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Hancock County News Archives for 2022-07

Right lane on Mt. Comfort ramp closed in Hancock County

The Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors LP. to begin work on Mt. Comfort ramp on Saturday, August 30, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


This work will close the right lane of the Mt. Comfort ramp to I-70 WB to permanently stabilize the embankment. 


Motorists should slow down, watch for stopped traffic and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change. 

Greenfield detectives investigate carjacking, gunshot

Detectives with the Greenfield Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding who is responsible for stealing a car and reported gunshot.


Between 4:30 – 5 p.m. on Thursday a man ran from the scene of the reported car theft and called 911 from a nearby convenience store. Officers responded to the 1100 block of Walnut Street.


The victim told officers that his white 2021 Nissan Sentra was stolen by three men.  One of the men had a gun.  He explained he was able to get out of the car before it was taken.  Multiple people reported hearing a gunshot in the area.  No injuries were reported.


The car was recovered a short time later in the parking lot Bradford Builders, 119 North Broadway.


Greenfield Police are asking for anyone who lives in the 1100 block of Walnut Street and has security cameras to check them for activity involving a white, newer model Nissan Sentra on Thursday, July 28, between 4:40 pm – 4:55 p.m.  They are asking the same for anyone who lives near Bradford Builders.  The times police offer there are 4:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Chittum at 317-325-1210.

Greenfield elementary target of online threat; two juveniles questioned

Two juveniles are being questioned for an online threat against a Greenfield elementary school.


Greenfield Police say they were contacted by the FBI Monday about a post to a social media platform.  The threat was very specific and referenced a Greenfield-Central elementary. Two juveniles were quickly identified and were brought in for questioning.


The case remains under investigation at this time.  Findings will be turned over to the Hancock County Prosecutor's Office to determine if criminal charges will be filed.

I-70 EB lanes to cross over to I-70 WB lanes in Hancock County

The Indiana Department of Transportation to cross over I-70 EB lanes to I-70 WB lanes starting on or after Monday, July 18, at 9 p.m. through late November to complete a full replacement and added travel lanes to the median. 


Two lanes of I-70 EB will be maintained on the I-70 WB lanes from the 94 mm to the 101 mm. The Mt. Comfort EB exit ramp to be closed on Monday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 26, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to set beams on County Rd. 700. The entrance ramps to I-70 EB to be closed for 60 days starting on or after Monday, July 18 at 9 p.m.