The Washington Times-Herald

August 20, 2013

Police report

The Washington Times-Herald



10:22 p.m. - A caller near CR 150 N. and Wagner Dr. reported they had hit a deer.

9:30 p.m. - A caller near CR 550 E. reported that it appeared that someone was dumping trash.

11:52 a.m. - The owner of The Produce Patch, SR 57, reported that the occupant of a white van was bothering the girls working the produce stand and the van was now sitting in the liquor store parking lot.

10:25 a.m. - Officers were called to the Portersville Bridge near Montgomery for property damage to soybean fields. Dubois Co. officers were with the subjects responsible for causing damage to bean fields located in both Daviess and Dubois counties.


5:12 p.m. - A caller on East St., Elnora, reported that someone had hit a telephone pole in front of his residence.

10:06 p.m. - A caller near 893 W. CR 300 S. reported an accident involving two teenage girls. No injuries were reported.

4:55 p.m. - Washington police advised they had received a call about an elderly female driving a light gray car. The subject had left a yard sale and was extremely confused.

4:19 p.m. - Knox County officers advised of items used in a meth lab on the Daviess Co. side of the river.

3:43 p.m.- A caller on Cumberland Drive reported an accident near Radio Shack.

1:56 p.m. - A caller at 3484 W. Old U.S. Hwy. 50 reported a stolen guitar and two oil heaters

9:47 a.m. - A caller at 1495 E. CR 100 N. reported that during the evening hours someone had thrown chairs and other items into the swimming pool. No damage to the liner of the pool was reported.

3:43 a.m. - A caller on SR 58 near Elnora reported a white pick up had flipped over. The passengers were taken to Daviess Community Hospital.


10:29 p.m. - A caller reported that near CR 1200 N. and 1250 N. his daughter had ran her car into a ditch. The vehicle was towed.

3:30 p.m. - A caller near 1617 W. Old Nat’l Hwy reported a car in the ditch near Tabor Crane.

2:47 p.m. - An employee of Chuckles, SR 57, reported a vehicle drove off without paying for $40 in gas. The employee had the driver’s license of the subject who drove off.

1:42 p.m. - A caller near 3271 N. CR 1050 E. reported a male subject had walked into her house and then left. The caller was following the male subject who was heading toward Loogootee.

9:33 a.m. - A caller on U.S. 50 near the Antioch Christian Church reported a reckless driver in a gold Chevy Silverado. The vehicle had handicapped plates.



3:13 p.m. - A caller on SR 57 found a license plate.


1:51 p.m. - A caller on Meridian St. reported debris in the roadway.

Martin County

Travis Salmon, 21, Loogootee, was arrested Friday by Loogootee police on two counts of batter and domestic battery. He is being held in the Martin County jail. No bond was listed.


Anthony Ray Lawson, 26, Elnora, was arrested Saturday by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Bond was set at $2,000.

Total Jail Population: 155


11:20 a.m. - Tyler A. Melton, 22, Odon, was traveling west on CR 1100 N. when he tried to apply his brakes to stop at the intersection of CR 700 E. He slid into the intersection on the loose gravel due to poor tires and was going to back up but he did not see a vehicle driven by Zachary D. Morris, 29, Odon. Morris had the right of way at the intersection and said he did not see Melton’s vehicle until he heard the crash and saw he had struck the vehicle driven by Melton. Morris’ vehicle had struck the left front bumper of Melton’s vehicle. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.


3:43 p.m. - Officers received a call concerning a white Dodge pickup that had been found in a ditch. When officers arrived at the scene near SR 58 and CR 575 E. near Odon, officers found Anthony R. Lawson, 26, Elnora, and a passenger Robin M. Williams, near the truck. Neither of the men knew how the accident had occurred. Upon further investigation, officer determined that the vehicle was traveling west on SR 58 when it over corrected and made direct impact with a ditch embankment. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and was towed. Officers smelled alcohol on Lawson’s person and Lawson he was subjected to a breath test. He blew a BAC of .219. A blood draw showed a BAC of .266. Lawson was treated for knee and neck pain and booked into the Daviess County Security Center.

3:43 p.m. - Paul Smith, 61, Washington, was traveling south on a private drive near Cumberland Rd. when he tried to go around a curve left of center and struck Michael Hedge, 33, Washington, head on. Smith and a passenger in his vehicle, Cathy Smith, 61, Washington, were both taken to Daviess Community Hospital and treated for chest pain.


3:30 p.m. - Jordan A. Flynn, 23, Washington, was traveling east on Old U.S. 50 when Jessica Emmons, Elnora, was traveling heading south on CR 150 W. Emmons stopped at a stop sign but did not see Flynn and proceeded into the intersection. Flynn applied her brakes to avoid the accident and slid into a ditch. No contact was made between the vehicles.