Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest For Drug-Related Possession Charges; Cause of Saturday Barn Fire Not Known (BLOTTER)

HUNTINGBURG (NNDC) – A local 18-year old man is facing several drug-related possession charges after the car he was driving was pulled over by police for having no taillights.

Huntingburg police arrested Caleb Dubon, Jr.  of Huntingburg at about 10:30pm Sunday after pulling over his car near 3rd and Geiger streets. HPD says officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car as they began to conduct their traffic stop. HPD says Dubon gave officers consent to search his car.

HPD says during a patdown of one of the passengers in the car, a glass smoking pipe was found tucked in his waistband. Officers also found a marijuana joint in the car along with a packet of synthetic marijuana (also known as K2).  HPD says Dubon admitted all the items, including the pipe, were his.

Dubon was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana (A misdemeanor), possession of paraphernalia (A misdemeanor) and possession of marijuana (B misdemeanor).

Cause Of Barn Fire Near Cuzco Unknown

CUZCO (NNDC) – The cause of a fire that destroyed a yard barn behind a home east of Dubois Saturday night remains unknown.

Dubois firefighters were called to the home of Aaron and Jacquelyn Taylor along North 1050 East southeast of Cuzco shortly after 9pm Saturday.

DVFD spokesman Zach Eichmiller says a 12×12 yard barn was already burned to the ground when firefighters arrived on scene.   The prefabricated building was about 75 feet behind the Taylor’s home.

The contents inside the barn were also destroyed.  They included a lawn tractor.

The Taylor’s daughter noticed the fire and began screaming alerting her parents of the fire.  The family, including three children all got out of the house as a precaution, though the house was not damaged.

Eichmiller says the cause of the fire remains unknown as the building did not have electricity.  The building is insured.

Local Man Arrested For O.W.I.

HUNTINGBURG (NNDC) – A tip to Huntingburg police about a possible intoxicated driver entering the city early Saturday morning has led to the arrest of a Birdseye man.

HPD says 33-year old Steven Sanders was arrested after police officer pulled over Sanders’ car and determined that he had been consuming alcoholic beverages prior to the traffic stop which took place at about 1:15am Saturday.

HPD says Sanders’ blood alcohol content tested .106%.   He’s charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.




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