Speeding motorcyclist caught, charged with meth possession PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
     A high speed chase on Wednesday, March 18, in Scottsburg and Scott County ended with the arrest of a motorcyclist in eastern Washington County on drug and other charges.
    Scottsburg Police Department Patrolman Steven Herald was contacted by dispatchers who had received a report from a motorist on Interstate 65 that a motorcyclist had wrecked on the highway. The motorist said the cyclist got back on his bike and headed south toward the Scottsburg exit.
    Ptl. Herald went to the Scottsburg interchange and said he saw a motorcycle matching the description he had received. He said the cycle crossed the center line twice and then took the westbound Scottsburg exit sharply.
He stopped the motorcycle, but as soon as he had gotten out of his patrol car, the cyclist took off west on State Road 56. The vehicle did not stop for the traffic light at S.R. 56 and Lake Road but rather continued on at a high rate of speed, estimated in excess of 90 miles per hour. The motorcycle also passed a truck in a no passing zone, the officer stated.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:16
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Fire destroys Miller Heating and Cooling early Saturday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    An electrical fire which apparently started in an attic area completely destroyed the building which housed Miller Heating and Cooling on State Road 256 in Austin early Saturday morning, March 21.
    Kevin Salyers, acting fire chief for the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department, stated that the department received an alert call around 2 a.m. Saturday, advising that the business was on fire.
    Apparently, a 9-1-1 call was placed to dispatchers by residents across the highway from the business. Miller Heating and Cooling was located in what is known locally as the old Home Oven Restaurant. The structure had been renovated to serve the purposes of the business, which had been located there a little over a year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:18
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Residents cautioned about allowing 'workers' with no IDs in homes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    A recent incident at an elderly woman's home has caused Scottsburg Police Chief Delbert Meeks to issue a word of caution to residents.
    Chief Meeks said that the woman reported to her family that two men came to her home on a recent evening and verbally identified themselves as Scottsburg Water Department workers. She said the men told her that they needed to check the pipes in her basement, and they requested that she come downstairs in the basement with them.
    The lady allowed the men into her home but refused to go into the basement. She said they stayed a short while before coming back up from the basement, asking her to run her water for a period of time and then leaving. She later called a daughter and reported the incident. Nothing appears to be missing from the home.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:20
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Local police agencies come together to train for active shooter PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    What would happen if a shooter went inside the local school or a local business and decided to harm children or employees?
    That question has been pondered recently by the local police departments. And actually, has been answered.
Most local police officers have been trained in Active Shooter scenarios with the most recent training session being held on Sunday, March 15 at Jeffersonville High School. Officers with the Sellersburg Police Department and the Charlestown Police Department joined officers from the Jeffersonville Police Department for the training.
    The Active Shooter training held locally is instructed by Cpl. Glen Jackson and Lt. Chris Grimm of the Jeffersonville Police Department. The duo traveled to Owensboro, Kentucky in 2007 for their own Active Shooter Training and returned to Southern Indiana as instructors. Since that time the two have diligently worked to ensure that most local police officers were trained together in the Active Shooter training. Training the first year was held at Jeffersonville High School while last year officers converged on Charlestown High School for their training sessions.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:27
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“Operation Vests for Valor”fundraiser to raise funds for CPD, SPD SWAT team vests PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    During the evening hours of Thursday, February 19, many local officers received the call that they all dread. Two of their own had been shot and the suspect was still on the loose.
    The two injured, Jeffersonville Police Department Cpl. Dan Lawhorn and Officer Keith Broady, are now home from a long hospital stay and are still receiving outpatient therapy. Lawhorn was shot in the leg while Broady sustained a gunshot wound to his chest area above the protection of his vest during the shooting at Motel 6.
    The incident inspired the “Operation Vest for Valor” fundraiser.
    Preferred Automotive owner, Troy French, is friends with Broady’s brother, Darin, and was inspired to reach out to the community and create fundraisers so vests may be purchased.
    The mission of the Operation Vests for Valor is to generate funds to purchase 16 Delta Five™ modular tactical body armor vests to distribute to Charlestown and Sellersburg SWAT team police officers. The Delta Five ™ vest offers a supreme system combining coverage, mobility and configurabilty for tactical units. Preferred Automotive is the primary sponsor of the event starting the effort to make a donation and challenge other area businesses.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:24
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