Sgt. Jason Cullum

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.")

John Gibson

Evansville Police hope the release of video from Tuesday’s fatal shooting outside the federal building will show the community that the action was justified. 

After a vigil Tuesday night, authorities found statements written in chalk outside the building on Martin Luther King Blvd.

One read “bat vs. 2 guns = excessive force.” Another said “rest in power, Ricky Ard.”

Two police officers – the EPD’s Kenny Dutchke, the other a federal officer – fatally shot the 55-year-old Ard in front of the building.

Messages and flowers left at shooting site

Aug 30, 2017
John Gibson

Protesters wrote statements and left flowers at the site of Tuesday’s deadly police shooting in Evansville. 

After a vigil Tuesday night, authorities found statements written in chalk outside the federal building on Martin Luther King Blvd.

One read “bat vs. 2 guns = excessive force.” Another said “rest in power, Ricky Ard.”

Two police officers -- one an Evansville city cop, the other a federal officer – fatally shot the 55-year-old Ard in front of the building.

Police say Ard was swinging a baseball bat and breaking glass in the building’s front doors.

Teen suicide victim had guns, ammunition

Jan 5, 2017

Authorities say they found guns and ammunition on the teenager who shot and killed himself outside Central High School this week. 

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office says 15-year-old Roman Kellough died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The boy apparently shot himself hours before his body was found outside the high school Tuesday morning.

There are no known witnesses or surveillance video of the tragedy.

Evansville Police Sgt. Jason Cullum tells WNIN News that officers found three handguns on Kellough. 

First snow closes schools, snarls traffic

Jan 5, 2017
Samantha Horton

The first snow of the season closed schools and led to numerous traffic crashes in the Evansville area.

Light snow moved into the Tri-State early Wednesday with temperatures well below freezing, so everything that fell stuck to area roads and bridges – except for some that were pre-treated on Tuesday.  

Evansville Police Sgt. Jason Cullum says officers responded to at least two dozen accidents during the morning drive.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle reported at least a dozen crashes.

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