DCBi Staff

An early morning report Saturday about a stab wound resulted in the arrest of two minors on alcohol-related charges.

The Huntingburg Police Department was called to Memorial Hospital’s emergency room at 4:30 am regarding a patient with a stab wound to his neck.

Police say the patient, 31-year old Pedro Francisco Pedro, had sustained a non-life threatening wound and was transferred to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment.

The victim told authorities he was stabbed at a residence along the 900 block of S. Cherry Street by his younger brother before being brought to the emergency room by private vehicle. The victim also said he did not want to press charges.

Police went to the South Cherry Street location and spoke with 20-year-old Angel Pedro and 18-year-old Juan Jose, who both live at the home, and determined they had been drinking.

Angel Pedro, whose blood alcohol content tested .04 percent, and Juan Jose, whose BAC was .11 percent, were arrested and charged with minor consuming. They were booked into the Dubois County Security Center just after 12 noon.

Police say an investigation into the stabbing is continuing.

Conservation Officers with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are investigating a motorcycle accident that injured a Crawford County man Monday evening in southern Pike County.

Investigators say around 8 pm Monday 27-year old Robert Williams of Milltown, was test driving a motorcycle, a type commonly known as a “crotch rocket”,along State Road 257 in Velpen after he had attempted some maintenance to the bike.

Williams told authorities the throttle stuck at a high rate of speed as he approached a railroad track crossing and as the motorbike crossed the tracks, Williams lost control, ran through a roadway ditch, and struck a bob wire fence causing severe neck injuries.

Nearby witnesses called 911 at around 8:15 pm and after assisting Williams with his injuries, officers say the witnesses drove Williams approximately 8 miles west on State Road 64 to Arthur Junction and a waiting ambulance. Williams was then airlifted by AirEvac to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where he remains in the critical care unit at this time.

Authorities believe alcohol was not a factor in the accident and say Williams was wearing a helmet. The accident is still under investigation.

Conservation Officers were assisted by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, Pike County EMS, and the Patoka Township Volunteer Fire Department.

A Pike County woman was cited for failure to yield after a two vehicle accident late Tuesday afternoon on Jasper’s southeast side.

Jasper Police say just before 5:30 pm an SUV driven by 50-year old Leah Mills of Jasper was northbound on Third Avenue approaching the entrance to the Jasper KMart Store while a crossover SUV driven by 33-year old Christina Hoskins of Petersburg was exiting KMart preparing to turn left in order to travel south on Third Avenue.

Hoskins told police she failed to see Mill’s SUV approaching the entrance because of an unknown vehicle that was in the turn lane preparing to turn into the parking lot entrance.

Police say Hoskins crossover continued onto Third Avenue striking Mill’s vehicle in the right side with its front end.

13-thousand dollars total damage was reported in the accident.

Hoskins was ticketed by Jasper Police with failure to yield the right of way.

No injuries were reported.

A pair of Jasper man were taken into custody after a traffic stop early this morning on Jasper’s west side.

At about a quarter till 2 Jasper Police stopped a vehicle for driving left of center along Truman Road just west of 5th Avenue.

Police say during the stop a K-9 unit was called to the scene and a consent to search the vehicle occupied by 18-year old Carlos Hernandez, 18-year old Cody Casper of Jasper and a female juvenile was granted.

Police during their search say marijuana and paraphernalia were located in the vehicle.

Police charged Casper with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Meanwhile Hernandez faces charges of possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.

Both men were taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center.

65-year old Deborah Denton of Jasper, passed away Tuesday in St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

She is survived by,

Her husband,

Charles Denton

A Daughter,

Kristina Denton of Indianapolis,

3 Sons,

Jeff Harlow of Jasper,

Scott Harlow of San Antonio, TX

Craig Rupprecht of Clarksville,

Mother, Wilma Neukam, Jasper,

2 Brothers and Seven grandchildren.

Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel with burial to follow at a later date.

Friends may call from 11 am Saturday until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center or to a favorite charity.

Funeral services for 85-year old Allen Werne of Ferdinand will be held at 10 am Thursday in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside services.

Friends may call now till 8 pm this evening and from 7 till 9:30 am Thursday at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand.

75-year old Louise Hembree of Jasper, passed away Wednesday in the Professional Care of Dale.

She is survived by,

Her Husband,

Harold V. Hembree

One Daughter,

Barbara Miller of Chrisney,

One grandson also survives.

Funeral services for 75-year old Louise Hembree of Jasper will be held at 2 pm Sunday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville with burial to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 till 8 pm Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at the church on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association.