For The Record: 7/29


HUNTINGBURG — Indiana State Police arrested Eric B. Crowe, 25, of Evansville on Monday afternoon on cocaine and marijuana charges.

Acting on a tip about drug activity, a trooper and his K-9 partner, along with a Farbest Foods security officer, contacted Crowe in the Farbest Foods parking lot off County Road 400W and found a grey sock on the ground where he had just walked. Inside the sock was a white powder and plant material, according to authorities.

Police said the white powder field tested positive for cocaine and the plant material field tested positive for marijuana.

Authorities arrested Crowe and booked him into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:50 p.m. on a Level 5 felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession. A Level 5 felony under Indiana’s new criminal code was a Class C felony prior to July 1.

JASPER — Catherine L. Waltz, 41, of 4201 N. Second St., Dubois, was taken into custody at her home Monday by a Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputy executing a multi-count arrest warrant.

The warrant issued in Dubois Superior Court charges Waltz with Class D felony counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud, obtaining legend (prescription) drugs by fraud, possession of controlled substances, illegal possession of legend drugs and theft.

Court documents indicate the charges stem from a June 29 incident investigated by the Jasper Police Department in which Waltz is alleged to have fraudulently obtained another’s prescription medications from a Jasper pharmacy.

Authorities booked Waltz into the Dubois County Security Center at 2:19 p.m.


Fire runs

ST. ANTHONY — The St. Anthony Volunteer Fire Department responded at 9:27 p.m. Saturday to a power lines arcing in the 3900 block of County Road 450S after a thunderstorm brought tree limbs in contact with it.

The contact burned the limbs but not the line, according to Fire Chief Scott Uebelhor, who notified the Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative.

A Dubois REC right-of-way crew was to clear the limbs to avoid future problems.

One truck and 10 firefighters were on the scene 30 mintues.

HOLLAND — Units of the Holland Volunteer Fire Department responded to storm damage at county roads 1000S and 850W at 9:31 p.m. Saturday.

Fire Chief Adam Chambers said Warrick County dispatch called to report a transformer and a tree on fire in that vicinity but, when firefighters investigated, they found only a downed power line.

After securing the scene, a Vectren line crew was summoned.

Then, at almost the same time, county dispatchers notified the department that a tree limb downed by the storm was contacting a power line on Mary Street, near State Road 161.

Firefighters once again secured the scene.

Four trucks and nine firefighters spent 90 minutes on the two runs.

HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department’s firefighters were called into action twice Saturday.

The first call, at 5:13 p.m., sent units to the Friendship Village apartments, 1110 Friendship Drive.

There was no fire, according to Fire Chief Scott Patberg. The run was chalked up to a malfunctioning detector that maintenance staff were to change out.

Three trucks and 10 firefighters were on the scene 25 minutes. The Huntingburg Police Department assisted.

Then, after a storm passed through the community, firefighters were called to sparking caused by tree limbs on power lines in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue.

Firefighters secured the scene until a Huntingburg Municipal Utilities crew could respond.

Three trucks and 15 firefighters were on standby at the location for 20 minutes.

JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation late Sunday morning at Fifth Street School, 401 W. Fifth St.

There was no fire, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang. Instead, firefighters discovered a faulty detector in the building’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system that required cleaning.

Three trucks and 16 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.


JASPER — A Jasper cellphone store released a statement today in the wake of a former employee’s arrest on a seven-count, drug-related warrant.

Jennifer Sellers, 45, of Elnora was contacted by police after several complaints about drug usage and possibly dealing at the business where she had worked as a manager were received, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

The sheriff’s department’s narcotics officer, an Indiana State Police K-9 unit and a Jasper Police Department officer went to The Cellular Connection at 3780 N. Newton St. on June 30, spoke with Sellers and found her in possession of a meth pipe, methamphetamine, marijuana and multiple types of controlled substances.

A warrant charging her with a Class B felony count of methamphetamine possession; three Class C felony counts of illegal possession of controlled substances; a Class D felony count of illegal possession of a legend (prescription) drug and misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession and possession of paraphernalia was issued out of Dubois Superior Court Wednesday. She was taken into custody at her Daviess County home Friday, according to the sheriff’s department.

Sellers is no longer an employee of The  Cellular Connection, according to a company statement.

“We take the safety of our employees and customers very seriously, and in light of these allegations, we are conducting a full investigation. TCC will not publicly comment on ongoing legal matters but will continue to cooperate with legal authorities,” the statement said.

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