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May 31, 2013

Several injured in separate city crashes

GOSHEN — Several people were injured in recent automobile-related crashes — two of them hit-and-runs — investigated by Goshen police:

• A Goshen bicyclist on his way to school was hurt in a hit-and-run crash at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said bicyclist John M. Wilson, 14, was headed south on First Street, just south of River Avenue. A white, four-door automobile reportedly accelerated across the nearby railroad tracks as the crossing gates were coming down.

The vehicle struck Wilson from behind, knocking him down. The driver of the automobile left the scene, police reported.

Wilson went to school, where the school nurse notified police. Police said the teen was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment of a possible head injury and minor lacerations.

• A hit-and-run collision injured a Goshen bicyclist around 11:15 p.m. Monday.

Bicyclist Travis Stanley, 27, was struck by an automobile in the cross-alley behind 314 N. Eighth St. The driver of the vehicle left the scene. Stanley suffered a shoulder abrasion as a result of the crash, police said.

• A collision in the lot at Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, injured a Goshen man.

The crash occurred around 4:17 p.m. Saturday. Police said a 1998 Buick Century Custom driven by Lola Weybright, 91, Goshen, collided with a John W. Arthur, 73,Goshen, who was in a battery-operated cart owned by Walmart.

Arthur suffered hip pain as a result of the crash and was transported by medics to IU Health Goshen Hospital.

• A two-vehicle crash May 24 at Hackberry and Sourwood drives injured two motorists.

Police said the crash occurred around 6:43 a.m. A 2000 Ford Econoline F450 driven by Maynor Arreaga Lopez, 44, Warsaw, collided with a 2008 Ford F350 driven by Heather M. Blacklaw, 20, Bristol.

Lopez suffered back pain as a result of the crash but refused medical treatment. Blacklaw suffered head pain and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital.

• A pedestrian was hurt after being struck by a automobile Tuesday.

The collision occurred around 5:20 p.m. at U.S. 33 and Eighth Street. A 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight LS driven by Paul W. Adams, 63, Elkhart, collided with Allen L. Ringler, 52, Goshen. Adams told police he didn’t see Ringler crossing the street.

Ringler suffered leg pain as a result of the collision.

Fire destroys mobile home in Cromwell

The Turkey Creek Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire of a 14 foot by 56 foot mobile home structure in Enchanted Hills, 11938 N. Sir Gallahad Place, Cromwell at 8:04 p.m. Wednesday. The Kosciusko County Fire Investigation Team and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department were requested at the scene for investigation of the cause and origin of the fire. The cause of the fire has been ruled as arson, according to a press release.

The owner of the property is Alden Stuckman and the owner of the structure is Janet Rams. There were no reported injuries and the structure is considered to be a total loss with an estimated damage up to $10,000, according to the release.

Theft/burglary reports

• Brian T. Poulson, 28531 C.R.  38, Wakarusa, told Elkhart County police someone stole a keypad and radon monitors from a 2005 Ford Ranger at the residence between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

• Noble J. Swihart, 26979 C.R. 32, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone stole a trolling motor, three folding chairs, and five fishing poles from his 2002 Basstracker boat between midnight and 8 a.m. Wednesday.

• Dennis Fernandez, 1313 S. Ninth St., Goshen, told Goshen police of a burglary at 4 a.m. Wednesday.

• John Falin, 2406 W. Wilden Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone opened his trash and removed pop cans at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday.

• Zachary Hord of Elkhart told Goshen police someone stole his wallet at Panera Bread, 4536 Elkhart Road, Goshen, at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

• A juvenile female told Goshen police someone entered the attached garage in the 200 block of S. Sixth St., Goshen, at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday.

Fraud reports

• Jason Perkins of Middlebury told Elkhart County police someone made a fraudulent charge on his debit card in the amount of $318.73 sometime May 24.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Ollie Jaco, 313 N. Fifth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone broke out his kitchen window and cut tow of his screens covering the window and damaged several landscape lights around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

OWI arrests

• Matthew T. Mason, 26, 28817 Cedarama Drive, Marcellus, Mich., was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and resisting arrest during a traffic stop in the 300 block of S. Main St., Goshen, at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday. He was stopped fro swerving in and out of lane and failing to indicate lane changes twice. Mason was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Roger B. McCormick, 47, 1836 College Manor Drive, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and intimidation on a police officer. He was stopped on his scooter after numerous traffic violations in the area of Main and Clinton streets in Goshen at 12:31 a.m. Thursday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

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