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Police/Courts

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lamar man sentenced on sex crimes following plea

    ROCKPORT – Jason S. Tribbie, 38, of Lamar was sentenced on Nov. 3 in Spencer Circuit Court for one count of aiding, inducing or causing child molesting as a Class C felony, one count of aiding, inducing or causing sexual misconduct with a minor as a Level 4 felony, and one count of maintaining a common nuisance as a Level 6 felony. 

    Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt handed down the sentence after accepting the terms of a plea agreement entered into by Tribbie with the Spencer County Prosecutor’s Office.

  • Help put an AED in every state police cruiser

    JASPER – The Indiana State Police Jasper Post is calling on runners, walkers, and fitness gurus to help Troopers raise funding for “Bolt For the Heart”, a nonprofit organization that, since 2015, has been working to purchase automated external defibrillators for troopers patrolling Indiana’s roadways. 

  • Records, Nov. 2, 2017, Issue

    Arrests

    • Shawn W. Hempfling, 42, of 231 W. Trusler St., Oakland City, Oct. 27, on a preliminary charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released later the same day after posting $205 bail.
    • William A. Merritt, 56, of Tell City, Oct. 28, on three warrants for burglary and two warrants for theft.
    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $14,105.

  • Real Estate Transfers (Published Oct. 23, 2017)

    Real Estate Transfers

  • 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.