Howard County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Howard County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1800 W Markland Ave, Kokomo, 46901 IN
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Howard County Sheriff's Office is located at 1800 W Markland Ave, Kokomo, 46901 IN. The Howard County Sheriff's Office phone number is 765-457-1105.

Howard County Sheriff's Office News

Special thanks to the Autism Resource Center of Kokomo for allowing Captain Asher & Deputy Galloway to participate in your trunk-or-treat event.

Stop by IUK tonight for a trick or treat. Captain Asher and others will be there until 8 PM handing out goodies to kids. PS, it’s not raining inside! From IUK: Trick-or-treating from 6-8pm in Alumni Hall- student groups will provide treats from Kokomo area children ages 10 and younger. There will also be a children’s movie at the event. Movie times are 5:30pm and 7:30pm in Kresge Auditorium.

Howard County Sheriff’s Department Steven Rogers, Sheriff 1800 West Markland Ave. Kokomo, IN 46901 Work : ( 765) 456-2020 Fax: (765) 456-2145 MEDIA RELEASE Subject/Case: School Safety Training/ ALICE Program Location: Western School Corporation Date/Time: October 16-17, 2018 Released by: Capt. Jerry Asher Date of Release: October 19, 2018 Follow Up Person: Capt. Jerry Asher ______________________________________________ School Safety in Howard County Indiana On October 16 and 17, 2018, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department conducted an ALICE Training Institute Active Shooter instructor course. The course was held at the Western School Corporation. In attendance were eleven Howard County Sheriff’s Department School Resource Officers, Greentown Police, Grant County Sheriff’s Department, Wes-Del Community School, Lafayette Jefferson High School, Guerin Catholic High School, and Teachers Credit Union South Bend. The course consisted of classroom training and scenario based exercises to enable the participant’s to have firsthand knowledge of safety procedures. There will also be online follow-up training that each participant will complete. Here is the ALICE Training Institutes Mission: "Our Mission: To Improve Chances of Survival The threat of an active shooter attack is rare but very real. We aim to eradicate the “It can’t happen to me” mentality and change the way people in schools, universities, businesses, hospitals and places of worship respond to armed intruders. At the ALICE Training Institute, we believe that individuals should be authorized and empowered to make their own life-saving decisions. Once empowered, individuals must be trained in proactive response options rather than a passive, mandated, one size fits all response. We want all Americans to have the knowledge and skills to survive when shots are fired. We can achieve this by training as many people as possible and implementing training in drill form. We have seen the successful results of fire drills. It’s time to start anticipating manmade disasters." In May of 2018, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department conducted school shooting scenarios for our Law Enforcement personnel and have continued to be vigilant about school safety initiatives such as the ALICE Program instruction. Our children’s safety is an immediate priority. Anyone needing additional information regarding the ALICE Training or School Resource Officer programs can visit https://www.alicetraining.com/or contact Capt. Jerry Asher at (765) 457-1105 or jerry.asher@howardcountyin.gov.

Howard County Sheriff’s Department Steven Rogers, Sheriff 1800 West Markland Ave. Kokomo, IN 46901 Work :(765) 456-2020 Fax: (765) 456-2145 MEDIA RELEASE Subject/Case: Battery/ Criminal Confinement Location: 8595 West 400 South Russiaville Date/Time: November 17, 2018 11:05 am Case Number: HCSD18-02273 Released by: Capt. Jerry Asher Date of Release: October 19, 2018 Follow Up Person: Capt. Jerry Asher ______________________________________________ On Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 11:05 am, Deputies were dispatched to Community Howard Hospital reference to a battered female patient. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a female named Kayla McKay of Russiaville with physical injuries. After conducting an interview, it was discovered she had been battered and confined by a male living in her home. The male was identified as Joshua Phillips age 32 of Kokomo. From evidence gathered, another female was alleged to be involved in the confinement. The female was identified as Samantha K. Person age 34 of Kokomo. Joshua Phillips and Samantha Pearson were investigated, and it was discovered both subjects had active Bench Warrants for probation violations. Both Phillips and Pearson were locating leaving the residence at 8595 West 400 South and were taken into custody after a traffic stop. Joshua Phillips was charged with Domestic Violence Battery Level 5 Felony, Criminal Confinement Level 3 Felony and a Bench Warrant for Probation Violation. Samantha Pearson was charged with Criminal Confinement Level 3 Felony and a Bench Warrant for Probation Violation. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to contact Capt. Jerry Asher at (765) 456-2020 or jerry.asher@howardcountyin.gov.

Howard County Sheriff’s Department Steven Rogers, Sheriff 1800 West Markland Ave. Kokomo, IN 46901 Work:(765) 456-2020 Fax: (765) 456-2145 MEDIA RELEASE ______________________________________________ Subject: Intimidation / Mischief Location: Cr 600 East 100 North Date/Time: October 13th, 2018 Released by: Capt. Jerry Asher Date of Release: October 19th, 2018 On October 13th at approximately 1:13am Deputies responded to a complaint of Intimidation and Mischief that was done at the complaints recently purchased home. Prior to moving in the victim located a letter left on the front door. The letter contained erroneous information concerning the property and also made derogatory racial comments towards a juvenile family member. Since the initial report and media release investigators have ruled out juveniles or students as being suspects in committing these acts. Investigators have a person of interest and are continuing to gather evidence and speak with witnesses. This appears to be an isolated act and no further incidents have been reported.

Captain Asher spent the afternoon at the Kendall Family Farm Corn maze and pumpkin patch representing the Sheriff’s Department. This year, the Kendall’s dedicated the corn maze in appreciation to all first responders. The HCSD would like to thank Kendall Farms and appreciates being a part of this special event! http://www.kendallfamilyfarmadventures.com/events

Avoid the area of US 35 (CR 450N) near the Davis Rd split as there has been another Semi rollover. Eastbound traffic is being diverted onto the Davis Rd exit. Westbound traffic is still moving at this time. No injuries to the driver.

Two People Arrested During Howard County/Kokomo Police Checkpoint

UPDATE** Everything is back to normal function. The non-emergency lines are now working again. Sorry for the inconvenience. **INFORMATION** The non-emergency phone lines in the Dispatch Center are currently down. The problem has been reported and we are waiting on a fix. The 911 lines are NOT affected; however, DO NOT call 911 for a non-emergency. We do not want the 911 lines tied up with general calls. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

Happy Retirement Lieutenant Galloway! Thank you for all the years of dedicated service!

On Thursday, September 13th the Howard County Sheriff’s Department received information on the possible whereabouts of a person that was wanted for failing to return to the Work Release program. Zachary Dalton (36) was reported as not returning to Work Release on July 27th, 2018 by staff. A report was taken and the investigation into his whereabouts began. On today’s date at approximately 12:40pm, Deputies from the Howard County Sheriff’s Department went to the 3600 Block of Briarwick Dr. in Kokomo in an attempt to locate Zachary. Zachary was located and taken into custody without incident. Zachary was transported to the Howard County Criminal Justice Center and charged with the following warrants: 1). Escape (Level 6 Felony) 2). Non-Compliance with Work Release for Possession of Chemical Reagents and Precursors. (Level 5 Felony) Zachary is being held at the Howard County Criminal Justice Center without bond. The Howard County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone that has information on the location of wanted subjects to contact our 911 Communications Division at (765) 457-1105. Do not approach or try to apprehend anyone that is potentially wanted. We continue to thank you for your information and support.

Please join us in welcoming the newest member to our department, Deputy Mark Brackett #34-88. Deputy Brackett has served the department for 16 years in various capacities. The experience Deputy Brackett gained while working as a Corrections Officer and as a Civil Process Officer will undoubtedly make him a well-rounded Deputy Sheriff.

Thank you for allowing the men and women of the Howard County Sheriff’s Department to serve this community we all so love. Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day! Reminder: The Administrative offices are closed today but will reopen at 8am tomorrow morning. Dispatch is 24/7 and can be reached at (765) 457-1105. Buckle up and don’t drink and drive.

Contact the Kokomo Police Department if you have any information. Thank you.

Media Release Subject/Case: Fatality Crash Location: County Road 500 South Howard County/ County Road 580 West Howard County Date/Time: August 27, 2018 at approximately 1:20 am Case Number: HCSD18-01814 Released by: Capt. Jerry Asher Date of Release: August 28, 2018 At approximately 1:20am on Monday August 27th, 2018, the Howard County Sheriff Department responded to a one vehicle crash on County Road 500 South near County Road 580 West Howard County. Preliminary investigation shows that that a Black 2001 Ford Taurus, driven by Derrick J. Burnett age 41 of Kokomo, was traveling East on Howard County’s 500 South approaching Howard County’s 580 West at an unknown rate of speed. The vehicle left the roadway on the south side striking a tree and ejecting the driver from the vehicle. The vehicle’s final resting place was in the yard of a residence at 11839 West 700 North, Russiaville (Tipton County). Derrick Burnett was pronounced dead at the scene by Tipton County Coroner Bob Nichols. Assisting at the scene were the Russiaville Fire Department, Community Howard Regional Hospital Ambulance, Howard County Emergency Management, and the Tipton County Coroner’s Office. This case is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Capt. Jerry Asher at (765) 457-1105 or the Tipton County Coroner’s Office.

Please contact Kokomo Police Det. Michael Banush at (765)-456-7278 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at (765)-456-7017 if you have any information. You may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS with your anonymous tip. Thank you

If you have any information on this case, please contact the Kokomo Police Department. Thank you!

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Members of the Howard County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police enjoyed a game of football today with kids from the PAL football team!

If you have any information please contact Kokomo Police Department Detective Brent Wines (765) 456-7342 or the Kokomo Police Hotline at (765) 456-7017. You may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS with your anonymous tip. Thank You

MEDIA RELEASE Subject/Case: Traffic Crash Location: US 35/ Davis Road overpass Date/Time: August 14, 2018 Case Number: 2018-00104890 Released by: Capt. Jerry Asher Date of Release: August 14, 2018 Follow Up Person: Capt. Jerry Asher _____________________________________________ On August 14, 2018 at 10:52 AM, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department responded to a personal injury automobile crash at US 35 and the Davis Road Overpass. Upon arrival it was discovered that there was one vehicle involved. From evidence at the scene, a White 2019 Freightliner Truck was being driven southbound on US 35 at the Davis Road Split Overpass. The truck was not able to negotiate the turn and drove off of the roadway into the grassy area and rolled several times. The truck was driven by 29 year old Zackariah Andrew of Rushville, Indiana. Mr. Andrew was the only person in the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt, and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Howard County Coroner’s Office. The Howard County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by the Howard County Coroner’s Office, Galveston Fire Department, Howard County Emergency Management and St Vincent Medics. Anyone with any additional information reference to the crash, contact Capt. Jerry Asher at (765) 456-2020.

Avoid the area of CR 450N near the Davis Rd split. We are working a single vehicle fatality accident. The road is shutdown.

Make sure your Labor Day weekend is only full of happy memories, not a lifetime of regrets. This holiday, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Heading out to Labor Day pool parties and picnics? If you plan to drink, plan a safe ride home before you leave your house. Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app at www.nhtsa.gov/link/saferride/. In 2016, an average of one person was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 50 minutes. Break the cycle and save a life: This Labor Day, and every day, choose to drive sober. In every State and the District of Columbia, it’s illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher. This Labor Day, and every day, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. A DUI can cost you $10,000 in attorney fees, fines, repairs, and lost time at work. Remember: It is never okay to drink and drive. It is never okay to drive impaired. Designate a sober driver, use public transportation, or download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app at www.nhtsa.gov/link/saferride/ to help you get home safely. Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is joining forces with law enforcement nationwide for the 2018 Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility enforcement campaign. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign coincides with the 2018 Labor Day holiday weekend, which is a deadly time of year in terms of drunk-driving fatalities. In 2016, there were 10,497 people killed in drunk-driving crashes, nearly one-third of all vehicle crash fatalities. This Labor Day, and every day, spread the life-saving message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Need a safe ride home from this year’s Labor Day holiday celebration? Plan ahead: Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app, available on Google Play for Android devices: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhtsa.SaferRide&hl=en), and Apple’s iTunes Store for iOS devices: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saferride/id950774008?mt=8). SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up. Remember to always Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. On average, a DUI can set you back $10,000 in attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing and repairs, and more. Don’t let this Labor Day end in disaster: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

The HCSD Dive Team ensured a safe environment for the kids today at the Moose Carden Fishing Clinic.