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Aurora Police Court – 1870

Proceedings of the Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana Police Court for 1870 appeared in:
Aurora Dearborn Independent – 16 Jun 1870 – Page 3, Column 2

Report of the Police Court for Three Months, ending June 11th.

  • Martin Koehler, retailing liquor on Sunday, fine $5.00.
  • W. H. Theetge, using obscene language, fine $1.00.
  • Elias Groves, disorderly conduct, fine $5.00.
  • Jason A. Baker, using abusive and insulting words, fine, $5.00.
  • Sanford Hill, intoxication, fine, $1.00.
  • Joseph Nathansohn, peedling without license, $1.00.
  • Martin Carrigan, assault and battery, fine $5.00.
  • Michael Tracey, assault and battery, fine $1.00
  • Laz. N. Cheek, assault and battery, fine $1.00.
  • Charles P. Balzer, carrying concealed weapons, fined, $5.00.
  • Blard Sevigune, intoxication, fined, $1.00.
  • Martin Koehler, selling liquor to minors, fined $5.00.
  • Henry Smith, selling liquor to A. Carringan, in a state of intoxication, fined $5.00.
  • A. Carrigan, using abusive language, fined, $5.00.
  • L. Adams, keeping company with a prostitute, plead guilty, fined, $2.50.
  • Caspar Thomas, intoxication, fined, $1.50.

Aurora Police Report – Jun 1869

The Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana police report for June 1869 appeared in:
Aurora Peoples Advocate – 3 Jun 1869 – Page 3, Column 1

Police Court.

The following cases have been disposed of during the past week:

Asbury Roberts, for drunkenness and disorderly conduct, was fined $2 and costs.

George Renner paid one dollar for the luxury of having the last word in a dispute with a woman.

Henry Mask, for fast driving, contributed one dollar to the city treasury.

John D. Moore was fined five dollars and costs for running his train through the city at a greater speed than is prescribed by law. He took an appeal to the Circuit Court.

Aurora Police Report – Mar 1869

The Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana police report for March 1869 appeared in:
Aurora Peoples Advocate – 18 Mar 1869 – Page 3, Column 1

Police Report.

The following cases have been disposed of since our last report:

George Oswald, selling liquor to minors, fined $2 and costs.

Magdalina Kreitzer, disorderly, fined $3 and cost.

Henry Brackenhoff, selling liquor on Sunday, fined $5 and cost.

George Oswald, selling liquor to minors, fined $2 and cost.

Fogle, disorderly, fined $1 and cost.

Switzerland County Police Report – Sep 1892

Switzerland County, Indiana, police report appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 15 Sep 1892 – Page 4, Column 3


Mrs. Rube Shafer last Saturday was brought before Mayor Manning on a charge of being immoral. She plead guilty and was fined $5, the sentence being suspended on condition she leave town permanently. The Mayor seted for the best, as it is horrible to place a woman in jail, and it is better to permit her to leave town, and reform if she will.

Drinking to excess is the besetting sin of Walter Jennings. Saturday night whiskey got him down, but night policeman Cox got him up—in jail. Monday Mayor Manning fined him $5—While hunting for some one to stay his fine Walter suddenly started out on a Maud S gait. Neither the Marshal or police were silly enough to even try to recapture him, and is hoped that this experience will make him a wiser and better man in his new location.

Last Monday Julius Peelman filed an affidavit with Mayor Manning, acting as a Justice of the Peace, charging William Peelman with shooting with intent. Last Monday William and Julius exchanged four shots, but neither were hit. William is his uncle, Julius being his tenant. All reside in Craig Township. It is a family feud, growing out business of disputes. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney George S. Pleasants appeared for the State. The case was continued until next Monday.

Switzerland County Police Court – Jul 1892

Switzerland County, Indiana, police report appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 28 Jul 1892 – Page 4, Column 2

Plain Sunday Drunks—A Night in Jail—Says He was Robbed While In Jail.

Wm. Furnish and George Moore (or Kirtley), of near Markland, were drunk Sunday, and placed in jail by night policeman Jess Cox. Monday morning they were brought before Mayor Manning, plead guilty, and fined $1 each and costs.

Moore stated that while in jail, intoxicated, Newton Short, Wm. Furnish and James Burke stole seven dollars from him. He filed with Mayor Manning the legal charge, in which he described the money: one $1 greenback, two $1 silver certificates, and two silver certificates, $2 each.

He swore out a search warrant, which was served by policeman Jess Cox, assisted by George Rayl, Sam. Lock, Andrew V. Brown and Sheriff Williamson, $5 was found in jail, which Moore identified as his.

In the meantime Furnish had paid fine and gone home. When brought before the Mayor he was told if he would pay the $1 fine the Mayor would throw out costs—the object being to get him out of town without cost of boarding him in jail. Furnish said he would go out and get the $1. He soon returned and handed the Mayor $1 and left town. The Mayor then suspicioned that Furnish had money before leaving his office. Following up this suspicion, he went to Grammar’s saloon and enquired of Lew Peelman if Furnish had been there offering money. Peelman replied that Furnish had been there, bought a glass of beer, and offered in payment a $2 bill, receiving his change. This bill Moore afterwards identified as part of his missing money. An officer was sent for Furnish, who found him at home and brought him before the Mayor. He waived a preliminary examination, and in default of $300 bail was sent to jail.

Tuesday morning Newton Short and James Burk, who are already serving sentences inflicted by Circuit Court, were brought out of jail and arraigned before the Mayor on the charge of stealing money from Moore. They too waived a preliminary trial, and failing to give bail of $300 each, were sent to jail.

Switzerland County Police Report – May 1892

Switzerland County, Indiana police report appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 19 May 1892 – Page 4, Column 3

Police Court.

Cases disposed of by Mayor Manning:

Charles Boggs—assault and battery on his wife. Fined $1 and costs.

Stephen Jones—assault and battery on his wife. Being already out on a suspended sentence, the Mayor raised the figures to $10 and costs, amounting to $19, and not paying, Jones was sent to jail for 19 days, without he pays sooner.

Fred Bender—two cases, assault and battery, $5; public intoxication, $1—which, together with costs, he paid.