Madison Police Department

  • Agency: Madison Police Department
  • Address: 101 W. Main St., Madison, 47250 IN
  • Chief:
Phone: 812-265-3347
Fax: 812-265-4320

Madison Police Department is located at 101 W. Main St., Madison, 47250 IN. The Madison Police Department phone number is 812-265-3347.

Madison Police Department News

TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES On November 6, 2018, the Madison Police Department received a complaint of drug activity inside of a hotel room at the Best Way Inn. After receiving the information, Ptl. Brittany Tate responded to the scene and made contact with the hotel room’s occupant, Frank D. Szydlowski, 44. When Szydlowski opened the door, Ptl. Tate detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the hotel room. Ptl. Tate advised Szydlowski of the complaints received about his room, and Szydlowski admitted to having marijuana, THC “vape” cartridges, and controlled substances inside of the room. While speaking with Szydlowski, Ptl. Tate observed a second male, Charles E. Furbee, 41, also inside of the hotel room. Lt. Dan Slygh and Sr. Ptl. Jeremy Cox both responded to the Best Way Inn and assisted Ptl. Tate in her investigation. Ptl. Tate received consent from Szydlowski and Furbee to search their hotel room, and during the search, officers located methamphetamine, approximately one (1) ounce of marijuana, pills identified as a controlled substance, and narcotics related paraphernalia used to ingest methamphetamine. After completing the investigation, Szydlowski and Furbee were transported to the Jefferson County Jail. ARRESTED Frank D. Szydlowski Age 44 Richmond, OH Charges: Possession of a controlled substance Possession of marijuana Possession of paraphernalia Possession of a device to interfere with a drug screen Charles E. Furbee Age 41 Moundsville, WV Charges: Possession of methamphetamine Possession of marijuana Possession of paraphernalia Possession of a device to interfere with a drug screen All suspects listed are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

The Fraternal Order of Police lodge#128 is now taking applications for the annual Christmas with a cop event! please pick up an application from MPD, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, or Hanover PD!

Thanks to the Birk foundation for the generous donation to Christmas with a cop !

POLICE PATROLMAN The Madison Police Department is accepting applications for the position of patrolman. Applications are available at The Madison Police Department or can be obtained online at www.madison-in.gov. Applications need to be returned to the Madison Police Department 621 West Street Madison, IN 47250 by Friday November 16, 2018 at 4:00pm. Applicant must be 21-35 yoa, All other requirements and Information are on the application Any questions call Chief Perkins or Major McKay at 812-265-3347. The City of Madison Police Department is an EOE.

Congratulations to Season Jackson who was the top shooter at this week training.

Madison Jr High School and Madison High School are currently on lock down due to a possible threat. Law Enforcement are present and investigating. Parents can stage at the Morrow Warehouse parking until the lock is lifted. UPDATE Lockdown has been lifted. School activity will resume as scheduled.

COMMUNITY TIPS LEADS TO THREE ARRESTS On September 10, 2018, Ptl. Brittany Tate began a theft investigation in the 800 Block of West Third Street in reference to a citizen that had a food package delivered at their residence. The citizen observed a male subject take the package and leave on a bicycle. During the investigation led by Ptl. Tate, she later obtained a photograph from a surveillance camera at a nearby residence. The photograph was placed on Social Media. The Madison Police Department received several tips identifying the possible suspect as Michael A. Abbott, Age 42 of Madison. On September 11, 2018, Detective Ricky Harris assisted Ptl. Tate and was able to obtain a search warrant for the residence belonging to Abbott. Detectives, Ptl. Tate, Lt. Bruce Heaton, and Ptl. Aaron Watson, served the warrant at Abbotts residence, located at 709 Presbyterian Avenue. During the search of the residence officers located Abbott. Also inside the residence were two females, identified as Sydney D. Mikesell, Age 21 of Madison, and Ashley K. Kerr, Age 29 of Madison. Officers located the shipping box that was reported stolen. The food shipped in the package was located in the refrigerator inside the residence. While inside the residence, officers located multiple amount of drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine. Based on the items observed, Detective Harris obtained an additional search warrant for narcotics. During a further search, officers located multiple syringes, glass pipes, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Based on the items found all three subjects were placed under arrest. During the arrest, Kerr was found to be in possession of syringes. All charges are enhancing based on the distance from Lydia Middleton Elementary School. ARRESTED Michael A. Abbott, Age 42 Madison, Indiana POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE MAINTAINING COMMON NUISANCE THEFT Sydney D. Mikesell, Age 21 Madison, Indiana POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE POSSESSION OF SYRINGE Ashley K. Kerr, Age 29 Madison, Indiana POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE POSSESSION OF SYRINGE

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected, who lost their lives, lost family & friends. We will forever remember the firemen, police officers, and medics who never finished their shift. True American Heroes. We will #NeverForget. “What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.” ~~David Levithan~~

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1 arrested in shots on Heritage Trail Courier Staff Report Tuesday, August 28, 2018 3:00 PM Madison police officers arrested a Madison man after responding to a call of gunshots on the Heritage Trail near Vernon Street Sunday morning. David E. Ulery, 51, was arrested on charges of felony criminal recklessness and public intoxication. Police found Ulery and Trina D. Barrett on the Heritage Trail, walking east, according to the probable cause affidavit. Officers noticed Ulery’s eyes were bloodshot, that his speech was slurred and that he smelled of alcohol. During a pat down, Patrolman Seth Melton found a Smith and Wesson .38 revolver in Ulery’s pocket. Ulery has a permit to carry a firearm, a police affidavit says. Barrett told the officers she and Ulery had been south of the trail along the river when Ulery shot his gun at the water. “During the transport (to jail), David admitted to shooting into the river and said he had been thinking about doing it for awhile and that he didn’t want to hurt anyone,” Melton said in the affidavit. Ulery took a breathalyzer at the jail, which registered .25 percent BrAC. His weapon, ammunition and spent casings were taken as evidence. Ulery was released from custody on his own recognizance Monday afternoon.

Always nice to have visitors. Thanks for stopping by!! Thanks you Madison Police DEPT for allowing our family to come see the Police Station and meet some of your fine officers 👮‍♀️👮 today for our son, Coens 6th Birthday! You made his day!! You’re Madison’s everyday Hero’s! Thanks for ALL you do!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 — with Drew Geerts.

4 SEARCH WARRANTS NETS 12 ARRESTS On August 17, 2018, officers of the Madison Police Department executed four search warrants at various residences in the City of Madison. The warrants were obtained after lengthy drug investigations by Detective Jonathon Simpson and Ptl. Kyle Cutshaw. The warrants, were obtained through the Jefferson Superior Court, to search for narcotics. 1021 West Main Street. Lt. Bruce Heaton, Lt. Jonathon Simpson, Ptl. Kyle Cutshaw, Ptl. Aaron Watson, Ptl. Phillip Wimpee, Ptl. Chad Wehner went to the residence to serve the search warrant. Lt. Simpson knocked on the front door of the residence. The door was opened by Broady Smith. When Smith observed the officer, he immediately slammed the door and ran through the residence. Ptl. Wimpee and Ptl. Wehner was able to apprehend Smith as he fled from the rear of the residence. Smith was found to be in Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Syringe. Officers entered the residence and located Aaron Hall in the living room area. Hall was informed of the search warrant. Officers began searching the residence. During the search officers located syringes, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. Hall and Smith were transported to the Jefferson County Jail. Preliminary Charges Aaron R. Hall Age 41 Madison, Indiana Possession of Methamphetamine Possession of Syringe Possession of Paraphernalia Maintaining Common Nuisance Broady J. Smith Age 35 Madison, Indiana Resisting Law Enforcement Possession of Methamphetamine Possession of Syringe Visiting Common Nuisance 701 Presbyterian Avenue Lt. Bruce Heaton, Lt. Jonathon Simpson, Ptl. Kyle Cutshaw, Ptl. Phillip Wimpee, Ptl. Chad Wehner, Ptl. Brittany Tate went to the residence to serve the search warrant. Upon arriving officers located Jennifer Coleman and Christopher Giltner standing outside the residence. Coleman and Giltner stated they were stopping to visit the homeowner, identified as Daniel Fluhr. Fluhr was the target of the investigation. Officers made contact with Fluhr at the residence. Fluhr was informed of the search warrant. During a search of the residence officers located a quarter ounce of methamphetamine, syringes, and paraphernalia. Officers also located Hydrocodone Pills on Fluhr. Also during the investigation Coleman was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, syringe, and paraphernalia. Giltner was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Also during the investigation, officers located messages speaking of methamphetamine transactions on a phone belonging to Fluhr. While police were at the residence a subject arrived to purchase methamphetamine. Fluhr also had a previous conviction for dealing narcotics. Officers also obtained information through sources that Fluhr was Dealing Methamphetamine. Fluhr also lived within 500 Feet of Lydia Middleton School, which is an enhancing circumstance by law. Preliminary Charges Daniel R. Fluhr Age 27 Madison, Indiana Dealing Methamphetamine Level 2 Felony Possession of Methamphetamine Over 5 Grams Possession of Controlled Substance Possession of Syringe Possession of Paraphernalia Maintaining Common Nuisance Jennifer L. Coleman Age 31 Madison, Indiana Possession of Methamphetamine Possession of Syringe Possession of Paraphernalia Christopher L. Giltner Age 28 Madison, Indiana Possession of Marijuana Possession of Paraphernalia 815 West Second Street Capt. Rick Mundt, Lt. Jonathon Simpson, Sgt. Wayne Phillips, Sr. Ptl. Ricky Harris, Sr. Ptl. Shawn Scudder, Ptl. Kyle Cutshaw, Ptl. Josh Hammond, and Ptl. Brittany Tate went to the residence to serve the warrant. Once at the residence, officers made entry and located Tonja Hoskins, Robert Taylor, and Jesslyn Powell inside the residence. Powell was attempting to conceal items under a chair upon entry. All subjects were detained. During the search of the chair where Powell was sitting officers located a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine. Officers also located multiple plastic bags used to package narcotics next to Powell. Officers located a plastic bag on the floor near where Taylor and Powell were located. The bag contained multiple Alprazolam Pills and approximately a quarter ounce of methamphetamine. During a search of a purse found near Powell officers located digital scales and additional plastic bags. Also during the search officers located a plastic container on a night stand. The container had a crystal substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Hoskins, Taylor, and Powell all denied knowing about the drugs found inside the residence. All three subjects were placed under arrest. Preliminary Charges Tonja J. Hoskins Age 45 Madison, Indiana Conspiracy to Deal Methamphetamine Possession of Methamphetamine over 5 grams Possession of Controlled Substance Maintaining Common Nuisance Robert R. Taylor Age 41 Madison, Indiana Dealing Methamphetamine Possession of Methamphetamine over 5 grams Possession of Controlled Substance Visiting Common Nuisance Jesslyn M. Powell Age 36 Hanover, Indiana Dealing Methamphetamine Possession of Methamphetamine over 5 grams Possession of Controlled Substance Possession of Paraphernalia Visiting Common Nuisance 1813 Blackmore Street Apartment 2 Capt. Rick Mundt, Lt. Jonathon Simpson, Sgt. Wayne Phillips, Sr. Ptl. Ricky Harris, Ptl. Kyle Cutshaw, Ptl. Josh Hammond, and Ptl. Brittany Tate went to the residence to serve the warrant. Once at the residence, officers made entry and located John Taulee Age 44, Carol Weaver Age 56, Roxanne Foster Age 35, and Amanda Parker Age 37 inside the residence. Weaver was the target of the investigation. Once inside officers informed Carol, who rented the apartment, of the search warrant. While Carol was sitting on the couch, Carol attempted to conceal something in the couch. Inside the couch officers located a glass pipe used to smoked methamphetamine. Also next to the pipe was a cut straw. Also during a search of the living room officers located two more additional glass pipes used to ingest methamphetamine. During a search of Taulbee, officers located a cut straw that contained methamphetamine. During a search of a purse belonging to Parker, officers located a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine. In rear bedroom officers located additional paraphernalia that contained methamphetamine. Weaver also had methamphetamine on her person. Based on the items found all four subjects were placed under arrest. Preliminary Charges Carol J. Weaver Age 56 Madison, Indiana Possession of Methamphetamine Possession of Paraphernalia Maintaining Common Nuisance John P. Taulbee Age 44 Madison, Indiana Possession of Methamphetamine Visiting Common Nuisance Roxanne L. Foster Age 35 Madison, Indiana Possession of Methamphetamine Visiting Common Nuisance Amanda G. Parker Age 37 Milton, Kentucky Possession of Methamphetamine Visiting Common Nuisance

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The Madison Police would like to wish Ptl. Aaron Watson a Happy Birthday. 🎁🎉🎂

The Madison Police Department would like for everyone to keep Retired Captain Terry Wells in your thoughts and prayers. Captain Wells is facing some medical issues and we hope for a quick recovery.

Reminder. We will tow vehicles parked on main.

Ptl. Dylan Barnes out on patrol and meeting some young entrepreneurs! Great interaction!

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Our officers are always willing to lend a hand. Great job!!

Happy Birthday to Chief Jeremey Perkins!!

You can drop off unwanted medications today at Kings Daughters Hospital until noon.