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July 19, 2013

Two airlifted from U.S. 20 wreck

— Two people were airlifted to a hospital Wednesday after a two-car collision at U.S. 20 and C.R. 400 East in LaGrange. The crash occurred at 5:35 p.m. LaGrange County police said a Dodge pickup driven by Marlin Yoder, 19, Millersburg, failed to stop at the intersection and collided with the Chevy pickup driven by David Burgess, 57, Howe. According to police, the rear passenger, a juvenile, in Yoder’s vehicle was ejected onto U.S. 20 and was airlifted along with Yoder to Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, where Yoder remains in serious condition.

The condition of the juvenile was not made available.

A passenger in Yoder’s vehicle, Marilyn Wingard, 18, LaGrange, was transported to Parkview LaGrange Hospital for complaint of facial lacerations.

Yoder was cited with disregarding a stop sign, no seat belt and no child restraint.

Camping trip ends in fight

A group from a Michigan camp that were canoeing in the area had two campers get into a fight.

Police were called to the area of C.R. 280 North and Ind. 3 in Mongo at 12:32 p.m. July 11. LaGrange County police investigated a complaint of two juvenile males from Jackson, Mich., who became involved in a verbal argument with one another, that escalated into a physical altercation when the two exchanged blows. The juveniles refused to comply with camp counselors, who were trying to get the children to return to Michigan after the outing. The two juveniles began to walk away form rest of the group. After several attempts, the camp staff contacted police for assistance. The older of the two juveniles attempted to strike an officer. Both juveniles were apprehended for disorderly conduct and battery on a police officer. The matter has been forwarded to the LaGrange County Probation Department for review. No injuries were reported as a result of the battery.

Animal reports

• An employee at Bristol Mobile Village, 53586 C.R. 27, Bristol, told Elkhart County police a pit bull running at large bit her on the left arm and leg at Lot 38 at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the owner of the dog lives at Lot 38 and did not maintain control of the animal.

Theft/burglary reports and arrests

• Autumn Replogle, 188 Brookside Manor, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole $40 at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

• Cian Deegan, 1626 S. Eighth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole money from his vehicle approximately 1 a.m. Wednesday.

• Cristina Rivera, 2633 Ponderosa Court, Goshen, filed a report with Goshen police on a burglary at her apartment at 4 a.m. Wednesday.

• Adriana Castillo, 1334 Sweet Clover Drive, Goshen, filed a report with Goshen police of a burglary at her residence at 8 a.m. July 6.

• Thaine Ratliff, 1407 S. Ninth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole several items from outside his residence at midnight Sunday.

• Anthony Amaya, 18, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of theft and illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday. Police were called to CVS, 410 S. Main St., Goshen, on the theft of alcoholic beverages by two juveniles and Amaya. The two juveniles were released to their parents. Amaya was released on a memorandum to appear in the Goshen city Court and was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center where he had a no bond warrant.

• Mary Akens, 1016 S. Tenth St., Goshen, told Goshen police she found a Huffy bike in her yard at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.

• Eric Back, 65760 Ind. 15 Apt. 3, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone entered his unlocked apartment and stole money, a Play Station 3, a shotgun and several video games between 8:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Employees at Interra Credit Union, 1501 College Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police of vandalism on their property sometime after 6 p.m. Tuesday and early Wednesday.

• A manager at Save-A-Lot, 1401 College Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone used a can of spray paint to write/mark on several objects on the west side of the building during the overnight hours Tuesday and Wednesday.

• The maintenance director at Bethany Christian School, 2904 S. Main St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone vandalized the school at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• Bradley Pratt, 15085 C.R. 33, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone unlawfully removed his mailbox from the property and threw it into a corn field. The mailbox was found and put back, when Pratt looked the second time, it was again removed sometime July 11.

Battery reports

• Dustin Lloyd, Goshen, told Goshen police of being battered at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for injuries.

Fraud reports

• Angela Lemarr, Goshen, told Goshen police of possible fraud at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

• Lauraellen Burtsfield, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone fraudulently used her debit card number in South Carolina to make unauthorized purchases between 5:30 p.m. July 12 and 9:01 a.m. July 13.

Drug arrests

Warsaw Police Narcotics officers concluded several drug investigations with arrests Thursday. Around noon, Warsaw Police fanned out over the area and served multiple arrest warrants after undercover purchases of prescription medications were made.

The following individuals were arrested and charged with dealing drugs and had $10,000 surety only bonds; Toni L. Butts, 46, Warsaw; Emerson C. Butts Jr., 24, Warsaw; Lawrence E. Cameron, 48, Warsaw; Nathan A. Ghrist, 32, Warsaw; Sierra L. Scaife, 18, Warsaw; Bonnie J. Smith, 33, Columbia City; Andrew Spears, 23, Warsaw; and Debra K. Starr, 52, Warsaw.

Upon serving the warrant on Andrew Spears, officers also found additional prescription drugs packaged and ready for sale, and a quarter pound of marijuana. Additional dealing charges will be filed on Spears.

Also arrested Wednesday was Kendall J. Kerlin, 27, Warsaw, on a charge of dealing a narcotic drug within 1,000 feet of a school, and possession of a narcotic.

Warsaw Police are still seeking two additional people on warrants. Charges for additional people are being sought and more charges are expected. Warsaw Police were assisted by the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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    July 20, 2014

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