Tuesday, July 10, 2018
12:35 a.m. Agency assistance in the 1300 block of Donaldson Ave., Peru. A deputy attempted to locate a wanted subject for Cass County.
5:12 a.m. A deputy conducted a welfare check on a subject at the Knights Inn on S. Business 31, Peru. A caller wanted to report their daughter as a runaway. After determining the daughter was 19 years of age, the caller was advised that the Sheriff’s Office could not assist them. The Sheriff’s Department did make some phone calls assisting the caller with trying to locate the adult. The caller was advised to contact the Sheriff’s Department if they believe the adult is in danger or they could not locate her by this evening.
6:41 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of W. 1000 N. / N. Washington St., Deedsville. Written warning issued.
Peru, IN – A traffic stop conducted on July 2, 2018, in the area of Delores Street and North Broadway Street ended in two arrests on drug-related charges.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s office, PPD officer Brok Westfall conducted the stop after he observed a goldish in color passenger vehicle that had turned west on to Delores Street from North Broadway. The vehicle turned too sharp cutting through the opposite lane of travel and then failed to come to a complete stop at the stop sign located at Jean Street and Delores Street.
Westfall activated his emergency lights and conducted the stop in the area of the intersection of Delores and Jean Streets. As he approached the vehicle, a male passenger, later identified as David L. Jones, 33 of Peru began making suspicious movements inside the vehicle. Officer Westfall radioed PPD Sergeant Raber and asked for her assistance.
Peru, IN – A Peru man is facing a charge of felony theft resulting from a shoplifting incident that took place at the Village Pantry convenience store located on W. Main Street, June 30, 2018.
According to a Peru Police Department probable cause affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office, PPD Officer Wyrick was dispatched to the Village Pantry at 286 W. Main Street on June 30, 2018, at approximately 12:37 a.m. for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, Officer Wyrick spoke with a clerk working at the Village Pantry who was holding a subject,
Upon investigation, it was learned that Eric Bookwalter, 43 of Peru had been inside the store with a female whose name was redacted from the report by the Miami County Prosecutor’s office. The clerk reported that both had been inside the store approximately 45 minutes prior to calling for Police. Both had been seen acting suspiciously and the store clerk believed they may possibly be under the influence of illegal narcotics. The clerk stated she observed Mr. Bookwalter place a black Bluetooth speaker behind the ice freezer where he was standing as officers arrived. The clerk reported the couple had failed to pay for two fountain drinks as well as a black ball cap that Mr. Bookwalter was now wearing. The woman whose name was redacted was also reportedly placing items in a plastic bag as she walked through the store. When the clerk demanded to see inside the bag, the woman turned over the bag and left the store. The woman left the area prior to officer arrival.
Monday, July 9, 2018
12:05 a.m. A report of an unwanted guest in the 400 block of Washington Ave. Follow up from a prior call that resulted in an arrest of Christopher Alspach, 56 of Peru on charges of Domestic Battery, Disorderly Conduct and Intimidation.
12:24 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of Parkway Ter. / S. Broadway Ave.
12:56 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of Clay St. / E. 6th St.
Monday, July 9, 2018
1:39 a.m. Traffic accident with damage in the area of N. Brownell St. / W. 6th St., Peru. No additional information was provided on this call.
1:55 a.m. A report of an animal problem in the 2000 block of S. Sycamore Blvd., Peru. No additional information was provided on this call.
3:22 a.m. A report of an animal problem in the 2000 block of S. Sycamore Blvd., Peru. A deputy located the barking dog and advised the owner of the ordinance.
Friday, July 6, 2018
12:33 p.m. Traffic stop in the Broadway Plaza. Written warning issued.
12:34 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of Fuller Ave. / Wallace Ave. Verbal warning issued.
12:43 p.m. An officer checked on a suspicious vehicle parked in a dark area of a parking lot between Dollar General and Gallahan’s gas station. The vehicle checked ok.