Between 11:00 last night and 1:00 this morning, Indiana State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint on SR 62 at Plaza Drive in Mt. Vernon. During the two hour period, troopers checked 66 drivers and issued three traffic tickets and two warnings. No impaired drivers were found.
The Indiana State Police are committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving.
Indiana State Police Evansville - May 30, 2015
Knox County – Between 9:00 last night and 3:00 this morning, Indiana State Police conducted a saturation patrol targeting impaired and dangerous drivers. Troopers issued 14 traffic tickets, 18 warnings, 7 seat belt tickets and arrested two impaired drivers. Both drivers are currently being held on bond in the Knox County Jail
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Indiana State Police - May 30, 2015
On May 29th at approximately 4:44pm, Evansville Police Department Patrol Officers responded to the 900 block of E. Walnut Street in reference to a child being hit by a car.
The officers upon arrival found out that a three year old male child had ran out in front of heavy traffic and was struck by a westbound vehicle. The child had head injuries and was taken to Deaconess. His condition is unknown at this time.
An accident reconstruction, detectives and crime scene also responded to the accident scene. The investigation of the accident is continuing.
Evansville Police Department - May 29, 2015
Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Two Arrests for Drug Offenses; Felony Warrants Issued for Two Others
In April of 2015 investigators received information that Richard Dulin was a substantial supplier of narcotics in the Evansville, Indiana area. During the investigation, detectives were able to confirm this information and learned that Dulin supplied methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, prescription medication and marijuana to both lower level dealers and users. It was also discovered that Dulin operated a smurfing operation in which he would utilize other local individuals as well as an out of state individual to supply dozens of boxes of pseudoephedrine. Dulin conspired with a local man as well as another man from Virginia to collect boxes of pseudoephedrine in order to manufacture methamphetamine. This investigation is currently ongoing with the arrest of several more expected in the coming days. Currently there is active arrest warrants for Richard Dulin and Charles Thomas, who was identified as a substantial crystal methamphetamine supplier in the Evansville, IN area.
Agencies involved in the investigation include the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force, Indiana State Police, Evansville Police Department, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the U.S. Marshalls Service.
Sheriff Dave Wedding presented scholarship awards to two students from Vanderburgh County this morning. The Indiana Sheriffs' Association (ISA) awarded $500.00 scholarships to Mr. Kyle Otolski and Ms. Alyssa Devine. Mr. Otolski and Ms. Devine were among forty students from around the state to receive scholarship awards from the ISA this year.
Mr. Otolski is a 2013 graduate of Harrison High School and currently a junior at Anderson University. Ms. Devine is a 2012 graduate of Central High School and currently a senior at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Both Mr. Otolski and Ms. Devine are criminal justice majors.
The Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship Program is designed to recognize the academic achievements and total development of high school seniors and college students. Selection criteria includes the student’s scholastic achievement, leadership ability, extra-curricular activity, initiative and citizenship.
The Indiana State Police (ISP) earned the University of Southern Indiana (USI) “Internship Employer of the Year” award for 2014. This award is presented by the University of Southern Indiana in recognition of excellence in the ISP internship program. Over the past decade alone, more than 1,000 employers have provided internship opportunities to USI students – including businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
Philip Parker, Director of Career Services & Placement for the University of Southern Indiana presented the award. Director Parker said, “Experiential education, including internships and cooperative education, are vital in preparing students for successful careers and the University demonstrates this by making the enhancement of experiential education a major component of its strategic plan. We in USI Career Services feel it is imperative to recognize those organizations that share this vision through offering internship and cooperative education opportunities to our students. It is always a difficult task to select the annual recipients of the awards from among the numerous employers that are so deserving of the recognition.”
Evansville HOT JOBS is a partnership between WorkOne Southwest and the City of Evansville Mayor's office. Visit www.indianacareerconnect.com for a complete list of job openings.
• Auto Sales Consultant
• Automobile Detailer
• Body Shop Estimator
• Customer Service Representative
• Internet Sales Consultant
• Switchboard Operator
Midwest Communications, Inc.
• Promotions Assistant in Evansville
Funke Development Company
• Building Cleaning Workers
Extra Help Inc.
• Diesel Mechanic
• Staffing Development
• Ressidentail Cleaning
• Maintenance Mechanic
• General Laborer
• Food Production
• CNC Machinist
On Friday, May 29th at approximately 3:28am officers were dispatched to 4506 Covert Avenue in reference to a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival officers found a fire burning inside the attached garage at the address. The initial officers were able to control the fire until the Evansville Fire Department arrived to extinguish it completely. While officers were still on scene a subject called Central Dispatch claiming to be responsible for the fire at 4506 Covert Avenue. He identified himself to the dispatcher as Shaun R. Mitchell as welling as stating where he currently was. He told dispatch he wished to turn himself in for setting the fire. He also supplied the dispatcher with his clothing description.
Officers went to Mitchell’s location and took him into custody. Mitchell stated that he had been drinking. On his way home he decided to go by the location of the recent “police standoff”. He said he was a “dog lover” and that his mother had taken dogs to the “doggy daycare” that had been the subject of recent news stories.