BREAKING NEWS More than 5500 coronavirus cases, 170 deaths reported in Indiana Full Story

Tippecanoe Co. Election Board to review Dombkowski's cell use

An official complaint has been filed against Tippecanoe County Sheriff Candidate Jason Dombkowski over his cell phone use.

Posted: May 1, 2018 5:50 PM
Updated: May 1, 2018 11:17 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - An anonymous complaint has been filed against Tippecanoe County Sheriff Candidate Jason Dombkowski, over his cell phone use.

On Friday, News 18 reported West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski used his city-issued cell phone for several campaign calls, potentially breaking election law.

The election board said the complaint wasn't signed and came in anonymously on Monday. However, News 18 was first told of the complaint Tuesday by a Michael Vinson.

Indiana Code states a candidate may not knowingly or intentionally use government property for campaign related purposes. When News 18 asked Dombkowski about it, he said he never knowingly did it.

That same day he voluntarily paid the city back nearly $700 for his WLPD cell phone bill. However, the complaint said paying back the city for multiple violations of misusing city property is not appropriate.

Dombkowski's campaign issued a response to the complaint, saying in part, "This was done by someone to get media coverage at the last minute before the election. Whoever is behind this publicity stunt does not think much of Tippecanoe County voters. Our citizens will not fall for a cheap political trick."

The election board will discuss the complaint at their previously scheduled Election Day meeting on May 8 in the Tippecanoe County Office Building. They may decide whether to refer the matter to police. The meeting is open to the public.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Broken Clouds
67° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 67°
Kokomo
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 66°
Rensselaer
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 66°
Fowler
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 66°
Williamsport
Broken Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 68°
Crawfordsville
Broken Clouds
65° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 65°
Frankfort
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 70°
Delphi
Broken Clouds
65° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 65°
Monticello
Broken Clouds
67° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 67°
Logansport
Broken Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 64°
Warmth, Winds and Severe Storm Potential.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events