Arrest photo of Christopher Bishop, 25 of Macy, IN

Miami County, IN - Christopher Bishop, 25 of Macy, IN faces charges of Operating While Intoxicated-Refusal and Leaving The Scene Of An Accident following an accident that took place on Monday, January 21, 2019, at approximately 9:35 p.m.

According to an ISP Report of Arrest, filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office, Trooper Andrew Smith arrived at the Northwest corner of County Road 1000 N. and Jackson Street in Deedsville to investigate an accident where the driver possibly left the scene on foot.

Upon arrival at the location, Trooper Smith located a red 1996 Chevrolet truck. Inside and outside the truck were several open containers of alcohol. Mr. Bishop’s birth certificate was also located in the glove compartment.

A Miami County Deputy contacted Trooper Smith and advised him that he was familiar with the vehicle and knew Mr. Bishop drove it on a regular basis.

Arrest photo of Patrick Walker, 32, of Kokomo, IN

Miami County, IN - Patrick Walker, 32, of Kokomo, IN was arrested by Miami County Sheriff’s Department on charges of Operating While Intoxicated and Driving While Suspended following the investigation of a one-vehicle accident in the area of County Road 1350 S. Near County Road 200 W., Kokomo on January 19, 2019.

According to a Miami County Sheriff’s Department probable cause affidavit, Miami County Deputies and Indiana State Police responded to a one-vehicle accident involving personal injury at approximately 8:49 p.m. Miami County Community Corrections Officer Greg Hewitt informed dispatch that he located a truck on County Road 1350 South that had struck a tree. Hewitt stated he believed the driver was located inside a residence in the area.

Miami County Deputy Nathan Freeman and ISP Trooper Moon arrived at approximately 9:00 p.m. and knocked on the door of the residence. A male identified as Patrick Walker, 32 of Kokomo answered the door. Mr. Walker had a bloody nose and abrasions on his forehead. When asked if he was the driver of the truck down the road involved in the accident, Mr. Walker stated he was.

Mr. Walker was asked to exit the residences and be examined by first responders. He walked from the residence to the ambulance.

Arrest photo of Joshua Combs, 35, of Peru

Peru, IN – Thirty-five-year-old Joshua Combs of Peru is facing charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Syringe following his arrest on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at approximately 6:56 p.m. following a reported burglary on Plaza Drive.

According to a Peru Police Department probable cause affidavit, Officer Shawn Swinford was dispatched to an active burglary taking place in the 00 block of Plaza Dr. Central Dispatch advised that the complainant observed two individuals enter a trailer known to be vacant due to eviction.

Officers Rushforth arrived on scene first followed by Officers Mooney and Swinford. Rushforth had contacted a male subject in the street who had just come from the trailer in question. Office Swinford recognized this man as Joshua Combs, 35 of Peru.

Officers Mooney and Officer Smith then went to the trailer in question and reported that the front door was standing open with no lights on. It appeared that no one was living inside the trailer and there was no electricity. They did not locate anyone else inside the trailer.

Arrest photo of Tyanne Rowe, 37, of Bloomington, IN

Miami County, IN – A Bloomington woman is facing charges of Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia following a traffic stop conducted on January 14, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. The stop was conducted on Southbound US Route 31, South of USD Route 24 in Miami County.

According to an Indiana State Police probable cause affidavit, ISP Trooper Jesse M. Reason was on duty riding with Trooper C. Clark.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Trooper Reason ran a New York registration plate that was affixed to the rear of a gray Dodge Challenger. The plate returned as suspended through New York State. Trooper Reason advised Trooper Clark of this and he conducted a traffic stop on Southbound US Route 31 just south of US Route 24.

Upon approaching the passenger side of the vehicle and advising the sole female occupant of the reason for the traffic stop, Trooper Reason immediately detected the strong odor of raw marijuana emitting from the vehicle. He also took note of green plant material that appeared to be marijuana surrounding the center console.

Arrest photo of William Mosley, 18 of Peru

Peru, IN – William Mosley, 18 of Peru is facing charges of Possession of Marijuana following a traffic stop at the intersection of Grant Street and 5th Street on January 12, 2019, at approximately 2:05 a.m.

According to a Peru Police Department probable cause affidavit, Officer Braxton Campbell heard Officer Brindle advise Miami County Central Dispatch that he was initiating a traffic stop at the corner of Grant Street and 5th Street. Officer Bridle then asked for Sergeant Vinopal and Officer Campbell to be en route to assist.

Upon his arrival, Officer Campbell observed Officer Brindle speaking with a male whose name was redacted from the report by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office. Officer Brindle then asked Campbell for assistance in retrieving identification from all the passengers in the vehicle.

When he approached the vehicle, Officer Campbell could immediately smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Inside the vehicle, Campbell located one female passenger in the front seet, and three males in the back seat.

Arrest photo of Daniel Campbell, 38, of Peru

Peru, IN - Daniel Campbell, 38, of Peru was arrested by the Peru Police Department on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated-Refusal after a traffic stop conducted at the intersection of Wayne and 3rd Streets on January 12, 2019, at approximately 1:03 a.m.

According to a PPD probable cause affidavit, Officer Zachary Adkins observed a Chevrolet truck traveling eastbound on Canal Street from Wabash Street. The truck had a license plate light out. After turning to follow the vehicle, Officer Adkins observed the vehicle cross the center line with approximately a third of the truck in the opposite lane of travel. The truck then turned north onto Wayne Street where Officer Adkins confirmed the license plate light was not working. Adkins then turned on his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop.

Upon approaching the vehicle, Officer Adkins identified the driver as Daniel Campbell, 38 of Peru. While speaking with Campbell, Adkins noted the odor of alcohol coming from the cab of the truck. He also noticed that Campbell’s “speech was slurred, his eyes were red and glassy, and his movements appeared to be slow and methodical,” according to the report.

Arrest photo of Blake Cortelyou, 36, of Peru

Peru, IN – Blake Cortelyou, 36 of Peru is facing a charge of Operating While Intoxicated-Refusal as a result of a traffic stop conducted in Peru on Thursday, January 10, 2019. This is Mr. Cortelyou’s second offense since October of 2018. He has an open case for Operating While Intoxicated-Endangerment from Howard County.

According to the PPD probable cause affidavit, Officers had been observing the vehicle after it had turned south onto North Broadway Street from East 6th Street. The stop took place near the intersection of North Broadway Street and W. Main Street after PPD Officer Keith Smith saw the vehicle make an improper turn, with the driver’s side tires crossing over the double yellow lines in the eastbound lane of West Main Street. The vehicle had also made an improper turn at Broadway and 6th Streets.

Upon contacting the driver, identified as Mr. Cortelyou, Officer Smith immediately detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the car. When asked for his driver’s license the man presented a military ID card.

Mr. Cortelyou’s eyes were red and glassy with his eyelids saggy as if he was having trouble keeping them open according to Smith’s report.


PERU, IN —The Dukes Health Care Foundation is pleased to announce the extension of a challenge grant in support of the Miami County YMCA’s development of a new facility. In July of last year, the Foundation voted to match every new dollar pledged to the campaign, up to a total of $2.5 million and set a deadline of December 31, 2018. At the Foundation’s January board meeting, YMCA officials reported the total raised toward the match was $1,527,050. After discussing the details of the YMCA’s fundraising efforts, the Foundation board unanimously voted to extend the match time period through April 15, 2019.

“We are truly impressed with the success so far,” said John Claxton, Foundation Executive Director. “They worked incredibly hard during a very busy time for everyone and got more than 60% of the match done.” Foundation Board President Bob Schwartz noted how important this project will be for community health. “We believe this is a chance to significantly improve the health and wellness of our residents—young and old. And that’s exactly what the Dukes Health Care Foundation was created to achieve.”

YMCA Executive Director Mark Demchak presented at the meeting, reporting that the Y has now over $11.1 million in pledge commitments, including the matching dollars earned to date. “We’ve run 24 miles of the marathon, and now, with just two miles left, our volunteers and staff can see the finish line,” Demchak said. “We are both encouraged by the Foundation’s wholehearted support and grateful for the additional time—now we just have to get this done.” The Y has just under $973,000 left to raise in order to fulfill the Foundation’s challenge and reach their campaign goal of $13.1 million.