Goshen News, Goshen, IN

August 4, 2009

Police news for Aug. 4, 2009


Man arrested for public drunkenness outside jail

Deputies with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department responded to the parking lot of the county jail, 26861 C.R. 26, at 6:55 p.m. Sunday upon a report of an intoxicated person.

They arrested Alan Middlebrook, 23, 57711 C.R. 1, Elkhart, on charges of resisting law enforcement and public intoxication. He was booked into the nearby jail.

Suspect arrested after fleeing police officers

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Daniel Comadoll, 44, Elkhart, after he fled while police were speaking to him near C.R. 15 and C.R. 104 at 6:25 p.m. Sunday. He was apprehended and charged with possession of marijuana and resisting law enforcement. He was booked at the county jail, with bond set at $1,500 for the charges.

Police arrest man in apartment

A Goshen man was jailed on several charges after police were called to a burglary in progress at apartments near Osceola at 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, police were called to the Arbors at Riverbend apartments at 3:30 a.m. Monday to a burglary.

They arrested Orlando Adams, 22, 58390 Wescott Lane, Goshen, on charges of residential entry, domestic battery and disorderly conduct. He was booked at the county jail.

Couple arrested for domestic battery

Two people were arrested on domestic battery charges after sheriff’s officers responded to an incident at 5 p.m. Sunday at Broadmore Estates north of Goshen.

According to a report by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, they arrested Idefonso Gamino, 28, 719 Boardmore Estates, and Yolanda Amaya, 27, same address. They were charged with domestic battery in the presence of a minor child, which is a Class D felony. They were both booked into the county jail.

DUI arrests

• Kip L. Lowry, 41, 440 Alexander, Plymouth, was arrested by Elkhart County Sheriff’s deputies at 3:50 p.m. Friday at Ind. 19 and C.R. 40, and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was booked at the county jail, where bond was set at $3,000.

• Amy M. Lull, 27, 3230 Bay Pointe Drive, Elkhart, was arrested by Elkhart County Sheriff’s deputies at Verdant Drive and Fremont Court at 2:40 p.m. Friday on a charge of driving while intoxicated after reportedly disregarding a stop sign.

She was booked at the county jail. Bond was set at $1,500.

• After a traffic stop at Ind. 119 and C.R. 21, an Elkhart County Sheriff’s deputy arrested Sergey V. Kulikov, 27, 5746 Winneet Dr., Evansville, at 2:28 a.m. Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated. He was booked at the county jail, where bond was set at $1,500.

Burglaries reported

• A Goshen business was the victim of a break-in sometime Saturday.

Levi Borntrager, of Borntrager Roofing, 1715 E. Monroe St., said someone broke into the business after 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Taken were a laptop computer and two digital cameras.

The value of the loss was not listed by Goshen police, who investigated.

• A burglary at a westside home was reported to Goshen police early Sunday morning.

According to a report by Goshen police, Ki Zukowsky, 818 Colonial Manor Drive, reported someone broke into the home and took items. No value was set on the loss.

The burglary occurred between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:13 a.m. Sunday, police were told.

• A Goshen resident reported to city police that his home was burglarized Friday.

Vernon Fisher, 44, 217 Enfield Lane, Goshen, said someone broke into his home at 12:30 p.m. Friday. No details of the incident were reported.

Juvenile accused of shoplifting

Goshen police reported that a juvenile was accused of shoplifting at Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

A 16-year-old boy was accused of taking magic cards valued at $30. He was charged with delinquency and released to parents. He will appear later in juvenile court.

Dine and dash

A patron of Steak and Shake, 4025 Elkhart Road, left the restaurant without paying at 3:25 a.m. Friday and damaged a sign as he left.

According to a report by Goshen police, Rory Kerwood, a night shift server, reported that a white male customer damaged a neon sign after fleeing without paying his food bill early Friday.

No estimate of the loss was in the police report.

Counterfeit bill found

A counterfeit $10 bill was found at a Goshen restaurant July 28.

According to a report by Goshen Ptl. Randy Kantner, Tim Flesher, an assistant manager at KFC, 912 W. Pike St., Goshen, reported that a customer used a counterfeit $10 bill to pay for food last Tuesday.

The incident is under investigation by city police.

Motorcycle rider takes a spill

A motorcycle rider was hurt in a hit-and-run crash at 7:20 p.m. Sunday at Ind. 19, south of Elkhart.

According to a report by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, Jerry Hooker, 41, Milford, was riding a 2007 Suzuki south on Ind. 19, south of Crestview Drive, when a passenger car also being driven south swerved into the outside lane where the motorcycle was.

Hooker lost control and spilled the machine. He suffered abrasions on both arms and legs from the crash. He declined medical treatment from Concord Township paramedics, who were called to the scene.

The driver of the car was not located. The incident is under investigation.

Woman arrested after a hit and run

A driver was jailed after a hit-and-run crash at 6:42 p.m. Sunday at Ash Road and Elise Road.

According to a report by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, Michael Kinzel, 34, Elkhart, was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am west, exiting the Walmart store, when his car was struck by a northbound 1997 Ford Ranger truck driven by Melinda L. McDonald, 36, Elkhart.

Kinzel had head and back pain and a passenger, Kaitlyn Kinzel, 2, had body pain. They were taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the truck left the scene but was located later. She was jailed on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, a Class A felony, and driving without insurance. Bond was set at $1,500. She was also ticketed for disregarding a traffic signal and driving with an open container of alcohol in her vehicle.

One hurt in Ind. 13 crash

One driver was hurt when a minivan and a semi-truck collided at Ind. 13 and the Indiana Toll Road entrance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to a report by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, Richard Picard, 63, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, was driving a 1981 Kenworth tractor trailer rig and drove from the toll road onto Ind. 13.

The trailer was struck in the rear by a 1999 Dodge Caravan driven south by Susan Trump, 46, Middlebury. Trump was taken to Goshen General Hospital for treatment of head and shoulder pain.

She was cited for failure to yield the right of way, driving with a false registration and driving without insurance.

Two LaGrange County residents arrested

Two people were arrested last month on drug charges after an investigation by the IMAGE drug task force in LaGrange County that began last April.

According to Sheriff Terry Martin, two people were arrested in July after the drug task force made controlled buys of cocaine several times in LaGrange between April and June.

Arrested were Diego Schrock, 21, LaGrange, and a 16-year-old male.

Schrock was charged with two counts of dealing cocaine, both Class A felonies. He was arrested in LaGrange and booked at the county jail. He remained in the jail as of Monday, according to the sheriff.

The teen-ager was also charged with the Class A felony drug offenses. He was lodged in the Muncie Juvenile Center and has a detention hearing this Friday.