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May 8, 2013

Police Report



12:52 p.m. - An employee of The Produce Patch, 320 Harned Ave., reported that when the business is closed, someone is stealing plants.

8:56 a.m. - Tangela Miller, 1600 W. VanTrees St., reported someone had taken her red Velocity moped from her yard. She also stated this is the fourth time recently items have been taken from her yard.


6:02 p.m. - Jim Payton with the Central Christian Church, 10 W. Van Trees St., received a phone call from an unknown number stating that he had won money and needed to purchase a money order from Walmart to pay for the taxes on the winnings. Several similar scams have been reported in the area over the last several days.

5:21 p.m. - A resident on S.W. Sixth Street reported that se had received in the mail a letter congratulating her on becoming a representative with an unknown company and she was to fill out the enclosed money order in her name and cash it.

The resident was informed this is a scam.



8:16 a.m. - Officers were called to the scene of an accident at  county road 500 N. and State Road 57 involving a semi pulling a trailer and a Tacoma pick- up truck. Daniel L. Brackin, Scottsburg was traveling on SR 57  and then turning left onto CR 500 N. in the semi when he saw the pick-up, driven by Jessica L. Cannon, Washington, crest the hill on CR 500 N. at a high rate of speed.

Brackin heard the pick-up lock up its brakes before it slid into the trailer being pulled by the semi. Cannon said she was unable to stop and slid on the wet pavement.

Extraction equipment was used to remove Cannon from her vehicle. She was taken by ambulance to Daviess Community Hospital with a possible broken arm and broken leg. A minor passenger in the vehicle was also taken to the hospital complaining of pain.

Brackin was not injured and was subjected to tests for drugs and alcohol use.  Both came back negative.



Dallas Lynette Sims, 29, Manitou, Ky., was arrested Monday by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department on two counts of domestic battery and battery resulting in bodily injury. She was released on $5,000 bond from the Daviess County Security Center.

David D. Powell, 20, Loogootee, was arrested Monday by Loogootee, Martin County and Indiana State Police officers on two counts of battery with bodily injury and resisting law enforcement. No bond was set at the Martin County Security Center.

Total Jail Population: 129


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