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January 24, 2013

Police news for Jan. 24, 2013

Police and firefighters have found a body inside a residence Wednesday at Chapman Lake in Warsaw, according to a Kosciusko County police release. A four alarm call came in at 10:26 a.m. for a fire at 2147 Chapman Lake Drive, Warsaw, and the multiple family structure was engulfed in flames with more than 40 firefighters on the scene since 10:30 a.m.

Responders said two individuals escaped without injury. The lake is two miles northeast of the Warsaw city limits. According to the release, The Red Cross of Kosciusko County provided assistance to families and emergency responders on the scene. Ruptured gas lines and failing/falling power lines caused possible hazardous conditions.

Crash reports

• A female driver was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for neck pain Tuesday after she lost control of her 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse and struck the median. Rachel Schrock, 18, Elkhart, was driving east on St. Joseph Valley Parkway on the C.R. 20 overpass at 12:13 p.m. According to Elkhart County police, Schrock was warned for not reducing speed for weather conditions.

• William Spore, 31, Argos, was transported to a local hospital for neck pain after the 2003 Mazda SUV he was riding in with Betty Spore, 55, Syracuse struck the rear end of a semi-tractor driven by Michael Stiltner, 46, of Byran, Ohio. The crash occurred Monday at 4:49 p.m. at U.S. Highway 6 and C.R. 29. No citations were given by Elkhart County police.

• Two drivers were cited for driving with suspended licenses after their vehicles crashed Tuesday at 4:24 a.m. on C.R. 20, west of C.R. 9, according to Elkhart County police. A 1995 Nissan Maxima driven by Casey Gose, 29, Elkhart, collided with the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven Luis Vargas, 38, Goshen. Gose was cited for driving left of center and transported to Elkhart General Hospital for shoulder pain.

• According to Elkhart County police, Bryce Day, 16, Middlebury, was traveling east on C.R. 10, east of C.R. 39 at 6:04 p.m. Monday when his 1991 Dodge pickup slid off the road and struck a utility pole. Day was transported by ambulance to IU Health Goshen Hospital for lacerations to his left arm and a possible concussion. No citations were issued and the crash is still under investigation.

• A driver was injured after crashing into a house owned by LaCasa at 627 N. Main St., Goshen, at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday, according to Goshen police. Rebecca Gerber, 59, Edwardsburg, Mich., was traveling southbound on Ind. 15 when she hit a slick spot on the road. Her 1999 Ford Contour left the road, jumping a curb and slid sideways until the driver’s side crashed into the house and the rear end of the vehicle slid into the front porch, a report stated.

According to police, there was damage to the siding of the house along with the columns holding the front porch roof. LaCasa officials reported damage to the interior of the building.

• Two drivers were injured Monday in a collision at the intersection of Wilden Avenue and Indiana Avenue, according to Goshen police. The crash occurred at 6 p.m. A 2010 Lincoln driven by Mary Shafer, 62, White Pigeon, Mich., was traveling east on Wilden Avenue when she collided into the rear of the 2000 Chrysler Voyager driven by Larion Swartzendruber, 64, Goshen, who was turning north on Indiana Avenue. The drivers were treated at the scene.

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