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Police News

June 6, 2013

Driver hurt in Tuesday wreck

A driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash at Ind. 19 and C.R. 30 Tuesday. The collision occurred at 4:08 p.m. According to Elkhart County police, a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 driven by Todd Eby, 49, Elkhart, collided with a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Richard Nell, 59, Millersburg. The force of the crash caused Snell’s vehicle to flip over and struck a utility pole, breaking it off as a result of the collision. Snell was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment of a laceration to the head, bruising to the left leg, abdomen and arm. Eby was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way at a thru highway and was not injured.

Traffic incidents

• Pablo Rodriguez-Marquez, 22, 165 Roxbury Park, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash at 9:33 p.m. Saturday. He was released with a memorandum to appear in court.

• Elkhart County police said Michelle Buie, 40, was the driver of a Chevrolet Venture that crashed into a Toyota Yaris on Ind. 15, south of C.R. 40 in Goshen and left the scene Friday. Police cited Buie and released her at the scene.

Unattended children reports

• Goshen police were called to a residence in the 200 block of North Fifth Street after two girls, ages 3 and 4, were discovered unattended in the road at 8:10 p.m. Saturday. Police said the parents were found to be sleeping. A report was taken and the Department of Child Services was contacted.

Theft/burglary reports and arrests

• Brooke M. Bartley, 33, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of theft at Martin’s Super market, 1527 Bashor Road, Goshen, Monday evening. Bartley was released with a signed memorandum to appear in Goshen City Court.

• A South Sixth Street resident contacted Goshen police Sunday after locating several stolen items in her juvenile son’s room. According to police, the items were stolen by the woman’s son and other juveniles from motor vehicles.  

• Stanley Gill, 1414 Cedarbrook Court, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his 2011 ZHEJ mo–ped from his residence between 8 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

• A 17-year-old male at 356 Stone Drive, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his mo-ped at 1 a.m. Sunday.

• Franklin Creech, 422 S. Eighth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole several items valued at more than $2,500 from his residence at 4:51 p.m. Sunday.

• Jeffrey Hashberger told Elkhart County police that someone broke two windows at an unoccupied home at 53663 Woodside Drive, Bristol, and stole copper piping and a sub pump between May 19 and May 30.

• Laura Reynolds, 54013 C.R. 17, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone stole a black 6-month-old canine from her residence Saturday.

• Larry Stauffer, 64953 Ind. 19, Wakarusa, told Elkhart County police someone forced open the locked door to his recreation vehicle, entered and stole a Toshiba television. The theft took place while the vehicle was parked in the back yard of his residence between 5 p.m. May 27 and 1 p.m. Monday.

• Luke Gascho, 2514 S. Main St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole two large ceramic planters with flowers and three small trees from his yard late Sunday.

• Sirquence Ruffin, 403 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone entered his residence and removed property during the early morning hours Sunday.

• Tamara Collier, 54660 Colonial Ridge Drive, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone stole approximately $7,000 in cash from her residence between 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday.

• Lester Mishler, 10796 C.R. 10, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police someone stole two red reflectors on posts and two bronze-colored solar lights from the end of his driveway between 10 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday.

• Brittany Goldsberry, 63405 C.R. 13, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone stole her 2002 black Toyota Sequoia sometime May 18.

• Phillip Ross told Elkhart County police someone stole his wallet from a locker at Work Release, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, between 11:45 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday.

• Loss prevention employees at Supercenter Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, Goshen, told Goshen police two females left the store and failed to pay for the items inside their cart at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday.

• Janae Davis, 115 Huron St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole her wallet from the front porch of her residence at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• Sean I. Pelikant, 38, 2981 North 50 West, LaPorte, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of theft at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, and released on a memorandum to appear in court at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday.

• Employees at Conoco, 112 W. Pike St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole unleaded fuel valued at $69 at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Fraud reports

• Wilma Charles of Goshen told Goshen police someone fraudulently used her debit card at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

• Cynthia Rocha of Goshen told Goshen police she was the victim of fraud involving an Internet loan at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Keith Merrifield of LaGrange told LaGrange County police someone caused damage to his barn in the area of 1500 W. U.S. 20 sometime Friday.

• William Greenwalt, 1018 N. Sixth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone damaged lawn decoration at his residence Friday.

• Anna Holbrook, 630 Emerson St., Goshen, told Goshen police her car was vandalized while parked in the street overnight Monday.

• Brian Purkey, 18846 Wilson Drive, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone drove a vehicle across his yard and damaged the lawn at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

• Ramond F. Miller, 55796 Alverstone Drive E, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police someone entered his yard, pulled up a patio light from the lawn and threw a decorative frog back into the yard at 10:01 p.m. Monday.

 

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