Goshen News, Goshen, IN

October 2, 2013

Police news for Oct. 2, 2013


— The Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office has identified at set of human skeletal remains discovered Sunday evening in a wooded area along C.R. 175 East near Warsaw as those of an 18-year-old female reported missing from a nearby mobile home park late last year.

According to the Kosciusko County Coroner Michael Wilson, the skeletal remains located Sunday evening have been officially determined to be that of Aurora Shoemaker, who went missing Aug. 16 of last year from the Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park.

Official determination on the remains was conducted by Stephen Nawrocki, a board certified forensic anthropologist with the University of Indianapolis, and Dr. Craig Nelson, a forensic dentist with the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Wilson stated that the investigation into the cause of Shoemaker’s death is still on-going with autopsy results estimated to be completed on Friday. The scene was processed by Nawrocki along with officers from the Kosciusko County Major Crimes Task Force, which consists of members form the Warsaw, Winona Lake and Syracuse police departments, as well as the Indiana State Police and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

Crash reports

A driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash at C.R. 40, west of C.R. 19 Sunday. The crash occurred at 7:02 p.m. According to Elkhart County police, a 2002 Ford Focus driven by Sara Connolly, 26, New Paris, swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway, and over-corrected the vehicle, causing it to overturn. She was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for lacerations to right fingers and minor abrasions to knees. No enforcement action was taken.

Theft/burglary reports

• Brittany Compton, 621 S. Seventh St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole money from her residence at 7 p.m. Thursday.

• Ryan Drummond, 715 S. Ninth St., Goshen, told Goshen police about a theft at his property at 8 p.m. Saturday.

• Darren Schrock, Elkhart, reported items stolen while he was in the fitting room area at Kohl’s, 3802 Midway Road, Goshen, to Goshen police at 9 p.m. Sunday.

• Candy Schiersing, Bristol, reported an attempted credit card fraud case to Elkhart County police at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 17. She told police someone living in Connecticut attempted to make an online purchase her Mastercard number but she canceled the credit card before the purchase was completed.

• Elkhart County police reported an anonymous person called at 7:57 p.m. Friday about someone breaking into an unoccupied residence at 18243 Scarborough Lane, Goshen.

• David Moses, 15970 C.R. 8, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone removed a central air conditioner from a vacant residence he owns at 15896 C.R. 8, Bristol, between Friday and Sunday.

Forgery/counterfeit reports

• An employee at McDonald’s, 21879 Ind. 120, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone attempted to pay for items using counterfeit money at 3:37 p.m. Saturday.

• David L. Cripe, White Pigeon, Mich., told Goshen police a garage at his business, 1722 Bashor Road, Goshen, was burglarized at approximately 3 p.m. Sept. 20, with several undisclosed items reported missing.

• Matthew Thompson, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole medication from his mo-ped while it was parked at the intersection of Fifth Street and Oakridge Avenue at approximately noon Friday.

• Joel Kratzer, 119 W. Garfield Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole two packages from his front porch at approximately 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Assault/battery reports

• A 32-year-old Goshen woman told Goshen police of being battered by a known gang member and other individuals around 5 p.m. Saturday. She had minor injuries and told police she would seek her own medical attention.

• A staff member at Bashor Children’s Home, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen, told Elkhart County police two juvenile males were involved in a mutual battery at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. There were no visible injuries to either male.

• A 36-year-old Middlebury male told Elkhart County police of being battered at 12322 Pine Cone Drive, Middlebury by a 16-year-old juvenile at 9:01 p.m. Saturday. Police said the juvenile was incarcerate at the Juvenile Detention Center.

• A 16-year-old Middlebury female told Elkhart County police a 23-year-old male touched her in sexual manner while she was sleeping at her residence at 4:08 a.m. Sunday.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Larisa Murray, 216 Tanglewood Drive, Goshen, told Goshen police someone entered and damaged the inside of her residence in the overnight hours Saturday.

• Becky Greenawalt, 107 S. 28th St., Goshen, reported criminal mischief to the Goshen police at 2:40 p.m. Sunday.

• Rubens Monge, 1509 West Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone entered his home without permission at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Traffic arrests

Drug/alcohol arrests

• Nathan Taylor, 27, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police during a traffic stop in the 600 block of East Lincoln Avenue at 7:08 p.m. Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana. He was booked into the county jail.

• Holly D. Ackley, 40, Elkhart, was arrested by Goshen police during a traffic stop in the 22000 block of C.R. 28 on charges of driving with a suspended driver’s license and possession of paraphernalia. A passenger in the vehicle, David S. Delucenay, 44, Elkhart, was also arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, false informing, a Goshen City warrant and a Noble County warrant. Both Ackley and Delucenay were booked into the county jail.

OWI reports and arrests

• Richard E. Frutig, 53, 60345 Nottingham Lane, Elkhart, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of driving while intoxicated during a traffic stop in the area of C.R. 115, south of C.R. 18 in Goshen at 10:35 p.m. Friday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Scott Nevenhoven Jr., 37, 103 W. Sycamore St., Wakarusa, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at Ind. 19, north of C.R. 26 near Elkhart at 3:17 a.m. Saturday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail. A passenger, Joseph P. Koynock, 43, was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana, cited and released at the scene by police.

• John Freshour, 43, crashed his vehicle into a utility pole and guard rail at C.R. 36, west of C.R. 17 in Goshen at 7:10 p.m. Saturday. According to Elkhart County police, Freshour failed standard field sobriety tests and was transported to the IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment. He was allegedly in possession of a legend drug. Police said the incident is under investigation.