court case updates

You Read About The Charges, What Is The Status?

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Readers of Ink Free News have viewed individual stories on people arrested on charges ranging from theft to murder, drug related offenses to child molesting and rape. So what is the status of these cases? Were they forgotten? No longer news? A majority of these … Read More


Michelle Stimmel Sentenced On Numerous Drug Charges

A Whitley County woman has been sentenced for numerous drug related charges. According to a sentencing order provided by the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office, Michelle A. Stimmel, of Kimmel, has been committed to the Whitley County Jail with assignment to work release for aiding in the manufacturing of … Read More


Local ATC Denies Renewal Of Stimmelator’s Alcohol Permit

At the Dec. 4 meeting of the Kosciusko County Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the board finally made its recommendation on renewal of Stimmelator’s Gentlemen’s Club’s, located in North Webster, beer and liquor license. There was much discussion on both sides of the issue. Attorney Jeff McKean came before … Read More

Michelle A. Stimmel

UPDATE: Stimmel Arrested On Corrupt Business Influence

UPDATE: According to a probable cause affidavit provided by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, on Aug. 14, the Warsaw Police Department received information that an individual was planning to purchase 30 methadone pills from Michelle Stimmel at Stimmelator’s Gentleman’s Club in North Webster. The business is owned by her … Read More

Samuel Scott Stimmel

Prosecutor Seeks Stimmel’s Assets

A complaint for forfeiture has been filed against Sam Stimmel by Syracuse Police Department, Kosciusko County and the state of Indiana. According to court documents, when Stimmel and his constituents were arrested  on Oct. 30 (see related), $10,583.75 and one 16 Troy ounce platinum bar — roughly one … Read More


Stimmel’s Finances Frozen Amid Investigation

The financial accounts of Samuel Scott Stimmel, doing business as Night Shift, North Webster have had a court ordered hold issued. Dan Hampton, county prosecutor, filed on Nov. 1, a request to place a temporary hold on Stimmel’s financial accounts at Teachers Credit Union where four different accounts … Read More

Samuel Scott Stimmel

Stimmel Now Charged With Four Felonies

Sam Stimmel, the owner of Stimmelator’s Gentlemen’s Club in North Webster, is now facing a total of four felony charges, according to the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office. Stimmel, 64, and four others, were arrested early this morning after a 3-month investigation by the Centralized Drug Enforcement of Kosciusko … Read More

Yellow tape surrounds two businesses owned by Sam Stimmel in North Webster, following a police raid late Wednesday evening

UPDATE: Prostitution Raid At Stimmelators

Officers working with the Centralized Drug Enforcement of Kosciusko County concluded an intensive investigation early this morning. The investigation was originally initiated in July. Officers initially conducted a raid at a local Warsaw hotel establishment Wednesday evening. This raid resulted in the arrest of four individuals involved in … Read More


Stimmel Calls ‘Potpourri’ Legal

Sam Stimmel has opened a third location of California Dreamin, a variety store of sorts that was part of a federal raid in September. Stimmel confirmed to the Kendallville News Sun that he has opened a third store at 120 W. Main St. in Albion. At that location, California Dreamin … Read More

Stimmel Petition On Hold

Though no one showed up to represent a petition for Sam Stimmel, remonstrators did and they expressed concerns. Stimmel’s petition to permit allowing a residence that has been converted into a duplex and a barn that was converted into a single family residence remain on the same tract … Read More