SUBJECT: Confinement Officer Apprehends Man Breaking into his Vehicle
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-031
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 1:44am an off-duty Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office confinement officer apprehended a suspect trying to break into his personal vehicle.
The confinement officer had been preparing to go into work and was in full uniform when he heard the sound of someone shutting the door to his truck. The officer’s truck was parked outside his residence, which is located in the County Club Manor subdivision on Evansville’s north side.
The officer exited his home to investigate the noise and located a suspect (later identified as Mr. Justin Andrew Reising) sitting inside his truck. The officer identified himself and attempted to take Mr. Reising into custody, but Mr. Reising attempted to flee. Mr. Reising resisted arrest and damaged the garage door of the home during the struggle. Mr. Reising attempted to strike the officer before being wrestled to the ground and restrained. The Evansville Police Department arrived and assisted the officer in handcuffing Mr. Reising. The officer sustained scratches to his hands from the struggle, but was otherwise uninjured.
At the time of his arrest Mr. Reising was released on bond for charges stemming from a May 05, 2016 arrest in which he was apprehended by the Evansville Police Department after breaking into vehicles in the parking lot of Bob Walter’s Golf and Fun.
ARRESTED (Evansville Police Department):
Pictured above: Justin Andrew Reising, 18, of Evansville. Battery on a Public Safety Official as Level 6 Felony, Theft from a Motor Vehicle as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of a Scheduled Substance as a Class A Misdemeanor