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Jerry Souders, who was wanted on a warrant for charges including burglary, theft and criminal Recklessness, fled police Thursday at 7:15 a.m., from the 700 block of E Harrison St. Later that day, and after putting out requests for assistance from the community, Souders was re-captured.

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RENSSELAER — The Rensselaer Police Department announced this week that it is joining approximately 230 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana and thousands nationwide in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization. From mid-August through Labor Day, police will be working overtime to ar…

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WHEATFIELD — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Monday afternoon after arresting two more stemming from a domestic incident that occurred on July 22 at a residence in rural Wheatfield.

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RENSSELAER — Three people were arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, and dealing methamphetamine after a traffic stop in Rensselaer.

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DEMOTTE — DeMotte Police and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a domestic disturbance in the DeMotte area according to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office. The incident began around 12:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6. As officers were responding to the residence…

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JASPER COUNTY — Nicole Parrington, 35, of Kentland was recently arrested on multiple charges including possession of methamphetamine. This is according to information from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

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JASPER COUNTY — On April 30th, 2019, the Porter County Multi-Enforcement Group, along with the Jasper County Sheriff’s office, reportedly purchased a gram of cocaine from Hilario Mercado, Jr., 36, of DeMotte, at a location within Keener Township. This is according to information from the JCSO.

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Michelle Bridges, 27, of Remington was taken into custody at the Jasper County Detention Center on June 21. She was incarcerated for a warrant that was issued by the Jasper County Circuit Court on June 20 for a charge of theft. The theft was valued at between $750 & 50k, making it a leve…

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RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Merrillville man on an outstanding warrant for theft on Saturday, July 27. The arrest stems from an incident in September 2018, when James M. Grigsby Jr., 27, of Merrillville, was allegedly an occupant of a vehicle that was later fou…

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RENSSELAER — On Thursday, several local and regional news agencies began reporting that a Rensselaer man, identified as 25-year-old Brandon Messer, had died from multiple gunshot wounds that morning in Rural Medaryville. Attempts to reach Pulaski County authorities for further information we…

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RENSSELAER — This past week, during the Jasper County Fair, Judy Chernowsky has been leading groups of different volunteers to make quilts and quilt tops for several different causes, including Ronald McDonald House and the Wounded Warrior Project.

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WHEATFIELD — Monday afternoon, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call regarding a domestic disturbance at a home northwest of Wheatfield. Deputies met with the victim who stated he wanted to press charges against his sister and her boyfriend after an altercation. The boyf…

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WHEATFIELD — The Wheatfield Town Council again tabled a request from the fire department asking for the town to pay for the department’s phone and Internet service, which had been tabled at the June meeting when only two of the three board members were present.

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WHEATFIELD — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrested three adults on charges of arson, burglary and criminal trespass, among others with additional charges possible as the investigation continues. Arrested were Jacob R. Call, 24, of Wheatfield; Nicholas C. Dykshorn, 35, of DeMotte, and S…

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JASPER COUNTY — Jasper County Sheriff Pat Williamson recently put out a statement addressing local rumors about Jasper County being considered a “sanctuary county” by the federal government. Williamson said that an individual under a suspected illegal immigration hold or “detainer” was relea…

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