Petersburg Police Department

  • Agency: Petersburg Police Department
  • Address: 702 East Main Street, Petersburg, 47567 IN
  • Chief: Joe Hill (Chief of Police)
Phone: (812) 354-8716
Fax: (812) 354-6957

Petersburg Police Department is located at 702 East Main Street, Petersburg, 47567 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Joe Hill. The Petersburg Police Department phone number is (812) 354-8716.

Petersburg Police Department News

November 10, 2017 - 2:35 am - Officers of the Petersburg Police Department served a search warrant at Liberty Apartments in Petersburg. During the search, officers located methamphetamines, marijuana and paraphernalia. Arrested were Nicole Duke, 19 of Petersburg, Gage Fiscus, 21 of Petersburg and Kyle Robling, 19 of Winslow. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

November 10, 2017 - 12:33 am Cpl. Simmons of the Petersburg Police department conducted a traffic stop. During a search of the vehicle officers located over 7 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, paraphernalia and scales. Marcus Henson, 22 of Washington and Tracey Yarbrough, 40 of Washington were arrested. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Happy Halloween from the Petersburg P.D. Trick or Treat hours are Tuesday October 31, 2017 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Officers Wright and Simmons got to visit with area school children for Public Safety Day sponsored by McDonalds in Petersburg.

Check the map for road closures due to festival. Everyone be safe and have fun.

Petersburg police department is trying to identify the woman in this photo reference an investigation. If you recognize her please message us.

Check out our calendar of events, don't forget to take advantage of the FREE RIDES! We can't wait to see everyone on Main Street to Celebrate Petersburg's 200th birthday, starting with the parade at 6 p.m. on Friday and concluding with the fireworks on Saturday evening! We would also like to thank everyone who has assisted in making this event possible and all of the generous donors as well!

August 26, 2017 - 2:40 am - Cpl. Simmons of the Petersburg Police Department conducted a traffic stop. During a vehicle search he located over 10 grams of methamphetamine, scales, baggies and other paraphernalia. Mary Petry, 28 was arrested for possession of methamphetamine over 10 grams, dealing in methamphetamine and possession of pararphernalia. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

You may have seen the police and fire jars at various businesses around town. The old rivalry has reared up again. We want a win, so donate your spare change to the police jar. All money donated (for either department) goes towards sponsoring free rides for kids at the upcoming Buffalo trace festival September 15th and 16th. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the festival, so show your support for your favorite department and Petersburg youth today. And thanks to our local businesses in participating in this event.

All Pike County students will be Heading Back to School Tomorrow, Please Remember to Stop for School Buses. The Petersburg Police would like to remind everyone the importance of watching for students and for stopping for school buses while they are loading and/or unloading children. Petersburg Police receive complaints almost daily from school bus drivers, parents and concerned citizens about motorists not stopping for school buses when required. Distracted driving is no doubt a contributing factor, so we want to remind all motorists the importance of avoiding distractions while driving, especially near schools. School bus drivers will activate the buses flashing amber/yellow lights when preparing to stop to load and/or unload children. When motorists observe the flashing amber/yellow lights they should slow down and prepare to stop. Once the school bus stops and the RED flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, motorists are required to stop and not pass the school bus. Thank you and let's have a great safe school year!!

The 2017 4H Fair Kicks off with the parade on July 9th at 5:00 pm The parade route will start on 9th street and travel down Main street and up Pike Ave. to Hornady Park. We hope to see everyone there

05/19/2017 - 8:53pm - A sting operation to find child predators online results in the arrest of a 60 year old male. Petersburg police officers deploy decoys acting as young children on social media sites. A male subject contacted one of these decoys by computer. After having a sexually explicit conversation with a supposed 13 year old child he made arrangements to meet her. Officers of the Petersburg Police Department arrested 60 year old Stephen Haug of Ferdinand, when he arrived to meet the decoy. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Several officers took part in child safety day at Petersburg elementary school today. Promoting safety with ATVs.

03/31/2017 - A sting operation to find child predators online results in the arrest of a 19 year old male. Petersburg police officers deploy decoys acting as young children on social media sites. A male subject contacted one of these decoys by computer. During the investigation he engaged in sexually explicit conversation with the decoy a supposed 13 year old child. Officers of the Petersburg Police Department arrested 19 year old Zachery Alvey of Chandler, for child solicitation a level 5 felony. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

03/28/2017 - 11:00pm - A sting operation to find child predators online results in the arrest of a 56 year old male. Petersburg police officers deploy decoys acting as young children on social media sites. A male subject contacted one of these decoys by computer. After having a sexually explicit conversation with a supposed 13 year old child he made arrangements to meet her. Officers of the Petersburg Police Department arrested 56 year old Scott Hartley of Somerville, when he arrived to meet the decoy. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Corporal Kyle Mills was awarded a life saving award for his swift actions taken on a recent call that resulted in saving the life of one of our citizens. Cpl. Mills has been a member of the Petersburg Police Department for 5 years. We thank him for his service, above and beyond the call of duty.

03/01/2017 - 2:18 am Petersburg police officers responded to a report of a red durango running off the road into a ditch at SR 57 near CR 400 North. It then kept driving towards Petersburg. Officers located the vehicle near Casey's in Petersburg. During the traffic stop, the driver resisted officers, failed field sobriety tests, lost her balance and fell during testing. She was taken to the hospital were she submitted to a chemical test and tested positive for multiple intoxicating drugs. Tabitha Mccandless, 38 was arrested for Operating while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement and criminal recklessness. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

02/17/2017 - 5:00pm Officers with the Pike County Drug task force served a search warrant in Petersburg. Jamie Hancock, 32 of Petersburg and Edward Diskey, 37 of Petersburg were arrested for possession of methamphetamine, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia among other charges. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

02/10/2017 6:00pm - Officers were dispatched to 800 Liberty Ave reference a male subject in the parking lot acting erratically. Louis Fink, 23 of Petersburg was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and public intoxication. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The Petersburg Police Department is looking for your help in identifying the following subjects in reference to a theft complaint from the Kangaroo Express in Petersburg. If you can identify the subjects in the photos please contact the Petersburg Police Department at (812) 354-8716.

The Petersburg Police Department wishes to thank Skip Willis for his generous equipment donation. It is very appreciated!!