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Woman injured in hit-and-run

October 28, 2013

A female pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run incident Monday at about 6:30 a.m. when a red van struck her while she was crossing North High School Road at West 34th Street. Indianapolis police say the van stopped briefly before taking off. The woman was conscious after being hit and was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
 

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Bisard defense wants testimony struck

October 25, 2013

David Bisard’s attorneys on Friday asked the judge overseeing his reckless-homicide trial to strike testimony from an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department witness who received e-mailed summaries of court proceedings. Judge John Surbeck told attorneys he was not inclined to strike testimony, but would consider the request. The prosecution is expected to rest its case Monday. Defense attorneys have listed 113 potential witnesses. Prosecutors say Bisard was drunk when crashed his squad car into a group of motorcyclists in August 2010, killing one.
 

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Man faces voyeurism charges

October 25, 2013

Indianapolis police arrested a 37-year-old man Thursday afternoon at a west-side Walmart after he aimed his mobile phone up female customers’ dresses and recorded images. Shawn Dean faces voyeurism charges for allegedly taking photos or videos of an 11-year-old girl and 21-year-old woman. He was observed by a security guard at the Walmart in the 4500 block of Lafayette Road.
 

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Two gas stations robbed at gunpoint

October 25, 2013

Hamilton County police are looking for an armed man who held up two gas stations less than a mile apart early Friday. The first robbery took place at a Circle K at 106th Street and College Avenue about 12:30 a.m. The second occurred about two hours later at a Marathon at 96th Street and College. The suspect escaped on foot from both locations with money from the cash registers.
 

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Whiteland burglary suspect nabbed

October 24, 2013

Police on Tuesday arrested a Johnson County man suspected of a burglary spree in Whiteland. Christopher Mars, 27, initially was arrested on a warrant for probation revocation. During a subsequent search of his car and home, officers found numerous items taken during several home and vehicle robberies early Monday or late Sunday. Items recovered included a chainsaw, GPS equipment, an MP3 player and a violin. Mars also was in possession of a controlled substance.
 

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Police seek young robbers

October 24, 2013

Indianapolis police are investigating an armed robbery involving an unusually young suspect. The victims, a family of four, were unloading groceries from their van Wednesday outside their apartment in the 5700 block of West 43rd Street when they were robbed by two males. The victims said the gunman was about 18 and his accomplice looked about 8 or 9. The pair ran off with a cell phone, wallet and purse.
 

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Lawrence fires shelter manager

October 24, 2013

The city of Lawrence fired an animal control officer after dead and malnourished animals were discovered among filthy conditions at the shelter. Two dead dogs and a cat were found Tuesday night by police officers investigating a vandalism call involving broken windows at the facility. The fired worker, David A. Ross Jr., 49, was the shelter’s only employee and could face charges. At least 11 animals remain at the shelter.
 

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Police official reprimanded in court

October 23, 2013

A major in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was reprimanded in court Wednesday morning for emailing command staff detailed summaries of witness testimony from the David Bisard trial. Judge John Surbeck called Greg Bieberich to the stand and ordered him to cease all email communications about the trial. Bisard, an Indianapolis cop, is charged with reckless homicide, drunken driving and other crimes related to a 2010 crash that killed one person and injured two others.
 

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Blaze destroys former tavern

October 23, 2013

A fire that broke out at about 2 a.m. Wednesday destroyed the vacant JT’s Ritter Inn building on the southeast side. The building at Ritter Avenue and Brookville was previously home to the restaurant and tavern popular with Navistar International factory workers, but has been closed for about two years. The cause of the blaze is being investigated.   
 

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Robbery suspect tracked with iPhone

October 23, 2013

Indianapolis police used an iPhone app to track down an armed robbery suspect Tuesday. Christopher Woods, 23, was taken into custody for allegedly stealing a purse containing the phone from a 29-year-old woman at gunpoint at about 10:30 p.m. in the 900 block of East 62nd Street in Broad Ripple. Woods was tracked using the “Find My iPhone” app to the 4900 block of South Hillside Avenue and apprehended after a short car and foot chase. Police recovered the purse and found an unlicensed handgun on the suspect.  
 

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Carmel woman reported missing

October 22, 2013

Carmel police are searching for a woman who has been missing for five days. Natalya Kuznetsova, 44, was last seen at The Fresh Market, 2490 E. 146th St., on Oct. 17. The 5-foot-8, 150-pound woman has brown hair and brown eyes. She drives a tan Buick Rendezvous with Indiana license plate 201CBQ.
 

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Fishers police seek gunman

October 22, 2013

Fishers police are seeking a man who tried to rob a homeowner just before 7 a.m. in a neighborhood west of Allisonville Road between 96th and 106th streets. The suspect, who wore a black hoodie, approached the victim at his mailbox, said he had a gun, and demanded cash. He fled the scene when he discovered the resident had no money. Police closed several roads in the area during the search, and put two schools and a retirement home on lockdown.
 

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Man shot to death on east side

October 22, 2013

An 18-year-old male was fatally shot in the head Tuesday at an east-side intersection. Indianapolis police found the man’s body in the street on Langley Avenue near Keystone Avenue shortly after 12:30 a.m. Homicide detectives are investigating.
 

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Frost warning issued for area

October 21, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for roughly the northern third of Indiana for Tuesday morning. The state’s central third will be under a frost warning. The weather service says a cold front moving across the state Monday could push low temperatures in parts of northern Indiana to 29 degrees early Tuesday. That could kill sensitive outdoor plants.
 

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Man dies in hit-and-run

October 21, 2013

Indianapolis police are looking for the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian about 3:15 a.m. Monday at Meridian and 22nd streets. A witness said a silver or black car drove from the scene. The victim was described as a male in his 50s.
 

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Wayne might be done for season

October 21, 2013

ESPN is reporting that Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne won’t be back this season after the knee injury he suffered in Sunday night’s 39-33 home victory over the Denver Broncos. Wayne was injured with 7:15 left in the game. The 34-year-old receiver was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. Wayne has played in 189 straight NFL games.
 

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Veteran's hospital evacuated

October 18, 2013
Several hundred patients and workers were evacuated from parts of Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis until emergency crews determined a suspicious package posed no threat. The alert was lifted nearly three hours after the package was reported about 8 a.m. Friday. Details about the package weren't immediately released.
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Shuttle driver survives accident

October 18, 2013
An airport shuttle driver somehow managed to survive with minor injuries Thursday after he ran under the back of a stalled box truck, causing an impact that sheared off his vehicle’s roof. The accident happened near the airport on southbound Interstate 465 about 9:30 p.m. Emergency workers took about 10 minutes to extricate the shuttle driver.
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Police arrest two on murder charges

October 18, 2013
Police have arrested two men in connection with the death of Indianapolis man David McMiller, 28, who was killed March 6 in front of his three children inside Lynhurst Park Apartments on the southwest side. Elijah Moore, 22, and Jordan Heath-Gentry, 18, face charges of murder and robbery. Both are being held without bond.
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South split reopens early

October 17, 2013
The stretch of Interstates 65 and 70 through downtown Indianapolis known as the south split reopened Thursday after closing in early September so the roadway could be lowered under seven bridges. The opening beat the completion deadline by 15 days. The contractor on the $12 million project is eligible for a $60,000-a-day bonus for each day it beat the deadline.
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Man fatally shot in drug raid

October 17, 2013
A Carmel police officer assigned to the Metro Drug Task Force fatally shot a suspect during a raid on the west side of Indianapolis early Thursday. The shooting took place at 6:05 a.m. at Westlake Apartments, south of 10th Street and west of Lynhurst Drive. The names of the suspect and the officer were not released. Investigators say the suspect pointed his gun at officers before being shot. The raid was part of a long-term investigation into marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine dealing.
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Explosion suspects get separate trials

October 17, 2013
The suspects in last year’s deadly explosion on the southeast side of Indianapolis can have separate trials, a judge ruled Thursday. The lawyers for defendants Monserrate Shirley and Mark Leonard requested separate trials because they are expected to mount different defense strategies. A third suspect—Leonard’s half-brother Bob Leonard—did not request a separate trial. Prosecutors wanted the three to be tried together, claiming they worked as a team to blow up Shirley’s house and collect insurance money. The explosion killed two people and damaged 86 houses in the Richmond Hill neighborhood.
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Hit-and-run suspect apprehended

October 16, 2013
Indianapolis police arrested Charles Foster, 33, early Wednesday morning after the man led them on a short chase in a minivan, and then on foot. Police arrived around 1:30 a.m. at the site of a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of East 10th and Rural streets, where they found a bicyclist who had been seriously injured. They saw a minivan believed to be involved in the accident run a red light nearby and gave chase. After crashing into a retaining wall, Foster fled the vehicle. Officers subdued him with pepper spray and took him to Wishard Hospital for evaluation.
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Judge dismisses juror in Bisard trial

October 16, 2013
A juror was excused Wednesday morning from the trial of Indianapolis police officer David Bisard, after he informed the court of a conversation that might prejudice him against the defendant. Bisard is charged with nine felony counts, including reckless homicide and drunken driving, in the 2010 death of a motorist. Identified as Juror No. 35, seat 9, the man said that after he was selected as a juror, he overheard a co-worker claiming to have inside information about Bisard’s guilt and commenting on Bisard’s drunk-driving charge from earlier this year. Allen County Judge John Surbeck dismissed the juror.
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Police seek missing Noblesville teen

October 15, 2013
Noblesville police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 15-year-old who has been missing since early this month. Jordan Sheppard ran from his mother’s vehicle in the area of 16 S. 10th St. at about 10:15 p.m. Oct. 4 and never came home. Anyone with information on the teen should call the police department at (317) 773-1300.
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  2. These activist liberal judges have gotten out of control. Thankfully we have a sensible supreme court that overturns their absurd rulings!

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  5. I am troubled with this whole string of comments as I am not sure anyone pointed out that many of the "high paying" positions have been eliminated identified by asterisks as of fiscal year 2012. That indicates to me that the hospitals are making responsible yet difficult decisions and eliminating heavy paying positions. To make this more problematic, we have created a society of "entitlement" where individuals believe they should receive free services at no cost to them. I have yet to get a house repair done at no cost nor have I taken my car that is out of warranty for repair for free repair expecting the government to pay for it even though it is the second largest investment one makes in their life besides purchasing a home. Yet, we continue to hear verbal and aggressive abuse from the consumer who expects free services and have to reward them as a result of HCAHPS surveys which we have no influence over as it is 3rd party required by CMS. Peel the onion and get to the root of the problem...you will find that society has created the problem and our current political landscape and not the people who were fortunate to lead healthcare in the right direction before becoming distorted. As a side note, I had a friend sit in an ED in Canada for nearly two days prior to being evaluated and then finally...3 months later got a CT of the head. You pay for what you get...

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