For The Record: 5/10


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested 21-year-old Bradley A. Dotterweich, of 109 S. Main St., at 4 p.m. Thursday and charged him with a Class C felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor.


Last month, Huntingburg police detective Sgt. Christian Gogel and the Dubois County Department of Child Services launched a sexual misconduct investigation into incidents alleged to have occurred from February to August 2012. The victim was a girl younger than 14, according to authorities.

Authorities booked Dotterweich into the Dubois County Security Center at 4:05 p.m.


JASPER — One car was towed from the scene of a Thursday afternoon collision at 34th and Newton streets.

Deann L. Achbach, 44, of 1364 W. Todd Lane, was northbound on Newton Street in a 2004 Dodge Durango when the 3:54 p.m. accident occurred 150 feet south of 34th Street, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Achbach was slowing or stopping for traffic backed up from the 36th Street traffic signal when her SUV was rear-ended by a 2004 Ford coupe driven by 34-year-old Christopher B. Hedrick of Loogootee.

Hedrick had crested a hill in the rain and did not see Achbach’s vehicle in time to stop, according to police who placed him at fault for following too closely.

Damage was estimated at $7,000 to Hedrick’s Ford and $1,000 to Achbach’s Dodge. Police said Hedrick’s car was towed from the accident scene.

Service problem

JASPER — Frontier Communications’ technicians were addressing a local problem this morning that resulted in people who called Huntingburg telephone numbers hearing a message that said all circuits were busy.

As today’s paper neared presstime, company technical supervisor Michael Caputo indicated the problem was at the company’s office in Jasper and was expected to be fixed shortly.


HAYSVILLE — An Orange County motorcyclist injured Wednesday morning when he laid his bike down on a stretch of highway east of Haysville is no longer a patient at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, a hospital spokeswoman said today.

Stephen C. Plimpton II, 44, of French Lick was westbound on State Road 56 on a 2005 Yamaha V Star 1100 when the accident occurred just east of Kellerville Road, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department. Police said Plimpton, who was wearing a helmet, lost control of the bike and laid it down on its side. The cycle skidded 185 feet before stopping in the roadway on its side, according to authorities.

Plimpton was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper to be treated for head, hip and hand pain, according to the sheriff’s department. He was later transferred to the Vanderburgh County facility.

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