• Lamar woman arrested for child molestation

    LAMAR – Angela M. Ward, 45, of Lamar faces Level 5 felony charges of sexual misconduct with a minor and child molestation following her Oct. 5 arrest.

    Indiana State Police Officer Jason Dunsworth began an investigation following a report from a man advising that Ward had sexual relations with his 14-year-old son. He added that he found video evidence of one of these encounters on her phone, which he copied and provided to police as evidence.

  • ISP promotes Gardner to 1st sergeant

    JASPER – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter announced on Monday the promotion of Sgt. Robert Gardner to the rank of first sergeant. Gardner will serve as the district investigative commander for the Jasper Post.

    Gardner is a native of Monroe County and a 1991 graduate of Edgewood High School.  After high school, he earned an associate’s degree in law enforcement from Vincennes University in 1993 and served his country for two years in the United States Army.

  • ISP welcomes new K9 unit

    JASPER – The newest member of the Indiana State Police is trained and ready to hit the streets, and only requires that he be fed, watered and have his belly rubbed.

  • Wisconsin duo wanted for deception, theft

    TELL CITY – A Wisconsin couple could soon be behind bars after they allegedly defrauded a Tell City business of equipment and money. 

  • St. Meinrad man charged with battering girlfriend

    ST. MEINRAD – A Spencer County man was jailed after a Saturday morning argument became physical, Indiana State Police said.

    Around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Spencer County Emergency Dispatch received a report from a female who said she had been severely battered by her boyfriend and was being held against her will inside a Saint Meinrad residence.

  • Motorcycle chase capped off by meth busts

    TELL CITY – A police chase in pursuit of a motorcycle ended Wednesday with a Tell City pair booked on drug-related and other felony charges. Cody A. Nash faces charges of dealing methamphetamine, a Level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 4 felony; obliterating handgun identification marks, a Level 5 felony; resisting law enforcement and obstruction of justice, both Level 6 felonies and a Level A misdemeanor of carrying a handgun without a license. He is being held on a $44,605 cash bond, in addition to an Indiana parole hold warrant.

  • Drive sober or get pulled over; TC police on patrol

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will participate in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The step up in enforcement against impaired driving begins Friday and runs through Sept. 5.

    Local officers will join more than 250 agencies in the state and thousands more across the country in conducting high-visibility patrols, discouraging motorists from drinking and driving.

  • 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: