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.

Woman Accused of Resisting Law Enforcement

Connie Buzz

A Shelburn woman was arrested early Saturday morning, after allegedly refusing to cooperate with law enforcement.

At shortly before 2 a.m., the Greene County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a dark-colored Saturn driving erratically on State Road 59. Jasonville Police Department Detective Ryan Van Horn stated in a probable cause affidavit that when he found the vehicle at County Road 800 North and State Road 59, it was traveling at about 30 mph in a 55 mph zone, as well as crossing the center line and entering the opposite lane of traffic.

Van Horn said he activated his lights and tried to stop the vehicle, but that even after he turned on his emergency siren the driver refused to stop for several miles. He noted that he used his loud speaker to order the vehicle to pull over multiple times, and that the driver was eventually forced to stop due to traveling down a dead-end road.

According to the court document, 52-year-old Connie M. Buzz refused to exit the vehicle and Van Horn needed to remove her and place her in physical restraints.

Buzz 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.

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.

Sheriff’s Dept. Call Logs Feb. 28

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department call logs for Feb. 24 through Feb. 27 included one abandoned 911 call, four abandoned vehicles, five property damage accidents, four bank or residential alarms, two animal complaints, two assists to other departments, one assist to a motorist, one bomb threat, one civil dispute, four domestic disputes, one drive off, two EMS calls, one extra patrol, one fight-in-progress, two interviews, one P.O. violation, one property damage that was not an accident, one reckless driver, one road hazard, four suspicious vehicles or persons, one theft, one threat, five title checks, eight traffic stops, eight transports, one unruly subject, one criminal mischief, two warrant services, and one welfare check.

 

Greene County Sheriff February 28

Clayton S. Page, 26, of Linton, was arrested on a warrant for three counts of alleged forgery, a class C felony. His bond is set at $30,000 with an optional amount of $3,000 (ten percent) and as of Friday morning he remained in the Greene County Jail.

Cody M. Williams, 21, of Solsberry, is preliminarily charged with burglary, a class C felony. As of Friday morning he was being held without bond.

Robert B. Covey, 36, of Bloomington, was arrested on a warrant for two counts of alleged auto theft, a class D felony. His bond is set at $8,000 with an optional amount of $800 (ten percent).

John D. May, 34, of Linton, is preliminarily charged with intimidation, a class C felony, battery, a class D felony, and criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor.

Brandon W. Moore, 27, of Jasonville, was arrested for alleged failure to appear. As of Friday morning, he was being held without bond.

Greene County Sheriff February 27

Caleb W. Moffatt, 20, of Lyons, was arrested on a warrant for alleged burglary, a class C felony, and theft, a class D felony. His bond was set at $19,000 with an optional amount of $1,900, and he was released from the Greene County Jail on Wednesday.

Marsadie J. Lewis, 22, of Jasonville, was arrested on a warrant for an alleged probation violation. As of Thursday morning no bond was set.

Greene County Sheriff February 26

Jessica R. Huffman, 31, of Elnora, was arrested on a warrant for alleged theft, a class D felony. As of Wednesday morning she was being held without bond.

Crystal L. Wiley, 30, of Midland, was arrested on a preliminary charge of invasion of privacy, a class A misdemeanor. As of Wednesday morning she was being held without bond.

Man Accused of Theft, Unauthorized Control of a Vehicle

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrested Joe L. Hofmann near Jasonville on Monday morning.

Investigating Officer Deputy Jeffrey Brown took Hofman into custody on State Road 48 and County Road 1100 West. He is preliminarily charged with attempted theft, unauthorized control of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, and trespass.

Detective James O’Malley and Jasonville Police Chief Rick Van Horn assisted.

Sheriff’s Dept. Call Logs Feb. 24

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department call logs for Feb. 21 through Feb 23 included three abandoned vehicles, three property damage accidents, one personal injury accident, two bank/residential alarms, two animal complaints, two assists to other departments, four domestic disputes, one fight in-progress, one harassment, one interview, etc., one property call, four reckless drivers, four road hazards, three suspicious vehicles/persons, two thefts, three traffic stops, and four transports.

 

Greene County Sheriff February 24

Zane Q. Polmanter, 40, of Bloomfield, was arrested on a preliminary charge of invasion of privacy, a class B misdemeanor. As of Monday morning, he is being held with no bond.

Tiffany A. Resler, 30, of Linton, was arrested on a warrant for alleged check deception, a class A misdemeanor. Her bond was set at $5,000 and she paid the optional $500 (ten percent) and was released Saturday.

Kyla D. Sharp, 35, of Linton, was arrested on a warrant for allegedly failing to appear for a court date. As of Monday morning, she is being held without bond.

Christopher L. Demoss, 31, of Otwell, was arrested on a warrant for a petition to revoke a suspended sentence. As of Monday morning, he is being held without bond.

Sheriff’s Dept. Call Logs Feb. 21

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department call logs for Feb. 17 through Feb. 20 included four abandoned vehicles, nine property damage accidents, one personal injury accident, four bank or residential alarms, two animal complaints, five assists to other departments, one assist to a motorist, one breaking and entering, two child neglect calls, one civil dispute, two domestic disputes, one EMS, one fight-in-progress, one fire, one harassment, one interview or etc., three cases of property damage that were not accidents, five reckless drivers, four road hazards, ten suspicious vehicles or people, three threats, six title checks, four traffic stops, ten law transports, one trash call, one unruly subject, two criminal mischief calls, three warrant services, and two welfare checks.

 

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Greene County Sheriff February 21

Janna A. Hineman, 24, of Linton, was arrested on a warrant for a petition to revoke a suspended sentence. She is being held without bond.

 

Indiana State Police, Linton Police Department Seize over 700 Grams of Synthetic Drugs

Robert Ceol

A drug investigation by ISP Trooper Richard Klun and members of the Linton Police Department led the Greene Superior Court to issue a search warrant early Wednesday morning for a residence located at 11th Street Northwest in Linton. Trooper Klun, along with the Linton Police Department, the Jasonville Police Department, the Worthington Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, served the warrant, which revealed more information and evidence in the case.

A search of the residence revealed numerous items of drug paraphernalia and more than 700 grams of synthetic drugs or a synthetic drug lookalike substance. Also located in the residence were schedule II pills, multiple digital scales, packaging material, latex gloves, numerous smoking devices, other controlled prescription substances and a significant amount of US currency, which is suspected gains of illegal transactions.

Linton residents Robert Ceol, 31, and Brooke Hamoel, 20, were arrested.

Ceol faces preliminary charges of:

  • Dealing in a synthetic drug
  • Possession of a schedule II controlled substance
  • Possession of a schedule III controlled substance
  • Maintaining a common nuisance
  • Possession of a synthetic drug
  • Possession of paraphernalia

Hamoel faces preliminary charges of:

  • Dealing in a synthetic drug
  • Maintaining a common nuisance
  • Possession of a synthetic drug
  • Possession of paraphernalia

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact the Indiana State Police at the Bloomington Post at 1-812-332-4411 or 1-800-423-1286. Your information can remain confidential.

Greene County Sheriff February 20

Rickey J. Moore II, 21, of Odon, was arrested on a warrant for alleged theft, a class D felony. His bond is set at $4,000 with an optional amount of $400 (ten percent).

Olivia S. Fines, 19, of Switz City, was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of marijuana/hashish, a class A misdemeanor. Her bond was set at $1,000 with an optional amount of $100 (ten percent) and she was released on Thursday.

 

Major Mike Hasler: Beware of Phone Scams

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The Greene County Sheriff’s Department has recently experienced a major increase in calls regarding phone scams.

Tuesday, Chief Deputy Major Mike Hasler told the Bloomfield Rotary Club that the department has been flooded with calls about these scams in the last month or so. One scam involves charging people for returning a call generated by a computerized automatic dialer.

“You get a call and it shows it as a missed number,” Hasler explained. “So many people are curious … and a lot of your younger people, especially, can’t stand to be called by somebody and not know who called them. So they call that number back, and when they call it back it locks it in and charges are assessed against you.”

Hasler stressed that if you have a missed call from a number you do not recognize, you should wait to be called back instead of returning the call.

“If you pick it up and it automatically disconnects, it’s not anything you need to worry about. If you call them back, that’s how the scam kicks in and you get charged an extreme amount of money for making that call,” he said.

The sheriff’s department has also received calls from people who get messages telling them they need to return the call to talk about their credit card. Hasler said the majority of people who inform officials of these calls do not have credit cards and are therefore sure that it is a scam. Unfortunately, it is not quite that simple.

“Some of them are scams and some of them are not,” he explained. “Some of them are just a marketing thing. They consider that most people have credit cards, and that you will think it’s about your card, and when you call they want to give you some kind of deal on refinancing that card. But there are also scammers who have taken advantage of that, and it could be a scam.”

Hasler noted that a big problem with the majority of phone scams is that they are not generated in the United States, which he said that many citizens do not understand.

“They’re so used to having the law to take care of them, they don’t realize that the law doesn’t pertain to these people who are not calling from the United States,” he remarked.

The Better Business Bureau recommends alerting your phone carrier as soon as possible if you believe you have been a victim of a phone scam.

Greene County Sheriff February 18

Peter-Paul Davion Mabrie, 22, of Worthington was arrested on preliminary charges of unauthorized entry of a vehicle and theft.

Sheriff’s Dept. Call Logs Feb. 17

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department call logs for Feb. 14 through Feb 16 included five abandoned vehicles, 9 property damage accidents, four personal injury accidents, two bank or residential alarms, four animal complaints, one assist to another department, seven assists to motorists, one battery, one burglary, two child custody calls, one civil dispute, one domestic dispute, one EMS, one harassment, one interview, etc., one juvenile complaint, four reckless drivers, two road hazards, two suspicious vehicles or persons, one threat, two traffic stops, one transport by law or EMS, and two warrant services.

 

Greene County Sheriff February 17

Amanda E. Thompson, 32, of Springville, was arrested on a warrant for alleged possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony. As of Monday morning, she was being held without bond.

Devin K. R. Bays, 19, of Owensburg, was arrested on a warrant for alleged possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, possession of marijuana/hashish, a class A misdemeanor, possession of paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor, and possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony.

Angel R. Walls, 29, of Linton, is preliminarily charged with theft, a class D felony, resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor. Her bond is set at $5,500 with an optional amount of $550 (ten percent).

Michael K. Boulanger, Jr., 40, of Linton, was arrested on a preliminary charge of domestic battery, a class D felony. His bond is set at $4,000 with an optional amount of $400 (ten percent).

Janamarie B. Bodine, 39, of Jasonville, was arrested on a warrant for an alleged probation violation. As of Monday morning, she was being held without bond.

Sheriff’s Dept. Call Logs Feb. 14

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department call logs for Feb. 7 through Feb. 13 included five abandoned vehicles, 17 property damage accidents, three personal injury accidents, 12 bank or residential alarms, four animal complaints, two assists to other departments, one assist to a motorist, one attempted suicide, one battery, one burglary, two child custody calls, six domestic disputes, one drug call, two EMS calls, two harassments, five interviews/etc, one juvenile complaint, one P.O. violation, eight reckless drivers, four road hazards, six suspicious vehicles or persons, four theft/shoplifting calls, one threat, one title check, six traffic stops, 11 law or EMS transports, one trash call, one unruly subject, four calls about criminal mischief to mailboxes, four warrant services, and four welfare checks.

Eastern-Greene Resident Accused of Battering Woman in the Presence of a Minor

Roger Sherrard

A 65-year-old man was arrested Thursday after allegedly committing domestic battery in the presence of a child less than 16 years old.

Deputy Bryan Woodall, of the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, reported that he received a complaint of a domestic disturbance at a residence east of Bloomfield at just before 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

At the residence, he met Roger D. Sherrard, who allegedly stated that he “did sit her in the floor” and that she was up in his face and screaming at him.

Woodall spoke with the woman who reported the incident, who said she was watching TV and asked Sherrard to stop talking because she was trying to watch a show. She told Woodall that he got up and started screaming and cussing at her before jerking her off the couch, slamming her head on the floor twice, and threatening to throw her out into the driveway.

Woodall reported in a probable cause affidavit that she had a reddening mark on her neck as well as a spot on her neck that appeared to have been bleeding.

Both Sherrard and the woman reportedly said that a minor had seen what was going on. Woodall asked the boy about the incident, and said he stated that he was trying to read a book in the kitchen area when he heard the argument but did not want to get into it with them. The boy added that Sherrard and the woman fight a lot.

Woodall believed that the minor could have looked up and observed the altercation

Sherrard is charged with domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor, and domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, a class D felony. His bond was set at $5,000 with an optional amount of $500 (ten percent) and he was released on Friday.

Greene County Sheriff February 14

Melissa A. Shepard, 46, of Linton, was arrested on an alleged parole violation.

Lee A. Riley, 29, of Owensburg, was arrested on a warrant for charges of theft, a class D felony, and battery by means of a deadly weapon, a class C felony. As of Friday morning, he was being held with no bond.

Roger D. Sherrard, 65, of Bloomfield, was arrested on charges of domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor, and battery, a class B misdemeanor. His bond was set at $5,000 with an optional amount of $500 (ten percent) and he was released on Friday.

Owensburg Man Accused of Battery, Theft

Lee Riley

On Thursday, Feb. 6, a warrant was issued for the arrest of 29-year-old Lee A. Riley. He was booked into the Greene County Jail early on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 13.

On Sunday, Feb. 2, a man contacted the Greene County Sheriff’s Department to report that someone had struck him in the back of the head with an object, and that he was bleeding. The man told Deputy James Carpenter that he recognized the man who struck him but did not know his name.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the man was bleeding severely down his back and neck and said he felt like he was about to faint. He was taken to Monroe County Hospital, where Carpenter spoke with him again later that same day.

The man said he opened his door after someone knocked on it, and saw the man who had cut firewood at his residence the day before standing at the bottom of his porch steps. He stated that he was then struck in the head from behind. He told Carpenter he fell to his knees on the porch and that the man later identified as Riley began striking him, too.

He said he was struck multiple times in the back of the head, shoulders, and back. He told Carpenter that he did not see the first person who struck him from behind, and also that he did not see a vehicle. He stated that after he rolled over and grabbed the pant leg of the man later identified as Riley, both of his attackers ran down the steps and left.

The man added that he realized his wallet was hanging out of his pocket, and that he was missing $600.

Carpenter provided the man with a photo line-up of six individuals, and the man selected the photo of Riley as that of the man who attacked him.

The physician who treated the man said he had been struck in the head at least five to six times, causing lacerations. He also had strike points to his back and required several staples to close the wounds.

Riley is preliminarily charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury, a class C felony, and theft, a class D felony. As of Friday morning, he was being held without bond.