10:58 p.m. – Officers reported to a burglar alarm at Fast Max, 1202 E. Nat’l Hwy. The door was unsecured and when the key holder arrived, she said it looked as if someone had been in the business. Video surveillance was pulled up, and a man was observed inside the store.
6:21 p.m. – Denise Waynescott, 113 Southside Ave., reported a missing flat-screen TV and laptop computer after allowing a couple to spend the night at her residence. There was no sign of forced entry.
5:37 p.m. – Lisa Fields reported a tree fell on a camper at her property on 1404 W. VanTrees St. It also knocked down a power line. Numerous calls were received about downed limbs and trees, signs and other items, as well as about power outages.
12:25 p.m. – Clarence Selby, 303 S. SR 57, reported the back door glass was busted at his residence and entry was gained. There were items missing.
8:17 a.m. – A Street Department employee reported finding a meth lab in the trash at 207 Ogdon St. An officer picked it up for disposal.
7:54 p.m. – A live line was reported down and sparking at CRs 150W and 150S. An officer advised the line had snapped and caused damage to a vehicle. A field report was made.
12:42 p.m. – A utility line was reported down in front of Bethany Church on U.S. 50 E. City Power and Light were notified. There were a number of power outages reported.
9:00 a.m. – A caller advised a small silver car had run off I-69 and was stuck in the median. An officer stood by until a wrecker arrived. There was no damage and no accident report.
7:50 a.m. – A caller reported finding a possible drug-related item at Casey’s in Odon. An officer picked it up for disposal.
11:18 p.m. – Allyson R. Goodrich, 24, 14 N.W. Seventh St., was southbound on SR 57 near CR 25E in a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero when she began to slide to the right as she came around a curve on the icy road. She told officers she overcorrected and went left of center across the road. The vehicle slid off the side of the roadway and down an embankment, coming to rest on the passenger side.
Goodrich complained of head pain and pain from the seat belt impact, and was transported by Southwest Medical to Daviess Community Hospital ER. Damage was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.
M.C. Parson Jr., 44, Washington, was arrested Friday by city police for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, OVWI/endangering a person, and driving while suspended/prior. He was held at Daviess County Security Center without bond.
Jail Population: 147
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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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