Kokomo Police Department

  • Agency: Kokomo Police Department
  • Address: 100 S Union St, Kokomo, 46901 IN
  • Chief: Robert Baker (Chief of police)
Phone: 765-457-1105
Fax: (765) 456.7207

Kokomo Police Department is located at 100 S Union St, Kokomo, 46901 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Robert Baker. The Kokomo Police Department phone number is 765-457-1105.

Kokomo Police Department News

Please see the information from E.M.A. Please slow down and allow extra time to travel to your destination.

Please contact the Police Athetic League at 455-2440 for any questions or further information.

WEATHER ADVISORY for Howard County: https://www.facebook.com/HowardCountyEMA/posts/2034771833433913

Kokomo Police Department supports National Law Enforcement Day on January 9th, 2018. Please join us in recognizing them for their service to our community.

Please see the WEATHER ADVISORY from Howard County EMA. ❄️Use caution when traveling ❄️Dress warmly ❄️Check on your elderly neighbors ❄️Shelter your pets ❄️Allow extra time if you must travel https://www.facebook.com/HowardCountyEMA/posts/2032608313650265

CANCEL ATL-Gobel in custody https://www.facebook.com/howardcosheriff/posts/761816117336002

Please see the information from Howard County EMA. Please dress warmly and use use caution if traveling today. Also, shelter livestock and keep pets inside.

Welcome 2018! Have a safe and Happy New Year🎉🎊

DRIVE WITH CAUTION and ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO STOP. Fresh snow on the roads and intersections. Drive safely!❄️❄️

STRONG ARMED ROBBERY ARREST: On December 14, 2017, a 30 year old Kokomo woman reported the robbery and theft of a cellular telephone to the Kokomo Police Department (KPD). The victim reported she advertised the cellular telephone for sale on an online website. After agreeing on a price for the sale of the telephone and a location to meet with the “potential buyer”, the victim and a friend met with the “potential buyer” in a north side residential area of Kokomo. The victim reported that the “potential buyer” forcibly removed the phone from the woman’s hands and fled on foot from the area. The strong armed robbery occurred on December 14th at approximately 7:23 p.m. Officers of the Kokomo Police Department conducted an investigation of the strong armed robbery, including the profile of the “potential buyer”. The investigation revealed two other KPD reports in December 2017 with victims of theft with the same online selling application in the same general area of the City. On December 26th, at approximately 5:27 p.m., officers of the KPD arranged through this same online sale application for the “purchase” of a cellular telephone with a person on the same profile as the “potential buyer” in KPD case 2017-08146 at a north side residential area. Uniformed and plainclothes KPD officers approached the male subject as he arrived at the meeting location. The male subject attempted to place his hand in his jacket pocket and he was detained. The male subject was found to be in possession of a revolver, heroin, marijuana, US Currency, and the cellular telephone reported stolen on 12/14/2017. Officers arrested a 17 year old Kokomo male for Robbery (strong armed), a level 5 felony; Dangerous Possession of a Firearm, a level 5 felony; Possession of a Narcotic Drug with enhancement (handgun), a level 5 felony; Possession of marijuana with a prior conviction, a misdemeanor; Never Obtaining a Driver’s License, a C misdemeanor; and Possession of Stolen Property (with prior conviction) a level 6 Felony. The juvenile was transported to the Kinsey Youth Center. No injuries were reported. Kokomo Police Department recognizes it is common for citizens to buy and sell property to people via the internet. In instances where the buyer and seller are not known to each other, personal safety is an important factor in the transaction. Unfortunately, in today’s society criminals may utilize the internet to victimize buyers and sellers. The Kokomo Police Department offers the following safety tips: • Never meet anyone at your home. Always meet in a public place where there is a high volume of pedestrian or vehicle traffic. • Avoid meeting at night. If you must, choose a location that is well lighted and has a high volume of pedestrian or vehicle traffic. • Take a family member or friend with you to witness the transaction. • Be aware that some criminals use financial or personal information such as credit cards or driver’s license information to engage in identity theft. Be careful when sharing personal information. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at (765) 456-7017. You may report your anonymous tip to Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

UPDATED: Fire Investigation The Howard County Coroner, Dr. Steve Seele, reports presumptive identification has been determined of the two children that died in the house fire on Christmas Eve Morning. The deceased sisters are Alexis Ann Jones, Age 12 and Mercedes Faith Jones, Age 10 of 908 N. Morrison St. Kokomo. The Howard County Coroner was called to the scene at 4:40 a.m. on the morning of the 24th in reference to the active fire investigation. The sisters were located scene and pronounced deceased at 4:59 a.m. An autopsy was conducted Tuesday morning at Community Howard Regional Hospital at the Coroner’s request. The cause and manner of death is pending further investigation and lab studies. ****************************************** On December 24, 2017, at approximately 3:38a.m., officers of the Kokomo Police Department and the Kokomo Fire Department responded to the 900 block of North Morrison Street on a report of a residence fully engulfed in flames. Upon arrival, emergency personnel found a two-story; single family dwelling, engulfed in flames and subjects possibly trapped inside the dwelling. Two adults and three juveniles managed to escape from the dwelling. Two additional juveniles were found deceased inside the dwelling. One firefighter was injured at the scene and transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released. The two adults and three juveniles, who managed to escape, were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The cause of the fire is still undetermined. The case is currently under investigation by the Kokomo Police Department Investigators, the Kokomo Fire Department, and the Howard County Coroner’s Office. Anyone having any information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765-456-7017.

Drive carefully today and allow more time to get to your destination. Please give plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you. Streets, sidewalks, and parking lots ,may be slick.

Kokomo Police Department and Howard County Sheriff Department issued 164 Citations and made 11 Arrests to Make Roads Safer for Holiday Travel Over a 24-day period, KPD and HCSD issued 164 citations and made 11 arrests to make our roads safer for families traveling this Thanksgiving and holiday season. Federal highway safety funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) supported overtime patrols for more than 230 law-enforcement agencies across the state. We enforce traffic laws to save lives. The KPD wants you to buckle up and drive sober this holiday season. In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. In Indiana, drivers under 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to 1 year. Indiana has a primary seat-belt law, meaning that police officers may ticket unrestrained drivers or passengers, even if no other traffic violation has taken place. In addition, all passengers under age 8 must be in an approved car seat or booster seat. For more information about impaired driving visit http://on.IN.gov/drivesober and for more information about seat belts visit http://on.IN.gov/buckleup. Enforcement Continues The KPD and HCSD will continue to enforce seat belt, impaired driving and other traffic laws to ensure holiday celebrations are safe and festive. The ICJI and Purdue University Center for Road Safety estimate that about 93 percent of Hoosiers buckle up. But the small amount of drivers and passengers not wearing seat belts made up more than half of Indiana’s fatal crashes in 2016. In addition, Indiana law-enforcement agencies recently received 1,759 portable breath tests to establish probable cause when arresting drunk drivers. More information and list of recipient agencies is at www.in.gov/cji/files/Highway_Safety_PBT_release.pdf. Sober driving tips With all of today’s options for getting home safely, there’s no excuse for getting behind the wheel impaired, as it endangers you and everyone else around you. Law enforcement recommends these safe alternatives to impaired driving: • Designate, or be, a sober driver. • Use public transportation. • Call a cab or a ridesharing service. • Download the SaferRide mobile app on the Android Play Store or the Apple iTunes Store. This simple app only has three options: call a taxi, call a friend, and identify your location for pickup. • Celebrate at home or a place where you can stay until sober. • Throwing a party? Offer non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of food. • Never provide alcohol to minors. • Ask young drivers about their plans. • Friend or family member about to drive? Take the keys and make alternate arrangements. Impaired driving is three times more common at night than during the day. If you see an impaired driver, safely turn off the road away from the vehicle and then call 911.

2017 Cops 4 Kidz Thanks to all that supported, donated, and volunteered to make this event a success.

The weather forecast is predicting snow for this weekend. Please slow down when driving and give plenty of room to any vehicles in front of you. Also, resist the urge to look at your phone

Please see the information from the FTC on the jury duty scam. Also, becareful on Craigslist about residences for rent.

CANCEL ATTEMPT TO LOCATE: RAPE INVESTIGATION On December 5th, 2017, Kokomo Police were dispatched to 500 W. Park Avenue in reference to a female with an unknown medical problem. The victim reported to police that she had been battered and raped by a male whom she was familiar with identified as Gary F. Perkins. On December 6, as a result of this investigation, a warrant was issued for Perkins out of Superior Court II. The warrant was issued for the offenses of Rape, a Level 1 Felony; Aggravated Battery, a Level 3 Felony; Confinement, a Level 3 Felony; Incest a Level 5 Felony; and Strangulation a Level 6 Felony. On December 8, Kokomo Police Department detectives obtained information that Perkins was in the St. Charles, Louisiana area. KPD investigators worked in conjunction with multiple agencies in that area in an attempt to locate Perkins. On December 9, at approximately 9 p.m. officers of the Acadia Parish Sheriff Department, Louisiana, responded to a report of a suspicious subject at a gas station. Upon arrival, officers became involved in a standoff with the subject. During the standoff, the subject died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The subject was identified as Gary F. Perkins of Kokomo. No other injuries were reported. The U. S. Marshalls, Louisiana State Police, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Department, and the Acadia Parish Sheriff Department assisted with this investigation. If anyone has any further information regarding this investigation, please contact Captain Teresa Galloway (765) 456-7326, or the KPD Hotline at (765) 456-7017. You may report your anonymous tip to Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The new roundabout at Park Avenue and the Markland Avenue opened yesterday on the North, East and West legs. The South leg of the roundabout will open by the end of next week.

When street lights are out you can report the lights out at : https://www.duke-energy.com/customer-service/request-light-repair

Watch out for telephone IRS scams as we get closer to tax season. Some scams threaten citizens with law enforcement and arrest warrants. Most Tax Enforcement is Civil (Non-Criminal) - Very few tax cases are referred for criminal prosecution, and in most cases those charged with tax fraud know that they have been the target of extensive investigation long before charges are filed. The Scammers Misrepresent How Arrest Warrants Work - If an arrest warrant has been issued, then your case has gone far past the process of civil tax collection and is in the hands of the IRS Criminal Investigations Division, a U.S. Attorney's office, and the federal court system. Paying the money that the caller claims is due is not going to result in the withdrawal of an actual arrest warrant from a criminal tax case. Please do not give any personal information over the telphone. Do not anwer any calls from telephone numbers that you are not familar with.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! If you are traveling please drive carefully and wear your seatbelts. Also, be aware of airport and public Wi-Fi systems, thieves can hack into networks to find opportunities for theft or steal your personal information. Do not post any vacation photos or post vacation comments on social media until you return. If you go shopping this weekend, when you return to your vehicle scan the interior of your car to be sure no one is hiding inside. Check to see if you are being followed. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible. Be extra careful with purses and wallets. Carry your purse under your arm. Keep a wallet in an inside jacket pocket, not a back trouser pocket. Lock packages in the trunk and keep vehicle doors locked, and park in well lit areas. Avoid using your cell phone when walking in a parking lot.

Flood Warning for Howard County until 5:15pm. Flooding is due to heavy rains and many storm drains being clogged with debris. This was resulting flooding along roadways. Additional rainfall...some heavy is expected within the next few hours. This will likely result in more street flooding. Do not drive into floodwater. Turn around, don’t drown.

“MAKE IT TO THE TABLE” PRESS RELEASE Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve Kokomo Police Department and Howard County Sheriff Department urge consumers to plan a sober ride. Kokomo, IN – As millions of Americans get on the roads to travel home and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, The Kokomo Police Department and Howard County Sheriff Department are serving them a reminder: “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.” The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is a cultural phenomenon called “Thanksgiving Eve,” an evening associated with drinking and a big night for bars. From 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period (6:00 p.m. Wednesday to 5:59 a.m. Monday), making it the deadliest holiday on our roads. The Kokomo Police Department, Howard County Sheriff Department and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be running a blitz social media campaign, “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.” On Nov. 22, the day before Thanksgiving, all of KPD and HCSD’s social media channels will be exclusively sharing content on the importance of not drinking and driving, and planning ahead for a sober ride home – a true takeover. Social posts, Instagram images, and tweets with hashtags #buzzeddriving and #designateddriver will be available for organizations to participate and help distribute this critical message. KPD and HCSD are urging the public and the media to help spread the word, and to take precautions, so everyone can make it to the table this Thanksgiving by: Planning ahead and designating a sober driver before the first drink. Using public transportation, a taxi, ride share service, or your community’s sober ride program to get home safely. If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact KPD or HCSD. Whether riding or driving, always wear your seat belt.

Please remember our veterans and their families on Saturday Nov. 11, 2017 for Veterans Day.

PUBLIC NOTICE The Kokomo Police Department is scheduled to have an on-site assessment in conjunction with our efforts to achieve re-accreditation status. The purpose of the assessment is to verify that the Kokomo Police Department continues to meet the professional standard outlined by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The accreditation program requires law enforcement agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: Policy and Procedure, Administration, Operations Services and Support Services. As part of the on-site assessment, all employees of the Kokomo Police Department, as well as any member of our community, are invited to attend and offer comments at a public information session that will be held on December 11, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. Council Chambers, at City Hall, 100 S. Union. Kokomo Police Department employees and the public are also invited to offer any comments by phone by calling 765-456-2996 on Monday, December 11, 2017, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. All calls will be taken by a member of the CALEA Assessment Team. Phone comments, as well as personal appearance at the public information session, are limited to ten (10) minutes and must address issues associated with the ability of the Kokomo Police Department to comply with CALEA standards. The standards may be viewed at the Kokomo Police Department by contacting Captain Christopher Smith, 456-7250. Anyone wishing to do so may submit their comments, in writing, regarding the Kokomo Police Department’s ability to comply with the Fifth Edition Standards, set forth by CALEA. Written comments should be mailed to: The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA) 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155 (703) 352-4225 (703) 890-3126 Fax