For The Record: 4/13


JASPER — Police in Illinois made arrests Friday morning after learning of a residential burglary earlier in the morning in Jasper.

It began with a 7:15 a.m. call to the Jasper Police Department about a residential robbery on the southeast side of the city that had occurred between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. The homeowners discovered that cash and electronic items had been stolen.

Tri-state law enforcement agencies were notified of the stolen items, said Jasper police Sgt. Doug Hettinger.

At 9:35 a.m., Illinois State Police, the Normal Police Department and the McClean County Sheriff’s Department located the stolen electronic items during a traffic stop in Normal, Ill. Taken into custody and lodged at the McClean County Security Center were 20-year-old Tyler V. Breckling of Sylis, Ill., 20-year-old Richard M. Smith of Hampton, Ill., and 22-year-old Corey J. Stedman of Mississippi.

Hettinger said charges against the trio will be sought in Dubois Circuit Court. Police did not enumerate what those charges will entail but it is likely the men will at least be charged with Class D felony counts of possession of stolen property.

An investigation is continuing and additional charges may be in the offing.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police also assisted.

JASPER — Jasper police arrested 27-year-old Alvaro Mata-Martinez, of 606 E. 13th St., at 12:57 a.m. today and charged him with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .09 percent).

Mata-Martinez was arrested after an officer stopped the 2001 Chrysler he was driving at 13th and Jackson streets after the officer observed the car drifting left of center on Newton Street.

Authorities booked Mata-Martinez into the Dubois County Security Center at 2:16 a.m. In addition to the impaired driving charge, Mata-Martinez was also cited for driving left of center.


JASPER — A motorist faces multiple charges after being jailed following a two-car collision Friday night that injured a Huntingburg teen at Sixth and Bartley streets.

Shayna R. Mazanek Parks, 18, of 706 E. Fifth St., Huntingburg, was westbound on Sixth Street in a 2000 Dodge Avenger at the time of the 10:30 p.m. accident, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Mazanek Park’s Avenger struck an eastbound 2011 Dodge passenger car that turned into her path while attempting a left turn onto Bartley Street.

Mazanek Parks complained of neck pain after the accident, according to police. She was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper where, according to a hospital spokeswoman, she was treated and released.

An investigation determined the driver of the 2011 Dodge, 54-year-old Larry J. Ward, of 603 W. Eighth St., was intoxicated, police reported. He was preliminarily charged with misdemeanor counts of operating while intoxicated (test refusal) and resisting law enforcement, plus a Class D felony count of obstruction of justice for refusing a blood draw after being taken to Memorial Hospital for medical clearance before he was booked into the county security center at 11:18 p.m. Police also cited Ward for failing to yield the right of way.

The Jasper Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

MALTERSVILLE — A Crawford County teen’s car was towed from the scene of a single-vehicle accident between Maltersville and Bretzville on Monday morning.

Corey J. Cain, 18, of Grantsburg, was northbound on State Road 162 in a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am when he nodded off behind the wheel north of County Road 350S, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy said Cain’s car left the roadway, where the rear of the vehicle stuck a guardrail. The car spun and stopped facing south in a ditch off the highway.
Cain was not injured.

Damage to the Pontiac was estimated at between $1,000 and $2,500.
A Mike’s Used Auto Parts wrecker assisted.

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