For The Record: 4/17

Fire runs

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation Tuesday afternoon at the Arnold F. Habig Learning Center at the Vincennes University Jasper Campus, 850 College Ave.

There was no fire, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang. The problem was traced to a faulty duct detector in a second-floor mechanical room, the chief said.

Firefighters disassembled the detector, cleaned it and then successfully reset the system.

Six trucks and 27 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

It was the department’s second run this week.

On Monday, at 1:46 p.m., the department responded to the report of a vehicle smoking in the St. Joseph Church parking lot, 1029 Kundek St.

Hochgesang said the mechanism in a heated passenger-side mirror on a 2006 Ford Freestyle SUV owned by Allison Walz shorted out and began to smoke.

A Jasper Police Department officer put out the beginnings of a fire before units arrived. Firefighters then disconnected the SUV’s battery for a moment while another firefighter found and disconnected the power feed to the mirror. The vehicle’s owner was back on her way when firefighters reconnected the battery.

Damage was estimated at $200.

One truck and 22 firefighters were at the parking lot seven minutes.


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested 26-year-old Lindsay G. Weaver, of 6569 S. 600E, St. Anthony, on multiple drug charges Sunday night following a traffic stop.

Police said Weaver was a passenger in a 1997 Dodge pickup truck that was stopped at 10:27 p.m. Sunday at 11th and Main streets because the driver failed to signal a turn. Officers allegedly found Weaver to be in possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

Authorities booked Weaver into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:30 a.m. Monday on preliminary Class D felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and illegal possession of a syringe, plus misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession and possession of paraphernalia.

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