Thank you for that officers and dispatcher
Due to an ice covered roadway there was a four car accident this morning on the Laughery Creek Bridge, at the Dearborn/Ohio County line. Traffic was delayed for 45 minutes while the wreckage was cleaned up. The accident was investigated by Chief Deputy Dee Smith. He was assisted by Dearborn County Sheriff's Office, Indiana State Police and Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department.
It is being reported another IRS phone scam is happening. When you answer your phone a recording comes on telling you the IRS has been trying to get ahold of you about an urgent matter. The recording gives you a phone number to call back. THIS IS A SCAM. You do not need to call the phone number back. If you happen to actually talk to someone tell them that you are in contact with your local Sheriff's Office and usually they will hang up. We actually got one of these calls at the Sheriff's Office today!
DEARBORN COUNTY JAIL OFFICER OPENING
FULL TIME JAIL OFFICER POSITION OPENINGS
March 6, 2018
The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Jail Officer.
Applicants will be required to submit to a background investigation, physical fitness testing, interview,
drug screening and other procedures that may be deemed appropriate.
Applications and the Authorization and Release for Criminal Background Check forms can be obtained
from www.dearborncountysheriff.org. Resumes will be accepted only if accompanied by a completed
application and a completed background check form. Deadline for applications is March 30, 2018.
The starting annual salary is $31,434.00 with an hourly rate of $15.11. Salary increases are possible if
required performance and training requirements are met. Benefits are also included.
* Must be a resident citizen of the United States
* Must be at least 21 years old to apply
* Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate
* Cannot have a felony conviction
* Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence
* Must possess a valid driver’s license
* Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military
* Must pass a physical agility test
* Must pass a mandatory drug screening test
* Must successfully complete jail officer training within a year of employment date
Dearborn County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our thoughts and prayers are going out to the family of Deputy Jacob Pickett and the Boone County Indiana Sheriff’s Office💙
Deputy Jacob Pickett, Boone County Indiana Sheriff's Office, will not survive the injuries he sustained after getting shot in the line of duty while assisting L...ebanon police this morning. Deputy Jacob Pickett’s body is being preserved so his organs can be donated.
Police say all three suspects believed to be involved are in custody.
Deputy Pickett was a husband and a father of two children, ages 3 and 4. He worked for the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office before he was hired in Boone County. He worked hard to become a K-9 officer and was with his K-9 Brick at the time of the shooting.
Both lanes of 262 are now open from Rising Sun to Dillsboro.
SR 56 and SR 156 are still closed....
262 is still down to one lane but IDOT is making repairs to it today.
Ohio County is on an Orange Travel Advisory. This means that conditions are threatening to the public. During an orange advisory only essential travel such as travel to and from work or in an emergency situation is recommended. Emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.
The pictures below are of road slippage on 262 between Hartford Pike and Milton Bear Branch Road. This area is down to one lane. If you have to get out please use caution.
Be safe everyone!
Ohio County is on an Orange Travel Advisory. This means that conditions are threatening to the public. During an orange advisory only essential travel such as t...ravel to and from work or in an emergency situation is recommended. Emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.
UPDATE ON THEFT:
The Ohio County Sheriff's Office has more information on the theft that occured February 15 on Old State Road 56 in French. Below are photos we believe to be a person of interest in this case. If anyone can identify this person or has any additional information please contact the Ohio County Sheriff's Office at 812-438-3636
A theft from a vehicle occurred early morning February 15 on Old State Road 56 in French. A purse and tools were taken from an unlocked vehicle. If anyone observed anything suspicious during that time please notify the Ohio County Sheriff's Office at 812-438-3636.
Sheriff Potts would like to remind everyone to keep their vehicles locked.
On February 13 Sheriff Glen Potts and Chief Deputy Dee Smith attended an interactive pipeline safety training at the Dearborn Country Club put on by Paradigm. The training informed them of all the major pipelines that run through Ohio County and their locations. There was also scenario training that provided information on the proper response to the hazards of a pipeline emergency and how to effectively control the situation. This type of training is essential to providing the best service to the citizens and visitors of Ohio County in the case of an emergency.
Sheriff Glen Potts appoints Dee Smith as the Chief Deputy of Ohio County. Dee Smith will be replacing former Chief Deputy Chad Oakes who accepted a new position with a federal agency. Dee Smith has many years of experience. Smith was appointed as an Ohio County Deputy by Sheriff Jim Conner in January 1984, where he worked as a deputy until March of 1986. In 1986 Deputy Smith obtained a position with the Rising Sun Police Department, where he held the rank of Sergeant and Chie...f of Police. Deputy Smith left the field of law enforcement for approximately 10 years while employed at Brown Tool and Die in Rising Sun. Deputy Smith was not content working outside of law enforcement and in 2003 Dee Smith was appointed as a deputy under Sheriff Francis (Swede) Colen, Smith also worked two terms under Sheriff Eldon Fancher. Sheriff Glen Potts says no deputy knows Ohio County any better than Deputy Smith.
Chief Deputy Smith, along with Sergeant Zach Brown, will assist in the day to day supervision of the Sheriff’s Office.
Ohio County Sheriff Glen Potts says an arrest has been made in a burglary that occured on or around October 2, 2017 at 3445 State Road 56 North. KEVIN WILSON, 35, of Patriot Indiana, has been arrested on the charge of Burglary and Theft with a Prior. Wilson is being held in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. An initial hearing was held January 26, 2018. Bond was set in the amount of $50,000 surety and $1,500 cash.
Sheriff Glen Potts says several items have been recovered, including numerous power tools and speakers.
The Ohio County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the public that the fact that a person has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.