Common Sense

I want to say a big Thank You to all of our followers, but I want to take a minute to remind EVERYONE who gets on Facebook while at their places of employment….

 
Our page can be of great source of information of whats going on around you that you may not be aware of, I.e. An Active Shooter outside the Tipton Chrysler Plant you were not told about…. A Robbery at the One Stop Express….. An Overdose at a Gas Station or Motel… Etc. Etc. Etc…
 
IF you are at work and decide to use our platform to contribute information to an incident, PLEASE keep in mind ANY Social Media Policies your work may have in place. Taking pictures and posting to Social Media may be prohibited in your work place and get you fired. Commenting that you work at said convenience store or factory may get you noticed. PLEASE don’t get fired from your job for using KokomoScanner. Please use common sense.
 
Last night i had to hide a few pictures taken inside a workplace because I would imaging the employer would frown on said pictures or videos.
 
I am NOT going to do this in the future. I do NOT know all of your different companies policies, and don’t like acting like Big Brother. I have no business protecting you. Too much responsibility on my head.
 
And while on the topic of pictures: I do allow pictures to be posted as long as its NOT at fatal or severe injury accidents. Minor accidents? Post away! My wife and daughters cars have been in a couple of posts. I may have made the scanner page myself on occasion. Use common sense. #RESPECT others. Do NOT interject yourself into a scene for a picture of anything else.
 
If a particular post has something to do with you or someone you know, DON’T out yourself to the world in comments! I am NOT going to delete a post because you are embarrassed or offended. MAYBE for a victim, but NEVER for a Suspect!
 
Thanks again
 
 

Kokomo’s First Shooting Death of 2019

At approximately 7:45 p.m. 1/30/2019, Howard County Dispatch was notified of a male victim at 615 Southlea Dr in the hallway of Briarwick Apartments with at least one gunshot wound. Male victim was unconscious & unresponsive, and CPR was in progress. Kokomo Police, Fire & Medics were dispatched to the location and a crime scene was established. 

A short time later, the Howard County Coroner was requested to the scene. Howard County EMA were also requested.

We are waiting on an official press release from the Kokomo Police Department.

An investigation is continuing.  If you have any information, Contact Kokomo Police at their Tip Line: (765) 456-7107

 

 

 

 

Closings & Delays Thursday 1/31/2019

This list will be updated as I receive updates.

Howard Co

CLOSED:

Crossing Education Center
Eastern Schools  E-Learning
Engaging Minds Autism Services
IU Kokomo   Closed till noon. Opens at 1 p.m.
Kokomo School Corporation
Northwestern Schools E-Learning
St Joan of Arc & Patrick School E-Learning
Taylor Schools Closed
The Excel Center
Western Schools E-Learning

OPEN:

Kokomo Courthouse
CityLine Trolley 
Kokomo Trash Pick-Up

Delayed:

Acacia Academy 2 Hrs Late

 

Carroll Co

CLOSED:

Carroll School Corporation E-Learning
Delphi Community Schools  E-Learning

Delayed:

Cass Co

CLOSED:

Lewis Cass  E-Learning 
Logansport Schools  E-Learning Day
Pioneer Regional School  E-Learning
Caston E-Learning

Delayed:

Clinton Co

CLOSED:

Clinton Central Schools  E-Learning
Clinton Prairie Schools  E-Learning
Crossing Education Center
Frankfort Community Schools
St Matthew Comm Preschool

Delayed:

 

Miami Co

CLOSED:

Maconaquah Schools E-Learning
North Miami Community Schools E-Learning
Peru Community Schools

Delayed:

 

Tipton Co

CLOSED:

Tipton Community Schools  E-Learning
Tri Central Community Schools  E-Learning

 

Delayed:

 

Wabash Co

CLOSED:

MSD of Wabash County
Wabash City Schools

Delayed:

Delays & Closings Wednesday 1/30/2019

Howard Co

CLOSED:

Acacia Academy
Crossing Education Center
Eastern Schools E-Learning
First Evangelical Presbyterian 
Grace United Methodist Church 
Indiana University Kokomo 
Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo
Kokomo School Corporation
Northwestern Schools E-Learning
St Joan of Arc & Patrick School E-Learning
Taylor Schools Closed  E-Learning
The Excel Center
Western Schools E-Learning

OPEN:

Kokomo Courthouse
CityLine Trolley 
Kokomo Trash Pick-Up

Tipton Co

CLOSED:

Tipton Community Schools  E-Learning

Miami Co

CLOSED:

Maconaquah Schools E-Learning
North Miami Community Schools E-Learning
Peru Community Schools
COURTHOUSE

Cass Co

CLOSED:

Lewis Cass  E-Learning 
Pioneer Regional School  E-Learning

Carroll Co

CLOSED:

Carroll School Corporation E-Learning
Delphi Community Schools  E-Learning

Clinton Co

CLOSED:

Clinton Central Schools  E-Learning
Clinton Prairie Schools  E-Learning
Frankfort Community Schools
St Matthew Comm Preschool

Wabash Co

CLOSED:

MSD of Wabash County
Wabash City Schools

Page Status Update & Hashtag Issues

So today I was told that certain people were (very upset) about one of the hashtags being used on the page.
Instead of inquiring, Some took to FB in what I was told were some nasty rants. (I do NOT use FB other than these pages, so I was not aware NOR did I read them)
Originally I told him that I didn’t care what people say about me or my page (I really don’t), but when he told me what the problem was I decided to send this out to clarify a couple of things…
When I use a Hashtag such as: #KFDStrong #Never55 #NoMedicsAvailable #Solomonstrong #KokomoStrong #95% or some of the others i may have used or forgotten over the years, it wasn’t because of something I just made up on my own to support or upset people, It is usually because I was “asked to” by a Fireman an Officer or a MEDIC in this case…or whomever.
I usually know the reasoning, but when they tell me it will help with whatever thing they want addressed or cause supported, I am all in!
In the case of the #NoMedicsAvailable, we were asked to use it. The reasoning sounded great at the time so we agreed. NO ONE messaged us about any disapproval!
SO…you all need to work that out among yourselves because your opinions are VERY different. I have NO game in it! ALL calls were being handled one way or the other. But I will quit using it till I speak to the person that originally asked.
All you had to do was ask and I could have explained it or you could have let me know why it may not have been appropriate and I would have possibly not used it. I have told people NO on things they wanted me to do in the past because I thought it would not look good.
The ONLY hashtags that I made up on my own and used was the #NewAndImproved. I was asked (nicely) to please stop, so i did. And #Hotcall
I didn’t write this with any anger or irritation at all, just wanted to clarify that all you have to do is usually ask, and maybe it’s you that took something the wrong way OR maybe enlighten me! This fight is among yourselves.
(ALSO) I had to step away from KS for quite a while for personal and health issues and have been helping another Incident Page… Against my better judgement, I am back.
I want to thank the admins that stepped up and took care of the page while i was absent.
Things may look a little different here now. The person that took care of most of the Community Based Content has also stepped away for personal & health reasons. They spent a lot of time looking thru Facebook for community things to post or share. I do not look thru Facebook at all. I am a Twitter Person.
I don’t even read comments on these pages unless i am asked to. I have also asked my other admins to try and stay out of the comments as much as possible as I believe they and FB are toxic.
I have also (re-told) those that want to show me what others say on Facebook to stop. I don’t read that stuff!
We will probably start to look more like the Incident Reporting page we started as.
We will still share the lost pets and any other content shared with us as we deem fit to the main page.
As usual, postings will be sporadic thru out the holidays as we spend more time with our families. Thanks for your understanding.
We don’t do this for money, likes or notoriety. We do it because we want to…. Until we don’t.
Thank you for visiting the page.
~J~

10-43

Mile Marker 156 S. Entrance / Exit to US 31 / 931

Mile Marker 158 S. Entrance / Exit to 31 Bypass SR 26

Mile Marker 161 Entrance / Exit to 31 Bypass 100 S.

Mile Marker 162 Entrance / Exit to 31 Bypass Markland

Mile Marker 165 Entrance / Exit to 31 Bypass Touby Pike

Mile Marker 166 Entrance / Exit to 31 Bypass US 35 / 400 N.

Mile Marker 167 N Entrance / Exit to 31 Bypass US 31

When you 16-any 40 number those are troopers assigned to Howard county 16-60’s are assigned to Tipton 16-50’s are Miami county

Fire Stations:
Station #1 is located at 215 W Superior St,

Station #2 is Located at 508 E. Center Rd

Station #3 is located at 2016 N. Apperson Way

Station #4 is located at 3506 S. Dixon Rd.

Station #5 is located at 3108 W. Sycamore

Station #6 is located at 1717 E. Boulevard

EMS
Medics 1&2 are St. Vincent

Medics 21&22 is Howard

Emergency 4a is Russiaville

Greentown is Ambulance 11&12

Harrisson is Ambulance 21&22

Taylor is Ambulance 81

Wouldn’t it be nice if…..

Have you ever heard a lot of sirens, not too far away, and wondered “what the heck is going on?”

That is basically the thought behind KokomoScanner. We are not a news agency and don’t want to be one. WE post breaking incidents as they happen, as they’re dispatched. As a general rule we do not investigate or dig for facts. WE Post breaking incidents and update when we are able to. Not all calls end up being what they were sent out as, so do not use our service as a news source. The shots fired call we posted may have just been the trashman banging the dumpster, which it usually is. We are not a police or law enforcement monitoring service and are very very Pro Public Safety. We are in no way affiliated with any government or official agency in Kokomo or Howard County. We have no official direct communication with any agency or entity in Kokomo / Howard County. Please use our Social Media Pages for entertainment only! Things are not always the way we hear them, some of it is just guess work, and some of it has been known to be wrong. If you feel or know we’ve made an error please contact us and let us know, and we will edit if possible or remove the post. Thank you and God bless.

My thoughts about the comments made of the radio system and the incident at the courthouse.

In regards to some of the comments being made about the radio system and the incident at the courthouse on Monday, I’m going to make an observation and I make it with some level of understanding. The (orange panic button) on these radios is used for when an officer is in distress… NOT for when he’s on an assault he’s dealing with. From what I’ve heard and what I’ve been told there was no reason for an officer to push his emergency on his radio. Court Officers were notified of the disturbance, responded and dealt with it and in a most expeditious manor. If I’m in a fight and can’t talk on the radio I push the panic button. If I’m being sent to a fight between other people, I don’t push my button. I get on the radio and ask for assistance. I am also very critical of this radio system, but in this case it was not the issue. The only issue I would take is the sheriff’s department had declared a signal 100 for an incident that was occurring in the county and the main radio channel was to be silent.. When the bailiffs switched over to the main channel they did not know it. But it DID NOT effect the response in any way.. In my honest opinion, anytime an officer needs to declare a signal 100 for clearing a building or a car they should go to “Channel 2” in case another incident kicks off of greater importance. The same thing happened the other night when a KPD officer declared a signal 100 for an Open Door while there was a gas station attack going on… which restricted officers from talking. An HCSD officer arrived on scene first and initiated a foot chase with the suspect, but dispatch couldn’t tell the other responding KPD officers because they were on a silent Channel. The dispatcher tried to advise the responding officers on channel 2, but they weren’t currently scanning it… But that’s a director problem that also needs addressed.

Residential Fire on E Firmin

In temperatures around 7 degrees, KFD is called to a Residential Fire that is fully involved with all occupants out of the building. In the middle of fighting this fire, Command pulled all firefighters out of the building because of a massive radio failure. I have to commend the chief for putting the safety of his men above everything else. After every radio was switched to the states backup channel, they resumed fighting this fire.