The North Judson Town Council took action last week to make sure town police officers can communicate with dispatchers and other agencies. Council members approved the department’s annual payment for the InterAct Public Safety System.Continue reading
A North Judson woman is dead, following a crash on State Road 39. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office says that just after 6:30 Saturday morning, it got a report of a Honda Civic submerged upside-down in a drainage ditch in the 1500 south block of the highway. When emergency responders arrived, they reportedly found Shari Lynn Zimmerman, 53, dead inside the car.Continue reading
The second inmate welding program will be offered again in 2020.Continue reading
Formal criminal charges are expected Monday for the man accused of killing 75-year-old Randall Bailey before leading police on a pursuit on Thanksgiving Day. Probable cause was found by the court Saturday morning, and James Lee Campbell, 52, will be held with no bond, according to Starke County Prosecutor Leslie Baker.Continue reading
More details are being released in the shooting death of a Starke County man on Thanksgiving Day. Starke County Police say it was Randall Bailey’s 75th birthday, when he was shot to death by his wife’s nephew, James Campbell, 52.Continue reading
On the last Saturday in October various law-enforcement agencies gathered in the North Judson-San Pierre High School parking lot to participate in required emergency vehicle operations training.Continue reading
A report of a possible overdose led to the arrest of a North Judson woman Monday night. It happened around 8:30 p.m. at a home in the 7000 block of South County Road 100 West, according to the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.Continue reading
A small airplane crash in Starke County Sunday evening left one person injured. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just before 7:30 p.m. near U.S. 35 and County Road 800 South. When emergency crews arrived, they reportedly found a crop dusting plane in a field.Continue reading
A report of a possible burglary reportedly led to the discovery of methamphetamine Sunday morning.
Starke County Police say they, along with Hamlet and Walkerton police, responded to a possible burglary in progress call at around 6:30 a.m. Officers say that when they got there, they determined that no burglary took place, but they did find methamphetamine, prescription pills, syringes, and paraphernalia.Continue reading
Multiple guns, different types of drugs and paraphernalia were reportedly discovered after a search warrant was executed at a Grovertown residence Thursday evening.Continue reading
Motorists are reminded to be extra cautious driving, as this morning’s conditions led to multiple vehicles sliding off the road.Continue reading
The Knox School Board will resume its discussion about hiring a school resource officer tonight. School officials have been working with the City of Knox on a potential funding agreement. Continue reading
The recent second annual basketball game between the Oregon-Davis SADD members and the members of the Starke County Sheriff’s Office helped raise money for both organizations.
It took just over two hours for a Starke County jury to return verdicts Friday afternoon on 10 counts filed against Knox resident, 43-year-old Elven McCarty.
A man who reportedly fought a K9 is in the Starke County Justice Center.
An Illinois man faces charges in an alleged sexual assault incident in Starke County.
The Knox Community School Corporation is still looking for ways to add a school resource officer, even after the Starke County Sheriff’s Department was unable to secure funding. During Tuesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said he and other school officials are now exploring whether the City of Knox could step in. Continue reading
While the Knox Community School Corporation would like to add a school resource officer, funding isn’t available at this point. That’s what School Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart told the school board Tuesday.
A two-vehicle accident involving a passenger car and a police vehicle took place on Saturday in front of the Knox VFW. Continue reading
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin hopes to hire more road officers in order to provide the best public safety.