For The Record: 12/18


JASPER — A Dubois County Sheriff’s Department investigation into a complaint about a possible methamphetamine lab behind a Jasper residence resulted in an arrest Tuesday.


The information given to police led to enough facts being forwarded to the Dubois County Proseuctor’s Office for a search warrant to be issued by Dubois Superior Court.

Deputies and Jasper Police Department officers executed the warrant and located a one-pot meth lab and precursors, according to the sheriff’s department’s narcotics detective.

A receipt located during the search was checked against a local pharmacy’s pseudoephedrine log to identify a suspect.

Cold, flu and allergy medicines that contain pseudoephedrine are behind pharmacy counters, and customers wanting them are required to show photo identification and sign a log showing they purchased the medicine.

Police said a review of the log led to the questioning of Lloyd J. Carpenter, 29, of 1404 Franklin St. Officers said Carpenter admitted to placing the one-pot lab police discovered.

Authorities booked Carpenter into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:14 p.m. on a Class B felony count of dealing methamphetamine and a Class D felony count of illegal dumping of controlled waste.


JASPER — Total damage topped $6,000 in a car-versus-van mishap Tuesday morning along a county road southwest of Jasper.

Christian D. Kolb, 21, of 4242 W. 200S, was southbound on Old Huntingburg Road in a 1993 Chevrolet G-10 van when the 8:45 a.m. accident occurred a half mile south of County Road 100S, according to the county sheriff’s department.

Kolb lost control on his vehicle in a 90-degree curve because of ice on the roadway, according to a deputy. The van went left of center and struck an eastbound 2002 Pontiac Bonneville driven by 31-year-old Wayne A. Schulte, of 3940 W. 150S, according to police.

The vehicle driven by Kolb stopped off the south side of Old Huntingburg Road facing south, while Schulte’s car stopped off the south side of the road facing east.

Damage was estimated at $4,500 to Schulte’s Pontiac and $2,000 to Kolb’s Chevrolet.

No tickets were issued and no injuries were reported.


HAYSVILLE — No injuries were reported in a Saturday night collision involving an SUV and a deer west of Haysville.

Shannelle M. Kline, 32,of 6730 N. State Road 545, Dubois, was westbound on State Road 56 in a 2006 Ford Flex when the 8:55 p.m. mishap occurred 1,000 feet west of County Road 150E, according to the county sheriff’s department.

A deputy said a deer ran in front of Kline’s SUV and the resulting collision damage the Flex’s driver’s side headlight and front quarter panel. That damage was estimated to have exceeded $1,000.

Kline was able to drive away from the scene.


HUNTINGBURG — Damage exceeded $2,500 when a Spencer County motorist’s car struck a deer late Saturday night south of Huntingburg.

Jennifer Hardin, 28, of 19 Sunset Drive, Dale, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2008 Pontiac G6 when the 11:31 p.m. mishap occurred near Airport Road, according to the county sheriff’s department.

Hardin was able to drive the car from the scene and did not need a tow truck.

Fire run

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation this morning at Precious Blood School, 1385 W. Sixth St.

There was no fire associated with the 6:55 a.m. call, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang.
Instead, firefighters found that a light ballast had failed in a hallway near the cafeteria.

The principal was already at the school and the alarm system was successfully reset, Hochgesang said.

Three trucks and 22 firefighters were on the scene 10 minutes.

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