The Washington Times-Herald

December 13, 2012

Hair dryer taken in theft

Police Report

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9:56 p.m. - A female caller, 1404 E. Nat’l Hwy., advised she was gone for about four hours and when she returned to her residence someone had gained entry by prying open a bedroom window. A hair dryer was missing.

8:30 p.m. - Elvia Mandajuano advised she was in her brother’s white Mitsubishi at N.W. Fifth and W. Walnut streets when someone in a black Ford struck it and left the scene. She recognized the driver and identified him. There was damage to the Mitsubishi’s front bumper.

3:31 p.m. - Leo Becerra reported windows were broken out of a camper parked behind 15 W. South St.



8:20 a.m. - Emily R. Worobec, 24, Terre Haute, was westbound on W. Nat’l Hwy. in her 2000 Mercury Mountaineer near CR 300W, Maysville, and was not familiar with the area. She was using a GPS application on her cell phone and failed to stop where the road ends at the old White River bridge. She drove off the road and into a “Road Closed” guardrail belonging to INDOT. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.


12:08 p.m. - Nicholas W. Raber, 39, Odon, was eastbound on CR 1200N near CR 1000E in a 1996 International truck when, he stated, he saw Michael L. Eagle, Loogootee, approaching on horseback walking another horse beside him. Raber said as he approached, one horse reared and turned to the left.

He said he was afraid he’d hit them, so he veered right onto the shoulder of the road. When he attempted to bring the vehicle back onto the roadway, he crossed the road and went into Martin Stoll’s yard. Raber then overcorrected to the right, causing the truck to roll over on its side and come to rest on the road.

Eagle said he was westbound to Odon with an inexperienced road horse. He said the horse was uneasy as the truck approached and did rear, but he had the horses under control the whole time.

Eagle also told officers he thought Raber should’ve slowed down out of courtesy, but that Raber didn’t appear to be speeding.

No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated between $25,000 and $50,000.

Dec. 5

8:18 a.m. - Justin C. Crosby, 30, Loogootee, was westbound on U.S. 50 west of Montgomery in a 2007 Ford Econoline registered to UHaul of Arizona when he crossed the center line and collided with a 2009 Mack truck with dump trailer registered to Elmer Buchta Trucking, Otwell. The Mack truck was driven by Steven G. Koenig, 37, 507 N.W. Ninth St., who suffered minor bleeding to his elbow/lower arm in the accident.

Crosby continued across the eastbound lane, went off the road into a ditch and came to rest in a field. He was not wearing a restraint, but his airbag deployed. He was trapped inside the vehicle and suffered a fracture/dislocation of his elbow/lower arm. He was cited for driving while suspended and for driving left of center.

Drug and alcohol tests were performed on both drivers, and results are pending. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000. 


Damien Robert Cox, 34, Washington, was arrested by county police Tuesday on a warrant for possession of methamphetamine. He was released on $2,500 bond.

Mary Janice Cummings, 60, Washington, was arrested by state police Tuesday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. She was held at Daviess County Security Center on $2,000 bond.

Melinda Gail Norris, 32, Washington, was arrested by city police Tuesday on an out-of-county warrant. She was held without bond.

Chadrick Allen Royal, 41, Vincennes, was arrested by county police Tuesday on a warrant for receiving stolen property. He was released on $5,000 bond.

Jail Population: 148