Goshen News, Goshen, IN

February 21, 2013

Warsaw man stabbed 14 times

Police News for Feb. 22, 2013


— A Milford man was arrested on a charge of attempted murder with a knife early Thursday.

Kosciusko County police responded to a 911 call at Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park, 3699 N. C.R. 175 East, Lot 141, Warsaw, at 9:03 p.m. Wednesday.

There they found Ruben Enciso, 39, who had been stabbed 14 times allegedly by Juan Carlos Alvarado, 25, Milford, according to a police release. While clearing a landing zone for the Parkview Samaritan helicopter, Leesburg/Plain Township Fire Department members found a second person, Hugo Alvarado, 33, with an apparent leg fracture and contusion to his head. Police said that both Alvarado brothers had arrived at the residence earlier and reportedly confronted Enciso in a back bedroom and stabbed him during a domestic dispute.

According to police, officers received information that Juan Alvarado was at 314 N. Columbia St., Warsaw, about 12:37 a.m. Thursday. He was positively identified by police through a window and taken into custody without incident, police reported.

Juan Alvarado was transported to the Kosciusko County Jail.

Enciso is listed in serious condition at Parkview Regional Medical Center and Hugo Alvarado is in fair condition.

Kosciusko County police also arrested two brothers early this morning on drug charges that stemmed from the arrest of Juan Alvarado. Andres Oscar Cervantes, 36, and his brother Armando Rene Cervantes, 36, both residing at the 314 N. Columbia St., Warsaw, were arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Officers said they found approximately 1¼ pounds of marijuana, along with several devices used to smoke marijuana/paraphernalia, as well as the weapon/knife used in the stabbing during their search of the home. Both Cervanteses are being held at the Kosciusko County Jail.

Vehicle stolen

Jose Salazar of Goshen told Goshen police someone stole his blue 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer from the parking lot of CVS, 410 S. Main St., Goshen, while he was inside the store about 8:23 p.m. Wednesday. He left the vehicle running and his 3-year-old white Toy Poodle was inside it at the time of the theft, Salazar told police.

Fraudulent reports

• Cynthia Kincaid of Goshen told Elkhart County police someone stole $206.80 from her bank account in unauthorized transactions around 10 a.m. Sunday.

Animal cruelty reports

• A Galloway Mortgage Services employee told Elkhart County police someone abandoned several cats inside a residence in the 28000 block of C.R. 42 in Wakarusa around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Battery reports

• A Goshen parent reported a battery at 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen, to Elkhart County police at 2:35 p.m.  Tuesday. Police said a 16-year-old was struck in the head with a wood board by a 15-year-old male resident at Bashor Children’s Home.

Vandalism reports

• A Goshen resident told Elkhart County police a white male got out of his car and confronted them at the intersection of U.S. 33 and C.R. 13 at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday. The resident drove out of the area and the white male followed and purposefully swerved and crashed into the driver’s side causing damage. The white male fled the scene in the vehicle.

Traffic arrests

• A 17-year-old was arrested by Goshen police in the 2500 block of West Wilden Avenue, Goshen, on a charge of reckless driving. Police said the teen was speeding 80 mph in a 40 mph speed zone at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday. The juvenile was taken home, released to parents after the stepfather signed a juvenile promise to appear.

• Shanell Weaver, 35, Middlebury, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a habitual traffic violator’s drivers license at 3:56 p.m. Wednesday after a traffic stop in the 1800 block of Lincolnway East. She was transported to Elkhart County Jail.

• Miriam Carmona-Regalado, 27, Goshen, was stopped by Elkhart County police for a traffic violation at C.R. 13 and C.R. 45 in Elkhart at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday. She was arrested on a charge of never receiving a driver’s license with a prior conviction and was incarcerated at the county jail.