6:41 a.m. — Gus Ochs, 616 W. Main, advised the back window of his 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer had been damaged. He was unsure when it had occurred.
10:56 p.m. — A female caller reported kids throwing fireworks on SE Second St. They had stopped by the time police arrived because they saw the complainant call police.
10:33 p.m. — A male caller reported an open fire by a camper on Cable Avenue and Oak Grove Rd. He was concerned it would spread to a wooded area. The fire was out when police and fire officials arrived. Firefighters advised the subject the fire had been in an unapproved container and not to use the container again.
8:13 p.m. — A female caller reported something burning behind W.E. Are Auto Care. A county dispatcher advised there was a brush fire between Furniture Place Apts. and the auto care business. Firefighters had it out and were clear of the scene at 8:31 p.m.
3:55 p.m. — Brad Tuell, Odon, advised his 2002 PT Cruiser was hit while it was parked at Odon Medical Clinic. There was damage to the front drivers-side fender.
12:18 p.m. — A female caller in Montgomery requested an officer after someone ran into the back of their mower.
9:59 a.m. — A male caller requested an ambulance for a female who was walking past 1 Campbell Dr. and passed out from the heat.
7:59 a.m. — Raymond Raber reported a fire at Raber Buggy Shop, 7209E 300N, near Montgomery. While on the phone, he advised the fire was under control, but Montgomery/Cannelburg firefighters continued to the scene to check on it. The fire was out when they arrived.
10:35 p.m. — Gloria Gross, 1365N 300W, advised her son was picking up trash and cans on Old Vincennes Rd. and found syringes with blood in them. He put them in a bottle, and she was requesting someone pick them up for proper disposal.
6:30 p.m. — A female caller reported her kids found possible drug-related items on a sandbar near the 50 Bypass bridge.
10:07 p.m. — Meghan C. Knepp, 16, Odon, was northbound on CR 800E from CR 1400N and cresting a hill when a southbound driver in the northbound lane caused her to drive the 2007 Chevrolet car she was driving off the road and into a ditch. The car is registered to Ronald and Jennifer Knepp. The other vehicle failed to stop. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
Ashley Jo Bechtel, 29, Washington, was arrested Wednesday by WPD Ptl. Buck Seger after he stopped the moped she was driving on Front St. just north of W. Walnut St. She was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated/controlled substance, OVWI/endangering a person, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a syringe. She was released on bond.
Andrew Simon Knepp, 19, Odon, was arrested by Odon police Wednesday on a warrant for theft. He was held at the Daviess County Security Center on $2,500 bond.
Jeffrey Darren Wilkie, 44, Odon, was arrested by Odon police Wednesday for OVWI/controlled substance. He was released on bond.
Tyler James Walls, 20, Washington, was arrested Tuesday by city police for possession of marijuana under 30 grams, minor consumption and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. The arrest followed a traffic stop by Capt. Steve Mize at NW 14th and W. Walnut streets. Walls also was cited for operating a vehicle without financial responsibility and false/fictitious plates. He was held on $5,000 bond.
Belinda Rena Smith, 35, Washington, was arrested Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for two counts of operating a vehicle with a specified amount of alcohol or controlled substance in body and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. She was released on bond.
April Charleen Diamond-Wilz, 44, Washington, was arrested Monday by city officers for two counts of cruelty to animals, two counts driving while suspended, tampering with evidence and false informing. She was being held without bond.
Brandon Michael Parish, 25, Washington, was arrested Monday by city officers for theft after they received a call from Walmart Security about a male subject cutting open packages with a knife. He was being held without bond.
John Stuffle, 45, Washington, was arrested Monday by WPD Sgt. Greg Dietsch for possession of marijuana, hash oil or hashish. He was being held on $2,000 bond.
Jose Lopez, 54, Washington, was arrested Monday after a traffic stop at NW 11th St. and Downey Ave. by WPD Ptl. Brandon Humphries for driving when never receiving a license. He was being held on $2,000 bond.
Jail Population: 161
Police Report for Thursday
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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.
U.S. 50 Yard Sale starts Friday
Daviess County will be participating in the 13th annual “Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale” Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is the third year Daviess County has participated.
Barr-Reeve celebrates vote, Four-Star status
Barr-Reeve Middle/High School has been named a 2011-2012 Indiana Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education. In order for a school to be eligible for the honor, the school must be in the 25th percentile of schools in ISTEP testing results. Over 300 schools across the state received the honor. Barr-Reeve was the only Daviess County School to make the cut.
Washington Community School board will meet in executive session at 6:15 p.m. today to discuss collective bargaining. The regular session will be at 7 p.m. Items included on the agenda: student recognition; handbooks; leadership academy.
Grad rates continues to improve
Indiana’s reported high school graduation rate continues to improve, moving from 77 percent to more than 88 percent in less than a decade, but there are still significant achievement gaps marked by race and income.
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