On the record – September 11



Jackson County

John Adrian Vermuelen, 36, Martinsville, domestic battery, no bond, 4:57 a.m. Sunday.

Courtney Lee Couch, 60, Columbus, habitual traffic violator, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, blood alcohol content 0.15 or greater, $2,005 bond, 10:47 a.m. Friday.


Melvin Ray Anderson, 23, Freetown, driving while suspended with a prior unrelated violation, $705 bond, 7:38 a.m. Saturday.

Jean Marie Rodriguez, 30, Seymour, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, $355 bond, 6:43 a.m. Saturday. Bond posted at 2:13 p.m. Saturday.

Jennings County

Keerten F. Smith, 20, North Vernon, warrant, possession of a syringe, possession of a narcotic drug, $3,610 bond, 12:40 a.m. Saturday.

James D. Stidd, 52, North Vernon, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, $905, 3:25 a.m. Saturday.

Jimmy Wiles, 48, Taylorsville, warrant failure to appear for charge of driving while suspended, $1,005 bond, 3:40 p.m. Friday.

Trevor A. Griffin, 35, North Vernon, warrant for nonsupport of a dependent child, $1,055 bond, 3:20 pm. Friday.

Tamara Watkins, 42, North Vernon, possession of methamphetamine, $3,155 bond, 3:05 p.m. Friday.

Daniel W. Grider, 40, North Vernon, possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, $1,055 bond, 2:20 p.m. Friday.

John Bates, 36, North Vernon, parole violation, no bond, 11:06 a.m. Friday.


Katrine Lynn Ballard, 39, Scottsburg, visiting/maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, no bond, 1:17 a.m. Sunday.

Christopher Edward Williams, 24, Vallonia, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, visiting/maintaining a common nuisance, no bond, 1:16 a.m. Sunday.

Brian Paul Fife, 25, Louisville, Kentucky, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, no bond, 3:37 p.m. Friday.



Disorderly conduct involving an intoxicated male being combative, 500 block East 13th Street, 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

Fire, 600 block Holiday Drive, 7:11 a.m. Sunday.

Found syringe in the middle of the road, West Laurel Street, 6:49 a.m. Sunday.

Criminal mischief, 200 block Commerce Drive, 2:55 a.m. Sunday.

Citizen assist, East Tipton Street east of U.S. 31, 1:39 a.m. Sunday.

Criminal mischief involving the back window on a 2007 Kia Rio was shattered, 300 block Holiday Square Road, 10:35 p.m. Saturday.

Fireworks, 1000 block Holly Drive, 10:14 p.m. Saturday.

Suspicious activity, 300 block South Park Drive, 9:54 p.m. Saturday.

Fireworks, Eighth and Elm streets, 9:49 p.m. Saturday.

Suspicious activity involving kids playing in storage sheds, 800 block East Tipton Street, 8:50 p.m. Saturday.

Theft of an energy drink, 1200 block East Tipton Street, 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Suspicious activity involving someone has “messed with” caller’s gate, 500 block Beech Street, 8:09 p.m. Saturday.

Suspicious activity, 600 block North Broadway Street at Shields Park, 8:04 p.m. Saturday.

Disorderly conduct, East Tipton Street at Tokyo Grill, 7:41 p.m. Saturday.

Theft of a phone, 700 block Miller Lane, 6:58 p.m. Saturday.

Juvenile problem involving a 13-year-old running around the fuel pumps, 2600 block East Tipton Street, 6:24 p.m. Saturday.

Family fight involving a verbal altercation between a male and female, 1200 block Jackson Park Place, 5:38 p.m. Saturday.

Welfare check on an “aggressive male making homicidal statements,” 1200 block Hillcrest Drive, 5:36 p.m. Saturday.

Found syringe, 300 block South Avenue, 4:50 p.m. Saturday.

Citizen assist involving a male left a group home, Stadium and Sir Lancelot drives, 4:24 p.m. Saturday.

Theft reported at police station, 205 N. Ewing St., 2:05 p.m. Saturday.

Disorderly conduct involving caller’s nephew is breaking in her back door, 900 block North Elm Street, 1:19 p.m. Saturday.

Juvenile problem involving kids playing in trailers near a business, 1300 block East Tipton Street, 12:19 p.m. Saturday.

Information on drug activity involving a burgundy Cadillac El Dorado, 800 block Kasting Road at Kasting Park, 10:19 a.m. Saturday.

Report of a suspicious male on house arrest who is not supposed to be at caller’s residence, 100 block Rainie Court, 6:18 a.m. Saturday.

Personal injury wreck, 200 block Central Avenue, 4:09 a.m. Saturday.

Suspicious intoxicated female, 400 block South Walnut Street, 3:43 a.m. Saturday.

Suspicious white Jeep Liberty, 300 block Parkland Avenue, 2:04 a.m. Saturday.

Suspicious Suburban, 200 block South Lynn Street, 12:47 a.m. Saturday.

Disorderly conduct, 800 block Allendale Drive, 12:21 a.m. Saturday.

Agency assist, South Chestnut and Jackson streets, 11:56 p.m. Friday.

Disturbance involving male working on vehicle and air compressor is very loud, East Fourth and Mill streets, 11:32 p.m. Friday.

Disorderly conduct involving female screaming on porch, 700 block East Fifth Street, 10:22 p.m. Friday.

Agency assist involving a pursuit, South O’Brien Street near Goecker’s Building Supply, 10:20 p.m. Friday.

Drugs, South Lynn Street and Miller Lane, 10:17 p.m. Friday.

Suspicious orange Dodge Nitro parked on property, 1000 block East Tipton Street, 10:12 p.m. Friday.

Report of a van on fire, 200 block Central Avenue, 8:39 p.m. Friday.

Suspicious juvenile walking down the street, possibly intoxicated, Stadium and Lasher drives, 8:29 p.m. Friday.

Suspicious white Pontiac Grand Prix driving in the area and occupants are looking at kids, 600 block South Walnut Street, 8:22 p.m. Friday.

Disorderly conduct involving a verbal fight, 900 block North Elm Street, 8:11 p.m. Friday.

Disorderly male under the influence of drugs harassing females, 2600 block Outlet Boulevard, 7:48 p.m. Friday.

Found purse, 1500 block East Tipton Street, 7:39 p.m. Friday.

Family fight involving male attempting to break door, 900 block North Elm Street, 7:32 p.m. Friday.

Suspicious activity involving an “erratic” driver, 500 block East Tipton Street, 6:05 p.m. Friday.

Report at the hospital of a juvenile who was battered, 400 block West Tipton Street, 5:59 p.m. Friday.

Theft involving a shoplifter, 1200 block East Tipton Street, 4:53 p.m. Friday.

Parking problem involving a black car parked in a handicap spot, 1200 block East Tipton Street, 4:33 p.m. Friday.

Report of a disorderly male in residence, 900 block East Fourth Street Road, 4:26 p.m. Friday.

Battery involving a male struck another male, 1400 block Westgate Road, 3:52 p.m. Friday.

Suspicious female under the influence of drugs, 500 block Burkart Boulevard, 3:50 p.m. Friday.

Juvenile problem involving a 16-year-old female stole property, 600 block North Poplar Street, 3:44 p.m. Friday.

Unresponsive person, 1100 block East Oak Street, 1:59 p.m. Friday.

Family fight involving caller’s stepson is arguing with his father, 10 block Village Circle Avenue, 1:44 p.m. Friday.

Disorderly conduct involving a male walked in through the door and started a fight with another male, 600 block South Vine Street, 1:26 p.m. Friday.

Agency assist, 11000 block East State Road 250, 12:27 p.m. Friday.

Theft involving a purse was stolen when female went to another room, 1400 block East Tipton Street, 11:50 a.m. Friday.

Suspicious person, 100 block West Tipton Street, 11:49 a.m. Friday.

Welfare check on two females; one possibly stabbed the other, 200 block South Broadway Street, 11:19 a.m. Friday.

Disorderly conduct involving “rude and unruly” customers, 1400 block West Tipton Street, 10:41 a.m. Friday.

Suspicious activity, Dutchman Lane, 8:46 a.m. Friday.

Fraud involving a fake $20 bill, 1400 block East Tipton Street, 8:02 a.m. Friday.

Suspicious activity involving landlord is breaking into caller’s apartment, 1100 block Ernest Drive, 5:36 a.m. Friday.

Theft involving someone broke into caller’s home and stole money, 800 block Polley Drive, 4:39 a.m. Friday.

Agency assist, 1100 block Brittany Boulevard, 1:12 a.m. Friday.


Theft of a truck, 1400 block of State Street, 9:38 a.m. Monday.

Property-damage wreck, Burkart Boulevard, 6:34 a.m. Monday.

Disorderly conduct, 200 block of South Broadway Street, 3:48 a.m. Monday.

Traffic offense, 400 block of North O’Brien Street, 1 a.m. Monday.

“Illegal” burning, 900 block of North Elm Street, 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Property-damage wreck involving a male in a cream-colored Cadillac who left the scene, 1500 block of East Tipton Street, 7:07 p.m. Sunday.

Theft of a phone at Shields Park, 600 N. Broadway St., 6:02 p.m. Sunday.

Criminal mischief involving flat tires on a vehicle, 700 block of Miller Lane, 6:02 p.m. Sunday.

Citizen dispute, 600 block of Peak Avenue, 1:18 p.m. Sunday.

Unconsciousness, 900 block of South Lynn Street, 12:49 p.m. Sunday.

North Vernon

Alcohol offense, 900 block of North State Street, 9:44 p.m. Saturday. An arrest was made and the person was placed on house arrest.

Vandalism, 800 block of West Walnut Street, 7:49 p.m. Saturday.

Agency assist, Veterans Drive, 3:42 p.m. Saturday.

Neighbor dispute, 300 block of Persimmon Drive, 12:40 p.m. Saturday.

Intimidation, 1400 block of North State Street, 12:25 a.m. Saturday.

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