For The Record: 4/26


HUNTINGBURG — James K. House, 70, of 417 E. First St., was arrested Thursday afternoon by the Huntingburg Police Department on a Class D felony count of sexual battery.

An investigation launched March 13 determined House inappropriately touched a girl younger than 14 in the city in December, according to police who began the investigation after taking a complaint from a parent of the victim.

Authorities booked House into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:30 p.m.

The Dubois County Department of Child Services assisted.


MALTERSVILLE — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department arrested 25-year-old Philip V. Hasenour, of 2607 S. State Road 162, Jasper, at 12:20 a.m. today and charged him with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .17 percent).

Hasenour was arrested after a patrolling deputy drove up on an accident in which the 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck Hasenour was driving had gone into a ditch on County Road 230S west of St. Anthony Road West.

Authorities booked Hasenour into the county security center at 1:50 a.m.


JASPER — Total damage hit $15,000 when a parked car was struck at 15th and Mill streets Thursday afternoon.

Adam Fierst, 16, of 436 W. Eighth St., had been southbound on Mill Street north of 15th Street in a 2005 Buick LaCrosse in the moments leading to the 3:25 p.m. mishap, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Fierst stopped at the intersection’s stop sign but then continued south on Mill Street, which is one way for northbound traffic at that point. Fierst was attempting to drive his vehicle between a parked car and a northbound vehicle when the Buick struck the properly parked, unoccupied 2011 Cadillac owned by 67-year-old Michael Lopez, of 1451 Mill St.

Damage was estimated at $10,000 to Lopez’s Cadillac and $5,000 to the Buick driven by Fierst.
Police cited Fierst for driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

Fire runs

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department rolled into action twice Thursday afternoon on what proved to be short callouts.

The first call, at 2:46 p.m., involved a vehicle fire in the 200 block of Clay Street, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang. Gordon Seals of Loogootee had been at Third and Newton streets when a short developed under the dash of the 2003 Chrysler Voyager minivan he was driving, the chief said. Seals then stopped the vehicle on Clay Street.

The electrical problem caused about $2,000 in damage to the van, Hochgesang said.

One truck and 18 firefighters were at the scene for 20 minutes. The Jasper Police Department assisted.

At 5:25 p.m., the department responded to an alarm at the Vincennes University Jasper Campus’ New Classroom Building, 850 College Ave.

Hochgesang said there was a faulty smoke detector in a mechanical room. Once the problem was discovered by staff, Hochgesang said, the alarm system was reset before the department arrived.

Four trucks and 21 firefighters spent five minutes on the run.

Crime stoppers

JASPER — The Jasper Police Department is continuing to ask for the public’s help as officers investigate a theft and an act of vandalism that took place last weekend.

Officers were called to the 1300 block of Leopold Street at 9:45 p.m. Friday because a man wearing dark clothing and a ski mask was tampering with a vehicle. The man left the scene before police arrived. Police later determined that a Sony car stereo had been taken from a vehicle.

Police then were called at 9:19 a.m. Saturday to 25-year-old Nathan Durcholz’s 4196 Pinehurst Drive residence where his 1994 GMC extended-cab pickup truck was missing its back glass. Police said someone using a BB gun or pellet gun is thought to have shattered the back glass sometime Friday or early Saturday.

The damage was estimated at $400.

Anyone with information about those incidents is asked to call Jasper police at 482-2255 or the anonymous tip line at 481-COPS (2677).

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