For The Record: 4/21


HOLLAND — Units of the Holland Volunteer Fire Department responded to a field fire Saturday afternoon southwest of town.

The 4:42 p.m. call sent firefighters to the 10000 block of S. Holland Road Southwest.

Fire Chief Adam Chambers said a grass fire along a ditch line kept firefighters busy for 40 minutes. It was caused by a squirrel making contact with wires on an electric pole. The squirrel was killed but less than a half-acre burned.

Two trucks  and seven firefighters went to the scene.


HUNTINGBURG — The report of a possible field fire northeast of Huntingburg sent the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department into action at 5:03 p.m. Saturday.

Fire Chief Scott Patberg said units arrived at the Harold Neuhoff property and learned the fire was a controlled burn that had not been reported to the county dispatch center.

Two trucks and 10 firefighters spent 25 minutes on the run.


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested Maria R. Perez, 35, of 109 S. Chestnut St., at 7:01 p.m. Friday after a traffic stop in the city.

An officer stopped a Cadillac passenger car being driven by Perez westbound on First Street from Washington Street because Perez failed to signal a turn. The officer subsequently learned the Perez had never obtained a driver’s license.

Authorities booked Perez into the Dubois County Security Center at 8:20 p.m. on a misdemeanor count of driving without having ever been licensed. She posted bond about an hour later.


BRETZVILLE — A motorist was able to drive her SUV away from the scene of a collision with a deer Tuesday morning north of the Bretzville Junction.

Barbara S. Messmer, 46, of 6301 S. 600E, St. Anthony, was northbound on State Road 162 in a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox when the 5:48 a.m. accident occurred 500 feet north of County Road 430S, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Police estimated the Equinox incurred between $1,000 and $2,500 in damage when it collided with a deer that ran onto the highway.

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