Arrest photo of David Douglass, 31 of Carmel, IN

Peru, IN - A Carmel, Indiana man was arrested on Friday, December 14, 2018 in Peru on a Hamilton County Warrant for three counts for Failure to Register as a Sex or Violent Offender (Level 6 Felonies), two counts of Failure to Register as a Sex or Violent Offender (Level 5 Felonies), one count of Failure to Notify by a Sexually Violent Predator of Absence (Class A Misdemeanor).

According to information obtained from the Peru Police Department, On December 13, 2018, patrol officers from the PPD discovered a vehicle parked in the area of Turnpaugh Trail that was associated with a male subject who had multiple felony warrants in Hamilton County, Indiana.

Patrol officers briefed investigators on the vehicle and the subject associated with the vehicle.

On December 14, 2018, detectives obtained information indicating the wanted person was in the Oakdale area of Peru.

Saine-Summers Insurance Photo

Peru, IN – Businesses and schools across the country were evacuated on Thursday in response to a series of emailed bomb threats including right here in Peru.

According to Peru Police Captain Matt Feller, Officers of the Peru Police Department were dispatched to Saine-Summers Insurance at 118 East Main Street, Peru in reference to an emailed bomb threat. The call came in at approximately 2:25 p.m. on Thursday, December 13th.

Upon arrival, officers read the email that indicated that an explosive had been planted inside the building and the email demanded a ransom be paid to prevent the explosive from going off.

The building was immediately evacuated and a bomb K-9 unit from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department was contacted and responded to the scene.

We are fortunate to have access to their help,” said Captain Matt Feller of the Peru Police Department. “They responded quickly and were able to clear the building.”

Arrest photo of Braxton Hyde, 30 of Peru

Peru, IN – A Peru man is facing charges of Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug after being found with heroin on Monday, December 3, 2018.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by PPD Officer Shawn Swinford, Braxton Hyde, 30 of Peru was located walking westbound in the area of Main and Huntington Streets at approximately 3:02 p.m. on Monday, December 3rd.

Swinford knew Hyde was a suspect in a recent burglary case and was advised via radio by Captain Feller to detain Mr. Hyde so that he could be transported to the Peru Police Department to speak with Detective Pitner.

Officer Swinford returned to the area and located Hyde. Mr. Hyde was advised that he was a suspect in a recent burglary and that he was being detained for questioning. According to the report, “Braxton appeared confused”.

Officer Swinford then advised Mr. Hyde that he wanted to pat him down to make sure he didn’t have any weapons due to being detained and that he was going to be transported in a police vehicle.

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.