For The Record: 2/15


JASPER — A pickup rolled onto its side west of Jasper on ice-slickened roads Friday evening but the driver, who was wearing his seat belt, escaped injury.

Aaron  M. Patterson, 43, of 1383 N. Wheatland Drive, was southbound on County Road 490W in a 2009 GMC Sierra when the 7:20 p.m. accident occurred near Stewart Road, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Patterson applied his pickup truck’s brakes for a stop sign but the vehicle began to slide on the ice and snow. The truck slid through the intersection and went off the south side of the road where it struck a Frontier Communications phone cable box.

The truck’s front end then went down into a ditch, causing the vehicle to roll over onto its passenger side, a deputy said. Patterson safely exited through the driver’s side window.

Total damage was estimated to have exceeded $10,000 and the truck was listed as totaled.
A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

JASPER — Total damage reached $10,000 on a rear-end collision Friday morning on Third Avenue, just south of Jasper’s city limit.

Calvin B. Cash, 36, of Derby was northbound on Third Avenue in a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck when the 10:20 a.m. mishap occurred 100 feet south of A Street, according to the county sheriff’s department.

Cash stopped for traffic and, when he did, his truck was rear-ended by a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by Laura A. Pund, 21, of Ferdinand.

Damage was estimated at $7,000 to Pund’s Toyota and $3,000 to Cash’s Ford.

A Kars wrecker towed the Corolla. Cash was able to drive his truck from the scene.

JASPER — A woman and the two children who were her passengers escaped unharmed after the car they occupied overturned onto its side on slick road’s Friday afternoon east of Jasper.

Jennifer L. Vonderheide, 35, of 447 W. Eighth St., was westbound in the 4000 block of State Road 164 in a 2009 Toyota Corolla when the accident occurred at 2:35 p.m., according to the county sheriff’s department.

A deputy said Vonderheide lost control of the car in the ice and snow. The Corolla ran off the south side of the highway, overturned as it went down an embankment and stopped on its driver’s side.

The occupants were found to be unharmed when they exited the car.

Damage to the Toyota was estimated at $10,000.

A Sternberg Chrysler Center wrecker assisted.

JASPER — A woman was able to drive her damaged vehicle from the scene after it slid off a slick highway east of Jasper and struck a mailbox Friday afternoon.

Ellen C. Kiesling, of 2098 W. Fifth Ave., was westbound on State Road 164 in a 2006 Nissan at the time of the 3:35 p.m. accident in the 2400 block of the highway, according to the county sheriff’s department.

Kiesling, whose age was not immediately available, lost control of the vehicle on the snow and ice, according to police. The Nissan slid off the north side of the highway and struck Steven and Kathryn Vogler’s mailbox at 2451 E. State Road 164.

Deputies estimated damage to Kiesling’s Nissan at $2,000. There was also an undetermined amount of damage to the mailbox.


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested Lance R. Camplin, 30, of 906 E. Seventh St., at 1:35 a.m. today and charged him with a Class D felony count of marijuana possession.

Camplin was arrested by officers investigating a complaint of a man pulling a knife outside of Ron’s Place, 504 N. Van Buren St. Police made contract with Camplin, who was standing on the sidewalk outside the bar.

During a pat-down, officers located a small bag of marijuana on his person.

Camplin was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:39 a.m. The possession charge was a felony because of prior drug charges, according to police.

The county sheriff’s department assisted during the arrest.

HUNTINGBURG — The county sheriff’s department arrested Jose N. Canales, 48, of 405 W. 20th St., at 2 a.m. today and charged him with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .19 percent).

Canales was arrested after a Huntingburg police officer radioed to sheriff’s deputies nearby that a northbound car had been in his driving lane on Van Buren Street and had almost struck his patrol car. A deputy got behind the 2004 Nissan Xterra driven by Canales and stopped the SUV at Fourth and Van Buren streets after observing it stray left of center again.

Authorities booked Canales into the county security center at 3:25 a.m.

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