An Indianapolis police sergeant was arrested in Hamilton County early Tuesday and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Stephen P. Staletovich, 46, was arrested by Sheridan town police just after 3 a.m. Tuesday and taken to the Hamilton County jail, according to jail booking officer William Dailey. His bond was set at $2,500.
Staletovich, who has served as a public spokesperson for Indianapolis police, has been in law enforcement for more than 22 years. He was arrested by Sheridan police at the Westfield Police Department, Bailey said. Details of the arrest weren’t immediately available. Sheridan Police Chief Jeff Weir could not be reached for comment.
IMPD said Sgt. Staletovich was operating his own personal vehicle at the time of his arrest. The department will conduct an independent internal investigation and Sgt. Staletovich will be reassigned to administrative desk duties until that investigation concludes.
Aside from his police work, Staletovich last year made a short fictional film screened locally that depicted the final hours of a convicted serial child murderer on death row.
About the same time Sheridan police were hauling Staletovich into custody, a gunman was shooting up a parking lot outside Durty Nelly's Pub on the city's northeastside, killing one and injuring four others. The shooter remains at large. Hopefully, this isn't a sign of times to come in the new year.