• 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
  • TCPD issues 86 citations, warnings, makes 10 arrests during patrols

    TELL CITY – Over 24 days, Tell City Police Department issued 86 citations and warnings and made 10 arrests during St. Patrick’s Day, college spring break and the first rounds of NCAA Tournament.

    In 2017, the weekend beginning St. Patrick’s Day had the highest number crashes involving impaired drivers. Federal traffic safety funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute supported random patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints for more than 230 law-enforcement agencies across the state.

  • Police seize methamphetamine, $11,000 in cash

    TELL CITY – A husband and wife face a long list of felony drug charges after police allegedly found them in possession of methamphetamine and $11,000 in cash.

    On Thursday, a Perry County Sheriff’s Department deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of 12th Street in Tell City. Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle the deputy developed what he judged to be sufficient probable cause to obtain a search warrant for illegal drugs inside the vehicle.