Monthly Archives: April 2019

Court documents shed new light on suspect accused of raping two elderly women

2019-08-12T21:01:40+00:00April 30th, 2019|CBS 4, Rape, Robbery, Sex crimes, Victims of Crime|

GREENFIELD, Ind.– A man is behind bars, now linked to the sexual assault of two elderly women in Central Indiana. However court documents show, these cases may not be the first time the suspect is accused of this type of crime. Charges were filed against Samuel L. Patterson, 56, in Marion County for rape, burglary,

Man faces charges in rapes of women living at retirement communities

2019-08-12T19:39:06+00:00April 26th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Domestic violence, Rape, Sex crimes, WISH TV|

McCORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A man described by authorities as a violent sexual predator is accused of raping two elderly women living in two different retirement communities. According to News 8’s newsgathering partners at the Greenfield Daily Reporter, Samuel L. Patterson, 56, of Indianapolis, has been in the Marion County jail since February on charges of raping a 77-year-old Lawrence woman

Hancock County dispatch center earns certificate for endangered child training

2019-08-14T14:37:23+00:00April 16th, 2019|Child abuse prevention, Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind.– Dispatchers at Hancock County’s 911 call center never know who will be on the other end of the line or what danger they may find themselves in when a call comes in to their system. That dilemma may be even more difficult to navigate when a child is involved, as a youngster

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week begins in Greenfield

2019-08-12T21:11:23+00:00April 8th, 2019|CBS 4, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – Leaders in criminal justice have kicked off a week dedicated to victimization and the effects crimes have on people, their families, and the communities. National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which takes place each April, runs this year from April 7 to April 13. On Monday, Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell proclaimed

Law enforcement, prosecutor kick off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

2019-08-14T14:38:56+00:00April 8th, 2019|Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime, WXIN|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – Leaders in criminal justice have kicked off a week dedicated to victimization and the effects crimes have on people, their families, and the communities. National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which takes place each April, runs this year from April 7 to April 13. On Monday, Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell proclaimed

Events to mark Crime Victims Rights Week

2019-08-16T19:18:16+00:00April 6th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime|

HANCOCK COUNTY — Advocating for crime victims will be in the spotlight next week during a special observance to focus attention on victims’ rights. National Crime Victims Rights Week is Monday through Saturday, and local law enforcement agencies are helping spearhead activities to raise awareness. The weeklong campaign, held each year in April, is designed

ISP crime labs continue facing backlog due to increase in drug cases

2019-08-12T21:14:43+00:00April 5th, 2019|CBS 4, Police Department, Prosecutor's office|

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police crime labs are getting more cases than scientists can handle and its creating a backlog. When a police agency confiscates drugs, they are sent to one of the state’s four labs. Then, scientists test the chemical compounds to determine what the drug is specifically. Most of the cases submitted

Thousands of cases not completed at Indiana State Police crime labs

2019-08-14T14:40:27+00:00April 5th, 2019|Drug Abuse, Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, WXIN|

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police crime labs are getting more cases than scientists can handle and its creating a backlog. When a police agency confiscates drugs, they are sent to one of the state’s four labs. Then, scientists test the chemical compounds to determine what the drug is specifically. Most of the