From the Backshop
Kudos to the Fishers Police Dept. for working with the FBI on the investigation of and arrests of five suspected bank robbers on June 26. The quintet stands accused of robbing the Community Bank branch earlier that day and is being investigated for previous robberies in the area.
Chief George Kehl has, in our opinion, an exemplary, cooperative department that collaborates whenever or wherever necessary, in this case with the FBI. The federal authorities termed the robbers “professionals” and said they were casing the branch before the early morning entry. With the surge in development in Fishers the last several years, the town – unfortunately because of its proximity to I-69, which offers higher-speed getaways – increasingly has been the focus of stickups or attempts at such.
Kehl’s force and other agencies are vigilant, but they cannot be everywhere all the time, same as in other municipalities in our area. That’s where you come in. This falls under common sense, but we’d like to remind you to call 911 at once if you spot suspicious or illegal behavior in and around town. This is a wonderful community with positive offerings galore. A few bad seeds can’t tarnish it. Let’s keep it that way.
Town officials have plans on the board to provide a $3 million-plus park at Cyntheanne Road and 101st Street on the far-eastern side of Fishers. It could cover up to 80 acres, now agricultural land, for a sledding area, zip line and other amenities such as a fishing pond, tree houses, walking paths, playground equipment and a pond for anglers. If town councilors approve the plan – and we hope they will – the first spades of dirt could be turned as soon as next spring. This project is indicative of the town making good on a promise to provide such opportunities in the area of recent annexation. We like that.