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Short ride, close call for tike

web_police pickupOn October 28 Gallatin Police received a 911 call regarding a motor vehicle accident at East Corrine and Cherry.

Police discovered that a 1995 Dodge pickup was knocked out of gear by a four-year-old male causing the truck to roll a couple of houses down the street and into a tree at 411 E. Corrine, the residence of Micah Sidebottom.

Police contacted the child’s mother. The child was taken by

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Regional jail considers offer for annex building

Stephen Welbourne, Pittsfield, Ill., inquired about purchasing the annex building during the meeting of the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board held on Oct. 30. Mr. Welbourne owns Welbourne Innovations, which makes livestock equipment, including patented liquid feeders and rescue decks for pigs.

The board will consider details regarding the possible sale of the annex building and respond to Mr. Welbourne’s request for specifications and an appraisal at a later date.


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Burglary reminds public of bleak reality

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary at about 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the home of Tina and Kurt Esbeck, DD Hwy. and Nickel Avenue north of Gallatin.

Sheriff Ben Becerra and Chief Deputy Todd Watson responded and determined that numerous firearms as well as a gun safe were missing, along with an armoire containing jewelry. The investigation is ongoing.

“I would like

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Gallatin man released on bond, steals another car

On Oct. 14, Terry W. Jones, 20, Gallatin, plead guilty to stealing a motor vehicle in Daviess County Circuit Court. The vehicle had been taken from a Gallatin residence on Aug. 18.

On Oct. 15, Jones was released on bond, on his own recognizance.

Jones has now been charged with stealing a second vehicle. According to the probable cause report, on Oct. 18 Jones took a 1997 Dodge Caravan belonging

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary

Two arrested on drug charges after vehicle leaves the road

Charges have been filed against two subjects who were taken into custody on Oct. 22, after Troop H was advised of a suspicious vehicle sitting stationary at the 61-mile marker in Daviess County. Cpl. J. Cross found a Ford Taurus sitting about 40 feet off the west side of Interstate 35. The occupants of the car said that they took

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and crew are working in various areas in the county this week.

Shad Mort discussed Vista Avenue with the commissioners. He requested adding one quarter of a mile to the County Aid Road Trust (CART) funds for Sheridan Township. Commissioners approved adding this

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Local charges now filed against subject of recent manhunt

Jeffrey Griffith, 43, St. Joseph, has now been charged in Daviess County with resisting arrest, possession of controlled substance, tampering with motor vehicle, and five counts of receiving stolen property, all felonies.

Griffith was the subject of a recent day-long manhunt which ended in Daviess County. He was taken into custody after being found under a bridge near State Route D and State Route J near Kidder on Sept. 6.

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Regional jail meets Oct. 30

The Daviess/Dekalb County Regional Jail Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, at the training trailer, 102 N Meadows Lane, Pattonsburg.

The financial report will be followed by old business, including training, records disposal and the part-time nurse. The board will then conduct new business.

The tentative agenda of this meeting also includes a vote to close part of the meeting.

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Truck driver arrested for incident on I-35

At approximately 11 a.m. on  Oct. 1, James V. Williams Jr. was arrested by Sgt. M. Ott on I-35 north in Daviess County, when the trooper responded to a report of a careless and imprudent driver, with exit 68 partially blocked.

Williams, 24, of Kansas City, had run his tractor trailer off of the road. The truck was off the left side of the embankment, with the trailer dollie embedded

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