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Police/Courts

  • Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day Oct. 27 at two locations

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Council, along with Tell City Police Department, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Perry County Solid Waste Management District, Dr. Isaac Gatwood- Memorial Health Bristow and federal authorities are sponsoring a Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department and at Memorial Health located along Indiana 145 north of Bristow.

  • TC officers issue 116 traffic citations, warnings during campaign; four arrests made

    TELL CITY – Over a 24-day period, Tell City Police issued 116 traffic citations and warnings; made 4 arrests during the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.

    About 230 Indiana law-enforcement agencies joined thousands nationwide to increase roving patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

  • Cannelton property owner arrested for assisting a criminal

    CANNELTON – An out-of-state warrant landed two people in jail Tuesday after police learned a Cannelton woman was assisting a man wanted in Kentucky on felony charges.

  • Trooper goes above and beyond to help young mother with newborn

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Early Tuesday morning, Indiana State Police Sgt. George Wooten responded to Interstate 64 westbound near the 95 mile marker after receiving a report of a single vehicle accident with a minor injury.

    The driver, Kaitlyn Wood, 19, of Seymour, had hydroplaned and veered off the road during an early morning rain storm that resulted in a minor injury.

    Wood had her newborn in the vehicle at the time of the accident. She and her newborn were transported to the Harrison County Hospital via ambulance as a precautionary measure.

  • Click it or Ticket patrols coming

    TELL CITY –  Later this month, Tell City Police will join law-enforcement  agencies across Indiana and the nation to increase enforcement of seat-belt laws for Click It or Ticket. Multiple weeks of high-visibility patrols will be watching for unrestrained  passengers in cars and trucks, both children and adults, the front seat and back, both day and night.

  • Sheriff, child-care agency begins new program for county offenders

    PERRY COUNTY – A nonprofit organization that serves as the official child care resource and referral agency for Southwestern Indiana is beginning a collaboration with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department to provide training series for inmates at the Perry County Detention Center. Sheriff Alan Malone said it marks first time 4C of Southern Indiana has had the opportunity to train those incarcerated in the 14 counties served in Indiana.

  • Campaign underway for Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch

    BRAZIL – Sheriffs from across the state are launching a $500,000 “Kick In For Kids” fundraising campaign to benefit their nonprofit Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch being developed for future law enforcement officers and at-risk kids.

    To motivate individuals, businesses, veteran and other civic organizations to “kick in,” sheriffs have secured two major donors who will match contributions dollar-for-dollar if sheriffs and deputies can raise another $500,000 statewide by Aug. 31.

  • Tell City police officers warn of distracted driving dangers; offers tips

    TELL CITY April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Tell City Police reminds everyone it is illegal to type, transmit or read e-mail or text messages on a communication device while driving. Police in most states may now write traffic tickets for texting while driving.

    “Distraction is one of the most common, preventable causes of crashes,” said Chief Derrick Lawalin. “It takes your eyes, hands or focus away from the road, putting yourself and others in harm’s way.”

  • New police reserves
  • Kentucky man charged in TC tire theft