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.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents:

7/10/17 A Knox resident requested an officer to report a theft in the 2500 bock of S. Union Street.

7/10/17 A semi fire was reported on U.S. 30 and State Road 23.

7/10/17 Two residents told police that their vehicles were hit with eggs.

7/11/17 A caller told police that a semi is about to lose a lumber load.

7/11/17 A caller reported two semis on fire on U.S. 30 and 750 E.

7/11/17 A Knox woman told police that she received a phone call from a person claiming to be from the Sacramento, California Police Department to tell her that her grandson was in jail and needed bond money. The victim said she had already given him $4,000 and now needs $10,000 more.

7/13/17 A North Judson resident reported the theft of the miniature horse.

7/13/17 A Grovertown resident reported fraudulent charges on a debit card.

7/13/17 A call came into the Starke County Sheriff’s Office about a man slumped over the steering wheel with the right turn signal on at Division Road and 1100 East in Knox.

7/13/17 An accident was reported on Range Road and 500 North. A car driven by 28-year-old Chad Myers of Hanna hit a pole and pole is smoking. The Hamlet-Davis Township Fire Department responded to the scene.

7/14/17 A resident arrived on station to report identity theft incident.

7/14/17 A caller requested an officer in the area of the old glove factory on Cleveland Street as a person is dumping trash.

7/14/17 Emergency responders were called to a two vehicle accident in the area of Park and Woodland in Knox.

7/14/17 A North Judson resident reported the theft of a hay trailer.

7/14/17 Emergency responders were called to Toto Road and 300 East for a personal injury accident.

7/15/17 A resident called police to report an accident involving a vehicle and a bicyclist. An ambulance wasn’t needed.

7/15/17 A resident on Toto Road asked police to check some items in the woods by her house. She is unsure if it’s drug related.

7/16/17 A North Judson woman was involved in a single vehicle accident. The vehicle was upside down in a ditch.

Arrests:
7/11/17 Ryan William Phelps, 25, of Knox was arrested on unlisted charges.

North Judson Police Department

7/8/17 – While on patrol Officer Simpson noticed a wanted subject riding in a vehicle. After the stop was made, the male subject was arrested on his valid warrant and the female driver was arrested for OVWI possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe and driving while suspended prior.

7/9/17 – A disturbance call in the 5800 block of 250 West brought officers to the area which concluded with the arrest of three male subjects for illegal possession/consumption of alcohol by minors.

7/9/17 – While on patrol Officer Simpson spotted a wanted subject walking on Central Avenue. After further investigation, the wanted subject was taken into custody on his active warrant for possession of marijuana.

7/10/17 – While on patrol Chief Deputy Thomas witnessed a traffic infraction. Upon further investigation, the female driver had a suspended prior license status. The vehicle was impounded and the female was charged with Driving While Suspended Prior.

7/10/17 – Chief Deputy Thomas was dispatched to American Oak reference a battery that had taken place. Upon further investigation, a 15-year-old male had been battered by a 47-year-old male. Both were employees of the company. The adult male was taken into custody on charges of battery.

7/12/17 – A fraud report was taken by North Judson Police involving accounts that were opened nearly a year ago. Complainant stated they never opened an account and have never received bills.

7/12/17 – Officer Simpson was conducting radar patrol on Arlington Avenue and stopped a vehicle for speeding. Upon further investigation, the female driver was taken into custody for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a minor present. The male passenger was taken into custody for two active warrants. The juvenile present was picked up at the scene from a family member.

7/15/17 – Chief Deputy Thomas responded to a possible overdose call on Arlington Avenue. A male subject was found responsive and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office:

Incidents:

7/3/17 – A resident in the 7000 block of S. State Road 10 in Knox requested to speak to an officer regarding loud music and speeding vehicles in and out of the Honey Hole. The complaintant said it’s been an ongoing problem.

7/3/17 – The Knox-Center Township Fire Department was called to a house fire in the 4100 block of E. 200 S. in Knox. The North Judson-Wayne Township and Hamlet Fire Departments responded along with Starke County EMS.

7/3/17 – Starke County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a two car accident at 700 E. and 400 S. in Knox.

7/3/17 – A resident in the 100 block of W. William Howard Drive in Knox complained that her neighbor’s visitors have had a dog locked inside a car and it has been barking for 20 minutes.

7/3/17 – A domestic disturbance was reported in the 7600 block of N. Kickapoo Rd. in Koontz Lake.

7/4/17 – An accidental shooting was reported in the 11500 block of E. South Ave. in Walkerton. The victim reportedly was shot in the foot. The victim was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

7/4/17 – The owner of the U Lock Storage in North Judson reported vandalism.

7/4/17 – A two vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of 400 N. and 600 E. in Hamlet.

7/4/17 – A resident notified police of drug trash in the 700 block of N. 800 E. in Knox.

7/4/17 – A resident told police that she ran out of gas alongside U.S. 30 and and 750 E. and the driver of a car drove up and took her purse and her phone.

7/4/17 – Officers responded to a report of a car in the ditch on Toto Road and 500 W. in Knox.

7/5/17 – A Walkerton resident reported the theft of fishing equipment.

7/6/17 – A North Judson resident told police that her mailbox was damaged by kids with bats riding on dirt bikes or 4-wheelers.

7/6/17 – Starke County police and emergency responders were called to a car vs. train accident on U.S. 30 and County Road 1100 E.

7/6/17 – A North Judson resident reported the theft of a cell phone.

7/7/17 – A North Judson resident told police that some unknown person blew up his mailbox with fireworks.

7/7/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 and 350 E. in Knox.

7/7/17 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 between 700 E. and 750 E. in the Winamac area.

7/8/17 – A resident in the 4300 block of S. 200 E. in Knox reported the theft of a farm implement.

7/8/17 – Emergency responders were called to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 1100 E. and U.S. 30 in Grovertown.

7/9/17 – Police were notified of a vehicle on its side in a ditch in the area of 1000 E. North of 800 N. in Grovertown.

7/9/17 – A resident reported a small unoccupied fire burning next to the bike trail in between Range Road and 700 South. The caller kicked dirt on the fire to put it out.

7/9/17 – A two-vehicle accident was reported on State Road 8 and 800 East in Knox.

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

Arrests:

7/3/17 – Cassidy Lynn Stewart, 23, of Valparaiso, was arrested on preliminary charges of interference with reporting a crime, criminal mischief, battery resulting in bodily injury, domestic battery, disorderly conduct, domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years of age.

7/4/17 – Eric Lawton, 44, of Plymouth, was arrested on outstanding warrants.

7/4/17 – Jackson Paul Badalich, 18, of Plymouth, arrested on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

7/8/17 – James L. Childress, 33, of Knox, arrested on active warrants.

7/9/17 – Samuel E. Singleton, Jr., 23, of Knox, arrested on active warrants.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

5/29/17 – A property damage accident was reported in the 3100 block of south 350 East in Knox.
5/29/17 – A resident in the 600 block of south State Road 23 in Knox advised a known suspect drove by and fired shots at her residence. No one was injured, but there was property damage.
5/29/17 – An employee at Bielava campground in Knox reported one of his campers had items stolen from the vehicle.
5/29/17 – A resident in the 4200 block of South North Shore Drive in Knox reported a trailer was broken into and several items were stolen.
5/29/17 – A resident in the 6300 block of Rannells East Road in Knox reported the theft of tools and other items from the garage.
5/29/17 – A resident in the 5800 block of east 450 South in Knox advised her vehicle was broken into.
5/29/17 – A resident in the 1800 block of south 100 East in Knox advised a known suspect vandalized her house and car last night.
5/29/17 – A resident in the 2200 block of east 150 South in Knox reported being harassed by his stepson.
5/29/17 – A motorist advised he was driving in the 700 block of north 800 East in Knox when a resident mowing his lawn kicked out a rock and busted his windshield.
5/29/17 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of U.S. 35 and State Road 8, just north of Knox.
5/29/17 – A resident in the 3500 block of south CR 210 in Knox advised lumber for the garage he was building is missing and he believes people from Bielava took it and used it for firewood.
5/29/17 – An anonymous caller advised a dog had been locked inside a vehicle in the 10400 block of east 500 North in Grovertown.
5/29/17 – A resident in the 5500 block of east 100 North in Knox reported the theft of more than $400 from the home and named a possible suspect.
5/29/17 – A resident in the 4100 block of north 300 East in Knox reported an aggressive dog next door that is causing problems with the neighbors. He advised the dog just chased him and his dog onto their porch and continued to tear up his chicken coop and kill chickens.
5/29/17 – A physical fight was reported in the 8900 block of Sycamore Street in Monterey.
5/31/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 at the Starke/Marshall County Line.
5/31/17 – A vehicle versus tree injury accident was reported at the intersection of 700 East and North State Road 10 in Knox. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department all responded.
5/31/17 – A resident in the 2800 block of Elcona Drive in North Judson reported the theft of items from his vehicle.
6/1/17- A resident in the 8700 block of south Elm Avenue in Monterey advised her ex-boyfriend just left in her car without her permission.
6/1/17 – A woman came to the Starke County Sheriff’s Office to report her car was stolen by her boyfriend.
6/1/17 – A property damage accident was reported at the Starke County Highway Department where a county loader backed into a tanker truck that is there unloading oil.
6/1/17 – A fight was reported in the 7000 block of south SR 10 in Knox.
6/1/17 – A green dirt bike was reportedly driving recklessly in the 1200 east 250 South in Knox.
6/1/17 – A resident in the 4400 block of south Crest Drive in North Judson reported the theft of a ring.
6/1/17 –A resident in the 8500 block of Long Lane Drive in Knox reported being harassed.
6/1/17 – A property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 900 South and 300 West in North Judson.
6/2/17 – A property damage accident was reported at the intersection of Old 30 at the U.S. 35 overpass in Knox.
6/2/17 – A caller advised a man wearing a gray cutoff shirt and jeans exposed himself at the corner of Cherokee and Frost Streets in Walkerton.
6/2/17 – Officers were dispatched to the Starke Hospital ER for a report of a woman who was attacked by the neighbor’s dogs.
6/2/17 – A resident in the 8900 block of Pine Street in Monterey reported a television set and several other items stolen from his residence.
6/2/17 – A resident reported 40wheelers are knocking over garbage cans in the area of 100 South and 200 East in Knox.
6/2/17 – A resident advised there are dirt bikes on Lart Lane in Knox.
6/2/17 – A resident in the 6700 block of east 200 South in Knox advised a someone punched the windshield of his truck and broke it.
6/2/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported on U.S. 30 eastbound at the Grovertown Truck Stop.
6/3/17 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of U.S. 35 and 500 South in Knox.
6/3/17 – A truck driver advised someone stole diesel from his truck at the Grovertown Truck Stop.
6/3/17 – The owner of property at the intersection of 250 South and State Road 23 in Knox reported possible trespassing.
6/3/17 – 6/3/17 – A truck driver advised someone stole diesel from his truck at the Grovertown Truck Stop.
8/16/4/17 – A resident in the 7000 block of south 100 West in North Judson reported the theft of his Cub Cadet mower.
6/4/17 – A North Judson resident advised she hit a deer the previous night on State Road 10 near State Road 39.
6/4/17 – A resident in the 1700 block of west Dawn Drive in North Judson reported vandalism to his mailbox.
6/4/17 – The Starrke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department all responded to a report of an injury accident in the 200 block of south Range Road in North Judson.
6/4/17 – The Starke County EMS, Starke County Sheriff’s Office, North Judson and Railroad Township Fire Departments responded to a motorcycle accident on U.S. 421 at Ann Street. The driver was deceased, and the Starke County Coroner was notified.

Arrests

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

5/29/17 – Mary Ellen Morrow, 40, Plymouth – Charges not listed.
5/30/17 – David J. Spohn, 32, Knox – Domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years; battery results in bodily injury to another
5/31/17 – Mark A. Lovely, 28, Knox – Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia.
5/31/17- Garry L. McIntosh, 29, Knox – False informing.
6/1/17 – Kyle Edward Scheib, 24, Knox – Warrant.
6/2/17 – Dustin R. Rensberger, 28, Knox – Domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16.
6/3/17 – Brian S. Derby, 47, Culver – Domestic battery, battery results in bodily injury to another and strangulation.
6/4/17 – Richard Lee Fisher, 44, Hamlet – No charges listed.
6/4/17 – Bryan Keith Joseph, 25, Knox – Bench warrant.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

5/8/17 – A resident in the 5000 block of east 200 South in Knox reported the theft of his red Ford Focus by a known suspect and advised he wants to file charges.
5/8/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on U.S. 35 just north of State Road 10 in Knox.
5/8/17 – A two-vehicle head-on crash was reported at the intersection of 1050 East and 825 North in Walkerton. No injuries were reported, but one driver was cited for not having a license.
5/8/17 – A Knox resident advised her son’s ADHD medication was stolen from her house. She was told officers do not take reports for stolen medications.
5/8/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported in the 1000 block of east 400 South in Knox.
5/9/17 – A Knox resident reported fraudulent purchases from QVC on her bank account.
5/9/17 – A resident in the 100 block of south Broadway in San Pierre reportedly found an animal of some type wrapped up tight and placed in a cooler in front of the door.
5/9/17 – Tires were reported stolen off of a van parked at a residence in the 7700 block of south U.S. 35 in Knox.
5/9/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported near the intersection of State Road 39 and 800 South in North Judson.
5/9/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on Range Road half a mile south of State Road 8 in Knox.
5/10/17 – A Knox resident reported fraudulent activity on her bank account.
5/10/17 – A Hamlet resident advised her vehicle was stolen sometime Friday or Saturday while she was out of town and is at John’s Garage in LaPorte County, according to the sheriff’s office there.
5/10/17 – A two vehicle property damage accident was reported in the parking lot of Mark Bailey’s Discount Center at the intersection of State Road 10 and Range Road.
5/11/17 – A resident in the 10800 block of East Seneca Lane in Walkerton advised her garbage can was stolen.
5/11/17 – A resident in the 6500 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson reported a dispute with the neighbor who is allegedly throwing sticks into her yard, screaming and threatening her husband.
5/11/17 – A property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Roads 8 and 23 in Grovertown.
5/11/17 – A garbage truck versus pole property damage accident was reported on Iroquois Road east of State Road 23 in Walkerton.
5/11/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on U.S. 30 eastbound at 600 East in Hamlet.
5/11/17 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 500 South and 1100 West in North Judson.
5/12/17 – A caller in the 800 block of south 250 East in Knox called twice regarding juveniles on 4-wheelers running up and down the road speeding and advised he has video of them.
5/12/17 – A caller advised his vehicle was badly vandalized in the 10800 block of east Cherokee Road in Koontz Lake.
5/12/17 – A semi versus tractor property damage accident was reported on U.S. 35 half a mile north of U.S. 30 in Knox.
5/12/17 – A resident in the 11200 block of east Division Road in Knox reported a car was stolen from his yard.
5/12/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS, Hamlet Fire Department and Hamlet Police Department responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 30 two miles west of U.S. 35.
5/13/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Hamlet Fire Department all responded to a report of a motorcycle accident with injuries on U.S. 30 west of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.
5/13/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported in the 7500 block of east 200 North in Grovertown.
5/13/17 – A resident in the 2800 block of east 100 South in Knox filed a theft report.
5/13/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department all responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of State Road 8 and 1100 East in Knox.
5/13/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Starke County EMS responded to a hit-and-run accident with minor injuries in at the intersection of U.S. 421 South and State Road 10 in San Pierre.
5/14/17 – A property damage accident was reported on U.S. 30 west of State Road 23 in Grovertown.
5/14/17 – The Railroad Township Fire Chief asked to file a theft report in the 7500 block of south U.S. 421 in San Pierre.
5/15/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 at 750 West in North Judson.
5/15/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 8 near State Road 23 in Knox.
5/15/17 – A resident in the 5300 block of south CR 210 in Knox asked to file a theft report.
5/15/17 – A North Judson resident reported being scammed. She advised she bought a dog online and sent money via Western Union.
5/15/17 – A property damage accident was reported in the 4400 block of north 800 East in Grovertown. The caller advised there are no injuries, but the vehicle is on its side. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Hamlet and Koontz Lake Fire Departments responded.
5/15/17 – A resident in the 10300 block of east State Road 8 in Knox advised her house and pole barn were broken into and some items are missing from the pole barn.
5/16/17 – A caller advised a boat cover and two hoses were slashed with a knife in the 5500 block of south CR 210 in Knox.
5/16/17 – A resident in the 11100 block of east Cherokee Road in Walkerton reported the theft of lawn furniture.
5/16/17 – A resident in the 6000 block of south Range Road in North Judson reported his neighbor cracked his vehicle windshield while mowing the lawn.
5/16/17 – A Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy reportedly recovered a stolen weed eater, rake and gas can in Ora.
5/16/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 350 East and 500 South in Knox. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Bass Lake Fire Department all responded.
5/16/17 – A resident in the 8000 block of north Tecumseh Road in Koontz Lake advised his neighbor reached out his home window and shot the tire out on his trailer.
5/17-17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS, Koontz Lake and Hamlet Fire Departments all responded to a report of an accident with injuries involving two tractor-trailers in front of the Grovertown Truck Stop on U.S. 30.
5/17/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on U.S. 30 east of the Grovertown Truck Stop.
5/17/17 – A vehicle versus pole property damage accident was reported in the Save-A-Lot parking lot in Knox.
5/17/17 – A resident in the 2700 block of south Range Road in North Judson advised two men were fighting in her driveway.
5/17/17 – Several boats tied to the dock at Bass Lake Marina in the 5000 block of east CR 210 in Knox were reportedly vandalized.
5/18/17 – A Knox resident came to the Starke County Sheriff’s Office to file a forgery report.
5/18/17 – A resident in the 2700 block of Airstream Drive in North Judson advised someone cut tree branches on her property and someone put logs on her property.
5/18.17 – A North Judson Police Department officer attempted to stop a pickup truck driven by Jeremy Lee Hansen, 34, of North Judson at the intersection of Talmer and Silver Streets. A pursuit ensued eastbound on State Road 10 through Starke County, with Hansen reportedly firing shots out the rear window of the truck at the Starke County and North Judson officers who were in pursuit. He continued into LaPorte County, where he shot himself on County Road 2300 South east of U.S. 421 near LaCrosse. Hansen died as a result of the gunshot wound.
5/19/17- An injury accident was reported in the 3300 block of north 900 East in Knox.
5/20/17 – Starke County Clerk Vicki Cooley reported counterfeit money was received in the clerk’s office.
5/20/17 – Railroad Township Trustee Mandy Thomason advised several vehicles are parked in the grassy commons area on the east side of U.S. 421 near the Oasis. She says they are not supposed to be parked there.
5/20/17 – A North Judson resident reported receiving a scam telephone call regarding a problem with her credit card.
5/20/17- A resident in the 8100 block of north Tippecanoe Drive in Walkerton reported a bench was stolen off of her porch.
5/20/17 – A resident in the 11000 block of east Mohawk Road in Walkerton reported the theft of several items from her garage by a known suspect.
5/21/17 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on CR 210 north of State Road 10 in Knox.
5/21/17 – A vehicle break-in was reported in the 5600 block of Meyers Street in Knox.
5/21/17- A vehicle break-in was reported in the 5700 block of East Shady Lane in the Bass Lake area.
5/21/17 – Several vehicles were broken into in the 6400 block of south Eastern Drive in Bass Lake.
5/21/17 – A resident in the 6100 block of south State Road 10 in Knox advised his vehicle was broken into the previous night.
5/21/17 – A resident in the 2700 block of west 700 South in North Judson advised her vehicle was broken into the previous night.
5/21/17 – A resident in the 7500 block of east 300 North in Grovertown reported items stolen from a pole barn.
5/21/17 – A caller in the 300 block of North U.S. 421 in San Pierre reported damage to the top of his father’s convertible during an attempted vehicle break-in. Nothing is believed to have been stolen.
5/22/17 – A resident in the 10900 block of east Ostego Lane in Walkerton believes he found marijuana growing on his property.
5/22/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Koontz Lake Fire Department all responded to a report of a vehicle off the roadway on U.S. 30 near 1100 East in Grovertown.
5/22/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS, Bass Lake and North Judson Fire Departments all responded to a report of a single-vehicle injury accident on State Road 10 in front of Konrad and Son Cabinets in North Judson.
5/22/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on U.S. 35 just north of State Road 10 in Knox.
5/23/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported in the 3100 block of North State Road 23 in Knox.
5/23/17 – A hit-and-run property damage accident was reported in the 6500 block of south 375 West in North Judson, with significant damage to a sewer lift station owned by the town of North Judson.
5/23/17 – A resident in the 5000 block of east 800 South in Knox advised her grandmother’s pills were stolen. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office does not do reports for stolen medications.
5/23/17 – A resident in the 5000 block of west 800 South in North Judson advised someone has been in her house in the last two weeks and is also taking her mail.
5/23/17 – Multiple agencies responded to a report of a two-vehicle, head-on collision in the 7600 block of State Road 23 in Walkerton. No injuries were reported.
5/24/17 – A resident in the 11000 block of east Mohawk Road in Walkerton advised her garage was broken into.
5/25/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on 100 North east of U.S. 35 in Knox.
5/25/17 – A Knox resident reported her daughters, ages 18 and 16, are being cyber bullied.
5/26/17 – A Knox resident advised she received counterfeit $20 bills at her yard sale.
5/26/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported in the 3100 block of south 200 East in Knox.
5/26/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported in the parking lot of the Koontz Lake Library.
5/26/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on U.S. 30 near the Phillips 66 gas station in Hamlet.
5/27/17 – A vehicle break-in was reported in the 2500 block of east 700 South in North Judson. The property owner gave chase and provided a description of the suspect.
5/27/17 – A North Judson resident reported receiving a possible scam telephone call from someone claiming to be with Medicare.
5/27/17 – A two-vehicle injury accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 23 and U.S. 30 in Grovertown. Starke County EMS, the Koontz Lake Fire Department, Hamlet Police Department and Starke County Sheriff’s Office all responded.
5/27/17 – A resident in the 1000 block of west 700 South in North Judson advised someone went through their vehicles the previous night and took about $140.
5/27/17 – A property damage accident involving a golf cart was reported on U.S. 35 north of the Bass Lake Fire Station.
5/27/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on U.S. 30 at 900 East in the eastbound lane.
5/27/17 – A hit-and-run accident was reported in the 9500 block of east 750 North in Walkerton.
5/28/17 – A jet ski was reported stolen in the 3700 block of south CR 210 in Knox.
5/28/17 – A resident in the 3500 block of east Debby Drive in Knox called to file a vandalism report.
5/28/17 – A resident in the 5200 block of south Holiday Street in North Judson advised his dog was attacked by the neighbor’s three pit bulls.
5/28/17 – A resident in the 5200 block of east State Road 10 in San Pierre reported people riding 4-wheelers on her property without permission.

Arrests

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

5/8/17 – Micah Kunkle, 31, Plymouth – Violation of pretrial release.
5/9/17 – Jeffrey R. Singleton, 31, Knox – Felony warrant and body attachment.
5/9/17 – Tyler David Ramenda, 23, Lakeville – Residential entry, criminal trespass, false informing and operator never licensed.
5/11/17 – Steven A. Finger, 26, Knox – Felony warrant.
5/12/17 – Ronald L. Dobson, 64, San Pierre – Warrant.
5/13/17 – James Robert Royce, 47, Bunker Hill – Habitual traffic violator, operating while intoxicated/refusal, criminal mischief less than $750 parole violation, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering and habitual traffic violator.
5/14/17 – Janee Mazurski, 45, Plymouth – Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person and operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more.
5/15/17 – Holly Marie Combs, 26, South Bend – Domestic battery.
5/19/17 – Timothy W. Cook, 50, Kouts – Operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more and operating while intoxicated.
5/21/17 – James Gregory Baldridge, 40, North Judson – Carrying a handgun without a permit.
5/22/17 – John N. Berg, 57, North Judson – Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person and operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more.
5/25/17 – Kyle J. Blackburn, 26, Walkerton – Warrant.
5/28/17 – Shawn Baniewicz – No charges listed.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

5/1/17 – A two-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of State Roads 8 and 23. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department all responded.
5/1/17 – A Knox man advised he purchased a dog online and may have been scammed.
5/1/17 – A vehicle versus turkey property damage accident was reported in the 1900 block of south State Road 23 in Knox.
5/1/17 – A North Judson man reported two known suspects took his SSI card.
5/2/17 – A resident in the 6900 block of east 400 South in Knox reported suspicious activity at the neighbor’s residence.
5/2/17 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported in the 8100 block o south U.S. 421 in San Pierre.
5/3/17 – A single-vehicle injury accident was reported on State Road 8 west of the tracks in Knox. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Starke County EMS responded.
5/4/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of Railroad and Starke Streets in Hamlet.
5/4/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 10.
5/5/17 – A Knox man reported being scammed on eBay.
5/5/17 – A resident in the 1400 block of west 400 South in North Judson advised a suspicious man in a dark hoodie just ran through her property to the property next door, which is supposed to be unoccupied.
5/5/17 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported on Toto Road west of U.S. 35 in Knox.
5/6/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department all responded to house fire in the 7300 block of east 25 North in Knox.
5/6/17 – A property damage accident involving a FedEx truck and a car was reported in the 3100 block of east 400 South in Knox on private property.
5/6/17 – A resident in the 5300 block of Elm Street in Bass Lake reported her windows were broken and believed it was vandalism. The incident report indicates a tree branch was responsible.
5/6/17 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 east of State Road 23 in Knox.
5/71/7 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported in the North Judson Dollar General parking lot.
5/7/17 – A property owner in the 1100 block of east 150 South in Knox reported a damaged mailbox.
5/7/17 – A caller advised 4-wheelers are flying up and down the road in the area of Rolling Dunes Subdivision at the intersection of 700 East and Toto Road in Knox.
5/7/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of U.S. 30 and State Road 23 in Grovertown.
5/7/17 – A caller advised the 4-wheelers are back in Rolling Dunes Subdivision at the intersection of 700 East and Toto Road in Knox and are now driving through people’s yards.
5/7/17 – A caller reported 4-wheelers tearing up the area of Garba Drive.
5/7/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson Fire Department all responded to an injury accident on U.S. 421 north of 400 South in San Pierre. The driver of a scooter wrecked it into the ditch, and the extent of his injuries is not known.
5/7/17 – The owner of a home in the 10200 block of east 600 North in Koontz Lake reported a light was out and two doors were open upon arrival.

Arrests

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

5/2/17 – Warren Lavon Coffin, 52, LaPorte – Warrant.
5/3/17 – Vanessa Renee Sikorski, 42, North Judson – Operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more, Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering and operating while intoxicated.
5/3/17 – Kent Ryan Hoffman, 43, Knox – Domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury and domestic battery with a prior conviction.
5/4/17 – Travis John Franklin, 29, Hamlet – Charges not specified.
5/4/17 – Warren Lavon Coffin III, 29, Knox – Warrant.
5/4/17 – Doris Denean Roberts, 50 ,Knox – Operating while intoxicate and Operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more.
5/5/17 – Nicholas Wesley Davis, 19, Hammond – Possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
5/6/17 – Michael Allen DeWitt, 32, Knox – Disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement, intimidation on law enforcement and refusal to aid an officer.
5/6/17 – Jeffrey A. Japkowski, 39, North Judson – Operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction, operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more and operating while intoxicated.
5/6/17 – April Lynn Chessor, 35, Knox – Operating while intoxicated, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person.
5/7/17 – McKenna Mitchell, 22, Georgetown, Fla. – Possession of a controlled substance, possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug, obstruction of justice and unlawful possession of a syringe.

 

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

4/24/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Bass Lake Fire Department on a brush fire call in the woods in the 3700 block of East State Road 10 in Knox.
4/24/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 8 half a mile west of U.S. 35 in Knox.
4/24/17 – A caller found a possible meth lab trash on the east side of 150 East just south of 400 South in Knox.
4/24/17 – A resident in the 8100 block of North Oak Ave. in Walkerton reported known suspects came to the house and took a red 2000 Corvette.
4/25/17 – A realtor advised he was showing a house in the 7900 block of Kramer Lane in Walkerton to a client and the neighbor’s lawn mower damaged the client’s vehicle.
4/25/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported in the 5700 block of south 600 West in North Judson.
4/26/17 – A Warsaw resident advised a limb fell off a tree and damaged his vehicle as he was driving on State Road 39 south of the LaPorte County Line. A crash report was completed.
4/26/17 – A resident in the 7900 block of North Frost Street in Walkerton advised his sister is harassing him.
4/26/17 – The manager of a property in the 8000 block of north Tippecanoe Drive North in Walkerton advised the cleaning person found drugs on the property.
4/26/17 – A property owner in the 7400 block of south 125 East in Knox advised the neighbors have loose chickens, and they are picking and damaging the field he just planted.
4/27/17 – A resident in the 2000 block of east 250 South in Knox reported his mailbox was damaged and believes a power company truck was responsible.
4/28/17 – A resident in the 4300 block of south 100 West in North Judson advised tires were dumped on his property and believes he knows who is responsible.
4/28/17 – A minor two-vehicle property damage accident was reported on U.S. 30 at 1100 East in Grovertown.
4/28/17 – A resident in the 7300 block of east Franklin Street in Ora advised outbuildings on the property were broken into.
4/28/17 – A resident in the 800 block of south 1025 East in Knox asked to speak to an officer about the neighbors burning.
4/29/17 – A resident in the 2100 block of south State Road 23 in Knox reported suspicious people on his property.
4/29/17 – A caller advised a white box truck is parked at an abandoned residence at the intersection of 500 South and 100 East in Knox and three people are walking around.
4/29/17 – A caller advised a vehicle ran into a porch at Belavia Summer Resort at Bass Lake. No injuries were reported.
4/29/17 – A property owner in the 1800 block of east 400 South in Knox advised a maroon GMC is trespassing on his property.
4/29/17 – A resident in the 7200 block of east 900 South in Monterey advised someone left five marijuana plants in her back yard.
4/29/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Knox-Center Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to a report of an accident at the intersection of 500 East and 25 North in Knox.
4/30/17 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported in the area of 750 East and 850 South in Culver.
4/30/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 300 East and 350 South in Knox.
4/30/17 – A Knox resident reported being harassed.
4/30/17 – A resident in the 8800 block of south 150 West in North Judson advised his gate for his fencing was stolen by someone in a silver Ford king cab truck.
4/30/17 – A resident in the 4000 block of south 625 East in Bass Lake advised his car was broken into and money and medication were taken.

Arrests

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

4/24/17 – Sherry Katerine Eskridge, 27, Knox – Possession of marijuana and possession of heroin.
4/24/17 – Brock Lindsey, 21 – Operator never licensed.
4/25/17 – Bo Austin McIntire, 22, Hamlet – Reckless driving.
4/26/17 – Jeffrey R. Singleton, 52, Knox – Driving while suspended.
4/27/17 – Lucas Botset, 18, Walkerton – Dmoestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years of age.
4/28/17 – Briana L. Paulsen, 19, North Judson – Possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
4/28/17 – Tabitha Renee Letson, 22, North Judson – Maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe and assisting a criminal.
4/28/17 – Jory Harrold, 34, Bourbon – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, visiting a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance (x2) and unlawful possession of a syringe.
4/30/17 – Shaquile D. Fisher, 23, Chicago – Warrant.