Evansville Police Department

  • Agency: Evansville Police Department
  • Address: 10 W Church St, Evansville, 53536 WI
  • Chief: Scott A McElroy (Chief of Police)

Evansville Police Department is located at 10 W Church St, Evansville, 53536 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Scott A McElroy. The Evansville Police Department phone number is 608-882-2292.

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HAPPENING NOW!!! Come on down to Creekside Place!

With spring break upon us third shift officers have already encountered young people out past curfew. As a reminder curfew is from 11:00PM - 6:00AM in the City of Evansville for anyone under 18 years of age. The ordinance reads: Sec. 82-252. Curfew established; hours; exceptions. (a) No child under the age of 18 years shall loiter, idle or remain upon any street, alley or other public place in the city between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless such child is accompanied by his parent or guardian or other adult person having legal custody of such child. (b) This section shall not apply to a child: (1) Performing an errand as directed by his parent or guardian or person having lawful custody. (2) Who is on his own premises or the areas immediately adjacent thereto. (3) Whose employment makes it necessary to be upon the streets, alleys, public places or any motor vehicle after such hour. (4) Returning home from a supervised school, church or civic function. (5) Traveling in interstate commerce. (c) The exceptions in subsection (b) of this section, however, shall not permit a child to unnecessarily loiter about the streets, alleys or public places or be in a parked motor vehicle on the public streets. (Code 1986, § 9.16(1)) Sec. 82-253. Parental responsibility. No parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of a child under the age of 18 years shall permit or suffer such child to loiter, idle or remain upon any street, alley or other public place in the city between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless such child is accompanied by his parent, guardian or other adult person having legal custody of such child. (Code 1986, § 9.16(2)) Sec. 82-254. Detention

Message from the Evansville Fire District

A Message from the Chief of Police: On Wednesday March 14th students in the Evansville School District participated in the National Walk Out conducted in remembrance of the fallen students and staff in Parkland, FL. Evansville police officers maintained a presence at this event to not only provide security, but also to support the peaceful and responsible manner in which our students chose to participate in this event. The event went off extremely well, and we are all proud of the manner in which our students came together for this National Walk Out. Unfortunately, in the past two days Evansville officers have also responded to the Evansville High School in response to very serious threats that were made and brought to the attention of the high school staff. In each instance, our department responded and took immediate action, including meeting with Evansville school administrative staff. Working together, we immediately identified the alleged person(s) involved and detained them. Once we determined the threats were no longer imminent, those responsible were taken into custody and transported to the Rock County Youth Services Center. During such instances, the school may be put on a temporary lock down for the safety of all persons within the building. It's important for our community to understand that in these situations, we are going to act swiftly and do everything in our power to protect our children. We will immediately respond, we will vigorously investigate, we will pursue any and all involved, and we will arrest anyone responsible. Please recognize that in order to protect everyone's children, we must take these situations seriously by immediate and appropriate action. We cannot afford to simply dismiss these threats as a prank. While the threats may turn out to be a prank, that’s something we simply cannot assume. We take all threats seriously because everyone has the right to feel safe in their schools. The Evansville Police Department fully supports the "See something, say something" mentality and we encourage everyone to contact us immediately if you have knowledge of any threats being made against anyone. Unfortunately, this is the environment we live in today. All residents can rest assured that the Evansville Police Department and the Evansville School District are committed to working together to do everything in our power to provide a safe environment for the children and staff in our schools. Chief of Police Scott A. McElroy

For Immediate Release: March 15th, 2018 For More Information Contact: Chief Scott McElroy 882-2299 __________________________________________________________________________________ On Thursday March 15th, 2018, at approximately 9:35 AM, Officers of the Evansville Police Department were summoned to 640 South 5th Street in the City of Evansville in response to alleged threats of violence made to the high school and/or high school staff. The Evansville police department immediately responded and met with Evansville school district administrative staff. Upon arrival, the Evansville Police Department began an investigation working with Evansville school district administrative staff. Through the investigation, it was determined that the threat was isolated and not imminent. During the investigation, the identity of the person allegedly involved in making the threat(s) was obtained, and this person was immediately detained. The preliminary investigation resulted in one juvenile being taken into custody under suspicion of making terrorist threats in violation of Wisconsin State Statute 947.019. The juvenile was transported to the Rock County Youth Services Center. The investigation continues.

IMPORTANT TRAFFIC UPDATE: * This may affect Evansville residents As a reminder, starting this evening (March 15), crews will switch all I-39/90 traffic to the southbound side between Hart Road near Beloit and the US 14/Humes Road interchange (Exit 171B) in Janesville. Northbound and southbound Interstate traffic will be reduced to one lane within these limits from 7 p.m. tonight (March 15) to 6 a.m. tomorrow (March 16). To safely accommodate the transition, the following ramps will also be closed overnight: • 8 p.m. to midnight TONIGHT (March 15) o I-39/90 northbound ramp to County S (Shopiere Road) – Exit 183 o WIS 11 (Avalon Road) ramp to the northbound Interstate o I-39/90 northbound ramp to WIS 11/Racine Street – Exit 175 • Midnight to 4 a.m. Friday (March 16) o Northbound Interstate ramp to WIS 11/Avalon Road – Exit 177 o WIS 11 (Racine Street) ramp to I-39/90 northbound Please use alternate local routes during these closures. The work operations and ramp closures are weather dependent and subject to change. The ramps at the Beloit Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility, along I-39/90 northbound near mile marker 180, will be closed from 8 p.m. TONIGHT to 5 a.m. Friday. NOTE: Starting tomorrow morning (March 16), the County S/Shopiere Road ramp to I-39/90 northbound will be closed for two (2) weeks as crews complete the temporary loop ramp connection to the southbound side. Follow the posted detour route during the short-term closure. Once the traffic switch is complete between Beloit and Janesville, I-39/90 will remain open to two lanes in each direction; northbound and southbound traffic will be separated by a median barrier wall. Be alert for crossovers in these areas, don't tailgate and please stay in your lane! Feel free to forward this to family, friends and co-workers who travel this area, and encourage them to sign up for project email updates! You can also share the post on the I-39/90 Project Facebook page! STAY INFORMED: I-39/90 Expansion Project website | 2018 Construction Guide For more information, contact: Steven Theisen I-39/90 Project Communications Manager (608) 884-1230 | steven.theisen@dot.wi.gov WisDOT and the I-39/90 Project Team www.i39-90.wi.gov Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WisconsinI3990Project

City of Evansville Police Department Media Release For Immediate Release: March 14th, 2018 For More Information Contact: Chief Scott McElroy 882-2299 __________________________________________________________________________________ On Wednesday March 14th, 2018, at approximately 8:55 AM, Officers of the Evansville Police Department were summoned to 640 South 5th Street in the City of Evansville in response to alleged threats made to the high school and/or high school staff. Evansville police officers immediately responded and met with school district administrative staff. Upon arrival, EPD officers began an investigation working with Evansville school district administrative staff. Shortly thereafter, the high school district administrative staff placed the high school on a soft lockdown. Once it was determined that the threat was no longer imminent, the soft lockdown was lifted after approximately 30 minutes. During the investigation, the identities of some of those involved in the alleged threats were obtained, and those subjects were immediately detained. The preliminary investigation resulted in one juvenile being taken into custody under suspicion of making terrorist threats in violation of Wisconsin State Statute 947.019. The juvenile was transported to the Rock County Youth Services Center. The investigation continues. ********************************************************************************** "Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."

Congratulations Officer Hernandez! What a nice article about you stating on page 10! http://www.stateline5iveforwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/5FW_MarApr2018_FinalLayout_Web.pdf

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LEOTA PARK HIGH WATER UPDATE: The park is now open for pedestrian traffic only. The water levels have gone down. Thanks to everyone for their patience!

LAKE LEOTA PARK CLOSED until further notice due to flooding and safety concerns. The park was already closed for the season to vehicles but this includes pedestrians until flooding subsides. PLEASE DO NOT go into the park. The park is closed by police order.

NEWS RELEASE- Hunter Education Course For Immediate Release Contact Person Feb 19th, 2018 Deputy C Krahn 757-7932 Hunter Education Course Sheriff Spoden is pleased to announce that the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Edgerton Conservation Club, is offering two spring D.N.R. Hunter Safety Education Courses starting in April of 2018. It is recommended that participants be at least 12 years of age, or turn 12 shortly following completion of the class. There is a class fee of $10.00 per student, which will be collected at the time of registration. A parent/guardian signature is required for all persons under the age of 18 and the underage student must be present with an adult parent or guardian at time of registration. Class size is limited to thirty (30) students and enrollment in the class is available online. After completing the online enrollment, you will receive an email with confirmation and mandatory in person registration information. Register online at http://www.co.rock.wi.us/sheriff-hunter-education This Hunter Safety Education Courses will be held on the following dates: Class #1: Mandatory Registration: April 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club Class: April 14th and 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club Class #2: Mandatory Registration: April 9th, at 6:00 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club Class: April 21st and 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club Any questions concerning registration, or the course itself, should be directed to Deputy Krahn at 608-757-7932. Robert Spoden Sheriff By: Deputy Christopher Krahn Lead Hunter Safety Instructor

EPD recently installed this large display case in which we have put several old nostalgic pieces of equipment, photos, records, etc., on display. We have saved these various items through the years and are now sharing them by putting them on display at our department. More information to follow soon on who and how this endeavor came about and specifically, what items we have on display. Stay tuned!

Please support members of the Evansville Police Department in raising funds for Special Olympics. They will be freezing for a reason by jumping in to ice cold water. Thank you for your consideration. https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/mobile/mobileTeamPage.aspx?teamID=786545&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=http%3a%2f%2fm.facebook.com%2f

The Municipal Court email has changed. If you have questions about municipal court please send your questions to the following: Elizabeth Cyrus, Evansville Municipal Court Clerk City Hall 31 S Madison Street Evansville, WI 53536 Phone: 608-490-0544 Email: court.clerk@ci.evansville.wi.gov

Look at our rock star 🤩 911 Communicators! Nice job Courtney and Amanda.

Evansville Fire District recently had some changes. Congrats to the retirees and we look forward to working with the recently promoted.

Please celebrate responsibly tonight. We wish you all a healthy and happy 2018.

Happy Holidays Evansville. We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Please celebrate responsibility.