For The Record: 11/30


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested Patrick D. Schlotzhauer, 27, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., at 1:04 a.m. today and charged him with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .10 percent).

Schlotzhauer was arrested after an officer stopped the 2009 Ford Focus Schlotzhauer was driving at 41st Street and Pinehurst Drive for speeding and because he failed to use his turn signal. Police said Schlotzhauer initially refused to take a chemical test but a blood sample was obtained after law enforcement secured a search warrant.

Authorities booked Schlotzhauer into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:50 a.m.

Crime Stoppers

JASPER — Jasper police are requesting the public’s help in obtaining information on a burglary that occurred between 12:30 and 1:15 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of Villa Way, just south of Northwood Avenue on the city’s north side.

Police said a residence was burglarized and a black purse was taken.

Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call Jasper police at 482-2255 or the department’s anonymous tip line: 481-COPS (2677).

Officers working the case issued a reminder for the public to lock doors and close garage doors upon leaving home.


HUNTINGBURG — One motorist complained of pain after an SUV-versus-car accident Wednesday evening west of Huntingburg.

Brian Shockey, 33, of Newburgh was eastbound on State Road 64 in a 2007 Chrysler Sebring when the 7 p.m. accident occurred at County Road 650W, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies said Shockey stopped for other vehicles attempting to turn onto the county road and, when he did, his Sebring was rear-ended by a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer driven by Justis Redfern, 18, of 403 S. Meridian St., Holland.

Redfern told deputies she had looked away from the roadway and, when she looked up, it was too late to avoid the collision.

Shockey complained of back pain but declined to be transported from the scene by ambulance, according to deputies. He said he would seek treatment on his own, they added.

The collision totaled the Mercury and caused an estimated $5,000 to $6,000 in damage to Shockey’s Chrysler.

Deputies cited Redfern for speed too fast to avoid a collision.

A Kars wrecker assisted.



JASPER — The Jasper Volunteer Fire Department fought a field fire Thursday afternoon, then went on two additional fire runs.

The first call, at 1:54 p.m., sent the department to Pat Mullen’s property at 98 N. Kluemper Road.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said one of Mullen’s neighbors was found to have dumped fireplace ashes in a recently picked cornfield. Hot embers triggered a fire that burned a quarter-acre area but there was no other damage.

One truck and 15 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

At 2 p.m., while a portion of the department was dealing with the field fire, other firefighters responded to an alarm activation at Kimball International’s furniture plant at 1037 E. 15th St.
Hochgesang said a sprinkler line had broken but there was no damage.

Three trucks and 12 firefighters were at the plant for 10 minutes.

At 7:24 p.m., the department responded to an alarm activation at Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Ninth St.

There was no fire, Hochgesang said. Instead, a ceiling waterline in the sixth floor of the patient tower broke and an alarm sounded when water-logged ceiling tiles fell.

Damage was limited to the line and the ceiling tiles, Hochgesang said. Firefighters turned the cleanup over to hospital maintenance staff.

Three trucks and 27 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

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