Arrested and Charges:
- Shawnna M. Christian, 42, Boonville, IN
- Driving While Intoxicated – Refusal, Class C Misdemeanor
Between 2:30 and 4:30 this morning, Indiana State Police conducted a saturation patrol targeting dangerous and impaired drivers. During the two hour period troopers issued four traffic tickets, six warnings and arrested two impaired drivers. Both drivers were taken to the Knox County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.
Arrested and Charges:
Between midnight and 2:00 this morning, Indiana State Police and Knox County Sheriff’s Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on SR 61 in Monroe City. During the two-hour period, officers checked 22 drivers that passed through the checkpoint and arrested two of them for driving while intoxicated. Both drivers were taken to the Knox County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.
Arrested and Charges:
Vanderburgh County – Between 8:00-11:00 last night, Indiana State Police conducted a saturation patrol targeting dangerous and impaired drivers. During the three-hour period troopers issued three traffic tickets, 12 warnings and arrested one impaired driver.
Arrested and Charge:
Gordon was taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
The Indiana State Police are committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving.
INDIANA STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
MARCH 21, 2015
Evansville Police arrested two men on several narcotics charges after officers found approximately 2.5 pounds of crystal meth in their hotel room.
Officers were called to the Super 8 motel at 4600 E Morgan for a disturbance in one of the 3rd floor rooms. A guest told police that someone was arguing in the room above theirs. Officers found OMAR LEYVA (20) and EDWARD DUCKWORTH (19) in the room where the dispute was believed to be happening. Officers saw narcotics in plain view in the room and applied for a search warrant.
After receiving the warrant, officers found the crystal meth and a large sum of cash. The crystal meth had a street value of approximately $150,000.
Evansville Police arrested 24 year old RACHAEL SCHMIDT on several charges after she fled from a car stop and crashed into a business.
Officers pulled Schmidt over near Delaware and Wabash for several moving violations around 11:30pm Wednesday. As the officers were exiting their car, Schmidt sped away. She lost control in the 2100 block of W. Delaware and crashed into a business. She was taken into custody at the crash scene. Schmidt had a BAC of .13%
Schmidt was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement, OMVWI, Violation of her Learner's Permit, and several traffic violations.
EVANSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
MARCH 19, 2015
Just before midnight on Monday, March 16, 2015 a Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle in an industrial area located on the north side of Evansville. The vehicle was observed in the area well after normal business hours.
Due to the suspicious activity, the deputy followed the vehicle and then attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area south of Flightline Drive on US Hwy 41. The driver refused to stop and a short pursuit ensued. The driver later stopped the vehicle in the area of Petersburg Road and US Hwy 41. An Evansville Police Department K-9 unit arrived to assist and the driver, Mr. Mark C. Smith II, was taken into custody.
An inventory of the vehicle was conducted, which resulted in nearly 500 pounds of marijuana being recovered. Due to the large quantity of marijuana, the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Joint Drug Task Force and the local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office were contacted to assist in the investigation.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed bank robbery today at the Heritage Federal Credit Union located at 331 East Boonville-New Harmony Rd. Deputies were dispatched to the bank at 1:14pm, arriving on-scene less than five minutes later.
The suspect had pointed a handgun at a teller and asked for money to be placed in a soft-sided cooler. The teller complied and the suspect left the bank. A detailed description of the lone armed-robber and his vehicle was quickly put out and deputies advised Central Dispatch to notify the Indiana State Police as their Evansville Post was in a likely path the suspect might take as he fled.
At 1:25pm First Sgt. Jason Allen with the Indiana State Police advised he had located the suspect vehicle traveling northbound on US 41 south of I-64. The trooper called for assistance and conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle on the lot of the Pilot Station on Warrenton Rd just north of I-64. The driver and sole occupant of the car, Elmer Floyd Wiman, matched the description of the robbery suspect. He was taken into custody without incident. A handgun and a soft-sided cooler were visible in the vehicle.