Law and Criminal Justice

Food mart donates to Bomb Squad after incident

Oct 16, 2017

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

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.")

Crosley to keep 5 dogs in hoarding settlement

Sep 29, 2017

A Vanderburgh County woman will be allowed to keep just 5 dogs as part of a settlement in a hoarding case.

Attorneys say Martha Crosley agreed to relinquish 16 of 21 dogs that a judge ordered returned to her in July.

Numerous animal rescue groups obtained a temporary injunction to stop the judge’s order.

Crosley had previously surrendered 53 dogs and 23 cats from her so-called “animal sanctuary” to Evansville Animal Control and It Takes a Village Canine Rescue.

Fire wakes residents, severly damages apartments

Sep 28, 2017

An early-morning fire sent residents running from an apartment complex on Evansville’s East Side.

Firefighters were dispatched to the blaze at 5408 Brentwood Court at 2:05 a.m.

They found a working fire and residents fleeing the burning building.

Flames broke through the roof and police blocked traffic on the nearby Lloyd Expressway as firefighters battled the blaze.

There were no serious injuries reported among residents or firefighters.