For The Record: 5/4


JASPER — Jasper police responded to a two-vehicle accident at the North Ridge Shopping Center that resulted in about $10,000 in damages Friday afternoon.

At 12:58 p.m., Dale McLetchie, 43, of 2384 N. 460W, was attempting to cross U.S. 231 from the Germantown Shopping Center into the North Ridge Shopping Center in a 2005 Dodge Magnum.

According to a police report, McLetchie drove his vehicle into the side of another 2005 Dodge Magnum driven by Donald Hamilton, 52, of Evanston. Hamilton was southbound on U.S. 231 at the time of the accident.

Police cited McLetchie for failure to yield the right of way and estimated the damage to his vehicle at $5,000. Damage to Hamilton’s vehicle was also estimated at $5,000. Neither driver was injured in the collision.


JASPER — One driver’s failure to stop at a traffic light caused a two-car accident on Newton Street just before midnight Friday.

Jasper police responded to the scene of the collision at 11:56 p.m. According to a report, Marlene M. Gentry, 55, of 5270 S. Club Road, Huntingburg, was traveling north in a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer on Newton Street and approaching 15th Street. At that time, Mykala R. Waldron, 19, of 1401 Hemlock Drive, was westbound on 15th Street in a 2006 Ford Fusion. Police said Gentry’s vehicle struck Waldron’s when Gentry failed to stop at a light at the intersection.

Police estimated the damage to Gentry’s vehicle at $1,500 and to Waldron’s at $2,500. Neither driver was injured.


JASPER — Drug possession landed one woman in jail with a felony charge Friday evening.

After being advised of possible drug activity in a vehicle, a Jasper police officer located Ashley A. Rush, 19, of 4670 Baden Strasse traveling south in a tan Geo Metro on Kellerville Road on the far northeast side of town at 6 p.m.

The officer conducted a short investigation of the vehicle and found marijuana and paraphernalia inside, according to a police report. Three juveniles were in the car with Rush.

Rush was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony, as well as possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. She was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 10 p.m.

The juveniles were each charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of marijuana and were released into parental custody.

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