8:40 p.m. — Carla Cicarella, 605 N.W. Second St., advised someone has been using her white 1991 Chevrolet Caprice wagon without her permission when she carpools to work with another person. She requested extra patrol.
6:07 p.m. — The fire department responded to a dryer fire at 1017 Jersey St. They were on the scene until 6:46 p.m.
3:42 p.m. — Gunner Bruce reported the theft of his black, 20-inch bicycle when he stopped at Shell Mart, 201 N.E. Fifth St., after school.
10:06 p.m. — Gordon L. Hill, 66, 1598S 300W, was in his 2004 Ford F150 southbound on Meridian Street behind a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander driven by Abby N. Hale, 25, 1004 S.W. Second St. When Hale stopped at the intersection with SR 57, her vehicle was rear-ended by Hill’s. Hill stated he thought Hale had begun to merge onto SR 57S and he looked back for oncoming traffic and struck the Uplander.
Hale was treated at the scene for a contusion on her head. Damage was estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.
7:04 p.m. — Witnesses reported a 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Nancy A. Benjamin, 51, 915 N.W. Second St., turned west onto W. Walnut Street from N. Eighth Street directly in front of them and they had to brake abruptly.
They told officers that, after turning, the vehicle ran off the road and onto the sidewalk on the north side. Benjamin then attempted to reenter the roadway and struck a parked 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier registered to Martin Ramirez, 806 W. Walnut St.
The impact caused the unoccupied car to travel about 100 feet west, crossing the center line and coming to rest after striking a tent belonging to Beulah Church and damaging the tent pole. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
9:11 p.m. — Jacob M. Bowling, 18, 406 N. Westview Dr., was eastbound on Center Street in a 1995 Chevrolet pickup registered to Kendall R. Andis, 502 W. Main St. He made a right turn onto Mill Street and went off the east side of the road, striking a parked 1995 Buick Skylark registered to Betty J. Abel, 204 Mill St.
Bowling left the scene, and the pickup was located at 900 S. Meridian St., Building 2. An investigation was started to locate the driver. When he was located, Bowling was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, a misdemeanor. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
4:47 p.m. — Nikki R. Mandabach, 27, Jasper, was eastbound on W. Walnut Street near S.W. Eighth Street in her 2000 Pontiac Grand Am when she started to look for her cell phone. She went off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole belonging to the city of Washington. Damage was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.
7:02 p.m. — Kelby J. Wagler, 28, Loogootee, was backing out of his driveway at 12320E 75N in his 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Peggy L. Mattingly, 51, Loogootee, was westbound on CR 75N in her 2000 Pontiac Bonneville, and Wagler backed into the Mattingly vehicle. Damage was estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.
Charles Edward O’Conner, 48, Loogootee, was arrested Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. He was released on $2,500 bond.
Jena May Flickinger, 41, Washington, was arrested by city police Tuesday for fraud and theft. She was released on $5,000 bond.
Jail Population: 161
Police Report for Thursday
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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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