Washington County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Washington County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 801 Jackson St., Salem, 47167 IN
  • Chief:
Phone: (812) 883-5999
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Washington County Sheriff's Office is located at 801 Jackson St., Salem, 47167 IN. The Washington County Sheriff's Office phone number is (812) 883-5999.

Washington County Sheriff's Office News

A RARE SIGHTING! This bobcat was recently struck and killed by a driver on State Road 56 East, near Elk Creek Lake. Indiana Conservation Officer Neal Brewington would like to remind everyone that it is currently NOT LEGAL to possess a bobcat. The driver called the sheriff’s department and reported the accident. Deputy Joe Keltner responded to the scene and collected the bobcat, which was turned over to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The Fraternal Order of Police Associate Fall Steak Dinner will be held tomorrow, October 25, 2018. Come to the Washington County Fairgrounds and join us in the 4-H building. Doors open at 6:00 pm, steak supper to be served at 7:00 pm. Hope to see you there. Associate Dues are $35/year, which will allow you to attend a fall and spring steak dinner.

Christopher Grant HAS BEEN LOCATED. Thank you everyone for sharing our post

MISSING PERSON / RUNAWAY On October 21, 2018, 15 year old Christopher L. Grant ran away from his grandmother’s residence off of Bee Line Road in Salem. Several deputies and Salem officers searched the property and surrounding area for Christopher for several hours. Christopher was last seen in the area of Arther Street and Main Street in Salem, at approximately 1:30 am, October 22, 2018. Christopher was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black jacket with red stripes on the arms and a red baseball cap. Christopher has ADHD and high functioning autism. Christopher actually lives in Palmyra, Indiana and may be trying to get back to the Palmyra area. Deputy Abby Powers is the investigating officer. If you have any information about Christopher, you are urged to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at (812)883-5999.

UPDATE ON CAMPBELLSBURG BEAGLE. The beagle has been returned to the owner. Thank you everyone for sharing.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ME? This well mannered beagle has been found in the Campbellsburg area. If this is your beagle, please call (812)530-6933 to make arrangements for the return of your beagle.

UPDATE ON LOST GERMAN SHEPHERD Tecumseh has been found. We are sorry to report that Tecumseh had been fatally shot. Tecumseh was discovered by his owner in a wooded area just east of Banet Road and south of Martinsburg Road. Tecumseh went missing this past Tuesday. Three neighbors reported hearing a gun shot on Tuesday between 7:00 and 7:20 pm, followed by a yelping dog. If you have any information regarding this incident, you are urged to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at (812)883-5999 and speak with Animal Control Officer Ryan Reisert or Chief Deputy Brent Miller.

STOLEN TRACTOR HAS BEEN RECOVERED! Deputy Tory Hildreth took a report of a stolen mini Massey Tractor on 09/29/2018. The owners of the tractor posted a picture of the tractor on Facebook and on 10/01/2018, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department received a tip from a concerned citizen. Deputy Brad Naugle followed up with the tip and located the stolen tractor in the area of Shorts Corner Road and Blue River Church Road. Deputy Naugle interviewed a possible suspect, who admitted to stealing the tractor. Steven Mosley, age 51 of Salem was arrested and charged with one count of felony Theft. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Lost or Possibly Stolen! One year old German Shepherd. Missing from the Old Martinsburg Road and Banet Road area. The dog has tags with an owner telephone number on the tags. The dog loves children and women, but not men. REWARD If you have any information, please call the owner at (812)267-5173.

Salem Man is Arresred for Auto Theft and Resisting Law Enforcement! On October 9, 2018, at approximately 9:42 am, Deputy Abby Powers was sent to take a stolen vehicle report at Casey’s General Store in Pekin. Shortly thereafter, the Sheriff’s Department received a phone call from MJ Auto Sales regarding a customer, who was causing a disturbance. Deputy Nathan Maudlin was in the area looking for the stolen vehicle from Casey’s and responded to MJ Auto. Deputy Maudlin arrived at MJ Auto and found the vehicle, which had been stolen from Casey’s. Deputy Maudlin was advised that the customer that was causing a disturbance had demanded to test drive a maroon colored Camaro and had left the area, traveling west on State Road 60. Chief Deputy Brent Miller and Deputy Ryan Larrimore were traveling towards Pekin, when they observed the maroon Camaro traveling west on State Road 60, near Motsinger Road. Deputies Larrimore and Miller made a felony traffic stop on the vehicle after a short pursuit, which ended on Old State Road 60. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Michael S. Kemper, age 37 of Salem. Kemper was arrested and charged with one count of Auto Theft and Resisting Law Enforcement, using a vehicle to flee. Pekin Town Marshal Jeff Thomas assisted with the investigation. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED! Deputy Tory Hildreth took a report of a stolen truck on 09/24/2018. A picture of the stolen truck was posted on Facebook, which prompted a couple of tips to be forwarded to the Sheriff’s Department. Chief Deputy Brent Miller developed a suspect in the case and an arrest was made following an investigation. Rodney Webb, age 35 of Salem has been arrested and charged with one count of Auto Theft. Miller was assisted in the investigation by Sheriff Roger Newlon, Deputy Hildreth, Deputy Abby Powers and Deputy Ryan Larrimore. Thank you Facebook followers for helping solve this case. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

State Road 56 Spot Paving Begins Tuesday. Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews plan to place pavement patches on State Road 56 at Salem beginning next Tuesday (Oct. 8), weather permitting. INDOT officials advise motorists to be alert for workers and equipment at spot-paving sites on State Road 56 between its downtown intersection with State Road 135 and Casey’s Store on Salem’s west side. Flaggers will direct traffic where paving operations take place along both westbound and eastbound lanes. Please slow down and use caution when traveling through this area on Tuesday.

BEWARE! COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY has been turned into local law enforcement agencies in the past couple of days. A $100 dollar bill was found in the West Washington High School Parking lot this past Friday night, during a home football game. The $100 dollar bill was turned into the school and was later determined to be counterfeit. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. Two $20 dollar bills were recently passed in Salem, at a gas station. The bills were later determined to be counterfeit and were turned into the Salem Police Department. Local business owners are encouraged to take extra precautions to prevent being a victim. Counterfeit Detection Pens are effective on most currency and can be purchased online or from most office supply stores. These are actual pictures of the $100 dollar bill. Anyone with information about the counterfeit currency is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at 812-883-5999 or the Salem Police Department at 812-883-5100.

State Road 160, near Yankeetown was temporarily closed earlier today, due to a two vehicle accident. The driver of the westbound truck admitted that he fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the centerline and collided head on with the other driver. The driver of the westbound truck was not injured. The driver of the eastbound vehicle was transported by the Washington County Ambulance Service to University of Louisville for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Abby Powers is investigating the crash.

Sheriff Roger Newlon would like to say Congratulations to Abby Powers, who recently graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Abby will be a big asset to the Sheriff’s Department and she is a great role model for other young ladies, who have a desire to pursue a career in law enforcement. Abby is pictured with Administrative Assistant Sherry Miller and Sheriff Roger Newlon.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS VEHICLE RECENTLY? Many Washington County residents should be familiar with this vehicle as it has been used for years at local auctions by E.E. Martin Auctioneers. This vehicle was reported stolen from a farm, located on Bata Road, in Washington County, on September 24, 2018. The truck is best described as a 1980 Chevrolet truck, two tone gray in color, with a special topper with big glass windows, bigger tires, a grill guard on the front, running boards and a custom made step welded to the rear hitch. This vehicle was possibly seen in the Bowers Road area on September 22, 2018. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at (812)883-5999 and ask to speak with Deputy Tory Hildreth, the investigating officer.

One driver injured in a two vehicle crash earlier today. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call around 2:20 pm today and the caller reported a two vehicle crash with injuries, on State Road 56 East, near Morgan’s Market. The driver of the tan colored truck admitted that he was talking on his cell phone, when he pulled out into the path of the driver in the black truck. The driver of the tan colored truck was taken to Saint Vincent Hospital before being transferred to U of L for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Ryan Larrimore is investigating the crash and was assisted by the Indiana State Police, Salem Fire Department and the Washington County Ambulance Service.

This crash occurred earlier this afternoon, on State Road 56 East, near the top of three lane hill. The driver of the red truck was reportedly looking at his cell phone, when he rear ended a tractor, pulling a hay baler. The driver of the red truck was transported by EMS to the Scott County Hospital, while the tractor operator refused treatment at the scene. Deputy Matt Hein is investigating the crash and would like to remind everyone that it’s “Harvest Season” and farm equipment is prevalent on the roadways. Drivers should use extra caution, while traveling through agricultural areas and expect to share the roadways with farm equipment. Deputy Hein said driver’s need to put their cell phones down and pay more attention to the road. PLEASE REMEMBER TO NEVER TEXT AND DRIVE!

LOST AND FOUND! Are you looking for me? These two horse were located this morning running at large, on State Road 135 North, near Kossuth. If these are your horses, please call the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at (812)883-5999 to claim your horses.

LOST AND FOUND A kayak has been found upside down, along the bank of the White River, about a mile west of the new Sparksville Bridge. A red life jacket and an LED strap on headlight was found inside the kayak. If you believe this may be your kayak, please call the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at (812)883-5999 and ask to speak with Deputy Wayne Blevins. You will be asked to describe your kayak. The picture is not a picture of the actual kayak.