- Written by Press Release
- Category: Local News
MIAMI COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that a bridge deck overlay is scheduled for S.R. 218 over Big Pipe Creek in Miami County. S.R. 218 is expected to close on or after Monday, April 1, weather permitting.
The closure, which will allow contractors to complete a bridge deck overlay, is scheduled to take place between C.R. S 150 E and S. Strawtown Pike. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained throughout the work.
The official state detour for the closure will be U.S. 31 to S.R. 18 to S.R. 19. The road may be closed up to 75 calendar days.
- Written by Sgt. Tony Slocum, ISP Public Information Officer
- Category: Indiana State Police District 16 Peru
Wabash – This afternoon, the investigation of a reported bomb threat at the Wabash County Judicial Center, in Wabash, IN, led to the arrest of Chad Miller, 28, Wabash, IN. Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller served Miller a Wabash Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging two felony charges for false reporting and intimidation where a threat is to commit a forcible felony. The warrant was served at the Wabash County Jail where Miller was being held on unrelated charges.
On March 11, 2019, Detective Maller initiated an investigation after an employee of a local Wabash, IN business allegedly found a note indicating a threat of explosion to the Wabash Judicial Center located at 69 West Hill Street, Wabash, IN. The employee found the reported note, at approximately 5:00 a.m., near the main entrance of the business. This prompted a callout of the Indiana State Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team to search the Wabash Judicial Center. No suspicious devices were located.
Through various investigative techniques, Detective Maller developed enough probable cause to be granted an arrest warrant for Miller. During the course of the investigation, Detective Maller found out that Miller was supposed to appear in court on the morning of the alleged bomb threat. Miller failed to appear, prompting the judge to issue a warrant for his arrest. Miller was arrested for that warrant on March 15, 2019.
- Written by Stacy Mize
- Category: County Council
County Council Meeting 03/19/2019
Approval of Previous Minutes (February).
Council Action: Health Department requested a transfer for supplies to help purchase a computer, they were in need of $59.00. There was also a resolution to approve encumbrances. According to Councilman Ralph Duckwall, that hasn't happened in the past, but they have been told by the state that they needed to do this. So the encumbrances from 2018 including payroll and 2018 contractor invoices were approved in the amount of $2,060,254.05.
The County Council discussed the tour of the Highway Garage Facility and Final Inspection. It has been suggested that they pay someone to do an independent inspection of the garage. The amount for this inspection was estimated at about $1,200.00/$1,300.00; figured as $100.00 per hour, an estimated 10 to 12 hours +/- of work required to complete the inspections.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:37 a.m. An officer provided extra patrol at Maconaquah Park in the 1 block of Park Dr.
1:13 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of N. Broadway St./E. 8th St. Citation and written warnings issued.
1:31 a.m. Officers responded to the report of a suspicious person/circumstance at McClure’s South in the 200 block of S. Broadway Ave. Indiana State Police handled this call with the assistance of the Peru Police Department. Unable to locate subject.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:04 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of W. 100 N./N. US Route 31, Peru. Warning issued.
12:39 a.m. Report of a traffic hazard in the area of S. 150 W./W. 800 S., Bunker Hill. No further information provided.
12:56 a.m. Report of a 911 hang-up at the Heathers Haven MHP in the 4100 block of S. US Route 31, Peru. No further information provided.
- Written by Staff Reports
- Category: Public Works
Peru, IN – The Peru Board of Public Works and Safety met in regular session on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in the City Council Chambers of the Peru City Building.
In this meeting, the Board of Works approved the creation of a sidewalk program in the City of Peru. Under this program, the City will remove the old sidewalk and then help pay for the replacement of the sidewalk in front of a resident’s property. The resident would need to use a licensed contractor to replace the sidewalk.
The amount of the grant is capped at $500, which is approximately half the cost of replacing a frontage sidewalk.
Under the program, the sidewalk would have to meet American’s With Disabilities standards. The budget for this year is $35,000 and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.
The Board also approved a temporary reduction of the speed limit on North Mexico Road to 20 MPH due to the condition of the road. The limit will remain in place until the repaving work starts this spring. A hazardous road sign has been placed at the roadway. This will be the first road to be done when weather permits.