The Washington Times-Herald

July 5, 2013

Buggy hits off road path

Police Report

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1:42 a.m. - A caller near Oak Grove Cemetery advised there were noises that sounded like a party going on near the cemetery. There was also a loud boom and believed it was not fireworks. 

12:35 a.m. - A caller at 312 Meridian St. in Elnora reported a man close to her residence with a large backpack. When the male subject saw the complainant. He started walking away. The male subject was heading for the railroad tracks.

12:20 a.m. - A caller near 1080E 1100N reported a horse and buggy driving off the road and into people’s yards. The buggy was headed towards Odon.


9:20 p.m. - A caller on US 50E reported a reckless semi driver. The semi, which had a tarp over its contents, was weaving between the lines.

3:55 p.m. - A reckless driver was reported on SR 257 near Scharr’s Body Shop. The caller advised that the driver of an older model black Chevy Blazer was all over the road. The driver of the Blazer also ran the stop light at the US 50 Bypass and SR 257.

3:21 a.m. - A caller at 1400N CR 100W reported a very loud vehicle stuck in the mud. The driver of the vehicle advised a deer had jumped out in front of him and when he swerved to miss it, he ran off the road. The driver said he would pay to any damages to the field.



1:03 a.m. - Dispatchers received a call about a car that had rolled over into a yard on Sugarland Road. The driver, Kelly J. Drew, Washington, said she was traveling east on CR 150N and was turning onto Sugarland Rd. when she ran off the edge of the road and hit a concrete culvert causing her 2001 Mercedes Benz to spin sideways and roll. Drew’s vehicle was towed from the scene and sustained damage from hitting the culvert. The property the car rolled onto, owned by Matt Hill, also received damage. Damage was estimated at $10,000.


3:53 p.m. -  Susan M. Scott, Shoals, was stopped at the stop sign waiting on westbound traffic. Scott stated there was a vehicle in the turn lane of US 50 that was going to exit to go west on Business 50. Scott, driving a 2006 blue Toyota Sienna, started to pull away from the stop sign crossing and did not see Katie J. Aldred, Washington, beside the vehicle that turned. Aldred started when Scott pulled out she had tried to avoid her vehicle but could not. Aldred’s vehicle, a 2002 Silver Chevy S-10 extended 4x4, struck Scott’s vehicle on the rear panel of the driver’s side.  After impact, Scott’s vehicle came to rest in the median. Aldred’s vehicle came to rest next to a stop sign. Damage was estimated at $10,000.



11:58 a.m. - Chuckles, SR 57S and US 50 Bypass, reported a drive off of $62.42 in gasoline. The vehicle was a burgundy Ford SUV. The vehicle was last seen headed north on SR 57.

9:03 a.m. - Rhonda Brown requested an ambulance for a man she discovered lying in the way of traffic on Old Vincennes Road. The man was bleeding from the head but breathing. The complaint was transferred to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department.

1:30 a.m. - A security officer at Daviess Community Hospital reported a late model white four-door sedan with two females inside was parked near the dialysis center. A male with something under his shirt approached the vehicle. The vehicle then drove away and was last seen on 14th Street.


10:42 p.m. - An unknown caller at 1500 Jane Ann Ct. reported that the neighbors were shooting off fireworks that were traveling over the house and landing in the backyard. The neighbor was told not to set off any other fireworks.

7:40 p.m. - A caller at 1307 Walnut St., reported a utility pole was sparking and power at the residence was fluctuating. Line crews were contacted.

6:33 p.m. - Charlie Wright, Downey Ave., requested extra patrol for drivers traveling with excessive speed down the alley behind the residences. Wright said several young children live in the area and he is concerned one may get hurt.

4:57 p.m. - An employee of CVS/Pharmacy, 307 E. Nat’l Hwy., reported a bird was in the store and needed to be removed before 6 p.m. when the store would close. The employee said if the bird remained in the business, it would set off the security alarms. The bird was removed.

4:53 p.m. - Sgt. Derrick Devine advised officers of a pit bull on a heavy-duty chain, dragging a tire down SR 57N and John St. The dog was returned to 604 John St. and  officer spoke with the owner.

4:15 p.m.- Tom Kelsey, 901 W. South St., reported that he had let his Beagle and German Shepherd out of the pens while he was cleaning them and the dogs had taken off. The dogs, which answer to Angel and Angus, were not wearing collars.

2:51 p.m. - Frances Russell, 1309 Vincennes Ave., reported that a male had called her claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House. The subject told Russell that she was one of the winners and he would be arriving in about 30 minutes with her prize. Russell was informed this was a scam and if anyone unfamiliar showed up at the residence to contact police immediately.


Joshua Gowan, 27, Washington, was arrested Thursday by Washington police on two counts of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. No bond was set.

Robert J. Bateman, 34, Washington, was arrested Friday by Washington police on three counts of public intoxication, intimidation and criminal recklessness with a firearm. No bond information was available.

 Jordan L. Yancey, 24, Washington, was arrested Friday by Washington police on two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving while suspended with a prior. No bond information was available.

Total Jail Population: 135