For The Record: 7/26


HUNTINGBURG — Units of the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon at the Debra Roetger property at 5268 S. 400W.

Tyler Messmer of Huntingburg had been working on his 1995 Geo Prism prior to the fire being noticed and reported at 3:58 p.m., according to Fire Chief Scott Patberg.

Patberg said the car’s engine compartment and driving compartment were ablaze so the vehicle was a total loss.

An electrical issue is thought to have been the probable cause.

Three trucks and 15 firefighters were on the scene 25 minutes.

There were no injuries.


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested Kaitlyn S. Harding, 24, of 5455 E. Hall Creek Road, St. Anthony, at 9:15 p.m. Friday and charged her with a misdemeanor count of driving while suspended.

Harding was arrested after a patrolling officer conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Blazer on 15th Street near Meridian Road and discovered Harding’s license had been suspended.

Authorities booked Harding into the Dubois County Security Center at 9:50 p.m.


HAYSVILLE — An Orange County woman was able to drive her SUV away from the scene of a collision with a deer just east of Haysville Sunday afternoon.

Sharon K. Ball, 36, of West Baden Springs was westbound on State Road 56 when the 1:45 p.m.
accident occurred west of County Road 150E, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Police said a deer ran onto the highway and struck the driver’s side of Ball’s SUV.

Damage was estimated at between $1,000 and $2,500.


JASPER — Damage exceeded $1,000 when a woman’s pickup truck struck a deer early Sunday morning just south of Jasper.

Vividiana N. Chavez Navarro, 27, of 633 W. Ninth St., Ferdinand, was northbound on State Road 162 in a 2004 Chevrolet 1500 series pickup truck when she struck a deer that ran onto the highway near County Road 230S, according to the county sheriff’s department.

The truck was able to be driven from the scene.

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