Goshen News, Goshen, IN

April 1, 2013

Man arrested after woman reports assault


GOSHEN — Goshen police were flagged down at 5:44 p.m. Saturday by a woman in the 300 block of North Main Street in Goshen in reference to a domestic battery.

Police said the 49-year-old woman had been the victim of a domestic battery.

Police said the suspect in the case, identified as William Hogendobler, 48, had barricaded himself in the couple’s apartment at 306 N. Main Street.

Goshen police crisis contacted Hogendobler and the Goshen Police Emergency Response Team was called to the scene to make possible entry to the home.

While the negotiations were continuing, the woman was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained during the altercation, according to police.

Shortly before 7 p.m., police said Hogendobler surrendered without further incident. Police believed he had consumed a large amount of an unknown narcotic and he was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

According to police, upon release from the hospital, Hogendobler will be arrested on charges of domestic battery, violation of a protective order, intimidation, interfering with the reporting of a crime, strangulation and an outstanding Elkhart County warrant.

Crash reports

• Joan Chalk, 15869 Issac Drive, Goshen, told Goshen police that her vehicle was damaged while parked at 2304 Lincolnway East Saturday around 3 p.m. The other driver left the scene without notifying anyone.

Theft/burglary reports

• Jamie Herrera, 33, told Goshen police a debit card was stolen from her and used to make an unauthorized purchase Thursday afternoon.

Assault/battery reports

• A 21-year-old Goshen woman told Goshen police her 16-year-old brother touched her arm while angry and pushed a car door into her. The 16-year-old reported his sister closed the car door on his foot and pulled his hair.