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** PRESS RELEASE - RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY **

On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to Aldwych Court in Greenwood, Indiana (Kensington Grove subdivision) on the report of a Burglary. When deputies arrived they found out that a Burglary had occurred. Both deputies and an evidence technician collected numerous photographs as well as evidence. The next day, investigators spoke with neighbors and continued to collect evidence. During the course of the investigation, investigators collected video from some residents in the area. Investigators are working to identify the owners of the cars that are attached to this press release.

One of the videos shows three people running to a gray BMW, or what appears to be a BMW, and leaving the area. This video is from the night of the burglary. Prior to the burglary there is a black four-door sedan seen in the area taking pictures of the victims' house.

If you have any information or if you can identify either of the vehicles you are asked to call the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Major Damian Katt at 317-346-4604 or email him at dkatt@co.johnson.in.us. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the tip line at 317-346-4654. Please reference case number J019016066 in your message regarding this burglary.

If you observe suspicious activity in the neighborhood call 911 immediately.
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Windy conditions are expected throughout the day today. Sustained winds across central Indiana will generally be 20 to 30 mph. Wind gusts north of I-70 will reach or exceed 60 mph, with winds south of I-70 reaching 50 to 55 mph. These wind gusts could continue through around 9 pm. Power outages, tree and property damage, loose outdoor objects blown around, and travel difficulties for high profile vehicles are all expected impacts from these winds. Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Reverend Paul D. Palusko, 79, of Franklin, IN passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at Aspen Trace Health and Living in Greenwood, IN. He was born October 1, 1940 in Danville, IN. He married Diana Ruth (Jeter) Galloway Palusko on December 31, 1974 at Warren Hills Church in Indianapolis, IN, she survives.

He was a 1959 graduate of Westville Township High School in Westville, IL, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1966 and his Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary in 1970 in Indianapolis, IN. He served as a student pastor in several churches in Illinois and later as youth pastor at Lynnwood Christian Church in Indianapolis, and served as pastor at Broadway Christian Church and Warren Hills Christian Church both in Indianapolis, IN, Main Street Christian Church in Rushville, IN, and 25 years at Union Christian Church in Franklin, IN retiring in 2006. He later served as chaplain for Americare Hospice and volunteered as chaplain for the Johnson County Sheriff's Department, Franklin Police Department, and Johnson Memorial Hospital all in Franklin, IN. He was a member of First Christian Church in Bargersville, IN and had been a member of the Lions Club since 1965 presently a member of the Franklin Lions Club, past treasurer of the Johnson County Ministerial Association and CROP WALK.

Survivors include his wife Diana Ruth (Jeter) Galloway Palusko of Franklin, IN; children Rodney R. Galloway of Cincinnati, OH, Debbie L. Burke (Tim) of Nineveh, IN, Paul David Palusko of Greenwood, IN; grandchildren Elizabeth Sechrest (Nathan) of Hartford City, IN, Alex Graphman (Morgan) of Martinsville, IN, Hanna Garbellini (Matthew) of Cincinnati, OH, Shayna Gray (Matt) of Franklin, IN, Claire Galloway of Cincinnati, OH, and Grace Abner of Franklin, IN; great- grandchildren Kamara Gray, Greyson Sechrest and Annalynn Graphman; a sister Rosemarie Smith of Westville, IL and a son-in-law Dwight Abner of Franklin, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Michal Ruth Galloway; a daughter-in-law Julie Ann Galloway; a sister Nancy Joy Palusko Faber; and a brother-in-law Bob Smith.

Pastors Dustin Hite and Roger Gifford will conduct a service on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 3PM at First Christian Church of Bargersville,101 East Street, Bargersville, IN where the family will received friends from 11AM till service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Bargersville, P.O. Box 15, Bargersville, IN, 46106. Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.

Thank you for your service to the Johnson County Sheriffs Office. You will be missed my friend.
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