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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

A 40 year old man was arrested by police on Thursday after he was accused of entering another person's yard while intoxicated. According to a probable cause affidavit, on Friday police were called to a home in the 300 block of Treslar Street in Bedford after a report that 40 year old David Johnson was at a man's house and refusing to leave. The caller told police he believed Johnson was under the influence of some type of drug. When police arrived on the scene they found Johnson walking circles inside of the garage. Police then questioned Johnson about what he was doing and Johnson told police the property was owned by him and smirked when officers asked him to leave. Police then placed Johnson into custody and as he was being placed into a patrol car he resisted officers. After Johnson was forcibly placed into the police car. A neighbor told police Johnson was taking batteries, energizing them and spraying them with bug spray, so they turn to powder snorting it. Once at the jail, Johnson began physically resisting again and had to forcibly removed from the car and place into the Jail. Johnson is charged with criminal trespass, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.

A Santa Claus woman was taken into custody Saturday night after Police were called to a Bedford residence. Police arrived at 9:15 p.m. to a home in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue in Bedford for a female that was violating a protective order. Police identified the woman that was standing on the front porch of the home as 48 year old Amy Haley of Santa Clause.  Police on the scene determined that the protective order was still active and they then arrested Haley for violating the signed order. Haley is facing a charge of invasion of privacy.

A Kentucky woman was arrested by police for allegedly driving recklessly Wednesday on Newton Street in Jasper. Police observed a southbound 2007 Ford passing other vehicles on Newton Street in the area of Reyling Drive at 12:51 p.m. on Wednesday. Police later observed the vehicle pass several more vehicles in the turn lane. Police attempted a traffic stop but the driver would not stop and continued on until finally stopping on Newton Street south of Second Street. The driver identified as 32 year old Lauren Gossom of Owensboro, Kentucky, was arrested and booked into the Dubois County Jail at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday. She is being charged with resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and reckless driving. She was also cited for disregarding an automatic signal and disregarding a stop sign.

 

Friday. July  31st, 2020

A Bedford man was arrested on a warrant Thursday after a July 15th incident where he crashed his vehicle into a telephone pole in Bedford. According to a Bedford Police report, police arrived on the scene at the 2230 block of 33rd Street after a male driver struck a Duke Energy pole in front of a house in Bedford. After the 2008 Jeep Compass driven by 43 year old Kevin Shaw of Bedford struck the pole, he continued west on 33rd Street where the caller lost sight of the vehicle. Police found the vehicle in the 2320 block of 33rd Street and spoke with Shaw. Shaw admitted to driving the vehicle that struck the pole which had heavy damage on the front passenger side. Shaw was taken to the hospital for a blood-draw and he was determined to be intoxicated. A warrant was issued for Shaw's arrest on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangerment, OWI with a prior conviction and leaving the scene of an accident.

Two Bedford people were arrested after police pulled them over on 4th Street and Lincoln Avenue early Friday morning in Bedford. Police were patrolling in the area of 4th street and Lincoln avenue when they noticed a vehicle driven by 30 year old Samuel Harrison of Bedford. Police knew that Harrison did not have a valid driver’s license. Police confirmed Harrison’s driving status and then stopped the vehicle. During the traffic stop police obtained permission to search the vehicle from Harrison and his passenger 24 year old Shanice McIntosh of Bedford. During the search of the vehicle police located meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. According to police McIntosh informed them she had additional narcotics on her and she removed two baggies that contained meth and heroin. Both Harrison and McIntosh are facing charges of possession of meth, possession of a narcotic drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

A Jasper man was arrested on Wednesday after police alleged he was part of a domestic dispute that led to a woman's death. Police were called at 6:03 p.m. on Wednesday to a home at 1323 Newton St. to the report of a vehicle that ran over a woman. As police arrived on the scene they determined a domestic dispute between 32 year old Joshua Rominger of Jasper and a female occupant broke out. Police alleged Rominger  ran over the female as he was leaving the residence with the rear wheel of his 2006 Dodge Ram. The female has not been identified and was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center at 6:50 p.m Rominger refused to stop at the scene and was located and placed into custody at 8:21 p.m. in Paoli. Police later determined Rominger was under the influence of marijuana. Rominger was booked into the Dubois County jail on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing death while intoxicated.

Wednesday, July, 29th, 2020

After the departure of former head basketball coach Michael Leitzman, Springs Valley announced its new boys basketball hire. On Monday evening, a week after Leitzman announced he would leave French Lick for his alma mater, Brownstown Central. Leitzman had a 56-42 record in his four year stint with the Blackhawks and led them to a Sectional Championship. The Springs Valley school board approved the hiring of Jonathon Bowles as head boys basketball coach in a special session. Bowles comes to Springs Valley from Vincennes Lincoln, where he served as an assistant coach. He was a member of the Lincoln coaching staff under Josh Thompson, who took the Alices to back-to-back sectional title games and previously coached the Blackhawks. Bowles has some knowledge of the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference. He played for Crawford County on both the gridiron and the hardwood and later coached at Crawford County under Mike Brown.

According to a probable cause affidavit at 1:40 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2019, Police had observed a white passenger car drive past them. Police ran a license plate check which allegedly came back as an inactive plate. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the driver identified as 42 year old Michael Chastain of Salem told police he had a loaded firearm on his side. A preliminary search around the vehicle by K-9 Loki gave a positive alert on the vehicle. Police began a search of the vehicle in which police found an amber colored medicine bottle that held four clear plastic bags, each containing a crystal substance determined to be meth. The search also resulted in police locating a glass smoking device with residue of meth. The serial number of the handgun was found to be stolen from Shelby County. Chastian was arrested Sunday on charges of Dealing methamphetamine over 10 grams, Possession of methamphetamine over 10 grams with a handgun and Possession of paraphernalia.

Tuesday, July, 28th, 2020

A Bloomington man was arrested on Monday after police were called to check on a disabled vehicle in Bedford. According to a probable cause affidavit, on February 10th police were asked to check on a disabled vehicle on Fifth Street near the intersection of State Road 37 in Bedford. When police arrived, they made contact with 33 year old Jordan Butcher of Bloomington who was driving the vehicle. Butcher told police he ran out of gas and someone was on the way to assist him. Police noticed multiple firearms in the vehicle. Police then were given permission to search the vehicle by Butcher. During a search police also found a black digital scale, five white capsule-shaped pills, a metal grinder containing marijuana, multiple clear plastic zip-top bags that contained meth, a container that contained marijuana and a container that contained a waxy-like substance and multiple cut straws. Also found was a multi-colored glass smoking device. Police also found a clear plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance that tested positive for meth on the person of Butcher. Butcher was taken to the Lawrence County Jail and while there police found four orange pills and a clear plastic bag which contained meth. Butcher is charged with dealing meth while in possession of a firearm, possession of meth, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trafficking with an inmate.

Monday, July, 27th, 2020

Firefighters were called to a house fire in West Baden on Sunday morning after a passing motorist saw the flames. Orange County Rural District 1 and French Lick firefighters responded to the fire at 3:13 a.m. on 1694 S CR 825 west, Sand Hill Road in West Baden. The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene and the flames had also spread to trees surrounding the home. Firefighters were on the scene for several hours battling blaze and extinguishing any hot spots so the fire would not reignite. Duke Energy was also contacted to shut off the power to the home and from the grounded power lines. No injuries were reported while firefighters were fighting the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no one was believed to be living at the residence when the blaze occurred.

A Bedford woman was taken into custody on Saturday after police found her vehicle parked the wrong way on the roundabout in Bedford. Police found the vehicle parked at Lincoln Avenue and John Williams Boulevard and the driver was identified as 30 year old Sarah Harris. During the conversation with Harris, police smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. According to police Harris admitted to smoking marijuana and having a few alcoholic beverages earlier in the day. Harris also handed the officer a bag of marijuana while exiting the vehicle and she then was arrested. During a search of the vehicle police located drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and two needles. Harris was charged with possession of meth and marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a syringe.

A Jasper man was arrested after he was determined to be imparied following a traffic stop Friday night in Jasper. Police that were patrolling in the area of Ninth and Jackson streets in Jasper pulled over a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck for failing to stop at that intersection at 11:02 p.m. According to police the driver identified as 33 year old  Justin Buechlein of Jasper was determined to be intoxicated during the traffic stop. Police gave a certified chemical test to Buechlein and his blood alcohol content tested .10%. Buechlein was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 3:45 a.m. Saturday on charges of operating while intoxicated and OWI with endangerment. He was given a conditional release from jail later Saturday morning.

Thursday, July, 23rd, 2020

The bodies of two men that were swept into the White River in Lawrence County on Tuesday have been recovered. At 12:14 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the body of 38 year old Cung Hu of Indianapolis was located a ½ mile south of the Williams Dam. Then at 6:47 p.m., Conservation Officers located the second body identified as 42 year old Hrang Mang also of Indianapolis.  The incident occurred when Conservation Officers responded to a report at 10:00A.m. on Tuesday at East Fork of White River of two males being attempting to wade across the main river channel to an island, before being swept away by the current. This incident is still under investigation.

A Mitchell man was taken into custody on Tuesday night after a traffic stop by police. According to a probable cause affidavit police pulled over the vehicle of  33 year old Shawn East’s white Pontiac minivan for a seatbelt violation on Curry Street in Mitchell. East told the police he forgot to put his seatbelt on. Police then asked for his driver’s license and registration in which East couldn't provide either. East was asked to exit the vehicle. Police learned East had a suspended driver’s license and was wanted on two warrants for auto theft and for driving while his driver’s license was suspended. Police did an inventory of the vehicle and found a multicolored fabric pouch that contained smoking devices. Inside those devices was a white powdery substance that tested positive for meth and $70 was also found in a small pouch. East was arrested on charges of driving while driver’s license suspended with a prior conviction, possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, and the two warrants.

A Bedford teen was arrested on Wednesday after he was accused of damaging a window and mailbox in Bedford. On July 1 police arrived on the scene at the 1800 block of 26th Street after a report of mischief done to a mailbox. Police spoke with the victim who also noticed damage to a front window. Police determined some kind of an explosive was used to cause the damage.  The victim also said that she saw a white vehicle in the area at the time of the incident and believed that 18 year old Sean Deaton Jr. was inside the car. Police located the vehicle and found Deaton Jr. was driving. During the investigation police determined that Deaton Jr. was involved and a warrant was requested for his arrest. Deaton Jr. was arrested on Wednesday on charges of arson and criminal mischief.

 

Wednesday, July, 22, 2020

An Orleans man was taken into custody on Monday after he allegedly violated a no contract order in Bedford. Police pulled over the vehicle driven by 37 year old Robert Flach of Orleans for two traffic violations. While police were speaking with Flach, two other passengers handed over their identification information to police. While police were running all three individuals through the BMV they received information that the female passenger had a no-contact order against Flach. Both passengers were released and Flach was arrested for violating that order on a charge of invasion of privacy.

A 57 year old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an incident in which he allegedly pointed a gun at a man and his son in Bedford. According to a probable cause affidavit, on June 6th a man called police to report threats that he had received at his home in the 50 block of Oak Hill West in Bedford. The man reported that his ex-girlfriend’s father, 57 year old Tony Rollins had pointed a loaded firearm at him and his 6-month-old son on June 5th. He also told police he was reluctant to call but with his son being involved he felt he had to report the incident. According to the victim on the morning of June 5th, he woke at 6 a.m. to find Rollins in his home and holding the baby in possession of a handgun. The man was able to take his son away and then walked toward the garage. At that moment Rollins pulled pointed the loaded gun at the man and baby and made the threat saying "I will blow you away with your boy in your arms.” Police arrested Rollins at 1 p.m. on Tuesday on charges of intimidation and pointing a firearm at another person.

A Pike County woman was arrested after the report of a leaving-the-scene accident Tuesday in Jasper. Police were notified of the hit-and-run accident at 12th and Mill streets at 3:08 p.m. on Tuesday. Police located the alleged vehicle involved at 13th and Vine streets. The 1998 Chevrolet Lumina involved was being driven by 43 year old Samantha McDaniel of Velpen. McDaniel was impaired and driving on a suspended license when the incident took place. McDaniel had a blood alcohol content that tested .13% in a certified chemical test. McDaniel was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 5:53 p.m. on counts of operating while intoxicated, operating while intoxicated with endangerment and driving while suspended (prior). She was given a conditional release early Wednesday. A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker also assisted at the scene.

 

Tuesday, July, 21st, 2020

A Bedford man was arrested on a drug charge on Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. According to a probable cause affidavit on June 12th at 7:10 a.m. police were dispatched to State Road 58 East and Tood Lane in Bedford after a report of an accident. Police arrived on the scene and located the vehicle. The driver was being treated by a first responder and he was identified as 36 year old Michael Frazier of Bedford. Frazier was transported by ambulance to IU Health Hospital for treatment. While studying the crash scene police said it appeared Frazier was traveling towards Heltonville from Bedford at a high rate of speed and the vehicle ramped the guardrail, collided with a tree, and bounced back onto the roadway. Police inventoried the vehicle and its contents while waiting for the wrecke to tow the vehicle. During the search police located a black box inside the center console that had a white crystal-like residue that field-tested positive for meth. The box was collected and placed in evidence. A warrant was then requested for Frazier and he was arrested on Friday on a charge of possession of meth.

A Bedford man was taken into custody on Sunday after a report of a possible intoxicated driver near the Bedford McDonalds. Police arrived on the scene and found 29 year old Joshua Pickett of Bedford sitting inside his vehicle parked at McDonald’s. Police also noticed a handgun in between the seats of the vehicle. While police were speaking with Pickett he showed signs of being intoxicated and they witnessed him place a bottle of whiskey behind the passenger seat. Police also determined Pickett did not have a permit to carry the handgun. Police also found marijuana, pills and drug paraphernalia inside Pickett's pockets. He was arrested on charges of public intoxication, carrying a gun without a permit, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

A Jasper man who was pulled over for speeding was arrested after a Monday traffic stop in Jasper. Police pulled over a southbound 2020 Nissan at 8:57 a.m. on Meridian Road north of Second Avenue for traveling at 53 mph in the 35 mph zone. According to police, the driver 40 year old Cesar Santamaria of Jasper was determined to have been drinking. Santamaria’s blood alcohol content tested at .09% on a portable breath test. He also refused a chemical test. Police obtained a warrant for samples but Santamaria still refused. Santamaria was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 11:57 a.m. on charges that included obstruction of justice and operating while intoxicated with a prior.

Monday, July, 20th, 2020

An Indianapolis man was taken into custody after police responded to a domestic fight in the 1700 block of WPA Road Saturday night in Mitchell. When police arrived on the scene they spoke to a female who said that 49 year old Christopher Nolan of Indianapolis head butted her while at their home in the 300 block of East Grissom Avenue in Mitchell. The victim was also bleeding from a large cut on her forehead and had left the residence with another person and drove to the home on WPA Road. A male victim also told police that Nolan pulled a knife on him and threatened to kill him. Nolan was located at a residence on Grissom Avenue and he was arrested on charges of intimidation and two counts of domestic battery.

A Bedford child was injured after his bicycle was struck by a vechicle at M and 4th streets on Friday afternoon in Bedford. According to a Bedford Police report 67 year old LeRoy Harrell of Bedford was driving north on M Street in a 2020 Chrysler Pacifica. At that time 10 year old Colsyn Grubb also of Bedford riding his bicycle in the roadway on 4th Street and was crossing M Street. Both Grubb and Harrell told police they didn’t one another. Harrell’s vehicle then struck Grubb’s bicycle. Grubb was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. Harrell was taken to IU Health Hospital for a blood-draw which is standard procedure.

Police arrested a Louisville woman after she was found intoxicated on the property of Bedford North Lawrence High School on Sunday. Police arrived at 8:29 a.m. and the security officer who reported the incident said the woman had walked across the road to the LARC building. When police checked the area, they found the female in the area of the cross country and soccer fields under a shelter house. Officers noticed that the female was intoxicated by means of a controlled substance. Police then arrested the woman identified as 26 year old Anna Webb of Louisville, Kentucky. Webb refused medical treatment and was charged with public intoxication and taken to jail.

Thursday, July, 16th, 2020

A two vehicle crash at State Road 37 and Patton Hill Road in Oolitic on Saturday sent three people to the hospital. According to Lawrence County Police Department 31 year old William Cinamon of Bloomington was driving a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck southbound at 8:00 p.m on State Road 37. Cinnamon said he tried to stop at the a red light, but his brakes failed and his vehicle struck a 2003 Buick driven by 27 year old Joshua Roberts of Bedford. Both Joshua Roberts and his passenger, Robbie Roberts also of Bedford had to be extricated from the vehicle. Both were taken by ambulance to IU Bloomington Hospital. Cinamon's passenger, Shawn Robertson, of Bloomington was taken to IU Hospital Bloomington by ambulance. Cinamon was treated at the scene but refused to go the hospital. Cinamon was determined to be at fault in the crash by police for unsafe speed, failure to yield, and disregarding a traffic signal. Assisting at the scene were the Oolitic Police Department, the Oolitic Fire Department, the Bedford Fire Department, and IU Health Ambulance Service.

A trailer that was hauling a tractor rolled off the road in a Friday night accident in Huntingburg. According to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office 24 year old Matthew Pflug of Princeton was southbound on County Road 100W in Huntingburg. He was driving a 1988 Ford F-350 at 6:10 p.m. Police said Pflug’s truck was pulling a trailer and hauling a 2017 Red Mahindra tractor with a scoop bucket. The accident occurred near a hillcrest by the Huntingburg conservation club. As the vehicle climbed the hill, the vehicle ran out of power and the trailer with its cargo began to slide backward. The back end of the trailer then ran off the roadway and rolled, with its gooseneck hitch becoming loose from the truck. A KARS wrecker assisted at the scene.

A Grandview man was arrested on Wednesday after police were conducting a child solicitation case in Spencer County. On Wednesday police executed a search warrant at a residence on Highland Road in regards to a child pornography case.  Police obtained a warrant for the suspect 23 year old Dalton Scott Clark of Grandview. Clark was not present at the residence at the time of the search warrant. Clark was later arrested at his place of employment and transported to Spencer County Jail.  Once police finished the search and examination of items at the scene they charged Clark with child solicitation, sexual misconduct with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and he is expected to be additionally charged with possession of child pornography.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Firefighters responded to a mobile home fire on Monday in the 700 block of Washington Street in Orleans. The renter of the mobile home Megan Polaski of Orleans said that she woke up to a man pounding on her door and telling her the home was on fire. Orange County Rural District #2 firefighters responded at 7:24 a.m. Monday morning. The fire started in the kitchen and damaged several appliances and furniture. Polaski did not have renters insurance. Firefighters from Orleans and Orange County Rural District #2 responded to the blaze.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating the driver who ran into a building a left the scene Tuesday in Dubois. Police responded to the report of a truck leaving the scene after crashing into an apartment building at 4201 N. Second St., in Dubois at 3:50 p.m. No injuries were reported. According to police the suspect vehicle is a white, 1997 to 2003 Ford F-150 extended cab, stepside pickup with front end damage. Anyone with information about the driver or the vehicle is asked to contact the sheriff’s department at 482-3522 and callers can stay anonymous.

Two trucks collided and one driver was ticketed on Thursday east of the Dubois Crossroads. According to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office 64 year old Timothy Terwiske of Celestine was westbound on State Road 56 in a 2016 International at 1 p.m. Terwiske told police that he saw a 2015 Freightliner semi tractor with no trailer  partially in his lane. He moved as far over as he could but the truck struck his driver side mirror and the side of his dump bed near the rear of the bed. The Freightliner traveled further until it was stopped by police in French Lick. The driver 58 year old Timothy Elliott of Jasper was issued a citation for driving left of center.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

A Knox County man was arrested by police for alledgedly boating while impaired while on Patoka Lake on Saturday. A Department of Natural Resources conservation officer was called to the Lick Fork Boat Ramp after the report of an accident at 7 p.m. There they made contact with 43 year old Jason Kocher of Vincennes. Conservation Officers said the accident occurred while Kocher was attempting to put the boat on a trailer. During the accident officers reported Kocher's wife had suffered injury. Officers alleged Kocher exhibited signs of being impaired and had a blood alcohol content that later tested .111% in testing done at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Kocher was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 10 p.m. Saturday on a count of operating a motorboat while intoxicated. Kocher was released from jail early on Sunday.

A Perry County man was arrested on a Dubois County child molesting warrant on Monday in Jasper. On Friday, July 10th, Police began an investigation into a report of child molesting involving victims in Dubois County. Several agency's assisted in the investigation including the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Tell City Police Department, Huntingburg Police Department, Indiana State Police and the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force. The Suspect who was identified as 35 year old Jeffrey Fight of Bristow was found and taken into custody on Monday in Spencer County. Fight was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 8:15 p.m. on the active warrant charging him with five Felony counts of Child Molestation. He is currently in the Dubois County Security Center being held without bond pending an initial court hearing. Fight is being held without bond.

A rear end accident that involved two vans on Thursday in Ferdinand ended without any injuries. According to the Ferdinand Police Department, at 11:30 a.m. the crash occurred at West Third Street and Industrial Park Road in Ferdinand. The incident involved a 1999 Chevrolet van driven by 46 year old Dawn Kerstiens of Jasper and a 2018 Ford van driven by 39 year old John Stuttville of Newburgh. Both vehicles were making right turns from West Third Street on to Industrial Park Road. According to police another vehicle that was not involved caused Stuttville to brake  which then resulted in Kerstiens running into the back of Stuttville. No injuries were reported and both drivers were wearing seat belts. Damage was estimated around 500.00 to each vehicle and both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Police are offering a $300 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the individual who slashed the tires on the Orange County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicle on Wednesday at 12:30 a.m. The suspect was a male dressed in jeans and a dark colored shirt. Any tips that would like to stay anonymous will have that opportunity. The Paoli Police Department are working the investigation, and you can contact them via Facebook messenger, call the police department at 723-2836, or email them at paolipolicedepartment@gmail.com. 

A Jasper man was arrested on Sunday night after a traffic stop near Schnellville for. Police pulled over a 1996 Lexus passenger car on Schnellville Road at 10:11 p.m. after the vehicle went left of center three times. According to police the driver identified as 39 year old Christopher Gramelspacher of Jasper showed signs of impairment. He later tested positive for marijuana and amphetamines in his system while he was tested at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Police also reported that they located methamphetamine, marijuana and a glass smoking pipe after a K-9 called to the scene indicated on the vehicle. Gramelspacher was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 1:20 a.m. Monday on charges of possession of methamphetamine, operating while under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

A Huntingburg man was arrested on Friday after a Thursday night incident at a friend's house. An investigation by police found police locating 29 year old Weston Rust of Huntingburg at a friend’s house on Thursday night. Rust was found to be semi-conscious which resulted in an ambulance called to the scene. Police allegedly found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during the incident. Rust was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 9:49 a.m. on Friday on charges of felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

 

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Police arrested two people after they received a tip of suspected drug activity on Thursday in Dubois. Police that were checking into the complaint went to a home at 8486 E. State Road 56 in Dubois. They made contact with a resident in the home identified as 46 year old Shane Edwards and 44 year old Jamie D. Sorrells also of Dubois. Police secured a search warrant and they allegedly found heroin, marijuana and multiple items of drug paraphernalia. Edwards and Sorrells were booked into the Dubois County Jail on charges of possession of a narcotic drug, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Edwards was additionally charged with a count of maintaining a common nuisance.

 

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

A Friday one vehicle crash on the east side of Paoli on Friday injured multiple people and left parts of the town in the dark. According to the Paoli Police Department the accident happened around 2 p.m. on State Road 56 at the intersection of Bennett Street. According to the report 30 year old Kelli Garloch of Orleans was westbound in a Chevrolet Tahoe when she looked down at her phone and went off the road. The vehicle then struck a fence, brought down a utility pole and hit a fire hydrant and manhole before stopping. Garloch complained of pain to her back. A 7-year-old girl also suffered injuries and complained of pain to her abdomen and pelvis. Two other passengers, both adults, suffered non-incapacitating injuries. Total damage caused was around $5,000 to $10,000.

A Martin County man was arrested on Monday on a warrant charging him with strangulation and domestic battery. The incident stems from  a June 30 incident that was investigated by the Jasper Police Department involving 48 year old William Schimke of Loogootee. Police were called to the scene of a physical domestic the night of June 30 and as police arrived at the scene Schimke had left. After an investigation into the incident, a warrant was issued charging him with felony strangulation and misdemeanor counts of domestic battery and battery. Schimke was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 1:29 p.m. on Monday on the active warrant. 

A Bedford woman was arrested early Thursday morning after police were called to the report of a leaving the scene of an accident. When police arrived on the scene in the area of 11th and Q streets they found the driver identified as 34 year old Mandy Streich of Bedford. Her vehicle was parked a short distance away from where the accident took place. According to police when they were speaking with Streich she appeared to be intoxicated and she admitted to having a few drinks. She agreed to a field sobriety test but refused a chemical test. While police were trying to place here into custody she started pulling away making it difficult to handcuff her. Streich was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, resisting law enforcement, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

 

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Two people were taken into custody after police were called to a Bedford hotel after a report of an unresponsive female who was not breathing. When police arrived at the Super 8 Motel in Bedford they found 25 year old Katelynn Wade of Bedford on a bed and not breathing. Police administered Narcan and she started breathing again. An ambulance arrived on the scene and took Wade to a hospital for treatment. Police then talked to 31 year old Devin Downham of Williams, who gave permission to search the hotel room. According to police the search resulted in them finding methamphetamine, paraphernalia, syringes, and fentanyl. A juvenile was also inside the room and DCS was contacted. Wade was taken to jail after she was medically clear on charges of possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, neglect of a dependent, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of meth. Downham is charged with possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of meth.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

A Pike County man was arrested Friday night at Patoka Lake after police accused him of being impaired while boating. A Conservation officer made contact with 26 year old Mason Boone of Otwell at 8:30 p.m. Police noticed his boat registration was not on display on the 2003 Sea Ray motorboat that Boone was operating in the lake by the Lick Fork Boat Ramp. Police alleged Boone showed signs of impairment and had a blood alcohol content that later tested .094% in a certified test. Boone was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 9:56 p.m. Friday on a count of operating a motorboat while intoxicated. He was released from the jail on Saturday.

Police arrested a Bedford woman after she allegedly drove intoxicated and struck an officer in Bedford. Police pulled over vehicle that belonged to 60 year old Beth Axsom for an equipment violation near 14th and L streets in Bedford on Friday night. According to police Axsom showed signs of intoxication and was asked to perform a field sobriety test. During the test, she became verbally abusive and struck an officer in the chest. Police attempted to place handcuffs on Axsom and she started resisting. Police gained control of Axsom and she was asked to submit to a chemical test. She refused and police requested a warrant for the blood-draw. Axsom is being charge with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, battery against a police officer and escape.

A Bedford woman was taken into custody on Monday after officers went to a Bedford home and located drugs. According to police, they went to the home in the 1800 block of 26th Street on June 30th in Bedford looking for a male who was wanted on a warrant. When they entered a the room in the home they noticed paraphernalia, marijuana, and meth. Police spoke with 21 year old Jasmine Brosamle of Bedford who admitted that the room was her bedroom but the items did not belong to her. Police requested a warrant for her arrest and Brosamle was arrested at 10:55 p.m. on Monday on charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Monday, July 6th, 2020

A Jasper woman was arrested after a Friday afternoon accident at a gas station in Jasper. Police were called to an accident at Northside Citgo on Newton St in Jasper at 4:53 p.m. According to police say 44 year old Kandra Knies of Jasper was backing her 2006 Toyota Prius out of a parking spot. Her car then struck a parked 2012 Ford F-250 driven by 55 year old Theodore Cotman Jr of Jasper. Police alleged Knies was driving while impaired and they said that she was transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center where testing determined she was impaired on prescription medications. Knies was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 9:05 p.m. on charges of operating while intoxicated with endangerment and operating while intoxicated. Damage was estimated at $3,500 to the Cotman pickup truck and $1,500 to the Knies vehicle.

A Huntingburg man was arrested by police on Sunday after police accused him of theft of a vehicle. Police were notified early Sunday of a reported vehicle theft in the Huntingburg area. The vehicle which was a 1996 Dodge Dakota truck, was located in the area of state roads 64 and 145 by the Birdseye authorities. Indiana State Police made contact with the suspect identified as 26 year old Mustang Beckham of Huntingburg in the Birdseye area during the investigation. He was arrested shortly thereafter. Beckham was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 11:15 p.m. Sunday on a felony count of vehicle theft.

A Huntingburg driver was ticketed by police after a single vehicle crash on Tuesday near Huntingburg. According to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office 33 year old Jose Calderon of Huntingburg was eastbound on Old Road 64 in a 2016 Dodge van when at 6:55 a.m.  Calderon told police he swerved to miss a deer and that is when his Dodge ran off the south side of the road. The vehicle then struck a Frontier Communications pole and a road sign before stopping in a cornfield. According to police a second pole was damaged when lines were pulled down east of the broken pole. Calderon complained of knee pain but declined treatment. Calderon was also cited for driving with no insurance and for driving while suspended. A KARS wrecker and the Huntingburg Police Department assisted at the scene.

Friday, July July 3rd, 2020

A Hamilton County was arrested on Thursday after police allegedly found him in possession of paraphernalia and driving while impaired in Jasper. Police pulled over a 2008 Toyota Camry driven by 23 year old Michael Lukovic of Carmel at 11:44 p.m. of Wednesday. Police observed Lukovic make several lane changes without signaling in the area of Newton and 30th streets in Jasper. During the traffic stop, police said they smelled the odor of burnt and raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle by police led to them finding a grinder containing marijuana. Lukovic then tested positive for the presence of marijuana in his system while being tested at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Lukovic was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 1:37 a.m. on charges of operating while intoxicated and possession of paraphernalia.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Dubois man on Wednesday for allegedly driving impaired in Jasper. Police initiated a traffic stop at the Newton Street and Schuetter Road intersection when they noticed a vehicle disregarded the traffic signal, made a wide right turn and crossed the centerline at 3:33 a.m. When police stopped the car in the 1900 block of Newton Street, they detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Police began an investigation in which they found pills that were a controlled substance. Police allege the driver 18 year old Damien Matheis of Dubois, later tested as having a controlled substance and marijuana in his system after he was taken to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Matheis was booked into the Dubois County Jail at 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday on counts that of operating while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. Matheis posted bond later that afternoon.

A Bedford woman was arrested on drug charges after police stoped her vehicle Wednesday night in Bedford.  According to Police they stopped the vehicle of 53 year old Julie Borden of Bedford around 8:10 p.m. Wednesday night near 13th and O streets after she committed a traffic violation. Police said she was nervous and she denied consent for police to search the vehicle. Police checked her driving status and they learned she had a suspended license. A K-9 Maximus then showed up at the scene and gave a positive alert near the driver side door. A search of the vehicle resulted in police locating two baggies that contained meth and drug paraphernalia. Borden was then arrested and transported to jail and while booking her at the Lawrence County jail, staff located another baggie of meth concealed on Borden. Borden is also facing charges of possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking with an inmate.

In February of 2020, a victim reported harassment to the Indiana State Police Jasper Post. In January of 2020, the victim began receiving numerous spam text messages a day by phone. The victim had been targeted by people on social media who were against a referendum for raising taxes to fund projects for Washington Community Schools. Due to this, the victim believed that the suspect may have been one of these people. An investigation by police revealed that one of the suspects 38 year old Rikki Lyford of Washington, had allegedly created a Google email in the name of the victim, and then used this email account to sign the victim up for numerous spam text messages. Two other victims also received messages similar to these, as well as false complaints directed to their employers. It is unknown if Lyford is responsible for the actions against the other two victims. A warrant was then issued for her arrest on Monday. Lyford was charged with Identity Deception Counterfeiting and Harassment.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

A Lawrence County man was arrested Tuesday after police issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with an incident that happened on June 19th.  When Bedford police went to a home in the 610 block of “W” Street, they spoke with a female who told them that her boyfriend, 50 year old Kenneth Lamontagne, had literally picked her up and threw her out of the house and locked the door behind her.  Lamontagne was not at home at the time, but officers were able to obtain a search warrant.  Authorities allegedly found 4 marijuana plants that were growing in the rear of the residence, in addition to marijuana in several different containers and a black digital scale.  Even though the female victim said Lamontagne had a gun in the home and was a convicted felon, police could only find boxes of ammunition.  Lamontagne is facing charges of domestic battery, possession of marijuana, cultivating marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The mother of two young children who briefly went missing earlier this week has been arrested.  30 year old Amber Brock called police from her car which was located in the 250 block of West Pleasant Run Road in Lawrence County shortly before 4 am Monday to say she was lost.  Brock was reportedly making incoherent statements and told an officer who arrived at the scene that her kids were in the vehicle.  The boy and girl were not with Brock and the officer took steps to locate the missing children.  Brock was taken to the Sheriff’s Department, and while there, authorities allegedly found a digital scale and a baggie that later tested positive for meth in her purse.  After using other search techniques, including a call to the Department of Child Services, the four and six year olds were found safely.  Brock was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of meth.

A habitual traffic violator was arrested Monday evening after a Jasper police officer allegedly observed him driving a vehicle.  40 year old Allen Worley of Jasper was seen operating a Ford Ranger in the vicinity of 14th and Newton streets.  He was booked into the Dubois County Security Center later on Monday night and is facing a Level 6 felony count of driving while classified as an habitual traffic violator.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020