JASPER — An officer who investigated after hearing a car alarm sounding Tuesday evening arrested a motorist and accused him of fleeing from police.
The Jasper Police Department officer was in the vicinity of the Jasper Lofts at 1300 E. 13th St. when he heard the car alarm at 7:16 p.m. The officer checked the area and observed a red 2004 Honda Civic leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
The officer said the car ran a stop sign. When the officer attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle allegedly attempted to flee. The driver, Mauricio A. Hernandez Rico, 25, 1440 Dewey St., went to his address where he exited the car and was taken into custody, police reported.
Police say Hernandez Rico was found to have never received a driver’s license. Police also allegedly found marijuana on his person.
Authorities booked Hernandez Rico into the Dubois County Security Center at 7:47 p.m. on a preliminary Level 6 felony count of resisting law enforcement with a motor vehicle and preliminary misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession and driving while having never been licensed.
DUBOIS — Units of the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of an outdoor fire getting out of hand early Sunday afternoon northeast of Dubois.
Becky Noble was burning outside in the 5000 block of North Dubois Road Northeast when the fire started to spread and was reported by a neighbor at 12:49 p.m., according to Fire Chief Steve Kalb.
Noble and the neighbor had the fire all but out by the time the fire department arrived, Kalb said. Firefighters finished the job, he added.
A 50-by-50-foot area in the edge of a woods burned but there was no other damage.
The fire department was having a meeting when the call