Nappanee Police Department

  • Agency: Nappanee Police Department
  • Address: 301 W. Lincoln St., Nappanee, 46550 IN
  • Chief:
Phone: 574-773-8400
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Nappanee Police Department is located at 301 W. Lincoln St., Nappanee, 46550 IN. The Nappanee Police Department phone number is 574-773-8400.

Nappanee Police Department News

Press Release Drug Arrests Nappanee, IN October 20, 2018: On the evening of October 19, 2018, the Nappanee Police Department arrested numerous individuals after executing two separate search warrants. Based on an ongoing investigation, Officers served the first search warrant at 453 North Clark Street. Numerous people were found at the residence and three were taken into custody. Travis Middaugh, the homeowner, was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Paraphernalia, and an outstanding warrant out of Marshall County. Also incarcerated was Carley Hershberger who was charged with Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Adam Copsey, who was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Visiting a Common Nuisance. All three individuals are being held at the Elkhart County Security Center pending a probable cause hearing. A second search warrant was conducted at 706 West Walnut Street. This was conducted as a result of a report of a Stolen Vehicle that was reported to the Nappanee Police earlier in the day. The investigation led officers to the aforementioned address, where two individuals were taken into custody. Melanie Jewel, the homeowner was charged with Auto Theft, False Informing, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. A second individual found at the residence, Billy Oliver, was arrested and charged with Visiting a Common Nuisance and an outstanding warrant. Both Ms. Jewel and Mr. Oliver were taken to the Elkhart County Security Center where they are also being held pending a probable cause hearing.

Congratulations to Officer Bryan French!! After several months of hard work, on September 29th he graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy! Several of our Officers were able to join him on this monumental day. He will now be working on his local training and soon be joining our Officers in serving the Citizens of Nappanee.

Does anyone recognize this little lady? She was found in the northwest part of town. If so, the owner may contact the Police Department. 574-773-4111

Press Release Armed Robbery Nappanee, IN September 7, 2018: On September 7, 2018, at approximately 2:40 AM, the Nappanee Police Department responded to Pak a Sak gas station - 1304 East Market Street, due to a report of an armed robbery. A single suspect had fled prior to officer arrival. It was reported that the suspect pulled out a large knife, went behind the counter, threatened the attendant and demanded cash and cigarettes. Pursuant to further investigation, later the same day, the Nappanee Police Department executed a search warrant at 207 Stonewall Court, Apartment Number 3. A potential suspect had been identified and was located at the residence. Hector Rivera was taken into custody without incident. Mr. River was later taken to the Elkhart County Security Center where he is being held pending a probable cause hearing.

We need your assistance identifying the individual in these photos reference identity theft. He frequents the South Bend/Mishawaka area. If you have any information please contact Det. Aaron Leming 574-773-4111.

Join us tonight! 6pm to 8pm at Westside Park.

On August 24, 2018, the Nappanee Police Department and Nappanee EMS responded to 1798 W. Cheyenne St. for the report of a 25 year old male subject that had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg. When officers and EMTs arrived, they found the 25 year old male with a gunshot wound to the leg. The male subject advised that he was removing the recently purchased firearm from his hip to place in the car door when it accidentally discharged into his leg. The subject was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

In light of recent calls for service, the Nappanee Police Department would like to remind our residents about the safety and security of your home and vehicle(s). Perpetrator(s) typically target unlocked vehicles/houses where valuables are visible from the outside and/or easily located. These individuals tend to target areas where multiple vehicles are in a concentrated area, such as parking lots or vehicles parked on the street. Suspects rarely force entry into a vehicle or residence for fear of making noise and risking detection. These incidents also typically occur during the overnight hours and are not reported until the next morning when the homeowner recognizes property missing or out of place. In an effort to combat this problem, we encourage our residents to employ some basic preventative countermeasures: • Lock your vehicles/homes • Remove valuables from view • Do not leave any prescription medications or firearms in your vehicle • Park vehicles in the garage or driveway • Leave exterior lights on • Report any suspicious behavior to police during the overnight hours (911 or 574.773.4111) • Report any incident where you believe someone has entered your vehicle/home without permission

Fantastic work Katelyn and pool staff!!!

Come see us up town today for second Saturdays! We are filling a squad car with back to school supplies. Also while you are here visit with the Indiana State Police and Wa-Nee Transportation. There are bounce houses face drawing and other games to enjoy. We will be here from 10 am until 2 pm.

Stop by the Pavilion up town on Saturday August 11th for Second Saturdays as we attempt to fill a squad car with backpacks and school supplies for those in need!! We will be there from 10am to 2pm.

Press Release Drug Arrests Nappanee, IN July 20, 2018: On the early morning of July 20, 2018, the Nappanee Police Department executed a search warrant pursuant to a drug investigation at 551 South Elm Street, Nappanee. Subsequent to a search of the residence, two adult occupants found within were arrested and are being held pending a probable cause hearing. Tyler Vatter was taken to the Elkhart County Jail and is being on the charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Legend Drug, and is also being held on pre-existing warrants. Alisha Rowe was also taken to the Elkhart County Jail and is being held on the charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of a Legend Drug, and Neglect of a Dependent.

Stolen from Nappanee ATC Saturday morning from their plant located on South Williams Street. If seen, please contact Nappanee Police Department or your local police agency.

On the evening July 12th, Stauffer Park and our public pool was victim to some spray paint vandalism. Anyone with any information regarding who may be responsible is encouraged to contact the Nappanee Police Department.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Branson's family and the Goshen Police Department during this difficult time.

Fireworks Reminder: The use, discharge or ignition of consumer fireworks is prohibited in the city EXCEPT between the hours of 5:00 PM and two (2) hours after sunset on June 25-30, July 1-13 Between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 midnight on July 4th and between the hours of 10:00 am on December 31 and 1:00 AM on January 1.Between the hours 10:00am-12:00 midnight on Sat, Sun, Mon of Memorial Day Weekend. Between the hours of 10:00am and 12:00 midnight on Sat, Sun, Mon of Labor Day Weekend. If you have questions or would like a copy of the ordinance, please stop by the police department.