Knox officials took action last week to get on board with the county-wide switch to a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.Continue reading
The Knox Mayor’s Office recently sent out a few important reminders that citizens should be aware of in order to stay in compliance with city policies.Continue reading
Officers from the Knox City Police Department were called out in front of O’s Tap on Main Street around 2 a.m. Sunday morning in reference to an unattended baby left inside a vehicle.Continue reading
The Starke County Dispatch Center received a call on Wednesday in reference to an individual who was activating blue emergency lights in their vehicle, attempting to pull people over, without the proper authority. Continue reading
The Knox Board of Works considered a hiring recommendation from City Police Chief Harold Smith when they met Wednesday morning.
Chief Smith reminded the board that Knox PD had to fill a position that came open when Officer Daniel Byrd resigned from the force to pursue a different job opportunity. Smith said they looked over the applications that were submitted during their most recent hiring process and found a suitable candidate. Continue reading
As of Wednesday, the Knox City Police Department had responded to more than 140 vehicle lock-out calls in 2018, according to Police Chief Harold Smith. Chief Smith told Board of Public Works members that the department is currently considering amending their policy on retrieving keys from locked cars. Continue reading
A man wanted on an active warrant out of Pulaski County was taken into custody Wednesday morning.
Around 10:30 a.m. officers with the Indiana State Police, Knox City Police, and Starke County Sheriff’s Departments were on South Fisher Street in Knox, apprehending the subject. Continue reading
Several area fire departments were called to a Knox manufacturing facility Monday. A fire was reported at Selected Furniture on Culver Road around 11:40 a.m., according to Starke County dispatchers. It reportedly began in one of the bins behind the plant, according to Knox Police Chief Harold Smith.
Mayor Dennis Estok updated Knox City Council members about the agreement between the Starke County Humane Society and the city when they met Tuesday night.
He said the agreement still has some minor changes that need to be made before it will become before the council for approval. He added that the Humane Society Board is currently looking over the document as well.
Mayor Estok said the agreement states that the city will be charged $15 per cat and $20 for every dog that is brought into the shelter by city officials. He added that if Humane Society staff needs to do a pick-up on dangerous animals it will be the regular fee plus an additional $75 charge. Continue reading
The Knox Police Department has been seeking funds for taser replacement. At the Knox City Council meeting on Tuesday, Mayor Dennis Estok announced that the goal of $6,000 has nearly been reached.
Police Chief Harold Smith has said in the past that the tasers that are currently available to the department are more than 14 years old and in a state beyond repair. Due to budget restrictions, the Knox PD asked for community assistance to replace the tasers. They had a crowd-funding account where people could donate online and they also received check and cash donations. Continue reading
The Knox City Council will assemble in City Hall this evening at 7 p.m. Council members will act on the second and final reading of the 2018 Salary Ordinance as well as the adoption of the 2018 Budget. They will also revisit the 2018 Fire Protection Agreement between the City of Knox and Center Township and Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Departments. Continue reading
The Knox City Council held the first reading of the 2018 salary ordinance during their meeting Tuesday evening. A three percent increase is being proposed across the board, with the exception of part-time police, which had a specific raise amount recommend by the Chief of Police.
Mayor Dennis Estok explained the three percent increase is being proposed across the board because of a recent insurance policy change. Continue reading
Knox Police Chief Harold Smith updated the Knox Board of Public Works last week on a fundraiser to aid in the purchases of tasers for the officers.
According to the GoFundMe page created for this crowdfunding effort, $1,700 has been raised toward the $6,000 goal. Chief Smith told the board of works members that a personal injury law firm in South Bend has offered to match donations to a certain denomination and has done so thus far.
The two Knox City Police officers involved in last month’s fatal shooting are on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the Indiana State Police investigation into the matter. Continue reading
The Knox Police Department has an opening for a full-time patrol officer. Police Chief Harold Smith told the Board of Works last week Cpl. Clint Norem resigned earlier this month to take over as Hamlet Town Marshal. Continue reading
Knox City Police Department K-9 O’Neill and his handler, Officer Chad Dulin, are halfway through their training. Police Chief Harold Smith told the board of works Wednesday things are going well. Continue reading
The new patrol vehicle for the Knox Police Department’s K-9 officer has been delivered. Police Chief Harold Smith told the Board of Works yesterday the kennel has been installed in the Chevrolet Tahoe. It’s currently in Plymouth getting emergency lights and a radio installed and will be on the road by Sept. 1st. Continue reading
The Knox City Police Department is within $1,000 of being able to add a K-9 to its ranks. Police Chief Harold Smith told the board of works Wednesday their cost has dropped from $16,000 to $13,000 for the dog and training for Officer Chad Dulin. Continue reading
Knox residents whose golf carts are equipped with headlights and taillights will be allowed to drive them to Wythogan Park for Saturday’s events leading up to the fireworks show. However, they will still be charged the $10 per vehicle gate fee to get in and will not be allowed to drive their carts around the park while the activities are going on. Continue reading