1:48 p.m. — An employee of Walmart, 100 Bypass 50 Plaza, reported a male shoplifter with long dark hair and wearing a hoodie ran from the store. He left toward Vincennes on US 50 in a gray, four-door Impala with another male in it.
7:47 a.m. — Mary Rheinholt reported a noise and gas smell coming from an old gas pipe on a vacant lot at Sundale Trailer Court. The fire department responded and reported a gas leak. Vectren was notified and sent a technician.
10:24 a.m. — Tina M. Reese, 41, 512 W. Nat’l Hwy., turned south onto CR 300W from old U.S. 50 in her 1999 Dodge Durango and began to hydroplane where the rain had left standing water on the roadway. She stated she lost control and went off the west side of the road, striking a utility pole and underground drainage pipe marker. Damage was estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.
2:54 p.m. — James D. Colson II, 26, Elnora, was westbound on CR 1400N in his 1995 Jeep Wrangler when he drove off the north side of the road near CR 800E, struck an earth embankment and rolled over on its side in a ditch. Colson was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated after a test showed a .14 percent alcohol level. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
5:15 p.m. — A three-car accident occurred on SR 57 at Meridian Street when Julie A. Harris, 36, Wheatland, stopped in a 1996 Ford Explorer, registered to Michael D. McCammon of Vincennes, behind a northbound vehicle attempting to turn left off the highway. Charles F. Sam, 55, 203 S.E. Seventh St., who was behind Harris, stated that as he slowed his 1994 Chevrolet pickup for the two vehicles in front of him, he was rear-ended by a 2007 Ford Edge driven by Wendy S. Bouvier Sims, 43, Odon, causing him to rear-end Harris.
Sims stated her eyes were watery and she wiped them. When she looked up, she said, she saw the stopped vehicles in front of her but was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.
Sam was transported by ambulance to Daviess Community Hospital to be treated for pain to his neck, back and left arm. Damage was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.
Gary McKinney, 50, Washington, was arrested by city police Wednesday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated/refusal, OVWI/endangering a person, invasion of privacy, criminal trespass and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. He was held at Daviess County Security Center on $8,000 bond.
Angel Bellamy, 35, Winslow, was arrested Wednesday by sheriff’s deputies on a warrant to revoke a suspended sentence. She was released on $10,000 bond.
Christopher L. Curry, 47, Pimento, was arrested Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for failure to appear for check deception. He was released on $2,000 bond.
Theodore Lee, 44, Louisville, Ky., was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Tuesday on a warrant for petition to revoke a suspended sentence. He was held on $100,000 bond.
Amie Solterman, 40, Washington, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Tuesday on a warrant for a writ of attachment and residential entry. She was held on $3,155 bond.
Jail Population: 158
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