Miami County, IN – A Peru man is facing charges of Operating While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana following a single vehicle accident in the area of N. Mexico Road and CR 300 N. at 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
According to an Indiana State Police Report of Arrest obtained from the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office, ISP Trooper David Kewish arrived on the scene shortly after the accident with two Peru city units. At that time, he observed a single car on its side that had traveled roughly twenty feed off the road and was leaning on a tree. Officers approached the vehicle and assisted the driver from the vehicle.
The driver was identified as Joshua Schuck, 31, of Peru. Upon contacting Mr. Schuck, Trooper Kewish immediately recognized the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Kewish asked Mr. Schuck how much he had drunk that day. “He stated he had four beers before he left to go home,” according to the report. When asked where he was going, Schuck advised he was headed home to Peru, but his car had been traveling in the opposite direction out into the county according to Kewish’s report.
Peru, IN - A twenty-four-year-old Peru man is facing a charge of Operating While Intoxicated following a traffic stop for disregarding a red light at the intersection of Broadway and US Route 24 in Peru on Thursday, October 11, 2018.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s office and obtained by Peru Indiana Today, ISP Trooper Chad Babbs was patrolling northbound on Broadway Street approaching US Route 24 when he observed a small passenger car disregard the red light at the traffic signal and turn westbound onto US Route 24. Babbs activated his emergency lights and conducted the traffic stop in the area of US Route 24 / CR. 150 W., Peru at approximately 8:18 p.m. on October 11th.
The driver was identified at Madison A. Wright, 24 of Peru. Upon talking with Mr. Wright, Trooper Babbs could smell the odor commonly associated with an alcoholic beverage coming from his mouth as he was speaking. He also observed Wright to have glassy/bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and his hands were slow when handing his license and registration.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
4:36 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of S. US Route 31 / W. 560 S., Peru. Warning issued.
4:59 a.m. 911 hang-up in the area of Logansport Rd. / US Route 31, Peru. The area checked ok.
5:20 a.m. Traffic accident with injuries in the area of W. 400 N. / N. US Route 31, Peru. No additional information was provided on this call.
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Peru, IN – Two Peru men are facing drug charges following a traffic stop in which 7.6 grams of methamphetamine and $1,125 was seized on October 11, 2018.
According to his probable cause affidavit, PPD Officer Chad Moony was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Canal and Water Streets at approximately 6:29 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018, when he observed a maroon Ford truck turn off of Tippecanoe Street onto Canal heading eastbound. As the truck passed Moony’s position, he observed the driver to Richard Randles, a man he knew to have a suspended driver’s license. Mooney pulled behind the truck and initiated a traffic stop.
Upon informing Mr. Randles, 54 of Peru of the reason for the stop, Randles claimed he did not know about the suspension. Randles had four passengers in the vehicle with him. James McCoy, 43 of Peru and two subjects whose names were redacted from the report by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office.
Mooney learned from dispatch that the truck’s license plate sticker did not match the plate on the truck with the plate on the truck was showing as expired. While Mooney was issuing citations to Mr. Randles, PPD Sergeant Raber arrived with her K9 partner Fargo to conduct a “free air sniff” around the vehicle. Fargo’s behavior indicated the presence of drugs inside the truck.
Peru, IN – A nineteen-year-old Peru woman is facing charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Schedule II Narcotics after a traffic stop conducted in Peru on Thursday, October 11, 2018.
Summer Cox, 19, of Peru was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at approximately 4:49 p.m. on October 11th near the intersection of Broadway and Franklin Streets by Peru Police Officer Brok Westfall.
According to his probable cause affidavit, Westfall stopped the vehicle because the driver, whose name is redacted from the report by the Prosecutor’s Office was known to be driving with a suspended license. The unidentified male was issued a citation for the offense and released from the scene following the stop.
While writing the citation, Officer Westfall had called for PPD Sergeant Raber to assist with the traffic stop. Raber utilized her K9 partner Fargo to conduct a “free air sniff” around the suspect vehicle. The K9’s behavior indicated the possible presence of drugs inside the vehicle.
Friday, October 19, 2018
12:39 a.m. A deputy assisted a citizen with a locked vehicle in the 1000 block of E. State Road 124, Peru.
12:44 a.m. A caller at the Woodland Hills Mobile Home Park on S. 300 W., Peru reported that someone tried to enter her residence causing damage to the door.
3:36 a.m. A report of an alarm in the 1400 block of W. Hoosier Blvd., Peru. The building checked secure.