The Washington Times-Herald

February 19, 2013

Police Report


Washington Times-Herald

WASHINGTON —

Police Report

City Report

Monday

2:20 p.m. — A caller advised someone vandalized a 2008 Ford Fusion registered to Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, while it was parked in the Samaritan Center parking lot, 2007 State St., over the weekend. The windshield wipers and antenna were bent.

Sunday

7:50 p.m. — Someone calling from McDonald’s on E. Nat’l Hwy. reported a fist fight between a male and female in the drive-thru. The female then went inside and the male was kicking dents in the car, which had another subject in it. Responding officers advised this was an altercation between a mother and two teenagers on their way to Tennessee and things had calmed down.

6:01 p.m. — A caller advised someone regularly parks a white truck at Ogdon and Walnut streets with the rear sticking out about 3 feet into the roadway. The caller stated it’s a hazard when turning off Walnut onto Ogdon. An officer spoke to the vehicle owner, who was going to move the vehicle.

9:14 a.m. — An employee of Dollar General Store, 900 W. Nat’l Hwy., requested an officer, advising a female had walked out of the store with $29 worth of merchandise and did not pay, so she was detained. She had a child with her. Jennifer K. Burris will be long-formed for criminal conversion.

COUNTY ACCIDENT

Saturday

7:57 p.m. — Margaret A. McCormick, 16, 1305 W. Nat’l Hwy., was southbound on SR 57 approaching the intersection with Cumberland Road in a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee registered to Margaret C. Olsen, 1102 Grand Ave. She was in the left turn attempting to turn left onto Cumberland Road. A northbound vehicle was in the left turn attempting to turn left into Walmart and blocked McCormick’s view of Bradley W. Kerns, 32, Brownstown, who was northbound on SR 57 approaching the intersection in his 2005 Ford F150. McCormick turned, pulling into Kerns’ path. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.

COUNTY REPORT

Sunday

2:44 p.m. — A caller said a male, dressed in camo, was snooping around buildings near CRs 900N and 500E. No one was found.

2:15 p.m. — A caller at 975 Second St. in Plainville said a porcelain sign was taken from the side of his garage.

12:17 p.m. — A caller said an elderly lady in a blue car on U.S. 50 was traveling in the wrong lane. The car could not be found.

ARRESTS

Armando Bruno, 53, Washington, was arrested by city police Friday for operating a vehicle while never receiving a license. He was released from the Daviess County Security Center on $2,000 bond.

#000200000721000009B5#71B,Jeffrey Alan Foster, 43, Washington, was arrested by Daviess County Sheriff’s deputies Sunday for domestic battery and strangulation. He was being held without bond.

Total Jail Population: 131.

Mario Palacios, 33, Washington, was arrested by city police Friday for domestic battery. He was released on $2,000 bond.

Jeffrey Alan Foster, 43, Washington, was arrested by Daviess County Sheriff’s deputies Sunday for domestic battery and strangulation. He was being held without bond.

Total Jail Population: 131.

Woodland sentenced in shooting

PETERSBURG – Michael Woodland, 37, of Petersburg, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in the Indiana Department of Correction for unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a Class B felony.

The criminal charges stem from an incident that involved a police action shooting July 23, 2012, in Petersburg. Moments before the shooting, a 911 call was received regarding a domestic disturbance at 1012 Trafzer St. Within minutes, Petersburg Police Officer Chad Tharp arrived.

As he started to approach the residence, Woodland exited from the front door carrying a semi-automatic rifle. Officer Tharp ordered Woodland to drop his weapon, which he had pointed toward the ground. Woodland failed to comply and started to raise the rifle toward the officer. Tharp fired his service weapon, striking Woodland.

Woodland was later released from Deaconess Hospital and jailed for a parole violation. Corporal Tharp was not injured during this incident.  After reviewing the Indiana State Police investigation, Pike County Prosecutor Darrin McDonald filed a criminal charge against Woodland for possessing a firearm while being a serious violent felon. Woodland pleaded guilty and accepted a plea agreement. Due to time already served, he will serve 14 years and 69 days.