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  • Man charged with home improvement fraud for the 4th time

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – A man accused of swindling a 71-year-old woman out of $15,000 now faces home improvement fraud charges for the fourth time since 2004. The Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office this month filed felony counts of theft and home improvement fraud against John Park, 53, of Franklin. The charges came after 71-year-old Virginia Smith told Greenwood police she gave Park two payments of $7,500 last summer for a new pool in her backyard. But several months later, she says […]

  • Tow truck driver charged in crash that killed up-and-coming musician

    COLUMBUS, Ind – The tow truck driver accused of causing the crash that killed an up-and-coming musician now faces felony charges in Bartholomew County. Ruel Pedigo, 49, is now charged with Reckless Homicide and Causing Death While Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Controlled Substance in the Blood, and Causing Serious Bodily Injury when Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Controlled Substance in the Blood.   The charges were filed in Bartholomew County court on Thursday. The charges followed a nearly four-month […]

  • Man robbed, tied up inside highly anticipated new restaurant near Woodruff Place

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are investigating after a man says he was robbed at gunpoint and tied up inside a building that will soon see one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in the city. According to IMPD, the robbery happened around 9:30 Tuesday morning inside a building under renovation in the 1800 block of East 10th Street.  The victim told officers he was working on the building’s interior renovation when two black males in their 20s, one […]

  • Bargersville police using new drone software for crash investigations

    BARGERSVILLE, Ind. – Bargersville police officials believe they are the first police department in the state to use emerging software that allows drones to help gather measurements for crash scene investigations. Chief Todd Bertram says his investigators began using “Drone Deploy” software two months ago and it is already saving officers’ time at crash scenes. “Have less officers tied up at the scene for a less amount of time, but still gather the data that needs to be gathered,” Bertram […]

  • Watchdog group calls for investigation after at least 116 animal deaths at IU School of Medicine

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A national watchdog group says at least 116 animals were killed and others were injured at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The group says the animals were found starved, dehydrated, drowned or suffocated because of staff negligence.  One report states three dead rats were found in dirty, wet or flooded cages, despite a room checklist that had been signed off on.  Another report indicates nearly 30 rats drowned in flooded cages due to water valve malfunctions.  Another […]

  • Advanced explosives training underway in southern Indiana this week

    NORTH VERNON, Ind. – Law enforcement agencies from across Indiana and beyond are taking part this week in some of the most advanced and realistic explosives training in the world. The Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, in North Vernon, is hosting the Ravens Challenge Interoperability Exercise, a national training event to prepare and counter the threat of improvised explosive devices. The weeklong series of exercises is designed to allow local, state and federal agencies to work side-by-side with members of different branches […]

  • Possible police impersonator knocking on doors in Indy, asking to count pain pills

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Several residents on the southeast side of Indianapolis say they’re nervous after hearing reports of a possible police impersonator knocking on doors, asking to come in and count prescription pain pills. A woman in the Emerson Village Apartments had her roommate call 911 Monday morning after she says the man came to her door for the third time in the last week. She described the young white male as being tall, slender, wearing a black baseball cap and […]

  • Good Samaritans stop driver from fleeing after woman hit on far east side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are praising the quick actions of several witnesses who chased down a suspected hit-and-run driver on the east side of Indianapolis Monday morning. Jessica Parks, 27, was badly injured when witnesses say she was hit by a car while crossing 38th Street to go to work at Fervent Prayer Church.  Church officials say Parks is a caregiver in the church’s preschool.  They say Parks sustained serious injuries to her legs and lower body, but […]

  • Brinks truck door flies open on I-70, loses hundreds of thousands in cash on Indy’s west side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Indiana State Police are asking anyone who found loose money on I-70 Wednesday money to return it. A chaotic scene unfolded around 9 a.m. on westbound I-70, near Holt Road, when the back security door on a Brinks truck came open. “Bags of money were falling out of the back onto the interstate,” said ISP Corporal Brock McCooe.  “Sort of something out of a movie scene, where you have bills, loose bills flying all over the interstate, vehicles […]

  • Greenwood authorities react to 3 railroad crashes in 1 day

    GREENWOOD, Ind.– Greenwood officials are calling for more caution and safety upgrades after three separate crashes involving cars and trains Monday. “I’ve been here over 23 years and I don’t think it’s ever happened,” said Greenwood Assistant Police Chief Matt Fillenwarth. It’s pretty incredible that anybody lived, in my opinion.” The first crash happened when a car collided with a passing train at a crossing on Pushville Road, about a half mile south of Worthsville Road. The collision caused heavy damage to […]