An ongoing drug investigation by the Winamac Police Department results in five arrests. Continue reading
Speed and possibly alcohol are to blame for a single-vehicle accident that sent five people to hospitals via air ambulance. It happened just before 5 p.m. Monday night on 400 North near 350 East in Pulaski County. When sheriff’s deputies arrived they found a Pontiac G-6 overturned on the north side of the road in a cornfield. Continue reading
Formal charges have been filed against a former Pulaski County official who is accused of stealing items from a dead man. Prosecuting attorney Daniel Murphy tells WKVI News he’s charged 41-year-old Tracy Rossman of Winamac with official misconduct as a level 6 felony and theft as a class A misdemeanor since the items she is accused of taking are valued at less than $750. Continue reading
A Pulaski County official is out of a job and in trouble with the law. Continue reading
67-year-old Richard Dobeski was let out of an Indiana Department of Corrections Facility in New Castle this month. He was convicted on two counts of murder dating back to 1965.
Investigators from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a fatal stabbing. It happened around 9:30 last night, according to a department news release. Continue reading
An autopsy is scheduled today in Lafayette for the victim of a Saturday morning home explosion in northwest Pulaski County. It happened just after 7 a.m. Saturday in the area of 1600 West and 2505 North, according to officials with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department will be getting a new vehicle.
Sheriff Jeff Richwine approached the commissioners this week to seek approval to purchase a Chevrolet Tahoe. He said an SUV would better suit the department.
“In a rural area like this, I think a four wheel drive would be great,” said Richwine. With the last two winters we’ve had, it would be a plus for the officers to be able to stay in their own police car rather than get into one of the Humvees or some of the other vehicles that we have.”
A Starke County fugitive is in jail after Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an open-line 911 call in rural Medaryville last night. The call from a home in the 15000 block of West 160 North came in just before 9:30 p.m., according to a news release. Dispatchers called back and were told a child was playing with the telephone, and there was not an emergency. Continue reading
A man suffered head and upper body injuries in a Monday afternoon accident in Pulaski County.
The accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. ET when Terry Ecenbarger, 53, of Yoder, Indiana lost control of his vehicle while traveling westbound on State Road 14 near 500 West, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Ecenbarger’s vehicle crossed the center line and was hit by an oncoming semi driven by 45-year-old Roger Burman of Rensselaer. The eastbound semi t-boned the pickup.
The Star City woman ejected from her vehicle in a crash in Pulaski County over weekend is in critical condition.
Sheriff Richwine said CVS has a grant available to purchase a container in which residents can dispose of their unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications. The container is designed where a deposit can’t be withdrawn. It’s styled like a mailbox where the opening locks out a person. It’s locked and can be better monitored.
The Pulaski County K9 was instrumental in the arrest of two people during a traffic stop on Friday.
A witness told police that a vehicle was driving erratically in the Medaryville area. The responding officer saw the vehicle after 4 p.m. ET on U.S. 421 near the West Central School. The officer saw the vehicle as a traffic hazard and conducted a traffic stop.
Three people were arrested on Monday after officers attempted to take Eric Wireman into custody on a warrant.
Officers received information that Eric Wireman, 31, was at 15385 W. 160 N. in Medaryville. He was wanted on a Starke County warrant for failure to appear. He did not appear in court on a felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of visiting a common nuisance.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s K9 unit was instrumental in capturing a wanted felon.
On Friday, Feb. 27, deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department served an arrest warrant after receiving information that Donald Ray Fitch, 47, from Kentucky was living at a home south of Denham. When officers knocked on the door, Fitch refused to answer to police. According to a press release, officers gained entry into the home and Fitch surrendered when K9 Gil was deployed. Police say Fitch was found in a bedroom.
A random drug test recently done on work release inmates at the Pulaski County Jail found positive results on five out of the six tested, according to Sheriff Jeff Richwine, who reported that to the commissioners this week.
“The stuff that’s getting in the back of that jail is getting there two ways: work release or employees. This time it was work release. None of it got back, but these guys, when they were at work, were taking drugs,” said Sheriff Richwine.
Bobby Warren, Sr. Bobby Warren, Jr. and Karen Warren appeared in Pulaski Superior Court on Thursday where a not guilty plea was entered for the trio.
They were arrested this week after Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department officers and the Indiana State Police Emergency Team executed a search warrant at 15706 E. County Road 200 North in Medaryville. During the search of the residence, officers found items commonly used in the manufacturing and cultivating of marijuana, according to a news release. Illegal narcotics, paraphernalia, and firearms were also recovered.
Three people were arrested after a search warrant was executed at a residence in Medaryville.
Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department served the warrant at 15706 W. County Road 200 North with the assistance of the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team.
A Monterey man was arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies this week on six counts of child molesting.
According to court documents, Stanley W. Myers, 70, is accused of committing child molesting on six different occasions with six-year-old and seven-year-old children. The acts were allegedly committed over a period of time. Each incident reportedly occurred at a home on 750 North in Monterey.
The Pulaski County Council this week discussed an ordinance that pertains to allowing sheriff’s deputies to be issued a firearm, retired ID card and retired badge after serving honorably for a minimum of 20 years.
In this case, Paul Grandstaff retired in December after serving over 20 years with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, including two terms as sheriff, and he has requested the retention of his shotgun that he first received when arriving on staff at the department.