Disappearance is Crime of the Week
A disappearance in which police believe foul play is involved is the Crime Stoppers crime of the week.
Seventeen-year-old Sandra Powell disappeared in March 1987 from her South Bend home without a trace. In 1986, Sandra witnessed the homicide of a friend. Days before her disappearance, she testified at the homicide trial. Police believe she is a victim of foul play and presumed dead.
Through the years, police have continued to follow up on tips and leads, but the case remains unsolved. Sandra’s family is desperate for answers. Crime Stoppers believes that someone in the community knows what happened. If anyone knows about the disappearance of Sandra Powel and contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 342-STOP or (574) 288-STOP, they could receive a cash award of up to $1,000.
• An employee of Lippert Components, 51040 Greenfield Parkway, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police someone stole diesel fuel, copper cable and tools from the company at different times between January and Monday.
• Kathleen S. Chupp of Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone used her credit card to purchase items on the Internet without her approval and under a different name at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Vandalism/criminal mischief reports
• Ralph Frauhiger, 515 Middlebury St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone vandalized his vehicle at his residence between Jan. 18 and Thursday.
• An employee at Linton’s Landscaping, 20755 C.R. 14, told Elkhart County police someone damaged the ignition switch on a Bobcat front loader between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
• Police arrested a driver Thursday following a one-vehicle crash around 10:18 p.m. Thursday.
Elkhart County police said Ann M. Hardy, 45, Elkhart, drove off the road and her vehicle damaged a drainage ditch on Ind. 19, south of C.R. 36 in Wakarusa. She was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.