The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has sold one of its K9s to Starke County.
Sheriff Michael Gayer told WKVI News that the K9 officer resigned abruptly and no other officer in the department wanted to resume the responsibility of K9 “Terror”. He reached out to other departments to see if a K9 could help them. One department that expressed interest was the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. The K9 and a kennel were sold to Starke County for $8,500 about two weeks ago.
The Pulaski County commissioners discussed the K9 situation Monday night during their meeting where Commissioner Terry Young was not pleased with the amount of money for which the K9 was sold. Commission President Larry Brady gave the sheriff the option of including the vehicle with the K9 and the kennel at a price of $17,000 or leave the vehicle for use by a department head. The vehicle stayed with the county.
Evidence was suppressed in a case heard in Pulaski Superior Court after it was found that the arresting officer did not have arrest powers at the time of the incident.
Court documents obtained by WKVI indicate Pulaski County Sheriff Mike Gayer appointed longtime reserve deputy John Haley as a part-time/special deputy on Sept. 7, 2011. He had until September of 2012 to complete the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Academy but did not do so. The only record of training in his personnel file is the pre-basic 40-hour course required by reserve deputies. Haley first joined the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Reserves in approximately 2007/2008.
The Pulaski County Council discussed a salary ordinance change request with the sheriff’s matron, Carrie Avery, Monday night.
The situation is unique in that a dispatcher and his wife work at the department and officials want to move one into the chief dispatcher role. That would create a nepotism law violation. To get around that, Avery went before the county council to request that they approve the creation of co-assistant chief deputy positions and put the pair into those roles.
A Medaryville man whose sister says he over-stayed his welcome faces strangulation and battery charges in connection with the brawl that ensued. Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home in the 100 block of East Pearl Street Sunday evening after a fight broke out between several men. Continue reading →
Officials at the Pulaski County Health Department are warning residents that they are not soliciting donations for cancer research awareness.
Administrator Terri Hansen told WKVI News that some residents have gotten calls from scammers who are announcing that they are from the health department and looking for donations when the department is not making these calls. Hansen said they would not call anyone for such a cause.
The live-in boyfriend of a Denham woman found dead at her home Monday morning is still jailed in Pulaski County. Prosecutor Stacey Mrak tells WKVI News charges have not been filed yet in connection with the death of Amber Renee Taylor, 34. Continue reading →
Local charges are pending against a Medaryville woman accused of leading Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high-speed chase when they tried to arrest her on a federal warrant. A deputy spotted a pickup truck driven Bernice Godina, 62, leaving a rural Medaryville residence late Tuesday morning, according to a news release from Sheriff Mike Gayer. Continue reading →
A Winamac man was arrested early Sunday morning after he was reportedly found in possession of methamphetamine.
A Winamac police officer saw a red vehicle in the parking lot by the Pulaski County Public Library with the driver present. The officer knew that vandalism was occurring to a structure by the library so he approached the car.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies and emergency crews responded to a fatality accident yesterday morning.
According to a news release from the sheriff’s department, Dollie Frinkel, 71, of Winamac was traveling westbound on County Road 600 West and failed to stop at the intersection with 100 South. A Pulaski County dump truck driven by David Bailey, 48, entered the intersection and could not avoid a collision with Frinkel’s passenger car.
A Winamac woman faces a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer. Donna Fay Campbell, 36, is accused of hitting, kicking and throwing a can of Pepsi at Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Michelle Jackson when she responded to a home in the 4400 block of County Road 600 West Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading →
A Winamac woman whose blood registered three times the presumed level of intoxication according to police faces drunk driving charges in Pulaski County following a weekend traffic stop. Continue reading →
A fugitive on the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Most Wanted List is behind bars. Alyssa Breanne Powers, 18, was booked into the Pulaski County Jail early this morning. Sheriff Mike Gayer tells WKVI News she was arrested in Fulton County on Pulaski County warrants for unlawful possession of a syringe, unlawful possession or use of a legend drug, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and failure to appear on a theft charge.
LaPorte Police arrested two teenage boys early Sunday morning after responding to a complaint of several loud juveniles at the Country Acres Apartments, including one who was exposing himself. When the officers showed up just after 4 a.m., they saw several people standing outside building #5. Continue reading →
A Winamac man is in the Pulaski County Jail after an alleged burglary incident at an abandoned residence on 800 W.
A witness told Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies that a man stole items from the home and fled in a pickup. The witness followed the suspect, Travis Wireman, as Wireman fled. Wireman reportedly threw items at the witness while driving and crashed into a tree at 750 N. and 750 W. The suspect then fled on foot.
An investigation into the welfare of a child in Pulaski County ends with drug charges against the two adults at the home after an active meth lab was reportedly found on the property. Continue reading →
A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department K-9 officer has made three drug-related arrests this week. Both followed traffic stops during which drug dog Gil reportedly indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicles. Continue reading →