For The Record: 9/6


JASPER — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department arrested 56-year-old Vicki L. Perkins, of 582 Sycamore Manor, on multiple charges Thursday morning after going to her residence to investigate a complaint about possible drug activity.

Deputies and officers with the Jasper Police Department detected the odor of burnt marijuana after arriving at the location. Deputies secured a search warrant and then allegedly found marijuana, miscellaneous items of paraphernalia and a stolen Dubois County road sign.

Authorities booked Perkins into the Dubois County Security Center at noon on Class D felony counts of possession of stolen property and maintaining a common nuisance, plus misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession and possession of paraphernalia. She posted bond Thursday night.


HAYSVILLE — Authorities say a motorist who crashed the car she was driving Thursday afternoon into a telephone pole east of Haysville did not require transport by ambulance.

Mistee Hayes, 30, of 4438 Second St., Dubois, was westbound on State Road 56 in a 1977 Ford Granada when the 3:53 p.m. accident occurred near County Road 325E, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Hayes told deputies she had swerved to miss a deer on the roadway when her car went left of center and struck a Frontier Communications pole head-on, breaking it.

Deputies noted that Hayes had a head injury but was not transported by ambulance.

Total damage was estimated at between $5,000 and $10,000.

The Haysville Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.


JASPER — Total damage was estimated at $7,000 when a car and an SUV collided Thursday afternoon at 15th and Greene streets.

Erika L. Buse, 32, of 658 E. Sleigh Bell Drive, Santa Claus, was westbound on 15th Street in a 2010 Ford Edge at the time of the 12:40 p.m. mishap, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Buse, who attempted to turn north onto Greene Street, appeared to have turned too sharp. Her Ford struck the front left portion of a southbound 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by 68-year-old David L. Thomas of 703 Margaret Drive.

Damage was estimated at $5,000 to the Buse Ford and $2,000 to the Thomas Chevrolet.

No tickets were issued.


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested a motorist Thursday evening after the SUV he was driving struck a parked vehicle at Fifth and Jackson streets.

Authorities said 28-year-old Christopher A. Klee, of 416 Mill St., was driving a 1995 Ford Explorer at the time of the 6:30 p.m. mishap.

Klee allegedly told police he was distracted by his phone when his SUV struck a parked 2006 Toyota Rav4 owned by Marla J. Huther, of 956 Clearview Ave.

A subsequent drug screen involving Klee allegedly came back positive for marijuana, benzodiazepine, methamphetamine and ecstasy.

Authorities arrested Klee for operating while under the influence of drugs and booked him into the county security center at 9:45 p.m.


HUNTINGBURG — A downed tree on a stormy night triggered an accident investigated by the county sheriff’s department early Sunday.

Marissa A. McGookey, 20, of 7233 S. 585W, was southbound on County Road 585W in a 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander when the 1:14 a.m. accident occurred 1,000 feet north of Old State Road 64, according to the county sheriff’s department.

McGookey told a deputy that it was raining so hard at the time of the accident she could barely see the road. McGookey did not spot a tree laying across both lanes of travel in time to avoid striking it with the driver’s side front of her vehicle, according to police.

Damage was estimated at between $1,000 and $2,500 but the Mitsubishi was able to be driven from the scene.


HAYSVILLE — Total damage was placed at between $2,500 and $5,000 when a minivan struck a parked car Monday night at Haysville Road West and County Road 200W.

Brynn E. Hoffman, 17, of 6886 N. 200W, was westbound on Haysville Road West in a 2006 Toyota Sienna at the time of the 9:35 p.m. accident, according to the county sheriff’s department.

Police said Hoffman failed to negotiate a curve, and the minivan she was driving struck a parked 1993 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Anthony J. Wilkins, 308 N. Second St., Holland.

A deputy said the Camaro was parked in a dead-end portion of the roadway on the west corner of the intersection where its owner was working on it.

Neither vehicle required a wrecker.

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