Law and Criminal Justice

EPD Announces Increased Patrols Ahead Of Labor Day

Aug 10, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

The Evansville Police Department (EPD) will step up patrols from now through Labor Day. 

Lieutenant Paul Kirby said Labor Day weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year for accidents caused by impaired drivers.

The EPD wants to remind potential drunk drivers to have a designated driver, use public transportation, or take a cab.

Kirby said police will be on the roads. "Expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols, and saturation patrols," he said at a joint press conference of the EPD and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office.

Deaconess sued over infant death

Aug 1, 2018

A federal lawsuit has been filed in connection with an infant death at an Evansville hospital.

Attorneys George Barnett and David Miller filed the complaint against Deaconess Gateway in the death of 7-day-old of Aerabella Whitfield in August 2016.

In a news release, the attorneys said the child’s parents, Amanda Moore and Braden Whitfield of Owensville, took 3-day-old Aerabella to the Deaconess Gateway emergency room for abnormal, rapid breathing.

Barriers needed behind businesses on W. Franklin

Aug 1, 2018

Vectren and the Evansville Fire Department have partnered to boost public safety along W. Franklin Street. 

In a news release, the EFD said it discovered a number of natural gas meters along the street that didn’t have any vehicle impact protection barriers in front of them.

That’s a fire code violation. But before issuing fines, the EFD called Vectren to see if the utility company could help.

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.

Robbers steal e-cigarettes at knifepoint

Jul 23, 2018

Authorities are looking for two men who stole $900 worth of e-cigarettes from a north side convenience store. 

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at about 3:45 Saturday morning at the Windmill Bakery Circle K at Highway 41 and Petersburg Road.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said the store’s clerks reported two men wearing hoodies and bandannas covering their faces entered the store and showed a knife.

The sheriff’s office said the suspects stole nearly $900 in electronic cigarettes and fled on foot.