Jasper Police conducted a traffic stop at 11:29 p.m. last Thursday night in the 1700 block of Newton Street that led to the arrest of 39-year-old Stacey Hewitt of Jasper. According to police, Hewitt’s 2008 Toyota Camry was observed traveling on Newton Street without headlights or taillights illuminated. During the traffic stop, police determined Hewitt was under the influence of alcohol. She was taken to Memorial Hospital, where a blood draw determined her BAC to be 0.238. Hewitt was then transported to Dubois County Security Center and charged with operating while intoxicated endangerment and operating while intoxicated. Hewitt was also issued a citation for improper headlights.
Moped operator injured
Meloy Fowler 41, of Bedford, was northbound on Meridian Road on her 2015 Yamaha moped when she ran off the roadway and struck a mailbox, causing her to lose control of the moped and wreck. Police say Fowler, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, sustained head lacerations and was transported by EMS to Memorial Hospital. Damage to her moped in the June 26, 5 p.m. accident was estimated at $150.
Charged with OWI
At 6:32 p.m. Saturday evening, police conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Dodge Ram that was allegedly speeding and had expired plates. During the investigation, the officer determined the driver — 59-year-old Robert Baker of Jasper — was under the influence of alcohol. Baker was taken to Jasper Police Department for a certified chemical test, which showed his BAC to be 0.158. Baker was then transported to the security center on charges of OWI with a prior conviction, a level 6 felony, and OWI with a BAC over 0.15, a class A misdemeanor. He was also cited for speeding and having expired plates.
Man charged with burglary, theft, forgery
Jasper Police Department was dispatched to a residence last Thursday, June 25, in reference to a residential burglary that had occurred there. Upon further investigation, officers determined the suspect had fraudulently cashed the victim’s check. A search warrant was obtained for the suspect’s residence, where officers located some of the articles stolen from the victim’s home. Officers arrested 20-year-old Carlos Cuello Martinez of Jasper on charges of burglary, a level 4 felony; theft, a level 6 felony; and counterfeit/forgery, a level 6 felony. He was lodged in the security center. Jasper Police were assisted by the Indiana State Police and Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office.