11:26 a.m. — A male caller reported a phone scam advising him he’d won some money, but he’d have to wire money to the caller in Jamaica to claim his prize.
7:58 a.m. — An employee of Daviess Community Hospital advised a truck had been parked in the northwest corner of the facility’s parking lot all week. The parking lot was going to be paved, and they needed the truck moved. In trying to locate the owner, police determined last week the truck had been reported stolen by its owner, Doyan Riley, 3004 Cosby Rd.
2:40 a.m. — An employee of Shell Mart, 201 N.E. Fifth St., found pills in a plastic wrapper in the parking lot near the gas pumps. Indiana Poison Control identified them as Xanax. They were disposed of.
7:01 p.m. — A male caller reported a young boy on a skateboard crossed E. Nat’l Hwy. in front of him, and he struck him with his truck.
5:19 p.m. — Rhonda Padgett, 1000 S. Meridian St., Bldg. 2, Apt. 11, reported someone had been in her apartment while she was at work and took money and a laptop.
7:48 p.m. — Dispatch received several calls about tree limbs in W. Nat’l Hwy. at Maysville Road.
11:31 a.m. — A female caller advised her vehicle was damaged by debris dropped by a Homerun Trucking quad-axle truck on SR 358. A field report was made.
4:09 p.m. — Shania L. Yokem, 16, Loogootee, was eastbound on CR 700S in her 2005 Chevrolet Equinox when she drove off the south side of the road, striking a grass embankment and REMC pole. The vehicle came to rest facing west. Yokem stated as she crested a hill she was forced off the road near CR 1050E by an oncoming truck pulling a boat.
She was trapped inside the vehicle and complained of pain to her elbow/lower arm. Southwest Medical transported her to Alfordsville, where Air Evac picked her up and flew her to Kosair Hospital in Louisville.
The REMC pole was destroyed. Damage was estimated between $10,000 and $25,000.
8:06 a.m. — Ritchie L. Hand, 1672W 400S, had been traveling east on SR 645 in his 1989 Honda Prelude when he struck a deer near U.S. 231. He pulled the vehicle off the side of the roadway as far as he could, turned the flashers on and got out to report the accident via his cell phone.
While he was calling, Sara B. Babcock, 27, French Lick, crested a hill in her 2006 Pontiac G6, failed to see his vehicle and struck the rear end.
She stated the sun was in her eyes and she couldn’t see the car, which was partially in the roadway. A witness behind Babcock also said the sun was in his eyes, and he didn’t see the Hand vehicle until Babcock rear-ended it.
Damage was estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.
Steven R. Geary, 38, Washington, was arrested Thursday by city police on a warrant for failure to appear and possession of a controlled substance. He was held at the Daviess County Security Center without bond.
Jail Population: 160
Jonathan K. Tow, 30, and John B. Tow, 58, both of Shoals, were arrested Wednesday by Loogootee Police for resisting law enforcement, possession of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct and battery on a police officer.
They were released into the custody of the Martin County Sheriff’s Department, which also assisted at the scene.
Police Report for Saturday
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Republicans to vote on new trustee
Republicans from Washington Township will meet today to vote on a new township trustee.
Fifteen committee chairmen from Washington Township will vote at 8:45 a.m. today to fill the position following the death of Albert “Pete” Showalter, who died on April 13.
North, Owens 'Play' hard
North Elementary School celebrated its field day Friday with games, ice cream, inflatable fun houses and Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders.
B-R to graduate 41
Barr-Reeve High School will hold its 48th commencement exercises on May 25, in the high school gymnasium at 2 p.m. Again this year, the graduation will be an afternoon affair.
1:03 a.m. - Karen Hulsey, of 511 S. Meridian St. reported a subject possibly hiding the bushes behind her residence. She stated she didn’t see anyone, but could hear coughing.
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.
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