County Jail


The following people were preliminarily charged and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail:

• 1:33 p.m. Thursday - Hector Hinojosa Jr., 48, of Fellowship Missions, Warsaw, arrested for public intoxication by alcohol/drugs and four counts of failure to appear on a misdemeanor. Bond: $6,400.

• 11:55 a.m. Thursday - Timothy Ray Ruggles, 46, of 6182 E. CR 400S, Pierceton, arrested on a foreign warrant. No bond set.

• 5:59 p.m. Thursday - Adrienne Michelle Poe, 28, of 307 Mineral Springs Ave., #8, Winona Lake, arrested for false informing/reporting. Bond: $400.

• 6:53 p.m. Thursday - Rodney W. Dean, of 221 N. Fort Wayne Ave., #C, Warsaw, arrested for habitual traffic violator. Bond: $5,250.

• 9 p.m. Thursday - Aaron Michael McKibben, 29, of 311 W. Valleyview Drive, Syracuse, arrested for battery and intimidation. No bond set.

• 12:03 a.m. Friday - Jessica Lee-Ann Kentch, 2658 N. Ind. 13, Pierceton, arrested for disorderly conduct. Bond: $300.

• 2:28 a.m. Friday - Daniel Lee Welch, 39, Lancaster, Pa., arrested for possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish. Bond: $600.

• 2:15 a.m. Friday - Gerard Paul Welch Jr., 62, Reading, Pa., arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish and possession of paraphernalia. No bond set.

• 2:54 a.m. Friday - Steven T. Harp, 66, Reading, Pa., arrested for possession of methamephetamine, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish. No bond set.

• 1:47 p.m. Friday - Amber Lynn Burnworth, 35, Monticello, Ky., arrested for probation violation of a felony, probation violation of a misdemeanor and theft of a vehicle. No bond set.

Personal Injury


• 11 a.m. Thursday - Intersection of U.S. 30 and East Center Street, Warsaw. Two-car collision. Drivers: Mary D. Stork, 66, North Ind. 13, Pierceton; Steven A. Secrist, 67, North Nancy Drive, Warsaw. Injuries: Passenger in Secrist’s vehicle, Donita F. Secrist, 67, North Nancy Drive, Warsaw, complained of neck pain. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.

Property Damage


• 6:55 p.m. Wednesday - Intersection of West CR 100S and South CR 950W, Etna Green. Pickup-car collision. Drivers: Tara M. Depew, 45, West CR 125N, Etna Green; Roseline Slone, 55, 18th Road, Tippecanoe. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

• 10:11 p.m. Wednesday - North CR 175E, 300 feet south of East CR 75N, Warsaw. Car hit deer. Driver: Kimberly E. Moyotl, 20, East CR 200N. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.

• 7:54 a.m. Thursday - 4300 Kuder Lane, Warsaw. Two-car collision. Drivers: Monisha Mohan, 28, Kuder Lane, Warsaw; Kaitlyn P. Engholm, 21, Kuder Lane, Warsaw. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. Warsaw Police Department investigated.

• 8:48 a.m. Thursday - Intersection of U.S. 30 and Ind. 15, Warsaw. Car-van collision. Drivers: Destiny L. Bell, 29, East Walnut Drive, Syracuse; Breanna K. Welsh, South Viking Drive, Mentone. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. WPD.

•1:31 p.m. Thursday - 409 Argonne Road, Warsaw. SUV-pickup collision. Drivers: Jeffery A. Burgin, 49, East CR 200N, Warsaw; Levi L. Hall, 22, East CR 350S, Pierceton. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. WPD.

• 2:33 p.m. Thursday - South Hand Avenue, 50 feet north of Ind. 25, Warsaw. Car hit traffic sign. Driver: Steven L. Foreman, 47, South Indiana Street, Warsaw. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. WPD.

• 2:34 p.m. Thursday - Intersection of North Ind. 19 and West CR 1100N, Etna Green. Car-SUV collision. Drivers: James L. Slabaugh, 18, West CR 1100N, Milford; Jesse C. Skeans, 44, West CR 800N, Nappanee. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.

• 5:35 p.m. Thursday - Intersection of Jalynn Street and Ind. 15, Warsaw. Two-car collision. Drivers: Ronald L. Butler, 67, Millersburg; Nicholas I. Wagner, 20, Fort Wayne. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. WPD.

• 6 p.m. Thursday - Intersection of West Old Road 30 and North CR 875W, Atwood. Car hit dog. Driver: Brenda K. Shell, 49, West Railroad Street, Etna Green. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.

• 12:20 a.m. Friday - South Ind. 13, 1,000 feet north of East Old Road 30, Pierceton. Car hit deer. Driver: Neil C. Snyder, 41, Carmel. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.

• 6:52 a.m. Friday - West CR 400N, 500 feet east of North CR 150W, Warsaw. Car hit deer. Driver: Matthew A. Lucas, 41, Westside Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.  

• 7:10 a.m. Friday - West CR 25S, 2,000 feet west of South CR 900W, Etna Green. Car hit deer. Driver: Tina A. Mikel, 49, West CR 75N, Etna Green. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.


•1:37 p.m. Wednesday - A blue Chevy Tahoe was reported found in the 3100 block of S. Ind. 25, Warsaw. KCSO.

• 12:28 p.m. Thursday - Theft of a vehicle was reported in the 3000 block of Old Colony Road, Warsaw. Warsaw Police Department investigated.

• 5:45 a.m. Thursday - A death investigation was reported in the 1400 block of Tippecanoe Drive, Warsaw. WPD.

• 9:17 a.m. Thursday - Theft of a vehicle was reported in the 300 block of East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw. KCSO.

• 1:35 p.m. Thursday - Forgery of checks or documents was reported in the 5100 block of South Packerton Road, Warsaw. KCSO.

• 4:30 p.m. Thursday - A person recklessly passing a stopped school bus was reported in the 13400 block of North CR 300W, Milford. KCSO.

• 6:05 p.m. Thursday - A habitual traffic violator was reported in the 100 block of East Center Street, Warsaw. WPD.

• 6:43 p.m. Thursday - An animal bite was reported in the 500 block of North Park Avenue, Warsaw. WPD.

• 4:11 a.m. Friday - Criminal mischief was reported in the 8900 block of East Black Point Road, Syracuse. KCSO.

• 4:43 a.m. Friday - A juvenile complaint was reported in the 1600 block of East CR 200N, Warsaw. KCSO.

• 7:39 p.m. Thursday - Possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish and possession of paraphernalia was reported in the 1100 block of West Winona Avenue, Warsaw. WPD.

• 10:07 p.m. Thursday - A stapler was reported stolen in the 1300 block of South Huntington Street, Syracuse. Syracuse Police Department investigated.

• 10:24 p.m. THursday - A battery was reported in the 300 block of West Valleyview Drive, Syracuse. SPD.

• 1:12 a.m. Friday - Disorderly conduct was reported in the 4900 block of South Ind. 19, Mentone. KCSO.

• 1:52 a.m. Friday -A person driving while suspended with a prior suspension was reported in the 100 block of East Chicago Street, Syracuse. SPD.

• 9:41 p.m. Friday - Weapons were reported found in a rental vehicle in the 200 block of North Lake Street, Warsaw. WPD.