• Tell City Police increase impaired, dangerous driving patrols for March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department is joining law-enforcement  agencies across Indiana this March to increase dangerous and impaired driving patrols for the NCAA Tournament and St. Patrick’s  Day.

    Last year, the weekend beginning St. Patrick’s  Day had the highest number crashes involving impaired drivers. With March 17, falling on a Saturday, police are conducting random patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints intended to make our roads safer.

  • TC man jailed on charges of impersonating first responder




    TELL CITY – An armed Tell City man who allegedly tried to pass himself off as a first responder was arrested Saturday night after entering a home while police were investigating a battery. Police also said a search of the man’s car turned up an AR-15 rifle and ammunition.

  • Neighbor terrorizes family on Lily Road



    PERRY COUNTY – A rural Perry County family endured what would have passed for a scene in a horror movie Feb. 24 after a neighbor allegedly barged into their home, began throwing furniture and attacked four people inside before police officers racing to the scene finally arrived and arrested him.

    Police have charged Matthew S. Fortwendel, 44, with a host of charges, including burglary, criminal confinement, intimidation and strangulation.

  • Hauser joins TC police force

    TELL CITY – Andrew Hauser has joined the Tell City Police Department as a patrolman. His appointment was approved by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety on Feb. 19. Like other new hires, Hauser’s appointment to the department is contingent on him passing a physical exam for the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund.

  • Indiana State Police seeks recruits for 78th recruit academy

    INDIANAPOLIS - The deadline for application to the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy, 11:59 p.m., Feb. 25, 2018 is quickly approaching.

    Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm.  This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police.

    Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 78th Recruit Academy.

  • Tell City Police Department Awards
  • DNA collection law begins

    INDIANAPOLIS – A bill authored by State Sens. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) and Joe Zakas (R-Granger) that will require DNA collection of individuals arrested for a felony goes into effect today, Jan. 1.

  • Two nabbed after Tuesday pursuit

    TROY – A short pursuit Tuesday night landed two people in jail on multiple drug charges.

    According to Lt. Roger Smith with the Tell City Police Department, officers attempted to stop a car driven by John A. Fortwendel, 27.

    The pursuit ended in Troy, where Fortwendel allegedly parked his car next to a residence. He and a  passenger, identified by police as Brittany Babbitt, 26, of Elizabeth, allegedly tried to run but were apprehended.

  • Ten City police officers issue 62 citations, make 7 arrests to make roads safer for holiday travel

    Over a 24-day  period, Tell City Police issued  62 citations and made seven arrests to make our roads safer for families traveling this Thanksgiving and holiday  season. Federal  highway safety  funds administered by the Indiana  Criminal Justice  Institute  supported overtime patrols  for more than 230 law-enforcement agencies across the state.

  • Tell City’s dispatchers going online


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    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works approved a revamped call-handling system for the Tell City Police Department at its Monday meeting. The system will be provided by PowerPhone, which has worked with emergency management for 30 years and provides technology and resources for dispatchers across the country.