Chain reaction crash Sunday evening
Donovan Orth, 19, was traveling north on Ash Road, north of C.R. 12 in Elkhart County at 5:36 p.m. Sunday. Orth was driving a 2000 Ford SE when it struck the rear of a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Sandra Yoder, 48, who was traveling in the same direction.
According to Elkhart County police, the Explorer then struck the rear of a 1989 Oldsmobile Regency driven by Kathleen Stover, 65. Stover was stopped in traffic waiting to make a turn into a private drive.
Orth’s vehicle had extensive front end damage and was towed due to disabling damage. The other two vehicles had minor damage from the crashes. Orth was transported to the hospital for chest pain and issued a citation for unsafe speed to avoid a vehicle crash.
• Ricky Stevens, 51, 206 Ninth St., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police at 2:30 a.m. Monday on charges of strangulation and domestic battery. Officers were called to the residence for a domestic disturbance and found injuries to the victim. Stevens was jailed.
• A staff member at Bashor Home, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen, told Goshen police a 16-year-old student pushed him and another staff member during an incident at approximately 7:08 p.m. Saturday.
• A staffer at Bashor Home, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen, reported to Goshen police of being battered by a 11-year-old male student at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday. The staffer was not injured.
• Dennis Pepper of Goshen reported to Goshen police someone stole his debit card at approximately noon Nov. 19 and it was possibly used Sunday.
• Manuel Torres, 113 N. Sixth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his mother’s car outside his residence as it sat idling with the driver’s door unlocked at 7:45 a.m. Monday. The vehicle was later recovered by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department and two juveniles were taken into custody.
• A westside Goshen resident reported he was battered by two people he found in his Balsam Fir Lane home at 8:50 p.m. Monday. The man said when he arrived home, two people were there who did not belong — one was an acquaintance. After the battery, the two people fled.
• A Goshen police officers located a vehicle in the 200 block of E. Jefferson St. with its emergency lights on at approximately 12:27 a.m. Tuesday. After the officer made contact with the vehicle’s owner, it was found that the vehicle was left unlocked and an unknown person had taken a global positions system unit from the car.
• John Bowers, 66510 Ash Road, Wakarusa, told Goshen police someone stole a wallet, chainsaw, fuel can an other items of value from three vehicles on his property between 1:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.