Two Local Women Arrested; Jasper Accident Hurts Three (BLOTTER)

Jasper Woman Arrested For Domestic Battery

MatheisJasper (NNDC) – Jasper police say they arrested 20-year old Brianna Matheis Sunday afternoon after were called to a report of a fight in progress in a parking lot in the 400 block of Wernsing Road

JPD says upon arrival, officers found Matheis (pictured) and a male victim had been in a physical altercation at that location.

Officers says the male victim had visible sign of injury to his neck, chest, and back. Matheis was taken into custody charged with Domestic Battery.

Three Hurt In Jasper Chain-Reaction Accident Friday

Jasper (NNDC) – The drivers of three vehicles sustained minor injuries in a chain-reaction accident late Friday afternoon.

Jasper police say shortly before 5:00pm, cars driven by 57-year old Michael LeClere of Jasper and 57-year old Marleny DeMendez of Velpen were stopped for traffic along U. S. 231 just south of Wernsing Lane. The driver of a third vehicle, an SUV, driven by 34-year old Christopher Eckstein of Jasper, collided in the back of the LeClere’s car which then collided into DeMendez’s car.

Eckstein told JPD officers he was distracted and took his eye off the road when he reached for his iPod which had fallen off his car’s dashboard moments earlier.

All three complained of chest or back pain following the accident. LeClere was transported to Memorial Hospital.

Jasper Woman Arrested; Facing Auto Theft & Drug Charges

StrotmanJasper (NNDC) – A Jasper woman now faces several felony charges after she was arrested early Friday morning in connection with a stolen car.

Jasper police arrested 31-year old Vicki Strotman (pictured) at the Super 8 motel on city’s far southside where she was reportedly staying.

A tip led police to Strotman and the stolen vehicle which was reported stolen at a northside Jasper residence last Wednesday.

She’s been charged with Auto Theft (a Level 6 felony).

After making contact with Strotman, JPD officers also found her to be in possession of a hypodermic syringe (a Level 6 felony), methamphetamines (a Level 6 felony) and paraphernalia (a Class A misdemeanor).

JPD says the Dubois County office of Indiana Child Protection Services also assisted in the arrest.

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