On the record – February 9




Erika J. Swindell, 31, North Vernon, false informing, $705 bond; Jennings County warrant, hold, no book-in time listed, Sunday.

Roberta C. Martinez, 21, Seymour, operating while intoxicated, blood alcohol content 0.08 or greater, $355 bond, 3:56 a.m. Sunday.

Larry D. Tabor, 58, Seymour, theft, resisting law enforcement, $705 bond, 6:52 p.m. Saturday.

Zakary Klakamp, 20, Seymour, possession of heroin; Jackson County Circuit Court failure to appear, no bond, 4:58 a.m. Saturday.

Shannon A. Williams, 22, Seymour, operating while intoxicated–drugs, resisting law enforcement, $705 bond, 3:07 a.m. Saturday.

Jackson County

Ricky C. Purvis, 18, Columbus, criminal mischief, $355 bond, 10:22 p.m. Saturday. Bond posted at 2:57 a.m. Sunday.

Ronald W. Hill, 67, Cortland, operating while intoxicated, a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or greater, no bond, 3:13 a.m. Saturday.

Marty Johnson, 40, Medora, intimidation, $705 bond, 11:55 p.m. Friday.

Victoria Hawkins, 25, Seymour, auto theft, no bond, 11:21 p.m. Friday.

North Vernon

Lisa L. Sweeny, 44, North Vernon, false informing, $605 bond, 11:25 p.m. Friday.

Jennings County

Anthony Tucker, 59, North Vernon, operating while never having received a license, $605 bond, 2:15 p.m. Friday.

Alexander R. Taylor, 24, Brown County, possession of a syringe, trafficking, operating while never having a license, $2,055 bond, 1:05 a.m. Friday.


North Vernon

Officers were dispatched to a possibly impaired driver who had nearly struck two pedestrians in the Walmart parking lot; Officer Scotty Willis located the vehicle and made contact with the driver who checked OK. However, during the investigation police found the driver had provided Willis with a false name and birth date. Lisa L. Sweeny, 44, of North Vernon, was arrested for false identity statement, 11:18 p.m. Friday.

Officers investigated a property-damage wreck, Elm and Meloy streets, 9 p.m. Friday.

Property-damage wreck, 900 block of North State Street, 3:59 p.m. Friday.

Personal-injury accident reported, State Road 3 and Madison Avenue, 1:31 p.m. Friday. Police reported Anthony R. Tucker, 59, Butlerville, was eastbound exiting the Jay C Parking lot and ran a red light. He was struck by a northbound semi driven by Guillermo Delapaz, 35, Raleigh, North Carolina. A passenger in the Tucker vehicle, Catherine Hedger, 60, Hope, was airlifted to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in Indianapolis. Tucker was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while never having a license.

Report of a woman who had been in a store for more than four hours, 1400 block North State Street, 1:22 p.m. Friday.

Officers responded to a verbal argument between a male homeowner and female, Harms Street, 3:45 a.m. Friday.


Report that a male in a laundry room at a hotel could not be woken, 300 block North Sandy Creek Drive, 10:33 a.m. Sunday.

Employee at a restaurant reporting a male, who was loitering, had become argumentative when he was asked to leave, 900 block East Tipton Street, 8:19 a.m. Sunday.

Report of disorderly conduct at a store, 1600 block East Tipton Street, 3:11 a.m. Sunday.

Woman reporting a water leak, 100 block Central Park Avenue, 12:43 a.m. Sunday.

Female reporting an argument between a male and female that could be leading to battery, 300 block South Airport Road, 10:03 p.m. Saturday.

Caller reporting a mother had been hit by her daughter, 200 block South Broadway Street, 9:34 p.m. Saturday.

Man reporting a property-damage wreck involving a while Chevrolet Cobalt, 300 block Commerce Drive, 8:49 p.m. Saturday.

Woman reporting a white 1999 Jeep Cherokee had been stolen sometime during the morning, 200 block East Brown Street, 6:46 p.m. Saturday.

Report of issues with an “irate” customer at a business, 1600 block East Tipton Street, 6:27 p.m. Saturday.

Report a male stole liquor from a store, 200 block East Tipton Street, 5:58 p.m. Saturday.

Woman reporting she saw two females fighting, 200 block Commerce Drive, 4:59 p.m. Saturday.

Caller reporting her vehicle had been rear-ended in a car wash, 1500 block East Tipton Street, 2:10 p.m. Saturday.

Caller reporting someone had stolen her central air conditioning unit, 500 block East 14th Street, 10:04 a.m. Saturday.

Caller reporting someone hit “stuff” in the parking lot while leaving, causing a property-damage accident, 200 block of East Tipton Street, 9:46 a.m. Saturday.

Caller reporting six males in the area of a business, 300 block of South Airport Road, 9:44 p.m. Friday.

Theft of minivan reported, 900 block of Twin Circle Drive, 9:35 p.m. Friday.

Caller reporting that a shoplifter had been detained, 1600 block of East Tipton Street, 4:10 p.m. Friday.

Property-damage wreck, 500 block of Miller Lane, 3:16 p.m. Friday.

Property-damage wreck, West Tipton Street, 11:56 a.m. Friday.

Theft reported, 700 block of North Ewing Street, 10:31 a.m. Friday.

Building permits


Brian Carpenter, electrical upgrade for 411 W. Fifth St.

Darren Richey, fence for 613 Redding Road.

T & D Inc., electrical upgrade for 1306 S. Walnut St.

Goecker Construction, 5,820-square-foot remodel and 821-square-foot addition for 114 St. Louis Ave.

Velda Pearson, electrical upgrade 817 N. Broadway St.

Sandy Carroll, 30-by-60-foot and 18-by-20-foot warehouse buildings 906 E. 10th St.

JEDA, electrical upgrade for 743 E. Fifth St.

Dovie Stidham, residential remodel for 602 S. Poplar St.

Jack Garrison, temporary sign for 513 E. Tipton St.

Eric Johnson, electrical upgrade for 246 S. Park St.

Biehle Electric, electrical upgrade for 651 Commerce Drive.

Force Construction, 99,755-square-foot warehouse for 2209 Killion Ave.

Jackson County

Richard Eglen, 2495 S. State Road 39, Brownstown, 30-by-40-foot pole building.

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