Oakridge Cemetery in Bristol has experienced several thefts of flowers according to Bristol police.
The sexton, Dave Love, is requesting anyone who has experienced the loss of flowers, baskets or other items to call his office at 320-8500 or the police department at 848-4464. There is a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of persons involved in the thefts.
Motorcyclist is OK after wreck
A motorcyclist refused medical treatment after a single collision at C.R. 24, west of C.R. 41 in Middlebury. According to Elkhart County police, Wesley Bontrager, 19, Middlebury, was driving a 2004 Honda CBR600 when he lost control while traveling through an “S” curve and unable to maintain his lane. He fell off the motorcycle and refused treatment for complaint of abrasion to the left hip and laceration to the left knee. No citations were issued.
Car hits barrier on U.S. 20 at low speed
A white Chevrolet Malibu was traveling westbound on U.S. 20, east of C.R. 7 in Elkhart, when the driver failed to maintain its lane position and collided at low speed with the center barrier wall Tuesday. The crash occurred at 6:26 p.m. According to Elkhart County police, the driver, Steven Lacluyse, 45, was unconscious and not breathing. He was transported to Elkhart General Hospital and pronounced deceased. The collision is not believed to be the cause of death, police said.
Scooter strikes utility pole on Hackett Road
A driver was injured in a single-vehicle crash in the 600 block of Hackett Road in Goshen Tuesday. The collision occurred at 11:51 p.m. According to Goshen police, Matthew Ganger, 33, Goshen, was driving a scooter and hit a utility pole. He was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment of a dislocated left shoulder and broken right femur.
One person hurt in two-vehicle wreck
One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision at U.S. 33, near Rieth Boulevard in Goshen at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday. According to Goshen police, a 2003 Chevrolet Venture driven by Rafael Bautista, 19, Warsaw, rear ended into the 2010 Ford Mustang driven by Justin L. Boyd, 33, London, Ontario. A passenger, Julie Coven, 35, Cambellville, Ontario, complained of neck pain. Bautista was cited for never receiving a valid driver’s license and having false and fictitious registration. His vehicle was impounded by police.