Goshen News, Goshen, IN

March 11, 2014

Large theft from RV company reported

THE GOSHEN NEWS
Goshen News

---- — Cameron Boyer, chief financial officer of Grand Design RV, Middlebury, reported Friday to Elkhart County police someone forged three checks using an account number belonging to the company at 11333 C.R. 2 in Middlebury. The forgery is believed to have occurred between Feb. 25 and Feb. 28. The checks were cashed for a total of $239,727.36.

Theft/burglary reports and arrests

• A wallet was found on the ground at 1013 N. Main St., Goshen, and reported to Goshen police at 7:55 a.m. Sunday. Several cards in the wallet identified the owner but attempts to contact the owner were unsuccessful. The wallet was placed in the lost and found.

• Leigh Prathaftakis, 61514 C.R. 15, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone entered her residence through an unlocked door and stole two televisions, an X-box and a computer between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday.

• An employee at Elkhart Plastics, 51703 Packard Drive, Middlebury, reported someone gained entry to two employees’ lockers and stole a wallet with $20, a brown flower body bag containing a small brown wallet, a bank card and $30. Elkhart County police said the incident occurred at 6 p.m. Friday.

• Kaila Kieman, 22, 18467 C.R. 126, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of theft at Wal-Mart, 30830 Old U.S. Hwy 20, Osceola. Kieman reportedly concealed $256.97 of unpaid merchandise in her purse at 4:50 p.m. Saturday. She was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Karen Crawley of Elkhart told Goshen police someone stole her purse at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

• An employee of Lippert Components, 2600 College Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone forced entry during the overnight hours Saturday and stole money from several vending machines belonging to AVI Food Systems. The thief also stole a number of tools belonging to Preferred Inc., a company working on a renovation of the building.

• Jaime Shreiner of Goshen, told Goshen police someone made several fraudulent charges on her debit card at 3 a.m. Saturday after picking up her wallet that she left in a shopping cart at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2304 Lincolnway East, Goshen.

• Derrick Smith, 57, 720 1/2 W. Pike St., Goshen, and Avangela Jones, 44, 606 River Ave. Apt. 4, Goshen, were arrested by Goshen police on a charge of theft at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, at 1:40 p.m. Sunday. They allegedly left the store with $630 of unpaid colognes and perfumes. Smith was also arrested on a charge of driving with a prior license suspension. They were incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Wilbur Allen of Goshen told Goshen police he received a phone call advising he had won a large sum of money. The caller requested he place the money on a prepaid debit card to obtain his winnings. The phone call occurred at 5:02 p.m. Monday.

• Tina Howard, 1506 West Ave., Goshen, reported her cell phone stolen to Goshen police at 6:12 p.m. Monday.

Sex offender investigated

• An investigation by Elkhart County police was started Friday regarding a 28-year-old sex offender who was not residing at his registered address in Elkhart County, a violation of state law.

Vandalism reports

• The owner of Kissella Distributing, 72025 Ind. 15, Milford, told Elkhart County police someone had shattered the window of a 2002 Chevrolet Ventura van by using an unknown object at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The incident is under investigation.

Battery reports

• An employee of Bashor Homes, 6226 C.R. 15, Goshen, told Elkhart County police two juvenile residents fought with each other, striking with a textbook, fists and feet, causing pain and visible injury at approximately 2 p.m. Friday.

• Goshen police were dispatched to 1613 S. Main St. on a battery with weapons at 4:10 p.m. Monday. A male victim had a small laceration under his left arm from a small kitchen knife used by the suspect during the altercation. A 17-year-old male was arrested on a charge of batter and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. The 17-year-old was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Goshen.

Drug/alcohol arrests

• Maurice Peoples, 22, 320 North St. Apt. 1, Plymouth, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana by Goshen police during a traffic stop at Main and Monroe streets in Goshen at 8:24 p.m. Sunday. Peoples was released on the scene with a memorandum to appear in Goshen City Court.

• Nicholas L. Miller, 23, 704 N. Greene Road, Goshen, was stopped by Goshen police for a traffic issue at Edgewater and Homeacres Drives in Goshen at 2:04 a.m. Monday. He was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and given a citation with a court date and released.

OWI arrests

• S. Paul Morrison, 44, 58228 Jefferson Ridge Drive, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a prior conviction within five years. Morrison was stopped for a traffic violation on U.S. 20, west of C.R. 23 in Goshen at 8:55 p.m. Friday. He was incarcerated at th Elkhart County jail.

• Michael J. Davidson, 23, 58486 Randy Drive, Goshen, was found passed out in the driver’s seat of his running vehicle on C.R. 4, east of Ind. 15 in Bristol at 11:36 p.m. Saturday. He was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of driving while under the influence and transported to the Elkhart County jail.

• Michael Murray, 50, 1420 S. Harkless Drive, Syracuse, was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated by Elkhart County police after a two-vehicle collision at Ind. 13 and Ind. 4 in Millersburg. The crash occurred at 12:32 a.m. Sunday. Murray was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Nicholas Holmes, 24, 308 New St., Elkhart, was stopped for traffic violations by Elkhart County police at U.S. 33 and Bashor Road in Goshen at 10:32 p.m. Sunday. He was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and other unrelated criminal warrants and incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.