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.
The Starke County EMS staff is learning how to use their new software.
EMS Director Travis Clary told the commissioners this week that they met with Health EMS officials on Friday to go over the new report writing software. The new software will allow the office to report required statistics to the state. The previous software was no longer compliant in this capacity.
The has three new reserve officers. The town council approved the additions Wednesday. Town Marshal Clint Norem said two of them have experience as Starke County Sheriff’s Department Reserves. The third had expressed interest for some time but only recently moved to Culver from Hobart.
The Hamlet Town Council has agreed to insure the town’s reserve officers. Under a state law that took effect at the start of the year, municipalities are now responsible for medical expenses, if a reserve officer is injured or gets sick in the line of duty. Continue reading
A few Hamlet residents have complained to the Hamlet Police Department about a phone scam.
A driver led police on a pursuit Sunday night after a Hamlet Police officer attempted a traffic stop.
A Knox man was injured as a result of a hunting accident around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 6.
Hamlet’s loose dog problem appears to be resolved. During Wednesday’s town council meeting, police said the dog that had been causing the most complaints, a female pit bull, has been moved out of town by her owners.