GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
* Feb. 2 -- Duane Miller, 26, Jasonville, was injured in a one-vehicle accident at approximately 3:15 a.m. at the junction of State Road 67 and S.R. 57/U.S. 231 south of Worthington in Fairplay Township. Miller was northbound on S.R. 57/U.S. 231 in a black 1988 Ford Bronco when he failed to negotiate the turn at the junction and struck a guardrail. A road sign came through the windshield, striking Miller in the head. The truck flipped end over end. Miller was found staggering in the highway and was transported to Greene County General Hospital suffering from a severe laceration to the head. GCSD Deputy Christopher P. McDonald was the investigating officer. Others assisting on the scene included the Worthington Police Department, WJ Fire & Rescue and the Greene County Ambulance Service. Miller was cited for driving at a rate of speed too fast to avoid a collision and for disregarding a traffic control device.
* Feb. 4 -- Robert Fields, 58, Worthington, was wearing his seat belt and was not injured after the log truck he was driving rolled over after being forced off the road on a curve on State Road 157 just north of Worthington. At approximately 6:20 a.m., Fields was northbound in a 1995 Mack log truck, attempting to make the sharp right-hand curve south of County Road 800 North, when he met two other semitrailers headed south. The two semis took the inside of the curve and forcing the log truck and a passenger car off the right side of the road. The two semis did not stop. Fields was not able to get the log truck back on the roadway, the load of logs shifted, the tires sunk in mud and the truck rolled over on its passenger side. The passenger car also became stuck but was removed without any damage and was able to continue on its way. The log truck was owned by Ingram Trucking of Spencer. The load of logs was removed from the vehicle before the attempt to upright the truck and its trailer. GCSD Lt. Bryan K. Woodall was the investigating officer. Others who assisted on the scene included GCSD Deputy Terry Wade, Town Marshal Dennis Conaway of the Worthington Police Department, Officer Ryan VanHorn of the Jasonville Police Department, Worthington-Jefferson Township Fire & Rescue, Bays Garage and Indiana Department of Transportation.
* Feb. 1 -- Connie I. Frye, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant from Daviess County. Bloomfield Police Department Deputy Marshal Shane Smith was the arresting officer.
* Feb. 2 -- Kristi Lee Moran, 33, Linton, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a schedule III controlled substance and was being held without bond. Linton Police Department Cpl. Paul Clark was the arresting officer.
* Feb. 2 -- Erik K. Tosti, 30, Bloomfield, was arrested on a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, released on $400 bond and scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 8. Jasonville Police Department Officer Ryan VanHorn was the arresting officer.
* Feb. 3 -- Sundae M. Howell, 30, Linton, was arrested on preliminary charges of three counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with BAC of .21. She was released on $400 bond and scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 8. Greene County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jeremy Inman was the arresting officer.
LINTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Linton Police Department's activity log for Friday through Sunday included one minor consumption, one stalking, nine requests for information only, one juvenile/delinquent, two stolen property, two vandalism, two custody dispute/exchange, one protective order violation, one drug investigation, one school/foot patrol, two transportation of documentation, one loitering, three accidents with property damage, one lost and found, one off-road vehicle complaint, five medical/illness, two alarms, two animal complaints, three suspicious vehicles/persons, five assists to other agencies, two reckless drivers, one extra patrol, one theft-other, one disabled/stranded vehicle, two 911 prank or false calls, two assists to the utility department, one assist to the fire department, two domestic disputes, one abandoned vehicle, one open garage door, one ordinance violation and 14 traffic stops.
Jan. 31 -- One person was injured in an accident involving two vehicles at 4:05 p.m. on State Road 54 West at the junction with County Road 140 North in Stockton Township. Robert L. Houston, 47, Linton, was westbound on C.R. 140 N. in a state-owned 2003 Chevrolet CK 1500 and Sadiemae Passen, 24, Linton, was southbound on S.R. 43 in a 2000 Ford Focus. Houston stopped at a stop sign then started to cross the highway, pulling into the path of Passen. Damage was minimal to Houston's front bumper. Damage to Passen's vehicle included the driver's side front and rear doors and the rear quarter panel. Total damage was estimated at $2500-5000. Passen complained of pain in her stomach area and was transported to Greene County General Hospital by personal vehicle. Drug and alcohol tests given to Houston returned negative. Safety belts were in use in both vehicles. LPD Patrolman Debbie McDonald was the investigating officer.
Feb. 1 -- No injuries were reported but damage was estimated at $10,000-25,000 after an accident involving one driver, three vehicles and a dumpster fence at 9:02 a.m. Robert L. Davidson, 73, Linton, attempting to leave the parking lot at Meadowbrook Apartments in a 1994 Ford Probe, collided with a parked 1999 Plymouth Voyager, then collided with a fence surrounding a dumpster, and then collided with a parked Ford F150 pickup truck. Davidson's vehicle continued on and crashed into the dumpster fence a second time and then into the truck a second time before coming to rest on the curb in the parking lot. All three vehicles sustained damage and the fence is no longer standing. Unsafe backing was listed as the primary cause of the accident. LPD Patrolman Debbie McDonald was the investigating officer, with assistance from LPD Cpl. Paul Clark.
Feb. 2 -- An incident of leaving the scene of an accident was reported by a resident who found a dent in the rear quarter panel on the driver's side of their gray Chevrolet Trailblazer. It had been sitting in the Long John Silver's parking lot around 1:30 a.m. Paint left behind appeared to be blue or gray. LPD Patrolman Heath Murray was the investigating officer.
Feb. 2 -- A resident reported an incident of criminal mischief or vandalism which happened around 3 or 4 a.m. when they heard people outside their home on D St. NW. Later in the morning, they noticed that eggs, toilet paper and a powdery substance had been thrown on their vehicle. Pictures of the reporting party and a girlfriend and an ex-spouse were also left at the scene. LPD Patrolman Karl Jacobshagen is the investigating officer.
Feb. 3 -- A Lyons resident reported an incident of stalking or harassment that has happened on three separate occasions in the last year. The reporting party said it happens at the Wal-Mart store, they don't know who the person is (an older male) but they stand nearby or stare and make the reporting party uncomfortable. LPD Patrolman Karl Jacobshagen is the investigating officer.