For The Record: 10/17


PATOKA RESERVOIR — Authorities spent more than three hours this morning searching an area on the south end of Patoka Reservoir after a 4:43 a.m. report of someone possibly yelling for help.

The area along State Road 164 east of County Road 1100E was the subject of the search after authorities took a report from someone living in the area, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies who looked on land for anyone in need of assistance and conservation officers who launched a boat to scour that area of the reservoir were unable to locate anything out of the ordinary.

The search was suspended just after daybreak.

Anyone with more information on the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 482-3522.


JASPER — Total damage reached $3,000 when two pickup trucks collided Wednesday night at 36th and Newton streets.

Mark A. Keaton, 47, of 851 Poplar Lane, was southbound on Newton Street in a 1999 Chevrolet 1500 series pickup truck at the time of the 10:42 p.m. mishap, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Keaton’s truck was struck by a westbound 2001 Dodge truck driven by 37-year-old Cathy L. White of Washington. White failed to stop for a red traffic signal, according to police.

Neither driver was injured but damage was estimated at $1,500 to each of the vehicles.

An officer cited White for disregarding an automatic traffic signal.

Crime stoppers

IRELAND — The sheriff’s department is asking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a coal truck that struck a pickup truck Wednesday morning at State Road 56 and County Road 800W.

Daniel E. Mann, of 6070 N. Pike County Road 600W, Otwell, had stopped his southbound 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck at the highway intersection when the trailer of a westbound coal truck that was turning to go north on the county road clipped his pickup, destroying its outside driver’s side mirror at 6:58 a.m., according to a deputy. Mann’s age was not immediately available from authorities.

Because it was still dark when the accident occurred, police said, Mann did not note the truck’s color.

Damage was estimated at about $500.

Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 482-3522

Fire runs

JASPER — The Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to a 10:36 p.m. alarm activation Wednesday at Holiday Inn Express, 2000 Hospitality Drive.

There was no fire. Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said firefighters determined the hotel’s sensitive alarm system was found to have been triggered by steam from a second-floor shower.

One truck and 19 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.


HUNTINGBURG — Units of the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday in an apartment at Friendship Village, 1108 Friendship Drive.

There was no fire, according to Assistant Chief Glen Kissling. The run was chalked up to a malfunctioning detector that firefighters then replaced, Kissling said.

Two trucks and eight firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

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