NewsBarb Says Goodbye

Goodbye

It has been a tremendous honor these past two years to bring you the news, but I’m afraid our experiment must come to an end. Neither advertiser-supported nor subscription-based business models have been successful, and at the end of the day this is a business and it must be profitable. The NewsBarb site will remain up so past articles can be read and searched, but we will discontinue posting new articles.

I want to thank our advertisers, and with special thanks to three who have been there from the very start and are still with us: Shields Hardware, Anderson-Poindexter, and the Greene County Foundation. Thank you, your support will never be forgotten.

I also want to thank our readers. It was our readers, who for two years regularly sent us feedback congratulating us on a quality news site and for providing a quality alternative to what was offered in the area. Your comments were very rewarding. It was also our readers, who told us they came to NewsBarb because we were always first and always updated fast. We took great pride in that.

I especially want to thank our employees. I often thought none of them owned a clock, because it didn’t matter what time, day or night, something needed done, someone needed called, something needed posted, photos taken, an event covered, ad designed, it just got done. I feel terrible that six people will lose their jobs, as will various freelance writers. These people are all very dedicated and take pride in what they do and I am honored I got to know and work with them. I wish them well.

It is with great sadness that we stop publishing NewsBarb.

Thank you,

Daryn Lewellyn

Indiana Department of Transportation Southwest Winter Roads Update  

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation has deployed a total of 338 yellow plow trucks across southern and central Indiana. Trained INDOT drivers staff plow trucks around the clock with alternating shifts of 12 hours or more until lanes are clear.

INDOT sub-districts along the Ohio River in Evansville and Tell City report hazardous and difficult driving conditions as shown on INDOT’s TrafficWise map at http://indot.carsprogram.org. INDOT maintenance staff report color-coded winter driving conditions as:

  • Gray: Good, the road is clear
  • Blue: Fair, speed is reduced due to isolated patches of snow and ice, and
  • Violet: Difficult or hazardous, speed is reduced due to snow and/or ice covered pavement.

In addition, Daviess, Dubois, Knox and Pike county officials have declared yellow travel advisories as of 7:30 a.m. Eastern. Counties post updates as new information is available to http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory or the Indiana Travel Advisory app for iPhone or Android.

National Weather Service winter storm warnings for southern Indiana remain in effect through tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Conditions worst during storm

Each INDOT plow route takes 2-3 hours to complete with salt assisting in melting between passes. INDOT urges drivers to reschedule optional trips as road conditions will be the worst during and shortly after winter precipitation.

With the heaviest snow predicted to continue through midday, drivers are encouraged to make room for INDOT’s yellow plow trucks so they can complete their routes. Roads clogged from crashes or congestion prevent plow trucks from clearing and treating highways in a timely manner.

Driver tips

If you must venture out, drivers should follow these tips:

  • Take your foot off the gas and slow down gradually, especially on high-speed highways. No one should be traveling at interstate speeds during these conditions.
  • Choose direct routes instead of longer routes on higher-speed arterials.
  • Turn off cruise control.
  • Apply anti-lock brakes firmly. Pump brakes that are not anti-lock. Do not overcorrect with steering.

Low temperatures

With temperatures dipping well below freezing, road salt has to work harder to melt accumulated snow and ice. INDOT may mix road salt with sand or specialty chemicals that help it work more effectively in these conditions.

Sub-freezing temperatures increase the chances of melt-water refreezing into “black ice” or “slick spots” that may be difficult for drivers to distinguish from dry pavement. Even four-wheel-drive vehicles and large trucks are no match if all tires are on ice.

Winter Storm to Impact Southern Indiana; Residents Urged to Prepare Now  

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A winter storm is expected to disrupt travel in southern Indiana this evening into Monday. Public safety agencies, including county emergency management agencies and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security are urging residents to prepare now for heavy snow and cold temperatures.

The National Weather Service predicts 4-8 inches of snow is possible for areas across southern Indiana. The heaviest snow is expected overnight into Monday, and will make commuting in the morning difficult.

Travel

Heavy snowfall and windy conditions will make travel hazardous this evening through Monday. Hoosiers should carefully consider if travel is necessary during this time. Use a variety of sources to make an informed decision.

One of those sources is the Indiana County Travel Advisory Map. It’s updated with information from the county emergency management agencies and describes the conditions for a travel warning, watch, advisory and caution.

The map is available online at http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/, or on a mobile device by downloading the Indiana Travel Advisory app for iPhone (https://appsto.re/us/QHVw4.i) in the App Store, and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.in.traveladvisory) in the Google Play Store.

Keep an eye on road conditions and closures across the state using the Indiana Department of Transportation’s TrafficWise service at trafficwise.in.gov.

In addition to these tools, stay aware of changing travel conditions by monitoring the local news, travel, weather and trusted social media sites and apps.

If travel is necessary, let someone know the planned route, expected time of arrival and contact information. Charge cell phones before leaving. Pack essential items such as high protein snacks, water, first aid kit, flashlight, warm blankets, extra prescription medications and important documents or information that might be needed during an emergency.

Have a Plan

Strong winds may cause power outages. Residents should charge cell phones, laptops, and other devices now. Other items that should be gathered ahead of time include:

• Food and water for three days (includes three gallons of water per person, per day)

• Battery operated or hand crank all hazards radio

• Flashlight

• Extra batteries for radio and flashlight

• Extra clothing, warm blankets, sleeping bags for staying warm in your home if you lose power

• Special items (baby formula, insulin, medications)

Families should also take the time to check with neighbors and see if there’s anything they can do for each other before, during or after the storm.

All Invited to Participate in Ash Wednesday

Sister Adele Beacham distributes ashes during the 2014 Ash Wednesday services.

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are inviting people of all faith traditions to participate in the season of Lent, beginning with the Ash Wednesday Mass and distribution of ashes at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, located 10 minutes northwest of downtown Terre Haute.

The ritual of receiving ashes that form a cross on a person’s forehead symbolizes the need for reconciliation and healing as individuals and collectively as a society, and dates back many centuries.

Ashes will be blessed and distributed after the homily, before the consecration and distribution of Communion.

Also, the sisters will pray Lenten Vespers each Sunday of Lent. Vespers are also open to people of all faith traditions and are scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Accountable to Hoosiers

State Representative, District 62, Matt Ubelhor

How does your family budget for the year? Do you sit down around the kitchen table every week discussing your financial situation or set a yearly budget and then adjust accordingly? Like every Hoosier family, lawmakers follow similar budgeting principles; the only major difference is that the budget is crafted in a committee, known as Ways and Means, instead of around the kitchen table.

The General Assembly is tasked with crafting and enacting the state’s budget every odd-numbered year. For House Republicans, crafting an honestly balanced budget, without raising taxes on hard-working Hoosiers, is one of our top priorities this session. We have a proven track-record of fiscal integrity, which has led to a strong, robust economy. Our goal to continue managing Indiana’s finances responsibly to provide greater financial security for future generations, which starts by maintaining our healthy reserves and a strong structural surplus.

Having a structural surplus means that Indiana’s ongoing financial commitments does not exceed the revenue collected for a given fiscal year. In other words, we spend less than we take in. The 2014 fiscal year finished with a $107 million structural surplus. Building a prudent structural surplus helps the state maintain a structurally balanced budget, even if revenues do not come in as planned.

Equally important, we also need to maintain our healthy reserves, which is another way of referring to Indiana’s savings account. Indiana finished fiscal year 2014 with $2 billion in reserve balances, and while this might sound like a lot, it is only enough to run our state government for about 48 days. Not only do healthy reserves allow us to have the highest possible bond rating, but it is also our safety-net in case another economic downturn occurs.

However, K- 12 education funding accounts for half of Indiana’s biennial budget and is nearly two-thirds of the budget when higher education is included. House Republicans have a proven track record for putting education first and are continuing to make that a priority this session.

Part of our focus on education this session is fixing the funding formula to better appropriate the funds across the state of Indiana. The foundation amount is the starting point for the school funding formula and is essentially the minimum guarantee for each student. The current foundation amount is $4,587 per student for the 2015 fiscal year. Adjustments to the foundation amount per-student is based on multiple factors including the number of: low-income students, special education students, career and technical education students and of honors diplomas awarded.

The statewide average for per-student funding for the 2014 fiscal year was $6,579, the lowest per-student funding level is $5,463 and the highest is $8,666. With the highest per-student funding nearly 40 percent above the lowest level, we are working to not only raise the foundation level of dollars going to schools, but also working to fix the funding formula to increase equity in spending.

Along with strengthening our education system, we are also working towards continued government reduction and efficiency. It is vitally important that we continue to look for ways to cut government waste, and with a faster, more efficient government, Hoosiers can receive the services they rely on more expeditiously.

Looking back, we have eliminated more than 70 government boards and commissions, more than 600 government appointments, eliminated nearly 2,000 lines of Indiana Code and have a long history of tax cuts. Cutting back on government spending means more money appropriated back to the state and back to you, the taxpayers.

I look forward to working with my fellow legislators to discuss our budget and the funding formula to eventually pass it with confidence. It is important for us to make sure we are diligent and effective in our work to stay accountable to all Hoosiers.

Bloomington Police Investigate CVS Armed Robbery

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The Bloomington Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of the CVS Store located at 1000 N. Walnut Street. The incident occurred at approximately 4:45 a.m. this morning.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6′-0″, wearing a black toboggan hat, a dark leather jacket, dark sunglasses, and black pants. He was armed with a dark-colored handgun. He may have physical disabilities evident in his walking and with how he was manipulating his hands. According to store employees, he may have feigned being mentally challenged upon entering the store.

The suspect entered the store and asked an employee for assistance in selecting notebooks and a binder. They then went to another part of the store to get other items when the suspect displayed the handgun that was now concealed inside the binder. The suspect demanded money from the cash registers and left in a southwest direction after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money.

During the interaction with the store employee, the suspect stated that he was from Atlanta, had been fired from a CVS Store previously, had a child with MS (Multiple Sclerosis), and that he was going to “come in and start shooting people”.

No one was injured in the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Joe Henry at 812-349-3907 or the Bloomington Police Department at 812-339-4477.

‘Ultimate’ Viewing Party for Wichita State Game set for Feb. 11

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Join Indiana State University alumni, students and fans to cheer on the Sycamore men’s basketball team as they travel to Kansas to take on No. 16 Wichita State on Feb. 11.

The ISU Alumni Association and Sycamore Athletic Fund are hosting the Ultimate Sycamore Viewing Party 7 p.m. at Indiana Theatre in Terre Haute. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.

“Indiana State Basketball is about our fans, our community and the entire Sycamore Family,” said Greg Lansing, head coach of Indiana State men’s basketball. “When we go on the road to compete in hostile environments, we do it to represent all of you. There is no tougher arena to play in the Koch Arena at Wichita State. We’re excited for the gathering at Indiana Theatre … we hope to make your night one to remember.”

Activities include face painting before the game; performances from the Indiana State spirit squad (Cheer Team and Sparkettes); reserved section for Indiana State student members of The Forest; crowd participation and giveaways, including Arch Madness MVC Tournament package, men’s basketball team autographed basketball; Copper Bar, Indiana Theatre and other Sycamore prizes; concessions and cash bar; half-time show, including a photo booth with Sycamore Sam; and, of course, watching the game on the big screen at the Indiana Theatre.

“The Sycamore Athletic Fund is thrilled to partner with our alumni association and the Indiana Theatre to provide a fantastic venue to watch the Sycamore men’s basketball team play at Wichita State,” said Phil Ness, associate vice president of development for athletics. “Not only will this historic theater provide a great atmosphere to watch our Indiana State team compete, but also it will continue our efforts to bring all of our fans together in our community. Free admission to this event is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to all of our loyal Sycamore fans, as our team continues its push toward the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in St Louis. We look forward to seeing you there.”

The event is free to alumni, students and fans. Pre-register and enter for the chance to win one of the prize packages at www.indstate.edu/alumni. Once you register for this event, print the registration ticket and bring it to the event to be eligible for grand prizes.

For more information, call 800-258-6478.

Insurance Commissioner Orders Title Agencies to Reimburse Hoosier Consumers

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Indianapolis – The Indiana Department of Insurance examination of the title insurance accounts of Prominent Title Agency, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio, and National Title Solutions, Inc., Woodridge, Ill., resulted in findings that Indiana consumers were being overcharged for their title insurance.

Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Stephen W. Robertson has ordered National Title Solutions to refund consumers $3,839.00. He also ordered the agency to pay an additional administrative penalty of $7,614.00 for overcharging on premiums and for paying unlicensed personnel for signing HUDs.

Prominent Title Agency was ordered by Commissioner Robertson to refund consumers $30,281.00 for overcharges. The Commissioner also ordered the agency to pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $15,000.00. The penalty incurred is a result of the agency’s overcharging on premiums, government fees and paying unlicensed personnel. The penalty was also the result of the agency’s failure to report 475 transactions into the residential real estate database (RREAL IN), implemented by the department in 2010 as a reporting tool to help identify and combat fraud.

“Part of our job at the Indiana Department of Insurance is to protect Hoosier consumers and we take that seriously. If we find during our examinations of title agencies operating in Indiana that any of them are breaking the law, they will be dealt with by the Department,” said Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Robertson.

Greene County Health Department Inspections: March 2014

Inspections sent March 10, 2014

Establishment Critical Non Critical Comments
Fast Point 0 0 No Violations
Dollar General (Linton West) 0 0 No Violations
Casey’s General Store (Linton) 0 2 Pop dispensing nozzles are soiled with debris, Light shields in kitchen are not properly installed as well as light shield in walk-in cooler is broken.
Subway (Linton) 0 0 No Violations
Francisco De Borja Coffee 0 1 Mop are properly stored to promote air drying
Baesler’s Market 0 1 Rear door has a visible gap present
Walmart 0 2 Date and labeling in Bakery, Shelving in dairy are heavily soiled with food debris.
CVS (Bloomfield) 0 0 No Violations
Shopko 0 0 No Violations
Dollar General (Bloomfield) 0 0 No Violations
Dairy Queen (Linton) 0 3 Walk-in cooler floor is soiled with food debris, Ice machine has moldy substance accumulating, Ceiling in cook area needs routine cleaning conducted.
Linton Moose 0 2 Hood above stove needs cleaned, Ice machine has moldy substance accumulating.
American Legion (Linton) 0 0 No Violations
VFW (Linton) 0 0 No Violations
Eastern High School 0 0 No Violations
Eastern Elementary 0 0 No Violations
Shakamak Schools 0 0 No Violations
Linton Stockton Elementary 0 0 No Violations
Linton Stockton High School 0 0 No Violations

Greene County Health Department Inspections: March 2014

Inspections sent March 10, 2014

Establishment Critical Non Critical Comments
Fast Point 0 0 No Violations
Dollar General (Linton West) 0 0 No Violations
Casey’s General Store (Linton) 0 2 Pop dispensing nozzles are soiled with debris, Light shields in kitchen are not properly installed as well as light shield in walk-in cooler is broken.
Subway (Linton) 0 0 No Violations
Francisco De Borja Coffee 0 1 Mop are properly stored to promote air drying
Baesler’s Market 0 1 Rear door has a visible gap present
Walmart 0 2 Date and labeling in Bakery, Shelving in dairy are heavily soiled with food debris.
CVS (Bloomfield) 0 0 No Violations
Shopko 0 0 No Violations
Dollar General (Bloomfield) 0 0 No Violations
Dairy Queen (Linton) 0 3 Walk-in cooler floor is soiled with food debris, Ice machine has moldy substance accumulating, Ceiling in cook area needs routine cleaning conducted.
Linton Moose 0 2 Hood above stove needs cleaned, Ice machine has moldy substance accumulating.
American Legion (Linton) 0 0 No Violations
VFW (Linton) 0 0 No Violations
Eastern High School 0 0 No Violations
Eastern Elementary 0 0 No Violations
Shakamak Schools 0 0 No Violations
Linton Stockton Elementary 0 0 No Violations
Linton Stockton High School 0 0 No Violations

Linton Police March 10

The Linton Police Department’s report for the weekend included two records checks, two medical/extractions, three follow-up investigations, five information only calls, one fight, two juvenile/delinquents, four after-hours utility calls, one custody dispute/exchange, one structure fire, two personal injury accidents, one property damage accident, one funeral escort, one lost and found, four medical/illness calls, one alarm, four suspicious vehicles/persons, three assists to other agencies, one harassment complaint, one child abuse/molest/neglect call, two possibly intoxicated drivers, one reckless driver, one extra patrol, one theft/other, one theft of a bicycle, one welfare check/concern, one fingerprinting for a gun permit, one arrest on a warrant, two domestic disputes, two community relations calls, and ten traffic stops.

Greene County Sheriff March 10

Isaac C. Hale, 25, of Carlisle, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear for a court date. His bond was set at $5,000 with an optional $500 (ten percent) and he was released on Saturday.

Travis W. Hubble, 43, of Jasonville, was arrested on an out of county warrant.

Gary F. Coffman, 25, of Worthington, was arrested on preliminary charges of battery, a class B misdemeanor, residential entry, a class D felony, and criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor. His bond is set at $9,000 with an optional amount of $900.

Jordan S. Enochs, 25, of Linton, was arrested on a warrant for an alleged probation violation. as of Monday morning, he was being held without bond.

Samuel W. Bates, 25, of Bloomington, was arrested on a warrant for alleged theft, a class D felony, and Burglary, a class B felony. His bond is set at $19,000 cash only, with no ten percent allowed.

Greene County Sheriff March 7

Donald R. Richardson, 40, of Switz City, was arrested Thursday on preliminary charges of official misconduct, a class D felony, and theft, a class D felony. He was released from the Greene County Jail on Thursday.

 

Linton Police March 7

The Linton Police Department’s statistic report for Thursday included the following: One property damage accident, three medical/illnesses, one animal complaint, two suspicious vehicles/persons, one assist to another agency, one animal/canine removed, and one traffic stop.

 

Updated: Suspended Worthington Deputy Marshal Arrested on Warrant

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Suspended Worthington Police Department Deputy Marshal Donald R. Richardson was taken into custody on Thursday evening after a warrant for his arrest was issued earlier that day.  He is accused of stealing money from an evidence locker at the police station.

Richardson has worked at the Worthington Police Department for twelve years, but was demoted from Marshal last year due to his alleged poor work performance and other unacceptable behaviors. Randy Raney was appointed as the new Marshal in October.

According to Indiana State Police Master Trooper Detective Stacy Brown, Raney told him that on November 30 he went into the department to rearrange the evidence room and discovered the keys to one locker were not in the usual place. He said that he found the keys in an ice cube tray on top of the refrigerator and that when he opened the locker he found a large plastic bag that was supposed to contain all the evidence for a case from 2012.

The bag was allegedly torn open and Raney, who was familiar with the case and the evidence resulting from it, noted that around $1,300 in cash was missing from it. According to a probable cause affidavit filed on March 6, Raney stated that he searched the evidence room several times but could not locate the missing money.

Raney told Brown that Richardson was the only other person who had a key to the evidence room as well as a key to the police department door. He also noted that Richardson had been going through a divorce and having financial troubles, and that the town clerk had mentioned that Richardson had tried to get advances on overtime he had not worked.

Raney said the case report was missing from the file cabinet it was supposed to be stored in, and that it was very suspicious as there was no reason for anyone to have removed a case that was no longer active. He also advised that when he checked the computer file holding Richardson’s files, he discovered that the file on that case had been modified on Nov. 17 of 2013. He stated that the only modification made to the case’s probable cause affidavit was the amount of money that was taken into evidence.

The original document showed the amount to be $1,289.10 and the modified document showed it to be $1,089.10.

On the date the document was changed, Raney and Richardson were the only officers working for the department, and Richardson was the only officer working that day.

Stacy interviewed Richardson on December 17, and noted that when he asked Richardson about the case the money was missing from he seemed agitated and angry. Stacy told him that the evidence bag had been torn open and the money was now missing, and Richardson allegedly became very angry and said that someone was trying to set him up.

Stacy reported that Richardson told him the money was not missing, but was instead stored in the refrigerator in the evidence room. He allegedly said that when he was hoping the department could seize the money and use it to purchase equipment in the late spring of 2013 he placed it in the refrigerator to eliminate the odor of marijuana on it.

Stacy stated that Richardson took him to the refrigerator and, without looking, grabbed the top envelope on the top shelf and handed it to him. He noted in the court document that he thought it was unlikely that Raney searched the refrigerator at least three times without finding the envelope, and that it was very unlikely the envelope would have been in the exact same spot after several months.

The envelope contained a smaller heat sealed bag with the proper case number and a dollar amount of $1,089 on it– $200 dollars short of the total listed in the original probable cause affidavit.

Richardson reportedly said the amount listed in the original probable cause affidavit was incorrect and that the bag contained the correct amount. Stacy said he also stated that the case file was not in the file cabinet because the printer was not working on the day he finished the report so he was unable to print it. Stacy noted that when he asked why he did not print a copy later, Richardson became upset and did not answer.

When Stacy showed Richardson a copy of the modified probable cause affidavit and told him that the change was made on Nov. 17 when he was the only one working, Richardson allegedly said that he did not take any of the money and did not make changes to the affidavit. Stacy said Richardson told him that he was being set up and they were trying to make it look like he stole the money.

According to Stacy, he asked who would have had access to the computer and the evidence room and Richardson said to look at Raney, the clerk-treasurer and deputy clerk, and members of the Worthington Town Board.

Stacy and ISP Trooper Richard Klun counted the money from the sealed bag that was in the refrigerator of the evidence room and found that it contained $1,089.10.

Richardson requested that Stacy check the computer in the evidence room to see what the dollar amount it listed for the case was, and on Dec. 20 Stacy discovered that the file on that computer had been modified on the same day as the file on the computer in the front office.

Again, the amount of money had been changed from $1,289.10 to $1,089.10.

On Dec. 20, Stacy interviewed Worthington Deputy Clerk Debbie Dyer, who told him that she did not have keys to the police department or evidence room and that she had no problems with Don and was not part of a set-up against him.

On Jan. 13 of this year, Stacy spoke with Worthington Clerk-Treasurer Gloria Klass, who said she did not have the keys, either, and that she considered Richardson to be a friend. She allegedly stated that she had recently received messages and emails from Richardson asking for $650 in Operation Pull-Over (OPO) overtime he claimed to have worked and that she had told him the policy on OPO advances had changed, at which point he asked if they could reconsider so he could give his son a good Christmas.

Klass told Stacy that she loaned Richardson $600 and he agreed that she could have his OPO check when it arrived. She added that she recently learned he never worked those hours or submitted the overtime claims, and that she was very surprised Richardson lied to her and took $600 of her money.

On Jan. 17, Stacy talked with Brad Deckard, who was employed as a deputy sheriff at the Greene County Sheriff’s Department when Richardson initially worked the case involving the missing money. Deckard said he remembered the case and that he verified the amount of money taken into evidence, but that he could only recall that it was over $1,000.

Deckard also allegedly told Stacy that Richardson had recently called him to tell him that he made a mistake on the dollar amount listed on the probable cause affidavit, and had requested that Deckard be a friend and cover for him. Deckard said that when he told Richardson he could not recall the dollar amount that was seized, Richardson asked him to lie to Stacy and tell him the dollar amount was $1,089.10.

Richardson is preliminarily charged with theft and official misconduct, both class D felonies. His bond will be set at $8,000 surety with ten percent cash allowed.

Linton Police March 6

The Linton Police Department’s report for Wednesday included one information only call, two after-hours utility calls, one custody dispute or exchange, one structure fire, one missing or runaway juvenile, two personal injury accidents, two property damage accidents, one disabled or stranded vehicle, one welfare check or concern, one fingerprinting for a gun permit, and three traffic stops.

 

Greene County Sheriff March 6

No new arrests were made.

 

 

 

Linton Police March 5

The Linton Police Department’s statistic report for Tuesday included the following: Four follow-up investigations, one fire/structure, one property damage accident, three medical/illnesses, one theft-other, one fingerprint gun permit, two wanted-arrest on warrant, one domestic dispute, one open door/garage, and two traffic stops.

 

Greene County Sheriff March 5

Robert M. Motto, 44, of Linton, was arrested on a warrant for an OWI felony. As of Wednesday morning he was being held without bond.

Gary F. Coffman, 25, of Bloomfield, was arrested on a preliminary charge of public intoxication, a class B misdemeanor. His bond was set at $500 with an optional amount of $50 (ten percent).

Sheriff’s Dept. Call Logs March 4

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department call logs for Feb. 28 through March 2 included three abandoned vehicles, seven property damage accidents, two animal complaints, three assists to other departments, one assist to the public, three assists to motorists, two attempts to locate, two burglaries, one fight-in-progress, one interview, two reckless drivers, two road hazards, four suspicious vehicles or persons, nine traffic stops, one transport, three trespass calls, one criminal mischief, and three warrant services.

Greene County Sheriff March 4

Brittney L. Nail, 20, of Bloomfield, was arrested on a preliminary charge of criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor. Her bond was set at $500 with an optional amount of $50 (ten percent) and she was released on Monday.

James D. Welch, 24, of Linton, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear at a court date. His bond was set at $5,000 with an optional amount of $500 (ten percent) and he was released on Tuesday.

Linton Police March 4

The Linton Police Department’s statistic report for Monday included the following: One triple one, two information-only inquiries, three medical/illnesses, one alarm, one animal complaint, one theft-other, one theft-motor vehicle, four fingerprint-gun permits, and two wanted-arrested on warrants.

 

Linton Police March 3

The Linton Police Department’s report for the weekend included one medical/extraction, two follow-up investigations, three information only calls, two lifting assistances, one fight, one vandalism, one shot fired, one civil complaint, two public intoxications, one brush fire, one personal injury accident, one property damage accident, two funeral escorts, three medical/illness calls, three alarms, three animal complaints, two suspicious vehicles/persons, four assists to other agencies, one harassment complaint, one traffic control, one extra patrol, four thefts/other, four disabled or stranded vehicles, one welfare check/concern, one fingerprinting for a gun permit, one warrant arrest, one arson, one domestic/neighbor call, one open door or garage, and five traffic stops.

Greene County Sheriff March 3

Joseph S. Gibson, 32, of Linton, was arrested on a warrant for alleged theft, a class D felony, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a class B felony. His bond is set at $19,000 with no ten percent allowed.

Jordan M. Sharp, 26, of Linton, was arrested on a warrant for alleged theft, a class D felony, strangulation, a class D felony, and battery resulting in bodily injury, a class A misdemeanor.

Connie M. Buzz, 52, of Shelburn, is preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement, a class D felony. Her bond was set at $4,000 with an optional amount of $400 (ten percent) and she was released from the Greene County Jail on Sunday.

Accident on Lone Tree Road

A vehicle just north of 200 North Lone Tree Road is reported to have overturned Sunday morning.  The Linton Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to the scene.

Initial reports indicate two people may be injured.