County Jail


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

• 11:03 p.m. Sunday - Jose M. Melendrez, 49, of 340 E. Levi Lee Road, #61, Warsaw, arrested for domestic battery in the presence of a child younger than 16. Bond: $6,000.

• 11:54 p.m. Sunday - Heather A. Rensberger, 24, of 3080 Old Colony Road, Warsaw, arrested for theft. Bond: $600.

• 3:05 a.m. Monday - Michael R. Kneller, 40, of 217 E. Main St., Atwood, arrested for burglary, theft and felony battery committed with a deadly weapon. Bond: $10,250.

Property Damage


• 1:53 a.m. Sunday - 2501 Walton Blvd., Warsaw. Car hit landscaping in Walmart parking lot. Driver: Earl F. Herron, 17, Columbia City. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. Warsaw Police Department investigated.

• 5:38 p.m. Sunday - 11374 Ind. 13, 50 feet south of East Waco Drive, Syracuse. Car-motor home collision. Drivers: Sharon E. Siegel, 64, East Northshore Drive, Syracuse; James W. Adams, 52, Indianapolis. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

• 9:58 p.m. Sunday - East CR 200N, 1,000 feet east of North CR 100E, Warsaw. Car hit deer. Driver: Mark D. Dunn, 65, Chapman Lake Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.


• 3:24 p.m. Sunday - A suicidal person was reported in the 1500 block of Provident Drive, Warsaw. WPD.

• 5:32 p.m. Sunday - A woman reported her vehicle’s license plate was stolen in the 100 block of East Canal Street, Warsaw. WPD.

• 7:26 p.m. Sunday - Theft was reported in the 700 block of East Center Street, Warsaw. WPD.

• 11:47 p.m. Sunday - Criminal mischief was reported in the 300 block of West Boston Street, Syracuse. Syracuse Police Department investigated.

• 2:26 a.m. Monday - A Kosciusko County Highway sign in the 1900 block of West Lake Street, Warsaw, was reported as damaged from a vehicle that left the scene. KCSO.