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  • Mother sought after Amber Alert has pending case in Johnson County for domestic violence

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind.– Employees in the Johnson County Prosecutor’s office say they were “very concerned” when they saw Mekielle Pullins’ name attached to an Amber Alert issued out of Indianapolis Tuesday night. The concern stemmed from criminal charges against Pullins, alleging domestic violence and criminal recklessness. “Based on the facts that I was aware of in those cases, I found the situation to be very concerning for the children,” said Domestic Violence Deputy Prosecutor Shaina Carmichael. Two months before Pullins […]

  • Burglar breaks in, then breaks out of southwest side auto body shop

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A break-in suddenly became a break-out as a burglary suspect apparently realized he was locked inside an auto body shop on the southwest side of Indianapolis. Tom Rogers, owner of Truck Painting Specialists, Inc, says the crime started shortly before 5 p.m. Friday when a man was able to walk through a wooded area onto his lot.  Surveillance video at the business shows the man walking around different parts of the property, apparently looking for car parts […]

  • More cars damaged by rocks thrown into Indianapolis traffic

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis police made one arrest after drivers reported that juveniles were throwing rocks into traffic over the weekend. Ben Erickson, 26, says he was driving northbound on Madison Ave. around 1:00 a.m. Sunday, when he heard a loud noise. “It was a super loud bang,” Erickson said. “I mean it scared the crap out of me.” At first, Erickson says he thought he might have blown a tire. But when he pulled over, he found scratches and […]

  • Johnson County flooding causes partial government shutdown and more evacuations

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind – The lingering effects of major flooding in Johnson County continue to cause problems around Franklin and areas to the south. Early Wednesday morning, food water flowing to the south caused Youngs Creek to flow over its banks near US 31 in Amity. About a dozen people had to be evacuated from their apartments at the Desperation Depot. It’s not clear how long it will be until the residents can return to their rooms. Managers say the […]

  • Indianapolis residents report people digging through trash for used needles

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Neighbors on the southeast side of Indianapolis say somebody has been digging through their trash, apparently looking for discarded used needles. The most recent report came Saturday afternoon in the 1500 block of Randolph Street.  A 73-year-old woman called police to tell them somebody had dumped her trash can out in an alley behind her house.  The woman, who is diabetic, told police the person who went through the trash took all of the needles she had […]

  • Caught on camera: Vandals deface historic Greenwood building

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The owner of a historic building near downtown Greenwood hopes somebody will recognize the three individuals caught on security video as they deface the walls of the old building. Randy Faulkner, the current owner of the Polk building off Main Street in Greenwood, says the spray painted graffiti surfaced in the early morning hours of Independence Day. Several crude messages were painted on the walls, including “Jesus vapes,” “Cops kill,” and “U Gay.” “It’s sad, just wondering […]

  • Seymour business owner working to start shelter for homeless veterans

    SEYMOUR, Ind. – A Seymour business owner is asking the community for help with his efforts to open a new shelter for homeless military veterans. Bob Liter, who owns D’s Diner near Seymour Municipal Airport, recently started offering 20-percent discounts to all active military, veterans and public safety employees. Liter, who is an Army veteran himself, said the discounts were a way to honor his cousin, Kentucky National Guard Sgt. Darrin Potter. Potter was killed in action in Iraq in […]

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    Police urge caution and common sense for downtown 4th of July celebration

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officials say they’re ready for tonight’s huge crowd as people come to take part in Independence Day celebrations. Police officials are also asking citizens to be careful and use common sense when coming downtown for the IPL Freedom Fest celebration. “We plan to be very visible,” said IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams. “Bike units, mounted patrol, a number of entities that will be out to ensure that our folks in the downtown area have a […]

  • Indy Ten Point Coalition announces plans to expand to other cities

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Leaders with the Indy Ten Point Coalition announced plans Tuesday to expand their crime-fighting efforts into other cities in and around Indiana. Reverend Charles Harrison said group leaders will travel to Gary Wednesday for a meeting with the mayor and other city leaders about the possibility of starting a new Ten Point Coalition there. On Thursday of this week, the group will travel to Louisville to finalize plans to start a new Ten Point Coalition in that city. […]

  • Johnson County gets new ‘courtroom dog’ to make children feel calmer

    JOHNSON COUNTY – The newest member of the Johnson County Prosecutors office is only two years old, but he’s already seen as a valuable asset for the criminal justice system. The prosecutors office announced they are now employing a Lab-Retriever mix, named Nanook, as the county’s new courtroom facility dog.  Nanook will be used as a calming presence to help crime victims, especially children, to open up and describe their painful experiences before and during trials. Deputy Prosecutor, Ryan Bland, […]