Evansville Police have made 14 arrests during an on-going investigation into multiple east side burglaries. EPD says the arrests were made possible by residents who were looking out for their neighbors and alerting police to suspicious activity. Investigators used crime scene evidence and interviews with victims, witnesses, and suspects to solve many of the cases.
Investigators charged four of the individuals in connection with the burglaries. The other arrests were on individuals who were suspected of being involved in the burglaries, but did not have enough evidence to support a burglary charge. Their charges ranged from meth possession, felony warrants, domestic violence warrants, and thefts from vehicles, to possession of a machine gun. Police have not received reports of burglaries connected with this investigation in the weeks since the arrests were made.
Those facing burglary charges are:
Johnny D. Williams
Investigators from the Vanderburgh County and Warrick County Sheriff’s Offices have also been involved in the investigation to see if any of the suspects were involved in burglaries in their jurisdictions.
SOURCE/PHOTOS: Evansville Police Department - Nixle
Evansville Police are looking into the possibility that the suspect in a home invasion robbery on Adams Ave this week was also involved in a home invasion robbery on S. Linwood Ave on February 3rd, 2013.
Earlier this week, Dennis Anderson forced his way into a home in the 500 block of Adams after asking the resident for some water. He assaulted the 80 year old homeowner and demanded money. The resident was able get his handgun and shoot Anderson. Anderson fled, but arrived at Deaconess Hospital a short time later to get treatment for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
In the February case, a 72 year old woman was robbed by a man police believe to be Anderson. The victim told officers a man had knocked on her door and asked for water. The man forced his way in and assaulted her. He then stole her wallet and ran from the house.
Anderson is still in the hospital. His condition is not available. Anderson will be arrested as soon as he is medically able to be housed at the jail.
SOURCE: Evansville Police Department News Release
Evansville Police arrested 32 year old STEVEN EBLE on several charges after he was caught trying to steal copper downspouts from St. Vincents Day Care at 730 W. Deleware.
Officers responded to the scene when a citizen saw EBLE climb a fence to get onto the property. Responding officers saw EBLE in the fenced in area. When he saw the officers, he tried to run from them. His escape was foiled when he ran full speed into the fence. EBLE hit the fence with enough force that the fence broke away from the other sections and broke a fence post. EBLE fell to the ground and was taken into custody.
During the investigation, officers found downspouts in EBLE'S backpack. The day care spouts were damaged, but still on the building. Officers determined the downspout in the bag came from Fire and Rain at 1st Ave and Division.
EBLE was charged with Theft, Criminal MIschief, and Trespass. He was recenlty paroled on Burglary, Theft, and Receiving Stolen Property charges.
SOURCE: Evansville Police Department News Release
Evansville Police continue to get reports of residential burglaries on the east side despite several arrests during their on-going investigations.
Police are asking the public to help watch their own neighborhoods and to call 911 to report any suspicious activity. There have been several reports from homeowners about people knocking on their doors in the evening and offering home improvement services. The homeowners thought it was suspicious because there were no work trucks and the person did not have any tools or items that identified them as a worker for any company. Police believe these people might be targeting the home and will break in of nobody answers. Police are asking anyone who gets one of these visits to remember as much info as possible about the person or type of vehicle.
Police warn against agreeing to any unsolicited work in or around your home. They also suggest you document the serial numbers for all of your property. Any items that do not have serial numbers, like jewelry, should be photographed. Doing those things can help during the investigation and will help you when you file an insurance claim.
SOURCE: Evansville Police Department - Nixle
Vanderburgh – Monday night, March 4, at approximately 7:38 p.m., Indiana State Police received information regarding a theft that occurred in Fairfield, IL. The suspects were last seen driving a white Chevrolet pickup with Pennsylvania plates and pulling a U-Haul trailer. The suspects allegedly took 15 used radiator units from an individual in Fairfield and failed to pay for them. Several minutes later, Trooper Lucas Zeien stopped the vehicle eastbound I-64 at the 20 mile-marker. Troopers found all the radiators inside the U-Haul trailer. After obtaining further information from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, all four suspects were arrested for Possession of Stolen Property, a Class D Felony. They were all taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where they are currently being held without bond.
ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
• Christopher Yoanis, 24, Philadelphia, PA
• Gary Yoanis, 21, Philadelphia, PA
• Donnie Yoanis, 20, Philadelphia, PA
• Ace Frank, 20, Chicago, IL
Arresting Officer: Trooper Lucas Zeien, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Trooper Brad Mull, Trooper Chris Dyer, Trooper Matt Lockridge and Sergeant Kevin Ellison
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
Trent A. Thompson
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release - January 14, 2013:
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Newburgh man after he attempted to break into a residence in a Northeastern Vanderburgh County. Prior to Sheriff’s Deputies’ arrival, the homeowner fired a pistol at the intruder, missing him. The man fled the scene and was apprehended a short while later, as he attempted to break into the residence a second time while Sheriff’s Deputies were inside speaking with the resident. Trent Alan Thompson, age 21, was arrested and charged with Residential Entry, Criminal Mischief and Public Intoxication. He has since posted a $5,000 cash bond and was released from custody. No charges will be filed on the homeowner.
On January 12th, at approximately 11:56 PM hours, the homeowner called 911 and reported that a man was attempting to break into her residence through a glass patio door. The Call Taker at Central Dispatch could hear the sounds the man was making as he attempted to break in. Day had retrieved a pistol from within the residence prior to calling 911. As she was on the line, she fired a shot at the intruder who had not yet made entry. Deputies arrived within 2 minutes of dispatch and found that the intruder had fled the scene. Two deputies remained inside the residence while other deputies and an EPD canine began a search of the area. Less than 15 minutes later, the deputies inside the residence heard what sounded like glass breaking coming from the garage. The deputies, as well as the EPD canine handler whose dog had tracked away then back to the residence, found Thompson attempting to enter the residence through the man door of the attached garage. He had just broken the window on the door and was taken into custody without incident.
Sheriff’s investigators were able to determine that Thompson had been drinking approximately 2 hours earlier in the evening at the Hornet’s Nest restraint with his wife. He became angry after watching a football game and left the restaurant on foot. Thompson stated that he believed he was at a friend’s residence when he was arrested.
Trent Alan Thompson, 21, Newburgh, IN
Residential Entry Class D Felony/Criminal Mischief Class D Felony/Public Intoxication Class B Misdemeanor
EVANSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Evansville Police Department has identified two men involved in a home invasion robbery that happened at 2947 Ravenswood on the evening of December 30, 2012. The victim told investigators that 4 people came into the home and two were armed with guns. The victim was forced into a closet while the suspects ransacked the house. Two of the suspects were arrested that night. The other two have been identified and warrants have been issued for their arrests. Police are looking for 22 year old DORRON SULLIVAN and 22 year old DEANDRE STALLING. Both are from Evansville. Anyone with information about the location of either suspect is asked to contact Evansville Police.
FROM THE EVANSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Evansville Police Department is trying to identify the person who burglarized the Subway store
on Lincoln Ave on December 24, 2012. If you have any information or know the person in
the pictures below, please call 436-7979.
PICTURES: EVANSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Anthony B. Ulm
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and the Evansville Police Department arrested Anthony Ulm over the weekend. Ulm was developed as a suspect in several vehicle thefts throughout Evansville, Vanderburgh County and several other surrounding southwest Indiana counties. Ulm targeted construction vehicles and vehicles parked at motels and restaurants.
Law enforcement observed Ulm break into a truck near Christian Fellowship Church on Millersburg Road. Officers kept him under surveillance as he drove to Boeke Road near the Lloyd Expressway. There, he started to remove articles from another vehicle. He was taken into custody at that time.
A search of a residence on McCutchan Road as well as Ulm's residence on Taft Avenue yielded tens of thousands of dollars in suspect stolen items. The items included construction tools, bicycles, firearms, golf clubs and hunting equipment.
Ulm is being held at the Vanderburgh County Jail on 3 counts of theft without bond pending an initial court appearance. More charges will likely be filed once victims are notified of recovered property. Detectives are contacting area law enforcement agencies to see if Ulm is connected to any open cases in their jurisdictions.
Ulm refused to give a statement. He was on work release from Warrick County at the time of his arrest.
Arrested: Anthony B. Ulm, 36, of Evansville
Charges: 3 counts of Theft, a class D felony
SOURCE: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release - December 3, 2012