Huntingburg Man Arrested For Domestic Battery And Resisting Arrest; Three Hurt In Separate Accidents (POLICE BLOTTER)



HUNTINGBURG (NNDC) – A Huntingburg man faces several charges after he was taken into custody Thursday morning.

Huntingburg police say 21-year old Dakota Monroe was arrested after officers determined that Monroe had pushed and grabbed his girlfriend during an altercation outside Casey’s General Store on south Main Street (U. S. 231).

HPD says says Monroe had left the scene before officers arrived at Casey’s, but police went to his home in the 200 block of North Van Buren to talk with him about alleged incident.

Police say when Monroe opened the door, officers say they immediately smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the residence. Police say Monroe also appeared to be intoxicated.

HPD says when officers asked Monroe to step outside his home, he refused. Police say Monroe attempted to shut the door on the officers.

A short struggle ensued when officers attempted to escort him from the residence.

After obtaining a search warrant for the home, HPD says officers found four marijuana smoking pipes and they say all had marijuana residue in them.

Monroe is charged with Domestic Battery, Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Two Injured In Thursday Accident North Of Dubois

DUBOIS (NNDC) – Both drivers involved in a two-vehicle accident just north of Dubois Thursday afternoon were injured; both were transported to the hospital.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says 64-year old Diane Bair of Dubois was northbound on Indiana 545 just before 1:00PM.  DCSD says Bair was slowing to right into a county waste site.

DCSD says as Bair was slowing, the driver of a pickup truck also heading north did not see the vehicle in front of him.

DCSD says 17-year old Wyatt Servis of Jasper applied his brakes when he did see Bair’s van in front of him.  DCSD says Servis’ pickup slid for 119 feet and struck Bair’s vehicle in the rear.

The collision pushed Bair’s vehicle 70 feet and both vehicles came to rest partially in the Northbound Lane.

Servis was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital for treatment for cuts to his forehead.  Meanwhile, Bair was transported by personal vehicle to the hospital.

She complained of pain to a thumb and shoulder.

DCSD says both vehicles were totaled.  One lane of Indiana 545 was closed for about 45 minutes while the scene was cleared.

Sellersburg Man Arrested For O.W.I. Following Thursday Accident In Jasper 

JASPER (NNDC) – A Clark County man was taken into custody following a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Sixth  and Clay Streets.

Arrested was 34-year old Brandon Nord of Sellersburg.  Jasper police say Nord was stopped in the northbound lane of Clay Street at the stop sign with Sixth.

Nord told police that eastbound traffic on Sixth was backed up from the traffic signal at Newton, and when he attempted to cross Sixth and proceed north he failed to see a westbound vehicle on Sixth and struck the driver’s side of a car 21-year old Gina Norris of Holland.

JPD says officers investigating the accident detected an odor of alcoholic beverage while talking with Nord.  JPD says Nord then failed field sobriety tests; and his blood alcohol content tested .126% after he was taken to JPD headquarters.

Nord is charged with Operating While Intoxicated.  He was also cited Failing to Yield the Right of Way.

Norris complained of pain to her left shoulder.  She was treated at the scene.

Texas Man Arrested For O.W.I. And Obstruction Of Justice

JASPER (NNDC) – A Texas man was taken into custody early Thursday morning on drunk driving and other charges.

JPD says they were alerted of a pickup truck traveling left of center several times while southbound on U. S. 231 shortly after Midnight.

JPD says when officers made contact with the driver, 53-year old Kenneth Street of Dumas, Texas, they suspected he was intoxicated.  He was stopped by officers near the intersection of U. S. 231 and HRJ Lane.

A field sobriety test did determine Street was intoxicated.

He was then taken to Memorial Hospital by police for a chemical test, but JPD says Street refused the test.

He’s been charged with Operating While Intoxicated, O. W. I. Resulting in Endangerment, and Obstruction of Justice.

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