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Locations: Fort Worth, TX, Amarillo, TX, Lake City, FL, Spokane, WA, Victorville, CA

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• Earn up to $26 per hour depending on experience
• Overtime available
• Relocation assistance available
• Paid on-the-job training with a career progression program designed to produce the world’s best aircraft painters
• Competitive health insurance options including PPOs and HSAs
• Company-paid Life insurance and Employee Assistance Program
• Dental & Vision insurance
• Supplemental insurance options including short/long-term disability, critical illness, and accident coverage
• Paid vacation and holidays
• Tax-deferred 401k Retirement program which includes a Roth option
• Flexible working schedule

Arrest photo of Penny Hinkle, 53 of Kempton, IN

Peru, IN -Penny Hinkle, 53 of Kempton, IN is facing a charge of Theft, a Class A Misdemeanor following her arrest on August 23, 2019, for shoplifting three items form the 58 East Boutique in Peru.

According to a Peru Police Department probable cause affidavit, PPD Officer Andrew Doran was dispatched to the 58 East Boutique on July 27, 2019, at approximately 2:02 p.m. Doren was advised by the owner of the Boutique that two women came into the shop on Saturday, July 27th at approximately 1:57 p.m. One of the women in a blue shirt was seen grabbing three items separately and placing them in her purse. The items were all “Willow Tree” brand items and included a box worth $19.99, a statue holding a Lilly for $19.99 and a family statue with a mother, father, and child worth $25.00. The women then left the store without paying for anything. The total value of the three items taken was approximately $64.98.

On August 13, 2019, Officer Doran retrieved the store video and had it as well as still pictures of the lady in the blue shirt placed on the Peru Police Department’s Facebook page for the public’s assistance in identifying the female subject. You can view the video below:

Arrest photo of Robby Emery, 30 of Denver, IN

Peru, IN – A traffic stop conducted on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at approximately 7:09 p.m. resulted in the arrest of Robby Emery, 30 of Denver on a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.

According to a Peru Police Department probable cause affidavit, Emery was a passenger in a Green in color SUV that was stopped after being observed near the intersection of Main and Lincoln Streets for following too close to the vehicle in front of it. The traffic stop was conducted by PPD officer Brok A. Westfall.

The driver’s name was redacted from the report by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office. While speaking with the driver and Mr. Emery, Officer Westfall noted that Emery had labored breathing, shaky hands and appeared to be seating.

Arrest photo of Steven Higgins, 64 of Peru

Peru, IN - Steven Higgins, 64, of Peru, was arrested by Peru Police Department on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at approximately 8:56 p.m. after a caller reported nearly being hit by a motorcycle driving at a high rate of speed.

According to a PPD probable cause affidavit filed by PPD Sergeant Samantha Raber central dispatch advised of a motorcycle driving at a high rate of speed and it almost hit a caller. After pulling out of the Peru Police Department lot, Raber reported seeing a male on a motorcycle in the turn lane to head south on Broadway.

Raber followed the motorcycle south onto Broadway stopping at the light at 2nd and Broadway. When the light turned green, the motorcycle began to take off, driving way left crossing the center line and almost dumping the bike. Raber continued to follow the motorcycle as it turned west at Franklin and Broadway. Again, the motorcycle turned into the opposite lane of travel, coming near the curb of the other lane and almost dumping the bike.

Sergeant Raber then conducted a traffic stop for the rider and the public’s safety near the intersections of Franklin and Broadway. The driver of the bike was later identified as Steven Higgins, 64 of Peru. Higgins came to a stop using the curb to balance himself.

Arrest photos of Seth Coffman, 37, of Kokomo and Justin Hicks, 28 of Peru

Peru, IN – A traffic stop conducted by PPD Officer Shawn Swinford on Thursday, August 26, 2019, resulted in the arrest of two men on drug charges and a third on a Cass County Warrant.

According to a Peru Police probable cause affidavit, Officer Swinford was on patrol eastbound on 2nd Street from Miami Street when he observed a blue passenger car proceeding east on 2nd Street approaching the stoplight at Broadway. The vehicle became stationary at the light with no turn signal activated. When the light turned green, the vehicle then proceeded to turn left on to Broadway and then activated a left turn signal.

Officer Swinford followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Broadway and 3rd Streets.

The driver was then identified as thirty-seven-year-old Seth Coffman of Kokomo, IN. Mr. Coffman was made aware of the reason for the stop. There were two other occupants of the vehicle. Twenty-eight-year-old Justin Hicks of Peru and a third subject whose name was redacted from the report by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office.

Arrest photo of Damian Phelps, 32, of Peru

Peru, IN - Damian Phelps, 32, of Peru, faces charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Operator Never Licensed, Resisting Law Enforcement, Dealing Methamphetamine, and Dealing Narcotic following his arrest by the Peru Police Department on August 27, 2019, at approximately 10:21 p.m. The arrest took place near the intersection of Franklin Street and Broadway, in Peru.

According to a PPD probable cause affidavit, PPD Officer Brok A. Westfall conducted a traffic stop on a white passenger vehicle after it exited the alley behind Valueland Furniture, onto Franklin Street without stopping before it crossed the sidewalk. The vehicle then turned east and parked.

Upon approaching the vehicle, the driver and sole occupant got out of the car. Officer Westfall recognized the driver as Damian Phelps, 32 of Peru from prior law enforcement encounters. Officer Westfall was aware from those encounters that Ms. Phelps does not hold a valid driver’s license.

When asked why he was driving when he doesn’t have a driver’s license, Phelps responded that he was driving the vehicle back from the McClure’s gas station for his ex-wife.

Officer Westfall then patted Phelps down for weapons and at this point, Phelps started to break out in a sweat and his hands were shaking.

Arrest photos of Cody Brock, 25, of Peru and Ashley Johnson, 24 of Peru

Peru, IN – A report of a domestic disturbance at Arrowhead Estates led to the arrest of a man and a woman on drug charges last Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Peru Police Officers were called to a residence in the 300 block of Apache Dr. for a report of a domestic disturbance at approximately 8:43 p.m. While en route, officers were advised that the complainant could hear a female screaming for help and could also see a male hitting the female through a window.

Upon arrival, Officer Brok Westfall could hear the female screaming. He attempted to open the front door, but it was locked. Due to the urgent nature of the call, Officer Westfall kicked open the front door and entered the residence. He drew his service weapon and flashlight and proceeded upstairs to the sounds of the screams.

Upon entering the upstairs bedroom, Officer Westfall observed a male, later identified as Cody L. Brock, 25 of Peru and a female, later identified as Ashley N. Hubbard standing next to the bed. It appeared to Officer Westfall that Mr. Brock had Ms. Hubbard backed into a corner.

Arrest photo of Victoria Johnson, 33 of Peru

Peru, IN - Victoria Johnson, 33 of Peru, Indiana is facing charges of Public Intoxication following her arrest at 3:21 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019.

According to a Peru Police Department probable cause affidavit, Ms. Johnson was reported to be walking in the roadway swaying back and forth. Dispatch advised the female was with a male who was pushing a baby stroller in the area of Broadway and Spring Streets.

Animal Control Officer Greg Douglass then advised dispatch over the radio that he observed the female laying on the side of the roadway near Broadway and York Streets. A few minutes later he reported she was now walking in the roadway heading south in the northbound lane.

PPD Officer Tyler Shoffner was dispatched to the scene. While en route, he heard Captain Raber advised that he was out with the subjects in question at Broadway and Graham Streets. Upon his arrival, Shoffner immediately recognized the female as Victoria Johnson, 33 of Peru. The male's name was redacted from the report by the Prosecutor’s Office.