Pokemon Go fever is sweeping the world including right here in Evansville as hundreds, if not thousands of residents take the streets in an effort to "catch 'em all". While the riverfront and public parks appear to be popular places for hunters to add to their stable of Pokemon characters, the Evansville Police Department is reminding players not everywhere is fair game for collecting.
In honor of National Police Week (May 15th - 21st), Evansville City Councilwoman, Missy Mosby is inviting the public to show our local law enforcement officers we appreciate their service during the first-ever Law Enforcement Rally on Thursday, May 19th in front of the Civic Center.
The Evansville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating 23-year-old Dontez Demitri Bryant who they believe was involved in an attempted murder of Antonio Bushrod over the weekend.
I tend to be pretty leery of most things I see on Facebook claiming to be factual, and with today being April Fools Day, my "B.S. Detector" was on high alert. So when I saw the Evansville Police Department claim to enter into a partnership with local satire news page, The Tri-State Beet on their Facebook page, I was instantly skeptical.
Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin encourages his officers to step out of their vehicles from time to time and interact with residents of the neighborhoods they keep watch over. Two of those officers took those words to heart when they stopped to play a little basketball with a few kids on Harlan Avenue.
The Evansville Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding Randall Austin, Jr., whose family has not had any contact with him since late November and are concerned for his safety and well-being.
Our EPD has been known to give out free hugs, share a cup of coffee at Donut Bank and go above and beyond to connect with the Evansville community on a positive level. This morning, one citizen posted this to Facebook about the Evansville Police Department. It's always great to see us working together!