For The Record: 5/17


JASPER — An investigation into storage units on the south side of Jasper being broken into resulted in the arrest Thursday morning of 37-year-old Ryan W. Estabrook, of 675 Giesler Road.

Items taken included rings and coins, according to authorities. The Jasper Police Department’s investigation determined some of the stolen items were at the Jasper Swap Shop, 513 Third Ave.

Jasper police said cooperation from the swap shop allowed authorities to determine Estabrook was the offender.

Estabrook was taken into custody at 9:44 a.m. and booked into the Dubois County Security Center on Class D felony counts of theft and receiving stolen property.


JASPER — One motorist complained of pain after a car and an SUV collided Thursday afternoon at 15th and Newton streets.

Robert L. Crews, 40, of 3611 Victory Drive, was northbound on Newton Street in a 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer when the accident occurred at 4:47 p.m., according to Jasper police.

Police said Crews was slowing for stopped traffic when his SUV was rear-ended by a 2005 Pontiac G6 driven by 23-year-old Samantha J. Sibrel, of 6841 N. Kellerville Road.

Crews complained of neck pain but was not transported from the scene by ambulance, according to police.

Damage was estimated at $2,000 to Sibrel’s Pontiac and $500 to Crews’ Chevrolet.

Police cited Sibrel for following too closely.


HUNTINGBURG — Three vehicles were towed from the scene of a Wednesday morning accident in the 100 block of East Fourth Street.

Robert H. Menke Jr., 61, of 9412 E. State Road 64, Velpen, was eastbound on Fourth Street in a 2010 BMW SUV when the mishap occurred at 7:08 a.m., according to the Huntingburg Police Department.

Police said Menke was distracted by something in the vehicle’s interior when he steered to the right and his SUV hit a parked, unoccupied 2000 Ford Windstar minivan owned by Tracy Flores, of 109 E.  Fourth St.

The impact sent the minivan into the rear of a parked, unoccupied 2000 Chevrolet Impala owned by Eulah F. Dearing, of 111 E. Fourth St.

Menke, who was wearing a seat belt, struck his head on his BMW’s windshield but declined to be transported by an ambulance that was called to the scene, police said.

Damage was estimated at $3,500 to Dearing’s Chevrolet and $3,000 each to Flores’ Ford and Menke’s BMW.

No citations were issued.

Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and wreckers from Hasenour Motor Co. and Kars assisted.

Fire run

FERDINAND — Units of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department responded early this morning when multiple alarms simultaneously activated at MasterBrand Cabinets, 624 W. Third St.

Fire Chief Dan Lindauer said that at 4:17 a.m. there was indication that water was flowing in two sprinkler system risers, two smoke alarms had been activated and a pull alarm had been used. He said all employees were evacuated as a precaution but plant officials, firefighters and police who responded soon learned nothing was wrong. No water was flowing in the sprinkler system, no one had pulled an alarm handle and nothing was on fire or smoking, he said.

An unknown malfunction occurred, Lindauer said, but the system reset itself and went back to normal.

One truck and 10 firefighters were on the scene 25 minutes. The Ferdinand Police Department assisted.

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