For The Record: 10/24

Arrest

HUNTINGBURG — Trenton T. Torres, 23, of 107 S. Main St., was arrested today by the Huntingburg Police Department for alleged child molesting.

Torres

After the Dubois County Department of Child Services received an initial complaint, Huntingburg’s police detective and the Department of Child Services began an investigation that covered incidents with a female victim younger than 14 that occurred between July 3 and 7.

On Oct. 2, Huntingburg’s police detective spoke with Torres at the Huntingburg police station.

A warrant charging Torres with a Class A felony count of child molestation was issued Wednesday in Dubois Circuit Court.

Huntingburg police took Torres into custody at 10 o’clock this morning without incident.

Authorities booked Torres into the Dubois County Security Center at 10:16 a.m. today. He is being held on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

 

Fire run

FERDINAND — The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department responded to a water flow alarm this morning at Comfort Inn, 440 S. Main St.

No fire was associated with the 9:16 a.m. callout, according to Fire Chief Dan Lindauer.

Lindauer said the hotel’s sprinkler system is a type where pipes remain dry and pressurized with air under ordinary circumstances. Firefighters think a drop in air pressure occurred, allowing water to fill the pipes and trigger the alarm. No sprinkler heads went off but some water was vented through a drain to the exterior of the building.

A sprinkler system technician was called in to troubleshoot.

One truck and three firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes. The Ferdinand Police Department assisted.


Accidents

HUNTINGBURG — An SUV had to be towed from the scene of an early morning collision with a deer Sunday near the Holland Junction.

Keshia N. Kamman, 25, of 121 E. Third St., was eastbound on State Road 64 in a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox when the 1:28 a.m. mishap occurred 1,000 feet east of State Road 161, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Kamman’s SUV incurred between $1,000 and $2,500 in damage when it collided with a deer on the roadway, according to a deputy.

A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

 


HUNTINGBURG —  A Huntingburg Police Department patrol car incurred damage during a traffic stop when a pickup truck being driven by someone suffering a medical condition bumped into its rear bumper.

Barbara A. Ferguson, 79, of 408 Old State Road 231, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2000 Chevrolet 1500 series pickup truck when the 6:41 p.m. incident occurred 100 feet south of 22nd Street, according to the county sheriff’s department.

A Huntingburg officer conducted a traffic stop involving Ferguson’s truck because witnesses had noticed it swerving in the roadway and had called in a complaint, according to a deputy. The officer eventually pulled his 2007 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car in front of the truck driven by Ferguson, who had been driving slowly and who initially did not appear to be stopping.

When the officer approached Ferguson’s stopped truck, which was in gear, it rolled forward and hit the Ford’s bumper. Police said Ferguson was experiencing a medical problem.

Total damage to both vehicles was estimated to have exceeded $1,000 but neither vehicle was towed.

Police said Ferguson was transported to Memorial Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.




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