Peru, IN – Officers of the Peru Police Department responded to the 300 block of West 6th Street on Saturday afternoon for the report of a juvenile male displaying a firearm.
At approximately 4:41 p.m., witnesses told PPD officers that a white male, approximately 12 to 15 years old with brown hair, wearing a blue short-sleeved shirt was seen riding as a passenger in a newer black truck. The witnesses stated the juvenile was seen depressing the trigger on the weapon and it made a sound similar to that of an Airsoft gun.
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for April and remains lower than the national rate of 3.9 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.
Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 11,655 over the previous month. This was a result of a 737 increase in unemployed residents and an increase of 10,918 employed residents. Indiana's total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.33 million, and the state’s 64.0 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.8 percent.
Friday, May 18, 2018
12:27 a.m. An officer conducted a patrol of Maconaquah Park.
12:47 a.m. A report of possible child abuse was taken in the 200 block of W. 7th St. The Department of Child Services was notified for a follow-up.
1:17 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of Elm St. / Daniel St. Austin Jones, 22 of Silver Lake was arrested on charges of Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
- Written by Sgt. Tony Slocum, ISP Public Information Officer
- Category: Indiana State Police District 16 Peru
Miami County – Saturday at approximately 10:20 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police, the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, and conservation officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources responded to a possible death, on the Okie Pinokie Trail, near the area of State Road 124 and Miami County Road 510 East.
The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police detectives revealed that two men were mushroom hunting, in a wooded area on the Okie Pinokie Trail, near State Road 124 and Miami County Road 510 East. The men allegedly found the body of a deceased male. The deceased male was identified as Drake Allan Smith, 22, Summitville, IN.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
1:24 a.m. A report of an animal problem in the 1700 block of W. 300 N., Peru. The animals were caught and returned.
8:00 a.m. A caller in the 1800 block of W. 1050 S., Miami reported a brick thrown through her window sometime in the early morning hours.
10:51 a.m. A deputy responded to the 1300 block of Donaldson Ave., Peru for a domestic disturbance. Nathan Walter, 35 of Peru was arrested on a charge of Domestic Battery.
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.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
6:32 a.m. A report of a horse in the roadway in the area of S. Wallick Rd. / W. 250 S., Peru. The owner was contacted to retrieve the animal.
7:32 a.m. Citizen assistance in the 500 block of E. 1075 S., Bunker Hill. A citizen had questions regarding a prior reported incident. Assistance was given.
9:54 a.m. A deputy assisted EMS with a medical call in the area of E. State Road 124 / S. 510 E., Peru.