Arrest photo of Levi Cunningham, 19 of Peru

Peru, IN – A nineteen-year-old Peru man faces charges of Resisting Law Enforcement after his arrest in the early morning hours of December 10, 2018.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by PPD Officer Andrew Doran, Peru Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of West 10th Street at approximately 5:44 a.m. on December 10th for a male subject being disorderly and fighting.

Upon arrival at the residence, Officers were met outside by a subject who reported that his friend, Levi Cunningham, 19 of Peru was inside and was “tripping out”.

Officers went inside the residence and located Mr. Cunningham. According to Officer Doran’s report “It was clear immediately that he was impaired on something and his eyes were extremely dilated.”

Arrest photo of Amber Irwin, 30 of Peru

Peru, IN – A Peru woman is facing charges of Operating While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident following a wreck on Sunday, December 2, 2018, in the 100 block of W. Main St.

Peru Police responded to the area of W. Main and Hood Streets at approximately 7:02 p.m. for a report of a vehicle on its side. Upon the arrival of PPD Officers Mooney, Smith, Rushforth and Lieutenant Ulery, the bed of a Ford truck was discovered sitting on the roof of Dodge Stratus. There was heavy smoke coming from the Dodge’s engine that was still running.

Officer Smith was able to shut the engine off on the Dodge to prevent further risk of fire. Officers were not able to locate anyone inside the vehicles and nobody was found the area.

Officer identified the owners by the license plate numbers on the vehicles. The Ford was parked in front of the registered owner’s address and the Dodge was registered to Amber Irwin, 30 of Peru. An investigation revealed that the Ford had been parked and unoccupied at the time of the crash.

Arrest photo of Todd Slagal, 49, of Wabash, IN

Peru, IN – A traffic stop on the afternoon of December 1, 2018, resulted in the arrest of a Wabash man on charges of Operating While Intoxicated and Habitual Traffic Violator.

Todd Slagal, 49, of Wabash, IN was stopped at approximately 4:03 p.m. on December 1st by PPD Officer Derek Rushforth in the 200 block of E. Main St.

According to his probable cause affidavit, Officer Rushforth stopped the tan Chevrolet Astro Van after a vehicle registration inquiry revealed the vehicle to be owned by Slagal, who has a license status of habitual traffic offender.

The driver identified himself as Todd and revealed that he did not have a driver’s license as it was suspended. Todd was then requested to step out of the vehicle as Officer Rushforth requested an additional officer to assist with the stop due to their being at least two passengers inside the van.

While searched Todd for weapons, Officer Rushforth detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person.

Arrest photo of Juan Carlos Ramos Cabrera, 31

Miami County, IN – A Mexican Citizen who listed an address in Ardmore, OK was arrested on Saturday, December 1, 2018, after crashing his vehicle and passing out behind the wheel.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Miami County Deputy Tyler J. Jenkins, Deputy Chet Sites was first on the scene of the accident that took place in the area of W. Matador Street and N. Lancer St. at the Grissom Aeroplex at approximately 2:32 a.m.

The vehicle was located in the parking lot of Country Cottage Apartments. The vehicle had flat passenger side tires and front-end damage. According to Deputy Sites, it appeared the vehicle had struck multiple poles including one marking an underground gas line owned by NIPSCO and a one-way sign for Aperion Care’s lot.

Upon locating the vehicle, Deputy Sites located a man identified as Juan Carlos Ramos Cabrera, 31 by his Mexican Consular card, passed out in the vehicle which was still running. He also detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver.

The man reported to Deputy Sites that he had never received a driver’s license.

Arrest photo of Dusty Callander, 34, of Peru

Miami County, IN - The Miami County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a Peru man on charges of Domestic Battery, Criminal Confinement and Strangulation as a result of an incident that took place on November 18, 2018.

Deputies and officers from the Peru Police Department and Indiana State Police responded to the 1100 block of W. Canal Street on November 18th at approximately 6:10 p.m. Upon arrival they met with a female victim who was standing in the middle of the roadway. The woman stated she had been held against her will by Dusty Callander, 34 of Peru. The woman was able to force her way out of the home.

Officers observed large red marks and bruising around her neck and chest along with red marks down her arms. She also suffered a bite mark on her right forearm. The woman reported that Mr. Callander had taken several personal items from her purse and hid them around the house in an attempt to keep her from leaving. The woman reported that Callander followed her from the home but then went back inside the residence and turned off all the lights.

The woman would later provide a sworn recorded statement as to the extent of her injuries and how they had occurred. Officers also took photographs of her injuries.

Arrest photo of Christopher Warren, 49 of Peru

Peru, IN. - A traffic stop in the area of North Benton and 6th Streets resulted in the arrest of a Peru man after he attempted to hide methamphetamine from officers in his mouth. The stop took place on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at approximately 6:44 p.m.

PPD Officer Shawn Swinford’s probable cause affidavit reports that he was on a routine patrol southbound on Chili Avenue from Columbia Avenue when he observed an SUV also proceeding southbound on Chili from 9th Street. Half of the SUV’s license plate light was not working making the plate not clearly visible from a distance of 50 feet.

A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. Two individuals were located inside the vehicle, a female driver whose name is redacted from Swinford’s report by the Prosecutor’s Office and forty-nine-year-old Christopher R. Warren of Peru. Swinford recognized Warren from prior police encounters. The driver provided her license and registration but stated she did not have proof of insurance.

Swinford returned to his police vehicle to complete written warnings for the two infractions. He also radioed PPD Sergeant Raber and requested her assistance with the stop.

Arrest photo of Zachary S. McCombs, 37 of Greentown, IN

Miami County, IN - Zachary S. McCombs, 37 of Greentown, IN was arrested by Miami County Sheriff’s Department on a charge of Burglary on November 24, 2018, at approximately 10:48 p.m.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Miami County Deputy Preston M. Howard, deputies were dispatched to the Woodland Hills Mobile Home Park late in the evening on November 24th in reference to a burglary in progress.

Upon arrival, Deputy Howard witnessed a male subject walking from the residence carrying a piece of furniture. The male was transporting the furniture to a green van that was parked along the opposite side of the street with the back hatch open.

Deputy Howard exited his Sheriff’s Department vehicle and observed the front door of the residence to be open with no one else around. The residence appeared to be vacant with no power on the inside.

Arrest photo of Jacob Hensley, 25 of Peru

Peru, IN – A Peru man is facing a charge of Operating While Intoxicated after being stopped by Indiana State Police in the early morning hours of November 22, 2018, in the area of West 6th and North Miami Streets in Peru.

Jacob Hensley, 25 of Peru was stopped at approximately 3:59 a.m. by ISP Trooper Jonathan Cole of the Peru Post.

Hensley was operating a maroon Pontiac stopped at the traffic light on West 6th Street facing westbound without headlights on. Hensley continued through the intersection without activating his headlights after which Trooper Cole positioned his police vehicle behind the Pontiac and activated his emergency lights to affect the traffic stop.

Hensley reported to Trooper Cole that he was coming from the Korner Lounge after checking on friends to make sure they could get home safely. While talking with Hensley, Cole detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage. He also noted that Hensley’s eyes were glassy. When asked, Hensley reported that he had a few beers and a shot but had stopped drinking around midnight.