Edgewood Police Department

  • Agency: Edgewood Police Department
  • Address: 3405 Nichol Ave, Anderson, 46011 IN
  • Chief: Andrew S Ellingwood (Chief of Police)
Phone: 765-642-3200
Fax: 765-642-3246

Edgewood Police Department is located at 3405 Nichol Ave, Anderson, 46011 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Andrew S Ellingwood. The Edgewood Police Department phone number is 765-642-3200.

Edgewood Police Department News

The Edgewood Police Department and the Town of Edgewood would like to invite everyone to have an enjoyable Halloween and remind everyone that the Edgewood Hours of Trick or Treating will be 6pm to 8pm on 31 Oct 2017. Our Officers will be patrolling the town looking for the ghosts and goblins. We want everyone to be safe and ask that if you "See something or Hear something....Say something!"

The Edgewood Police Department would like to introduce our newest full time officer: Joel Smith. Joel is currently attending the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, and will be graduating in February. Please help us welcome Joel when you see him around town.

Edgewood Police Department PRESS RELEASE 10/27/2017 The Edgewood Police Department would like thank everyone who assisted our officers in the identification and apprehension of Michael Eaton. He was arrested today without incident at his home in Noblesville. He is currently incarcerated in the Madison County Jail for Level III Felony Armed Robbery of the Madison County Federal Credit Union. We had several phone calls and social media tips relating to this case, and each one proved useful. We would also like to thank all of the news agencies for helping inform our communities of the ongoing investigation. With all of this help and the assistance of several other law enforcement agencies we were able to make the arrest in this investigation.

Edgewood Police Department PRESS RELEASE 10/26/2017 The Edgewood Police Department would like to inform our residents and local community that our local branch of Madison County Federal Credit Union located at 3607 Nichol Avenue, Anderson IN 46011 was robbed this morning. Suspect information is a white male 6’2” – 6’4” 275 – 300 lbs who appears to be 30 to 40 years of age with dark hair and a full beard and moustache. He was wearing a dark colored parka, shirt and pants, with a white baseball hat. His pants appear to have some type of pattern and may be sweat pants. It appears he was driving a tan or silver mid-sized 4 door sedan (possibly a Buick LeSabre) with rust near the bottom of the doors and around the wheel wells. Attached below are still pictures of the suspect and his vehicle. If you have any information which may assist in identifying or apprehending this suspect, please call the Edgewood Police Department at (765) 642-3200 or your local police.

This cat has been found in the area of 16th St and Park Rd. Please contact us at 642-3200 if you are missing this cat.

Does anyone know where this guy (or gal) belongs? Our officers caught him tonight in town and have found a foster home, but would like to know if anyone is missing their pet.....

The Edgewood police department sends our condolences and prayers to the Morgan family and the Madison County sheriffs department. RIP Deputy Morgan. Your loss will be felt by every agency and officer in Madison County!

STORM DAMAGE / POWER OUTAGES: All Residents are cautioned to be EXTREMELY careful venturing out of their homes this morning. We have had a severe storm come through our area and we have trees and power lines down throughout the Town. The power company is aware and in the area working. Also, you will see streets blocked by emergency vehicles and barricades. Please honor the barricades: there are non-grounded lines in the area that pose a serious risk of harm. If you are not trained in clearing storm debris, please call before you attempt to clear any limbs from roadways or homes - there may be power lines intertwined in the branches, or the tree may not be stable and cutting to clear an area could cause the tree to injure workers.

THEFTS FROM VEHICLES: We would like to inform the entire Town that we have had reports of unlocked vehicles being targeted for thefts this week. Mostly loose change has been taken, but there have been some other items taken from vehicles in town. Also, several neighborhoods in Anderson are experiencing similar issues, so please share this with your friends and family. We are also letting the Edgewood residents know you will see extra patrols in the area during the hours we suspect the thefts to be occurring, and you will see police vehicles with several lights on that you typically do not see. We will be as cautious as we can, but do not be alarmed if the lights shine into your homes - it is difficult to miss every window. In addition to these extra patrols, we ask that you please lock all vehicles and valuables outside your homes, as well as, your doors and windows to your homes. Also, if you see ANYTHING suspicious we encourage you to call our department 642-3200. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter, and together we will try and put an end to this activity.

POWER OUTAGE I have just spoken to some of the tree service crews who are working in our area: they are starting on another job this morning near South Winding Way and Dogwood Drive. This appears to be the last cause of our widespread outage. Thank you to all who have helped their neighbors over the last several hours - that is one of the many reasons people choose to live in Edgewood!

If anyone knows who this guy belongs to; he has been taken to the shelter on 8th Street.

Emergency Sirens Although there is heavy rain and wind, there are no warnings of tornadoes or rotation in Madison County. The sirens are all tied together, and Anderson City set their sirens off to warn the people at the Black Expo to seek shelter from the storm. This caused all of the sirens in Madison County to be activated.

Fourth of July Celebration We would like to pass on a few tips for tomorrow's event: If you are not from Edgewood, or are not familiar with the neighborhood around the Golf Club, please arrive early, and find one of our officers to assist you and your family in having a fun, safe day. There will be NO PARKING on any portion of Golf Club Road - we need this street open in case of emergency. Please follow the no parking restrictions: There are signs posted along the entire street, and we will be forced to tow any vehicle if it is blocking any of the emergency route. Golf Club Road will be blocked at Linden Lane, Knoll Road, and Winding Way. We will allow traffic to the club until parking is full, then no other access will be granted. After the event, Traffic will be routed south on Golf Club Road from Knoll Road to SR 32, and east on Golf Club Road from the parking lot to Winding Way. There will be no north or westbound traffic allowed on Golf Club Road in order to expedite clearing of the parking lots. Wilkinson Park will be open for parking as well as portions of Edgewood Park. Some residents in the neighborhood have placed barriers along the roads in their yards, but unless you have specific permission to park in a private yard from that homeowner, please do not park if there is no barrier. We ask that people do not leave valuables in their vehicles, especially in an area that could be seen walking past your car. We will have officers patrolling, but it usually takes less than ten seconds to break into a car and steal everything of value inside. Lastly, please contact any Fire or Police official if there is an emergency in the area. We work very closely together, and we want everyone to have the best day they can.

Door to Door Solicitors We would like to inform our residents that Homewise Energy Solutions contacted our department today in reference to door to door soliciting. This company has an office in Indianapolis, and does not fall under the transient merchant definition which would require a permit in Edgewood. The Edgewood Police Department would like to remind everyone to be cautious about letting unknown persons into your home. A good resource of information on many businesses is the Better Business Bureau's website. We were told that all solicitors will be wearing some type of company logo on their clothing, and will have a company ID as well. Again, if you do not wish to speak to someone at your door, just do not answer your door. If they refuse to leave, start walking around looking in windows, or other unacceptable behavior - please call us and we will provide any assistance we can.

Solicitors: We have reports of solicitors in the North Edgewood area. We have stopped an African American male and female today who were working for Excellent Sales selling magazines and books. These two are Randy Tryon and Shylah Grant - both have been warned not to solicit in the Town of Edgewood. We will be happy to take any calls if these two stop by your home in the near future!

The Edgewood Police Department is accepting applications for a full time Police Officer. The applications may be obtained at the Edgewood Police Department, 3405 Nichol Ave. Anderson, Indiana from June 1, 2017 through July 14, 2017. Applications will be available Monday – Friday from 6am – 10pm. For questions, please call 765-642-3200.

On-Street Parking Summer is here, and we are all enjoying the warm weather. It is time for rummage sales and cookouts, so please remember to fill out a Parking Permit if you need to park somewhere other than your driveway. These can be found on the Town’s website to print and bring in, or you can fill one out in person at the Town Hall (or Police Department after hours). Parking on the street or in your yard is in violation of Town Ordinance without an approved permit. Also, please be mindful of the ordinance prohibiting the posting of any sign on any town pole. We do have a few sign brackets salvaged from a FD event that can be given to residents on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please call our department if you are interested in one, and limit them to one per household so there are enough for all who may need them. Keeping Edgewood beautiful is a team effort, and we are happy to have so many positive team members helping out!

Follow – up to our Spring Clean Up post: Town Ordinance 94.03 prohibits the littering of any town area: This includes grass clippings being blown into the street while mowing. Unfortunately, about ten people have received citations this month for this type of violation. Please take the time to mow the areas of your yards near the streets blowing the clippings back into the grassy areas, not the street. When the grass is blown into the street, vehicles drive over it making it hard to get off the street, or the wind carries some of it away before you are able to get the clippings blown back into the yard. Grass clippings in the street is not just unsightly, it also travels into the storm sewer system causing all types of issues. Taking the time to make Edgewood a beautiful place to live is every resident’s responsibility, let’s all do our part!

The Edgewood Police Department would like to take the opportunity to let our residents know that we will be completing Town Ordinance Inspections during the month of May. Our goal is to keep Edgewood beautiful, and these inspections are one of the educational tools we use to accomplish this goal. As you are completing your spring clean-up, please take time to look for some of the things we typically see: large piles of limbs, overgrown bushes and shrubs, improper vehicle parking, trash and other items on the property. Courtesy notices are sent to residents whose property has been identified as being in violation of Town Ordinance with an explanation of the ordinance and violation. Repeated failure to correct the issue(s) may result in the issuance of a citation. If you have questions concerning what the Town Ordinances are, please visit the Town of Edgewood’s website: www.townofedgewoodin.us – you can find all of the ordinances listed under the Town Government and Court tab. As always, you can call our office at 642-3200 and we will try and assist you in any way we can. Again, our goal is to keep Edgewood beautiful not to write tickets. Please help us keep our neighborhood the family community it has been for years.

It appears there is another new scam making its rounds. The current scam claims to be the Publisher's Clearing House stating you have won X amount of money. All you need to due is send X amount of money to the U.S. Treasury to cover taxes, fees, etc. They also state they will send U.S. Treasury personnel to your home with your winnings if you wish. As a reminder, we recommend you not give any personal information to anyone with whom you did not initiate contact. Please notify Law Enforcement if you feel you have been a victim of a scam or fraud.

The Edgewood Police Department would like to take the opportunity to warn our residents and the rest of our Facebook family that the scammers are yet again up to their old tricks. Please be cautious of anyone representing themselves as a government official (at any level of government), or a family member you have not heard of in some time. As it is a new year, the tax season is upon us and this time of year is particularly enticing for the phone and tax scammers. DO NOT EVER give any type of personal information over the phone!!! This includes not only personal identification numbers, but also bank account, and credit card information as well. True government officials will NEVER instruct you to purchase any type of gift card, money order, western union check, or any other form of payment over the phone to get a situation ‘taken care of’. We are not authorized to make any type of deals, bargains, or any other type of arrangement to get anyone out of the situation they are in. We do not accept payment from any suspect in custody to allow them to be released - there are very strict rules governing this. We also do not call you from out of state to investigate a crime. If that type of situation occurred, we would contact the local law enforcement agency and have them make contact. Please feel free to give the caller our number (642-3200) and we will be more than happy to field the call. If you feel you have been contacted by someone who may be misrepresenting themselves, simply hang up. This is the best way to deal with these people; they want you on the phone to garner information they will share with their counterparts to try another scam next week, month, or year. Please speak with your family members and loved ones regarding scams. It is all too often we get reports of people sending thousands of dollars to make sure their grandson or some other loved one gets out of trouble, and only after sending the money does the victim call us and let us know of the situation. Usually it is already too late once the money has been sent: These scammers are good at what they do, and are located out of the country on the majority of the cases we come across. Many stores are putting protocols in place to combat these crimes, but as soon as we find a way to fight their methods they change a step or two and get new victims. Again, please take the time to speak with your loved ones, and take the necessary steps to prevent more victims. Having a security measure on any bank account that would require two signatures (account holder and a trusted family member) for any cash withdrawal of more than $200.00 (or whatever amount you desire) is a fairly safe measure. Checking your elderly loved ones’ bank accounts for large withdrawals or transfers daily is another way to safeguard their assets. We recently had a victim who lost $8000.00 in just two days! The only way to combat these individuals is to talk to everyone we know about these scams. If you feel your loved one has fallen victim to this type of crime, please contact your local law enforcement agency so they can assist you.

We are pleased to announce our web page has been updated! You can now download forms for Parking Permits, Security Check Requests, Employment Applications, and get information on Handgun License Applications. You can also download Town Ordinances, get information from the different Town Departments, and find information from the Edgewood Town Court. Follow the Link and take a look! https://townofedgewoodin.us/public-safety/police-department/

PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT Our department has received information that coyotes have been spotted in town during the evening hours. Please take caution if you are out walking - especially if you are out walking with a smaller dog or other animal. Speaking of our loved pets, please keep an eye out for your little guys and gals if they are out alone during the evening or night time hours - even with a fence, coyotes have been known to steal a pet. Help each other out; speak with your neighbors and warn them if you have seen any of these animals around the neighborhood.

SCAM WARNING (Reminder) So we don't want to say that the scammers are either #1 getting bold, #2 getting lazy and not checking the numbers they are calling, or #3 are just plain stupid, but you will be pleased to know that our Police Department won a 2017 Cadillac and $250,000.00 from Publishers Clearinghouse!!!!!!!! So, no...not really, but wouldn't that be nice? If I understood the young man correctly (HEAVY accent) all we had to do was pay the $440.92 for shipping costs, and they would be at our door with our check and new car. Of course it was required we use Western Union to send them the money..... He seemed not to like me anymore when I started to ask him what rock he lived under that he would call a police department and follow the flow chart of questions and answers. About the time I told him I would be more than happy to come meet with him in person and talk about that car and check, he hung up - Can you believe that? Now I know I am making light of this phone call, but this individual called the PD and we are WELL aware of these scams. However, we all know someone close to us that is not quite aware of the scams and either needs them explained or reminded not to fall for this type of filth in our society. Please take a few moments this coming week and think of one or two people who are alone, or possibly just naive, and explain to them you never will win the Australian lottery if you haven't been there and haven't purchased a ticket, you don't win Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes if you didn't enter, and most importantly NEVER NEVER NEVER pay any money to get your prize. The other scam that has been combing our area is those pesky federal agents with their warrants for arrest. We (Law Enforcement) as a general rule do not call you to tell you we are looking for you; we will just show up and take you to jail. I do not know of any Law Enforcement agency who will take money in order to 'take care of' a warrant - especially not in the form of 'vouchers' or any type of gift card. If any of these people call you, just chuckle to yourself and hang up(or if you know the whistle trick use that). They are not real agents, and the scam I investigated last week was for two warrants totaling $3000.00. Luckily the victim thought enough to call us before getting any money ready, and we saved her a bundle (and they never showed up at her door!). Again - please let your loved ones know and save them this headache.