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Dmariyae Horton, 21, 458 W 6th St., Peru, was arrested by the Peru Police Department on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, and on two counts of Carrying a Handgun Without a License.

The arrest is the result of a warrant which was issued after a traffic stop on Wednesday July 19th, 2017, by Officer Jeremy Brindle.

PPD K9 Darro

PERU, INDIANA - It wasn’t that long ago that the Peru Police Department didn’t have a K9 Officer within its ranks. They can now boast of having two dogs who are making a positive impact in our community.

When Michael Meeks was appointed Chief of the Peru Police Department, he made it a priority to bring back the K9 Officers. Meeks said the department’s last K9, Cartoush, went to the Indiana State Police during the prior administration.

Meeks credits the community for being able to raise the money necessary to obtain the dogs. Both K9s were paid for entirely by donations.

Daniel E Saylor, 34 and Andrea A. Webb, 34

A man and a woman were arrested late Saturday afternoon on drug charges when they were found unconscious in a vehicle parked at Miami’s Fort Playground on West Canal Street.

According to the Probable Cause Affidavit, Peru Police Officer Rushforth was on routine patrol Saturday, July 29, 2017. At approximately 5:10 p.m., he observed what appeared to be a sleeping male in a vehicle parked at Miami’s Fort Playground. As Officer Rushforth pulled his police cruiser near the car, he noticed there was also a female slumped over the center console of the same vehicle.

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On July 31, 2017, at approximately 7:03pm, Sergeant Samantha Raber received information of a male subject on the Wayne Street bridge who was contemplating jumping off the bridge

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The Beacon Credit Union branch at 820 North Broadway was robbed this morning at 9:09 a.m. according to the Peru Police Department.

A white male described as being approximately six-foot-tall with a slender build entered the branch and demanded money. He was reported to be wearing a dark colored hat and shorts and a lime green polo type shirt.

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A traffic stop conducted by the Peru Police Department resulted in the arrest of two individuals on drug charges.  
On July 26, 2017 at approximately 12:31 a.m., Mark Weaver, 52 of 227 E. 3rd Street, Apt. C, Peru and Alicia Irvin, 42 of 270 W. 2nd Street, Apt 4, Peru were traveling eastbound on Main Street at Grant Avenue when the pair passed Peru Police Officer Keith Smith, who was westbound on routine patrol.