For The Record: 4/10


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested Jacob H. Brewster, 23, of 885 Conrad Ave., at 11 a.m. today on a Class C felony count of child molesting.

Police said the arrest stemmed from a complaint Brewster inappropriately touched a girl younger than 14.

During today’s arrest, police determined Brewster was also wanted on a Class D felony theft warrant. That local charge is related to an allegation that Brewster took lottery tickets from the Huck’s Food & Fuel, 555 Hoffman Road, while he was employed there, police said.

Authorities booked Brewster into the Dubois County Security Center this morning.The Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office and Dubois County Department of Child Services assisted.


CHRISNEY — A Warrick County woman remains hospitalized after a Monday morning accident at U.S. 231 and State Road 70 at Chrisney.

Floyd E. Campbell of Sellersburg was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban at the time of the 8:34 a.m. CDT accident, according to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

Campbell’s SUV collided with a westbound 1998 Ford Explorer driven by Randal R. Loving of Boonville. Police said Loving failed to yield the right of way, causing the accident.

A passenger in Loving’s SUV, 48-year-old Renee M. Loving, who shares Mr. Loving’s Boonville address, was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville for treatment of injuries she suffered in the accident. She was in stable condition today in the hospital’s surgical unit, according to hospital spokeswomen.

The volunteer fire departments from Chrisney and Ohio Township, a LifeFlight helicopter ambulance and Spencer County Emergency Medical Services assisted.


JASPER — Police listed a car as totaled Tuesday night after it hit part of Old National Bank’s 681 Third Ave. location.

Tanner W. Opel, 20, of 48 Arlington Court, was attempting to proceed through the bank’s drive-thru area in a 2004 Dodge Neon when his attention was diverted at 9:49 p.m., according to the Jasper Police Department.

Opel drove his car into a brick pillar on the north side of the bank, police said.

The crash that destroyed the car caused an estimated $100 in damage to the pillar.


JASPER — Total damage was estimated at between $5,000 and $10,000 in a rear-end collision Thursday afternoon just north of Jasper.

Larry L. Whitlow, 46, Lafayette, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2009 Ford Escape when the 3:40 p.m. accident occurred 100 feet south of County Road 500N, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Traffic on the highway slowed and, when it did, Whitlow’s SUV was rear-ended by a 2011 Hyundai Sonata driven by 48-year-old Susan R. Hager of Loogootee.

The airbag deployed in Hager’s car but there were no injuries, according to police.

Whitlow was able to drive from the scene, while Hager’s car was towed by a Uebelhor & Son wrecker.

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