For The Record: 4/30


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested 28-year-old Curtis D. Rodgers, of 880 Conrad Ave., at 12:29 a.m. today and charged him with a Class C felony count of driving while classified as a habitual traffic violator for life.

Rodgers was arrested by officers investigating a suspicious vehicle complaint in the Maltersville area. The report involved a dark-colored Jeep in the 1900 block of State Road 162, and Jasper officers located a vehicle matching the description pulling into an apartment complex on Conrad Avenue.

Officers determined Rodgers, who was driving, was classified as a habitual traffic violator for life.

Authorities booked Rodgers into the county security center at 2 a.m.

Crime stoppers

HUNTINGBURG — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s help in identifying a motorist who went off U.S. 231 south of Southridge High School on Monday morning, as well as the trucker who pulled out the unknown motorist’s truck and trailer.

The accident thought to have occurred between 7:30 and 8 a.m. involved a tan Dodge pickup truck pulling a front-end loader on a trailer. A deputy was told the truck left the roadway and could not get out of a ditch until a semi tractor-trailer driver stopped to pull it out.

A property owner’s yard sustained damage, according to the deputy.

Anyone with information on the accident or the identity of the pickup truck driver or the trucker is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 482-3522.


JASPER — No charges were filed after a pickup truck ran into a City of Jasper street sign and utility pole Monday afternoon.

Melissa Croucher-Hoten, 47, of 1033 E. Countrywood Estates, Huntingburg, was northbound on Kimball Boulevard near HRJ Lane in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at the time of the 4:49 p.m. accident, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said that, after becoming distracted and looking away from the roadway for a moment, Croucher-Hoten swerved to avoid hitting a small animal in the roadway. The truck then struck the “stop ahead” sign and the pole.

Damage was estimated at $20,000 to the truck and $250 to the city’s sign. The pole did not appear to be damaged.

Fire run

DUBOIS — Units of the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation late Monday morning at Dubois Elementary School, 5533 E. St. Raphael St.

There was no fire, according to Fire Chief Steve Kalb. The 11:24 a.m. call-out was chalked up to an alarm malfunction.

Two trucks and 20 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.-

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