News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

September 25, 2013

ISU police identify man in suspicious activity

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State University Police have identified a man suspected of approaching female students in recent weeks and offering them rides in his vehicle.

University police said they stopped Dominick Iacobazzi, 65, Terre Haute, at about 4:10 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Maple Avenue while he was driving a gold sedan. He was arrested on a charge of driving while suspended, and he was served with a trespass warning to stay away from all university property, ISU police Chief William Mercier said.

Information was provided to police by an individual who recognized a description of the man from recent news releases and instant message alerts to ISU students and staff.

According to ISU police, Iacobazzi is the registered owner of both a red minivan and a gold, four-door sedan that reportedly match the descriptions of vehicles used in recent incidents in which students were offered rides.

Students involved in three incidents also have positively identified Iacobazzi, Mercier said, adding that there is no indication Iacobazzi was involved in two other recent incidents: the attempted abduction of a male student on Aug. 30 and the Sept. 6 assault of a male student who was approached by a stranger in a vehicle. Those incidents remain under investigation.

Police remind students to report any actions that might seem threatening and to refuse rides offered by strangers.

Records show that Iacobazzi was convicted of child molesting in Daviess County in 1992, Mercier sai

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Mother of 2 Makes NFL Cheerleading Squad at 40 Trial Begins Over OKC Bombing Video Suspect Dead, Marshals and Cop Wounded in NYC UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. Fish Oil Plant Blast Kills One Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now!

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010