From Evansville Police Department Incident Reports - May 18, 2012.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
Coulter, Caleb Jackson - Arrest on charge of OMVWI at 3800 N First Ave/W Buena Vista Rd......Society - Victim of OMVWI at 3800 N First Ave/W Buena Vista Rd Evansville, IN between 21:58 05/18/2012 and 23:23 05/18/2012.
Officers Nutt and Hassler were dispatched to the listed address in reference to the offender falling off of his moped in the middle of the intersection of First Ave and Buena Vista. The offender was found to be intoxicated and transported to jail on the listed charges.
Adams, Sharon L. - Victim of Fire Assist at 430 S Bedford Ave Evansville, IN on 05/18/2012, 04:30.
Mr. Mayer is an inspector with the Evansville Fire Department and he states that there was a working fire int he garage behind 430 S Bedford around 0430 hours. The garage fire at 430 S Bedford also caused damage to the back of the home at 434 S Bedford. At this time, the cause of the fire is undetermined according to Mr. Mayer.
Hayes, Jay Wayne - Victim of AMR Assist at 1015 N Fulton Ave Evansville, IN between 23:00 05/18/2012 and 23:06 05/18/2012.
Subjects in the bar called 911 for the victim after finding him on the floor by the front door. The subject was extremely intoxicated and although there were several other patrons in the bar, as well as the bartender, that the subject was in full view of, they all said that an unknown person hit him and knocked him out. No one could describe the suspect and they all said they did not see what happened, although they were sure he was hit by someone. There was no evidence of the subject being hit, i.e. a mark on his face or jaw, other than a bump over his right eyebrow from hitting the floor face first. The bartender admitted that he had been inside the bar drinking heavily for a while and it appeared to me that he either tripped or fell and hit the floor face first causing the injury over his right eye. He was too intoxicated to talk to me and was taken by AMR for treatment.
Anderson, Adam Steven - Arrest on charge of Disorderly Conduct at 2131 W Franklin St......Hassler, Nathan Lynn - Victim of Disorderly Conduct at 2131 W Franklin St Evansville, IN on 05/19/2012, 01:36.
I, Nathan L. Hassler, was on routine patrol when i witnessed the offender being forcibly restrained by several subjects outside Club Royale Nightclub. I pulled up in full uniform in my fully marked squad car. The offender saw me and began walking way from me at a brisk pace. I gave the offender several loud verbal commands to stop and he failed to do so. I ran up to him and grabbed him by the shirt to get him to stop. At that point the subject pushed me away with his hands and began walking way from me again. I again grabbed the subject, this time by the arm and told him to stop again. He pulled away from me and I was forced to take him forcefully to the ground. I used a wrist lock to place the offender into handcuffs as he was still struggling with me while he was on the ground and would not give me his hands. After placing him in handcuffs, I asked the offender if he was done causing a scene. He told me that he was not going to cause any more problems and I helped him off of the pavement. I walked him to my car and the offender again pulled away from me at the sight of the crowd that had gathered outside the bar. The offender began yelling that he was a taxpayer and he did not deserve to be treated in the manner that I had treated him. I pushed him over the trunk of may car and told him that he needed to be quiet and quit causing a scene. The offender was transported to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center and booked without incident.
From Evansville Police Department Incident Reports - May 17, 2012
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
Pease, Vickie Lynn - Victim of Arson-single dwelling >5000 at 629 E Tennessee St Evansville, IN between 00:30 05/17/2012 and 01:06 05/17/2012.
EFD was dispatched to a working structure fire at the listed address. Fire Investigator S. Jordan suspects the fire was intentionally set. There was no one home while we were on scene. It is unclear whether anyone was still living in the house or not.
Schaefer, Gregory Sean - Victim of Intimidation w/ weapon at 2415 N Kerth Ave Evansville, IN on 05/17/2012, 02:16.Suspect pointed a shotgun at the victims as they stood in their front yard. This was in retaliation for an earlier incident in which they physically removed a subject that had entered their home without their consent.
Millard, Brian Keith - Victim of Criminal Mischief Loss >$250 <$2,500 at 2415 N Kerth Ave Evansville, IN between 10:35 05/17/2012 and 10:41 05/17/2012.
Millard stated that he owns the property. Offender arrived in a black Impala or maroon Monte Carlo. He stood on the front porch attempting to enter the residence without permission, damaging the storm door in the process. Millard confronted offender as offender inflicted the damage and offender told Millard that when he catches Schaefer out, riding a scooter, he is going to hurt him. During this incident (another suspect) stood in the yard holding a sword described by Millard as a Samurai sword, more than three feet in length, unsheathed, from a bamboo sheath. Both subjects fled.
Sex Related Victim - Victim of Rape Attempt between 21:30 05/17/2012 and 21:54 05/17/2012.
The victim had an argument with her boyfriend and left the house to walk. She went east down the railroad tracks and as she was walking, she heard footsteps behind her. She turned around and saw a white male just as he was swinging his hand and hit her on the right side of her head with some type of rock. She said he grabbed her and shoved her on the ground next to the tracks and then ripped the front of her shirt open. He pulled her pants and underwear off and then as he was reaching to undo his pants, she kicked him in the face and grabbed her phone and pants and ran back west to the street. She turned and saw him running south into the woods as she ran and she went to her house to get her boyfriend and call the police. The boyfriend and another subject walked the tracks and possibly contaminated the crime scene before K9 could be called to track. Officer Elfreich and his K9 partner did attempt to pick up the track but were unsuccessful. CSU and the detective office were called to the scene. The victim had no visible injuries and this was an attempt only, so a sexual assault kit was not needed and she was taken to Holly's House for a statement.
From Evansville Police Department Incident Reports - May 15, 2012.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
Pease, Michael Robert - Arrest on charge of OMVWI - bac .15% or more at 1401 Covert Ave......Society - Victim of OMWVI - bac of 15% or more at 1401 Covert Ave Evansville, IN on 05/14/2012. Reported 05/15/2012.
While in my personal vehicle, in uniform, on my way to work, I was nearly sideswiped by the offender vehicle while heading north on Lodge. The vehicle then jerked to the right side of his lane nearly striking the curb before slamming on his brakes bringing the vehicle to a stop. I pulled along side the vehicle to see if the motorist needed any assistance and could see that the offenders eyes were red, watery and bloodshot. He seemed disoriented and slurred his speech as he tried to assure me that he was looking for a lighter. I called for a marked patrol vehicle to come to the area and the offender's vehicle drove north to the 4-way stop at Covert, made a right to head east onto Covert and drove through 2 alleys attempting to drive away from my vehicle. He parked in a nearby parking lot as officers in marked cars arrived. The offender was offered a PBT on scene which registered .333. He was taken to Deaconess for treatment and was later taken to VCCC where a certified test indicated he had a blood alcohol concentration of .26. He was arrested for OMVWI <.15.
Albert, Kalee Amin - Arrest on charge of Resist Law Enforcement at 1000 Washington Ave......Society - Victim of Resist Law Enforcement at 399 S Kentucky Ave/E Walnut St Evansville, IN between 17:42 05/15/2012 and 18:10 05/15/2012.
Officers were behind a blue Cadillac traveling north on Kentucky at 45 mph. The posted speed limit on Kentucky Ave is a 30mph zone. The registration returned to a Kalee Albert, which had a Indiana BMV status as Suspended-Prior. Officers then initiated our emergency lights to stop the vehicle for the infraction at Walnut and Kentucky. The driver turned west into a parking lot then accelerated and turned west on Walnut. The vehicle then continued west on Walnut before failing to yield to traffic turning south on Governor. The driver continued to flee until he finally stopped the vehicle at Washington and Kentucky. As officers exited our vehicles, the driver, later identified as Kalee Albert, exited his vehicle and began running north from the parking lot. Officers gave chase on foot and caught the suspect on Washington just east of Kentucky Ave. The suspect was placed in custody and transported to VCCC.
McIntosh, Arie Monai - Victim of Criminal Mischief Moving Vehicle at I-164/Waterworks Rd Evansville, IN between 19:29 05/15/2012 and 19:34 05/15/2012.
Dispatched to a criminal mischief. Dispatch advised several people calling in saying several kids are throwing rocks at cars and the cars were hit. Officers arrived and spotted two kids running. I gave chase after them and finally caught them.
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In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as National Police Week. This year, as thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world gather in Washington, D.C. to honor colleagues who have made the ultimate sacrifice, the FBI joins with the rest of the country in paying tribute as well.
The week’s events began Sunday evening with a candlelight vigil held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The names of 362 fallen officers were read aloud, to be added to the nearly 20,000 other names permanently etched into the memorial’s walls. The event was underscored by a preliminary report issued today that showed 72 law enforcement officers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2011 and 50 were killed accidentally. The FBI will release final statistics this fall in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s publication, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2011.
“These men and women place the safety and security of others above their own,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in remarks delivered at Sunday’s ceremony. “When facing uncertain dangers and confronting unpredictable threats, they consistently respond with courage, selflessness, and strength. And every day—in communities nationwide—their contributions are felt and deeply appreciated.”
Today, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller issued a video message (below) recognizing officers for putting their lives on the line every day. “The FBI is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with our law enforcement colleagues as we continue our work together to protect our families and our communities,” he said.
Also today, Director Mueller presided over a memorial service at FBI Headquarters to honor those lost from the FBI family, including two agents who passed away last year. Among the attendees were former FBI Directors Louis Freeh, William Sessions, and William Webster. Mueller said fallen officers and agents leave behind an enduring legacy and through their sacrifice set a standard for which we are forever grateful.
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“Though their stories are different, they shared much in common,” Mueller said. “They shared a devotion to service—service to the FBI, service to their communities, and service to our country. They shared a commitment to justice and to the rule of law. And they shared remarkable bravery.”
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From Evansville Police Department Incident Reports - May 13, 2012.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
Society - Victim of Criminal Recklessness at 2178 E Morgan Ave Evansville, IN between 18:19 05/13/2012 and 18:22 05/13/2012.
Officers were driving a fully marked squad car north on Oak Hill Rd approaching Trail Drive. A silver Jeep Grand Cherokee with a white, blonde female operator wearing dark glassed entered our lane of travel. The Jeep had passed a vehicle at a high rate of speed in a marked no passing zone. The Jeep was fleeing from a hit and run accident involving a mailbox in the 3400 block of Oak Hill Rd. Officers had to apply the brakes and come to a complete stop to avoid a high speed head on collision. The silver Jeep continued north at a very high rate of speed. Officers pursued and stopped the vehicle as the driver was attempting to hide in the parking lot of Camelot Jewelers at 2178 E Morgan Ave. The female operator was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement, Resist Law Enforcement, Criminal Recklessness, OMVWI - B.A.C. .15% or more, Traffic - Reckless Driving and Traffic - Accident Hit & Run / Fixed Object.
Taco Bell Willow - Victim of Theft Other >200 <100,000 at 1500 N Willow Rd Evansville, IN between 04:40 05/13/2012 and 05:00 05/13/2012.
I was dispatched to 1500 N Willow Rd in reference to a theft report. The reporter said at approximately 0440 hours, employees went out to the main dining area to take a break before closing the store at 0500 hours. The reporter turned back to counter area and noticed the drive thru cash drawer was open. He went to look at the security video and observed a white male wearing long black sleeves open the drive thru window, reach in and access the cash drawer. The suspect took the money and put the cash drawer back. The video did not show whether or not the suspect was in a vehicle or was on foot. The reporter stated he believed the suspect was a former employee because they knew how to open the cash drawer. He said only an employee would know how to open it. The suspect had been fired from the business about a week ago for not showing up to work. The reporter did not know how to enlarge the video feed, but it appeared the suspect had a tattoo on his right wrist and hand. He said this looked similar to the tattoos of the ex-employee he believes is responsible for the theft.
Shrodes, Jaakee Lee - Victim of Robbery-armed w/ knife at 599 SE Second St/Mulberry St Evansville, IN between 18:50 05/13/2012 and 18:55 05/13/2012.
Officers were dispatched to 916 SE Second in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim, which stated two males tried to rob him. The victim stated he was walking in the 600 block of SE Second in an alley just west of SE Second. The victim then stated that as he was walking north in the alley, the two males demanded his wallet. When the victim said no, he said that one of the males hit him with a rock. The victim said that after being hit with the rock, one male pulled a razor blade and began swinging it at him. The victim said that him and the guy with the razor blade began to fight. The victim said that he was cut several times with the razor blade. The victim said that the offender was able to get his wallet and took his Ivy Tech Debit Car. After the offenders took the debit card, they took off running south in the alley. Officers set up a perimeter but were unable to locate a suspect. The victim had several scratches on his chest at the time of this report.
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From Evansville Police Department Incident Reports - May 11, 2012.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
Otte, Joseph Michael - Victim of Battery-aggravated w/ other deadly weapon at 1016 N Elliott St Evansville, IN on 05/11/2012, 04:03.
Officers were dispatched to 1014 N Garvin in reference a medical emergency. The caller advised there was a male on his front porch that had been shot in the head. On scene, officers spoke with the victim who was going in and out of consciousness and he advised that he had had been jumped but could not give any other informatin. K9 officers were able to track and located the crime scene at 1016 N Elliott. Crimes scene and detectives were called to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Subway Lincoln Ave - Victim of Robbery-armed w/ firearm at 1677 Lincoln Ave Evansville, IN between 21:14 05/11/2012 and 21:16 05/11/2012.
Officers were dispatched to 1677 Lincoln Ave (Subway) reference a hold up in progress. Officers arrived and gathered information and relayed it to assisting officers. Detectives and Crime Scene responded.
From Evansville Police Department Incident Reports - May 9, 2012.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW
Nelson, Billy Franklin - Arrest on charge of Resist Law Enforcement at 2049 Edson Ave/Graham Ave......Society - Victim of Resist Law Enforcement at 2409 Edson Ave/Graham Ave. Evansville, IN between 09:55 05/09/2012 and 09:56 05/09/2012.
On 05/09/2012 at approximately 09:55 hours, officers were patrolling west on Pollack Ave, west of S Green River Rd and observed a black passenger car. After running the license plate, BMV status returned suspended - misdemeanor. The driver, a w/m, matched the photo given in RMS of the registered owner. Officers observed the driver, later identified as the offender Billy F. Nelson II, pull into a residence at the intersection of Pollack Ave/Vann Ave. Officers sat in Vann Park Apartments and watched for Nelson to leave the residence. Nelson left the residence and continued west on Pollack Ave. Officers tried to initiate a traffic stop, utilizing emergency lights, at 2626 Pollack Ave, The Christ Chapel. Nelson quickly turned north into the entrance to Christ Chapel and accelerated at a high rate of speed through the parking lot to avoid officers. Officers radioed dispatch they had a vehicle fleeing from them. Nelson continued to accelerate northwest onto the side street of Edson Ave. Nelson continued west on Edson Ave, suddenly stopped and tried to exit the vehicle at the intersection of Edson Ave/Graham Ave. Officers had to react quickly, yelling for Nelson to say in the vehicle, shut the door and quickly took Nelson into custody after he failed to comply with instructions. When asked why he took off, Nelson stated, "I was scared and knew you were behind me." When asked about the visit to the residence at Pollack Ave/Vann Ave, he replied, "I knew you were behind me and didn't want to get pulled over, just being honest." Nelson was arrested, transported to VCCC and charged with Resisting Law Enforcement and DWLS - Misdemeanor. Nelson vehicle was towed by Tri-State to their yard.
Matthews, Myron Jamaal - Victim of Criminal Recklessness at 823 Jefferson Ave Evansville, IN between 03:06 05/09/0212 and 03:07 05/09/2012.
Officers were called to the 800 block of Jefferson by several people living in that area about shots being fired. While en route, dispatched advised me that people who called in were reporting about 4 shots were fired off in the area. When I arrived in the area, I observed a beige 1997 Cadillac 4-door parked on the south side of Jefferson, facing eastbound in front of 823 Jefferson, with three bullet holes in it. The owner (victim) was found inside 823 Jefferson. He told us that he had just purchased the vehicle about two weeks ago. He also said that he can't think of anybody who would be after him or his property. He told me that he was asleep around 0300 hrs when he heard 4 gunshots. He went to the front door and observed a maroon or red mini-van driving away from the area heading west on Jefferson. He wasn't sure, but he thinks the van could have been a Nissan Quest mini-van. Crime Scene Officer C. Taylor was called to the scene for pictures. The Cadillac had a bullet hole in the front drivers side quarter panel, one in the drivers side rear door window and the third was in the rear drivers side quarter panel of the vehicle. Several attempts were made to find the actual bullet, but none could be located and no shell casing could be found.
Moore, Austin Andrew - Arrest on charge of Robbery-strong arm w/ injury at 2021 Old Business 41......Moore, Amy Lynn - Arrest on charge of Robbery-strong arm w/ injury at 2021 Old Business 41......Bridge, Charles Dalton - Victim of Robbery-strong arm w/ injury at 1901 Old Business 41 Evansville, IN on 05/09/2012, 22:28.
The two suspects came to the victim's hotel room and asked to come in and get a cigarette. Once inside the suspect proceeded to assault the victims, physically and with pepper spray and steal a purse. The suspects fled on foot and were chased a short distance by the victims. The suspects were apprehended by Officer Kingery on Willow Road behind Allied Waste. One of the suspects had an assortment of prescription drugs on his person.
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