Carmel in brief — November 14, 2017


Mathis charged – Colts assistant coach Robert Mathis, a Carmel resident, was charged Nov. 7 with operating a vehicle while intoxicated while endangering a person, a Class A Misdemeanor. Mathis was pulled over in the early morning hours of Oct. 24 after an officer observed his vehicle traveling the wrong way on a one-way street in Carmel. A trial is scheduled for Feb. 8.

Jury duty scam –A scam involving the threat of arrest for missing jury duty has hit central Indiana. A victim answers the telephone and the caller says a warrant is being issued for not appearing for jury duty (or paying taxes or another offense). The caller may give the name of a courthouse employee, a deputy or a name similar to an employee. The victim is then told to pay money to avoid arrest. These calls are fake. Arrest warrants in Hamilton County are never served by telephone.

Suspect wanted – The Carmel Police Dept. is seeking assistance in locating Melissa Hunter, 43, who is wanted for theft in Carmel. She is approximately 5’8” and 215 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. She is known to reside in Indianapolis. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the CPD Investigations Division at 317-571- 2500 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262- 8477.

Birding workshop – Indiana Audubon Society will hold a beginning birding workshop Cool Creek Park and Nature Center from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 18. The workshop will include a look at birding opportunities around the state, purchasing and using binoculars, and an introduction to the common birds of Indiana. Cost is $15, with discounts for Indiana Audubon Society members. We will be outside for part of this event so dress accordingly. Registration is in the events page at

Winter Wonderland Bash – The Democratic Party of Hamilton County will host Winter Wonderland Bash at 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets start at $50 and include hors d’ouevres, silent auction and more. Dress is cocktail attire. Register at

Stewards of Children – Parents and adults who work with children can learn how to prevent child sexual abuse by registering for Stewards of Children. The program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse. Chaucie’s Place is offering the program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at its main office, 4607 E. 106th St. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information visit The first 10 people that e-mail will receive a promotional code to attend the training for free.

Free meditation class – Sahaja Meditation Indiana presents a free mediation class at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Learn to reduce stress and experience inner peace through meditation. The class will be held at Old National Bank, 1430 S. Range Line Rd. For more information, visit

Tucker office relocates – F.C. Tucker Company has opened its new Carmel office at 350 Veterans Way in Carmel’s Arts & Design District. The one-story office space is on the ground level of the new $33 million Allied Solutions, LLC, headquarters and features a spacious café area for meetings and collaborative work.

IMCU donation – Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month and donated $5,841 to Pink Ribbon Connection.    

New Advisory Council forming – The Indiana Department of Revenue invites tax professionals, attorneys, business stakeholders, advocates and scholars statewide to be considered for appointment to the first-ever Commissioner’s Advisory Council to provide valuable input on tax administration for the state. Twelve members will be selected for two-year appointments. The council will meet quarterly beginning in late January. Applications are available at and are due by Dec. 1.



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