Arrest photos of Thomas Williams, 36, of Newtown, IN, and Charles Parkhurst, 34, of Kokomo, IN

Miami County, IN - An investigation by the Miami County Sheriff’s Department had resulted in the arrest of Thomas Williams, 36 of Newtown, IN and Charles Parkhurst, 34 of Kokomo on charges of Burglary and theft.

On June 25, 2019, a citizen reported to the Sheriff’s Office that he had several power tools, an air compressor, a power washer and a heater taken from his garage sometime before 3:35 a.m. The approximate value of the items stolen was $3,379.00.

MCSD Deputy Gary Glassburn began an investigation of the crime. On July 2, 2019, Glassburn received a call from a subject stating she observed several of the stolen items on Facebook for sale. The subject had made arrangements to meet the subjects selling the items at the Walmart parking lot in Kokomo, IN at 5:00 p.m. The woman stated the subject identified himself as Thomas Williams and that he would be driving a white Jeep.

Deputy Glassburn along with Detective Mike Rogers went to the Walmart to meet the suspect and observed a white Jeep pull up to the woman’s vehicle. A driver and a passenger exited the Jeep and removed an air compressor from the back and placed it on the ground.

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Peru, IN - Kathleen L. Plothow, candidate Peru City Council, At Large, is excited to announce that Trevor F. Robertson has accepted the position of Young Professional Campaign Manager.

Plothow recognizes the need for everyone’s voice to be heard. Mr. Robertson will ensure that younger, informed and influential opinions be heard.

Trevor Fitzpatrick Robertson, 20 years old, son of Brian and Brooke Robertson, Peru High School Class of 2017 and is a lifelong resident of Peru, Indiana. He plans on remaining in Peru and, one day, raising a family and have a successful career in this community.

Currently, Trevor attends Manchester University with a Major in Accounting. Future goals include becoming a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Managerial Accountant with plans on becoming an Attorney.

Arrest photo of Kristopher Rogers, 37, of Kokomo, IN

Miami County, IN – Kristopher Rogers, 37 of Kokomo is facing a charge of Operating While Intoxicated-Refusal following a traffic stop conducted by the Miami County Sheriff’s Department on June 27, 2019, at 3:05 a.m. at Strawtown Pike and CR 1075 in Miami County.

MCSD Deputy Tyler J. Jenkins was on patrol in a marked Sheriff’s Department vehicle westbound on CR 1100 S. when he observed the vehicle in front of him roll through the stop sign at the intersection of Strawtown Pike. The vehicle was then completely on the left-hand side of the roadway while it continued northbound on Strawtown Pike. As Deputy Jenkins followed the vehicle, it then began to drive off the east side of the roadway nearly striking a guardrail.

Deputy Jenkins then activated his emergency lights and conducted the traffic stop. The vehicle continued to drive slowly for a few seconds before coming to stop just north of CR 1075 S.

Upon speaking with the driver, identified as thirty-seven-year-old Kristopher Rogers of Kokomo, Deputy Jenkins could detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Rogers’ breath. He also observed that his eyes were red and glossy and that his speech was slurred. When he attempted to retrieve his license from his wallet, Deputy Jenkins noted that he had trouble due to diminished manual dexterity. Deputy Jenkins also observed what appeared to be a nearly empty alcoholic beverage container sitting on the passenger’s side floor.

Arrest photo of Josey Kenworthy, 32, of Somerset, IN

Peru, IN – Josey Kenworthy, 32 of Somerset, IN, is facing charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Paraphernalia after being arrested on three Miami County Warrants on June 27, 2019.

The arrest took place at the Marathon Gas Station on E. Main Street when PPD Officer Shawn Swinford observed Kenworthy’s vehicle parked at the pumps at approximately 2:57 p.m. on June 27th.

Officer Swinford kept a visual on the truck and observed a subject in the front driver seat of the vehicle. A few moments later, the vehicle proceeded through the parking lot and parked on the west side of the lot. Swinford entered the parking lot and exited his police vehicle to conduct a consensual encounter with the driver.

Upon approaching the vehicle and knocking on the window and asking the male subject to roll down the window, the male inside just shook his head “no” and ignored the officer. A few seconds later the subject rolled down the window a couple of inches. Officer Swinford was able to identify the driver as the wanted subject, thirty-two-year-old Josey Kenworthy, whom Swinford knew to have multiple warrants for his arrest at this time.

Miami County, IN – Recently, eight departments in north central Indiana teamed up for three days to help stem the flow of illegal narcotics into Hoosier communities.

Officers from the Indiana State Police, the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, the Peru Police Department, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, the Jonesboro Police Department and the Grant County J.E.A.N Team utilized marked and unmarked police cars to conduct saturation patrols on U.S. 31 in Miami, Howard, and Fulton Counties. Patrol officers were augmented by K-9 officers utilizing narcotic detecting police dogs.

Officers dubbed the unannounced three-day patrols “Operation Highway Heat.”

This is Part Three of Peru Indiana Today’s profiles of some of the arrests from this three-day operation.

Arrest photo of Stephen Goshern, 45, of Kokomo, IN

Peru, IN – A Kokomo man wanted on a Parole Violation Warrant used an alias and then attempted to run away on foot from a Peru Police Officer on June 26, 2019, at approximately 3:24 p.m. The incident took place on West Logansport Road.

According to a PPD probable cause affidavit, PPD Officer James J. Ulery was patrolling westbound on Logansport Road when he observed a white passenger vehicle pulled off the north side of the roadway and a male subject pushing a moped down the middle of the roadway.

Officer Ulery stopped to check on everyone and learned from the male subject that his back tire on the moped popped and he “whipped out”. Officer Ulery asked if the white vehicle was involved and the male stated that she was taking him to get a new tire.

The male subject, who identified himself as “Norman Goshern” appeared to be very nervous according to Ulery’s report. The report stated the male “would not stop moving around and shaking”.

Miami County, IN – Recently, eight departments in north central Indiana teamed up for three days to help stem the flow of illegal narcotics into Hoosier communities.

Officers from the Indiana State Police, the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, the Peru Police Department, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, the Jonesboro Police Department and the Grant County J.E.A.N Team utilized marked and unmarked police cars to conduct saturation patrols on U.S. 31 in Miami, Howard, and Fulton Counties. Patrol officers were augmented by K-9 officers utilizing narcotic detecting police dogs.

Officers dubbed the unannounced three-day patrols “Operation Highway Heat.”

This is part two of Peru Indiana Today’s profiles of some of the arrests from this three-day operation.

Miami County, IN – Recently, eight departments in north central Indiana teamed up for three days to help stem the flow of illegal narcotics into Hoosier communities.

Officers from the Indiana State Police, the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, the Peru Police Department, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, the Jonesboro Police Department and the Grant County J.E.A.N Team utilized marked and unmarked police cars to conduct saturation patrols on U.S. 31 in Miami, Howard, and Fulton Counties. Patrol officers were augmented by K-9 officers utilizing narcotic detecting police dogs.

Officers dubbed the unannounced three-day patrols “Operation Highway Heat.”

In the coming days, Peru Indiana Today will profile some of the arrests from the three-day operation.