***Q-100 News***

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

A Bedford man was arrested on Saturday after police got a tip of a wanted person at a Bedford restaurant. Police arrived at the Mamma’s & Pappa’s restaurant on M Street in Bedford after they received an anonymous tip of a wanted person at the establishment. When police arrived they found 25 year old Kyle White of Bedford who was wanted on a warrant after he violated the terms of his release after he posted bond on a 2019 charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. While police were taking him into custody, officers discovered White had a used syringe in his pocket. Police also found a folded piece of paper that contained heroin. White is now facing additional charges of dealing and possession of a narcotic drug and unlawful possession of a syringe.

Monday, Dec 6th, 2021

Caucus Set to Replace Deel as County Treasurer.
The Orange County Republican Central Committee will conduct a caucus on December 22nd to fill the vacancy for the Orange County Treasurer created by the resignation of Billie Deel, which will be effective Jan. 2, 2022. The caucus will be at 7 p.m. at the Paoli Town Hall, 110 N. Gospel Street, Paoli. The caucus is closed to the public until discussion of candidate qualifications is completed. Interested Republican candidates in good standing must file a notarized declaration of candidacy (State Form CEB-5) found on the Secretary of State website at http//www.in.gov/sos/ along with a letter of interest to Orange County Republican Chairman Amy Morris at 200 NW 5 th Street, Paoli, IN 47454 or to Ms. Morris personally before December 19 th at 7 p.m. in order to be eligible to be considered for the vacancy. No candidate declaration forms will be accepted after the deadline.

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Thursday, Indiana State Police and Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section made an arrest in an ongoing investigation.
According to State Police, acting on tips, at around 1:30 pm, an undercover police detective observed 34 year old Devin Smale of Bedford, driving a 2004 Chrysler and committing multiple traffic infractions. The trooper then conducted a traffic stop on Smale near the intersection of SR 158 and SR 450. Smale was observed leaning over as if he was hiding something on the passenger side of the car. Troopers then requested a canine. Lawrence County Sheriff's Officer Michael Williams arrived and deployed his K-9, Fleck, who gave a positive alert on the Chrysler. During a search of the vehicle, troopers locating a black zippered bag that contained over 7 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, and plastic baggies for packaging. Smale was then arrested and booked into the Lawrence County Jail

An investigation that began on in late October by State Troopers, has resulted in the arrest yesterday of a Morgan County man. A National Center for Missing and Exploited Children cyber tip was received by State Police, that a video which identified suspected child pornography had been shared by an Unknown user, the tip had come from Instagram. Troopers began an investigation, and with multiple search warrants to multiple different businesses, Troopers identified the unknown user as Brian Dent of Paragon. Thursday, a search warrant was served on Dent's residence. Electronics seized and searched, along with an interview of Dent was completed. Dent was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Sheriffs Department and charged with multiple counts of Child Pornography. Assisting State Police were the Lawrence County and Morgan County Prosecutors Offices.

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

A two vehicle car crash on Tuesday in Jasper led to heavy vehicle damage and no injuries reported.  On Tuesday 20 year old Jacee Justice of English was leaving the parking lot of O’Reilly Auto Parts in Jasper trying to make a right turn and head south on U.S. 231. 66 year old Elaine Cissell of Huntingburg was heading south on U.S. 231 and was approaching the entry of O’Reilly Auto Parts. As Cissell was passing the entry, Justice made a right turn onto U.S. 231 and hit the right side of Cissell. The collision caused Cissell to leave the roadway in the parking lot and hit a billboard advertising sign in the parking lot with the front of the vehicle. Justice’s vehicle sustained about $1,500 in damages while Cissell’s vehicle was considered a total loss. Police cited Justice for failure to yield the right of way.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

A traffic stop in Jasper on Monday landed two Kentucky residents in jail on drug charges.  Jasper Police pulled a vehicle over on Monday at 9:53 am near the intersection of 7 th street and McCrillus in Jasper. Police found the vehicle was not registered and did not have insurance. The driver of the vehicle was who was identified as 31 year old Zachary Jacob and the passenger who was identified as 52 year old Kimberly Scott both of Owensboro. Police then found in the vehicle a box containing marijuana, methamphetamine, and glass pipes used to introduce methamphetamine into the body. Both Scott and Jacob were taken to the Dubois County Jail on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

A Jasper woman was arrested early Monday morning after police were called to a domestic dispute incident in Jasper.  Jasper Police received a report on Monday of a possible domestic dispute at Leopold St. in Jasper. When officers arrived, they heard yelling coming from a separate upstairs apartment. Police made contact with the residents in the upstairs apartment. They were found to be having a verbal argument that was unrelated to the original call police received. One of the subjects in the apartment was identified as 26 year old Sera Tuell of Jasper. Tuell was tested  and had a BAC of .194%. She was arrested and lodged in the Dubois County Jail and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A Unionville woman was sentenced to over a decade in prison after she plead guilty to dealing meth in Lawrence Superior court.  35 year old Heather Blessing of Unionville was sentenced by Lawrence Superior Court I Judge John Plummer III to 14 years in the Indiana Department of Correction.  Blessing pleaded guilty to dealing methamphetamine in a plea agreement. As a part of the plea, the State dropped the additional charges of possession of methamphetamine, carrying a handgun without a license, resisting law enforcement, and obstruction of justice. Blessing was arrested on Jan. 5th by the Indiana State Police after they learned Blessing and Eric Flaherty were traveling to Louisville, Ky., to pick up a large amount of methamphetamine. An undercover officer made two controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Blessing in the month leading up to her arrest. On the drive back troopers attempted to stop Blessing and Flaherty near the Orange-Lawrence County line. Blessing then accelerated past police and finally came to a stop on State Road 37 near Woodville Road in Mitchell after stop sticks were applied. Blessing attempted to flee the vehicle but was apprehended by police and both were taken into custody.  Flaherty’s case is still pending.

Monday, November 29th, 2021

On Saturday, around 8 a.m. Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to smoke at a mobile home at 1661 Meridian Road in Mitchell.  Firefighters arrived on the scene at 8:15 a.m. and reported a working structure fire and requested Huron Volunteer Fire Department and Mitchell Fire Departments for additional manpower and tanker support. According to firefighters, crews on the scene immediately secured the natural gas utilities and asked dispatch to contact Duke for electrical disconnection. Conditions inside the mobile home quickly got so bad that crews had to pull back from an interior attack to a defensive stance. Fire Crews used hydraulic ventilation to clear the smoke and located the seat of the fire and were able to bring the fire under control. One woman and her dog lived in the home and she was checked by EMS at the scene but refused any further treatment. Crews that were on the scene salvaged what items they could for the resident and loaded them into her vehicle so she could temporarily stay with a neighbor. Firefighters remained on scene until 11:11 a.m. and the fire remains under investigation. The fire at this time is believed it to be electrical in nature.

The body of a missing 2 year old girl was found in the White River on Sunday in Bartholomew County.   A search for 2 year old Emma Sweet by crews began on Friday when her father’s truck was found in the White River. Her body was found around noon on Sunday after it was found submerged in a debris pile about a half of a mile from where her coat was found on Saturday around two miles downstream from where her father’s truck was found.   Emma and her father went missing around noon on Wednesday and her mother filed a missing person’s report on both Jeremy and Emma that day. They were last seen in Jeremy Sweet’s black Ford 150 pickup truck. On Friday, around 6 a.m. a truck was found partially submerged in the river near the 1700 block of Blessing Road near Beatty Lane. Inside was Emma’s father, 39 year old Jeremy Sweet, but Emma was nowhere to be found. Jeremy Sweet was inside the truck suffering from exposure and hypothermia and he was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment. The Bartholomew County Coroner will determine her exact cause and manner of death.

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

Four people were arrested on Saturday at a home in Mitchell after police served a search warrant on the premises.  On Saturday at 7:08 p.m. Mitchell Police officers and a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy served the search warrant at 106 Dale Street in Mitchell. While at the home, Officers announced their presence but were unable to get a response. Police then entered the home where they found  26 year old Mallory Baker, 35 year old Shannon Hardin, 40 year old Travis Barlow, and 28 year-old Adam Swartz. All four individuals were detained by officers. Police questioned Barlow who admitted to officers that marijuana was in the home. Police also found baggie on his person that contained 13.40 grams of meth. A search of the home by police yielded marijuana, syringes, Xanax, digital scales, several clear baggies, a glass smoking pipe, and a loaded 9mm pistol. Barlow faces charges of dealing and possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance,  possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Baker, Swartz, and Hardin all face a charge for visiting a common nuisance.

A Bedford woman was taken into custody on Monday after police received a report of  an intoxicated person in Bedford.   On Monday, Bedford Police received a report of a possible intoxicated woman sitting in her vehicle in front of Check for Cash in the 1530 block of G Street in Bedford.  When officers arrived at the scene they found a black Kia Soul and a woman identified as 34 year old Teela Mitternight of Bedford sitting in the driver’s seat. When police made contact they noticed Mitternight’s speech was slurred and she appeared intoxicated. She told police she had not been drinking alcohol or used any drugs. A request to search the vehicle by police was refused by Mitternight. Canine Zazu was called to the scene and alerted police to possible drugs in the vehicle. In the car, police found a plastic bag containing crystal meth and a bottle containing several different types of pills that she did not have prescriptions for. She was arrested on charges of public intoxication, possession of meth, and possession of a legend drug.

A Louisville man was arrested Tuesday morning after driving the wrong way on Southern Indiana interstates.   Around 3:30 Tuesday morning, a 911 caller advised Indiana State Police of a wrong-way driver on I-265 in Clark County. The caller said a car was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes near the nine-mile-marker. A Trooper headed east on I-64 and I-265 to intercept the vehicle reported that the gray Honda passenger car was traveling at a high rate of speed. The Trooper activated his emergency lights, but the car continued without slowing or stopping. Police continued to follow the driver who had now entered I-64 eastbound while still traveling westbound. The Honda passed multiple passenger cars and several semis head-on, forcing them to swerve to miss the wrong-way driver. Once on I-64, the driver began to slow, and Troopers were able to bringing it to a stop.  An investigation showed that the driver who was identified as 24 year old Pedro Ortiz Jose of Louisville Kentucky had a blood alcohol content of .167%, which is more than twice the legal limit. Information gathered during the investigation lead officers to believe Pedro Ortiz Jose had likely been driving the wrong way for around 15 miles, first entering I-265 in Kentucky. Pedro Ortiz Jose was transported to the Floyd County Jail on charges of Resisting law enforcement in a vehicle, Operating while intoxicated, Operating while intoxicated with Endangerment, Operator never licensed and Reckless driving.

Friday, November 19th, 2021

A Lawrence County man arrested this week following the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a vehicle driving erratically on Heltonville Road. According to police reports, when they arrived , 42-year-old Eric Dugger told officers that he had taken the curve too fast and slid off the roadway. Duggers vehicle had swiped a mailbox and hit a support cable to a Duke Energy utility pole. After talking with Dugger, officers noticed the smell of marijuana. He admitted to smoking marijuana on his way to work, Dugger was also intoxicated according to officers. Several field sobriety tests were given and he failed. Following a search of Duggers person and vehicle , police found a pill bottle containing Xanax of which he did not have a prescription for, marijuana and a grinder in the vehicle. He was then arrested and booked into the Lawrence County Jail

Zachary A. Myers is the new U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Monday, US District Court Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt swore Myers in as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. President Biden nominated the veteran federal prosecutor to serve as U.S. Attorney and he was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As the chief federal law enforcement officer in the district, U.S. Attorney Myers will lead an office of approximately 42 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 46 support professionals in the office’s criminal prosecutions, civil litigation, and promoting public safety throughout the Southern District of Indiana. Prior to being sworn in as the new U.S. Attorney, Mr. Myers served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, where he served since 2014. From 2011 through 2014, Myers served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, where he worked in the General Crimes Unit. Myers grew up in Indianapolis. He earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2008, his M.A. from George Washington University in 2005, and his B.A. from Stanford University in 2003.

Supply chain woes coupled with climate change are leading to a shortage of both real and artificial Christmas trees this year. Quantities will be fewer and prices will be higher than usual. According to Chris Butler, CEO of National Tree Company, a top importer and wholesaler of artificial Christmas trees and holiday decorations The demand this year is going to be extremely strong. Consumers should buy now because, by the time we get to Thanksgiving, which is a peak week for us, I think there’s going to be a lot of empty shelves. Christmas tree growers also have shipping issues as well because they can’t find trucks to take the trees that they do have to market. Artificial trees are an option, but prices are up 20 percent – supplies are thin due to bottlenecks at California shipping ports. The quantities this year will be fewer than usual and of course the consumer will have to take the brunt of higher prices. They won’t be hugely higher but they will be higher.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

On Monday, at 3:30 p.m., police received notice to be on the lookout for a white Chevy truck from Monroe County.  The vehicle had the tailgate hanging off and tire damage from being involved in two hit-and-run collisions. The vehicle was last seen traveling south on State Road 37 nearing the Lawrence/Monroe County line. Dispatch received multiple 911 calls that a white truck had run into the median and was disabled. A male exited the truck and stopped a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee, forcing the occupants from the vehicle, stealing it, and then driving north on State Road 37. Police caught up to the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. The driver refused to pull over and crossed the median near the Lawrence/Monroe County line and headed south on State Road 37, continuing through Lawrence and Orange counties, and briefly entering Crawford County. Officers from Bedford and Mitchell along with the Indiana State Police joined the pursuit along with spike strips placed in multiple locations. Spike strips were successfully deployed and all four tires were deflated. The driver continued driving on the flat tires and eventually was operating the truck on just the rims. Due to the vehicle being unable to maintain control, Police used a PIT maneuver that caused the driver to lose control and stopped the vehicle south of Paoli. The driver of the stolen vehicle was identified as 27 year old Jerron Williams of Indianapolis. He was taken into custody without further incident and taken to the Lawrence County Jail. In William’s pocket officers found marijuana, meth, and one pill, a schedule three controlled substance. It was learned later that the white truck in was reported stolen from Indianapolis area. Williams faces charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, criminal confinement, criminal recklessness, possession of a controlled substance, possession of meth, unlicensed driver, auto theft, intimidation, resisting law enforcement and robbery.

A Bloomington man was sentenced to over a decade in prison by the Lawrence County Superior Court after he plead guilty to dealing meth.   34 year old Dustin Dalton of Bloomington was sentenced to 12 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections by Lawrence County Superior Court I Judge John Plummer III on Tuesday after he plead guilty to dealing meth in a negotiated plea deal. The court dismissed charges of  possession of 28 grams or more of meth, dealing and possession of a narcotic drug were dismissed. Dalton was arrested in May 2021 when police received information that Dalton was involved with dealing meth in Monroe and surrounding counties. The investigation revealed that Dalton was allegedly on his way to Monroe County with a large amount of meth. The Indiana State Police Bloomington District A.C.E.S. and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted a traffic stop on State Road 60 East, near Thralls Road in which he was a passenger in the vehicle.  K-9 Flek alerted police to drugs in the vehicle during the traffic stop. Police seized 88 grams of meth and almost 5 grams of Fentanyl along with an AR-15 .223 rifle was discovered in the vehicle.

A Jasper woman was arrested after police said she ran over mailboxes with her car in Jasper.  Jasper Police received reports of mailboxes being destroyed in the Arlington court area on Monday in Jasper. During an investigating, police learned that the driver who was identified as 35 year old Kristy Martindale of Jasper had hit the mailboxes with her car. According to police, Martindale showed signs of intoxication and was taken to Memorial Hospital for a certified chemical test. At the hospital she tested at .14 BAC. Martindale was booked into the Dubois County Jail and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, OWI, and OWI endangerment.

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

A Lawrence County man from injuries that he suffered in a Saturday morning crash on State Road 37 in Bedford.  On Saturday at 9:25 a.m. Police responded to an accident at the intersection of State Road 37 and US 50 West in Bedford. When police arrived on the scene they found 83 year old Bobby Quisenberry of Williamsport unconscious in his blue Ford Fusion. According to police, 62 year old Kathy Dorman of Poland was driving south in a Toyota Sequoia on State Road 37 when Quisenberry pulled his vehicle into the path of her SUV.  She was unable to stop and crashed into Quisenberry’s Fusion. Dorman and witnesses told police that she had the green light. Quisenberry was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash. Dorman complained of body pain and was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. Other witnesses at the scene reported that Quisenberry had the red light, never stopped at the intersection and was traveling at an extremely fast rate of speed.

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

A limited number of special Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccines will be available beginning Friday, November 12 at SICHC's Valley Health Care clinic.  Up to 300 children aged 5-11 only can receive the vaccine. The Valley Health Care clinic will be open special hours for the pediatric vaccine administration. The clinic, located across from the West Baden Hotel, will be open from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov 12, Monday, Nov. 15, and Tuesday, Nov. 16 for the pediatric vaccine.  Note that pre-registration is required to receive the vaccine. Call 723-7125 to pre-register your child.

An Orleans man was arrested on Tuesday on a warrant after police stopped his vehicle back in May in Mitchell.  According to a probable cause affidavit, on  May 26th police pulled over 32 year old Travis Odell of Orleans at O’Reilly Auto Parts on State Road 37 in Mitchell. Police found the pickup truck Odell was driving had a false and fictitious registration. A K-9 was called to the scene and alerted officers to possible drugs in the truck. A search of the vehicle resulted in police finding a glass smoking pipe used to smoke meth that also contained burnt meth residue and a THC vaping pen with a cartridge. Later, Odell retrieved and surrendered to police a fourth of a gram of meth that he had at his residence. Odell was then released and the information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Odell was later arrested on Tuesday on a warrant charging him with possession of meth, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Three people were arrested after police were called to a Mitchell residence after a report of a domestic disturbance.  Mitchell Police arrived at the home in the 600 block of West Frank Street in Mitchell where  they learned 20 year old Caleb Riley had been involved in a physical confrontation. Riley was told by the homeowner to leave the property and Riley was violating a no trespass order. When police arrived they found Riley in a garage behind the home with 19 year old Jasmine Lamb. Riley was detained and  a search of his pockets resulted in police finding 1.70 grams of crystal meth. In Lamb’s purse, a glass smoking device and a small plastic baggie containing 1.70 grams of crystal meth were also found. While police were searching the garage, 52 year old Roger Walls walked into the garage. When he saw the police he, he attempted to leave and was detained. In the backpack Walls was carrying, police found a glass smoking device with meth residue. In Walls’ pocket, police found two small baggies containing 0.7 grams of crystal meth. Officers also learned Walls was wanted on a warrant out of Orange County. Lamb and Walls were arrested on charges of possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Riley was arrested on charges of possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal trespass.

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Two people were found dead early Tuesday morning after firefighters responded to a fire in Lawrence County.   On Tuesday firefighters rushed to the home at   251 Briarwood Lane in Judah after Lawrence County Central Dispatch received a report of a structure fire at 6:40 a.m. The caller said that he lived nearby and as he was warming up his car, noticed flames coming from the residence. Firefighters from Marshall Township, Monroe Fire Protection District, and Oolitic Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire along with an IU Health Lifeline ambulance crew and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department detectives.  Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within an hour. According to police, two bodies were found inside the residence. Both bodies were unable to be identified at the time due to the extent of their injuries. The Coroner’s Office was called to the scene along with investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. An autopsy will be conducted to confirm the identification of the bodies. According to police there was medical oxygen inside the residence and that appears to have played a role in the fire’s origin. No foul play is suspected.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

The Indiana Department of Health announced today/Wednesday that Hoosiers ages 5 to 11 are now eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccine following Tuesday's authorization of the pediatric vaccine by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine that is currently authorized for use in individuals under age 18. On Thursday, parents who wish to schedule an appointment for their child to receive the vaccine can do so at  www.ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211 or (866) 211-9966 for assistance. Please note that 211 cannot make appointments until Thursday. Pediatric vaccine supplies may be limited initially as shipments arrive on a staggered basis. Individuals are encouraged to make an appointment or call ahead to ensure that a site has vaccine available prior to visiting the location. A parent or guardian must provide consent, and children under 16 must be accompanied to the vaccination appointment by an adult. The pediatric dose of Pfizer is lower than the dosage for ages 12 and older, so parents should ensure they visit a site that carries the pediatric dosage. To find these clinics, visit  https://ourshot.in.gov beginning Thursday and look for the pin designating sites with pediatric vaccine.

A Bedford man was arrested police received a report of an unresponsive male in Bedford.  Police  were called to the area of 16th and H streets after a report of a man hunched over and not moving. When police arrived they found 29 year old Haven Roll who appeared to be intoxicated on a controlled substance. According to police, Roll kept reaching into his bag where officers saw a knife. Roll then pulled the bag from officers and also began to resist. Despite being told numerous times to stop resisting by police, Roll continued to pull away and resist. During the struggle, he grabbed an officer’s wrist and squeezed. Roll was then taken to the ground and there he grabbed the ankle of an officer. In the bag, police found syringes which contained a clear liquid that later tested positive for meth. Roll was arrested on charges of possession of meth, battery on a public service officer, unlawful possession of a syringe, resisting arrest by force, and public intoxication.

Two drivers were injured in an accident Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Fifth and Newton streets.  53 year old Kori Johnson who was driving a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country was eastbound on Fifth Street in Jasper around 4 p.m. and stopped at the Newton Street stop sign. 35 year old Bradley Rue of Jasper who was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla, was traveling south in the left lane on Newton Street. As Rue crossed the intersection of Fifth Street, Johnson pulled onto Newton Street in front of Rue. According to Jasper police, Rue’s vehicle hit the driver side of Johnson’s vehicle. Johnson reported head pain and Rue reported chest pain and pain in his right hand and was transported to Memorial Hospital. The driver side of Johnson's vehicle was damaged and Rue’s vehicle was considered a total loss. Johnson was also cited with failure to yield the right of way.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

On Friday the US Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.  This is the first Covid-19 vaccine authorized in the United States for younger children. According to Pfizer, a clinical trial showed its vaccine provides more than 90% protection against symptomatic disease among children, even at one-third the dose, and the company hopes the lower dose will reduce the risk of any side effects. Shots can’t be administered just yet as the question now goes to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s vaccine advisers, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, meets on Tuesday, November 2 to discuss whether to recommend the use of the vaccine among US children. The the CDC director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky makes the final decision on the use of the vaccine. Plans are already in place by the White House for distribution of vaccines to children. Vaccines could be administered as soon as the decision is made. Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is currently authorized for people ages 12 and older.

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

A Jasper woman was arrested on Wednesday after police pulled over her vehicle for false or fictitious registration.  Jasper Police pulled a vehicle over on Wednesday because it had a false and/or fictitious registration. Police spoke with the driver, who was identified as 37 year old Racheal Allen of Jasper. During the conversation police suspected that she was possibly under influence. Police administered a field sobriety test to Allen and she failed. She was taken to Memorial Hospital for a certified chemical test where she tested positive for methamphetamine. Allen was then taken to the Dubois County Jail on a count of OWI.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

A Bedford man was arrested Monday after police stopped his vehicle for having an expired license plate.  A Bedford Police officer spotted a vehicle that disregarded the right away of a police vehicle in the parking lot of Revere’s Food & Fuel in Bedford on Monday. Police also noticed the vehicle had an expired license plate and pulled the driver over on State Road 37. The driver who was identified as 23 year old Zachary Garrison of Bedford told the officer he had just purchased the vehicle and didn’t know the license plate was expired. He then admitted to police that he had never obtained his driver’s license and only had a learner’s permit. Police also noticed the odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded two marijuana roaches, two syringes and a loaded Bryco Arms Jennings .22-caliber pistol. Garrison was arrested on charges of possession of a handgun without a permit, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, and operating a vehicle while never licensed.

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Three people were arrested Friday morning after officers conducted a traffic stop after learning the driver had a suspended license.  Police pulled over a black Honda CRV that was traveling north on State Road 37 that was driven by 30 year old Brian McIntosh of Bedford because they knew his driving privileges had been suspended. Passengers in the vehicle were identified as 23 year old Sarah Kinser and 25 year-old Kyle White both of Bedford. K-9 Unit Dusty was deployed and alerted officers to potential paraphernalia in the vehicle. During a search police located two bags of methamphetamine, a metal cap containing fentanyl and two additional metal caps that contained meth. A search of Kinser resulted in police finding two used syringes that she admitted had previously contained Heroin. McIntosh was arrested for possession of meth, possession of a narcotic drug, and unlawful possession of a syringe as well as a citation for driving while suspended. Both White and Kinser were arrested for possession of meth, possession of a narcotic drug, and unlawful possession of a syringe.

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

This Saturday the Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring the 21 st nationwide "Prescription Drug Take Back" initiative.   The "Take Back" initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs. Collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs which will be properly disposed of without threat to the environment.  This program is for liquid and pill medications.  Vaping pens without batteries and vaping cartridges will also be taken.  Needles, new or used, WILL NOT be accepted for disposal.  This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Unwanted medications may be dropped off at any Indiana State Police Post, except the Toll Road Post.  The event will be on Saturday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Drug Take Back events are the safe, popular and responsible way for the public to legally dispose of prescription drugs with no questions asked.

INDOT will be hosting a Statewide Winter Hiring Event Thursday, October 28 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at multiple locations.  Full time winter seasonal employees earn $20/hour and on-call snow plow drivers earn $24/hour. Winter seasonal employees must have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) at the time of interview. Winter seasonal CDL Drivers who work full-time may qualify for $250 sign-on and $500 retention bonuses. Though primarily recruiting for winter seasonal positions, they also plan to recruit for our other job openings including Highway Technicians, Mechanics, and Engineers. Places of hiring in our area include

- Bloomington Sub-District :  2965 Prow Rd,   Bloomington, IN 47404

- Falls City Sub-District:  5701 Hwy 31 , Clarksville, IN 47129

Registration is not required to attend the event. INDOT recruiters will be on hand to answer questions and provide more information on open positions and careers with INDOT. Learn more about working for INDOT by visiting INDOTjobs.com.

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a complete closure of the intersection of Newton Street and 3 rd Avenue In Jasper.  Beginning on or around Wednesday, Oct. 20, contractors, will close the intersection of Newton Street and 3 rd Ave. for replacement of drainage structures as part of the ongoing project at this location. This will require full pavement cuts, excavation and installation of the new structures. Depending upon weather conditions, work is expected to last for about two days. During the project traffic should use the official detour following U.S. 231, State Road 162 and 3 rd Ave. INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews.

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