A STAFF REPORT
THE GOSHEN NEWS
One man was injured in a firearm incident around 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Stephen R. White, 70, of North Webster, was sighting in his 12-guage shotgun using sabot slugs in a field located near 1910 South Ind. 5, preparing for the upcoming deer firearm season, according to the DNR.
White had fired a first shot at the target, and then fired a second shot. The shotgun barrel exploded instantly with the second shot, causing injury to his finger, according to the DNR.
White drove himself to the Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw for treatment, the release said.
Indiana Conservation Officer Corporal Erick Bolt concluded from his investigation that the shotgun barrel became obstructed by the plastic expanding cup sabot from the first shot, according to the DNR. The shotgun barrel exploded as a result.
Ekhart man shot in leg
An Elkhart man was taken to the hospital after he was shot in the leg early Saturday morning.
According to an Elkhart police news release, officers found a 30-year-old male victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his upper thigh when they responded to a call in the 200 block of East Indiana Avenue around 5:25 a.m.
He was treated at Elkhart General Hospital and released, according to the release.
• One man was taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 33 at Arlene Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Friday.
A 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Samuel F. Holing, 22, Goshen, was traveling southeast on U.S. 33 when it went left of center and sideswiped a 1997 Nissan Maxima traveling northwest and driven by Jose Davil-Caballero, 30, Sturgis.
Holing was taken to IU Health Goshen for complaints of back pain, according to Goshen police. No enforcement action was taken at the scene.
• An employee of Eduardo’s Doors, 417 Westfield Ave., Goshen, reported the theft of 20 vehicle doors overnight from the business sometime Thursday night into Friday morning, according to Goshen police.
• Luis Garcia-Fernandez, Goshen, reported his 1994 Arctic Cat jet ski stolen from a storage area at Roxbury Mobile Home Park sometime during the past six months, according to Goshen police.
• A juvenile male reported his bicycle stolen from the rack at Goshen Middle School, 1216 S. Indiana Ave., Goshen, around 3:45 p.m. Oct. 26, according to Goshen police.
• Pamela K. McBride, Goshen, reported her bicycle stolen from her front yard at 287 Brookside Manor, Goshen, sometime during the late hours of Wednesday, according to Goshen police.
• Elizabeth Blackwood, Goshen, reported her food stamp card stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at her residence at 2733 Peddler’s Village Road, Goshen, around 6:11 p.m. Friday, according to Goshen police.
• A juvenile male was arrested around 7:43 p.m. Friday on a charge of conversion after he was found shoplifting at Martin’s Supermarket, 1527 Bashor Road, Goshen, according to Goshen police. The juvenile was released to his parent’s custody.
Vandalism/criminal mischief reports
• An employee from Bob’s Collision Service, 815 S. Ninth St., Goshen, reported a case of criminal mischief occurring Oct. 26, according to Goshen police.
• Megan Ellis, 31, Goshen, reported someone punctured her tire while her car was parked overnight at 311 S. 10th St., Goshen, according to Goshen police.
The following individuals were arrested on charges of operating while intoxicated.
• Matthew A. Oberlin, 26, 15049 C.R. 36, Goshen, was arrested around 1:19 a.m. Saturday after he was stopped on Bashor Road at Elizabeth for disregarding a stop sign.
• Samantha L. Evans, 35, 111 Freemont St., Elkhart, was arrested in the 1800 block of Elkhart Road around 2:56 a.m. Saturday after the car she was driving swerved left of center, according to Goshen police.