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March Keeping ISP Bloomington Troopers & Canines Busy
Updated March 15, 2017 7:59 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Trp Allen Deel & K9 Partner Drogos.jpg
Trp Allen Deel & K9 Partner Drogos
Trp Richard Klun, K9 Partner Loki & ISP Superintendent Doug Carter.jpg
Trp Richard Klun, K9 Partner Loki with ISP Superintendent Doug Carter
ACES Squad Leader Sgt Greg Day.jpg
ACES Squad Leader Sgt Greg Day

(MONROE CO.) - The first week of March has proven extremely demanding for ISP Bloomington District Troopers and canines Drogos and Loki as they continue to heavily patrol the I-69 Construction Zone from Bloomington to Martinsville along with other areas.

Numerous traffic stops have led to the following felony and misdemeanor drug charges:

March 1 - While participating in a construction zone patrol along SR 37 in Monroe County, Trp. Chris Griggs conducted a traffic stop where signs of criminal activity were observed. Trp. Allen Deel arrived and deployed his K9, Drogos, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed marijuana. The driver was cited for possession of marijuana, driving while suspended, and two child restraint violations.

March 1 - Employees of the I-69 Partners called the ISP Bloomington Post to report a possibly intoxicated driver southbound on SR 37, near Acuff Road. The employees followed the vehicle, while troopers responded to the area. Probationary Trooper Gabe Bault caught up to the vehicle, which had made several turns off of SR 37, near Ellettsville. Trp. Matt Harris arrived shortly thereafter to assist. The driver was found to be wanted on an active parole violation warrant, while indicators of drug use were observed, including impairment of the male driver and female passenger, used syringes in plain view, and hundreds of unused syringes. Both occupants admitted to shooting up meth. The driver was arrested for OWI on controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of syringes. The female passenger was arrested for possession of meth, possession of syringes, and visiting a common nuisance.

March 1 - Trp. Chris Griggs was participating in a construction zone patrol along SR 37. He conducted a traffic stop and detected indicators of criminal activity, including smelling marijuana. Trp. Riley Nungester and Sgt. Greg Day arrived to assist. A subsequent search of the occupants and vehicle resulted in the recovery of marijuana, paraphernalia, and several Xanax bars. Trp. Griggs arrested the occupants for several drug related charges.

March 1 - Trp. Riley Nungester conducted a traffic stop, finding four occupants in the vehicle, two of which had previously been arrested by ISP for drug charges. Trp. Nungester detected indicators of criminal activity and called for assistance. Trp. Allen Deel, Trp. Caleb Garvin, Trp. Matt Harris, and Sgt. Greg Day all arrived. Trp. Deel deployed his K9, Drogos, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed a substantial quantity of methamphetamine, along with syringes, bongs, marijuana, and other paraphernalia. The narcotics were spread throughout the vehicle where each person had been sitting. Trp. Nungester arrested all four occupants on multiple drug related charges.

March 2 - The Bloomington District A.C.E.S. (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section) (Trp. Ian Portteus from Putnamville brought his K9 and also participated) conducted a dedicated criminal patrol in Owen County as part of the "6 State Trooper Patrol". Total activity generated included 61 traffic contacts, 9 criminal arrests, 1 CMV inspection, and 1 crash investigated. The following are some highlights from that patrol:

a.) Trp. Chris Griggs and Sgt. Greg Day conducted a traffic stop along SR 46 in Spencer. The driver was found to be wanted on a warrant for a probation violation. The driver was arrested for the warrant without incident.

b.) Trp. Zach Parker conducted a traffic stop along US 231 for an infraction violation. During the course of the stop, indicators of criminal activity were observed. Trp. Richard Klun deployed his K9, Loki, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in marijuana and drug paraphernalia being located. Trp. Parker cited the driver on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and driving while suspended with a prior conviction.

c.) Trp. Ian Portteus conducted a traffic stop along SR 67, near Gosport. The driver was found to be wanted on an active criminal arrest warrant. The driver was arrested for the warrant without incident.

d.) Trp. Allen Deel conducted a traffic stop along SR 43 and detected indicators of criminal activity. The driver was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Trp. Deel cited the driver on related drug charges.

e.) Trp. Chris Griggs and Sgt. Greg Day conducted a traffic stop along Main Street in Spencer. During the course of the stop, criminal indicators were observed. Trp. Allen Deel deployed his K9, Drogos, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed narcotic pills which the driver did not have a prescription. Trp. Griggs arrested the driver for possession of a narcotic drug.

f.) A Greene County deputy in plain clothes and driving an unmarked police car was following an intoxicated driver northbound on US 231 from Worthington. Several Greene County units were enroute to try and intercept the vehicle to make a stop. Trp. Chris Griggs and Sgt. Greg Day traveled to the area, located the suspect vehicle, and stopped it near the Greene/Owen County line. The subject was intoxicated on alcohol and pills. The Greene County deputy took over the investigation.

March 3 - The Bloomington District A.C.E.S. conducted a dedicated criminal patrol in Lawrence County as part of the "6 State Trooper Patrol". Total activity generated included 42 traffic contacts, 15 criminal arrests (6 felonies), 1 OWI arrest, and 2 confidential informants generated. The following are some highlights from that patrol;

a.) Trp. Riley Nungester conducted a traffic stop on Old 37, near Washboard Road. During the course of the stop, indicators of criminal activity were detected. Trp. Allen Deel deployed his K9, Drogos, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed methamphetamine and syringes. Trp. Nungester arrested the male driver for possession of methamphetamine and possession of hypodermic syringes.

b.) Trp. Chris Griggs conducted a traffic stop along 16th Street, near "R" Street in Bedford. The female driver was found to be driving while suspended with a prior conviction. The odor of marijuana was also coming from the car. A subsequent search by Trp. Allen Deel and Trp. Riley Nungester turned up marijuana and multiple items of drug paraphernalia. Trp. Griggs cited the female driver for DWS Prior. He cited the male passenger for possession of marijuana, paraphernalia, and open alcoholic beverage container.

c.) Sgt. Greg Day conducted a traffic stop on 14th Street, near "N" Street in Bedford. There were two occupants, including the driver who had never received a driver's license. The driver was also found to be intoxicated. Trp. Zach Parker arrived and conducted the OWI investigation, arresting the driver for Operator Never Licensed and OWI.

On March 3 - P/O Trooper Gabe Bault conducted a traffic stop along the SR 37 construction zone. During the stop, Trp. Bault detected indicators of criminal activity, including the odor of burned marijuana. Trp. Bault cited the male occupant for possession of marijuana.

March 4 - The Bloomington District A.C.E.S. conducted a dedicated criminal patrol in Monroe County as part of the "6 State Trooper Patrol". Total activity generated included 38 traffic contacts, 18 criminal arrests (6 felonies), and 1 K9 track with apprehension. The following are highlights of that patrol;

a.) Trp. Caleb Garvin conducted a traffic stop and detected the odor of burned marijuana. A subsequent search of the vehicle confirmed his suspicion and Trp. Garvin cited the driver for possession of marijuana.

b.) Trp. Allen Deel conducted a traffic stop along SR 46, near Curry Pike. During the course of the stop, indicators of criminal activity were observed. Trp. Matt Harris and Trp. Chris Griggs arrived for assistance. Trp. Deel deployed his K9, Drogos, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A search revealed ½ pound of marijuana. Upon questioning, the suspect admitted he had sold the marijuana and was in the process of delivering it. Trp. Deel arrested the driver for several drug charges, including dealing marijuana, as well as being a habitual traffic violator for life.

c.) Trp. Chris Griggs stopped a vehicle for speeding along Old SR 37, near Harrodsburg. Sgt. Greg Day arrived to assist. Criminal indicators were detected while both occupants told a different story on where they were coming from and what they were doing. Xanax was discovered with no prescription. Trp. Griggs arrested the suspect for possession of a controlled substance.

d.) Trp. Matt Harris conducted a traffic stop along SR 37 in the construction zone. The driver was found to be wanted on two active felony warrants out of Monroe and Brown Counties. Trp. Richard Klun deployed his K9, Loki, which indicated on the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed marijuana, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. Trp. Harris arrested the suspect on the warrants and several drug charges.

e.) Trp. Richard Klun was requested by the Bloomington Police Department for a K9 track. BPD had attempted a felony warrant service when the suspect jumped out a window and fled on foot. Trp. Klun deployed his K9, Loki, who tracked the suspect a few hundred yards and apprehended him while he hid behind bushes at an apartment complex.

f.) Trp Caleb Garvin conducted a traffic stop just inside Greene County. He detected several indicators of criminal activity and a subsequent search revealed methamphetamine and also controlled substances not prescribed. Trp. Garvin arrested the suspect on numerous drug related offenses.



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