Hotline calls lead to arrest in Starke County

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department is thanking the public for its assistance and information that led to an arrest.

The thank you was to members of the community who anonymously called the sheriff's department hotline reporting Dan Ard. Ard had Level 2 and Level 4 warrants for dealing narcotics through Starke County. Ard was taken into custody in the 2 a.m. hour Monday by the joint efforts of the Starke County Sheriff’s Department use of new technology, Strategic Response Team members, detectives, Saint Joseph County Police Warrant Division, South Bend Police Intelligence Group, and Pokagon Tribal Police.

Ard was taken to the Saint Joseph County Jail.

Additional appreciation goes to the North Judson Police Department, Starke County Sheriff’s Dispatch, the community, and our federal partners that supported Ard’s apprehension.

The public is encouraged to utilizethe hotline to report criminal activity. The number is 574-772-5958.