The Washington Times-Herald

January 31, 2013

Police Report

Washington Times-Herald




1:09 a.m. – Dispatchers received several calls reporting power outages on the east side and in Montgomery through 6 a.m. Line crews were out restoring power and checking low-hanging lines.

12:54 a.m. – A female caller on Vine Street advised she heard a loud boom, but she still had power. One minute later a male caller on Vine Street reported a utility pole was leaning across Vine Street. A line crew was able to make the pole swing back away from the road.

12:07 a.m. – Emergency Management Director Paul Goss requested that the tornado sirens be set off due to severe thunderstorms headed into Daviess County from Knox County and a tornado watch from the National Weather Service. At 1 a.m. the NWS ordered the sirens set off again for a tornado warning. Dispatchers fielded several calls about the reason for the sirens.

12:06 a.m. – Charles Evans, 401 SE 11th St., advised someone scratched his Pontiac G6. An officer advised there were deep scratches on the roof and hood.


11:17 p.m. – Casey Iglehart reported a large tree down across CR 200N. The sheriff’s department was notified.

11:04 p.m. – Todd Theine, 1112 S. Meridian St., advised his TV tower blew over onto a power line and caused the power to go out. A line crew addressed the problem.

10:25 p.m. – Officers began finding numerous items blown into the roadways and in the next few hours stopped to remove a highway construction sign, a trampoline, tree limbs, a vent cap, a playhouse, a business sign, and street signs.

10:21 p.m. – Preston Morton, 2300 Countryview Dr., Apt. 17, reported a tree fell across the hood and front windshield of his 1988 Chevrolet truck.

5:30 p.m. – Mitch Drew, 2405 White Ridge Ln., reported the theft of several Washington Fire Department badges and collar insignias that he’d given his ex-wife to make a collage.

4:34 p.m. – Angela Bass reported a vehicle fire in the IGA parking lot, 900 W. Nat’l Hwy. No one was around the vehicle. Washington Fire Department responded, but Sgt. Greg Dietsch put the fire out with a portable fire extinguisher before firefighters arrived. A portable heater on the dash was hooked to the battery and had shorted out, causing the fire. The uninsured 1999 Pontiac, which was registered to Amanda J. Carroll of Vincennes, was not drivable.

3:53 p.m. – Chelsea Lee, 1814 McCormick Ave., reported the theft of a dark green Mongoose bike that appears black in color from outside the residence. A suspect’s name was given.


Jan. 20

11:30 p.m. – Marcos Gabriel Latalladi, 28, 109 E. Oak St., Apt. 4, left the roadway at W. Oak and S.W. First streets, striking a utility pole head-on with his 1994 Honda Civic.

Latalladi was found to be intoxicated, with a portable breath test reading .17 percent. He was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated/refusal, OVWI/endangering a person and operating a vehicle while never being licensed.

Neither the driver nor his passenger, Martin Garcia Santos, 22, 109 E. Oak St., Apt. 4, were wearing their restraints and received minor injuries to the head and face from striking the windshield. Damage was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.

Jan. 18

4:23 p.m. – William W. Welborn, 48, 2106 E. Nat’l Hwy., was driving a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country registered to Cathy L. Welborn northbound on SR 57S when looked down for a second. John E. Burkhart, 73, Elnora, was also northbound in front of Welborn in his 2010 Jeep Liberty and had slowed to allow a vehicle in front of him to turn onto Meridian Street. Welborn struck the rear of the Burkhart vehicle.

Burkhart complained of pain to his head. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.



1:30 a.m. – A caller advised hitting a tree on U.S. 50 W. An officer advised the car was 1 mile west of the bridge in Knox County, but he would work the accident. The tree was in Daviess County and the deputy removed it as well.


11:24 p.m. – Dispatch received a call about a tree down at CR 200N, east of CR 75. The county highway department was notified and the tree was removed.

1:25 p.m. – A trash lab was reported on the east side of N.W. 21st Street just north of the railroad tracks. It was picked up for disposal.

12:58 p.m. – A large chunk of concrete was reported in the westbound lane of U.S. 50 under the I-69 overpass. It was removed from the roadway.

Jail Population: 130