Evansville Police

EPD: Beware of Social Security scam

Sep 14, 2018

Evansville Police are warning of a phone scam involving someone who claims to be from the Social Security Administration. 

In a news release, the EPD says the scam is an attempt to defraud individuals by obtaining their social security numbers.

The EPD says the caller tells the individual that they must confirm their name and social security number for their records or their benefits will be discontinued.

14 year old shot; suspect also 14

Aug 27, 2018

Evansville Police say they’re investigating a shooting that involved two 14 year olds. 

In an email, the EPD said officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 400 block of Adams Avenue at about 11:00 Saturday night.

Officers didn’t find anything but a short time later, a 14 year old boy arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.

He told police he had been at a party in the area where the shots had been fired.

The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

An Evansville woman is accused of leaving three small children locked in a bedroom while she went to work. 

Evansville Police say officers were called to 1316 Henning Avenue Monday evening for a report of children left unattended in the home. 

In a news release, the EPD said officers found the children, all under the age of 3, in a bedroom that was dead-bolted shut.

Police said officers had to climb through an unlocked window and then use force to open the locked door and reach the children.

EPD: man's death at fire scene was a homicide

Jun 13, 2018

Police say the death of a man whose body was found in a burning apartment was a homicide. 

Evansville firefighters found the body of 41-year-old Gerard Elliott Matts in the abandoned building at Read and Michigan streets Sunday morning.

Based on an autopsy, investigators believe Matts was deceased before the fire started.

In an email, the EPD said Matts’ body was “severely burned.”

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office hasn’t yet released the cause of death. 


While Bloomington psychologist Albert Fink’s career effectively ended when his professional license was revoked last month, the ongoing impact of Dr. Fink falsifying a mental exam in a criminal case did not.

At least one alleged crime that happened after Fink’s conviction last year could cause an issue for the  court system.