ArrestsOct. 21, 6:40 p.m., police arrested Duane C. Bean, 45, 200 block of West 8th Street, Peru, on a charge of battery.Oct. 21, 7:10 p.m., police arrested Bradley W. Robinson, 28, 2600 block of Capehart Avenue, Peru, on a charge of battery.Oct. 21, 8:06 p.m., police arrested Dennis Baker, 49, Elkhart, on charges of theft and public intoxication.Oct. 22, 8:42 p.m., state police arrested Monique R. Lundie, 31, Rochester, on charges of operating while intoxicated and driving while suspended with priors.Oct. 23, 9:05 p.m., deputies arrested John R. Lease, 50, 3000 block of East 500 South, Peru, on a charge of domestic battery.Oct. 24, 1:55 a.m., police arrested Demarcus T. Morton, 18, South Bend, on charges of operator never licensed and auto theft.Oct. 24, 12:30 p.m., deputies arrested Deerik M. Hall, 22, Marion, on a Madison County warrant.Oct. 24, deputies arrested Amanda M. Pridemore, 23, 300 block of West 12th Street, Peru, on a violation of parole warrant.Oct. 24, 5:25 p.m., police arrested Stephen L. Kreiger, 38, 300 block of West 7th Street, Peru, on a charge of invasion of privacy.Oct. 24, 9:28 p.m., police arrested Stacie Addison, 26, 1800 block of Norton Avenue, Peru, on a failure to appear warrant.Oct. 24, 10:39 p.m., state police arrested Kurt Miller, 42, 200 block of Market Street, Bunker Hill, on charges of possession of meth, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.Oct. 24, 11 p.m., state police arrested Jesse M. Duncan, 39, 5800 block of Council Ring Boulevard, Kokomo, on a charge of visiting a common nuisance.Oct. 24, 11 p.m., state police arrested Scott A. Miller, 44, 200 block of Market Street, Bunker Hill, on charges of possession of meth, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.Oct. 25, 10:55 a.m., deputies arrested Christopher E. Pfeifer, 25, South Bend, on a failure to appear warrant.Oct. 25, 2:15 p.m., deputies arrested Carolyn M. Bowman, 20, 2900 block of West 300 South, Peru, on a warrant for invasion of privacy.Oct. 25, 3:35 p.m., deputies arrested Britney McCoy, 24, 1400 block of East Lovers Lane Road, Peru, on a warrant for theft.Oct. 25, 11:56 p.m., state police arrested Rebecca A. Conger, 34, 8400 block of North Old U.S. 31, Denver, on a charge of operating while intoxicated.Oct. 26, 3:10 a.m., police arrested Warren J. Guss, 42, 2400 block of West 800 North, Denver, on a charge of operating while intoxicated refusal.Oct. 26, 7:40 p.m., police arrested Sean Lundberg, 31, 200 block of East Griffith Street, Galveston, on charges of operating while intoxicated with priors and habitual traffic violator for life.Oct. 26, 11:50 p.m., police arrested Donald West, 69, 300 block of West Boulevard, Peru, on a charge of operating while intoxicated.Oct. 27, 4:54 a.m., deputies arrested Erin Taylor, 34, 500 block of West 5th Street, Peru, on a charge of operating while intoxicated with priors.Oct. 27, 5:30 a.m., police arrested Dustin Strayer, 27, 100 block of South Clay Street, Peru, on a charge of domestic battery.Oct. 27, 12:56 p.m., state police arrested Alfred Dillard, 53, South Bend, on charges of a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property.Oct. 27, 1:40 p.m., state police arrested Sherlock McElevene, 60, South Bend, on a charge of possession of schedule III controlled substance.Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., state police arrested Joe Schoeman, 40, Westfield, on a charge of operating while intoxicated endangering.Oct. 27, 8 p.m., police arrested Ancil T. Noble, 43, 00 block of Center Street, Peru, on a charge of resisting law enforcement.Oct. 27, 8:13 p.m., police arrested Rodney A. Shaver, 18, 300 block of Tyler Avenue, Peru, on a charge of burglary.Oct. 28, 10:20 a.m., parole officers arrested Roger D. Preston, 51, 300 block of West Mulberry Street, Kokomo, on a parole violation warrant.
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