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Criminal use of drones penalties fly to governor

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The General Assembly is working to keep up with drone technology. Senate Bill 299, which creates penalties for Hoosiers who fly drones and knowingly violate a person’s privacy, is headed to the governor’s desk for his consideration. Under this legislation, misuse of a drone includes the following: a sex offender […]

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Study committee takes up issue of DNA sampling for arrestees

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers on the Correction and Criminal Code Interim Study Committee discussed Rep. Pat Bauer’s, D-South Bend, proposal to collect DNA samples from those arrested for felony charges. Currently, DNA is only kept in a database for those convicted of a felony. Bauer, D-South Bend, authored House Bill 1551 for […]

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State Police warn of a hijacked caller-id phone scam

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana State Police are warning Hoosiers about a caller ID scam. Police said in a statement people across the country have reported experiencing caller ID Spoofing as part of a scam. Some of them dialed the caller-id number and Indiana State Police answered and they were able to report the scam. […]