County Jail


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

• 11:58 a.m. Wednesday - Jessica L. Villa, 39, of 1813 Hepler Drive, Warsaw, arrested for domestic battery simple assault. Bond: $1,000.

• Noon Wednesday - Amanda K. Brickey, 38, Wawaka, arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Bond: $5,250.

• 1:58 p.m. Wednesday - Terry L. Miller, 38, Fort Wayne, arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Bond: $5,250.

• 2:24 p.m. Wednesday - Abigail M. Welton, 22, Anderson, arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a controlled substance in the body. Bond: $700.

• 2:26 p.m. Wednesday - Doyle R. Valentine, 39, Muncie, arrested for felony probation violation. No bond set.

• 4:34 p.m. Wednesday - Jeffery J. Walker, 25, of 5650 W. CR 900S, South Whitley, arrested for felony probation violation, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Bond: $5,250.

• 10:07 p.m. Wednesday - Rakesh Lakum, 28, of 1212 Kuder Lane, Warsaw, arrested for possession of marijuana. Bond: $600.

Property Damage


• 4:03 p.m. Wednesday - Intersection of West U.S. 30 and Meijer Drive, Warsaw. Semi-car collision. Drivers: John M. Sanders, 48, Killeen, Texas; Beth A. O’Brien, 53, Wood Dale, Ill. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. Warsaw Police Department investigated.

• 4:11 p.m. Wednesday - 2695 Shelden St., Warsaw. Two-SUV collision. Drivers: Stephanie A. Surber, 40, Columbia City; Elizabeth M. Payne, 47, Avilla. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. WPD.

• 8:09 p.m. Wednesday - East Ind. 14, 1,000 feet east of South CR 600S, North Manchester. SUV hit deer. Driver: Kevin S. Leach, 57, West U.S. 30, Larwill. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

• 8:10 p.m. Wednesday - South County Farm Road, 100 feet north of East CR 450S, Warsaw. Pickup hit deer. Driver: Mark E. Montel, 59, West CR 700S, Claypool. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.

• 6:13 a.m. Thursday - Wooster Road, 50 feet west of Presidential Drive, Winona Lake. Car hit utility pole owned by Century Link and street sign owned by the Winona Lake Street Department. Driver: Roberto D. Collette, 48, East Columbia Street, Pierceton. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. Winona Lake Police Department investigated.

• 11:41 a.m. Thursday - South Ind. 15, 100 feet south of West Winona Avenue, Warsaw. Pickup-SUV collision. Drivers: Gerald S. Pitman, 53, Huntington; Everett L. Nifong, 58, North Superior Avenue, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.


• 12:28 p.m. Wednesday - Battery against a public safety official and resisting law enforcement charges were reported in the 200 block of East Main Street, Syracuse. Syracuse Police Department investigated.

• 4:35 p.m. Wednesday - Theft was reported in the 900 block of Anchorage Road, Warsaw. WPD.

• 1:17 a.m. Thursday - A person was arrested in the 2500 block of West Side Drive, Warsaw, for possession of methamphetamine. KCSO.