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March 20, 2013

Police news for March 20


Drivers killed in U.S. 6 crash

Two drivers were killed and a Ligonier woman injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 6 Sunday near Wawaka.

Dead are George Harmon, 65, Ligonier, and William A. Crandall, 41, Butler.

The collision occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Noble County police said Crandall was driving a 1997 Ford Contour east on U.S. 6, east of C.R. 300 West. The Contour went off the right side of the road, and police said Crandall over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle.

Crandall’s vehicle then went left of center and into the westbound lane, where it was struck by a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Harmon.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A passenger in Harmon’s vehicle, Laura Harmon, 60, Ligonier, suffered leg injuries and was airlifted to Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Driver killed in

one-vehicle crash

A one-vehicle crash near Howe Saturday night killed a LaGrange man.

Dead is Efren Caballero, 25.

The collision occurred around 9:40 p.m. on C.R. 600 North near C.R. 250 East. LaGrange County police said a 1997 Honda Civic driven by Caballero struck a utility pole. Police said Caballaro was ejected from the Honda Civic and a passenger, Hermosa Murray, 23, Elkhart, was found lying on the ground partially under the vehicle.

Caballaro was pronounced dead at the scene from head injuries. Murray was airlifted to Parkview Regional Hospital for possible internal injuries.

Shot fired

A witness told Goshen police he saw a group of males fighting outside in the 1900 block of Elkhart Road Friday. The witness said one of them displayed a handgun and fired it once into the air.

Police were unable to locate anyone involved in the fight.

Animal cruelty reported

• Elkhart County police received a report at 10:14 a.m. Saturday that a dog in the 1800 block of Scarborough Lane, Goshen, was being neglected. An animal control officer responded to the residence and determined the dog was in danger and needed to be seized. The dog was taken from the property by the humane officer. A case report was taken for animal cruelty charges for the owner of the dog.

Deer shot by police

• Goshen police were called to the 600 block of West Plymouth Avenue regarding an injured deer. The deer was shot due to injuries it had sustained, according to police.

Motorists hurt in collisions

Several motorists were injured in recent crashes responded to by Elkhart County and Goshen police:

• A three-vehicle crash on U.S. 20 Monday morning left a Goshen driver injured.

The collision occurred around 7 a.m. east of C.R. 3. Elkhart County police said David Moyer, 38, Goshen, was driving west in a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. Moyer later told police his vehicle became unsteady on the icy road, and the rear struck a barrier wall.

Moyer’s vehicle spun around and collided head-on with a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Rodney Davis, 41, Bristol. Moyer’s Chevrolet was then struck by a 2002 Mack semi driven by Frank Devries, 52, Elco, Nev.

Moyer suffered shoulder pain as a result of the crash.

• A two-vehicle crash at U.S. 33 and Sixth Street in Goshen Friday left a Goshen driver injured.

The collision occurred around 5:23 p.m. A 2005 Pontiac G6GT driven by Luis Garcia, 23, Goshen, collided with a 2005 Ford Ranger driven by Brian L. Steffen, 48, Goshen. Steffen suffered lower back pain as a result of the crash.

• Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash March 11 at Washington and Eighth streets in Goshen.

The collision occurred around 9 p.m. Goshen police reported that Jasmine Kern, 25, Syracuse, disregarded a stop sign and the 1995 Jeep Cherokee she was driving collided with a 2003 Chevrolet Impala driven by Bobbie G. Woodward, 66, Goshen.

Kern suffered a head bruise as a result of the crash. A passenger in the Jeep, Rocky O’Connell, 28, Goshen, suffered head pain.

• A one-vehicle crash on Ind. 15 March 12 injured a driver.

Goshen police said the collision occurred around 1:18 a.m. south of Woodlawn Drive. A 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Zakk R. Pifer, 22, Winona Lake went off the road and struck a utility pole.

Pifer suffered head pain as a result of the crash. The pole was demolished, according to police.

Theft/burglary reports

• Ronald Davidhizar told Elkhart County police Friday someone burglarized a home at 54905 C.R. 23, Bristol. Kitchen cabinets and electrical wiring was stolen from the residence.

• Amy Yoder and Monique Blackburn of Goshen told Goshen police someone stole items from their vehicles. The thefts occurred between midnight and 9:45 a.m. Sunday while the vehicles were parked in the 1100 block of South Ninth Street.

• Kody Kockuck of Montpelier, Ohio, told Elkhart County police someone broke a window on his vehicle and removed a laptop computer, Army uniform and Nike bags from the back seat. The theft occurred between 5:50 a.m. and 2 p.m. while the vehicle was parked at 51040 Greenfield Parkway.

• Katy Sharp, 315 N. Ninth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole several Christmas decorations and fishing poles from her shed Saturday.

• Treyvez Russell of Elkhart told Goshen police someone entered his vehicle Saturday and stole his wallet, which contained a debit card. He told police someone used the debit card to make two purchases at a local restaurant. The theft occurred while the vehicle was parked in the 1800 block of Rieth Boulevard.

• A 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl took $30 from a 12-year-old boy’s locker at Northridge Middle School. The theft reportedly occurred at 4:21 p.m. March 7.

• Justin Adams of Goshen told Elkhart County police someone took a Motorolla cell phone and a house key from his locker at 201 N. Cottage Ave., between March 9 and 6 p.m. March 12.

• Around 8:24 p.m. Saturday, Elkhart County police went to the scene of a crash on C.R. 31 south of C.R. 40. They determined that a 14-year-old girl from Goshen had taken her mother’s car without permission.

• Sonya Morris, Goshen, told Goshen police her wallet was stolen out of her cart while shopping at Kroger at 8:15 a.m. Sunday. Her debit card was then used at Martin’s Supermarket at 8:56 a.m. without her authorization.

• An employee of Walmart, 4024 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police two males removed merchandise from the store without paying for it at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

• A Goshen High School student told Goshen police her iPod was stolen while at the school at 8 a.m. Friday.

• Timothy Hethcote told Goshen police the car battery was stolen from his vehicle while parked at 323 Dewey Ave., Goshen, at 8:10 p.m. Monday.

Fraud reports

• Jack Hurd of Goshen told Goshen police of being a victim of a fraud, which cost him $300 via the Internet March 5.

• Carol Rhudy of Goshen told Elkhart County police that sometime between Feb. 26 and March 15, someone opened two lines of credit in her name.

• Douglas Wenger of Wakarusa told Elkhart County police his bank card information had been used March 11 in California, where he wasn’t visiting.

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