Peru, Indiana – Members and guests of the Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre in Peru gathered together Saturday, May 19th for their Annual Hall of Fame Banquet at the historic Depot on West Canal Street.
This year’s inductees into the Hall of Fame were Pat and Ellen Harvey. Both Pat and Ellen have been involved with Ole Olsen since the 1970’s. They have acted, directed, worked backstage and served in various other capacities over the years and are most deserving of this honor.
Indiana- As the unofficial start of summer, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is a busy time for Americans. Each year, the highways fill with families in vehicles, on their way to start their summer vacations. To help keep drivers and passengers stay safe, the Indiana State Police is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 21 through June 3, concurrent with the busy travel season.
“Buckling up is something that should become second nature,” said Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter. “Besides that. Buckling up is the law. The consequences of not buckling up is real and can include the loss of life. Often, this tragedy could have been prevented with the use of a seatbelt. No excuses, buckle up!”
Peru, IN - A traffic stop in the area of South Benton Street and East Canal Street on Sunday evening resulted in the arrest of two women on drug charges.
Peru Police Officer Westfall conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that failed to signal a turn at the intersection of South Benton Street and East Canal Street March 20, 2018, at approximately 7:34 p.m. Officer Westfall requested that PPD Sergeant Brindle and his K9 partner Darro respond to the scene to conduct a “free air sniff” around the vehicle.
According to a Probable Cause Affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s office, Brindle’s K9 alerted to the presence of drugs inside the vehicle at the back driver's side door. The passengers, three adult females were asked to exit the vehicle while a female officer was requested to conduct the search of the subject. A small child remained inside the vehicle asleep.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
1:20 p.m. Traffic stop in the area of S. Garfield St. / E. Main St. Written warning issued.
1:49 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of State Road 19 / 150 E. Warning issued.
1:53 a.m. Citizen assistance at the Kroger grocery store on W. Main St. A subject at the store smelled of alcohol and was asked to leave by management. The individual left without incident.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
2:26 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of E. 400 S. / S. State Road 19, Peru. Warning issued.
6:52 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of E. State Road 18 / S. 450 E., Amboy. Citation issued.
7:25 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of E. 900 S. / S. Meridian Rd., Bunker Hill. Citation issued.
Bunker, Hill, IN - Maconaquah High School’s Academic Super Bowl team continued its success streak this spring with its third state championship in four years.
The team’s Fine Arts squad won first place at the state competition at Purdue University earlier this month. Also, 2018 was the first year the team had two squads qualify for the state competition. The Social Studies squad placed third at the state competition.
MHS teachers Helene Banina and Andrew Berryman coach the team, and Banina said the victory felt “wonderful.”
Monday, May 21, 2018
1:11 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of N. Broadway St. / W. 7th St.
1:27 a.m. A report of trespassing was taken in the 00 block of Delores Ave. Area checked and no suspicious individuals were found.
1:45 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of S. Broadway Ave. / Park Dr. Written warning issued.