Goshen News, Goshen, IN

November 8, 2013

Thefts, burglaries reported

Goshen News

---- — Multiple theft and burglary reports were recently reported to local police:

• Correy Yoder, 71395 C.R. 25, New Paris, told Elkhart County police that someone entered his home Tuesday by removing a piece of glass and breaking a door. A 60-inch LCD television was taken during the burglary. The incident took place between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m.

• Brian Miller, 18865 C.R. 14, Bristol, told Elkhart County police a barn on his property had been burglarized between 7 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Tuesday. Multiple hand and power tools were taken.

• Angel Chavarria of Goshen told Goshen police Wednesday that someone stole his touchscreen compact disc player from his vehicle while the automobile was parked in the 800 block of North Eighth Street.

• Yvonne Schwartz, 20292 C.R. 36, Goshen, told Elkhart County police that several prescription medications were taken from her home between 4 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday.

• Staff at Eby Ford Lincoln Mercury, 2714 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police Wednesday that someone stole a spare tire and wheel from a new vehicle on the sales lot.

• Anthony Amaya, 702 S. Eighth St., reported a possible burglary at his home to Goshen police Wednesday.

• Yvonne Schwartz, 20292 C.R. 36, Goshen, told Elkhart County police that several prescription medications were taken from her home between 4 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Robbery reported

A 25-year-old Elkhart man told Goshen police he was robbed Wednesday in downtown Goshen.

The incident reportedly occurred around 4:39 p.m. in the 100 block of North Fifth Street. The man told police he was sitting in his parked vehicle when he was grabbed from behind and choked until he passed out. He reported that when he regained consciousness, he found his cash had been taken from him and the robber had fled the scene.

Police said the man refused any type of medical assistance and had no other visible injuries.

Crash reports

• A driver was hurt in a four-vehicle crash Wednesday at the intersection of C.R.s 17 and 18 north of Goshen.

The mishap occurred around 5:36 p.m. Elkhart County police said a 2003 GMC Envoy driven by Kellie Arnett, 34, Elkhart, collided with a 2005 Buick Rendezvous driven by Jeffrey Rudd, 33, Goshen. A 2003 Hyundai Elantra driven by Fredrick Clemens, 57, then collided with the Arnett vehicle as well. Police said Rudd lost control of his vehicle, which collided with the driver’s side door of a 2002 Hyundai Sonata driven by Bert Evans of Goshen.

Arnett suffered leg pain as a result of the crash.

Fraud/scam reports

• Kim Ross of Goshen reported an attempted photo scam to Goshen police Wednesday in which the caller said he represented Publishers Clearing House.

• Shelly A. Miller of Goshen reported a possible scam to Goshen police Wednesday.

• Richard Lambright of Goshen told Elkhart County police he was the victim of fraud Tuesday. Someone called him and obtained identity and credit card information from Lambright under the ruse of providing him with business services, according to the police report.

Taken to hospital

Goshen police said a 23-year-old woman was found at the intersection of Sherwood and Rebecca drives around 11:47 p.m. Tuesday. The woman had cut her wrists in several places and was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for mental health treatment. She was placed under 72-hour observation by a doctor.

Unruly student

According to Elkhart County police, a student became unruly in a classroom at Bashor Children’s Home, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen, shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Drug/alcohol arrests

• Matthew D. Brace, 21, Etna Green, and Christopher Hensley, 21, 201 E. Williams St., Apt. B, Milford, were arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop around 10:48 p.m. Tuesday on C.R. 21 at C.R. 38, Goshen. Police said Brace and Hensley were in possession of what was thought to be synthetic marijuana, and Brace also had drug paraphernalia. Both men were incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

OWI arrests

Police arrested the following motorists on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated:

• Goshen police arrested Gloria K. Reyes, 23, 917 S. 12th St., Goshen, Wednesday.

Around 7:23 a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the 1000 block of South Ninth Street regarding a vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks. Police said a car had been driven over the railroad tracks, where no crossing exists, and struck a fence and a car on the opposite side of the fence. The fence is owned by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Goshen police indicated that in addition to Reyes, a child younger than 18 was in the van at the time of the crash.

In addition to the OWI, Reyes was arrested on charges of driving while never receiving a driver’s license and endangering a child younger than 18. She was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

• Kevin P. Richwalski, 25, 57 Arapaho, Thornton, Ill., was arrested by Goshen police after a traffic stop around 12:14 a.m. Thursday in the 2400 block of East Kercher Road.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Eugene Druckamiller of Syracuse reported damage to rental property at 710 River Ave. to Goshen police Wednesday.