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Miami County - This morning at approximately 2:40 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 31 near Miami County Road 900 South, in which a Muncie, IN man died.

The preliminary crash investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Dustin Rutledge revealed that Mark Raines,56, and Terry Smith, 57, both from Muncie, IN, were riding on a 2004 Moskito SZ moped southbound on U.S. 31 near Miami County Road 900 South. The moped was rear-ended by a 2007 Kenworth roll-off dumpster truck driven by John Buckler, 46, of Sweetser, IN.

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Peru - This morning at approximately 9:43 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 218 at Foreman Drive, in which a Peru man died.

The preliminary crash investigation by Indiana State Police Sergeant Rick Brown revealed that Robert Elliott III, 45, Peru, IN was driving a 2008 Yamaha Zuma moped northbound on Foreman Drive, approaching a stop sign at State Road 218. The moped failed to stop and pulled into the path of a westbound 2001 Dodge 1500 pickup truck. The truck struck the moped ejecting Elliott. The Dodge was driven by Mark Hoeppner, 51, Peru, IN.

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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.

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Peru – Today at approximately 8:45 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 24 near Miami County Road 300 East, in which a Wabash woman died.

The preliminary crash investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Todd Trottier revealed that Eric Lee Kuhn, 34, Warsaw, IN was driving a 2013 Victory motorcycle westbound on U.S. 24 near Miami County Road 300 East. Evidence indicates the rear tire on the motorcycle blew, sending the motorcycle tumbling, ejecting Kuhn and his passenger Taylour Leigh Sparks, 25, Wabash, IN. Neither individual was wearing a helmet.

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Rochester, IN  – Yesterday at approximately 2:00 p.m., Indiana State Trooper Jesse Reason initiated a traffic stop on a 2017 Dodge Challenger on U.S. 31 near Fulton County Road 100 North. The Dodge was allegedly traveling southbound at 116 miles per hour in a posted 60 miles per hour zone.

As Trooper Reason approached the driver’s side of the Challenger, he purportedly observed a one-year-old child who was not properly restrained in a child safety seat. Reason also allegedly observed an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle. Further investigation of the driver, identified as Rachel Harding, 36, Indianapolis, IN, revealed she was allegedly driving while over the .08 blood alcohol concentration limit in which a driver is considered intoxicated in Indiana.

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Miami County, IN  – Yesterday, a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller resulted in the arrest of former Bunker Hill Town Marshal Randal Aaron Dague, 30, Wabash, IN. Dague was arrested at his home when Indiana State Police Trooper Jon Cole served him with a Miami County arrest warrant. The warrant alleged four felony counts of official misconduct, obstruction of justice, forgery, and aid/induce the impersonation of a public servant. He also faces a misdemeanor count of aid/induce unlawful use of a police radio. Dague was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail.

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Lafontaine, IN  – On April 25, 2018, at approximately 9:29 a.m., officers from the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call reporting a possible death at 123 Clear Creek Drive, Lafontaine, IN. Upon entering the house, officers found the body of Jordon Richards, 22. Richards lived at the residence.

A joint criminal investigation was initiated with detectives from the Indiana State Police Peru District and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department. Evidence indicated that multiple firearms and United States currency were stolen from Richards’ residence.

An autopsy revealed Richards’ death was a homicide caused by a gunshot wound.

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Lafontaine, IN – Today at approximately 8:21 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash, on State Road 15 near Wabash County Road 1100 South, in which three people died.

The preliminary crash investigation by Trooper A.J. Coffee revealed that Terissa Williams, 19, Peru, IN was driving a 2015 Dodge Dart northbound on State Road 15 near Wabash County Road 1100 South. For an undetermined reason, the Dodge crossed the center line and struck, head-on, a southbound 2005 Mack garbage truck driven by Gwendolyn Taylor, 54, Wabash, IN. It took firefighting personnel approximately an hour and a half to extricate the occupants of the Dodge.