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Operating as usual

The Columbus Police Department is excited to say goodbye to 2020 and would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
01/01/2021

The Columbus Police Department is excited to say goodbye to 2020 and would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

The Columbus Police Department would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
12/25/2020

The Columbus Police Department would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

12/23/2020

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
348 AM EST Wed Dec 23 2020
INZ031-037>042-046>049-053>057-061>065-067>072-232100-
Howard-Boone-Tipton-Hamilton-Madison-Delaware-Randolph-Hendricks-
Marion-Hancock-Henry-Owen-Morgan-Johnson-Shelby-Rush-Greene-
Monroe-Brown-Bartholomew-Decatur-Knox-Daviess-Martin-Lawrence-
Jackson-Jennings-
Including the cities of Kokomo, Lebanon, Zionsville, Tipton,
Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Anderson, Muncie, Winchester,
Plainfield, Brownsburg, Danville, Indianapolis, Greenfield,
Cumberland, New Castle, Spencer, Martinsville, Mooresville,
Greenwood, Franklin, Shelbyville, Rushville, Linton, Bloomfield,
Bloomington, Nashville, Columbus, Greensburg, Vincennes,
Washington, Loogootee, Shoals, Bedford, Mitchell, Seymour,
Brownstown, and North Vernon
348 AM EST Wed Dec 23 2020
...WINDY CONDITIONS TODAY...
Gusty winds will develop this afternoon. Expect sustained winds
out of the south at 20 to 30 MPH with gusts upwards of 35 to 45
MPH. Isolated higher gusts will be possible, and the strongest
winds will be more likely the further north you are.
These winds will cause unsecured outdoor objects and holiday
decorations to be blown about, and may cause driving difficulties
for high profile vehicles.

Thanks to Fox News for picking up and helping us share this wonderful story.  We were excited to appear alongside Lt. Ca...
12/22/2020
Police dept. in Indiana helps Navy father with homecoming surprise

Thanks to Fox News for picking up and helping us share this wonderful story. We were excited to appear alongside Lt. Call and his family earlier this morning on Fox and Friends First.

We have included the five minute segment that ran on the show.

2020 has been a challenge for so many people so it was nice to share a positive news story about a wonderful Columbus family with the rest of country.

U.S. Navy Reserve Lt. Michael Call on being helped by the Columbus Police Dept., reuniting with family for the holidays.

Below is a photo of the suspect in the Vivian Lou Salon burglary that occurred overnight.  Anyone with information on hi...
12/21/2020

Below is a photo of the suspect in the Vivian Lou Salon burglary that occurred overnight. Anyone with information on his identity is encouraged to contact CPD at 812-376-2600. Tips and information can be submitted anonymously.

12/21/2020
Vivian Lou Salon Burglary

CPD is seeking to identify the suspect in a burglary that occurred at the Vivian Lou Salon, located at 3075 Middle Road in Columbus early this morning. The suspect left the salon after breaking the cash register and leaving with an undisclosed amount of currency. Anyone with information in regards to the identity of the suspect is urged to contact CPD at 812-376-2600.

12/18/2020

CPD was happy to help deliver a very special gift to one Columbus family this afternoon.

US Navy Reserve Lt. Michael Call contacted us to help surprise his family after he returned home to Columbus after being overseas and away from home for several months.

His children weren’t expecting him home for a few more weeks so they were extra surprised to see a CPD patrol car pull into their driveway with an early Christmas gift inside, their dad.

Welcome home Lt. Call and thank you for your service.

Edinburgh Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic StopAn Edinburgh man was arrested on several charges after he repor...
12/17/2020

Edinburgh Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

An Edinburgh man was arrested on several charges after he reportedly lied about his identity during a traffic stop on Wednesday night. At approximately 11:50 p.m., CPD officers stopped a vehicle near 18th Street and California Street for a minor violation. When the officers approached the vehicle, they observed that the driver appeared to be concealing items under his seat. The driver, who was later identified as Collin J. Mankin, 28, initially provided a false name to the officers. A short time later they determined his real identity and noted that he had two local warrants for his arrest. Mankin was taken into custody without further incident. When the officers searched Mankin’s vehicle they located methamphetamine and marijuana.

Mankin was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where he was remanded on the following preliminary charges:

Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, False Identity Statement, Driving While Suspended, Bartholomew County Bench Warrant, Bartholomew County Body Attachment Warrant

Thanks to Tipton Mills Foods for dropping off a box of Godiva Hot Cocoa for our officers.   It is appreciated especially...
12/16/2020

Thanks to Tipton Mills Foods for dropping off a box of Godiva Hot Cocoa for our officers. It is appreciated especially on a cold day such as today.

We would like to thank the law enforcement spouse group, Behind the Badge, for dropping off gift stockings for our offic...
12/16/2020

We would like to thank the law enforcement spouse group, Behind the Badge, for dropping off gift stockings for our officers.

Local Woman Arrested on Drug ChargesA local woman was arrested on several charges after CPD and Indiana Parole Officers ...
12/16/2020

Local Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

A local woman was arrested on several charges after CPD and Indiana Parole Officers located drugs and drug paraphernalia inside a Columbus home. On Tuesday morning at approximately 11:10 a.m., CPD officers responded to a residence in the 4600 block of Northeastern Boulevard to assist Indiana Parole Officers who were doing a home visit of a parolee.

When CPD officers arrived, they observed drugs, syringes, and drug paraphernalia inside the home. The officers field tested the drugs in question which tested positive for heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana.

A short time later, the officers arrested Mara A. Gastineau, 43, of Columbus who is currently on parole. She was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where she was remanded on the following preliminary charges:

Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Possession of Heroin (Level 6 Felony), Possession of Syringes (Level 6 Felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor), Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class C Misdemeanor)

12/16/2020

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
411 AM EST Wed Dec 16 2020
INZ021-028>031-035>049-051>057-060>065-067>072-161115-
Carroll-Warren-Tippecanoe-Clinton-Howard-Fountain-Montgomery-
Boone-Tipton-Hamilton-Madison-Delaware-Randolph-Vermillion-Parke-
Putnam-Hendricks-Marion-Hancock-Henry-Vigo-Clay-Owen-Morgan-
Johnson-Shelby-Rush-Sullivan-Greene-Monroe-Brown-Bartholomew-
Decatur-Knox-Daviess-Martin-Lawrence-Jackson-Jennings-
Including the cities of Delphi, Flora, Williamsport,
West Lebanon, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Frankfort, Kokomo,
Attica, Covington, Veedersburg, Crawfordsville, Lebanon,
Zionsville, Tipton, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Anderson,
Muncie, Winchester, Clinton, Newport, Rockville, Greencastle,
Plainfield, Brownsburg, Danville, Indianapolis, Greenfield,
Cumberland, New Castle, Terre Haute, Brazil, Clay City, Spencer,
Martinsville, Mooresville, Greenwood, Franklin, Shelbyville,
Rushville, Sullivan, Linton, Bloomfield, Bloomington, Nashville,
Columbus, Greensburg, Vincennes, Washington, Loogootee, Shoals,
Bedford, Mitchell, Seymour, Brownstown, and North Vernon
411 AM EST Wed Dec 16 2020

...Light to Moderate Snow Impacting Commute this Morning...
A broad region of snow is ongoing across central Indiana.
Snowfall totals so far are around a quarter of an inch to an inch
across the region, with an additional inch expected through the
day. Locally higher amounts are possible.
Untreated roads, bridges, and overpasses will likely develop
slick spots impacting commute. Allow extra time to reach your
destination and give yourself extra stopping distance when
approaching intersections.
Snow showers may mix with rain near and south of Interstate 70
this afternoon with all precipitation diminishing to flurries
before ending tonight.

We are keeping an eye on what appears to be our first look at winter weather this season.  Minor snow accumulations are ...
12/15/2020

We are keeping an eye on what appears to be our first look at winter weather this season. Minor snow accumulations are expected tomorrow in Columbus. If you plan on traveling, please allow extra time to arrive at your destination. Its also a good idea to throw extra blankets in your vehicle in the unlikely event you experience vehicle trouble or become stranded this winter.

🌅Before the snow comes early tomorrow morning we get to see another amazing burning sunrise.

❄️We’re expecting 1-3” of snow tomorrow morning with 4” locally not impossible.

⚠️We anticipate our first winter weather advisory of the season later today & we will also be going live with updates this afternoon.

#INwx #INdy #snow #christmas

Driver Uninjured After Crashing Car Into PondA local man was uninjured after he reportedly lost control of his car, stru...
12/15/2020

Driver Uninjured After Crashing Car Into Pond

A local man was uninjured after he reportedly lost control of his car, struck a tree, and crashed into the pond at Mill Race Park on Monday night. At approximately 8:40 p.m., CPD officers responded to the crash and located a 2009 Toyota Corolla in the pond in the middle of the park. The officers spoke with the driver of the Toyota, Christian D. Sconce, 20, of Columbus who advised that the brakes quit working on the vehicle prior to the crash.

A witnesses reported seeing the Toyota traveling at a high rate of speed in the park prior to running off of the road, striking a tree and ultimately crashing into the pond.

Both Sconce and his passenger were uninjured.

The Bartholomew County Dive Team was activated and assisted with the investigation and removal of the vehicle from the pond.

Below is the updated ILP Wanted Poster for the month of December.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of the...
12/14/2020

Below is the updated ILP Wanted Poster for the month of December. If you have any information on the whereabouts of the remaining wanted persons please contact the CPD Intelligence Led Policing Unit via the contact information listed on the poster.

Shoplifting Suspects Arrested After PursuitTwo women were arrested on felony charges Saturday afternoon after they repor...
12/14/2020

Shoplifting Suspects Arrested After Pursuit

Two women were arrested on felony charges Saturday afternoon after they reportedly pushed two shopping carts full of merchandise out of a Columbus store without paying for them and later led Columbus police officers in a vehicle pursuit. Shortly before 3:00 p.m., while on a unrelated call, several CPD officers were flagged down by a witness who observed two women push two shopping carts full of items out of the Dollar General Store, located at 2550 Eastbrook Plaza, without paying for the merchandise. Moments later, the officers observed a passenger car with the trunk open leaving the parking lot at a high rate of speed.

The officers activated their patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and sirens and attempted to catch up to the suspects. The suspects travelled west on 25th Street and north on Herman Darlage Drive where they lost control of their vehicle which spun out and came to a stop on a concrete median at the intersection on US 31 and Herman Darlage Drive. The driver, later identified as Ashlee N. Dyer, 28, of Edinburgh, initially refused to follow commands and attempted get her vehicle off of the median but eventually stopped and turned off her car. Both Dyer and her passenger, Tiffany D. McCammon, 42, of Elizabethtown, were taken into custody.

The officers recovered a large amount of stolen merchandise valued at over $750.00 from the suspect’s vehicle which was returned to Dollar General.
Both Dyer and McCammon were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where they were remanded on the following preliminary charges:

Ashlee N. Dyer, 28, of Edinburgh; Theft (Level 6 Felony), Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle (Level 6 Felony), Driving while Suspended with a Prior Conviction (Class A Misdemeanor), Reckless Driving (Class C Misdemeanor)

Tiffany D. McCammon, 42, of Elizabethtown; Theft (Level 6 Felony)

Driver Unharmed After Crashing Into BuildingA Beech Grove woman was unharmed after she reportedly lost control of her ca...
12/14/2020

Driver Unharmed After Crashing Into Building

A Beech Grove woman was unharmed after she reportedly lost control of her car and crashed into a building early Saturday morning. At approximately 3:30 a.m., CPD officers were dispatched to Ko’s Martial Arts Academy, located at 2490 Taylor Road, in regards to the crash. When officers arrived, they observed that the driver of a 2004 Chevy Malibu had crashed into the north side of the building.

The officers spoke to the driver of the vehicle, Anna C. Gillespie, 24, who advised that she was traveling west on 25th Street and attempted to turn south on to Taylor Road when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the building. Gillespie passed field sobriety exercises administered by officers and refused medical attention at the crash scene.

Four Arrested After Thursday Armed RobberyFour suspects were arrested by local law enforcement officers after a man was ...
12/11/2020

Four Arrested After Thursday Armed Robbery

Four suspects were arrested by local law enforcement officers after a man was reportedly pistol whipped and robbed on Columbus’ north side on Thursday afternoon. At approximately 1:30 p.m., CPD officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of North National Road in regards to a robbery that just occurred. The responding officers located the robbery victim, who had been battered and struck with a handgun.

Officers obtained a description of the suspects and the vehicle they were traveling in and provided that information to area law enforcement officers. A short time later, an Indiana State Police trooper and deputies from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office located and stopped the suspects. Four suspects were taken into custody, one of whom was armed with a handgun.

The robbery victim was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for medical treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The following suspects were placed under arrest and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where they were placed on a 48 hour hold and remanded on the following preliminary charges:

Luis Javier Rivera Salaman, 37, of Seymour; Armed Robbery and Battery with a Deadly Weapon

Jorge Nelson Ramos Barbosa, 25, of Seymour; Armed Robbery and Battery with a Deadly Weapon

Giovanny Abdiel Hernandez Acevedo, 21, of Seymour; Armed Robbery and Battery with a Deadly Weapon

Emmanuel Gil Peralta, 19, of Seymour; Armed Robbery

This case remains under investigation by the Columbus Police Department Detective Division.

CPD officers responded to a roll over crash earlier this morning on County Road 450 South near County Road 175 West.  Th...
12/10/2020

CPD officers responded to a roll over crash earlier this morning on County Road 450 South near County Road 175 West. The occupants of both vehicles reported only minor injuries.

Columbus North High School student Matt Cooper stopped by CPD today as he wrapped up his senior project.  Cooper met for...
12/09/2020

Columbus North High School student Matt Cooper stopped by CPD today as he wrapped up his senior project. Cooper met for a few minutes with CPD Chief of Police Mike Richardson as well as K-9 Officer Marcus Clark and his partner Bane.

Cooper, who is also a CPD police cadet, raised over $3400 during a chili cook off in October and donated the money to the CPD K-9 training and equipment fund.

Well done.....

#seniorproject
#bcsc
#columbusnorthhighschool

Midway Street near Two Worlds Drive is closed due to a fire at the Two Worlds Condominiums.  Please avoid the area if po...
12/09/2020

Midway Street near Two Worlds Drive is closed due to a fire at the Two Worlds Condominiums. Please avoid the area if possible.

Tis the season for giving..... but nobody wants their holiday gifts stolen by a porch pirate.Each December, we see an in...
12/08/2020

Tis the season for giving..... but nobody wants their holiday gifts stolen by a porch pirate.

Each December, we see an increase in thefts of packages from porches, mailboxes, and vehicles.

To help prevent being a victim of these types of crimes, please consider the following:

1. Schedule deliveries with the shipping company

2. Add delivery instructions to keep packages off the front porch

3. Have packages left inside your garage with Amazon Key

4. Watch for deliveries and package thieves with a video doorbell

5. Pick an alternate delivery location

6. Opt for curbside pickup at a local store

7. Report suspicious persons/activity to CPD by calling 812-376-2600

ILP Traffic Stop Leads to Drug ArrestA traffic stop on Monday afternoon led to the arrest of an Elizabethtown man on sev...
12/08/2020

ILP Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

A traffic stop on Monday afternoon led to the arrest of an Elizabethtown man on several charges after he refused to cooperate with officers. At approximately 5:30 p.m., a Columbus police officer and Bartholomew County sheriff’s deputy from CPD’s Intelligence Led Policing Unit stopped the driver of a suspicious vehicle in the 1300 block of West Tellman Road. The driver, who was identified as Ronald L. Miller, 49, of Elizabethtown, exited the vehicle and began yelling at the officers. The officers attempted to detain Miller, however, he refused to cooperate. After a short scuffle, Miller was secured in handcuffs.

The officers determined that Miller’s driver’s license was suspended and located methamphetamine in Miller’s wallet. Miller was placed under arrest and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where he was remanded on the following preliminary charges:

Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)
Resisting Law Enforcement (Class A Misdemeanor)
Driving While Suspended (Class A Misdemeanor)
Disorderly Conduct (Class B Misdemeanor)

CPD officers have traveled today to Charlestown Indiana to pay respects to the family of Detective Sgt. TeJuan Johnson w...
12/07/2020

CPD officers have traveled today to Charlestown Indiana to pay respects to the family of Detective Sgt. TeJuan Johnson who passed away from complications of COVID-19.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by American Legion Post 24 in Columbus today and took home some the best fried fish anywh...
12/05/2020

Thanks to everyone who stopped by American Legion Post 24 in Columbus today and took home some the best fried fish anywhere.

Thanks to your generosity we raised over $5000 tonight for DARE once everything was done.

A special thanks to the DARE officers and volunteers who worked hard all day.

We would like also like to give a big shout out to the Columbus American Legion for their many years of support of our Dare officers and students.

The fish is hot and we are getting hungry cooking it up.Stop by the Columbus American Legion on 25th Street for today’s ...
12/04/2020

The fish is hot and we are getting hungry cooking it up.

Stop by the Columbus American Legion on 25th Street for today’s DARE DRIVE THRU FISH FUNDRAISER for a great meal.

We will be serving food until 8:00 pm or until we run out of fish.

Donations Accepted.

Address

123 Washington St
Columbus, IN
47201

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