• 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.

  • Lamar woman arrested for child molestation

    LAMAR – Angela M. Ward, 45, of Lamar faces Level 5 felony charges of sexual misconduct with a minor and child molestation following her Oct. 5 arrest.

    Indiana State Police Officer Jason Dunsworth began an investigation following a report from a man advising that Ward had sexual relations with his 14-year-old son. He added that he found video evidence of one of these encounters on her phone, which he copied and provided to police as evidence.

  • ISP promotes Gardner to 1st sergeant

    JASPER – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter announced on Monday the promotion of Sgt. Robert Gardner to the rank of first sergeant. Gardner will serve as the district investigative commander for the Jasper Post.

    Gardner is a native of Monroe County and a 1991 graduate of Edgewood High School.  After high school, he earned an associate’s degree in law enforcement from Vincennes University in 1993 and served his country for two years in the United States Army.

  • ISP welcomes new K9 unit

    JASPER – The newest member of the Indiana State Police is trained and ready to hit the streets, and only requires that he be fed, watered and have his belly rubbed.

  • Wisconsin duo wanted for deception, theft

    TELL CITY – A Wisconsin couple could soon be behind bars after they allegedly defrauded a Tell City business of equipment and money. 

  • St. Meinrad man charged with battering girlfriend

    ST. MEINRAD – A Spencer County man was jailed after a Saturday morning argument became physical, Indiana State Police said.

    Around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Spencer County Emergency Dispatch received a report from a female who said she had been severely battered by her boyfriend and was being held against her will inside a Saint Meinrad residence.

  • Motorcycle chase capped off by meth busts

    TELL CITY – A police chase in pursuit of a motorcycle ended Wednesday with a Tell City pair booked on drug-related and other felony charges. Cody A. Nash faces charges of dealing methamphetamine, a Level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 4 felony; obliterating handgun identification marks, a Level 5 felony; resisting law enforcement and obstruction of justice, both Level 6 felonies and a Level A misdemeanor of carrying a handgun without a license. He is being held on a $44,605 cash bond, in addition to an Indiana parole hold warrant.