Newton County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Newton County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 304 E. Seymour St, Kentland, 47951 IN
  • Chief:
Phone: 219.474.5661
Fax: 219.474.5666

Newton County Sheriff's Office is located at 304 E. Seymour St, Kentland, 47951 IN. The Newton County Sheriff's Office phone number is 219.474.5661.

Newton County Sheriff's Office News

North Newton Spartan Pop Warner and LaPorte Slicers. Thank you for the invitation for team photos with the DARE car. Great sportsmanship!

LINCOLN TOWNSHIP- The beautiful park on SR 55 has been vandalised. Frame post chopped with an axe, picnic tables chopped. Playground equipment and baseball dugouts spraypainted. Due to the profanity used, we cannot post many pictures. A lot of people have donated their time to make this park what it is. Sadly, some have chosen to disrespect it casuing thousands of dollars in damage. Anyone with information should call our TIP LINE 219-234-7014

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER! Each year the Newton County Sheriff’s Office participates in NO SHAVE NOVEMBER. We allow a one month break from our grooming policy to support a local cause. This year we will be supporting KIDS HOPE OF NORTH NEWTON. You can check out their FACEBOOK page for more information NCSO employees will be asked to donate $25 to participate and help to reach our goal of $900.00 which will sponsor five children. Sheriff VanVleet said “We will deviate from our grooming standards for the month of November to allow for this cause. We have high hopes that even those that don’t want to go NO SHAVE will still join us in supporting Kids Hope. Any effort to support and aid in the development of a child should be respected.” If you would like to join team Newton County Sheriff, please send your donation to Jasper-Newton Foundation P.O. Box 295 Rensselaer, IN 47978 Your memo line should read Kids hope of North Newton/NCSO


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Good news- We just want to share some good news- Deputy C. Wilson received a letter today from the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation. Deputy Wilson was thanked for his efforts in INDOT’s Damage to State Property Cost Recovery Program. We too would like to thank Deputy Wilson for taking the extra time and steps involved in tagging damaged state property along State roads. With this program, INDOT is able to recover the cost of repairing the damaged state property quickly and efficiently. Thank you Deputy Wilson!!

We had a great time at the Lake Village TOUCH A TRUCK event. Awesome turnout. Thank you to all that put this event together and those that came out. Newton County Public Library

We are so thankful this wasn't worse. Minor injuries. Please, move over! #roomtoworknc

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FATAL CRASH- LAKE VILLAGE US 41, north of CR 600N ( 3 miles south of SR 10) (10-3-18 7:30am) Wednesday, October 03, 2018 4:56am- Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle crash at US 41 north of CR 600 N (Conrad curves). Preliminary investigation indicates a 2011 Hyundai driven by a 25 year old Chicago, Il woman was traveling northbound on US 41. For unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and came in contact with a guardrail. The crash resulted in the fatality of the 25 year old driver. A 23 year old Chicago woman was transported by ambulance with serious injuries. A 3 year old was also transported with unknown injuries. Names of those involved are being withheld at this time pending family notification. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is encouraged to call Deputy Wallace 219-474-6081 Ext 3104. Northbound US 41 was closed for approximately 2 hours. As of 7:39am the scene remains active for clean up, temporary lane closures and restrictions can be expected for the next hour. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Newton County EMS, Newton County Coroner’s Office, Lake Township Fire, Lincoln Township Fire and Morocco Fire.

US 41 AND 600 N- Responders on scene of a serious crash. Use caution. #roomtoworknc North Newton School Corporation

PIC OF THE WEEK - Another awesome photo of one of our feathered friends. Ya don’t see these too often. This photo was sent to us by Stacey Diulio. Thanks so much for your contribution, Stacey! Do you have a great photo you would like to share? If so, send it to us at with the name of the person that took the photo, date it was taken and a general area of Newton County where it was taken.

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH. Here are a couple links to some great resourses.

Our hearts are with our family Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Symons family. Jeff will be dearly missed by all.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FATAL CRASH-ROSELAWN Lincoln Township, CR 400E and CR900N, 1 mile south of SR 10 (9-18-18 12:15pm) 9-18-18 10:11am Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of CR400E and CR 900N involving a passenger car and a scooter. According to a witness statement, the scooter was eastbound on CR 900N and failed to stop and yield to the northbound passenger car. The crash resulted in the fatality of a 61 year old Lake Village, IN man. The driver of the other vehicle, 33 year old Fair Oaks, IN woman refused medical treatment at the scene. Names of the drivers are being withheld at this time pending family notification. Newton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Indiana State Police, Newton County EMS, Lincoln Twp Fire Dept and the Newton County Coroners Officer.

LAKE VILLAGE FATAL CRASH On 9/16/2018 at approximately 2:20 A.M. Newton County Sheriff’s Department responded a report of a vehicle that struck a utility pole on State Road 10 east of US 41. Preliminary investigation by Deputy Hamilton shows a 2004 Silver Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Robert Tyson, 33, of Lake Station, Indiana was traveling East bound on State Road 10 when the vehicle disregarded the stop light at the intersection of State Road 10 and US 41. The vehicle then lost control and went off the road way, causing the vehicle to strike a utility pole. The driver, Tyson, was pronounced dead at the scene. Family has been notified. The crash is still under investigation. Assisting agencies: Newton County EMS, Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department, Newton County Coroner’s Office. -end-

GRANT TWP- CR 1550S is closed west of SR 55 for AT LEAST 2 more hours, due to a gas leak. South Newton Senior HighSchool South Newton Junior and Senior High School South Newton Elementary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NORTH NEWTON THREAT UPDATE NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (9-10-18 3:26pm) 9-10-18 6:44am Newton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to CR 1100N and CR 525E for a report of a student on the bus with a handgun. Police responded and acted on the report. No gun was located in a search of the bus, back packs or immediate area around the bus. Review of the video and audio footage showed no evidence of a student displaying or implying a gun, no threats were made to other students. This investigation will continue. However, it appears this report was a product of a verbal exchange between a student rider and motorist that was taken out of context and exaggerated. Newton County was assisted by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and the North Newton School Corporation. -end-

SR 114 is closed west of SR 55 due to a semi roll over crash

REMEBERING A LOCAL HERO - CRAIG A. BLANN Across the United States and throughout our history, America’s law enforcement officers have come to stand for all that every citizen should aspire to be. That is why we honor the fallen heroes, the men and women who gave their life while serving their communities. September 6th will mark yet another year without one of the finest deputies that has ever served Newton County, CRAIG A. BLANN. Every year we celebrate this day not merely to lift up our memories of Craig, but also to venerate his examples of what a good steward to our communities should be. Let us all remember Craig’s unshakable character, unmistakable integrity and infinite kindness. Please keep the family of Craig Blann in your thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Brother!