Peru, IN – A twenty-two-year-old Peru man is facing multiple drug-related charges after being arrested on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Austin Jones, 22 of Peru was arrested by PPD Officer Westfall after being observed walking in the roadway on North Wayne Street near the intersection of Euclid Avenue at approximately 7:43 p.m.
Officer Westfall parked his police vehicle and approached Mr. Jones who was walking with another person whose name is redacted from the PPD probable cause affidavit obtained from the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office. According to Westfall’s report, the two men moved to the sidewalk when they saw Officer Westfall pull up and park.
When asked for his identification, the second subject stated he didn’t feel he needed to provide identification to the officer. Both subjects were then advised that they were observed walking in the roadway when a sidewalk was available and that was an infraction. While obtaining Jones’ information, the report indicates he kept trying to reach into his pants pocket. Both subjects were advised not to reach into their pants and to keep their hands out.
Peru City Council Approves Ordinance For Additional Appropriations Of $12,850 For Criminal Investigations
Peru, IN – The Peru City Council met for it’s regular meeting on Monday, July 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the City Building. Council members present included: Blane Holland, Tom Gustin, Phyllis Torrence, Cheryl Lee, and Terry Alley. Jane Languell and Kurt Krauskopf were absent.
In a very light City Council Meeting, the Council approved Ordnance 14, 2018 for an additional appropriation of $12,850 for the Peru Police Department Criminal Investigation Fund for the purchase of firearms. This was the second reading. The Ordinance passed unanimously.
Peru, IN – The Peru Board of Public Works and Safety meeting on Monday, July 2, 2018, in the City Council Chambers. In this meeting, the board accepted the promotion of a Peru Fire Department employee and the resignation of a City Police Officer.
The board approved the request of Peru Fire Chief Erick Hawk to promote probationary Firefighter Garrett Shields to the rank of a permanent employee. Shields has completed all necessary training, earned his EMT, Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 and is state certified now.
The Board also accepted the letter of resignation from PPD Officer Charlee Pelzel. Officer Pelzel’s resignation is effective on July 9, 2018. He has accepted an officer to work for the Carmel Police Department. In his letter, Pelzel stated “It has been an honor and a privilege to work side by side with the officers of PPD. The community and its officers have taught me so much in the last three years. I thank you all for the priceless moments I’ve shared with the department and wish you all the best in what has yet to come for the City of Peru.”
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
12:32 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of Cory Ave. / Bobtail Pike.
12:52 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of Water St. / E. Washington Ave.
1:08 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of Tippecanoe St. / E. 6th St.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
12:31 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of W. US Route 24 / N. Mexico Rd., Peru. Warning issued.
12:58 a.m. Agency assistance in the area of W. State Road 16 / N. US Route 31, Denver. No additional information was provided on this call.
8:16 a.m. A deputy assisted a citizen with a locked vehicle in the 800 block of W. State Road 218, Bunker Hill.
This week’s Adoptable Cat from The Scratching Post Cat Rescue Inc. is Diana!
Meet this week’s adoptable dog from Miami County Animal Care and Control!
This week’s Adoptable Cat from The Scratching Post Cat Rescue Inc. is Tilly!