VPD PRESS RELEASE v.3.doc

VINCENNES POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHIEF DUSTIN LUKING

PRESS RELEASE

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

DATE: 8-1-14

TIME: 12:53pm

OFFICER: K. Waggoner, S. Reese

NATURE OF INCIDENT: Wanted Person

DETAILS:

On the above date and time, a Vincennes Police Officer arrested 31 year old Candace Renee Taylor of Vincennes, IN for a Knox County Superior I Court Warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Neglect of a Dependant Child, all Level 6 felonies. Taylor is being held in the Knox County Jail on $5000 bond.

VPD PRESS RELEASE v.3.doc

VINCENNES POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHIEF DUSTIN LUKING

PRESS RELEASE

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

DATE: 07/31/14

TIME: 5:38pm

OFFICER: Officer Martin

NATURE OF INCIDENT: Resisting Law Enforcement

DETAILS: Arrested: Demetrius N. Dillon-Smith, 22YOA, Vincennes

Charges: Resisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 Felony

Resisting Law Enforcement, A Misdemeanor

Operator Never Licensed, C Misdemeanor

Reckless Driving, B Misdemeanor

Vincennes Police observed a vehicle driven by Smith in the 1600 block of Hart Street before attempting to stop him near 15 ½ & Hart. Smith briefly tried to evade the police in the vehicle before stopping and running a few blocks on foot. He was apprehended in the area of Belle Avenue and arrested on the above charges.

VPD PRESS RELEASE v.3.doc

VINCENNES POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHIEF DUSTIN LUKING

PRESS RELEASE

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

DATE: 07/30/14

TIME: 6:30pm

OFFICER: Sgt T Lancaster

NATURE OF INCIDENT: Trespass

DETAILS: Arrested: Jonas R Letts, 36YOA, Vincennes

Charges: Theft, Level 6 Felony

Trespass, Class B Misdemeanor

Jonas R Letts was arrested for theft and criminal trespass at WalmartSupercenter after an investigation revealed he attempted to shoplift items on 07/30, and had also been barred from Walmart after a similar incident in 2011. He was booked into the Knox County Jail on the above charges.

VPD PRESS RELEASE v.3.doc

VINCENNES POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHIEF DUSTIN LUKING

PRESS RELEASE

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

DATE: 11:27 PM

TIME: 7/29/14

OFFICER: O’Brien

NATURE OF INCIDENT: Residential Entry / Alcohol arrest

DETAILS:

Arrested: Michael J. Phegley W/M/20

Charges: Residential Entry- 6 Felony

Minor Consumption (.084)- C Misdemeanor

VPD Officers investigated a report of a male subject attempting to gain entry into an Apartment at Autumn Ridge. The victim and witness advised the suspect was a Michael Phegley. A search was conducted for the suspect, and at first Phegley was not located. Later it was reported of suspicious activity in a nearby apartment. Officers were able to gain entry in to this apartment, and there Phegley was located. He was transported to the Knox county Jail. Phegley was lodged for the above listed charges, bond and court date are pending.

VPD PRESS RELEASE v.3.doc

VINCENNES POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHIEF DUSTIN LUKING

PRESS RELEASE

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

DATE: 07/29/2014

TIME: 8:30 PM

OFFICER: B. Hammond, Sgt. Lancaster, Sgt. Williams, B. Kern

NATURE OF INCIDENT: Theft

DETAILS: Officers of the Vincennes Police Department responded to 2320 Hart Street in reference to a theft complaint. Officers were advised that a male subject had stolen a guitar from the complainant. With a physical description of the suspect Officers located Joel Hilt, 29, Sarepta LA. Mr. Hilt was not in possession of the guitar at the time of the stop, however, Mr. Hilt led officers to where he had placed the guitar. Mr. Hilt was arrested for theft as well as public intoxication.

VPD PRESS RELEASE v.3.doc

VINCENNES POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHIEF DUSTIN LUKING

PRESS RELEASE

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

DATE: 7/29/2014

TIME: 6:45 PM

OFFICER: Sgt. Lancaster

NATURE OF INCIDENT: Shoplifting

DETAILS: Officers of the Vincennes Police Department responded to Walgreens, 505 College, in reference to suspicion of shoplifting. Sgt. Lancaster made contact with the female matching the description given. Tina Catt, 40, Vincennes, was subsequently found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Ms. Catt was arrested for possession of paraphernalia as well as resisting law enforcement.

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VPD PRESS RELEASE 07-29-2014.doc

VPD PRESS RELEASE v.3.doc

VINCENNES POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHIEF DUSTIN LUKING

PRESS RELEASE

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

DATE: 07/29/14

TIME: 12:50am

OFFICER: Christie/Clettenberg

NATURE OF INCIDENT: Domestic dispute call

ARRESTED: Raul S Perez age 27 of Vincennes

DETAILS: Officers responded to a domestic dispute call at 519 S 6th. Upon arrival officers located Mr. Perez and placed him under arrest. He was transported to the Knox Co jail and booked in for Domestic Battery, Interference of a reporting of a crime, Resisting Law Enforcement, Strangulation and Obstruction of justice.

VPD PRESS RELEASE v.3.doc

VINCENNES POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHIEF DUSTIN LUKING

PRESS RELEASE

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

DATE: Saturday, 07-26-14

TIME: 4:09 PM

OFFICER: Sgt Williams / Ptl Gewirtzman / Ptl Martin

NATURE OF INCIDENT: Family Fight

ARRESTED: Rene Ann Drew 36YO Vincennes, Indiana

CHARGE(S): Neglect of A Dependant / Level 3 Felony

Battery / Level 6 Felony

On Saturday, 07-26-14 at about 4:09 PM officers were dispatched to 815 N 9th, Vincennes, Indiana in reference to a family fight. Officers arrived on the scene and spoke with the caller, who was a 17 year old juvenile. The juvenile advises she was hit in the head. The mother, Rene Ann Drew had left the residence. Investigation by officers concluded that a battery had occurred by Rene Ann Drew.

Rene Ann Drew 36YO was arrest for Neglect of a Dependant & Battery. Rene Ann Drew was transported to the Knox County Jail and lodged.

VPD PRESS RELEASE v.3.doc

VINCENNES POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHIEF DUSTIN LUKING

PRESS RELEASE

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

DATE: 07/21/2014

TIME: 7:10 PM

OFFICER: Sgt. N. Williams; Ofc. J. Gewirtzman

NATURE OF INCIDENT: Public Intoxication

DETAILS: Officers of the Vincennes Police Department responded to a complaint of an intoxicated male wondering the streets in the area of 15th and Busseron. Officers arrived and came into contact with Ricky Ruff, 50, Vincennes. Mr. Ruff was found to be in a state of intoxication in a public area and, therefore, was placed under arrest for public intoxication.

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