A Jasper man is facing intoxication and numerous other charges after he went the wrong way on city streets..and then caused problems for officers who were trying to arrest him.
Jasper Police were called at 8:50 last night about a yellow 3-wheel scooter that was going northbound along Jackson Street around 7th Street and was going the wrong way against traffic. JPD says the scooter nearly caused a pair of accidents and witnesses said the driver appeared to be intoxicated since the scooter was swerving all over the roadway. Police say the driver (51-year-old John Layman Jr) also dropped his hat at one point and fell over as he reached down to pick it up.
Officers found the scooter a short time later going northbound on Mill Street at the intersection with 11th Street. Police tried to pull the scooter over, but Layman Jr did not stop and a short chase ensued. Police say Layman Jr ran stop signs along Mill Street at intersections with 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Streets. Layman Jr had to stop at 16th and Mill Streets due to traffic and was taken to the ground by officers after he refused to get off of his scooter.
JPD says Layman was belligerent and argumentative with officers and it was clear that he was highly intoxicated. After refusing every test offered to him and continuing to be belligerent, Layman was taken to Memorial Hospital for further testing and treatment of injuries. Layman then continued his belligerence, this time with hospital staff and refused testing, even after a warrant ordered him to test.
Layman Jr was booked into the Dubois County Security Center. He is charged with OWI, OWI with a Prior Conviction, and OWI Endangerment. He also faces charges for Reckless Driving, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Law Enforcement and Resisting Law Enforcement with a Motor Vehicle.
A weekend domestic disturbance led to the arrest of a Jasper man.
At 9:30 Saturday morning, Jasper Police were called to the Village Court Apartments about the incident. Police say 33-year-old Ignacio Dealba had hit a woman at the residence in front of a child. Ignacio was then taken into custody and booked into the Dubois County Security Center.
Ignacio is facing a Level 6 felony for Domestic Battery. The charge is a felony due to a previous domestic battery conviction and the presence of a child when this incident occurred.
An early Sunday morning ATV accident left a Huntingburg man with serious injuries.
At around 2:30 am, Indiana Conservation Officers say 30-year-old Lukas Schroeder had been operating his ATV in a wooded area along the Patoka River when he failed to negotiate the trail he was riding along. Schroeder collided head-on with a tree and a passenger called family for help.
Schroeder suffered leg and head injuries in the crash. He was taken to Memorial Hospital and he was later taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville where he is listed in critical but stable condition.
Conservation officers say Schroeder was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and alcohol may have been a contributing factor. The accident is still under investigation. Dubois County Sheriff’s deputies also assisted conservation officers.
Now conservation officers are again warning the public to use protective equipment such as chest protectors, hemets and shin guards when riding an ATV.
For more information on ATV safety please visit: www.offroad-ed.com/Indiana
A Saturday afternoon crash involving a bus carrying members of the Paoli High School baseball team left 4 people injured.
At around 5:20 pm, Indiana State Police say 41-year-old Bart Drew of Washington had been going westbound on US Highway 150 in eastern Martin County. After passing Panhandle Road, ISP says Drew lost control of his SUV in a curve due to wet road conditions. Drew’s vehicle then collided with a 15 passenger Ford bus owned by the Paoli Community School Corporation. State police say the bus was being driven by 37-year-old Jeremy Ashley of Paoli and had 1 coach and 6 members of the Paoli baseball team on board.
State police say Drew had to be extricated from his vehicle and he was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. 2 passengers in Drew’s vehicle (15-year-old Chase Drew and 9-year-old Grace Drew) were taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper to be treated for minor injuries. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Connor Blair of Paoli suffered minor injuries as a passenger on the school bus. He was taken to IU Health Hospital in Paoli for treatment.
The crash is still under investigation. West Baden Police, the Martin County Sheriff’s Department, the Shoals Fire Department, IU Health and Martin County EMS also assisted.
From Indiana Conservation Officers:
Indiana Conservation Officers located a female body believed to be Lianne Wiscaver (55) of Washington this morning at approximately 08:30 am. The body was found in the East Fork of the White River about a half mile downstream from the Highway 257 Bridge on the Pike County / Daviess County Line. Wiscaver had been missing since Thursday evening around 5:15 pm.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
Indiana Conservation Officers are continuing their search for a Washington woman who was reported missing yesterday.
In a news release, conservation officers say Pike County Dispatch was called at around 5:15 pm by a concerned motorist. The motorist told authorities that a woman had been standing on the Highway 257 bridge at the Pike and Daviess County lines and he turned around after passing by to go check on her. Once he returned, the woman was gone.
Authorities found a car belonging to 55-year-old Lianne Wiscaver of Washington parked on the south side of the bridge. Police say Wiscaver had not been seen or heard from since yesterday afternoon.
Now conservation officers have been doing bank searches and using dragging equipment in their attempts to find Wiscaver. The search was suspended due to darkness and will begin again at daylight today.
Responding agencies included the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Daviess County Sheriffs Department, Indiana State Police, Jefferson Township Fire Department, Harrison Township Fire Department, Southwest Medical, Pike County EMS and Indiana Conservation Officers.
Jasper Police are continuing their investigation into a stabbing at the Germantown Shopping Center.
Police were called about a fight in the center’s parking lot at around 12:35 yesterday afternoon. JPD says the caller reported that one of the suspects was armed with a knife.
After arriving on scene, officers found 1 person, who was taken to Memorial Hospital by EMS. Others involved left the scene before police arrived.
JPD says this incident is still under investigation and further information will be released if it develops. Dubois County Sheriff’s deputies, Indiana State Police and Memorial Hospital EMS also assisted.