The Washington Times-Herald

September 15, 2012

Phone scams abound in city

Police Report for Saturday

Washington Times-Herald



11:26 a.m. — A male caller reported a phone scam advising him he’d won some money, but he’d have to wire money to the caller in Jamaica to claim his prize.

7:58 a.m. — An employee of Daviess Community Hospital advised a truck had been parked in the northwest corner of the facility’s parking lot all week. The parking lot was going to be paved, and they needed the truck moved. In trying to locate the owner, police determined last week the truck had been reported stolen by its owner, Doyan Riley, 3004 Cosby Rd.

2:40 a.m. — An employee of Shell Mart, 201 N.E. Fifth St., found pills in a plastic wrapper in the parking lot near the gas pumps. Indiana Poison Control identified them as Xanax. They were disposed of.


7:01 p.m. — A male caller reported a young boy on a skateboard crossed E. Nat’l Hwy. in front of him, and he struck him with his truck.

5:19 p.m. — Rhonda Padgett, 1000 S. Meridian St., Bldg. 2, Apt. 11, reported someone had been in her apartment while she was at work and took money and a laptop.



7:48 p.m. — Dispatch received several calls about tree limbs in W. Nat’l Hwy. at Maysville Road.

11:31 a.m. — A female caller advised her vehicle was damaged by debris dropped by a Homerun Trucking quad-axle truck on SR 358. A field report was made.



4:09 p.m. — Shania L. Yokem, 16, Loogootee, was eastbound on CR 700S in her 2005 Chevrolet Equinox when she drove off the south side of the road, striking a grass embankment and REMC pole. The vehicle came to rest facing west. Yokem stated as she crested a hill she was forced off the road near CR 1050E by an oncoming truck pulling a boat.

She was trapped inside the vehicle and complained of pain to her elbow/lower arm. Southwest Medical transported her to Alfordsville, where Air Evac picked her up and flew her to Kosair Hospital in Louisville.

The REMC pole was destroyed. Damage was estimated between $10,000 and $25,000.


8:06 a.m. — Ritchie L. Hand, 1672W 400S, had been traveling east on SR 645 in his 1989 Honda Prelude when he struck a deer near U.S. 231. He pulled the vehicle off the side of the roadway as far as he could, turned the flashers on and got out to report the accident via his cell phone.

While he was calling, Sara B. Babcock, 27, French Lick, crested a hill in her 2006 Pontiac G6, failed to see his vehicle and struck the rear end.

She stated the sun was in her eyes and she couldn’t see the car, which was partially in the roadway. A witness behind Babcock also said the sun was in his eyes, and he didn’t see the Hand vehicle until Babcock rear-ended it.

Damage was estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.


Steven R. Geary, 38, Washington, was arrested Thursday by city police on a warrant for failure to appear and possession of a controlled substance. He was held at the Daviess County Security Center without bond.

Jail Population: 160


Jonathan K. Tow, 30, and John B. Tow, 58, both of Shoals, were arrested Wednesday by Loogootee Police for resisting law enforcement, possession of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct and battery on a police officer.

They were released into the custody of the Martin County Sheriff’s Department, which also assisted at the scene.