Metal taken from the Lapel High School construction project has resulted in the jailing of an Anderson man. Kristopher Kulenski was arrested Saturday night, after a wrecking company became suspicious at the new-looking metal Kulenski sold to them. Officials of the Gardner Wrecking Company reported the sale to police and gave them contact information for Kulenski.
An Anderson man is under arrest for pushing a woman’s head against the ground and then hitting a police officer with a tree limb during a subequent pursuit. Kyle Short was under arrest Saturday night on charges of domestic battery, resisting arrest, and battery with a deadly weapon. Police had to use pepper spray to subdue Short for arrest.
Even though it’s election day tomorrow, both federal and state offices will be open on regular schedules. Most county and city offices will be closed. Banks will all be in normal operation. License branches normally closed on Monday will be open today from 8:30-5 today and tomorrow from 6 a.m. to 7, for the purpose of issuing state ID cards needed for voting — for citizens without driver’s licenses. Mail delivery will continue as normal.
Soaring property taxes may result in more voters going to the polls tomorrow. About 17 thousand people voted in the 2005 city election. The formation of the local citizens tax repeal organization may also spur people to vote, even though they might normally do so.
Five people were injured, including at least one serious injury in a crash just after 11 a.m. today. It happened at a store and postal substation and Wheeling and Riggin Road. The building was previously a branch of Old National Bank. A car driven by an elderly man crashed through the structure when he apparently confused the gas pedal and the brakes. Numerous ambulances and Muncie Fire Rescue were sent to the scene.
A former Muncie man has written a threatening letter, saying he will escape prison and kill every Madison Superior Court judge. Walter Murphy sent the letter which was received yesterday. He is currently being help in a maxium security prison and is scheduled for release in 2036. Serveral judges are named as targets.
An Anderson man charged with DUI was driving with six youths in the bed of his truck ad the time of his arrest. Rudy Robles was arrested Wednesday night. At the time of the traffic stop, his blood alcohol level was .22 percent. He also was charged with possession of marijuana.
Marsh Hometown Markets have arrived in Anderson. There was a ribbon cutting Thursday at the newly renamed and remodeled store on Boadway. Mayor Kevin Smith cut the ribbon and other dignataries were on hand, including Marsh CEO and President Frank Lazaran. Recently, the Muncie stores were also converted to the “Hometown Market” brands.
A Muncie man is being sued for wrongful death in the death of a Selma pedestrian he allegedly stuck with his car. Gary L. Smith is named in the lawsuit for causing the death of James Burton of Parker City. He was struck by a car on August 25th, and Smith left the scene of the accident. Evidence linking Smith’s vehicle to Burton was found on Smith’s van.
Having snakes on a city bus led to the arrest of a Muncie man on Thursday. Dustin Draper picked up a box containing the snakes at a post office yesterday. When he arrived home from the bus ride, the was arrested by county police and conservation officers. He is a known broker of snakes and has been arrested previously on similar charges.