Juveniles Arrested For JMS Vandalism; Phone Scam Reported In County (POLICE BLOTTER)

Juveniles Arrested For Vandalism At Jasper Middle School (PHOTOS)

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Jasper (NNDC) – Three juveniles have been arrested for their alleged roles in vandalism at the Jasper Middle School football field earlier this month.

Jasper police say the three male juveniles, one 14; the other two 15, have been referred to the Dubois County Juvenile Probation Department to answer to the charges of criminal mischief and burglary.

JPD says the concession stand and press box at the JMS football field were broken into.  The incident was reported to JPD on March 14th.

DCSD Is Warning Local Residence Of Phone Scam

Jasper (NNDC) – Residents of Dubois County are receiving phone scam calls again; this according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

DCSD says callers are identifying themselves as U. S.  Department of the Treasury representatives.  The caller is leaving a message warning that a department magistrate is going to arrest them if them if the phone call is not returned.

DCSD says this is not the case.  DCSD says the Treasury Department will never contact private citizens by phone.

DCSD says if and when there is legitimate issue that needs to be addressed, the Treasury Department will always attempt to make contact by mail

DCSD says a similar scam was reported in the county last month when the callers then identifying themselves as IRS agents.

DCSD says never give out personal information over the phone and do not call them back.

Loogootee Woman Arrested On Possession Charges / OWI

Jasper (NNDC) – A Martin County woman arrested Monday now faces several drug-related possession charges as well operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.

Jasper police say a caller informed them of a vehicle that was reported to be weaving all over the road while traveling south on Newton Street (U.S. 231) at about 9:30AM Monday.

JPD says the vehicle was then spotted turning into the Jasper WalMart store parking lot; striking a curb as it entered the lot.

The woman driver then left her vehicle and entered the store; that’s where officers made contact with 30-year old Miranda Rehl of Loogootee.

JPD says a field sobriety test was conducted of which police say she failed.

Officers also say they found Rehl in possession of a controlled substance, along with marijuana and paraphernalia.

She was taken into custody.

Ferdinand Woman Charged In Connection With Holland Business Burglary

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Holland (NNDC) – A Dubois County woman has been arrested in connection with a burglary this past December at Blesch Sales & Service in Holland.

31-year old Alicia Greener is charged with a Level 5 felony county of aiding a burglary and a Level 6 felony count of aiding in theft.  She made her initial appearance in Dubois Circuit Court Monday.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says cash and cigarettes were taken during the December 13th burglary.  Entry was gained by a door being pried open and a dead-bolt lock was broken.

A second suspect in the break-in, 30-year old David Deck of Casey, Illinois is currently being held at the Clark County (IL) jail in Marshall on charges from a separate crime.

The sheriff’s department says its investigation revealed that Deck was staying at the Camelot Inn in Jasper at the time of the crime and was also involved. Greener was allegedly with him at that time.

Court records show Deck allegedly was the one who broke into the Holland business.  Greener is charged with driving him to and from the business that night.

Greener remains jailed at the Dubois County Security Center in Jasper on a $2500 cash bond.

Police Seeking Public’s Help In Finding Those Who Stole Two ADA Picnic Tables

Patoka Lake (NNDC) – The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible for staling to two ADA access picnic tables valued at more than $2000.

DCSD says it was contacted by Stan Akin from the Army Corp of Engineers at Patoka Lake on Monday .

The tables are eight-foot long, vinyl coated and brown and black in color.  They are wheelchair accessible.

DCSD says the tables are extremely heavy and were bolted to the concrete floor of a shelter house in the picnic area below the dam on what is called the tailwater side of the lake.  The tables were stolen sometime Thursday or Friday.  DCSD believes more one person was involved in the theft.

DCSD says anyone with information about the tables is asked to contact the sheriff’s department at 812-482-3522.

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