The Washington Times-Herald

February 14, 2013

Police Report

The Associated Press




8:39 p.m. – Brittney Sponn reported she was punched in the face by another female at a W. Hefron Street address. She was given a statement form to fill out.

6:25 p.m. – A female caller reported her daughter’s food stamp was used while she’s incarcerated. She stated $3,000 had been used in four transactions. A suspect’s name was given.



8:03 a.m. – According to witnesses, Keith E. Kelso, 32, 2305 Glenwood Dr., was traveling west on Bedford Road and ran the stop sign at the intersection with Sugarland Road. He continued westbound in a 2003 Chevrolet Impala registered to Rosemary Kelso and failed to make a sharp left curve.

He ran off the road into a small ditch, first striking a support wire for a utility pole, then striking a chain link fence at 1757 Bedford Rd. He continued west through the yard at 1431 Brett Cable Rd., finally coming to rest after striking a riding lawn mower and several bushes at 1429 Brett Cable Rd.Kelso complained of pain to his entire body. Driver illness was listed as contributing to the accident. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.



5:38 p.m. – Jacqueline A. Buhr, 2188 Troy Rd., reported someone was throwing trash in her yard, and she requested an officer. There was mail in the trash, so the responding officer was going to talk to the person whose name was on it.

4:55 p.m. – A caller advised of a reckless driver trying to run them off the road on CR 900E. A description and name were given.

1:42 p.m. – A caller advised he was southbound on St. Mary’s Road just south of the bridge when a white Oldsmobile 88 passed him and someone fired a handgun out the window. Vehicle then turned onto US 50 toward Montgomery. The caller determined the person wasn’t firing at him because he saw the side of the gun.



7:33 p.m. – Joey D. Riggins, 20, Odon, was southbound on I-69 at the 59-mile marker when a deer jumped into the path of the 2008 Pontiac G6, registered to Danny L. Riggins, that he was driving and he couldn’t avoid striking it. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.


Kaitlyn S. Rhodes, 19, Washington, was arrested by city police Tuesday for disorderly conduct. She was releaed from the Daviess County Security Center on $2,000 bond.


Ryan J. Mattingly, 27, Loogootee, was arrested by Loogootee Police Tuesday on a writ of attachment warrant. While at the residence, police and a witness detected an odor of anhydrous ammonia. A search warrant was issued, and an HCL generator and other items associated with manufacturing methamphetamine were located. Mattingly also was charged with manufacturing meth and was transported to the Martin County Security Center. The Martin County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team assisted.



9:08 p.m. – An employee of O’Reilly Auto Parts in Loogootee called the Martin County Sheriff’s Department to report a former employee had been in the store restroom for a while, had been acting strangely and had a handgun.

Major T.A. Burkhardt and Loogootee Police Officer Rick Norris responded and found the complainant talking to the former employee, identified as Kyle Robert Lee, 21, of Loogootee. Burkhardt advised Lee seemed to be nervous and attempting to avoid the law enforcement officers. When Burkhardt mentioned the complaint of having a handgun, Lee admitted he did have a handgun on his person and did not have a valid permit for it. Further investigation revealed Lee had stolen items while inside the store.

Lee was arrested and transported to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, where he was booked on charges of theft and possession of a handgun without a permit. Bond was set at $25,000.

Total Jail Population: 133