Mark E. Gorbett
The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office is now offering an additional service to our community. Bartholomew County Residents may anonymously drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medications for safe disposal. Medications should be contained in a pill bottle or some type of container such as a baggie or envelope. (Liquids, Syringes, or inhalers are not accepted for disposal.)
Unwanted or unused medications are a threat to public safety and public health. Many are not aware that medications in the home are highly susceptible to misues, abuse, and theft. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to the drugs. Studies show many abusers, a high percentage of which are teens, obtain the majority of abused prescription drugs from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
In addition, many do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away; both are potential safety and health hazards. As a side note, children often mistake prescription medications for candy. It is of the utmost importance that medications be properly labeled, stored, or disposed.
The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office at 543 2nd Street has become a site where citizens can drop off medication during regular office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except county holidays or closings.
Major Todd F. Noblitt
The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office wishes to express our sincere appreciation to Fodrea CSA Teachers, Staff, Students and their families. Following lessons relating to the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office K-9 (Bolt), a public fundraising benefit was held at Chicago's Pizza on Tuesday, March 4th. Sheriff's Office employee, Lauren Burton, shared her photography talent at the event and advised students studied many lessons relating to law enforcement, K-9 officers, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), community service, etc.
Sheriff's Deputy Jessica Pendleton, Bolt's handler and trainer, stood outside Chicago's Pizza with Bolt while the children petted Bolt. Many parents took photos of their children with Bolt and Jessica and enjoyed a fun family night. For each order placed, Chicago's Pizza donated 20% of the sales. The students also had a donation jar and many artistic advertising posters encouraging support of their very worthwhile goal. Students were successful in raising sufficient funds for a GPS Collar for Bolt. Deputy Pendleton advised the collar will be an additional tool which can be utilized to assist in search and rescue efforts and apprehending suspects.
Special thanks go out to Fodrea CSA Teachers, Staff, Students and their families, Chicago's Pizza, and all of those individuals in the community who supported the Fundraising Effort. Additional thanks go out to Deputy Pendleton, Bolt, and the Sheriff's Department Staff and families who supported the event.
Mark E. Gorbett, Sheriff
Major Todd F. Noblitt, Chief Deputy
Marcus Devin Hubbard-WANTED
*Update-Still Wanted-Two Warrants
Warrant for failing to Appear on Violation of Probation
In August of 2009, Columbus Police Officers responded to a report of a fight in the 2200 block of 7th Street in Columbus. As Officers arrived on the scene, they observed the suspect, Marcus Hubbard involved in an altercation, and in possession of a tire iron.
During the course of the investigation, officers were able to determine that Hubbard was involved in a verbal altercation, when he physically assaulted the victim, and an individual that attempted to intervene.
In February of 2010, a warrant out of Superior Court I was issued charging Hubbard with Intimidation, Battery and Disorderly conduct. In July of 2010, a warrant out of Superior Court II was issued charging Hubbard with Failing to Appear on Violation of Probation.
Marcus Devin Hubbard, 42 years of age, is described as a Black male, 5'9", 200 pounds, Black Hair and Brown eyes.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Marcus Hubbard is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Tip-Line at 812-379-1712.
Major Todd F. Noblitt
Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office
On behalf of Sheriff Mark E. Gorbett and the staff of the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office and Jail, thanks to all who stopped by the Sheriff's Tent. Many people viewed the cars, water rescue boats and photo display. Pamphlets, pens, stickers, and coloring books were available to the public. Our professional Law Enforcement Staff spent many hours on the fair grounds to be available for any law enforcement needs and to promote positive public relations. We are very appreciative of the donation naming 07/13/13 Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office Day at the Bartholomew County Fair. Thanks to all who helped make the 2013 Bartholomew County Fair a success-especially those who helped with our tent!
Jennifer L. Dugger-WANTED
The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance in locating Jennifer L. Dugger. Two warrants have been issued out of Bartholomew County Courts for her arrest. Dugger is alleged to have stolen money from a cash register from her former employer, and on a separate occasion, Dugger is also accused of shoplifting several items from a local retailer.
Dugger is described as a white female, 33 years of age, 5'7" tall, 120 lbs, brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Jennifer L. Dugger is encouraged to contact the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Tip-Line at 812-379-1732.
Major Todd F. Noblitt