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Indiana State Police K9 Zoia Gets Protective Vest

Apr 8, 2021
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Indiana State Police announced that a K9 based in northern Indiana now has protective equipment.


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Indiana State Police have released details of a Thursday afternoon police chase that started at the typically busy intersection of Edison and Hickory in Mishawaka and ultimately ended (following a crash along the way) in the 1900 block of Rockne Drive in South Bend.

Late Thursday, Jan. 28, Indiana State Police released information about an investigation the agency is conducting into an officer involved shooting that occurred when the Kosciusko Co. Sheriff's Dept. SWAT Team served a warrant and gunfire followed. 


Indiana State Police have announced they are investigating a death at the State Prison in Michigan City. The man who died was from Goshen, 30-year-old Daniel Heflin. Heflin pleaded guilty to murder in Elkhart county nearly a decade ago. 

Baby Born On Toll Road

Jan 19, 2021
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Indiana State Police say a trooper helped with the birth of a baby on the Toll Road in LaPorte County last Friday. The baby, the family and the trooper are all reportedly doing fine. 

(You can read more in the Indiana State Police release below.)

ISP: Bourbon Man Dies In A Crash In Fulton County

Dec 9, 2020
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Indiana State Police have released information about a Wednesday morning crash in Fulton County that left a man from Bourbon dead. 

Knox Man Charged Following Thanksgiving Shooting

Dec 4, 2020
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Indiana State Police released new information on a Thanksgiving shooting investigation in LaPorte County. The investigation has resulted in charges against Siad Berry of Knox. 

(You can read the release below.) 

LaPorte County- The Indiana State Police has the following information to release in regard to the officer involved shooting that took place on November 26, 2020 in LaPorte County.  Charges have been filed against Siad H. Berry II, 42, from Knox, IN.  The charges include the following:

Indiana State Police say a Benton Harbor woman was arrested Wednesday for driving 116 mph with her 1-year-old daughter in the front seat unrestrained.

ISP: Waraw Man Facing Four Child Porn Charges

Nov 6, 2020


Indiana State Police (ISP) have released information about the arrest of a Warsaw man accused of possessing child porn. 

(You can read a portion of the ISP release below.) 


Kosciusko County- On November 5, 2020, detectives with the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICACTF) arrested a Kosciusko County man on alleged charges of possession of child pornography.

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Indiana State Police have released details of a trooper who was on a traffic stop this weekend, when he rushed into action to help people escape a burning home. 

ISP: Head-On Crash Kills One In Kosciusko County

Aug 27, 2020
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Indiana State Police say a Warsaw man died Thursday in a crash in Kosciusko County.


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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he wants to be a “barrier buster” to help reduce racial inequality in the Hoosier State.

ISP: Nappanee Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Aug 12, 2020
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Indiana State Police have announced the arrest of a Nappanee man on child porn charges. 

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Indiana State Police released details of a police pursuit of a motorcyclist that ended with a deadly crash.

(You can read the ISP release below.)  

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Indiana State Police responded to a report of a wrong-way driver on I-94 in LaPorte County today. ISP says the driver was involved in a crash.

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Today the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's office released new information in the pursuit and fatal crash from Friday that followed a police chase. The driver police were chasing is still at large and has not been named, but some of the others who were riding with him have been charged. Charging documents provide some more clues as to why police may have been chasing the vehicle in the first place. The documents indicate that those who have been arrested are accused of having a role in setting up a meeting with a victim by using Tinder with a plan to to lure the victim in with the promise of exchanging sex for money, but once the victim gave over the money, to run away with it before any sexual activity took place. The victim told police he dove from his own moving vehicle for fear of being murdered. 

ISP: Marshall County Crash Claims Two Lives

Dec 16, 2019

Indiana State Police (ISP) released information about a crash that killed two people today in Marshall County. Details are below. 


Marshall County-This morning troopers responded to a crash between a semi and a passenger car, at US6 and Miami Trail, which claimed two lives.

Around 11:19 a.m. Marshall County Dispatch dispatched a crash between a semi and a passenger car near the intersection of US6 and Miami Trail.

New K-9 At Indiana State Police Toll Road Post

Dec 10, 2019
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Indiana State Police Trooper Brett Adair has graduated from K-9 Training School with his new partner, Zoia.

The duo worked on skills in tracking, building searches, obedience, handler protection and drug recognition. 

Zoia is a female Dutch Shepherd purchased in Berrien Center, Michigan.  Zoia is from Poland and is the first Dutch Shepherd to be used by the Indiana State Police.

Trooper Adair has been with ISP for four years. He is from St. Joseph County and patrols the Toll Road in LaPorte, St. Joe and Elkhart Counties. 

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WINONA LAKE, Ind. (AP) — Police officers, including one who was off duty, rescued an 11-year-old boy who fell through thin ice on an Indiana pond.

Trooper Jacob Bill says he was off duty and driving his Indiana State Police car Friday when he saw Winona Lake police driving with lights and siren on. He followed them to a retention pond and ran into the water to save the boy.

Bill and the boy got tangled in broken ice. Winona Lake Officer Dave Swain then got into the water to help the pair. Another Lake Winona officer helped get all three to shore.

Indiana State Trooper OK After Deer Lands In Car

Oct 27, 2019

BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana state trooper had an unwanted passenger: A deer crashed through the windshield of a patrol car.

A state police spokesman says Trooper A.J. Repass was "doing well" after the collision early Saturday. But Sgt. Brian Walker on Twitter says Repass' car is "definitely going to need a cleaning."

The crash occurred near Bluffton in Wells County, 25 miles south of Fort Wayne. Walker says drivers need to keep an eye on deer at this time of year.

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana state trooper has been killed in a car crash while he was headed to help another trooper.

Bagels Scorched When Semi's Axle Catches Fire

Oct 7, 2019
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RENSSELAER, Ind. (AP) — A load of frozen bagels ended up toasted and strewn along a northwestern Indiana highway after a semi-trailer's rear axle caught fire.

State police say an off-duty trooper noticed smoke pouring from the rear of a box trailer being hauled Sunday evening by a semi along northbound Interstate 65.

The southbound trooper turned around, but by the time he stopped the truck south of I-65's Rensselaer exit, its trailer's brakes were burning as the flames spread into its 38,000-pound load of frozen bagels.

Indiana State Police K9 Receives Donated Body Armor

Sep 23, 2019
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Protecting police dogs from bullets and knives has prompted the donation of a vest for an Indiana State Police K9 named Rogue. You can read the release about it from ISP below. 

Indiana State Police K9 Rogue has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ike, Vancouver, WA Police Department”.

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Indiana State Police say two people were arrested after a pursuit on the Toll Road in Elkhart County early Thursday morning. Police say the Merecedes involved was stolen out of St. Joseph County. During the pursuit, police say suspected drugs were being thrown out of the vehicle. A bag of suspected meth was found inside a baby seat according to police.

A South Bend woman and a Michigan City man were taken into custody. 

Read more below in the release from Indiana State Police. 

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Indiana State Police released information about what started as a routine stop to assist a motorist but ended with the discovery of a driver who was unconscious with a syringe still in his arm. The release is below:


Indiana State Police Dog Gets Body Armor

Jul 10, 2019
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Indiana State Police have announced that a police dog is getting a set of canine body armor. 

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LARWILL, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a carjacking suspect is expected to face charges after a fiery collision involving a northern Indiana officer's cruiser that killed a police dog.

State police say a Whitley County sheriff's deputy was sitting in his cruiser after setting up stop sticks along an U.S. 30 intersection Wednesday when the suspect's car collided broadside with his cruiser while trying to avoid the sticks.

Police say 31-year-old Clarence Shearer of Fort Wayne was booked Thursday at the Allen County Jail after he was treated for minor injuries.

Court records Friday don't list a lawyer for him.

The deputy escaped unharmed, but officers couldn't get the police dog out of the cruiser near the town of Larwill, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Fort Wayne.

One Dead In Fatal Fiery Crash On Toll Road

Apr 27, 2019
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A 22-year-old Chicago man is dead after crashing this morning on I-80/90.

The man who died is identified by Indiana State Police as James J. Ariel. He was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu (pictured) at the time of the crash.  

It happened at the entrance ramp from I-65 north bound to where the Toll Road merges to I-80/90 west bound. First responders were unable to gain entry into the car due to the intense fire.  

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    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana State Police have handed out more than 200 tickets to motorists for driving too slowly in the left lane. 
     State police ticketed 87 drivers in 2017 for left lane violations and 132 in 2018. State police also gave more than 1,000 warnings last year. 
     A 2015 state law requires drivers to move to the right lane to allow faster traffic to pass.
     Trooper Aaron Pfaff says slower drivers clogging the left lane can cause aggressive driving and road rage.