Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

April 25, 2014

Thefts continue to be Batesville problem

The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — The Batesville Police Department tallied 45 primary offenses in March, according to a CrimeStar Law Enforcement Records Management System report issued by Chief Stan Holt.

Keeping with the recent trend, thefts led the number of incidents with eight. Officers also conducted five welfare checks of individuals after requests.

Six warrants were served and three were arrested for domestic battery.

There were two cases in each of these offense categories: invasion of privacy, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and drug overdose investigation.

One case was reported in each of these categories: burglary, residential entry, juvenile delinquent crime, delinquency due to leaving home, battery, mischief, identity deception, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession or consumption of alcohol, operator never licensed, driving while suspended with a prior, operating a vehicle with a breath alcohol content of .15, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering, domestic dispute, nonmoving violation and supplemental case report.

Police dispatchers answered 734 calls for service last month. The most were for 237 officer traffic stops and 113 requests for Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles data. Officers checked out 40 alarm calls, 23 suspicious activities and persons, 21 VIN checks, four traffic problems and two parking complaints.

They responded to 16 traffic accidents, 13 animal complaints, 11 personal crimes, seven domestic cases and five property crimes. There also were reports of 12 lost and found items, nine drunk drivers and pedestrians, eight disabled vehicles, eight civil disputes, three mental health issues and one physical fight.

Seven arrived at BPD in March to get fingerprinted for jobs and five to receive handgun permits.