Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office

Three students were injured when an EVSC school bus ran off a road in western Vanderburgh County Monday morning.










The Sheriff’s Office and Scott Township firefighters responded to the crash on St. Wendell Road, between Emge and Diamond Island roads.

The sheriff’s office says the bus was southbound when it ran off the road and into a ditch while negotiating a curve on wet pavement.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said 13 children were on the bus at the time of the accident.

Man accused of dirty notes at USI

Sep 21, 2018

Deputies have arrested a man accused of leaving sexually explicit notes on car windshields at USI. 

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says deputies assigned to the USI Patrol Unit began an investigation after several female students contacted authorities to report obscene notes left on their vehicles.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said the notes suggested the offender had been watching each victim prior to leaving the note.

Vanderbugh Co. Unveils Crime Victim Resource Website

Sep 12, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has unveiled a new website for victims of crimes. 

Crime survivors can visit the website of the Vanderburgh County Crime Victim Resources, or VCCVR, to connect with groups offering assistance.

Twelve county agencies, non-profit organizations, and advocacy groups have partnered with the sheriff’s office, and more can join free of charge.

Sheriff Dave Wedding said victims of a variety of crimes can use the site but it is especially helpful for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.

Deputy hit by car driven by shoplifting suspect

Sep 10, 2018

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy escaped serious injury when he was hit by a car driven by a fleeing shoplifter.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said the deputy was working a uniformed off-duty job at Eastland Mall Saturday night when a 911 call came in regarding a shoplifter.

The deputy spotted the suspect vehicle driving without headlights and tried to stop it in the parking lot of the nearby Wendy’s.

The release said the car initially stopped but then took off and drove over a curb.

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.