For The Record: 5/23


JASPER — Law enforcement officers acting on information about possible drug activity Wednesday afternoon arrested David J. Koller, 40, of 656 Village Court.

A Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputy carrying out civil process duties detected the odor of burnt marijuana near Koller’s residence. Two deputies, an Indiana State Police trooper and a Jasper Police Department officer and his K-9 partner on its first day of duty then went to Koller’s apartment at 3 p.m.

Officers who located drug paraphernalia obtained a search warrant that the sheriff’s department reported resulted in the discovery of about 200 grams of marijuana.

Police arrested Koller and charged him with a Class C felony count of dealing marijuana within 1,000 feet of the Krazy About Kidz day care, 583 Northwood Ave., and from within a multifamily housing complex; Class D felony counts of maintaining a common nuisance and possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana; and a misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia.

Authorities booked Koller into the Dubois County Security Center at 5 p.m.

Found item

JASPER — Jasper police are seeking to return a found item to its owner.

An officer located a black duffel bag in the 1400 block of Main Street at 3:44 p.m. Police said the bag contained clothing and miscellaneous items.

Anyone who may know whom the bag belongs to is asked to call the police department at 482-2255.



CELESTINE — A vehicle was towed from the scene of a Saturday night collision with a deer west of Celestine.

Rachel Trumble, 23, of 140 N. Wickliffe Road, Birdseye, was westbound on State Road 164 in a 2011 Ford sedan when the 10:25 p.m. accident occurred near County Road 330E, according to the county sheriff’s department.

A deer entered the roadway from the north side of the highway and was struck by Trumble’s vehicle just west of County Road 330E, according to a deputy.

Damage was estimated at between $2,500 and $5,000.

A Ruxer Ford wrecker assisted.

HAYSVILLE — A passenger complained of pain after an SUV collided with a deer early Sunday just north of Haysville.

Kennethy W. Frye, 64, of Loogootee was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2007 Pontiac Torrent when the 12:25 a.m. accident occurred north of West Charles Street, according to the county sheriff’s department.

A deputy said the Torrent’s airbags deployed after a deer ran onto the roadway and the SUV struck it head-on. A passenger, Sharon Frye of Loogootee, whose age was not available from police, complained of knee pain, according to police. There was no indication if she was transported by ambulance for treatment.

Damage was estimated in excess of $5,000.

A Bob Luegers Motors wrecker and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.

Fire call

HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department was notified of a sprinkler system alarm Wednesday morning at OFS Brands’ Plant No. 7, 114 E. Third St.

There was no fire, according to Fire Chief Scott Patberg. In fact, no trucks had to roll into action after the 10:26 a.m. activation because it was immediately reported that a contractor had accidentally broken a sprinkler head while working to remove some equipment.

Patberg was on the scene to ensure there was no problem.


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