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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

Hancock County mom calls for stricter laws after she says son ingested cocaine during visit with dad

2019-08-14T14:41:51+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Drug Abuse, Fox 59, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A mom in Hancock County is pushing for stricter laws after she says her baby ingested cocaine. Jennifer Trattner supports Senate Bill 323 which is making its way through the state legislature. She's motivated by what she calls a painful few years. Her 2-year-old son Asher is active. He constantly plays

Zoey’s Place looking for a home and to secure funding

2019-08-16T19:20:39+00:00March 28th, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Victims of Crime|

HANCOCK COUNTY — Giving abused children in Hancock County a safe place to share their stories is what Zoey’s Place is all about. Bridget Foy, who specializes in sex crime cases for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, is spearheading efforts along with several local officials to finally get Zoey’s Place — the Hancock County Child Advocacy Center

New Hancock County deputy prosecutor being hired to help with influx of cases

2019-08-12T20:59:20+00:00February 27th, 2019|CBS 4, Prosecutor's office|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – The Hancock County Council approved funding for a new deputy prosecutor after a request from the county’s prosecutor, Brent Eaton. Eaton was noticing a dramatic increase in cases and he felt this hire would help their office with the workload. "We are swamped," he said. "You are always swimming upstream