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Police/Courts

  • A salute during Correctional Officers Week
  • Reserve Officer of the Year
  • Trial of man accused of causing New Boston crash delayed

    ROCKPORT – The trial of a Perry County man charged with injuring several people after an Independence Day fireworks show in New Boston last year has been delayed until June.

    Patrick Taylor-Gerber of Tell City remains in the Spencer County Detention Center and faces four Level 6 felony counts of causing serious bodily injury when operating a motor vehicle with a Schedule I or II controlled substance in the body and four Level 6 felony counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.