One Arrested after Standoff in Starke County

One man is in custody after a standoff in Starke County.

Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin said police responded to a residence around 5:30 p.m. CT at 700 E. and 400 N. in Grovertown where a subject had barricaded himself inside the house.

Police reportedly could not get him to exit the house and the Indiana State Police Swat Team was called to the scene. After a few hours, Sheriff Dulin said the subject was taken into custody without incident.

WKVI News will release more information about this incident when it becomes available.

Two People Found Dead in Monterey


The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and the Starke County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of two people in Monterey.

According to Sheriff Bill Dulin, police were conducting a welfare check Friday night at a home in the 800 block of Elm Street when the pair were found. Autopsies are scheduled for Monday.

The incident remains under investigation and more information is expected to be released on Sunday.

First Starke County Jail Drug Treatment Program Participants Graduate

Starke County Therapeutic Community Program Coordinator Leo Smith and Sheriff Bill Dulin pose with the program's first graduates
Starke County Therapeutic Community Program Coordinator Leo Smith and Sheriff Bill Dulin pose with the program’s first graduates

The first graduates of the Starke County Jail’s substance abuse treatment program for inmates awaiting sentencing were recognized during a ceremony yesterday at the facility. The voluntary, grant funded program launched in September as a partnership with Porter/Starke Services. Continue reading

Starke Commissioners to Consider CAFO Fees

Starke County CommissionersThe Starke County Commissioners will consider amendments to the confined animal feeding ordinance fee schedule when they meet this evening. The Starke County Plan Commission recently approved a flat $500 flat permit, along with a $75 filing fee to offset the cost of processing the application. They also doubled the re-inspection fee to $100 for all permits. It will be charged when the county is called out to conduct an inspection, but the work is deemed to be incomplete. Continue reading