Dubois Area Man Charged With Child Molesting; Illegal Alien Arrested For Gun Possession (POLICE BLOTTER)
DUBOIS (NNDC) – A 48-year old rural Dubois man has been arrested for child molesting.
Indiana State Police say Michael Hobbs was arrested Tuesday charged with a Level 4 Felony count of Child Molesting with a Minor Under the Age of 14.
ISP says during what is called a forensic interview that took place earlier in the day on Tuesday, a female juvenile victim told officers she had been sexually abused by Hobbs for years.
Police says the victim was younger than 14 when the alleged abuse began.
If found guilty, a Level 4 felony count of child molesting carries a prison term of two to 12 years.
The Dubois County Department of Child Services assisted in the investigation.
POLICE LOOKING FOR JASPER ACCIDENT VICTIMS
JASPER (NNDC) – The Jasper Police Department says it is looking for anyone who witnessed a two-car accident that happened early Wednesday morning.
JPD says 41-year old Maria Duncan of rural Jasper was driving southbound on Clay Street shortly before 6:00AM when her car was struck by a car that was westbound on Second Street.
Police say the driver of the westbound car, 33-year old Lena Alton of Petersburg, told officers she was stopped at the intersection and then proceeded. She told police Duncan’s car did not stop and drove into her path and the two vehicles collided.
Duncan told police she did stop before proceeding westbound. Duncan told police she thinks Alton disregarded the stop sign and drove into the side of her car.
Duncan complained of left leg pain refused to be transported to the hospital.
JPD is asking for anyone who witnessed the accident to 812-482-2255 or you can call JPD’s anonymous tip line at 812-481-COPS (2677).
ILLEGAL ALIEN CHARGED FOR GUN POSSESSION
JASPER (NNDC) – Jasper police say 26-year old Rogelio Lopez-Luria of Washington was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a federal warrant charging him with possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.
The Jasper Police Department say they assisted U. S. Homeland Security agents in taking Lopez-Luria into custody at his place of employment in Jasper.
Lopez-Luria was taken to the Dubois County Security Center. Custody was later transferred to U. S. Federal agents.
WET CONDITIONS BLAMED FOR CHAIN-REACTION ACCIDENT
JASPER (NNDC) – Wet road conditions is believed to have been the reason for a three-vehicle, chain-reaction accident Tuesday afternoon on Jasper’s far south side.
JPD says 26-year old Ashley Tyman of Jasper was driving northbound on U.S. 231. She told police she was stopped for traffic at the intersection with Division Road shortly after 5:00PM.
She says that’s when another northbound car, driven by 32-year old Jaime Guillon, rear-ended her vehicle. Guillon told police he was unable to stop because of the wet road conditions.
Police say the impact of the collision pushed Tyman’s car into the rear of a third car with 35-year old Terri Williams of Petersburg the driver.
JPD says Williams complained of neck and back pain and Tyman complained of chest and neck pain. Both declined medical treatment at the scene.
Guillon was cited for speed too fast to avoid a collision as well as driving while having never been licensed.
JASPER MAN CITED FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT
JASPER (NNDC) – A 71-year old Jasper man was cited following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday night on Jasper’s near southside.
JPD says Arthur Welp was driving his van eastbound on 2nd Street at about 6:20PM when his vehicle was struck by a northbound SUV. The driver of the SUV was 28-year old Sarah Arnold of Evansville.
JASPER WOMAN CITED FOLLOWING TUESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT
JASPER (NNDC) – A Jasper woman was cited by police for failing to yield the right-of-way following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Jackson and 11th Street Tuesday morning.
Police say 62-year old Marilyn Weisheit was southbound on Jackson Street when her SUV was struck on the passenger side by a westbound car on 11th Street driven by 21-year old Kala Bean of rural Jasper.
Bean told JPD she stopped at Jackson Street but did not see any oncoming vehicles. She then proceeded into the intersection. She was cited by police failing to yield the right-of-way.
Neither driver was hurt.