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Battery Incident Investigated

The Jasper Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance as they look to identify a man they believed was involved in a battery incident Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a Jasper grocery. Police say the incident took place in the parking lot of the IGA store located along the 700 Block of West Second Street sometime between 4 and 4:30 pm Monday.They say the suspect is a male, possibly in his 30s, who was wearing a camouflage hat, flannel shirt and had a bushy beard at the time of the incident.

The victim identified the vehicle the suspect was driving as a red Dodge 2-door pickup with several bumper stickers and at least one sticker in the back glass area. The side of his truck had a political name spray-painted in white. The passenger window had a clip-on United States Flag hanging outside of the truck. The rear bumper was bent indicating possible damage. If you recognize the description of this person or vehicle, please contact the Jasper Police Department at 812-482-2255 or the anonymous tip line at 812-481-COPS.

Police Looking Into Vehicle Break-Ins

The Jasper Police Department say they are looking into a series of vehicle break-ins that occurred overnight Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning in the area of Poplar Lane inside Country Club Estates. Police have not released any additional details about these incidents but ask that anyone with information about the break-ins call the Jasper Police Department at 812-482-2255 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 812-481-COPS.


Jasper Police took a man into custody on a pair of charges including possession of paraphernalia after receiving a report of a disturbance at a south side hotel early Thursday morning. Police say at around 3:20 am Thursday officers were called to the Jasper Inn located along Wernsing Road where they made contact with the caller, 25-year old Phillip Fournier Jr who police say was walking northbound along Wernsing Road and appeared to be highly intoxicated.

Fournier Jr. told Police he has been in an argument with his father in one of the rooms at the hotel. Police say during their investigation they found Fournier to be on possession of paraphernalia. He was taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center on charges of Public Intoxication and Possession Paraphernalia.


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