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Peru, IN - The United Way of Miami County is sponsoring a coloring contest to help kick-off our 2018 Campaign. We are asking for your help to distribute and collect each entry form. Last year there were 1,092 entries turned in thanks to the help from teachers and others in the community.

Coloring contest entries are judged on originality, creativity, and quality of coloring in age categories. Only one Coloring contest entry per child is accepted.

The contest form can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Arrest photo of Christian S. Schrock, 25 of Peru
CORRECTION:  In an earlier version of this report, the jail staff member struck was initially reported as a woman.  This is not correct.  The staff member was a male.  We apologize for this error.  

Peru, IN – A Peru man who was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated and was verbally combative during his arrest and processing, threatened the arresting officer and injured a jail staff member while being processed early Saturday morning at the Miami County Jail.

A Probable Cause Affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Officer indicates that Christian S. Schrock was apprehended by Peru Police Department Officer Keith Smith at approximately 12:42 a.m. Saturday, February 24th for a charge of Operating While Intoxicated.


WABASH/MIAMI COUNTIES – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that traffic changes are planned for S.R. 16 near the Wabash/Miami County line, in the community of Stockdale.

On or after Friday, March 2, weather permitting, the INDOT maintenance team will install STOP signs at the following intersections:

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Peru, IN - The Peru Police Department is joining law-enforcement agencies across Indiana this March to increase dangerous and impaired driving patrols for the NCAA Tournament and St. Patrick’s Day.

Last year, the weekend beginning St. Patrick’s Day had the highest number crashes involving impaired drivers. With March 17, 2018, falling on a Saturday, police are conducting random patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints intended to make our roads safer.

Arrest Photo of Christopher Flitcraft, 20 of Peru

Peru, IN - Following an investigation that began in October of 2017, a Peru man has been arrested and charged with Child Molesting.

According to a Probable Cause Affidavit obtained by Peru Indiana Today, Christopher Flitcraft, 20 of Peru Indiana was arrested by the Peru Police Department on a Miami County Warrant for Child Molestation.

The investigation began when a citizen came to the Peru Police Department on October 10, 2017, and spoke with Detective Sergeant Rod Richards and Detective Captain Matthew A. Feller. The citizen reported that he was aware of a victim of sexual abuse and provided information that the Peru Police Department relayed to the Department of Child Services (DCS). The child was 13 years of age and that she had been raped and now molested since she was 7.

Arrest Photos of William R. Friend, 33, of Peru (left) and Alicia Hull, 20, of Medaryville (right)

Peru, IN – A routine traffic stop early Tuesday morning resulted in two arrests for drug possession thanks to a Peru Police K-9 Unit.

According to his Probable Cause Affidavit, Peru Police Officer Jeremy Brindle was traveling northbound on Broadway approaching the stop light at US Route 24 on Tuesday, February 20th at approximately 1:17 a.m. when he noticed a white vehicle stopped at the light waiting to turn left onto US Route 24. When the light turned green, Officer Brindle followed the vehicle. The vehicle turned onto US 24 in the passing lane and then switched lanes without using its turn signal. Officer Brindle continued to follow the vehicle and then initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of US Route 24 and Eel River Road.

Arrest Photo of Dustin W. Day

Miami County, IN – A Peru man is facing additional charges for drug possession and carrying a handgun without a license following his apprehension on a Miami County Warrant. According to an Indiana State Police Report of Arrest, Dustin W. Day, 35 of Peru was observed by Indiana State Police Trooper Mike Lorona at the Village Pantry on North Foreman Drive at the Grissom Areoplex on Wednesday, February 8, 2018. Trooper Lorona knew the subject had an active warrant for Miami County and he contacted Trooper Andrew Smith for assistance.

Trooper Smith waited for Mr. Day to leave the Village Pantry and followed him northbound on Foreman Drive, across State Road 218 continuing on County Road 400 W. At approximately 6:55 p.m. Smith initiated a traffic stop just north of County Road 500 S.

Arrest Photo of Roger Scolf, 27 of rural Peru

Miami County, IN – A Miami County man is facing charges of Operating While Intoxicated -Endangerment following a traffic stop on N. Mexico Road at CR. 200 N. on Friday evening.

Indiana State Police Trooper Jonathan Cole was on patrol at approximately 10:35 p.m. on February 16th when he saw a Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on Broadway approaching the stop light at US Route 24.

Trooper Cole followed the vehicle northbound on Mexico Road, observing the vehicle cross the center line twice. He activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop. The Pontiac pulled off the side of the roadway just north of County Road 200 N.