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YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway has announced that the 35th annual Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Youth Leadership Camp will be held in June and July this year.  The first session will be held June 10-13 at Pine Creek Camp in Pine Village, Indiana (Warren County) serving the northern part of the state.  The second session will be held July 8-10 serving the southern part of the state at Waycross Episcopal Camp in Morgantown, Indiana (Brown County).

     The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Youth Leadership Camp is a program provided by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association for boys and girls who are currently in the 7th or 8th grade and are interested in learning more about a possible career in law enforcement.  The camp provides a very meaningful experience and relationship with other campers from throughout the state and the deputies who serve as counselors and instructors.

     Any boy or girl in the 7th or 8th grade interested in attending the camp should contact the Sheriff’s Department or their school counselor for an application and additional information. 

 


 

FREE GUN LOCKS AVAILABLE

 

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway has announced that free gun locks are available at the Sheriff’s Department during business hours while supplies last.

Sheriff Galloway reminds gun owners to:

  • Store your firearm properly.
  • Educate loved ones on gun safety.
  • Make certain that firearms in the home are only accessible to those who are trained to use them.

 

 

 


 

NEW RESERVES SWORN IN

                                                   

 

 

DANVILLE- Three new reserve deputies were sworn in recently by Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway in a short ceremony in his office.

     Rick Duncan (45) was a reserve deputy with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department for 7 years.  He is currently a Lieutenant on the Wayne Township Fire Department and serves as a Senior Chief in the United States Naval Reserve.

     Don Rector (68) served 10 years active duty with the United States Army and 8 years as a civilian contractor for the military.  He also was a reserve deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department for 2 years.

     Jason Hays (43) is a senior specialist as well as a firefighter/EMT at Eli Lilly.  He is also a member of Indiana Task Force One.

     The three new reserve deputies will begin their training immediately and when complete, will assist with patrol and investigative duties throughout the county.

    “I’m very proud of our newest deputies and their commitment to the citizens of Hendricks County,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 


 

                                                                                SHERIFF K9 RETIRES

 

 

DANVILLE- After 7 years of dedicated service to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department, K9 Bolle will retire from active duty.  Bolle, an 8 year old German Shepherd, has worked with his handler, Deputy Nick Korpal, since 2007.  Bolle was trained in detecting narcotics as well tracking and apprehending suspects and assisted in numerous arrests throughout his career.  He will now enjoy a well deserved life of leisure at the home of Deputy Korpal.

     K9 Bolle was honored for his service at a short ceremony at the Sheriff’s Department where he received a medal and plaque from Sheriff Galloway.

     Deputy Korpal is currently working with a new K9 partner (Nitro) and continues his assignment in the K9 division.

 

 


 

MERIT BOARD HEARING

 

DANVILLE- The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department Merit Board will hold a special meeting to deal with personnel matters on Wednesday, March 26 at 1:00pm.  The meeting will be held in the Commissioner’s Room at the Hendricks County Government Center.  The meeting is open to the public.  An executive meeting will immediately follow the public hearing pursuant to Ind. Code 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(6).

 


                             

 SHERIFF ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

 

DANVILLE- Sheriff Dave Galloway announced today that Hendricks County citizens who would like to join him in the fight against crime are invited to become members of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association.  Many local citizens and some businesses have already joined the Association in support of our efforts.

     The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association is a nonprofit, professional, educational, and service organization dedicated to improving the criminal justice system through education, training, service and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of Indiana.

     The membership program was instituted to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support of crime prevention and awareness programs, promote public safety, provide more and improved training for Sheriffs and their personnel, and support the summer youth leadership camps and college scholarships for teenagers interested in law enforcement.

     Hendricks County residents will soon begin receiving membership applications by mail.  This mailing is the only manner used to invite citizens to become members of the Association.  No telephone solicitation or other methods are used.  Anyone not receiving an application by mail can obtain one by calling or stopping by the Sheriff’s Department or by visiting the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association website at www.indianasheriffs.org.

     All members will receive a membership card, two star decals and releases of the newsletter.

     “We are inviting the public to help us better serve them by joining our efforts to provide effective law enforcement,” said Sheriff Galloway.  “Your joining of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will be welcomed as an expression of your support of our Association and its many worthwhile programs,” added Galloway. 

 


 

DEPUTY COMPLETES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

 

 

DANVILLE- Sheriff Dave Galloway recently honored Sergeant Kell Miles for completing twenty five years of service as a merit deputy with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.  Sheriff Galloway presented Miles with a plaque during a short ceremony in his office and thanked him for his hard work and dedication to the citizens of Hendricks County.  Miles is currently assigned to the Enforcement Division as a shift supervisor.

 


 

PENSION POACHING SCAMS

                                                   

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway is urging residents to be aware of pension poaching scams targeting Veterans.

     The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pension exists to help financially disadvantaged wartime Veterans and their survivors.  Individuals and organizations are available to help you file a VA pension claim free of charge. 

 

     The following are two examples of possible pension poaching scams:

  • Organizations that cold call Veterans, charge money for assisting with a VA claim, and take credit card information over the phone
  • People who charge as much as $6,000 upfront to represent claimants before VA, with a percentage of any eventual back payment from VA as a portion of the ultimate fee

 

     “All qualified Veterans can receive assistance at no cost to obtain benefits from veteran service officers or the Veterans Administration,” states Hendricks County Veterans Service Officer Lori Turpin.

 

     Anyone who may have been victim of such a scam is asked to contact the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.

 

 


 

MERIT BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED

 

DANVILLE- The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department Merit Board meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 4th has been changed to Tuesday, February 11th due to the weather approaching central Indiana this afternoon.  The meeting will be held in the Commissioner’s Room at the Hendricks County Government Center at 6pm. 

 

 


 

INDIANA SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS

                 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway announced today that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.  There will be approximately forty $500.00 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.

     The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing and dispensing of funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.

     To qualify for one of these scholarships, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).

     Applications needed to apply for the scholarships are available from your high school counselor, the sheriff’s office or by writing to the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, 147 East Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3608, and requesting an application form.  The scholarship application can also be downloaded from the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association website: www.indianasheriffs.org.  The applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association on or before April 1, 2014.

 

 


 

SANTA VISITS SENIOR CENTER

 

 

 

DANVILLE- Members of the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department recently paid a visit to the Hendricks County Senior Services building to spread some holiday cheer.  Colonel Steve Wagner and Senior Services Activities Coordinator Sharon Severy worked together to arrange the visit. Santa greeted all the seniors in attendance and gave them stuffed polar bears.  The event was a huge success and helped bring added joy to the holiday season.

 

 


 

                                                                                       DARE GRADUATION

 

 

 

DANVILLE-   A DARE graduation ceremony was held recently for 107 6th grade students at Cascade Middle School.  The students spent 13 weeks with DARE instructor Deputy Brent Johnson learning about the dangers and adverse health effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs as well as how to resist peer pressure.  All students were required to complete a student handbook, participate in classroom discussions, and write a reflective essay on what they learned during the program.  Deputy Johnson presented the students with certificates and recognized one graduate from each class period for their essay.  During the ceremony, Deputy Johnson thanked Mr. Sieferman and Mr. Flanigan for allowing the DARE Program to be conducted at Cascade Middle School.  

 

 


 

DEPUTY COMMENDED

 

 

DANVILLE- - Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently recognized a deputy for his outstanding work in the fight against crime.

     Deputy Sam Chandler was commended for his extra effort and diligent work in apprehending two theft suspects.

     “This was great police work and I’m proud of the efforts of Deputy Chandler which led to the arrests of these suspects,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 


 

DEPUTY COMMENDED

 

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently recognized Deputy Don Donaldson for his efforts while dealing with a suspect wanted on a warrant.  It was reported that the suspect was armed and that he would not surrender to officers attempting to serve the warrant.  Deputy Donaldson was able to make contact with the suspect and convince him to exit the residence where he was taken into custody without further incident.

      “I am very proud of Deputy Donaldson and his efforts to bring this situation to a peaceful conclusion,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 


 

 

DEPUTY HONORED BY OPTIMIST CLUB

 

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Warner was recently recognized as the 2013 Deputy of the Year by the Plainfield Optimist Club.  Deputy Warner was presented with a plaque in recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the community at the annual Optimist Club dinner.

     “I am extremely proud of Kevin and his continued outstanding service to the citizens of Hendricks County”, said Sheriff Dave Galloway.

 

 


 

News your Indiana Sheriffs’ Association would like communicated to the public by our news media partners

 

Release Date to Media: August 26, 2013 for at-will release before September 14, 2013

Contacts:  – Steve Luce, Executive Director ISA

sluce@indianasheriffs.org

 

                                                                

 

2nd ANNUAL OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT SET FOR SEPTEMBER 21st

 

 

 

The 2nd Annual ISA Open Bass Tournament is going to be held September 21st  at  Patoka Lake Newton Stewart South Ramp in Dubois County. All proceeds go to families of all police officers killed in the line of duty, ISA Youth Leadership Camps and Scholarship Programs for students pursuing a degree in Law Enforcement.

 

The Bass Tournament is in memory of the late Sheriff Robert “Buck “ Stogsdill former Sheriff of Brown County. 

 

Take Off is at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $125.00 per tram. Coffee and Doughnuts at the shelter house in the a.m. This includes Big Bass! A nice meal will be included during the Weigh-In and Awards Presentation.  There will be prizes that include many outdoor needs for fisherman.

 

For tournament information contact: Keith Kelley with Winding Waters Bassmasters at 812-392-2889 or 812-592-2069. 

 

 


 

SCAM ALERT

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway is once again reminding residents to be aware of scams that are taking place in the community.

     Each year, individuals are losing money to con artists who operate several different types of scams, especially those using telemarketing techniques or other correspondence.  Con artists will attempt to get people to verify account numbers or purposely give erroneous information and when it does not match, ask for the correct numbers.  They target the elderly and in some cases will have their actual birth dates in an attempt to acquire bank account information.

     Remember to keep personal information private.  When you send money to people you do not know personally or give personal or financial information to unknown callers, you increase your chances of becoming a victim.  When an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.

     “If anyone believes that they may be involved in any type of scam, please contact your local law enforcement agency for advice,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 


 

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY

 

DANVILLE- As the new school year begins, Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway wants to remind drivers to slow down and be cautious in school zones and around school buses in an effort to keep our children safe.

      The areas around the schools will be flooded with students before and after school as well as throughout the school day.  Drivers must vigilantly watch the roadways at all times, remember the unpredictability of children and all pedestrians and avoid any distractions in their vehicles.  Parents are also encouraged to take the time to talk to their children about safety.

     Drivers are reminded that any person driving on a roadway who approaches a stopped school bus with the arm extended from any direction must stop prior to reaching the bus and may not proceed past the bus until the arm is no longer extended. 

     “By simply slowing down and being cautious around school zones and bus routes, we can continue to keep our children safe, “said Sheriff Galloway.

 


 

 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED

 

 

DANVILLE- A Hendricks County student was recently awarded an Indiana Sheriffs’ Association scholarship during a short ceremony at the Sheriff’s Department.

     Sheriff Dave Galloway presented a $500.00 scholarship to Nick Call, son of Roger and Melissa Call of North Salem.  Nick is beginning his junior year at Indiana University.

     The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing, and dispensing funds to provide scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.

 

 

 

 

 


 

DEPUTY COMPLETES 20 YEARS OF SERVICE

 

 

DANVILLE- Sheriff Dave Galloway recently honored Sergeant Scott Larsen for completing twenty years of service as a merit deputy with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.  Sheriff Galloway presented Larsen with a plaque during a short ceremony in his office and thanked him for his hard work and dedication to the citizens of Hendricks County.  Larsen is currently assigned to the investigations division and resides in Danville.

 

 

 


 

DEPUTIES COMMENDED

 

 

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently recognized a deputy for his efforts while responding to an accidental overdose in the Avon area.

     Deputy Petree responded to the overdose and performed CPR on the male until the ambulance arrived.  The victim was resuscitated and transported to the hospital.

     “Deputy Petree’s actions probably helped save this person’s life and was a true example of outstanding police work,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 

 

 


 

PROMOTION ANNOUNCED

 

 

DANVILLE- Sheriff Dave Galloway has promoted Kelly Caldwell to the rank of Lieutenant in the Jail Division effective June 1st.

    Caldwell was recognized for her outstanding efforts while supervising the jail transport squad and was recommended for promotion by Jail Commander Major Harold Gibson.  Caldwell will supervise second shift jail operations.

    Caldwell has worked at the Sheriff’s department since March of 2005 and previously worked at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis for six years.  She currently resides in the Lizton area with her family.

 

 

 


 

                                                                               SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED

 

 

 

DANVILLE- A Hendricks County student was recently awarded an Indiana Sheriffs’ Association scholarship during a short ceremony at the Sheriff’s Department.

     Sheriff Dave Galloway presented a $500.00 scholarship to Jacob King, son of Terry and Carla Short of Clayton.  Jacob attends Indiana State University and plans to major in Criminology.

     The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing, and dispensing funds to provide scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.

     “I commend both students for their hard work and dedication and wish them both continued success in their academic endeavors,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 


 

                                       Click It or Ticket Enforcement Effort

 

 

DANVILLE– Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies issued a total of 211 seat belt citations during the state’s annual Click It or Ticket mobilization, conducted May 17 through June 2. 

     In all, deputies dedicated 94 hours of overtime towards the mobilization.  A total of 223 citations were issued along with 80 warnings for various traffic offenses.  Four criminal arrests were also made.

      Click It or Ticket is an annual enforcement effort supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In Indiana, more than 260 state and local law enforcement agencies participate in the mobilization, through grants administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s Traffic Safety division. 

 


 

DARE GRADUATION CEREMONY

 

 

DANVILLE- A DARE graduation ceremony was held recently at the Tri-West Middle School honoring the class of 159 sixth grade students who participated in the program.  The students spent 14 weeks with Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department DARE instructor Deputy Chuck Jones learning about the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drugs they may encounter while also learning about the consequences of their choices.  All the students were required to complete a short reflective essay about what they had learned during class.  Deputy Jones presented the students with certificates and recognized one graduate from each class period for their essay.  Sheriff Dave Galloway spoke during the ceremony and commended each student for their hard work and thanked Deputy Jones and the school for their dedication to the program.

 


 

             GREG MARTIN RETIRES

 

DANVILLE- Lieutenant Greg Martin was recently honored after retiring from the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department after 20 years of dedicated service in the jail division.  Lieutenant Martin was hired at the Sheriff’s Department in May of 1993.  Martin was presented with a plaque and his duty weapon by Sheriff Dave Galloway who thanked him for his many years of service.

 


 

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATION

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Chuck Parsons recently graduated from the 6th session of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Leadership Academy.  Parsons was 1 of 39 students participating in the course which consisted of four weeks of instruction to develop leaders for full spectrum internal, interagency and regional operations and investigations.

 

 

 

 


 

YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway has announced that the 34th annual Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Youth Leadership Camp will be held in June and July this year.  The first session will be held June 11-14 at Pine Creek Camp in Pine Village, Indiana (Warren County) serving the northern part of the state.  The second session will be held July 9-11 serving the southern part of the state at Waycross Episcopal Camp in Morgantown, Indiana (Brown County).

     The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Youth Leadership Camp is a program provided by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association for boys and girls who are currently in the 7th or 8th grade and are interested in learning more about a possible career in law enforcement.  The camp provides a very meaningful experience and relationship with other campers from throughout the state and the deputies who serve as counselors and instructors.

     Any boy or girl in the 7th or 8th grade interested in attending the camp should contact the Sheriff’s Department or their school counselor for an application and additional information. 

 

 


 

BURGLARY SUSPECT

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in several burglaries in the Avon area.

     The burglaries are occurring during daytime hours and entry is being made after a window is broken out.  These photos were taken recently by a homeowner who believed that this subject was preparing to break into her residence.  The suspect was repeatedly ringing the door bell and then began to look through windows.  The homeowner contacted dispatch but the suspect left the area prior to the arrival of deputies.  Deputies responded to three other burglary runs the same day.  Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Lieutenant Chuck Morefield at 745-4052. 

 

        

 

 


 

 

                        DEPUTY COMMENDED

 

 

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently recognized Deputy Kevin Warner for his efforts while dealing with a suspect involved in a domestic dispute.

     Deputy Warner was dispatched to the scene of a violent domestic disturbance where the suspect had barricaded himself in a bedroom and threatened to harm anyone who entered.  Warner continually talked to the suspect until he gave himself up and was taken into custody without further incident.

     “Deputy Warner did a great job handling this volatile situation and I am very proud of his efforts to keep everyone safe,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 

 


 

DEPUTIES HONORED FOR YEARS OF SERVICE

 

 

DANVILLE- Sheriff Dave Galloway recently honored five deputies for their years of service with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.

 

·         Corporal Frank Harris and Deputy Dan Parrott were recognized for 30 years of service.

·         Major Gerald Woodard and Sergeant Jim Stoneking were recognized for 25 years of service.

·         Lieutenant Larry Deckard was recognized for 20 years of service.

 

     Sheriff Galloway presented each deputy with a plaque during a short ceremony in his office and thanked them for their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Hendricks County.

 


 

INDIANA SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS

                 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway announced today that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.  There will be approximately forty $500.00 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.

     The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing and dispensing of funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.

     To qualify for one of these scholarships, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).

     Applications needed to apply for the scholarships are available from your high school counselor, the sheriff’s office or by writing to the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, 147 East Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3608, and requesting an application form.  The scholarship application can also be downloaded from the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association website: www.indianasheriffs.org.  The applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association on or before April 1, 2013.

 


 

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for assistance in identifying a suspect using a stolen credit card. 

     The credit card was stolen from the victim’s mailbox in the North Salem area and was used at two separate locations.  Photos were obtained of the suspect and he is described as being a white male 16-25 years of age wearing a toboggan with a plaid long sleeve shirt.  Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Captain Roger Call at 745-4029. 

 

              

 

 


 

                                                                                  DARE GRADUATION

 

 

 

DANVILLE-   A DARE graduation ceremony was held recently for 125 6th grade students at Cascade Middle School.  The students spent 13 weeks with DARE instructor Deputy Brent Johnson learning about the dangers and adverse health effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs as well as how to resist peer pressure.  All students were required to complete a student handbook, participate in classroom discussions, and write a reflective essay on what they learned during the program.  Deputy Johnson presented the students with certificates and recognized one graduate from each class period for their essay.  During the ceremony, Deputy Johnson thanked Mr. Sieferman for allowing the DARE Program to be conducted at Cascade Middle School and Sheriff Dave Galloway for his continued support and encouragement of the program.  

 

 


 

MERIT BOARD DATES

 

DANVILLE- The following are the dates for the 2013 Merit Board Meetings for the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.  The Merit Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Commissioner’s Room at the Hendricks County Government Center.  The meeting dates will be:

 

                                                                                   January 8, 2013

                                                                                   February 5, 2013

                                                                                   March 5, 2013

                                                                                   April 2, 2013

                                                                                   May 7, 2013

                                                                                  June 4, 2013

                                                                                  July 2, 2013

                                                                                  August 6, 2013

                                                                                  September 3, 2013

                                                                                  October 1, 2013

                                                                                  November 5, 2013

                                                                                  December 3, 2013

 

 


 

 

 

DEPUTY RECEIVES AWARDS

 

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department Major Gerald Woodard was honored recently with two separate awards at the Annual Operation Pull Over Awards Banquet held in Carmel, Indiana.  The event pays tribute to state and local law enforcement agencies who participate in year round efforts to improve traffic safety and save lives on Indiana roadways.  Major Woodard received an achievement award and was also named the coordinator of the year.  In addition to the plaques, the Sheriff’s Department received a $5000.00 grant that can be used to purchase equipment.

     “I am very proud of all the hard work that Major Woodard has put in to coordinating the efforts to keep our county roads safe over the past year,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.  “His efforts resulted in our department being recognized as one of the top law enforcement agencies in the state and these awards are truly deserved,” added Galloway.

 


 

 

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT RECEIVES AWARD

 

DANVILLE- The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department was recently recognized for their efforts in the fight against domestic violence during a candlelight vigil held by the Hendricks County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sheltering Wings.  The vigil remembered the 62 Indiana victims killed as a result of domestic violence in the previous 12 months.  The Take Action Award was presented to the Sheriff’s Department in appreciation of the support and dedication given to domestic violence victims.

     “We are very appreciative for receiving this award.  We have always supported Sheltering Wings and have continued to do our best to protect and assist victims of domestic violence,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.

 

 


 

 

FORMER DEPUTY RECEIVES PLAQUE

 

 

 

DANVILLE-  Former Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Burnell was recently honored for his 20 years of service with the department in a brief ceremony in the Sheriff’s office.  Burnell left the Sheriff’s Department in 2003 but had not been presented with his plaque. Colonel Steve Wagner thanked Burnell for his hard work and dedication to the citizens of Hendricks County.

     Burnell currently works at St. Vincent’s Hospital as a Special Deputy for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department

 


 

SHERIFF REQUESTS VIGILANCE

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway is asking area residents to take steps to help prevent property crimes.  There has been a recent increase in these types of crimes and many can be prevented with the help of the public. Arrests have been made in several cases, but the diligence of all citizens is still needed to prevent further losses. 

      Sheriff Galloway is asking residents to lock their vehicles and refrain from leaving valuables like cell phones, computers, purses, and wallets in them, especially in plain view.  He is also requesting the help of every citizen to watch for suspicious activity in their neighborhood in an effort to keep our communities safe.  If you observe anything suspicious, contact the Sheriff’s Department immediately at 839-8700.  Any information that you can provide such as a vehicle description or license plate number is extremely helpful for investigators.

     “Preventing crime in our neighborhoods is a responsibility that needs to be shared by law enforcement and private citizens,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.  “Through neighborhood watch programs, citizens are decreasing their chances on becoming victims and I encourage all communities to get involved,” added Sheriff Galloway.

     Anyone interested in starting or renewing a Neighborhood Watch Program is asked to contact Deputy Dave Stumm at the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department for more information at 317-538-6933 or Lt. Jim Yetter at 317-745-4285.  

 

 


 

Sheriff’s Department’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Enforcement a Success

 

 

DANVILLE – From August 17 to September 3, 2012, the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department participated in a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving through the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.  This effort paid off for the people of Hendricks County as more than 15 impaired-driving arrests, 13 other significant arrests, and 54 citations were made during the enforcement period. 

     “Impaired driving is not an accident, and it’s something we take very seriously year-round.  But during this intensive crackdown we aggressively targeted impaired drivers, who cause thousands of deaths each year that might have otherwise been prevented,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.  “I am proud of our Deputies for their hard work and dedication to make Hendricks County’s roadways safer and to save lives.”

     In 2011, there were 4,938 alcohol-related traffic crashes in Indiana. During the 2011 Labor Day holiday period (September 2-6), there were 111 alcohol-related crashes in Indiana where only a driver was impaired. During last year’s Labor Day Crackdown, there were 13,465 citations issued, 824 misdemeanor DUIs, and 141 felony DUIs. 
     The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department reports zero alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in Hendricks County during the 2012 enforcement period, as compared to zero during the same period last year.

     The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which was a nationwide effort to get impaired drivers off America’s roadways.  

 

 


 

PEDESTRIAN FATALITY

 

DANVILLE- The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 4:20 am on SR 67 near the intersection of CR 800 S. in Camby.

     Investigators indicated that a vehicle driven by 46 year old William M. Fisher of Camby was traveling northbound on SR 67 near the intersection of CR 800 S. when it struck a pedestrian.  The pedestrian, 30 year old Michael E. Battle of Indianapolis, was walking in the roadway wearing dark clothing when he was struck.  Battle was pronounced dead at the scene.  Fisher, who was on his way to work at the time of the crash, was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville with minor injuries.

     There is no indication that the vehicle was off the roadway at the time of the crash and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.  The crash is still under investigation.

 

 


 

 

The Hendricks County Sheriff Joins National Crackdown

To Reduce Impaired Driving Fatalities

 

 

DANVILLE – If you drink and drive in Hendricks County beware.  The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign August 17 to September 3, 2012.

 

The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

 

The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department said its Deputies will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.

 

It is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per deciliter.  Despite these laws, in 2010 more than 10,000 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was impaired. 

 

“On average there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 51 minutes across America.  But this tragic loss of life can be reduced if we get impaired drivers off our roadways,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.  “Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reduces alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.  By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Hendricks County’s roadways safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period.”

 

In 2011, there were 4,938 alcohol-related traffic crashes in Indiana. During the 2011 Labor Day holiday period (September 2-6), there were 111 alcohol-related crashes in Indiana where only a driver was impaired. During last year’s Labor Day Crackdown, there were 13,465 citations issued, 824 misdemeanor DUIs, and 141 felony DUIs. 

Among 18- to 34-year-old drivers killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide, during the 2010 Labor Day weekend, 54 percent were alcohol-impaired.

 

“Obviously we want to remind everyone that it is illegal to drive impaired, and we hope the campaign will remind people that if they plan on drinking, to never get behind the wheel,” said Sheriff Galloway.  “But if someone does choose to drive impaired, we will arrest them. No warnings. No excuses.” 

 

According to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department, violators face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators also often face tremendous personal embarrassment.

 

 “Driving impaired is simply not worth the risk. So don’t take the chance. Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,’” said Sheriff Galloway.

 

For more information, visit Indiana Criminal Justice Institute website at www.in.gov/cji/2574.htm

 


 

SCAM ALERT

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway is once again reminding residents to be aware of scams that are taking place in the community. 

     Each year, individuals are losing money to con artists who operate several different types of scams, especially those using telemarketing techniques or other correspondence.

Con artists will attempt to get people to verify account numbers or purposely give erroneous information and when it does not match, ask for the correct numbers.

When you send money to people you do not know personally or give personal or financial information to unknown callers, you increase your chances of becoming a victim.

 

     Remember these simple tips to help avoid a scam: 

        1.  When an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.

        2.  Keep personal information private- Never give your bank account, social

             security, or credit card numbers to anyone you don’t know and trust.

        3.  Avoid high pressure sales- Say no to any offer or deal that is only available right

             now.

        4.  Never pay for a prize- You shouldn’t have to pay anything to win a free prize.

 

      If anyone believes they might be involved in any type of scam, contact your local law enforcement agency for advice.  “Take the time to educate yourself so you can spot the scams before they can hurt you,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 

 

 


 

PEDESTRIAN FATALITY     

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 5:00 am on US 40 west of CR 450 W. near Stilesville.

     Investigators indicated that a vehicle driven by 25 year old Terry King of Fillmore, Indiana was traveling in the left lane of eastbound US 40 when it struck a pedestrian.  The pedestrian, 20 year old Andrew Moore of Concord, California, was walking near the median fog line of eastbound US 40 wearing a reflective vest when he was struck.  A female was also walking with him but was uninjured.  Moore was pronounced dead at the scene.  King, who was on his way to work at the time of the crash, was transported to Hendricks Regional Hospital with minor injuries. 

     The pedestrians are members of a group that are walking across America from San Francisco to Washington D.C. and had just been dropped off by a van.  For more information regarding the group, please visit their website at crossroadswalk.org. 

     There is no indication that the vehicle was off the roadway at the time of the crash and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.  The crash is still under investigation.

 

 

 


 

 

K9 PROGRAM RECEIVES GRANT

 

 

DANVILLE- The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department recently received a $1500.00 grant for their K9 program from the Duke Energy Foundation.

     Steve Bahr of the Duke Energy Foundation presented the grant money to Sheriff Dave Galloway during a short presentation in the Sheriff’s office.  The grant money will be used to help continue the success of the program which is totally funded by grants and donations.  The Sheriff’s Department currently has four K9 officers patrolling the county.

     “This generous grant donation from one of our community partners, Duke Energy, allows our program to continue to succeed in our fight against drugs and crime,” said Sheriff Galloway

 

 

 


 

 

 

DEPUTIES GRADUATE ACADEMY

 

 

 

DANVILLE- The two newest Deputies with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department have recently graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield and are beginning their field training programs.

     Tony Goodpaster (23) of Avon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Marion University and served as a reserve officer with the Plainfield Police Department for 6 months.

     Nate Hibschman (28) of Brownsburg has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and served as a reserve deputy for the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department for 3 years.

     “I am very proud of our newest deputies for their hard work during their Academy training,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway, “and am excited about having two more deputies patrolling the county.

 


 

 

 

ARMED ROBBERY

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 10439 E. CR 450 N. at approximately 8pm on February 9th

     The victim told deputies that he had just cashed a check at a location in Marion County and was arriving home when a white vehicle pulled into his driveway and 2 black males approached him.  The two men were reportedly armed with handguns and demanded money from the victim.  One of the males struck the victim on the side of the face during the incident.  The men took $700 from the victim and then left the scene.  A witness described the vehicle as 4 door white “Ford Taurus” type vehicle.  There is no further description of the two black males.  The investigation is on going.

 

 

 


 

 

 

PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED

 

 

DANVILLE- Sheriff Dave Galloway recently announced the promotion of four officers at the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.

     Roger Call has been promoted to the rank of Captain in the investigations division and will serve as division commander.  He has been a merit deputy since September of 1989.  Captain Call served the department as the assistant investigations division commander prior to the promotion.

     Chuck Morefield has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the investigations division and will serve as assistant division commander.  He has been a merit deputy since July of 1995.  Lieutenant Morefield served the department as a detective sergeant prior to the promotion.

     Scott Larsen has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the investigations division.  He has been a merit deputy since June of 1993.  Sergeant Larsen served the department as a corporal in the enforcement division prior to the promotion.

     Craig Hughes has been promoted to the rank of Corporal in the enforcement division.  He has been a merit deputy since January of 1999.  Corporal Hughes served the department as a deputy in the enforcement division prior to the promotion.

     The promotions take effect immediately.  Sheriff Galloway commended the officers for their efforts and congratulated them on their advancement.

 

 

 


 

Results for Safe Family Travel Enforcement Released


DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s officials today announced the results of their Safe Family Travel enforcement blitz 69, confirming that 5 alcohol-related arrests and 139 seat belt citations were made during the two week effort.
     The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department joined nearly 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies to conduct the annual Safe Family Travel blitz, which ran from November 11 – 27. Using high-visibility saturation patrols, officers aggressively targeted impaired and unrestrained drivers on Hendricks County roadways. 

     “Hopefully this enforcement put drivers on notice that when it comes to safety on the road, there are no excuses,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway. “I think the number of citations and arrests we made during this blitz is a confirmation that we are serious about keeping roadways safe in Hendricks County.”
      In all, officers dedicated 134 hours of overtime towards this annual mobilization. There were approximately 11 arrests made during the enforcement blitz, most of which were for suspended drivers license and never receiving a drivers license. Citations were also issued for other violations, including speeding, driving left of center, and improper lane usage.

     To learn more about Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement efforts, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

 

 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” was supported by federal funding allocated to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department from the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).  More than 10,000 law enforcement agencies participated in this nationwide enforcement effort, which generally occurs around the Labor Day holiday.

 

 

 

 

 


 

CHARGES FILED

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s Detectives have recently charged suspects in two separate cases.

 

     Shannon R. Campbell (35) of Indianapolis and Ronald L. Davis (33) of Gary have been charged in relation to an armed robbery that occurred at a residence near Cartersburg.  The two victims were reportedly robbed at gunpoint at their residence in June of 2010 by two males.  Forensic evidence collected from the scene led to the arrest of Campbell.   Campbell later admitted to his involvement in the robbery and also named Davis as the other suspect.  Both suspects have been charged with armed robbery, burglary, confinement, and theft.  Campbell is currently being held in the Hendricks County Jail and Davis is being held at the Lake County Jail on unrelated charges at this time.

 

      Demetrius D. Taylor (36) of Indianapolis has been charged in relation to a rape that occurred in the Avon area in July of 2011.  The victim reported that she had been raped at gunpoint at her residence by an unknown male.  After extensive investigation and examination of physical evidence, Taylor was identified and arrested.  Taylor has been charged with Rape, Robbery, Burglary, Confinement, and Theft and is currently being held in the Hendricks County Jail with no bond.

 

     “I am very proud of the hard work and determination of the detectives and deputies involved in these investigations,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.  “We are sending a strong message to the criminals that we will find them, arrest them, and send them to prison,” added Galloway.

 

 


 

WINNING TICKET DRAWN

 

 

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently announced the winner of the 2011 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King that was raffled off by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association.

     Sheriff Galloway who is currently the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association president awarded the new motorcycle to April Franklin of Plainfield who had purchased ten tickets from the ISA booth at the Indiana State Fair.

     The proceeds from the raffle go to families of all police officers killed in the line of duty, ISA Youth Leadership Camps, and Scholarship Programs for students pursuing a degree in Law Enforcement.

     “I greatly appreciate all the support from the public for the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association through the purchase of the raffle tickets,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 

 

 

 


 

SHERIFF’S DEPT PURCHASES E-TICKET EQUIPMENT

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway announced that e-ticket equipment has been purchased and will be installed in all Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicles.

     The electronic citation and warning system or e-ticket was developed by the Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration Judicial Technology and Automation Committee (JTAC) and is in use by many police agencies throughout Indiana.  The system allows law enforcement officers to use hand held devices to scan bar codes on driver’s licenses and registrations and instantly create traffic tickets.  The tickets are electronically sent to the court and printers installed in the patrol cars allow officers to print the ticket for drivers. 

     The system increases officer safety during traffic stops because the scanning equipment operates faster than writing a ticket by hand and therefore cuts down on the time the officer spends on the side of the road.  It also allows officers to load information quicker and more accurately for crash reports which cuts down time spent on crash scenes.  The system eliminates data errors and saves countless dollars on administrative time, paper filing, and tracking.

     “This new equipment is a very useful tool for all involved and will help keep our officers safer while patrolling Hendricks County roads,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 


 

FREE GUN LOCKS AVAILABLE

 

 Project Childsafe

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway has announced that free gun locks are available at the Sheriff’s Department during business hours while supplies last.

Sheriff Galloway reminds gun owners to:

  • Properly store firearms in the home
  • Practice safe firearm storage options in the home
  • Make certain that firearms in the home are not casually accessible to anyone --- especially a child

 


 

                                                                          SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY

 

DANVILLE-  As the new school year begins, Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway wants to remind drivers to slow down and be cautious when driving in a school zone. The areas around the schools will be flooded with students before and after school as well as throughout the school day.  Drivers must vigilantly watch the roadway at all times, remember the unpredictability of children and all pedestrians, and avoid any distractions in their vehicles. Parents are also encouraged to take the time to talk with their children about safety and make sure they are acquainted with the best safety practices.

     “Motorists really need to be on their toes during the morning and afternoon hours while driving through school zones,” said Sheriff Galloway.  “As a driver the most important thing you can do to protect children in school zones is to slow down,” said Galloway.

 


 

RAILROAD CROSSING SAFETY

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway is reminding residents that there are many simple and life-saving ways to stay safe at a railroad crossing:

 

-          Remember that trains do not run on set schedules and can be on the track at any time.

-          Slow down when approaching a railroad crossing and look both ways twice.

-          When approaching a crossing, roll down your windows, turn off the radio and listen for whistles or bells.

-          Always yield to flashing lights, whistles, closing gates, or stop signs.

-          Don’t be fooled by the optical illusion presented by the train.  It is always moving faster and is much closer than you think.

-          Always yield the right of way to the train.  The train cannot yield to you.

 

“It is your responsibility to avoid a train since it cannot avoid you,” said Sheriff Galloway, “so please remember to look, listen, and be safe at all railroad crossings.”

 

 


 

 

Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department Announces Participation in Nationwide Crackdown on Impaired Driving
Police remind drivers to drive sober or get pulled over

 

DANVILLE– Beginning August 19 through September 5, the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department will join more than 260 Indiana law enforcement agencies in an effort to crackdown on impaired drivers.

 

“We’re putting Hendricks County motorists on notice. If you’re caught driving under the influence — regardless of age, vehicle type or time of day – you will be arrested,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway. “Driving impaired is a serious crime that can have deadly consequences,” he continued. “If you drive impaired in Hendricks County, we’ll be out there. And you will go to jail.”

 

While Indiana has seen a decline in alcohol-related collisions over the past five years, there are those who continue to drive impaired. In fact, of the more than 400 alcohol-related collisions on Indiana roadways in 2010, nearly 40 percent resulted in death or injury.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), statistics show that twice as many alcohol-impaired collisions occur over the weekend. That incidence increases significantly during the nighttime.  Because of the increased risk, Hendricks County Deputies will be specifically conducting their high-visibility enforcement activities during these times.

According to the most recent data from NHTSA, nearly a third of the nation’s traffic-related motor vehicle fatalities involved a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol content of more than .08 – an average of one fatality every 48 minutes.

 

For more information, visit NHTSA’s High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign Headquarters at www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

 

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national enforcement effort supported by federal funding allocated to the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).  Nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country will participate in this annual enforcement effort.  Indiana’s crackdown on impaired driving will be reinforced by both statewide and national media campaigns, as well as public outreach efforts geared towards the prevention of impaired driving.

 


 

                                                                          NEW JAIL DEPUTIES HIRED

 

 

DANVILLE-   Emily Gaskill and Jo Miller were recently sworn in by Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway as the newest members of the jail staff in a short ceremony in his office. 

 

 

 


 

PEDESTRIAN FATALITY

 

DANVILLE- The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a crash involving a vehicle that struck a pedestrian that occurred on SR 67 at Prosperity Circle in Camby at approximately 4:50 AM on Sunday, June 19th.

     Investigators advised that a red 2000 Honda Accord driven by 49 year old Patti A. Huffman of Mooresville was northbound on SR 67 when it struck a 48 year old male walking in the roadway.  Huffman immediately stopped her vehicle and called 911 to report the crash. The pedestrian was walking across the roadway in a dark area wearing dark clothing.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will be released after notification has been made to family.  Alcohol was not a factor with the driver who was on her way to work in Camby.  Toxicology results are pending for the deceased.  There were no other witnesses to the crash and it is unknown why the deceased was crossing the road in that area.

 

 

 


 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

DANVILLE-  The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department Merit Board meeting scheduled for July 5th will be moved to July 12th.  The meeting will still be held at 6:00 pm in the Commissioner’s Room at the Hendricks County Government Center.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Letter from Sheriff Galloway thanking Lt. Ritorto from Avon Police Department for apprehending thieves from our case.

 

 


 

Easter Bunny Visits Hendricks Regional Health

 

 

Danville – The Easter Bunny made his fifth annual visit to Hendricks Regional Health on Saturday, April 23. Calling on patients and staff, the Easter Bunny handed out stuffed animals and lots of hugs throughout his stay.

 

The costumed Easter Bunny (retired jailer, Frank Kolacz) was provided by the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff, Dave Galloway, says “We enjoy the visits as much as the patients do. Being able to brighten the day of someone who is hospitalized is what this program is all about.”

 

At the end of the visit, the sheriff’s department donated approximately 25 stuffed animals to the hospital’s pediatric unit. The toys will be given to children who require a stay in the hospital.

 

[pictured in photo #1 are from left to right: sheriff Dave Galloway, the Easter Bunny (Frank Kolacz) and colonel Steve Wagner.]

 

[pictured in photo #2 are from left to right: the Easter Bunny (Frank Kolacz) and Colby Woodruff holding newborn son, Brody.]

 

Since 1962, Hendricks Regional Health has served as the area's leading healthcare provider by delivering innovative care with a personal touch. Licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health and accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Hendricks Regional Health staffs a full complement of physicians in 56 specialties at locations in Danville, Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg and Lizton. To learn more call (317) 745-3353 or visit www.hendricks.org

 

 


 

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

 

 

DANVILLE- Two Hendricks County students were recently awarded Indiana Sheriffs’ Association scholarships during a short ceremony at the Sheriff’s Department.

     Sheriff Dave Galloway presented $500.00 scholarships to Nick Call and Aaron Claus.  Nick is the son of Roger and Melissa Call of North Salem.  He plans on attending Indiana University this fall.  Aaron is the son of Ray and Deb Claus of Avon.  He currently attends the University of Indianapolis and is studying criminology. 

     The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing, and dispensing funds to provide scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.

     “I commend both students for their hard work and dedication and wish them both continued success in their academic endeavors,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 

 


 

 

YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway has announced that the 32nd annual Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Leadership Camp will be held again this year. There will be two camp sessions, the first will be held July 5-7 serving the southern part of the state at Waycross Episcopal Camp in Morgantown, Indiana (Brown County).  The second session will be held July 6-8 at Pine Creek Camp in Pine Village, Indiana (Warren County) serving the northern part of the state.

     The Sheriffs’ Youth Leadership Camp is a program provided by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association for boys and girls who are currently in the 7th or 8th grade of school and are interested in learning more about a possible career in law enforcement.  The camp provides a very meaningful experience and relationship with other campers from throughout the state and the Sheriff’s Deputies who serve as counselors and instructors.      

     More information and an application for the camp can be found at www.indianasheriffs.org or by contacting your school counselor.  Sgt. Kell Miles will attend as the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department representative and can be reached at kmiles@co.hendricks.in.us.

 

 


 

Click It or Ticket Mobilization

 

DANVILLE – The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department today announced its participation in the state’s 2011 Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization from May 20 – June 5. Officers will join more than 260 state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Indiana State Police, to conduct high-visibility patrols targeting Hoosiers who fail to buckle up.

 

Despite achieving a record high observed seat belt usage rate of 92.4% for all vehicles, not all Indiana residents are taking the use of seat belts seriously. According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), there were 754 fatalities on Hoosier roadways in 2010. More than half of those killed (54 percent) were unrestrained.

 

“It is common knowledge that wearing a seat belt can mean the difference between life and death in a collision, yet every day we see motorists who simply refuse to buckle up,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.  “High-visibility enforcement efforts like Click It or Ticket give police the opportunity to remind the public about the life saving benefits of seat belt use, and remind them that driving without one is against the law,” said Galloway.

 

In 2007, Governor Mitch Daniels signed legislation requiring all Hoosier motorists to wear a seat belt regardless of vehicle type, or seating position. As a result of this measure and the dedicated efforts of law enforcement, Indiana’s overall seat belt usage rate has increased to a record 92.4 percent.

 

More than 20 officers will work overtime to conduct seat belt patrols around the clock, however, they plan to focus special attention on nighttime drivers. Research has shown that motorists are less likely to be restrained during night hours, increasing their risk of death or injury in a collision by more than 40 percent.

 

 

                               


 

 

 

 

From left Joe Pritchett, Sheriff Galloway, Quinton Owens, Capt Bryan Tremper. 

Two new reserves sworn in 3/11/11 bringing total number of reserves to 14.  

 

 


 

SHERIFF ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

 

DANVILLE-  Sheriff Dave Galloway announced today that Hendricks County citizens who would like to join him in the fight against crime are invited to become members of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association.  Many local citizens and some businesses have already joined the Association in support of our efforts.

     The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association is a nonprofit, professional, educational, and service organization dedicated to improving the criminal justice system through education, training, service and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of Indiana.

     The membership program was instituted to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support of crime prevention and awareness programs, promote public safety, provide more and improved training for sheriffs and their personnel, and support the youth leadership camps and college scholarships for teenagers interested in law enforcement.

     Hendricks County residents will soon begin receiving membership applications by mail.  This mailing is the only manner used to invite citizens to become members of the Association.  No telephone solicitation or other methods are used.  Anyone not receiving an application by mail can obtain one by calling or stopping by the Sheriff’s Department or visiting the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association website at www.indianasheriffs.org.

     All members will receive a membership card, two star decals and releases of the newsletter.

     “We are inviting the public to help us better serve them by joining our efforts to provide effective law enforcement,” said Sheriff Galloway.  “Your joining of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will be welcomed as an expression of your support of our Association and its many worthwhile programs,” added Galloway.  

 

 


 

Sheriff’s Department Begins Impaired Driving Crackdown

    Officers working overtime to keep Hoosier roadways safe this March

 

DANVILLE – Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies will join more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies across the Hoosier state in the Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. crackdown on impaired and dangerous driving beginning March 4th

 

Through March 20, officers will work overtime to conduct high-visibility enforcement activities designed specifically to identify impaired drivers. Motorists will also see an increased number of patrols looking for aggressive drivers and unrestrained motorists during the 17-day mobilization.

 

Impaired driving is a crime – one too deadly to ignore,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway. “That’s why we don’t give warnings, or accept excuses – if you’re over the limit in Hendricks County, you will be arrested.”

 

In March 2009, there were 41 fatalities on Indiana roadways. Of these, 24 percent involved a driver who was legally intoxicated. According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), alcoholic beverages continue to be assigned as the primary factor in more than one-third of alcohol related collisions in the state of Indiana.

 

Operation Pull Over Blitz 66 is a statewide enforcement effort supported by federal funding allocated to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department from the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).  Indiana’s crackdown on impaired driving will be reinforced by a paid statewide media campaign as well as public outreach efforts geared towards the prevention of impaired driving.

 

To learn more, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

 

 


   

 DARE GRADUATION    

                                               

 

 

DANVILLE-   A DARE graduation ceremony was held recently for 125  6th grade students at Cascade Middle School.  The students spent 10 weeks with DARE instructor Deputy Brent Johnson learning about the dangers and adverse health effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs as well as how to resist peer pressure.  All students were required to complete a student handbook, participate in classroom discussions, and write a reflective essay on what they learned during the program.  Deputy Johnson presented the students with certificates and recognized one graduate from each class period for their essay.  During the ceremony, Deputy Johnson thanked Mr. Sieferman for allowing the DARE Program to be conducted at Cascade Middle School, Mrs. Kern for the use of her classroom, and Sheriff Dave Galloway for his continued support and encouragement of the program.  

 

 

 


 

SHERIFF APPOINTS NEW JAIL COMMANDER

 

 

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway has recently appointed Major Harold “Hoot” Gibson as the new Hendricks County Jail Commander.  Gibson replaces Frank Kolacz who retired after four years of service.  Gibson has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ball State University and has 30 years of law enforcement experience including over ten years as the Chief of Police in Brownsburg.  Gibson also served 8 years in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Force and 12 years in the Indiana Army National Guard where he retired as a 1st Sergeant.  He lives in Plainfield with his wife.

     “We are lucky to have such a fine officer to replace Frank Kolacz who did an outstanding job for this department,” said Sheriff Galloway, “and he will be a great addition to our staff.”

 

 

 


FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY GRADUATION

 

 

 

DANVILLE-   Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department Colonel Steve Wagner was one of two hundred sixty-five  law enforcement officers who recently graduated from the 243rd session of the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.

     The National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 11 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.  Training for the program is provided by FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.

     “I am very proud of Colonel Wagner’s efforts during the 11 weeks of training at the FBI Academy,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.  “Colonel Wagner joins several other members of our department who have attended this outstanding training and will be able to utilize it to better serve in his position as Chief Deputy.”

 

 


 

Safe Family Travel Enforcement Blitz Results

 

Danville, IN. – Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies issued a total of 141 citations during the 2010 Safe Family Travel traffic enforcement blitz. 

 

More than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies participated in the 17-day   effort, which consisted of increased seat belt and impaired driving patrols from November 12th through the heavily traveled Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

 

During the mobilization, our officers conducted 60 hours of seat belt patrols and 55 hours of  impaired driving patrols, said Sheriff Dave Galloway. “Overall, we dedicated 115 hours of overtime toward the prevention of traffic-related injuries and fatalities on Indiana roadways.”

 

Motorists were cited not only for failing to wear a seat belt and failing to properly restrain child occupants, but for various other traffic violations such as speeding and disregarding automatic signal/stop signs.  There were also 3 impaired driving arrests made during the enforcement.  Officers were able to remove a handgun from the possession of a juvenile, arrest 4 individuals for driving while suspended (1 felony habitual traffic violator), and arrest 1 person for operating a vehicle while never having received a license.

 

 


 

NEW EMPLOYEE SWORN IN

 

 

DANVILLE- Deputy Alan Dicks was sworn in on November 30th by Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway as the newest member of the civil process division.  Dicks retired in 1999 from the Plainfield Police Department after 30 years of service and then spent 11 years with the Public Agency Training Council.  Dicks lives with his wife in Clayton.

 

 


 

 

                                                            THREE ARRESTED IN ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

11/12/10

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested three suspects for the attempted burglary of a residence in the Eagle Crossing subdivision on November 4th.

     Officers were dispatched to the area of Cascade Circle in the Eagle Crossing subdivision at approximately 10:00 am for a report of shots fired.  A witness had reportedly heard what he believed to be a handgun being fired and then observed suspicious males running into a wooded area.  Several Deputies along with a Brownsburg Police officer arrived and found the glass broken out of a back door of a residence located on Cascade Circle.  No one was found in the residence but three male suspects were found just west of the scene two of which were wearing latex gloves.  All three were detained for questioning and eventually admitted to the attempted burglary. 

     All three suspects, Byron Blake (22), Julian Box (22), and Darrin Moore (23), are from the Indianapolis area.  They were charged with attempted burglary, a “B” felony.

     “This was a great cooperative effort by all the officers involved in these arrests as well as the witness who reported the suspicious activity,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.  “This is another example of how vigilant residents can help us fight crime in their neighborhoods,” added Galloway.

 

 

 


 

THEFT ALERT

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s investigators are warning residents of some recent thefts that have been occurring in the northeast portion of the county.  Catalytic converters have been cut off of several vehicles while they were parked on the driveway overnight.  The vehicles have all been Toyota 4 Runners or pick-up trucks.  Residents are encouraged to park their vehicles in a garage if possible and to contact the Sheriff’s Department if any suspicious activity is observed.

 

 


FATAL CRASH

10/02/10

 

DANVILLE-  The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Saturday, October 2nd at approximately 10:00 PM on CR 200 E south of CR 400 S. 

     Investigators indicated that a 2006 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 23 year old Jordan D. Platt of Plainfield and occupied by two others was northbound on CR 200 E south of CR 400 S when it left the roadway and struck a utility pole and embankment.  It is unclear at this time why the vehicle left the roadway.  The rear seat passenger, 18 year old Kayley J. Mathers of Paragon, was pronounced dead at the scene.  She was not wearing her seatbelt.  Platt was transported to Wishard with possible internal injuries. The front seat passenger, 17 year old Ashley L. Doyle of Clayton, was transported to Methodist with complaint of pain.  The driver and front seat passenger were wearing seatbelts.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.  It is believed that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.  Toxicology results are pending.

 

 

 

 


 

The Hendricks County Sheriff Releases Impaired

Driving Crackdown Results

9/16/10

 

Danville IN. –  Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies made a total of 4 DUI arrests during this year’s Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under Arrest. Labor Day crackdown.  

 

As one of more than 250 law enforcement agencies statewide to participate in this crackdown, Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies dedicated a total of 148 overtime hours toward identifying and arresting impaired drivers and motorcyclists.

 “I am confident that our efforts have helped to create not only safer roadways and communities for Hendricks County residents, but for all Hoosiers,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.

 

In 2009, more than 8,800 alcohol-related collisions occurred on Indiana roadways.  In an effort to reduce the number of traffic-related deaths and injuries, officers conducted enforcement activities including high-visibility saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints to detect impaired drivers and riders. 

Other significant arrests were made during the crackdown, many for driving while suspended. Citations were also issued for other traffic violations such as speeding, disregarding a signal/stop sign and seat belt violations. One driver was arrested on an out-standing arrest warrant.

 

For more information, about the Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. campaign, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

 


 

DEPUTIES SEIZE 18LBS OF MARIJUANA

9/15/10

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies seized 18 lbs of marijuana, a .40 caliber handgun, and approximately $800 in cash during a traffic stop on I-70 near the 64mm east of Plainfield.

     Deputy Brian Petree, a 4 year veteran, initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired plate on I-70 just before midnight on September 13th.  During the traffic stop, it was discovered that the driver, Corey D. Brazelton, was possibly wanted on a warrant out of Texas.  During the investigation, Deputy Petree and Deputy Sam Chandler found several inconsistencies with the information being provided by the driver and his passenger.  They also noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and requested a K9 unit to respond.  After the K9 indicated the presence of illegal narcotics, the deputies began a search of the vehicle.  The search uncovered 2.5 large bricks of marijuana along with 10 individual bags for a total of 18 lbs.  A .40 caliber handgun was also recovered along with approximately $800 in cash.

     The driver, 32 year old Corey D. Brazelton of Gary, was arrested and charged with dealing and possession of marijuana and is being held without bond in the Hendricks County Jail.

     The passenger, 26 year old Chad E. Rogers of Merriville, was arrested and charged with dealing and possession of marijuana and possession of a handgun without a license and is being held on a $20,000 bond in the Hendricks County Jail.

 


 

We are encouraging everyone to become involved in Neighborhood Crime Watch Programs.  With help from the public, we can apprehend arrest and incarcerate these people who are breaking into cars, out buildings and homes.  All residential homeowners associations are invited to contact Lt. Jim Yetter at 317-745-6269 to obtain information on Neighborhood Crime Watch Programs.

 

We have initiated Extra Effort Enforcement patrols to combat property crime throughout the County.  Deputies are providing security patrols in both business and residential areas on a regular basis.  Security check cards are left with date and time of the check documented.  These patrols and calls from observant citizens have led to several arrests of thieves in recent months.

 

Keep updated on criminal activity in Hendricks County by checking the following website: www.crimereports.com.  This program was recently implemented by the Sheriff’s Department to keep the public informed of crime trends throughout the County and to enlist public input in fighting crime.

 

Remember:  Call our dispatch center at 317-839-8700 and report erratic driving in order to keep impaired and dangerous drivers off the road.    While driving keep all distractions (i.e. talking, texting on cell phones, eating food or drinking beverages) to a minimum!

 

I am very proud of our deputies, the job they do each day and their dedication to the law enforcement profession.  We are working in cooperation with all law enforcement agencies in the area to keep Hendricks County a safe place to live!

 

 


8-16-10

The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department Turns up the Heat on Impaired Drivers Crackdown devotes 21 days towards statewide effort to deter drunk driving

 

Danville, IN– The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department has announced their participation in Indiana’s Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. impaired driving crackdown beginning August 20.  

     Officers will join more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies to conduct high-visibility saturation patrols designed to deter impaired driving and motorcycle riding across the Hoosier state through September 12.

     “While the nation has seen a decline in the number of impaired driving fatalities, far too many motorists continue to lose their lives as a result of impaired drivers,”   said Sheriff Dave Galloway.  “One life lost is too many, so we’re asking Hendricks County residents to enjoy the end of summer responsibly by designating a sober driver if they plan to consume alcohol,” added Galloway.

     According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), more than 8,800 alcohol-related collisions occurred on Indiana’s roadways in 2009, resulting in 168 alcohol-related fatalities.

     Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that nearly 12,000 people died in crashes where a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit in 2008.  NHTSA data also shows that 32 percent of motor vehicle traffic crash fatalities that occurred nationwide involved a driver or motorcycle rider with a BAC of .08 or above in 2008—that’s an average of one fatality every 45 minutes.

     For more information on the crackdown, visit the High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign Headquarters at www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

 

 


8-2-10

VANDALISM SUSPECTS APPREHENDED

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies have recently identified two juvenile males responsible for several acts of vandalism that occurred southwest of Danville.

     Deputies had responded to several complaints of mailboxes, street signs, and stop signs being damaged in the area of CR 450 W. and CR 200 S. over several weeks. One of the victims received information from a neighbor that two juveniles living in the area were possibly responsible.  Detective Captain Clarke Fine interviewed the two 15 year old juvenile suspects about the vandalism.  Both juveniles admitted to the damage.  The victims are in the process of receiving restitution for their losses.

     “This is another example of how vigilant residents can assist us in solving crimes throughout the county,” said Sheriff Galloway, “and I encourage all citizens to contact us if they witness any suspicious activity.”

 


 

 

07-30-10

What to do when stopped by a Police Officer

 

What to do when stopped by a Police Officer by Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway

Many of our citizens have very little interaction with law enforcement personnel.  When they do come in contact with police officers, it is usually during a traffic stop situation.  When you notice a police cruiser behind you with the lights activated, do the following:

1.     Pull to the right side of the roadway completely clear of the traffic flow

at the earliest opportunity.

2.      Wait until the officer approaches you before trying to locate your vehicle registration and driver’s license.  You should always be in possession of these two items. This is required by state law.

3.     Be courteous to the officer and respond to his questions honestly and in a timely manner.

4.     You have the right to know why you were stopped.  The officer should inform you of the reason you were stopped and the type of enforcement action he/she is going to take.

5.     Remember, the officer has discretion to either verbally warn you for the violation(s), write a warning or cite you into court for the infraction.  Whatever action is taken, it is just normal business for the officer and is not personal. 

6.     If you receive a citation, make sure you know what court you have been cited into and the correct date.  It is your responsibility to either pay the fine and costs, appear in court to answer the charge(s) or hire an attorney to represent you.  Failure to act could lead to additional fines, suspension of your driver’s license or an arrest warrant being issued.  This could lead to incarceration in jail.

Traffic law enforcement is part of public safety and is very important for the welfare of all of our citizens.  I have always emphasized the importance of professionalism and courtesy to my deputies during all personal dealings with the public.  Service is our only product and we strive to do the best we can with the resources available.  If you have a traffic problem in your neighborhood, call the Hendricks County Communications Center at 839-8700 to have a deputy sent to that area.  If you have questions for me or my staff, call 745-6269.

 


 

 

07-22-10

DEPUTY RECOGNIZED

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently honored a deputy for his actions that led to the arrest of a theft suspect.

     Deputy John Brown was commended for his efforts during an investigation of suspicious activity in the Ashton Subdivision in Avon.  Deputy Brown was driving through the subdivision on routine patrol at approximately 4:00 am when he observed a suspicious male walking between vehicles parked outside a residence.  He confronted the suspect who admitted to stealing items out of several vehicles throughout the area.  The stolen items were returned to the owners.

     Sheriff Galloway congratulated Deputy Brown on his alert and speedy response that led to the apprehension.  “By performing these security checks in the neighborhoods, we hope to continue arresting these individuals that are committing these property crimes throughout the county,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 


 

                                              07-22-10                                                                   

                                     DEATH INVESTIGATION

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the death of a 62 year old Mooresville man that occurred at approximately 1:00 am on Welch Lake located at the northwest corner of SR 267 and CR 900 S south of Plainfield.

     Deputies were advised that 62 year old Ronald J. Auberry had been fishing with a friend on Welsh Lake when he fell into the water while he was attempting to step from the boat onto the dock.  Auberry fell in the water between the boat and the dock and began to panic.  His friend was trying to calm him down and help him out of the water when he became unconscious.  The friend was having difficulty keeping him afloat and began yelling for help and a neighbor heard the screaming and called 911.  Auberry never regained consciousness and was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville where he was pronounced dead just before 2:00 am.

     The investigation is ongoing and we will be awaiting information from the coroner’s office on cause of death.

 


05-14-10

YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP

 

DANVILLE- The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association is hosting their annual Youth Leadership Camp on July 6-8.

       Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway would like to invite all boys and girls entering grades 8 and 9 this fall to attend the north session of the camp in Warren County.  The cost is only $25.00.  The camp is designed to foster a stronger relationship between our state’s youth and the men and women who enforce the laws.  The camp offers a variety of activities including demonstrations of SWAT, K9, forensics, tasers, fire trucks, helicopters, and a bomb squad.  More information and an application for the camp can be found at www.indianasheriffs.org.  Sgt. Kell Miles will attend as the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department representative and can be reached at kmiles@co.hendricks.in.us.

 

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05-14-10

 

DONATION MADE TO K9 FUND

 

DANVILLE- The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department recently received a $250.00 donation for their K9 fund.

     The Avon Rotary Club donated the money to the K9 fund to help continue the success of the program which is totally funded by grants and donations.  The Sheriff’s Department currently has four K9 officers patrolling the county.

     “These generous donations allow our program to succeed and give us the means to better fight crime in the county,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 


 

05-13-10

 

The Hendricks County Sheriff Joins Annual
Click It or Ticket Mobilization

Motorists to see increased enforcement through first week of June

 

 

Danville, In – Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway today announced the agency’s participation in Indiana’s annual Click It or Ticket mobilization. This national mobilization begins May 21st and continues over the Memorial Day holiday period and is supported by thousands of law enforcement agencies throughout the country.     

 

More than 250 law enforcement officers from across the state will conduct special patrols, day and night, to identify and ticket unrestrained motorists on Indiana roadways. The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department will carry this extra enforcement through June 6.

 

“Research has shown that nighttime motorists continue to be among those least likely to wear seat belts. Consequently, they are also among those most likely to die in motor vehicle crashes. That’s why the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department is supporting enhanced nighttime enforcement of the state’s seat belt law during this important, national campaign,” said Sheriff Galloway.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts saved 13,250 lives nationwide in 2008 alone. NHTSA research also estimates that hundreds of lives could have been saved in Indiana if seat belts had been used during the same year. There were 525 motorists killed in passenger vehicles on Indiana roadways in 2008, 267 of these were unrestrained.   

 

 “High-visibility enforcement such as that involved during Click It or Ticket has been credited with increasing the national seat belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed usage rate of 84 percent in 2009,” said Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) Executive Director, T. Neil Moore. “In Indiana, we reached an observed seat belt usage rate of 92.6 percent in 2009 – the highest in our state’s history.”

 

“Local motorists should be aware that they will see more law enforcement on the roads during this 17-day period,” continued Galloway.  “Special patrols are going to be taking place around the clock, and if law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled at any time, you should expect to be ticketed.”

 

 


4-30-10

 

SHERIFF RECOGINZES TWO DEPUTIES

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently recognized two deputies for there actions which resulted in the arrest of a burglary suspect.

     Deputies John Hillman and Nick Korpal were dispatched to a residence on Cartersburg Road for a burglar alarm.  Upon arrival, Deputy Hillman observed the suspect who immediately began to run from behind the residence.  After a brief foot pursuit into a wooded area, the suspect was apprehended.  Most of the items taken from the residence were recovered in the area.  The suspect was charged with burglary and resisting law enforcement.

     “The quick response by the officers helped take another thief off the streets,” said Sheriff Galloway, “and I’m proud of both of them for a job well done.”   


4-30-10

DEPUTY RECEIVES COMMENDATION

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently recognized a deputy for his actions which helped save the life of a child.

     Deputy Josh Nohren was commended for his actions during a residence fire that occurred in the town of Plainfield.  The Hendricks County Communications Center put out a call for assistance to any law enforcement officer in the area of a trailer fire due to children trapped inside.  Nohren arrived on the scene prior to the fire department and assisted in removing a 6 year old child from the area.  The child was not breathing and had extensive burns.  Nohren cleared the child’s airway and prepared him for CPR as the Plainfield Fire Department personnel arrived.  The Plainfield Fire personnel were able to resuscitate the child and transport him to the hospital.

     “This is a prime example of what the public expects of public safety officers,” said Sheriff Galloway, “and I’m proud of Deputy Nohren for his effort in saving the child’s life.”


 

2-3-10

 

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN VIOLENT DISTURBANCE

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect from a violent domestic disturbance that occurred at approximately 9:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2nd in Avon.

     Deputies responded to 10200 Fairmount Ln with report of a violent domestic disturbance.  The forty year old victim, Michelle L .Bryant, told deputies that she had been attacked by her boyfriend, thirty-nine year old Howard T. Whyte of Avon.  Bryant advised that during the disturbance, Whyte attacked her with a knife and cut her several times on the face and then held the knife to her throat while threatening to kill her.  Whyte would not let her leave or call the police and eventually threw her down a flight of stairs.  The victim was finally able to exit the apartment and notify the police.  Whyte was later found and taken into custody without incident.  The victim was treated for a broken wrist along with several cuts to her face, neck, and upper body.

     Whyte was transported to the Hendricks County Jail and charged with Confinement (B Fel), 2 counts of Battery (D Fel), Criminal Recklessness (D Fel), and Resisting by fleeing (A Misd) and is being held on a $50,000 commercial bond.

 


2-3-10

 

                                       ARMED ROBBERY IN CAMBY

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 4:30 am on Wednesday February 3rd in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at 8191 Upland Way in Camby.

     Thirty-one year old Tonya L. McWhirter of Indianapolis told deputies that she had exited the Walmart store and was placing items in her trunk when two males approached her and demanded her purse.  McWhirter pleaded with them not to take the purse.  One of the males pointed a handgun at McWhirter while the other struck her arm to release her purse.  The two males fled with the purse and left the area in an unknown vehicle.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.

 


 

2-1-10

 

INDIANA SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS

                 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway announced today that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.  There will be approximately forty $500.00 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.

     The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing and dispensing of funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.

     To qualify for one of these scholarships, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).

     Applications needed to apply for the scholarships are available from your high school counselor, the sheriff’s office or by writing to the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, Post Office Box 19127, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219, and requesting an application form.  The applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association on or before April 1.


 

1-11-10

 

DEPUTIES RECEIVE COMMENDATIONS

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently recognized two deputies for their actions that led to the arrest of a burglary suspect.

     Sergeant Jack Sadler and Deputy John Hillman were commended for their efforts during an investigation of suspicious activity on Majestic Drive in the Wynbrooke Subdivision near Avon.  The deputies were advised by witnesses that a suspicious male had been walking around a residence in the area.  The deputies did not find anything at the residence in question but followed footprints in the snow to another residence where the front door had been forced open.  They entered the residence and found 30 year old Brent A. Dixon of Indianapolis inside stealing jewelry.  Dixon was taken into custody and charged with burglary. 

     “Our deputies made a good arrest of a burglary suspect after being contacted by citizens in the area who noticed suspicious activity,” said Sheriff Galloway.  “We want to apprehend and arrest these offenders who commit these property crimes which cost the citizens of Hendricks County thousands of dollars each year,” added Galloway.

    


 

1-7-10

 

                                  EMPLOYEE COMPLETES THIRTY YEARS

 

DANVILLE-  Sheriff Dave Galloway honored Kenny Clevenger this week for completing thirty years as the Director of Maintenance for the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.  He was presented with a plaque during a short ceremony in the Sheriff’s office.  Clevenger has been responsible for maintaining both the jail facility and the Sheriff’s Department fleet.

     “Kenny is very knowledgeable about the infrastructure of the jail and has the unique ability to repair things that break,” said Sheriff Galloway.  “He is truly invaluable to this department,” added Galloway. 

    


 

1-7-10

 

DEPUTIES COMPLETE 20 YEARS OF SERVICE

 

DANVILLE-  Sheriff Dave Galloway recently honored four deputies for completing twenty years of service with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.  These four deputies were part of a group of six hired at the same time under former Sheriff Roy Waddell which still represents the largest group appointed at one time in department history.  Sheriff Galloway presented Colonel Steve Wagner, Lieutenant Chuck Parsons, Sergeant Brett Clark, and Sergeant Terry Judy with a plaque during a short ceremony and thanked them for their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Hendricks County.

     “The citizens of Hendricks County are very lucky to have career officers such as these deputies,” said Sheriff Galloway.  “They are seasoned veterans who do a great job,” added Galloway.   

    


 

12-17-09

 

                                2010 MERIT BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

 

DANVILLE-  The following are the dates for the 2010 Merit Board Meetings for the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.  The Merit Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Commissioner’s Room at the Hendricks County Government Center.  The meeting dates will be:

 

                                       January 5, 2010

                                       February 2, 2010

                                       March 2, 2010

                                       April 6, 2010

                                       May 4, 2010

                                       June 1, 2010

                                       July 6, 2010

                                       August 3, 2010

                                       September 7, 2010

                                       October 5, 2010

                                       November 9, 2010 (Due to Election Day)

                                       December 7, 2010

  


 

12-14-09

 

                                     DECEMBER D.A.R.E GRADUATION

 

DANVILLE-  A DARE graduation ceremony was held recently for the 6th grade students at Cascade Middle School.  The students spent 10 weeks with DARE instructor Deputy Brent Johnson learning about the dangers and adverse health effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs as well as how to resist peer pressure.  All students were required to complete a student handbook, participate in classroom discussions, and write a reflective essay on what they learned during the program.  Deputy Johnson presented the students with certificates and recognized one graduate from each class period for their essay.  During the ceremony, Deputy Johnson thanked Mr. Sieferman for allowing the DARE Program to be conducted at Cascade Middle School, Mrs. Kern for the use of her classroom, and Sheriff Dave Galloway for his continued support and encouragement of the program.  Sheriff Galloway reinitiated the DARE program at Tri-West and Cascade schools after it had been cancelled prior to his election.


 

12-11-09

 

SHOTS FIRED INTO CAMBY BAR

 

DANVILLE-  A 23 year old female was arrested after Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to shots fired at Bubbaz Bar and Grill located at 10302 Prosperity Circle in Camby at approximately 2:45 am on Friday, December 11th.

     Deputies were advised that a fight had taken place in front of the business and that a female had fired several shots from a handgun at a crowd of people.  Witnesses stated that an argument had started between a male identified as John Wilson and several other patrons inside the bar and that Wilson was escorted out of the bar by employees to avoid any further problems.  Once outside, a fight began between Wilson and several other males.  A female, identified as 23 year old Fremicka M. Chatman of Indianapolis, who was with Wilson at the bar, went to her vehicle and retrieved a 9mm handgun.  Chatman began firing several shots at the male subjects fighting with Wilson outside the bar.  One of the bullets hit a brick column outside the business and another bullet entered the business through a window near several patrons.  No one was struck by the bullets fired and Deputies recovered the weapon used at the scene.

     Chatman was placed under arrest for Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon (C Felony) and transported to the Hendricks County Jail and is being held on a $25,000 commercial bond.

    


 

11-24-09

 

DEPUTY RECEIVES AWARD

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department Major Gerald Woodard was honored recently at the 15th Annual Operation Pull Over Awards Banquet held in Carmel, Indiana.  The event pays tribute to state and local law enforcement agencies who participate in year round efforts to improve traffic safety and save lives on Indiana roadways.  Major Woodard was named the outstanding regional coordinator for the west central region. 

     “Major Woodard puts a great deal of time and effort into coordinating our efforts for these campaigns and this award is truly deserving,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.

     Efforts conducted through Operation Pull Over rely on a dual strategy involving high visibility enforcement and heightened public awareness aimed at promoting seat belt use and preventing crashes, injuries and fatalities that occur due to impaired and dangerous driving behaviors.  Operation Pull Over is structured in four quarterly campaigns and is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

 


 

10-16-09

 

                                             THEFTS FROM VEHICLES

 

DANVILLE-  The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating several recent reports of thefts from vehicles throughout the east side of the county.  The majority of the thefts are occurring in neighborhoods after midnight.  Sheriff Dave Galloway wants to bring attention to the problem and suggest several ways to avoid becoming a victim:

1)     Always lock your vehicle

2)     If you have a garage, park your vehicle inside and remember to secure the garage door

3)     Do not leave any valuables (purses, wallets, cell phones, laptop computers, etc) in your vehicle, especially in plain view

4)     Report suspicious activity immediately

 

     “Deputies have apprehended suspects in car break-ins and business burglaries in the past month”, said Sheriff Galloway, “and these arrests resulted from cooperation of the public and excellent police work by deputies patrolling diligently in both residential and business districts.”  “Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity to assist the Sheriff’s Department in controlling these types of offenses,” added Galloway.

     For further Sheriff’s Department news and information, contact www.hcsheriff.org.       


 

09-14-09

 

MOPED FATALITY

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 12:30 pm on Sunday, September 13th involving a moped at the intersection of CR 300 E. and East Main St just east of Danville.

     Investigators indicated that a moped driven by 32 year old Jason M. Maloy of Indianapolis was southbound on CR 300 E. when it crossed the intersection of East Main St. without stopping at the stop sign and left the roadway.  The moped struck an embankment after leaving the roadway, flipped, and landed on a paved parking lot.  Maloy, who was ejected from the moped, sustained massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Maloy was not wearing a helmet.  There was no indication from witnesses at the scene why the moped failed to stop at the stop sign and left the roadway.  Toxicology results are pending.


09-10-09

 

                                                 OPO BLITZ RESULTS   

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies made a total of 5 DUI arrests during the 2009 Drunk Driving.  Over The Limit.  Under Arrest.  August crackdown.  This statewide, two week, high-visibility enforcement campaign focused specifically on impaired driving and motorcycle riding.  As one of 250 state and local agencies to participate in this crackdown, Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies dedicated a total of 144 overtime hours toward the effort.

     In 2008, there were a total of 246 alcohol related deaths that occurred on Indiana roadways.  In an effort to reduce the number of traffic related deaths and injuries, deputies conducted high-visibility saturation patrols to detect impaired drivers.

     Deputies wrote a total of 32 citations and 355 warnings for various criminal and traffic offenses during the crackdown.

     Drunk Driving.  Over The Limit.  Under Arrest.  is a statewide enforcement effort that is supported by federal funding allocated to state and local law enforcement agencies from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.


09-10-09

 

DEPUTY RECEIVES COMMENDATION

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently recognized Deputy Josh Nohren for his outstanding attention to duty which led to the arrests of two burglary suspects.

     Deputy Nohren was commended for his efforts while investigating suspicious activity in the town of Stilesville.  Nohren was checking the area when he observed two suspects burglarizing a local business.  The two suspects fled from Nohren but were later caught in the area with the assistance of additional officers.

     “This was great police work and I’m proud of the efforts of Deputy Nohren which led to the arrests of these suspects,” said Sheriff Galloway.


09-10-09

 

DEPUTY COMPLETES 20 YEARS OF SERVICE

 

DANVILLE-  Sheriff Dave Galloway recently honored Lieutenant Roger Call for completing twenty years of service as a deputy with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.  Sheriff Galloway presented Call with a plaque during a recent deputies meeting and thanked him for his hard work and dedication to the citizens of Hendricks County.  Call is currently assigned to the investigations division and resides in North Salem.


 

08-28-09

 

BURGLARY ALERT

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway is warning residents of recent daytime burglaries that have occurred in the county.

     On two separate occasions victims advised that a male had knocked on their door and told them that he worked for a tree trimming company and that they were getting ready to cut some of the neighbor’s trees and convinced them to walk around the property line to make sure that they didn’t cut any of theirs by mistake.  The victim of one of the burglaries advised that the male spoke English to them but while they were walking around their property, he would speak in Spanish to someone on a two way radio.    When they arrived back at the residence, the victim observed another male walking from the residence back toward the suspect vehicle.  The victims then noticed that they were missing both jewelry and cash when they returned inside.  The victims spoke to the neighbors who advised that they had not hired any tree trimmers.

     The suspect who knocked on the door is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s or early 30s approximately 5’10’’ with a slender build.  The other suspect is described as a Hispanic male.  The suspect vehicle is described as a white station wagon or SUV. 

     Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department at 745-9354.


 

07-29-09

 

DEPUTY RECEIVES AWARD

 

DANVILLE-  Detective Sergeant Terry Judy was recently recognized as the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department law officer of the year by the Plainfield Optimist Club.  Sergeant Judy was presented with a plaque during a dinner held at Franklin Park in Plainfield.  Judy was nominated to receive the award for his continued diligence with investigating sex crimes and crimes against juveniles. 

     Sergeant Judy has been a member of the department for 20 years and resides with his family in Clayton. 


 

07-23-09

                                                        SCAM ALERT

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff’s investigators are warning residents to be aware of a recent black top scam occurring in the area.

     Several reports have been taken recently involving elderly people being charged excessive amounts of money for black top work done to their driveways.  The elderly people are being approached by subjects who use high pressure sales tactics to get them to agree to the work and then accompany them to the bank to withdraw funds.  On one occasion a woman was charged $12,000 for a job that would normally cost $2,000.

     “Avoid becoming a victim by being wary of anyone who approaches you for any unsolicited work,” said Sheriff Galloway.  “If the company is legitimate and you do decide to have work done, sign a written contact and agree on a price first,” added Galloway.   If anyone believes they might be involved in any type of scam, contact the Sheriff’s Department or your local law enforcement agency immediately.   


 

07-22-09

 

                                             FATAL CRASH ON I-74

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 8:15 am on Wednesday, July 22nd involving two semis and one SUV near the 68mm on I-74 just east of Brownsburg.

     Investigators indicated that a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 59 year old Lynda C. Williams of Indianapolis went the wrong way on an exit ramp and merged on to I-74 eastbound in the westbound lanes where it struck two separate semis before landing in the grass median.  The SUV struck the first semi near the rear axle and then became airborne prior to striking the second semi head on. The second semi then jackknifed and was blocking both westbound lanes. The victim was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the first semi was 42 year old Sulejman Rizvic of St. Louis, Missouri and the second semi was driven by 43 year old Rick Goff of Roseville, Illinois.  Neither semi driver was injured in the crash.  It is unknown at this time why the victim entered the interstate the wrong way.  The investigation is ongoing and toxicology results are pending.  

    


 

07-15-09

                                  BURGLARY SUSPECTS APPREHENDED

 

          
                  Roman N. Sital                           William T. Johnson

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Deputies arrested two suspects on July 15th at approximately 2:00 a.m. after they were caught burglarizing a business in Stilesville.

     Deputy Josh Nohren was dispatched to 6067 W. US 40 at approximately 2:00 am to investigate a report of suspicious males in the area.  He was checking local businesses on foot when he observed two males dressed in dark clothing inside Showtime Tanning and Family Care attempting to gain entry into a cash register.  When Deputy Nohren confronted the two suspects, they fled the area on foot.  Additional officers were called to the scene to assist in locating the suspects.  Sgt. Kell Miles located both of the suspects in separate locations within a few miles of the business.

     William T. Johnson and Roman N. Sital, both twenty years old from Danville, were taken into custody and transported to the Hendricks County Jail.  After further investigation, it was discovered that both suspects were involved in a burglary that occurred the night before at the Amo General Store.  Both suspects admitted to breaking into both businesses and have been charged with two counts of burglary, theft, and resisting law enforcement.

     “This was great police work and I want to commend Deputy Nohren and all the officers involved for their quick response and attention to duty that led to the apprehension of the suspects,” said Sheriff Dave Galloway.

 


 

07-08-09

 

                                  PURSUIT ENDS WITH K9 APPREHENSION

 

DANVILLE- A thirty-three year old Indianapolis man was arrested after a vehicle pursuit that started in Hendricks County and ended on the west side of Marion County on Tuesday, July 7th at approximately 10:30 pm.

     Deputy Kyle Schaefer was on routine patrol near Raceway Road and CR 300 N when he observed a vehicle driving erratically and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.  As Deputy Schaefer activated his emergency lights, the vehicle accelerated and attempted to elude him by passing several cars and driving in yards.  The vehicle finally stopped at 7723 W. 21st St and the driver, Everardo Contreras, fled on foot into nearby woods.  Deputy Schaefer then deployed his K9 Axle to search for Contreras who was found hiding in the woods.  Contreras resisted and was bitten by K9 Axle during the apprehension.  Contreras was taken into custody and transported to Hendricks Regional Hospital for treatment for the dog bite. 

     Contreras was charged with resisting law enforcement by vehicle, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and operating a vehicle while never licensed.  He is currently awaiting release from the hospital and will be held at the Hendricks County Jail on a $5000.00 bond.  

 


 

07-07-09

 

NEW JAIL DEPUTY HIRED

 

DANVILLE-  Twenty-three year old Kyle D. Noel was sworn in on July 6th by Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway as the newest member of the jail staff.  Noel has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ball State University and completed an internship with the Sheriff’s Department last year.  Noel lives with his wife in Mooresville.


 

07-02-09

 

                                     HEAD ON COLLISION ON SR39

 

DANVILLE- Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a serious head on crash that occurred at approximately 7:30 am on Thursday, July 02, 2009 on SR 39 north of CR 625 N. near Lizton.

     Investigators indicated that a 2000 Mercury Sable driven by seventeen year old Jared T. May of Lizton was northbound on SR 39 when it crossed left of center for unknown reasons and struck a southbound dump truck head on.  The 2002 Kenworth tri-axle dump truck was driven by thirty nine year old Rudy C. Hoffman of Indianapolis.  May was transported to Wishard Hospital by helicopter with serious injuries to his leg and arm.  Hoffman was not injured.  Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.  There is no further information regarding May’s condition at this time.   


 

06-29-09

 

DEPUTIES COMPLETE PROBATIONARY YEAR

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently recognized two deputies for completing their probationary first year with the department.

     Deputies Kevin Warner and Sam Chandler were presented with a letter from the Sheriff certifying that they are full merit officers.  Sheriff Galloway commended the officers on their hard work during the extensive field training program and wished them long, successful careers.

     Warner and Chandler are currently assigned to the uniform patrol division.

 


 

06-26-09

 

Traffic Fatality

 

At approximately 8:40 on 26 June 2009 a crash occurred near the 2000 block of east US 136 in Hendricks County.  An eastbound silver Chrysler PT Cruiser went left of center for unknown reasons and struck a westbound white Chevrolet Trainblazer.  The driver of the PT Cruiser, 18 year old Allison R. Mohney, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the Trailblazer, 36 year old Ann E. Scott, was transported by helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with leg injuries.  Her two children were also taken to Methodist Hospital by ambulance in the company of their father.  Both drivers are from the Pittsboro Indiana area.  The investigation is ongoing and a Toxicology Report is pending although alcohol is not suspected as a contributing factor.

 


 

06-24-09

 

Traffic Fatality

 

At approximately 12:10 PM on 24 June 2009 a crash occurred at the 2400 block of north Raceway Road.  A northbound 1998 blue Oldsmobile Intrigue went off the road on the east side for unknown reasons and as the driver, 17 year old Derek J. Disser attempted to correct his direction of travel he went left of center into the southbound lane where his vehicle struck a southbound white 1998 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by 16 year old Michael N. Boyd.  The passenger in the Oldsmobile, 16 year old Kristian A. Ophof was pronounced dead at the scene.  Mr. Disser was transported to Methodist Hospital with a complaint of stomach pain.  Mr. Boyd and his passenger were transported to Hendricks Regional Hospital.  An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow to determine the cause of death.  The crash is still under investigation and although alcohol is not suspected a toxicology report is pending.

 


 

06-22-09

 

Homicide

 

At approximately 12:24 AM on June 22nd, 2009, the Hendricks County Communication Center received a 911 call.  Deputies responded to 10450 Splendor Way in the Eagle Crossing Area of Hendricks County.  Upon their arrival they discovered the deceased, Angela Warnock, who was the victim of a stabbing.  Children at the scene had made the 911 call and identified the suspect as their father, Joseph Warnock.  The suspect was not at the scene and a K9 track led to the discovery of his vehicle parked at a church parking lot.  The search for the suspect continues.  The 41 year old Joseph Warnock is described as 6’3” tall and about 175 pounds.  He has brown hair and blue eyes.  If anyone has information on the whereabouts of the suspect please call the Hendricks County Communications Center at (317) 745-6464.

 

At approximately 20:54 on June 22nd, 2009 the Hendricks County Communications Center received 2 tips from the public that indicated someone matching the suspect was in the area of 10577 E CR 600 North near an electrical box.  Two officers responded to the scene and took the suspect into custody.  The suspect did not resist and was transported to the Hendricks County Jail. The initial hearing will be on Wednesday June 24th at the Hendricks County Courthouse.   

 


 

02-03-09

 

             INDIANA SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS

                 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway announced today that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.  There will be approximately forty $500.00 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.

     The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing and dispensing of funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.

     To qualify for one of these scholarships, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).

     Applications needed to apply for the scholarships are available from your high school counselor, the sheriff’s office or by writing to the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, Post Office Box 19127, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219, and requesting an application form.  The applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association on or before April 1.


02-02-09

 

SHERIFF RELEASES 2008 ACTIVITY REPORT

 

DANVILLE-  Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently released the annual activity report for the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department for 2008.

     The Sheriff’s Department responded to over 53,000 calls for service in 2008 which reflects a 44% increase from the previous year.  Deputies made 1,225 criminal arrests and served 626 warrants.  Over 6,100 vehicles were stopped for traffic offenses with one third receiving citations and 236 impaired drivers were arrested.  Patrol officers initiated 3,050 case reports including 117 for domestic violence.  Detectives investigated 594 cases which led to 138 arrests for various felony and misdemeanor offenses.  Deputies performed over 13,000 security patrols in business and residential areas and conducted over 6,700 security checks of various properties in the county. 

     The Reserve Division added 5 new deputies in 2008 bringing the total number of deputies to 15.  The Reserve Division, as a whole, volunteered 70 weeks of time to the county through patrol hours, assigned details, and training.

     The Civil Division processed over 12,000 civil papers while warrant personnel processed over 2800 warrants.

     Five members of the Volunteers in Police Service program donated 1375 hours to the administrative staff of the Sheriff’s Department. 

     There were a total of 5,133 inmates processed into the Hendricks County Jail in 2008, including 3,940 males and 1,193 females.  The average monthly population of the jail was 274.  The jail served over 262,000 meals during the year.  The jail is planning to increase the number of nursing hours in the jail to 104 from 70 to provide improved medical care within the jail.

     Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department personnel had a total of 5,515 hours of training throughout 2008.

     “I am very proud of the performance of the Sheriff’s Department over the past year as our deputies continue to apprehend criminals as well as enforce traffic laws”, said Sheriff Galloway.  “The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department will continue to strive toward excellent relations with all law enforcement agencies and work with the public to keep Hendricks County a safe place to live”, added Galloway.

    

            


 

01-12-09

SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER VEHICLE PURSUIT

 

DANVILLE-  A twenty-five year old Greenfield man was arrested after a vehicle pursuit through downtown Danville on Sunday, January 11th

     Deputy Derek Cadwell was on routine patrol on US 36 west of Danville when he attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Raymond V. Kalchthaler for speeding at approximately 6:10 am.  As Deputy Cadwell activated his emergency lights, Kalchthaler accelerated and attempted to elude him by driving through several streets in the downtown Danville area.  The suspect’s vehicle finally came to a stop after it slid off the roadway at the dead end of South Wayne Street and rolled over onto its top in a creek.  He was apprehended and transported to the Hendricks County Jail.  No one was injured during the pursuit.  During the investigation, Deputy Cadwell discovered that the vehicle Kalchthaler was driving had been reported stolen and that he was driving on a suspended license.

     Charges were filed for resisting law enforcement, receiving stolen property, and reckless driving along with several traffic citations. Kalchthaler is currently being held in the Hendricks County Jail on a $5000.00 bond.