On May 30, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. Gibson County Central Dispatch received a call of an accident with injuries at State Road 64 and County Road 1050 East. The caller advised central dispatch that a vehicle that was traveling eastbound on State Road 64 had crossed the center of the roadway and struck another vehicle headed westbound. The caller advised that the driver of the eastbound vehicle had gotten out of their vehicle and got a small child out of the back and began to walk toward Oakland City.
Weather permitting, Wimberg Road will be closed to thru traffic on Monday, June 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for road repair work. Residents of Wimberg Road will have access to their homes, but the road will be closed to all traffic at the railroad underpass.
VANDERBURGH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
MAY 29, 2014
On May 29, 2014, at 3:30 a.m. Deputy Dan Goedde observed a White 1989 Buick Riviera traveling southbound on US 41 near State Road 68 with no working taillights. Upon stopping the vehicle the driver Dorian J. McFarland age 22, of Madison, Alabama gave officer’s a false name to conceal the fact that he had a warrant out of Alabama. While officers were attempting to positively identify Mr. McFarland a small amount of Marijuana was found in the vehicle. At the conclusion of the investigation Dorian J. McFarland was taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is being held on a $5,000 bond.
The Indiana State Board of Accounts (SBOA) publicly released the 2012 Audit Report today, which concluded a lengthy process to examine the City of Evansville’s 2011 and 2012 financial statements.
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke made the announcement with the city’s entire Finance Department staff standing at his side. “After a year of hard work and cooperation with the State Board of Accounts, I am very pleased to inform our fellow citizens that the City of Evansville has received an unqualified opinion (also known as a clean opinion), and the state of city finances has once again been reaffirmed.”
Evansville Police are looking for the suspsects that were involved in a shooting near the intersection of Adams and Kentucky at 1:45 Friday morning.
The victim, 39 year old Burt Bender, was shot once in the abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
Bender, who is white, told investigators he was walking home from a friends house when a red Pontiac passenger car pulled up and the occupants began yelling at him. Bender said the men in the car were black and that they yelled several racial slurs at him. The car drove around the block and pulled up to him again. The occupants yelled at him again and then one of the men shot him.
The Southwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy will be graduating 9 new Law Enforcement officers this afternoon (May 30, 2014). The 2:00 p.m. ceremony will be held at the Old National Bank Events Plaza and is open to the public.
THE GRADUATING OFFICERS ARE:
EVANSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE
MAY 30, 2014
The Sheriff's Office was fortunate this week to have members of the local Service Dog Support and Advocacy Group provide a series of presentations to our deputies regarding “Responding to Calls that Involve Service Animals”. Deputies were provided information on best practices for responding to a situation where a service animal handler has been incapacitated. Lt. Samuel Preston (who helped coordinate the training) commented, "This information will be of great benefit to law enforcement and will help us better handle any service dog related issues."
Wednesday's EPD Safe Street Initiative led to 5 arrests. Meth, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun were taken off the streets of Evansville.
EPD charged 2 adults with drug offenses, two adults with fleeing from police, and a 15 year old for fleeing and possession of a handgun. The 3 suspects who fled from officers on Wednesday, including the armed 15 year old, are members of the Wagg Block street gang.