Fatal Dune Buggy Crash

On Monday, July 28, 2014 at 9:51pm deputies were dispatched to 1203 E. Baseline Road in reference to a motor vehicle crash with injuries.... READ MORE

Sheriff's Office Launches iPhone App

Want to connect with the Sheriff’s Office on your iPhone? We have a “VCSO” app for that.... READ MORE

Sheriff's Explorers attend National Conference

Explorers from Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post #82 recently returned from a national conference in Bloomington, Indiana.... READ MORE

Traffic Collision near USI results in Fatality

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at approximately 12:05pm, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident with injuries on the Lloyd Expressway at the University Parkway.... READ MORE

Woman Arrested for DUI at the 4H Fair

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:30pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office received a report that a black Jeep Liberty SUV had been involved in a Hit and Run crash in a 4H fairgrounds parking area.... READ MORE

Registered Sex Offender Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a registered sex offender following an incident in which the man posed as a police officer.... READ MORE

Vanderburgh County 4H Fair gets underway

The 94th annual Vanderburgh County 4H Fair gets underway this Monday, July 21, 2014.... READ MORE

July 19th Sobriety Checkpoint Results

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Evansville Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014....READ MORE

Sobriety Checkpoint planned for this Weekend

The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct the second of two previously planned Sobriety Checkpoints on....READ MORE

Scam: New Job Offer

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office is investigating two cases of fraud after receiving separate complaints regarding a confidence scam involving reloadable money cards.... READ MORE

July 12th Sobriety Checkpoint Results

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Evansville Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, July 12, 2014.... READ MORE

Man Drowns in Ohio River

On Saturday, July 12, 2014 at approximately 1:00am Central Dispatch (911) received a report that a man had fallen into the Ohio River.... READ MORE

DUI Checkpoint planned for this Weekend

The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct the first of two planned July DUI Checkpoints on.... READ MORE

Report of Shots Fired leads to Intimidation Arrest

On Thursday, July 10, 2014 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to Casey`s General Store at 3100 N Saint Joseph Ave in reference to a report of “shots fired”.... READ MORE

Arrest: 4-year-old Child the Victim of Battery

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an allegation of child abuse involving a 4 year old child.... READ MORE

Sheriff's Command Post Operating Hours to Change

Effective Friday, July 11, 2014 the public reception area of the Sheriff’s Command Post at 5607 N. US Hwy 41 will transition to the following operating hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm, closed on Saturday, Sunday and all county observed holidays.... READ MORE

Fourth of July Weekend Activity

This past Fourth of July weekend was a demanding time for local law enforcement.... READ MORE

Motorcycle Crash with Injury

On Friday, July 04, 2014 at 3:42pm Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on State Road 65.... READ MORE

Phone Scam: Fake Sheriff's Deputy Demands Payment

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case of telephone fraud after receiving a complaint that a woman was scammed out of more than 400 dollars by an individual claiming to be a Sheriff's Deputy.... READ MORE

Intoxicated Motorist charged with Child Neglect

On Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:44pm the Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Mayflower Drive in reference to a child custody exchange.... READ MORE

July Impaired Driving Enforcement gets Underway

Beginning this past weekend and throughout the rest of July, the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership has been and will be conducting DUI saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints.... READ MORE

German American Bank Phone Scam is Back

The Sheriff's Office has received reports that scam phone calls using the German American name are happening again.... READ MORE

Indiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Employer Appreciation Day

Sheriff Dave Wedding attended the Indiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Employer Appreciation Day.... READ MORE

Know the Law: Fireworks

With the Fourth of July approaching, many area residents are stocking up on bottlerockets, sparklers and firecrackers.  We've summarized Indiana's Fireworks Laws below so that you can stay safe and legal this Independence Day.... READ MORE


Arrest Made in Single Vehicle Fatality

On Friday, June 20, 2014 Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Ms. Maria Cristina Stevens on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated causing Death as a Class C Felony.... READ MORE

Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Awards

Sheriff Dave Wedding presented Indiana Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) scholarship certificates to two local students this morning.... READ MORE

Sheriff’s Office K-9 Program Receives Gift

Sheriff Dave Wedding announced today that the Sheriff’s Office K-9 program has received a monetary donation from a local community member.... READ MORE

Crash Results in Fatal Injuries to Driver

On Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 9:29pm, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and German Township Fire Department were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of New Harmony Road and Koressel Road.... READ MORE

Man Arrested after Entering Ex-Girlfriend's Home and Brandishing Knife

On June 12, 2014, at approximately 8:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 1900 block of Westbrook Drive for a fight in progress. The victim called 911 to report her former boyfriend, Khiry Burton, arrived at her home unannounced armed with a knife.... READ MORE

Sgt. Darren Baumberger Resigns from Sheriff's Office

Sgt. Darren Baumberger tendered his resignation from the Sheriff’s Office.... READ MORE

Sgt. Darren Baumberger Notice of Charges

Today, Sheriff Dave Wedding notified Sgt. Darren Baumberger of his intent to seek his dismissal from the Sheriff’s Office.... READ MORE

Notice of Vanderburgh County Sheriff Merit Board Hearing

Vanderburgh County Sheriff David Wedding has requested a public hearing before the Vanderburgh County Sheriff Merit Board.... READ MORE

Detectives Train at the Body Farm

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has recently graduated two detectives from an intensive course of training located at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.... READ MORE

Man Charged with Carjacking and Robbery after Assaulting his Ex-Girlfriend

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 1:52 am the Sheriff’s Office responded to an address in the 2500 block of Wild Dunes Drive upon report of domestic violence in progress.... READ MORE

Home Improvement Fraud often arrives with Summer

So far this year we've had no reports of any home improvement fraud occurring. Sheriff Dave Wedding would like to keep it that way.... READ MORE

Man Arrested after Running Over his Neighbor with a 4-Wheeler

On Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7:36 pm Sheriff’s deputies and German Township Fire Department medics responded to 4150 Kleitz Road after receiving a report that a man had been struck by a four-wheeler....READ MORE

Service Dog Support and Advocacy Group visits the Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff's Office was fortunate this week to have members of the local Service Dog Support and Advocacy Group provide a series of presentations to our deputies....READ MORE

Memorial Day Weekend Activity

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office investigated ten (10) motor vehicle crashes over the holiday weekend....READ MORE

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on US 41

A second motorcycle crash has occurred this weekend and resulted in a single fatality....READ MORE

Memorial Day message from Sheriff Dave Wedding

A Memorial Day message from Sheriff Dave Wedding....READ MORE

Motorcycle Crash Resulting in Injury

On Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm deputies responded to the area of East Boonville-New Harmony Road near Gilles Lane upon receiving a report of a crash involving a motorcycle....READ MORE

Chief Deputy Sheriff Appointment

Sheriff Dave Wedding will appoint Major John Strange to serve as his chief deputy sheriff....READ MORE

Swearing in of Dave Wedding

Chief Deputy Dave Wedding to be sworn in as the 54th Sheriff of Vanderburgh County... READ MORE

Stolen Firearms Recovered

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has recovered two stolen handguns in the last 24 hours. One suspect is still at large.... READ MORE

Accident with Injuries involving Multiple Vehicles

On May 14th, 2014, at 9:35 PM Deputies were dispatched to SR 57 and Foundation Blvd in reference to a motor vehicle crash with injury involving a several vehicles, including a Fed Ex tractor trailer....READ MORE

Sheriff Eric Williams announces his plan to retire from the Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Eric Williams has initiated the process of retiring from the Sheriff's Office at the end of May and to accept an opportunity with Old National Bank....READ MORE

Child Molesting Investigation and Arrest

Deputies investigate a report of child molesting and subsequently make an arrest...READ MORE

A Days Work - Trash Collected by Community Service Particpants

While using Community Service Participants to pick up trash on the highways is a good thing, the shear quantity of trash out there is disappointing at best....READ MORE

ATV and Passenger Car Crash - Causing Serious Injury

 Earlier today, in Northern Vanderburgh County, an ATV and car crashed causing serious injury...READ MORE

Man Arrested for Child Neglect

Young child found unattended playing in a storm drain, father arrested...READ MORE

Sex Offender Arrested for Failure to Register

 Sheriff's Deputies arrested a convicted sex offender who has failed to properly register, as required, on several occasions...READ MORE

Home Depot Robbery: Arrest Made

 Deputies develop a suspect in the Home Depot robbery in February and make an arrest.

Two arrested for robbery, battery and theft

 Sheriff's deputies investigating a a robbery earlier this week arrested two today and expect an additional arrest....READ MORE

Sobriety Check Point Results

 Three people arrested during this past weekend Sobriety checkpoint...READ MORE

Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for 3/22/14

The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Saturday evening...READ MORE

ARREST: Stolen vehicle dumped in the river

 Deputies were dispatched to Dogtown Boat Ramp for a vehicle in the water.....READ MORE

ARREST: Pursuit, Warrant, Narcotics, K-9 Apprehension

 Deputies located a subject known to have felony narcotics warrants.....READ MORE

Pursuit: Stolen gun, drugs, juveniles

 Deputy pursues vehicle operated and occupied by juveniles. Juveniles have a stolen weapon, drugs and parphernalia....READ MORE

Home Depot Robbery : Arrest Made

 Deputies develop a suspect in the February Home Depot Robbery and make an arrest today...READ MORE

March Impaired and Aggressive Driving Enforcement Blitz

Operation Pull Over Blitz #78, will run from Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 23....READ MORE

March 2014 Impaired Driving Blitz: News Conference

 On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1000 hours the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will hold a press conference to announce this year’s statewide March Impaired Driving "Blitz"....READ MORE

Dumping and littering: Our community can do better

 Story in Courier about dumping in our county. It is very sad and completely unacceptable and costly....READ MORE

Teamwork and collaboration brings results

The Warrick County Sheriff with the cooperation and collaboration of several others leads to the arrest of three in  a Warrick County murder investigation......READ ARTICLE 

Editorial-Thanks to a helpful deputy

 Nice letter to the editor from a citizen who is appreciative of the help received from a deputy during recent poor weather. It is a honor to serve the great people of Vanderburgh County....sun, rain, sleet or snow....READ LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Armed Robbery Investigation

Deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Circle ‘S’ gas station, which is located at 11001 North US Highway 41....READ MORE

Suspicious House Fire

Earlier this morning, emergency personnel were dispatched to 7144 Wright Drive in Vanderburgh County to investigate a house fire....READ MORE

Courier House Fire Story

 Courier coverage of the fatal house fire this morning.

House Fire

03:00 AM

Deputies along with firefighters are currently on the scene of a house fire in Vanderburgh County.

Courier Recommendations for Monitoring Weather and Road Conditions

 The Courier made some recommendations on how the public can keep themselves imformed about weather and road conditions. The VCSO twitter feed (@VandSheriff) was one to follow.

Crash with Injury - 020114

Deputies dispatched to a serious crash late Friday night and found a single truck on its side in a neighborhood yard....READ MORE.

Multi-Agency Organized Crime Crackdown

Earlier today, in a muti-agency, multi-defendant crackdown on local organized criminal activity, over two dozen persons were arrested as a variety of State and Federal search and arrest warrants were served.....READ MORE

Two dozen Arrested in Gang and Drug Crackdown

Earlier today, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office. Evansville Police Department, and multiple Federal Agencies served several State and Federal search and arrest warrants as part of a concentrated crackdown on local gang and organized criminal activity.


Deputies stopped a driver suspected of hit and run and found her to be intoxicated and transporting two young children.....READ MORE

Silver Alert Subject Found Dead

Deputies, with the assistance of several other agencies and persons, located the subject of the Silver Alert issued yesterday, deceased, in a remote field in southeastern Vanderburgh County earlier today....READ MORE

News Release: Fatal Car Crash

 Deputies investigated a fatal car crash earlier today on US Hwy 41 North at Rusher Creek in northern Vanderbrugh County....READ MORE


With the help of tips from th epublic, deputies arrest a suspect in a recent burglary.....READ MORE

NEWS RELEASE: Overturned semi

 Earlier today, deputies investigated an overturned semi in the intersection of Diamond Ave and SR 65....READ MORE


 CANCELLED @ 1/26/14 3:30 PM

Silver Alert issued for Ronald Hayes....READ MORE


CAPTURED: Warrant issued for suspect in burglary earlier this week....READ MORE

News Release: Burglary Arrest

Deputies make arrest for burglary committed yesterday afternoon. Other suspects still being sought....READ MORE

News Release: Resisting Law Enforcement Arrest

 Evansville IN @ 08:50 AM

 Earlier this morning, at approximately 2:00 AM, the Evansville Police Department was dispatched to the area of Sunset Boulevard in regards to a “shots fired” call for service. Deputy Robert Schmitt and his K9 partner, “Boss” was in the area at the time. Deputy Schmitt observed a blue Chevy Malibu traveling east on Pollack Avenue, leaving the general area of the shots fired call, at a high rate of speed.


News Release: Marijuana Dealing Arrest

Evansville IN @ 3:30 PM

Vanderburgh County Sheriff's deputies arrested an area university student for dealing in marijuana.....READ MORE

News Release: Battery with Serious Injury

Evansville IN @ 5:00 PM

Deputies make arrest for battery.....

News Release: Crash with Injury

Evansville IN @ 8:30 PM

Earlier this evening, deputies were summoned to the scene of a five car injury crash at the intersection of Diamond Ave and St. Joseph Ave.....

Water Outage at Jail - Returned to Normal

7:00 AM

After about a 12 hour water outage at the jail, the water service has been returned to normal operation...

News Release: Attempted Murder Arrest

Evansville IN, Two homeless men arrested today. One charged with the attempted murder of a local cab driver.....READ MORE 

NEWS RELEASE: Armed Robbery

12/25/13 @ Evansville, IN: Two subjects being questioned for robbing and stabbing a taxi cab driver and the cab driver's ride along......Read More



Yesterday evening, Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies arrest Quinton Lee Jennings on charges of rape, confinement, battery and intimidation....Read More

News Release: Christmas with the Kids Event - UPDATED

Christmas with the Kids will happen today! However, with the cancellation of schools in our area today and the current road conditions, some modifications to the event have been made.  READ MORE......

News Release: Sheriff's Office Shop With The Kids
Evansville IN, On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will participate in their annual “Christmas with the Kids” program. This year’s shopping event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Super Center located at 401 N. Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, Indiana.}Read More
News Release: Crash Investigation - I164 @ 11 mm
Evansville IN, At approximately 1:20 PM today, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to I-164 near the 11 mile marker in reference to an injury crash where a semi hauling coal ran off of the roadway.
News Release: Domestic Violence Leads to Pursuit

Evansville IN, Earlier today, deputies were dispatched to a domestic violence call multiple times. On the final occasion, the female involved in the dispute, fled the scene leading deputies and Evansville Police on a brief pursuit. The female hit a sheriff's patrol car and an Evansville police car....she was captured at WalMart and arrested.

News Release: Annual Jail Inspection Report

Evansville IN, The Indiana Department of Corrections has released it's annual inspection report of the Vanderburgh County Jail. That report  indicates that the Vanderburgh County operation is one to be emulated by other jails....

News Release: Christmas with the Kids Donation
Evansville IN, On Monday, November 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the ARK Crisis Child Care Center the T. Wallis Christmas Foundation will accept a gift of $25,000.00 from Mr. Mark Andreae, Chief Executive Officer of Clarke Power Services, Inc. Mr. Andreae serves as Chairman of Clarke Fire Protection Products, Inc. and is based out of Cincinnati, Ohio...
News Release: Operation Pullover Blitz

Evansville IN, November 20, 2013: During a news conference earlier today, representatives of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership, which includes the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Evansville Police Department and Indiana State Police announced details about and answered questions related to the  enhanced enforcement effort which is already underway as part of the annual statewide “Safe Family Travels” drunk driving and seat belt enforcement campaign.

News Release: Operation Pull Over Blitz 77 Announcement

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10 AM the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will hold a press conference to announce this year’s annual statewide “Safe Family Travels” drunk driving and seat belt enforcement campaign.

Fatal Car Crash

Earlier today, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Scott Township Fire Department were dispatched to I-164 and State Road 57 at 12:58 AM in reference to a motor vehicle crash with injuries. Upon arrival, a 2012 GMC Terrain was located that had struck the concrete overpass support. Evidence from the scene indicated the vehicle was south bound on I-164 when the driver left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle entered the median and struck a concrete overpass support.

News Release - Burglary Arrest

Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested an Evansville man for a burglary to a Pollack Avenue home which occurred in late October. Robert Lee Parker was arrested at the Woodcreek Inn and Suites at 2530 US 41 on a charge of Burglary, a Class B Felony. Parker is currently on parole for charges including Burglary and Theft.

Recognition Ceremony

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will host a ceremony on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, to recognize the accomplishments of several deputies and to swear-in three, new deputy sheriffs. The ceremony will be held in the Locust Room of The Centre, beginning at 9:00 A.M.%%VIEWMORE%%

Car Break-Ins

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of car break-ins that have occurred in several residential areas in Vanderburgh County.

Train Horn Thefts Solved

NEWS RELEASE - Theft of train horns solved ......

News Release - Crash ties up Hwy 41 at Mt Pleasant Road

Photo Courtesy McCutchanville Fire DepartmentSerious crash sends several to the hospital and ties up traffic for several hours at the intersection of US Hwy 41N and Mt Pleasant Road.


EVANSVILLE, IN – On October 31, 2013, The EXTEND GROUP will launch a new website for the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office. is devoted to providing Vanderburgh County citizens with the latest information regarding the operations of the Sheriff’s Office as well as assisting with community policing efforts.

Theft From Locomotive (VIDEO) - NEWS RELELASE

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft that happened in the early morning hours of October 14th. Evansville Western Railway reported the horns off of two of their locomotives while they were stationary in the 4200 block of Hogue Road. The horns have an approximate value of $750.


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