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April 1, 2013

Three nabbed in Bristol burglary

Elkhart County police arrested three people after a reported burglary in Bristol Monday.

Shortly after 10 a.m., police were dispatched to a burglary in progress at 251 Oak St. Soon after, they arrested Joshua Tolentino, 20, and Luis Tolentino, 23, at their home at 418 W. Hawthorne St., Bristol.

A 16-year-old boy was also arrested on a burglary charge and taken to the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center.

Motorcyclist hurt

A two-vehicle crash in Noble County Friday injured a motorcyclist.

The crash occurred around 9:44 p.m. at U.S. 6 and C.R. 600 West. Noble County police said Odes Winfield Cox, 21, Corunna, was riding west on a 2006 Honda motorcycle. Police said Percy Morrow, 77, Topeka, was driving east on U.S. 6 in a 2008 Dodge Avenger and turned in the path of the motorcycle. The vehicles collided.

Cox suffered leg and arm injuries and was flown to Fort Wayne Parkside Regional Hospital. Morrow was uninjured.

Fight reported

Goshen police said two men were arrested after fighting outside in the 400 block of East Jefferson Street around 9 p.m.

William Gillison, 46, 401 E. Jefferson St., and Ricky A. Cauffman, 56, 224 S. Seventh St., both of Goshen, were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct. Police transported Gillison to the Elkhart County jail. Due to a recent heart surgery, Cauffman was released on a memorandum to appear in Goshen City Court.

Theft/burglary reports

• Clarence Taylor Richard Outlaw told Goshen police his cell phone was stolen off the counter at Steak and Shake, 4025 Elkhart Road, Goshen, while he was paying his bill at midnight Sunday.

• Beulah Compton, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone made an unauthorized purchase on her debit cart at approximately noon Wednesday.

• Duane McCloughan, 550 Arbutus, Bristol, told Elkhart County police his residence was burglarized between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Items reported missing included a Comcast cable box, jewelry box and a HP computer monitor.

• Randy LeFave, 62513 C.R. 17, Goshen, told Elkhart County police two juvenile females crashed his vehicle into a tree and then left the scene sometime between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday while at his residence.

• Amanda Hatton, Elkhart, told Elkhart County police a residence at 19467 C.R. 8, Bristol, was burglarized between 4 p.m. April 19 and 3:13 p.m. Sunday. Items taken include a 870 12-guage shotgun valued at $300.

• Aeesha Gamez told Goshen police Monday that someone stole her vehicle from in front of her residence at 302 E. Plymouth Ave.

• A Goshen High School student told Goshen police Monday that someone stole his iPod April 16 while at school.

• Goshen police arrested Darci Dhuivetter, 42, 26944 Ind. 119, Wakarusa, and Arlene Strong, 49, 57870 El Dorado Drive, Goshen, after the two allegedly tried to shoplift items from Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Monday evening.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• John French, Goshen, told Goshen police his pickup truck had paint thrown on it while parked at 506 Glenwood Drive, Goshen, at 3 p.m. Friday.

• Elkhart County police received a report that a stair case and shed door at Timberview School, 67472 C.R. 37, Millersburg, had been damaged at approximately 10:40 a.m. Saturday.

• Joe Hibschman, 71957 C.R. 35, Syracuse, told Elkhart County police a farm silage bag on his property was cut open between 10 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday.

False alarm

Goshen firefighters were called to Model Elementary School, 412 S. Greene Road, around 12:14 p.m. Monday regarding a fire alarm. Goshen police said it was learned the alarm was pulled by a kindergarten student.

Alcohol/drug arrests

• A 17-year-old male was found intoxicated by Elkhart County police in the 54000 block of C.R. 39 at 12:59 a.m. Saturday. He was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and then released into his mother’s custody.

• Elkhart County police were notified of a used methamphetamine lab found just south of 61357 C.R. 127, Goshen, at 4:18 p.m. Saturday.

• Eight adults and eight juveniles were arrested by Elkhart County police at 11 p.m. Saturday at 54225 C.R. 8, Middlebury, on various alcohol-related charges after police responded to a report of a loud party at the residence. According to police, eight juveniles ages 16 and 17 were found to been consuming alcoholic beverages and were released to parents with a memorandum to appear in court. Three adults, Faron Schlabach, 20, Edna Bontrager, 20, and Daryle Miller, 20, were also found to be illegally consuming alcoholic beverages and were cited and released at the scene. Five additional adults, Darlene Yoder, 21, Michael Schlabach, 22, Dora Bontrager, 21, Loren Mullet, 23, and Marilyn Schlabach, 21, were all cited and released for contributing to the delinquency of minors.

OWI arrests

The following motorists were recently arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated:

• Nolberto Briceno-Murillo, 33, 255 Woodbridge Court, Apt. D, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop at 10:36 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of U.S. 33 and C.R. 138.  

• Thomas Ferman Jr., 34, 5908 Winamar Lake Drive, Apt. 1B, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop at 2:01 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of C.R. 18 and Old C.R. 17, Elkhart.

• Daniel E. Moran, 43, 2801 Toledo Road, Elkhart, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop in the area of U.S. 20 and C.R. 23, Bristol, around 10:13 p.m. Monday.

• Caleb K. Dano, 21, homeless, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cassopolis and Bristol streets. In addition to the OWI, he was also arrested on a charge of driving while never receiving a driver’s license. A passenger in the vehicle, Molly R. Brown, 21, Lafayette, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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