For The Record: 2/12


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested a man on child sex crime charges Tuesday afternoon.


Brian J. Higgins, 44, of 1043 Edwards St., is charged with a Class C felony child molesting and Class D felony child solicitation.

Jasper police said the arrest came after a lengthy investigation that also involved the Dubois County Department of Child Services and the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office.

Authorities content the investigation revealed that Higgins inappropriately touched a boy under the age of 14 and solicited the child to touch him in an inappropriate area, as well.

Higgins was arrested at his home and booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 6:10 p.m. He posted bond at 11:20 p.m.

Police said the investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.


JASPER — A Maryland man is under arrest after he allegedly threatened a man with a knife Tuesday evening at a business on Jasper’s south side.


At 6:10 p.m., Jasper’s dispatch center received a call from a man reporting he’d been threatened with a knife by another man while at the Circle A Blimpie No. 111, 1921 Lube Way.

Police said the suspect left the scene in a semi but was stopped at 28th and Newton streets by a Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputy.

David P. Dillon, 33, of Frostburg, Md., was arrested and booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 8:20 p.m. on a Class C felony count of intimidation with a deadly weapon.



BRETZVILLE — Units of the St. Anthony Volunteer Fire Department and the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department responded Friday evening when a car caught on fire south of the Bretzville Junction.

Christina Uebelhor, 44, of 9344 E. State Road 64, Birdseye, was southbound on State Road 162 when she smelled something burning and pulled her 2000 Pontiac Grant Prix off the highway south of Old Road 162 at 6:46 p.m., according to the sheriff’s department. She then noticed the car was on fire, according to authorities.

Fire Chief Scott Uebelhor said the fire that burned under the hood and near the dash was likely electrical in nature. The blaze destroyed the car.

Three trucks and 22 firefighters were on the scene about 45 minutes.

A Hasenour Motor Co. wrecker assisted.

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