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Parke County Sheriff

458 W. Strawberry Road, Rockville, IN 47872

Phone: (765) 569-5413

Fax: (765) 569-5283

Email: Sheriff:

Parke County Sheriff's Office

Parke County Sheriff
Parke County

For Emergencies Dial 911

On 6/23/24 Deputies responded to the area of County Road 500 N for a report of a single vehicular accident.  Upon Deputies arrival they discovered the single vehicle and sole occupant of the vehicle and been ejected from the vehicle after striking a telephone pole.  The driver was identified as, Bryan Earl Norman of Bloomingdale.  The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.  The investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.

Deputies are investigating a Fraud complaint involving a stolen debit card from the Turkey Run area.  The investigating is ongoing.

On 6/22/24 Deputies were called to a residence in Carbon for a report of trespass.  Upon further investigation, a theft was reported.  Information in regards to this case will be forwarded to the Parke County Prosecutors Office for review for potential charges.

On 6/21/24 Parke County Deputies investigated the passing of Melburn Mcqueary (88) of Rockville at a residence on New Discovery Road.  No Foul Play is suspected.  Adams Twp. Rescue, Parke County Coroners Office and Gooch's Funeral Home assisted at the scene.

On 6/17/24 Deputies arrested John Gabriel Bagley on a Johnson County Warrant for Felony Non Support of a Dependent.  Bagley is held in the Parke County Jail awaiting transfer to Johnson County.

Deputies are investigating a theft of gasoline form an equipment shed in the tangier area.  The investigation is ongoing.

The Parke County Sheriff's Office arrested Shadrach E. Cross (37) and Sydney D. Lear (27) both of Mecca on 6/5/24 for the crimes of Burglary, Auto Theft and Possession of Methamphetamine,after an investigation was conducted related to burglary cases.  A search warrant was also later executed at their residence in Mecca which resulted in the recovery of additional stolen property, methamphetamine and evidence.  Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

Kaiden A. Smith (18) of Lodi was also arrested with Cross and Lear.  Smith is facing charges of Auto Theft and False Informing.  All three individuals were incarcerated in the Parke County Jail and are awaiting arraignment.





Kiara Nicholson

On 6/5/24 was arrested for Residential Entry.

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Kaiden A. Smith

On 6/5/24 was arrested for auto theft and false informing.


Shadrach E. Cross

On  6/5/24 was arrested for Burglary, Auto Theft, Theft and Possession of Methamphetamine.


Sydney D. Lear

On 6/5/24 was arrested for Burglary, Auto Theft, Theft and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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Gage F. Swaim

On 6/3/24 was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Hunter Squires

On 6/5/24 was arrested for Residential Entry.


Skylar Hollowell

On 6/5/24 was arrested for Residential Entry.

Subjects are innocent until proven

guilty in the court of law.





If you have any information regarding wanted subjects, please call the Sheriff's Office at 765-569-5413.

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The Parke County Sheriff's Office consistently and with uniformity strives to maintains social order and provide professional law enforcement services to citizens in the community within prescribed ethical, budgetary, and constitutional constraints.  This agency strives to enforce the law and maintain order fairly and impartially, recognizing the need for justice, and the consistent appearance of justice.  The Sheriff recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves.  This agency actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit opportunities for crime and assist in bringing to justice those that break the law.


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