burglary in progress in the 6700 block of east 700 North in Hamlet.

3/29/16 – A caller reported meth trash in the 8800 block of east 150 North in Knox.

3/29/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 39 two miles south of North Judson.

3/30/16 – A Knox resident reported receiving a scam telephone call from an Indian man claiming to be with the IRS.

3/30/16 – A resident in the 11000 block of East Mohawk Road in Koontz Lake reported a stolen trailer plate.

3/31/16 – Deputies responded to a property damage accident in the 8000 block of west San Pierre Road in San Pierre.

3/31/16 – A resident in the 1700 block of west 450 South in North Judson believes someone came into her house and stole her tablet and gas cards.

4/1/16 – A resident in the 8200 block of South 750 East in Monterey says the adjacent property owner cut down trees on his property.

4/1/16 – A resident in the 2600 block of south 700 East in Knox reported property damage caused by the neighbor.

4/1/16 – A resident in the 10000 block of east 500 North in Grovertown reported a suspicious white van occupied by two men with long hair wearing hunting clothing driving past the house like they were checking the area out.

4/1/16 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of U.S. 35 and 400 South in Knox.

4/1/16 – A resident in the 8200 block of north State Road 23 in Walkerton reported the theft of a marine battery and trolling motor from a boat he has for sale and advised the items were taken with in the last month.

4/2/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle injury accident in the 10700 block of east State Road 10 in Culver.

4/2/16 – A resident in the 2000 block of west 700 South in North Judson advised her gas was siphoned out of her truck the previous night. It was parked in her driveway.

4/2/16 – A Lebanon, Ind. resident advised her license plate was stolen from Mark Baliey’s Discount Center earlier in the day.

4/3/16 – A Plymouth man advised he hit a dog in the 9700 block of east State Road 8 in Knox and damaged his vehicle.

4/3/16 – A man advised two known suspects stole items and cash from him in the parking lot of Richard’s of Toto and came after him with an ax when he followed them to a residence.

Arrests:

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

3/30/16 – Marshall Clint Rowe, 48, Peru – Intimidation and harassment.

4/1/16 – Shawn Ryan Coonrod, 33, Monticello – Dealing methamphetamine, illegal drug lab; possession or sale of precursors >10 grams, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.

4/1/16 – Eric Shawn Sturgell, 33, Rochester – Dealing in methamphetamine, illegal drug lab; possession or sale of precursors >10 grams, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.

4/1/16 – Jessica Sturgell, 37, Winamac – Dealing in methamphetamine, illegal drug lab; possession or sale of precursors >10 grams, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.

4/1/16 – Brian Wayne Aasand, 27, North Judson – Possession of methamphetamine.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

3/28/16 – A visitor in the 200 block of Maryland Street reported the theft of $700 cash from her vehicle.

3/28/16 –North Judson Police followed two juveniles leaving the 100 block of Jones Street pulling a wagon. After further investigation the boy and girl were returned to their parents and a report was sent to the Starke County Prosecutor and Probation offices requesting theft charges be filed.

3/28/16 – A drug investigation by North Judson Police resulted in the arrest of Christopher Gross, 30, of North Judson on felony intimidation and possession of a controlled substance charges.

3/28/16 – An employee at Dollar General reported a shoplifter. The female reportedly removed items from her person and replaced them on the shelf after she believed the police had been called and left without taking any items before officers arrived.

3/29/16 – Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 400 block of West Talmer Avenue. The man left for the day.

3/29/16 – A resident reported being harassed by loose dogs in the area of the 100 block of Lane Street. Officers were unable to find the animals.

3/29/16 – Officers took a harassment report after receiving a complaint in the 600 West block of Talmer Avenue. The North Judson Police received an harassment complaint in the 600 W block of Talmer Avenue.

3/29/16 – North Judson Police responded to an attempted burglary at the Heartland Market around 9 p.m. Officers believe the alarm scared the suspects away. Officers later learned of a break-in attempt at Fingerhut Bakery. No items were taken in either case.

3/31/16 – North Judson Police were notified of a bicyclist riding in the middle of the highway on State Road 10 West. An officer found a man wearing dark clothing riding west. He also found an accident at the intersection of 750 West and State Road 10. The officer learned three people got out of the vehicle and left the area in a van. A complete accident report was made.

Arrests:

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

3/28/16 – Christopher Gross, 30, North Judson – Possession of a controlled substance and felony intimidation.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

3/21/16 – Damage was reported to a sign at the intersection of Range Road and 600 North. It appears someone fired shots at the sign.
3/21/16 – A resident in the 8800 block of east 150 North in Knox reported the discovery of a one-pot meth lab at the end of his driveway.
3/21/16 – A resident in the 6900 block of east 250 South in Knox reported another student threatened to rape his 15-year-old daughter. The parents were advised to contact the school system.
3/21/16 – A resident in the 3800 block of north 900 East in Grovertown reported a pit bull running loose in the area and advised chickens are being killed.
3/22/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, North Judson and San Pierre Fire Departments, Starke County EMS and North Judson Police all responded to a rollover accident involving a Kankakee Valley REMC truck on U.S. 421 south of the bridge.
3/22/16 – A caller driving eastbound on State Road 10 near the bike trail in North Judson reported people in a white Ford F-150 throwing trash out of the window and advised trash was also flying out of the back of the truck.
3/22/16 – A caller advised a man with long, dark hair wearing dark clothing was standing on 1200 East north of State Road 8 before Division Road jumping out at passing cars.
3/22/16 – A resident in the 6900 block of west 250 South in North Judson reported being harassed and was advised to file a protective order.
3/22/16 – A resident in the 5300 block of north 1200 East in Plymouth reported a stray dog on the property killing things. The animal was taken to the Starke County Humane Society.
3/22/16 – A resident in the 5800 block of south U Road West in North Judson reported problems with neighborhood kids and advised they just tore down a fence her husband recently put up.
3/23/16 – A resident in the 100 block of west 625 South in North Judson reported a shed was broken into and items were stolen.
3/23/16 – A resident in the 5800 block of south U Road East in North Judson advised the neighbor’s chickens are running loose and tearing up his yard, despite the neighbor’s promise to build a pen for them.
3/23/16 – The illegal dumping of two couches was reported at the Koontz Lake Fire Department recycle bin.
3/24/16 – The owner of a residence in the 7700 block of south 200 West in North Judson reported someone broke in and stole hundreds of rounds of ammunition from a gun safe.
3/24/16 – A property damage accident was reported in the 3000 block of west 800 South in North Judson. The caller advised a black Mustang hit a puddle of water, hydroplaned and went into a creek. No injuries were reported.
3/24/16 – A fraud or scam involving Publisher’s Clearinghouse was reported.
3/25/16 – The Washington Township Trustee reported the dumping of trash in the Eagle Creek Cemetery.
3/25/16 – A pole barn break-in was reported in the 7500 block of south U.S. 421 in San Pierre.
3/25/16 – A resident in the 7700 block of south 200 West in North Judson reported a storage bin and utility trailer were broken into.
3/25/16 – A seasonal resident in the 4700 block of Rannells East Road in Knox reported a suspicious van parked on the private easement blocking her access to the back of the residence.
3/25/16 – A resident in the 2600 block of West First Ave. in North Judson reported the dumping of miscellaneous debris on the property. The responding officer advised the owner to get a trail camera to possibly capture the suspects on video.
3/25/16 – A resident reported the dumping of household garbage along Range Road about one-half mile north of 900 South during the overnight hours.
3/25/16 – An underage drinking party was reported on 600 east south of State Road 8 in Knox. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Knox Police Department responded. Several arrests were made.
3/26/16 – A caller reported several cars parked along the access lane in the 200 block of south State Road 23 and advised a meth lab was recently cleaned up in that area.
3/27/16 – A resident in the 5500 block of south 100 East in Knox advised her medications were recently stolen.
3/27/16 – A resident in the 4200 block of south 800 West in San Pierre reported someone shooting guns for the past 20 or 30 minutes, said she went outside and found her dog dead.
3/27/16 – A vehicle versus semi property damage accident was reported on U.S. 30 at County Line Road.

Arrests:

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

3/25/16 – Larissa Ann Edmaiston, 19, North Liberty – Resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Juvenile male, 17, No address given – Resisting law enforcement and illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage.
3/25/16 – Peyton Christine Clemons, 18, Knox – Resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Juvenile male, 15, No address given – Possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
3/25/16 – Jonathon Rowe, 19, No address given – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Juvenile female, 16, No address given – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Serena Anne Warren, 20, North Judson – Resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Juvenile male, 16, No address given – Resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Jacob Austin Neidlinger, 19, Walkerton – Possession of paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana.
3/25/16 – Juvenile female, 17, No address given – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Dalton Cole Miller, 19, Hamlet – Resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Kyle Austin Seals, 18, Knox – Possession of marijuana and resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Kayla Dawn Cangiano, 19, Knox – Resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Juvenile female, 16, No address given – Resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Juvenile male, 17, No address given – Resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Hayleigh Allivia Sondgrass, 19, Walkerton – Resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Tyler Shawn Middleborn, 20, Winamac – Illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and resisting law enforcement.
3/25/16 – Juvenile male, 17, no address given – Resisting law enforcement and illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

3/21/16 – North Judson Police were dispatched to a burn complaint in the 300 block of Keller Avenue. The resident was advised they can not burn leaves on the roadway or sidewalk.

3/21/16 – A resident located a set of keys on Adair Street near the alley and turned them in to North Judson Police.

3/21/16 – North Judson Police responded to a reckless driving complaint in the Cherry Street area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

03/21/16 – North Judson Police Officer Brack Rowe arrested Laura Elaine Gregory, 35, 610 Lane Street, North Judson, on a warrant from Carroll County, Indiana. Laura was transported to the Starke County Jail without incident.

3/22/16 – A property damage complaint was reported at North Judson-San Pierre High School.

3/23/16 – North Judson Police responded to an animal complaint in the 100 block of Lane Street.

3/24/16 – A resident in the 200 block of West Weninger Street reported someone let the air out of her tires and scratched her vehicle.

3/24/16 – North Judson Police responded to a report of a possible intoxicated driver on State Road 10. The vehicle was located. The driver showed no signs of intoxication and stated she was “messing around with her kids.”

3/25/16 – A resident in the 200 block of East Leslie Street reported the neighbor’s dogs were running loose. Dog owners are reminded to keep their animals in a fenced yard or on a leash. Owners of dogs running loose in town can be cited for an ordinance violation.

Arrests:

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

3/21/16 – Laura Elaine Gregory, 35, North Judson – Carroll County warrant.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

3/14/16 – Officers responded to a residence in the 9700 block of East 700 North in Koontz Lake to take a battery report.
3/14/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 8600 block of south 700 East in Knox.
3/14/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident at the intersection of State Road 8 and Range Road in Knox.
3/14/16 – A resident in the 4400 block of SR 210 filed a vandalism report.
3/15/16 – A resident in the 10900 block of East Hazel Boulevard in Monterey asked to file a theft report for a license plate. He advised he loaned it to someone last week and they have not returned it.
3/15/16 – A resident in the 300 block of South 100 West in Knox reported someone has applied for a loan using her identification.
3/15/16 – A brush fire was reported in the 600 South block of 200 East in Knox. It was a controlled burn.
3/15/16 – A resident in the 700 block of South Shield Street in Knox reported a vehicle break-in.
3/16/16 – A resident in the 7300 block of East 600 North in Hamlet reported people in the woods with flashlights.
3/16/16 – Officials at the North Judson San Pierre Veterinary Clinic reported the collapse of a wall of an old building across the street in the 100 block of South Broadway in San Pierre. It did fall on anyone or anything.
3/16/16 – A vehicle versus pole accident was reported at the intersection of State Roads 10 and 23 in Knox.
3/16/16 – A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 9800 block of East 50 South in Knox.
3/16/16 – Officers from the Knox Police Department, Starke County Sheriff’s Office, North Judson Police, Hamlet Police, Indiana State Police and DNR Division of Law Enforcement assisted with the apprehension of a suspect in a stolen car who led officers on a high-speed chase west of Knox into the Kankakee State Fish and Wildlife Area. He was apprehended with the assistance of a Starke County Sheriff’s Office K-9.
3/17/16 – A resident in the 7100 block of West 250 South in North Judson reported someone intentionally set fire to his neighbor’s back field and threw sticks that had been burning up by her back door in an attempt to “smoke her out.”
3/17/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Starke County EMS responded to an overdose in the 5900 block of South U Road West in North Judson. The victim was revived with Narcan, and two people were arrested.
3/17/16 – A resident in the 5300 block of South CR 210 in Knox reported his post light was stolen from the front of his property.
3/17/16 – Officers responded to a report of possible debris in the roadway on U.S. 30 west of State Road 23 in Grovertown after four vehicles reported flat tires.
3/18/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the intersection of U.S. 35 and 500 South in Knox.
3/18/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police were notified of a drug lab at the intersection of 250 South west of 100 West in North Judson.
3/18/16 – The owner of a property in the 2400 block of south 100 West in North Judson reported a recently evicted tenant stole several pieces of furniture.
3/18/16 – An employee at Hickory Hills Campground in Knox reported a break-in at a campsite.
3/18/16 – A resident in the 2100 block of South State Road 39 in North Judson reported being attacked by his wife while he was sleeping.
3/19/16 – A man cleaning up a property in the 8700 block of east 75 North in Knox reported finding an apparent meth lab in a container while cleaning up the property.
3/19/16 – A camper break-in was reported in the 5800 block of East Manor Drive in Knox.
3/19/16 – A resident in the 3200 block of East 400 South in North Judson reported being attacked by a pit bull on March 17th and was told by the Starke County Humane Society that the dog was not up to date on its vaccines.
3/19/16 – Knox Police advised the crossing arms and lights have been activated for an extended time at John and McGill Streets in Knox without a train present. Norfolk-Southern Railroad was contacted.
3/19/16 – Officers responded to a report of someone burning trash with a meth lab in the 8800 block of Jefferson Street in Monterey. Officers were unable to locate any evidence of burning materials, even with the use of thermal.
3/20/16 – A resident in the 11000 block of east 400 North in Grovertown reported an attempted break-in.
3/20/16 – Officers responded to Hickory Hills Campground in Knox for a report of a camper break-in. The owner advised there was some damage to the front sliding door area but no items were missing.
3/20/16 – The Koontz Lake Fire Department responded to a brush fire in the 11000 block of east 400 North in Grovertown.
3/20/16 – A resident in the 5400 block of South County Road 210 in Knox reported damage to his tiki hut across the street.
3/20/16 – A resident in the 11200 block of East Division Road in Knox reported vandalism to a vehicle.
3/20/16 – A residential break-in was reported in the 2200 block of East 400 South in Knox.
3/20/16 – Officers issued several citations for ATVs on the roadway at the intersection of 500 South and 260 West.
3/20/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident with injuries on U.S. 30 east of 300 East in the eastbound lane.
3/20/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and Range Road in North Judson.
3/20/16 – A resident in the 8000 block of N. Tecumseh Road in Koontz Lake was referred to the prosecutor’s office to obtain a no contact order against a neighbor due to ongoing harassment problems.
3/20/16 – Officers responded to an intimidation complaint in the 6000 block of south Range Road in Knox.

Arrests:

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

3/16/16 – Daniel J. Allen, 27, Winamac – Auto theft, resisting law enforcement – uses vehicle or draws or uses a deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement, reckless driving and criminal mischief.
3/17/16 – Kevin Dale Reading, 38, Knox – Criminal recklessness.
3/17/16 – Stephen Louis Lorencz, 38, San Pierre – Criminal recklessness.
3/19/16 – Ronald Ray Guy, 29, Knox – Operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

3/14/16 – North Judson Police received a call of a possible drunk driver in the area of State Road 10 and 600 West. The vehicle was stopped and signs of impairment were noticed.

3/15/16 – North Judson Police received an animal complaint in the 600 block of Keller Avenue. The dog’s owner was located and issued a warning when the animal was returned.

3/16/16 – An Impala Drive resident reported a theft from her vehicle in the overnight hours.

3/17/16 – North Judson Police found a contractor working without a license in the 200 block of Arlington Avenue and issued an ordinance violation. It carries a $500 fine.

3/17/16 – A resident in the 100 block of East Sycamore Street filed a criminal vandalism report after finding an arrow stuck in the garage siding.

3/17/16 – North Judson Police received a complaint about a loose-running dog in the 600 block of Oakwood Street. The animal was returned home.

3/17/16 – North Judson Police received a drug activity report in the 600 block of West Talmer Ave. Officers retrieved items from a trash can. No identification or other information was available.

3/18/16 – A neighbor dispute was reported in the 200 block of Talmer Ave.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

3/7/16 – A vehicle versus dog property damage accident was reported on westbound State Road 8 in Knox.
3/7/16 – A hit-and-run accident was reported in the 100 block of north 600 East in Knox.
3/7/16 – A resident in the 3200 block of north 100 East in Knox reported someone cut a lock off the door to a trailer and removed items.
3/7/16 – A resident in the 8700 block of south 1175 East in Culver reported men peeking in the windows at night.
3/8/16 – A resident in the 2600 block of south 700 East in Knox reported a neighbor blaring loud music.
3/8/16 – A resident in the 8700 block of east 400 North in Grovertown reported receiving harassing calls and texts from his ex and threatening texts from other people.
3/8/16 – A caller reported the train sitting on the tracks on Klockner Drive in the Knox Industrial Park for more than 30 minutes. The caller advised this happens every day and blocks semi traffic. The dispatcher who took the call contacted the railroad, and officials advised they are checking on it.
3/8/16 – A resident in the 4200 block of south 650 West in Knox reported fraudulent use of his debit card.
3/8/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 39 north of Toto Road in North Judson.
3/8/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 10 east of State Road 39 in North Judson.
3/8/16 – A resident in the area of State Road 10 and 250 West in North Judson reported loud music to the north of the residence.
3/9/16 – A property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 1100 East and 550 North in Grovertown.
3/9/16 – A resident in the 10300 block of West State Road 10 in San Pierre reported the theft of several items from his residence.
3/9/16 – A resident in the 4300 block of east 190 North in Knox reported the theft of a debit card.
3/11/16 – The owner of property in the 6700 block of east 250 North in Knox reported a suspicious person walking around her property with a flashlight the previous night based on trail camera footage.
3/11/16 – A resident in the 7600 block of south 700 East in Monterey reported a dark blue full size pickup truck racing down the road and advised someone is shooting at stop signs with a 12 gauge shotgun.
3/11/16 – A resident in the 8400 block of east 850 South in Monterey reported the theft of a television and a DVD player.
3/11/16 – A man riding his bicycle on the trail east of North Judson on in the 6300 block of 100 West south of State Road 10 reported someone shot his bicycle tire.
3/11/16 – The owner of property in the 5400 block of east 800 South reported vehicle damage to his farm field.
3/12/16 – A stop sign was reportedly “shot to bits” at the intersection of State Road 8 and 100 West in Knox.
3/12/16 – A resident in the 2100 block of east 100 South in Knox reported three four-wheelers going up and down the road.
3/12/16 – A resident in the 4900 block of south CR 210 in Knox reported vandalism to her property the previous night.
3/12/16 – A resident in the area of San Pierre Road and 775 West in San Pierre advised someone is either shooting or setting off dynamite and causing their windows to shake.
3/12/16 – A resident in the 7200 block of east 50 South in Knox advised someone was knocking on her windows. Deputies responded and were unable to locate anyone.
3/13/16 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 just east of Range Road in Knox.
3/13/16 – A resident in the 500 block of North State Road 23 in Grovertown advised her neighbor’s dog is killing her chickens.
3/13/16 – Vandalism was reported in the 5300 block of west 700 South in Knox.

Arrests:

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

3/71/6 – Fabian A. Pioro, 32, Monterey – Public intoxication.
3/9/16 – Michael Miller, 38, North Judson – Charges not specified.
3/9/16 – Alan Ray Craft, 29, North Judson – Dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia.
3/9/16 – Levi Garrett Clemons, 23, Hamlet – Visiting a common nuisance.
3/9/16 – Aaron Thomas, 50, Merrillville – Dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, legend drug possession and possession of paraphernalia.
3/9/16 – James C. Clemons, 54, Hamlet – Maintaining a common nuisance.
3/9/16 – Carmen Craft Clemons, 51, Knox – Maintaining a common nuisance.
3/9/16 – Jamie Lee Deckelmann, 31, Hamlet – Maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
3/10/16 – Melissa Maria Gaskill, 40, Knox – Possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
3/10/16 – Everett Deloise Miller, 40, Knox – Dealing in methamphetamine.
3/10/16 – Mitchell W. Prater, 38, Knox – Possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

3/7/16 – North Judson Police responded to a battery complaint at North Judson-San Pierre High School. A report was forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office and Starke County Juvenile Probation Department.

3/7/16 – A resident in the 2300 block of U Road North reported being intimidated by another resident. After a brief investigation it was found to be a misunderstanding. Nobody wanted to press charges.

3/9/16 – Officers investigating reports of illegal drug activity in the 200 block of East Weninger Street found a meth lab and made two arrests. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Knox Police Department and Indiana State Police assisted.

3/11/16 – Officers responded to a minor property damage accident in the CVS parking lot. Damages were estimated at over $1,000.00.

3/12/16 – A resident in the 300 block of Leslie Street called the police after finding a dead raccoon stuffed in the mailbox.

3/13/16 – The Dollar General on East Talmer Avenue was robbed at 4:45 p.m. The suspect is described as a white man wearing a white baseball cap, black sweatshirt and jeans. He waited until the clerk was alone and demanded money. No firearm was displayed, and nobody was injured. The suspect left on foot, headed east and then south into a wooded area. North Judson, Knox and Indiana State Police and the Starke County Sheriff’s Office all responded and were unable to locate the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the North Judson Police Department at 574-772-5914.

Arrests:

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

3/9/16 – Rafael Godoy, 37, North Judson – Illegal drug lab, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of a schedule controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

3/9/16 – Tiffany M. Frazier, 26, Walkerton – Illegal drug lab, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of a schedule controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:
2/29/16 – A resident in the 3300 block of south 300 East in Knox filed a residential burglary report.
2/29/16 – A resident in the 3200 block of south 550 East in Knox reported unspecified property damage.
2/29/16 – A rural Culver resident reported fraudulent charges on her bank account.
3/1/16 – A slide-off was reported on State Road 10 east of 200 East in Knox.
3/1/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS, Koontz Lake Fire Department and Hamlet Police responded to a property damage accident on 500 North west of 700 East in Grovertown.
3/1/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Hamlet Police Department responded to a slide-off in the median on U.S. 30 east of the Grovertown Truck Stop.
3/1/16 – A parent of a Culver Community School Corporation student reported his daughter’s cell phone was stolen at school and advised the tracking device is showing it at a residence in Starke County.
3/1/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Hamlet Police Department responded to a slide off on U.S. 35 north of U.S. 30 in Hamlet.
3/1/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a slide off on State Road 39 north of State Road 8.
3/2/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Koontz Lake Fire Department responded to a property damage accident on 30 eastbound at 900 East in Grovertown.
3/2/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a traffic accident with injuries on U.S. 30 east of 800 East in Knox.
3/2/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department responded to a vehicle versus tree crash on 800 South at Range Road in North Judson.
3/2/16 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a slide-off on 300 North west of State Road 23.
3/3/16 – Officers responded to a slide-off on State Road 8 at 500 West.
3/3/16 – Officers responded to a slide-off in the 100 block of State Road 23.
3/3/16 – A resident in the 8700 block of East 650 North in Grovertown reported his mail was stolen.
3/3/16 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit assisted the Knox Police Department with the service of a warrant in the 200 block of North Clark Street in Knox.
3/3/16 – A resident in the 7800 block of North Tippecanoe Drive North in Walkerton reported the theft of a chainsaw.
3/4/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department all responded to a rollover accident with injuries in the 5100 block of East Toto Road.
3/4/16 – A resident in the 5800 block of south 550 East in Knox reported damage to his fence.
3/4/16 – A resident in the 400 block of East Water Street in Knox reported finding syringes across the street.
3/6/16 – A resident in the 4300 block of East 250 North in Knox reported finding possible drug-related items next to the road in front of her residence.
3/6/16 – The owner of property on 1100 East between 150 and 300 North reported three people on ATV’s trespassing on his property and his neighbor’s property and damaging the fence and property.
3/6/16 – A resident in the 6800 block of East 200 North in Grovertown reported someone in a dark tan jeep driving back in the woods on their property.
3/6/16 – A resident in the 5200 block of South 350 West in North Judson reporter her neighbor’s pit bulls are running loose.
3/6/16 – A resident in the 4500 block of South State Road 39 in North Judson reported dogs killing her rabbits and says she believes she knows who they belong to.

Arrests:

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

3/1/16 – Deangelo V. Tyler, 26, Chicago – Possession of marijuana.
3/3/16 – Brenda K. Jacobs, 60, Grovertown – Battery: Simple not aggravated.
3/3/16 – James Borton, 51, Knox – Possession of a synthetic drug.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents:

2/29/16 – Officers responded to the 400 block of Keller Avenue in reference to missing medications.

2/29/16 – A resident in the 600 block of Keller Avenue reported a man stumbling in her yard. Officers were unable to locate anyone.

3/1/16 – North Judson Police responded to a slide-off on 500 West just south of Campbell Drive. No damages or injuries were reported.

3/1/16 – North Judson Police issued three ordinance tickets to the owner of a pit bull reportedly running loose in the area of Vine and George Streets after receiving multiple complaints about the animal.

3/1/16 – North Judson Police received a dog complaint in the 100 block of Lane Street.

3/2/16 – North Judson Police responded to a minor property damage accident in the parking lot of North Judson-San Pierre High School after someone pulling into the lot slid into a parked car. Damages are estimated at around $1,000.

3/2/16 – North Judson Police investigated a report of several dogs running loose in the 200 block of Park Avenue. The owners were advised to keep the animals on their property.

3/2/16 – North Judson Police responded to a minor property damage accident in the senior center parking lot. A vehicle backed into a parked car, causing about $1,000 in damages.

3/2/16 – A resident called about a sick or distempered raccoon not letting them out of their back door. Officers took care of the animal.

3/4/16 – A North Judson resident reported someone trying to get them to use a credit card and send them cash back. Officers advised the person to stop contact with the scammer and not give out any information, volunteer any telephone or bank routing numbers. Just hang up.

3/4/16 – North Judson Police served a failure to appear warrant in the 6000 block of 350 West. They were assisted by the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.

Arrests:

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

3/04/16 – Edward A. Schroeder, 42, North Judson – Failure to appear warrant.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

2/22/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and 100 East in Knox.

2/22/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on State Road 39 south of State Road 8 in Knox.

2/22/16 – A resident in the 1500 block of west 250 South in North Judson reported someone intentionally ran over a mailbox.

2/22/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on U.S. 35 in front of Bowlaway Lanes in Knox.

2/22/16 – Tools and job site equipment were reported stolen from a new construction site in the 2000 block of east 250 South in Knox.

2/22/16 – A truck driver reported being stopped by a train on 300 East at Division Road in the Knox Industrial Park for over an hour. He advised between eight and 10 other semis are waiting to get through. Norfolk Southern was contacted and advised they are trying to get the train up and running.

2/23/16 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of English Lake Road and 400 South.

2/23/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Koontz Lake Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident with minor injuries in the 10200 block of East State Road 23 in Walkerton.

2/24/16 – A vehicle versus sign property damage accident was reported in the 4900 block of North Ohio Street in Grovertown.

2/24/16 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported in the 7400 block of North Tecumseh Rd. in Walkerton.

2/24/16 – A slide-off was reported in the 6800 block of East Frontage Road in Hamlet near Hensler’s Nursery.

2/24/16 – A slide-off was reported on 600 East at 600 North.

2/24/16 – The North Judson Police Department, Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS North Judson Fire Department and San Pierre Fire Department responded to a two-

2/24/16 – A slide-off was reported on State Road 10 at 700 East in Knox.

2/24/16 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on U.S. 421 south of State Road 10 in San Pierre.

2/24/16 – A vehicle versus sign property damage accident was reported on State Road 8 eastbound east of State Road 39 in Knox.

2/24/16 – A slide-off was reported on Toto Road west of U.S. 35 in Knox.

2/25/16 – A slide-off was reported on State Road 10 west of 850 West in San Pierre.

2/25/16 – A slide-off was reported on State Road 10 east of 700 East in Knox.

2/25/16 – The owner of a small engine repair shop in the 10200 block of east State Road 8 in Knox reported someone dropped off a boat and hit a vehicle.

2/26/16 – A Knox resident reported fraudulent listings on South Bend Craigslist. The poster reportedly is using her son’s name, address and cell phone number, and she advised some of the callers are being rude about the situation.

2/26/16 – The owner of a business on U.S. 30 in Hamlet reported receiving two telephone calls from 844-523-9869. The caller claimed to be with NIPSCO, threatened to shut off service due to non-payment and demanded money immediately. She spoke to her boss and called NIPSCO and was advised this was a scam.

2/26/16 – An official with the KL Supermarket in Koontz Lake reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be with NIPSCO telling him to pay a certain amount or have his service suspended. He contacted NIPSCO and was advised it was a scam. He did not send any money but wanted to make authorities aware of the call.

2/26/16 – A Knox resident reportedly received a call from a man claiming to be from the IRS and saying she owed $2,400 in back taxes from 2010. He called from telephone number 703-743-7978, said his name was Jason White and spoke with a broken accent.

2/26/16 – A resident in the 1700 block of South 1200 East in Culver reported the theft of a generator.

2/26/16 – A resident in the 7700 block of North State Road 23 reported receiving a telephone call from NIPSCO requesting money or her service would be disconnected. She advised they paid the money then called NIPSCO and was told it was a scam.

2/26/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Hamlet Fire Department, Hamlet Police Department and Starke County EMS responded to a report of a vehicle rollover on U.S. 30 and 1100 East in Hamlet.

2/26/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle on fire on 400 South near 100 West in North Judson.

2/26/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 900 block of south 1025 East in Knox.

2/26/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 5000 block of east 200 South in Knox.

2/27/16 – The owner of property in the 4900 block of south 260 West in North Judson reported six snowmobiles trespassing on his property. A sheriff’s deputy gave the drivers a verbal trespass warning.

2/27/16 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 at 300 East in Knox.

2/27/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on Toto Road west of 350 East in Knox.

2/28/16 – A resident in the 300 block of North State Road 23 in Knox reported the neighbors shooting pistols behind their residence and advised they are not supposed to be.

2/28/16 – A middle school student reported being harassed by a known suspect on Snap Chat and social media.

2/28/16 – A Knox resident reported receiving harassing text messages and calls from her daughter’s ex.

Arrests:

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

2/22/16 – Sierra Michelle Brown, 21, Knox – Dealing in cocaine or a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

2/26/16 – Shypeakca Latricia Christmas, 21, Gary – Possession of marijuana.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Incidents

2/22/16 – North Judson Police responded to a traffic hazard in the area of State Road 39 and 3rd Street.

2/22/16 – North Judson Police responded to an animal complaint report in the 300 block of Main Street. The problem was corrected by the owner.

2/23/16 – A resident in the 600 block of E. Talmer Avenue reported to North Judson Police that their car was stolen sometime in the middle of the night.

2/23/16 – A property damage accident occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Park Avenue. North Judson Chief Deputy Joe Budner estimated the damages at over $1,000.00.

2/24/16 – North Judson Police responded to an unwanted guest complaint in the 100 block of East Sycamore Street. The person left without incident.

2/24/16 – North Judson Police responded to a traffic accident with injuries in the area of U.S. 421 and CR 400 S. A vehicle heading west on CR 400 S. slid into the path of vehicle heading north on U.S. 421 due to the slick road conditions. The driver of the vehicle that slid through the intersection was transported to IU Starke Hospital with minor injuries. North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely investigated and estimated the damages at over $10,000.00. North Judson Police were assisted by Starke County EMS and the San Pierre Fire Department.

2/24/16 – North Judson Police responded to a slide off on State Road 10 near 850 West.

Arrests

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

2/26/16 – Laura Elaine Gregory, 35, North Judson – Knox City Court Failure to Appear warrant.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

2/18/16 – A vehicle versus deer accident was reported near Grovertown Truck Stop on U.S. 30.

2/18/16 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 300 North and 1100 East in Plymouth.

2/18/16 – A purse was reported stolen from a parked vehicle in the 4100 block of south 800 West in North Judson.

2/18/16 – A Knox resident reported fraudulent activity on her debit card.

2/19/16 – The Hamlet Police Department and Starke County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a report of sexually-oriented text messages sent to a 14-year-old Starke County resident over the weekend.

2/19/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Hamlet Fire Department, Hamlet Police Department and Starke County EMS responded to a report of an overturned semi on U.S. 35 south of U.S. 30.

2/19/16 – A San Pierre woman reported her car stolen. She advised her daughter has been using it and will not bring it back and she was told to report it stolen.

2/19/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported at the intersection of State Roads 10 and 23.

2/19/16 – A resident in the 11800 block of East South Ave. in Walkerton reported the theft of golf clubs from a shed.

2/19/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported in the 1800 block of Fernwood Dr. in Knox.

2/20/16 – Officers were called to the south end of Lombardy Lane in Knox for a report of someone setting off fireworks.

2/21/16 – Officers were called to IU Health Starke Hospital regarding the possible sexual assault of a minor. An investigation is ongoing.

2/21/16 – The caretaker of the Bass Lake Cemetery in Knox found meth trash and notified the sheriff’s office.

2/21/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on U.S. 35 in front of Badell Dental Clinic in Knox.

Arrests:

Inclusion in the arrest reports is merely a record an arrest occurred and is not an indication of guilt. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

2/18/16 – Shane Allen Thomas, 27, Walkerton – Driving while suspended.

2/18/16 – Justin Bryant Risner, 31, Warsaw – Warrant.

2/20/16 – Eric Wireman, 26, Knox – Warrant.

North Judson Police Department

Doug Vessely
North Judson Town Marshal Doug Vessely

Announcements:

North Judson residents who live within the town limits and own cats or dogs are required to have proper tags for their animals. The grace period expired Feb. 15th. Tags may be obtained from the town office at 310 Lane Street. Town Marshal Doug Vessely says anyone who does not have the proper tags for their animal may be fined up to $50 per pet. Animals must remain on their owner’s property or be walked on a leash at all times.

Vessely also reminds pet owners to clean up after their animals.

Incidents:

2/14/16 – An investigation into the Feb. 13th hit and run in front of the North Judson United Methodist Church has come together. A complete report requesting charges has been sent to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.

2/15/16 – Several loose dogs were reported in the 200 block of Franklin Street.

2/16/16 – After a property damage incident in the 400 Block of West Talmer Avenue, both parties agreed to a settlement.

2/16/16 – North Judson Police responded to a report of threats and harassment in the 500 block of Vine Street.

2/17/16 – North Judson Police received another report of loose dogs in the 400 block of Main Street. They were gone when the officer arrived.

2/19/16 – A female student at North Judson-San Pierre High School reported the theft of cash from the locker room during gym class.

2/20/16 – The North Judson Police Department, Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle personal injury crash on Talmer Ave. at Ono Drive.

Arrests:

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

2/17/16 – Rickie Clemons, Jr, 20, Knox – Starke Circuit Court bench warrant.

2/20/16 – Ramon A. Santiago, 52, North Judson – Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeIncidents:

2/4/16 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported in the 6000 block of 500 West in North Judson.
2/4/16 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS, San Pierre Fire Department and North Judson Police Department responded to a rollover accident on 650 South west of U.S. 421 in San Pierre.
2/5/16 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on U.S. 421 north of 500 South in San Pierre.
2/5/16 – A North Judson resident came to the sheriff’s office to file a fraud report. She stated she paid someone to work on her car seven months ago, it is not fixed, and they will not release it to her.
2/5/16 – A resident in the 7100 block of east 25 North in Knox reported the theft of unspecified items from the residence.
2/5/16 – A resident in the 1200 block of West 200 South in North Judson reported the theft of a 2003 Harley-Davidson.
2/5/16 – A resident in the 2500 block of East Toto Road in Knox came to the sheriff’s office to file a theft report for unspecified items.
2/5/16 – A resident in the 5200 block of South Holiday Street in North Judson reported the theft of lawn chairs and wrought iron furniture from her residence and advised this is the third time it’s been broken into.
2/5/16 – A property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 700 South and 850 West in North Judson.
2/6/16 – A resident in the 8200 block of north Tippecanoe Dr. North in Walkerton reported her mailbox was damaged the previous day and advised other mailboxes in the area were also damaged.
2/8/16 – A farmer found a suspected meth lab in the woods at the intersection of 200 South and 150 West in North Judson.
2/9/16 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on U.S. 30 near 600 East in Hamlet.
2/9/16 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on U.S. 35 south of 400 North in Knox.
2/9/16 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported in the westbound lane of U.S. 30 at U.S. 35 in Hamlet. The caller advised a vehicle hit a guardrail near the exit.
2/9/16 – A property damage accident was reported on the ramp going eastbound onto U.S. 30 from U.S. 35.
2/9/16 – A resident in the 7100 block of east 900 South in Monterey reported someone shot at her residence and shot a window out.
2/9/16 – A resident in the 7800 block of North State Road 23 reported the neighbors have been blaring music for the last two days and nights.
2/9/16 – A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on 700 East between 700 and 800 South.
2/11/16 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported in the 7200 block of east 50 South in Knox.

Arrests:

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

2/4/16 – Lucas Matthew Bealor, 28, Hamlet – Driving while suspended, possession of marijuana, hash oil, hashish or salvia.
2/4/16 – Shaun Renae Hale, 51, Michigan City – Operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more and O.V.W.I. endangering.
2/5/16 – Tyler Wayne Brooke, 19, North Judson – Operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more and reckless driving.
2/8/16 – Uriah John Griffin, 31, Plymouth – Driving while suspended prior and illegal drug lab; possession or sale of precursors >10 grams.