Miami County ArrestsOct. 14, 1:15 p.m., deputies arrested Harold Traylor, 32, Indianapolis, on a failure to appear warrant.Oct. 14, 11:43 p.m., deputies arrested Leroy J. Thompson, 50, 100 block of West Sycamore Street, Macy, on a residential entry warrant.Oct. 15, 2:30 p.m., deputies arrested Jeffery Burke, 36, 200 block of East 8th Street, Peru, on a warrant for failure to appear and violation of parole.Oct. 15, 2:40 p.m., deputies arrested Jill L. Staggs, 39, Winamac, on a warrant for four counts of theft.Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m., deputies arrested Derek S. Schrader, 24, 12900 block of South U.S. 31, Kokomo, on a warrant for residential entry and criminal mischief.Oct. 16, 7:25 p.m., deputies arrested Terry Robinson, 18, Rushville, on a charge of possession of legend drugs.Oct. 16, 8:05 p.m., state police arrested Bartley Oaks, 24, 2700 block of North Eel River Cemetery Road, Peru, on a charge of possession of a legend drug.Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m., deputies arrested Lindsey A. Phillippe, 22, Marion, on a failure to appear warrant.Oct. 17, 3:05 p.m., deputies arrested Brendon Croody, 21, 12500 block of East 340 South, Greentown, on a violation of parole warrant.Oct. 17, 9:17 p.m., police arrested Heather N. Sturgon (Lees), 35, 100 block of North Tippecanoe Street, Peru, on a violation of parole warrant.Oct. 17, 10:25 p.m., police arrested Heather R. Mosley, 27, 10800 block of South 700 East, Amboy, on a warrant for dealing meth, possession of meth, possession of a syringe, visiting a common nuisance and possession of a legend drug.Oct. 17, 10:30 p.m., police arrested Dustin M. Lees, 32, 40 block of Madison Street, Peru, on charges of possession of a syringe and visiting a common nuisance.Oct. 17, 11:45 p.m., state police arrested Derrick A. Maxwell, 29, South Bend, on a charge of resisting law enforcement and a St. Joseph County warrant.Oct. 18, 8 a.m., deputies arrested Joni Espenschied, 37, 300 block of Cherokee Court, Peru; Frank Zinn, 48, 10 block of Ewing Street, Peru; and John P. Lamaster, 32, 1000 block of West Main Street, Peru, on charges of manufacturing meth, possession of meth, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a syringe. Espenschied also was arrested on a failure to appear warrant and possession of a schedule drug.Oct. 18, 11:50 p.m., state police arrested Erika J. Greenwood, 24, South Bend, on a charge of operating while intoxicated.Oct. 19, 3:50 a.m., state police arrested Curtiss Swihart, 39, 400 block of Van Buren Avenue, Peru, on a charge of operating while intoxicated.Oct. 19, 3:50 p.m., police arrested Travis Dunn, 27, and Alexis M. Dunn, 26, both of the 6700 block of South 250 East, Peru, on a warrant for dealing meth, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.Oct. 19, 7:50 p.m., deputies arrested Christopher R. Warren, 44, 800 block of West Main Street, Peru, on a warrant for domestic battery and intimidation.Oct. 20, 3:10 a.m., state police arrested Kory N. Breaton, 33, 2800 block of Castle Court, Peru, on a charge of operating while intoxicated.Oct. 20, 9:25 p.m., police arrested Geare Boothe, 24, 500 block of Harrison Avenue, Peru, on a failure to appear warrant.Oct. 21, 4:30 a.m., police arrested, Robert S. Maynard, 19, no address, on charges of operating while intoxicated, false informing, minor in consumption of alcohol and theft.
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