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Elkhart County Police Blotter 01/04/13

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Friday, January 4, 2013
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
13000021 01/02/2013
Nature of Call: Theft
Blotter: On 1-2-2013 at 9:00am, Summer Fejes, 21, of 9440 W 800 N reported a theft of her wallet at the Marathon Station at
10981 CR 2. The incident occurred on 12-30-2012 between 4:30pm and 4:35pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WASS, MICHAEL,3A212
Incident Location: 10981 CR 2,MIDDLEBURY,IN
1/2/13 9:00 am
Date_Incident
13000026 01/02/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter: On January 2, 2013 at approximately 11:24 am Steven H Lesher (63) was operating a 1948 Luscomb 8F aircraft at
Michiana Pilots Club 29580 CR 20. Steven H Lesher was slowing down on the runway after landing the aircraft when he lost
control and went off the runway and the aircraft flipped.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MINDER, NICHOLAS,3A235
Incident Location: 29580 CR 20,ELKHART,IN
1/2/13 11:24 am
Date_Incident
13000025 01/02/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Buildings
Blotter: On 1-2-2013 at 12:00pm, Sacha Rienas reported a theft from her residence at 23589 Allen Dr. Sacha Rienas stated
sometime between 12-24-2012 and 12-29-2012 a box containing RV parts was removed from her residence.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: EVANS, DAPHNE,3A211
Incident Location: 23589 ALLEN DR,ELKHART,IN
12/24/12 2:30 pm
Date_Incident
13000027 01/02/2013
Nature of Call: Identity Theft
Blotter:
On January 2, 2012 around 2:00 pm, Kyle Moore, 21, 1826 Sue Ave, reported someone tried to initiate cell phone service
sometime prior to December 25, 2012.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237
Incident Location: 1826 SUE AVE,WARSAW,IN
12/20/12 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13000032 01/02/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Forcible Entry
Blotter:
On 1-2-2013 at 6:11 pm David T. Mercer, 52, 13425 CR 4, reported that on the same date between 6:35 am and 6:00 pm an
unknown subject kicked open the front door of his residence and stole a television, change, and a duffle bag.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: 13425 CR 4,MIDDLEBURY,IN
1/2/13 6:35 am
Date_Incident
13000031 01/02/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Unlawful Entry - No Force
blotter:
On 1/2/2012 at 6:24pm, Elizabeth Arroyo,23, 28671 CR 16, Elkhart, reported burglary of the residence. Sometime between
1/1/2013 at 9:00pm, and 1/2/2013 at 4:00am, unknown suspects entered an unlocked garage and stole a Motive TRT bowling
ball and bag.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: 28671 CR 16,ELKHART,IN
1/1/13 9:00 pm
Date_Incident
13000035 01/02/2013
Nature of Call: False Reporting/Informing
Blotter:
On 1/2/2013 at 9:50PM Thomas Thacker, 28, was stopped for a traffic violation on US 20 E SR 19. He was found to be in
possession of a hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: US 20 E SR 19 W/B,Elkhart,IN
1/2/13 9:50 pm
Date_Incident
13000035 01/02/2013
Nature of Call: POSSESSION OF A HYPODERMIC NEEDLE
Blotter:
On 1/2/2013 at 9:50PM Thomas Thacker, 28, was stopped for a traffic violation on US 20 E SR 19. He was found to be in
possession of a hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: US 20 E SR 19 W/B,Elkhart,IN
1/2/13 9:50 pm
Date_Incident
13000035 01/02/2013
Nature of Call: Possession Of Paraphernlia
Blotter:
On 1/2/2013 at 9:50PM Thomas Thacker, 28, was stopped for a traffic violation on US 20 E SR 19. He was found to be in
possession of a hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: US 20 E SR 19 W/B,Elkhart,IN
1/2/13 9:50 pm
Date_Incident
13000037 01/03/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 01-03-2013 at approximately 12:02 AM, Robert D. Janzaruk, 61, was stopped on OLD US HWY 20 near Riverdale for a
traffic violation. He failed field sobriety tests and a certified chemical test, which showed him to have a BrAC of .11 at 12:50 AM.
He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: Old US HWY 20 west of Riverdale Drive,Elkh
1/3/13 12:02 am
Date_Incident
13000036 01/02/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On January 2, 2013 a report of a battery that occurred at Wise Manor Trailer Park, 53449 CR 9 lot 10, Elkhart, IN. The victim,
Kevin Smith (32) of Elkhart was battered by known suspect but did not wish to pursue criminal charges.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 53449 CR 9,ELKHART,IN
1/2/13 11:52 pm
Date_Incident
13000038 01/03/2013
Nature of Call: Driving While Suspended
Blotter: On 1/3/2013 at 6:03am, Jeremy Smith was stopped on CR 12 east of CR 3 for a minor traffic infraction. During the
course of the investigation of the stop, Jeremy Smith, driver, was found to have a suspended driver's license with a conviction
less than 10 years prior. Jeremy Smith also had a valid warrant through Elkhart County for driving while suspended. Jeremy
Smith was arrested for the warrant and for driving while suspended and taken to the Elkhart County Jail and booked for the
charges.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LONG, WILLIAM J,3A233
Incident Location: CR 12 EAST OF CR 3,ELKHART,IN
1/3/13 6:03 am
Date_Incident
13000044 01/03/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Buildings
Blotter:
On 1/3/2013, at approximately 9:36 am, Robert C Boots Jr (31) reported a theft at 65781 Sourwood Dr. Robert Boots Jr stated
an unknown suspect stole his cell phone and wallet while he was working at Lippert Components between 2:15 pm and 8:00 pm
on 1/2/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 65781 SOURWOOD DR,GOSHEN,IN
1/2/13 2:15 pm
Date_Incident
13000046 01/03/2013
Nature of Call: Death Investigation
Blotter:
On 1/3/2013, at approximately 10:20 am, a death investigation was conducted by the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department at
20248 US 6. A 56 year old male was found deceased in his apartment at 9:55 am that morning. The Elkhart County Coroner's
Office responded to the scene to investigate the cause of death. The victim's only known family members reside in Mexico and
will be contacted by the Coroner's Office.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 20248 US 6,MILFORD,IN
1/2/13 4:30 pm
Date_Incident
13000033 01/02/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
blotter:
On 1-2-2013 at approximately 8:53 PM Tiffany Malone, 30, report a brick was thrown through her front window at 53217 CR 9.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: KUNTU, KUAU A,3A269
Incident Location: 53217 CR 9,Elkhart,IN
1/2/13 8:50 pm
Date_Incident
13000058 01/03/2013
Nature of Call: Identity Theft
blotter:
On 01/03/2013 Shannon Bonee, 40, of 62126 Divison reported that an unknown subject using his personal information to collect
unemployment benefits through the state of Indiana. Shannon Bonee reported the the incident occurred between 07/01/2012
and 01/03/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 68126 DIVISON,NEW PARIS,IN
7/1/12 10:00 am
Date_Incident
13000064 01/03/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Forcible Entry
Blotter:
On 1/3/2013, at approximately 9:49 pm, Chancie Stewart , a 32 year old female reported a burglary at her residence in the
28000 block of Lyric Lane. Unknown suspects forced a window screen open and stole a laptop computer and computer tower.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: CLAEYS, CASEY J,3A254
Incident Location: 28751 Lyric Lane,Elkhart,IN
1/3/13 9:49 pm
Date_Incident
13000067 01/03/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
blotter
On 1/3/2013, at approximately 11:14 pm, Shane Hartzog,a 37 year old male reported criminal mischief to his vehicle window at
30949 Old US Hwy 33, Smiths Gas Station. The juvenile suspect was located and released to parents at the scene.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: CLAEYS, CASEY J,3A254
Incident Location: 30949 OLD US HWY 33,ELKHART,IN
1/3/13 11:14 pm
Date_Incident
13000068 01/04/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 01/04/2013, around 12:06am Tracy L Praklet, 40, was stopped for traffic violations on CR 23 at CR 18. Tracy L Praklet
failed field sobriety test and was found to have a .17 BRAC around 1:00am on a chemical test and was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCHENRY, MICHAEL,3A196
Incident Location: CR 23 AT CR 18,GOSHEN,IN
1/4/13 12:06 am
Date_Incident
13000069 01/04/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 1-4-2013 at approximately 3:00 AM, Gavin Obrien, 32, was stopped on Laurel near Plum for a traffic violation. He failed field
sobriety tests and a certified chemical test, which showed him to have a BrAC of .15 at 3:56 AM. He was also found to have a
valid Goshen City Police Department warrant. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: Laurel // Plum,Elkhart,IN
1/4/13 3:00 am
Date_Incident

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