ROSEDALE, Ind. (WTHI) - That 19-year-old Parke County man arrested and jailed for, according to police, stealing a pickup truck from Lyford on Friday also tried without success to gain entry into his old elementary school in Rosedale, IN.
"Yes, he was a former student here, and then he was a student at Riverton Parke when he lived in this area. So, I was really familiar with him,” said Marla Hasbrouck, the school nurse at Rosedale Elementary.
Still, school nurse Hasbrouck wouldn’t allow Jonathon Carnes beyond the school’s front office.
"Because we have a policy to not let anyone in during school hours,” she added.
From there, Jonathon Carnes went joy-riding, according to Indiana State Police, in a nearby neighborhood. That, coupled with his recent appearance at the school’s front door, made one parent a little nervous.
"And she described the individual's truck that he was driving, and that he was very suspicious around the neighborhood, going to different people's houses,” said ISP Trooper Michael Organ, who ultimately apprehended Carnes and learned the truck he’d been driving was stolen.
Despite Carnes’s earlier appearance at the school, school staffers insist the kids were never in any danger.
"At no time were any of the students at Rosedale in any danger! In fact, they did not even know he was in the building,” Nurse Hasbrouck emphasized.
Trooper Organ’s presence at the rural Parke County school is the result of ISP’s relatively new school walk-through initiative: a program that encourages troopers to show their faces at area schools as frequently as they can.
Terre Haute has once again approved a tax anticipation loan in a 5 to 3 vote.
A group of students at Harrison College found themselves on trial Thursday.
A staple in our community is still fighting against a harsh disease.
The Vincennes Pet Port is taking measures to keep its swollen population of pets from freezing.
Prosecutors Thursday charged Anthony Thigpin, Jr., 18, with aggravated battery and battery with a deadly weapon after an incident at the Statesman Inn.
Around noon on Thursday, Indiana State Troopers from the Putnamville District Meth Suppression Unit responded to 1401 South 9th Street in Terre Haute on tips related to possible methamphetamine activity.