The Washington Times-Herald

February 12, 2013

Police Report


Washington Times-Herald

WASHINGTON —

CITY REPORT

Monday

2:34 p.m. — A female caller reported a blue bike in the yard at 601 W. Walnut St. and requested someone pick it up.

8:13 a.m. – A caller with Twin Rivers advised windows were busted out of a house they’re building at 905 NW Sixth St. and the door glass of a trailer parked at the location also was busted out. He requested extra patrol.

Saturday

4:01 p.m. — An employee at Kaitlyn’s Kloset on Main Street reported there was a female shoplifter inside the store who had taken off running. Amber D. Leonard was found and charged with theft.

4:22 p.m. Fast Max reported a drive off of $40.80.

COUNTY REPORT

Sunday

6:57 p.m. – Officers responded to a domestic dispute in rural Plainville. The altercation was verbal only and no weapons were involved.

Thursday

8:47 p.m. — An accident without injuries was reported on U.S. 50 and CR 1250E. The car was pulled out of a ditch and a minor accident report was completed. Another accident was also reported in the same area and a female was arrested.

8:37 a.m. — An accident with possible injuries was reported on the U.S. 50 Bypass near MacAllister Machinery. No injuries were found and an accident report was being completed.

7:39 a.m. — A person at 7844N 225W reported some items missing from a garage. A report was made.

COUNTY ACCIDENT

Friday

6:32 p.m. – Chad W. Burgan, 31, Cannelburg, was southbound on SR 257 in his 1992 Chevrolet Blazer when the vehicle in front of him began to turn right into a private drive. Burgan said he applied his brakes, but they failed, so he went left of center to avoid striking the turning vehicle. In doing so, he pulled into the path of a 2012 Ford registered to, and driven by, Patsy M. Powell, 57, Otwell.

After the vehicles collided, The Burgan vehicle continued off the east side of the highway, down an embankment and through a vinyl fence belonging to Clint Underhill. Powell’s vehicle spun 180 degrees and came to rest on the east side of SR 257.

All participants were using their safety restraints. Burgan was not injured in the accident, but Powell and three passengers were injured and transported to Daviess Community Hospital by Southwest Medical. Patsy Powell complained of pain to foot and leg. Ann Powell, 39, Huntingburg, complained of pain to her entire body. Emma Garland, 9, Huntingburg, complained of chest pain. Paulette Martin, 47, Huntingburg, complained of foot and leg pain. Damage was estimated between $10,000 and $25,000.

ARRESTS

Nicholas Shadd Knepp, 19, Loogootee, was arrested Monday by sheriff’s deputies for minor consumption, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He was released on $6,000 bond.

Danny R. Graber, 18, Montgomery, was arrested Sunday by sheriff’s deputies for minor consumption and possession of marijuana. He was held on $4,000 bond.

Todd W. Emmons, 35, Washington, was arrested Sunday by city police for operating a vehicle while intoxicated over .15 percent and OVWI/endangering a person. He was held at Daviess County Security Center without bond.

Melissa B. Sturgeon, 21, Bicknell, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Sunday on a warrant for failure to appear for conversion. She was released on $2,000 bond.

Joshua Kavanaugh, 31, Washington, was arrested Saturday by city police for resisting law enforcement and public intoxication.  He was held on $2,000 bond.

Michael Goodman, 53, Washington, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Saturday for OVWI over .15 percent and OVWI/endangering a person. He was released on $4,000 bond.

Tyler Basham, 19, Vincennes, was arrested Saturday by city police for minor possession of alcohol. He was released on $2,000 bond.

Amber Leonard, 30, Washington, was arrested Saturday by city police for theft. She was held without bond.

Rita Fraley, 27, Washington, was served a warrant by sheriff’s deputies Friday while incarcerated at the Pike County Jail. She’s charged with four counts of theft, four counts of criminal trespass, four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and one count of petition to revoke suspended sentence for check deception. She was held on $35,000 bond.

David Speakman, 35, Washington, was arrested Friday by city police on a writ of attachment. He was held on $8,000 bond.

Kelvin Pasley, 43, Washington, was arrested Friday by city police for dealing in methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance. He was held on $500,000 bond.

Annastazia Walker, 23, Washington, was arrested Friday by city police for possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance and dealing in meth. She was held on $250,000 bond.

Jail Population: 138

Washington woman arrested in elder abuse case

JASPER – Six people, including a Washington woman, were arrested Monday after a lengthy investigation by the Indiana Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit into alleged abuse of a nursing home resident in Jasper.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed in Dubois County Circuit Court, the Attorney General’s Office received a complaint about possible abuse of a resident at the Providence Home Health Care Center in Jasper. Investigators with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit gathered evidence on six employees who had allegedly battered and neglected an endangered adult who was a resident at the home.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit worked with Indiana State Police and the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office and, upon review of the evidence, arrest warrants were pursued. ISP Sergeant Mark Green sought the warrants and the Dubois County Circuit Court found probable cause for the charges, issuing the arrest warrants.

On Monday, officers from the Indiana State Police, the Jasper City Police Department, the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office served the warrants. Tonya N. Sanders, 32, Loogootee; Blaine T. Ballard, 33, Jasper; and Casey M. Hill, 28, and Wendy M. Sutherlin, 28, both of Taswell, were charged with battery and neglect, Class D felonies, and intimidation, a Class A misdemeanor.

Sheryl A. Rockett, 52, Washington, and Katrina L. Patterson, 40, Jasper, were charged with failure to report battery and neglect or exploitation of an endangered adult, Class B misdemeanors.