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January 2, 2013

Police news for Jan. 2, 2013

Donna D. Smith, 46, of Elkhart, was injured trying to avoid three deer running northbound across C.R. 18, near Keltner Road at approximately 7:03 a.m. Monday, according to Elkhart County police. Smith swerved and missed the deer and went off the north side of the road and hit a tree in her 2002 Pontiac SUV. She was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for complaint of back pain.

A witness told police Smith swerved to avoid the deer and hit a tree. No citations were issued in the crash.

Theft/burglary reports

• Kim Rippley, 1403 S. 14th St., of Goshen, reported to Goshen police at approximately 10:28 p.m. Sunday two males attempted to get inside her vehicle at her residence. They were unsuccessful and left the area.

• Felica McDonald, 115 Broadmore Estates, of Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone stole a DVD/VCR player, a vacuum cleaner, a recliner and a mattress from her residence between Dec. 26 and Saturday.

• Duane Jaskolka of Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone made unauthorized financial transactions from his bank account between Thursday and Saturday totalling $98.91.

• Bonita Waltz, 65844 Tropicana Ave., of Goshen, reported to Elkhart County police someone entered her residence between Dec. 25 and Saturday and stole collector coins and jewelry.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Goshen High School Principal Barry Younghans told Goshen police someone spray painted a wall at Goshen High School, 401 Lincolnway East, at approximately 4:44 p.m. Sunday.

OWI arrests

• Leon W. Lehman, 21, 12546 C.R. 42, of Millersburg, was arrested by Middlebury police on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated at 1:10 a.m. Sunday during a traffic stop at Wayne Street and Twin Oaks Drive in Middlebury. Lehman was transported to the Elkhart County Jail.

• Servando Garcia Pina, 39, of Goshen, was stopped by Elkhart County police for traffic violations at Greene Road and Bashor Road at 11 p.m. Friday. Pina was incarcerated on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

• Brock A. Bowers, 30, of Bristol, was stopped on C.R. 6 near C.R. 9 in Elkhart by Elkhart County police for an equipment violation at 1:01 a.m. Monday. Bowers was found to be operating a vehicle while intoxicated and incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

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