Attempted Burglary & Battery : On Tuesday, February 19th at approximately 6:45 pm, deputies were dispatched to 6100 Porterfield Drive regarding a burglary in progress. When deputies arrived they found the female resident running across the street and communicating with Central Dispatch via her cell phone.
The resident stated to deputies that she had been away and was returning home. When she arrived home, she talked to the neighbors and then entered her house from the garage. The resident stated that while she was in the kitchen, she heard a noise coming from her bedroom.
The resident stated as she approached her bedroom, she noticed the door partially closed which she said was unusual. When she entered the bedroom, a white male suspect came out of the closet and pushed her to the floor. The suspect then fled out the back door and north of her residence. The resident was not hurt during the encounter.
The deputies on scene cleared the resident’s home but could not locate the suspect. Deputy Bryan Bishop then deployed his K9 partner Bosko who tracked the suspect to the north of the residence. The track ended at Goebel Soccer Complex on Greenriver Road, where deputies believe the suspect fled in a waiting vehicle.
The deputies on scene did locate a broken window on the back side of the residence and processed the scene for evidence. The incident is still under investigation. Anyone who may have noticed anything in the area of the incident between 6:00 PM and 6:45 PM yesterday that was out of the ordinary or suspicious or saw anything at the Goebel Soccer Complex yesterday between 6:00 PM and 6:45 PM are encouraged to contact sheriff’s investigators at 421-6201.
DATE: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
SUBJECT: Attempted Burglary & Battery
RELEASE NUMBER: 2013-NR-010
CONTACT: Major Rick Pace
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Eric Williams
The Evansville Police Department has received complaints from residents about a telephone call asking for personal information.
The calls were received on the morning of the 15th. The caller claimed to be associated with Medicare. The caller stated they needed bank account info and a social security number in order to activate a new Medicare card.
We are reminding the public that they should never give out that type of information to someone who contacts them via telephone or email. If you need to take care of an issue with Medicare, your bank, Social Security, or any other agency, you should contact them yourself.
We have not been notified of anyone who has given the info to the caller or of any fraudulent transactions.
*UPDATE 3:40 P.M. 02/14/13: Good news! Evansville Police have located Mary Heldman. She was found safe and is being reunited with her family.
*ORIGINAL POST: Alert - Missing Person: Mary Heldman, 75, White Female, last seen at 1205 N 3rd this morning. Diagnosed with Alzheimers.
Evansville Police are trying to locate 75 year old Mary Heldman. She is missing from 1205 N. 3rd Ave. She was last seen at 10:00am on the 14th. She was wearing a brown coat, gray sweatpants with a pink stripe, and was carrying a black handbag. She has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Schizophrenia.
Call 911 if have seen her or know where she is now.
Mary Heldman - Photo: EPD
EPD investigating report of a suspicious man that was seen near Glenwood School yesterday morning.
Three students told officers they were walking to school together when a white male in a black full size pick-up truck approached them near the intersection of Riverside and Elliot around 7:25.
The driver, who they thought was 20-30 years old, asked them if they wanted money or a ride to school. They told him “no” and walked away. The driver followed them until they arrived at a friends’ address. The driver left the area when an adult came out of the home.
The driver was wearing a dark sock hat, dark shirt or jacket, and was clean shaven.
Anyone with information about this person is asked to call Evansville Police at 436-7979.
SOURCE: Evansville Police Department
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
248 PM CST THU JAN 31 2013
STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT TO BRING QUICK SWATH OF SNOW LATE TODAY AND THIS EVENING...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR QUICK BURSTS OF SNOW...POSSIBLY LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.
* LIGHT SNOW SHOULD BEGIN FALLING OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. THIS SNOW COULD QUICKLY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES IN BANDS ACROSS THE REGION. THIS AREA OF PRECIPITATION WILL RAPIDLY MOVE EAST INTO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...WESTERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA EARLY TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL LIKELY TAPER OFF JUST AS QUICKLY AS IT BEGAN OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI EARLY TONIGHT...THEN END OVER THE REST OF THE REGION BY AROUND MIDNIGHT.
* THE MAIN IMPACT WILL COME WITH BURSTS OF LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW IN EAST TO WEST BANDING PRECIPITATION. WHERE...AND HOW NARROW OR THICK THESE BANDS OF SNOW BECOME WILL DETERMINE HOW MUCH SNOW A GIVEN LOCATION RECEIVES. AT THIS TIME...IT SEEMS LIKE MUCH OF THE ADVISORY AREA WILL SEE UP TO A QUICK INCH OR SO OF SNOW. HOWEVER...THERE WILL LIKELY BE LOCALLY HEAVIER BANDS THAT PRODUCE A QUICK 2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY FLUCTUATING VISIBILITIES TO UNDER A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.
* OTHER IMPACTS INCLUDE THE FACT THAT MUCH OF THE SNOW WILL OCCUR DURING INCREASED TRAFFIC BETWEEN 4 PM AND 7 PM...ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND THE WESTERN TIP OF KENTUCKY AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
COUNTIES IN OUR AREA OUTLINED IN BLACK ARE INCLUDED IN THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
Today is a SEVERE WEATHER ALERT DAY, a day to stay updated on the latest weather conditions and to be ready to react quickly if severe weather threatens. The Storm Prediction Center has placed areas along and south of I-64 in a MODERATE risk (see map) for severe weather later tonight and early Wednesday. Strong damaging straight-line thunderstorm winds will be the primary threat, although brief tornadoes will also be possible. A very strong cold front will move through the tri-state overnight and the transition from today's high temperatures in the upper 60's to Wednesday's high temps in the 30's may be a rough one. The following is taken from the SPC Outlook issued at 2:00 p.m. January 29th, "Widespread and significant damaging winds will also be possible as far NE as the lower Ohio Valley ..."
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SPC OUTLOOK ISSUED 2:00 P.M. - JANUARY 29, 2013
Evansville police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in the area of Covert Ave and Vann Ave. Officers were dispatched to this area shortly after 1:00 a.m. Sunday in reference to a shots fired call. During the course of the investigation, officers determined 2 subjects had been shot. One person was transported to St. Mary's E-R by AMR Ambulance, the other person was apparently driven there in a personal vehicle. Media reports say the victim's are both male. One victim is 19 years old. The other is 20 years old.
The following info is taken from the Evansville Police Department's Daily Crime / Incident Report
BATTERY: Vann Ave & Covert Ave, Buy Low - Battery, aggravated w/ firearm.
Officers en route to a shots fired run in the area of Vann Ave & Covert Ave. We were advised that subjects were running toward the old Savannah Garden Apts. As Officer turned off Vann Ave, dispatched advised officers were needed in front of the Golden Budda. Officer saw 2 people walking east on Taylor east of the Golden Budda. Upon stopping them, they said that they didn't know anything about a shooting. While getting their identification information, one subject said his foot felt funny. He sat down & took his right shoe off to find blood on his sock. After taking his sock off you could see where a bullet had gone all the way through his foot just below the ankle. The bullet was still in his shoe and fell out on the ground. The bullet was recovered and entered into evidence. Detective spoke briefly to the subject before he was transported to the hospital. Detective advised that another victim had just arrived at the hospital in regards to being shot also. The other subject had a gun shot wound to the right inner thigh.
The Evansville Police Department has released the following information:
Lack of cooperation hinders EPD shooting investigation.
Evansville Police responded to an early morning double shooting in the 1500 block of Vann Ave. Officers arrived while shots were still being fired and detained numerous people. Officers recovered a handgun at the scene.
Officers found one shooting victim walking away from the area. The second victim was located at St. Mary's Hospital. Investigators attempted to get information from both victims, but neither were cooperative. Both declined prosecution.
Based on information gathered from at least one witness, police believe the shooting stemmed from a dispute between members of the L.A. Zombies street gang and another group of individuals.
Dispute the lack of cooperation from the victims, police will still pursue a case for Criminal Recklessness against anyone who fired shots during the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Evansville Police.
Evansville Police say three people are dead after a truck loses control and strikes a home early Sunday Morning. EPD says the truck was traveling eastbound on Riverside Drive, lost control, struck a guardrail before it became airborne and crashed into a home on South Norman Avenue. Eyewitness News has a crew on the scene working to gather more information. We will have more details on Eyewitness News at 6.Continue to follow Eyewitness News for additional updates. www.tristatehomepage.com Story/Picture courtesy of Eyewitness News
Ronald E. Stevens
Updated 5:00pm 11/27/12: The Indiana State Police reports Mr. Stevens has been located. This alert has been cancelled.
Original Post: INDIANA STATEWIDE - A statewide Silver Alert has been declared.
The Vigo County Sheriff is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Terre Haute, Indiana. Terre Haute, Indiana is located approximately 80 miles west of Indianapolis, Indiana. Ronald E. Stevens Sr. is a 75 year old white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 181 lbs, with short brown hair and brown eyes. Ronald E. Stevens Sr. was last seen on Monday, November 26, 2012 in Terre Haute, Indiana, and is believed to be in danger. It is unknown what type clothing Mr. Stevens may be wearing. Ronald E. Stevens Sr. may be disoriented and require medical assistance. He is believed to be driving a 2008, 4 door Cadillac, White in color with Indiana plate 127BPS.
If you have any information on Mr. Stevens, contact the Vigo County Sheriff by calling 812-232-3801
(Not a danger to the public but without police assistance may be a danger to himself)
IVAN JOSEPH STARK, JR.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release:
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Mt. Vernon, Indiana man on multiple out-of-state and local warrants The sheriff's office first received information that Ivan Joseph Stark may be in the area in July of this year. Stark was wanted on warrants out of Colorado, Missouri and Vanderburgh County. Stark was not located at that time.
On October 25, 2012 additional information was developed and the investigation was renewed. On 10-31-12, deputies with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Officer, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force , Indiana State Police and the Posey County Sheriff's Office located Stark at a Posey county residence. He was arrested without incident.
The address was his residence which he shared with his wife under an assumed name. He was apparently married under this name and had established an identity as a professional fisherman and race car driver. A 2011 Toyota Sequoia that was reported stolen from Broken Arrow, OK was also recovered. Deputies discovered information leading the to the recover of a stolen race car in Clarksville, TN.
Stark was arrested and is currently housed in the Vanderburgh County Detention Center for the $2,500 for the local warrant as well as no bond holds for the out-of-state warrants.Arrested:
Ivan Joseph Stark, Jr. aka Bobby Joseph Stark, age 40 - Mt Vernon, INCharges:
- Warrant - Forgery - $2,500 bond, Vanderburgh County, IN
- Warrant - Theft, Fraud by Check - $30,000 bond, Larimer County, CO
- Warrant - Larceny - $50,000 bond, Jefferson City, MO
- Warrant - Larceny - No Bond Info, Jefferson City, MO
- Warrant - Fraud - No Bond Info, Jefferson City, MO
- Warrant - Larceny - No Bond, Douglas County, CO
- Warrant - Theft, Fraud by Check - No Bond Info, Lakewood PD, CO