Public safety information from Marshal Kiefer

On 6/19/2014, at 3:30 pm, an unknown male entered the unlocked breezeway of a residence in the 600 block of W. 54th Street.  The male stole a change of clothes from a bag and left his old clothes.  He also defecated in the garage of the residence.
    At approximately 5:30 pm that same day, a male, wearing what appears to be the clothes taken, was found entering a garage by the owner of a residence in the 800 block of W. 54th Street.  Entry to the garage was gained by the remote control located in an unlocked truck.  The male was questioned by the owner of the residence and had a very calm demeanor and simply stated he was looking for his dog.
    The male is described as a white/male, mid 20’s, 5’9″ tall, 140 pounds, with a neck tattoo of spiral lines.  If you have seen this male in the neighborhood please call Marshal Kiefer at 257-7962 and leave a message.  If you see this male or notice anything suspicious please call 911.  If Marshal Kiefer is on duty at the time he will be dispatched much quicker than leaving a message on the Town answering machine.  If Marshal Kiefer is not on duty, IMPD will respond to handle the situation.  We need to work together and watch out for each other in Town to keep this a safe community.
    Remember to keep doors and vehicles locked and to call 911 to report suspicious activity, a crime in progress or a crime that has occurred.


Town Board Signs Resolution Requesting 100-Year Level Flood Protection

At the January 14, 2014, Town Board meeting, Brad Barcom–in behalf of the Board–passed a resolution (link below) requesting that the City of Indianapolis and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) include Rocky Ripple in Phase 3B of the Indianapolis, White River (North), IN Flood Damage Reduction Project. In the resolution, Board members have also committed to seek additional funding if necessary to achieve the 100-year level flood protection. RR_Resolution_100YR

Also, at the Board meeting, Elizabeth Marshall, a State Farm insurance agent located in Broad Ripple, attended the meeting at the invitation of a Rocky Ripple resident and reported on the latest issues related to FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rate hikes. Marshall has been following the situation closely and is willing to answer resident questions. She can be reached at (317) 255-2700. Visit her Web site for additional agency contact information.

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