Austin man dies of head trauma in early morning accident on Moonglo Road PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 09:43

An Austin man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle accident just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 2.

Drugs, money and loaded gun lead to new case filed against North Vernon man PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 09:42

A North Vernon man is calling the Scott County Security Center in downtown Scottsburg his home after being arrested in Austin with drugs, money and a loaded 9mm handgun.

North Vernon man arrested after Austin police find drugs, money and loaded gun PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 March 2016 15:48

A North Vernon man is calling the Scott County Security Center in downtown Scottsburg his home after being arrested in Austin with drugs, money and a loaded 9mm handgun.
David T. McIntosh, 49, was taken into custody by Sgt. Greg Green and Reserve Officer Mike Tscheulin on Monday evening, March 28. Sgt. Green advised in his probable cause affidavit that he noticed a Dodge truck traveling on Mann Avenue that was registered to McIntosh. Since the officer knew McIntosh had an active warrant for his arrest in Scott County, he activated his lights and siren, trying to get the driver to stop. He also called for back-up.
Reserve Officer Tscheulin and another reserve arrived as Sgt. Green got the truck stopped in a driveway on Blunt Avenue.
As the reserve officers watched McIntosh get out of the truck, one of them said he noticed McIntosh attempting to conceal something under the truck’s bench-type seat.
Items said to have been dropped by McIntosh included three Alprazolam tablets. He was placed under arrest.
While the reserve officers were inventorying the pickup truck, they said they discovered a bag under the vehicle’s hood. That bag allegedly contained 38 additional tablets as well as 12 Suboxone pain-killing strips, $1,200 in cash and the Ruger P89 handgun. The gun contained 15 rounds.
McIntosh is now being held at the jail in lieu of bail of $100,000 by corporate surety bond or $10,000 cash. His charges include two counts of Level 6 felony possession of a Schedule 1-4 controlled substance, Level 6 felony maintaining a common nuisance, Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement and a Class A misdemeanor charge of carrying a handgun without a license.
On Wednesday morning, March 30, an initial hearing for McIntosh was held in Scott Superior Court on the new charges. A preliminary plea of not guilty was entered for him, and an initial jury trial date of July 19 scheduled. The case has been assigned to a public defender.
Judge Marsha Owens Howser also conducted a hearing on a State motion to revoke bond filed January 26 against McIntosh on another criminal case involving misdemeanor criminal mischief and resisting law enforcement. The arrest warrant was issued February 8 because McIntosh had reportedly violated his pre-trial release conditions. He also didn’t appear for his trial on the charges on February 23, according to court records.
His bail was reset at $25,000 by corporate surety bond or $2,500 cash on the matter, and his trial was reset for July 19.
McIntosh’s arrest warrant in Jennings County was based on a State petition to revoke probation in a 2014 misdemeanor theft and conversion criminal case. Jennings authorities had filed the petition to revoke last December, and his arrest warrant was issued on January 7. Another notice of probation violation was filed against McIntosh in Jennings County on March 16.

April 18 is start of spring clean-up trash collections for residents of Scottsburg PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 March 2016 15:21



Staff of Scottsburg's Street Department is gearing up for the city's annual spring clean-up effort.

According to Street and Sanitation Department Superintendent Jason Applegate, the effort will begin on Monday, April 18. He said trucks will pick up large household items and other trash once throughout Scottsburg. The process could take up to three weeks to complete, Applegate stated.

Small household items put out for this special collection should be placed in boxes or bags. Only household items will be accepted.

Items that will not be collected by crews include e-waste, which is used electronic items. They can be taken to either the Bridgepointe Good Will Store on State Road 56 West or to the county transfer station, located south of State Road 356 East at 4689 Double or Nothing Road, Scottsburg. E-waste includes computers and computer parts, TVs, cell phones, electric typewriters and the like.

Other items that will not be picked up during the spring clean-up include tires, remodeling or contractor materials, automotive parts, outbuilding parts or refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners and any other item that contains freon unless that freon has been removed and a certified sticker is on them.

The route for trucks will start north of State Road 56 (McClain Avenue) and east of U.S. Highway 31 (Gardner Street). Crews will work their way north and back down the west side of U.S. 31 to the fairgrounds. From there, they will go back up the east side of U.S. 31 to S.R. 56.

If items are placed at curbside for pick-up after crews have passed the residence, the resident will be charged a pick-up fee for a crew to come back and get the material.

Applegate also issued a warning to non-residents of Scottsburg who might be thinking about taking advantage of the spring clean-up to get rid of some items.

“If we become aware of outsiders bringing trash into Scottsburg to be collected with customers' trash, the items at those locations will not be picked up, and participants could be subject to citations,” he advised.

Any questions about spring clean-up should be directed to Scottsburg City Hall at 812-752-4343.



Women and children hurt in crashes occurring in and around Scottsburg PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 March 2016 15:19


On Thursday evening, March 24, a rear-end crash on U.S. Highway 31 at Marshfield Road resulted in injuries to two women.

Teresa J. Watford, 48, Scottsburg, had stopped her southbound 2004 Volkswagen Jetta on U.S. 31 in preparation to turn east onto Marshfield Rd. just after 6:30 p.m. The Jetta was struck in the rear by a 2009 Ford Focus operated by Joshua T. Vires, 21, Austin.

Vires talked to Deputy Joe Guarneri following the crash and told him that he didn't see the Jetta stop. He said he applied his brakes but started sliding. Watford told the officer that she saw the car coming in her rearview mirror and tried to move but could not get out of its way.

Watford and her passenger, Elizabeth Anderson, 43, Austin, each suffered neck pain and were transported to Scott Memorial by Scott County EMS technicians.

The Focus was driveable, but damage to the Jetta disabled it, requiring it to be towed. Property damage was estimated at up to $5,000 by Deputy Guarneri. He also indicated that following too closely was a factor in the accident.

Assisting at the scene were Deputy Paul Clute and Sgt. Brian Hall of the Scottsburg Police Department.

Two children were among the four injured in a two-vehicle crash at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, on State Road 56 West in Scottsburg. The accident happened 75 feet west of the road's intersection with U.S. 31.

Janna E. Evans, 34, Scottsburg, told Sgt. Steven Herald that she had been preparing to pull out onto S.R. 56 from the CVS Pharmacy's parking lot. She said another motorist waved her out onto the eastbound lanes, but as she steered her 2005 Cadillac forward, it was struck by a 1995 Lincoln Town Car driven by Doris Prewitt, 78, Lexington.

Both women were hurt, Evans experiencing head pain while Prewitt suffered a possible elbow/lower arm injury. Two children in Evans' car were also listed. Xavier Eads, 9, Scottsburg, had an injury to his knee/lower leg/foot, and Eva Aiona, 1, Scottsburg, had unspecified injuries. The women were treated at the scene by Scott County EMS personnel.

Sgt. Herald cited failure to yield as an accident factor. He estimated up to $10,000 in property damage from the wreck. He also cited Evans for failure to have proof of insurance.

The officer was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Joe Nicholson and Patrolman Trevis Burr.


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