The Starke County Council and Commission members discussed two requests by IT Director Richard Franks last week.Continue reading
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department will be getting two new vehicles following the approval of the Starke County Council and Commissioners.Continue reading
The Starke County Council members considered an appropriation into the Fostering a Recovery Mindset (F.A.R.M.) fund.Continue reading
Starke County officials are looking into creating an ordinance to silence barking dogs in unincorporated areas of the county.Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners will meet today where Sheriff Bill Dulin will present several ordinance amendments and additional ordinances for consideration. He stated previously that those ordinances will address noise, animals running at large, vicious dogs, false alarms, and the golf cart ordinance concerning open containers.Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners discussed a request put forth by Sheriff Bill Dulin Tuesday night concerning additional staff at the Sheriff’s Department.
The Starke County Council and Starke County Commissioners will meet in a joint session tonight to look over the budget submitted by Sheriff Bill Dulin, required EMS reporting software, and Riverboat money.
The officials at the Starke County Justice Center are delivering skills and resources to the inmates in order to provide them with necessary information in order to re-enter society as productive citizens, but Sheriff Bill Dulin wants to take things a step further.
The Starke County Council members took action last week to approve jail sergeant positions at the Starke County Justice Center.
The combined offices of the Starke County Probation Department and Starke County Community Corrections are helping to fund a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system for the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.
Two new Starke County jail sergeant positions will be created in the salary ordinance.
Sheriff Bill Dulin requested the creation of the positions during last week’s Starke County Commissioners meeting.
The Starke County Council members will meet tonight to consider several items.
The Starke County Commissioners asked the Starke County Council members for just over $142,000 in additional appropriations for capital projects in the CEDIT and Jail CEDIT funds.
The Starke County Commissioners will soon revamp the county’s dog ordinance to put responsibility on owners to keep track of their pets.
The Starke County Sheriff’s Office may get a new dispatch program to better suit the needs of the department.
Starke County IT Director Mark Gourley told the commissioners this week that the CAD program, or Computer Aided Dispatch, offered an update in August where some promised features weren’t a part of the update. He said he’s talking more with the vendor about that.
The Starke County Community Corrections, in partnership with the Starke County Probation Department and the Starke County Sheriff’s Office, are working to submit a grant request for programs and funding.
Community Corrections Director Robert Hinojosa said this is the ninth year of requesting funding for community corrections and the second year for jail treatment programs and pretrial funding.
The Starke County Council members will meet for the first time in 2018 tonight at 6 p.m. CT where the reorganization of the council is planned and 2018 appointments will be filled.
An investigation into numerous thefts in North Judson has resulted in several arrests.
Sean Wilson, 18, and Anthony Morales, 18, were arrested for their alleged involvement in several burglaries, unauthorized entry into motor vehicles, and theft. They are suspected of these acts over the past few months in the North Judson area. Many of the reported incidents occurred in the overnight hours.
Wilson was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 29 and is being held in the Starke County Jail. Morales was booked into the Starke County Jail on Friday, Oct. 27 and faces a preliminary felony charge of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of theft.
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin said one juvenile faces charges in this case and one more arrest is expected.
The next Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Starke County Jail.
Sheriff Bill Dulin graciously offered the alternate location to the organization. Chairperson Judy Jelinek said that following the meeting, the Sheriff will treat everyone in attendance to a free lunch. He advised everyone to bring along a guest to get informed, check out the jail facility and share a meal with the local authority figure and other community members. Continue reading
Deputies from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a call of shots fired at a Grovertown residence on Tuesday night.