Circuit Court Judge Terry Shewmaker has 120 days to issue a ruling on McDonald’s request.
Man pleads guilty
to wildlife charge
A Goshen man entered a guilty plea in federal court in South Bend this week to a wildlife-related charge.
Ronald Simmons, 46, pleaded guilty to the felony offense of taking, killing or possessing migratory birds. Indiana Department of Natural Resources officers alleged in 2012 that Simmons and a co-defendant killed federally protected raptors including a great horned owl, red-tail hawks and Cooper’s hawks. The birds were caught in a pole trap and then shot, according to a DNR news release.
Simmons is scheduled to be sentenced April 8.
• A Goshen man was arrested on a theft charge Friday.
Around 3:30 a.m., Goshen police were called to the 1000 block of South Main Street regarding a suspicious person. Justyn Yowell, 21, 202 S. Sixth St., was located in the 900 block of South Seventh Street and arrested. He was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail on charges of theft and unlawful entry of a motor vehicle.
The following motorists were recently arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated:
• James L. McCreary, 44, 51576 C.R. 9, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop around 12:15 a.m. Friday on C.R. 20 west of Benham Avenue in Elkhart. In addition to the OWI, McCreary was arrested on a charge of driving while his driving privileges were suspended. He was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.
Vandalism/criminal mischief reports
• It was reported to Goshen police Thursday that someone spray-painted street signs and a concrete wall along South Indiana Avenue.
• Two 14-year-old students were arrested by Goshen police at Goshen Middle School, 1216 S. Indiana Ave., Thursday on charges of illegal possession of alcohol. According to the police report, a school employee was made aware that the students had alcohol in their bags. The juveniles were released to their parents on a promise to appear in court.