Peru Man Facing Charges Of Public Intoxication, Intimidation With Deadly Weapon, Battery and Criminal Mischief
Peru, IN – A Peru man was arrested on multiple charges after Peru Police Officers responded to a report of a physical fight in the 400 block of West Main Street last Friday, August 24, 2018.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed by PPD Officer Brok Westfall with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office, Westfall and other officers were dispatched to a fight between Michael J. Mills, 37 of Peru and another subject whose name was redacted from the report by the Prosecutor’s Office. The call was dispatched at approximately 8:54 p.m. last Friday. Westfall’s report indicated that he had already been looking for Mr. Mills prior to being dispatched to the fight due to Mills matching the description of an intoxicated male subject walking his dog in the area. Mills had reportedly pulled a bottle of whiskey from his pants pocket and drank from it while speaking with a person who later notified police of the encounter.
Mills was located by Westfall on W. Main on a sidewalk on the west side of a residence along Union Street. He was still engaged in a verbal argument with another subject. Officer Westfall advised both subject to separate and stop arguing. According to his report, Mills advised Officer Westfall that “they were on private property and that I couldn’t do anything.” Mills was advised by Westfall that he was on a public sidewalk. Mr. Mills then started to reach his right hand into his pocket. When Westfall advised Mills to stop, Mills stated: “If I had a gun you would already be dead.”
Thursday, August 29, 2018
12:44 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of S. Broadway St. / E. Canal St. Warning issued.
12:56 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of N. Walnut St. / W. 5th St. Warning issued.
1:59 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of W. Warren St. / S. Broadway Ave.
Peru, IN - On Thursday night, officers of the Peru Police Department and Indiana Parole arrested Damian Phelps, 31, Peru on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Syringe and Resisting Law Enforcement.
At approximately 10:04 pm Sergeant Samantha Raber was contacted by an Indiana Parole officer and was advised that they were looking for Damian Phelps, who had an active warrant for violating parole. The Parole Officer advised Sergeant Raber that Mr. Phelps was to be in the area of the 150 block of Washington Avenue. Sergeant Raber located him exited her patrol car and began to speak with him.
While confirming the warrant was still active, Mr. Phelps began to reach into his back waistband area and into his pockets. After being told to keep his hands out of his pockets, he again attempted to put his hands back into them. Sergeant Raber conducted a pat down of Mr. Phelps to see if he had any weapons on him. In the process, she felt an object in his pants pocket that she believed to be marijuana. After asking what the object what, he slapped her hand away and began to run. After ordering Mr. Phelps to stop, and his not complying, Sergeant Raber released K9 Fargo from her police car.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:41 a.m. Citizen assistance in the area of N. Paw Paw Pike / E. US Route 24, Peru. A deputy provided emergency lights for a citizen with a flat tire.
7:36 a.m. A deputy conducted a transport from Cass County.
7:41 a.m. Agency assistance in the area of W. 850 S. / S. US Route 31, Bunker Hill. A deputy assisted ISP with a vehicle search.
Peru, IN – A pair of Miami County Sheriff’s Department Deputies conducted a warrant service in Peru on Saturday, August 25, 2018, and located the wanted subject in possession of Methamphetamine and Paraphernalia.
According to a Miami County Sheriff’s Department probable cause affidavit, MCSD Deputy Preston Howard and Deputy James Bean responded to an address in the 4400 block of E. Daniels Road in Peru on August 25, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant on Randy E. Garrett, Jr. Garrett was wanted on a Miami County Warrant for Failure To Appear. Deputy Howard confirmed the warrant prior to leaving from the Sheriff’s Department.
Upon their arrival at the residence, Deputy Howard and Deputy Bean could hear what sounded like two males speaking with each other inside the residence. Deputy Howard approached the front door, which was open with a screen door closed. He was able to observe a male sitting on a couch with a couple of small dogs. The man’s name was redacted from the report by the Prosecutor’s office. The report indicated that Deputy Howard was familiar with this person from prior law enforcement encounters. Howard also observed a male without a shirt, standing in the corner of the room. As he approached the door, the two dogs began to bark, and Deputy Howard turned on his flashlight and pointed it in the doorway announcing his presence. He observed the man seated on the couch immediately lean forward and grab something off the coffee table that appeared to be clear in color. The man was told to put the object back and he responded that he didn’t know what the Deputy was talking about.
- Written by First Sergeant Rich Myers ISP Assistant Chief Public Information Officer
- Category: Indiana State Police District 16 Peru
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Continues Through Labor Day
The Indiana State Police (ISP) have a new tool to enforce alcohol-impaired driving this Labor Day weekend. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Indiana Criminal Justice Institute recently purchased 777 portable breath test devices for use by ISP troopers.
In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. In Indiana, drivers under 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to 1 year.
Since 2017, more than 2,600 portable breath tests have been purchased for 150 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana. The Alco-Sensor FSTs also include passive sniffers that can sense alcohol in the air around a person or an open container.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
12:08 a.m. Alarm in the 100 block of S. Broadway St. The building checked secure.
12:26 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of S. Lafayette St. / W. Canal St. Written warning issued.
12:29 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of N. Broadway St. / Daniel St. Warning issued.