ISP Warns Of Driveway Sealing Scammers


NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. — The Indiana State Police and the Noble County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men, believed to be a father-son duo, who have been soliciting their paving services and in doing so, allegedly bilked an elderly couple out of … Read More

Tipster Wrong In Webster Unsolved Murder

Laurel Mitchell

There has been a setback in the unsolved murder case of Laurel Mitchell. This morning, Indiana State Police Detective Kevin Smith said a lead on a youth musical group that performed in North Webster on the night of Aug. 6, 1975, led to the wrong group of performers. Given … Read More

UPDATE: ‘Someone Knows’ Who Killed Laurel Mitchell

Laurel Mitchell

UPDATE: Earlier this Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police Detective Kevin Smith said he is once again looking for members of a youth musical group that performed in North Webster on the night of Aug. 6, 1975. While the detective had been given the name of a group known as … Read More

Former Fulton Marshal Arrested

Jason Coleman (Photo from Facebook)

The part-time Fulton Town Marshal at the center of an investigation for allegedly accepting compensation for hours never worked, has been arrested by Indiana State Police. Jason R. Coleman, 37, of Rochester, was arrested Wednesday evening on 7 felony charges that stemmed from a 2-month long investigation by … Read More

Kentucky Escapee Captured In Fulton

FULTON, Ind. – On Monday evening, officers assigned to the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and the Indiana State Police Area Criminal Investigations Division captured an inmate who escaped from the Boyle County Detention Center located Danville, Ky. At approximately 4:45 p.m., officers arrested Joshua Thompson, 32, … Read More

Public Assistance Needed In Cold Case


Cold Case Investigators with the Indiana State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in trying to solve a murder case that occurred nearly 40 years ago in either Kosciusko or Noble County. According to Detective Kevin Smith, then 17-year-old Laurel Jean Mitchell was last seen leaving work at … Read More

ISP Reminds On Firework Laws, Safety


The Indiana State Police would like all Hoosiers to have a safe Independence Day holiday. Due to many Hoosiers celebrating our nation’s independence with the use of fireworks, the Indiana State Police would like to inform citizens of the Indiana fireworks law which is in place for the … Read More

Rochester Man’s Death Under Investigation


LEITERS FORD, Ind. – Indiana State Police are investigating an incident early Sunday morning that has claimed the life of a Rochester man. According to a press release, at approximately 1:44 a.m. Sunday, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Leiters … Read More

Mechanical Trouble Leads To $1M Arrest

Steven L. Garrett

An Indiana State Police Trooper on routine patrol came across a disabled vehicle near Leesburg late Monday night and found a man wanted for a serious felony. Steven Garrett, 37, of Elkhart, skipped out on his sentencing last month in Elkhart Superior Court 3 after pleading guilty to … Read More

ISP Investigating Fulton Town Employee


Indiana State Police are working an active investigation into alleged “official misconduct and theft” purporting to a Fulton town employee. Neither ISP nor Fulton town officials will say who is at the center of the investigation, but it would appear town marshal Jason Coleman could be part of … Read More

ISP ‘Click-It-Or-Ticket’ Starts Friday

Click It or Ticket logo

Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. Indiana State Police today announced that Indiana’s 2014 “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign will begin Friday, May 9, and continue until Sunday, June 1. This national mobilization will also take place over the Memorial Day … Read More

UPDATE: Dangerous Couple Wanted By ISP

Desiree Cox and Robert Clawson are being sought by police and are believed to be dangerous individuals.

(UPDATE: Shelby County officials reported that the couple was captured this morning. Both suspects have been transported to the Shelby County jail. Law enforcement would also like to thank the public for their assistance and helpful information that led to this arrest.) Desiree D. Cox, aka Desiress Clawson, 18, … Read More