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.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

4/17/17 – A Knox resident advised two people stopped in her driveway in the 7800 block of east 50 South and threatened her.
4/17/17 – A resident in the 4200 block of south 800 West in San Pierre asked to speak to an officer about his neighbor’s pit bull being loose and tormenting his dog. He said he spoke to the neighbor, who threatened him.
4/1717 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported on 400 North east of 1100 East in Grovertown.
4/18/17 – Officials at Oregon-Davis High School Contacted the Starke County Sheriff’s Office in regard to a possible case of sexting.
4/18/17 – An over-the-road truck driver advised he was at the Grovertown Truck Stop the previous night and fuel was stolen from his truck.
4/18/17 – A North Judson resident asked to speak to an officer in reference to following up on a report of stolen ATVs.
4/18/17- A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 8 one mile east of State Road 39 in Knox.
4/18/17 – A neighbor reported possible trespassers in the 6600 block of east 200 North in Knox where a house is under construction.
4/19/17 – A resident in the 800 block of east 50 South in Knox came home and discovered the residence had been broken into.
4/20/17 – A caller advised a pickup truck was driving recklessly down 450 South from Dawn Drive to 100 West and said children play in that area.
4/20/17 – An emergency room nurse at St. Joseph Medical Center in Plymouth advised a female patient there says she was raped twice – once at the Economy Inn on U.S. 30 and once at a residence in Koontz Lake.
4/21/17 – A resident in the 11000 block of east Toto Road in Knox advised people are on her roof shining lights into her bedroom.
4/21/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 39 north of 250 South in North Judson.
4/21/17 – A Honda motor was reported stolen from a farm on U.S. 35 north of 900 South.
4/21/17 – A Knox resident reported several fraudulent charges on her Key Bank account.
4/21/17 – A caller in the 8500 block of Tippecanoe Drive North in Knox advised a boat on the lake is shining a bright LED light into all of the homes as it goes around the lake.
4/22/17 – A driver parked in the back lot of Grovertown Truck Stop reported the theft of 150 gallons of diesel fuel from his truck. He said the suspect cut wire and took the plate off to remove the fuel.
4/22/17 – A resident in the 6900 block of north 1100 East in Walkerton advised her mailbox has been smashed twice.
4/22/17 – A man advised a woman in an orange Dodge pickup backed into his storage shed in the 200 block of West Toto Road and damaged it before taking off eastbound on Toto Road.
4/22/17 – A caller advised juveniles are playing basketball on 200 South east of U.S. 35 and defying cars as they pass by.
4/22/17 – A caller advised a loud party is occurring at the old campground on 400 South between 700 and 750 East with between 150 and 300 people in attendance.
4/22/17 – A two vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 8 and 600 East in Knox.
4/22/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on 600 East north of 100 North in Knox.
4/22/17 – A caller advised a vehicle with its lights on was parked near the anhydrous tanks in the 11200 block of east 450 South in Culver.
4/23/17 – A caller in the 6600 block of south Lombardy Lane in Bass Lake advised the neighbors are partying and keeping people up.
4/23/17 – Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 11100 block of Pottawattamie in Knox.
4/23/17 – A resident in the 8100 block of north Oak Avenue in Walkerton reported a break-in in progress at his residence.
4/23/17 – The executor of property in the 2700 block of east 100 South in Knox reported juveniles tearing up the property with dirt bikes and 4-wheelers. He’s concerned about property damage and worried someone may get hurt.
4/23/17 – A resident in the 2600 block of south 700 East in Knox advised a man came on to the property next to hers with guns, and she has a protective order against him.
4/23/17 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported on State Road 8 about half a mile east of State Road 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.

4/17/17 – Osmani H. Mberwa, 19 – Operator Never Licensed.
4/18/17 – Lance D. White, 55, Peru – Driving while suspended.
4/18/17 – Warren Lavon Coffin III, 29, Knox – Charges not listed.
4/19/17 – Bille J. Minix, 54, Winamac – Warrant.
4/19/17 – Julian M. Arzonal, 31, Rochester – Battery committed with a deadly weapon, pointing a loaded firearm, battery results in bodily injury and intimidation with a deadly weapon.
4/19/17 – James Gregory Baldridge, 40, North Judson – Reckless driving and criminal mischief.
4/20/17 – Destini Briana Dockery, 18, Fort Wayne – Possession of marijuana.
4/20/17 – Nathan Robert Hilton, 28, Knox – Possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug.
4/21/17 – Algin R. Trent, 51, Goshen – Warrant.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

4/3/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 39 north of the Pulaski County line in North Judson.
4/3/17 – An injury accident was reported at the intersection of State Roads 8 and 23 in Knox. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department all responded.
4/3/17 – A North Judson resident advised he hired someone to work on his truck, which has since been damaged and says the person he hired and another individual are demanding money.
4/3/17 – A resident in the 1500 block of east 500 South in Knox advised her residence was recently broken into and a television set was taken.
4/3/17 – A resident in the 7800 block of east 600 North in Hamlet advised the mailbox and a light were broken.
4/3/17 – A resident in the 4900 block of east 800 South reported the possible theft of a license plate from his truck.
4/3/17 – A resident in the 5100 block of south 350 East in Knox reported a suspicious vehicle on the property.
4/4/17 – A resident in the 5700 block of east 200 South in Knox reported six men were at his home trying to fight his son. An officer was dispatched.
4/4/17 – The owner of a hay field south of Toto Road advised a vehicle drove through it and blew a tire. He followed it to an address on 400 South.
4/4/17 – A resident in the 7600 block of south 200 West in North Judson reported two vicious pit bulls loose in the area.
4/4/17 – A resident in the 2100 block of north 325 East in Knox advised his neighbor’s dog is loose again and chasing people.
4/4/17 – A North Judson resident advised she is getting threats from an inmate at the Starke County Jail and asked to file a report.
4/5/17 – A resident in the 1800 block of south 100 East in Knox advised two phone boxes were pulled up and used to destroy her mailbox. She found the phone boxes in her yard.
4/5/17 – A woman advised her brother stole a check from her mother’s account and wrote it for $12,000.
4/6/17 – A slide-off was reported in the 400 block of north State Road 23 in Knox.
4/6/17 – A tractor-trailer slide off was reported in the 1100 block of east U.S. 30 in the eastbound lane.
4/6/17 – A vehicle versus pole slide-off was reported on Fisher Street just north of Eliza Street in Knox.
4/6/17 – A resident in the 2300 block of east 250 South in Knox advised her vehicle was TP’d the previous night.
4/6/17 – A resident in the 7200 block of south 250 West in North Judson reported a break-in and burglary at his residence.
4/6/17 – A 2006 blue Chevrolet Cobalt was reported stolen from a residence in the 6600 block of east State Road 10 in Knox.
4/7/17 – A resident in the 4400 block of south Dawn Drive in North Judson reported a theft.
4/7/17 – A resident in the 4600 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson advised multiple people were breaking into cars.
4/7/17 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on 100 North east of U.S. 35 in Knox.
4/7/17 – A resident in the 2000 block of south Tribue Drive in Knox reported being harassed about his dogs.
4/7/17 – A Knox resident advised her brother was arrested and his girlfriend, who is not on the lease, is having a garage sale and selling his stuff.
4/7/17 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 east of North Judson.
4/8/17 – A resident in the 3100 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson reported the theft of a 2001 Chrysler convertible, possibly by a family member.
4/8/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported in the 600 block of west 200 South in Knox.
4/8/17 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 800 South and 300 East in Knox.
4/8/17 – The owner of property the 9900 block of east 300 North in Knox reported trespassers causing damage.
4/8/17 – A resident in the 5900 block of east Toto Road in Knox reported someone shot her dog. The suspect said the dog growled at him, and he used his shotgun to get it away from his property. He also advised a dog has been trying to attack his 4-H rabbits.
4/9/17 – A single-vehicle accident was reported on 700 East south of State Road 10 in Knox. The female driver complained of wrist pain.
4/9/17 – A resident in the 1600 block of east Toto Road in Knox advised a known suspect took off with his 2004 Chevrolet extended cab truck and his wallet sometime in the night.
4/9/17 – A resident in the 8600 block of south Sycamore Street in Monterey requested a theft report.
4/9/17 – A fight in progress was reported in the 5800 block of U East Road in North Judson.
4/9/17 – A caller advised 4-wheelers are driving down the road in the 7500 block of west 800 South in North Judson and people are walking around with flashlights.
4/9/17 – A resident in the 5600 block of east Manner Drive in Knox advised a neighbor at Hickory Hills Campground is pointing a laser at him and said he is concerned.
4/9/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported in the 600 block of south 200 East in Knox.
4/9/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Washington Township Fire Department responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of State Roads 8 and 23 in Knox.
4/10/17 – A caller advised a train was blocking the intersection of 300 East in the Knox Industrial Park for 30 minutes.
4/10/17 – A caller in the 3900 block of Boa Drive in Knox advised the windows were broken out of his vehicle.
4/10/17 – A resident in the 5200 block of east 500 South in Knox asked to file a trespassing report.
4/11/17 – A two vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Roads 8 and 23 in Knox.
4/11/17 – A resident in the 10800 block of Cherokee Road in Walkerton advised his wife’s belongings were stolen, said he knows where they are, and asked to speak to an officer.
4/12/17 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported on State Road 23 near the Country Roads Bar in Walkerton.
4/12/17 – A resident in the 2400 block of north 700 East in Grovertown advised his garage was broken into and the vehicle inside was damaged.
4/12/17 – A resident in the 6900 block of east Homette Avenue in Knox reported a missing license plate.
4/12/17 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported in the eastbound lane of U.S. 30 west of U.S. 35 in Hamlet.
4/12/17 – A caller advised a tractor pulling a combine pulled the electric wires down at the intersection of State Road 23 and Tippecanoe in Walkerton. The driver kept going.
4/12/17 – A resident in the 1200 block of North Malibu Street in Knox advised her neighbor exposed himself to her twice in her yard.
4/12/17 – A single-vehicle injury accident was reported on State Road 8 at 300 East in Knox.
4/13/17 – The owner of property in the 11900 block of east 700 North in Walkerton reported someone keeps hunting on his property without permission.
4/13/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 west of State Road 35 in Knox.
4/13/17 – A suspicious vehicle was reported at the intersection of 100 West and 500 South in North Judson.
4/13/17 – A Chicago resident who maintains a camper at Hickory Hills Campground in Knox advised it was broken into.
4/13/17 – A Knox resident advised she let a let a friend borrow her vehicle a week ago and he is now refusing to bring it back or tell her where it is.
4/13/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS, North Judson Police Department and North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department all responded to a possible fatality on State Road 39 near the Pulaski County line.
4/13/17 – Starke County Forester Bruce Wakeland reported a man coming on to the property and vandalizing it.
4/13/17 – A resident in the 6800 block of East Oakwood Avenue in Knox reported the neighbor’s dogs continually come into her garage and poop on the floor.
4/13/17 – A resident in the 7000 block of south 250 West in North Judson advised a 4-wheeler has been stolen.
4/14/17 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported on State Road 23 west of 750 North in Hamlet.
4/14/17 – A Toto resident advised a neighbor shooting a firearm at 9 a.m. woke him up. He was told it is not illegal to shoot a firearm on your property if a proper backstop is in place.
4/14/17 – A resident in the 7300 block of east 700 South in Monterey advised a 4-wheeler has been stolen.
4/14/17 – A resident in the 5800 block of South U West Road in North Judson advised the neighbors keep driving in his yard.
4/15/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported in the 1200 block of east 425 South in Knox.
4/15/17 – A resident in the 1500 block of west 500 South in Knox advised two 4-wheelers were taken from the yard.
4/15/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson Police Department responded to a motorcycle accident on 500 South east of 600 West in North Judson. The rider sustained minor injuries.
4/15/17 – A caller advised several kids on 4-wheelers and dirt bikes are riding out into traffic near the intersection of Tecumseh and Iroquois Roads in Koontz Lake.
4/15/17 – A hit and run property damage accident was reported at Mark Bailey’s Discount Center in Knox.
4/15/17 – An employee at Grovertown Truck Stop reported a drive-off of $620.
4/15/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Walkerton Police Department and Starke County EMS responded to a report of a domestic altercation in the 8500 block of north 1050 East in Walkerton.
4/15/17 – A resident in the 8700 block of east Long Lane Drive in Knox advised he came home and found a freezer bag of drugs.
4/16/17 – A resident in the 10400 block of east 500 North in Grovertown advised there are people behind his house trespassing and said they are stuck in the woods.
4/16/17 – A two vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 35 in Knox.
4/16/17 – A resident in the 1300 block of north 500 East in Knox advised the mailbox was damaged yesterday due to an accident.
4/16/17 – A resident in the 500 block of south State Road 23 in Knox advised two people were selling drugs in his driveway.
4/16/17 – A resident in the 100 block of south Fisher Street in North Judson advised the garage door is open and the vehicle is missing.

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.

4/4/17 – Eric Gene Wireman, 27, Knox – Auto theft.
4/5/17 – Christopher Lee McCurdy, 50, Knox – Driving while suspended prior.
4/6/17 – Lola Darlene Fier, 51, Walkerton – Charges not specified.
4/6/17 – Clifford A. Snyder, 47, South Bend – Charges not specified.
4/6/17 – Jamie Lee Joseph, 39, Valparaiso – Charges not specified.
4/6/17 – Arthur W. Beam, 53, LaCrosse – Charges not specified.
4/7/17 – James M. McCray, 46, Knox – Charges not specified.
4/8/17 – Kirk Alan Barnett, 30, Plymouth – Warrant.
4/9/17 – Riley Wayne McCoy, 25, Mishawaka – Resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia and leaving the scene of an accident.
4/10/17 – Crystal Gayle Schroeder, 30, North Judson – Driving while suspended prior.
4/10/17 – Christopher Lee McCurdy, 50, Knox – Driving while suspended prior.
4/11/17 – Aqondius Steven Moss, 22, South Bend, Possession of marijuana, driving while suspended and theft.
4/11/17 – Jenna R. Prater, 22, Knox – Warrant.
4/12/17 – Raymond L. Higdon, 36, Knox – Driving while suspended prior.
4/14/17 – Donald Patrick Frazier, 53, Hamlet – Possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
4/14/17 – Matthew Jacob Sipocz, 20, Fort Wayne – Possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
4/14/17 – Kaylee Jo Bailey, 20, Knox – Intimidation.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

3/27/17 – A vehicle versus concrete pole property damage accident was reported in the Save A Lot parking lot in Knox.
3/27/17 – A resident in the 8900 block of east 150 South in Knox advised people came onto his property and were shooting a firearm.
3/27/17 – A resident in the 8600 block of east 200 South in Knox advised someone dumped possible stolen property across the street from her residence. The items were recovered and destroyed.
3/27/17 – Unspecified items were reported stolen from a location in the 2300 block of U.S. 30 in Hamlet.
3/27/17 – A possible trespasser was reported at a residence in the 8100 block of North Tippecanoe Drive in Walkerton.
3/28/17 – A possible vehicle break-in was reported in the 5100 block of North Hamlet Industrial Parkway in Hamlet.
3/28/17 – A suspicious vehicle was reportedly parked on a property in the 2400 block of south 100 East in North Judson.
3/28/17 – An official at the Bass Lake Pub advised a former employee is using the company credit card to make purchases. The card has been canceled, but a report is needed.
3/28/17 – A two-vehicle injury accident was reported at the intersection of U.S. 35 and State Road 10 in Knox. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Bass Lake Fire Department and Starke County EMS all responded.
3/28/17 – A property damage motorcycle accident was reported on U.S. 35 in front of Patrick Auto in Knox.
3/29/17 – An anonymous caller advised someone may be trying to get into the cars parked across from the Country Roads Bar in Walkerton.
3/29/17 – A resident came to the sheriff’s office to report the theft of a child support card. Money was reportedly taken from the account.
3/29/17 – A property damage accident was reported in the 3000 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson.
3/30/17 – A property damage accident was reported at the Grovertown Truck Stop.
3/30/17 – An attempted break-in and vandalism were reported at a house in the 7600 block of north Kickapoo Road in Walkerton.
3/31/17 – A resident in the 3300 block of west 400 South in North Judson reported property damage.
3/31/17 – A resident in the 4800 block of Topinabee Road in Walkerton asked to file a theft report.
4/1/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of Main and Pearl Streets in Hamlet.
4/1/17 – Officers were called to Mark Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson for a report of an accidental firearm discharge. It occurred after a customer’s holster broke and his firearm fell on the floor. No injuries were reported.
4/1/17 – A resident in the 4200 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson advised someone backed into his truck, however he’s not sure when or where it happened.
4/1/17 – A resident in the 6500 block of south 975 East in Monterey advised she ordered a telephone from Walmart’s website. FedEx delivered it, and when she opened the package the phone was missing.
4/1/17 – A resident in the 5800 block of south U Road in North Judson called to file a theft report.
4/2/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported at the intersection of Toto Road and Western in Knox.
4/2/17 – A caller advised a 4-wheeler and dirt bikes are driving recklessly in the area of 400 South and 350 East in Knox.

Arrests

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

4/2/17 – Alexander Victor Raudoni, 22, Michigan City – Possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
3/27/17 – Ronald Wayne Avery, 56, Wanatah – Possession of marijuana and reckless driving.
3/29/17 – Clayton Neil Conley, 44, North Judson – Criminal trespass. Officers were notified at 9:53 a.m.
3/29/17 – Clayton Neil Conley, 44, North Judson – Criminal trespass. Officers were notified at 7:48 p.m.
3/31/17 – Jason Christopher Loftus, 37, Bremen – Warrant.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

3/20/17 – A resident in the 8700 block of South Oak Street in Monterey advised there are two unknown suspects on the property.
3/20/17 – A property damage only rollover accident was reported in the 9400 block of west San Pierre Road in San Pierre.
3/20/17 – A Knox resident advised money was stolen from her bank account.
3/20/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of 750 East and 625 South in Culver.
3/20/17 – A resident in the 6400 block of east 25 North in Knox reported the theft of a chicken coop.
3/21/17 – A resident in the 2000 block of south Tribue Drive in Knox advised the neighbor’s dog barks continuously and says this was a problem all of last summer.
3/21/17 – A Knox resident came to the sheriff’s office to file a theft report for unspecified items.
3/22/17 – A single vehicle crash was reported on 500 South near 350 East in Knox.
3/22/17 – A resident in the 7600 block of north Topinabee Road in Walkerton reported damage to his fence.
3/22/17 – A resident in the 8100 block of north High Street in Walkerton reported her neighbor’s dog is running loose again. She advised it has bitten her dog several times and has tried to bite others.
3/22/17 – A Knox resident advised a report is needed for forgery and theft of over $50,000.
3/22/17 – A motorist advised a Waste Management truck that’s northbound on U.S. 35 in Knox is losing trash and debris and said her vehicle has almost been hit several times by items falling from the truck.
3/22/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Knox Fire Department and Starke County EMS all responded to a vehicle versus tree accident in the 2300 block of east 150 South in Knox.
3/24/17 – A resident in the 2000 block of west 700 South in North Judson reported her tires were slashed.
3/24/17 – A Walkerton resident advised she received threatening text messages.
3/25/17 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported on 250 West south of 400 South in North Judson.
3/25/17 – A suspicious person was reported at a residence in the 1100 block of east 150 South in Knox.
3/25/17 – Dispatchers received a tip of a possible drug deal in the Save a Lot parking lot in Knox.
3/26/17 – A resident in the 2400 block of east Toto Road in Knox reported a loud party and advised people are driving recklessly in the area.
3/26/17 – A resident in the 8800 block of east 700 North in Walkerton advised she believes a neighbor has taken her cat and cell phone.
3/26/17 – A Knox resident believes his stolen chainsaw is at the pawnshop and asked to speak to an officer.
3/26/17 – A resident in the 3500 block of east Debby Drive in Knox advised someone is shooting firearms and rattling his windows.
3/26/17 – A Walkerton resident reported the theft of a vehicle by someone who was given permission to drive the car but has since stated he is not giving it back.
3/26/17 – A resident in the 900 block of east 250 South in Knox advised juveniles on 4-wheelers are tearing up his field across the road from his home.
3/26/17 – A resident in the 10400 block of east U.S. 30 in Grovertown came home and discovered someone had taken his gun and his wife’s purse from the home.

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.

3/20/17 – Matthew R. Madsen, 39, San Pierre – Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person and operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more.
3/22/17 – Jacob Lawrence Riche, 26, Bunker Hill – Dealing in methamphetamine, illegal drug lab; possession or sale of precursors >10 grams, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, resisting law enforcement and false informing.
3/22/17 – Rachel Ann Agee, 23, Knox – Maintaining a common nuisance.
3/22/17 – Paul E. Maze, 62, Walkerton – Intimidation with a deadly weapon and resisting law enforcement.
3/25/17 – Jozef Marusarz, 41, Oak Lawn – Battery results in bodily injury.
3/25/17 – Arthur Bafia, 32, Oak Lawn – Disorderly conduct.
3/25/17 – Micah R. Kunkle, 31, Plymouth – Disorderly conduct x2, resisting law enforcement, battery, battery resulting in moderate bodily injury and refusal to aid an officer.
3/25/17 – Olivia Lorraine Dickson, 26, Hamlet – Warrant
3/25/17 – Seth D. Dickson, 31, Albion – Warrant
3/26/17 – Angelina Marie Smithey, 30, Gary – Driving while suspended, possession of a synthetic drug and possession of paraphernalia.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

3/13/17 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of Toto Road and 100 East in Knox.
3/13/17 – A property damage only rollover accident was reported on 250 North between 500 and 700 East in Knox.
3/13/17 – A property damage only rollover accident was reported on U.S. 35 at 400 South in Knox.
3/13/17 – A single vehicle slide off was reported at the intersection of 200 East and 200 South in Knox.
3/13/17 – A single vehicle slide off was reported on State Road 8 at 700 East in Knox.
3/13/17 – A two vehicle property damage accident was reported in the 4700 block of west State Road 10 in North Judson.
3/13/17 – A two vehicle property damage accident was reported in the 3500 block of south 250 West in North Judson.
3/13/17 – A resident in the 6400 block of south Rannells East Road in Knox reported the theft of jewelry and medication.
3/13/17 – Unspecified items were reported stolen from a storage unit on west Toto Road in Knox. The caller advised the lock was cut off of the unit.
3/13/17 – Officers responded to the Family Dollar parking lot in Knox for a report of two small children left alone in a car.
3/14/17 – Firearms and other items were reported stolen from a storage unit on Toto Road west of Range Road in North Judson.
3/14/17 – A resident in the 11000 block of Ostego Lane in Walkerton requested a report for property damage to a fence.
3/14/17 – A single vehicle slide off was reported on 700 East south of State Road 8 in Knox.
3/14/17 – Starke County EMS advised an ambulance was northbound on U.S. 35 en route to LaPorte when a southbound truck swerved into their lane and took their mirror off.
3/14/17 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported on U.S. 421 north of 500 South in North Judson.
3/15/17 – A property damage accident was reported in the median in front of Grovertown Truck Stop.
3/15/17 – A single vehicle accident was reported on U.S. 35 between 450 and 500 South in Knox.
3/15/17 – A property damage slide off accident was reported in the 2800 block of south CR 210 in Knox.
3/15/17 – A single vehicle slide off was reported on State Road 10 east of State Road 39 in North Judson.
3/15/17 – A single vehicle slide off was reported on U.S. 30 eastbound in front of Knoll Brothers in Hamlet.
3/15/17 – A vehicle versus pole accident was reported on U.S. 421 north of State Road 10 in North Judson.
3/15/17 – A vehicle versus mailbox property damage accident was reported in the 7600 block of north State Road 23 in Walkerton.
3/15/17 – A hit-and-run property damage accident was reported at the Koontz Lake Dam.
3/15/17 – A two vehicle property damage accident was reported on 350 East north of 500 South in Knox.
3/15/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported in the 5600 block of south State Road 39 in North Judson.
3/15/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 421 in Knox.
3/16/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 23 three miles north of U.S. 30.
3/16/17 – A two vehicle property damage accident was reported on U.S. 35 at 25 North in Knox.
3/16/17 – A caller advised two people in the back seat of a red car parked about a mile into the Kankakee Wildlife Area in Knox are either having sex or doing drugs.
3/17/17 – A two vehicle accident was reported on U.S. 35 at 200 North in Knox.
3/17/17 – A single vehicle accident was reported on U.S. 421 south of 400 South in San Pierre.
3/17/17 – A slide off accident was reported on the U.S. 35 off ramp to U.S. 30.
3/17/17 – A Culver resident advised her computer was locked up by people claiming to be with HP who told her she will need to pay to have it cleaned or risk being arrested for having porn on it. She was told this is a scam.
3/17/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 east of U.S. 421 in San Pierre.
3/18/17 – A rollover accident was reported at the intersection of State Roads 8 and 39 in Knox.
3/19/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 10 east of 700 West in North Judson.
3/19/17 – A vehicle versus pole property damage accident was reported on 50 South just east of Range Road in Knox.
3/19/17 – A caller reported illegal dumping of an item into the ditch on State Road 10 just west of 250 West in North Judson.
3/19/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on 100 West at 700 South in Knox.
3/19/17 – A caller reported three 4-wheelers driving recklessly at Knox Fertilizer and advised they also go onto Toto Road.
3/19/17 – A vehicle versus pole property damage accident was reported in the 3500 block of south State Road 23 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.

3/14/17 – Raymond William Grevenstuk, 22, Warsaw – Warrant.
3/14/17 – Phillip Wendell Mullins, 41, Grovertown – Warrant x2.
3/14/17 – Jesse William Godines, 22, Knox – Operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more.
3/18/17 – Fabien Cole Ward, 20, North Judson – Possession of a narcotic drug.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

3/6/17 – A caller advised a white box truck pulled into a residence in the 5000 block of south 750 East in Knox and asked if anybody lived there. The property owner said nobody should be there. The caller said the two men in the truck walked all around the property. One of the men had shaved blonde hair and was wearing a camo jacket.
3/6/17 – A resident in the 6700 block of east 250 North in Grovertown reported an ongoing problem with someone trespassing and releasing dogs on the property. The caller’s husband has the man detained, and the DNR requested assistance from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office due to an extended ETA.
3/6/17 – A UPS employee advised she was attacked by three dogs on Friday at a home in the 6600 block of North SR 23 in Walkerton.
3/6/17 – A resident in the 4600 block of south 350 West in North Judson reported a suspicious person wearing dark clothing and carrying a flashlight outside her neighbor’s residence.
3/6/17 – A resident in the 1500 block of east 500 South in Knox advised two men were on the property stealing items from the shed.
3/7/17 – A caller reported trash was dumped in the area of State Road 10 and 250 West in North Judson.
3/7/17 – A 41-year-old Walkerton man was cited for operating an off-road vehicle on the roadway in the area of State Road 23 and Tippecanoe. The officer advised the man was irate, wanted to argue and kept punching his truck.
3/8/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 39 and 50 South in North Judson.
3/8/17 – The Koontz Lake Fire Department was dispatched to the 3100 block of north 900 East in Grovertown for a report of power lines sparking nearby.
3/8/17 – A single-vehicle property damage accident was reported on 350 East north of State Road 10 in Knox.
3/8/17 – A caller reported the theft of cameras in the 1700 block of east 500 South in Knox.
3/8/17 – Starke County EMS and the Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1900 block of east 250 South in Knox for a report of a child who was bit in the face by a dog.
3/8/17 – Officers responded to the storage units on Toto Road west of Range Road in North Judson where a renter advised the lock on his unit had been cut. He said two helmets, a TV and some clothing were missing.
3/9/17 – A resident in the 2700 block of south Pinewood Drive in Knox was issued a citation for animals running at large after two dogs reportedly killed the neighbor’s cat.
3/9/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on U.S. 35 at 400 East in Knox.
3/10/17 – A single-vehicle rollover property damage accident was reported on U.S. 35 south of Knox.
3/10/17 – A resident in the 3100 block of west 900 South in North Judson advised her mailbox was ripped off the post sometime during the night and requested extra patrol.
3/10/17 – An assault was reported in the 5200 block of south A Street in North Judson.
3/11/17 – A resident in the area of 400 South and 350 East in Knox advised he was awakened by two trucks mudding in his neighbor’s field. They left as he was calling the police.
3/11/17 – A resident in the 10900 block of east Kanney Avenue in Koontz Lake advised a dark colored TrailBlazer parked partially on his property appears to be wrecked.
3/11/17 – A caller in the 3000 block of east 400 South in Knox advised several 4-wheelers are riding recklessly through the subdivision and requested an officer.
3/11/17 – A resident in the 300 block of North Sandy Knob Drive in San Pierre advised his neighbor’s dog is off its leash and goes after his kids.
3/11/17 – A North Judson resident advised his ex-wife is making threats against him.
3/11/17 – A resident in the 4400 block of East Dawn Drive in North Judson advised he just got into a fight with his neighbor.
3/11/17 – Starke County EMS, the Koontz Lake Fire Department and Starke County Sheriff’s Office all responded to a report of a traffic accident with injuries on 850 South east of 850 East in Knox.
3/11/17 – A caller advised unauthorized people are having a bonfire on property in the 3800 block of south 350 East in Knox.
3/12/17 – A resident in the 11000 block of Pottawatomie Trail North in Walkerton advised someone drove through his yard overnight, damaged his property and knocked down several mailboxes. He found a vehicle nearby believed to be responsible for the damage and provided the plate number.
3/12/17 – A caller advised he had several items of fishing gear and a Hoyt compound bow stolen out of his truck at a residence on Dawn Drive in North Judson.
3/12/17 – A resident in the 400 block of north 650 East in Knox advised her neighbor has taken down her fence.
3/12/17 – A resident in the 4100 block of east 175 North in Knox reported two pit bulls continue running loose in her yard and says one is there now. She’s not sure where they are coming from.
3/12/17 – A Knox man reported being threatened by two known subjects.
3/12/17 – A residential break-in was reported in the 1000 block of East Peppermint Lane in Knox.
3/12/17 – A property owner in the 3300 block of east 350 South in Knox advised kids on 4-wheelers are tearing up his field.

Arrests

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

3/8/17 – Walter Clark Stacy, 53, Ober – Driving while suspended.
3/10/17 – Edward Everit Coad, 37, Grovertown – No charges listed.
3/12/17 – Keith Landin Dalton, 24, Hamlet – Driving while suspended and possession of paraphernalia.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

2/27/17 – A woman reported a man wearing a navy hooded sweatshirt stole her purse out of her car in the 7800 block of north State Road 23 in Walkerton.
2/27/17 – A resident in the 2700 block of east 450 South in Knox believes someone tried to get in through her back door.
2/28/17 – A resident in the 1500 block of east 775 South in Knox reported a man in her garage taking items and advised there is a black car in her driveway.
2/28/17 – A woman reported being harassed in the McDonald’s drive thru by young men in a gray 4×4 truck.
2/28/17 – A resident in the 1700 block of south 200 East in Knox reported a window busted out of a vehicle.
2/28/17 – A caller reported drug activity at the Stay for Less Motel in Knox.
2/28/17 – A hit-and-run was reported in the Bailey’s parking lot in North Judson.
2/28/17 – A property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and U.S. 35 in Knox.
3/31/17 – A vehicle versus tree property damage accident was reported in the 4800 block of east 200 South in Knox.
3/1/17 – A single vehicle property damage accident was reported on 200 East south of 700 South in North Judson.
3/1/17 – A minor property damage accident was reported in the parking lot of Bailey’s Discount Center.
3/2/17 – A resident in the 400 block of east 625 South in North Judson advised two men knocked on his door around 3:30 or 4 a.m., beat him up, tied him up and stole several items. He advised he just got loose from the duct tape and went to the neighbors to call.
3/2/17 – A two vehicle property damage accident was reported on State Road 8 east of 550 East in Knox.
3/2/17 – A resident in the 100 block of south 925 East in Knox reported someone shot her dog. She advised the animal is not aggressive and appears to have been shot when she was running away.
3/2/17 – The owner of a property in the 10800 block of east 900 South in North Judson advised renters damaged his property when they moved out and he would like to file a report.
3/2/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported in the 5800 block of west 500 South in Knox.
3/3/17 – A property damage accident was reported on the railroad tracks on 150 South east of 700 East in Knox.
3/3/17 – A property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 10 and 600 West in North Judson.
3/3/17 – A break-in and theft were reported in the 2800 block of west State Road 10 in North Judson.
3/3/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Knox Fire Department and Starke County EMS responded to a report of an accident with possible injuries on 550 East north of Toto Road in Knox.
3/3/17 – A garbage truck driver advised a passenger car rear-ended his truck in the 4300 block of south Range Road in North Judson.
3/3/17 – A resident in the 400 block of north State Road 23 in Knox advised two aggressive pit bulls charged at him on his property and he shot one of them. Both dogs ran away.
3/3/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and First Responders responded to a report of a man who had been shot in the face in the 1400 block of west 400 South in North Judson.
3/3/17 – A two-vehicle injury accident was reported at the intersection of U.S. 30 and State Road 23 in Knox.
3/3/17 – A vehicle versus tree property damage accident was reported in the 5500 block of south State Road 10 in Knox.
3/3/17 – A Knox resident reported being scammed for over $4,000 and asked to speak to an officer.
3/4/17 – A property damage accident was reported in the vicinity of 50 North and 1200 East in Knox.
3/4/17 – A resident in the 7100 block of east 150 South in Knox advised his concrete mailbox was smashed.
3/4/17 – A resident in the 8100 block of north Oak Ave. in Walkerton reported being harassed by a known suspect.
3/4/17 – A resident in the 600 block of north 1200 East in Plymouth advised his mailbox and a tree were damaged during an earlier property damage accident near his residence.
3/5/17 – A resident in the 2300 block of east 350 South in North Judson reported being harassed by people who live near her rental property.
3/5/17 – A traffic accident with minor injuries was reported in the westbound lanes of U.S. 30 near Grovertown Truck Stop.
3/5/17 – A caller advised a mini bike was dumped into the grass on the walking trail in North Judson on the north side near 250 West.
3/5/17 – A red Tahoe ran a stop sign on Toto Road at 700 East and struck a Starke County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.

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.

2/27/17 – Shane Hager Morrow, 41, Winamac – Burglary and theft.

Starke County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

2/20/17 – A Knox resident reported identity theft.
2/20/17 – Dispatchers were advised of 4-wheelers and a go-kart on the road in the area of 150 South and 200 East and on Lart Lane.
2/20/17 – An officer responded to a report of vandalism at the Koontz Lake Fire Station in Walkerton and spoke to juveniles in the area.
2/20/17 – Stolen items were recovered from the pawn shop.
2/20/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office advised Earl Coffin has not registered as a sex offender since Feb. 23, 2015.
2/20/17 – A vehicle versus deer property damage accident was reported on State Road 23 north of U.S. 30 in the S curve.
2/21/17 – A San Pierre resident reported a scam attempt targeting his father, who suffers from dementia. The scammer claimed to be from NIPSCO.
2/21/17 – A resident in the 11100 block of east Nicole Drive in Culver reported her 11-year-old son was beat up on the bus.
2/22/17 – A resident in the 4400 block of south Dawn Drive in Knox advised someone broke a window out in her residence.
2/22/17 – A resident in the 7600 block of south 200 West in Knox advised a silver Chevrolet 1500 truck pulled into the driveway, backed up and hit their light pole. The property owner does not know who was in the truck.
2/23/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and first responders all responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover accident on 50 South west of Range Road in Knox.
2/23/17 – The Knox Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the 300 block of Spruce Drive in Knox.
2/23/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Koontz Lake Fire Department First Responders all responded to a multiple vehicle accident on U.S. 30 west of State Road 23 in Grovertown.
2/23/17 – Officers responded to a report of an unwanted person at a residence in the 5100 block of south Elm Street in Knox.
2/23/17 – A North Judson resident came to the Starke County Sheriff’s Office to file a harassment report.
2/23/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and Knox Center Township Fire Department First Responders all responded to a report of a vehicle versus bus accident in the 2400 block of East Toto Road.
2/23/17 – A hit and run property damage accident was reported at the intersection of U.S. 35 and 250 North in Knox.
2/23/17 – A resident in the 2600 block of south 700 East in Knox advised the neighbor was raking leaves onto their property.
2/23/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported on State Road 239 south of State Road 8 in Knox.
2/23/17 – A resident in the 6800 block of east Hommette Ave. in Knox advised the neighbors are shooting and it is close to his daughter’s bedroom.
2/24/17 – A resident in the 2600 block of south 700 East in Knox advised his neighbor is cutting down his fence.
2/24/17 – A resident in the 5200 block of south Holiday Street in North Judson reported a suspicious man on her property and advised he left in a silver Dodge minivan.
2/24/17 – A Knox resident reported being harassed.
2/24/17 – Officers were dispatched to a home in the 11500 block of east 400 North in Grovertown to remove a person who was believed to be staying there without permission while the homeowner is away.
2/24/17 – A resident in the 8000 block of State Road 23 in Walkerton asked for an officer to assist with the removal of out-of-control people from the property. The Walkerton Police Department was advised to an extended arrival time for the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.
2/25/17 – The Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Starke County EMS responded to an accident with injuries in at the intersection of U.S. 35 and 500 South in Knox.
2/25/17 – An employee at the Grovertown Truck Stop requested an officer for a man in his late 30s acting strangely in the restaurant. He was reportedly taking his shirt and hat off and taking his shirt off and on, sitting on the countertop and mumbling incoherently. The caller thinks he may be on drugs. The man left but returned later and was reportedly trying to sleep in the aisle.
2/25/17 – A Knox resident reported check fraud.
2/25/17 – A two-vehicle property damage accident was reported at the intersection of State Road 39 and Toto Road in North Judson.
2/25/17 – A property owner reported a suspicious white truck in the 11800 block of east U.S. 30 in Grovertown.
2/26/17 – A resident in the 1200 block of east 250 South in Knox advised 4-wheelers are riding on her property.
2/26/17 – A Knox resident reported being harassed.

Arrests:

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

2/21/17 – Stephen Louis Lorencz, 39, San Pierre – Pulaski County warrant.
2/23/17 – Joshua James Estok, 43, Knox – Warrant.
2/24/17 – Dusten Wayne Clary, 33, Knox – Criminal Trespass.