Goshen News, Goshen, IN

April 26, 2013

POLICE NEWS: April 26, 2013

Items taken from barn


— Donna Tibbits told LaGrange County police that sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday someone entered a barn on her property at 4480 E. 450 South in LaGrange County.

According to Tibbits a large amount of hand tools, a toolbox, an impact wrench, a generator and a CD player and speakers were stolen. Police value the stolen items at around $1,000.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department.

Theft/burglary reports

• Duane Stroud, 32, told Elkhart County police Tuesday that someone stole his wallet and sweatshirt from his locker at the Elkhart Community Corrections facility, located at 201 N. Cottage Ave. Stroud told police the items were taken sometime between 2:50 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday.

• Raymond D. Rentfrow, 62, told Elkhart County police Wednesday that jewelry and two handguns were stolen from his residence at 51304 Dutch Settlement Dr., Bristol, sometime between 6:10 a.m. and 4:23 p.m. Wednesday.

• Cletus H. Bontrager, 46, 54180 C.R. 37, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police Thursday that sometime between 2 p.m. Monday and 5:50 p.m. Thursday someone burglarized his home and took a television.

• Cathy Mckenzie, 47, told Elkhart County police Wednesday that her daughter’s wallet was stolen at Concord High School sometime between 3:10 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. Tuesday.

• Carolyn Bowen, 64, told Goshen police that someone removed a purse from her vehicle while she was in it Wednesday morning. According to police, she was not injured during the theft.

• Lee Barker, 58, told Goshen police that someone stole money from his work truck at 2367 Century Drive, Goshen Wednesday.


• Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department issued a clarification regarding a story Thursday involving the arrest of a sheriff’s deputy. In terms of “stand bys”, the sheriff’s department states that it does conduct stand bys in cases where a court has ordered the need based on safety concerns related to violence and the retrieval of property. ECSD will not respond to a home to pick up property without a court order. A court order eliminates issues for the department. The only instance ECSD will do a stand by without a court order is when investigating crimes of domestic violence and it would occur at the time of investigation. ECSD noted that in the incident of Officer Bill Long there was no court order to pick up property, in fact there was a protective order preventing Long from going to the home.