Goshen News, Goshen, IN

November 1, 2012

Man threatened with bat; buggy damaged

Police News


— A Goshen man traveling in the 11000 block of C.R. 32, Goshen, was stopped by someone who attempted to rob him at approximately 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, according to Elkhart County police.

The robber used a baseball bat to threaten him and caused damage to his horse-drawn buggy.

Police arrest a

driver and passenger

Elkhart County police arrested a driver and a passenger on alcohol-related charges at approximately 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.

According to police, Lyle Lehman, 20, 6690 N. 900 West, Shipshewana, fled in a vehicle from a Michigan State police trooper south on Vistula (C.R. 35) north of Stateline Road. Lehman’s vehicle broke down and stopped on C.R. 4 near C.R. 39 and, police said, Lehman was found to be intoxicated.

A passenger in the vehicle, Gerald Yoder, 18, 5134 C.R. 37, Middlebury, was alleged to have consumed and possessed alcoholic beverages as a minor.

The men were incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

Charges by Michigan state police are pending.

Juvenile accused of battering Waterford Elementary employee

A 10-year-old juvenile male was incarcerated in the Juvenile Detention Center for alledgedly pushing a Waterford School employee approximately 10:20 a.m. Wednesday.

The juvenile refused to comply with employee’s instructions and pushed the employee out of his way in an attempt to flee the room, Goshen police reported. The school employee was not injured during the incident and did not require medical attention.

Crash reports

• An Osceola man was airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital with injuries to the right side of his body and head in a motorcycle-vehicle collision at 7:41 a.m. Thursday, two miles west of Bristol city limits.

According to Elkhart County police, Eleanor Kennedy, 66, Elkhart, was stopped facing north on Michael Drive at Ind. 120, waiting to turn west on Ind. 120. Motorcyclist Stephen Diehl, 52, Osceola, was traveling eastbound on Ind. 120 and approaching Michael Drive. Kennedy reportedly told police that she did not see his 2012 Harley Davidson FTK and attempted to complete her turn onto Ind. 20. While completing her turn, Kennedy struck the motorcycle that was eastbound on Ind. 20, police reported.

Diehl was airlifted to South Bend Memorial.

The Elkhart County Crash Investigation Team responded to the scene of the collision to assist in the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

• A 13-year-old Elkhart girl was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday, one mile east of the Elkhart city limits.

According to Elkhart County police, George Tsoumas, 21, Elkhart, was driving his 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse, east on C.R. 6, west of Frieda Drive, in the right lane. A second vehicle, driven by Kristin Woodworth, 46, Elkhart, was reportedly stopped on C.R. 6, east of Frieda Drive, in the left lane, waiting to turn left into a private drive.

Police reported that Tsoumas had been following another vehicle that’s turn signal was activated to turn right and changed lanes to the left lane. Tsoumas did not stop behind Woodworth, rear ending her 1995 Chevrolet Safari.

Nathan Pierce, 21, Elkhart, and one of the five passengers in Tsoumas’ vehicle, was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for complaint of lower left arm and head pain.

Ariele Duffy, 13, Elkhart, was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for suffering hip, neck and head injuries.

Police are still investigating and no citations were issued at the scene.

Theft/burglary reports

• Middlebury residents Amy Bohnic and David Gilson told Elkhart County police that at approximately 1:45 p.m. someone removed several metal items from their back yard at 12276 Pine Cone Drive, Middlebury. The theft occurred at approximately 11:52 a.m. Monday.

• An employee of Marathon gas station at 68310 Ind. 15, New Paris, told Elkhart County police a female passenger pumped fuel into a small black vehicle at approximately 5:02 p.m. Tuesday and left with the driver without paying for the fuel.

• Rodolfo Aguilar, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his bicycle at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday from the front yard of his residence at lot 50 Brookside Manor.

• Judy Gard, Goshen, told Goshen police someone entered her vehicle overnight Tuesday and took her property without permission.

• According to Goshen police, a white/purple bicycle was stolen from the driveway of Lori Roberts, Goshen, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• Alma Rodriguez, 381 Brookside Manor, Goshen, told Goshen police some stole her Nintendo Wii video game system at approximately 4:14 p.m. Wednesday.

• Mike Mccallister, 394 Roxbury Park, Goshen, told Goshen police someone entered a fenced-in area at 402 Roxbury Park between 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday and cut two catalytic converters from his work truck.

• According to Goshen police, someone entered a residence in the 300 block of South Eighth Street at approximately 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. No items were taken.

• According to Goshen police, someone damaged several windows at the Model Elementary School at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Vandalism reports

• Goshen Parks staff reported a case of criminal mischief according to Goshen police.

• An Old Bag Factory employee told Goshen police someone threw toilet paper around the outside of the Old Bag Factory.

Drug/alcohol reports

• Kevin Hochstetler, 28, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police at approximately 1:43 p.m. Wednesday for public intoxication after showing up for a probation appointment at the Elkhart County Courthouse after he had been allegedly drinking.

• The remains of a meth lab were found in the basement of a home in the 600 block of North Main Street, Goshen, according to Goshen police. The resident of the home called police after she found the lab parts. Police arrived and the Indiana State police arrived and collected the remains.