CRIME & SAFETY
Hagerstown man accused of leading police on high-speed chase in stolen car
RICHMOND, Ind. — A Hagerstown man is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase while driving a stolen car. Vincent Michael Sartain, 35, was charged in recent days in Wayne Superior Court 2 with auto theft, a Level 5 felony carrying up to six years in prison, and resisting law enforcement, a Level 6 felony with a maximum 30-month sentence.
Body Of Teen Missing For Five Months Found Buried In Neighbor's Yard
Valerie Tindall's body was found inside a barrel on her neighbor's property.
SHOTS FIRED IN RICHMOND FOR THIRD TIME IN SIX MORNINGS
(Richmond, IN)--More shots were fired in Richmond early Friday morning. For the third time in the last six mornings, officers responded and found evidence of shots that included shell casings. According to scanner traffic, police were sent to the area of North 19th and 21st Streets at around 2 o’clock Friday morning. No injuries were reported. In addition to the locating the casings, one resident indicated that a bullet hole had been discovered in a wall. There was no description of any shooter or vehicle. A 20-year-old Richmond man was shot and killed last Sunday morning. Investigators are still working to identify and locate that shooter.
Coroner positively identifies remains found as that of Valerie Tindall
Newly-released court documents reveal the reason why a Rush County man says he murdered his teenage neighbor.
Woman found dead in 1982 identified by Wayne County Coroner’s Office, DNA Doe Project
RICHMOND, Ind. — Officials with the Wayne County Coroner’s Office, as well as the DNA Doe Project, announced that a woman who was found dead in 1982 has been positively identified. According to a news release, Connie Lorraine Christensen, a 20-year-old from Madison, Wisconsin, has been positively identified as the woman whose remains were discovered […]
Official Statement From Rush County Sheriff After Body Found
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MAN CAPTURED AFTER OVERNIGHT CHASE
(Richmond, IN)--Indiana State Police troopers were involved in a Richmond chase overnight. At a little before midnight Wednesday night, troopers began to pursue a man later identified as 57-year-old James Mills of Richmond. Mills was eventually captured in the area of South 7th and P Streets and taken to the Wayne County Jail. He’s charged with reckless driving and felony resisting.
Richmond police: Man stabbed brother, stole his SUV
RICHMOND, Ind. — An Ohio man has been accused of stabbing his brother while in Richmond and then stealing the victim's SUV. Thomas Michael Walker, 35 — of Lewisburg, 20 miles east of Richmond — was charged this week in Wayne Circuit Court with battery resulting in moderate bodily injury and auto theft.
TWO CAPTURED AFTER MANHUNT NEAR BLUE BUFFALO
(Richmond, IN)--A manhunt in the area of Blue Buffalo in Richmond ended with the capture of two men who led police on a chase that began at least as far as west as Greenfield Tuesday afternoon. After entering Wayne County on I-70 at speeds of up to 130 miles per hour, the two crashed near Round Barn Road and then fled on foot into a wooded area. Drones and a helicopter helped locate the two men. They were taken first to Reid Health and then to the Henry County Jail. There’s no word yet on their identity or what started the chase.
Overnight structure fire forces western Franklin County road to shut down
(Andersonville, IN) – U.S. 52 in the western Franklin County community of Andersonville reopened just before 6 Wednesday morning between Reibolt and County Line Roads, after it was closed while firefighters from several departments battled an overnight structure fire. There’s no word on a cause, damage estimate or if...
Significant Breakthrough in the Case of Missing Indiana Teenager
"Major breakthrough in the search for missing teenager, Valerie Tindle. The Rush County Sheriff's Office confirms significant developments in the case. A news conference is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon to reveal details. Stay tuned for updates on this unfolding story."
SHOTS FIRED MONDAY NIGHT NEAR SITE OF SUNDAY MORNING FATAL SHOOTING
(Richmond, IN)--There have been no new developments in the search for whoever shot and killed Richmond’s Jaziah Scudiero early Sunday morning, but there were shots fired Monday night not far from where Scudiero was killed. At around 7 o’clock Monday night, according to scanner traffic, two vehicles were involved near the Excel Center in the 800 block of South I. Shots were fired from one of the vehicles at the other vehicle. No injuries were reported. Officers found shell casings. The vehicles were described as a black Honda with loud exhaust and a red Ford Fusion. Monday night’s incident was only about five blocks from where Scudiero was shot and killed.
Feds, Rush County Sheriff Search Home In Valerie Tindall’s Disappearance
RUSHVILLE, Ind. — Sheriff deputies and federal investigators say they have new details to share in the disappearance of a Rush County teenager. You may remember when Valerie Tindall, 17, went missing back in June. She was last seen in Arlington, a small unincorporated community just northwest of Rushville. On Tuesday there were dozens of […] The post Feds, Rush County Sheriff Search Home In Valerie Tindall’s Disappearance appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.
Lafayette Fire Receiving New Equipment
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Lafayette Fire Department received thousands of dollars worth of equipment from the Fairfield Township. "I think it's about 145 sets of turnout gear and 20 portable radios," Lafayette Fire Chief, Brian Alkire said. The gear was funded by the Fairfield Township. Each set of turnout...
20-year-old man killed in Richmond shooting
Police were called out to reports of a shooting around 5:30 a.m.
Employee, since fired, charged with battering patient at Richmond nursing home
RICHMOND, Ind. — A now-former employee at a Richmond nursing home is accused of battering a resident there. Cody A. Madden, 33, of Richmond, is charged in Wayne Superior Court 3 with battery against an endangered adult, a Level 6 felony carrying up to 30 months in prison. According...
Critical Shooting in Indianapolis, Homicide in Richmond, and Traffic Accident Updates: WRTV News Highlights
Catch up on the latest headlines with WRTV. Today's news includes a critical shooting in Indianapolis, a homicide investigation in Richmond, a serious car crash involving a semi-truck, and a chilly weather forecast for the week. Stay informed with WRTV.
Weekly Safety Report: Stolen Vehicle Crash and Police Chief-Council Member Relationship Impact Richmond, Indiana
Two serious incidents occurred in Richmond, Indiana this week. The first incident involved a stolen vehicle that crashed into another vehicle on North A Street, resulting in minor injuries to the female driver. The second incident pertains to the relationship between the newly elected police chief and a council member, who are married but have different last names.
Sheriff credits central Indiana deputy for saving driver from further injury
EVERTON, Ind. (WISH) — A driver who suffered a medical emergency has a central Indiana sheriff’s deputy to thank for rescuing him from a pickup truck and preventing further injury, the Fayette County sheriff says. Deputy Jake Lunsford was patrolling Sunday when he encountered a Ford F-150 truck...
Man shot multiple times and killed on East Germantown street; male suspect sought, officials say
EAST GERMANTOWN - An East Germantown neighborhood became the scene of a traumatic shooting, one which killed a 42-year-old man. 35th District officers responded to the 2000 block of West Godfrey Avenue Wednesday afternoon, a little before 4:30, for a reported shooting, authorities said. The victim was found out on...