• State police: Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

    PERRY COUNTY – Two Tell City residents were arrested Friday on numerous drug charges, allegedly in the presence of a 4-year-old child.

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  • Sweep with state parole officers leads to six arrests on drug charges

    PERRY COUNTY – Two searches by state police officers with state parole officers led to drug charges filed against six people.

    On Friday afternoon, Master Trooper Trey Lytton, Senior Trooper Robbie Lambert and State Parole Officer Shelly Brown conducted a parole search at 100 First St. in Cannelton. 

    During the search, drug paraphernalia was allegedly found inside the residence, and four individuals inside the home at the time of the search were cited on Class C misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges.

  • DNA data bank proposed for felony arrests

    Erin Houchin

    State Senator


    Our law enforcement officers and criminal justice system do an outstanding job at keeping our communities safe and taking dangerous individuals off the streets. With technological and scientific advancements, we have an opportunity to provide the criminal justice system with tools to identify individuals who have committed felonies and potentially connect them to unsolved crimes.

  • Houchin unveils draft of legislation to require DNA collection for felony arrests

    INDIANA – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) on Tuesday unveiled a draft of legislation she plans to introduce in the 2017 legislative session that would  require DNA collection from individuals arrested for a felony.

  • Tell City woman charged in series of burglaries

    TELL CITY – A Troy woman has been charged in a series of home burglaries going back as far as October.

    On Nov. 29, Tell City Police Department officers arrested 33-year-old Amanda Evrard of 515 Market St. in Troy. Officers began investigating reports of home burglaries in the Tell City area, beginning in early October.  During the course of the investigations, officers developed probable cause to charge Evrard in two of the burglaries. A search warrant was executed at her residence and items from the two cases were allegedly located there. 

  • Kentucky many charged after two-state pursuit

    HANCOCK COUNTY – An Owensboro, Ky., many faces a long list of chrges after allegedly stealing a police car in Hancock County and leading police on a pursuit that ended south of Huntingburg in Dubois County.

    Jason Daniel Phillips, 35, faces charges of escape, auto theft, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and resisting law enforcement.

    At 3:35 A.M. Thanksgiving morning, officials from the Kentucky State Police contacted the Jasper Post to inform troopers of a pursuit coming from Hancock County, Ky., and entering Indiana through US 231. 

  • Tell City Police announce the end of the 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Police Department announced the completion of the national and statewide 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization campaign.

    During the annual 25-day enforcement period, 64 tickets were written and three arrests were made for driving while intoxicated within Tell City.

  • Racial graffiti leads to teen arrests

    TELL CITY – On Nov. 6, the Tell City Police Department received calls from citizens in reference to graffiti that had been spray painted at various locations in the city.  Some of the graffiti was considered offensive and depicted racial bias.

    On Nov. 17, city police obtained sufficient evidence to develop probable cause in the case, charging two individuals for the crime. 

  • Police looking for person responsible for graffiti

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department is looking for the person responsible for spray-painting swastikas and racial slurs at several locations in Tell City.

    A swastika was spray-painted on the restroom of the John F. Kennedy Pool. Painted nearby was the last name of President-elect Donald Trump.

    Graffiti was also reported along the Born Learning Trail along Windy Creek. Two of the stations along the trail were ruined by hate speech, said Rebecca Fenn, executive director of United Way of Perry County. Replacing the signs is expected to be expensive.