Evansville Police

EPD confiscates fireworks from juveniles

Jul 6, 2017

Evansville Police say they confiscated potentially dangerous fireworks from kids during the city’s Fourth of July display on Dress Plaza. 

A news release from the EPD says the fireworks were confiscated from juveniles that were not supervised by an adult.

Police says most of the fireworks were the explosive type, including bottle rockets and M-70 firecrackers.

Officers say they confiscated several mortar rounds from one juvenile that didn’t have a launching tube with them.

Police looking for gas station shooter

May 25, 2017

Police have identified a suspect in last week’s shooting at an Evansville gas station.

Police are looking for 20-year-old Jalin Thomas Taylor for the shooting outside the Phillips 66 station on N. Main St. May 15th.

A felony attempted murder warrant has been issued for Taylor, after 27-year-old Thendis Compton was shot “multiple times” outside the gas station.

A moped Compton was sitting on caught fire.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment, and police said his injuries were not life threatening. 

Police have released more information about a shooting and fire at an Evansville gas station.

The EPD says in a news release that 27-year-old Thendis Compton was shot “multiple times” outside the Phillips 66 station at 1015 N. Main St. at about 1:00 Monday afternoon.

Police believe the victim and the suspect were arguing before the shooting, but it’s not clear if the two knew each other prior to the argument.

Witnesses said Compton was sitting on a moped that caught fire during the shooting.

Possible break in BB gun vandalism

May 9, 2017

There may have a break in the case of recent BB gun vandalism in Evansville.

In a news release, the EPD says investigators have spoken with a 19 year old who may have been involved in the vandalism spree.

Over the past week, officers have taken more than 80 criminal mischief reports of car and building windows that were shot out. 

Based on information provided from a community member, police say they developed a description of a car possibly being used in the crimes.

A patrol officer located the car in the 3100 block of Forrest Avenue Monday afternoon.

Evansville Police have cleared some people in the disappearance and death of Aleah Beckerle.

Police said they have completed interviews with individuals who led officers to Beckerle’s remains inside a vacant house at 1628 S. Bedford Ave.

A news release from the EPD stated the persons were – quote -- “not considered suspects in her disappearance or death.”

Beckerle’s remains were found Monday evening. The Coroner’s Office confirmed the identity on Wednesday.