The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has recently received several reports of identity thefts and scams. Identity thieves are exploiting the current pandemic. We’ve seen several identity thefts related to bogus unemployment benefit claims. Smalls businesses are also becoming identity theft victims due to small business grant opportunities related to COVID-19. If you become a victim of identity theft you should contact your bank and creditors and make them aware. The federal Trade Commission offers several services to help recover and place alerts on your identity at IdentityTheft.gov. If you suspect that you have become a victim of identity theft you can report the incident to the Sheriff’s Office at 618-783-8477.
Statements made herein are based upon probable cause. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
On 2/20/2021 at aprox. 21:12 HRS. Brock L. Miller, 34, Rose Hill, was arrested on a FTA warrant for driving on revoked driver’s license.
On 2/21/2021 at aprox. 07:04 HRS. Bobby J. Lewis, 54, Willow Hill, was arrested for reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, fail to report accident to police, fail to reduce speed to avoid accident, and illegal transportation of alcohol, after deputies responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the area of N St. Hwy 130 and E 1025th Ave. Jasper County.
On 2/22/2021 at aprox. 14:10 HRS. Joseph G. Mitchell, 59, Olney, was arrested for speeding, driving on suspended/revoked driver’s license, during a traffic stop in the area of Kirts St. and Main St. Jasper County.
On 2/23/21 at aprox. 16:06 HRS. Christopher P. Skolte, 26, Newton, was arrested on a FTA warrant for driving on suspended license.
On 2/23/2021 at aprox. 16:24 HRS. Debbie L. Pocrnich, 54, Wheeler, was arrested on a warrant for obstructing a peace officer, during a traffic stop in the area of E 1300th Ave and N 200th St. Jasper County.
On 2/23/2021 at aprox. 17:30 HRS. Ronald M. Apke, 51, Montrose, was arrested on a warrant for false report of a crime.
On 2/25/2021 at aprox. 16:36 HRS. Jessie L. Brown, 38, Newton, was arrested on a warrant for false report of a crime.
On 2/27/2021 at aprox. 00:44 HRS. Kyler J. Rogers, 23, Newton, was arrested for defective loud exhaust, no rear registration light, driving while license revoked, attempt to flee/elude police, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and violate bail bond, during a traffic stop in the area of N 1200th St and E. 1350th Ave. Jasper County.
On 2/27/2021 at aprox. 12:39 HRS. Justin N.L. Pocrnich, 35, Wheeler, was arrested for violation of bail bond.
On 2/27/2021 at aprox. 14:28 HRS. deputies responded to a report of a domestic in the area of Center St. and Main St. in wheeler. Brandy L. Pippin, 37, Wheeler , was arrested for assult. Byron L. Ashley, 40, Effingham, was arrested for aggravated assault and domestic battery.
On 2/27/2021 at aprox. 55:54 HRS. Matthew L. Wenthe, 36, Newton, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resist/obstruct/disarm officer, and intoxicated pedestrian in roadway, after deputies responded to a report of a domestic in the area of E 900th Ave, Jasper County.
On 3/1/2021 at aprox. 00:01 HRS. Misty M. Tincher, 37, Greenup, was arrested on a warrant for FTA Driving on suspended license.
On 3/1/2021 at aprox. 18:06 HRS. Ryan M. Coble, 23, Greencastle IN, was arrested for dui alcohol, driving while license suspended, and illegal transportation of alcohol, during a traffic stop in the area of S. Scott Ave and Hillcrest Dr. Jasper County.