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DUBOIS — Two girls were injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday afternoon southeast of Dubois.

A 14-year-old girl was operating a 2004 Yamaha Wolverine ATV with another 14-year-old girl as a passenger when the accident occurred just after 4 p.m. on private property in a wooded area along the 2600 block of County Road 720E, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department. The identities of the girls on the ATV have not yet been released by police.

A deputy said the girl operating the ATV attempted to go up a steep hill but was unable to do so. The ATV started a backward roll, struck a bump and turned sideways. The driver and passenger jumped from the ATV as it started to roll.

Police said the girl who had been operating the Wolverine complained of left ankle pain and had scrapes on her lower left leg. Her parents were contacted and medical attention was refused at the scene, police said.

The passenger had been transported from the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement because she exhibited concussion-like symptoms. Police said she was flown by a helicopter ambulance to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

Police said the ATV received only minor damage, if any.

The Dubois Volunteer Fire Department, LifeFlight helicopter ambulance service and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.


RICEVILLE — Units of the Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department assisted when a car ran off a bridge into a creek early Friday evening along a Crawford County road north of Riceville.

The Birdseye department was called to the accident scene in the 500 block of N. Hardscrabble Road at 6:05 p.m.

Authorities said a woman was rescued from a late model Chevrolet Malibu that had gone into the water. She was medically checked by Crawford County Emergency Medical Services personnel but was not thought to have required transport to a hospital.

Details on the accident were not available from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

One truck and 10 firefighters from Birdseye were on the scene 30 minutes assisting the English Volunteer Fire Department.


CUZCO — Indiana State Police arrested 39-year-old Trever L. Roach, of 8214 E. State Road 56, Dubois, at 1:30 a.m. today and charged him with operating while intoxicated (test refusal).

Roach was arrested after a trooper observed the 1996 Ford pickup truck he was driving slip left of center on Cuzco Road South, south of Dubois-Cuzco Road.

Authorities booked Roach into the Dubois County Security Center at 2:55 a.m.


HAYSVILLE — County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Daviess County woman Saturday afternoon for allegedly shoplifting at Nana’s Indoor Flea Market, 511 W. Haysville Road.

Deputies investigating the 4:34 p.m. shoplifting report arrested 34-year-old Jamie L. Grishaw of Washington on a Class D felony count of theft and misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief and public intoxication, which involved prescription medication.

Police alleged Grishaw attempted to take jewelry and coins worth an unspecified value. The mischief charge was added because Grishaw allegedly broke into a jewelry lock box.

Authorities booked Grishaw into the county security center at 5:35 p.m.


FERDINAND — Tambria N. Council, 47, of Bensalem, Pa., was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Sunday by a state police trooper who charged her with a Class D felony count of illegal possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Council was reported to have approached a trooper at a Ferdinand convenience store about an unrelated matter and, during that contact, the trooper determined Council allegedly had the controlled substance in her vehicle.

Authorities booked Council into the county security center at 4:12 a.m.


JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to riding lawn mower on fire late Friday morning at the Rick Stradtner residence, 1111 W. 13th St.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said firefighters responding to the 11:21 a.m. callout reported heavy smoke visible and arrived to find that Stradtner’s Toro mower was a “ball of fire.”

The mower was in use when it caught fire but, because it was destroyed, an exact cause for the fire could not be determined, Hochgesang said. There were no injuries, he added.

Three trucks and 26 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

The riding mower fire was one of three callouts for the department during the holiday weekend.
At 11:06 a.m. Friday, firefighters were called to an alarm activation at MasterBrand Cabinets’ 1491 S. Meridian Road location.

There was no fire, Hochgesang said. If fact, work was being done to the alarm system and the alarm monitoring company was notified that the location was on test mode. For some reason, Hochgesang said, the alarm company patched the activation through as an active alarm.

Four trucks and 24 firefighters were on the scene 10 minutes.

Then, at 11:58 a.m. Saturday, the fire department was called to an alarm activation at Jasper High School, 1600 St. Charles St.

Hochgesang said the alarm was traced to a faulty detector in the school’s shop area. Firefighters took down the detector, cleared it of a buildup of dust it  and successfully reset the system.

Five trucks and 23 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

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