Goshen News, Goshen, IN

February 6, 2014

Police news for Feb. 6, 2014

Goshen News

---- — Several motorists were injured in recent crashes in Goshen, city police reported:

• A two-vehicle collision injured two passengers Monday at U.S. 33 and Kercher Road.

The mishap occurred at 4:43 a.m. Goshen police reported that David Hernandez, 20, Kendallville, was driving a 1996 Toyota Camry on U.S. 33 and fell asleep at the wheel. The Toyota rear-ended a 2013 Ford F150 driven by Bruce Routson, 44, Syracuse.

Two passengers in the Ford vehicle were hurt. Darla Routson, 44, Syracuse, and Gage Cree, 21, Syracuse, both suffered back pain.

• A Goshen pedestrian was hurt when she was struck by a vehicle Friday.

The mishap occurred around 6:52 a.m. in the area of U.S. 33 and Chicago Avenue. Police said a 2001 Ford Windstar driven by Betty Reynolds, 70, Goshen, sideswiped Patricia Simmons, 55, Goshen.

According to the police report, Simmons was walking with her back to traffic and wearing dark clothing. Police said she’d been walking on the road due to snow being piled up on the side of the road.

Simmons suffered hip and leg pain due to the crash and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.


• Tricia Whitehead of Goshen told Goshen police someone stole her iPhone at Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, while she was shopping.

• Diana Metzler called police to a residence in the 1600 block of East Lincoln Avenue regarding a theft.

• James Cotherman, 27, 223 S. Main St., Goshen, was arrested on a theft charge after allegedly trying to steal alcohol at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road. The incident occurred around 4:24 p.m. Tuesday, according to the police report. Cotherman was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

Gunfire reported

A Goshen resident called police after she heard what she believed sounded like gunshots in the area of Eighth Street and Mercer Avenue around 11:23 a.m. Tuesday. Goshen police spoke to several people in the area who couldn’t confirm the noises, and officers were unable to located the source of the sound.