Evansville -- United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today charges against an Evansville man for his role in two Evansville robberies. Malcolm Washington 24, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of robbery and using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.
“Reducing violent crime in our neighborhoods remains a top priority of my office,” said Minkler. “Those who choose to terrorize our local businesses using firearms, will face the hammer of federal prosecution.”
Count one of the indictment alleges that on October 17, 2016, Washington entered the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 3430 Taylor Avenue and while brandishing a firearm stole money from the cash register and cigarettes from the counter. He also demanded employees to go to a certain area of the store and took their debit cards and cell phones.
Warrick County – Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this upcoming weekend. The exact location, date and time will not be released. Motorists that are not impaired can expect only short delays of 2-3 minutes while passing through the checkpoint.
Troopers encourage all motorists to call 911 or the closest Indiana State Police Post when they observe another motorist that may be impaired. Be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.
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 News Release - November 29, 2016
The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.
At the Department of Highways District 5 office, Secretary Greg Thomas and State Highway Engineer Patty Dunaway today discussed the Cabinet’s upcoming snow and ice strategy, including new equipment to assist crews with their snow removal efforts. The Cabinet’s mission for snow and ice removal is to keep traffic moving in a safe manner with an emphasis on maintaining mobility along critical corridors and priority routes.
“Snow and ice season is the Super Bowl of transportation,” said Secretary Thomas. “The Cabinet is committed to providing dependable service to the public, and we are prepared to respond to weather conditions that may affect travel.”
With a strategy reminiscent of combat, nearly 2,000 professional “snowfighters” and support staff have been briefed and trained on how to tackle snow and ice removal. A statewide brigade of trucks and plows stands ready, and a new special teams strike force of eight plows is stationed in Frankfort, positioned for district deployment during major winter weather events. The Cabinet will operate using snow and ice priority route maps during routine snow and ice occurrences.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office is cautioning residents about "porch piracy."
Porch pirates have already struck in our county and will likely continue their raids throughout the holidays. These pirates snatch packages from the front doors of homes and make off with the loot. Porch pirates have been known to follow UPS and FedEx trucks, grabbing packages soon after they are delivered.
A Vanderburgh County resident had her packages pilfered last Friday, arriving home to find the empty boxes torn open and discarded in her driveway.
How to defend again porch pirates:
EPD trying to identify theft suspect (EPD UPDATE: Thanks to a community tip, the suspect has been identified)
EPD UPDATE: Thanks to a community tip, the suspect has been identified.
ORIGINAL POST: Evansville Police are trying to identify a theft suspect. The theft happened at Schnucks on N. First Avenue on November 21. Anyone with information is asked to call EPD at 812-436-7979 or WeTip at 1-800-782-7463.
EPD News Release - November 28, 2016
Indiana Conservation Officers, as well as every law enforcement and emergency response agency in Perry County have good reason to be thankful this holiday weekend. Frank Knight (63) of Tell City, was located alive early this morning in the Hoosier National Forest after he went missing over 48 hours earlier.
Knight was last seen on Wednesday, November 23rd, after he told a friend that he intended to go deer hunting in the Hoosier National Forest the following day. Thanksgiving Day came and went, and Knight failed to return home, and his loved ones grew concerned, due to various medical conditions from which he suffered.
Indiana Conservation Officers, along with members of the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Perry County EMS, Perry County EMA, Tell City Police Department, and Hoosier National Forest personnel searched tirelessly yesterday for signs of Knight or his vehicle with no luck. Thanks to social media posts from the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Department, a tip came in of a possible location where Knight may have been hunting.
Knox County – Last night and early this morning, Indiana State Police conducted a saturation patrol targeting dangerous and impaired drivers in the Vincennes area. Between 11:30 last night and 6:30 this morning troopers issued 8 traffic tickets, 12 warnings and arrested three impaired drivers. All three drivers were taken to the Knox County Jail where they are currently being held on bond. Dominique Odle, 28, of Vincennes, was also arrested for possessing marijuana and driving without ever receiving a driver’s license.
Arrested and Charges:
The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 near the intersection of S. Green River Road and Tippecanoe Drive. A total of 200 vehicles were diverted from S. Green River Road into the checkpoint, which ran from 10:00pm to 1:30am.
Three drivers were arrested at the checkpoint (shown below). Deputies and officers assigned to the perimeter of the checkpoint made two additional arrests, one for Operating while Habitual Traffic Violator and another on Failure to Appear warrants. A total of 14 citations were issued for license and moving violations.
Law enforcement officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and the Evansville Police Department staffed last night's checkpoint. Funding for local sobriety checkpoint operations is provided by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).