Early Morning Traffic Stop Lands Local Man In Jail; No One Hurt In Separate Accidents (BLOTTER)

JASPER (NNDC) – A traffic stop early this (Friday) morning by Jasper police on the city’s south side ends with a local man taken into custody on drug charges.

JPD officers pulled over a car driving by 22-year old Terrance Coomer along south Newton Street just north of Church Avenue at about 2am for an inoperable headlight.

Upon further investigation, police discovered Coomer’s car also had an expired license plate, the back windshield was busted out and the front windshield was smashed obstructing the driver’s view. Police also say Coomer did not have any insurance on the vehicle and his driver’s license was suspended.

JPD also says Coomer had four grams of marijuana in his possession.

He was taken into custody charged with misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession and operating a vehicle without financial responsibility. The insurance charge was elevated to a misdemeanor from a citation because of a prior conviction for the same offense. Coomer was also cited for driving with a suspended license.

No One Injured In Two-Vehicle Jasper Accident

JASPER (NNDC) – The driver in one of two vehicles in a Thursday afternoon accident in Jasper was cited for following too closely.

Jasper police say an SUV drivern by 46-year old Patrick Masterson rear-ended a car driven by 15-year old Rhegann Weisheit while the two were traveling east on Indiana 56 on the city’s far west side at about 4:45pm.

JPD says Masterson did not see Weisheit slow to make a left hand turn onto North Rolling Ridge Road and was unable to stop in time before the two vehicles collided.

Masterson was cited for following too closely.

No Charges In Two-Vehicle Ferdinand Accident

FERDINAND (NNDC) – No one was injured and no citations were issued when two vehicles collided at a Ferdinand intersection Thursday afternoon.

Ferdinand police say a jeep driven by 26-year old Daniel Hedinger was traveling south on Ninth Street when he pulled into the path of an eastbound pickup at Missouri Street and the two vehicles collided. The truck was driven by 55-year old Brian Fink. Both men are from Ferdinand.

FPD say Fink hit his brakes in an attempt to avoid the collision but could not do so.