State Police arrest three for drugs, counterfeiting at CSL

Apr 1, 2016 321

Three local people were arrested Thursday on drug and counterfeiting charges. Indiana State Police (ISP) Spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says that the arrests came about after the department’s Versailles Criminal Patrol Team served a search warrant at a home in Jennings County. Wheeles says that the incident began when troopers attempted to serve an arrest warrant for 33-year-old Jeremiah J. Anderson, of North Vernon, at a home on Country Manor Boulevard in Country Squire Lakes. While at the home, troopers reportedly found Anderson and another man, 33-year-old Vern E. Purtlebaugh, of Columbus, hiding in the home’s crawl space. While still at the house, Wheeles says that troopers learned information that Purtlebaugh and Anderson had allegedly passed counterfeit money to a taxi driver that had given the men a ride just moments before. Wheeles says that troopers then obtained a search warrant for the home. During a search, troopers allegedly found suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, additional counterfeit money, along with printers and copiers used for the production of counterfeit money. Authorities... ...

Lowell Road re-opened after semi crash

Apr 1, 2016 310

A one-vehicle crash resulted in Lowell Road being closed for a few hours on Friday morning. Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson says that the crash occurred on Lowell Road, just east of County Road 250 West. She explained that a preliminary investigation, revealed that a semi-tractor, hauling timber, was traveling east on Lowell Road when the driver began to navigate a 90-degree turn in the roadway. Authorities say that during the course of the turn, the semi overturned, losing its load of timber and coming to rest on its side. The driver of the semi was injured and flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Authorities say that they do not yet know the name of the driver, or his condition. Lowell Road has since re-opened. ...

New IUPUC leader chosen

Apr 1, 2016 266

IUPUC has a new vice chancellor and dean starting in July. The university is announcing that Reinhold Hill has been chosen to fill the top position at the Columbus campus. Hill currently serves as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Governors State University in Illinois. Hill is also an English professor. Prior to his work at Governors State, Hill was a leader at Ferris State University Hill holds a bachelors in communication studies from Brigham Young University, a masters in English from the University of Louisiana and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri. Hill also completed the Management Development Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. ...

Missing bicycle search turns to drug arrests

Apr 1, 2016 241

A police search for a stolen bicycle led to drug arrests earlier this week for two Seymour women. The Seymour Police Department is reporting that officers were searching for a bicycle stolen from Peak Avenue Tuesday afternoon, when they heard it might be at a home on Village Circle. Police talked to the homeowner, 56-year-old Tammi Walters, and thought she might be involved with drugs. After getting a search warrant, officers allegedly discovered methamphetamine, illegal prescription medications, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, hypodermic syringes — and the stolen bicycle. Walters and another woman at the home, 32 year old Seymour resident Shannon Bennett, were both arrested. Walters is facing preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Schedule 4 Narcotic, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and Assisting a Criminal. Bennett was arrested on suspicion of Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Schedule 4 Narcotic, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe ...