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JASPER — The operator of a scooter was injured in a crash Wednesday morning on Cathy Lane west of Kellerville Road.

Darrin Bouillon, 34, of 417 Wagner St., was westbound on Cathy Lane on a 2008 Roketa at the time of the 10:49 p.m. accident, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Bouillon told police his scooter’s tire went flat, causing the vehicle to flip.

Police said Bouillon suffered injuries to his face, left leg and right hand. He was transported by a Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services ambulance to the Jasper hospital; a spokeswoman said he was treated and released.

Damage to the scooter was estimated at $300.


JASPER — A collision on Jasper’s north side Wednesday night resulted in minor injuries and $10,000 worth of damage.

Jasper police responded to the scene of an accident at 10:38 p.m. According to the police report, Nathaniel J. Drew, 20, of 3210 Howard Drive, was westbound on 30th street on his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle and attempting to cross U.S. 231 at the same time that Tiffany R. Hopf, 20, of 4863 S. Club Road, Huntingburg, was traveling east on Northwood Avenue and attempting to make a left turn onto U.S. 231 in her 2002 Volkswagen Passat. Hopf turned her vehicle into the path of Drew’s motorcycle, police said.

Police estimated the damage to Drew’s vehicle at $7,000 and to Hopf’s at $3,000. Hopf was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

Drew sustained a foot injury and was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper. A hospital spokesperson said he was treated and released.


JASPER — Jasper police arrested a local woman for breaking into a hotel room and forcefully taking a child Wednesday afternoon.

Police arrived at the Camelot Inn, at 2200 N. Mill St., at 12:12 p.m. after receiving a complaint of a disturbance. Their investigation revealed that Robin Marie Eckert, 45, of 511 E. 12th St., had forced her way into a motel room, grabbed a 3-year-old girl and carried her outside, according to a police report. The child’s father was able to retrieve her soon after.

Eckert was charged with a Class C felony count of criminal confinement and a Class D felony count of residential entry. She was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 2:20 p.m.


JASPER — A Jasper man has been charged with 10 felony counts for cashing fraudulent checks at Freedom Bank.

Jasper police arrested David E Harvey, 66, of 1340 Jackson St., Wednesday after an investigation led them to determine that he intentionally had written and cashed five checks at the bank without sufficient funds in his account. According to police, Harvey’s arrest is connected to a prior investigation of Shawen Smith, 22, and David G. Slaton, 20, both of 806 Jackson St., who were also arrested and charged May 2 for fraud on a financial institution. Slaton and Smith are awaiting trial in the security center.

Harvey was charged with five Class C felony counts of defrauding a financial institution and five Class D felony counts of check fraud. He was booked into the security center at 2:20 p.m.


HUNTINGBURG — An alleged drunk driver refused to submit to testing Wednesday afternoon, saddling her with a felony charge for obstruction of justice.

A Dubois County sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a drunken driver at 1:55 p.m. and located the 1998 Ford Windstar being driven by Kimberly Crays, 44, of 1424 Jackson St., Jasper.
Crays was stopped near U.S. 231 and Tenth Street for unsafe movement and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, according to a police report. After a brief investigation, the deputy determined that Crays was intoxicated, but she refused testing.

Crays was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and obstruction of justice, a Class D felony. She was booked into the security center at 3:02 p.m.

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