9:34 a.m. — Ptl. Eric Eichmiller was stopped at Circle K by an employee who advised a customer had found a bag of drugs in the parking lot and turned it in. Eichmiller took the drugs back to the police station and destroyed them.
4:25 a.m. — David Mandabach, 1608 Memorial Ave., reported the theft of items from his residence.
11:49 p.m. — Rose Byers, 2136 Oak Grove Rd., requested extra patrol after seeing someone in her backyard.
10:05 p.m. — Amia Malone, 104 E. George St., advised someone stole her son’s 20-inch, black and red Mongoose bike from the front porch.
9:38 p.m. — An employee of Walmart reported a male subject pushed a mini fridge out of the store without paying. She supplied a description and license plate number and requested officers locate the man and have him return the refrigerator. The incident was under investigation.
4:36 p.m. — Mark Abel, 1411 W. Walnut St., advised that between Monday and Wednesday someone stole his daughter’s pink flowered bike off the front porch.
3:04 p.m. — A female caller reported two boys in a black, two-door car put a street sign from S.E. 11th Street in the trunk and left west on Highland Avenue. The street department was notified.
1:28 p.m. — Joe Auberry, 518 N.W. 11th St., advised his front door was kicked in. The door was damaged, but he didn’t believe anything was taken. He requested extra patrol.
12:52 p.m. — An employee of Shell Mart reported the drive-off theft of $45 in gas by a male driver with a female passenger in a gray, two-door Ford Explorer. They left westbound on E. Hefron Street.
10:40 a.m. — Andrew Myszak reported vandalism by five juveniles with two dogs at 1205 Maxwell Ave. They ripped cabinet doors off, wrote on a door and damaged a drainage ditch by sliding down it. The incident was captured on video and observed by neighbors. Myszak said he would not press charges if restitution was made. An officer talked to the father and uncle of the juveniles.
1:22 p.m. — A caller advised he saw what he thought was a funnel cloud come down near Monroe City. a deputy advised he saw circulation in the clouds around CR 450S and SR 57, and requested I-69 workers be advised of the storm and wind. The National Weather Service also was notified.
8:17 a.m. — A caller reported a subject sleeping under the I-69 bridge on CR 700S, trespassing in the construction zone, and needs to be removed. A deputy located the subject and took him to the bridge to collect his things. They loaded his belongings in his truck, which was going to be dragged to the road by a bulldozer so it could be towed.
5:39 a.m. — A male caller reported his home at 327 S. Horning Dr., Odon, had been broken into, and money and other items were missing. He thought his vehicle had been broken into, as well. He was unsure if anyone was in the residence, then he saw a subject running from the backyard.
Mistie Ann Bush, 38, Bloomington, was arrested Wednesday by sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for violation of a court order. She was held at the Daviess County Security Center without bond.
Troy Allen Lowe, 29, Washington, was arrested Wednesday by sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for failure to return to lawful detention. He was held without bond.
James Arthur Knepp, 50, Washington, was arrested Tuesday by city police for criminal mischief, criminal trespass and public intoxication. He was held without bond.
Jail Population: 163
Police Report for Friday
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Loogootee graduation scheduled for Friday
Loogootee Junior/Senior High School will hold its 2013 graduation exercises at 7 p.m. today.
2:19 p.m. - Debbie Fields, 520 S.E. Second St., reported that her black moped was taken from her residence. The moped had been padlocked.
Refugee overcomes barriers to graduate WHS
Seh Reh, like many who has come to Washington as a Burmese refugee, found life in his new home daunting. The language was so intimidating that he dropped out of high school in 2010.
Pike Central to hold graduation
Pike Central High School will hold its 38th commencement exercises at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the high school gymnasium.
Closings for Memorial Day
The following are area closings for the Memorial Day holiday Monday:
North Daviess still facing budget cuts
Members of the state legislature gave schools a two percent increase but North Daviess Community Schools Superintendent Robert Bell said the corporation will still get funding cuts over the next four years.
Three injured in accident
Three persons were injured Thursday afternoon when a driver ran a red light on the U.S. 50 Bypass south of Washington at SR 257.
Wrestlers for relay
The Team Todd Relay for Life team will be joining with Tri-State Wrestling to bring an event to the Old Petersburg Gym on Saturday. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with bell time at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and children under 4 are free. All proceeds from the event go to the Daviess County Relay for Life Team Todd.
Dollar General focuses on reading
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced an award of $7,800 to the Washington Carnegie Public Library to support the new adult literacy program being now being offered.
Letters returned after 55 years
Fifty-five years ago Jerry Decker wrote letters back home to his sweetheart, Carol, from Camp Pendleton, California where he was based in the Marine Corps. Fifty-five years later, Jerry still had his letters from Carol. But Carol, now Jerry¹s wife of 52 years, had, well misplaced a few of hers.
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