Knox man arrested while stealing building materials

A Starke County man was arrested while in the process of stealing building materials.


The Starke County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies responded to 340 E US Highway 30, at the Knoll Bros truck stop, Hamlet, for a burglary. A male subject was located outside near a Honda.


Deputies discovered a fence gate that was forcibly entered. A ladder was positioned onto the roof of the gas station. Several building materials including siding had been removed from the attic vent area. A pair of adult sandals, sunglasses and a wallet with the suspect’s identification were located atop of the building.


Deputies also noticed that an outer structure had been forcibly entered. Several contents from the shed were removed and placed into the subject’s vehicle. Near the shed a cell phone and syringe were located on the ground.


Donald Doyle II, 38, of Knox,  was taken into custody and transported to the Starke County Justice Center for processing. The subject was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.


Doyle is preliminarily charged with: Burglary - Felony Level 5, Possession of Methamphetamine - Felony Level 6, Trafficking with an Inmate - A Misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief - B Misdemeanor, Possession of Paraphernalia - C Misdemeanor.