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May 16, 2013

POLICE NEWS: May 16, 2013

Unwanted person found in home

— A Goshen resident in the 1500 block of James Place told Goshen police of waking up and finding an unknown person in their residence.

The victim chased the accused out of his residence and called police at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday.

Theft/burglary reports

• Alma Gomez, 47, 301 Roxbury Park, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of theft and a Elkhart County warrant of false informing at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, at 11:02 a.m. Tuesday. Gomez was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Rich Hochstetler, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a stereo from a 2004 red Honda Accord in the parking area of Indiana Paint & Collision, 411 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday.

• The office administrator for Duro Recycling, Inc. in Elkhart, called Goshen police on a theft of a flat bed trailer that has been missing since Feb. 4 from the Kenro Plant, 2423 Messick Drive, Goshen.

• A juvenile male was arrested on a charge of theft at Martin’s Supermarket, 1527 Bashor Road, Goshen, after taking a .66 cent candy bar without paying at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday. The juvenile was released to his parent.

• A student at Goshen High School, 401 E. Madison St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole from their locker at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday.

• Michelle Glassburn, 55223 C.R. 131, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police someone stole one of her cows from her field surrounded by a fence between 5 p.m. Saturday and 3:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Telephone scam reports

• A Goshen woman told Goshen police someone attempted to trick her into paying $299 through a phone scam at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Joshua Keck, 1808 N. Reliance Road, Goshen, told Goshen police someone damaged the passenger side of his vehicle while parked at his place of employment Monday night.

Fraud reports

• Cory McGill, Millersburg, told Elkhart County police someone fraudulently made several unauthorized withdrawals from his bank account for a total of $468.83 sometime May 10.

Battery/domestic reports and arrests

• A Goshen women told Elkhart County police of being stabbed in the leg by someone she knew near the woods south of C.R. 38, west of C.R. 21 around 5 p.m. Sunday. She was treated for her injuries at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

• Joseph S. Parris, 36, 53628 Stanford Drive, Bristol, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of domestic violence, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and inference with reporting of a crime at 2:48 a.m. Saturday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Julio Mata, 30, 18129 C.R. 40, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of domestic battery at 9:11 p.m. Sunday.

• Two juvenile females were arrested at the Goshen Middle School, 1216 S. Indiana Ave., Goshen, on a charge of battery/disorderly conduct and fighting at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday. One of juvenile females was released to her parent on a promise to appear in court and the other female was placed into the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center.

• Frank Medina, 35, 60846 C.R. 21, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of felony domestic battery in the presence of a minor and battery on a pregnant female at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail. The victim, about nine months pregnant, refused medical treatment for  scrapes, scratches, complaint of pain, bruises and swelling to the face, arms, back, leg and finger.

Traffic arrests

• Marquis Burton, 24, 1601 Maplehurst Ave., Mishawaka, was arrested on a charge of never receiving a valid driver’s license by Elkhart County police in the area of U.S. Hwy 20 and U.S. Hwy 33 in Elkhart at 10:21 p.m. Saturday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Joel Lara-Bautista, 40, 901 Lantern Lane, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of driving with a suspended license and a valid warrant for driving while license suspended prior through the Goshen Police Department. He was stopped for a traffic violation near the intersection of Eagle Lane and Lantern Lane at 11:40 p.m. Monday and incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

Drug/alcohol arrests

• Hakeem Layman, 18, was stopped for traffic violations by Elkhart County police on Elkhart Road near Bashor Road in Goshen at 5:17 p.m. Saturday. He was charged with possession of marijuana, cited and released at the scene.

• Kristin Maloney, 24, was stopped by Elkhart County police for a traffic violation on U.S. 20, near C.R. 23 in Goshen at 12:03 a.m. Monday. Maloney was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and released with a promise to appear in Magistrate court.

• Brett King, 18, 18380 Dennis Drive, Goshen, was arrested and released by Goshen police on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop near the intersection of Clinton Street and Constitution Drive at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday.

• Matthew Vanata, 28, 401 E. Jefferson St., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of intoxication and resisting arrest at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Roger McCormick, 47, 1836 College Manor Drive, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of intoxication at IU Health Goshen Hospital, 200 W. High Park Ave., Goshen, at 4:33 a.m. Wednesday. He was transported to the Elkhart County jail.

• Justin Russell, 20, 21952 State Line Road, Bristol, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of possession a controlled substance, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday. Russell was punching the back of a vehicle while screaming and yelling at the intersection of C.R. 20 and Ind. 19 in Elkhart. Police said Russell continued to yell and scream at people while inside a vehicle and attempted to strike officers with his head and kicked an officer in the face. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

OWI arrests

• Daniel Stabler, 42, 3317 Superior St., Elkhart, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of driving under the influence during a traffic stop at U.S. Hwy 20, near C.R. 19 in Goshen at 10:08 p.m. Friday. Stabler was also charged on a neglect of his dependent, due to his 14-year-old son being in the vehicle. Stabler was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

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