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Warsaw Driver Involved In Vehicle/Bicycle Accident

ROCHESTER — John P. Dirico, 52, Warsaw, driver of a box truck, was involved in a vehicle/bicycle accident Thursday, Sept. 7, on SR 110 in Rochester. He was not injured. Nathanael Ramer, 19, Rochester, suffered a head injury after being thrown from his bicycle in the accident. He … Read More

Sheriffs’ Departments Benefits From ‘Bears For Blue’

AKRON — A personal experience, as a young child, became a beneficial memory for Madison O’Connell, Mentone. She shared that memory with Jacob McDonald, Silver Lake, and Camden Tucker, Claypool, fellow Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy members and junior classmates from Tippecanoe Valley High School. A project was born … Read More

Rochester Man Suffers Traumatic Injury From Shooting Tannerite

ROCHESTER — On July 24, at approximately 6:33 p.m. emergency personal were dispatched to 1448 E. CR400S, in Fulton County in reference to a 36-year-old male subject with a traumatic injury to his arm and neck. The injuries were sustained from debris caused by shooting at an exploding … Read More


Passengers Thrown From Vehicle In Accident

ROCHESTER — Fulton County 911 dispatched a personal injury accident at the intersection of US 31 and CR 450N in which two passengers in a vehicle were thrown from the vehicle. Injuries were reported as non-life threatening. The call was received at approximately 2:55 p.m. Friday, June 17. … Read More

Death Investigation

Fulton County Investigating Woman’s Death

By FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF CHRIS SAILORS ROCHESTER — Just before midnight Saturday, May 7, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department was sent to an area near 846 W. Ninth St., for an apparent deceased female that had been located. Fulton County Deputies located the body of a female in … Read More

Shultz Flees Police After Traffic Stop, Arrested

TIPPECANOE — William Garrett Shultz, 24, Etna Green, was arrested by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Monday, April 18, following a pursuit into Fulton County. Shultz was arrested for possession of marijuana, under 30 grams; resisting law enforcement by means of a vehicle; and operating a vehicle while … Read More

Death Investigation

Richard’s Death Ruled Accidental In Fulton County

By SHERIFF CHRIS SAILORS FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ROCHESTER — Fulton County 911 received a call of a man down near or about the address of 3781 W. 500 N., Rochester, at 4:25 p.m. Saturday, April 9. The nature of the call, a man was hit by a … Read More

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UPDATE: Rochester Schools Reportedly On Lockdown

UPDATE (2:18 p.m.): According to the “Pharos Tribune” in Logansport, the lockdown is a result of a tweet posted earlier this morning. Fulton County Sheriff Chris Sailors told “Pharos Tribune” that at approximately 10 a.m. this morning he was contacted by a private security firm regarding a tweet … Read More

Federal Suit Filed Against Fulton County Police

Rochester is facing a federal lawsuit that claims the city and Fulton County encourages bad police work. The Rochester Sentinel reports that attorneys for Erik Sampsel, of Akron, filed a civil rights action in Northern Indiana District Court at South Bend on June 12. The suit specifically names Rochester Police … Read More

Stabbing Victim Arrested For Domestic Battery

A domestic battery led to a stabbing Tuesday morning, and the man who was stabbed has been charged. At approximately 9:20 a.m., a 911 call led Indiana State Police and Fulton County Sheriff’s Department officers to a stabbing at 796 S. Fulton County Rd. 300W in rural Rochester. … Read More

Woman Under Investigation Found Dead

Sherri Adamson, 50, of Rochester, Ind., was found dead yesterday in a wooded area near her residence from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Adamson, the corporation treasurer of Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation, was undergoing questioning from authorities for improper use of school corporation funds. The … Read More