Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

More News

February 4, 2014

Ripley County Sheriff's Office releases 2013 stats

The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office has released its 2013 activity report, according to Sheriff Tom Grills.

There were 608 criminal cases, up 58 from 2012. Out of these cases, 373 were either closed or resulted in arrest, and 235 cases remain open and under investigation. That is an increase from 2012 at roughly a 61 percent closure rating, up 5 percent. The most frequent charge was theft, just as in 2012 and previous years, with 163.

Offenses include alcohol related, 117; drug related, 86; misdemeanor/felony traffic, 42; juvenile related, 31; domestic, 126; and miscellaneous against persons/property, 324.

Deputies investigated 432 motor vehicle accidents. There were 371 property damage accidents and 61 personal injury accidents with 86 people being injured and 1one fatality. The most frequent cause of accidents was an animal in the roadway, primarily deer.

Last year, 3,291 civil process papers were served. That’s an increase of 350. Civil process includes subpoenas, summons, notification of sheriff’s sales, eviction notices, small claims actions, complaints and tax warrants. In addition, 396 warrants were served, 293 by the sheriff’s office. There were 328 firearm permits applied for or renewed through the Sheriff’s Office, an increase of 118.

Ripley County Reserve Officers worked over 1858.5 hours. They served 741 civil process notices and 15 warrants.

At the Ripley County Jail, there were 841 prisoners, an increase of 108 persons, booked into the facility. The total number of inmate beds was 102, 86 male and 16 female. This does not include 20 work release beds, a temporary holding cell, medical cell or detox cell.

For 2013, the top reasons for book-ins/offenses at the jail were for operating while intoxicated, 238; possession of marijuana, 98; possession of paraphernalia, 96; theft, 89; battery/domestic battery on law enforcement, 84; possession of cocaine/narcotic/controlled substance, 78; check deception/fraud, 77; driving while suspended, 46; no locals, hold for another facility, 45; resisting law enforcement, 39; and illegal consumption/possession of alcohol, 34.

The jail staff documented 177 177 Incidents, including inmate fights, critical medical incidents, destruction of jail property, facility trafficking, disrespecting jail staff, failure to obey rules and contraband found during shakedowns.

Text Only
More News
  • Many adult champions and blue ribbons at Franklin County 4-H Fair

    July 26, 2014

  • Westerfelds hold reunion The descendents of William and Elizabeth (Barg) Westerfeld held their annual family reunion at Liberty Park July 6. The Howard and Pat Westerfeld families were the hosts.Those attending included David and Janet Westerfeld; Sharyn Cobler; Mary Anne Wa

    July 25, 2014

  • Members encouraged to voice concerns The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 0813 met June 17 at Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg, reports Secretary Harold DeWitt. The meeting was opened by President Eva Stone followed with Kay Hineman leading the group with the Pledge

    July 25, 2014

  • Fest targets autism awareness Looking for a way to get active outdoors and help support a great cause? Join Answers for Autism volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for the 14th annual Answers for Autism Walk and Family Festival at Cox Hall Gardens, Carmel.The day,

    July 25, 2014

  • Home ownership can be a reality Owning a home is part of the American dream. For most Americans, a home is the largest single investment they will make – and the largest asset they will hold in their lifetime, reports Cindy Baker, United States Department of Agriculture single fami

    July 25, 2014

  • Lilly's new $66M GIFT initiative phase announced The sixth phase of Lilly Endowment’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative for Indiana community foundations has begun. The initiative, which began nearly 25 years ago, was designed to help local Hoosier communities develop the philanth

    July 25, 2014

  • on file The following information was obtained in conjunction and reprinted with permission from The Versailles Republican.Ripley CountyReal Estate TransfersFannie Mae to Catherine A. Grossman and James N. Grossman, property in Liberty Park Estate Phase 5, f

    July 25, 2014

  • nws - bv072214 - New Point Class of 1964 New Point School graduates gather Former New Point School students held their annual reunion at the New Point Community Center Saturday, June 28. Members from the graduating classes of 1944, 1954 and 1964 were recognized, along with approximately 100 other former students and their g

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • nws - bv072514 - hawthorne heights Street party will showcase several bands Batesville’s Say Goodbye to Summer Show Sunday, Aug. 3, will be headlined by Hawthorne Heights, reports organizer and 2014 Batesville High School graduate Evan Prunty. The end-of-summer party begins at 5 p.m. on a section of Depot Street that will be

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • spt - bv072514 - Glaub BATESVILLE MAN BIKES FOR FUN AND FITNESS

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Facebook