Sheriff's Racing Team (County Mounties) apprehend purse snatcher between races
While waiting at the starting line for the next race of the Chase Junior Achievement Grand Prix, Sheriff Ken Fries heard a woman yell that a man had just slolen her purse and attempted to walk away. The Sheriff's Department Pit Crew, while preparing for the race, was in the immediate area when the woman yelled. Sheriff Fries, Chief Deputy Dave Gladieux, and the pit crew identified the man as James Andrew Howell, M/B/56, Fort Wayne. Mr. Howell was arrested for criminal conversion. The County Mounties went on to win the award for rookie of the year and best dressed pit crew.