Goshen News, Goshen, IN

August 4, 2013

POLICE NEWS: One warrant leads to three arrests


— Three people were arrested by LaGrange County police Friday at a residence in Howe.

At 8:43 p.m., police went to 1920 E. 400 North, Howe, with a warrant for the arrest of Zabrina L. Brown, 37. She was arrested.

The police investigation then led to the arrest of Kayla M. Gates, 27, Quincy Mich., who was found to have a Steuben County warrant for an alleged methamphetamine violation. Police said they found a large number firearms at the residence.

Russell A. Lewis, 52, owned the 17 firearms, police said, and since he had been previously convicted of serious/violent felonies, he was not permitted to be in possession of firearms.

He was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serous violent felon. Brown and Lewis were incarcerated at the LaGrange County jail.

Two injured in Millersburg crash

Two passengers in a two-vehicle collision were injured at Ind. 13, south of C.R. 40 Saturday.

The crash occurred at 9:55 p.m.

Elkhart County police said a 2000 Lincoln Navigator driven by Gisela Caballerro, 30, LaGrange disregarded the stop sign and struck the 1998 Pontiac Transport driven by Victor Murillo-Guzman, 52, Ligonier. Ana Maria Murillo, 44, Ligonier and Grisel Murillo, 20, Ligonier, were transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital and treated for complaints of leg pain and chest pain.

Caballerro was issued a citation for disregarding a stop sign.

Four injured in crash near Wakarusa

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle collision at Ind. 19, north of C.R. 38 in Wakarusa at 9:18 a.m. Sunday.

According to Elkhart County police, Matthew K. Johnson, 34, Nappanee, tried to quickly stop the 2001 Land Rover Discovery he was driving for a slower moving vehicle. That vehicle, a 1996 Toyota Camry driven by Kelly M. McClintock, 18, Milford, was traveling slowly due to horse-drawn buggies.

Police said Johnson swerved off the shoulder of Ind. 19 to avoid the slowed traffic. His wheels ran over gravel, causing him to veer back on the roadway and struck the rear end of the Camry.

Three passengers, Kevin McClintock, 55; Ian McClintock, 12; and Patricia McClintock, 49, all of Milford, along with Kelly McClintock, were transported to Elkhart General Hospital for complaint of neck pain and head pain. Johnson was issued a written warning for conditions requiring driving at a reduced speed.


reports and arrests

• Joan Carranza, 309 Westfield Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole an all-in-one copy/printer/fax machine and currency from her vehicle while parked at her residence at 9:24 a.m. Saturday.

• Terry L. Jones, 1323 S. Ninth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his digital video camera from his residence between July 26 and July 28.

• Efrain and Joanna Rodriguez, 428 N. First St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a pack of cigarettes and a bank debit card from their vehicles early Saturday morning.

• Brett Goble, 19, 708 E. Jefferson St., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on charges of theft and receiving stolen property at Second and Pike streets at 6:51 p.m. Saturday. He was transported to the Elkhart County jail.

• Sandra Chajon of Elkhart told Goshen police someone stole money from her while she was at her place of employment at 1801 Eisenhower Drive North, Goshen, at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


of child reported

• A 27-year-old Goshen man told Goshen police a toddler was walking in the 500 block of North Main Street without an adult supervision at 12:40 p.m. Saturday. The child’s parent was contacted and a report was taken. The Department of Child Services was notified of the incident.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Goshen police filed a report on damage to the touch screen at a Redbox machine at 429 W. Pike St., Goshen, at 4:25 p.m. Friday.

Fraud reports

• Billi Jo Thomas of Goshen filed a report with Goshen police of unauthorized charges of $203.42 made on her credit card at 7 a.m. Thursday. She provided police with information on a possible suspect.

• A report was filed with Goshen police from Martin’s Supermarket, 1527 Bashor Road, Goshen, that someone wrote two personal checks on a closed account sometime July 21.

Battery reports

and arrests

• A Bristol woman told Elkhart County police someone grabbed her wrists and pulled her at 2801 Toledo Road Apt. 114, Elkhart at 4:19 p.m. Wednesday. The woman was not injured.

• Brandon Belt, 25, 12654 York Lane, Middlebury, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charges of domestic violence and possession of marijuana at 10 p.m. Thursday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• A Goshen woman filed a report with Goshen police on someone entering her residence without permission and battered her at 8:59 p.m. Thursday.

Alcohol/drug arrests

• Salvador Negrete, 22, 711 N. Cavin St., Ligonier, and Jose Flores, 18, 5117 E. Madison St., Goshen, were arrested by Goshen police on charges of possession of marijuana during a traffic stop for improper display of license plates in the 700 block of South Ninth Street at 5:19 p.m. Saturday.

Negrete was transported to the Elkhart County jail. Flores was released on a memorandum to appear in the Goshen City Court.

• Jose DeJesus Hernandez, 18, 400 E. Fourth St., Ligonier, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage during a traffic stop at East Douglas and South Ninth streets at 5:19 p.m. Saturday.

OWI arrests

• Ceasar Manuel Garcia-Arroyo, 29, 415 Marion St., Elkhart, was arrested by Goshen police on a charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and not obtaining a valid driver’s license during a traffic top at Elkhart and Bashor roads at 3:58 a.m. Sunday. He was transported to the Elkhart County jail.