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Police/Courts

  • 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

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    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.

  • Northern Perry County man charged with arson in barn fire

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    BRISTOW – A Perry County man was charged with arson Saturday just hours after allegedly setting fire to a neighbor’s barn. According to Sheriff Alan Malone, Grant Burch, 23, of Bristow, was jailed on one count of arson, a level 4 felony, and one charge of resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor.

    Just after 4 a.m. Saturday, central dispatch in Tell City received a call that a barn located at 5481 State Road 62 was on fire. The location of the fire was near Interstate 64.

  • Pursuit along I-64 ends peacefully with arrest

    SPENCER COUNTY – An overnight pursuit along Interstate 64 stretched out nearly 40 miles before coming to a peaceful stop.

    At 12:27 a.m. Friday, Trooper Steve Nolan was patrolling I-64 near the 59-mile marker, two miles east of the Dale exit, when he saw a silver 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo traveling west at what looked like a high rate of speed. Nolan activated his radar, which indicated the Chevy was driving 99 MPH.

  • Indiana State Police seeks recruits for 78th recruit academy

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 78th Recruit Academy.  Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://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.

  • Multi-county drug investigation nabs TC man on distribution charges

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was among 14 arrested in a multi-city drug distribution ring. Derricus Gilbert, 34, was taken into custody Thursday morning.

    Involving numerous agencies, the case, which began in October 2016,  was headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the United States Marshal Service, and the Evansville Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Tell City, Owensboro Police Department and Henderson police departments and the Kentucky State Police.

  • Search warrant lands Troy pair behind bars

    TROY – A joint investigation by the Tell City Police and Perry County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of two residents in Troy on multiple drug charges. Arrested Thursday afternoon after issuance of a search warrant for a home 11124 Indiana 45 were Jeremy W. Ramsey, 42, and Jennifer K. Harpe, 39.

    According to Tell City Police Detective Roger Smith, an ongoing investigation into possible stolen items led police to the home. Through the course of the investigation, they were also alerted to possible drug activity at the residence.