Traffic Stop Leads To Charges Against Olney Woman

11/08/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 22 year old Hannah E. Dehner of Olney after she was stopped for a traffic violation.  During the traffic stop it was discovered that her license was suspended.  During the arrest of Dehner police located a glass smoking device.  Dehner was transported to the Wabash County Jail where she was cited for driving while license is suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Dehner was held pending the posting of bond.


Hiding Under A Trampoline Doesn't Help Man Avoid Arrest

11/09/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 53 year old Scott A. Wagner on a Wabash County failure to appear warrant.  Officers first located Wagner in the 200 block of W. 7th Street.  The arresting officer reported that Wagner ran from the police but was quickly located hiding under a trampoline.  MCPD officers were assisted by the Wabash County Sheriff's Office.


Evansville Man Arrested By MCPD Following Traffic Stop


DOYLE C. CARROLL of Evansville was arrested by the Mt. Carmel Police Department for possession of narcotics.  Carroll was released due to medical conditions.  However, the case is still under  investigation.  Carroll was released without being formally charged. 

11/10/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 45 year old Doyle Cledus Carroll Jr. of Evansville after the vehicle he was operating was stopped by Mt. Carmel Police.  During the traffic stop it was discovered that he was in possession of a controlled substance and cannabis.  Carroll was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.  Carroll was also cited for possession of cannabis.  MCPD K9 Ace assisted in the arrest. 

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Mt. Carmel Man Back In Jail Following Domestic Battery Arrest

11/13/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 47 year old Donald Scott Baird of Mt. Carmel after police were notified of a disturbance in the 300 block of Cherry Street.  The complainant advised that Baird struck him in the face during an argument.  Baird was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with domestic battery.  Baird was held pending the posting of bond.


Deadline Is Tomorrow To Sign Up For Thanksgiving Phase Of Operation Share

Time is running out for Wabash County families to register for the Thanksgiving phase of Operation Share. Debbie Meyer of WADI says Thursday is the deadline to make sure your family can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal…


Meyer said families will enjoy a complete Thanksgiving meal…


Meyer said those signing up will be given a time to pick up their food. There are no income guidelines for the meals. Last year, 345 families in Wabash County were helped at Thanksgiving through Operation Share.

For Christmas meals, signups end on December 13th with the distribution set for December 18th at Zion Lutheran Church.

Christmas toy signups ended on December 6th with the distribution at First Christian Church on December 11th.

Operation Share is a joint effort of the Wabash County Ministerial Association & Wabash Area Development, Inc.


Officials Prepare For Disaster Drill Friday At MCHS

Local law enforcement and school officials are making a concerted push to ensure the public is aware of the school disaster drill this Friday at Mt. Carmel High School. The drill will begin around 12:30 shortly after students have been released for the day. While shooting drills have been commonplace since 2007 in local schools, officials say Friday’s scenario will be the biggest one yet involving several agencies that would respond should an actual disaster occur.

On Tuesday’s Morning Show, we talked with ISP Sgt. Mark Zimmerman, MCPD Detective Sgt. Ryan Turner, and District #348 Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bleyer about what will happen on Friday…

 Also participating on Friday will be the Wabash County Sheriff’s Office, District #348 employees, Mt. Carmel Fire, WEMA, Wabash General Hospital, and State Police. It is expected that the area around the High School will be congested and motorists are encouraged to avoid the area around this time period.  The scenario is expected to last approximately 3 hours. 

 WSJD File Photo of Sheriff Derek Morgan participating in a shooting scenario from 2015.

WSJD File Photo of Sheriff Derek Morgan participating in a shooting scenario from 2015.

1st Snow Always Means More Wrecks

The big question on everyone’s mind today is….how much, if any, snow will we get? Forecasts range anywhere from an all rain event, freezing rain, or some models suggest we could get a half foot of snow or more. And while the amount is still unknown at this time, one thing is for sure…the first snow of the season is always a mess on the roads according to Sgt. Mark Zimmerman of the Illinois State Police…

For local roads, the city of Mt. Carmel took delivery last week on 150 tons of salts, officials had hoped they wouldn’t have to begin using this early in the season.


Two Mt. Carmel Veterans Honored By State

Two Wabash County veterans are among the recipients of the Bicentennial Honor 200 announced by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and the Illinois Bicentennial Office. Loyal “Andy” Anderson and Tom Ford, both of Mt. Carmel, are among the 200 veterans who “continue to make extraordinary contributions to the people of Illinois”. Veterans Affairs Director Stephen Curda says the 200 vets will be honored for their community service and dedication at the Illinois Bicentennial Celebration next month….

The recipients represent more than 50 counties across the state. Nominees were evaluated based on their achievements, and on the extent to which their contributions have aided, benefited and provided inspiration to their community at large.  In addition, nominees must have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. military and reside in Illinois.