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  • Animal Care and Control head suspended again, two investigators let go

    INDIANAPOLIS (April 16, 2014) — The administrator of Indianapolis Animal Care and Control is in trouble again, less than two months after serving a two-day suspension for tipping off local animal rescues and businesses of a multi-agency sweep. The Department of Public Safety tells FOX59 Dan Shackle was suspended in mid-March because of an internal personnel issue. We also found out two top IACC investigators were let go shortly after Shackle’s first suspension in January. Public safety officials say Deputy […]

  • Crunching the numbers to pay for more IMPD police officers

    INDIANAPOLIS (April 15, 2014) — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department task force is close to reaching a plan to pay for hundreds more police officers on the streets. The IMPD Staffing Study Commission is recommending funding options to pay for 500 officers for the next five years. The department currently has 1,513 on the force. “We really don’t have time to waste,” said John Barth, commissioner and Democratic City-County Councilor. “Tonight will actually be the time where the rubber hits the road […]

  • Church community praying for peace amid city’s violent crime streak

    CUMBERLAND (April 10, 2014) — It was a call to action and chance to pray for our police officers who protect our city every day. Dozens in the community including a handful of police officers attended a prayer vigil at the Cumberland Christian Church Thursday. Tom Scott, a minister at the church and chaplain for the Cumberland Police Department, decided to do something to spread the message. “You can find that peace you’re looking for [here]. It’s not found in a […]

  • Community renews call for change after toddler drowns in retention pond

    INDIANAPOLIS (April 8, 2014) — A family is grieving after their 3-year-old drowned in a retention pond near their south side apartment complex. Police say Braedyn Wilson got out from the front door of the apartment complex Monday night. The family’s backyard fence was padlocked. His mother, Kassandra Wilson, told FOX59 she was at school. Her husband, Nick, was asleep. She came home to find Braedyn gone and called 911. The family searched everywhere for their son. Witnesses remembering a chaotic […]

  • Avon police chief removed by town president, officers allege misconduct

    AVON (April 7, 2014) — Avon Police Chief Jack Miller was removed from his position Monday, and replaced by Lt. Sean Stoops. Miller is a 32-year veteran police officer who served as police chief for the past seven years. He’s also held the position of Plainfield Police Chief and Chief Deputy of the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department. Stoops has overseen the Avon Police’s Investigation division. He is one of the first six officers hired into the department in 1997. In a statement, Town […]

  • Hamilton Co. residents prepare for more rain, county leaders on high alert

    HAMILTON COUNTY (April 3, 2014) — Residents are gearing up for another round of storms after a messy morning. Three inches of rain fell in an hour Thursday, which caused flash flooding in parts of the area. The high water forced crews to shut down roads and rescue several families from their flooded homes. With more rain expected overnight, Hamilton County leaders are getting prepared. 146th Street between Howe Road and Promise Road will be closed overnight. Emergency crews also made sandbags […]

  • Mother speaks out after toddler is thrown and killed, boyfriend arrested

    INDIANAPOLIS (April 2, 2014) — A man is charged with murder after police say he threw his girlfriend’s toddler into a playpen, which led to his death. Sethe Sutliff, 21, is being held without bond at the Marion County Jail. He’s also charged with battery and neglect of a dependent. According to a court documents, Sutliff was taking care of the his girlfriend’s 16-month-old son at their apartment on the 800 block of Hardin Boulevard. Justine Collins, the toddler’s mother, […]

  • Indiana leads nation in meth lab busts, a growing concern for officials

    INDIANAPOLIS (March 31, 2014) — Indiana may be the new meth capital of the country. In 2013, the state led the nation with more than 1,700 methamphetamine busts, which outranked last year’s leader, Missouri. Indiana made the top of the list last year, followed by Tennessee. Missouri is now ranked third, with Ohio and Illinois right behind. Indiana State Police aren’t surprised by the numbers but called the issue a big concern. Officials attributed the spike in meth seizures to better policing and partnerships […]

  • Family claims hacker taking control of cable box, sending threats

    INDIANAPOLIS (March 26, 2014) — A family claims they are being terrorized by their cable box. For more than a week, personal and harassing messages are showing up on their TVs. Alana Meeks has no idea who’s behind it. “This stuff is uncanny. I haven’t heard anything like this in my life,” she said. “He says he’s a stalker.” Meeks said it started more than a week ago — “he” or someone has taken control of her AT&T cable box […]

  • Homeowners pack town hall meeting to discuss personal safety

    FOUNTAIN SQUARE (March 25, 2014) — More than 200 people packed Fountain Square Theatre to hear from a panel of safety officials and experts Tuesday night. Indianapolis Public Safety Director Troy Riggs and others were there to discuss personal safety, and better ways homeowners can prevent break-ins. When every second counts and help may still be minutes away, it may come down to homeowners to protect their house from burglars. According to public safety officials, 42 percent of the city’s homicides happen behind closed […]