Bullet goes through air conditioner, strikes teen in hand

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the hand inside a Richmond home after a bullet passed through an air conditioner. At about 3:17 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, Richmond Police Department responded to 208 Pearl St. on the city’s northwest side in response to a person who had been shot. During the initial investigation, it was determined that a bullet had passed through an air conditioning unit and struck a 16-year-old male inside 208 Pearl St.

Local woman dies at rural crash scene

A Richmond woman has died after her vehicle struck a culvert, went airborne and collided with a utility pole in a rural area on the city’s northwest side. Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and other local first responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 3500 block of Nolands Fork Road shortly before noon Friday. Initial information indicated a silver Dodge Charger was partially in a field with an unconscious female in the driver’s seat. First responders discovered Tiffany Renteria, 41, of Richmond. Life-saving measures were performed by Centerville Fire and Red Line EMS, but ultimately, Renteria was pronounced dead at the scene.

UPDATED: Centerville police: Runaway has been found

Centerville (Indiana) Police Department Chief Ed Buchholz said Thursday afternoon that a runaway teenage girl has been found in Richmond. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Buchholz said Hollie Towns, 16, had been seen about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the 200 block of East Walnut Street in Centerville, and asked for the public’s help in finding her. She was wearing a pink camouflage hooded sweatshirt and jeans, and was observed leaving the area in a blue van, possibly a Ford Windstar, with a paper temporary tag, with two other individuals.

ISP investigating Henry County police action shooting

Henry County Sheriff Richard McCorkle has asked investigators from the Indiana State Police Pendleton District to investigate a police action shooting involving deputies from his department. Shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, Henry County deputies responded to a house in the 300 block of South Main in the town of Kennard for a report of a domestic situation. They arrived to find a female victim outside the home with injuries consistent with strangulation and battery, according to a press release from ISP Sgt. John Bowling. The male suspect, Troy Willey, 50, was in the home he shared with the victim and refused to come out.

Fountain City man dies at U.S. 27 crash scene

A Fountain City man has died after a crash north of his community on Wednesday morning (June 17). At 8 a.m., Wayne County Sheriff’s Department responded to a motor vehicle crash at U.S. 27 North and Bockhofer Road north of Fountain City. The crash involved a Ford F-150 driven by Robbie Lanter, 54, of Fountain City, and a Peterbilt semi pulling tandem box trailers driven by Justin Rankin, 38, of Muncie. According to a press release from Wayne County Sheriff Randy Retter, an investigation at the scene indicated that Lanter was westbound on Bockhofer Road and for an unknown reason failed to yield the right-of-way of Rankin, who was northbound on U.S. 27. Lanter’s vehicle collided with the semi-trailers being pulled by Rankin, Retter said.