Prosecutor’s office

County child support office recognized by state

2019-11-15T17:54:21+00:00November 12th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime|

HANCOCK COUNTY — It’s a difficult job, full of multiple responsibilities, but the group of people who work for Hancock County Child Support Services know that without their efforts, children will struggle. The department is part of the Hancock County prosecutor’s office and is led by Susan Sherwood, the child support director. Sherwood has developed

‘No shame, no blame, no names’: ‘Baby Box’ installed in Fortville

2019-11-15T17:51:37+00:00October 24th, 2019|Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Neglect, Prosecutor's office|

FORTVILLE — The door recently installed at Vernon Township’s new fire station isn’t big like the bay doors spanning its large garage. Instead, it’s just big enough to place a baby in the container inside. That container, which is equipped with heating and cooling features, immediately locks after a baby is placed inside. A circuit

County moves forward on $5 million bond

2019-11-15T17:59:22+00:00October 16th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Police Department, Prosecutor's office|

GREENFIELD — The county commissioners have a laundry list of projects on which they may spend bond proceeds over the next few years, from body scanners and radios to upgrades of several county buildings. Hancock County plans to issue a $5 million general obligation bond — funded through property taxes — before the end of

Drug court approaches 15 years of community work, celebrates new graduate

2019-08-16T19:16:30+00:00August 13th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Prosecutor's office|

HANCOCK COUNTY — She was all smiles, and so was everyone standing with her during a graduation celebration at the Hancock County Courthouse. Lisa Kane has taken concrete steps forward by grabbing control of her life, with the help from county officials whose goal is to rehabilitate addicts. Kane, 42, Greenfield, was the 101st person

Docs: Man threatened to kill highway department workers over flowers

2019-08-12T19:48:38+00:00July 9th, 2019|Murder, Prosecutor's office, WISH TV|

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — A man in Hancock County faces criminal charges for threatening to kill Highway Department workers. Prosecutors say it started in a dispute over flowers. According to the probable cause affidavit, the situation escalated very quickly and prosecutors say it could be potentially harmful if they didn’t pursue charges. 69-year-old

2 Greenfield students in custody after shooting threat to graduation practice

2019-08-12T19:45:23+00:00June 8th, 2019|Murder, Prosecutor's office, WISH TV|

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — A man in Hancock County faces criminal charges for threatening to kill Highway Department workers. Prosecutors say it started in a dispute over flowers. According to the probable cause affidavit, the situation escalated very quickly and prosecutors say it could be potentially harmful if they didn’t pursue charges. 69-year-old

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