For The Record: 4/6


JASPER — A chain reaction accident damaged three vehicles but caused no injuries Friday afternoon.

The Jasper Police Department responded to reports of a three-vehicle crash on Newton Street just north of 13th Street at 4:17 p.m. According to a report, Maria Cuellar, 25, of 410 Rumbach Ave., stopped her 2003 Ford Expedition at the end of a long line of traffic while traveling north on Newton Street. Vasile Kozsan, 60, of Evansville was able to stop his 2005 Toyota Camry behind Cuellar’s vehicle.

At that time, Joseph Tucker, 20, of 1449 Worrell Drive, approached the line of traffic and his 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee hit the rear of Kozsan’s vehicle which was then propelled into the rear of Cuellar’s SUV, police said. Police estimated damage to Cuellar’s vehicle at $1,000, to Kozsan’s at $5,000 and to Tucker’s at $1,500.

Tucker was cited for following too closely to avoid a collision.


HUNTINGBURG — An early morning head-on collision sent three people to the hospital today.
The Huntingburg Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at 1:29 a.m. on State Road 64W near West Third Street.

According to police, Skyler Holmes, 19, of Huntingburg, was westbound on State Road 64 when his Toyota 4Runner crossed the center line. The vehicle struck the front end of a Mercury Mountaineer being driven by Kirk Darding, 37, of Tennyson. Holmes’ vehicle rolled over and landed upright in a ditch on the side of the road. He later told police that he had fallen asleep at the wheel. Both vehicles were totalled.

Holmes, Darding and Darding’s passenger, Scott Beliles, 28, of Booneville, were transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital. All have since been treated and released.

Huntingburg Police units were assisted by Memorial EMS, the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Uebelhor’s Wrecker Service and Sternberg’s Wrecker Service.


ST. ANTHONY — One man landed in jail early this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol.

An Indiana State Police trooper stopped Randall Borg, 61, of 1871 E. 450S, Huntingburg, at 11:10 p.m. Friday on Cross Street near State Road 64. According to a report, Borg failed to use a signal while making a turn in his red 2012 truck. When the trooper suspected that Borg had been drinking, he administered a test and found him to be over the legal limit (blood alcohol content .09 percent.)

Borg was charged with operating while intoxicated and booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 12:15 a.m.

Crime Stoppers

JASPER — The Jasper Police Department is asking the public’s help in obtaining information about a Friday residential burglary.

According to a police report, the burglary took place sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. at Jeffrey Daub’s residence at 416 W. 9th St. Taken from the home was a laptop computer, a Playstation 3, an XBox and several video games.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Jasper police at 482-2255 or the anonymous tip line at 481-TIPS (8477). The department is offering a $1,500 reward for any information which leads to the arrest and conviction of persons connected to the burglary or any of the recent burglaries in Jasper.

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