Arrest photo of William Lester Singfield IV, 32 of Benton Harbor, Michigan

Miami County, IN – A man from Benton Harbor, Michigan faces a Felony charge of Possession of Cocaine and Misdemeanor charges of Knowingly and Intentionally Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Ever Having Received a License as well as False Informing following at traffic stop on northbound US Route 31 just north of Business 31 in the early morning hours of Friday, April 20, 2018.

According to an Indiana State Police Report of Arrest obtained from the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office, ISP Trooper Andrew Smith was stationed in the median of US Route 31 at Graber Drive at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Friday morning when he observed a Buick passenger vehicle approaching him at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. Trooper Smith used his radar and tracked the vehicle going 78 miles per hour. Smith activated his headlights and pulled onto northbound lanes to pursue the vehicle.

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Indiana - On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 15th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.

Collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs which will be properly disposed of without threat to the environment. This program is for liquid and pill medications. Needles, new or used, will not be accepted for disposal. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines, flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Arrest photos of Michael Jones, 35 and Rebecca Myers, 27, both from Kokomo

Miami County, IN  – This morning at approximately 2:25 a.m., a traffic stop by Indiana State Trooper Jon Cole led to the arrests of Michael Jones, 35 and Rebecca Myers, 27, both from Kokomo, IN. The pair was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail to face criminal charges for possession of a handgun without a permit, possession of marijuana, and criminal recklessness. Jones faces additional charges of reckless driving and driving without ever having an operator’s license.

This morning, Trooper Cole initiated a traffic stop on a 2003 Ford Mustang, which he clocked with radar, allegedly traveling 99 miles per hour in a posted 60 miles per hour zone, on southbound U.S. 31 near Miami County Road 900 South. As Trooper Cole was catching up to the Mustang, the driver identified as Jones, pulled into the nearby Maple Lawn Village Trailer Park. This was an alleged effort to elude Trooper Cole. Jones failed and Cole caught up to the Mustang which Jones stopped.

Arrest photos of Cody Ray Long, 21, of Greentown, Tymon Sturns, 37 of Kokomo, Morgan Taylor, 20 of Russiaville and Alexis Kerschner, 22 of Greentown

Miami County, IN – Four people are facing multiple drug charges following a traffic stop conducted by Indiana State Police Trooper T.J. Zeiser on March 28, 2018.

Trooper Zeiser was traveling on State Road 19 approaching State Road 218 on Thursday, March 28, 2018, at approximately 7:37 p.m. when he saw a black Dodge Charger traveling east on State Road 218. The charged appeared to be an older model police car with no markings and tinted windows that prevented the Trooper from seeing inside the vehicle. The Dodge stopped short of the intersection and appeared to be waiting for the Trooper to pass by. Once Zeiser passed, the vehicle remained stationary. This prompted Trooper Zeiser to turn around to check on the vehicle and its occupants. As he was turning around, the Dodge turned northbound on to State Road 19 and passed the Trooper going the opposite direction.

Arrest photo of Cheyenne Morrison, 30, of Cobden, IL

Miami County, IN – An Illinois woman was arrested by Indiana State Police Officers on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia on March 31st at the Marathon Gas Station.

Indiana State Police Trooper Adam Moor and Sergeant TJ Zeiser were at the Marathon looking for a man wanted on an Illinois warrant for battery. Once on scene, they located a 1992 Toyota that was occupied by a female passenger. The woman was traveling with the wanted subject. When asked where the man was the woman stated that he was inside the station using the restroom. Sergeant Zeiser checked the inside of the Marathon and the restroom but could not locate the man.

Arrest photo of Crystal Weaver, 35 of Marion

Peru, IN – An Indiana State Trooper conducted a traffic stop in Peru last Tuesday which resulted in the arrest of a Marion woman for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Legend Drug, and Possession of Marijuana.

According to his Probable Cause Affidavit, on Tuesday, March 17, 2018, at approximately 3:05 p.m., Trooper Adam Moor saw a 2002 Blue Ford traveling northbound on South Broadway Avenue near East Warren Street. The vehicle was operated by a male and there was also a female passenger in the vehicle. Trooper Moor turned northbound onto South Broadway directly behind the Ford. At this point, the Ford braked and nearly came to a stop. Trooper Moor was not able to identify why the vehicle stopped suddenly. The vehicle then accelerated and continued northbound. It then turned eastbound unto East Canal Street, coming to a stop at Mike Anderson’s car lot. Trooper Moor continued down Canal Street and parked on the side of the road to run the license plate with his in-car computer system. It appeared that the registered owner of the vehicle was not in the vehicle at this time.

Arrest photo of Joshua Murry, 36 of Kokomo

Bunker Hill, IN – An Indiana State Trooper stopped a speeding vehicle last Monday that resulted in the driver being arrested for drugs, including methamphetamine.

Indiana State Police Trooper Adam Moor was patrolling southbound on US Route 31 near County Road 1150 South on March 26th at approximately 3:00 p.m., when he observed a gray 2017 Dodge vehicle traveling northbound at a high rate of speed. Utilizing radar, Moor discovered that the vehicle was traveling 80 miles per hour in a 60 miles per hour zone.

According to his Probable Cause Affidavit, Trooper Moor turned around to pursue the Dodge, catching up with the vehicle near County Road 1050 South. When Moor initiated a traffic stop, he observed the driver unbuckle his seatbelt, bend over towards the middle console and was moving around. He then sat back up, bucked his seatbelt and stopped the vehicle.

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Cass County - On March 23, 2018, officers from the Indiana State Police will conduct an enforcement checkpoint targeting impaired drivers in Cass County. After the checkpoint, troopers will conduct roving saturation patrols aggressively seeking impaired drivers throughout the Indiana State Police Peru District which covers Cass, Fulton, Grant, Miami, Howard, Tipton, and Wabash Counties.

The purpose of enforcement checkpoints is to remove impaired drivers from Indiana roadways before they cause needless pain, suffering, or death to innocent victims.