9:32 p.m. – A male subject was reported by a Walmart security employee to push a cart with fishing rods and reels and Coleman fuel out of the store. Once outside the store, though, the male left the cart and got in a vehicle to leave. Officers looked at the security video.
9:27 p.m. – Sgt. Derrick Devine and K-9 Diesel assisted Indiana State Police in Petersburg, where Diesel indicated drugs were present. The drugs were located and three people were arrested.
7:15 p.m. – A Walmart security employee requested assistance with a female subject who was refusing to sign a no-trespass order and was being disorderly. The female left before officers arrived, but they located her at her home and she agreed to return to the store to sign the no-trespass order. An officer followed to ensure there were no problems.
6:11 p.m. – Joe Williams reported items stolen from 1500 Jackson St. He advised no one is to be on the property, and if caught he’ll prosecute.
8:37 p.m. – A road hazard was reported at E. Nat’l Hwy. and N. Industrial Park Rd. A WPD officer advised he’d take care of it.
1:33 p.m. – A caller reported a propane tank near a mailbox at 2588 Cosby St. and asked for an officer to check on it. The officer removed it for disposal.
7:31 p.m. – Adam J. Wilkie, 28, Indianapolis, was southbound on SR 57 entering Plainville when, he stated, a deer crossed the road in front of his 1999 Chevrolet pickup. He swerved to avoid the deer, running off the right side of the roadway, striking a culvert and a mailbox belonging to the town of Plainville. The pickup overturned and came to rest on its wheels. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
Connie Jean Gilley, 49, Washington, was arrested Saturday by city police for possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. She was released on $2,500 bond.
Ronald Robinson, 62, Plainville, was arrested Saturday by sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for intimidation and domestic battery. He was held at the Daviess County Security Center on $10,000 bond.
Christopher Jones, 37, Vincennes, was arrested by city police Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated/prior, OVWI/refusal, possession of a Schedule III substance, driving while suspended/prior and OVWI/endangering a person. He was held on $11,000 bond.
Richard Alan Leffler, 56, Washington, was arrested by city police Saturday for OVWI, OVWI/endangering a person and operating a vehicle while never licensed. He was released on $6,000 bond.
Keoni Takao Hirasuna, 25, Vincennes, was arrested by city police Saturday for possession of synthetic cannabanoids, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. He was released on $6,500 bond.
Tanya Garcia, 40, Washington, was arrested Friday by city police on an out-of-state warrant. She was held without bond.
Jail Population: 128
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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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