Goshen News, Goshen, IN

May 28, 2014

POLICE NEWS FOR MAY 28, 2014: Goshen man in critical condition after Monday morning crash

Goshen News

---- — A Goshen man remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after an automobile crash early Monday.

Corey Stump, 31, suffered severe head trauma in the crash, according to Elkhart County police. Police said Stump was the driver of a Honda Civic that was traveling north on C.R. 29, just north of C.R. 52, when it went off the west side of the road and struck a utility pole around 1:30 a.m.

Stump was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne for treatment. Hospital staffers said Tuesday afternoon that Stump was in critical condition.

Two passengers in the automobile suffered pain and were transported to IU Health Goshen for treatment. The passengers were Erica Hayden, 27, Goshen, and Randall Warren Sr., 43, Nappanee.

Boat sinks,man arrested

A Syracuse man was arrested after a boating mishap on Syracuse Lake Monday.

According to officers with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Johnathan Heckaman, 33, was arrested after he sank his own boat while attempting to put it on a trailer at the Syracuse public access site. Officers said Heckaman faces a charge of boating while intoxicated.

Motorcyclist diesfrom crash injury

A Syracuse man has died from injuries he sustained May 21 during a motorcycle crash, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

Police said they were notified Sunday morning by the Allen County Coroner’s Office that Daniel List, 56, Syracuse, died Saturday as a result of head injuries.

Police said List was traveling southbound on Ind. 13 near the South Shore Golf Course when his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck that was stopped for other vehicle traffic.

Crash reports

• A two-vehicle crash in Goshen injured two people Sunday morning.

The collision occurred around 8:44 a.m. at the intersection of Ind. 119 (Plymouth Avenue) and Indiana Avenue. Goshen police said a westbound 2003 Ford Taurus driven by Ingrid E. Moser, 33, Goshen, struck a southbound 2006 Chevrolet Uplander driven by Beth E. Clements, 50, Goshen, knocking the Chevrolet onto its side. A passenger in the Uplander, Rosalie E. Clements, 15, Goshen, was ejected from the vehicle.

Police said Beth Clements suffered a left knee injury and Rosalie Clements suffered back and rib pain. Both were transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

Moser disregarded the traffic signal at the intersection, according to the police report. She told police she didn’t see that the light was red.

Assault/battery reports

• Goshen police on Sunday were called to IU Health Goshen Hospital, where three people said they’d been pepper-sprayed while they were at Pringle Park, 1902 Pringle Park Drive. The victims didn’t know the person who sprayed them, according to the police report, and the sprayer fled the scene. The incident reportedly occurred around 12:30 a.m.

• Thomas Stalker, 22, 625 Pringle Drive, was arrested by Goshen police Tuesday on a charge of domestic battery. The incident reportedly occurred around 12:30 a.m. at Stalker’s home. Stalker was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

Theft/burglary reports

• Thomas Randolph, 1310 Cedarbrook Court, told Goshen police Monday that his apartment was burglarized while he was gone around midnight. Firearms and ammunition were stolen.

• Lori Bustos, 1827 Greenwood Drive, reported a burglary at her residence to Goshen police. The burglary is believed to have occurred early Sunday morning.

• Paula Calderon of Goshen told Goshen police that her Huffy bicycle was stolen Friday night at 119 Olive St.

• Vicky J. Wind, 57, 60391 Fenmore Ave., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police after she allegedly tried to shoplift merchandise at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Sunday. She was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

• Staff at Hacienda, 618 W. Lincoln Ave., told Goshen police that two men consumed food and alcoholic beverages at the restaurant Sunday and left without paying.

• Janesa L. Bainter, 23, 16288 Sunflower Ave., Goshen, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested Monday night after allegedly trying to shoplift at Wal-Mart, 2304 Lincolnway East. Bainter was released on a memorandum to appear in court. The boy was released to his parents.

• Jordan Dolph of Elkhart told Goshen police that someone took medication from his vehicle Monday while the automobile was parked in front of 703 S. 12th St.

• Around 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Elkhart County police received a report of a theft in progress at 24526 C.R. 45. Three people were found to be on the property sorting through metal items and preparing them to be loaded into a vehicle. Police are investigating the incident.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Kendra Sanders, 1416 Sedgefield Way, told Goshen police the mailbox at the front of her residence was damaged late Saturday or early Sunday.

• Adam B. Kauffman, 308 N. Ninth St., told Goshen police Sunday that someone damaged the siding to his residence.

OWI arrests

The following motorists were arrested, and incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail, on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated:

• Gregory Shepherd, 29, 509 Cross St., Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police after he allegedly crashed his vehicle at 54633 C.R. 17, Elkhart, around midnight Saturday.

• Alvarao Garcia-Rangel, 19, 1352 Merrible St., Sturgis, Mich., was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop around 11:37 p.m. Saturday on Ind. 15 at C.R. 14, Bristol. In addition to the OWI, Garcia-Rangel was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and illegal consumption of alcoholic beverages; police said he damaged a patrol car.

• Hector Roldan-Luna, 36, 78 Roxbury Park, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop around 9:39 p.. Sunday on C.R. 17 north of C.R. 45. Roldan-Luna was also arrested on a charge of driving while never receiving a driver’s license.

Drug/alcohol incidents

• Goshen police said Jessica Graves, 19, Goshen, was found to be in possession of marijuana during a traffic stop around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of West Plymouth Avenue. Graves was released on a memorandum to appear in Goshen City Court.

• Elkhart County police said a 16-year-old boy was inside a Hummer H2 during a traffic stop Saturday shortly before midnight on Ind. 15 north of C.R. 10. The boy had consumed alcoholic beverages, according to police. He was cited and released to a relative at the scene.

Trespassing case

Sammy Rebar, 54586 Bonito Court, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police that a white male came onto his property at 10:15 a.m. Thursday and altered an exterior furnace intake pipe without his permission.