Vanderburgh and Gibson County - This afternoon between 3:15 -4:15 p.m., motorists traveling northbound and or southbound US 41 near I-64 should expect a 15-20 minute delay. At Approximately 3:15 p.m. this afternoon, 600 plus motorcycles will be exiting I-64 EB at US 41 NB and will be stopping at the Flying J truck stop located just north of the interstate.
Troopers will be shutting down the northbound and southbound lanes of US 41 near I-64 to allow the 600 plus motorcycles to safely exit the interstate and pull into the Flying J truck stop. After the motorcyclists take a 45 minute break, troopers will shut down only the southbound lanes of US 41 at Warrenton Road to allow the motorcycles to safely enter the highway. The motorcycles will exit US 41 and go eastbound on I-64 to Corydon. Northbound US 41 will remain open, but motorist will not be able to turn left onto Warrenton Road until all motorcycles have entered US 41.
SOURCE: Indiana State Police
(This is part of the Annual Run for the Wall. The ride starts in California and goes to Washington DC, picking up riders along the way)
Gibson County – Early Thursday morning, May 2, at approximately 2:40 a.m., Indiana State Police, Oakland City Police and Gibson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 hang-up call at 509 Dongola in Oakland City. While officers were enroute, dispatchers received several more 911 calls and heard a female screaming. When officers arrived they found Sarah Bruce, 24, sitting on the couch with a bloody nose and a laceration to her neck. Samantha Robbins, 27, was also present and she had no visible injuries other than a small red mark on her neck. While officers were attempting to escort her outside she attempted to flee. She was quickly restrained and after a brief struggle she was handcuffed. While searching Robbins’ purse, officers found several Hydrocodone pills and a marijuana cigarette.
Further investigation revealed that an argument ensued between Bruce and Robbins. When Bruce called 911 and attempted to talk to the dispatcher, Robbins tried to take away the phone and threatened her with a knife by holding it to her throat. Bruce was able to get the knife away from Robbins and hid it next to the couch. The knife was recovered and blood was visible on the blade. Bruce was treated and released from Princeton General Hospital. Robbins was taken to the Gibson County Jail where she is currently being held without bond.
Arrested and Charges:
• Samantha Robbins, 27, 509 Dongola, Oakland City, IN
1. Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Class C Felony
2. Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony
3. Domestic Battery, Class A Misdemeanor
4. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
5. Interference with the Reporting of a Crime, Class a Misdemeanor
6. Possession of Marijuana under 30 grams, Class A Misdemeanor
Arresting Officer: Trooper Paul Stolz, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Trooper Chris Dyer, Indiana State Police
Officer Tim Gaines, Oakland City Police
Sergeant Brad Nixon, Gibson County Sheriff’s Office
Eighth Annual Gibson County Law Enforcement Memorial Blood Drive
Friday, May 10, 2013 1:00 PM—6:00 PM
Gibson County Community Corrections Conference Room
114 E. Emerson Street
Princeton IN 47670
Sponsored by the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office
Those who register to donate are eligible for:
$100 gas card drawing
Free food while supplies last
You can make an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or 385-3496 ext. 224 “In memory of those who died while serving and protecting
Gibson County, and in honor of those who continue.”
SOURCE: GIBSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - NIXLE
Gibson County – Tuesday afternoon April 23, Indiana State Police arrested Deborah Wolfe, 51, of Evansville, after an investigation determined she allegedly embezzled over $13,000 from the Mission Nutrition Program.
Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation in October 2012 after receiving information Wolfe had possibly taken money without authorization from the Mission Nutrition Program, which was based out of Princeton. The Indiana Department of Education supported the program through its Summer Food Service Program which was created to serve nutritious meals to eligible children during summer and school vacation periods. Wolfe has been the director of the program since its inception in 2010. During the investigation, Detective Brad Chandler revealed Wolfe had allegedly used money from the program’s two accounts to make numerous unauthorized purchases for her personal use during 2011 and 2012. An audit was conducted by the Indiana State Board of Accounts and it was determined that Wolfe had allegedly spent more than $13,000 from the two accounts.
Wolfe was arrested at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon after she turned herself in at the Gibson County Jail. She was later released after posting bond.
ARRESTED AND CHARGE:
• Deborah Wolfe, 51, 7817 Mollbrooke Court, Evansville, IN
1. Theft, Class D Felony
Arresting Officer: Detective Brad Chandler, Indiana State Police
Gibson County – Thursday afternoon, April 18, the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force received information that Cory Folsom, 25, of Oakland City, was visiting a friend’s house located in a trailer park near Elm Street in Owensville. A felony warrant for Folsom’s arrest was issued three days ago stemming from a forgery and theft investigation conducted by Oakland City Police.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. officers observed Folsom exit his friend’s mobile home carrying a handgun and then driving away in a Mercury Marquis. Within two minutes, officers from the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, Indiana State Police, Oakland City Police and Owensville Police stopped Folsom’s vehicle near First Street and Warrick Street. Folsom was arrested without incident. When officers searched the vehicle they found a handgun under the seat. Folsom was taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
Further inquiries regarding the forgery and theft investigation should be referred to the Oakland City Police Department.
Arresting Agencies: U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and Indiana State Police
Assisting Agencies: Oakland City Police and Owensville Police
SOURCE/PHOTO: Indiana State Police News Release
At approximately 7:45 AM this morning, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Owensville Community School in reference to an accident with injuries involving a motorcycle and a motor vehicle.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Laura Burkett (32 yoa) of rural Owensville, was eastbound turning northbound onto State Road 65 from the north-end entrance to the Owensville Community School, when Burkett pulled into the path of a southbound 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Daniel Hipp (18 yoa) of rural Fort Branch. Hipp was ejected from the motorcycle on impact, and struck Burkett’s vehicle. Burkett stated that she did not see the southbound motorcycle prior to entering the highway. Burkett was not injured and was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. Hipp was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. No citations were issued to either driver.
Hipp was conscious, alert, and speaking with Deputies and emergency crews at the accident scene. Hipp was transported to an Evansville hospital for non-life threatening injuries to his lower body. Gibson County EMS and Owensville-Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department assisted the Sheriff’s Office.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Gibson County Sheriff's Office
From the Gibson County Sheriff's Office: The weather siren on the east side of Princeton is not working at this time. Service provider is waiting on the parts
Due to the possibility of severe weather tonight, April 10, 2013, we would like to take this time and advise the public that the weather siren near Dike Addition, east side of Princeton near the old Patoka Twsp Fire Station, is not working at this time.
We are waiting on the service provider to install the parts once they come in. As a reminder, keep tuned to local media for possible warnings that may occur.
Gibson County – Early Sunday morning, March 31, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Trooper Paul Stolz and Deputy John Fischer responded to 692 Concord Drive in Princeton to investigate a battery complaint.
While approaching the residence Trooper Stolz heard a male inside the garage yelling and a female screaming. Stolz ran to a window and observed a male kick a female lying on the floor. After kicking her, the male attempted to drag the female by her hair while striking her with his fist. Stolz immediately banged on the garage door and ordered the male to open the door. Eventually the male, who was identified as Russell Griesemer, 40, opened the door and was taken into custody. The female was identified as Erica Griesemer, 39. The couple is currently divorced, but has been living together. An ambulance was summoned, but she refused any further medical treatment. Russell Griesemer was arrested and is currently being held on bond in the Gibson County Jail.
Arrested and Charges:
• Russell Griesemer, 40, 692 Concord Drive, Princeton, IN
1. Domestic Battery, Class A Misdemeanor
Arresting Officer: Trooper Paul Stolz, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officer: Deputy John Fischer, Gibson County Sheriff’s Department
Gibson County – Wednesday afternoon, March 27, Indiana State Police and the US Marshal’s Service were actively searching for George Smith, 31, and Ashley Holeman, 22, both from Princeton. Felony warrants had been issued for both of them for manufacturing meth and several other drug offenses in Gibson County.
At approximately 2:15 p.m., officers received information they were staying at a residence located at 721 South Hart Street in Princeton. When officers arrived they were greeted at the door by the homeowner. Master Trooper Kevin Waters called for Smith and Holeman to come to the door or he would send his K-9, Andy, inside the residence. Within seconds, Smith and Holeman walked out from a bedroom and were taken into custody without incident.
When officers searched Smith they found a black pouch that contained a small amount of marijuana and a corner baggie containing meth. While inside the residence troopers detected an odor of marijuana. Troopers searched the residence and found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana under a couch cushion. The homeowner, Jacquelyn McInnis, 33, was cited for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Smith and Holeman were arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.
ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
• George Smith, 31, 1121 SE Seminary Street, Princeton, IN
• Ashley Holeman, 22, 3211 West Birch Street, Apt. 78, Princeton, IN
1. Manufacturing Meth, Class B Felony (Warrant)
2. Possession of Meth, Class D Felony (Warrant)
3. Possession of Precursors, Class D Felony (Warrant)
4. Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor (Warrant)
New Charges for Smith:
1. Possession of Meth, Class D Felony
2. Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor
3. Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor
New Charges for Holeman:
1. Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor
2. Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor
On March 19, 2013 around 9:00 PM, Gibson County Deputy Uriah Smith stopped a vehicle for disregarding a traffic control device on US 41 and County Road 800 south. During the traffic stop approximately 13 grams of marijuana was seized. The driver was identified as Jaryd Whitehead of Fort Branch.
Whitehead was booked in the Gibson County Jail on charges of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and dealing marijuana.
Jaryd Whitehead is being held at the Gibson County Jail on a $3,450 cash bond.
SOURCE: Gibson County Sheriff's Office - Nixle