Peru, IN - “The Crew” a local riding/biker group is coming together on Saturday, May 12 for the “Love For Lola Benefit & Ride” that will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Literary Aide Society, 21 West Canal St., Peru.
According to Cherri Briscoe the group was asked by a dear friend of Lola Ritchie Mercer to organize the event after they held a prior benefit for another cancer patient, Troy Chamberlain last March. This event will be for Lola who is fighting stage IV lung cancer.
The Crew has about sixty active members and many of them are involved in planning this event.
“We just started tossing it around and before we knew it had turned into something quite wonderful,” said Briscoe. “We just kept on adding things along the way.”
- Written by Sgt. Tony Slocum, ISP Public Information Officer
- Category: Indiana State Police District 16 Peru
Peru – An inscription on the memorial stone in front of the Indiana State Police Peru Post reads, “We Will Remember Them”. Today that promise was kept when local law enforcement officers, retired state police employees, local government officials, and family members joined troopers from the Indiana State Police Peru Post as they paid tribute to the 46 Indiana State Police employees who have died in the line of duty since the department’s inception in 1933.
Since the early days of the Indiana State Police, memorial services have been held at all Indiana State Police Post during the month of May The memorial services are a way of paying tribute and remembering the ultimate sacrifice paid by state police employees who died while serving and protecting the citizens and visitors of Indiana. The services are also for the family members of the fallen heroes. The memorial services let the families of the fallen know that the sacrifice made by them and their departed loved ones will never be forgotten.
Monday, May 7, 2018
12:22 a.m. A report of a juvenile problem was taken at the Peru Police Department.
1:34 a.m. A report of disorderly conduct in the 200 block of W. 7th St.
1:38 a.m. A report of an unwanted guest in the 400 block of Blackhawk Ct. Upon investigation, the male was believed to be residing at the home and could not be forced to leave. The complainant disagreed with this conclusion but parties finally agreed to talk with each other. Officers left but returned later for a report of a domestic disturbance. After that call, both parties agreed to go to separate parts of the residence.
Monday, May 7, 2018
12:31 a.m. A report of a wrong-way driver in the area of N. 700 E. / E. US Route 24, Wabash. A deputy checked the area and did not locate a wrong-way driver.
1:48 a.m. Agency assistance in the 6300 block of E. Daniels Rd., Peru. Notification made to a family.
2:50 a.m. A deputy stopped to check on a disabled vehicle in the area of W. 1200 N. / N. US Route 31, Macy. The motorist declined assistance. They advised they would wait until morning to have a relative come.
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.
Peru, IN – Miami County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jeff Sinkovics is the winner of the Republican nomination for Miami County Prosecutor in Tuesday’s Primary Election.
Sinkovics edged out Christian “Chris” Sands in the two-way race for the nomination to succeed retiring Prosecutor Bruce Embrey. Sinkovics earned 59.84% of the votes on his way to the nomination. He received 2,596 votes with Sands winning 1,742 votes.
Following his win, we spoke with Sinkovics at Republican Headquarters. When asked how he felt winning the race, Sinkovics replied “relieved and thankful”.
Peru, IN – In the four-way race to succeed Miami County Sheriff Tim Miller, 42-year MCSD veteran Timothy S. Hunter has secured the Republican nomination and will face off against Peru Police Chief Mike Meeks who has announced intentions to run as an Independent. There is currently no Democratic candidate in the race.
Hunter won with 1,986 votes or 44.28% of the votes cast. First-time candidate ISP Sergeant Rick Brown came in second with 25.77% of the vote (1,156 votes). Miami County Deputy Gary Glassburn was third with 25.37% (1,138 votes) and businessman Ed Graber was fourth with 4.57% (205 votes).
Following the announcement of the results at Republican Headquarters, Tim Hunter spoke with Peru Indiana Today.
Peru, IN – Voters in Miami County went to the polls on Tuesday to determine a limited number of contested races in the 2018 Primary election. Just 24.57% of the eligible 21,365 registered voters cast their ballots by the end of voting.
Early and absentee voting accounted for a large percentage of ballots cast in this year’s Primary. This year of the 5,249 voters casting a ballot, 2,407 of them did so by voting early or absentee.
On the Republican side of the ballot, Miami County Deputy Prosecutor Jeff Sinkovics won his race against Christian “Chris” Sands. Sinkovics garnered 59.84% of the vote. The final totals were Sinkovics with 2,596 votes to Sands with 1,742.
The race for the Republican nomination for Miami County Coroner was very close with John D. Boyer edging Dr. Jon Reibly by just thirty-eight votes. Boyer won with 1,038 to Reibly’s 1,000.