Goshen News, Goshen, IN

November 5, 2012

POLICE NEWS: Teen cited for deer hunting violations


— A LaGrange teen was cited for several deer hunting violations, according to an Indiana Department of Natural Resources press release.

Indiana Conservation Officer Andrew Harmon received information from a concerned hunter who witnessed another hunter illegally shoot a deer with a firearm around 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening near C.R. 1100 East and C.R. 800 North, the release stated.

Harmon and Indiana Conservation Officer Patrick Heidenreich went to the residence of the hunter, a 15-year-old male juvenile. The juvenile admitted he shot the deer with a muzzleloader, did not fill out a temporary transportation tag and also shot two antlerless deer during the special youth season, according to the release. He did not deliver those deer to a state deer check station or check the deer online within 48 hours of time of kill, the release stated.

The juvenile’s muzzleloader and deer, which was a very small antlerless deer, were seized as evidence, according to the release. The deer was donated to the Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Program.

The DNR wants to remind hunters that deer firearms season starts Nov. 17 and runs through Dec. 2, with muzzleloader season running from Dec. 8 through Dec. 23, according to the release. A Special Antlerless season will start Dec. 26, running through Jan. 6.

Crash reports

• A two-vehicle crash injured three people at 12:56 p.m. Sunday in C.R. 16, west of C.R. 1, according to an Elkhart County police news release.

A 2000 Mistubishi ASX driven by Rachel Jankwoski, 24, South Bend, was traveling eastbound on C.R. 16 when it went left of center and struck a 2000 BMW 3801 driven by Michael Troyer II, 35, Elkhart, according to the release.

Both drivers and Anthony Klein, 21, Elkhart, passenger in Jankwoski’s vehicle, were taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment. Jankwoski was cited for driving left of center, according to the release.

• A three-vehicle crash injured one around 12:06 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of C.R. 17 and C.R. 14, according to an Elkhart County police news release.

A 2003 Honda Accord driven by Lyle Pegg, 85, Bristol, was headed south on C.R. 17 and began to turn left onto C.R. 14 as a 2003 Ford Focus, driven by Frederick Michael, 63, Milford, was headed north on C.R. 17, according to the release. The Honda Accord turned in front of the Ford Focus, causing a right angle crash. After the first crash, the Honda Accord slid into the front of a 2008 Ford Focus driven by Tristen Stahl, 17, Bristol, who was stopped at the light at C.R. 14.

Lyle Pegg, as well as passenger Mary Pegg, 82, Bristol, were taken to Elkhart General Hospital by Concord and Jefferson Township medics, according to the release. Lyle Pegg was taken for precautionary medical treatment, and Mary Pegg was taken because of complaint of right hip and leg pain.

Lyle Pegg was cited for failure to yield, according to the release.

Theft/burglary reports

• John Nisley reported theft of items from his home at 1014 E. Jackson St., Goshen, around 5 p.m. Friday, according to Goshen police.

• Bonnie Weaver, 57, 708 N. Fifth St., Goshen, was arrested on a charge of criminal conversion after she was reportedly caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart, 2304 Lincolnway East, Goshen, around 6:29 p.m. Saturday, according to Goshen police.

• Anthony Miller, Goshen, reported his bicycle stolen from the Goshen College campus around 8:32 p.m. Saturday, according to Goshen police.

• Angela Troyer, Elkhart, reported her purse stolen around 9 p.m. Saturday from McDonald’s, 2001 Lincolnway East, after she accidentally left it behind, according to Goshen police.

• Ramona D. Rohrer, Goshen, called police Saturday in regards to a theft that happened at her home at 118 Silverwood Lane, Goshen, sometime in the last week, according to Goshen police.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Fortunata Castillo-Lara, Goshen, reported damage to the rear windshield of her 2004 Dodge Ram while it was parked in her driveway at 17 Brookside Manor, Goshen, around 2:14 a.m. Sunday, according to Goshen police.

Traffic arrests

• Juan Carlos Rivera-Rivera, 25, 628 Pringle Drive, Goshen, was arrested at the intersection of South Seventh and Douglas streets around 3:42 p.m. Saturday on a charge of driving while suspended-prior, according to Goshen police.

• Saul Moreno, 25, 1706 Windsor Lane, Goshen, was arrested on charges of operator never licensed and false informing after he was stopped for driving without headlights on at 12:29 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of Elkhart Road, according to Goshen police. Moreno gave the arresting officer a fake name and date of birth, police reported.