2 vehicles damaged by shots; police seek info on truck

Richmond Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired late Wednesday and are now seeking assistance with the case. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, third-shift patrol officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of South J Street in reference to shots fired. An officer already near the area reported hearing the shots as well as several citizens, according to Capt. Curt Leverton of RPD’s Investigative Services Division. Two vehicles in the area were damaged and officers did recover evidence at the scene. No injuries were reported.

April 29: Reid up to 65 cases; 750 tests submitted

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, Reid Health has 65 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in its eight-county service area. The hospital currently has 44 patients in containment areas. Reid has now submitted 750 tests for processing. Reid recently stopped providing negative test results because of a relatively high number of false negatives being show in studies. As of April 29, Indiana has 17,182 cases.

Shots fired call prompts SWAT response

Richmond Police Department received a call shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, reporting that shots had been fired in the 1400 block of University Boulevard on Richmond’s north side. First-shift patrol officers were dispatched to that area, and a nearby officer also reported hearing shots said Capt. Curt Leverton of RPD’s Investigative Services Division. Officers and SWAT responded to the area and located a man, who was later transported to Reid Health for a mental evaluation. Damage or evidence of shots fired have not been located as of this time. No arrests have been made and the investigation will continue.

Richmond, Connersville, Muncie getting COVID-19 test sites next week

Richmond and Connersville’s Indiana National Guard armory sites will be among those open for public COVID-19 testing in the next week. About 100,000 Hoosiers showing symptoms of COVID-19 or those who’ve had close contact with someone ill can be tested in the next month, thanks to a new program announced during Tuesday’s daily state COVID-19 update. OptumServe Health Services, powered by Logistics Health, Inc., will open 20 sites across Indiana next week to begin expanded testing in Indiana National Guard armories. Each site will be open for at least eight hours per day Mondays-Fridays to offer nasopharyngeal swabs. Those needing a test are to go to the Optum web portal to self-report symptoms using the online screening tool and to schedule an appointment.

April 28: Indiana COVID-19 cases top 900

As of April 28, Indiana has had 901 deaths related to COVID-19, with a total of 16,588 positive cases. A total of 87,181 tests have been administered. There have been 650 new positive cases between April 24 and April 27 in the state. As of noon April 28, Reid has 62 lab-confirmed positive cases in its eight-county service area in eastern Indiana and western Ohio. Reid has 45 patients in containment areas in the hospital and has submitted a total of 705 tests for processing.