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Two Teens Arrested; Drugs, Cash, and Gun RecoveredTwo teenagers from Seymour were arrested at a Columbus hotel on Thursd...
12/17/2021

Two Teens Arrested; Drugs, Cash, and Gun Recovered

Two teenagers from Seymour were arrested at a Columbus hotel on Thursday morning after officers recovered a handgun, drugs, and a large amount of currency from their hotel room. At approximately 8:00 a.m., CPD officers were dispatched to a hotel in the 2400 block of Jonathan Moore Pike in regards to a couple acting suspicious. The officers were advised that a man, later identified as 18 year old Keegan Brooks of Seymour, was observed displaying a handgun and a large amount of currency.

The officers made contact with Brooks and Stefany J. Thomas, 18, of Seymour who were inside a hotel room. Officers noted that both Brooks and Thomas appeared to be under the influence of an unknown intoxicant. The officers later obtained a search warrant for the room and located over a pound of ma*****na, approximately 90 Oxycodone pills, drug paraphernalia including scales and packaging material, a .380 caliber handgun and over $5000.00 in cash.

Both Brooks and Thomas were placed under arrest and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where they were remanded to the custody of the jail staff on the preliminary charges list below. While at the jail, officers located additional Oxycodone pills that Thomas had reportedly concealed in her clothing.

Keegan Brooks: Dealing Ma*****na, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Ma*****na, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Handgun Without a License, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance

Stefany Thomas: Dealing Ma*****na, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Ma*****na, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Trafficking with an Inmate
Both remain incarcerated without bond on a 48 hour hold.
The Columbus Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team assisted with this ongoing investigation.

Two Teens Arrested; Drugs, Cash, and Gun Recovered

Two teenagers from Seymour were arrested at a Columbus hotel on Thursday morning after officers recovered a handgun, drugs, and a large amount of currency from their hotel room. At approximately 8:00 a.m., CPD officers were dispatched to a hotel in the 2400 block of Jonathan Moore Pike in regards to a couple acting suspicious. The officers were advised that a man, later identified as 18 year old Keegan Brooks of Seymour, was observed displaying a handgun and a large amount of currency.

The officers made contact with Brooks and Stefany J. Thomas, 18, of Seymour who were inside a hotel room. Officers noted that both Brooks and Thomas appeared to be under the influence of an unknown intoxicant. The officers later obtained a search warrant for the room and located over a pound of ma*****na, approximately 90 Oxycodone pills, drug paraphernalia including scales and packaging material, a .380 caliber handgun and over $5000.00 in cash.

Both Brooks and Thomas were placed under arrest and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where they were remanded to the custody of the jail staff on the preliminary charges list below. While at the jail, officers located additional Oxycodone pills that Thomas had reportedly concealed in her clothing.

Keegan Brooks: Dealing Ma*****na, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Ma*****na, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Handgun Without a License, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance

Stefany Thomas: Dealing Ma*****na, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Ma*****na, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Trafficking with an Inmate
Both remain incarcerated without bond on a 48 hour hold.
The Columbus Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team assisted with this ongoing investigation.

A special thanks to everyone at Faith Victory Church for their generosity in providing Lucabe Coffee Company gift cards ...
12/15/2021

A special thanks to everyone at Faith Victory Church for their generosity in providing Lucabe Coffee Company gift cards for our officers and civilian staff. We appreciate your continued support of CPD.

Pictured L-R

Pastor Dona Owings, Pastor Mark Owings, Officer Reid Thayer & Jody Osborne.

A special thanks to everyone at Faith Victory Church for their generosity in providing Lucabe Coffee Company gift cards for our officers and civilian staff. We appreciate your continued support of CPD.

Pictured L-R

Pastor Dona Owings, Pastor Mark Owings, Officer Reid Thayer & Jody Osborne.

12/15/2021

The northbound lanes of I65 (66MM) are open south of Columbus after a vehicle crash earlier today. Please drive safely.

Six Arrested During JNET/SWAT Warrant ServiceFor Immediate Release:  December 15, 2021Columbus, IN-Six people were arres...
12/15/2021

Six Arrested During JNET/SWAT Warrant Service

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2021

Columbus, IN-

Six people were arrested after law enforcement officers located weapons and a methamphetamine lab inside a Columbus home on Tuesday evening. Shortly after 10:30 p.m., officers from the Columbus Police Department SWAT Team, which is comprised of officers from CPD as well as the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at 150 South Brooks Street. The search warrant was part of an ongoing JNET investigation regarding weapons and illegal narcotics.

During a search of the home, officers located several fi****ms, one of which had the serial number removed. The officers also located drug paraphernalia, 73 grams of methamphetamine, along with a methamphetamine lab inside the home.

The following persons were taken into custody and remanded on the preliminary charges listed below:

Matthew J. Havidic, 58, Columbus: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Randall W. Garris, 50, Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance, Warrant

Angel D. Sanders, 45, North Vernon: Visiting a Common Nuisance

Darlene A. Jenkins, 56, Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance

Jason L. Fields, 43, Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance

Joshua V. Dewey, 40, Columbus, was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital where he remains in police custody. Upon his discharge, he will be remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail on the following preliminary charges: Dealing in Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Maintaining a Common Nuisance

The Indiana State Police assisted with this ongoing investigation.

The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, a combined unit of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office is proactively targeting the manufacturing and abuse of dangerous drugs in Columbus and Bartholomew County. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Six Arrested During JNET/SWAT Warrant Service

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2021

Columbus, IN-

Six people were arrested after law enforcement officers located weapons and a methamphetamine lab inside a Columbus home on Tuesday evening. Shortly after 10:30 p.m., officers from the Columbus Police Department SWAT Team, which is comprised of officers from CPD as well as the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at 150 South Brooks Street. The search warrant was part of an ongoing JNET investigation regarding weapons and illegal narcotics.

During a search of the home, officers located several fi****ms, one of which had the serial number removed. The officers also located drug paraphernalia, 73 grams of methamphetamine, along with a methamphetamine lab inside the home.

The following persons were taken into custody and remanded on the preliminary charges listed below:

Matthew J. Havidic, 58, Columbus: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Randall W. Garris, 50, Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance, Warrant

Angel D. Sanders, 45, North Vernon: Visiting a Common Nuisance

Darlene A. Jenkins, 56, Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance

Jason L. Fields, 43, Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance

Joshua V. Dewey, 40, Columbus, was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital where he remains in police custody. Upon his discharge, he will be remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail on the following preliminary charges: Dealing in Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Maintaining a Common Nuisance

The Indiana State Police assisted with this ongoing investigation.

The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, a combined unit of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office is proactively targeting the manufacturing and abuse of dangerous drugs in Columbus and Bartholomew County. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Both north bound lanes of I65 are currently closed at the 66 mile marker (2 miles south of Columbus) due to a one vehicl...
12/15/2021

Both north bound lanes of I65 are currently closed at the 66 mile marker (2 miles south of Columbus) due to a one vehicle crash involving box truck.

Traffic is being rerouted at the 64 mile marker. Please avoid the area if possible.

Both north bound lanes of I65 are currently closed at the 66 mile marker (2 miles south of Columbus) due to a one vehicle crash involving box truck.

Traffic is being rerouted at the 64 mile marker. Please avoid the area if possible.

Tis the season for package thefts.  If you are expecting holiday gifts on your doorstep or mailbox, please secure them a...
12/13/2021

Tis the season for package thefts. If you are expecting holiday gifts on your doorstep or mailbox, please secure them as soon as possible. If you are able, request a signature for delivery to ensure you receive the package. Please report suspicious persons and activity to the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600.

Tis the season for package thefts. If you are expecting holiday gifts on your doorstep or mailbox, please secure them as soon as possible. If you are able, request a signature for delivery to ensure you receive the package. Please report suspicious persons and activity to the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600.

We would like to thank the anonymous couple who dropped these snacks off for our officers.  I’m sure they won’t last lon...
12/10/2021

We would like to thank the anonymous couple who dropped these snacks off for our officers. I’m sure they won’t last long.

We would like to thank the anonymous couple who dropped these snacks off for our officers. I’m sure they won’t last long.

Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Five ArrestsFive people were arrested on a variety of criminal charges after CPD officers were ...
12/10/2021

Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Five Arrests

Five people were arrested on a variety of criminal charges after CPD officers were led on a vehicle pursuit Thursday night. At approximately 10:10 p.m., CPD officers attempted to stop a vehicle near 12th Street and Chestnut Street. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Jonathan A. Davis, 30, of Seymour, refused to pull over and led officers on a vehicle pursuit. During the pursuit, Davis reportedly disregarded several stop signs and later lost control of the vehicle and sild into the yard of a residence near 8th Street and Reed Street. Davis’ vehicle became disabled and he fled from the vehicle and officers on foot. Officers pursued Davis on foot and later located him inside an apartment in the 1500 block of 10th Street where he was taken into custody.

While inside the apartment, officers located narcotics and drug paraphernalia as well as Terrell A. Brantley, 34, of Columbus, who was hiding under a blanket inside the residence. The officers confirmed an Indiana parole warrant for Brantley’s arrest and he was taken into custody. The officers also arrested Joseph Stanley, 37, of Columbus; Nichole J. Kronmiller, 44, of Columbus; and Bethany M. Todd, 28, of Columbus; as a result of the investigation. The five suspects were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where they were remanded on the following preliminary charges:

Jonathan Davis: Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Resisting Law Enforcement, Driving While Suspended (Prior Conviction), Visiting a Common Nuisance
Terrell Brantley: Indiana Parole Warrant, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Visiting a Common Nuisance
Joseph Stanley: Visiting a Common Nuisance
Nichole J. Kronmiller: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Bethany M. Todd: Visiting a Common Nuisance
The Columbus Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team assisted with this ongoing investigation.

Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Five Arrests

Five people were arrested on a variety of criminal charges after CPD officers were led on a vehicle pursuit Thursday night. At approximately 10:10 p.m., CPD officers attempted to stop a vehicle near 12th Street and Chestnut Street. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Jonathan A. Davis, 30, of Seymour, refused to pull over and led officers on a vehicle pursuit. During the pursuit, Davis reportedly disregarded several stop signs and later lost control of the vehicle and sild into the yard of a residence near 8th Street and Reed Street. Davis’ vehicle became disabled and he fled from the vehicle and officers on foot. Officers pursued Davis on foot and later located him inside an apartment in the 1500 block of 10th Street where he was taken into custody.

While inside the apartment, officers located narcotics and drug paraphernalia as well as Terrell A. Brantley, 34, of Columbus, who was hiding under a blanket inside the residence. The officers confirmed an Indiana parole warrant for Brantley’s arrest and he was taken into custody. The officers also arrested Joseph Stanley, 37, of Columbus; Nichole J. Kronmiller, 44, of Columbus; and Bethany M. Todd, 28, of Columbus; as a result of the investigation. The five suspects were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where they were remanded on the following preliminary charges:

Jonathan Davis: Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Resisting Law Enforcement, Driving While Suspended (Prior Conviction), Visiting a Common Nuisance
Terrell Brantley: Indiana Parole Warrant, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Visiting a Common Nuisance
Joseph Stanley: Visiting a Common Nuisance
Nichole J. Kronmiller: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Bethany M. Todd: Visiting a Common Nuisance
The Columbus Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team assisted with this ongoing investigation.

Columbus Police Investigating Fatal CrashOfficers from the Columbus Police Department are investigating a fatal crash th...
12/08/2021

Columbus Police Investigating Fatal Crash

Officers from the Columbus Police Department are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 65 on Tuesday night. At approximately 11:20 p.m., CPD officers responded to the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 67 mile marker in regards to a one vehicle crash. When officers arrived, they noted that a semi- tractor and trailer had ran off the roadway and crashed. The driver of semi-truck, James McGoff, 51, of Louisville, Kentucky, died at the scene of the crash. The southbound lanes of Interstate 65 were closed for several hours overnight while the crash was investigated.

A secondary interstate closure of both southbound lanes is expected later tonight to clean up additional crash debris. The southbound lanes of Interstate 65 will be closed from the 68 mile marker to the 64 mile marker starting at 10:00 p.m. tonight. Traffic from the interstate will be rerouted on to State Road 46 at the Columbus exit (68 mile marker). The interstate closure is expected to last six hours.

Columbus Police Investigating Fatal Crash

Officers from the Columbus Police Department are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 65 on Tuesday night. At approximately 11:20 p.m., CPD officers responded to the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 67 mile marker in regards to a one vehicle crash. When officers arrived, they noted that a semi- tractor and trailer had ran off the roadway and crashed. The driver of semi-truck, James McGoff, 51, of Louisville, Kentucky, died at the scene of the crash. The southbound lanes of Interstate 65 were closed for several hours overnight while the crash was investigated.

A secondary interstate closure of both southbound lanes is expected later tonight to clean up additional crash debris. The southbound lanes of Interstate 65 will be closed from the 68 mile marker to the 64 mile marker starting at 10:00 p.m. tonight. Traffic from the interstate will be rerouted on to State Road 46 at the Columbus exit (68 mile marker). The interstate closure is expected to last six hours.

We had the pleasure of spending time with Cameron and Melanie earlier today.  Both are 5th grade students at CSA Lincoln...
12/08/2021

We had the pleasure of spending time with Cameron and Melanie earlier today. Both are 5th grade students at CSA Lincoln and were selected to participate in a job shadow opportunity at CPD today which consisted of meeting with officers and detectives as well as the Chief of Police. Both students learned about careers in public safety and acted like young professionals while they were with us. We were very impressed. These two have a bright future ahead of them and we hope they had a great day with us at CPD.

Congratulations to all of our DARE graduates.  We had a fun time last night at Columbus East.  A special thanks to Mayor...
12/07/2021

Congratulations to all of our DARE graduates. We had a fun time last night at Columbus East. A special thanks to Mayor Lienhoop for assisting.

We were grateful to have our first “in person” DARE graduation in two years and to welcome back to Columbus our keynote speaker “Retro” Bill Russ.

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