Goshen News, Goshen, IN

April 2, 2014

POLICE NEWS FOR APRIL 2, 2014: Body of Kimmell man recovered from lake

Goshen News

---- — Divers have recovered the body of a missing fisherman from a northeastern Indiana lake.

Indiana conservation officers say divers recovered the body of 43-year-old Douglas Haigwood of Kimmell from Mud Lake in Chain O’ Lakes State Park on Monday afternoon. The park is about 20 miles northwest of Fort Wayne.

Officers began searching for Haigwood after getting a call that he had not returned from ice fishing Sunday night. They found his fishing gear on the ice on the lake, but were unable to locate Haigwood.

Police investigatefatal shooting

Elkhart County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation into a fatal shooting that occurred in the Deer Creeke Apartment complex along Toledo Road Sunday night.

The victim, who has been identified as 26 year old Anthony B. Perez of Elkhart, was found deceased inside of an apartment upon police officers’ arrival.

Police said an autopsy was performed on Perez, and it was determined that he died from a gunshot wound and found that he died from a gunshot wound. Perez’s death has been ruled as a homicide.

Motorist suffersheart attack

A 69-year-old LaGrange man died after suffering a heart attack while driving near Howe around 8:15 a.m. Friday.

According to LaGrange County police, Robert L. Haston was driving a 2005 Chevy Trail Blazer on Ind. 120, and the vehicle struck a tree after Haston passed out from an apparent heart attack.

Witnesses found the driver unresponsive and not breathing, police reported. Emergency responders performed CPR on Haston for 40 minutes after arriving at the scene of the crash.

No skid marks were visible at the crash scene, police reported, and the impact appears to have been at a low speed.

Crash reports

Motorists were hurt in recent crashes responded to by Goshen police:

• A two-vehicle collision left a passenger injured shortly after 8 p.m. Friday.

The crash occurred in the parking lot of San Jose, 2124 Elkhart Road. Police said Jose Cedeno Ramirez, 25, Goshen, was driving a 2002 Ford ZXS and backed into a 2005 Hyundai Elantra.

A passenger in the Hyundai, April Ramirez Gaspar, 30, Logansport, suffered back pain as a result of the crash.

• A driver was hurt in a crash around 1:43 p.m. Friday at U.S. 33 and Ninth Street.

Police said a 1988 Ford Econoline driven by Jack Boyer, 85, North Webster, and a 2004 Chevrolet Classic driven by Nelson Lopez, 33, Goshen, collided. Lopez suffered shoulder pain as a result of the crash.

Theft/burglary reports

• Mitra D. Wagner, 16368 C.R. 20, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone stole a license plate off her 2002 Kia Sportage at her residence between 1 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 p.m. Friday.

• Tanya K. Tubbs, 19156 Oak St., New Paris, reported the theft of a silver class ring to Elkhart County police Sunday. Regarding a separate incident, Tubbs told police someone damaged her red Dodge Ram pickup truck Friday.

• Joshua Elliott, 121 S. Silverwood Lane, Goshen, told Goshen police Sunday someone stole items from his vehicle.

• Donna Whitacre, 34, Springfield Drive, reported a theft from her residence to Goshen police Monday.

• A Goshen police officer on recent patrol found a damaged door at 210 E. Monroe St. The door, which leads to a storage room, was secured by a resident of the building Saturday. Police said it didn’t appear anything was stolen.

Battery reports

• An 18-year-old New Paris man told Elkhart County police he was punched in the face twice Saturday on Fifth Street west of Division Street in New Paris. The victim suffered swelling to his head and nose, and a bloody nose. Thee is a juvenile suspect in the case. Police said the fight was due to a relationship issue.

Child falls down stairs

Goshen police were called to a home along Stone Drive Monday regarding a 9-month-old child who fell down a flight of stairs. Police said the parents were convinced to seek treatment at a hospital for the child.

Vandalism reports

• Arissa Lee, 416 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone damaged her vehicle windows while the automobile was parked at her residence Saturday at 9 p.m.

• A 16-year-old student told Elkhart County police that her clay sculpture was damaged at Northridge High School, Middlebury, between Thursday and Monday.

Forced entry

• Elkhart County police forced entry into a residence at 58977 Old. C.R. 17, Goshen Saturday at 5:26 p.m. A neighbor had called police after the homeowner told the neighbor about a gas leak in her house but was not answering the door or telephone. The homeowner was not at home and was in a safe location, police said.

Drug, alcohol incidents

• Brock Nye, 41, 13300 Vistula Drive, Bristol, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop shortly after 10 p.m. Monday on Ind. 15 south of C.R. 4. Nye was incarcerated on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Traffic arrests

• Matthew Miller, 30, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop around 2 p.m. Saturday at C.R.s 38 and 11. He was incarcerated on a charge of driving after having been deemed a habitual traffic violator.