From Evansville Police Department Incident Reports - April 22, 2012.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
Society - Victim of Weapon-handgun w/o a license at 1400 Grove St Evansville, IN between 18:45 04/22/2012 and 19:45 04/22/2012.
Officers were dispatched to this address for a male who was shooting a firearm just to the south of the business. The male was located. The firearm was placed on hold and charges were filed against the male.
Justin, Wayne K. - Victim of Theft-other 50-200 at 3010 S Alvord Blvd. Evansville, IN between 20:37 04/22/2012 and 20:42 04/22/2012.
Officers were dispatched to 3010 S Alvord Blvd for a possible theft in progress. The witness advised there were approx 6 subjects removing items from the back yard. The witness advised one vehicle is a dually pickup truck, red in color. The witness advised the second vehicle was possibly a silver pick up truck that was backed halfway up into the victim's driveway. The witness advised the subjects loaded a riding lawn mower into the back of the red truck and placed a push mower into the bed of the second truck. The witness advised the dually pick up turned eastbound on Rheinhardt and the second truck went eastbound on on VanBibber. Officers located both vehicles heading eastbound on Rheinhardt. Officers were able to get both vehicles stopped on Rheinhardt at the intersection of St. James Blvd. The first and third offenders were located in the red Chevy pick up with a riding lawn mower in the back of it. The second and fourth offenders were in the second truck, a Ford Ranger, silver in color. The second vehicle had the push mower and ladder in the bed of the truck. Officers spoke with all parties involved and they admitted to taking the items off the victim's property. The offenders advised they believed the items were set out for heavy trash pick up. The offenders denied going into the garage to get the ladder or mowers. The offenders advised they did not know the owner of the residence and did not speak with anyone at the home. Officers had a crime scene officer and detective respond to the scene. During the investigation, it was learned the driver of the Chevy pick up was driving on a suspended license. The victim arrived on the scene of the traffic stop and confirmed the items were his. The victim advised both mowers were pushed up against his detached garage. The victim advised the mowers were approx 25 to 30 feet off the roadway. Officers on scene at the victim's home felt the items were far enough off the roadway not to be mistaken as trash to be picked up. The victim advised the ladder was inside his garage and the suspects would of had to gain entry into the garage to take the ladder. Tri-State Towing was called to pick up both vehicles. The stolen items were returned to the victim after crime scene took photos. Officers transported all four offenders to the Evansville Police Dept to speak with the detective. At this time the offenders were advised a file would be sent to the prosecutor's office for review.
Save A Lot Weinbach - Victim of Theft-shoplifting/conversion at 2125 S Weinbach Ave Evansville, IN between 12:31 04/22/2012 and 12:35 04/22/2012.
The reporter noticed the suspect leaving with Febreze air freshener tucked under his left arm. The reporter said it looked like there was something else, but could not tell. The reporter tried to stop the suspect after he left but the suspect refused to stop. The suspect took off south in the parking lot and then turned west towards the fence at the back of the property. The suspect was wearing a black jogging suit.
City of Evansville Metropolitan Development - Victim of Arson-all other structures at 1706 Dresden St Evansville, IN between 16:00 04/22/2012 and 16:11 04/22/2012.
Officers were dispatched to 1708 Dresden St to assist the fire department. On scene, officers spoke with the EFD investigator who stated they were called to 1706 and 1708 Dresden St reference smoke coming from both homes. The homes are vacant and no one was inside either house and the fire was extinguished. EFD investigator stated in both homes, a pile of clothes and other combustibles were piled into the middle of front rooms and were intentionally set on fire. The floor to both homes was damaged from the fire and there is no suspect information at this time.