VCSO: Wanted Wisconsin Sex Offender Arrested in Evansville

DATE: October 28, 2021SUBJECT: Wanted Wisconsin Sex Offender Arrested in EvansvilleRELEASE NUMBER: 2021-NR-1028AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding On October 25th, 2021, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, comprised of Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies and Indiana State Police officers, arrested Dakota Robert Myer on the north side of Evansville.  Myer has an extensive violent criminal history and was wanted […]

ISP: State Police Encourage Safe Travels During Fall Harvest

Harvest season is here and for some that means visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards, but we want to remind motorists that harvest season also means farmers will begin harvesting this year’s corn and soybean crops. That means more slow-moving agricultural equipment will be traveling on Indiana’s rural roads and highways. We want to remind […]

VCSO: Six Hour Stand-off with Fugitive Ends in Arrest


DATE: August 30, 2021SUBJECT: Six Hour Stand-off with Fugitive Ends in ArrestRELEASE NUMBER: 2021-NR-0831BCONTACT: Major Jason AshworthAUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding On August 30th, 2021, members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force developed information that Larry J. Ames, 49, was a house on Evansville’s east side. Ames was wanted on warrants stemming from  his arrest […]

VCSO: Felon Apprehended Following Chase


DATE: August 30, 2021SUBJECT: Felon Apprehended Following ChaseRELEASE NUMBER: 2021-NR-0830CONTACT: Major Jason AshworthAUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding On August 30th, 2021, law enforcement personnel assigned to the Evansville-Vanderburgh CountyDrug Task Force observed Roger Dale Hoops Jr. on the Lloyd Expressway near Fielding Road. Itwas known that Mr. Hoops had an active felony warrant for methamphetamine possession. Officersattempted to stop Mr. Hoops […]

VCSO: DUI CHECKPOINT WARNING: Sobriety Checkpoint Planned


DATE: Thursday, September 2ndSUBJECT: DUI CheckpointRELEASE NUMBER: 2021-NR-021CONTACT: Lt. Matt CornAUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Thursday, September 2nd from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM on September 3rd, 2021. Law enforcement officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Evansville Police Department will join together […]

Intersection Paving Scheduled for US 41 & SR 57


VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions for the intersection of U.S. 41 and State Road 57 for a paving project. Beginning on or around Monday, Aug. 30, contractors will close the driving lane of U.S. 41 at the intersection of S.R. 57. Also included in this closure is the […]

VCSO: Serious Crash on Darmstadt Road Injures Three People


DATE: Wednesday, April 21, 2021SUBJECT: Serious Crash on Darmstadt Road Injures Three PeopleRELEASE NUMBER: 2021-NR-018CONTACT: Sheriff Dave WeddingAUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding At approximately 10:40 this morning the Evansville Police Department attempted to stop a white Dodge Ram for a traffic infraction near the intersection of Morgan Avenue and Oak Hill Road. The driver, identified as Michael Johnson, fled the traffic […]

Bridge Construction to Close North St Joe Ave at Meier Rd Until August.


From Vanderburgh County Engineer: Beginning on April 19, 2021, Republic Services will close St. Joseph Avenue at Meier Road. The closure is being done to allow Republic Services to build a bridge on St. Joseph Avenue immediately south of Meier Road. The bridge will allow Republic’s landfill trucks to pass under St. Joseph Avenue. The road closure is […]

VCSO: Habitual Traffic Violator Attempts to Flee from Deputies


DATE: Friday, March 26, 2021SUBJECT: Habitual Traffic Violator Attempts to Flee from DeputiesRELEASE NUMBER: 2021-NR-014CONTACT: Sheriff Dave WeddingAUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding On March 26th, 2021, at approximately 1155 hours a Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a black Chevy Malibu driving 80 MPH in the posted 70 MPH zone between Mile Markers 18 and 17. The driver refused to […]