For The Record: 8/29



HUNTINGBURG — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department arrested 25-year-old Morlon A. Moriles Alfaro, of 1810 Redbud Court, early Wednesday morning and charged him with a Class B felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Moriles Alfaro was arrested after police investigated an allegation of inappropriate sexual conduct Tuesday night that involved a female victim at least 14 years old.

Authorities booked Moriles Alfaro into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:30 a.m.


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested a 15-year-old student early Wednesday afternoon and charged him with a misdemeanor count of battery after an incident at Jasper High School, 1600 St. Charles St.

Police said the student became disruptive over the lunch hour and shoved a male staff member who approached him in the auditorium. The student was subdued by other school staff and held until officers arrived and took him into custody, according to authorities.

Police said the male staff member suffered a small cut on his nose.

The student, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, was brought before Dubois Circuit Court Judge William Weikert in a closed juvenile proceeding and was then remanded to the Southwest Indiana Youth Village in Vincennes, according to authorities.


JASPER — Indiana State Police and Freedom Bank security staff are warning the public that a scammer has used the bank’s toll-free number as caller identification to help obtain banking account information.

Caye McManaway, the bank’s recovery/security officer, said the bank’s Huntingburg location received a call asking for the toll-free number Wednesday. A couple of minutes later, she said, a customer from Dale advised he had received a call from the toll-free number asking for his account information but the caller advised it was the Bank of America calling. Since the caller ID showed Freedom Bank, the victim went ahead and provided his information. McManaway said the bank responded by closing the compromised account.

Freedom Bank does not phone customers for their financial information, McManaway said. If such a call is received, McManaway advises the individual simply hang up.

Sgt. Chad Dick at the Jasper post advises residents to not divulge personal information to anyone or any company that they have not personally dealt with in the past and know to be legitimate or that they cannot verify by other means as being legitimate.


DUBOIS — A rollover accident involving a heavy-duty dually pickup truck pulling a turkey-loader trailer blocked Jasper-Dubois Road south of County Road 325E for about an hour this morning.

Jose Cayzedo, 48, of 107 W. 12th St., Huntingburg, was westbound on Jasper-Dubois Road in a 2012 Chevrolet K3500 truck pulling a 2008 turkey-loader trailer when the accident occurred at 6:30 a.m., according to the county sheriff’s department.

Police said the rig, owned by Farbest Foods, ran partially off the right side of the road and Cayzedo lost control of the vehicle. The truck and trailer spun 180 degrees and went off the right side of the road, traveled down an embankment and overturned in a cornfield owned by John Beyke, 3132 E. Jasper-Dubois Road. The truck landed on its roof.

Cayzedo and his five passengers had no injuries that required them to be transported for medical treatment, police said. No turkeys were involved in the accident.

The truck was listed as totaled. Police said minor damage was done to the trailer.

No citations were issued.

Two wreckers from Hasenour Motor Co. assisted.


HILLHAM — Damage was estimated to have exceeded $5,000 and an Orange County man complained of pain after his car collided with a deer Sunday morning along a highway near Hillham.

Matthew R. Hardy, 46, of French Lick was westbound on State Road 56 in a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt when the 5:32 a.m. accident occurred 500 feet east of County Road 1100E, according to the county sheriff’s department.

Hardy told deputies a deer ran from the south side of the highway and struck the front driver’s side of his car. The collision caused Hardy to lose control of the vehicle, which spun into a ditch on the north side of the highway.

Police reported that Hardy complained of back pain. He was taken by ambulance for treatment at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. A hospital spokeswoman said he was treated and released.

A deputy had to put down the injured deer.

A Fast Eddie’s Garage wrecker and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.

Fire call

HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a smoke alarm activation Wednesday afternoon at a Friendship Village apartment at 1102 Friendship Drive.

No fire nor smoke was associated with the 12:18 p.m. run, according to Assistant Chief Glen Kissling. He said the smoke detector in question — an electric unit with a battery backup that was less than 6 months old — also activated for an unknown reason Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters removed the faulty detector and a new unit was installed.

One truck and 12 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

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