Goshen News, Goshen, IN

January 25, 2014

Several hurt in various wrecks

THE GOSHEN NEWS
Goshen News

---- — Several people were hurt in recent automobile-related crashes:

• A Goshen woman was injured when she was hit by a truck Thursday afternoon.

The mishap occurred at 4:19 p.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Fifth Street. Goshen police said Lloyd Hostetler, 59, Goshen, was driving south on Fifth Street in a Hoover Feed truck. Hostetler was turning west onto Lincoln when the vehicle struck Margaret Watts, 54, Goshen, who was walking south in the crosswalk. Hostetler told police he didn’t see Watts.

Watts suffered a head injury and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment, according to the police report. She was later transferred to Elkhart General Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition Friday afternoon.

• A driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash three miles west of Goshen Thursday.

The mishap occurred at 5:12 a.m. on C.R. 30 west of C.R. 13. Elkhart County police said Christopher Beachy, 26, Goshen, was driving west in a 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Police said Beachy lost control of the Jeep on the icy road. The vehicle went off the north side of C.R. 30 and struck a utility pole.

Beachy suffered a dislocated left leg and facial bleeding as a result of the collision. He was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

• Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Wilkinson Street and Indiana Avenue in Goshen Thursday.

The mishap occurred at 5:13 a.m. Goshen police said Grant Simpson, 17, Goshen, was driving a 2011 Dodge Durango east on Wilkinson. Simpson tried to stop but the vehicle slid into the intersection and collided with a 2003 Buick Regal driven by Dixie Mullins, 65, Goshen.

The collision caused both vehicles to wind up in the front yard at 904 W. Wilkinson, police reported.

Simpson suffered head pain as a result of the crash, and Mullins suffered rib pain. Both declined medical treatment.

Theft/burglary reports

• Johnna Bloss of Elkhart told Goshen police that someone stole prescription drugs from her Wednesday. She said the theft occurred either while she was shopping at Walmart, 4024 Elkhart Road, or the Kroger store at 209 Chicago Ave.

• Daniel Gill, 1013 N. Sixth St., reported the theft of items from his residence to Goshen police Thursday.

• Nina Freel, 1018 W. Lincoln Ave., told Goshen police Thursday that someone entered her home and stole her laptop computer.

Battery reports

• Angela Musser, 38, 312 E. Jefferson St. Apt. B, was arrested by Goshen police Thursday on charges of battery and interfering with the reporting of a crime. The incident took place shortly after 9 p.m. at Musser’s home, according to police. Musser was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

OWI arrests

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

• Nicholas Myers, 18, 979 Highfield Court, Middlebury, was arrested by Goshen police after a traffic stop shortly after 1 a.m. Friday on Elkhart Road near Peddlers Village Road. In addition to the OWI, Myers was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage. He was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

Traffic arrests

• Cecilia Garza-Ramirez, 34, 65529 Prairieview Drive, was arrested by Goshen police after a traffic stop shortly before midnight Thursday on South Main Street near Garfield Avenue. She was arrested on charges of driving while being a habitual traffic violator and false informing and incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

Two plead guilty to theft charges

Two local men pleaded guilty to felony theft charges this week in federal court in South Bend. According to staff with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, both men received unemployment benefits when they were actually working.

Dan Warren, 44, Leesburg, pleaded guilty to theft of government property. Investigators allege that he received a total $22,000 in state and federal unemployment compensation via fraud. The charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Sentencing has been scheduled for April 25.

Adam J. Shetler, 33, Goshen, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft of government property. Investigators allege that he received a total $32,000 in state and federal unemployment compensation through fraudulent means. The charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Department of labor. Sentencing has been scheduled for April 24.