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February 24, 2013

POLICE NEWS: Feb. 24, 2013

Thefts, burglaries reported

Goshen police recently investigated several reports of thefts and burglaries, including:

• Valentina Brown, Goshen, told Goshen police she had $170 taken from her purse while she was assisting a patient at Courtyard Healthcare, 2400 College Ave., Goshen, between 8 and 8:30 a.m. Friday.

• Forestean Lewis, Goshen, told Goshen police she received a fraudulent check as payment for a computer she listed on Craig’s List at approximately noon Feb. 6.

• Corey Sullivan, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his Apple iPhone 4 at approximately 5:17 p.m. Friday.

• Loss prevention officers with Walmart, 4024 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police three juveniles took two bottles of alcohol and left the store without paying at approximately 7:45 p.m. Friday.

• Melissa L. Guerrero, 33, 24320 Lynn Drive, Elkhart, was arrested by Goshen police at 10:09 p.m. Friday at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen,on a charge of theft. She was released on a memorandum to appear in court.

Traffic arrests

• Erin R. Cooper, 32, 58904 Huntley Court, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license at 4:33 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop in the 800 block of Lincolnway East for failing to indicate a turn prior to 200 feet. She was released at the scene with ticket and a court date.

• Amanda M. McPherson, 27, 484 Broadmore Estates, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license at 11:42 p.m. Thursday. She was released at the scene with a court date after a traffic stop in the 200 block of E. Lincoln Avenue for driving left of center and unsafe lane movement.

• Jose Paredes-Ortiz, 27, 822 S. 12th St., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police at 10:55 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Main and Pike streets on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while never having received a driver’s license. He was released on a memorandum to appear in court.

• James Whitesides, 25, 214 Stonewall Court, Apt. 1, Nappanee, was arrested by Goshen police at 1:43 a.m. Friday in the 2300 block of Lincolnway East on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. He was released on a memorandum to appear in court.

• Auturo Gutierrez-Jeronimo, 27, 416 Johnston St., Apt. 2, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police at 4:16 a.m. Saturday in the 3200 block of Elkhart Road on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while never having received a driver’s license. He was released on a memorandum to appear in court.

• Agustina Hernandez-Hernandez, 36, 358 N. Nappanee St., Apt. A, Nappanee, was arrested by Elkhart County police at 3:05 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Hively and Benham avenues on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while never having received a driver’s license. She was booked into the county jail.

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