Police level panhandling, trespass, PI allegations

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Police took a man banned from gas station properties into custody Friday night on several preliminary charges.

At 8:30 p.m., the Huntingburg Police Department was dispatched to Casey’s General Store, 302 S. Main St., regarding a male — Douglas J. Lagenour, 48, 309 E. First Ave. — who was not allowed on the property.

Police say Lagenour is not allowed to be on the property because he had previously hung around the store begging people for money and making rude remarks to customers.

Officers say they spoke with Lagenour, advising him to leave and not come back to either Casey’s, the Circle S across the street or the Huck’s convenience store at Sixth and Main streets.

All three of those gas station/convenience stores have asked Lagenour to leave several times in the past and have told him on numerous occasions he is not welcome, according to police.

The Huntingburg officers noticed Lagenour had been drinking and advised him to walk home, telling him that, if found at any one the above-listed businesses Friday evening, he would be arrested.

At 9:55 p.m., Huntingburg police were called because Lagenour was at the Huck’s convenience store at 601 N. Main St.

Police said Lagenour’s blood alcohol content tested .22 percent.

Authorities booked Lagenour into the Dubois County Security Center at 12:50 a.m. Saturday on preliminary misdemeanor counts of panhandling, criminal trespass and public intoxication.

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