News, Police Department

Martinsville, Ind. – The City of Martinsville Police Department ended this last weekend with three drug-related arrests.

In three separate incidents, Martinsville police officers arrested two males and one female over the weekend for possession of methamphetamine, adding to the list of drug-related arrests the department has made over the last 3.5 years.

The arrests were a result of great work by K-9 Officer Dustin Tarr, Phill Hammans, Sgt. Ryan McKee and Officer Jon Herrington, with assistance by the Detective Division, the Morgan County Prosecutors Office and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.

Police Chief Rodger Wiltermood sees the weekend’s arrests not only as a win for the fight against drugs, but a win for department personnel, as well.

“The department, Patrol Division and our street officers have done a great job in getting drugs and offenders off the street,” he said. “This is showing me the morale of the department is picking back up.”

Mayor Shannon Kohl expressed her gratitude for what the police department has done for the community.

“The group we have is extremely dedicated to the department and to the residents of Martinsville. These arrests are a great reflection of that,” she said. “There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes, they work tirelessly and many hours, that many don’t see.”

Chief Wiltermood, along with Mayor Kohl and Deputy Chief John Richards, thank the Police Department for its work and challenges the officers to “keep up the good work.”


For questions or interview requests, contact the Police Department at 765-349-4900.