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Rachael Lynn Curry, 31, of Vincennes, Arrested for OWI with Young Daughter in Car

Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 06/12/2017 01:56 PM EDT

Rachael Lynn Curry

Washington: A Vincennes woman was arrested Sunday night on drunk driving charges with her nine-year-old daughter in the car.

At 10:45 P.M. Sunday, Trooper Ross Johnson was patrolling along East National Highway in Washington when he noticed a black 2003 Hyundai traveling with only one headlight. Johnson stopped the vehicle on Mill Street and spoke with the driver, 31-year-old Rachael Curry of Vincennes.

Through the course of the traffic stop, Johnson believed that Curry was driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages. After conducting field sobriety tests and eventually a certified chemical test, Johnson found that Curry had a breath alcohol content of .133%. The legal alcohol limit in Indiana is .08%.

Curry was placed into custody and lodged in the Daviess County Security Center without incident. Curry’s passenger, her nine-year-old daughter, was cared for by the child’s grandmother.

Arrested and Charges

Rachael Lynn Curry, 31, of Vincennes, IN

  • Neglect of a Dependent, Level 6 Felony
  • Operating While Intoxicated, Endangering, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Operating While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Jessica Skeens, 28, Also Arrested in 6-year-old’s Death

Tue, May 30, 2017, at 3:15 PM

Muncie – A second arrest was made this afternoon as the result of the ongoing investigation into a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 6-year-old girl Sunday afternoon. Sunday around 4:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on northbound SR 67, the Muncie Bypass, just north of Meeker Avenue. Troopers Coley McCutcheon and Eric Patterson along with Delaware County Deputies arrived to find a car rolled over on the right side of the road.

The preliminary investigation indicated the driver, Jessica Skeens age 28 of Farmland, was driving a van north on the Muncie bypass with her boyfriend, Nathaniel Jordan, age 27 of Muncie, with two of her children in the middle seat in child restraint seats, and two more of her children in the rear seat without child restraint seats.

Skeens and Jordan had been arguing when Jordan punched Skeens and grabbed the steering wheel, causing her to lose control of the van. The vehicle left the right side of the roadway rolling over into the ditch, coming to rest on its wheels.

Skeens 6-year-old daughter, Taelyn Woodson, a back seat passenger who was not properly restrained in a child restraint seat, was partially ejected out of a window and succumbed to her injuries. The other three children in the van were transported to I.U. Health’s Ball Memorial Hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. Crash Reconstruction Investigator Trooper Scott Keegan was summoned to the scene to assist with the investigation.

After the prosecutor’s office preliminary review of the ongoing investigation, Jessica Skeens, age 28, was arrested this afternoon and charged with Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death, Level 1 Felony; Operating While Intoxicated Causing the Death of another person, a Level 5 Felony; Operating While Intoxicated with a passenger less than 18 years of age, Level 5 Felony and three counts of Neglect of a Dependent, Level 5 Felony.

Toxicology reports showed that Skeens had a B.A.C. over the .08% legal limit at the time of the crash. Skeens was lodged in the Delaware County Jail.This is all the information available for release at this time.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law

SOURCE: Indiana State Police

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Driver Passes out in Toll Lane, Arrested for OWI

South Bend, IN – On May 11, 2017, Indiana State Police troopers on the Indiana Toll Road were dispatched to the Notre Dame exit 77 to check on an unresponsive male in a car that was stopped just prior to the toll booth.

Trooper Matthew Drudge arrived to find medical staff talking with the driver of the car.  During Drudge’s investigation, he found that the driver of the car was passed out in the driver’s seat with the car in drive and running.  He also found that one of the tires of the car was flat and missing.  While Drudge was talking to the driver he noticed signs of impairment and the driver would nod off to sleep.  Drudge placed the driver under arrest for OWI and applied for and executed a search warrant for a blood draw.

The driver, from Walkerton, IN,  was also found to be in possession of several pills, preliminarily identified as Klonopin, a controlled substance.

The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and operating while intoxicated and transported to the St. Joseph County Jail.  Blood results are pending and charges have been given to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police

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Shawn Michael Caballero, 18, of Indianapolis, Arrested on Numerous Charges




Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:29 PM

Vigo County – Around 2:30 this afternoon, Indiana State Police Region V Dispatch Center notified all Putnamville troopers that an armed robbery suspect from a Paris, Illinois pharmacy might be traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 from the state line area. The suspect was a black male driving a silver 2012 Chevrolet Malibu with Indiana registration (plate number officially omitted from release).

At 2:46, Indiana State Police Sergeant Joe Rutledge and Trooper Brent Robinson were working the construction zone near the nine-mile marker and spotted the eastbound suspect vehicle. The troopers attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect fled eastbound on I-70. While traveling recklessly through the construction zone, the suspect very nearly struck three construction men working near the center of the roadway, causing the three to quickly divert from their work area or risk being struck.

Troopers continued to pursue at speeds reaching a maximum of 110 miles-per-hour with other ISP troopers and Clay County Sheriff’s deputies deploying tire deflation devices in the eastbound lanes both west and east of State Road 59. The suspect avoided the first set west of SR 59 and attempted to avoid the second set east of SR 59 (Exit 23), and struck the inner guardrail. The suspect then veered into a white 2014 Ford pickup, driven by 47-year-old Shawn B. Riley of Moberly, Missouri forcing the Riley vehicle off the roadway. Following the collisions, the suspect vehicle became disabled in the roadway and the suspect was quickly taken into custody by ISP Sergeant Joe Rutledge and Trooper Brent Robinson.

During a search of the suspect vehicle, troopers believe they located clothing and pharmaceutical evidence related to the Paris, Illinois pharmacy robbery, as well as approximately 20 grams of suspected marijuana.

The suspect, 18-year old Shawn Michael Caballero of Indianapolis, IN. was incarcerated in the Vigo County Jail on preliminary charges of one count of Dealing Controlled Substance greater than 28 grams; four counts of Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle; One count of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle; Possession of Marijuana with Prior Arrest; and Operating While Intoxicated-Refusal.

Assisting were ISP Sergeant Chris Wright, Master Trooper DuJuan Presley-McFadden, and Trooper Brian Thomas. Clay County Sheriff’s deputies, Brazil Police officers, and Lamberts Towing.

Pictures are from the scene. No injuries to driver or suspect were reported.

Direct questions concerning the pharmacy robbery to Paris, Illinois Police. No other information is available from ISP.

Direct ISP questions to Sergeant Joe Watts.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Putnamville District 53

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Shawn Michael Caballero, 18, of Indianapolis, Arrested on Numerous Charges




Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:29 PM

Vigo County – Around 2:30 this afternoon, Indiana State Police Region V Dispatch Center notified all Putnamville troopers that an armed robbery suspect from a Paris, Illinois pharmacy might be traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 from the state line area. The suspect was a black male driving a silver 2012 Chevrolet Malibu with Indiana registration (plate number officially omitted from release).

At 2:46, Indiana State Police Sergeant Joe Rutledge and Trooper Brent Robinson were working the construction zone near the nine-mile marker and spotted the eastbound suspect vehicle. The troopers attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect fled eastbound on I-70. While traveling recklessly through the construction zone, the suspect very nearly struck three construction men working near the center of the roadway, causing the three to quickly divert from their work area or risk being struck.

Troopers continued to pursue at speeds reaching a maximum of 110 miles-per-hour with other ISP troopers and Clay County Sheriff’s deputies deploying tire deflation devices in the eastbound lanes both west and east of State Road 59. The suspect avoided the first set west of SR 59 and attempted to avoid the second set east of SR 59 (Exit 23), and struck the inner guardrail. The suspect then veered into a white 2014 Ford pickup, driven by 47-year-old Shawn B. Riley of Moberly, Missouri forcing the Riley vehicle off the roadway. Following the collisions, the suspect vehicle became disabled in the roadway and the suspect was quickly taken into custody by ISP Sergeant Joe Rutledge and Trooper Brent Robinson.

During a search of the suspect vehicle, troopers believe they located clothing and pharmaceutical evidence related to the Paris, Illinois pharmacy robbery, as well as approximately 20 grams of suspected marijuana.

The suspect, 18-year old Shawn Michael Caballero of Indianapolis, IN. was incarcerated in the Vigo County Jail on preliminary charges of one count of Dealing Controlled Substance greater than 28 grams; four counts of Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle; One count of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle; Possession of Marijuana with Prior Arrest; and Operating While Intoxicated-Refusal.

Assisting were ISP Sergeant Chris Wright, Master Trooper DuJuan Presley-McFadden, and Trooper Brian Thomas. Clay County Sheriff’s deputies, Brazil Police officers, and Lamberts Towing.

Pictures are from the scene. No injuries to driver or suspect were reported.

Direct questions concerning the pharmacy robbery to Paris, Illinois Police. No other information is available from ISP.

Direct ISP questions to Sergeant Joe Watts.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Putnamville District 53

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Bawi Lian, 39, Arrested for DUI with 5 Children in Car

Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:37 PM

An Indianapolis man is in jail after driving under the influence of alcohol with his five children in the car.

April 9th at approximately 11:30 p.m. 39-year-old Bawi Lian drew the attention of Homecroft Police Officer Dave Hodge when he struck the curb on Madison Avenue. After allegedly striking the curb at least twice, Lian’s 2009 Chevrolet Traverse came to a stop at a red light at Banta Road. When the light turned green the Traverse sat stationary in the roadway for nearly 20 seconds. Officer Hodge turned on his emergency lights at which time Lian began driving north on Madison Avenue for approximately one mile before coming to a stop. Trooper Cameron Bottema was in the area and responded to assist, and at the request of Officer Hodge, Bottema took over the investigation.

As a result of the roadside investigation, Lian was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Inside the Traverse were five juvenile passengers ages 16, 13, 9, 5 and 2, which enhances the potential OWI charges to a felony. Lian was transported to the Marion County Adult Processing Center where a warrant for a blood draw was issued. Lian was then transported Eskenazi Hospital where the blood draw was administered and those results are pending. He is currently incarcerated at APC.

Bawi Lian now faces the preliminary charges of Operating While Intoxicated, Operating While Intoxicated Endangerment, Operating While Intoxicated with a passenger under 18 years old (5 counts) and Neglect of a Dependent (5 counts).

The charges listed are merely accusations of a crime, official charges will be determined by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in the court of law.

Investigating Officer: Trooper Cameron Bottema, Indiana State Police

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Indianapolis District 52

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Matthew S. Binegar, 41, from Bainbridge, OH, Arrested For Stealing a Car, Reckless Driving & DWI

Monday, April 10, 2017, 8:39 AM

Floyd County – Last night at approximately 10:58 pm, Trooper Patrick Stinson made a traffic stop on Interstate #64 westbound at the 119 Mile Marker, (Georgetown). The traffic stop was for speeding 94 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone.

During his traffic stop, investigation trooper Stinson determined the driver, Matthew S. Binegar, 41, from Cliff Run Road in Bainbridge, OH, was driving under the influence of alcohol.

When trooper Stinson ran the driver and car information, he discovered the vehicle, a 2005 Nissan Sentra, was stolen from Sparta, KY earlier in the day.

Matthew S. Binegar was arrested and charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Reckless Driving and Driving while Intoxicated. He was incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail.

All Subjects are Innocent Until and Unless Proven Guilty in a Court of Law

SOURCE: Indiana State Police-Sellersburg District 45

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Gina Williams, 50, Evansville, Arrested for DWI with BAC of .19%

Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:23 AM

Posey County – Last night at approximately 9:30, Trooper Zackary Fulton was watching traffic while parked in the Schroeder Lane crossover on SR 66 when he observed a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes.

The wrong-way driver was traveling in the passing lane and nearly struck another vehicle before Trooper Fulton was able to stop the vehicle on SR 66 at Downen Road.

The driver was identified as Gina Williams, 50, of Evansville. Fulton detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and noticed her balance was poor when she exited her vehicle.

Further investigation revealed she had a BAC of .19%. Williams was arrested and taken to the Posey County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charge:

Gina Williams, 50, Evansville, IN

  1. Driving While Intoxicated-Endangerment,  Class A Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Zackary Fulton, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agency: Posey County Sheriff’s Department

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police-Evansville District 35

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Brittney Winternheimer, 27, of Evansville, with BAC of .23%, Charged with DWI

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8:25 AM

Knox County – Early this morning at approximately 1:50 am, Trooper Brock Buchanan located a 2012 Jeep that was parked at an angle on the shoulder at US 41 and SR 241. When Buchanan approached the vehicle he noticed it was still running and the female driver was passed out behind the steering wheel. When the female finally came to she attempted to drive off, but the vehicle was still in park. Buchanan was able to shut off the vehicle from the passenger side. The female attempted to get out through the driver’s door, but she fell back into the vehicle and sat down on the floor board.

The driver was identified as Brittney Winternheimer, 27, of Evansville.  She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes where it was determined she had a BAC of .23%. Winternheimer was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Brittney Winternheimer, 27, Evansville, IN
    1. Driving While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor
    2. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
    3. Refusal to Identify, Class C Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Brock Buchanan, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officer: Trooper William Campbell, Indiana State Police

SOURCE: Indiana State Police-Evansville District 35

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Brittney Winternheimer, 27, of Evansville, with BAC of .23%, Charged with DWI

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8:25 AM

Knox County – Early this morning at approximately 1:50 am, Trooper Brock Buchanan located a 2012 Jeep that was parked at an angle on the shoulder at US 41 and SR 241. When Buchanan approached the vehicle he noticed it was still running and the female driver was passed out behind the steering wheel. When the female finally came to she attempted to drive off, but the vehicle was still in park. Buchanan was able to shut off the vehicle from the passenger side. The female attempted to get out through the driver’s door, but she fell back into the vehicle and sat down on the floor board.

The driver was identified as Brittney Winternheimer, 27, of Evansville.  She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes where it was determined she had a BAC of .23%. Winternheimer was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Brittney Winternheimer, 27, Evansville, IN
    1. Driving While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor
    2. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
    3. Refusal to Identify, Class C Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Brock Buchanan, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officer: Trooper William Campbell, Indiana State Police

SOURCE: Indiana State Police-Evansville District 35

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