Gibson County – Just before midnight, Troopers Brock Buchanan and Paul Stolz were patrolling US 41 northbound near C.R. 400 South when they observed a pickup truck parked facing the wrong way. The vehicle was parked facing south between the median and the northbound passing lane. The male driver was passed out behind the wheel.
After troopers were able to get the driver to wake up, he appeared to be very confused. Troopers also found a near empty pint of Whiskey on the seat next to the driver’s leg. The driver was identified as Donald W. Seitz, 55, of Boonville. Seitz was so impaired that troopers were unable to administer field sobriety tests. He was taken to Gibson General Hospital in Princeton where further investigation revealed Seitz had a blood alcohol content of .32%. Seitz was eventually taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
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INDIANA STATE POLICE - EVANSVILLE
APRIL 7, 2015
On Sunday, April 05, 2015 at approximately 11:40pm, a Sheriff’s Deputy advised central dispatch that he was involved in a traffic accident on N. Green River Road near Morgan Centre Drive. The deputy had been southbound when he observed a black GMC Yukon SUV enter the roadway from the area of O’Brian's Sport Bar. The deputy was unable to avoid colliding with the passenger side of the SUV.
The driver of the SUV was identified as Mr. Adam Matthew Gerteisen. Mr. Gerteisen admitted causing the crash and to having consumed alcoholic beverages prior to driving.
No injuries were reported as a result of the collision. Testing at the confinement center revealed Mr. Gerteisen’s breath alcohol content (BrAC) to be .231. Mr. Gerteisen’s driving record indicated that he has a previous conviction for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated in Vanderburgh County from May of 2012.
Evansville Police arrested 48 year old DANA PERKINS on numerous charges after officers were responded to a narcotics complaint at his apartment. Officers were sent to the Kennedy Tower Apartments on Saturday April 4th at 5:00pm to investigate the complaint. The Kennedy Towers complex is an Evansville Housing Authority property.
During the investigation, officers were able to obtain a search warrant for the apartment. While serving the search warrant, officers found cocaine, marijuana, and several different prescription narcotics. Officers also found a handgun. While being processed at the jail, Perkins was caught trying to smuggle cocaine into the jail.
Four Evansville men indicted for stealing construction equipment and other vehicles; selling across state lines
Evansville – Josh J. Minkler, the United States Attorney, announced today that a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Evansville returned indictments against four Evansville men for their role in an interstate ring involving the theft of construction equipment and other vehicles. Those charged include:
The indictment charges Andrew R. Elpers with 32 counts of interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles and one count of money laundering. Thomas W. Elpers is charged with two counts of possession of stolen motor vehicles. Jordan T. Wedel is charged with one count of possession of stolen motor vehicles. Jason Habermel is charged with four counts of money laundering.
This matter was investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Evansville Police Department and Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department.
On Thursday, April 02, 2015 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mr. Michael Gann on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated Causing Death as a Level 4 Felony.
Mr. Gann surrendered himself at the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center at approximately 9:00am this morning. Mr. Gann was processed into the facility and then released to electronic home monitoring in lieu of $25,000 cash bond.
The arrest stems from a fatal crash that occurred on Saturday, March 14, 2015 on University Parkway involving a black 2007 Hyundai Tiburon and a maroon 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Mr. Gann. An investigation determined that Mr. Gann had been traveling the wrong way in the oncoming lane before the crash occurred. That crash killed 15-year-old Logan Brown and seriously injured three others (including Mr. Gann).
Regional News: Spencer County Traffic Stops Ends with Louisville Man Jailed on Drug, Weapons Charges
Spencer County: An early morning traffic stop ended with a Louisville, KY man being jailed on drug and weapons charges.
At 12:31 this morning, Trooper Ross Johnson was patrolling Interstate 64 east of the Dale exit when he observed a red Dodge Charger traveling westbound at 88 mile per hour. Trooper Johnson pulled over the vehicle and, while speaking with the driver, Tyler A. Martin, 18, Louisville, smelled the odor of marijuana. During a search of the vehicle, small amounts of marijuana were found on the front floor board. Additionally, a glass jar containing approximately 34 grams of marijuana and a loaded .22 caliber handgun were found in the trunk. Martin did not possess a permit for the weapon.
Between 2:30 and 4:30 this morning, Indiana State Police conducted a saturation patrol targeting dangerous and impaired drivers. During the two hour period troopers issued four traffic tickets, six warnings and arrested two impaired drivers. Both drivers were taken to the Knox County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.
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Between midnight and 2:00 this morning, Indiana State Police and Knox County Sheriff’s Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on SR 61 in Monroe City. During the two-hour period, officers checked 22 drivers that passed through the checkpoint and arrested two of them for driving while intoxicated. Both drivers were taken to the Knox County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.
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ISP Sgt. Chris Kath discusses the school bus inspection process on this week's edition of “The Indiana State Police Road Show”