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Police/Courts

  • Sheriff’s department site steers trick-or-treaters from sex offenders

    PERRY COUNTY –The Perry County Sheriff’s Department’s OffenderWatch is a new sex offender mapping and alerting service that aids citizens in avoiding dangerous homes

    According to Sheriff Alan Malone, there are 49 registered sex offenders in the county. He wants the public to know where they reside so that you avoid those houses when trick-or-treating. 

  • Warrant service leads to drug arrest

    PERRY COUNTY – A Cannelton man was back behind bars earlier this month after troopers allegedly found narcotics in his possession while trying to serve him with an arrest warrant.

  • Hill announces partnership with Ten Point Coalition for statewide crime reduction initiative

    INDIANAPOLIS - Attorney General Curtis Hill on Wednesday announced a plan to replicate statewide a crime-reduction model developed by the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition. Led by Rev. Charles Harrison, ITPC has made a dramatic impact toward reducing homicides and other violent crimes in several Indianapolis neighborhoods.

  • Tell City man facing arson charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man has been charged with arson and attempted residential entry stemming from a July 26 barn fire police suspect was deliberately set.

    The Tell City Fire Department, along with Perry County Sheriff’s Office, were dispatched to a barn fire located just west of Tell City in a wooded area. Upon arrival, investigators learned that the barn did not have any electricity service. Due to the location and circumstances, the fire was suspicious in nature, the sheriff’s department said.

  • Citizens Police Academy graduation

     

  • Rockport man arrested on child molesting charges

    SPENCER COUNTY – A Rockport man is behind bars after being charged with multiple counts of child molesting.

    On May 15, an investigation was initiated by Senior Trooper Brock Werne after allegations of child molesting were presented by Holly’s House in Evansville.  The complaint alleged that 64-year-old William Clark of Rockport had inappropriately touched three children on May 7.

  • Troopers receive new rescue tool

    The Indiana State Police recently received a lifesaving tool that will be given to every trooper working the road, thanks to a generous donation from one of their own. The resqme tool was one way for me to give back to the people of Indiana and hopefully save a life, commented Master Trooper Detective Robert May. The resqme (pronounced “rescue me”) tool is designed to brake car windows and cut seatbelts.

  • Tell City Police announce Click It or Ticket campaign results

    TELL CITY –  The Tell City Police Department announced today the completion of the national and statewide 2017 Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization campaign. During the 24 day enforcement period, 51 tickets were written for lack of seat belt usage within the Tell City area.

    “Seat belts simply save lives,” said Officer John Allen. “The importance of wearing your seat belt is a priority, and this campaign expresses this message as well as making it a year-long reminder for all drivers and their occupants.”

  • Troopers honored for work

    INDIANAPOLIS – Two Troopers from the Jasper District were honored recently at an awards ceremony at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis.

    Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents and Trooper Jeremy Galloway were presented awards for their service to the State of Indiana.

  • Troy town board member jailed for battery

    TROY – Adam Hoffman, a member of Troy’s town council, was arrested Sunday, April 23, on a Class A misdemeanor charge of battery resulting in bodily injury.

    Hoffman allegedly was involved in an altercation that afternoon with an adult male family member at his home at 500 Main St. in Troy.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center by deputy Mark Poehlein before being released upon posting a bond of $1,500.

    The News contacted Hoffman Friday.