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Sheriff’s Office arrests Evansville Woman on additional theft charges

Sheriff’s Office arrests Evansville Woman on additional theft charges

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2019

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office arrested Caroline Rich Sept. 25 on additional charges stemming from a fraud investigation in which she stole money meant to fund funeral expenses for Oliver Dill, the son of a USI employee who died on campus in July after being left in a hot vehicle.  The Sher...

Students assaulted on campus

Students assaulted on campus

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

April 24, 2019

Public Safety and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a battery with injury on campus earlier this morning according to a RAVE alert issued by Public Safety. According to the RAVE alert email, several students reported they were sitting in a vehicle in Lot M behind Ruston...

Man arrested on campus for warrant

Man arrested on campus for warrant

Noah Alatza, News Editor

December 6, 2018

A man discovered in the university's parking lot late Wednesday afternoon has been arrested. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office took Brian J. Myers, 46, into custody on an outstanding warrant from neighboring Gibson County. The arrest was made along University Blvd. shortly after 4:25 p.m., ac...

Racist flyers were ‘random act’

Racist flyers were ‘random act’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 16, 2018

Racist flyers that were discovered in the university's parking lot Nov. 5 have been deemed a “random act,” according to Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding. “There are these groups of people that might be traveling across country or state to state and place propaganda on places of learning,...

Assistant Director joins Public Safety

Assistant Director joins Public Safety

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 11, 2018

Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said the biggest challenge he faced was trying to find someone to fill his own shoes. Bequette was assistant Public Safety director for nine years under former director Stephen Woodall until January 2018. Now, 26-year veteran Vanderburgh County Sheriff depu...

Five full-time sheriff’s deputies to patrol campus starting next year

Five full-time sheriff’s deputies to patrol campus starting next year

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 27, 2018

Amid confusion on the potential location and presence of a new Sheriff's Office on campus, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding wants to set the record straight. “You can call it a district or a post, but we haven't determined what we are going to name it yet,” Wedding said. Wedding sai...

Schools, shootings, safety

Schools, shootings, safety

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 28, 2018

Gun control and school safety burst onto the national stage yet again after 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida were gunned down Feb. 14. The accused shooter Nikolas Cruz confessed to being the shooter to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and has been charged with 17...

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