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Dubois County Reports- July 14, 2020

Ferdinand Fire Department

Smoke detector reset

Ferdinand Fire Department was called to lot 58B on 633 West 9th Street just after midnight last Wednesday, to report of a smoke detector sounding but no smoke showing. Upon arriving, firefighters searched the home with a thermal camera and gas detector, but nothing was found. Personnel helped the homeowner reset the detector. Four trucks and 12 personnel were on scene for approximately 20 minutes. Ferdinand Police provided assistance.

Melted container causes stove fire

Ferdinand Firefighters were called to 642 East 21st Street last Thursday to report of a structure fire. Upon arriving, firefighters found the home full of smoke. The homeowner advised the fire was on the stove and had been sprayed with a fire extinguisher. Firefighters extinguished the rest of the fire, exhausted the smoke from the home, and carried the stove outside. It was determined a plastic container had melted and started the fire on the stove-top. Four trucks and 25 personnel were on scene for approximately one hour. Ferdinand Police provided assistance.

Ferdinand Police

Rear-end collision

John Stutteville, 39, of Newburgh, was preparing to make a right turn off of west 3rd Street onto Industrial Park Road when another vehicle caused him to suddenly hit his brakes. Stutteville’s 2018 Ford van was then struck from behind by a 1999 Chevy van driven by 46-year-old Dawn Kerstiens of Jasper. Both vehicles sustained under $500 in damage. Neither driver was injured in the July 9, 11:30 a.m. accident.

Jasper Police

Domestic battery arrest

Jasper Police were dispatched to Lot 103, 655 Village Court, in reference to a domestic battery in progress. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a male subject bleeding from his head. The subject denied medical assistance on scene by Dubois County EMS. Further investigation by the officers determined 21-year-old Ruben Segundo Morales Cruz had struck the male victim, causing the injury. Cruz was taken into custody on a charge of domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony. Jasper Police were assisted by the Indiana State Police. 

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