The Hamlet Police Department will be getting a new vehicle.Continue reading
A Hamlet traffic stop led to a pair of arrests, after officers say they found drugs and a loaded handgun. It happened just after 1:30 Sunday morning at U.S. 30 and County Road 600 East, according to a probable cause affidavit provided by the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.Continue reading
The Hamlet Police Department is cracking down on abandoned vehicles and similar violations. Town Marshal Clint Norem told the town council last week that officers recently issued eight or nine warnings, and all but one of the individuals have since taken care of the issue.Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council took action Wednesday to make sure employees can access the GIS map for the town’s utility infrastructure. Council members approved an agreement with WTH Technology. It will cost the town $500 a year to put the software on the street superintendent’s computer.Continue reading
Hamlet is getting ready for the holidays. Some annual events were scheduled by the town council Wednesday.Continue reading
An alleged stabbing suspect is in custody following an investigation by the Hamlet Police Department.Continue reading
Two Hamlet children are believed to be in extreme danger in information released in an AMBER Alert sent Saturday morning.Continue reading
The Hamlet Police Department received funding for police vests and community outreach efforts, thanks to the generosity of the local community. Town Marshal Clint Norem told the town council Wednesday that the Knox VFW donated $1,800 for vests, on top of the funding that was authorized by the council.Continue reading
This year’s Hamlet Easter Egg Hunt was a huge hit. That’s what Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts told the town’s park board Wednesday. “We had like 61 kids,” she said. “We got complements. Kassandra had done an awesome job at getting fold-able outside camping chairs for a grand prize, along with the baskets, and I got complements on that.”Continue reading
Starke County’s new computer aided dispatch system has brought to light some issues with the Hamlet Police Department’s computers. Town Marshal Clint Norem gave an update to the town council last week.Continue reading
The Hamlet Police Department is demanding the cleanup of certain properties. Town Marshal Clint Norem told the town council Wednesday that he’s identified a list of questionable properties and will be hand-delivering notices on Monday.Continue reading
A report of a possible burglary reportedly led to the discovery of methamphetamine Sunday morning.
Starke County Police say they, along with Hamlet and Walkerton police, responded to a possible burglary in progress call at around 6:30 a.m. Officers say that when they got there, they determined that no burglary took place, but they did find methamphetamine, prescription pills, syringes, and paraphernalia.Continue reading
Efforts to update Starke County’s computer aided dispatch system are getting support from Hamlet officials. The Sheriff’s Department’s new system is going to mean some additional costs for local communities, but Hamlet Town Council President Dave Kesvormas thinks it will be a good deal.Continue reading
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin and IT Director Richard Franks are working on updating the Computer Aided Dispatch system.Continue reading
The Hamlet Police Department’s 2018 statistics were presented during last week’s town council meeting. Council President Dave Kesvormas read through some of the numbers, “The general calls of service was 1,209. We had 50 accidents, 471 traffic stops, 75 citations. Adults arrested are 28, and assist to other agencies: 68, counting medical.”Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet has finalized the date for this year’s home decorating contest. Judging will take place Saturday, December 22 between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Those whose homes are decorated have a chance to win a cash prize. The first place winner will get $100, second place will receive $75, and the third place prize is $50.
The Town of Hamlet has recently changed the way it issues tickets for speeding, seat belt violations, and other similar offenses. Town officials say that for the past few years, Hamlet Police had been treating traffic offenses as town ordinance violations, after other municipalities adopted similar procedures.
Hamlet officials hope a U.S. 30 construction project will wrap up soon. Following a spike in accidents, Town Council President Dave Kesvormas urged INDOT to address safety concerns in the work zone.