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.
Friday, May 4, 2018
5:06 a.m. Traffic stop on a possible impaired driver in the area of S. 1000 E. / E. State Road 18, Converse. The driver checked ok.
9:40 a.m. Citizen assistance in the area of N. 100 W. / W. 900 N., Denver. No additional information was provided on this call.
10:33 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of N. 700 E. / E. Wabash Rd., Peru. Warning issued.
It’s May. What is in season this month? You’ll still find most of what you found fresh in April. You’ll also find …
Arugula – look for arugula that is fresh, vibrant and green. Avoid any that looks wilted, yellowing or slimy. When buying prepackaged arugula, check the bag for excess water, as moisture can cause arugula to rot quickly. And always buy a bag of greens with the least amount of air. Greens give off gasses as over time. The bag with the least amount of air will be the freshest.
Brussel Sprouts – look for a pronounced green color and tight, compact, firm heads. The fewer the yellowed, wilted, or loose leaves the better. Choose smaller heads; they're more tender and flavorful. Pick ones of similar size so they cook evenly. Store them in the refrigerator in the cardboard container they came in or in a loosely closed plastic bag. They should last a week or two.
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Peru, IN – Peru Police Officer Westfall conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m. that resulted in the arrest of a Sharpsville man. The stop took place in the area of North Benton and East 6th Streets.
Shane R. Raquet, 27 of Sharpsville was operating a vehicle when he was stopped for a traffic infraction. A woman along with two children were also inside the car. While speaking with Raquet, Officer Westfall detected the odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. Upon being questioned about the odor, Mr. Raquet became verbally combative and refused to exit the car when ordered to do so by Officer Westfall.
Bunker Hill, IN – Recently, Indiana State Police Sergeant T.J. Zeiser arrested Daniel Amonett, 23, Greentown, IN for driving while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement, public intoxication, and failure to identify. Amonett was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail.
Tuesday at approximately 8:31 p.m., Sergeant Zeiser was off duty, at the Bunker Hill Little League Park, watching one of the multiple baseball games that were being played. Zeiser heard the revving of an engine in a Honda passenger car. He then allegedly observed the Honda, driven by Amonett, travel through the little league parking lot at approximately 35 to 40 miles per hour. Amonett eventually parked the Honda in the northwest corner of the little league parking lot.
Peru, IN – A traffic stop in the area of East 5th and Garfield Streets on Wednesday ended with the arrest of a Kokomo Woman on drug charges.
According to the Peru Police Department, at approximately 6:54 p.m., May 2, 2018, Officer Swinford attempted a to make a traffic stop in the area of East 5th and Ash Streets on a vehicle that had committed a traffic infraction. The suspect vehicle attempted to evade police by speeding down a side road and quickly parking at a residence. Once located, the occupants admitted that they didn’t know anyone who lived at the residence where they parked.
A male driver and a female passenger, identified as Casey Sills, 24 of Kokomo were then questioned. Sergeant Raber and her K9 partner “Fargo” arrived on scene and performed a “free air sniff” around the vehicle. The K9’s behavior indicated the presence of drugs inside the suspect’s vehicle.