Goshen News, Goshen, IN

February 27, 2014

POLICE NEWS FOR FEB. 27, 2014: Driver hurt in car, bus crash


Goshen News

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A two-vehicle crash involving a Middlebury Community Schools bus injured a driver Wednesday morning east of Goshen.

The mishap occurred at 8:10 a.m. at the intersection of C.R.s 36 and 33. Elkhart County police said Ada Miller, 25, Goshen, was driving north on C.R. 33 in a 2001 Ford Taurus. Police said Miller was driving too fast for weather conditions and couldn’t stop at the C.R. 36 stop sign. The vehicle slid into the intersection and collided with an eastbound 2002 Freightliner school bus driven by Rae Rolston, 56, Middlebury. Police said Rolston had the right of way and could not avoid the collision.

Miller suffered back and head pain and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

No students were on the bus at the time of the collision, school officials reported.

Crash reports

• A one-vehicle crash south of Goshen Tuesday injured an Osceola man.

The mishap occurred around 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of C.R.s 31 and 52. Elkhart County police said Joseph Blair, 48, Osceola, was driving south in a 1999 Ford Explorer. The vehicle went off the road and struck a street sign.

Blair suffered minor pain to his head as result of the crash and was disoriented. He was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

Police said Blair was cited for disregarding a stop sign.

Theft/burglary reports

• Jose L. Gomez, 19498 C.R. 38, Apt. 4C, Goshen, reported a burglary to Elkhart County police. He said that sometime between noon Friday and 1:54 p.m. Monday, someone broke in through the front door of his home and took cash from a jacket hanging in the closet.

• Daniel Oplinger of Goshen told Elkhart County police Monday he found out that someone was using his personal information. Oplinger made the discovery when he attempted to file his tax return.

• Courtney Wallis, 812 S. 11th St., told Goshen police Monday that someone stole her Apple iPad from her home.

• Kaylub Akers of Goshen told Goshen police that someone stole his cell phone Monday at Walmart, 4024 Elkhart Road. Akers told police he’d left the phone at the self-checkout. The incident occurred around 6:15 p.m., according to the police report.

• Jessica Perez, 121 Silverwood Lane, reported a theft from her vehicle to Goshen police Tuesday. The theft occurred while the vehicle was parked outside her home.

• Greg Ciesnicki of Elkhart told Goshen police Tuesday that someone tried to access his Pet Supplies Plus card.

• Goshen police were dispatched to the 100 block of North Eighth Street Tuesday and spoke with two boys who said their bicycles had been stolen.

Assault/battery reports

• A woman told Elkhart County police that her 11-year-old son was battered by another male student at Bashor Children’s Home, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen, around 12:35 p.m. Monday.

• A Goshen Community Schools employee reported being battered by a student at a Regent Court address around 12:20 p.m. Monday. The employee requested that no criminal charges be filed, according to Goshen police.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Amy Bertram, principal at Fairfield Junior-Senior High School, 67530 U.S. 33, told Elkhart County police that someone vandalized the football practice field. Someone drove onto the field between 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, creating ruts and causing other damage.

• Joseph Lehman of Goshen told city police someone damaged his vehicle prior to Feb. 14 while it was parked on Gra-Roy Drive.

• James Simmons, 1812 Parkwest Drive, Goshen, told Goshen police Monday that someone shot out windows on his house with a BB gun.

• A Goshen police officer on patrol Tuesday spotted graffiti on the wall of the business at 111 S. Main St. The business owner was notified.

• Employees at IU Health Goshen, 200 High Park Drive, reported the theft of a company credit card to Goshen police Tuesday.

• A boy told Goshen police someone stole his cell phone Monday at Goshen Middle School, 1216 S. Indiana Ave. The phone was recovered, police said, and it was discovered that another student had the device.

OWI arrests

The following motorists were arrested, and incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail, on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated:

• Anthony S. Fisher, 22, 51263 C.R. 35, Bristol, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a single-vehicle crash that took place around 11:12 p.m. on C.R. 2 west of Ind. 13, Middlebury.

Drug/alcohol incidents

• A staff member at Goshen Middle School, 1216 Indiana Ave., told Goshen police that two juveniles were smoking marijuana in the restrooms Monday. The incident occurred around 3:19 p.m., according to the police report. The juveniles were released to their parents.

• Paige Sager, 19, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop around 10:08 p.m. Tuesday on C.R. 17 north of C.R. 28. Police said Sager was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Sager was released at the scene with a date to appear in Elkhart County Magistrate Court.