For The Record: 5/9

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DALE — Indiana State Police say possibly three people were involved in the 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday armed robbery of the Dale Pharmacy, 5 N. Washington St.

Photo courtesy Indiana State Police

The suspect shown on a surveillance photo is a white male, 6-foot-5, skinny with a dirty blond buzz cut. He was wearing a light gray shirt, light blue plaid shorts and a white rubber “I am Second” bracelet on his right wrist.

He was possibly with a white, 5-foot-5 female wearing black leggings, a long-sleeve white top and flip-flops and a second man described as white, 6-foot-3 with short brown hair and blue eyes.

The armed man inside the pharmacy displayed a handgun and demanded prescription medication.

The second man is believed to have stayed outside the pharmacy in a white Toyota Camry getaway vehicle.

State police say the people of interest are believed to be in the Owensboro or Evansville area in the white Camry. They should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

Authorities said tips from the public helped investigators keep buy overnight. More help is needed in locating the suspects, police say.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the state police at 482-1441.


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested a woman Wednesday afternoon for allegedly shoplifting at Holiday Foods, 847 Third Ave.

Store personnel detained 35-year-old Leslie B. Elliott, of 501 E. State Road 164, until police could make the 5:30 p.m. arrest.

Police alleged Elliott shoplifted miscellaneous items with a total value of $27.34.

Authorities booked Elliott into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:45 p.m. She posted bond that evening.


JASPER — Jasper police made an internal theft arrest Wednesday afternoon involving an employee at Carson’s, 3875 Newton St.

Store personnel contacted police at 1 p.m. regarding an investigation that allegedly revealed money was taken on nine occasions by sales associate Kelsey R. Kelley, 22, of 907 W. Main St., Holland. Police said it was also revealed that, on two occasions, Kelley reimbursed herself in cash for items returned by a customer.

Authorities booked Kelley into the county security center at 1:40 p.m. She posted bond later in the afternoon.


HILLHAM — A man arrested Tuesday night for impaired driving and intimidation was charged with an additional offense Wednesday.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department initially came in contact with 51-year-old Kenneth E. Harris, 100491⁄2 E. State Road 56, when they were called to his Hillham-area neighborhood at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a report that an impaired man had driven erratically in yards in his rural neighborhood west of Hillham and had thrown a beer bottle at a neighbor.

That call resulted in Harris’ arrest on charges of drunken driving (test refusal), intimidation and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors.

Harris, who is lodged in the Dubois County Security Center, was the subject of a separate complaint Wednesday afternoon. While investigating, deputies developed probable cause to charge Harris with a Class D felony count of possession of stolen property after determining he allegedly had possession of a 2003 Dodge pickup truck stolen from French Lick Auto.


JASPER — No injuries were reported after a teen drove an SUV into a ditch Wednesday night just northeast of Jasper.

Connor G. Hessler, 17, of 1319 Mill St., was southbound on Kellerville Road in a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban when the 8:48 p.m. mishap occurred north of Cathy Lane, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy said the SUV went off the roadway and into a ditch with 3-foot-deep water. Hessler and two passengers were OK, police said, but the Suburban was estimated to be totaled.

The Jasper Police Department and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.


JASPER — A deer was killed when it ran in front of a woman’s minivan Friday morning on a county road west of Jasper.

Bernidean N. Wright, 64, of 5362 W. Division Road, was westbound on Division Road in a 1998 Dodge Caravan when the 6:30 a.m. accident occurred west of County Road 450W, according to the county sheriff’s department.

A deputy said Wright’s minivan sustained an estimated $1,100 damage to its left headlight and hood area after colliding with a deer that came onto Division Road. The deputy removed the deer’s carcass from the roadway.

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