Man jailed after weekend welfare check

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department placed a man in custody after responding to a Friday evening request for a welfare check.

Officers were called to the report of a man, with a duffel bag and a dog, running and yelling for help in the northeast part of the city at 7 p.m.

Police made contact with the individual, later identified as Douglas B. Cantner, 39, 710 Shelby St., Huntingburg, and allegedly found him in possession of a throwing star and a cannabis oil vape cartridge. Cantner was also alleged to have yelled when EMS personnel were speaking to him.

Authorities booked Cantner into the Dubois County Security Center at 11:15 p.m. on preliminary misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana, public intoxication and possession of a throwing star.

The Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.

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