Tipton County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Tipton County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 121 W Madison St, Tipton, 46072 IN
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Tipton County Sheriff's Office is located at 121 W Madison St, Tipton, 46072 IN. The Tipton County Sheriff's Office phone number is (765) 675-7004.

Tipton County Sheriff's Office News

We hope to see you this evening!

We hope to see you tomorrow to support this great cause!

Meet Teddy! Teddy was apparently dumped by his owner in the area of CR 500 S and CR 750 W and was located this afternoon by a deputy on routine patrol. After some persuasion with beef jerky, the deputy was able to remove the note pictured below that was duct taped to his collar his former owner left on him. Unfortunately Teddy was not microchipped so we can not locate the owner and deal with them appropriately. Someone has graciously offered to foster Teddy until he can be adopted out through Pals For-Paws Animal Rescue.

TNT Arrests Two in Elwood After Investigation The Tipton Narcotics Team (TNT) has arrested two individuals as a result of an investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics. TNT recently received information from a concerned citizen of possible drug activity and after the investigation was initiated, the information was found to be valid. On October 16, 2018, TNT and officers with the Elwood Police Department executed a search warrant in the 2100-block of North F Street in Elwood. Inside the residence, officers located a large amount of methamphetamine, numerous pieces of paraphernalia, and a synthetic plant-like substance. Officers had information and signs that children lived at the house; however, less than favorable living conditions were discovered and the Department of Child Services was summoned to the scene. TNT arrested Terance McGahey, 26, of Elwood for the offenses of “Dealing Methamphetamine” (Level 2 Felony) and “Possession of Methamphetamine” (Level 3 Felony). He was taken to the Madison County Jail, where he remains. TNT also arrested Samantha Madore, 33, of Elwood, for the offenses of “Possession of Methamphetamine” (Level 6 Felony), “Maintaining a Common Nuisance” (Level 6 Felony), and “Possession of Paraphernalia” (Class C Misdemeanor). She was taken to the Madison County Jail, where she remains. Agencies involved in this investigation include the Tipton Narcotics Team, Elwood Police Department, Elwood Animal Control, Madison County Prosecutor’s Office, Tipton County Communications, Madison County Jail, Elwood Fire Department, and Department of Child Services. There were no injuries reported as a result of this investigation. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The Tipton Narcotics Team is committed to identifying, investigating, and apprehending individuals who sell, traffic, and/or distribute illegal drugs. The Tipton Narcotics Team would like to encourage anyone possessing knowledge of suspected drug use or drug distribution in Tipton County to call our dedicated tip line at 765-675-0788. While leaving a message please relay as much information to us as possible; however, you may remain completely anonymous.

**TRAVEL ADVISORY** We are experiencing heavy fog throughout the county. For the safety of yourself and everyone on the roadway, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS if you are driving until the fog has dissipated.

We would like to thank Tim's 1 for brightening up our lawn with some beautiful fall decorations. Don’t they look great??

*UPDATE* Both juveniles have been located and are safe. Please read this post from Noblesville, IN regarding 2 missing juveniles.

The Wall That Heals, a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica & Education Center, will be making its way through Tipton today at approximately 3:30pm along SR 28 as it travels to Middletown, IN to be placed on display September 27th-30th. The escort will be conducted rain or shine by The Indiana Patriot Guard Riders, via motorcycle so please be mindful if you are traveling during this time as they will not be stopping at traffic lights while being escorted by law enforcement. If you are wishing to watch the escort, please stay out of the roadway for the safety of the riders. **For the safety of everyone, please do not attempt to join the escort once it has started. For more information regarding The Wall That Heals, please visit the link below. http://www.vvmf.org/twth

**Traffic Advisory** The Atlanta Earth Festival starts tomorrow morning and runs through Sunday evening. CR 600 South(296th. St. Hamilton County) will be closed during portions of the festival. Please plan your commute accordingly.

Please join us in congratulating our former Correctional Officer as he continues his law enforcement career with the Tipton Police Department. We wish you the best Officer Parson!

*NOTICE* This Sunday, Sept. 16th, an equipment upgrade at our dispatch center will disable the Administrative Phone Line(675-2111) from approximately 8:00am-11:30am. Emergency 911 calls will not be affected.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Tinsley as well as the members of the Fort Wayne Police Department.

**UPDATE** The phone lines are back online. **NOTICE** The Administrative Phone Line for the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office(675-7004) as well as the Non-Emergency Phone Line for Tipton County Communications E-911 - Indiana(675-2111) will be down starting at 4:00pm today for system upgrades. Service will return at approximately 5:30pm. Emergency 911 calls will not be affected during this time.

The Tipton Narcotics Team (TNT) successfully completed an eight-month long investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs throughout Tipton County. The investigation resulted in the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of illegal drugs/paraphernalia. Items located included raw marijuana, processed marijuana, scales, and equipment indicative of a marijuana grow. In the early morning hours of Monday, TNT members and officers from the Indiana State Police conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 6500-block of West County Road 450 North. As a result, Joseph Ruckman, 60, of Sharpsville, was arrested for the offenses of “Maintaining a Common Nuisance” (Level 6 Felony), “Dealing in Marijuana” (Level 6 Felony), “Possession of Marijuana” (Class B Misdemeanor), and “Possession of Paraphernalia” (Class C Misdemeanor). Sherry Ruckman, 67, of Sharpsville, was also arrested for the offenses of “Maintaining a Common Nuisance” (Level 6 Felony) and “Possession of Marijuana” (Class B Misdemeanor). Both individuals were taken to the Tipton County Jail, and later released on the Pre-Trial Release program. Agencies assisting TNT in this investigation included the Indiana State Police SWAT Team, Indiana State Police Marijuana Eradication Team, Tipton County Prosecutor’s Office, Seals Ambulance Service, and Tipton County Communications. There were no injuries reported as a result of the search warrant. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The Tipton Narcotics Team is committed to identifying, investigating, and apprehending individuals who sell, traffic, and/or distribute illegal drugs. TNT would like to encourage anyone possessing knowledge of suspected drug use or drug distribution in Tipton County to call our dedicated tip line at 765-675-0788. While leaving a message please relay as much information to us as possible; however, you may remain completely anonymous.

*TRAVEL ADVISORY* SR 28 between CR 400 West and CR 500 West(from Tipton to US 31) has been reopened.

We will be conducting training tomorrow at this event so please be aware that there is no threat to the public’s safety.

**State Road 28 Scheduled to CLOSE** SR 28 will be closed on or after July 16th between County Road 400 West and County Road 500 West. The affected area is between US 31 and the City of Tipton. The closure is expected to take up to 25 days for culvert repair. You can detour the closure by traveling north or south on either CR 400 W or CR 500 W. On both roads you will travel one mile before reaching a crossroad which you will need to take before coming to either CR 400 W or CR 500 W(depending on if you’re traveling east or west) which you will then take to return to SR 28. PLEASE NOTE: CR 400 W between SR 28 and CR 100 S has a posted speed limit of 35mph which will be enforced! Also, the county roads are not as wide as SR 28 so please drive slow and be courteous to other drivers to avoid any further delays to your day.