Evansville Police

Food mart donates to Bomb Squad after incident

2 hours ago

The food mart that was the victim of a bomb hoax has made a donation to the Evansville Police Department. 

In a letter to the EPD, employees of the Himal Food Mart and Sunoco gas station on Kratzville Road thanked the department for its “prompt response and diligent work to investigate and neutralize the possible threat” at the station Oct. 9.

The letter also expressed “sincere regards” to the station’s customers and neighbors for their support.

Police: suspicious device was a hoax

Oct 9, 2017

Police are calling a suspicious device found at an Evansville gas station Monday a “hoax.” 

Just before 6 a.m. officers were dispatched to the Sunoco station on Kratzville Road near Allens lane.

A news release from the EPD says when officers arrived on scene, they found the device, locked down the area, and contacted the department’s Hazardous Device Unit.

Officers restricted traffic on Kratzville Road to keep drivers away from the gas station.

Police: visibility key to Fall Fest security

Oct 4, 2017
VCSO

Evansville Police are promoting safety at the Fall Festival, while also urging festival-goers to have a good time. 

EPD Sgt. Jason Cullum tells WNIN the security plan at the West Side Nut Club event hasn’t changed since the deadly shooing at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas.

But he says these days, security at the festival includes officers on rooftops…

("Just so they have an overview of the crowd. That helps if we're trying to locate anybody for any reason, which includes persons who are causing problems or a missing kid.")

Local authorities are investigating a racially offensive image that was posted on social media. 

In a news release, the Evansville Police Department said officers were contacted Sunday evening about an image showing three white juveniles holding a black baby doll with a string around its neck.

Police say one of the juveniles had a shirt on his head shaped like a KKK hood.

The post identified the juveniles as EVSC students. 

Police contacted the school corporation in an effort to identify the kids, and the EVSC provided the names within 30 minutes.

Police shoot suspect at federal building

Aug 29, 2017
WNIN-Paola Marizan

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