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June 20, 2013

POLICE NEWS: June 20, 2013

A mo-ped rider was airlifted to a hospital after a three-vehicle crash Tuesday in Goshen.

Goshen police said the collision occurred at 6 p.m. at U.S. 33 and Eisenhower Drive. Brian J. Wendt, 61, Isanti, Minn., was driving south in a 2000 Ford F250 truck. He told police he’d signaled to turn east into the One Stop Gas Station.

As Wendt was turning, mo-ped driver Calvin D. Bontrager, 25, Goshen, reportedly tried to pass the truck on the right. The mo-ped struck the truck and then collided with a 2008 Chevrolet driven by Rebecca Helmuth, 41, New Paris.

Bontrager was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for treatment of his injuries. He was later discharged.

Motorcyclist injured

A motorcyclist was injured on Ind. 13, north of C.R. 38 Wednesday at 11:38 a.m. According to Elkhart County police, Shane D. Parks, 30, Bethel, Vt., was knocked off his 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle while traveling behind an unknown type of box truck. A fiberglass side wall from a travel trailer loaded on the truck came loose and flew back toward Parks.

He was struck by the side wall, which resulted in injuries to his lower legs. Information about the box truck and driver is unknown. No citations were issued as a result of the crash.

Suspicious person

Goshen police were dispatched to Shanklin Park, 411 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, for a report of a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black mask and sunglasses at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday. Officers located the 17-year-old male who lives in Goshen. Police said the individual was making a political statement and was not aware that the way he was dressed would alarm citizens resulting in a police response.

Meth lab remnants found

A Goshen resident called Goshen police about someone finding the remnants of a methamphetamine lab on the mobile park property at 400 Winchester Trails, Goshen, at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday. Police contacted the Indiana State Police Clandestine Team and the remnants were removed.

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