Huntingburg Man Arrested Following Investigation into Car Theft

A Huntingburg man was arrested over the weekend on various criminal counts stemming from the report of a stolen vehicle south of Huntingburg Saturday night.

Just after 10 pm Jacob Hall of Huntingburg reported to authorities that his SUV was stolen. Deputies with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department responded and while one deputy was still taking the report, another found the vehicle in the 3600 block of County Road 900S.

19-year-old Wesley Meyer of Huntingburg who police feel stole the SUV appeared to be asleep in the vehicle. A deputy had difficulty Wesley Meyerwaking Meyer and, when he came around, authorities say he became combative.

Police say they attempted to subdue Meyer with the aid of a Taser stun gun but he continued to fight until he was placed in handcuffs and shackles.

Meyer had a blood alcohol content that tested .22 percent on a portable breathalyzer. He was also in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Meyer, who declined medical treatment after being taken into custody, was booked into the Dubois County Security Center early Sunday on Class D felony counts of vehicle theft and theft, plus misdemeanor counts of minor consuming, possession of paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

The Huntingburg Police Department, the St. Henry Volunteer Fire Department and Memorial Hospital EMS assisted at the scene.