KPD looking for suspected thieves

Written on 04/02/2024

Also, Toth sworn in as new officer; meth arrest made after traffic stop

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On March 28, 2024, Kokomo Police responded to Ulta Beauty Supplies, 2134 E. Boulevard St., in reference to a theft investigation. At approximately 12:36 p.m., two females entered the store carrying large bags. The suspects began taking multiple items from the shelves and immediately left the store with an undetermined amount of products.

One of the suspects was described as a white female, approximately 18-25 years of age, having dark hair with red highlights, wearing a grey jacket and blue jeans.

The second suspect was described as a white female, approximately 18-25 years of age, with brown hair, wearing eyeglasses, a grey sweatshirt, and a navy undershirt.

Anyone having information on the identity of the suspects or has information concerning this case, is asked to contact the Kokomo Police Department at (765) 456-7017. You can always report tips anonymously by downloading the "Kokomo PD" mobile app from the iOS or Google Play stores. You can also text a tip to us by texting TIPKPD, then a space, and then your tip, and send it to 847411.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Toth sworn in as new officer

On April 1, Mayor Tyler Moore swore in the newest Kokomo Police Officer, Richard Toth, Badge #468.

Toth is a lifelong resident of Kokomo. He attended Kokomo High School and Ivy Tech Community College. He has two brothers who are currently serving as law enforcement officers.

Toth's family has a deep-rooted connection with Kokomo, as they have been a part of this community for more than 100 years. He looks forward to continuing his family's legacy as a servant to this wonderful community.

Congratulations and welcome to the Kokomo Police Department.

Meth arrest made after traffic stop

On March 28 at approximately 11:43 p.m., Howard County Dispatch broadcasted an attempt to locate for a possible intoxicated driver in the area of Dixon Road and Defenbaugh Street. This was radioed in by a local ambulance that was traveling north behind the vehicle. The ambulance gave several updates that the vehicle was all over the road.

Officer Gabbi Uhrin #432, who had just completed her shift on afternoon B-Watch, was traveling in this area at the time the attempt to locate was broadcasted. Uhrin was able to get behind the vehicle in the area of Dixon Road and Sycamore Street.

Officer Uhrin initiated a traffic stop with the vehicle at Dixon Road and Columbus Boulevard. The officer was then assisted by Officers Mason #458 and Wilson #460 of the midnight C-Watch in reference to her observed behavior and driver indicators. During the investigation, the vehicle was inventoried prior to being towed. During the inventory, Officer Mason located a digital scale with a white powder residue which later field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

This resulted in the driver, Jason M. McKay, being searched. During the search officers recovered a small black bag with which contained approximately 95 grams (3.3 ounces) of suspected Methamphetamine and paraphernalia.

As a result of this investigation, McKay was arrested and booked into the Howard County Jail for the following charges:

Dealing Methamphetamine IC 35-48-4-1.1 a Level 2 Felony

Possession of Methamphetamine IC 35-48-4-6.1 a Level 3 Felony

Possession of Paraphernalia IC 35-48-4-8.3 a C Misdemeanor

This case remains active for further investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to contact Officer Gabbi Uhrin #432 by email at, or by using the KPD Tip 411 app.

Remember, all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.