Mike Pelton, WRTV Indianapolis

Mike Pelton

WRTV Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Bloomington police increase presence amid complaints about homeless population

Bloomington police recently stepped up their patrols in Peoples Park after several complaints were made about violence allegedly caused by the area’s homeless population. → Read More

Neighbors concerned about crime at 10th and Rural streets

Indianapolis police and community members are looking for ways to bring peace to an east side neighborhood after several deadly shootings have occurred during the first half of the year. → Read More

Mom of child shot in the head with BB gun wants justice

An Anderson mom wants justice after her 5-year-old son was struck in the head with a BB gun. → Read More

Speedway woman meets emergency crews who saved her life

A Speedway woman reunited Thursday with the emergency crew who saved her life. → Read More

Beech Grove mayor concerned about possible Marsh closure, food desert

A series of food deserts could spring up around Indy if Marsh supermarkets close, and communities like Beech Grove may see themselves in similar situations. → Read More

IMPD hires first officer from Sikh community, seeks to increase diversity within department

In an effort to help officers reflect the communities they serve, Indianapolis police recently hired their first officer from the Sikh community. → Read More

IPS substitute teacher accused of dragging kindergartener by ankles

A substitute teacher at an Indianapolis Elementary School is accused of dragging a 5-year-old out from under a desk earlier this week. → Read More

Hamilton County flooding turns riverfront homes into lakefront-like properties

Hamilton County homeowners experienced some of the worst flooding from the heavy rain that hit the Indianapolis area earlier this week. → Read More

Knightstown community obsessed with chasing pet pig

The escape of one Knightstown family pet pig has turned into a game for the community. → Read More

Mother seeks answers after murder of her son

Three years after her son’s death, an Indianapolis mother continues to remain hopeful police will catch the person responsible. → Read More

Mom hopes to end stigma of military suicides

Despite 10 years of military service, a mother is having trouble getting her son’s name included on memorial walls. → Read More

At least a dozen vehicles, barns broken into in Hancock County

At least a dozen cars and mini barns were broken into near New Palestine last week, and police plan to step up patrols to help catch the suspects. → Read More

Psychologist: Suspects ‘seek attention' when streaming crimes online

Although social media sites like Facebook were meant to share memories with friends and family, it has turned into a space for criminals to display their acts online. → Read More

Police: Woman strikes Delta airlines employee at Indy airport because, 'God told me to'

A woman was charged with battery after she was accused of striking a Delta airlines employee at the Indianapolis airport Tuesday night. → Read More

Delphi property owner sentenced on charges unrelated to murders

The owner of the property where two Delphi, Indiana teenagers were found dead was sentenced Monday morning for charges unrelated to the deaths. → Read More

Crime data shows how often vehicles are stolen in Marion County

Car break-ins happen several times a day in Marion County, but crime data reports show about an average of 16 vehicles are stolen per day, with one day of the week being most popular for thieves. → Read More

Crews rescue man trapped in Johnson County floodwaters

Emergency crews were called to rescue a driver stranded by flood waters in Johnson County over the weekend. → Read More

Johnson County church serves up Christmas dinner

For many of us, Christmas dinner is all about coming together. If not as a family, then as a community. → Read More

WATCH: As temperatures rise, winter-sports enthusiasts take advantage of open slopes

Despite warmer weather, some ski slopes were open for the first time Tuesday. Perfect North Slopes near Cincinnati has opened a few runs, for now - but the little bit of snow is definitely making for a whole lot of fun. → Read More

Sheriff: Thieves preying on those who leave cars warming unattended

A Johnson County victim of car theft has a message for the "lowlives" and "bums" who took his 20-year-old stick-shift car, and we have a few ways to prevent this from happening to you. → Read More