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Police/Courts

  • Man convicted of illegally killing buck

    JASPER – Indiana Conservation Officers are reporting that a Dubois County man has been convicted of illegally taking what most hunters would consider a buck of a lifetime.

  • Man charged with public indecency, nudity

    TELL CITY – A rural Perry County man faces charges of public indecency and public nudity after police allege they found him standing in the nude in the doorway of his home Feb. 21.

    Kristopher M. Cronin, 27, of 13558 Tiger Road, was arrested by Sheriff Alan Malone after police received complaints that a man had repeatedly been seen not wearing any clothing.

    In a probable cause affidavit, Malone said he spotted Cronin standing in the threshold of his open doorway allegedly fondling himself.

  • Police plan March enforcement effort

    PERRY COUNTY – Spring is just around the corner. As temperatures rise, and winter ice and snow recede from the roads, Hoosier drivers are tempted to increase their speeds and take more risks behind the wheel.

    The Tell City and Cannelton police departments and about 230 other law-enforcement agencies across Indiana are warning drivers of increased patrols this March for aggressive driving violations. Overtime traffic enforcement is funded through National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grants administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

  • Boyd acquitted of rape charge

    CANNELTON – A jury deliberated for less than an hour Wednesday before returning a not guilty verdict in the rape trial of Arbless Russell Boyd, 48. He was arrested Nov. 24, 2018, in Cannelton  after a sheriff’s deputy allegedly found him forcing himself on a woman inside a nearby home. He then fled after being confronted by an officer, police said.

  • Michigan semi driver faces OWI charges

    TROY – A police investigation that started out as a welfare check quickly turned into a criminal investigation Feb. 3. Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Patrick Stinson and Trooper Christopher Rainey came into contact with Curtis McMann, 58, of Cilo, Mich., in the Troy area after being called by a concerned citizen.

  • Cannelton PD arrests three on drug charges

    CANNELTON – An investigation by the Cannelton Police Department led to the arrests Feb. 8 of three people.

    Rachel James, 44, Nickolis Landry, 35, and Dylan Parr, 25, all of Cannelton, we’re arrested at a residence in the 700 block of S. Seventh Street after a lengthy investigation, officers said.

    Officer Kyle Lutgring, the lead officer, was able to develop enough information to obtain a search warrant, which was served Friday night, police said.

  • Perry County man sentenced to time served

    TELL CITY – Brock Smith, 30, of Perry County was sentenced Wednesday to time served for the Class C misdemeanor of operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his body.

    The offense carried a maximum 60-day sentence but he had served 560 days on house arrest after posting bond from jail.

  • Grants to support substance abuse prevention programs

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is pleased to announce that they awarded $14,054.34 in grants to local agencies.  A presentation ceremony was held Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Perry County Detention Center.  The mission of the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is to address health and social issues in the community resulting from substance abuse. Grants were awarded as follows:

  • Trial of man blamed in fatal collision begins today

    TELL CITY – A rural Tell City man charged with causing a 2015 collision that claimed the life of a Bristow teenager is scheduled to stand trial beginning today.

  • Deputies investigate Sycamore Road theft

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of an all-terrain vehicle and a zero-turn mower stolen sometime last week from property on Sycamore Road.

    Sheriff’s deputies were notified Jan. 11 that  the ATV and mower were taken from a carport. The ATV is a green 2012 Honda with a winch on the front. The lawn mower is an orange Bad Boy Maverick.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department at (812) 547-2441 or an anonymous tip line at (812) 547-9563.