Woman injured in two-vehicle accident

Daily Journal staff reports

One woman was taken to the hospital and another woman was arrested after a crash in the Center Grove area.

Just before 5 p.m. Thursday, Leanne Waters, 46, Greenwood, was heading east on Olive Branch Road when the sport utility vehicle she was driving went off the right side of the road before crossing over into oncoming traffic, crashing into another car head on, according to the police report.

The driver of the vehicle Waters crashed into, Carol Murphy, 63, of Greenwood, was taken to Franciscan St. Francis Health, where she was checked by doctors for minor injuries, treated and released.

A witness who was driving behind Waters’ vehicle told Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies that before the accident, Waters had twice crossed the center line, almost hitting two other cars, according to the report.

Waters had a blood-alcohol content of .118 percent, the report said.

Waters, 127 Old Thicket Court, was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital to be checked for injuries and to have blood drawn. She later was taken to the Johnson County jail, where she was released on $250 bond.

Loaded guns stolen in Center Grove area

Loaded guns were stolen from a truck parked in a Center Grove area neighborhood.

A Greenwood resident had two loaded handguns and a knife stolen from his truck, which was left unlocked, overnight Wednesday, according to the police report.

The theft happened in the Lincoln Park community near the intersection of State Road 135 and County Line Road.

Throughout the summer, multiple car break-ins have been reported, and police are advising people not to leave weapons or other items that could be stolen in their cars, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

“People can’t leave loaded guns in unlocked vehicles, period,” Cox said. “People can’t leave them in locked vehicles, either. There’s just too many people out there breaking into vehicles.”

In June, an AK47 and ammunition were stolen from a vehicle in Greenwood. And in May, more than 20 guns were stolen from a home in the Center Grove area.

“We have two loaded handguns out there during a time when people need to be thinking about personal security and safety more than they ever have,” Cox said.

Shots fired at vehicles on I-65 near Taylorsville

Police are investigating after a vehicle was shot on Interstate 65, south of Taylorsville.

A couple was headed south on I-65, just south of Edinburgh Premium Outlets, after 10 p.m. Thursday in separate vehicles.

The woman was in a car and saw a dark-colored sport utility vehicle come up behind her at a fast speed. She told police the vehicle was tailgating hers and flashing their lights at her, but she was unable to move over due to traffic, according to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office.

When the vehicle was able to pass hers, she saw someone’s arm come out of the driver’s side and heard a bang. Her husband, who was ahead of her in a pickup, also heard the noise, but didn’t know what it was.

The man told police that when the sport utility vehicle was next to him, he heard another, louder bang, police said.

When the couple arrived home, they found a bullet hole in the passenger side door of the truck the man was driving, police said.

They described the vehicle as dark-colored, with aftermarket rims and low-profile tires, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chad Swank at 812-565-5925 or email [email protected].