For The Record: 11/29


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested Lance S. Bunch, 37, of 4044 Manor Drive, at 1:06 a.m. Thursday and charged him with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .22 percent).

Bunch was arrested after an officer stopped the 2000 Dodge Durango he was driving at 36th Street, east of Manor Drive, for speeding.

Authorities booked Bunch into the Dubois County Security Center at 2:22 a.m. He posted bond late in the afternoon.


HUNTINGBURG — Police arrested a man early this morning after his changing story led to the discovery that he was wanted in Kentucky on felony weapons charges.

Troy W. Young, 38, of 621 Schuler Ave., called Huntingburg Police Department officers to his residence at 2:36 a.m. to report suspicious activity. Young told police he’d looked outside and saw someone in a fireman’s jacket standing on his property. He said the man ran when police arrived.

While trying to obtain more information, officers reported that Young’s story kept changing and did not make sense. The officers ran Young’s name and date of birth past Dubois County dispatchers and asked for a warrant check through Dubois County and Henderson, Ky., because Young had said he was originally from Henderson.

Police said Young was wanted in Henderson on Class D felony warrants charging him with theft, selling a stolen firearm and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, as well as a misdemeanor warrant for criminal mischief.

Authorities took Young into custody and booked him into the county security center at 3:20 a.m., after Kentucky authorities advised they would extradite.


JASPER — Odorico Gervacio-Mendoza, 35, 506 Village Court, was arrested at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday by the Jasper Police Department on a Class D felony count of possession of stolen property and a misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

Gervacio-Mendoza was arrested after officers were called to a city apartment regarding a domestic disturbance. Police determined Gervacio-Mendoza committed battery on a female victim there, although her injuries did not require immediate medical attention.

While in the residence conducting the investigation, police said they located in plain view identification documents that had been in a purse that was reported stolen at Walmart Supercenter on Aug. 26.

Authorities booked Gervacio-Mendoza into the Dubois County Security Center.


HUNTINGBURG — Giselle Recker, 19, of 130 E. 34th St., Jasper, was arrested by Huntingburg police at 2:50 a.m. Thursday and charged with drunken driving and minor consuming (BAC .19 percent).

Recker was arrested after police observed the 2004 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck she was driving going left of center multiple times on Main Street.

Authorities booked Recker into the county security center at 5:15 a.m. She posted bond Thursday night.


BIRDSEYE — A Birdseye man was arrested after a leaving-the-scene accident early Thursday at the Whistle Stop Tavern, 16 State Road 145.

A county sheriff’s deputy was called at 2:39 a.m. when it was reported that the passenger-side door of a parked, unoccupied 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck owned by Patsy Andry, of 704 E. Schnellville Road, Jasper, and driven by Kaleb L. Opel, 24, of 315 N. Main St., Huntingburg, had been struck by a vehicle that left the scene.

An investigation determined that Billy J. Cummins, 26, of 807 State Road 145, was driving the 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck that struck the truck Opel had been driving.

Cummins told the deputy he had climbed under his truck to shift it into gear because the gear selector in the cab was broken. Instead of shifting the truck into drive, he had put it in reverse and then was unable to gain control of the moving vehicle. After the collision, Cummins told deputies, he became scared and left the scene.

Deputies located and arrested Cummins at a friend’s house in St. Anthony later in the morning. He was booked into the county security center at 4:30 a.m. on a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Damage was estimated at $5,000 to Andry’s Silverado and $2,500 to Cummins’ truck.

Deputies reporting on the accident issued a reminder that, after an accident, law enforcement must be contacted even if the damage is considered minor.


HUNTINGBURG — Two people were transported to be checked out after a three-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon that totaled one car involved at 11th and Main streets.

Tammy Hanselman, who lives on Third Street in Huntingburg, was northbound on Main Street in a 1999 Pontiac at the time of the 5:06 p.m. accident, according to the Huntingburg Police Department.

Hanselman was slowing for traffic when her Pontiac was rear-ended by a 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Nathan Murphy, who lives on Ferdinand Road Northwest, according to police. The impact then sent Hanselman’s Pontiac into the rear of a 2011 Nissan driven by Faye Schneider, who lives on Lincoln Drive, according to police.

Hanselman, who complained of neck and knee pain, and a passenger, Melba Hanselman, who complained of arm and shoulder pain, were transported by ambulance to be checked at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, according to police.

Ages and the exact addresses of all those involved in the accident were not immediately available from police.

Authorities said Schneider complained of neck pain after the incident. Air bags deployed in Murphy’s Explorer but police said he claimed he was not injured.

Hanselman’s Pontiac was totaled in the accident. Damage was estimated at $5,000 to Murphy’s Explorer and $500 to Schneider’s Nissan.

Police cited Murphy for following too closely.

The Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and wreckers from Bob Luegers Motors and Ruxer Ford assisted.


JASPER — One driver complained of pain after an SUV-versus-pickup truck accident Wednesday afternoon at 36th and Newton streets.

Ronald Walls, 62, of Loogootee was northbound on Newton Street in a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup truck at the time of the 2:21 p.m. accident, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Walls stopped in traffic for a red light and, when he did, his truck was rear-ended by a 1998 Jeep Cherokee driven by 24-year-old Sara Mayhew of Paoli.

Mayhew told police she was looking at gauges on her vehicle’s dash and failed to see Walls’ stopped vehicle in time to avoid a collision.

Walls complained of pain after the accident but did not require transport by ambulance for medical attention, according to police.

Damage was estimated at $500 to each of the vehicles.

Police cited Mayhew for following too closely.


ST. ANTHONY — A St. Anthony man was able to drive his car away from the scene of a Saturday evening collision with a deer along a county road north of St. Anthony.

Lynn Krodel, 59, of 4030 S. Santine Road, was eastbound on Santine Road in a 1974 Dodge Coronet when the 6:14 p.m. mishap occurred 1,000 feet east of St. Anthony Road North, according to the county sheriff’s department.

A deputy reported that Krodel’s car sustained between $1,000 and $2,500 in front-end damage when it collided with a deer that then ran from the scene.


IRELAND — A deer ran from the scene of a Saturday evening collision with a Pike County woman’s SUV on State Road 56 west of Ireland.

Jennifer A. Daugherity, 36, of Petersburg was westbound on the highway in a 2011 Kia Sportage when the 6:18 p.m. accident occurred near County Road 900W, according to the county sheriff’s department.

A deputy said the front passenger-side corner of Daugherity’s Kia struck the deer, when then rolled across the vehicle’s hood before running off.

Damage was estimated at between $2,500 and $5,000 but the vehicle was able to be driven from the scene.

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