For The Record: 5/1


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested 27-year-old Kristy L. Padgett, of 1301 Mill St., on Tuesday afternoon in connection with a weekend burglary.


Police were called at 3:53 p.m. Monday to the report of a residential burglary that had been discovered at the 713 Margaret Drive residence of 45-year-old Sharon K. Keller and 35-year-old Nathan A. Jacob. Missing were bottles of liquor, a camera, a woman’s ring, 10 XBox games and three debit cards.

On Monday, police arrested Padgett, who was identified as Keller’s daughter. Police determined the theft of the items occurred during the early morning hours Sunday while the victims were home.
Some of the stolen items were recovered and returned to the owners.

Authorities booked Padgett into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on a Class B felony count of burglary and Class D felony counts of residential entry, theft and fraud. Police said the latter charge was leveled after Padgett used the stolen debit cards at a local retail store.

Police said their investigation is continuing.


FERDINAND — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department arrested 50-year-old Michael J. Petry, of 415 Alabama St., at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday and charged him with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .13 percent).

Petry was arrested after law enforcement observed the 2013 Chevrolet pickup truck he was driving go left of center on State Road 162 near Holiday Lake Road. He was stopped for the offense at 11th and Main streets in Ferdinand.

Authorities booked Petry into the county security center at 11:08 p.m.

The Ferdinand Police Department assisted during the traffic stop.


DALE — A Huntingburg woman escaped injury Saturday afternoon when she accidentally drove her car into the Family Roots Nursery building at 4871 W. 1200S, Dale, which is in Dubois County.

Helen B. Grewe, 88, of 114 E. First St., was trying to park her 2008 Mercury Milan in a marked parking spot in front of the nursery when the accident occurred at 3:30 p.m., according to the county sheriff’s department.

Grewe’s car contacted a parking barrier and, when it did, she thought she was hitting the brakes, a deputy reported. Instead, she depressed the accelerator and the Mercury jumped the parking barrier and struck the building.

Total damage was estimated at between $10,000 and $25,000.

A Kars wrecker assisted.

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