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Starke County Police reports

July 29, 2011

Incidents
July 18
• A resident in the 6400 block of South County Road 210 in Knox reported a garage on the property he cares for was broken into and items were stolen.
July 19
• A resident in the 700 block of North U.S. 35 in Knox informed police that someone had broken into their shed.
July 20
• Carol Johnson from Knox reported a theft from her vehicle.
• A resident in the 6800 block of Homette Drive in Knox reported money had been stolen from her bank account after she gave her account information to a business in England.
July 21

City of Knox police reports

July 29, 2011

Knox City Police
Incidents
July 13
Two boys were taken to IU Starke Hospital following an explosion that occurred at 409 W. Lewis Street, Knox.

Two new directors for county

July 29, 2011

Two new directors will soon be learning the ropes as they work toward replacing the current employees after their appointments were approved by the commissioners at their recent meeting. The new EMS director selected by the EMS Committee is Paul Mathewson from Coldwater, Ohio.

Local soldier KIA in Vietnam being laid to rest

July 13, 2011

KNOX — Forty-one years after being listed as Missing in Action (MIA) in Vietnam, funeral services for CW3 George A "Andy" Howes will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Community Center, located at 55 E. Lake St., Knox.
See this week's edition of The Leader for more arrangements and information on CW3 Howes.

Death notices

July 13, 2011

Richard H. Cormican
July 1, 2011
KOONTZ LAKE — Richard "Rick" H. Cormican, 56, of Koontz Lake, died Friday, July 1, 2011 in his home.
Survivors include three sisters: Sharon Coldiron of South Bend, Janet Coldiron of LaPorte, and Penny Maloney of Knox; and one brother, James Cormican Jr. of Mishawaka.
Visitation was Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to the services at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 7 at 11 a.m. CDT at the funeral home. Burial was in Grovertown Cemetery.

Police news

July 13, 2011

Incidents
· On July 4, a resident in the 300 Block of N. 650 E. in Knox reported two stray black and brown German shepherds got into his kennel and killed his turkeys.
· On July 4, a resident in the 3800 Block of N. 900 E. in Grovertown reported someone has been stealing her solar lights and destroying them.
· On July 4, a resident in the 8900 Block of S. 1175 E. in Culver reported Amanda Wicker spit in William Hurts’ face and was battering the resident’s husband.

Police News

July 3, 2011

Police car damaged
HAMLET — A Hamlet squad car sustained damage to the undercarriage in an accident on U.S. 35 North on June 11.
According to police reports, Curtis Reutebuch of Knox was driving on U.S. 35 and turning east onto 175 North. He said he didn’t see a Hamlet police car coming at him. Hamlet Police Chief Jeremiah Patrick was driving the police car and had to drive off the road to avoid the collision. The squad car was damaged by rocks on the side of the road.

Incidents

Knox man pleads guilty

July 3, 2011

SOUTH BEND — The United States Attorney's Office recently announced that Taylor Wagers, 64, of Knox, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer

BMV approves 10 new plates

July 3, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier motorists will have ten new specialty plates to consider when registering their vehicles in 2012. These plates will be available for purchase along with the other group plates currently available. The cost for the plate is $40, with $25 going directly to the sponsoring organization. The specialty plate fee is in addition to the normal fees and excise/wheel taxes paid with the registration. Indiana now offers 99 specialty license plates.

Grants to fight domestic violence

July 3, 2011

KNOX —The Verizon Foundation is offering up to $100,000 in grants for Hoosier nonprofits that provide services to families whose lives have been upended by domestic violence.
“Our goal is to break the cycle of domestic violence by lending financial support to outstanding organizations in Indiana that have a track record of success with public outreach, education, and providing relief and resources for families,” said T.J Fox, region president for Verizon Wireless.

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