Mayor tabs veteran officer as next police chief

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The city’s deputy police chief will succeed the police chief at the start of next year. Michael Richardson has been selected by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop to become Columbus Police Department’s next chief. Richardson, who has been with CPD about 25 years, will assume the role on Jan. 1. Chief Jon Rohde announced

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Mayor tabs veteran officer as next police chief

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The city’s deputy police chief will succeed the police chief at the start of next year. Michael Richardson has been selected by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop to become Columbus Police Department’s next chief. Richardson, who has been with CPD about 25 years, will assume the role on Jan. 1. Chief Jon Rohde announced

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Complaints about Brighter Days tail off after year

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The complaints by residents and business owners about the Brighter Days emergency housing shelter have quieted over a year’s time. Last summer, about 200 residents and business owners signed a petition asking that Brighter Days, located at 421 Mapleton St., be moved out from their neighborhood. When 20 people showed up for

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Local man arrested on meth-related charges

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A Columbus man was arrested on felony drug charges after he was seen speeding in a vehicle in a Columbus alleyway. A Columbus Police Department officer observed Trey A. Smith, 24, of 1520 Sycamore St., driving at a high rate of speed in an alley near the 1500 block of 19th Street early

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Argument involving stolen gun leads to local man’s arrest

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus police officers arrested a Columbus man after he reportedly pointed a stolen gun at another person during an argument over the weekend. Columbus Police Department officers responded to a reported disturbance in the 1700 block of 17th Street at about 2:35 a.m. Sunday. It was later determined that prior to the officer’ arrival

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Jennings police seeking man involved in gunfire exchange

JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind.  — Jennings County authorities are searching for a suspect in an incident that involved an exchange of gunfire with a homeowner. Jennings County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an address on County Road 1000W in Spencer Township at about 1:12 a.m. today in reference to shots being fired and a suspicious vehicle. When

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Local Police, Fire – June 25

Police, Fire EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was summarized from the records of city, county, and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Arrests Friday Tyler Hankins, 26, of 4125 Charleston Place, Columbus, possession of methamphetamine, Bartholomew County warrant, 3:24 p.m., by the Columbus Police Department, held in lieu of $62,500 bond. Natasha R. Shoaf, 32,

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CRH hosting open house for new treatment center

Staff Reports Columbus Regional Health is having an open house for its new Treatment and Support Center that is offering outpatient care for those who have a substance abuse disorder. The 5,208-square-foot facility, called the Columbus Regional Health Treatment and Support Center, or TASC, will offer medication-assisted treatment, intensive outpatient treatment and other services for

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Regional Hospital, Police – June 25

Region Police JENNINGS COUNTY Arrests Saturday Brandon Lett, 44, Austin, bench warrant for two counts of nonsupport of a dependent, by the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, 10:30 a.m., $1,055 bond. Whitnie Lobdell, 24, North Vernon, two bench warrants, 1:15 p.m., by the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, $6,850 bond. Craig Hatfield, 40, Scipio, two bench warrants,

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