Overnight Robbery on Indy’s Westside
A 51-year-old Haitian man was shot in his home Tuesday morning on Indy’s northwest–side. Police are calling the incident an apparent robbery. IMPD says the house in the 1200 block of West 35th Street was unlocked when two men in their late teens came in and attempted to rob it. They made-off with more than $1,000 in cash and shot the man in the chest. The victim is at Wishard listed at this time in fair condition. Two suspects are still on the loose fitting the following description: One man is thin; the other is shorter and heavy-set. One was wearing a blue hoodie. Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at 317.262.TIPS (8477).
City of Indianapolis Fined
The city of Indianapolis is being fined 80-thousand dollars over the death of a trash collector. Thomas Welch was killed last April when he became pinned between a tree and a Department of Public Works trash truck. A Department of Labor investigation uncovered ten violations, four of which were known to the city, but were left uncorrected.
Be On Alert: Man Approaching Young Girls in Wayne Township
Parents and students in the WayneTownship school district are on the lookout for a man that’s been approaching young girls. The first incident happened last Monday at Delmar Avenue and Ingomar Street; the second at Lyons and McCarty. The man is described as Hispanic and driving a small, silver, four-door car with a temporary plate number W0J485.
Richmond Hill Explosion
Additional murder charges are being filed against the three people accused of causing the Richmond Hill explosion. Mark Leonard, his half-brother Bob Leonard, Jr. and Monserrate Shirley will now face four murder charges each when they go to trial next year. The new charges were upheld on Monday.
Hoosiers collecting unemployment for more than four-weeks will soon have to complete a “work search review.” The Department of Workforce Development says the program is designed to reduce job search time, but will also cut down on fraudulent payments and overpayments. The review will be done in-person at a Work One center.
Still No Contract
Carmel teachers are still without a contract. On Monday, they rejected the district’s latest proposal because it capped annual raises at two-percent with no compensation for academic coursework they take. The teachers have been without a contract since July 2012.