January 4, 2019


Bedford Police Department
Arrests – Jan. 3

  • 3:18 p.m. Shannon Rishforth, 41, 1522 10th St., resisting arrest, public intoxication, disorderly conduct
  • 12:19 p.m. John Johnson, 21, 2110 Norton Lane, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug

Incidents – Jan. 3

  • 8:56 a.m. Theft at WalMart
  • 8:52 p.m. Agency assist in the 10 block of Fort Ritner Road
  • 8:20 p.m. Officers were out with a person at Wilson Park
  • 8:07 p.m. Traffic stop at Sand Pit and Mitchell roads
  • 7:27 a.m. Traffic stop at Mitchell Road and 30th Street
  • 7:23 p.m. Officers made extra patrols in the 800 block of US 50 East
  • 7:06 a.m. Traffic stop at 14th and L streets
  • 7 p.m. Parking problem at Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street
  • 6:45 p.m. Suspicious person at I and 25th streets
  • 6:41 p.m. Officers were out with a person at Mitchell Road and 28th Street
  • 6:17 p.m. Parking problem at O and Sixth streets
  • 5:46 p.m. 911 call investigation at JC Penney
  • 5:12 p.m. Traffic stop at M and 15th streets
  • 4:01 p.m. Medical emergency in the 3500 block of Maul Ridge Road
  • 3:54 p.m. Report of a child missing at Bedford Middle School. The child was to be picked up by a parent, but instead had gotten on the bus
  • 3:18 p.m. Report of a woman throwing rocks in the 1800 block of O Street. A female was arrested
  • 3:06 p.m. Report of a suspicious person in the 1900 block of 11th Street
  • 3:04 p.m. Request for an officer in the 930 block of I Street
  • 3 p.m. Request for a welfare check in the 2600 block of Sanders Lane
  • 1:59 p.m. Street blocked at N and 25th streets
  • 1:51 p.m. Theft at Kindred Spirits
  • 12:21 p.m. 911 hangup from a vacant building in the 1610 block of 25th Street
  • 12:19 p.m. School Resource officer at Bedford North Lawrence High School reported an incident. A male, 15, of Springville, was cited for possession of a tobacco product
  • 12:19 p.m. Report of possible drug activity in the 2620 block of Clover Lane. A male was arrested
  • 12 p.m. Report of a suspicious person at Total Tan
  • 11:38 a.m. An information report was taken at Bedford Middle School
  • 11:13 a.m. Alarm testing at IU Health Sleep Study
  • 10:35 a.m. Disturbance in the 1800 block of O Street
  • 9:35 a.m. Medical emergency in the 520 block of R Street. An IU Health Hospital ambulance responded
  • 8:13 a.m. 911 hangup call from a vacant building in the 1610 block of 25th Street
  • 8:04 a.m. Alarm testing at IU Health Hospital
  • 7:23 a.m. School patrols
  • 4:40 a.m. 911 hangup call from a vacant building in the 1610 block of 25th Street
  • 2:44 a.m. Officers were out with a person at 16th and J streets
  • 2:27 a.m. Officers were out with a person at State Road 37 and Fifth Street
  • 1:14 a.m. Traffic stop at 16th and J streets

Incidents – Jan. 2

  • 11:38 p.m. Traffic stop at State Road 37 and 29th Street. Sarah Westhafer, 32, Paoli, driving while driver’s license suspended
  • 11:15 p.m. Medical emergency in the 1010 block of 17th Street. An IU Health Hospital ambulance responded
  • 11:14 p.m. Request for a welfare check in the 1920 block of 15th Street

Accidents – Jan. 3

  • 4:03 p.m. Property damage accident at State Road 37 and 16th Street
  • 3:23 p.m. Property damage accident at 16th and Beech streets
  • 6:13 a.m. Property damage accident at Fifth and L streets
  • 6:08 a.m. Property damage accident at Oolitic Road and Ike Underwood Lane

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department
Arrests – Jan. 3

  • 1:45 p.m. Justin Burns, 36, 1612 7th St., wanted on a warrant for petition to revoke
  • 10:15 a.m. Todd Montgomery, 30, Mitchell, wanted on a warrant for petition to revoke
  • 9:48 a.m. Michael Critser, 52, 2406 State Road 158, domestic battery

Incidents – Jan. 3

  • 6:18 a.m. Alarm sounding in the 5000 block of State Road 37 at Crossroads Church
  • 7:17 a.m. Traffic stop at State Road 37 and Woodville Road
  • 8:05 a.m. Medical emergency in the 2800 block of Coveyville Road. A 71-year-old female was choking
  • 8:50 a.m. A resident in the 2810 block of Teke Burton Drive reported stalking
  • 9:21 a.m. Fire alarm sounding in the 4330 block of Old State Road 37
  • 9:48 a.m. Battery in the 2770 block of Coveyville Road. The male had left the home after injuring a woman. He is driving a green Dodge pickup westbound towards Bedford. The male was found in Silverville and arrested
  • 9:50 a.m. A person was on station to speak to an officer about an accident that happened on New Year’s Day
  • 10:29 a.m. Request for a welfare check on a woman in the 890 block of State Road 58 East. The woman was fine
  • 10:32 a.m. Request for animal control to the 490 block of Stevens Lane. The neighbor’s dog was running loose
  • 12:08 p.m. Request for animal control to the 1350 block of Harrodsburg Road. There were four sheep in the caller’s yard
  • 12:56 p.m. Officers made extra patrols on Old State Road 37
  • 12:58 p.m. Controlled fire in the 1360 block of State Road 158
  • 12:58 p.m. Request for a welfare check on US 50 West near railroad tracks in Huron. The caller says a young girl around 4 or 5-years-old was outside at the end of the driveway next to the highway unsupervised. The child is not wearing a coat or clothes appropriate for the weather. Police were unable to locate the child
  • 1:14 p.. Traffic stop at 8320 block of Start Road 45
  • 1:25 p.m. Request for animal control in the 370 block of Mundell Estates for two stray cats
  • 2:39 p.m. Traffic stop at State Road 37 near Sherman Williams
  • 2:45 p.m. Report of vandalism to a building in the 200 block of West Warren Street
  • 2:50 p.m. Officers made extra patrols at Needmore Elementary
  • 3:18 p.m. Document service in the 700 blcok of 27th Street
  • 3:25 p.m. Traffic stop in the 1300 block of West Main Street. The driver was cited for speeding
  • 3:33 p.m. Citizen dispute over property lines in the 380 block of Knob Creek Road.
  • 3:38 p.m. Traffic stop at Teke Burton Drive and West Main Street. A driver was cited for speeding
  • 4:06 p.m. Medical emergency in the 3500 block of Maul Ridge Road. A 30-year-old female reported her knee has popped out of the socket
  • 4:20 p.m. Traffic stop in the 100 block of South 8th Street at the library. The driver was cited for having no valid driver’s license and no registration
  • 4:20 p.m. Report of vandalism in the 3610 block of State Road 60 East. The caller reported her boyfriend had damaged her doorway and other parts of the home
  • 4:35 p.m. Report of an erratic driver in a maroon semi traveling eastbound on State Road 60 West, east of the split
  • 4:46 p.m. Traffic stop in the 2410 block of John Williams Road. The driver was cited for driving while driver’s license suspended
  • 5:30 p.m. Traffic stop at State Road 37 and Patton Hill Road
  • 5:37 p.m. Theft in the 430 block of Poplar Way. A male reported another male has stolen his wife’s debit card and is making purchases without permission.
  • 5:55 p.m. Report of an erratic driver in a silver Toyota northbound on State Road 37 coming into Mitchell
  • 6 p.m. Report of an erratic driver in a white pickup southbound on State Road 37 at the Avoca light
  • 6:12 p.m. Request for officer to assist a woman on a house check in the 320 block of Riverview Addition. The woman says when she left the house it was secure, but now there are lights on. Police found no problem
  • 6:29 p.m. Theft of toolbox and speaker box and vandalism to two pickups in the 1300 block of Popcorn Road
  • 6:32 p.m. Traffic stop at State Road 37, south of US 50
  • 6:36 p.m. Traffic stop at Springville Judah Road and Burkwood Hills
  • 6:52 p.m. Request for animal control to the eastbound for State Road 54 just east of Red Hill Addition for a cow in the roadway
  • 7:45 p.m. A female was on station to report a battery
  • 7:55 p.m. 911 call reporting two vehicles racing southbound on State Road 37 from the Co-Op
  • 8:06 p.m. Theft in the 1010 block of Lafayette Avenue
  • 8:10 p.m. Warrant service in the 430 block of Poplar Way
  • 8:31 p.m. Report of an erratic driver in a semi eastbound on State Road 60, east of the split
  • 8:38 p.m. Medical emergency in the 9500 block of State Road 58 East
  • 8:40 p.m. Request for officer to look for a possible suicidal female who left a home in the 2400 block of I Street in a black Mazda. The caller says the female left a suicide note
  • 8:41 p.m. Officers made extra patrols on Patton Hill Road after a male had made threats to harm a couple
  • 8:52 p.m. Report of an erratic driver in a red pickup southbound on State Road 446
  • 9:18 p.m. Unwanted person in the 900 block of CapStone Trace. The caller says a male was digging around a post at her gate
  • 9:39 p.m. Agency assist in the 3610 block of State Road 37 at the Shell station
  • 10:02 p.m. Report of a suspicious person in the 770 block of Fayetteville Owensburg Road. The caller says a male in dark clothing had his pants down in front of the woman’s home. The woman does not know the man.
  • 10:18 p.m. Medical emergency in the 100 block of Mount Pleasant Road. A 75-year-old male was ill
  • 10:47 p.m. Report of an erratic driver in a large blue Chevrolet northbound on State Road 37
  • 10:51 p.m. Report of a noise complaint in the 170 block of Dale Street. The caller says young kids are yelling and screaming and waking her child
  • 10:59 p.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle in the 5330 block of Old Farm Road
  • 11:02 p.m. Disabled vehicle in the 10050 block of State Road 37 at the dealerships
  • 11:33 p.m. Police made extra patrols in Springville
  • 11:34 p.m. Traffic stop on State Road 37, south of the drive-in
  • 11:36 p.m. House fire in the 1140 block of West an Street. Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department and Orleans VFD responded along with the Red Cross
  • 11:39 p.m. Report of an unwanted person in the 170 block of Eastern Heights Drive. The caller says her ex-boyfriend is outside her home

Incidents – Jan. 4

  • 12:35 a.m. Medical emergency in the 930 block of Tulip Street. A 52-year-old male was suffering chest pains
  • 1:30 a.m. Lift assist in the 1070 block of Sugar Hill
  • 2:22 a.m. Disabled vehicle in the 10050 block of State Road 37 at the dealerships
  • 3:20 a.m. Medical emergency in the 1440 block of Leatherwood Road. An 86-year-old male fell

Accidents – Jan. 3

  • 5:57 a.m. Property damage accident at State Road 37, south of Johnny Junxion
  • 8:49 p.m. Accident with unknown injuries in the 10 block of Fort Ritner Road
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