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November 29, 2012

Man escapes injury in DUI accident

Police Report



11:10 a.m. - An employee of Eastgate Manor, 2119 E. Nat’l Hwy., requested to speak to an officer about a terminated employee who they believe took pills from the facility.

6:31 a.m. - A male subject who appeared to be intoxicated was reported walking along Memorial Ave., near Eastside Park, with something resembling a rifle. A description was given, and the man, identified as Randy Bennington, was located. An officer confiscated a 12-gauge Mossberg Model 88 pump shotgun and told Bennington he could claim it when he was sober. Bennington, who’s on probation, was transported home and the Probation Department was notified. At 10:41 a.m., Bennington attempted to claim his shotgun, but blew a .18 percent on the portable breath test. He was told it has to be 0.00 percent.

1:54 a.m. - Austin Hernandez, 900 S. Meridian St., advised someone tried to break into his apartment through a front window. He said he heard a noise and got up to check on it, and the person ran away. It was too dark to get a description of the person. He requested extra patrol.


2:13 p.m. - Faye Thornton, 1 Maple Ct., advised there was a multi-colored Mongoose bicycle by her garage. She requested someone pick it up.

7:34 a.m. - Michael Mathis, 804 S.E. Second St., reported the theft of a ceramic snowman with “MathisÓ on it and a glass-top table with brown chairs.



7:05 p.m. - A female caller from Odon requested an officer about charges on her debit card. She was advised to call the company as it was all being done online.

5:16 p.m. - A caller advised a truck hit a guard rail at the 55-mile marker on I-69 and was disabled. No state police units were in the area to take the call. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle, but was not injured. INDOT was notified that several feet of guard rail were destroyed and that the road needed to be sanded. 

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