Goshen News, Goshen, IN

February 23, 2013

Police news for Feb. 23


One hurt, one dead in crash

A Nappanee driver was hurt in a Marshall County crash that claimed the life of a Plymouth woman around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Indiana State Police reported that Alice M. Garner, 86, Plymouth, was driving a 1999 Ford Escort east on 4A Road. Garner was attempting to cross U.S. 31 when she pulled into the path of a 2011 Jeep Laredo driven by Jack Teska, Jr. 54, of Nappanee. The vehicles collided.

Police said Garner suffered a severe head injury and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Plymouth, where she later died. Teska was treated at the scene by medical personnel for minor injuries.

Driver injured

A Middlebury driver was injured in a semi roll-over crash in Mottville, Mich., around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

According to Michigan State Police, a semi-tractor trailer driven by Douglas Haarer, 47, Middlebury, was headed north on U.S. 131 near Dickinson Road when the icy road conditions caused Haarer to lose control of the vehicle. The semi crossed the highway and overturned in a field.

Haarer was transported to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. His injuries weren’t life-threatening, according to police.

Fraud reports

• Cynthia Hawkins of Goshen told Elkhart County police someone made unauthorized charges on her bank account for a total of $495.04 sometime Tuesday.

• Philip Metzler of Goshen told Goshen police someone made several unauthorized charges on his credit card Wednesday.

Vandalism report

• Star Maynard, 126 Blackport Drive, Goshen, told Goshen police someone damaged a vehicle at her residence around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.