Goshen News, Goshen, IN

April 30, 2014

Handgun reported at Goshen business was registered

THE GOSHEN NEWS
Goshen News

---- — An employee at Rent-A-Center, 612 W. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police a customer came into the business carrying a handgun at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Police said the handgun was never removed form the person’s holster. The customer had a valid Indiana gun permit. Police told the customer to not bring the weapon into the store.

Driver hurt inMonday wreck

A driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash Monday on C.R. 38 west of C.R. 21.

The mishap occurred around 6:48 a.m., according to Elkhart County police. Sarah Pettiford, 30, Goshen, was driving west in a 2006 Nissan Altima. Pettiford later told police she lost control of the automobile when it struck a pothole.

The Nissan went off the north side of the road, struck a ditch and rolled over.

Pettiford suffered neck and collarbone pain as a result of the crash. She was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

Police said Pettiford was issued a warning for driving too fast and was issued a citation for driving without insurance.

Theft/burglary reports and arrests

• Boota Singu, 65579 Ind. 15, Goshen, told Elkhart County police Monday someone stole his India passport between 11 a.m. April 19 and 11 a.m. April 20.

• Teresa Green, 17914 C.R. 42, Goshen, reported a burglary at her residence between 7:05 a.m. and 3:35 p.m. Monday to Elkhart County police. Someone broke the basement window and stole jewelry, men’s clothing, a photo album, and Internet modem and a DVD player.

• Sandra Hoover of Middlebury told Elkhart County police someone made an unauthorized transaction to her checking account in the amount of $254. The incident occurred Friday.

• Damon Collins, 201 N. Cottage, Goshen, reported a cell phone stolen from his locked locker to Elkhart County police between April 21 at 2 p.m. to Monday at 5:58 a.m.

• Destiny Fernandez, 557 S. Arbutus, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone took her 2003 Toyota Highlander without her permission. The incident occurred between Friday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

• Paula F. Duncan of Goshen told Goshen police someone entered her residence and took her medication and a debit card at 10 a.m. Sunday.

• An 81-year-old Goshen resident told Goshen police of receiving a telephone call from a male who advised he worked for the Social Security Administration. The resident gave the male caller their bank account information and later realized the call was a scam. The bank was contacted and the account was closed.

• Maria D. Hernandez-Lopez, 26, 64712 C.R. 21 Lot 285, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of theft at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2304 Lincolnway East, Goshen. The incident occurred at 8:38 p.m. Monday and was transported to Elkhart County jail.

Vandalism reports

• Staff at Bashor Children’s School, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen, told Elkhart County police a student damaged a hall chair by throwing it against a door sometime April 24.

• Melissa D. Kauffman of Bristol told Elkhart County police Monday someone was harassing her and put nails and screws in the parking places that damaged her vehicle’s tire. The incident occurred at 16726 C.R. 8 in Bristol at 9:15 p.m. April 17.

• Robert Jeffers, 53586 C.R. 27 Lot 35, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone damaged his residence with a metal baseball bat at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Traffic arrests

• Ryan Parson, 26, 808 S. Eighth St., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of being an habitual traffic violator during a traffic stop in the 600 block of E. Plymouth Avenue in Goshen. The incident occurred at 9:41 a.m. Monday and was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Breanna K. Bontrager, 18, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police at 12:24 a.m. Saturday on C.R. 16, just west of C.R. 1, Elkhart, on a charge of driving a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license. She was booked into the county jail.

• Theresa D. Atchison, 41, Elkhart, was arrested by Bristol police at 3:45 p.m. Saturday on Elkhart Street in Bristol on several outstanding warrants and charges of driving a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and no financial responsibility. She was booked into the county jail.

Drug/alcohol reports and arrests

• Dean Gongwer of Wakarusa reported to Elkhart County police the remnants of a methamphetamine lab in the area of C.R. 1 and C.R. 42 near Wakarusa Thursday. Indiana State Police were called in to dispose of the lab.

OWI arrests

• David D. Nordman, 43, 55826 C.R. 33, Middlebury, was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated by Elkhart County police during a traffic stop at C.R. 17, south of Ind. 120 in Elkhart at 1:22 a.m. Sunday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Julio Cervantes, 20, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police at 6:52 p.m. Friday on C.R. 17, just south of C.R. 30, Goshen, on charges of operating a motor vehicle without having received a license and illegal consumption of alcohol. He was booked into the county jail.

• Johnny Alderman, 44, Nappanee, was arrested by Elkhart County police at 11:40 p.m. Friday on U.S. 6, just east of Jackson Street, Nappanee, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was booked into the county jail.

• Jamie Hicks, 37, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police at 2:53 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Elkhart and Chaptoula, Bristol, on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the county jail.

• Scott W. Hans, 52, Kirkville, Mo., was arrested by Bristol police at 6 a.m. Saturday on C.R. 131, just south of Ind. 120, Bristol, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was booked into the county jail.