5:30 p.m. — A male caller reported a street sign down at N.W. Fifth and W. Main streets. An officer picked it up and placed in the police station. The street department was notified.
5:17 p.m. — Leopoldo Becerra, 402 N.W. Ninth St., reported the theft of two blue and gray adult bikes, an orange child’s bike and a child’s bike that looks like a motorcycle.
3:18 p.m. — Becky Guthrie reported a break-in at a 502 South View Dr. rental property, where a door had been kicked in. She requested extra patrol.
6:24 p.m. — A car/deer accident was reported east of Odon on SR 58. A field report was made.
4:48 p.m. — There was a sign reported in the roadway at I-69 overpass near Elnora. A deputy removed it.
7:45 p.m. — A complainant advised a truck had been keyed in Dinky’s parking lot.
5:17 p.m. — An employee of the co-op in Plainville reported someone drove off with a gas hose.
1:49 p.m. — Concrete trucks were reported blocking the road in Epsom. A deputy spoke with the supervisor, who said a large area was being poured and they were trying their best to stay out of the road.
7:47 a.m. — Freida E. Hatfield, 51, 113 Jamestown Square, was westbound on U.S. 50 in her 2002 Mercury Mountaineer when drove off the north side of the roadway and into a ditch. The vehicle continued in the ditch until it hit a culvert at the CR 1100E intersection. It then went airborne before stopping in a field on the west side of the county road.
Hatfield stated she fell asleep and couldn’t remember what happened. She complained of back pain and Southwest Medical transported her to Daviess Community Hospital. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
5:30 a.m. — Wayne A. Young, 46, Loogootee, was eastbound in his 2000 Buick Century on SR 58 east of Odon when he traveled onto the south shoulder where there was a buildup of gravel that had been ground off due to resurfacing. Young over-corrected and swerved across the opposite lane of traffic, spinning out of control. He traveled off the north side of the road and collided with a ditch embankment near CR 1200E, causing the Buick to overturn. It came to rest on the passenger side facing west, with Young trapped in his seat belt.
Young complained of back and chest pain, and was transported by Southwest Medical to Daviess Community Hospital. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
6:16 a.m. — Rachelle J. Harding, 37, Plainville, was westbound on SR 358, about1,000 feet west of CR 200W, in her 2012 Toyota Camry when she struck a deer that was in her lane of traffic. Her vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage, but no injuries were reported. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
5:53 a.m. — Alan D. Wagler, 21, of Montgomery, was driving a 2005 Chrysler van registered to Leonard Wagler north on CR 450E from CR 200N. In the extreme fog, he stated, he didn’t see a vehicle coming from the other direction until it was upon him and it was too late to stop.
The other driver, Rickie A. Smith, 56, Odon, said he was southbound in his 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee and saw a vehicle coming toward him that appeared to be in his lane of travel. Smith stated he kept trying to get farther over on his side of the road and almost came to a stop.
The Wagler vehicle struck the Smith vehicle head on. Smith was transported to Daviess Community Hospital for chest and knee pain. A 13-year-old passenger in the Wagler vehicle, Nathaniel Wagler, complained of mouth and nose pain and also was transported to DCH. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
Southwest Medical and Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
11:24 a.m. — Anthony L. Doscher, 28, Montgomery, was driving his 1994 Ford F150 east on E. Nat’l Hwy. Cameron J. Mandabach, 18, 1203E 100N, was behind him. Doscher was waiting for oncoming traffic to pass so he could turn left onto Industrial Park Road, and Mandabach didn’t notice he was turning. Mandabach attempted to drive into the westbound lane to avoid hitting the Doscher vehicle, then stopped in the eastbound lane. He struck the driver’s side rear of the Doscher vehicle damaging it and causing damage from front bumper to back on the passenger side of his own vehicle. Damage was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.
Daniel Isaiah Callahan, 28, Plainville, was arrested by Elnora police Sunday for disorderly conduct. He was held at the Daviess County Security Center without bond.
David Speakman, 35, Washington, was arrested by city police Sunday for unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and possession of a syringe. He was held without bond.
Angela Loudermilk, 47, Solsberry, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Sunday on two counts of check fraud. She was held without bond.
Jonathan David Baker, 32, Washington, was arrested Saturday by sheriff’s deputies for invasion of privacy. He was held on $2,000 bond.
Angela Parsons, 21, Washington, was arrested Friday by city police on a warrant for probation violation/criminal conversion. She was held without bond.
Jail Population: 158
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Republicans to vote on new trustee
Republicans from Washington Township will meet today to vote on a new township trustee.
Fifteen committee chairmen from Washington Township will vote at 8:45 a.m. today to fill the position following the death of Albert “Pete” Showalter, who died on April 13.
North, Owens 'Play' hard
North Elementary School celebrated its field day Friday with games, ice cream, inflatable fun houses and Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders.
B-R to graduate 41
Barr-Reeve High School will hold its 48th commencement exercises on May 25, in the high school gymnasium at 2 p.m. Again this year, the graduation will be an afternoon affair.
1:03 a.m. - Karen Hulsey, of 511 S. Meridian St. reported a subject possibly hiding the bushes behind her residence. She stated she didn’t see anyone, but could hear coughing.
School board approves new handbooks
Members of the Washington Community Schools Board approved the 2013- 2014 school handbooks. Elementary, junior high and high school student handbooks will now be more streamlined with one another. One major change to the handbooks will be a stricter attendance policy for students. Currently, students in the school district can have 10 unexcused absences per semester.
Unchained Gang roars into park
The Daviess County Unchained Gang will be hosting its 11th annual motorcycle show and swap meet Saturday at Eastside Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DECA to sponsor dodgeball tourney
Members of the Washington High School DECA Chapter will be hosting a DECA Dodgeball Tournament on Tuesday in the Hatchet House beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Road paving in Washington
The Indiana Department of Transportation is advising motorists to be aware of temporary lane restrictions on Bus. 50 in Washington. Beginning on or after Monday, May 20, crews will be spot paving throughout the city. Work will be accomplished one lane at a time and utilize flag persons to control traffic through the work zones. Work activities are scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day with all paving operations anticipated to be complete by May 24. Inclement weather will cancel the work operation for the day.
7:56 p.m. - A complainant on E. Nat'l Hwy. reported there was a truck popped open playing very loud music.
2:19 p.m. - Dave Waters, 200 1/2 SE 7th St., reported that someone had broken into his storage building and broke the windows out of the vehicles stored there. Waters also said that someone had smashed in the roofs on many of the vehicles. Extra patrol was requested.
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