The employment of Winamac High School Basketball Coach Kyle Johnson is expected to be discussed when the Eastern Pulaski School Board meets in special session tonight. The board has been investigating Johnson, following an alleged altercation with Pulaski County Police last month.
Overtime costs continue to add up for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Last week, the county council approved the transfer of $11,200 into the Chief Sergeant and Deputy Overtime budget from various line items, at the request of Sheriff Jeff Richwine. Continue reading
The Winamac Police Department will be welcoming a new reserve officer onto their force following a decision made by the Winamac Town Council on Wednesday night. Town Marshal Michael Buchanan came before the council requesting permission to add Alec Berger to the Winamac Police Department as a non-paid reserve officer. Buchanan explained that Berger currently works as a reserve officer for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office but he recently expressed interest in working for the Winamac Police Department.
Buchanan provided a nice recommendation for Berger, and though he said he wouldn’t be going out on calls by himself, he feels adding him would benefit the force. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council met in special session Wednesday to cut $338,000 from its 2018 budget proposal. As part of that effort, county employees who were set to get a two-percent raise would now only get a one-percent increase, based on Wednesday’s discussion. That’s expected to save the county about $45,000 in next year’s budget.
The Indiana State Police District #13 All Crimes Policing Team joined forces with the Medaryville PD, Francesville PD and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department for the second time to conduct a multi-agency law enforcement blitz in Pulaski County on Friday. The 8-hour enforcement resulted in 1-felony arrest, 2-drug related arrests, 8-criminal arrests, 13-traffic citations and 84-warnings given.
According to an ISP press release, the Indiana State Police District #13 ACP Team is a group of State Troopers who work in several counties including Pulaski, Starke and La Porte to deter violent crime and address drug related activity. The additional manpower and resource support provided helps local agencies address specific crime trends within local communities to make the area as safe as possible. Continue reading
If you get a phone call from a person claiming to be a St. Joseph County Deputy, it is a scam.
Several residents recently called the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department to report that a person claiming to be Deputy Shane Morris from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is threatening arrest warrants and demanding money. Police say these calls are fraudulent and to not follow the caller’s instructions.
Four people were arrested Tuesday afternoon following a search warrant at a residence in Medaryville.
According to Medaryville Town Marshal Dave Combs, Medaryville police received a complaint about suspicious activity at a home in the 100 E. block of Main Street. The homeowner reportedly told police that no one was to be at the home.
An area high school basketball coach was arrested on misdemeanor charges Tuesday night.
According to the incident report filed by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, police stopped a car driven by a juvenile near the intersection of Monticello Street and Adams Street in Winamac around 9:41 p.m. ET. Police reportedly determined that the vehicle’s registration was expired. Officers called the towing company to tow the car from the scene.
A three-car accident in Star City claimed the life of a Logansport man in Pulaski County on Sunday evening.
Indiana State Police troopers were called to 6274 U.S. 35 in Star City where a preliminary investigation found that a vehicle driven by Bradyn Bordenet, 20, of Lafayette crossed the center line on U.S. 35. He was reportedly driving south in the north bound lane, forcing a 1930 Ford Model A off the road. Police say Larry Williams, 67, of Knox, lost control of the Model A and rolled approximately three times.
A recent multi-jurisdictional law enforcement effort in Pulaski County resulted in several citations and arrests.
The Indiana State Police All Crimes Policing Team out of the Lowell District, along with officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and Medaryville Police Department participated in the effort in addition to K9 units. In all, 17 traffic citations were issued, 58 warnings were given, two drunk driving arrests were noted, one minor was arrested for consumption of alcohol, 12 criminal arrests were made along with one felony arrest, and six arrests involved marijuana and methamphetamine charges.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department’s two new vehicles are ready, but additional action was required by the county council this week before the department could take possession of them. Sheriff Jeff Richwine said the council voted back in January to let him take out a loan to buy the vehicles and use the department’s commissary funds to make the loan payments. Continue reading
Officers with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department were called to an accident Thursday afternoon on State Road 39 just south of the Pulaski/Starke County line.
Officials from the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office say 61-year-old Gerald Harding Hallett, Sr. of Shady Cove, Oregon died as a result of the accident. He was an employee of PAR Electric, a company installing power lines in Pulaski County.
A forensic autopsy on the Lafayette man killed in Pulaski County Tuesday morning confirms he died of multiple gunshot wounds. The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office is assisting the Indiana State Police and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department in the death investigation of 36-year-old Peter J. Doffin, Jr. Continue reading
A Lafayette man was killed in a Tuesday morning police action shooting in Pulaski County. It happened on U.S. 421 south of State Road 114, about four miles south of Francesville and involved officers from multiple agencies. Continue reading
The Indiana State Police and Pulaski County Coroner’s Office are investigating a fatal police action shooting in Pulaski County. It happened on U.S. 421 south of State Road 114, about four miles south of Francesville and involved officers from multiple agencies. Continue reading
Several fire departments responded to a fire in Downtown Winamac Saturday morning. Dispatchers with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department say the fire at 109 South Logan Street was reported shortly before 9:00 a.m. Continue reading
Pulaski County should save some money in the future, after learning that Pulaski Memorial Hospital has likely been overcharging the Sheriff’s Department for years. Continue reading
The Town of Winamac is ready to advertise for seasonal help for the park superintendent. Continue reading
A young volunteer firefighter from Star City is dead following a Saturday motorcycle crash investigators from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department believe was caused by a deer. Continue reading