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Police/Courts

  • Two jailed on meth, theft charges

    TELL CITY – A report of suspicious activity last week led officers to investigate a pair of Perry County men for drug activity, as well as solve a theft case.

    Indiana State Police Trooper Trey Lytton allegedly received information of a possible theft in progress at a home on Brushy Fork Road. After doing a license plate check from what was given by the caller, and after speaking with Tell City Police Officer Bryce Hammack, Lytton learned that the vehicle owner, 36-year-old Joshua McManaway of Tell City, had an active warrant for his arrest through Perry County.

  • Man detained for evaluation after shooting

    LEAVENWORTH – Local conservation officers and law enforcement from Crawford and Perry counties were called to the report of a shooting near a campground on the Hoosier National Forest Sunday.

    According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources,  Conservation Officers Dennis Talley and Brandon Shoults, along with Leavenworth Town Marshal Justin Froman and members of the Crawford County and Perry County Sheriff’s Departments responded to a report of a suicidal intoxicated male firing a gun near a crowded Hoosier National Forest campground.

  • Fireworks laws Hoosiers need to know

    INDIANAPOLIS – Fireworks season has arrived, and the State Fire Marshal is reminding all Hoosiers to be mindful of fireworks laws when celebrating this summer.

    “Fireworks can be very entertaining to watch, but there are laws in place that are often overlooked when it comes to their usage,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. “We want for everyone to enjoy their summer, but we also want them to do so responsibly.”

    Hoosiers should remember the following laws when setting off fireworks:

  • Sheriff’s department website offers sex-offender mapping, alerts

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone reminds the public about a sex-offender mapping service that sends alerts to people so they know if they are living near offenders.

    In Perry County, there are approximately 40 sex offenders’ registered with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Promotions announced for two TC officers

    TELL CITY – Two Tell City Police Department officers were promoted last week. Police Chief Derrick Lawalin appointed Detective Roger Smith to serve as lieutenant and Patrolman Jason Shadwick to serve as sergeant.

  • TCPD cracks down on unsafe drivers during enforcement campaign

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department announced the completion of its March dangerous and impaired driving enforcement campaign.

    During the 24-day enforcement period, 54 tickets and 61 warnings were written. Four arrests were also made within Tell City.

  • Four troopers honored for service

    INDIANAPOLIS – Four troopers from the Jasper District were honored recently at an awards ceremony at the Indiana Government Center.

    Troopers Michael Allen, Brock Werne, Stephen Sexton, and Jeremy Galloway were presented awards for their service to the state of Indiana.

  • Police warn of IRS scam attempts

    TELL CITY – Police remind residents to be aware of an increasingly common scam attempt by someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

    Police said a woman contacted the department after receiving a call from someone who said they were with the IRS and claimed she owed $5,000. The caller told the woman if she did not pay the bill within two hours she would be arrested by the Tell City Police Department.

  • Police nab suspects on drug, weapons charges

    TELL CITY – A report of a disturbance at a local hotel led to the arrest of two people Wednesday on several drug and weapons charges. On March 16, Tell City Central Dispatch received a call from the Ramada Inn located at 235 Orchard Hill Drive in Tell City, in reference to a physical altercation inside one of the rooms.

    Tell City Police responded along with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police. Officers made contact with the occupants in the room and reportedly discovered drug activity inside.

  • Traffic stop lands Jasper man in jail for driving after using meth

    TELL CITY – An early morning traffic stop Thursday resulted in the arrest of a Jasper man on operating while intoxicated charges.

    At 2:43 a.m., Trooper Charlie Johnson was patrolling Main Street in Tell City when he observed a southbound 2001 Chrysler traveling 52 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. Johnson also observed the vehicle travel across the centerline numerous times.