Police say Peru gas station robbed
PERU – Peru police responded to a robbery call late Sunday evening at the Good Oil gas station on West Main Street in Peru.
Investigators said the cashier reported being robbed by a white male in his early 20s, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray pants, brandishing a weapon. The cashier said the man was about 5 feet, 5 inches and of a skinny build.
The suspect ran off on foot. Police are asking anyone with information to call the Peru Police Department at 765-473-5522.
Center Road fire under investigation
A Saturday evening fire on East Center Road is under investigation by the Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office, Taylor fire Chief Rob Roler said Monday.
Taylor fire crews were dispatched at 8:14 p.m. to 871 E. Center Road, where smoke was showing on the exterior of the house.
Roler said firefighters tried to go inside the house to fight the fire, but the fire spread rapidly and caused a partial roof collapse, causing firefighters to switch to a defensive operation. Firefighters stayed at the scene until shortly after midnight. The Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department and Howard County Emergency Management Agency assisted.
Howard County arrests
Friday, 12:38 a.m., police arrested a 15-year-old male in the 800 block of East Hoffer Street on a charge of incorrigibility.
Friday, 2:02 a.m., police arrested Kyle A. Ryan, 20, 600 block of South Goyer Road, at North Street and U.S. 31, on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and illegal consumption of alcohol.
Friday, 2:24 a.m., police arrested Christopher Shafer, 28, 1200 block of North Wabash Avenue, in the 900 block of West Morgan Street, on a charge of public intoxication.
Friday, 3:50 a.m., police arrested Simplico Anastacio-Vargas, 24, 600 block of Marsha Court, at LaFountain and Boulevard, on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and a hold for immigration.