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Statewide Silver Alert issued for missing Hebron man

HEBRON, Ind. (WISH) — Indiana State Police have issued a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Hebron man.

Police say Zachariah Lee, 86, was last seen Saturday around 1:30 a.m.

He is 5-feet-6-inches tall and he weighs 176 pounds. Lee was last seen wearing a long-sleeve button-up blue dress shirt, navy blue dress pants, no shoes and a tan winter coat with a thick neck collar.

Lee is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.

If you know where Lee is or if you have any information, you are asked to call the Porter County Sheriff’s Office at 219-477-3170.

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2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.

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