Joshua Housman

Two Arrested In Tri-County Drug Operation

In response to drug activity at Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area, Indiana Conservation Officers conducted a drug interdiction operation over the weekend on the Department of Natural Resources Property near Syracuse. As a result of their efforts, Indiana Conservation Officers made two separate arrests. Joshua Housman, age unknown, … Read More

Paul E. Wiard

Probation Violation Puts Grandfather Behind Bars

A former Claypool man convicted of molesting his own young granddaughter is now serving time in a Florida prison for failing to follow the terms of his plea agreement. Paul Eugene Wiard, 83, was sentenced in Kosciusko County Superior Court III last June after pleading guilty to a … Read More

Brently Jones

Two Counties Dealing With Bomb Threats

Two unrelated bomb threat cases are being investigated by authorities in Marshall and Elkhart counties today. In Elkhart County, Capt. James L. Bradberry of the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, said the 911 center there received a threat at about 10 a.m. this morning. The caller made the threat … Read More

Blake Spindler

Warsaw Residents Charged With Attempted Murder

Three suspects sought for attempted murder charges by Plymouth Police were located in Warsaw last week and arrested with assistance from the Warsaw Police Department’s SWAT team. The arrests happened last Thursday morning on Warsaw’s Park Avenue. According to a press released provided today by Plymouth Police, Christopher … Read More

Russell Bailey

Five Arrested On Drug Charges

Five local residents were arrested and charged Tuesday for drug related crimes after undercover officers completed a recent investigation. Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers, along with Kosciusko County Sheriff’s deputies, converged on various locations yesterday to arrest the individuals who had allegedly previously sold illegal narcotics to … Read More


Wabash Couple Nabbed For Heroin Dealing

An anonymous tip led Warsaw Police to initiate a traffic stop in Warsaw Monday afternoon and turned up a significant amount of Heroin. The traffic stop on a Pontiac Grand Prix happened at about 2 p.m. in the 300 block of South Detroit Street. Police say the two … Read More

Shane A. Smith

Accused Oxycodone Dealer Arrested

Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers arrested a local man Wednesday for selling a powerful pain medication to undercover narcotics officers. Shane A. Smith, 26, of Milford, has preliminarily been charged with felony dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance, in this case oxycodone. The charge is a … Read More

Nick Jay Hise

Teen Reports Own Armed Robbery Attempt

A Syracuse teen not only attempted to rob a convenience store while armed with an airsoft rifle, he reported the crime himself. Nick Jay Hise, 18, reportedly called the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday afternoon to say he used an airsoft rifle in an attempt to rob the … Read More


Man Sold Protected Animal On Craigslist

Preliminary charges of unlawful possession of wildlife and unlawful sale of wildlife have been filed against a Warsaw man who allegedly sold a taxidermy mount of a badger on Craigslist. Indiana Conservation Officers acted on a tip and charged Matthew M. Kerkhoff, 21, with the two misdemeanors. CO … Read More

Catherine Curtis

CI Helps Convict Drug Dealer

An elderly woman has been sentenced to 2 years behind bars for dealing drugs in Warsaw. Last week, Catherine Curtis, 68, received a 2-year sentence in the Indiana Department of Corrections for pleading guilty to dealing a Schedule IV controlled substance as a Class C felony. Curtis was … Read More

Alexis Henry

Granddaughter, Boyfriend Held In Home Burglary

Investigators of the Warsaw Police Department say they have solved a recent west side burglary where suspects ransacked a home and stole items including a handgun. On Thursday, the day after the home burglary, WPD investigators interviewed Alexis Henry, 18, of Warsaw, about the crime. Henry is the … Read More

Michael J. McKee

Funeral Home Director Charged With Sex Crime

The owner and funeral director of a North Manchester funeral home was arrested by Vincennes Police Monday and charged with child seduction. Michael J. McKee, 56, was taken into custody in North Manchester following an investigation of allegations that he and a minor child traveled to Vincennes earlier … Read More

Janelle Hall

Three Jailed For Burglaries, Thefts

            Three Warsaw residents were taken into police custody Wednesday afternoon on a number of drug and theft charges following an investigation at the Economy Inn on Lake City Highway. Warsaw Police accompanied the Indiana Department of Child Services to the Economy Inn … Read More

Donaldo Velasquez

Jealousy Was Behind Stabbing Incident

A crime of passion has a Warsaw man in jail without bond after police say he stabbed a man involved with his ex-girlfriend. Warsaw Police officers were called to Kosciusko Community Hospital Monday afternoon where they reported a stabbing victim had come in for treatment. At about 1:25 … Read More

Jennifer L. Lichtenberger

Woman Arrested Following Battery Of Toddler

A Warsaw woman was arrested Saturday night following the battery of two individuals, including a 2-year-old. Jennifer L. Lichtenberger, 42, of 3699 N. 175 E., Warsaw, was arrested for battery resulting in the bodily injury of a family member in the presence of a child and battery resulting … Read More

Blaine A. Elliott

Felony Charges Result From Sharing Porn

Showing pornographic materials and explaining the sex acts to an 8-year-old boy has led to felony charges against a 32-year-old Warsaw man. Blaine Adam Elliott, 32 of 502 N. Parker St., Warsaw, was arrested Monday on two felony charges of disseminating pornographic materials to a minor. Kosciusko County … Read More