Arrest Photos of Leah Myers, 36 of Twelve Mile and Terry Smith, 34 of Peru

Peru, IN – A female driver who committed a traffic violation and her male passenger were found in possession of drugs during a traffic stop in the area of East Washington Avenue and Lacy Street on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Peru Police Department, Officer Westfall observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation and initiated a traffic stop just before 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16th. The driver was identified as Leah Myers, 36 of Twelve Mile along with a passenger identified as Terry Smith, 34 of Peru.

PPD Sergeant Raber and her K9 partner Fargo conducted a “free air sniff” around the vehicle with the K9’s behavior indicating the presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle.

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Peru, IN – What is the Miami County Systems of Care Coalition? In short, it is a group of dedicated and dynamic community leaders, residents and organizations have come together to focus on substance abuse and mental health needs of all youth and families in Miami County.

The group was established in October of 2016 and since that time they have worked hard to expand access to programs and events to meet the group's mission to “create collaborative and innovative solutions to address community barriers surrounding mental health and substance abuse issues for all youth and families.”

The Miami County group is part of a state-wide program funded through the Indiana Department of Family and Social Services Administration. You can read more about the state’s program by clicking HERE

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Peru, IN - A select few officers from the Peru Police Department will be participating in the state-wide 2018 Summer Impaired Driving Enforcement Project (“SIDEP”). The Peru Police Department is participating in this project alongside several other Indiana police agencies in order to reduce the number of alcohol-impaired collisions and fatalities on our roadways.

While working SIDEP, officers will be engaging in high-visibility and high-activity traffic enforcement across the City of Peru to remind everyone that if you choose to drive drunk, we will notice you. We will also be conducting at least one sobriety checkpoint during the summer months to encourage people to make the right choices. Before drinking or going out with friends, make sure you have a designated driver who will stay sober and ensure you get home safely.

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The following were arrests made by Miami County Law Enforcement. Individuals named in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Arrest Photo of Krystal Meeks, 27 of Peru

Peru, IN – A Peru woman who failed to stop for police, wrecked her car and then fled on foot was apprehended later when she called 911 and attempted to report that her vehicle had been stolen.

Twenty-eight-year-old Krystal Meeks is facing charges of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Resisting Law Enforcement on Foot, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Neglect of Dependent X2, False informing and Operating While Intoxicated-Endangerment.

Arrest photos of Chad Wolfe, 37 of Beech Grove and Angela Pizano, 33 of Indianapolis

Peru, IN – A man from Beech Grover and a woman from Indianapolis are facing drug charges in Peru following a traffic stop conducted in the early morning hours on Friday, May 10, 2018.

According to Peru Police Department, Sergeant Jeremy Brindle conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of N. Broadway St. / Adams Ave. Brindle had observed the vehicle cross the center line and fail to make a complete stop at a stop sign which was the reason for the traffic stop.

While talking with the occupants of the vehicle, Officer Brindle detected the odor of marijuana.

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MIAMI COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that access to U.S. 31 will be restricted at the intersection of Blair Pike Road/ West Division Road in Miami County on or after Tuesday, May 15.

The work, which will strengthen the shoulders along U.S. 31 for an upcoming bridge rehabilitation project, is expected to last up to two weeks. Drivers will not be able to access U.S. 31 from Blair Pike/West Division roads, and drivers in U.S. 31 will not have access to turn onto Blair Pike/ Division road. The bridge project, between Blair Pike Road/West Division Road and U.S. 24, is scheduled to begin in mid- to late-June and will require the restriction of U.S. 31 down to one lane in each direction.

Arrest photo of Amber Cart, 33 of Peru

Peru, IN – A request for a welfare check on Children in the 40 block of Cory Avenue resulted in the arrest of Amber Cart, 33 of Peru on neglect and drug charges Tuesday evening, May 8, 2018

According to the Probable Cause Affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office, Peru Police Officer Brok Westfall was dispatched at approximately 8:14 p.m. to a home in the 40 block of Cory Avenue to check on the welfare of children. It was reported that the children had knocked on a neighbor’s door asking for food.

Upon arrival, Officer Westfall knocked on the door of the residence where the children were reported to live. He observed a female juvenile look out the window. The child told him that she was not supposed to speak with police. After talking with the child, Westfall was able to use an unlock code the child provided to open the door.