1:48 p.m. — An employee of Walmart, 100 Bypass 50 Plaza, reported a male shoplifter with long dark hair and wearing a hoodie ran from the store. He left toward Vincennes on US 50 in a gray, four-door Impala with another male in it.
7:47 a.m. — Mary Rheinholt reported a noise and gas smell coming from an old gas pipe on a vacant lot at Sundale Trailer Court. The fire department responded and reported a gas leak. Vectren was notified and sent a technician.
10:24 a.m. — Tina M. Reese, 41, 512 W. Nat’l Hwy., turned south onto CR 300W from old U.S. 50 in her 1999 Dodge Durango and began to hydroplane where the rain had left standing water on the roadway. She stated she lost control and went off the west side of the road, striking a utility pole and underground drainage pipe marker. Damage was estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.
2:54 p.m. — James D. Colson II, 26, Elnora, was westbound on CR 1400N in his 1995 Jeep Wrangler when he drove off the north side of the road near CR 800E, struck an earth embankment and rolled over on its side in a ditch. Colson was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated after a test showed a .14 percent alcohol level. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
5:15 p.m. — A three-car accident occurred on SR 57 at Meridian Street when Julie A. Harris, 36, Wheatland, stopped in a 1996 Ford Explorer, registered to Michael D. McCammon of Vincennes, behind a northbound vehicle attempting to turn left off the highway. Charles F. Sam, 55, 203 S.E. Seventh St., who was behind Harris, stated that as he slowed his 1994 Chevrolet pickup for the two vehicles in front of him, he was rear-ended by a 2007 Ford Edge driven by Wendy S. Bouvier Sims, 43, Odon, causing him to rear-end Harris.
Sims stated her eyes were watery and she wiped them. When she looked up, she said, she saw the stopped vehicles in front of her but was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.
Sam was transported by ambulance to Daviess Community Hospital to be treated for pain to his neck, back and left arm. Damage was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.
Gary McKinney, 50, Washington, was arrested by city police Wednesday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated/refusal, OVWI/endangering a person, invasion of privacy, criminal trespass and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. He was held at Daviess County Security Center on $8,000 bond.
Angel Bellamy, 35, Winslow, was arrested Wednesday by sheriff’s deputies on a warrant to revoke a suspended sentence. She was released on $10,000 bond.
Christopher L. Curry, 47, Pimento, was arrested Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for failure to appear for check deception. He was released on $2,000 bond.
Theodore Lee, 44, Louisville, Ky., was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Tuesday on a warrant for petition to revoke a suspended sentence. He was held on $100,000 bond.
Amie Solterman, 40, Washington, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Tuesday on a warrant for a writ of attachment and residential entry. She was held on $3,155 bond.
Jail Population: 158
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Prejudging for Fair contest
Prejudging for Fair contest
Prejudging for the Daviess County Fair’s Little Miss and Mister contest will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Elnora Fire Station.
ND to adopt new textbooks
The North Daviess School Board approved the adoption of new reading textbooks for kindergarten through grade six.
Reading Street from Pearson Scott Foresman will be used for the next six years beginning in the fall. Text books fees for the upcoming school year will remain about the same for kindergarten through grade six. Textbooks for the junior and senior high will vary depending on the classes in which students enroll.
Man shot with BB gun
9:33 p.m. - A male caller at 603 N.W. Second St. said his roommate shot himself in the tongue with a pellet gun. The roommate told officers he thought the gun was not loaded. Both the caller and the roommate were taken to Daviess Community Hospital.
Hupmobile club to visit locally
If you see nearly two dozen classic cars rolling up and the down the roads of Daviess County and the surrounding areas next week, there’s a good chance you are seeing a Hupmobile. Beginning Sunday, the International Hupmobile Club will begin its annual tour, this time across southwest Indiana.
Shooter had minor legal issues
James D. Jones, 60, of Shoals has been identified as the suspect killed when gunfire was exchanged between Jones and State Trooper Jarrod Lents, a nine year veteran of the Indiana State Police
Lucille Dillon, the first lady of tourism in Daviess County, died Saturday. She was 76.
Eric Bassler to run for state Senate
A Washington City Councilman announced Monday his intentions to run for the state senate.
UPDATED! Trooper shot near U.S. 50; suspect dead
An Indiana State Trooper was injured following a shooting on U.S. 50 Monday.
4-year-old dies after incident at Eastside Park
A 4-year-old who was found in the water of the overflow of Baumert Lake, near the Pavilion at Eastside Park, was pronounced dead at Daviess Community Hospital.
Navy friends are reunited after 42 years
It had been 42 years since Jim Dant, Washington, had been in contact with his Navy buddy Glen Bernard.
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