An Illinois man faces charges in an alleged sexual assault incident in Starke County.
Navy Veteran Charles “Chuck” Johnson accompanied officials from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department Friday morning as they placed wreaths on the entrances of local cemeteries to commemorate service members who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Senator Mike Bohacek and State Representative Jim Pressel visited the Starke County Justice Center Monday afternoon to recognize Sheriff Bill Dulin for the incredible impact he’s made on the community.
Sheriff Dulin was presented with the Circle of Corydon Award. According to the Governor’s Office, this award is provided to Hoosiers who have made remarkable contributions to the betterment of Indiana and its people. Continue reading
An Indiana Department of Correction training officer was arrested Wednesday for allegedly dealing methamphetamine. Chad Dickson, 40, of Hamlet, was at the center of an investigation led by the Starke County and Marshall County Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team, according to Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin.
The first ever Starke County Sheriff’s Department ‘Howl-oween Fall Fest’ was a huge success.
Sheriff Bill Dulin reported that more 500 Starke County kids and adults stopped by the Justice Center on Saturday. Continue reading
Two Knox men face felony charges after an alleged rape incident on Sept. 19 at a Knox residence.
Jan Dollahan Jr. was sentenced Thursday in Starke Circuit Court. Back in April, a jury found him guilty of criminal recklessness and invasion of privacy, after neighbors said he shot multiple rounds at their property, in an incident in May of 2016. Judge Kim Hall accepted those verdicts Thursday, according to court officials.
Trustees with the Fostering a Recovery Mind Set (F.A.R.M) program at the Starke County Justice Center will have their farm stand set up again this Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. As reported in the past, the F.A.R.M garden was expanded this year, resulting in a surplus of produce that is being offered to the community.
A wide variety of vegetables and plenty of plants and flowers will be available, as well as pallet art and wall hangings that the trustees have personally created. Continue reading
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin commends the staff and the inmates who have taken part in planting, growing and cultivating the vegetables that have been available for sale.
A Norfolk Southern train stopped in Knox on Wednesday morning after personnel found out that someone had jumped on their train.
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.
Eleven inmates in the Starke County Justice Center recently successfully completed the fifth Chemical Dependency and Addictions program. Eight men and three women graduated from the separate education sessions.
The Chemical Dependency and Addictions program, led by Porter-Starke Services Therapist Leo Smith, provides counseling services and substance abuse education to those who are incarcerated on drug-related crimes. The 14-week program focuses on self-awareness and self-improvement through individual commitment to change criminal thinking and addictive behavior. Stress management and anger and craving suppression skills are developed along with ways to deal with triggers. Critical reasoning and decision-making skills are taught.
Those participating in the program who reaches the graduation stage write a goodbye letter to the drug of their choice. Guests who attend the graduation are encouraged to support the individual’s recovery and their transition into society.
In addition to Therapist Leo Smith’s 27 years of experience working with rehabilitating substance abusers, the effort to host this program is shared with Jail Warden Phill Cherry, Jail Commander Nathan Caudill, Starke County Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall, the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office, and Starke County Court Services.
Photos provided by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.
Community members are invited to attend the opening day of the Starke County Justice Center Farm Stand this Saturday.
Therapeutic Community Coordinator and Jail Warden Phill Cherry said the stand will be set up tomorrow from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in front of the Justice Center, located on State Road 8. Continue reading
Jan Dollahan Jr.’s sentencing hearing has once again been pushed back, as Dollahan switches defense attorneys. Back in April, a jury found Dollahan guilty of criminal recklessness and invasion of Privacy. Neighbors said he shot multiple rounds at their property, in an incident in May of 2016.
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin asked the county commissioners last week if a vehicle impound fee could be implemented.
One adult and two juveniles were taken into custody early Monday morning after they reportedly broke into the Knox Middle School.
A project to reduce future erosion at the Bass Lake Beach is finally underway. During Tuesday’s Starke County Park Board meeting, President Roger Chaffins said that the delivery of glacial stone was set to begin yesterday. The goal is to protect the beach and patio from incoming waves.
Two people were arrested Thursday morning after an officer with the Starke County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop.
Zachary Christian has been found guilty of domestic battery, but not the Level 6 felony charge of criminal confinement, according to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office. Christian was accused of hitting a woman, refusing to let her move from a couch, and trying to take her phone when she tried to call police, in an incident back in February.
A probation compliance check at a home in Starke County apparently revealed the presence of drugs.