Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office

Laser and ballistic technology lead to arrest

Sep 22, 2017

Officers used a laser and ballistics technology to arrest a Vanderburgh County woman accused of shooting at a neighbor’s house. 

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the incident in the 11,000 block of Petersburg Road in May, after a woman reported hearing a gunshot on her back porch.

The woman said she quickly went inside the house, and two days later found a spent bullet in a closet floor.

She also found bullet holes in the interior walls of the home.

A gun was later found in the grass near Petersburg Road and Beatty Lane.

Back to the books

Aug 8, 2017

Wednesday is Back-to-School day for many students in the Tri-State.

Evansville-Vanderburgh, Warrick County, Henderson County, and Daviess County are among school districts welcoming back thousands of students and staff on Wednesday.

Students head back to class Thursday at Mt. Vernon and North Posey schools. Some schools have already resumed classes.

Police agencies are stressing safety regardless of when the school bells ring.

Teens accused of firing gun at houses

Jul 26, 2017

Two teens are arrested for allegedly shooting a gun at homes in Melody Hills.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of Saint George and Oak Hill roads after receiving multiple 911 calls concerning shots fired early Tuesday morning.


A news release from the sheriff’s office says deputies tracked footprints in the grass, which led to a home where several juveniles were located.

An investigation revealed that two 16-year-old boys had fired a .357 revolver into two different homes, one on Rode (ROH-dee) Road and one on Memory Lane.

Crash kills young Evansville woman

Jun 20, 2017

A crash on St. Joe Avenue claimed the life of a young Evansville woman. 

It happened shortly after 4:00 Sunday afternoon at the intersection of N. St. Joe and Mohr Road.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office says the first deputy on the scene found a female driver trapped inside a light blue Ford Taurus that was overturned in a field.

Volunteer firefighters extricated the woman from the car and medical personnel attempted life-saving measures, but she died at the scene.

Motorcycle crash kills rider

May 15, 2017

A motorcycle crash claimed the life of an Evansville man.

The crash happened Saturday night in the 7600 block of Mesker Park Drive, near Kleitz Road.

A news release from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Matthew Yandell had been traveling eastbound on Mesker Park, when the motorcycle ran off the road and hit a tree.

The sheriff’s office says deputies found Yandell and the motorcycle in a yard. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office says Yandell was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.