Goshen News, Goshen, IN

July 26, 2013

No injuries after plane makes emergency landing


THE GOSHEN NEWS

— Elkhart County police were called to investigate the report of an aircraft that had made a landing in a field west of the city limits of Elkhart at 11:15 a.m. Thursday. A Piper PA-12 airplane made a landing in a field north of C.R. 12 and east of Ash Road after experiencing engine failure and not having enough power to make it to the airport. There was no damage to the airplane or the field. The pilot, Stacy Jo Lutes, 32, Shipshewana, and a passenger did not suffer any injuries. The incident is still under investigation and will be under review by the FAA.

Two hurt in collision

Two people were injured in a two-car collision at U.S. 20 and C.R. 43 near Middlebury Wednesday. The crash occurred at 4:04 p.m. Elkhart County police said a 2008 Chevrolet CT3 driven by Caleb Kimes, 20, Auburn, rear ended a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Samantha Gamble, 17, Middlebury. She was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for compliant of neck and shoulder pain along with her passenger, Bobby Dixon, 30, Goshen. He was treated for complaint of back and neck pain. Kimes was cited for following too closely.

Biker injured

A motorcyclist was injured in a two-vehicle crash at Ind. 120 and Michael Drive in Elkhart Wednesday. The collision occurred at 1:37 p.m. According to Elkhart County police, a 1999 Toyota Solara driven by Joyce Rudolph, 50, South Bend, turned in front of a 2008 Kawasaki VD900 driven by David Griffis, 61, Elkhart. He was unable to stop and struck Rudolph’s vehicle. Griffis was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for complaint of arm pain. Rudolph was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way.

Theft/burglary reports

• Edwin Adalberto Chinchilla, 300 S. Seventh St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his Honduras Passport from his parked car between July 1 and Wednesday.

• K&D Custom Coach, 2313 Eisenhower Drive, Goshen, filed a report with Goshen police on a theft during the overnight hours Tuesday.

• Jorge L. Camacho Jr., 1916 W. Clinton St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole tools from his residence approximately 3 p.m. July 1.

• Sara Hetler, 122 Redspire Blvd.., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole her purse at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

• Brent Szynski, 114 N. Second St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone broke into his 2003 Honda Odyssey and stole his wallet at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday.

• A traffic stop was conducted by Goshen police on a mo-ped near Eighth and Madison streets at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday. It was found that the mo-ped was stolen out of Elkhart City and VIN number was altered. Police said the driver of the mo-ped was escorted to the police department while contact was made with Elkhart police to verify the information. During the investigation, officers found two more mo-peds that were either reported as stolen or had altered VIN numbers. The case is pending further investigation.

• An employee of Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police three Hispanic males stole alcoholic beverages from the store and when they were confronted, they fled on foot at 2 a.m. Thursday. Police arrived and were unable to locate the males.

• A 17-year-old female juvenile was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of theft at Walmart, 4024 Elkhart Road, Goshen, at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday. The juvenile was released to her mother.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Goshen police received a call concerning additional graffiti damage done recently on some signs at the pedestrian crossing at Bridge/Crescent streets in Goshen at 8 p.m. Monday. A report was done with the Goshen Street Department so the graffiti would cleaned up.

•  Brittany Compton, Goshen, told Goshen police someone keyed her car while it was parked at 1801 Eisenhower Drive North, Goshen at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

• Jennifer Garcia, Goshen, filed a report with Goshen police on damage to her vehicle at First and Wilden Streets in Goshen at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Fraud reports

• Joanna Saal, Goshen, told Elkhart County police she was notified by mail that someone had attempted to use her name and social security number to open a credit card around 2 p.m. Monday.

• Ivory Ritter, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole her debit card and made unauthorized purchases at noon Monday.

Drug/alcohol reports and arrests

• Goshen police were called to the area of Seventh and Crescent Streets in Goshen for an area check at 1:18 a.m. Thursday. David Stanley, 301 Crescent St., Goshen, told police he heard what sounded like tires squealing and a loud boom. Police arrived and located a vehicle in the area with two flat tires. Police said the downer was found to be very intoxicated and denied driving the vehicle. No damage was located other than the flat tires on the vehicle.