Fortville Police Department

  • Agency: Fortville Police Department
  • Address: 714 E Broadway St, Fortville, 46040 IN
  • Chief: Benjamin J Kiphart (Chief of police)

Fortville Police Department is located at 714 E Broadway St, Fortville, 46040 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Benjamin J Kiphart. The Fortville Police Department phone number is 317-477-1144.

Fortville Police Department News

Recently INDOT has lowered the speed limit on Broadway Street (State Road 67) through the Town of Fortville to 40 mph. It begins on the west-side of town at Pauls Garage (near the intersection of 300 West and State Road 67) and on the east-side at Wyndstone neighborhood. Thank you.

Here are the posted trick or treat hours. Once again our officers will be out with their lights on and encourage all of the little ghouls and goblins to come and say hello!

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Our last Coffee with a Cop for 2017 is this Saturday September 23rd from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. Come meet your local police officers and join us in an informal discussion at the fabulous Sunrise Donuts.

The Fortville Police Department would like to make the public aware we have investigated many reports of vehicle's being broken into this past weekend in town. We would like to remind citizen's to never leave valuables out in plain view, make sure your vehicle's are locked and do not leave keys or garage door openers inside your vehicle. If you see anything suspicious please report it to our Emergency Operation Center at 317-477-1144. Thank you

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Immediate Release On August 15th at approximately 2:30 P.M. it was reported to the Fortville Police Department that someone had entered the Dollar General located at 425 West Broadway Street and attempted to use a stolen fraudulent credit card to make a purchase. The attentive store employee notified law enforcement immediately and gave a vehicle description and direction of travel. Fortville Police Officers located the vehicle and stopped them reference the fraudulent activity. It was determined that the driver of the vehicle De’Andrae Hunt, 20 Y/O from Dearborn Heights, Michigan was in possession of several stolen credit card numbers and counterfeit credit cards. Hunt was subsequently arrested for counterfeiting (level 6 felony), fraud (level 6 felony), and identity deception (level 6 felony). Hunt is currently in the Hancock County Jail. Professionally, Major Patrick Bratton

MORE National Night Out Pics! Keep them coming.

More National Night Out Pictures!!! If you have any pictures you would like us to share please email them to Pbratton@fortvilleindiana.org

A few pictures of our National Night Out! A huge Thank You to all of our sponsors and the community for coming out and spending the evening with us!

Tonight is the night for National Night Out. Live band, free food, bounce houses and more. From 5-9 pm. Landmark park. Please share.

National night out. Tuesday August 1st from 5:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Come meet your local officers and get to know them.

It's a sad day for law enforcement in Indiana. A Southport officer was killed in the line of duty, after being shot as he approached a vehicle crash scene, and IMPD lost a Deputy Chief as the result of a crash. Thoughts and prayers to those officers families, and those agencies during this difficult time.

UPDATE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Samual Cravens Arrested in Bledsoe County TN. (Fortville, Indiana)— The Bledsoe County Sheriffs Office in Tennessee has confirmed they have arrested Samual Cravens who was wanted out of Fortville, IN for three counts of felony child molest. The Fortville Police Department would like to thank the U.S. Marshall’s Office, the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Office, Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office, Rhea County Sheriff’s Office and all of the other law enforcement agencies that have assisted in capturing Cravens. The dedication that these men and women have shown in the past week truly exemplifies their professionalism and dedication to the citizens they serve and the law enforcement community. Cravens is currently waiting for extradition back to Indiana. Major Patrick Bratton

National Night Out The Fortville Police Department is hosting a community event called National Night Out on August 1st in Landmark Park from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. There are banners on both East and West sides of town. This is a free event for the community to come and learn more about the police department and get to know the officers. There will free food and drinks, have bounce houses for the children, SWAT Team members will be there with some of the equipment they use, police k-9's will be present for the community to learn about them, we will be having a live band for the community to enjoy, there will be police cars, fire trucks, and towing wreckers for people to check out. It is encouraged that you bring lawn chairs or a blanket because seating at the park is limited to a few benches. We look forward to seeing everyone at the event.

UPDATE: The suspect was last seen in Muncie Indiana. The Fortville Police Department would also like to remind everyone that this person has not been found guilty by a court of law and the justice system needs to work. We are simply asking for everyone to be aware and notify law enforcement if you see this person and not to take any type of action other than to call the police. Again please refrain from posting any negative comments that would indicate vengeance or violence.

Immediate Release July 14th, 2017 On July 13th, 2017, just after midnight Officers of the Fortville Police Department responded to a report of a sexual assault. The Fortville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect: SAMUAL CRAVENS, a 38 year old white male, who is 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. Cravens has brown hair and hazel eyes. Cravens was last seen in Maxwell Indiana walking away from his job towards a wood line wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans. Cravens currently has two Felony 1 warrants for child molest and one Felony 4 warrant for child molest out of Hancock County. If located please call your local police department or if in Hancock County, Indiana call the Hancock County Emergency Operations Center at 317-477-1144. No further information will be released due to the fact the victim is a minor. Professionally, Major Patrick Bratton

Last seen near Mt. Vernon Point (State Road 234 & Fortville Pike) yesterday around 4 p.m.

Fireworks: A person 18 years of age or older must be present when anyone younger then 18 is using or possessing fireworks. Fireworks may be used only on the user's property, the property of someone who granted permission for the fireworks to be discharged, or a place designated by the Indiana State Fire Marshal for the discharge of consumer fireworks. Fireworks may be discharged only between the hours of 09:00 a.m. to two hours after sunset any day except on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and New Years Eve when the times are 09:00 a.m. to midnight.

We had a visitor from Lithuania today. She has a valid permit to sell Southwestern Advantage for early learning through college prep. We wanted to let everyone know Egle BookGirl Alisauskaite will be in the area.

Immediate Release 6-15-17 Fortville, IN – Police credited numerous tips from the public leading to the arrest of a suspect in a June 15th robbery in Fortville. Cody Toney, 19, of Fortville, was arrested June 15th, after Fortville Police Officers along with McCordsville Police Officers, Lawrence Police Officers, and Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the clerk’s 911 call about an attempted robbery in the Huck’s convenience store (located at 322 East Broadway Street, Fortville) at approximately 11:27 P.M. The suspect had already left the store when the 911 call was made. During the course of the investigation, several concerned citizens called 911 to help direct the officers to where the suspect was last seen. The suspect was tracked by Lawrence Police K-9 Officers to his residence, where he was ultimately found hiding in a clothes dryer and taken in to custody without incident. Toney was taken to the Fortville Police Department for an interview and admitted to attempting to rob the store. During the interview Toney also admitted to breaking in to a vehicle and stealing a purse. The purse was also recovered in Toney’s residence. Toney was transported to the Hancock County Jail to be held on charges of attempted robbery, minor consumption, unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle and theft. The Fortville Police wanted to acknowledge the alert citizens in assisting us with timely leads on the suspect’s movements that ultimately resulted in his quick apprehension after the robbery. The tips were vital to the case and are great examples of the public and police working together to make our communities safer.