For The Record: 4/11


IRELAND — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department arrested 64-year-old Stephen D. Heichelbech, of 5456 W. State Road 56, Jasper, at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday and charged him with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .19 percent).

Heichelbech was arrested after deputies responded to the report of a Jeep that had gone left of center and was said to be all over the roadway in the Ireland area. Deputies found Heichelbech asleep in the driver’s seat of a running 2000 Jeep in the vicinity of State Road 56 and County Road 500W.

Authorities booked Heichelbech into the Dubois County Security Center at 10:54 p.m.


JASPER — Richard E. Henson, 43, of Bristow turned himself in at the county security center at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday to answer to an active Dubois Superior Court warrant charging him with a Class D felony count of theft.

Court documents indicate that, on Feb. 20, Henson offered to sell a laptop computer to a man in the downtown area. Henson allegedly told the victim to give him a $50 down payment. When the victim did so, Henson left with the money and could not be located, according to a police affidavit.

An investigation by the Jasper Police Department resulted in a warrant being issued for Henson’s arrest. He was booked into the security center.


JASPER — Total damage topped $4,000 when a car and an SUV collided on Newton Street 400 feet south of Baden Strasse on Wednesday afternoon.

Leland C. Mackey, 41, of 1434 Main St., was southbound on Newton Street in a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer at the time of the 3:12 p.m. accident, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Mackey slowed for stopped traffic and, when he did, the right rear portion of his SUV was struck by the left front of a 2000 Buick Century being driven by 83-year-old Leroy J. Pieper, of 1176 W. 36th St.

Pieper told police his attention was focused on a vehicle following him. That unknown vehicle’s driver ended up braking and going to the left of Pieper to avoid his car and was not involved in the accident, police said.

Damage was estimated at $2,800 to Pieper’s Buick and $1,500 to Mackey’s Chevrolet.

Police placed Pieper at fault for following too closely.

Fire run

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded at 9:16 p.m. Wednesday to an alarm activation at Holiday Inn Express, 2000 Hospitality Drive.

There was no fire, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang.

Firefighters could not pinpoint the exact location of the alarm or the cause because hotel personnel reset the alarm system before the first firefighters arrived, Hochgesang said.

Four trucks and 23 firefighters spent 10 minutes on the run.

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