For The Record: 12/16


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested two men over the weekend for their alleged connection to several burglaries stretching from April to November.

Darrin Dupont, 20, of 811 E. Ninth St., and Levi Hopper, 19, of 706 Church Ave., are each charged with three Class C felony counts of burglary and three Class D felony counts of theft. Dupont, who  allegedly was found in possession of a synthetic drug and possession of paraphernalia on Sunday, was additionally charged with misdemeanor counts of paraphernalia possession and possession of a synthetic drug.

Police received information about Dupont and Hopper’s alleged involvement in the burglaries Saturday. Officers located and arrested Hopper on Saturday and booked him into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:50 p.m. Dupont was located and arrested Sunday. He was booked into the county security center at 11:25 p.m.


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested Matthew Hill, 26, of 19375 N. Water Tower Road, Dale, at 3:22 a.m. today and charged him with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .18 percent).

Hill was arrested after an officer stopped the 2004 Ford Focus he was driving at Third Avenue and Mill Street for traveling the wrong way on Mill Street.

Authorities booked Hill into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:58 a.m..


HUNTINGBURG — Cristian A. Abrego, 25, of Washington was arrested at 1:05 a.m. Sunday by Huntingburg police who charged him with drunken driving (BAC .08 percent).

Abrego was arrested after officers observed the 2003 Cadillac he was driving southbound on Jackson Street. Police said a traffic stop was conducted because Abrego had a false and fictitious license plate on the car.

Authorities booked Abrego into the county security center at 3 a.m. He posted bond in the afternoon.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and a Kars wrecker assisted during the traffic stop.


JASPER — A county sheriff’s deputy arrested 24-year-old David A. Bates, of 5421 E. Jackson St., Dubois, at 5:39 p.m. Sunday and charged him with operating while intoxicated (BAC .12 percent).

Bates was arrested after the Honda Civic he was driving ran into a ditch along County Road 175E northeast of County Road 300N and a deputy came to the scene.

Authorities booked Bates into the county security center at 7:15 a.m.


JASPER — Shakyra R.A. Werner, 18, of 1114 N. Jackson St., Huntingburg, was arrested by county sheriff’s deputies at 2:30 a.m. Sunday and charged with drunken driving (BAC .08 percent).

Werner was arrested after a deputy stopped the 2002 Geo Tracker she was driving at 14th and Newton streets for going over the fog line.

Authorities booked Werner into the county security center at 3:09 a.m.


JASPER — Klayton R. Terwiske, 25, of 1213 W. 36th St., was arrested by a county sheriff’s deputy at 5:23 p.m. Saturday and charged with operating while intoxicated (BAC .13 percent).

Terwiske was arrested after a deputy stopped the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu he was driving on Portersville Road near County Road 400N for speeding.

Authorities booked Terwiske into the county security center at 6:47 p.m. He posted bond early Sunday morning.


JASPER — A passenger who complained of pain was treated after a minivan-versus-passenger car collision Saturday morning at 10th and Newton streets.

Ruth Facundo-Chapa, 26, of 880 Conrad Ave., was northbound on Newton Street in a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country minivan at the time of the 10:34 a.m. accident, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Facundo-Chapa told police she saw a southbound car signaling a left turn as if it was going east on 10th Street. She then attempted to turn left onto 10th Street and the right side of her minivan was struck by the southbound car, a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue driven by 57-year-old Howard Arnold, of 4303 S. Santine Road, St. Anthony.

Arnold told police he did not think he had his turn signal activated.

Neither driver was hurt but a passenger in the Facundo-Chapa van, 2-year-old Alan Davis, whose address was not immediately available, complained of head pain. He was treated on the scene by Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services, according to police.

Damage was estimated at $5,000 to Arnold’s car and $2,000 to Facundo-Chapa’s minivan.
No tickets were issued.


HUNTINGBURG — Police ticketed a motorist after a Sunday afternoon collision at Sixth and Chestnut streets.

Megan R. Diekhoff, of 6700 W. 1025S, Holland, was eastbound on State Road 64 in a 2006 Toyota at the time of the 12:40 p.m. mishap, according to Huntingburg police.

Officers said the driver’s side of Diekhoff’s Toyota was struck by a southbound 2002 Dodge driven by Abby L. Schurz, of 207 S. Chestnut St. The ages of the drivers were not immediately available from police.

Police said Schurz had stopped at the intersection and did not see Diekhoff’s vehicle before proceeding. After the collision, Schurz’s Dodge stopped in the southbound lane of Chestnut Street just south of the intersection and when Diekhoff’s Toyota stopped, it was facing west in the eastbound lane of State Road 64.

Damage was estimated at $2,500 to Schurz’s Dodge and between $2,500 and $5,000 to Diekhoff’s Toyota.

Police cited Schurz for failure to yield the right of way.


HUNTINGBURG — A Spencer County man was able to drive his pickup truck from the scene of a Saturday morning collision with a deer on Huntingburg’s south side.

Jeremy L. Schipp, 35, of 845 W. Noel Lane, Santa Claus, was northbound in the 500 block of South Main Street in a 2006 Chevrolet truck at the time of the 6:40 a.m. mishap, according to Huntingburg police.

Police said a deer entered the roadway near the Stone Hedge Apartments. Schipp tried to avoid it but the deer ran into the passenger side of his truck. The animal then ran away to the east, leaving Schipp with substantial damage to his vehicle, police said.

An officer estimated that damage at between $2,500 and $5,000.

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