Evansville Park Police Department

  • Agency: Evansville Park Police Department
  • Address: 15 NW Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD, Evansville, 47708 IN
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Phone: (812) 436-7896
Fax: (812) 435-6175

Evansville Park Police Department is located at 15 NW Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD, Evansville, 47708 IN. The Evansville Park Police Department phone number is (812) 436-7896.

Evansville Park Police Department News

UPDATE- 17 year old Mackayla Scarbrough has been charged as an adult and is now in the Vanderburgh County Jail Arrests made in Thursday night shooting on east side-- Evansville Police have arrested 3 suspects in connection with the November 8th shooting that injured Odie Carrier. The shooting happened at 3421 Wood Duck Dr just after 9:00pm. Police have arrested CONNOR JOHNSON (18), XZEREUS DLAMINI (19), and a 17 year old female. All three are charged with Robbery with Serious Bodily Injury and Burglary with Serious Bodily Injury. Police believe the 17 year old female went to Carrier's apartment to have sex with Carrier. Based on text messages recovered from Carrier's phone, he was going to pay her for the encounter. Although police had the messages, they did not have a verified name associated with the phone number Carrier was exchanging texts with. Police believe that JOHNSON and DLAMINI came to the home with the female with the intent to rob Carrier. During the robbery, JOHNSON shot Carrier. All three suspects then fled the scene. At 2:30am on Friday, patrol officers conducted a routine traffic stop in the 800 block of S. Elliott. All 3 suspects were in the vehicle at the time of the stop. During the stop, drugs and a gun were seized, but there was nothing that connected the vehicle or the occupants to the earlier shooting on Wood Duck. JOHNSON and DLAMINI were arrested on misdemeanor drug and weapons charges. The female was cited for a license violation and released. As the shooting investigation progressed, information was uncovered that connected the occupants of the car stop to the shooting. The unverified phone that had been involved in the shooting was found to belong to the female who had been cited and released from the car stop. JOHNSON was interviewed and implicated himself in the robbery/ shooting. JOHNSON and DLAMINI have remained in the jail and were charged in the shooting. The female suspect was located and arrested on the Robbery and Burglary charges. She is being held at a secure juvenile facility at this time.

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." -Billy Graham We at the Evansville Police Department want to thank each and every American Military Veteran for their service to and defense of the greatest country in the world. God Bless the United States of America and God Bless the American Military and all those who have served and continue to serve.

The Friday Rescue Roundup is Layla. Layla has been at Evansville Animal Care & Control (Official) since October 1st and is a Shepard mix. Layla is described as being sweet and gentle. She would do very well in a home that has a lot of love to give the sweet girl, in return Layla will provide you with the best snuggles. Please SHARE this post with all your friends and help find ’Layla' a great new home. If you are interested in adopting or rescuing, please call (812)435-6015 or stop by Evansville Animal Care & Control at 815 Uhlhorn Street in Evansville.

We have officially accepted the Docs vs. Cops challenge from @DeaconessHealthSystem. This November we are growing awareness for men’s cancers. Later this month you can vote for your favorite ‘boy in blue’. We hope you join us in growing awareness! **WARNING** THESE ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL ACTORS... There may or may not be a blooper reel #DeaconessNSN18 #DocsvsCops

EPD investigating Thursday night shooting-- Evansville Police are investigating a Thursday night shooting that left a man hospitalized. Police were called to 3421 Wood Duck Rd just after 9:00pm for a report of shots fired. The 911 caller said they saw someone shooting a gun at the front of the 3421 address. The caller was unsure if anyone was hit by gunfire. Officers arrived and found the victim, Odie Carrier Jr, in the residence. He had been shot and was unable to speak with officers. He is currently being treated at a local hospital. Investigators spoke with area residents and believe the shooter left the area in a vehicle before officers arrived. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call EPD at 812-436-7979 or WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Weekend Street Closings: Sigma Phi Epsilon will be hosting the “Sigma Phi Epsilon 5k Backpack Run for Veterans” on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Closing Walnut Street between Rotherwood Avenue & Weinbach Ave; Rotherwood Avenue beginning at Walnut Street, leading into UE Campus. Four Freedoms Veterans Parade will be hosting the “Four Freedoms Veterans Parade” on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closing W Franklin Street from Wabash of Flags to N 7th Ave beginning at 9:30 a.m.; W Franklin Street from Wabash of Flags to N St. Joseph Avenue will close at 1:00 p.m. (Parade will begin at 2 p.m.)

ROAD CLOSING NOTIFICATION: RIVERSIDE DRIVE The City of Evansville Engineer’s Office will be closing the east & westbound lanes, one at a time, of Riverside Drive between Cherry & Vine Street beginning Friday, November 9th, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All lanes of Riverside Drive will be open for the weekend traffic. In addition, they plan to complete Riverside Drive on Monday, November 12th, 2018 (weather permitting) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A Spotlight of Excellence The Evansville Police Department would like to acknowledge and brag on one of our own. Sergeant Steve Kleeman has served the Evansville citizens for over twenty years. During that time he has served in a number of capacities ranging from Field Training Officer, to Academy Instructor, to Motor Patrol Sergeant, to Field Training Unit Supervisor, and several other capacities. Most recently Sgt. Kleeman competed the necessary requirements to become one of only two Master Instructors in Southern Indiana. Sgt. Kleeman went through a grueling and competitive process in which he endured an eight panel interview just to be accepted into the course. During the course of his evaluation Sgt. Kleeman was observed while instructing three separate courses while simultaneously doing research and writing his own research paper. Sgt. Kleeman then endured a second panel interview upon completion. With this accreditation Sgt. Kleeman has now achieved the highest rank that a law enforcement instructor can achieve. Several agencies will lean on his expertise as he will now be able to teach others instructor development. We are extremely proud to call Steve Kleeman one of our own. As previously mentioned there are two Master Instructors in Southern Indiana. The other one is Officer Chuck Knoll, also of the Evansville Police Department. Congratulations!

November is that special time of the year when a lot of people put the razors away and embrace the scruffiness. This November will be no different. Several officers will be growing beards for No Shave November. We are partnering with Deaconess to promote awareness concerning men's cancer. Be on the lookout for our soon to be fury friends. For more information about the campaign visit www.deaconess.com/noshave

UPDATE- Evansville Police continue to investigate the death of 21 year old Amon Johnson. Johnson was found deceased in an alley in the 600 block of E Missouri early Tuesday morning. Johnson appeared to have been shot. Investigators have interviewed multiple people in an effort to piece together the events leading up to Johnson's death. The investigation is active and additional information is being sought. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call EPD at 812-436-7979 or WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME. EPD investigating homicide in the 600 block of E Missouri— Evansville Police are investigating a homicide in the 600 block of E Missouri. Police were called to alley behind 631 E Missouri just before 7:00am on Tuesday for a report of a person laying on the ground. Officers arrived and found a man who was deceased. Initial observations led officers to believe the man had been shot. An official identification of the victim has not been made. No suspect information is known at this time. Police are asking anyone who was in the area of this incident Monday evening or early Tuesday morning and saw or heard anything unusual to call EPD at 812-436-7979 or WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

The Friday Rescue Roundup is ’Finess’. Finess is a Pit mix and is about a year to a year and a half old. Finess is described as being very energetic and still very much a puppy. Finess would do best in living in a home with a fenced in yard to play in. If you provide Finess with squeaky toys and treats she will give you unconditional love in return. Come see Finess today! Please SHARE this post with all your friends and help find ’Finess' a great new home. If you are interested in adopting or rescuing, please call (812)435-6015 or stop by Evansville Animal Care & Control (Official) at 815 Uhlhorn Street in Evansville.

WEEKEND ROAD CLOSINGS: The University of Evansville Athletics Department will be hosting the “UE FanFest” beginning Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closing Main Street between SE 6th Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. University of Evansville The Hadi Shriners will be hosting the “Hadi Fall Ceremonial Parade” beginning Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. No road closings. Start at 6 Walnut Street to 2nd Street to Main Street to 4th Street to Walnut Street and back to 6 Walnut Street. Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association will be hosting the “Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association Autumn Walk” beginning Sunday, November 4th, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No road closings. Starting at School Side Drive, turn left onto Fielding Road, walkt to entrance of Harrison High School track and exit to sidwalks on S. Cullen Ave, turn left back onto School Side Drive. Walkers will utilize sidewalks at all times, with volunteers alont route to keep walkers on sidewalks.

EPD Officer injured during investigation into suspicious person at Fairlawn Elementary School-- An Evansville Police Officer was injured while investigating a complaint of a suspicious person at Fairlawn Elementary School. The officer was sent to the school around 6:50 on Wednesday morning when a school employee called to report LOGAN STIDHAM was at the front doors acting suspicious. The employee asked Stidham why he was at the school and he replied he had a child in daycare there. The employee knew that to be false and called 911. The responding officer located Stidham near the school and attempted to question him. Stidham was uncooperative and would not comply with the officers instructions or identify himself. When the officer tired to handcuff Stidham, he pulled away. The officer deployed his TASER, but it was unsuccessful in subduing Stidham. A physical altercation between the officer and Stidham resulted in the two wrestling on the ground. As Stidham resisted, the officer was able to call for assistance. Stidham was able to gain control of the officer's TASER and discharged it as he held it against the officer's face. Stidham lost control of the TASER, but ended up on top of the officer. While pinned on his back, the officer was able to partially control Stidham's hands and wrist. He was able to do so until another officer arrived. Stidham refused to let the officer up. Another TASER was used, but was also ineffective. The second officer then used physical force to stop Stidham's actions. As other officers arrived, Stidham continued to ignore instructions. Additional force was used. Stidham was eventually taken into custody. The officer received facial injuries during the assault. He was treated at a local hospital and released. Stidham was examined at a local hospital and then booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail. He is charged with: Battery with a Deadly Weapon Battery with Serious Bodily Injury Resisting Law Enforcement Trespass Theft Although the initial 911 call came from a school employee, classes do not begin at the school until 8:15. The incident did not impact the start of the school day, nor were any students involved in anyway.

Threats directed at Good Shepard school will be investigated by Kentucky authorities-- The investigation into online threats directed at Good Shepard Catholic School has been handed over to Henderson County authorities. Evansville Police began investigating the threats on Monday night. The student who made the threats was located at a parent's house in Evansville prior to start of the school day on Tuesday. During the investigation, Evansville Police were able to determine the threats were posted online by the student while he was at a home in Henderson County Kentucky. Although the target of the threat was in Indiana, the alleged criminal action took place in Kentucky. The juvenile was released to a parent while Kentucky authorities continue the investigation.

Our first "Trick or Treater" stopped by headquarters this afternoon to unofficially kick off Halloween. As the daughter of one of our EPD Patrol Officers, she is also niece to another, and granddaughter to a recently retired EPD Sergeant. Who knows, maybe some day she will join our ranks. By the way, deadline for applications is midnight tonight. www.evansvillepolice.com #becomeanofficer

Meet Judy. Judy ordered a pink EPD patch and three days later had her yearly mammogram. She was diagnosed with very early stages of breast cancer. Judy has a very promising chance to beat this because she gets yearly mammograms and caught it early. Judy wanted her story told because she hopes someone else will benefit from hearing it. There are still several pink EPD patches available that can be purchased at EPD headquarters. Patches are just $10 each and proceeds go toward cancer research. #findacure #pinkalloctoberlong #earlydetection #judystrong

If your Halloween plans involve consuming alcohol don’t forget you’re not a pumpkin so don’t drive smashed!

Juvenile in custody for making online threats directed at Good Shepard Catholic School— Evansville Police have taken a Good Shepard Catholic School student into custody after he made threats to shoot people at the school. Police were notified of the threats on Monday night and the suspect was taken into custody on Tuesday morning. The investigation is ongoing. Evansville Police are again reminding people that all threats will be taken seriously and those who make them will be charged to the fullest extent of the law.