Author Archives: Jim Taylor

Last Chance To Submit Applications For 2015 Rookie Probation Officer of the Year and Line Probation Officer of the Year Awards


Jim Taylor

Just a reminder to all Probation Officers (Juvenile and Adult) across the State, the last date to submit Applications for “Line Probation Officer of the Year” and “Rookie Probation Officer of the Year” is fast approaching!! The last date for applications to be accepted is 8-24-15. So get your applications in as soon as possible! […]

Another Porter County Adult Probation Officer Retires: Mr. Rick Staresina

Jim Taylor District #1 POPAI Rep.

  On March 20th 2015, the first day of “Spring”, Adult Probation Officer Richard Staresina “Sprung out” of the day to day hustle n bustle of the Monday-Friday life as a Adult Probation Officer, and jumped right into a lifestyle of vacations & total relaxation. The same day, a retirement reception was held on the […]

Now accepting applications for the Donald “Charley” Knepple Award


J. Taylor

Its that time of year again to submit your application to be considered for the Donald “Charley” Knepple Scholarship Award which will be given to one lucky person at the 2015 Annual Indiana Probation Officers Conference May 6 and 7, held in Indianapolis, IN. The qualified candidate chosen for the Scholarship Award will be awarded […]

Porter County Adult Probation Officer Bob Hanaway Retires After 25 years of Service.


Jim Taylor POPAI District #1 Rep

On 1-22-15, after 25 years of hard work and dedicated service as a Adult Probation Officer in Porter County, IN., Robert (Bob) Hanaway decided, its time to retire and rid himself of the M-F “Shirt and tie” wear, in exchange for some much needed relaxation to enjoy whatever the days and nights may bring ahead. […]

Doing the right thing: Probation officer returns money found

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Dec 30, 2014

By Chanti Carter-Rene, C1 Contributor

Though she’d been the victim of identity theft, Probation Officer Chanti Carter-Rene returned an envelope of thousands of dollars she found in the street to a nearby bank… It was Monday, December 23, 2013, and I had some letters to drop off at the post office during my lunch hour. Having been the recent victim […]

Woman who set off pipe bombs goes before judge again, gets 3 years for probation violation

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First Posted: October 31, 2014 - 12:57 pm

By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Georgia — A judge gave Celia Savage a break in February when he sentenced her to probation after federal authorities found pipe bombs and guns in her home during a raid. He warned her not to make him look like a fool. Less than six months later, Savage, 25, was arrested on drug charges, […]

Jury finds convict guilty of stalking probation officer

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NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Pa. — A convict found guilty of stalking his probation officer by sending her threatening emails will be spending more time behind bars. The Morning Call reports that Clinton D. Oxford was found guilty of stalking, terroristic threats and harassment. He was immediately sentenced to five and a half to fifteen years behind […]

Sex offenders released early for good behavior

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WLWT Cincinnati


Jackie Congedo

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. —Seven years after molesting a little girl, a Fairfield man was arrested on child porn charges. WLWT News 5’s Jackie Congedo looked into how some sex offenders get out of jail without completing their sentence, only to reoffend.

Plane stowaway gets jail for probation violation

Full Article Aug. 13, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) A woman who flew from San Jose to Southern California without a ticket was sentenced to 177 days in jail Wednesday after acknowledging that she violated her probation by returning to the Los Angeles airport. Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, was found wandering through airport terminals after a […]