For The Record: 8/31


BIRDSEYE — A Birdseye area man was seriously injured in a rollover accident Friday night along State Road 64 west of Schnellville Road.

Deputies were in Birdseye on another call when a passerby stopped at 10:40 p.m. to tell them about an overturned vehicle just up the road. The deputies arrived at the crash scene to find the 1998 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Harold Wright, 69, of 5843 S. Mentor Road, on its top on the south side of the highway.

Officers immediately called for the Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services.

Deputies said Wright, who was partially entrapped in the truck, was extricated by firefighters. He was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper and then was airlifted by LifeFlight to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

Police said he was listed in serious critical condition today.

Alcohol tests are pending in the accident that totaled the truck.

A Hasenour Motor Co. wrecker also assisted.

HAYSVILLE — A woman and her two passengers escaped injury late Friday afternoon when the pickup truck they occupied, and the trailer of hay they were hauling, wrecked along State Road 56 just east of Haysville.

Nancy J. Davila, 42, 60 S. Celestine Road South, Schnellville, was westbound on the highway in a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck pulling a 1973 trailer full of hay when the mishap occurred at 5:44 p.m., according to the county sheriff’s department.

Davila told deputies she was applying her brakes while going downhill when the trailer became impossible to control and actually began to pass the truck on the driver’s side. Deputies said the out-of-control trailer caused the truck to spin and run off the north side of the highway.

Hay on the trailer shifted and some bales blocked the roadway, according to police.

Deputies said the driver’s side tires on the trailer came off the rim and the driver’s side rear wheel assembly broke off the truck.

Damage was estimated at $4,000 to the truck and $1,000 to the trailer.

Davila and passengers Elizabeth R. Davila and Arturo Davila-Sanchez, both of the Schnellville address, were uninjured. No ages were available for the passengers.

No citations were issued.

A Ruxer Ford wrecker and a Haysville Volunteer Fire Department firefighter who happened to be driving by at the time of the accident assisted.

HUNTINGBURG — Police arrested a motorist on multiple charges after investigating a hit-and-run accident at 2:12 a.m. today.

Officers were called to Huck’s Food & Fuel, 601 N. Main St., when Kevin Grande of Jasper reported that the 1997 Honda Civic he was driving had just been struck by a white Honda that was leaving the parking lot.

Police who saw the vehicle leaving the lot as they took the report attempted to stop it near Sixth and Jackson streets. Officers said the driver, 39-year-old Jeff S. Kolley, of 1010 N. Van Buren St., continued east, then went north on Van Buren Street before finally stopping in Kolley’s driveway.

Kolley admitted to be being involved in the accident and said he left because he wanted to get back home. After smelling the odor of an alcoholic beverage and administering tests, police arrested Kolley and charged him with drunken driving (BAC .20 percent) plus a Class D felony count of resisting law enforcement and a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Authorities booked Kolley into the county security center at 6:28 a.m.


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested 28-year-old Brandi Petry, of 185 E. State Road 64, at 1:25 a.m. today and charged her with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .11 percent).

Petry was arrested by officers investigating a dispatch about a possibly impaired driver heading toward Huntingburg. Authorities then allegedly observed the 2011 Ford Escape driven by Petry going left of center on East Sixth Street.

Authorities booked Petry into the Dubois County Security Center at 4:10 a.m.

VELPEN — Indiana conservation officers and the Pike County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Velpen couple after serving a warrant Friday at their residence.

Tony D. Camp, 58, and Rachel J. Boarman, 45, are charged with various misdemeanor and felony violations involving the illegal possession of wildlife parts, drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to authorities.

Conservation officers said an investigation was opened when information was received about the illegal taking of a bobcat. Enough probable cause was developed to secure a search warrant that was executed Friday.

Authorities said an initial search of the couple’s Velpen home produced bobcat, raptor and box turtle parts that are illegal to possess. Also discovered were various drug-related items, according to conservation officers.

After obtaining an additional warrant, authorities continued searching and found marijuana, drug paraphernalia, controlled substances and other suspected illegal drugs.

Further drug charges are possible pending lab results.

Conservation officers did not report the couple’s address or list the specific charges faced by the couple who are now lodged at the Pike County Jail.

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