For The Record: 6/20


FERDINAND — The Ferdinand Police Department arrested Conrad Blessinger, 50, of 196 E. 400 S., Huntingburg on Saturday.

Blessinger was initially pulled over just after noon for speeding and was then allegedly found to have a suspended license. He was booked into the Dubois County Security Center and charged with driving with a suspended license with a prior conviction.


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested Edward Payne III, 34, of 18142 N. Short Johnnytown Road., St. Meinrad on Sunday morning. Payne was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:40 a.m. and charged with operating while intoxicated and obstruction of justice.


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested Matthew Scales, 32, of 508 E. Seventh St., on Sunday. He was booked into the Dubois County Security Center Saturday and charged with domestic battery.  


JASPER — The Indiana State Police arrested Larry Jones, 45, of 355 Sayre Lane, Mufreesboro, Tenn, on Sunday night. He was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 11:30 p.m. and charged with auto theft.


JASPER — Officers from the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department arrested Austin Bolin, 20, of 1801 E. Nance Lane, in Winslow on Sunday.

Bolin was arrested after officers at 5:54 a.m. were called to the intersection of County Road S50N and 750W near the Pike County line. According to the accident report, Bolin was driving a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country with a flat front passenger tire, leaving marks in the roadway. He reportedly lost control of the vehicle and drove into property at 7474 W 50N, leaving ruts and striking a “for sale” sign. The vehicle came to a final rest on the south side of County Road 50N near the intersection with County Road 800W. The vehicle had front end damage and no passenger side tire. The damage was estimated at $3,000.

Bolin was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for a chemical test and found to have a blood-alcohol content of .19. He also tested positive for THC.

He was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 3 p.m. and charged with leaving the scene of property damage and operating while intoxicated.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Department and a wrecker from Uebelhor and Sons assisted.


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested Rochelle Childree, 26, of 805 Shelby St. Apt. 11, Huntingburg, and Lisha Ketcham, 53, of 5217 Gary Drive, Evansville, on Sunday afternoon and accused them of theft.

Jasper Police responded to a call from the Jasper Walmart at 4040 N. Newton St. at 4:22 p.m. reference to two women who had been detained. The women allegedly tried to shoplift miscellaneous items valued at $266.68.

The women were booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 6:05 p.m. and charged with theft.




DUBOIS — A motorist struck a guardrail along Jasper-Dubois Road about a quarter mile south of State Road 545 on Saturday morning after reportedly falling asleep at the wheel.

Shawn M. Fleener, 30, of Dubois was traveling north on Jasper-Dubois Road in a 2007 Dodge Caravan when he said he fell asleep at about 4 a.m. The vehicle traveled left of center and partially off the west side of the roadway. The vehicle struck the end of the guardrail and came to rest with the front end lodged on the rail, causing an estimated $1,500 in damage. No injuries were reported.

Uebelhor and Sons wrecker service assisted the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department at the scene.


FERDINAND — A single-driver motorcycle accident resulted in $8,000 in damages Saturday night.

At 9:21 p.m., Curtis W. Smith, 46, of Ferdinand was reportedly attempting to make a left turn onto Robin Drive from 21st Street in Ferdinand when he lost control of the 2006 Victory motorcycle for unknown reasons. The bike rolled onto its right side, making contact with the pavement and damaging the bike. Smith sustained minor abrasions to his right arm and shoulder but declined medical treatment.


JASPER — A rear-end collision 11:45 a.m. Sunday in Jasper resulted in an estimated $3,000 in damages.

Thelma Smith, 76, of Shoals was driving behind Loogootee resident Jennifer Craney southbound on U.S. 231 near the intersection with Sixth Street. Craney stopped her vehicle, but Smith could not stop in time and Smith’s 2002 Oldsmobile Alero made contact with Craney’s 2012 GMC Terrain.

Jasper Police cited Smith for following too closely.

Craney’s GMC sustained $1,000 in damages, and Smith’s car sustained $2,000 in damages.

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