On Sunday, January 31, 2016 at approximately 3:53am, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of N. St. Joseph Avenue and Glenview Avenue upon report of a vehicle crash involving injury.
On scene investigation and statements taken from the driver indicated that a brown 2001 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Ms. Lacey Chandler Alexander had been traveling northbound on N. St. Joseph Avenue before leaving the east side of the roadway and striking a steel road sign.
Ms. Alexander was transported by ambulance to Deaconess Hospital for evaluation. The investigating sheriff’s deputy observed that Ms. Alexander appeared intoxicated. Ms. Alexander admitted to drinking excessively prior to driving. According to Ms. Alexander, she had been looking at her phone just prior to the crash. Preliminary hospital testing revealed Ms. Alexander’s blood alcohol content was nearly three (3) times the legal limit.
An early Saturday morning traffic stop resulted in the seizure of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and charges filed against two Jasper teenagers.
At 1:29 A.M. this morning, Trooper Ross Johnson conducted a traffic stop on a white 2001 Toyota Prius on Newton Street near 12th Street in Jasper for a traffic violation. While speaking with the driver, 18 year old Macy Anna Kerstiens, and the passenger, 18 year old Cassidy E. Engleman, both of Jasper, Trooper Johnson could smell the odor of burnt marijuana in the vehicle. Trooper Johnson, with the assistance of Trooper Kurtis Blunk and Probationary Trooper Noah Ewing, conducted a vehicle search of the Toyota, finding marijuana, a smoking pipe with marijuana in it, and scales.
Through the course of the traffic stop, Trooper Johnson learned that the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to Kerstiens. Kerstiens was charged with possessing marijuana and paraphernalia, and maintain a common nuisance, and was lodged without incident in the Dubois County Security Center. Engleman was cited into court on a charge of visiting a common nuisance and was released pending her court date.
GCSO: Homemade license plate leads to arrest of Winslow man on driving charge, Vanderburgh Co. warrants
On January 30, 2016, at 12:23 p.m. Deputy Daniel Greer initiated a traffic stop on a White 1990 Chevy passenger van on US 41 near Lyle Station Road in Gibson County. When Deputy Greer approached the vehicle he informed the driver that 44 year old Timothy Glosser of Winslow that he had been stopped due to a temporary vehicle registration tag hanging in his window.
Deputy Greer went back to his patrol car and ran Mr. Glosser and his vehicle through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. It was at that point Deputy Greer discovered that Mr. Glosser was driving on a license that was suspended with a prior conviction. Deputy Greer further learned that Mr. Glosser had two outstanding warrants through Vanderburgh County.
An anonymous tip received Thursday led Troopers to a meth lab and later the arrest of the two suspects who made it.
Around 5:24 P.M. Thursday, Troopers with the Indiana State Police received an anonymous tip that two men were manufacturing methamphetamine along the river bank near the boat ramp parking lot in Troy. Troopers, along with members of the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and the Tell City Police Department entered the wooded area and began to search for the location of the meth lab and suspects. Officers observed 26 year old Joshua W. Robbins of Tell City kneeling down and working with something on the ground. As officers announced their presence and identity, Robbins began throwing items into the Ohio River. Officers observed Robbins throw the reaction vessel used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine into the water, which once coming into contact with the water, caught on fire and began emitting strong chemical fumes. Shortly thereafter, Robbins complied with instructions given by the officers and was placed into custody without incident. Officers found two hydrogen chloride (HCl) generators, a “one-pot” meth lab, sulfuric acid, lithium, and salt at the scene with Robbins, all of which are chemicals and precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Evansville, IN – Today an Evansville man received the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to multiple charges against him stemming from a three-vehicle wreck in July.
Jerald Clark III, 31, pleaded guilty to Auto Theft, Level 6 felony; Resisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 felony; Operating a Vehicle as a Habitual Traffic Violator, Level 6 felony; Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A misdemeanor; Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Class A misdemeanor; and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Bodily Injury, Class A misdemeanor.
He was sentenced to 8 ½ years in the Department of Correction for those crimes.
Prosecutors noted that Clark, who has been arrested more than 35 times since 2003, has an extensive criminal history including drug and battery convictions. The prosecutor’s office is pleased with the result of the plea because he received the maximum sentence from Vanderburgh Circuit Court Magistrate Judge Michael Cox.
Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office
January 28, 2016
On Thursday, January 28, 2016 at approximately 12:11 a.m. the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to W. Diamond Avenue (SR 66) near St. Joseph Avenue in reference to a motor vehicle crash with injuries involving two vehicles.
On scene investigation and statements taken from the drivers and witnesses indicated that a maroon 1995 Chevrolet Impala driven by Mr. Gary Alen Robertson had struck a blue 2008 Honda Civic from behind. Witnesses reported that the Impala passed them at speeds of nearly 100 mph prior to the crash. Both vehicles had been travelling west on W. Diamond Avenue east of St. Joseph Avenue when the Impala struck the Civic at a high rate of speed. The collision caused the Impala to cross into the east bound lanes, strike a guardrail on the south side of W. Diamond Avenue and then enter a field. The Civic struck a guardrail on the north side of W. Diamond Avenue before coming to rest.
The investigating sheriff’s deputy observed that Mr. Robertson appeared intoxicated. The drivers of both vehicles were transported by ambulance to Deaconess Emergency Room for injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the Civic was treated for what was believed to be minor injuries. Mr. Robertson was treated and released and later booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated with Test Refusal as a Class A Misdemeanor.
The Evansville Police Department is seeking information on 27 year-old Emily Gwaltney. Her family reported her missing last week and has not had contact with her since early January. They are concerned for her safety.
Emily is a white female and is 5'6' / 125 lbs. She has brown hair and green eyes. If you have any info about her location, please call EPD at 812-436-7986.
Evansville Police Department - January 25, 2016
Knox County – Last night at approximately 10:43, Trooper Nick Hatfield was patrolling on Willow Street in Vincennes when he observed a Ford pickup truck pull out of Montana Mikes restaurant and drive over the curb. The vehicle continued south on Willow Street striking the curb three more times.
Hatfield stopped the vehicle on Willow Street near US 41. The driver was identified as Matthew Carie, 36, of Vincennes. A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected while talking to Carie. The driver also had blood shot eyes and slurred speech. Further investigation revealed Carie had a blood alcohol content of .34%. He was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
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Indiana State Police - Evansville Nixle
January 25, 2016