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Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014
Jasonville Police Department Activity Log (04/24/14)
The Jasonville Police Department's activity log for the previous week included one alarm, one complaint about an animal, two assists to other agencies, one assist to EMS, seven school foot patrols, one fight, one fire, one complaint of harassment, two complaints involving juveniles, one reckless driver, one attempted suicide, one report of suspicious activity, three traffic stops and two thefts...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (04/24/14)
April 23 -- Dana Martin Turpin, 54, Worthington, was arrested on preliminary charges of two counts of battery resulting in bodily injury. His bond was set at $1000 surety with ten percent allowed. Worthington Deputy Marshal Mike Harroll was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (04/24/14)
The Linton Police Department's activity log for Tuesday, April 22, included one follow-up investigation, four requests for information, one incident involving a juvenile, three transports of documentation, one lost and found, three medical runs, one complaint about an animal, one report of suspicious activity, one assist to another agency, one extra patrol, four thefts, one welfare check, one 911 prank or false call, three fingerprints for misc. ...
Two hurt in Tuesday crash in Highland Township (04/24/14)
Two people were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries following a two-vehicle wreck that involved a utility trailer coming loose Tuesday afternoon on State Road 157N, north of Union Valley Road in Highland Township. Brandon Lee Elwood, 28, of Bloomfield and Brittany Marie Eldlin, 29, were transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital following the 2:45 p.m. crash...
WRV students get a wake up call with mock wreck drill (04/23/14)
SWITZ CITY ---- White River Valley Junior-Senior High School provided a wake up call for its students on Wednesday morning by staging a mock wreck drill as a prelude to Saturday night's annual school prom. The dramatization was coordinated by members of the school's Leadership Team, the club's sponsor Mike Karr and school resource officer Scott Allen...
Schaffer admits shooting Bowers, says Bowers threatened to shoot Schaffer in the face, but Bowers was found unarmed (04/23/14)
Aaron L. Schaffer turned himself in at the Linton Police Department on Sunday night not long after he allegedly shot and killed Michael Shan Bowers. Two detectives who interviewed Schaffer later that night in two separate interviews report that Schaffer admitted he fired five shots at Bowers from a .357 Taurus revolver...
Breaking: Shooting ruled homicide, autopsy reveals victim shot five times (04/23/14)
A fatal shooting incident on Easter Sunday has been ruled a homicide involving multiple gunshot wounds to the victim's head, abdomen and chest. Michael Shan Bowers, 48, was found on Sunday night lying face down in a pool of blood in a gravel parking area behind his home located at 2146 North County Road 900 West near Linton...
Progress continues on the Interstate 69 Corridor; motorists will begin encountering some oversize loads in rural Greene County (04/23/14)
Beginning on Monday, May 5, beams for bridges on the I-69 project will begin to be delivered in western Greene County. These loads will be extremely long and most likely will be delivered in pairs. The anticipated route to be used will be S.R. 37, S.R. ...
Schaffer formally charged with murder in Greene Circuit Court Wednesday morning (04/23/14)
Aaron L. Schaffer, accused of fatally shooting Michael S. Bowers on Sunday night, appeared before Judge Erik Allen in Greene Circuit Court Wednesday morning and was formally charged with murder, a felony, and carrying a handgun without a license, a class A misdemeanor...
WRV Junior-Senior High School students view what can happen when you drink and drive (04/23/14)
SWITZ CITY ---- Students at White River Valley Junior-Senior High School staged a mock wreck drill on Wednesday morning as part of a week-long effort to call attention to the dangers of being intoxicated and driving a vehicle. The project was coordinated by the WRV Leadership group and its sponsor Mike Karr along with school resource officer Scott Allen...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (04/23/14)
April 23 -- Scott Smith, 32, Dugger, was arrested on preliminary charges involving operating a vehicle while intoxicated. His bond was set at $8,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Brown was the arresting officer...
Community Notes (04/22/14)
Wednesday, April 23 * Greene County Coin Club will meet at the 4-H Building. Dealers will set up at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Any questions, please call 384-8516. * Eastern Greene Elementary School will be conducting Kindergarten Round Up for the 2014-2015 school year on Wednesday, April 23. Please call the school at 825-5623 ext. 1003 to set up an appointment for your child. On the day of the Round Up, please bring your child, their birth certificate and immunization record, proof of residency, and any custody papers. Children must be five by Aug. 1, 2014 to enroll in kindergarten. * The Westgate @ Crane Science Fair (Formerly NSWC Crane Science Fair) will take place at the Westgate Academy from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. Students in grades 6-12 can register in one of 12 categories to showcase their project to STEM professionals from the Crane community. For more details, call the NSWC Crane STEM office at 812.854.3882.
Matt Hayes of Bloomfield back in jail, prosecutor asks for sentence enhancement for habitual substance offender (04/22/14)
James Matthew "Matt" Hayes is in trouble with the law again and this time, the Greene County Prosecutor's Office is asking for a sentence enhancement saying Hayes is an habitual substance offender. Hayes, now 48, of Bloomfield, has served time in the Department of Corrections and he's spent time in the Greene County Jail, on several occasions in the past...
Recycling Center operations will continue on very lean budget (04/22/14)
The Greene County Solid Waste Management District Board is now faced with how to make financial ends meet in a business climate of dropped -- almost bottomed out -- markets to sell recycle items. Former GCSWM supervisor Erek Wilson said prices of collected items for sale is in the tank and the small county recycle center is being hit hard...
Bloomfield student named BPA district president (04/22/14)
One Bloomfield student will have the opportunity to represent his school in a big way. Bloomfield High School junior Dalton Byers was elected to be the Business Professionals of America's (BPA) District 7 president. In his position, he will have the opportunity to work with the BPA staff to organize the district competition next January and the state's competition next March...
County Solid Waste District reorganizes amid financial trouble (04/22/14)
SWITZ CITY -- Details of a scaled-down, more financially lean operational plan for the Greene County Solid Waste Management District was announced in a Tuesday morning meeting at the Recycle Center. There are some major changes, which will become effective after Friday, that the board approved...
Walk-A Mile-In-Their-Shoes event to benefit sexual assault victims (04/22/14)
Organizers are confident that money raised in the Third Annual "Walk-A-Mile in Their Shoes" event in Bloomfield on Thursday morning will make a large impact on area victims of sexual assault and abuse. "Walk a Mile in their Shoes" is an awareness day to focus attention on the reality of sexual assault in our local community. It's part of the nationwide Sexual Assault Awareness Month and sponsored by the Greene County Sexual Assault Response Task Force...
Circus coming to Bloomfield (04/22/14)
By Jessica Squires The first visitors of the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus are making their way into Bloomfield. Students at Bloomfield Elementary School were visited by a clown who taught them about the circus's sounds and whistles. Tickets are now on sale for the circus that is coming to Bloomfield on April 30. ...
Updated with Arrest: After three burglaries, resident sets up trail camera on kitchen stove and catches image of suspect (04/22/14)
A warrant is out for the arrest of a Springville man because an eastern Greene County resident whose home had been burglarized three times in 2013 decided to prepare for the burglar's next visit. The resident set some traps in his home, including a trail camera set up on his kitchen stove. As a result of the images captured by the trail camera one afternoon when the resident and his wife were out of the house, a suspect was identified.....
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (04/22/14)
April 21 -- Joseph Michael Hammer, 22, Springville, was arrested on a warrant issued on a preliminary charge of theft. His bond was set at $61,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Cullison was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (04/22/14)
The Linton Police Department's activity log for Monday, April 21, included one request for information, one property damage accident, three medical runs, one complaint of harassment and one child abuse investigation.
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (04/22/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 53 calls and incidents Friday through Sunday, April 18-20, including three abandoned vehicles, nine property damage accidents, one alarm, one complaint about an animal, one assist to the public, two burglaries, one child custody issue, one civil dispute, three domestic disputes, one drive-off theft, one incident involving drugs, one assist to EMS, three fights in progress, eight reckless drivers, one road hazard, one complaint about shooting, three reports of suspicious activity, one other theft, seven traffic stops and two welfare checks.. ...
Breaking News: Murder victim identified, one suspect in custody (04/21/14)
Greene County Sheriff Terry Pierce confirmed the identity of the victim in a murder investigation is Michael Shan Bowers of Linton, age approximately 47 years old. The incident occurred early Monday at a rural location outside Linton on County Road 900 West...
Murder investigation underway, one suspect in custody (04/21/14)
Law enforcement personnel from the Greene County Sheriff's Department, the Greene County Prosecutor's Office and the Greene County Coroner's Office have been working through the night on a murder investigation but are not releasing any details as of Monday morning...
Community Notes (04/21/14)
Tuesday, April 22 The Greene County Solid Waste Management District Board will meet in special session and executive session. The executive session is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. for the discussion of personnel matters. The open meeting is slated to begin at 10 a.m. Both meeting will be conducted at the Recycling Center, 4316 West Base Road, Switz City...
GCGH Emergency Department begins co-pay collection (04/21/14)
In order to be consistent with other healthcare entities, effective May 1, Greene County General Hospital will begin collecting an initial payment at the time of service for Emergency Department visits. Initial payment collection for other outpatient services, such as radiology, lab, physical therapy and elective surgical procedures will also begin within the next few months...
Next Youth Worker Cafe slated for May 1 (04/21/14)
Greene Education Services along with the Greene County Alliance for Networking and Growth have partnered with Indiana Youth Institute to bring the third Youth Worker Café event this school year to Greene County. Joan Knies, an expert on relational aggressing will be presenting "Understanding Bullying - A Deeper Look" at a free luncheon scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1 at Casa Sevilla restrauant in Bloomfield...
Community Notes (04/21/14)
Tuesday, April 22 The Greene County Solid Waste Management District Board will meet in special session and executive session. The executive session is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. for the discussion of personnel matters. The open meeting is slated to begin at 10 a.m. Both meeting will be conducted at the Recycling Center, 4316 West Base Road, Switz City...
Linton-Stockton School Board accepts resignations, fills vacancies (04/21/14)
Personnel issues, including retirements and hirings, filled the agenda of the Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees meeting Monday night. Retirements were accepted from long-time teacher and band director Mike Puckett as well as food service director Kathy Thompson...
It's About Safety: Students learn the importance of right choices when driving or riding (04/21/14)
White River Valley High School students got a lesson in safe driving Monday. Leading up to prom, the school is hosting a number of activities to encourage students to make positive decisions. The week kicked off with a presentation from Indiana Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). ...